2012-2013 Catalog 
    Jun 20, 2024  
2012-2013 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Administration and Faculty

Learn more about our college community

Talented, dedicated instructors teach the classes at Edmonds Community College and experienced administrators help develop and implement programs and policies that make Edmonds CC an innovative, high-quality institution. Listed are full-time instructors and many of the key people responsible for fulfilling the college’s mission.

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Board of Trustees

Wayne Brown
Diana Clay
Quentin Powers
Richard “Dick” Van Hollebeke
Emily Yim

Learn more at www.edcc.edu/trustees.

Full-Time Faculty and Administration


David J. Adams
Instructor, Mathematics
B.S. 1988, Ohio University; M.S. 1990, Ohio University.

Erica M. Almeda
Instructor, Reading/Developmental Education
A.A.S. 1995, Edmonds Community College; B.A. 1997, Western Washington University; M.Ed. 2002, Western Washington University.

Paul Ancona
Instructor, Social and Human Services
B.S. 1960, City College of New York; M.S.W. 1971, University of Washington.

Edwin R. Anderson
Instructor, Information Technology
B.S. 1965, North Dakota State University; Ph.D. 1975, University of Washington; M.B.A. 1978, University of Washington.

Sandra I. Arnold-Sturgis
Instructor, Early Childhood Education
A.A.S. 1987, Seattle Central Community College; M.A. 1999, Pacific Oaks College Northwest.

Patrick Averbeck
Instructor, Mathematics
B.S. 1990, San Diego State University; M.S. 1993, Oregon State University; Ph.D. 2000, Oregon State University.


Martha Baker
Instructor, Computer Information Systems
A.T.A. 1998, Edmonds Community College.

David K. Beckman
Instructor, Carpentry

William J. Bettencourt
Instructor, International Business
B.A. 1976, San Francisco State University; M.I.M. 1980, American Graduate School of International Management.

Hayden M. Bixby
Instructor, English
B.A. 1992, Pitzer College; M.A. 1997, Western Washington University.

Paul T. Bladek
Instructor, Computer Science
B.A./A.T.A. 1977, Gonzaga University; M.F.A. Painting 1980, University of Kentucky; M.S. Computer Graphics, 1990, Eastern Washington University.

Maximiliane Boeckl
Instructor, Chemistry
B.S. 1992, Colorado State University; M.S. 1996, University of Washington; Ph.D. 2000, University of Washington.

Susanne Bohmer
Instructor, Sociology
B.A. 1983, University of Oregon; M.A. 1984, University of Oregon; Ph.D. 1992, University of Oregon.

Paulette Botley
Instructor, Mathematics
B.A. 1973, University of Washington.

Dusty Brannon
Instructor, Developmental Education
B.A. 1997, University of Washington; M.E. 2002, University of Washington.

David W. Breed, Jr.
Instructor, Developmental Education
B.A. 1991, San Diego State University; M.Ed. 1998, Western Washington University.

Dale C. Burke
B.A. 1974, Milton College; M.A. 1979, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Patrick Burnett
Instructor, Engineering
B.S. 1992, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; M.S. 2001, Northern Illinois University.


Minh Carrico
Instructor, Digital Photography and Multimedia
B.A. 1992, St. Edward’s University.

Mark Cassidy
Vice President for Human Resources
B.A. 1974, Waynesburg College; M.P.A. 1977, Pennsylvania State University; J.D. 1980, Gonzaga University.

Marty Cavalluzzi
Executive Vice President for Instruction
A.A. 1981, Orange Coast College; B.S. 1987, Humboldt State University; M.A. 1992, The College of William and Mary; Ph.D. 2000, The College of William and Mary.

Dana F. Connolly
Executive Director of Snohomish County Head Start/Early Head Start
B.S. 1972, University of Wisconsin-Stout.

Pat Copeland
Dean, Health and Human Services
B.A. 1971, St. Louis University; A.T.A. 1990, Edmonds Community College; M.P.A. 2000, Seattle University.

Sheryl Copeland
Interim Director, Counseling and Resource Center
B.A. 1993 and B.A. 1993, University of Alaska; M.A.Ed. 2003, Seattle University.

David Cordell
Vice President for International Education
B.A. 1970, University of Washington; M.I.A. 1977, The School for International Training.

Cathleen J. Costa
Instructor, Intensive English as a Second Language
B.A. 1975, University of California; M.A. 1990, University of California.

Charles N. Cox
Instructor, English as a Second Language
B.A. 1969, Central Washington University; M.A. 1994, City University.

