May 22, 2024  
PVCC 2021-2022 College Catalog 
PVCC 2021-2022 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Administrative & Teaching Faculty



Adekunle, Olugbemiga O.
Dean, Business, Mathematics and Technologies. B.S., University of Maryland Baltimore County;  M.S., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; M.S., Old Dominion University

Aghahowa, Irene
Associate Professor of Nursing. B.A., Long Island University; C.W. Post, B.S., Adelphi University; M.S., Grand Canyon University; Post Masters Certificate University of Virginia

Akbar, Ali
Instructor of Emergency Medical Services.  A.A.S, CSC, Piedmont Virginia Community College 

Allison, Anne
Professor of Biology. B.A., Harvard University; M.A, University of Virginia; Ph.D., University of Virginia


Bailey, Melanie A.
Associate Professor of History. B.A., University of Richmond; M.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Beamer, Zachary
Assistant Professor of Mathematics. B.S., Michigan State University; M.A., University of Indiana

Belle, Fenella
Associate Professor of Art. B.F.A., University of the Arts; M.F.A., School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Bentley, Callan
Associate  Professor of Geology.  B.S., College of William and Mary; M.S., University of Maryland; M.S., Montana State University 

Brooks, Charemon
Associate Professor of Nursing. A.D.N., Piedmont Virginia Community College, BSN; University of Virginia; MSN, University of Virginia

Burrington, Lisa
Clinical Coordinator, Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Medical Sonography. B.A., Radford University; Certificate, Houston Community College


Clark, Ethan
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medical Services. B.S., Jefferson College of Health Sciences; M.H.S., Saint Francis University

Clark, Melinda
Associate Professor of Biology. B.S. Mount Union College; Ph.D., Miami University

Clarkson, Tom G.
Professor of Art. B.S., Mansfield State College; M.F.A., Ohio University

Collins, Lorraine
Associate Professor of Nursing. B.S., William Patterson College of New Jersey; M.S., Lynchburg College

Cook-Riddle, Elizabeth
Assistant Professor of Nursing. A.A.S. Blue Ridge Community College, B.S.N., James Madison University 

Copeland, Benjamin
Vice President for Finance and Administrative Services. B.A., University of South Carolina; M.A., Mercer University; M.A., Naval Postgraduate School; Ed.D., University of Lynchburg


Dass, Wendi
Professor of Mathematics. B.S., College of Mary Washington; M.S., University of Virginia; Ed.D., University of Virginia

Decker, Christopher (Kit)
Professor of Spanish. B.A., Trinity College, Oxford; M.A., Tulane University; Ph.D., Tulane University

Diment, Wendy W.
Associate Professor. B.S.N, Georgetown University; M.S.N, University of Virginia

Dixon, Kelly
Associate Professor of Communication Studies. B.A. and M.A., North Carolina State University; Ph.D. University of Kentucky

Donnelly, John R.
Vice President for Instruction and Student Services. B.A., James Madison University; B.A., Virginia Commonwealth University; M.A., Virginia Commonwealth University; Ph.D., University of Virginia

DuVall-Early, David C.
Instructor of Computer Science. B.S., Florida State University; M.S., James Madison University


Eves, Renee
First Quadrant Mathematics Center Coordinator, Instructor of Mathematics. B.S., Towson University; M.A., University of Phoenix


Farnsworth, Kelly
Assistant Professor of Nursing. A.S., Piedmont Virginia Community College; B.S.N., and M.S.N., Liberty University

Ferero, Michael
Instructor of Computer Science. B.S., Clarkson University; MS., James Madison University

Friedman, Frank
President. B.A., Muhlenberg College; M.S., Purdue University; Ph.D., Purdue University

Funk, Erica
Instructor of Engineering. B.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; M.E., University of Virginia


Gentry-Reynolds, Stephanie
Program Director, Instructor of Radiography. B.A., Wofford College; M.Ed., Converse College; Certification in Radiography, University of Virginia

Glassco, Bruce
Professor of English. B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Virginia

Goddard, Yanina A.
Professor of Physics. Specialist Physicist, Kiev Taras Shevchenko University; Ph.D., The College of William and Mary

