2015-2016 Academic Catalog 
    Jun 14, 2024  
2015-2016 Academic 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

Diana Clay
Quentin Powers
Richard “Dick” Van Hollebeke
Emily Yim
Carl Zapora
Student Trustee - Term July 2015 to June 2016

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.

Michael Andrew
Instructor, Computer Information Systems
A.A. 2003, Edmonds Community College

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

Audineh Asaf
Instructor, Art/Studio Art
B.A. 2006, University of Washington; M.F.A. 2013, Goddard College.

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


Jennifer (Gem) Baldwin
Instructor, Diversity/Social Sciences
A.A. 1998, Shoreline Community College; B.A. 2001, University of Washington; M.A. 2003, University of Washington.

Nina Bayer
Instructor, English
B.A. 2005, University of Washington; M.A. 2007, Whidbey Writers Workshop, Northwest Institute of Literary Arts.

David K. Beckman
Instructor, Carpentry

Haley Benjamins
B.A. 2007, University of Washington; M.S. 2010, Syracuse University.

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

Stephanie Lewis Bevans
Instructor, Business Information Technology
B.A. 1992, University of Washington; M.Ed. 1999, Seattle University.

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.

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

Stephanie Bostwick
Instructor, Engineering
B.S. 2005, Thomas Edison State College; M.S. 2007, University of Washington.

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

Edward (Dusty) Brannan
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.

Glenda S. Breiler
Director, MESA Program
B.A. 2004, Western Washington University; M.S.W. 2009, University of Washington.

Nicholas Buker
Instructor, Chemistry
B.S. 1999, University of Vermont; Ph.D. 2006, University of Washington.

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.


Kate Calhoun
Instructor, Family Life Education
B.A. 1971, Pennsylvania State University.

Linda T. Carlson
Instructor, Intensive English as a Second Language
B.A. 1985, University of Washington; M.A. TESOL 2003, Seattle University.

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

Christina Castorena
Vice President for Student Services
B.A. 1988, Colorado State University; M.Ed. 1993, Western Washington University.

Kimberly N. Chapman
Dean, Humanities and Social Sciences Division
A.A. 1993, North Lake Community College; B.A. 1995, The University of Texas at San Antonio; M.A. 1997, The University of Texas at San Antonio.

Deborah Clarke
Instructor, English for Academic Purposes-International Education
B.A. 1982, Sonoma State University; M.A. 1988, San Francisco State University; Certificate TESL/TEFL 2002, School of Teaching English as a Second Language.

Larry Cluphf
Executive Director, Business Training Center
B.A. 1983, Western Washington University.

Christina Coiro
Instructor, Social and Health Sciences
B.A. 1980, Western Washington University; M.A. 1985, Antioch University.

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.

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-International Education
B.A. 1975, University of California; M.A. 1990, University of California.

Charles Crawford
Executive Vice President for Instruction
B.A. 1982, University of Washington; M.L.S. 1987, University of Washington; Ph.D. 2012, Oregon State University.

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


Emily D’Souza
Instructor, Intensive English as a Second Language-International Education
B.A. 2001, Washington State University; M.Ed. 2008, Seattle University.

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.

Michele Domingo
Interim Director for Equity and Inclusion
B.A. 1998, University of Minnesota; J.D. 2004, City University of New York School of Law.

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

Tonya Drake
Interim Vice President, College Relations and Advancement
A.A. 1992, Lower Columbia College; B.A. 1994, University of Washington; M.Ed. 2000, Arizona State University; Ph.D. 2006, Arizona State University.


Saovra (Sy) Ear
Dean, Student Enrollment and Financial Aid Services
B.A. 1998, University of Washington; M.Ed. 2001, Seattle University.

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.

Mark Einfeld
Instructor, Computer Information Systems
B.A. 1999, Azusa Pacific University; M.S. 2010, University of Liverpool.

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


Karen Fenner
Instructor, International Business Studies
B.A. 1996, University of Puget Sound; Masters in Teaching 1999, Whitworth University.

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. (Tom) Fleming
Instructor, Physics
B.S. 1997, California State University Long Beach; M.S. 2007, University of California San Diego.

Kevin Fogarty
Instructor, Culinary Arts
B.A. 1996, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Diane Forson
Instructor, Biology
B.S. 2003, Washington State University; M.S. 2005, Washington State University.

Simone Frazier
Instructor, Intensive English as a Second Language-International Education
B.A. 1998, Trinity Western University, B.C., Canada; M.A. 2005, University of Bonn, Germany.


Emily Gatch
Instructor, Horticulture
B.A. 1998, Harvard University; M.S. 2001, Iowa State University; Ph.D. 2013, Washington State University.

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.

Daniel J. Griesbach
Instructor, Bridge/Pre-College Education
B.A. 2001, University of California at Santa Cruz; Ph.D. 2007, University of Washington.

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.

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

Ruth Harris-Barnett
Instructor, English
B.A. 1980, The College of Idaho; M.A. 1985, University of Washington; Ph.D. 1989, University of Washington.

Mary Heffernan-Trester
Director, Community Education and Conference Center
B.A. 1988, University of Washington; Masters of International Management 1993, Thunderbird Global School of Management.

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.

