Faculty & Administration at LCC

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Faculty & Administration at LCC



Christopher C. Bailey (2011)
B.A., Western Washington University; J.D., University of Washington School of Law

Vice Presidents

Kristen Finnel (2019), Vice President of Instruction
A.A.S, Tidewater Community College; B.S., Norfolk State University; M.Ed., Concordia University; Ed.D., Edgewood College

Wendy Hall (2003), Vice President of Effectiveness & College Relations
B.A., Whitman College; M.P.A., University of Washington

Sue Orchard (2016), Vice President of Student Services
B.A. and M.A., Eastern Washington University; Psy.D Pacific University School of Professional Psychology

Kendra Sprague (2011), Vice President of Foundation, Human Resources & Legal Affairs
B.A., Washington State University; J.D., Willamette University College of Law

Nolan Wheeler (1994), Vice President of Administration
A.A., Lower Columbia College; B.A., Western Washington University; M.B.A., University of Phoenix


Karen Joiner (1993), Executive Dean of Instructional Programs & Director of Nursing
A.A., Lower Columbia College; B.S.N., University of the State of New York; M.S., University of Portland

Tamra Bell (2007), Dean of Instructional Programs
A.A., Lower Columbia College; B.S., M.S., Warner Pacific College

Kyle Hammon (2008), Dean of Instructional Programs
B.S., M.S., University of Oregon

Melinda Harbaugh (2013), Dean of Instructional Programs & Learning Resources
B.A., Louisiana State University; M.Ed., Georgia Southern University

Theresa Stalick (2011), Associate Dean for Basic Education
B.A., University of Oregon; M.A., University of Idaho

Department Directors

Marie Boisvert (2016), Director of International Student Programs
B.A., State University of New York; M.A., California State University

Paz Clearwater (2016), Director of Student Programs
B.A., Washington State University

Byron Ford (2018), Director of Advising and Testing
B.A. and M.E., Western Washington University

Desiree Gamble (2007), Director of Finance
A.A., Lower Columbia College; B.A., Washington State University

Marisa Geier (2004), Director of Financial Aid
A.A., Lower Columbia College; B.S., Western Baptist College; M.P.A., Walden University

Sarah Griffith (2010), Director of eLearning
B.A., Abilene Christian University

Richard Hamilton (2001), Director of Campus Services, Facilities and Capital Projects
A.S., City University; A.A., Lower Columbia College; B.A., Washington State University

Cliff Hicks (2013), Director of Enterprise Services
B.A.S., Texas A&M University; M.B.A., University of Texas

Mindy Leasure (2007), Director of Head Start/ECEAP/EHS
B.A., University of Washington; MSMOL., Warner Pacific College

Mary Kate Morgan (2013), Director of Disability Support Services
B.A., Gonzaga University

Brandon Ray (2011), Director of Information Systems
B.A., University of Portland; M.S., Warner Pacific College

Jodi Reid (2010), Director of TRiO Programs
A.A., ITT Technical Institute; B.A., Washington State University; M.F.A., Northwest Institute of Literary Arts

Natalie Richie (2017), Director of Instruction Division Operations
B.S., Oregon State University; M.S., Warner Pacific University

Kirc Roland (2001), Athletic Director
B.A., San Diego State University

Nichole Seroshek (2010), Director of Registration
A.A., Lower Columbia College; B.A. Washington State University

Janel Skreen (2013), Director of Environmental Health & Safety
B.S., M.S., Washington State University

Dani Trimble (2010), Workforce Programs Director
B.A., The Evergreen State College; M.Ed., Central Washington University

Full Time Faculty

Timothy Allwine (2006), Business Administration & Technology
B.S., Miami University; M.B.A., University of Montana

Earnest “Trey” Batey, Ph.D. (2015), Anthropology
B.A., Louisiana State; M.A., Wichita State University; Ph.D., University of Arkansas

Hiedi Bauer (2006), English
A.A., Lower Columbia College; B.A., The Evergreen State College; M.A., Portland State University

William "Brad" Benjamin (2008), Mathematics
B.S., Miami University; M.S., Portland State University

Merry Bond (2010), Nursing
A.A., Lower Columbia; B.S., Washington State University; M.S.N., Capella University

