Faculty Directory

Nikki Armstrong, Instructor, Math/Math Learning Center
B.S. in Mathematics, 2007, California State University
M.A. in Mathematics, 2009, University of California
M.Ed. in Curriculum and Teaching, 2011, University of Oregon

Amber Ashpole, Instructor, Writing/Humanities
B.A. in Liberal Art, 2005, Oregon State University
M.A. in Humanities/English, 2010 California State University

Ronald Bell, Professor, Counselor
B.S. in Theatre Arts, 1978;
M.F.A. in Playwriting, 1980, UCLA
M.C. in Counseling Education, 1989, Arizona State University
Website

Jerri Bennett-Stillmaker, Professor, Allied Health
B.S. in Nursing, 1979, Southern Oregon State College
M.S. in Nursing, 1987, University of Portland

Fred Brick, Professor, History/Political Science
B.A. in History/Education, 1986, College of St. Thomas
M.A. in History/Political Science, 1990, University of Minnesota

Daniel Brouse, Professor, Biology
B.S. in Biochemistry/Biophysics, 1995, Oregon State University
Doctor of Chiropractic, 1998, Western State Chiropractic College
Website

Carolyn Byrd, Assistant Professor, Student Support Services Counselor
B.A. in Social Sciences, 2000, Washington State University
M.S.W. in Social Work, 2002, Eastern Washington University

Anthony Collins, Assistant Professor, Transitional Education
B.A. in Linguistics, 1999, Western Washington University
M.Ed in Adult Education, 2000, Western Washington University

Jason Cooper, Instructor, Health/PE
B.A. in Business Management/Physical Education, 2007, Union University
M.Ed in Education, 2009, Delta State University

Cheryl Davies, Associate Professor, Psychology
Bachelor of Commerce, 1989, McMaster University
M.S. in Psychology, 2001, Southern Oregon University
Website

Michael Detwiler, Professor, English/German
B.A. in English and German, 1971, Ashland University
M.A. in English and German, 1974, University of Freiburg, Germany

Jessica Engelke, Instructor, Business
B.S. in Business/Management, 2006, University of Phoenix
M.B.A, 2009, University of Phoenix

Tracy Fawns, Instructor, Nursing
A.A. in Nursing, 2010, SWOCC
B.S. in Nursing, 2011, Oregon Health Sciences University
B.A. in Journalism, 2000, Portland State University
MSN. Ed, 2014, Grand Canyon University

Robert Fields, Professor, Biology/General Science
B.S. in Biology, 1981;
M.S. in Biology, 1984, University of Illinois
Ph.D. in Zoology, 1991, Washington State University

Darrell Folck, Associate Professor, Baking/Pastry
AOS in Culinary Arts, 1996, California Culinary Academy

James Fritz, Professor, Art
B.A. in Liberal Arts/Studio, 1983, St. John’s University
M.F.A. in Sculpture/Metal Casting, 1989, Southern Illinois University

Nilda Garzelloni-DoVale, Associate Professor, Culinary Arts
B.A. in Hotel Restaurant Management, 1977, Michigan State University
Chef Training Program, 1981, LA Trade Technological College

Trevor Hoppe, Associate Professor, Health/PE
B.A. in Physical Education, 1992:
M.A. in Physical Education, 1996, Humboldt State University

Sean Hutcherson, Associate Professor, Mathematics
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, 1989, University of California, Santa Barbara
M.A. in Math and Science Education, 1994, University of California, Berkeley

Zita Ingham, Professor, English
B.A. in Bacteriology, 1974, University of California, Berkeley
M.A. in English-Teaching in a two-year college, 1984;
Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition, 1991, University of Arizona

Kassahun Kebede, Instructor, Anthropology/Sociology
B.A. in Sociology, 1996, Addis Ababa University
M.A. in Social Anthropology, 2001, Addis Ababa University.
Ph.D. in Anthropology, 2012, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs

Bernadette Kapocias, Associate Professor, Speech
B.S. in Communications, 1993, Southern Oregon State College
M.A. in Communications, 1997, Washington State University
Website

Kyriakos Kypriotakis, Instructor, Mathematics 
B.A. in Mathematics, 2000, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
M.A. in Mathematics logic, 2002, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Ph.D., 2009, University of California
Website

Tony LaPlante, Instructor, Manufacturing/Welding
A.S. Industrial Mechanics, 1975, Southwestern Oregon Community College
B.S. Education, 1978, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
 

Richard Lowe, Instructor, Computer Information Systems
B.S. in Information Technology, 2008, American Intercontinental University
M.S. in Management and Information Systems, 2010, Western Oregon University

Peter Mantey, Instructor, Speech Communication
M.A. in Communication, 1986, Regent University
B.A. in Music Education, 1978, Heidelberg College

Carol McKillip, Professor, Mathematics, Environmental Sciences
B.A. in English, 1970;
B.S. in Latin, 1971, San Jose State University
M.S. in Geology, 1992, University of Oregon

