Brian T. Alloway is a full-time professor and academic advisor at Hocking College in the Art, Design and Marketing Program. Brian developed and built the first hot glass facility for the college in 2012 and teaches in many disciplines in addition to glass including design, sculpture, and art portfolio. He also teaches foundation-level studio art classes and introductory art appreciation. Brian serves on the Budget Advisory Council (BAC), manages the program art gallery on campus and its external events, and serves as liaison to the Student Art Club. Prior to coming to Hocking College in 2008, Brian worked for Glass Axis in Columbus, Ohio as a studio technician and instructor, and served as an adjunct faculty member at Kent State University. Mr. Alloway has a Master of Fine Arts from Kent State University, and a Bachelor in Fine Arts from the Columbus College of Art & Design. He is a designer, fabricator and educator working primarily in the medium of glass. As a mixed material artist, Brian’s work integrates blown, fused and cast glass with a host of other materials. Some of Mr. Alloway’s recognitions include a competitive residency at Northlands Creative Glass in Lybster, Scotland, awards from the Glass Art Society and numerous businesses commissions. He is a practicing artist with many previous group and solo exhibitions of his work.
Before teaching at Hocking College, Crystal worked for 15 years as a medical surgical nurse in two hospitals in several different capacities receiving a wide variety of experiences. She was a preceptor for new employees for many of those years and a certified chemotherapy nurse for several years. Crystal earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from West Virginia University and a Master of Science in Nursing from Bellarmine University. She is a Registered Nurse in both Ohio and West Virginia. Her committee assignments at Hocking College include the Outcomes Committee (chair), the ACEN Committee (co-chair), Evaluation Committee and Team Leader/Curriculum Committee. She also serves as an academic advisor for nursing students at Hocking College.
Patricia Bartoe is a faculty instructor that teaches in the Nursing Department, both Practical and Registered Nursing Program. She has been teaching at Hocking College since 2011. She has taught both in the clinical setting and, most recently, teaches classes in the Practical Nursing Program. She is a graduate of Hocking College Nursing Program, 1988. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Indiana Wesleyan University and her Master of Science in Nursing, Nursing Education from Indiana Wesleyan University. She currently maintains a Registered Nursing license in the State of Ohio. She is an academic advisor for the Nursing Department. Patricia has previously served on the Wellness Committee and the Success Skills Learning Community and Assessment Council. Patricia spent most of her nursing career working in critical care and emergency nursing. Patricia was previously a council member for Zaleski Village Council, Zaleski, Ohio, for over 16 years. She is a member of the American Nurses Association and the Ohio Nurses Association. In her spare time she reads, oil paints and spends time with family.
Cynthia Bauers began teaching at Hocking College in 2014 and has taught several environmental courses in the School of Natural Resources. She currently teaches Environmental Science, Environmental Chemistry, and Field Biology. Cynthia began her environmental career as the Leading Creek Watershed Coordinator where she coordinated activities to produce a state endorsed Watershed Action Plan and an Acid Mine Drainage Abatement and Treatment Plan. She has also worked in the private sector where her responsibilities included managing and analysis of data to be used in preparation of Section 404/401 permit applications. In addition to teaching at Hocking, she also works as a Research Assistant at Midwest Biodiversity Institute conducting biological assessments of headwater streams and rivers. She is a Level 3 QHEI Qualified Data Collector and a Level 3 Benthic Macroinvertebrate Assessment- Sample Collection, Identification, and Data Evaluation. She received a Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Biology and an Master of Science in Environmental Studies from Ohio University.
Jacob Bookman is an Instructor in the Cybersecurity and Network Systems program. He has been teaching at Hocking College since 2015. He teaches the full spectrum of courses in the Cybersecurity and Network Systems Program. He is a graduate of Ohio University with a Bachelor of Science in Sociology/Criminology, and also holds a Master of Science degree from DeVry University’s Keller School of Management in Networking and Communications Management. He is a certified instructor for the Cisco Networking Academy in Intro to Networks, Routing and Switching Essentials, CCNA Security, and IT Essentials. Jacob serves as the liaison to Metasolutions Cisco Networking Academy. He also serves as an Academic Advisor for the Cybersecurity and Network Systems students at Hocking College. In his spare time Jacob likes to stay abreast of emerging technologies and advancements in his field as well as spending time outdoors with his family.
Lance Booth is an Instructor in the Equine Science Programs. He has been teaching at Hocking College since 1993. Lance teaches courses in all three Equine Programs (Wilderness Horsemanship, Farrier Science & Business and Equine Health & Complementary Therapies). He is a graduate of Hocking College with an Associate of Technical Studies in Equine, he also is a graduate of Kentucky Horseshoeing School where he received a Certificate in Horseshoeing in 1990. Lance teaches many different classes at Hocking College (Corrective Shoeing & Gait Analyses, Forging I, Horseshoeing I, II & III, Farm Equipment & Maintenance, Equine Anatomy & Conformation, Equine Health Care I, Equine Nutrition & Supplements, Horse Handling & Management, Wilderness Riding I & II, Chainsaw Operation, Woodshop and Mapping class). Lance also serves as an Advisor for the Equine and Natural Recourse Law students at Hocking College. Before teaching at Hocking College, He worked at Drowsy Water Ranch in Granby, Colorado as a Farrier and Wrangler. On returning back to Ohio he started his own farrier business and worked part time as a Youth Pastor at Albany Baptist Church. Lance has been shoeing horses for the past 28 years. In his free time he really enjoys camping and riding horses with his family. Hunting and woodworking is another two of his hobbies.
