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CLARK COLLEGE
WELCOMES NEW FACULTY MEMBERS

With fall quarter now underway, Clark College is proud to welcome faculty – some new, some familiar – who have received appointments for the 2009-2010 academic year.

Steven Baird has been appointed to the full-time special programs faculty position in Adult Basic Education at Larch Corrections Center. Steven earned his bachelor’s degree in language arts and his master’s degree in secondary education from Southern Oregon University. He has previous work experience with Portland Public Schools—Clinton School, ESD 112, Crater High School and Ashland Adult Learning Center.

Teresa Boyd has been appointed to the full-time temporary faculty position in ABE/ESL. She earned her master’s degree in English as a Second Language from the University of Arizona. Teresa has worked at Clark College for fourteen years teaching ESL and in the Nursing Assistant I-BEST program.

 

Amanda Crochet has been appointed to the full-time temporary faculty position in Chemistry. She earned her bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Tulane University and her PhD in organic chemistry from the University of California. Amanda has previous work experience with Chemical Technologies, California State University, Portland Community College and Clark College.

 

Sharon Doty has been appointed to the full-time temporary faculty position in Nursing. She earned her associate degree in nursing from Mt. Hood Community College and is pursuing her master’s degree in nursing from Walden University. Sharon has previous work experience with Asthma Allergy & Dermatology Associates, St. Charles Medical Center, Legacy Mt. Medical Center and Mt. Hood Community College.

 

April Duvic has been appointed to the tenure-track faculty position in Music. April earned her bachelor’s degree in music at Whitman College and her master’s degree in music at Portland State University. She has previous teaching experience at Concordia University, Gordon Russell Middle School, St. Mary’s Academy, Jesuit High School, Washougal High School and has taught at Clark College since 1990.

 

Rebecca Engel has been appointed to the full-time temporary faculty position in American Sign Language. Rebecca earned her bachelor’s degree in sociology from Oregon State University and her master’s degree in deaf education from Western Oregon University. She has previous work experience at the Washington School for the Deaf and has taught at Clark College since 2007. Rebecca has been instrumental in the creation of Clark College’s ASL program.

 

Heidi Fay has been appointed to the full-time temporary faculty position in Pharmacy Technology. She earned her certificate of proficiency from Clark College and has been a pharmacy technician for almost seven years. Heidi has previous work experience with Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital and Legacy Salmon Creek Hospital.

Dee Anne Finken has been appointed to the full-time temporary faculty position in Journalism. Dee Anne earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Washington State University, a bachelor’s degree in journalism from California State University, and an MFA in writing from Portland State University. She has previous work experience with University of Portland, Washington State University, The Oregonian, Kaiser Permanente and the Fresno Bee newspaper.

 

Justin Flick has been appointed to the full-time temporary faculty position in Automotive. Justin earned his associate degree in applied science at Clark College; he also completed the Toyota Technical Education Network Program. He has previous work experience at Vancouver Toyota, Firestone Bridgestone Corporation, Martin’s Auto Repair, Carpenters Garage and Clark College.

 

William Hafer has been appointed to the full-time temporary faculty position in CTEC. William holds a number of industry certifications including A+, Network+, Security+ and Microsoft MCDST. He has previous work experience as a computer consultant and he facilitated A+ training at Portland Community College’s Workforce Training Program. In addition to his teaching duties, William will also be serving as the coordinator for Clark’s computer reuse activities with CREAM (Computer Recycling Education and Marketing).

 

Marilyn Hale has been appointed to the full-time temporary faculty position in Business Technology. Marilyn earned her bachelor’s degree at University of Montana-Western and her master’s degree in education at Montana State University. She has previous teaching experience at Eastern Washington University, Columbia College of Business, Clackamas Community College, and has taught at Clark College as an affiliate instructor in Business Technology since 1992.

 

Jenefer King has been appointed to the tenure-track clinical faculty position in Medical Radiography. She is a registered radiological technologist with more than 35 years of experience. Jenefer earned her radiography diploma at Christchurch School of Radiography in New Zealand and has previous work experience with Southwest Washington Medical Center, General Electric Medical Systems and Stanford University Medical Center.

 

Dr. Shon Kraley has been appointed to the full-time temporary faculty position in Economics. He completed his PhD in economics at the University of Washington. His previous work experience includes the Washington Research Council, Battelle, Quantec, and the State of Washington, including the Department of Social and Health Services, Labor and Industries and the Department of Ecology. Dr. Kraley has taught at several schools on an adjunct basis in courses ranging from introductory economics to graduate-level forecasting and econometric modeling.

 

Nathan Lazar has been appointed to the full-time temporary faculty position in Mathematics. Nathan earned his bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Ohio University and an MS in mathematics from Portland State University. He has worked as an adjunct instructor at Clark College and as a substitute teacher in grades 1-12 teaching a wide variety of subjects. His emphasis as an instructor is in fostering a learner-centered classroom with dedication to achievement for all students.

