Faculty Credentials

Faculty Credentials


​Full-Time ​Faculty

Title
Technology/ Program Area

Credentials

Arny, Jennifer

Assistant Professor
Human Services

B.A., Sociology, Miami University, 1997
M.S.W., Social Work, Washington University, 1999

Barbuto, Laura Assistant Professor -  Nursing
B.S.N., Nursing, Kent State University, 1999;

M.S.N., Adult Nurse Practitioner, Otterbein College, 2008


 

Barrick, Cindy

Instructor
Nursing

A.A.S., Nursing, Santa Fe Community College, 1995
B.S.N., Nursing, Wheeling Jesuit University, 2009
M.S.N., Nursing, Wheeling Jesuit University, 2012

Biddle, SunnyInstructor - Nursing B.S.N., Nursing, University of Toledo, 2007
M.S.N., Nursing, Walden University, 2016

Bene field, Ph.D., Linda

Professor
Human Services

B.A., English Literature, Bethel College, 1975
M.Ed.,Guidance & Counseling, Whitworth College, 1983
Ph.D., Interdisciplinary Education, Texas A&M University, 1991

Bowman, Kris

Assistant Professor
Nursing

A.A.S., Respiratory Therapy, West Virginia Northern Community College, 1987
A.A.S., Nursing, Ohio University, 1997
B.S.N., Nursing, Ohio University, 1999
M.Ed., Educational Administration, Ashland University, 2008
M.S.N., Nursing, Walden University, 2012

Buchanan, Bonnie

Associate Professor
Business Management

A.A.B., Business Management, Central Ohio Technical College, 1994
B.B.A., Business Administration, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, 1998
M.B.A., Business Leadership, Franklin University, 2004

Chovanec, Emily

Instructor
Nursing

B.S.N., Nursing, Capital University, 2007
M.S.N., Nursing Education, Indiana Wesleyan University, 2012

Comisford, Thomas

Assistant Professor
Architectural and Civil Design

B.S.L.A., Landscape Architecture, Ohio State University, 1991

Cook, Kimberly

Instructor
Nursing

A.A.S., Nursing, Ohio University, 1993
B.S.N., Nursing, Ohio University, 2007
M.S.N., Nursing, Ohio University, 2010

Cooperider, Susan

Instructor
Nursing

A.A.S., Central Ohio Technical College, 1996
B.S.N., Nursing, Ohio University, 2007
M.S.N., Nursing, Indiana Wesleyan University, 2010

Copenhefer, Carol

Professor
English and Communications

B.S.Ed., English Education, Ohio State University, 1977
M.Ed., Curriculum & Instruction, Ashland University, 1993

Courtney, Patrick

Assistant Professor
Social & Behavioral Sciences

B.S.Ed., EMR, Bowling Green State University, 1978
M.Ed., Educational Administration Secondary, Ohio University, 1983

Dennett, Emily

Assistant Professor
Mathematics

B.S., Mathematics, Wittenberg University, 2007
M.S., Mathematics, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2009

De Vas Goonewardene, Andravas  Instructor – Physics M.S. Physics, Creighton University, 1994
M.S. Physics, College of William & Mary, 1996

Ellis, James

Instructor
Business Management

B.S., Agricultural Economics
M.B.A., Business Administration

Eyster, Elizabeth

Instructor
Diagnostic Medical Sonography

A.A.S., Diagnostic Medical Sonography - Cardiovascular, 2005
B.S., ECHOcardiography , 2014

Gates, Kim

Instructor
Surgical

A.A.S., Nursing, Ohio University, 1987
B.S.N., Nursing, Ohio University, 1993

Gharbiah, Ph.D., Maey

Instructor

Biology and Physical Science

B.S., Biochemistry, University of Arizona, 2004
Ph.D., Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Arizona, 2009

Ghoorkhanian, Ph.D., Fred

Associate Professor
Information Technology

B.S., Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Pahlavi University, 1976
M.Eng., Electrical Engineering, Youngstown State University, 1980
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Ohio State University, 1987

Goudy, Ph.D., Kimberly

Associate Professor
Business Management

B.S., Marketing, Franklin University, 1998
M.B.A., Executive Management, Ashland University, 2002
Ph.D., Business Management, Northcentral University, 2015

Hendershot, Megan

Instructor
Nursing

A.A.S., Nursing, Central Ohio Technical College, 2006
B.S.N., Nursing, Chamberlain College of Nursing, 2010

Huizenga, Ph.D., Steven

Assistant Professor
Social & Behavioral Sciences

B.A., Psychology, California State University, 1995
M.A., Philosophy of Religion/Ethics, Biola University, 1995
M.A., Philosophy, Texas A & M University, 2004
M.A., Philosophy, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2007
Ph.D., Philosophy, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2011

Ingersol, Karen

Assistant Professor
Nursing

B.S.N., Nursing, University of Oklahoma at Oklahoma City, 1983
M.S.N., Nursing Service Administration, Otterbein College, 2007

Johnson, Gary

Instructor
Fire Science Technology

B.A., Business Administration, Ohio Dominican University, 1998
M.B.A., Business Administration, Franklin University, 2001

Jorrey, EricInstructor - Social & Behavioral SciencesB.A., Ohio Northern University, 2001
M.A., Bowling Green State University, 2003

Kim, Seth

Assistant Professor
Economics and Business Management

B.A., Administration-Information Management, California State University, 1999
M.A., Economics, Claremont University, 2006