Getachew joined Hocking College in 2006 as a full time faculty and teaches botany, zoology, environmental chemistry and general biology in the department of natural resources. He previously taught several biotechnology courses such as molecular biology, cell culture, Biochemistry, forensic DNA, bioprocessing, and biotech lab instrumentation at hocking college in the department of industrial technology. Prior joining Hocking College, Getachew was a research associate (post doc fellow) at The Ohio State University in the department of agricultural engineering working on plant agronomy/genetics. Currently he is involved in eye melanoma research projects at OSU Ophthalmology department during school breaks, and teaches biology courses at Columbus State Community College as adjunct professor. Getachew earned his Ph.D. in Crop Science (breeding and genetics) from Oregon State University, Master of Science in Agronomy/Pathology from Temirazieve Academy, Moscow, Russia and an Associate Degree in Horticulture from Ethiopia. Getachew serves on the Student Success Committee at Hocking College. His hobby is playing soccer, jogging and reading research articles in botany and zoology and other fields.
Emily Boyer has been an instructor in the Allied Health Department at Hocking College since 2010. She currently teaches Anatomy and Physiology I & II, Microbiology, and Human Organism. Emily received a Bachelor in Biology from Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia and a Master in Public Administration (MPA) from Ohio University. While working on her MPA she was awarded a BOOKS II STEM Graduate Fellow from which she earned 19 credit hours in Biological Sciences. Currently Emily is working on her Ph.D. in Higher Education from Ohio University. Aside from teaching, Emily is also an Academic Advisor for students enrolled in the Hocking College Physical Therapy program within the Allied Health Department. She serves on the Medical Assisting and Physical Therapy advisory board and the Student Success and Assessment committees. Prior to working at Hocking College, Emily was an AmeriCorps VISTA with Rural Action, a nonprofit organization located in South Eastern Ohio. In her spare time, Emily is a Hospice volunteer and loves to travel.
Ron offers much to the student and draws from a vast network of experience and past employment. He has worked with the Ohio State Parks and Recreation, Natural Resource Conservation Service's Reclamation Abandon Mine Project, DRB Inc. as an archeologist. He has been a Camp Counselor at Camp Campbellgard YMCA, and an Outdoor Educator at Glen Helen Outdoor Education Camp. Ron started as an adjunct teacher at Hocking in 1999 and is now a full-time instructor. He teaches numerous courses within the curriculums of the School of Natural Resources including Dendrology, Field Biology, Map Reading and Interpretation, Field Ecology, Watercraft and Ohio Birds of Prey, as well as past courses such as Surveying and Advanced Surveying, Watershed Management, Recreational Area Equipment, Recreation Management, Woodshop, Wildlife Identification, Wildlife Techniques, Zoology, Botany and Environmental Science. He has been active as an adviser in clubs and organizations throughout the years including The Outdoor Club, the Campus Green Club, the Wildlife Club, and the Birding Club. He also is continually active in the design and development of future courses and curriculum for the school of natural resources as well. Ron's education began at Hocking Technical College with an Associates in Science in Recreation and Wildlife Management, 1985. In 1986 he enrolled in Antioch, Yellow Springs, Ohio for a semester in Outdoor Education and Natural History at the same time working at Glen Helen Outdoor Education Center. He then achieved a Bachelor of Science in Recreation Management from Ohio University in 1990, and a Master in Education with a concentration on two-year education from Ohio University in 1999. Ron continues his education and is currently enrolled in a graduate Program of Environmental Studies at the Voinovich School of Public Affairs at Ohio University.
Kim co-founded the innovative GeoEnvironmental Science program in 2009. This unique program combines the academic rigor of the Geology and Environmental Science fields to provide marketable, technical skills to her students. Kim is a Licensed Professional Geologist with over 20 years of experience in GeoEnvironmental project management, assessment and remediation at sites across the country, especially those where ground water was impacted by pollutants. Before joining Hocking College, Kim worked as an environmental consultant performing projects for both private and public sector clients at Formerly Used Defense (NIKE Missile) sites, active military installations, Brownfield sites, industrial and commercial properties. Kim began her career at the Ohio Department Natural Resources working in the Abandoned Mined Lands Program. She has also been an Urban Conservationist addressing storm water issues in northeast Ohio. Kim lends her extensive knowledge in the GeoEnvironmental field to developing and teaching several core courses; Environmental Laws, Environmental Geology, Site Assessment, Storm Water Management, Sampling & Monitoring, Petroleum & Mineral Resource Management, Subsurface Investigation and GeoEnvironmental Careers. She received Hocking College’s Excellence in Education Award for outstanding teaching in 2012. She recently won the 2016 Natural Resources Conservation Educator of the Year Award from the Athens County Soil & Water Conservation District. Kim received her Bachelor of Science in Geological Sciences from Ohio University and is an active member of the National Ground Water Association. She serves on the Hocking College Shale Oil Task Force and serves as an Academic Advisor for GeoEnvironmental Science students at Hocking College.
Mike joined the Hocking School of Natural Resources in 2000. With faculty experience at the University of Akron and Kent State University, Caudill brought with him a research background that includes 29 publications. He has published articles in national and international journals, research abstracts, and field guidebooks. Mike was formerly employed by the Ohio Department Natural Resources, Division of Geological Survey where he conducted field mapping, deep coal, and coal-bed methane resource studies. He is co-author of the newly published Ohio Bedrock Geology map. At Hocking College, Mike co-founded the innovative GeoEnvironmental Science program in 2009. This unique program combines the academic rigor of the Geology and Environmental Science fields to provide his students marketable, technical skills. Mike has developed and taught numerous courses at Hocking College, including Physical Geology, Environmental Geology, Historical Geology, Ohio Geology, Soils, Hydrogeology, Engineering Geology, Geomorphology, Geoarcheology, and Stream Water Quality Monitoring. He received the Hocking College’s Excellence in Education Award for outstanding teaching in 2012. Caudill has a Bachelor of Science in Geological Sciences from Marshall University, a Master of Science in Geological Sciences from Ohio University, and a Ph.D. in Geological Sciences from the University of Tennessee. He conducts summer research on soils and landscape evolution of the upper Ohio River Valley.
