Aug 21, 2018  
Academic Catalog (2018 - 2019) 
    
Academic Catalog (2018 - 2019)

College Personnel



Cambria County Commissioners

Thomas Chernisky
President Commissioner

William Smith
Mark Wissinger


Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Board of Trustees

Greg Winger
Chairperson

Alan Cashaw
Vice Chairperson

Dr. Janet Grady
Secretary/Treasurer

Jack Cavanaugh
At Large

John Augustine II
Edwin Bowser
Carl DeYulis
Dr. Patrick Farabaugh
James Foster
Donna Gority
Carissa Itle Westrick
Jacqueline Kulback
Stephen McAneny
Dr. Kathleen O’Rourke
John Vatavuk
Student Trustee
Dr. Walter Asonevich (ex-officio)


Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Foundation Board

David Mordan
President

Jeffrey Stopko
Vice President

Roberta Ream
Treasurer

Gary Bentz
Secretary

Ellis Griffith
Timothy Leventry
Ed Porada
Sally Sargent
Edward M. Silvetti

Ex-Officio Members:
Trustee Chairperson, Greg Winger
Trustee Representative, Alan Cashaw
College President, Dr. Walter Asonevich
Vice President of Finance and Administration, Lorraine Donahue

Program Advisory Committees

Architectural/Civil: CAD & Design Technology

Ms. Debra A. Balog
Workforce Development Director
Johnstown Area Regional Industries

Mr. Patrick J. Mulcahy, Jr.
The EADS Group

Mr. Joseph C. Beyer, Jr.
Designer, Project Manager
The EADS Group

Business

Mr. Richard Cosgrove
Practice Administrator
Ophthalmic Associates

Dr. Randy L. Frye
Dean, School of Business
St. Francis University

Mr. Shawn Kaufman
Director
Riggs Industries

Hon. Patrick T. Kiniry, J.D.
Common Pleas Judge
Cambria County

Mr. Michael J. Kunko
Business Administrator
Portage Area District

Mr. Richard Mishler
Assistant Director of Admissions
Mt. Aloysius College

Mr. Richard M. Sukenik
Controller
PBF Online/MedcomSoft

Communication and Media Studies

Dr. Gary J. Dean
Professor and Dept. Chair, Adult & Community Ed.
Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Mr. James K. Platzer, III
News Director
WJAC-TV (NBC), Johnstown, PA

Ms. Wendy W. Stemple
Newspaper in Education Coordinator
Daily American, Somerset

Dr. B. Gail Wilson, Ed.D.
Professor of Communications Media
Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Computer Technologies

Mr. Brian Belz
MIS Technology Director
Conemaugh Health System

Mr. Michael T. Caglia
Assistant Professor
Cisco Networking Academy, WCCC

Mr. Frank J. Cameron
Associate Network Engineer
Concurrent Technologies Corporation

Mr. G. Justin Slagle
ASG Supervisor for Commerical Services
Atlantic Broadband/Charter Communications

Mr. Kenneth G. Vescovi
Network Engineer
M & T Bank

Criminal Justice

Mr. Kenneth Jubas
Executive Director
Admiral Peary AVTS

Ms. Julie E. Wagner
Police Officer
Johnstown Police Department

Education - (Child Development Cluster Programs and Early Childhood Leadership and Management)

Ms. Christina M. Baughman
PreK Counts Director
Cambria County Child Development Corporation

Ms. Torie Brodish
Early Childhood Teacher Education Instructor
Admiral Peary Area Vocational Technical School

Ms. Sue Bumbarger
Executive Director
Kids First Blair County/Lily Pond Child Development Centers

Ms. Emily M. Freidhof, Program Manager
Enrollment & Outreach
Kids First/Lily Pond Child Development Center

Dr. Bethany M. McConnell, PhD.
Assistant Professor of Special Education
University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Dr. Becky L. Piscitella, D.Ed.
Mathematics Teacher
Richland Senior High School

Ms. Erica Ponczek
Director of Child Development and Early Learning
The Learning Lamp

Environmental Science

Jeff Anderson
Senior Director for Safety and Occupational Health Services
Concurrent Technologies Corporation

Dr. Merrilee G. Anderson
Associate Professor
Mount Aloysius College

Dr. Lawerance Kupchella
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Lisa Pasierb
Research Lab Assistant
John P. Murtha Neuroscience & Pain Institute

Dr. Holly J. Travis
Science Coordinator for IUP Upward Bound Math/Science Program
Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Christopher D. Sawyer
Environmental Scientist
Stiffler McGraw & Associates, Inc.

Allied Health

Ms. Marissa Bazyk
Director, HIS & Reimbursement
Conemaugh Health System

Ms. Delores Frieben
Director of Physician Billing and Coding
Conemaugh Physician Group

Ms. Gloria J. Mongelluzzo,
Program Director, School of Radiologic Technology,
Memorial Medical Center

Ms. Heather Richards
Administration/Recruiter - Conemaugh School of Nursing
Memorial Medical Center

Human Services

Dr. Julie A. Barris,
Director of Adult Degree & Continuing Studies & Career Services/Associate Dean
St. Francis University

Mr. Curtis Davis
Grant Writer and Trainer
Alternative Community Resource Programs

Ms. Stacie Horvath
Administrator
Blair County Children, Youth, and Family Services

Ms. Amy M. Horwath
Vice President of Mission Services
Goodwill of the Southern Alleghenies

Mr. William P. McKinney
President
United Way of the Laurel Highlands

Dr. John A. Mills,
Professor of Psychology and Natural Sciences
University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Mr. Frederick R. Oliveros
Assistant Administrator
Cambria County Drug & Alcohol Program

Dr. Alan H. Teich
Associate Professor of Psychology and Natural Sciences
University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Ms. Elizabeth White
Administrator
Cambria County Children and Youth Service