Richard Michael Craig
Instructor, Basic Skills
B.S. 1971, University of Tennessee; M.S. 1978, University of Arizona.

Sandra A. Cross
Instructor, Speech
B.A. 1973, University of Washington; M.Ed. 1978, University of Washington; Ph.D. 1997, University of Washington.

Niko Culevski
Instructor, Computer Science
B.A. 1997, University of California-Los Angeles; M.S. 1981, University of Minnesota-Minneapolis/St. Paul.


Robin P. Datta
Instructor, Political Science
B.A., 1986, University of Wisconsin; M.A. 1988, University of Delaware; Ph.D. 1997, University of California.

Richard L. Davis
Instructor, Mathematics
B.A. 1981, Humboldt State University; M.A. 1985, University of Washington.

Theodora Doromal-Fletcher
Instructor, Developmental Education
B.S. 1974, University of Santo Tomas; M.Ed. 1997, Western Washington University.

Charles Drabkin
Instructor, Culinary Arts
B.A. 1995, University of Washington; A.A. 1999, Seattle Central Community College.

Deborah Drllevich
Instructor, Adult Education
B.A. 1980, Central Washington University.

Simone Dunlap
Instructor, Intensive English as a Second Language
B.A. 1998, Trinity Western University; M.A. 2005, University of Bonn.


Christine Eaton
Instructor, Mathematics
B.S. 1973, University of Washington; M.S. 1976, University of Washington.

Traci Edlin
Instructor, Culinary Arts
A.T.A. 1994, Edmonds Community College.

Lyn M. Eisenhour
Instructor, Adult Basic Education/English as a Second Language
B.A. 1998, University of Washington; Certificate in Teaching E.S.L. 1998, School of Teaching E.S.L.; M.Ed. TESOL, 2005, Seattle University.

Jeffrey E. Eldridge
Instructor, Math
B.S. 1989, University of Washington.


Gail M. Ferguson
Instructor, Speech
B.A. 1981, University of Washington; M.S. 1985, Arizona State University.

Erika Ferreri
Instructor, Allied Health
Professional/Technical Certificate 2004, Edmonds Community College; B.S.B.M. 2006, University of Phoenix.

Marvin T. Fleming
Instructor, Physics
B.S. 1997, California State University Long Beach; M.S. 2007, University of California San Diego.


Meryl F. Geffner
B.A. 1997, Northeastern Illinois University; M.L.I.S. 2004, University of Washington.

Virginia Gibbs
Instructor, English for Academic Purposes
B.A. 1980, California State University; M.A. 1988, San Francisco State University.

Janet Guenther
Instructor, Physical Education
B.S. 1972, Washington State University; M.A. 1978, Central Washington University.


Barbara Haas
Instructor, Developmental Education
B.A. 1975; University of Montana, M.Ed. 1980, University of Washington.

Scott Haddock
Instructor, Paralegal Program
B.A. 1989, University of Washington; J.D. 1993, Willamette University.

Steven P. Hailey
Instructor, Computer Information Systems
Digital Forensics Certificate 2004, Oregon State University; Certified Information Systems Security Professional (C.I.S.S.P.); Digital Forensics Certified Practitioner; 32 Technical Certifications in Computer Information Systems/Digital Forensics.

Kimberly R. Haines
Instructor, Business Information Technology
B.S. 1996, University of Montana.

Polly A. Hankin
Instructor, Horticulture
B.L.A. 1989, University of Washington; Registered Landscape Architect, State of Washington.

Rob Harrill
Instructor, English Composition/Journalism
B.A. 1988, Brigham Young University; M.A. 1999, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.

Jean Hernandez
B.S. 1977, University of North Texas; M.Ed 1979, University of North Texas; Ed.D. 1996, University of Washington.

Stephen J. Higdon
Instructor, Computer Information Systems
C.S.T.C. 1995, Edmonds Community College; Support Specialist Certificate 2000, Edmonds Community College.

Timothy C. Hohn
Instructor, Horticulture
B.S. 1974, Western Michigan University; B.S. 1979, Michigan State University; M.S. 1986, University of Delaware.

Holly J. Hughes
Instructor, English
B.A. 1977, St. Olaf College; M.A. 1988, University of Washington; M.F.A. 2006, Pacific Lutheran University.

Timothy C. Hunt
Instructor, Computer Science.


Jennifer L. Inslee
Instructor, English
B.A. 1995, Western Washington University; M.A. 1997, Western Washington University.


Julie L. Jackson
Instructor, Computer Information Systems
A.T.A. 1991, Edmonds Community College; B.A. 1982, Western Washington University.