Lori Cline has been a practicing certified medical assistant since obtaining certification in June of 1996. A 1996 alumni of Hocking College with an Associate Degree in Applied Science, she joined the Medical Assistant faculty in the fall of 2011. Cline is a member of the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA). Lori has work experience in both clinical and private practice setting. She served as clinical and administrative supervisor for Dr. Edward Sprague, she has also worked for Doctors Hospital of Nelsonville in a variety of specialties including, Family Practice, Sports Medicine, Orthopedics, Internal Medicine and General Surgery. At Hocking College, Lori teaches medical assisting courses that include, Medical Law and Ethics, Medical Management, Case Studies and Medical Laboratory Procedures. She is also the Practicum Coordinator for the Medical Assistant program and is an Academic Advisor for Medical Assistant and other Allied Health programs. Lori strives to incorporate her work experiences bringing it into her classes. Lori lives in Athens, Ohio with her husband John and youngest daughter Ava. Her pastimes include camping, boating, working in her yard and garden and spending time with her family and friends.
Mark Cullen has been teaching at Hocking College since the fall of 1997. He is a professor and primary instructor for the Hocking College Massage Therapy Program and also teaches Anatomy and Physiology courses for the Allied Health Department. Mark holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Edgecliff College, a Doctorate of Naprapathy from the Chicago National College of Naprapathy and a Doctorate of Chiropractic Degree from National College of Chiropractic. He currently holds licenses in Ohio to practice Massage Therapy, Naprapathy and Chiropractic, and holds numerous certifications in various bodywork systems, and has thousands of hours of continuing education in manual medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine and other areas of natural healing. Prior to teaching at Hocking College he was self-employed teaching advanced bodywork seminars and continues to teach advanced techniques to massage therapists. In addition to teaching he serves as the academic advisor for the Massage Therapy Program students and is a member of the Partnership.
An Assistant Professor in Forest Management, Downs has taught a variety of forest management courses since joining the college in 2008. He earned a Master of Science from The Ohio State University where he studied the effects of Shelterwood Harvesting on Oak Regeneration. His Bachelors of Science from The Ohio State University was in Forest Ecosystem Science and Management. He started his forestry education at Hocking College where he received an Associate in Forest Management. He has worked on a number of Wildland Firefighting Type II Initial Attack crews and assisted on a research project in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan studying fire history regimes in old growth red pine and white pine forests. Downs serves as the student advisor to the Forestry Club, a student organization of the Society of American Foresters (SAF) and serves as an academic advisor to Forest Management Students. He has remained active in the forestry community: serving as a past-chair of the Ohio chapter of SAF, member of National SAF Forest Technicians Taskforce, and member of Vinton Furnace State Forest Education Committee. At Hocking College he serves on the Tree Campus USA committee, Natural Resources Cross-Curricular Committee, Natural Resources Education and Outreach Committee, and the Land Management Committee. Downs has been a member of the Society of American Foresters for over 10 years and is a certified Tree Farm Inspector. He is licensed in Ohio as a Commercial Pesticide Applicator, certified in Forest Pests, Industrial Vegetation, and Ornamental Pests. In his spare time, Downs enjoys spending time outside: hunting, fishing, or hiking and loves to travel with family to various National Parks.
Stephanie Downs has taught at Hocking College since 2013 in the Forest Management program in the School of Natural Resources. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry and Wildlife Management, and a Master of Science in Natural Resources, both from The Ohio State University. Stephanie holds an Ohio Commercial Pesticide License, is training as a wildland firefighter, and is a Tree Farm inspector for the American Tree Farm Association. At Hocking College, she serves on the Natural Resources Cross-Curricular Committee and the Natural Resources Education and Outreach Committee. Other committee involvement includes the Vinton Furnace Education Committee, Hocking Hills Conservation Association, and the Presidential Society of American Foresters Building Committee. Classes currently taught include Dendrology, Forest Soils, Forest Ecology, Reforestation and Pesticide Applications, Forest Entomology and Pathology, and Forest Management. Stephanie also serves as an advisor to Forest Management students. Stephanie has served as chair for the Ohio Society of American Foresters (SAF), and serves as one of the faculty advisors for the Hocking College student chapter of SAF. Prior to working at Hocking College, Stephanie worked as the forest health forester for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry, working with forest pests, pathogens, and invasive species. Stephanie is currently a member of the Society of American Foresters. Stephanie enjoys many of the same activities outside of teaching as she teaches in classes – hiking, traveling, and anything outdoors.
A member of the full-time faculty since 2009, Scott teaches Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Intermediate GIS, GIS and GPS Applications, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), Cartography, Remote Sensing, Applied Coordinate Relations, Surveying and Mapping, Map Reading and Interpretation, Human Geography, and World Geography. His current classes include Intro to GIS and GPS, Intermediate GIS, GIS and GPS Applications, Surveying and Mapping, Map Reading and Interpretation, and World Geography. He previously taught GIS and Human Geography at the Ohio University Lancaster Branch. His educational background includes an Associate in GIS and GPS and an Occupational Certificate in GIS and GPS from Hocking College, a Bachelor in Science in Geography (with GIS specialization), and an Master of Science in Geography (with Geospatial specialization) from Ohio University of Athens.