Medical Assisting Technology**

Ms. Donna J. Cooper
Document Control Clerk
Martin-Baker America

Ms. Janet M. Dravis
Graduate, Medical Assiting Technology Program

Ms. Tracey Eckenrod
Certified Nurse Practitioner / Medical Director
Lighthouse Medical/Central Anesthesia

Ms. Carri A. Hearn
Team Supervisor/Management
Staples Office Supply

Ms. Luciana Jones
Owner
Luciana’s Photography

Ms. Marlene Shaulis
Graduate, Medical Assisting Technology Program

Ms. Tammy Calpin
Assistant Professor, Committee Chair, Clinical Director

Ms. Erica Reighard
Dean of Faculty

Ms. Gaynelle Schmieder
Associate Professor, Program Director

Mr. Michael Grove
Adjunct Instructor

Ms. Rhonda Rose
Adjunct Lecturer

**The Advisory committee for the Medical Assisting Technology Program has a specific configuration unlike the other program advisory committees at Pennsylvania Highlands. The Program follows the core curriculum and standards established by the Medical Assisting Education Review Board. According to Standard II.A. The Advisory Committee must include at least one member from each of the seven “communities of interest.” Each member should be assigned tasks based upon their particular knowledge.

Pre-Engineering

Mr. David M. Miller
Engineer II
H.F. LENZ Co.

Mr. Joseph J. Wilson
Instructor of Mathematics
University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Welding Technology

Mr. Bruce Williams
Director, Custom Fabrication
Concurrent Technologies Corp.

Advisor at Large

Mr. William H. Findley
Writer
Tribune-Democrat; Retired (2007) from Commonwealth of PA Dept. of Labor and Industry Center for Workforce Information and Analysis


Senior Staff

Dr. Walter J. Asonevich
President
Ph.D., English, University of Delaware;
M.A., English, University of Vermont;
B.A., English, Keene State College

Lorraine Donahue
Vice President of Finance and Administration
M.S., Organization and Management, Capella University;
B.S., Finance, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Trish Corle
Vice President of Student Services
M.S. Health and Human Services Administration, Mount Aloysius College;
B.A. Criminology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Barbara Zaborowski
Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs
Ph.D., Library & Information Science,
M.L.S., Library Science,
B.A., English Writing, University of Pittsburgh


Administration

Kathleen Banks
KEYS Grant Coordinator
M.L.I.S., Library Science & Information Science, University of Pittsburgh;
M.Ed., Education, Duquesne University;
B.S., Mathematics Education, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Steven Bender
Application Support Analyst
B.A., History, University of Pittsburgh

Gary Boast
Assistant Vice President of Institutional Research and Assessment
B.S., Business Administration, Mount Aloysius College;
A.S., Computer Science, Millersville University of Pennsylvania

Brian Boland
Desktop Systems Administrator
A.S.B., Computer Support Specialist, Cambria Rowe Business College

Adam Bowser
Director, Somerset Center
B.A., History, University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg

Daun Boyle
Assistant to the Vice President of Student Services
B.S., Human Services-Management concentration,
A.A., Human Services Management, University of Phoenix

Joseph Brannon
Security Officer

Reb Brownlee
Director of Facilities Operations

Larry Brugh
Dean of Career Services and Workforce Development
M.A., Student Affairs in Higher Education, Indiana University of Pennsylvania;
B.A., Sociology, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Suzanne Brugh
Director of Student Activities and Athletics
B.S., Mathematics, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Tiffany Byers
Human Resources Generalist
B.S., (Dual Major) Human Resource Management, Small Business Management/Entrepreneurship, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Julie Davis
Workforce Education Manager
A.A.S., Business Office Technician, Pennsylvania Highlands Community College

Marissa Davis
Director, Huntingdon Center
M.S., Human Resource Management, Keller Graduate School of Management of DeVry University;
B.S., Behavioral/Social Science, Mount Aloysius College;
A.S.B., Legal Assistant, DuBois Business College

Cregg Dibert
Director of Security and Safety
B.S., Business Administration, Robert Morris University;
A.A., University Studies, Allegany College of Maryland

Judith Ebberts
Director of Financial Aid
M. Ed., Educational Leadership/Higher Education Administration, Lynn University;
B.A., Criminology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Heather Eckels
Assistant Center Director, Blair & Huntingdon
M.A., History,
B.A., Government and Public Service, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Kathleen Edmiston
Assistant to the Vice President of Finance and Administration
A.S. Management Communications, Pennsylvania Highlands Community College

Anna Elias-Shaffer
Academic Advising Coordinator
M. Ed., College Student Affairs, Penn State University;
B.A., Public Relations, Juniata College

Cory Fairman
Assistant Director of Security and Safety
A.A.S., Criminal Justice, Pennsylvania Highlands Community College

Susan Fisher
Assistant Vice President of Human Resources
M.S., Human Resource Management, University of Maryland University College;
B.A., Communication Studies, West Virginia University

Timothy Haberkorn
Assistant Director of Admissions
A.A., Liberal Arts with a concentration in Humanities & Social Sciences, Mount Aloysius College

Bridget Hall, LSW
Counselor
M.S.W, Social Work, Certificate of Advanced Study, Gerontology, University of Pittsburgh;
B.A. Social Work, Undergraduate Certificate, Gerontology, Gannon University

Melissa Hanley
Assistant Registrar
B.S., Human Resources, Geneva College;
A.A.S., Computer Forensics, Pennsylvania Highlands Community College

Mary Hattaway
Assistant Director of Financial Aid
B.S., Human Resources, Geneva College;
A.A.S., Banking/Bank Management, Pennsylvania Highlands Community College