David Jacobson
Instructor, Construction Management
A.A.S. 1985 and A.A.S. 1987, Columbia Basin Community College; B.S. 1989, Oregon Institute of Technology; M.S. 2005, University of Washington.

Karen E. Johnson
Dean, Developmental Education
B.A. 1974, Western Illinois University; M.Ed. 1984, University of Washington.

Sophia Ju
Instructor, Accounting
B.E. 1992, Hunan Institute of Finance and Economics; M.P.A. 2002, Seattle University.


Anne E. Kastle
Instructor, Paralegal Program
B.A. 1979, University of Washington; J.D. 1982, Gonzaga University, School of Law.

Maria R. Kelly
Instructor, Environmental Science
B.S. 1993, University of Connecticut; M.S. 1995, University of California.

Nancy B. Kennedy
Instructor, English
B.A. 1979, University of California; M.A.T. 1982, University of Washington; M.A. 1990, University of Washington.

Christine Kobayashi
Instructor, EAP-International Education
B.A. 1969, University of Washington; M.A. 2004, University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Barry S. Kotlove
Instructor, Economics
B.A. 1974, Hobart and Williams Colleges; M.A. 1980, University of Missouri; Ph.D. 1986, University of California-Davis.

Lorraine Kram
Director, Learning Resources
B.A. 1972, University of Maryland; M.L.S. 1976, University of Maryland.

Pranab Kumar
Instructor, English
B.A. 1979, St. Xavier’s College; M.A. 1981, University of Calcutta; M.A. 1987, Western Michigan University; Ph.D. 1998, Michigan State University.


Hans F. Landel
Instructor, Biology
B.A. 1979, University of California-Davis; Ph.D. 1981, Purdue University.

Kay E. Latimer
Instructor, Electronics
A.T.A. 1976, Edmonds Community College. 

Tiffany Ledford
Instructor, Mathematics
B.S. 2003, Virginia Commonwealth University; M.S. 2005, Virginia Commonwealth University.

Deann A. Leoni
Instructor, Mathematics
B.S. 1995, University of Redlands; M.S. 1997, Oregon State University.

Claudia Levi
Instructor, Business Management
B.S. 1990, California State University; M.B.A. 1994, Seattle University.

Tui Lindsey
Instructor, Social and Human Services
B.S. 1982, University of Oregon; M.S. 1984, University of Oregon.

Connie Lockwood
Instructor, Nursing/Allied Health
B.S. 2004, Excelsior College.

Susan Loreen
Vice President for Workforce Development and Training
B.S. 1968, University of Oregon; M.Ed. 1999, University of Washington.

Oswaldo Lucca
Instructor, Modern Language
B.A. 1975, Catholic University of Puerto Rico; M.A. 1983, University of Washington; Ph.D. 1992, University of Aruba-Curacao.


Melissa L. Mackay
Instructor, Mathematics
B.A. 1990, University of California-San Diego; M.S. 1993, University of Washington.

Sarah Maki
Instructor, Art
B.A. 1998, University of Minnesota; M.F.A. 2001, Montana State University.

Barbara Maly
Instructor, Mathematics
B.A. 1967, Smith College; M.S. 1973, University of Washington.

Richard Mamolen
Instructor, Psychology
A.A. 1968, Ventura Community College; B.A. 1970, University of California-Berkeley; M.A. 1971, Humboldt State University.

Kirk Marcy
Instructor, Music
B.N.E. 1983, University of Northern Colorado.

William L. Marshall
Instructor, Electronics
A.T.A. 1980, Edmonds Community College; B.S. 1985, Central Washington University.

Peter C. Martin
Instructor, Intensive English as a Second Language
B.A. 1968, Middlebury College; M.S.W. 1973, University of Denver; M.A.T. 1987, School of International Training.

Kyra McCoy
Instructor, Nursing
B.S. 1980, Illinois Wesleyan University; M.S. 1983, St. Louis University.

Jenny L. McFarland
Instructor, Biology
S.B. 1978, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Ph.D. 1988, University of Washington.

Kevin McKay
Vice President for Finance and Operations
A.T.A. 1994, Edmonds Community College; B.S. 2007, University of Phoenix; M.P.A. 2010, University of Phoenix.

Stephen W. Meeks
Instructor, Graphic Arts
B.F.A. 1977, University of Wisconsin.

Susanne C. Meslans
Instructor, English
B.A. 1971, Webster College; M.A. 1973, Washington University.

Jonathan Miller
Instructor, Biology
B.A. 1993, Amherst College; M.S. 1997, University of Massachusetts; Ph.D. 2009, University of Washington.

