Cecil College Leadership, Faculty and Administrative Staff


Cecil College Board of Trustees

  • Sarah W. Colenda, Chair
  • Cydney T. Teal, M.D., Vice Chair
  • Raymond W. Hamm, Jr.
  • Donna L. Horgan

  • Mark G. Mortenson
  • Michael J. Scibinico II
  • Mary Way Bolt, Secretary/Treasurer

Return to Top

Cecil College President

Mary Way Bolt
A.A., Cecil Community College
B.S.N., University of Maryland Baltimore County
M.S., University of Maryland at Baltimore
Ed.D., Widener University

Return to Top

Trustees Emeriti

Mary A. Maloney (1980–2004)
Attended University of Delaware,
Johns Hopkins University,
Cecil Community College

S. Dell Foxx (1990-2015)
A.A., Harford Community College
Virginia-Maryland Banking School​

Daniel A. Hall (1975–2007) Deceased
B.A., Washington College
M.A., George Washington University


Return to Top

Presidents Emeriti

Robert L. Nash (1968–1975) Deceased
B.A., Muskingum College
M.A., Ohio State University
Ed.D., Northern Colorado University

Robert L. Gell (1978–2000)
B.A., University of Nebraska Kearney
M.Ed., The American University
Ph.D., The American University


Return to Top

Professors Emeriti

Paul F. Bauer
Philosophy and Sociology
B.A., Indiana University
M.A., Miami University
M.Ed., The Johns Hopkins University
M.Div., The Iliff School of Theology
Th.D., The Iliff School of Theology

George E. Bell
A.B.M.L., Loyola College
M.A., University of Maryland, College Park
M.Ed., The Johns Hopkins University
Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park
Post doctoral studies, University of Delaware

Ronald E. Black
Music and Education
B.A., Elon College
M.A., Teacher’s College of Columbia University
C.A.S.E., The Johns Hopkins University
Additional graduate studies, The Johns Hopkins University

Robert C. Brush
​Business Administration
B.S., Bloomsburg State College
M.A., Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Additional graduate studies, University of Delaware

​Nancy Cannon
Reading and Study Skills
B.A., Bethany College
M.A., Marshall University
Certified Developmental Education Specialist, Kellogg Institute

William Charlton (Deceased)
B.A., California (PA) State College
M.S., Syracuse University
Hopkins Fellow in Community and Organizational

Kristi A. Eisenberg
Visual Communications
B.A., Penn State University
M.A., University of Delaware
M.F.A., University of Delaware

Dennis W. Fabella
B.A., University of Richmond
M.A.T., University of Florida

Bonnie Giraldi
Business Administration
B.S., Shippensburg State University
M.S., Morgan State University
C.A.S.E., Loyola College

James P. Herman
B.S., State University of New York at Fredonia
M.S., State University of New York at Fredonia
Additional graduate studies, University of Delaware

Carroll B. Mitchell
B.A., George Washington University
M.Ed., University of Maryland
Postgraduate studies, Southern Illinois University and University of Maryland

George B. Prettyman, Sr. (Deceased)
B.A., University of Delaware
M.A., University of Delaware

Carol Roane
B.S.N., Medical College of Virginia
M.S., University of Delaware
Post graduate certificates, University of Maryland, Millersville University
Doctoral studies, Nova Southeastern University

William P. Short
B.A., Washington College
M.A., University of Massachusetts-Amherst

George Thomas Wilhide
Psychology and Physical Education
B.A., Western Maryland College
M.Ed., Western Maryland College
M.Ed., Shippensburg State University
Ed.S., University of Miami
Additional graduate studies, University of Florida

Carol A. Wh​ite (Deceased)
A.A., Harford Community College
B.A., University of Delaware
M.F.A., Maryland Institute, College of Art
Additional graduate studies, Maryland Institute
College of Art

Return to Top

Full-time Faculty and Administrative Staff

​William Barrett
Professional Driving Field Leas Instructor

John Beck
director of Foundation & Alumni Development

Susan M. Bernadzikowski
Professor of English
English Department Chair
B.A., Otterbein College
M.A., Ohio State University
Additional graduate studies: Louisiana State University, University of Delaware and Pennsylvania State University.