Heidi Hasse
Assistant Bursar
B.A. Business-Accounting concentration, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Matt Hoffman
Chief Information Officer
M.S., Information Technology with a specialization in System Design & Programming, Capella University
B.A., Communication - Corporate, Robert Morris University

Susan Hunt
Payroll Accountant

John Kapello
Maintenance Mechanic
A.A.S., Engineering/Mechanical Technology, Saint Francis University

Alexander Kirby
Information Literacy and eLearning Librarian
M.S., Library Science, Clarion University;
B.A., History, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Mary Ann Lee
Assistant to the Vice President of Academic Affairs
B.A., Social Sciences-Economics concentration, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Amanda Loeffler
Student Services Specialist​
M.A., Student Affairs in Higher Education, Indiana University of Pennsylvania​
B.A., Psychology
, California University of Pennsylvania​

Landon Loya
Coordinator of Student Life / Head Men’s Basketball Coach
M. Ed., Education, General-Interdisciplinary concentration
B.A., Liberal Studies, Frostburg State University

Michael Lucas
Counselor/ADA Specialist/Head Coach, Men’s and Women’s Bowling
M.Ed., Education of Exceptional Persons,
B.S., Elementary Education-Mathematics concentration, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Michelle Maksymik
Executive Assistant to the President’s Office
M.S., Multimedia Technology,
B.S., Graphic Communications Technology, California University of Pennsylvania

Kay-Leigh Malzi
Associate Dean of School Partnerships
M.Ed., Alternative Education, Lock Haven University;
B.S., Secondary Education, Clarion University

Cynthia McCabe
Dean of Curriculum
M.A., Student Personnel, Slippery Rock University;
B.A., Spanish and Government, Sweet Briar College

Sean McCool
Creative Services & Marketing Specialist
B.S., Communication-Emerg Tech/Multi-Media, Slippery Rock University

Sarah McCullough
School Partnerships Specialist
B.A., English Literature-Writing concentration, Pennsylvania State University;
B.A., Social Science-Education concentration
, Ashford University​

Cara Moyer
Career Counselor
B.S., Psychology, Mansfield University of Pennsylvania

Mindy Nitch
Director, Student Success Center
M.A., Counseling Services, Indiana University of Pennsylvania;
B.S., Natural Sciences-Psychology concentration, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Robert Obetts
Help Desk Technician
A.S.T., Computer Network Systems, ITT Technical Institute

Todd Oswalt
Network Administrator
B.S., Information Systems Management, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

Julie Patosky
Director, Blair Center
M.P.S., Community and Economic Development,
Graduate Certificate, Community and Economic Development, Pennsylvania State University
B.A. Business-Management concentration, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Andrew Podolak
Marketing & Communications Assistant
B.A., Business-Accounting concentration, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Christopher Pribulsky, C.P.A.
Director of Finance and Administration
B.A., Business Economics-Accounting concentration, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Erica Reighard
Dean of Faculty
M.H.R.M., Human Resource Management,
B.A., Philosophy, Saint Francis University

Nicole Robson
Assistant to the President’s Office
B.A., Business-Management concentration, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Hannah Ross
Admissions Specialist
A.A., General Studies, Pennsylvania Highlands Community College

Robert Sekerak
Director, Ebensburg Center
M.S., Organizational Leadership,
B.S., Organizational Development, Geneva College;

A.A.S., Accounting, A.A.S., Business Management, Pennsylvania Highlands Community College

Robert Shaffer
Staff Accountant
B.S., Accounting, Saint Francis University

Polly Simmons
Sign Language Interpreter

Craig Smith
Security Officer

Diane Smith
Systems Analyst
B.S., Professional Studies: Math, Science, and Computer Science,
A.S., Business Administration: Microcomputer Applications Specialization, Mount Aloysius College

Matthew Snyder
Bursar
B.A., Business-Management concentration, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

George Soika, C.P.A.
Staff Accountant
B.S., Accounting, Saint Francis University

Michael Solomon
Security Officer
B.A., Speech Communication, California University of Pennsylvania

Michelle Stumpf
Dean of Enrollment Services and Registrar
M.A., Student Affairs in Higher Education, Indiana University of Pennsylvania;
B.S., Secondary Education, Biology and General Science concentration, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Raymond Weible, Jr.
Director of Marketing & Communications
M.S., Integrated Marketing Communications,
B.S., Journalism, Advertising, West Virginia University

Linda Wess
Financial Aid Coordinator
B.S., Marketing, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Valerie Wojcik
Continuing Education Manager
B.S., Management Information/Office Information Systems, Robert Morris University

Christine Zernick
Dean of Adjunct Faculty
M.A., Psychology, Duquesne University;
B.S., Psychology, Clarion University

Alan Zimmerman
Security Officer

John Zlater
Web Applications Analyst
M.S., Information Technology Project Management-Information Systems specialization, Robert Morris University;
B.S., (Dual Major) Computer Systems Management, Organizational Leadership, Saint Francis University


Faculty (Full-Time)

Melissa Boback
Lecturer, Accounting
M.S., Accountancy, University of Phoenix;
B.S., Accounting, Mount Aloysius College

Richard Bukoski
Assistant Professor, Communication and Media Studies
M.A., Adult and Community Education, Indiana University of Pennsylvania;
B.A., Speech Communication, Edinboro University

Tammy Calpin, RN
Assistant Professor, Medical Assisting/Practicum Coordinator
M.S., Nursing, Indiana University of Pennsylvania;
B.S., Nursing, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Dr. Robert Clark
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Social Sciences
Ph.D., Administration and Leadership Studies in Human Services,
M.A., Sociology,
B.A., Sociology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Daniella Cope
Associate Professor, Human Services
M.A., Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Indiana University of Pennsylvania;
B.A., Psychology, St. Vincent College