Ross Monroe
Instructor, Materials Science Technology
B.S. 1990, Oregon State University; M.S. 1996, University of Washington.

Johnetta D. Moore
B.A.1984, University of Washington; M.L.S. 1998, University of Washington.

Kathleen V. Murphy
Instructor, English
B.A. 1988, University of Missouri; M.A. 1990, Miami University.

Thomas W. Murphy
Instructor, Anthropology
B.A. 1993, University of Iowa; M.A. 1996, University of Washington; Ph.D. 2003, University of Washington.


Wayne L. Neidhardt
Instructor, Mathematics
B.A. 1976, University of Iowa; M.S. 1981, University of Nebraska at Omaha; Ph.D. 1985, University of Wisconsin.

Melissa T. Newell
Instructor, Art
B.A. 1975, Colorado State University; M.F.A. 1980, Sam Houston State University.

Greg Ney
Instructor, Adult Basic Education/Basic Skills
B.A. 1982, California State College-Stanislaus.

Beth Nichols
Executive Director, Institutional Grants, Research, and Effectiveness
B.S. 1982, Indiana State University; M.Ed. 1992, University of Toledo.

Jeannie Nieman
Instructor, Physical Education/Health
B.S. 1999, Central Washington University; M.A. 2003, Seattle Pacific University.

Helen Nissani
Instructor, Family Support Studies/Family Life Education
B.A. 1970, State University of New York; M.A. 1989, Antioch University.


Teri K. Odegard
Instructor, Business Information Technology
B.A. 1975, Western Washington University; M.S. 1984, Portland State University.

Elizabeth A. O’Donnell
Instructor, Hospitality and Tourism
B.A. 1982, University of Puget Sound.

James O’Donnell
Instructor, English
B.A. 1967, College of the Holy Cross; M.A. 1968, Indiana University.

Carol Olson
Instructor, Adult Corrections Education
B.A. 1970, Central Washington University; M.E. 1983, Central Washington University.

Esther B. Ott
Instructor, English as a Second Language
M.A. 1988, Portland State University.

Douglas C. Owen
Instructor, Mathematics
B.S. 2004 (Math) and B.S. 2004 (Physics), University of Arizona; M.S. 2006, University of Washington.

Jeff Owens
Instructor, Chemistry
B.S. 1993, University of California, Santa Barbara; Ph.D. 1998, University of California, Davis.


Ann M. Paulson
Instructor, Business Management
B.A. 1984, St. Olaf College; M.B.A. 1997, City University.

Joan Penney
Dean, Humanities and Social Sciences Division
B.A. 1981, Seattle University; M.M 1984, Western Washington University.

Jan Peterson
Instructor, Intensive English as a Second Language
B.A. 1978, North Park College; M.A. 1982, University of Arizona.

James R. Polley
Instructor, Developmental Education
B.A. 1971, University of Washington; M.Ed. 1985, University of Washington.


Mustafa H. Rashid
Instructor, Computer Information Systems
B.S. 1973, University of Rhode Island.

Erik J. Ray
Instructor, History
B.A. 1991, Evergreen State College; M.A. 1995, University of Portland.

Rae Ellen Reas
Dean, Student Enrollment and Financial Services
B.A. 1998, University of Washington.

Ross Retter
Instructor, Basic Skills
B.A. 1968, Ohio University; M.S. 2004, National University.

Kathleen M. Richer
Instructor, Business Information Technology
B.A. 1972, Washington State University; M.Ed. 1996, Western Washington University.

Judith Robison-Katopodis
Instructor, ABE/GED
B.A. 1976, Western Washington University; M.Ed. 1997, Western Washington University.

Linda Russell
Instructor, Hospitality and Tourism
Certificate in Travel and Tourism 1986, Edmonds Community College; A.T.A. 1995, Edmonds Community College.


John Sanders
Instructor, Music
B.M. 1997, Central Washington University; M.M. 2002, Central Washington University.

Cyndi Schaeffer
Executive Director, Business and Training Center
B.S. 1981, University of Wisconsin; M.S. 1984, University of Wisconsin; Ph.D. 2012, Antioch University.

Constance A. Schatz
Instructor, Early Childhood Education
B.A. 1970, University of Wisconsin; M.A. 1996, Pacific Oaks College.

Melody J. Schneider
Instructor, Developmental Education
B.F.A. 1978, New York University.

Lisa Schubert
Instructor, Developmental Education/Bridge
B.A. 1988, University of Minnesota; M.A. 1994, University of Washington; M.Ed. 1998, University of Washington.