Mathis, Jeffery

Instructor
Nursing

A.A.S., Nursing, Central Ohio Technical College, 1996
B.S. Healthcare Management, Franklin University, 2009
B.S.N., Nursing, Franklin University, 2013

McGuire, Erin

Associate Professor
English and Communications

B.A., English, Ohio Dominican University, 2004
M.A., English, Ohio University, 2007

Morland, Martha

Instructor
Nursing

M.S.N., Otterbein University,2011
B.S.N.. Ohio University, 1997
A.A.S., Ohio University 1980

Murray, Becky

Instructor 
Nursing

A.A.S. Nursing, Central Ohio Technical College, 1992
A.A.S. Radiology, Zane State
B.S.N., Nursing, Ohio University, 2011
M.S.N., Nursing, Grand Canyon University, 2014

Najjar, Leslie

Instructor
Digital Media Design Technology

B.A. Communications, University of Pittsburgh, 1979
M.Ed., Educational Communication and Technology, University of Pittsburgh, 1982

Nassirharand, Ph.D., Amir

Assistant Professor
Engineering Technology

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Oklahoma State University, 1980
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Oklahoma State University, 1981
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Oklahoma State University, 1986

Nauer, Cindy

Professor
Business Management

B.S.B.A., Bus. Pre-Law, Human Res. Mgmt., Bowling Green State University, 1987
M.Ed., Curriculum & Instruction, Ashland University, 1994

Ollish, Kenneth

Associate Professor
Radiologic Science Technology

B.S., Allied Health Professions - Radiologic Technology, Ohio State University, 1979
M.S., Allied Medical Professions, Ohio State University, 1983

Peden, Lori

Associate Professor
Nursing

B.S.N., Nursing, Capital University, 1982
M.S.N., Nursing, Ohio State University, 1995

Prince, Mark

Associate Professor
Law Enforcement / Criminal Justice

B.C.J., Criminal Justice, Ohio University, 1988
M.Ed., Higher Education, Ohio University, 1999

Reece, DianaInstructor – Early Childhood DevelopmentB.A., Educational Studies, Denison University, 2007
M.A.Ed., Education, Mount Vernon Nazarene, 2009

Reese, Whitne y

Instructor
Radiologic Science Technology

A.A.S., Radiographic Technology, 2008
B.S., Radiologic Science, 2012
M.Ed., Higher Education, 2014

Russo, Matthew

Assistant Professor
Culinary Science

A.O.S., Culinary Arts, Culinary Institute of America, 2001
B.P.S., Culinary Arts Management, Culinary Institute of America, 2003

Sample, Ph.D., Jacqueline

Associate Professor
Social & Behavioral Sciences

B.A., Psychology, University of Akron, 1985
M.A., Psychology, University of Akron, 1989
Ph.D., Psychology-Industrial Organization, University of Akron, 1992

Schmerr, Ph.D., Martin

Associate Professor
Biological and Physical Sciences

B.S., Molecular Genetics, Ohio State University, 2001
Ph.D., Molecular/Cellular Biology, Ohio University, 2007

Shay, Nick

Assistant Professor
Mathematics

B.S.Ed. - Integrated Mathematics, Ohio University, 2009
M.A.T., Mathematics, Miami University, 2011

Shoen, Ed.D., Melinda

Assistant Professor
Diagnostic Medical Sonography

A.A.S., Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Central Ohio Technical College, 1999
B.B.A., Business Administration, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, 2009
M.S.M., Management, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, 2012
Ed.D., Education Leadership, Capella University, 2016

Siegrist, Sandra

Professor
Mathematics

B.A., Mathematics, Cedarville College, 1976
M.A., Mathematics, Ohio State University, 1986

Smith, Lora

Instructor
Surgical Technology

A.A.S., Surgical Technology, Central Ohio Technical College
A.A., Associate of Arts, Ohio State University, 2009
B.S.Ed., Early & Middle Childhood Education, Ohio State University, 2010
M.Ed., Secondary Curriculum, Jones International University, 2012

Sowards, Jeffrey

Instructor
Basic Police Academy

A.A.S, Policing, Yakima Valley Community College, 1978
B.A., Cross Disciplinary Studie, Ohio Dominican University, 2001

Sparks, Tamara

Instructor
Nursing

A.A.S., Nursing, Ohio University, 2006
B.S.N., Nursing, Ohio University, 2009
M.S.N., Nurse Educator, 2013

Stephenson, Ph.D., Donald

Assistant Professor
Biological and Physical Sciences

B.S., Chemistry, University of New Brunswick CA, 1975
M.S., Organic Chemistry, University of Guelph CA, 2003
Ph.D., Organic Chemistry, University of Guelph CA, 2005

Tussing, Whitney

Professor
Architecture and Civil Design

B. Envd., Environmental Design, Miami University, 1983
M.Arch., Architecture, Miami University, 1986

Varrasso, Lisa

Associate Professor
English and Communications

B.A., English, Ohio Dominican University, 1992
M.A., Liberal Studies, Ohio Dominican University, 2007

Washington, Cindy La Sheryl

Assistant Professor
Nursing

B.A., Biology, Oakwood College, 1980
B.S.N., Nursing, Carlow University, 1990
M.S.N., Nursing, Capital University, 2006

Whiteus, Jeri

Instructor
Nursing

A.A.S., Nursing, Central Ohio Technical College, 1992
B.S.N., Nursing, Ohio University, 2004
M.S.N., Nursing, Indiana Wesleyan University, 2012

Wilson, Scott

Professor
English and Communications

B.S.Ed., English Education, Ohio State University, 1980 
M.A., Education, Ohio State University, 1986