Stephen Csehoski
Assistant Professor, Building Systems/Construction Technology
B.S., Construction Management, Everglades University;
A.S.T., Architectural Computer Graphics, Pittsburgh Technical Institute

Morgan Dugan
Instructor, Early Childhood Education​
M. Ed., Education, Saint Francis University;
B.S., Elementary Education, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown​

Robin Hughes
Assistant Professor, Mathematics
M.A.T, Secondary Education, Kent State University;
M.B.A., Business Administration, Saint Francis University;
B.S., Mathematics, University of Pittsburgh

Christopher Lint
Associate Professor, Basic Communication Skills
B.A., Secondary Education-Spanish concentration, University of Pittsburgh

Yvette Madison
Associate Professor, Human Services
M.S.W., Social Work, University of Pittsburgh;
B.A., Psychology, Seton Hill University

Mary Ann McCurdy
Associate Professor, Mathematics
M.Ed., Mathematics Education,
B.S., Mathematics Education, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Jeannine McDevitt
Professor, English
M.A., English Literature, Purdue University;
B.A., English, Seton Hill University

Dennis Miller
Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice
M.A., Criminology,
B.A. Criminology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Jill Mitchell
Associate Professor, Biological Sciences
M.A., Science Education - Biology, Western Governors University;
B.S., Biology Education,
B.A., Biology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Michelle Myers-Claypole
Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences
M.S., Biology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania;
B.S., Pre-Veterinary/Biology, Juniata College

Dr. Russell Newman
Associate​ Professor, English
Ph.D., English, Indiana University of Pennsylvania;
M.A., English,
B.A., English, James Madison University

Marie Polka
Assistant Professor, Mathematics
M.S., Mathematics, Indiana University of Pennsylvania;
B.S., Secondary Education, Pennsylvania State University

Gaynelle Schmieder, RN
Associate Professor, Health Care Professions
M. Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, Clarion University;
B.S., Nursing, St. Francis University

Sandra Schrum
Professor, Business Management
M.A., Adult and Community Education, Indiana University of Pennsylvania;
M.A., Industrial Relations/Human Resource Management,
B.S., Management,
A.S., Business Administration, Saint Francis University

Dr. Matthew Sisak, D.C.
Associate Professor, Biological Sciences
D.C., Palmer College of Chiropractic;
B.S., Natural Science, Pre-Chiropractic concentration, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Sherri Slavick
Assistant Professor, Physical Sciences
M.S, Science Education, Lebanon Valley College;
B.S., Secondary Education, Biology and General Science concentration, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Joseph Slifko, Jr.
Professor, Business Management
M.A, Personnel Administration/Industrial Relations , Saint Francis University;
B.A., Business Economics, University of Pittsburgh

Dr. Kevin Slonka
Assistant Professor, Computer Science
Sc.D, Information Systems & Communications,
M.S., Information Security & Assurance,
M.S., Information Technology Project Management-Information Systems specialization, Robert Morris University;
B.S., Information Technology, Mount Aloysius College

Jason Wojcik
Professor, History and Cultural Studies
M.A., History, Duquesne University;
M.A.T, Instruction and Learning-Social Studies Education concentration,
B.A., History, University of Pittsburgh

William Wolff
Professor, Chemistry
M.A., Chemistry,
B.S.Ed, Chemistry Education, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Leisa Zuccolotto
Instructor, Computer Information and Communications Technology
B.S., IT-Security Emphasis, Western Governors University


Faculty (Adjunct Instructor, Part-Time)

Dr. Christine Alderman
English
Ph.D., English, University of South Florida;
M.A., English, University of Richmond;
B.A., English, University of Delaware

Robert Alderman
English
M.F.A., Creative Writing,
B.A., English,
A.A., University of South Florida

Brittany Anderson
Accounting, Business
Ph.D., Business Management with a specialization in Accounting, Capella University;
M.S., Accounting,
B.S. Business-Accounting, Kaplan University

Christopher Andrejcik
Spanish
M.A., Spanish, Pennsylvania State University;
B.A., Spanish & Management, Saint Vincent College

Philip Barber
M.B.A., Business Administration with a specialization in Accounting, Duke University;
M.B.A., Business Taxation, University of Southern California;
B.A., Economics, University of California, Los Angeles

Dr. Mark Barnes, D.C.
Biology
Doctor of Chiropractic, New York Chiropractic College;
B.S., Biology, Susquehanna University

Sarah Barrett
Psychology, Sociology
M.S.W., Social Work, University of Houston;
B.S., Social Work/Politics, Juniata College

Jessica Barron
Communications, Computer Information Technology
M.A., Adult and Community Education, Indiana University of Pennsylvania;
B.A., Communication, Seton Hill College

Joshua Beck
Economics
M.B.A., Business Administration, Saint Francis University;
B.A., Business - Accounting & Management concentration, University of Pittsburgh

William Beckner
Business, Accounting
M.B.A., Management, Frostburg State University;
B.A., Business Economics, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Richard Bishop
Biology
M.Ed., Education, Saint Francis University;
B.S., Secondary Education - Biology & General Science concentration, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Jackson Bower
Computer Information Technology
M.S., Information Security & Assurance, Robert Morris University;
B.S., Computer Science, University of Pittsburgh

Megan Boyer
Mathematics, English
M.S., Leadership-Sports Leadership concentration, Duquesne University;
B.A., Financial Management & Composition, Juniata College

Dr. Allison Brady, D.C.
Biology
D.C., Chiropractic, New York Chiropractic College;
B.S., Psychology, University of Pittsburgh

Ellen Breitenbach
Business
M.B.A., Business Administration - Project Management concentration,
B.S., Business Administration, Mount Aloysius;
A.S.B., Accounting & Business-Management, Altoona School of Commerce