Gomes, Kirk
Associate Professor of Engineering.  B.E. University of Mumbai; M.S. The University of Toledo; Ph.D., The University of Toledo

Grajales-Diaz, Jorge
Associate Professor of Spanish. B.A., M.A., University of Wisconsin

Green, Krystal
Program Director, Associate Professor of Pharmacy Technology. B.S., Virginia Commonwealth University; M.B.A., Liberty University

Gulley, John
Professor of Philosophy. B.A., University of North Carolina - Wilmington; M.A., University of North Carolina - Charlotte; M.A., University of Southern Mississippi; Ph.D., Mississippi State University


Hawkins, Christy D.
Dean, Workforce Services. B.S., James Madison University; M.S., University of South Carolina; Ph.D., Old Dominion University

Hegarty, Brian P.
Assistant Professor of Mathematics. B.A., State University of New York; M.S., University of Richmond

Hinkel, Brittany
Instructor of Nursing. B.S., James Madison University; B.S.N, Shenandoah University  

Hoefner, Donna
Associate Professor of Biology-Anatomy & Physiology. A.S., Belleville Area College; B.S. & B.A., McKendree College; M.S., Saint Louis University; Ph.D., University of Kentucky

Hoosier, Kimberly D.
Professor of Sociology. B.S., Appalachian State University; M.A., American University; Ph.D., University of Virginia

Hoover, Melissa
Associate Professor of Mathematics.  BA, McDaniel College, MS, University of Virginia, PhD University of Virginia


Johnson, Adam
Associate Professor of Psychology.  B.S., Ball State University; M.A., Ph.D., Central Michigan University

Jorgensen, Connie
Assistant Professor of Political Science. B.A., University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill; M.A., Old Dominion University


Keniston, Leonda W.
Dean, Humanities, Fine Arts, and Social Sciences. Ph.D., Old Dominion University, M.S., B.S, Virginia Commonwealth University

Kingsley, Jessica
Professor of English. B.A., State University of New York-Stony Brook; M.Ed., Ed.D., University of Virginia

Kingsley, John
Instructional Designer. B.A., Swarthmore College, M.Ed., University of Virginia 

Kipps, Trisha L.
Assistant Professor of Police Science. B.A., Chapman University; M.S., Boston University

Koster, Jennifer A.
Professor of English. Writing Center Coordinator. B.A., M.T., University of Virginia; MFA, Virginia Commonwealth University


Leckey, Colum
Professor of History. B.A., M.A., University of Virginia; Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

Luck, André G.
Career Services Manager. B.A., University of Virginia; M.B.A., Regent University


Mahavadi, Murali
Instructor of Mathematics. B.Sc., Osmania University, India; M.Sc., Osmania University, India

McCabe, Caitlin
Instructor of Culinary Arts.  AAS, Johnson and Wales University, BS, Johnson and Wales University  

Miller, Aaron
Associate Professor of Art. B.F.A., George Mason University; M.F.A., Maryland Institute College of Art

Moore, Maria
Assistant Professor of Nursing.  B.S. Mary Washington College; B.S.N., Shenandoah University; M.S.N., Eastern Mennonite University

Moschella, Salvatore
Assistant Professor of Business.  B.S., University of Pittsburg; M.B.A, University of Pittsburg 

Muhammad, Sameh K.
Associate Professor/Program Head of Diagnostic Sonography.  M.D., The University of Mustansiriyah  


Nabb, Keith
Associate Professor of Mathematics.  B.S., Rhode Island College; M.S. Texas Tech University; Ph.D., Illinois Institute of Technology

Newell, Crystal
Coordinator of Library Services. B.A., University of Virginia; MLIS, Drexel University


Oechslin, Nicole F.
Professor of English. B.A., Tulane University; M.Ed., University of Virginia; Ed.D., University of Virginia

Overman, Karen
Instructor of Mathematics. B.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; M.S., Old Dominion University


Panek, Jason
Assistant Professor of Nursing.  B.S.N, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; M.S.N., Concordia University