Brandie Biddy
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
A.S., Cecil College (Mathematics)
A.S., Cecil College (Physics)
B.S., Towson University
M.S., John's Hopkins University

​JoEllen Brackin
Academic Advisor
B.S., University of Delaware
M.Ed., Wilmington University

John Capozzoli
Chief of Public Safety

Colleen M. Cashill
Executive Director of Human Resources
B.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City
M.A., Webster University

Mayra Castillo
Assistant Director of Financial Aid

Maria Cintron
Lifelong Learning Coordinator

John L. Climent
Professor of Mathematics
B.S., Hofstra University
M.A., Hofstra University
Ph.D., University of Delaware

Jack D. Cohen
Assistant Professor, Social Sciences
Social Sciences Department Chair
B.S., West Virginia University
M.Div., Palmer Theological Seminary (Eastern Baptist)

Meredith Cole
Assistant Professor of Biology

De'Anna Collins
Director, Health Care Careers

Daniel Combs
Production Manager, Milburn Stone    Memorial Theatre

Jonathan Cone
Assistant Professor of Visual Communications
B.F.A., Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
M.F.A., Rochester Institute of Technology

Andrew Coston
Director of Career Services
B.A., Assumption College
M.Ed., Loyola College

Allison Cox
Academic Advisor
B.S., Towson University

Melissa D'Agostino
Instructional Librarian
B.A., Bucknell University
M.L.I.S., Kent State University

R. Robert Denton
Technical Director/Designer, Milburn Stone Theatre

J. Andrew Dickenson
Professor of Music/Performing Arts Coordinator
B.M., Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins   University
M.M., Mannes College, The New School for Music

Veronica Dougherty
Professor of Biology
Sciences and Engineering Department Chair
B.S., The City College of New York
M.S., University of Connecticut
Ph.D., University of Connecticut

Tiffany Dowell
Career Development Specialist
A.A.S., Cecil College
B.A., Notre Dame of Maryland University
M.A., Notre Dame of Maryland University

Allan Drach
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
B.A., Holy Family University
M.A., Villanova University

Christy Dryer
Acting VP of Academic Programs
B.S.N., Indiana University of Pennsylvania
M.S.N., University of Delaware
D.N.P, University of Maryland
Certified Nurse Educator, National League of Nursing

Tina Durborow
Director of Transportation Training
B.S., University of Delaware
M.S., Capella University

Edward Durham
Athletic Director
B.S., Wilmington College
M.Ed., Wilmington College

Anne E. Edlin
Professor of Mathematics
B.A., University of York, England
M.A., Temple University
Ph.D., Temple University

Kristy Erickson
Professor of Mathematics
B.A., Rowan University
M.A., Rowan University
Ed.D., Walden University
Graduate studies, Texas A&M University

George Fisher
Director of Capital Programs/Facilities

Lauren Fleck
Human Resources Generalist
B.A., University of Delaware
M.P.A., John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Carolyn Fletcher
Director of Adult Education
B.A., Salisbury State University

Melanie Ford
Enrollment Management Specialist
A.A., College of St. Joseph
B.S., University of Massachusetts

Craig Frischkorn
Professor of English
B.A., Oral Roberts University
M.A., Regent University
M.A., Western Illinois University
Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo

Judy Fuhrmann
Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., University of Maryland
M.S., University of Maryland
Graduate studies, Virginia Commonwealth University
Credentialed as an Advanced Practice Nurse in Psychiatric Nursing by the American Nurses Credentialing Center  

Christopher Scott Gaspare
Assistant Professor of English
A.A., Cecil College
B.A., University of Delaware
M.A., Washington College

Shirley Gharbin
Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., College of New Rochelle
M.S.N., Wilmington University
Board Certified in Gerontology and Adult
Progressive Care

Diena Gischel
Director of Advising
A.A.S., Cecil Community College
B.S., Wilmington University
M.B.A., Wilmington University

Brandon Gorin
Shop Forman/Assistant Technical Director,
Milburn Stone Theatre

Barry Gorrell
Visual Communications Program Lab Coordinator
B.A., Dickinson College

Vanessa Gray
Desktop Coordinator
Industrial Electronics/Computer Repair Certificate

Cheryl Hall
Career Placement Coordinator
B.S., North Carolina State University
M.A., Argosy Professional School of Psychology

Melissa Hammond
Interim Director, Family Education Center
B.A., Old Dominion University

W. Scott Hemphill
Assistent Professor of Engineering

Enrique Hernandez
Web Developer

Cynthia Horton
Professor of Nursing
B.S., East Stroudsburg State College
B.S.N., Widener University
M.S.N., Widener University
Ed.D., Immaculata University
Certified Nurse Educator, National League of Nursing

Judith Houck
Accounting Manager/Special Funds and   Disbursements
B.S., Goldey-Beacom College

Charalane M. (Laney) Hoxter
Director of Multicultural Student Services
B.A.L.S., University of Delaware
M.S., West Chester State University

Robyn Hunt
Coordinator of Disability and Support Services

Adam Jacono
Assistant Professor of Visual Communications
B.F.A., Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
M.F.A., East Carolina University

Michael Jerome
Admissions Specialist
A.A., Community College of Baltimore County
B.S., University of Baltimore