Terry Mendez, Assistant Professor, EMT/ Paramedic 
A.A.S. in Fire Science, 1997, Southwestern Oregon Community College
A.A.S. in Emergency Medical Technology, 1999, Lane Community College
B.S. in Health Sciences, 2011, Excelsior College
Ed.M.-Adult Education OHRE, 2013, Oregon State University 

Ronald Metzger, Professor, Earth Science
B.S. in Geology, 1985, St. Lawrence University
M.S. in Geology, 1988;
Ph.D. in Geology, 1991, University of Iowa
Website

Sharon Miller, Professor, Developmental Education
B.Ed. in Elementary Education, 1968;
M.S. in Reading Diagnosis and Correction, 1969, University of Oregon

Jessie Milligan, Librarian
B.A. in Journalism, Western Washington University
Master of Library Science, University of North Texas

Anny Mueller, Professor, Psychology
B.A. in Psychology, 1974, Montclair State College
M.A. in Clinical Psychology, 1976, Fairleigh Dickinson University

Dan Neal, Professor, Health/PE and Track Coach
B.S. in Health/PE, 1974, Southern Oregon State College
M.S. in Sports Coaching, 1994, United States Sports Academy

Joy Parker, Professor, English
B.A. in English, 1982;
M.A. in Applied Linguistics/TESL, 1986, University of Oregon

Tina Powers, Instructor, Culinary Arts
Chef's Certificate, Diablo Valley College, 1983
A.A.S. in Food Arts & Management, 2002, Metropolitan Community College

Woojay Poynter, Assistant Professor, Baking/Pastry
B.S. in Computer Science, 1996, Michigan Technological University
M.A. in Economics, 2002, Unviersity of Oklahoma
A.O.S. in Culinary Arts & Management, 2005, Metropolitan Community College
B.S. in Culinology, 2009, Southwest Minnesota State University

Tara Pryor, Chef Instructor
AAS Culinary Arts,  2009,Southwestern Oregon Community College
AAOT, 2007, Southwestern Oregon Community College

Tom Roberts, Instructor, Culinary Arts
A.A. in Occupational Studies in Culinary Arts, 1985, Culinary Institute of America

Maidie Rosengarden, Instructor, Childhood Education/Family Studies
M.Ed. Education/ECE, 2002, Belmont University
Ed.D. Education/Ed. Leadership, 2004, Trevecca Nazarene University

Beverly Segner, Professor, Counselor
B.A. in Social Welfare, 1974;
M.S.W. in Social Work, 1976, University of Southern California

Willa Shannon, Associate Professor, Mathematics
B.A. in Music/Education, 1967, Whitman College
M.S. in Systems Management, 1995, University of Southern California, Los Angeles

Gail Simonds, Instructor, Forestry/Natural Resources
B.A. in Forestry, 1981, Michigan Technological University  
M.S. in Forestry, 1984, Michigan Technological University    

Melissa Sperry, Instructor, Nursing
A.A. Nursing, 1998, Northwest Community College
B.S. Nursing, 2008, Regents College 

Linda Stagg-Brown, Instructor, Accounting
B.S. in Business/Psychology, 1999, Eastern Oregon University
M.B.A. in International Business Administration, National University,

Ann Sylvia, Professor, Chemistry, Life Sciences
B.S. in Entomology, 1980, University of California
B.S. in Chemistry, 1986, California State University
Ph.D. in Chemistry, 1991, University of California

Bryan Thurman, Instructor, Manufacturing/Welding
A.A.S. in Welding and Fabrication, 2013, Southwestern Oregon Community College
 

Randy Torres, Instructor, Culinary Arts
Vocational, Culinary Arts, 1998, Orange Coast College
A.A. Culinary Art, 2012, Southwestern Oregon Community College

Joseph Tremonti, Associate Professor, Digital Design
B.F.A.  Interdisciplinary Studies, 1999, University of Georgia
M.F.A. Electronic Visualization, 2002, University of Illinois at Chicago 

Michael Turner, Professor, Music
B.M. in Music Theory, 1976,
M.M. in Music Theory, 1981, North Texas State University
Website

Adam Whitlatch, Associate Professor, Health/PE
B.S. in Physical Education, 2000, Ohio University
B.S. in Recreation Studies, 2000, Ohio University
M.S. in Pedagogy/PE, 2001, University of Wisconsin, Lacrosse

Pam Wick, Instructor, Nursing
A.S.N., 1989, American River College
B.S.N., 1994, Oregon Health Sciences University
Masters of Nursing, 2011, Walden University

Chris Williamson, Professor, Computer Information Systems
B.A. in Communications, 1975, Washington State University
M.S. in Computer Science, 1987, East Texas State University

Mark Wilson, Professor, English
B.A. in English, 1976, Northwest Nazarene College
M.A. in English, 1978, Washington State University

Marta Wozniak, Assistant Professor, Writing
B.A. in English, 2001, Southern Oregon University
M.A. in English, 2001, Nicholas Copernicus University
M.A. in English, 2004, Arizona State University



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