As a former graduate (dual degree) of Hocking College, Scott returned to Hocking College as a part time faculty member in Prison Programs in 1995. Scott ran multiple prison programs as the program coordinator, instructed courses and supervised 1-800-BUCKEYE, the mailing agent for the Ohio Department of Travel and Tourism. After becoming a full-time adjunct faculty member in 1997, Scott continued working as an adjunct faculty member until 2003, when Scott became a 9 month full time faculty member. Scott was hired as an instructor in the Auto Parts Management program where he also maintained ASE certification in multiple areas, certified refrigerant technician and machinist. In that role he instructed Parts and Service courses as well as Auto Technician and Auto Repair courses. In in 2001, Scott graduated with a Bachelor in Business Administration from Franklin University, in 2006 he completed his MBA with MIS and HR majors, also with Franklin University. Scott completed the coursework for his Ph.D. in Organizational Management with Capella University and plans to begin work on his Dissertation in the near future. Currently, Scott teaches Excel, Small Business Management, Principles of Management, Business Practicum, Business Planning, Principles of Finance, and Economics. Scott has also developed many online courses for Hocking College in several disciplines.
Bill Finnearty is an Associate Professor in the Fitness Management Program. He has been teaching at Hocking College since 2002 after retirement from The United States Army. Bill teaches lecture and lab courses in the Fitness Management program as well as serving as a special subject instructor in the Ohio Police Officer Training Academy (OPOTA). He is a graduate of Ohio University with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology and holds a Master of Science degree in Sports Medicine from the United States Sports Academy. Bill has held many fitness certifications from industry leaders such as: The American Council on Exercise (CPT & GFI), The National Strength and Conditioning Association (CSCS & CPT), The American College of Sports Medicine (HFS and Exercise Leader) and specialty certifications from the Ohio Highs School Athletic Association (Master Assessor-wrestling), The Army Master Fitness School (Master Fitness Trainer), Open water SCUBA diver, American Red Cross Lifeguard and American Lung Association -Freedom from smoking facilitator. Before teaching at Hocking College, he served in various positions in The United States Army including teaching Anatomy and Physiology, Battlefield Management, and held leadership positions to include Commander, Executive Officer (XO), Operations Officer (S-3) and Chief of Plans Training, Mobilization & Security (PTM&S). Bill has coached and served as an official in various levels (youth to semi-pro) in a myriad of sports and was an accomplished athlete. He is a staunch supporter of the Special Olympics, the military and veteran’s organizations and his community sports programs. In his spare time, he loves to attend Ohio State football and wrestling events, travel, and spend time with his family in the great outdoors.
Sayre Flannagan is an instructor in the Wildlife Resources Management program in the School of Natural Resources. She possesses a Bachelor in Wildlife Management from The Ohio State University, and a Master in Education and Public Policy from Ashford University. She serves as a coordinator for the Student Chapter of The Wildlife Society, and sits on the Assessment Committee and Scholarship Committee. She teaches Wildlife Identification and Ecology, Wildlife Techniques, NR Law & Policy, Wildlife Management, Wildlife Radio-telemetry, and the Wildlife Capstone Course. She advises many students in the Wildlife Resources Management program. Before teaching at Hocking College, Sayre worked as a Wildlife Biologist for nine years, supervising a high-profile endangered species program as well as conducting research on a variety of endangered or threatened animals, such as the California Condor and Northern Spotted Owl. She enjoys spending her spare time doing all things outdoors with her family and dogs.
Dianne Fleming has been a Mathematics instructor for Hocking College since 1998. She has taught developmental math courses from Basic Math to Intermediate Algebra as well as college-level math courses including College Algebra, Pre-Calculus, and Business Calculus. She teaches both face-to-face and online courses. She has helped develop some online courses and has recently worked with math faculty at HC to develop courses aligning with the new math pathways movement. Dianne serves on the Academic Success Committee and the Scholarship Review Committee. She is an academic advisor to students in the Business and Accounting programs. Prior to joining Hocking College, Dianne taught Math courses at other area institutions including Ohio University, Ohio University at Zanesville, West Virginia University at Parkersburg, and New Hope Academy in Albany, OH. She has over ten years of experience providing private Math tutoring for mostly high school students in Athens County, OH and Wood County, WV. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and in Computer Science from St. Mary's College of Minnesota, with a minor in Psychology. She earned a Master of Science in Mathematics from Ohio University.
Sarah Frazier is a professor of Nursing. She has been teaching at Hocking College since 1990. Sarah teaches in both the Practical Nursing program and in the Associate Degree Nursing program. She is a graduate of Hocking College with an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing, she holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Ohio University and a Master of Science with a Major in Nursing from Bellarmine College. She holds an Ohio Board of Nursing License. Sarah is an Academic Advisor to Nursing Students. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tua. Sarah is a member of the outcomes, recreation, lab and ACEN committees. She received the Hocking College Excellence in Teaching Award in 2005 and the Curtis Miles Outstanding Community Service Award in 2009. In her spare time, she loves to spend time with her family.
Jane Ann Fuller graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Ohio University and completed her Master of Fine Arts from the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, the University of Iowa. She has completed 20 hours of post graduate work in English from Ohio University. Here at Hocking College, Jane Ann serves on The Assessment Council, The Safety Committee, and as the President of Hocking College Education Association(HCEA). She teaches a variety of English classes including Composition I, Creative Writing, Contemporary Issues, Business Writing, Job Search Techniques, and Research Skills, in both the traditional and online formats and serves as Academic Advisor for Business Management and Entrepreneurship students. Before coming to Hocking College, Jane Ann taught for Ohio University Lancaster and at Orient and SCI prisons. Jane Ann is a member of the National Council of Teachers of English(NCTE) and the Board of Visitors(BOV) an alumni advisory board at Ohio University. In 2000, she co-authored Revenants: A Story of Many Lives, published with a grant from the Ohio Arts Council. Her poetry appears in such literary journals as Shenandoah, Aehtlon: Journal of Sport Literature, Atticus Review, Fifth Wednesday, The Pikeville Review, Pudding Magazine, Waccamaw, jmww, Steinbeck Now, and in the anthology Project Hope published by the Center for Victims of Torture. She has taken part in readings with Women on the Line whose proceeds are donated to the My Sister’s Place, and she has read her poems and juried applicants for Women of Appalachia Project. In 2015, Jane Ann was awarded the James Boatwright III Poetry Prize for a poem regarding baseball and learning to fiddle. She plays with an all female group of Old Time Musicians called the Trophy Wives and lives in the Hocking Hills.
