Faculty Credentials

Faculty Credentials


F​​aculty

Title​
Technology/ Program Are​a

​Credentials

Arny, Jennifer

Assistant Professor
​Human Services

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

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

Benefield, 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

Broadwater, Thomas

Instructor
Digital Media Design Technology

A.A.S., Mechanical Engineering, Kent State University, 2000
B.S., Applied Management, Franklin University, 2005

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

​Cunningham, Kendrah

​Instructor
​Nursing

​B.S.N., Nursing, Mount Carmel College Nursing, 2009
M.S.N., Nursing, Mount Carmel College Nursing, 2013

Dennett, Emily

Assistant Professor
Mathematics

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

​Eads, Cheryl

​Instructor
Nursing

​A.A.S., Nursing, Hocking College, 1984
B.S.N., Nursing, Ohio University, 1988
​M.S.N., Nursing, Indiana Wesleyan University, 2010

​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

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

Philips, Connie

Professor
Information Technology

B.S., Computer Science, Mathematics, Bowling Green State University,1978
​M.S., Educational Technology, DeVry University, 2009

Prince, Mark

Associate Professor
Law Enforcement / Criminal Justice

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

​Reese, Whitney

​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

Shipley, Katherine

Instructor
Forensic Science Technology

B.S., Forensics, Mountain State University, 2006
M.S.C.J., Criminal Justice, Tiffin 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

Spangler, Bryan

Assistant Professor
Emergency Medical Services

B.A. History, Ohio Northern University, 2005
​M.H.A., Health Administration, Ohio University, 2013

Sparks, Tamara

Instructor
Nursing

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

Stahl, Amy

Assistant Professor
Accounting Technology

B.Bus., Accountancy, Miami University, 1986
​M.B.A., Business Administration, Ohio Dominican, 2014

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​​​​