Kali Brandt (2018), Nursing
A.A.S., Lower Columbia College; B.S.N., Grand Canyon University; M.S.N., Western Governors University

Alex Brehm (2016), Communication Studies
B.A., Saint John's University; M.A., Portland State University

Holly Brewster, Ph.D. (2018), Mathematics
B.A., Colby College; M.Ed., University of Washington, Ph.D., Columbia University

Randal D. Byrum (1998), Welding
A.T.A., Lower Columbia College

Brenda Carpenter (2019), Teacher Education - BAS Program
B.S., Susquehanna University; M.S., Mississippi State University; Ph.D. Texas Tech University (anticipated summer 2019)

Gina Challed (2010), Choral Director
B.A., Western New Mexico University; M.M., New Mexico State University

Becky Connolly (1999), Language & Literature
B.A., Eastern Washington University; M.S., Capella University

Dana Cummings (2008), Business
B.A.; Washington State University; M.S., Strayer University

Robert Davis, Ph.D. (2012), Instrumental Music
B.M., M.M., Brigham Young University; D.M.A., University of Southern California

Donald D. Derkacht (2002), Computer Science
B.S. and M.S.E.E., Washington State University

Nicole DiGerlando (2012), Reading/Composition
B.A. and M.A., Lehigh University

James Dillinger (2008), Diesel/Heavy Equipment
A.A.S., Lower Columbia College

Dawn M. Draus (2003), Mathematics
B.S. and M.S., Northern Arizona University; M.S. Utah State University

Ken Ecklund (1997), Diesel/Heavy Equipment, Automotive Technology
A.A.S., Blue Mountain Community College; B.S., Oregon Institute of Technology

Alex Emerson (1994), Language & Literature
B.A., B.A., M.A., Central Washington University

Elizabeth Engel (2009), Medical Assisting
A.A.S., North Seattle Community College; M.Div., Luther Seminary

James Franz (2008), Economics
B.A., State University of New York Plattsburgh; M.A., California State University

Katrina Fuller (2008), Biological Sciences
B.S., Stephen F. Austin State University; M.S., Louisiana State University Medical Center

Mark Gaither (2013), Business Technology
B.S.; Portland State University, M.A., University of Phoenix

Jeanne L. Hamer (1999), Nursing
A.A.S., Lower Columbia College; B.S.N, Washington State University; M.S.N., Washington State University

J. Haynes-Hughes, Ph.M. (2015), Language & Literature
B.S., Missouri State University; M.A., Missouri State University; Ph.M., Syracuse University

Mary Hebert (2014), Mathematics
B.A., Northwestern State University of Louisiana; M.S., Texas Tech University

Armando L. Herbelin, Ph.D. (2002), Chemistry
B.S., Oregon State University; Ph.D., University of Washington

Jennifer Houge (2011), Counseling
B.A. and M.S., Eastern Washington University

Klint D. Hull (2004), Language & Literature
B.A. and M.A., Eastern Washington University

Lindsay Keevy (2016), Librarian
B.A., California State University; M.L.S., San Jose State University

Corry Kile (2011), Automotive Technology
A.T.D., Phoenix Institute of Technology

Ian King (2019), BAS/OER Librarian
B.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University; B.S., Stevens Henager College; MLIS, Wayne State University

Louis LaPierre, Ph.D. (2004), Biology and Environmental Science
B.A. and Ph.D., University of California

Mary M. Leach (2005), Humanities
B.A., Washington State University; M.A., California State University

Amber Lemiere (2013), Language & Literature
A.A.; Lower Columbia College, B.A.; Washington State University, M.A., Northern Arizona University

Nadine Lemmons (2006), Business Technology
A.A.S., Lower Columbia College; B.A., George Fox University; M.B.A., Marylhurst University.