Carol Joines
Accounting Manager, Payroll, Reporting and Internal   Control
A.A., Cecil Community College
B.S., Liberty University

Adam S. Kamras
Public Relations Coordinator
B.A., University of Pittsburgh

Scott Kleckner
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

Mary Knarr
Associate Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., University of Delaware
M.S., University of Delaware
Additional graduate studies, University of Delaware,     Widener University and Millersville University

Vincent Knight
Lead Systems Administrator
A.S., DeVry University

Daniel Krukosky
Director of Arts and Communications
A.A.S., Cecil Community College
B.S., Wilmington University
M.S., Wilmington University

Mark Krysiak
Business Lectureship

Joseph Kupresanin
Professor of Mathematics
B.S.B.A., The Ohio State University
M.A.S., The Ohio State University

Amrutha “Prameela” Kuraguntla
Professor of Biology
B.S., Andhra University
M.S., Andhra University
M.S., University of Minnesota
Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Carlos Lampkin
Assistant Professor of Business
B.S., Fort Valley State University
M.B.A., Wilmington University

Aubrie O. Lawler
Director of Fitness and Wellness
Health and Physical Education Department Chair
B.S., Salisbury University
M.S., University of Delaware

Deborah Layton
Assistant to the Vice President of Academic   Programs
A.S., Goldey Beacom College
B.S., Wilmington College

Jennifer Levi
Professor of English
B.A., Towson University
M.A., University of Delaware
Ph.D., University of Delaware

Thomas Lofland
Director of Workforce Development

​Diane Loomis
Manager of Procurement
A.S., Goldey Beacom College
B.S., Goldey Beacom College

Laurie Slifer Lopez
Creative Services and Publications Coordinator
B.F.A., Beaver College

Frederick McDonald
Associate Professor of History
B.A., Salisbury State College
M.A., Washington College
Additional graduate studies, Towson University, Loyola College, University of Delaware and Goucher College

Alicia Markey
Design and Multimedia Marketing Coordinator
B.S., Drexel University
M.S., Wilmington University

Shawn Markey
Director, Lifelong Learning
B.S., Drexel University
M.S., Drexel University

Lorraine C. Martorana
Director of Library Services
A.A., Cape Cod Community College
B.A., University of Massachusetts at Amherst
M.S.L.S., Clark Atlanta University

Mary Michaels
Director of Early College Academy
B.A., McDaniel College
M.S., Wilmington College

Cynthia Mishoe
Director of Enrollment Management
B.S., University of Delaware
M.S., Wilmington College

Courtney Mitchell
Manager of Records and Registration
B.S., Salisbury University

Mary Moore
Development Coordinator
A.S., Cecil College

Barbara Morton
Coordinator of Skills Assessment, Tutoring Center         and Testing Center
A.A., Cecil College
A.S., Cecil College
B.A., Western Governors University

Donna Norris
Accounting Manager – Student Accounts
B.S., Wilmington University

Lee Norris
Director of Database Administration
B.S., University of Maryland

Charles O’Brien
Academic Advisor
B.S., West Chester University
Graduate studies, West Chester University

Taylor Opperhauser
Athletic Trainer

Clarence Orsi
Assistant Professor of English

Anand Patel
Assistant Professor of Engineering and Physics
B.S., University of Maryland Baltimore County
M.S., University of Maryland Baltimore County
Additional graduate studies, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Amanda Peterson
Librarian of Acquisition and Cataloging

Adrienne N. Pinckney
Physical Therapist Assistant Program Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education
B.A., University of Delaware
M.P.T., University of Delaware
M.D.T., University of Delaware
APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor
Cert. MDT (McKenzie Institute)

Sherry Pistor
Executive Assistant to the President

Susan Price
Instructional Technology Coordinator
A.A., Cecil Community College
B.S., Wilmington College
M.B.A., Wilmington University
M.I.S.T., Wilmington University

Amanda Pringle
Program Specialist, Workforce Development
B.S., University of Delaware

Tammy Rapposelli
Program and Event Coordinator, Lifelong Learning
A.A., Cecil Community College

Rhonda Roxanne Rash
Acting Dean of Nursing
Professor of Nursing
A.A., Harford Community College
B.S.N., University of Maryland–Baltimore County
M.S., University of Delaware
Ed.D., University of Sarasota
N.D., Clayton College of Natural Health  

Mary Reinhardt
Assistant Athletic Director
B.S., University of Rhode Island

Lisa Reynolds
Coordinator of Student Life
A.A., Cecil College
B.S., Goldey-Beacom College
M.B.A., Goldey-Beacom College

Patricia D. Richardson
Instructor of Communication, Speech and Theatre
B.A., Michigan State University
Graduate studies, Michigan State University