Dr. Brian Burke
Education, English, Developmental Studies
Ph.D., English - Composition & TESOL concentration, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
M.A., English,
B.S.Ed., Secondary Education, English, Clarion University

Judy Carr
Psychology, Sociology
M.S.W., Social Work, The Ohio State University;
B.A., Social Sciences - Sociology concentration, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Angela Cochran
Mathematics
M.S., Curriculum & Instruction, Saint Vincent College;
B.S., Secondary Education-Mathematics, York College of Pennsylvania

Dr. Victoria Cope
English and Communications
Ph.D., Literature, Warnborough University;
M.A., English, Indiana University of Pennsylvania;
B.A., Humanities-English Literature concentration, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown;
Associate, General Studies, Montgomery Community College

Dr. Terry Coslic, D.C.
Biology
D.C., Chiropractor, Logan College of Chiropractic;
B.S., Biology, University of Pittsburgh

Lisa Covitch
Psychology, Sociology
M.A., Public Affairs, Indiana University of Pennsylvania;
B.S., Child & Adolescent Development, Pennsylvania State University

Andrea Criswell
Heath Sciences
M.S., Food and Nutrition,
B.S., Dietetics, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Jared Divido
Biology
M.S., Anatomy & Advanced Forensic Anthropology, University of Dundee;
B.A., Anthropology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Maria Ellenberger
English
Ph.D., English - Literature and Criticism concentration,
M.A., English - Literature concentration, Indiana University of Pennsylvania;
B.A., English Literature, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Eric Farabaugh
M.S., Engineering Management, Robert Morris University;
B.S., Electrical Engineering Technology, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Sheila Farr
English
M.A., English, Gannon University;
B.A., English Writing & English Literature, Thiel College

Jessica Ferguson
Business, Economics, Communications
M.B.A., Business Administration,
M.H.R.M., Human Resources Management, Saint Francis University;
B.S., Business - Financial Services concentration, Pennsylvania State University

Kimberly Flanders
Media Production, Business, Accounting
M.B.A., Business Administration,
B.S., Marketing, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Michele Fochtman
Early Childhood Education
M.Ed., Education-General, School Counseling concentration, Frostburg State University;
B.A., Business - Accounting concentration, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Christina Fosbrink
Communications
M.S., Multimedia Technology,
B.A., Communication Studies - Radio & Television concentration, California University of Pennsylvania

Dana Friedman
Computer Information Technology, Academic/Career Planning
M.Ed., Leadership,
B.S., Computer Systems Management, Saint Francis University;
A.A.S., Computer Information & Communication Technology, Pennsylvania Highlands Community College

John Fris
Computer Information Technology
M.Ed., Business/Workforce Development,
M.A., Adult & Community Education,
B.S., Finance, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Matthew Froehlich, D.C.
D.C., Chiropractic, Life Chiropractic College West;
B.S., Biology, University of Pittsburgh

Buddy Fulton
Health Sciences, Computer Information Technology, Business
M.B.A., Business Administration, Saint Francis University;
B.S.B.A., Management, Slippery Rock University

Samantha Gavin
M.A., Criminology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania;
B.S., Criminology/Criminal Justice & Sociology, Keuka College

Ryan George
English, Communications
M.A., Creative Writing, Wilkes University;
B.A., Communication, Waynesburg College

Joseph Giossi
Biology
M.S., Integrative & Biomedical Physiology, Pennsylvania State University;
B.S., Biology, South Dakota State University

Annette Godissart
Biology
M.B.A., Business Administration - Management concentration, Indiana University of Pennsylvania;
B.S., Microbiology - Medical Technology concentration, Pennsylvania State University

Lawrence Goetz
Sociology
M.A., History, Indiana University of Pennsylvania;
B.A., Social Sciences, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Shontae Graham
Psychology
M.H.S., Human Services, Lincoln University;
B.A., Psychology, Edinboro University

Derek Gresh
English
M.A., English - Teaching English concentration, Indiana University of Pennsylvania;
B.A., Writing, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Michael Grove
Health Sciences
M.Ed., Education,
B.S., Nursing, Saint Francis College

Dr. Erin Guydish-Buchholz
English
Ph.D., English - Literature and Criticism concentration,
M.A. English - Literature concentration, Indiana University of Pennsylvania;
B.A., English - Writing & Literature concentration, Wilkes University

Charles Hamonko
Business, Economics
M.A., Personnel Administration,
M.A., Industrial Relations-Labor Relations, Saint Francis College;
B.A., Secondary Education-Social Sciences concentration, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

James Hanley
Business
M.B.A., Business Administration-Executive concentration, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Nicole Holby
M.S., School Counseling, Capella University;
B.S., English, Shippensburg University

Jennifer Holcomb
Education, English, Developmental Studies
M.Ed., Mentally/Physically Handicap, California University of Pennsylvania;
B.A., Secondary Education - English concentration, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Cara Huerbin
Biology

M.A.T., Instruction & Learning - Science Education concentration,
B.S., Biological Sciences, University of Pittsburgh

Joni Hufford
Business
M.B.A., Business Administration,
B.A., Business - Management concentration, University of Pittsburgh

Catherine Johansson
M.S., Communication, University of Tennessee;
B.A., English, Millsaps College

Richard Kane
Music
M.M., Conducting - Wind Conducting concentration, Messiah College

Thomas Keyes
Business
M.B.A., Business Administration, John Hopkins University Carey Business School;
B.A., English, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Kaitlyn Kieta
Biology
M.S., Biotechnology - Biotechnology Management specialization, University of Maryland University College;
B.S., Animal Sciences, Pennsylvania State University

