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Faculty Credentials

Faculty Credentials


Full-Time  Faculty
Title
Technolog y/ Program Area
Credentials
Arny, Jennifer
Associate  Professor
Human Services
BA, Sociology, Miami University, 1997
MSW, Social Work, Washington University, 1999
Barbuto, Laura
Assistant Professor Nursing

BSN, Nursing, Kent State University, 1999;

MSN, Adult Nurse Practitioner, Otterbein College, 2008

​Bishop, Randall​Instructor Information Technology

​BA, Life Bible College East, 1979

MS, Admin Central Michigan University, 2008

Bowman, Kris
Associate Professor
Nursing
AAS, Respiratory Therapy, West Virginia Northern Community College, 1987
AAS, Nursing, Ohio University, 1997
BSN, Nursing, Ohio University, 1999
MEd, Educational Administration, Ashland University, 2008
MSN, Nursing, Walden University, 2012
Brillhart, Melinda
Associate Professor
Diagnostic Medical Sonography
AAS, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Central Ohio Technical College, 1999
BBA, Business Administration, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, 2009
MSM, Management, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, 2012
EdD, Education Leadership, Capella University, 2016

Buchanan, Bonnie
​Professor
Business Management Technology
​AAB, Business Management, Central Ohio Technical College, 1994
BBA, Business Administration, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, 1998
MBA, Business Leadership, Franklin University, 2004

Chovanec, Emily
Assitant Professor
Nursing
BSN, Nursing, Capital University, 2007
MSN, Nursing Education, Indiana Wesleyan University, 2012
Comisford, Thomas
Assistant Professor
Civil Engineering Technology
BSLA, Landscape Architecture, Ohio State University, 1991
Cook, Kimberly
Assistant Professor
Nursing
AAS, Nursing, Ohio University, 1993
BSN, Nursing, Ohio University, 2007
MSN, Nursing, Ohio University, 2010
Cooperider, Susan
Assistant Professor
Nursing
AAS, Nursing, Central Ohio Technical College, 1996
BSN, Nursing, Ohio University, 2007
MSN, Nursing, Indiana Wesleyan University, 2010
Copenhefer, Carol
Professor
English and Communications
BSEd, English Education, Ohio State University, 1977
MEd, Curriculum & Instruction, Ashland University, 1993
Courtney, Patrick
Assistant Professor
Social & Behavioral Sciences
BSEd, Education, Bowling Green State University, 1978
MEd, Educational Administration Secondary, Ohio University, 1983
De Vas Goonewardene, Andravas

Assistant Pofessor
Physics and Mathematics

MS, Physics, Creighton University, 1994
MS, Physics, College of William & Mary, 1996
Duty, Patricia
Instructor
Mathematics
BS, Industrial Engineering, University South Florida, 1989
MA, Mathematics Education, University South Florida, 1993
Ellis, James
Instructor
Business Management
BS, Agricultural Economics, Ohio State University, 1978
MBA, Business Administration, Lamar University-Beaumont, 1997
Eyster, Elizabeth
Instructor
Diagnostic Medical Sonography

AAS, Diagnostic Medical Sonography - Cardiovascular, Central Ohio Technical College, 2005
BS, Echocardiography, Oregon Institute of Technology, 2014
MPW, Public Health, Southern New Hampshire University, 2018

Ford, Natasha

Instructor
Diagnostic Medical Sonography

AAS, Diagnostic Medical Sonography-General, COTC, 2016
BBA, Business Administration, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, 2018

Gates, Kim
Assistant Professor
Surgical Technology
AAS, Nursing, Ohio University, 1987
BSN, Nursing, Ohio University, 1993
MS, Nursing Education, Mount Carmel College of Nursing, 2016
​George, David