Peteris Livins, Ph.D. (2008), Physics
B.S., State University of New York Stonybrook; Ph.D., University of Virginia

Jason Malozzi (2015), Mathematics
A.A., Harrisburg Area Community College; B.A., Penn State; M.S., Lehigh University

David N. McCarthy, Ph.D. (1974), Language & Literature
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of California—Santa Barbara

Carole McCormick (2010), Biology Instructor
B.S., George Fox University; M.A., George Fox University; M.S., University of Nebraska, Kearney

Joanna Mosser, Ph.D. (2018), Political Science
M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University

Lucas Myers (2011), Biological Sciences
B.A., Linfield College; M.P.H. and A.T. Still University; M.S., New York Chiropractic College

Jennie Mynhier (2017), Art
B.F.A, Herron School of Art & Design; M.A. and M.F.A., Maryland Institute College of Art

Stefanie Neill (2008), Communication Studies
B.S., North Dakota State University; M.A., Colorado State University

Tamara R. Norton (1999), Nursing
A.A., Lower Columbia College; B.S.N. and M.S.N., Washington State University

David Pittsley (2016), Welding
A.A.S., Lower Columbia College

Anita Quirk, J.D. (1993), Criminal Justice
A.A., Spokane Falls Community College; B.A., Walla Walla College; J.D. Lewis & Clark

Connie Ramos (2005), Nursing
A.A.S., Portland Community College; B.S.N. and M.S., Regis University

Elizabeth Richard (2015), Drama
B.A., City College; M.A., Eastern Michigan University

Benjamino “Stefan” Rijnhart (2015), Computer Science
A.A., Lower Columbia College

Mavourneen Rister (2010), Language & Literature, College Success
A.A., Lower Columbia College; B.A., Washington State University; M.A., National University (San Diego)

Gary Roeske (2013), Automotive
A.A., Mount Hood Community College

David L. Rosi (2003), Computer Science
A.A., Lower Columbia College; B.A., Central Washington State University; B.A., Western Washington State University; M.S., Nova Southeastern University

Elena Ross (2008), Physical Education
B.A., Pacific Lutheran University; M.A., University of Alabama

Morgan Salisbury, Ph.D. (2016), Earth Science
B.S., University of Idaho; M.S., Central Washington University; Ph.D., Oregon State University

Shari Samuels, Ph.D., (2015), Mathematics
B.S.E., Chadron State College; M.A.E., Chadron State College; Ph.D., Montana State University

Courtney Shah, Ph.D. (2007), History
B.A., Duke University; M.A., Brandeis University; Ph.D., University of Houston

Nathan Shepherd (2015), Machine Trades
A.A., Lower Columbia College

Terri Skeie (1996), Mathematics
A.A., Lower Columbia College; B.A., The Evergreen State College; M.S., Utah State University

Victoria Soladey (2009), Medical Assisting
A.A., Lower Columbia College; Medical Assistant Certificate, Apollo College

Kathy A. Stafford (2001), Nursing
B.S.N. and M.S.N., Washington State University

Jim C. Stanley (1999), Accounting
B.A., California State University; M.S., St. Cloud University

Michael J. Strayer (1980), Psychology, Sociology
B.A., The Evergreen State College; M.A., Whitworth College

Maggie A. Stuart (1992), Business
A.A.S., Lower Columbia College; B.S. Linfield College; M.B.A. Marylhurst University

Richard J. Swee (1993), Mathematics
B.S. and M.A.T., University of Portland

Kam V. Todd (1994), Machine Trades, Manufacturing

Barry Walther (2011), Transitional Studies
A.A. Everett Community College; B.A. Western Washington University; M.A. Western Governors University

Annette M. Ward (2004), Nursing
B.S.N, Oregon Health Sciences University; M.S.N., University of Phoenix

Michal-Ann Watts (2008), Transitional Studies
A.A., Lower Columbia College; B.S., Saint Martin’s University; M.Ed., University of Phoenix

Marguerite “Nonnie” Weaver (1995), Sociology, Psychology
B.A., Hunter College; M.S.W., Walla Walla College

Ann R. Williamson (1998), Early Childhood Education
B.S., Linfield College; M.Ed., City University

Adam J. Wolfer, Ph.D. (2000), Chemistry/Chemical Engineering
B.S. and M.S, Oregon State University; M.S., Colorado State University; Ph.D., Oregon State University

Josie Zbaeren (2013), Early Childhood Education
A.A. Lower Columbia College; B.S.; Kaplan University; M.Ed., Walden University



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