Christina Gater, a professionally trained accountant, joined the Hocking College team as an Adjunct Accounting Instructor in 1999 and started teaching full-time in 2004. She is involved in teaching, curriculum development, and advising. She is also involved in committee work on campus which has included the Curriculum Committee, Q2S Committee, Accounting Advisory Committee, Business Management Advisory Committee and Academic Affairs Committee and she is the Advisor of the Accounting Club. To keep current in her field, Ms. Gater owns and operates her own accounting firm which allows her to give students the most current information in Accounting. She is degreed in both Accounting and Business Administration from Franklin University.
Mark Hackworth has been with Hocking College since the beginning of the program in 2002. Originally Mark was hired as the coordinator for the program. During that time Mark helped create a photography area as well as a glass blowing area. Currently Mark teaches photography, 2D design, drawing, and painting. The committees he is now participating in are the Assessment Committee and the Academic Affairs Committee. Mark also is an academic adviser for the Art, Design & Marketing students. Before coming to Hocking College, Mark taught at Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, Kendal College, Kendal, England, Dennison University, Grandville, Ohio. Mark received a Bachelor in Fine Arts from Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green Ohio, and an Master in Fine Arts from Ohio University, Athens, Ohio.
Jeffrey Hanson was hired in 1993 and has taught English Composition for Hocking College for the past 23 years. During that time he taught for 13 years in southeastern Ohio correctional institutes before teaching exclusively on campus. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Literature and Master of Arts in American Literature from San Diego State University. He also received a Ph.D. in Creative Writing from Ohio University.
Richard joined the college in 2015 and was a former Senior Vice President and Director of Corporate Security for the Huntington National Bank, headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. He was responsible for administering the security program for the financial institution, which had approximately 50 billion dollars in assets. He served in this capacity for 18 years. During his career he was responsible for investigating all external and internal fraud against the Huntington and developed and maintained a physical security program for the protection of bank assets. Prior to coming to the Huntington Bank, he served as Deputy Chief of Police at The Ohio State University and was responsible for managing and administering police operations. He served with the police department for 20 years. He has also held several other positions in public law enforcement as well as being employed with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and as a contract background investigator for the Federal Government, He holds a Bachelor in Criminal Justice, a Master of Arts in Human Resource Administration and a Master of Science in Business and Organizational Security and is pursuing a Doctorate Degree in Criminal Justice. He has served as an adjunct instructor in Criminal Justice at several community colleges in Ohio. He is the owner of a private investigations company, Harp and Associates Investigative Services. Richard has conducted numerous public speaking events on a variety of police/security topics and has served on several committees and board positions related to bank security, fraud investigations and law enforcement. Richard currently resides in Columbus, Ohio with his wife Ann.
Dale Hatfield is an instructor in the School of Natural Resources. He started teaching at Hocking College in 1993. Dale teaches courses in the Natural Resources, Forestry, Aquaculture, and Timber Harvesting Tree Care. He has an Associate of Technical Studies from Hocking College. Dale serves on the Natural Resource Education and Outreach Committee and The Natural Resources Cross-Curricular Committee. He is an Academic Advisor to the Heavy Equipment students. Dale serves the Tree Care Industry by working with the research and development of new equipment and techniques. Dale has been a Chainsaw safety trainer for the Game of Logging providing chainsaw safety training for the Public, Private, and Collegiate user. He has worked for many years as a project manager in Environmental Restoration and Forest recreation areas as well a commercial construction. Dale spends his free time engraving and training his dogs.
Lynn Holtzman is a Wildlife Management Instructor in the School of Natural Resources. He started teaching at Hocking College in 2008. He teaches primarily Wildlife and Natural Resource Law and Policy, Environmental Ethics and Wetland Ecology and Management as well as other courses for the Wildlife Management curriculum. He also serves on the Cross-Curricular and Natural Resource Education and Outreach Committees. Lynn attended Hocking College in 1976-1977 majoring in Recreation and Wildlife Management technology. He obtained a job with the Ohio Division of Wildlife, Department of Natural Resources in 1977 at Delaware Wildlife Area as a Wildlife Technician working with upland game species and waterfowl. In 1982, Lynn continued his career with the Division of Wildlife in District Five as a Private Lands Wildlife Biologist working in Western Ohio to create and restore wetland, riparian and native grassland habitat on private land. Lynn retired with over 29 years of field experience and service from the Division of Wildlife in 2006. Also in 2006, he received a Bachelor of Arts and Science in Philosophy with an emphasis on environmental ethics at Wright State University. This degree was followed in 2008 with a Master of Science in Environmental Studies (Environmental Law, Ethics and Policy Tract) from Ohio University. He was also trained and certified as a Wetland Delineator by the Ohio State University. His hobbies include tenkara fly fishing, wildfowl carving, canoeing and reading.
Since 1990 Kessler has taught Timber Harvesting and Tree Care classes at Hocking College. He has held many Welding certifications from 1981 – present and has been the Welding instructor at Hocking since 1990. Through the course of many years at Hocking he has also taught many different Heavy Equipment and NR Equipment Operator as well as Maintenance Classes. Kessler was a G.O.L. (Game of Logging International) Chainsaw and Log Skidder Trainer for many of those years as well. He is also a Chainsaw Safety Trainer for the Ohio Forestry Association.