​Instructor
Mathematics

​​BS, Mathematics, Ohio University, 1995

M.S., Mathematics, Ohio University, 1997

Gharbiah, PhD, Maey

Assistant Professor
Biological & Physical Sciences

BS, Biochemistry, University of Arizona, 2004
PhD, Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Arizona, 2009
Ghoorkhanian, PhD, Fred
Associate Professor
Information Technology, Electrical Engineering Technology
BS, Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Pahlavi University, 1976
MS, Electrical Engineering, Youngstown State University, 1980
PhD, Electrical Engineering, Ohio State University, 1987
Giles, Ralph

Instructor
Accounting Technology

BSEE, Electrical Engineering, University of Oklahoma, 1984
MSA - Accounting, Governors State University, 2017

Goudy, PhD, Kimberly
Professor
Business Management Technology
BS, Marketing, Franklin University, 1998
MBA, Executive Management, Ashland University, 2002
PhD, Business Management, Northcentral University, 2015
​Gualtieri, Percella
​Instructor
Nursing
​AAS, Nursing, Central Ohio Technical College, 2015
BSN, Nursing, Capital University, 2017
MSN, Nursing Education, Capital University, 2019
Hendershot, Megan

Associate Professor
Nursing

AAS, Nursing, Central Ohio Technical College, 2006
BSN, Nursing, Chamberlain College of Nursing, 2010 MSN, Nursing Education, Indiana Wesleyan University, 2014
Huizenga, PhD, Steven
Professor
Social & Behavioral Sciences
BA, Psychology, California State University, 1995
MA, Philosophy of Religion/Ethics, Biola University, 1995
MA, Philosophy, Texas A & M University, 2004
MA, Philosophy, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2007
PhD, Philosophy, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2011
Ingersol, Karen
Associate Professor
Nursing
BSN, Nursing, University of Oklahoma at Oklahoma City, 1983
MSN, Nursing Service Administration, Otterbein College, 2007
Jarc, EdD, James

Assistant Professor
Digital Media Design

BA, Communications, Loyola University, 2004
MA, Communications & Leadership, Gonzaga University, 2015
EdD, Interdisciplinary Leadership, C​reighton University, 2018

Johnson, Gary
Assistant Professor
Fire Science Technology
BA, Business Administration, Ohio Dominican University, 1998
MBA, Business Administration, Franklin University, 2001
Johnson, Robert

Instructor
Human Services

BSW, Social Work, Ohio State University, 2004
MSW, Social Work, Ohio State University, 2007

Jorrey, Eric

Instructor
Social & Behavioral Sciences

BA, Criminal Justice, Sociology, Ohio Northern University, 2001
MA, Sociology, Bowling Green State University, 2003
Khan, Asif

Instructor
Information Technology

AAS, Electronics Engineering Technology, Central Ohio Technical College, 2012
BS, Information Technology, Al-Khair University, 2006
MS, Engineering, Ohio University, 2019

Kim, Seth
Assistant Professor
Economics and Business Management Technology
BA, Administration-Information Management, California State University 1999
MA, Economics, Claremont University, 2006
Mathis, Jeffery
Instructor
Nursing
AAS, Nursing, Central Ohio Technical College, 1996
BS, Healthcare Management, Franklin University, 2009
BSN, Nursing, Franklin University, 2013
McGuire, Erin
Associate Professor
English and Communications
BA, English, Ohio Dominican University, 2004
MA, English, Ohio University, 2007
McLain, Kathryn

Assistant Professor
Nursing

AAS, Nursing Technology, Central Ohio Technical College, 2007
BSN, Nursing, Mount Carmel College of Nursing, 2010
MSN, Nursing Education, Mount Carmel College of Nursing, 2015