 

Angie Marks has been appointed to the tenure-track faculty position in Nursing. Angie earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Washington State University and is currently pursuing her master’s degree in nursing at Washington State University. She has previous work experience with Intercollegiate College of Nursing, Southwest Washington Medical Center, Sacred Heart Medical Center and Clark College.

 

Dr. Barbara Meyer has been appointed to the full-time temporary faculty position in Health & Physical Education. Barbara earned her master’s degree in exercise science at Northeastern Illinois University and her doctorate in health education from University of Texas. Her previous work experience includes serving as the wellness coordinator for the City of Portland, Legacy and Health at Any Size.

 

Meredith Moore has been appointed to the tenure-track faculty position in Nursing. Meredith earned her associate degree in nursing at Carl Sandburg College and her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing at Oregon Health & Sciences University. She has previous work experience with Linfield College, Oregon Health & Sciences University, Portland Veteran’s Administration, Columbia Community Mental Health and Clark College.

 

Susan Nieman has been appointed to the tenure-track faculty position in Nursing. She earned her associate degree in nursing at Clark College, and her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing at Washington State University. Susan has previous work experience with Concordia University, Adventist Medical Center and Clark College.

 

Linda Peterson has been appointed to the full-time temporary faculty position in NAC. She earned her licensed practical nursing certificate and associate degree in nursing from Clark College and her bachelor’s degree in nursing from University of Phoenix. Linda has previous work experience with Fort Vancouver Convalescent Center, Northwest Healthcare, Inc., State of Washington and Clark College.

 

Ron Renner has been appointed to the full-time temporary faculty position in Welding. Ron earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from North Carolina State University and his associate degree in applied science in the welding program at Clark College. He has previous work experience with the US Navy, as a licensed flight instructor at Pearson Airport, Geppetto’s Woodworks and Clark College.

 

Stephanie Robinson has been appointed to the full-time temporary faculty position in Health Occupations. Stephanie has an ADN in nursing from Scott Community College and a BS in biology from Augustana College. She has previous work experience with Black Hawk College, Kohl’s, Iowa Medicaid Enterprises, Robert Young Center and Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center.

 

Patricio Sevier has been appointed to the full-time temporary faculty position in Machining Technology. He has previous work experience with the US Navy, Weiss Scientific Glass and Clark College.

 

Dawn Shults has been appointed to the tenure-track faculty position in Pharmacy Technician. She graduated with merit from Clark’s Pharmacy Technician program in 1997. Dawn has previous work experience with Providence Home Infusion in Portland and had the exciting opportunity to help with the start up of the pharmacy at Legacy Salmon Creek. She continues to work on-call at Legacy to keep current in the field.

 

Erin Staples has been appointed to the full-time temporary faculty position in Health Education. She earned her bachelor’s degree in business/hospitality management from University of North Texas and her MPH in health education from Portland State University. Erin has previous work experience with Kaiser Permanente, Oregon Office of Disability and Health, Bell Microproducts and Clark College.

 

Linda Valenzuela has been appointed to the full-time temporary faculty position in Nursing. Linda received her associate degree in nursing from the College of the Sequoias, her bachelor’s degree in nursing from California State University and her master’s degree from Portland State University. She has previous work experience with Southwest Washington Medical Center, Clark County Health Department, Southwest Washington Health District, Asotin County Health Department, Valley Medical Center and several other health facilities.

Loan Vo has been appointed to the full-time temporary faculty position in Chemistry. She earned her bachelor’s degree in chemistry in May 1999 at University of Texas in San Antonio. Loan then went on to earn her Ph.D. in organic chemistry from at Texas A&M. After graduation, Loan worked for Halliburton. Upon moving to the Pacific Northwest, she has worked for an environmental chemical testing company as well as teaching chemistry part-time at Portland Community College and Clark College.

 

Lori Wamsley has been appointed to the full-time temporary faculty position in the Library. She earned her bachelor’s degree in management from University of Portland and master’s degrees in library science and instructional design & technology from Emporia State University. Lori has previous work experience with Aon Risk Services, Granite Insurance Services, Colliers International, Mt. Hood Community College Foundation, Portland Community College, Emporia State University and Clark College.

 

Jennifer Ward has been appointed to the full-time temporary faculty position in Mathematics. Jennifer earned her bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Oregon State University and an MS in statistics from Portland State University. Jennifer has worked as an adjunct instructor at Clackamas Community College, Portland Community College and Clark College. She is an experienced distance education instructor and will teach in-person, on-line and hybrid courses for the Mathematics Division this year.

 

Myron Wurzer has been appointed to the full-time temporary faculty position in Welding. He earned his associate degree from Clark College and his bachelor’s degree in major industrial technology from University of Central Washington. Myron has previous work experience with Camas Welding, Freightliner, Clackamas Community College, Mount Hood Community College and Clark College.


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