Executive Chef Jason Knapp CEC, graduated from Hocking College Culinary Program in 1990. Since then has devoted his professional career to the culinary arts. For the past 29 years, he has delivered fine dining experiences in hotels, country club, retail, campus dinning and healthcare setting. Chef Knapp was asked to join Hocking College in 2011, and bring his 29 years of experience to the School of Hospitality at Hocking College. Now he is able to share his expertise with the next generation of culinary scholars. In preparing these students for real world experience, Chef Knapp also helps with the Hocking College Knowledge Bowl Team and the Hot Food Team. He also volunteers as a Judge for Skills USA, Pro Start, and FCCLA which allows students to be judged on their skill set and gives them the opportunity to be mentored by some of the world's best chefs. Chef Knapp is an active member of the American Culinary Federation (ACF) and serves on many committees. In his local chapter he has served as the Treasurer from 2013 – 2017. In 2015 Chef Knapp was instrumental in starting the golf outing fundraiser for the Columbus Chapter. He has also served at the National level on the Knowledge Bowl committee, writing questions for the competition and serving as a judge. He is presently serving on the By-laws committee.
Scott Kreps was part of the Hocking College experience in 2010/2012 when he instructed Cross Cultural Studies, Academic Success Strategies and Leadership. Currently, Scott serves as the faculty member for our world-renowned Ecotourism and Adventure Travel program. He teaches Principles of Ecotourism and Sustainability, Eco-Guiding, Event Management, World Geography, Careers and Watercraft. Scott completed an initial degree in Outdoor Education and Adventure Recreation (Ohio University) as a lead outdoor instructor in Northumberland, England. After traveling extensively, Scott returned to Athens completing a Master’s degree in Higher Education. Along his career, Scott has been a student development professional, community mental health expert, event coordinator, grant manager, honored guest speaker, and international educator. Scott also holds a Master in International Development Studies and is certified to teach Earth and Space Science K-12 in Ohio. Scott serves as a board member for Big Brothers Big Sisters and is an original member of the Diversity Without Division Commission at Hocking College.
Cheryl Mansky has taught Math at Hocking College since 1995. She teaches all of Hocking's math classes, from Basic Math through Business Calculus. She delivers classes in both the traditional setting and online, and has developed multiple classes for both delivery methods. She also works both at the Main Campus in Nelsonville and on the satellite campus in Perry County. Cheryl received a Bachelor in Mathematics and Russian Language and Literature from The Ohio State University. She earned her Master in Mathematics from Ohio University.
Awni has been teaching at Hocking College since 1992. He is a native of Athens, Ohio where he completed his Bachelor in English. He later completed his Master in English at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He lives in Athens with his wife, three children, three small dogs, and four medium sized cats.
Lynne Morgan is an Assistant Professor in the Nursing Program. She has been teaching at Hocking College since 1991. Lynne teaches courses in both the Practical and Registered Nurse Programs. She is a graduate of Otterbein College with an Associate in Nursing, she holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Otterbein College, and a Master in Nursing Education from Bellarmine University. Before teaching at Hocking College, she worked as a RN at Children’s Hospital and then while teaching continued to be employed as staff nurse with Adena Health System till 2016 with over 30 years of experience. Lynne serves on ACEN and as a Co-chair on Math committee. She is an Academic Advisor for Nursing Students within the Nursing department. In her spare time, she loves to exercise, travel, be a leader in a Divorce Care group in church, and spend time with her family.
Marsha Noel is a Professor of Nursing in the Nursing Program. She has been teaching at Hocking College since 1990. Marsha teaches courses in both the Practical and Registered Nurse Programs. She is a graduate of Hocking College with an Associate in Nursing, she holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Ohio University, and a Master in Nursing Education from Wright State University. Marsha serves as a Co-chair on the Math committee. Marsha serves on the ACEN Committee, Safety Committee, and Lab Committee. She is an Academic Advisor for Nursing Students within the Nursing department. Marsha is a Member of the Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society. Before and during teaching at Hocking College, she worked at Adena Regional Medical Center as a staff nurse for 16 years. Marsha has 35 years of experience in the Nursing field. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and family, her dog Edison, and shopping.
Nancy Pitre' is an Assistant Professor in the Nursing Program. She has been teaching at Hocking College since 2002. Nancy teaches mental health nursing, mental health clinical and various skills labs in the Nursing Programs. She obtained a Diploma in Nursing from Ohio Valley Hospital School of Nursing, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Ohio University, and a Master of Science in Nursing specializing in Nursing Education from Bellarmine University. Nancy serves on the outcomes committee and the test committee of the nursing program. She is an Academic Advisor to the pre-nursing and nursing students. Nancy is a member of the Sierra Club, Appalachian Trail Conservancy and the National Alliance for Mental Illness. Before teaching at Hocking College, she was the clinical director of a nonprofit home care and hospice agency and worked as a Registered Nurse in both in-patient and out-patient mental health settings. In her spare time, Nancy’s passions are bird watching, hiking, dancing, reading, gardening, traveling and spending time with her Bernese Mountain dog.
Bonnie Proudfoot presently lives in Athens, OH. She is originally from New York City. She is a Yankees fan, despite all the grief she has had to take. She has earned a Bachelor of Arts. in Art Education (K-12) and English Education (5-12) from Fairmont State College, an Master in Arts in English Literature from West Virginia University, an Master of Arts in Creative Writing from Hollins College, and she has completed her Ph.D. coursework at Ohio University, although she has yet to achieve her doctorate. She has been teaching Art and English and Communications courses on a college level since 1991. Bonnie's interests lie in art, literature, and in creative writing. She has published poetry and fiction, and she was a co-editor of Riverwind, an annual journal of creative writing and art work. She has been a full-time faculty member of Hocking College since 2000, as well as a glass artist, a board member of the Ohio Designer Craftsmen, and an exhibiting member of the Riverside Artists Gallery in Marietta, OH. Bonnie's glass work has been selected for the Ohio Designer Craftsmen's Best of Ohio Exhibit (2008, 2010), the Zanesville Museum of Art's Ohio Exhibition (2009 and 2011), and the Mansfield Art Center's Ohio Glass Exhibition 2010. During summers, she can be found teaching online, watching baseball, playing harmonica with friends in a blues band, or creating artwork in her glass studio.