Morland, Martha
Instructor
Nursing
AAS, Nursing, Ohio University, 1980
BSN, Nursing, Ohio University, 1997
MSN, Nursing, Otterbein University, 2011
Najjar, Leslie
Instructor
Digital Media Design Technology
BA, Communications, University of Pittsburgh, 1979
MEd, Educational Communication and Technology, University of Pittsburgh, 1982
Nassirharand, PhD, Amir
Assistant Professor
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Manufacutring Engineering Technology
BS, Mechanical Engineering, Oklahoma State University, 1980
MS, Mechanical Engineering, Oklahoma State University, 1981
PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Oklahoma State University, 1986
Nauer, Cindy
Professor
Business Management Technology
BSBA, Business Pre-Law, Human Resources. Mgmt., Bowling Green State University, 1987
MEd, Curriculum & Instruction, Ashland University, 1994
​Nethers, Sunny

​Instructor
Nursing

​BSN, Nursing, University of Toledo, 2007
MSN, Nursing, Walden University, 2016
Ollish, Kenneth
Associate Professor
Radiologic Science Technology
BS, Allied Health Professions - Radiologic Technology, Ohio State University, 1979
MS, Allied Medical Professions, Ohio State University, 1983
Peden, Lori
Associate Professor
Nursing
BSN, Nursing, Capital University, 1982
MSN, Nursing, Ohio State University, 1995
Prince, Mark
Associate Professor
Law Enforcement / Criminal Justice
BCJ, Criminal Justice, Ohio University, 1988
MEd, Higher Education, Ohio University, 1999
Reece, Diana

Instructor
Early Childhood Development

BA, Educational Studies, Denison University, 2007
MAEd, Education, Mount Vernon Nazarene, 2009
Reese, Whitney
Assistant Professor
Radiologic Science Technology
AAS, Radiographic Technology, Central Ohio Technical College, 2008
BS, Radiologic Science, Oregon Institute of Technology, 2012
MEd, Higher Education, Ohio University, 2014
Russo, Matthew
Assistant Professor
Culinary Science
AOS, Culinary Arts, Culinary Institute of America, 2001
BPS, Culinary Arts Management, Culinary Institute of America, 2003
Schmerr, PhD, Martin
Professor
Biological and Physical Sciences
BS, Molecular Genetics, Ohio State University, 2001
PhD, Molecular/Cellular Biology, Ohio University, 2007
Siegrist, Sandra
Professor
Mathematics
BA, Mathematics, Cedarville College, 1976
MA, Mathematics, Ohio State University, 1986
Smith, Lora
Assistant Professor
Surgical Technology
AAS, Surgical Technology, Central Ohio Technical College, 2002
AA, Associate of Arts, Ohio State University, 2009
BSEd, Early & Middle Childhood Education, Ohio State University, 2010
MEd, Secondary Curriculum, Jones International University, 2012
Sowards, Jeffrey
Assistant Professor
Law Enforcement / Criminal Justice

AAS Policing, Yakima Valley Community College, 1978
BA, Cross Disciplinary Studies, Ohio Dominican University, 2001
MS, Criminal Justice, Walden University, 2016

​Szmania, PhD, Jacqueline
Professor
Social & Behavioral Sciences​
​BA, Psychology, University of Akron, 1985
MA, Psychology, University of Akron, 1989
PhD, Psychology-Industrial Organization, University of Akron, 1992
Tussing, Whitney
Professor
Architectural Engineering Technology and Civil Engineering Technology
BEnvd, Environmental Design, Miami University, 1983
MArch, Architecture, Miami University, 1986
Varrasso, Lisa
Associate Professor
English and Communications
BA, English, Ohio Dominican University, 1992
MA, Liberal Studies, Ohio Dominican University, 2007
Washington, Cindy La Sheryl
Associate Professor
Nursing
BA, Biology, Oakwood College, 1980
BSN, Nursing, Carlow University, 1990
MSN, Nursing, Capital University, 2006
Whiteus, Jeri
Assistant Professor
Nursing
AAS, Nursing, Central Ohio Technical College, 1992
BSN, Nursing, Ohio University, 2004
MSN, Nursing, Indiana Wesleyan University, 2012
Wilson, Scott
Professor
English and Communications
BSEd, English Education, Ohio State University, 1980 
MA, Education, Ohio State University, 1986