Kristie King
Psychology, Sociology
M.S.W., Social Work - Service to Hispanic Children & Families concentration, Our Lady of the Lake University;
B.S.W., Social Work, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania;
A.A., Social Work, Reading Area Community College

Dr. Erik Kormos
Communications
Ph.D., Communication Media & Instruction Technology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania;
M.Ed., Curriculum & Instruction, Cleveland State University;
B.S., Communication-Journalism, Slippery Rock University

Thomas Kunrod
Business, Economics
J.D., Law, Thomas M. Cooley Law School;
B.A., History, Saint Francis College

Alyshia Lacey
Mathematics
P.S.M., Applied Mathematics, California University of Pennsylvania;
B.S., Mathematics - Secondary Education concentration, Saint Francis University

Robert Lamkin
History, Geography, Government
M.A., History, Indiana University of Pennsylvania;
B.A., History/Secondary Education, Crown College

Robin Latchford
Business
M.B.A., Business Administration,
B.S., Business Administration,
A.S., Business Administration, Saint Francis University

Laurie Lawrence
Communications
M.A., Communication Studies, Edinboro University;
B.S., Advertising-Public Relations, Texas Christian University

Heather Lowry
M.A., English - Teaching English concentration, Indiana University of Pennsylvania;
B.A., Advertising-Public Relations, Pennsylvania State University

Dr. Andrew Mack
Ph.D., Biology, University of Miami;
B.A., Biological Sciences, University of Delaware

Kelly Maffia
Psychology, Sociology
M.S.W., Social Work, The Ohio State University;
B.S., Social Work, Juniata College

Jason Mahla
Business
M.B.A., Business Administration, Wesley College;
B.S., Industrial Engineering, Pennsylvania State University

Lisa Mahla
Master of Chemical & Life Sciences, Chemical & Life Sciences, University of Maryland College Park;
Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies, Interdisciplinary Study Regents, Austin Peay State University

Robert Mainhart
Communications, Media Production
M.B.A., Business Administration,
B.S., Management, Saint Francis University

Dave Mastovich
Transfer
M.A., Political Science, University of Kentucky;
B.A., Political Science, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

David McCabe
Religion
M.Div., Divinity, Union Presbyterian Seminary;
B.A., Religion, Washington & Lee University

Irvin Meredith
Health Sciences
M.S.P., Pharmaceutical Sciences-Medication Therapy Management, University of Florida;
M.B.A., Business Administration, Executive concentration, Indiana University of Pennsylvania;
B.S., Pharmacy, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Danielle Miller
Mathematics
M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, Gannon University;
B.S., Elementary Education, University of Pittsburgh

Gloria Mongelluzzo
Health Sciences, Biology
M.Ed., Health Education, Pennsylvania State University;
B.S., Radiologic Technology, California University of Pennsylvania

Megan Montag
Health Sciences, Healthy Lifestyles
M.A., Health Education and Promotion, East Carolina University;
B.S., Clinical Dietetics-Nutrition, University of Pittsburgh

Giovanni Montenegro, Psy.D
Psychology
Psy.D., Clinical Psychology, Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology;
B.A., Psychology & Politics, New York University

Marjorie Moyer
Art
M.A., Art History, Virginia Commonwealth University;
B.A., Liberal Arts, Pennsylvania State University

Randi Myers
ACE, Psychology, Sociology
M.S.W., Social Work,
B.S.W., Social Work, Shippensburg University

Shannon Nicoloff, Psy.D.
Psychology, Communications
Psy.D., Counseling Psychology,
M.A., Counseling Psychology, University of St. Thomas;
B.A., Communication Arts & Psychology, Hamline University

Tressa Nolan
Religion
M.A., Indo-Tibetan Buddhism, Naropa University;
B.A., Religion, Near East Cult/Arch, Lycoming College

Mark Parfitt
Computer Information Technology, Business
M.B.A., Management, SUNY Empire State College;
B.S., Organizational Leadership, Saint Francis University;
A.S.B., Business Administration-Management/Marketing, South Hills School of Business & Technology

Jessica Peacock
Psychology, Sociology
M.A., Human Services: Marriage & Family, Liberty University;
B.S., Psychology, Business option, Pennsylvania State University

Joanne Plack
Developmental Studies, FYE, Psychology, Healthy Lifestyles
M.Ed., Urban Education, Alvernia University;
M.Ed., Educational Leadership, Edinboro University;
B.A., Psychology, Duquesne University

Monika Pringle, MD
Health Sciences
Medical Doctor-Medicine, Trisakti University

Carlee Resh
M.S., Biology,
B.S., MSV Marine Vertebrate, Long Island University

Gregory Reynolds
Psychology
M.A., Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Indiana University of Pennsylvania;
B.A., Business Management, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Rebecca Ritchey
American Sign Language
M.A.Ed., Adult Education & Training, University of Phoenix;
B.A., Sign Language/Interpreter Education, Mount Aloysius College

Christine Rhoades
Psychology, Sociology
M.Ed., School Counseling,
B.S., Communications Media, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Daniel Ross
Mathematics
M.S., Mathematics, Indiana University of Pennsylvania;
B.S., Computer Engineering, Pennsylvania State University

Andrew Scanlan
Biology
M.S., Ecology, Pennsylvania State University;
B.S., Biology -  Marine Biology concentration, Saint Francis University

Lori Schroth
D.B.A., Business Administration, California Southern University;
M.S., Occupational Safety & Health/Environmental Management, Columbia Southern University;
B.S., Natural Science & Safety Sciences, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Stephenie Schroth
M.Ed., Instructional Systems, Educational Technology option,
B.S., Elementary & Kindergarten Education, Elementary Education Technology option, Pennsylvania State University