David Sagan is an instructor in the School of Natural Resources and also functions as the site manager for the Hocking Woods Nature Center and Robbins Crossing. He has been teaching at Hocking College since 1997 and has been at the Nature Center for more than 10 years and has recently acquired responsibilities at Robbins. He is a graduate of Hocking College with an Associate in Forestry and holds a Bachelor of Biology from Glenville State College. Mr. Sagan maintains a USFWS (United States Fish and Wildlife Service) and an ODNR (Ohio Department of Natural Resources) educational permits for the purpose of keeping native Ohio animals, including educational raptors. These animals are used for Hocking College student and public educational purposes. Students are extensively involved in the care and usage of these animals. Mr. Sagan continues to receive training and information for captive animals and raptors for educational use through numerous seminars and workshops.
Joined Hocking College in August 2013 holding a Master in Culinary Arts as one of a few German Certified Master Chefs in the US. Chef Enzo brings 30 Years of industry experience to Hocking College contributes to the higher learning facilities curriculum and culinary program. He went on to experience the classical traditional French, Italian and European cuisines at Michelin Guide restaurants took positions with Hyatt Hotels, catering companies, restaurants and country clubs. Enzo is a Dublin, OH resident and serves on several community charities as well as culinary Judge for local FCCLA, ProStart and vocational school competition events. As a SME (Subject Matter Expert) Chef Sclama is part of The Ohio State University Bioscience item writing workshop at CETE, in conjunction with the Ohio Department of Education and Ohio Board of Regents.
Certified Executive Pastry Chef Touria Semingson, has been an instructor at Hocking College for the past 15 years. Chef Semingson attended Hocking College. Chef Semingson uses the skills that she has learned in the industry every day in her classes. Chef Semingson has worked at various places such as being a Menu Developer for Consulting Chef at Canyon Ranch Spa, Chef Tournant at Handkes Cuisine, and then moved to Arizona to work with the number one health spa in the country, Chef Semingson works side by side with every student to make sure that every student succeeds.
Dawn Shingler is an instructor in the Medical Assistant program. Prior to teaching at Hocking College, she was employed as a Medical Assistant in a multi physician clinic. For the first three years of teaching at Hocking College, she was also an overseer for an orthopedic office. She earned an Associate in Applied Science from Hocking College and is currently working on a degree in Allied Health Administration from Franklin University. She is a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA). Dawn serves as an academic advisor for the medical assistant students at the College and serves on the Student Success Leadership Institute committee. Dawn is a member of the American Association of Medical Assisting (AAMA). In her spare time, she loves spending time on her farm training horses and growing crops with her family.
Mary, is a Physical Therapist and has many years of clinical experience working in acute care, home health care, outpatient, and skilled nursing. Mary Ann also has experience teaching continuing education courses for rehab professionals including Physical Therapists (PT’s), Physical Therapist Assistants (PTA’s), Occupational Therapists (OT’s) and Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants (COTA’s). She graduated with a Bachelor in Physical Therapy from The Ohio State University, a Master in Adult Learning and Development from Cleveland State University, and a transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy from Utica College. Her areas of specialization include neurological rehab and she has specialized training in treating individuals with brain or other neurological injuries. She also completed the American Physical Therapy Association credentialed clinical instructor course and in the clinic has served as a clinical instructor to both PTA and PT students. After completing her master’s degree, Mary Ann was given the opportunity to develop all aspects of a PTA program near Cleveland, Ohio. Before relocating to Athens and Hocking College, in 2014 Mary Ann lived in Lorain her entire life. She has one daughter who is married, and lives in Cleveland with her husband, 3 cats, and two dogs.
David Swanson is an Instructor in the School of Natural Resources. He has been teaching at Hocking College since 2007. David teaches courses in wildlife resources management and biological sciences. He is a graduate of West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Sciencein Wildlife Resources Management and a Ph.D. in Forest Resources Science. He earned a Master of Science in Range and Wildlife Management from Texas A&M University – Kingsville. He is a Certified Wildlife Biologist through The Wildlife Society. David serves on the Assessment Council, Credentials Committee, Natural Resources Cross-Curricular Committee, and the Natural Resources Education and Outreach Committee. Before teaching at Hocking College, he was Forest Wildlife Research Supervisor with the Ohio Division of Wildlife for 14 years. In his spare time, he loves to hunt, fish, garden, and spend time with his family.
Annette Sylvester is an Instructor in the Nursing Program. She has been teaching at Hocking College since 2007. Annette teaches courses in both the Practical Nursing and Registered Nursing Programs. She is a graduate of Mount Carmel School of Nursing with a Diploma in Nursing, she holds a Bachelor of Science from Capital University in Nursing, and a Master in Nursing Education from Capital University. She serves on the ACEN Committee and is an Academic Advisor for the Nursing students at Hocking College. Before teaching at Hocking College, she worked at Mount Carmel Medical Center and Fairfield Medical Center and has over 30 years Nursing experience. She continues to work as a surgical nurse, maintaining critical care/ CCRN certification as well as ACLS and PALS certification. In her spare time, she loves to go camping, boating, and spend time with her family.