Claire C. Sharpe
Instructor, Developmental Education
B.A. 1971, Western Washington University.

Amy Shigley
Instructor, Accounting
B.S. 1990, Utah State University; M.S. 1991, Utah State University.

Nicholas A. Sibicky
Instructor, Digital Music-Audio Engineering
B.M. 2003, University of Hartford; M.M. 2005, University of Hartford; D.M.A. 2010, University of Texas at Austin.

Clark D. Silliman
Instructor, Paralegal
B.S.M.E. 1961, University of Washington; J.D. 1968, University of Washington.

Eva L. Smith
Interim Director, Information Technology
A.A.S. 1977, Shoreline Community College; B.A. 1981, University of Washington; M.S. 2005, University of Washington.

George F. Smith
Vice President, Student Services
B.A. 1970, University of Washington; M.A. 1975, Seattle University.

Nicola Smith
Dean, Student Life and Development
B.A. 1982, University of Washington; M.Ed. 1998, Western Washington University.

Krzysztof Sulewski
Instructor, Philosophy
M.A. 1986, Catholic University of Lublin.

Carol Summers
Vice President, College Relations and Advancement
B.A. 1978, Washington State University; M.B.A. 1981, Eastern Washington University.

Susan Sutherland-Hanson
Instructor, Intensive English as a Second Language
B.A. 1979, University of Washington; M.A. 1981, University of Washington.

Shirley Sutton
Executive Director of Diversity Affairs
A.A. 1992, Yakima Valley Community College; B.A. 1995, Central Washington University; M.Ed. 1997, Heritage College.


Bryan Tinsley
Instructor, Computer Service Technology
A.A. 2005, Edmonds Community College; B.A. 2008, Western Washington University

Karen Townsend
Instructor, Social and Human Services
B.A. 1983, Seattle Pacific University; M.S. 1992, Seattle Pacific University.

ThuTrang (Marie) Tran
Instructor, Business Management
B.S. 1987, Oklahoma State University-Stillwater; M.B.A. 1990, University of Central Oklahoma.

Susan Treadgold
Instructor, Developmental Education/English as a Second Language
B.A. 1967, University of California-Los Angeles; M.A. 1980, International Training School.


Marcos R. Valle
Instructor, English as a Second Language
B.A. 1977, Universidade Gama Filho; M.A. 1983, University of Southern California; Ph.D. 1999, University of Oregon.

James G. Van Belle
Instructor, English
B.A. 1995, University of Washington; M.F.A. 1997, Eastern Washington University; M.A.T. 2001, Seattle Pacific University.

Edward E. van der Bogert
Instructor, Construction Management
B.A. 1968, Syracuse University; M.S. 1969, Syracuse University; A.T.A., Construction Management 1994, Edmonds Community College.

Peter J. VanderWeyst
Instructor, Accounting
B.A. 1983, Seattle University.


Rachel H. Wade Brown
Instructor, Physics
B.A. 1998, Whitman College; M.S. 2004, University of Washington.

Thomas L. Watkins
Instructor, Developmental Education
B.A. 1977, Sonoma State College.

Kelly Roberts Weibel
Instructor, Intensive English as a Second Language
B.A. 1978, University of Montana; M.A.T. 1987, University of Washington.

Frederick J. Weitz
Instructor, Psychology
B.A. 1969, Eastern Washington University; M.S. 1970, Eastern Washington University.

Jadwiga Weyant
Instructor, Mathematics
M.S. 1981, Polytechnic University of Lodz, Poland.

Kristyn Whisman
Dean, Corrections Education
B.A. 2005, Whitman College.

Mary Whitfield
Instructor, Chemistry
B.S. 1985, Syracuse University; M.S. 1989, University of Washington.

Stephanie Wiegand
Director of Communications and Marketing
B.S. 1991, The College of Saint Rose; M.A. 1996, The College of Saint Rose.

David M. Wilkinson
Instructor, English as a Second Language
A.A. 1986, Denver Community College; B.A. 1988, University of Northern Colorado; M.A. 1993, Portland State University.

Andrew R. Williams
Interim Dean, Business Division
B.A. 1975, Stanford University; M.B.A. 1977, University of California-Los Angeles.

Karna Williams
Instructor, Basic Skills
B.A. 2006, Whitman College; M.I.T. 2007, Northwest University.


Hanifa Yahiaoui
Instructor, Modern Language
B.A. 1978, University of Algeria; M.A. 1980, Institute of Humanities-Algeria.


Randy Zuehlsdorf
Instructor, Vocational/Basic Skills
A.A. 1979, Milwaukee Area Technical College.