Gwendolyn Schwab, MD
Health Sciences, Healthy Lifestyles
MD, Medicine, West Virginia University;
B.S., Biological Basis of Behavior - Behavioral Neuroscience & Behavioral Medicine concentration, University of Pennsylvania

Gary Sechrengost
Biology
M.Ed., Leadership, Saint Francis University;
B.S., Secondary Education, Pennsylvania State University

Carl Sell
English
M.A., English - Literature concentration, Indiana University of Pennsylvania;
B.A., English, Pennsylvania State University

Jonathan Shaw
M.S., Biology, Shippensburg University;
B.S., Biology/Environmental Science, Saint Francis University

Erin Shifflett
English
M.Ed., Counseling & Development,
M.L.A., Liberal Arts, Auburn University Montgomery;
B.S.Ed., Language Arts Education, Troy University

Leonard Shurin
M.Ed., Curriculum & Instruction, Pennsylvania State University;
B.A., Secondary Education - Communications concentration, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Dr. Andrew Sicree
Ph.D., Geochemistry & Mineralogy, Pennsylvania State University;
B.S., Chemistry & English, Carnegie Mellon University

Allegra Slick
Early Childhood Education, Mathematics
M.Ed., Early Childhood Education, Northern Arizona University
B.A., Mathematics, Seton Hill College

James Smith, DMD
DMD, Dental Medicine,
B.S., Biology, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Kenneth Smith
Business, Accounting, Computer Information Technology
M.B.A., Business Administration, Saint Francis University;
B.S., Manufacturing Engineering, Bradley University

Wilson Smith
M.S., Counseling Psychology, Capella University;
B.A., Psychology, Pennsylvania State University

William Stanko
Business
M.B.A., Business Administration, Drexel University;
B.A., Social Sciences - Business Economics concentration, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Trudi Stasko
Developmental Studies, English, Academic/Career Planning
M.S.Ed., Education-Elementary Reading & Literacy concentration, Walden University;
B.S., Elementary Education, University of Pittsburgh

Seth Tanner
Psychology, Criminal Justice, Sociology
JD, Juris Doctor, Duquesne University;
B.A., Political Science, Juniata College

Dr. Marsha Tate
Communications, Computer Information Technology
Ph.D., Mass Communications, California University of Pennsylvania;
M.A., Communications, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania;
M.S., Library Science, Clarion University;
B.A., Political Sciences, Pennsylvania State University

Nina Tedeschi
Music
M.M., Applied Music, Duquesne University;
B.A., Music, Lycoming College

William Thomas
Humanities, Philosophy, Religion
M.R.Ed., Religious Education, Loyola University;
B.S., Natural Sciences-Psychology concentration, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Rachel Thomas-Kimmel
English, Communications
M.A., English, Indiana University of Pennsylvania;
B.A. Communications, Pennsylvania State University

Lynn Thompson
Biology
M.S., Nursing, Pennsylvania State University;
B.S., Registered Nurse, Mount Aloysius College

Stephen Tomasko
Computer Information Technology
M.S., Information Technology, Capella University;
B.S. Professional Studies-Math, Science, Computer Science, Mount Aloysius College;
A.A.S. Electronics Technology, Pennsylvania Highlands Community College

Tracy Tredennick
Psychology, Sociology
M.S.W., Social Work,
B.A., Social Sciences - Sociology concentration, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Dr. John Trimble
Healthy Lifestyles, Biology
Ph.D., Microbiology, Pennsylvania State University;
B.S., History, Saint Francis University

Raymond Trybus
M.S.S., Sports Science, United States Sports Academy;
B.S., Biology, Saint Francis University

Douglas Tussey
Physics
M.Ed., Physics,
B.S., Astronomy & Astrophysics, Pennsylvania State University

Jason Upton
Communications, Religion
M.S., Organizational Leadership, Geneva College;
B.A., Biblical Studies, Indiana Bible College;
A.A., Letters, Arts, Science, Pennsylvania State University

Kimberly Vandevander
Business, FYE, Academic/Career Planning
M.B.A., Marketing,
B.S., Business-Management, University of Phoenix;
Associate, Medical Secretary, Altoona School of Commerce

Tracy Vargas
Sociology
M.A., Sociology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania;
B.A., Sociology, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Michelle Voeghtly
Psychology
M.A., Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Indiana University of Pennsylvania;
B.A., Psychology, Mount Aloysius College

Richard Von Schlichten
History
MSLS, Library & Informational Studies - School Library Administration concentration, Clark Atlanta University;
B.A., History, Georgia Southwestern State University

Shasta Wagner
Early Childhood Education
M.Ed., Teaching & Learning, Lock Haven University;
B.S.Ed., Elementary Education - Mathematics concentration, Indiana University of Pennsylvania;
A.A.S., Human Services - Early Child Care and Development concentration, Pennsylvania Highlands Community College

Barbara Walker
Health and Wellness
M.S., Counseling and Personnel Services,
B.A., Elementary Education, Purdue University

Kolby Wasnick
Accounting
M.B.A., Business Administration,
B.S., Accounting, Mount Aloysius College

John Wenturine
Business
Master of Public & International Affairs, Security & Intel Studies, University of Pittsburgh,
B.S., Marketing, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Paula Zitzler
Anthropology/Sociology
M.S., Public Archeology, Rensselaer;
B.A., Anthropology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania


Faculty (Adjunct Lecturer, Part-Time)

Trevor Anderson
B.S., Biology, Mount Aloysius College;
B.A., Rhetoric & Communication, University of Pittsburgh

Patte Bechtold
Mathematics
B.S., Secondary Education Mathematics and General Studies, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Jessica Boes
Health Sciences
B.S., Business/Marketing, University of Phoenix