Daniel Roman
Assistant Professor of Health, Fitness and 
  Exercise Science
B.S., Washington Adventist University
M.S., California University of Pennsylvania

Ebony Roper
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
B.S., Lincoln University
Ph.D., Howard University

David Schirling
Coordinator, Truck Driver Training 

Jennifer Scott-Greenfield
Education Department Chair
Professor of Education
B.S., Marywood University
M.Ed., Temple University
Ph.D., Temple University

Paul Servary
Senior Programmer Analyst
B.S., University of Baltimore

Kim Sheppard
Professor of Mathematics
Mathematics Department Chair
B.S., Roanoke College
M.S., Clemson University
Additional Studies: Certificate in Epidemiological and Biostatistical Principles, Drexel University; Graduate Studies, Penn State University, UCLA.

Catherine Q. Skelley
Director of College Life
B.A., University of Delaware
M.P.A., University of Delaware

Sarah Snyder
Academic Advisor

Amanda Solecki
Director of Financial Aid
A.S., Brookdale Community College
B.S., Montclair State University
M.Ed., Capella University
Post graduate certificate, Capella University 

Donna M. Staats
Financial Aid Officer and VA Certifying Official
B.A., University of Delaware
M.A., University of Delaware
M.B.A., University of Delaware

Melody M. Stanhope
Director of the Physical Therapist Assistant Program
A.S., Howard Community College
B.S.,  University of Maryland
D.P.T.,  Simmons College
APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor

Meredith Lutz Stehl
Professor of Sociology and Psychology
B.A., Washington College
M.S., Drexel University
Ph.D., Drexel University
Additional Studies, residency: A.I. duPont Hospital for Children.  Postdoctoral Fellowship: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania

April Stern
Academic Advisor

Debra Stevens
Transition/Outreach Coordinator
A.S., Goldey Beacom College
B.S., Goldey Beacom College
M.B.A., Wilmington University

C. Dan Stoicescu
Director of Institutional Research
B.A., University of Bucharest (Romania)
Ph.D., the Pennsylvania State University
Fulbright Scholar, Institute of International Education (Washington, D.C.)

S. Tomeka Swan
Director of Records and Registration
B.A., Rutgers University
M.Ed., Wilmington College
Doctoral studies, Morgan State University

Allison Symonds
Professor of English
B.A., University of Minnesota Duluth
M.A., University of Delaware
ABD, University of Delaware

Chris Ann Szep
Vice President of Institutional Advancement and           Government Relations
B.S., Virginia Tech
M.S., Wilmington College

Nathanael R. Tagg
Assistant Professor of English
B.A., Northwestern College
M.A., University of Nebraska Omaha
M.F.A., Rutgers University

Daniel Thompson
Vice President of Finance
B.S.B.A., Shippensburg University
M.B.A., University of Delaware

Joseph Torre
Web Developer
B.F.A., University of North Florida

Lauren Vanni
Professor of Art
B.F.A., Arcadia University
M.Ed., Arcadia University
M.F.A., University of Delaware
Art Education Teaching Certificate, Arcadia University

Nancy Vinton
Professor of Biology
B.A., Goucher College
M.D., Yale School of Medicine

Candace Vogelsong
Associate Professor of Business
Business and Computer Information Systems   Department Chair
B.S., Salisbury State University
M.B.A., Wilmington College
M.S., Wilmington University

Joyce Wagoner
Director, IT Operations
A.A., Cecil Community College
B.S., Wilmington University

Richard Walbeck
Captain of Public Safety

Rebecca Walker
Director of Academic Program Support
B.B.A., Loyola College
M.B.A., Loyola College
M.D.E., University of Maryland University College
Graduate Certificate, University of Maryland University College
CGMS Certified Grants Management Specialist

Scott Walton
Business/CIS Lectureship
B.A., Washington College
M.B.A., Loyola College

Christine Warwick
Assistant Professor of Biology
B.S., University of Delaware
M.S., University of Saint Joseph
Post graduate certificate, University of Saint Joseph

Machele Washok
Accounting Specialist
B.A., Saint Leo University

Kathleen Weiss
Assistant Professor of English
B.A., Rutgers University
M.A., Rutgers University

Craig Whiteford
B.S., Pfeiffer University​

Jacqueline Wilson
Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Lynda Woodside
Family Services Coordinator, Family Education Center
B.S., University of Delaware
M.S.W., Widener University

Gail Wyant​
Professor of Physics, Engineering and Geosciences
B.S., State University of New York at Stony Brook
M.S., State University of New York at Stony Brook
Additional graduate studies, University of Delaware, Texas A&M and Drexel University

Kathleen York
Program Specialist, Healthcare Careers
B.A., Dallas Baptist University