Ying Louis Ho
Instructor, Computer Information Systems
B.S. 1975, University of Washington; M.S. 1978, University of Washington.

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

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

Christine Hudyma
Director, Organizational Development and Employee Training
A.A.S. 1989, Everett Community College; B.A. 1991, Western Washington University; M.Ed. 1999, Western Washington University.

Timothy C. Hunt
Instructor, Computer Science.


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


Barbara Jacala-Whalen
Instructor, Adult Basic Education
B.S. 2000, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; M.Ed. 2009, City 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.

Daniel Johnson
Dean, Student Life and Development
B.A. 1981, Eastern Washington University; M.Ed. 2011, Concordia University-Portland.

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


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, English for Academic Purposes-International Education
B.A. 1969, University of Washington; M.A. 2004, University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Patrick Kolanda
Instructor, Construction Management
A.A. 2000, Edmonds Community College.

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.


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.

Brent L. Leithauser
Instructor, Pharmacy Technician
B.S. 1997, Stanford University; A.A. 2004, Bellevue College; Pharm.D. 2011, University of Washington School of Pharmacy.

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, Allied Health
B.S. 2004, Excelsior College.

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.


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.

Jeremy M. Matthews
Instructor, Adult Basic Education
A.A. 2007, Edmonds Community College; B.A. 2009, University of Washington; M.A. 2011, University of Washington.

Kyra McCoy
Director of Nursing
B.S. 1980, Illinois Wesleyan University; M.S.N. 1984, St. Louis University.

Cindra McCrann
Instructor, Allied Health
B.S. 2004, University of Washington; L.P.N. 2009, Lake Washington Technical College; B.S. 2013, Indiana State University.

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

Gabrielle McIntosh
Instructor, Math
B.S. 1991, Western Washington University; M.S. 1994, New Mexico State University.

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.

Geoffrey T. McKeown
Instructor, Adult Basic Education/English as a Second Language
B.A. 2002, Seattle Pacific University; M.A. TESOL 2007, Seattle Pacific University.

Kari Meehan
Instructor, Business Information Technology - Communication Emphasis
B.A. 1992, University of Washington; M.B.A. 1994, Seattle Pacific University.

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-Amherst; 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.

Suzanne Moreau
Interim Executive Director, Human Resources
B.A., Washington State University.

Charles M. Mueller
Instructor, Physics and Engineering
B.S. 1999, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

James Mulik
Director, Evaluation and Assessment/Accreditation Liaison Officer
B.S. 1996, Rockhurst College; M.A.S. 1998, The Ohio State University.

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.


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

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.


Julie Palomino
Instructor, Adult Basic Education/English as a Second Language-International Education
B.A. 2003, University of Washington; M.A. 2006, Seattle Pacific University.

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

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

Marisa Pierce
Director, Marketing and Public Information
A.A. 2001, Bellevue Community College; B.A. 2004, University of Washington.

Rodney Pond
Instructor, Horticulture
B.S.1991, University of Florida; M.S. 2005, University of Washington.


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

Kathleen (Kathie) 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.

Patrick Rolland
Instructor, Intensive English as a Second Language-International Education
B.A. 1997, Seattle University; M.A. 2004, University of Idaho; TESL Certificate, Seattle 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.

Annette Sawyer
Instructor, Adult Basic Education/English as a Second Language-International Education
B.A. 1988, Ouachita Baptist University; M.A. 2000, Oklahoma State University.

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

Peter G. Schmidt
Executive Director, Center for Learning Connections
A.A.S.1980, Shoreline Community College; B.A. 1984, Seattle University; M.Ed. 1990, Seattle University; M.A. 2003, Argosy University; Psy.D. 2005, Argosy University.

Tony Schmidt
Instructor, Communication Studies
B.A. 2001, Washington State University; M.A. 2012, University of Arizona.

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.

Stacey Lynn Schwartz
Instructor, Culinary Arts
A.T.A. 2006, Edmonds Community College; B.A.S. 2010, South Seattle Community College.

John E. Sherman
Instructor, English for Academic Purposes-International Education
B.A. 1995, Indiana State University; M.A. 2005, Indiana State University; M.A. 2008, Macquarie University; Graduate Certificate in TESL/TEFL, Indiana State University.

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

Carey Shroyer
Associate Dean for Instruction
B.S. 1994, Queen’s University; D.C. 1998, Logan College of Chiropractic.

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.

Kathleen Simonton
Instructor, History
B.A.1999, University of California at Santa Cruz; M.A. 2001, University of California at Santa Cruz; Ph.D. 2005, University of California at Santa Cruz.

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

Elliot Stern
Dean, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Division
1977, Oakland Community College; 1980, Wayne State University; B.S. and D.O. 1984, Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine; J.D. 1988, University of Michigan School of Law.

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


Brad Thomas
Executive Director, Edmonds Community College Foundation
B.S. 1986, University of Oregon.

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.

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.

Heather Walsh
Instructor, Chemistry
B.S. 1991, University of Minnesota-Morris; M.S. 1995, University of Minnesota-Minneapolis.

Kelly Roberts Weibel
Instructor, Intensive English as a Second Language-International Education
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.

Daniel White
Instructor, Paralegal
B.S. 1999, Colorado State University; J.D. 2002, Gonzaga University School of Law.

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

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


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.