Jason Szostek is a faculty instructor and advisor for the Natural and Historical Interpretation program in the School of Natural Resources. He started teaching at Hocking College in 2016. Jason teaches Interpretive Guide Techniques, Night Interpretation, Historical Interpretation, Interpretative Center Operations, and Introduction to Interpretation. After graduating from High School in Hudson, Ohio, Jason started working for the Boy Scouts of America at the two largest camps in the United States. At Philmont Scout Ranch he served as a Backpacking Guide, and during his time at the Florida High Adventure Sea Base, he conducted programming for scouts. In 2007, he was hired as a seasonal Park Interpreter with the National Park Service at Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial. Jason attended Hocking College from 2012-2014 majoring in Natural and Historical Interpretation. After graduation, he was hired to work at the First Ladies’ National Historic Site as a seasonal Park Interpreter. He then attended Ohio University majoring in Outdoor Recreation and Education from 2014-2016. He is certified as a Leave No Trace Trainer, Wilderness First Responder, and Certified Interpretive Trainer. Jason is a member of the National Association for Interpretation and a proud Eagle Scout. His hobbies include kayaking, backpacking, bird watching, home brewing, and spending time with his family.
Ken started with Hocking College as an Adjunct Instructor for the National Ranger Training Institute in 1987 and continued to teach in the program until being hired full time in January of 2003 in the Natural Resources Law Enforcement program. After graduating from Hocking College, Mr. Temple achieved a 30 year career with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources holding positions as Park Officer, Preserve Manager, Park Manager, Law Enforcement Administrator for Ohio State Parks, and the Law Enforcement Administrator for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. This experience has helped make the program successful for students by giving them real hands on life experiences. Mr. Temple’s knowledge of the field and the people in it has assisted students in finding employment across the country. Temple is a graduate of the 144 session of the FBI National Academy and a Certified Unit Instructor in the Ohio Peace Officer Basic Training Program. Areas of Instruction include Introduction to Natural Resources Law Enforcement, Information Technology and Equipment, Criminal Law, Handgun Safety and Proficiency, NR Administration and Management, How to Get Government Jobs, Law Enforcement Management and Operations, Forensic Science, NR Law Fitness and Ohio Peace Officer Basic Training.
Neil Tuuri is an Audio Production Professor in the Music Program. He has been teaching at Hocking College since 2014. Neil teaches courses in both introductory and advanced audio recording. He is a graduate of Ohio University with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Production with a Minor in Music Theory. He is an Academic Advisor to the College of Arts Students. Neil owns and operates a recording studio in Athens, Ohio and is a consultant for the “Unstoppable Recording Machine” - a large internet-based record production class. Before teaching at Hocking College, he was a full time touring musician and record producer. In his spare time he likes to travel with his band, race cars, and spend time in Cleveland with his parents.
Michelle Wakeman holds multiple degrees and certifications including a Bachelor of Specialized Studies in Plant and Animal Biology from Ohio University. She also earned an Associate of Applied Science in Backcountry Horsemanship, an Associate of Applied Science in Fish and Wildlife Management and a National Ranger Training Institute Certification, all from Hocking College. Along the way she picked up Certifications in Equine Massage from Equissage and Equine Acupressure from Tallgrass Animal Acupressure. Michelle currently teaches in the Equine Program. In the past 22 years teaching at Hocking College she has taught Horse Handling, Horse Management, Wilderness Riding level I, Wilderness Riding level II, Campus Park Patrol, Leathercraft, Equine Employment, General Biology, and Equine Anatomy and Conformation. Michelle serves as an academic advisor to students in the Equine and Natural Resources Law programs. Before teaching at Hocking College, Michelle worked in the Western United States. For six years she wore the hats of a Wrangler, Packer, Big Game Hunting Guide, Riding Instructor and Assistant Ranch Manager working for Drowsy Water Ranch, 7W Guest Ranch and West Fork Meadows Ranch as she traveled and saw as much of the lower 48 as she could. Prior to that she spent time as a Youth Horse Riding Instructor and Councilor with Camp Libby and spent a year as an Archeological Field Technician for Archeological Services Consultants. In her spare time, Michelle does custom leather work, illustrates using pencil and pen, paints canvases, gardens and just tries to spend time with her husband and son in the outdoors.
Reneé Williams has taught English at Hocking College since 1990. Her class load includes Beginning Writing with Readings, English Composition I, Readings about Nature, Job Search Techniques, Business Writing, and Technical Writing. Other courses include Introduction to Literature and World Literature; she has taught online and at the satellite campuses. She served as the PACE Communications Coordinator from 1994-2013 and was a project co-coordinator for an Early English Composition Assessment Program grant. She is on the Student Success Council, as well. She is an advisor for the Associate of Arts program. She has given presentations at various conferences, including the National Council of Teachers of English, the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development, and the Pennsylvania Association of Developmental Education. She is a past recipient of an Excellence in Teaching award. She is the former membership chair for the Southeastern Ohio Council of Teachers of English. She held a secondary teaching certificate for English. She earned her Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in English and a Master of Arts and Sciences in English from Ohio University. She enjoys reading, hiking, and spending time with her family.
Scott Winland is an Instructor in the Music Management Program. He has been teaching at Hocking College since 2012. Within the Music Management program Scott teaches Music Industry Fundamentals, Concert Booking and Promotion, Music Publishing, Music Business Synthesis, Music Management Capstone, Music Internship, Electric Ensemble, WLCI Radio Station, and Music Private Lessons: Bass. Scott holds a Bachelor of Communications in Audio Production from Ohio University and has earned a certification in Audio Engineering from The Recording Workshop. He is a certified Adobe Trainer specializing in graphic design, animation and lens media. He is the lead Academic Advisor to the Music Management students. Scott serves as Commissioner for The City of Athens Municipal Arts Council, and annually coordinates numerous music and arts fundraisers and events within the Athens, OH area. Scott is also the talent buyer for the legendary Athens, OH venue The Union. Scott has over 20 years of professional experience working internationally within the music industry as a promoter, talent buyer, agent and performing musician. In his spare time, he loves to perform music, travel, and spend time with friends and family.
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