Patricia Corrente
Mathematics
B.S., Mathematics Education, Pennsylvania State University

Sara Dillon
B.S., Health and Physical Education, Indiana University Pennsylvania

Cynthia Frazier
Health Sciences
A.A.S., Healthcare Information Specialist, Pennsylvania Highlands Community College

Sam Fuge
Music, Healthy Lifestyles
Bachelor of Music, Music - Music Education concentration, West Virginia University

Lari Gallaher
Mathematics
B.S.Ed., Secondary Education Mathematics, Lock Haven University

Kimberli Green
Health Sciences
A.A.S., Medical Assisting Technology, Pennsylvania Highlands Community College

Matthew Harnett
Computer Aided Drafting, BUI
B.A., Secondary Education - English concentration, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Jaime Helbig
Art
B.S., Art Education, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Donald Howard
Welding

Ryan Kieta
Architectural/Civil Design
Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, Landscape Architecture - Geography concentration, Pennsylvania State University

Samantha Kinley
Mathematics
B.A., Mathematics - Secondary Education concentration, Saint Francis University

Mary Knight
Health Sciences
A.S.T., Health Information Technology, South Hills Business School

Dane Lamont
English, Communications
B.A., English - English-Writing concentration, Edinboro University

Robert Malcolm
Mathematics
B.S., Chemistry & Secondary Education - Chemistry & General Science concentration, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

George Markovich
Welding

Matthew Matusko
Architectural/Civil Design

Shelley Merrell
Art
B.A., Art History & Graphic Design History, Edinboro University

Jessica Moore
English
B.A., English, Pennsylvania State University

Annette Nagle
Music
B.A., Letters, Arts, Science, Pennsylvania State University

Ryan Perrin
Physics
B.S., Physics, Indiana University of Pennsylvania;
A.S., Liberal Arts/Science-Mathematics/Science, Jamestown Community College

Marc Purazo
Biology
B.S., Biology, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Farhad Rashnavadi
Mathematics, Health Sciences, Healthy Lifestyles
B.S., Chemistry, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
A.S., Engineering, Metropolitan Community College

Eric Roman
Computer Aided Drafting, Architectural/Civil Design
A.S.T, Industrial Design Tech, The Art Institute of Pittsburgh

Rhonda Rose
Health Sciences
B.S., Nursing, University of Pittsburgh

Joseph Sernell
Academic/Career Planning
B.A., Geography, University of Pittsburgh

Tracy Spade
Health Sciences
B.S., Registered Nurse,
A.S., Nursing, Mount Aloysius College

Robert Speicher
Mathematics
B.S., Secondary Education - Mathematics concentration, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

William Stasko
Accounting, Business
B.S., Business Accounting, Saint Vincent College

Michael Trigona
Computer Information Technology
B.A., Business - Management concentration, University of Pittsburgh

Robert Vlasaty
Mathematics, Computer Information Technology
B.S., Secondary Education Mathematics,
B.S., Electrical Engineering Technology, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

John Young
Computer Information Technology
B.A., Business-Management concentration, University of Pittsburgh


Support Staff

Ruth Bausher
Admissions & Information Clerk
B.A., Advertising, Pennsylvania State University

Scott Beamer
Admissions Coordinator
A.A.S., Business Management, Pennsylvania Highlands Community College

Catharine Berret-Fornoff
Reference Services Assistant
B.A., English Literature & Writing, University of Pittsburgh

Jennifer Biggs
Academic Instruction Secretary
A.A., Psychology, Pennsylvania Highlands Community College

Brenda Brewer
Administrative Coordinator, Somerset
B.S., Business Administration, Longwood College

Pamela Buseck
Administrative Coordinator, Blair

Timothy Crawford
Service Worker

Carley Denner
Head Coach, Women’s Volleyball​
B.S., Interior Design, La Roche College​

Vicky Eckenrode
Administrative Coordinator, Ebensburg
A.A.S., Secretarial Technology,
A.A.S., Business Management, Pennsylvania Highlands Community College

Miriam (Kaye) Fink
Assistant KEYS Grant Coordinator
A.A.S., Business Management, Pennsylvania Highlands Community College

Mark Gyurik
Service Worker

Amanda Helbig
Admissions & Information Clerk, Blair
B.S., Business, Pennsylvania State University

Holly Hostetler
Purchasing & Mail Services Clerk
A.S., Accounting​, Pennsylvania Highlands Community College

Craig Jones
Service Worker

Eileen Kyler
Library Clerk
A.A.S., Computer Information and Communication Technology, Network Administration, Pennsylvania Highlands Community College

Brittany Lapczynski
Center Director Assistant, Ebensburg
A.A., General Studies, Pennsylvania Highlands Community College

Cheryl Long
Administrative Coordinator, Huntingdon

Jim Marlowe
Service Worker

Jessica Oest
Office Assistant
B.A., Communication, University of Pittsburgh

Craig Peracchino
Service Worker

Robert Podolak
Service Worker

Thomasa Pridgen
Student Records Assistant
B.A., English, California University of Pennsylvania;
A.A., Liberal Arts, Pennsylvania Highlands Community College

Andrea Pulsney
Administrative Coordinator, Blair
B.S., Business-Management, Liberty University

Elizabeth Reese
Center Director Assistant, Somerset

Connie Russell
Student Success Center Secretary
A.A.S., Secretarial Technology, Pennsylvania Highlands Community College

Steven Russo
Service Worker

Kathleen Samay
Administrative Assistant
B.A., Art, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Polly Simmons
Sign Language Interpreter

Richard Stock
Service Worker

Nancy Webb
Student Accounts Assistant
A.A.S., Health Related Professions, Saint Francis University

Melissa Zukus
Financial Aid Assistant
A.S.B., Secretarial Sciences, ICM School of Business