Parks, Glenn T. (Todd)
Coordinator of Academic Support Services. B.A., University of North Carolina; M.Ed., University of South Carolina; Ed.D., University of Virginia

Platts, Todd
Professor of Sociology. B.A. York College; M.A. Ohio University; Ph.D., University of Missouri


Rahilly, Michael
Associate Professor of Psychology. B.S., Virginia Tech; Ph.D., University of California, Davis; Post Graduate Certificate Harvard Medical School and Napa County Health & Human Services

Rees, Frances S.
Professor of Chemistry. B.F.A., College of Mount Saint Joseph; Ph.D., University of Virginia

Resmann, Brittany L.
Director of Institutional Research, Planning and Institutional Effectiveness. B.A., University of Central Florida; M.A., University of Central Florida


Schuyler, Charles R. (Ridge)
Dean, Community Self-Sufficiency Programs. B.A., University of Michigan; J.D., University of Virginia School of Law

Schell, Wyn
Collection Development and Cataloguing Librarian. B.A. University of New Mexico; B.S. University of New Mexico; MLIS, University of Illinois

Skinner, Laura
Research/Instructional Librarian. B.A., Mary Baldwin University; MLS, Texas Woman’s University; M.A., Virginia Tech

Shukla, Sushma
Associate Professor of Economics. B.A. Danteshwari Girls College; M.A., Degree College; M.Phil., Devi Ahilya University; Ph.D., Ravi Shankar University Hinkel, Brittany
Instructor of Nursing. B.S., James Madison University; B.S.N, Shenandoah University  

Starks, Linda
Program Director, Associate Professor, Surgical Technology. B.S., Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences; M.E., Virginia Tech

Steele, Kemper
Coordinator of Advising and Transfer Programs. B.A., University of Virginia; M.Ed., University of Virginia

Stoller, Brad
Associate Professor of Theatre and Drama. B.A., Sonoma State University; M.F.A., University of Virginia

Storer, Justin
Instructor of Mathematics. B.S., James Madison University. M.A., City College of New York.

Subedi, Harishi
Assistant Professor of Chemistry.  B.Sc., Tribhuvan University; M.Sc., Tribhuvan University; Ph.D., Kent State University 

Swanson, Kristine E.
Assistant Professor of French. B.S., Georgetown University; M.A., University of Michigan


Thurneck, Laurie J.
Professor of Communication Studies. B.A., M.A., University of Virginia; Ph.D., Indiana University

Timchenko, Irina
Professor of Mathematics. B.S., Tbilsi State University, Republic of Georgia; M.S., University of Nevada

Tomas, Jennifer
Associate Professor of History. B.A., Wells College; Ph.D., SUNY Binghampton

Turner, Katelyn
Radiography Clinical Coordinator, Instructor. Cert., RHM School of Radiologic Technology; B.S., Saint Jospeh’s College of Maine


Uddin, Farid
Instructor of Nursing.  AAS, Piedmont Virginia Community College, BSN, University of Virginia

Ukpe, Emmanuel
Associate Professor of Cybersecurity.  MS, Johns Hopkins University, MS Strayer University, BS International College of the Cayman Islands


Vondrasek, Joanna
Professor of Biology. B.A., Swarthmore College; Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill


Wade, Joanna
Assistant Professor of Nursing  AAS, Germanna Community College, BSN, Virginia Commonwealth University, MSN Shenandoah University

Welborn, Kenneth
Instructor of Advanced Manufacturing. B.S.., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 

Wert, Justin
Associate Professor of English. B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Mississippi

Whyte, Tamara
Professor of English. B.A., University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, M.A., University of Virginia; Ph.D., University of Alabama

Winkler, Nicole R.
Dean, Health and Life Sciences. B.S., Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences; M.Ed., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Wood, Carrie
Associate Professor of Accounting. B.S. and M.S. Strayer University


York, Virginia
Associate Professor of Anatomy, Physiology/Biology
B.S., University of Cincinnati; M.D., Wright State University

Yost, Marlena C.
Professor of Biology. B.A., University of Delaware; Ph.D., Mississippi State University