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Carol Allen, Director for Library and Information Resources

Bio: Ms. Allen has 35 years experience as a librarian, 32 of which have been in an administrative capacity. She earned a B.A. from the University of Maryland Baltimore County and a M.L.S. from the University of California Berkley.
Topics: Administration of Libraries, Value of Libraries, Professional Ethics of Librarians

Sheldon Bair, Adjunct Faculty - Music

Bio: Founder and Music Director of the Susquehanna Symphony Orchestra, Mr. Bair teaches orchestra at Southampton Middle School and is an adjunct faculty member at Harford Community College.
Topics: The Susquehanna Symphony Orchestra, Community and School Music

Rod Bourn, Coordinator for Professional Development

Bio: A native Harford Countian, Rod earned his B.S. in Business, and M.S. in Organizational Development from Johns Hopkins. He is a graduate of the 2008 Harford Leadership Academy class. Rod spent most of his career in human resources before joining HCC, and is active as a local volunteer with a variety of organizations. He enjoys various outdoor activities, traveling and gastronomic pursuits.
Topics: Business Soft Skills (i.e., Leadership, Team Building, Event Planning, Humor & Motivation), Running a Nonprofit, Local History, MA & PA Trail, Using Social Networking, Sports/Games/Outdoor Activities

Deborah Cruise, Ph.D., Vice President for Student Affairs and Institutional Effectiveness

Bio: Dr. Cruise is responsible for Enrollment Services, Student Development Services, Intercollegiate Athletics, and Institutional Accreditation and Research. She is an active Accreditation Evaluation Team Member for the Middle States Association-Commission on Higher Education and a graduate of the Harford Leadership Academy. Dr. Cruise is also a member of the Harford County Local Management Board, the Maryland Higher Education Commission’s Student Transfer Advisory Committee, the American Association of University Women, the National Council on Student Development, the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, and Society for College and University Planning.
Topics: Facilitating/Moderating Debates, Keys to Achievement and Success, HCC Programs and Services, Events, Admissions and Transfers. Outcomes Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness in Higher Education

Mary Eilerman, Chief of Public Safety

Bio: Mary Eilerman retired from the Baltimore Police Department after serving honorably for 25 years. Much of her career was in the Operations Division where she was involved with several high-profile homicide cases. Her degree in education served her well as an instructor in the Baltimore Police Academy, the largest police training
facility in the State of Maryland. She is a former commander of the Northwestern District. Technical Services Division, and the Personnel Section She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in education from Towson University and a Master of Science degree in Police Executive Leadership from The Johns Hopkins University. She was awarded one commendatory ribbon and received recognition from then Mayor Kurt Schmoke for excellence in achievement award of all Baltimore City employees. A talented percussionist, Mary performs with Harford County's own Susquehanna Symphony Orchestra and the Baltimore Marching Ravens
Topics: Physical and Personal Security, How to protect yourself from Identity Theft; Crime Prevention, Workplace Violence

Bill Ekey, Transitional Mathematics Faculty

Bio: Bill Ekey spent 34 years in the Harford County Public Schools as a high school principal and as the Director of Secondary Education. He has taught as an adjunct at Harford Community College. Mr. Ekey earned a B.S. from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, an M.S. from The Johns Hopkins University, and an M.Ed. from Loyola College.
Topics: Trends in Enrollment, Employees, Financial Aid, Graduation, and Transfer Regarding Harford Community College; Harford Community College’s Impact on the Community; Harford Community College’s Strategic Plan; Information Based on Campus-Wide Surveys


Patricia Hogan, Director for Community Education (Noncredit Recreational and Avocational Classes and Programs)

Bio: A graduate of Fairleigh-Dickinson University (MBA), Ms. Hogan developed and managed a residential/commercial cleaning business for 15 years in Harford County. She worked as a Small Business Development Center counselor and managed their Women’s Business Program. She currently serves as coordinator for the Harford Leadership Academy Alumni Association and is the Faculty Advisor to the HCC Campus Lions Club.
Topics: ATHENA Award Program, Community Education, Feng Shui (the Chinese Art of Placement), Harford Leadership Academy

Laura Hutton, Associate Professor of Education

Bio: Ms. Hutton is a full time faculty member at HCC in the early childhood education and teacher education transfer programs. She holds an M.S. in Early Childhood Special Education from Johns Hopkins University and a B.A. in Elementary Education from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland. Her experience includes five years with Harford County Public Schools, seven years with the Forbush School, eleven years as an adjunct at Towson University, and nine years as a foster parent. She has taught children aged 3-13 both with and without disabilities.
Topics: Childcare, Child Development, Disabilities, Education, Foster Care & Adoption

Ken Jones, Associate Professor of Art and Design

Bio: An award-winning professional artist, Prof. Jones teaches courses in graphic design and photography. He has exhibited his work internationally in more than 75 solo and group shows and most recently curated "HPE 2 WRK U AGN SN: Ephemeral Communiqué 1920-1980," a design exhibition of QSL cards researched while on sabbatical in 2010. Jones was awarded a 2006 Established Visual Arts Fellowship from the Delaware State Arts Council, a 2003 Creative Fellowship in Printmaking through the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation and the Rutgers Center for Innovative Print & Paper.
Topics: Advertising and Design, Art and Design, Art as Medicine, Consumer Culture, Media and Copyright Pertaining to the Arts, Curriculum Development in Art, Design and Photography, Digital Imaging, Experimental Art, Graphic Design, Installation Art, History of Photography, Professional Practices and Portfolio Development for Artists, Photographers and Designers, and Curating.

Ken Krsolovic, Athletics Director

Bio: Before coming to HCC in 2007, Mr. Krsolovic spent 27 years in a variety of roles at four NCAA institutions. In 2006, he was honored by the American Baseball Coaches Association for his 25 years of collegiate coaching. As an adjunct professor, he has taught a slate of classes in Sports Management and is a past president of the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association. He co-authored a book on League Park, former home of the Cleveland Indians.
Topics: Athletic Administration, Coaching baseball, Sports Broadcasting, Sports Marketing and Communications and Sports Facilities, Ballpark Evolution and History

Marlene Lieb, Liaison for Strategic Partnerships

Bio: Ms. Lieb is a long time member of the HCC Community, having served in various administrative roles over the past 30 years. She currently represents HCC on the Boards of Directors for the Higher Education Center at HEAT and the University Research Park, and works closely with local community and business groups on initiatives that benefit the College and the community. Awards: Harford County Chamber of Commerce's 2003 "Member of the Year," SBA's 2005 Women's Business Advocate of the Year for the State of Maryland, and in 2004 she was honored by The Daily Record as one of Maryland's Top 100 Women. NISOD Award for Teaching and Learning Excellence 2012
Topics: HCC Programs and Offerings, Career Development Topics, Leadership, Group facilitation

Robert Lieb, Ph.D., Physics Faculty

Bio: Dr. Lieb is a full-time faculty member in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math division who returned to teaching after serving for over 25 years as a research physicist for the US Army at the Army Research Laboratory. During this time Rob was also involved in STEM outreach activities for students from elementary, secondary, and higher education student populations. He remains active in the schools and in other organizations encouraging students and adults to appreciate and learn more about science and mathematics.
Topics: Beer Brewing, Mathematics (Undergraduate), Physics

Brenda Blackburn Morrison, Vice President for Marketing, Development, Community and Government Relations

Bio: Mrs. Morrison holds a Bachelors from Gardner Webb in Political Science and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from NC State. She spent the first seven years of her career managing sports events including running Olympic trials and national championships. She was involved in recruiting the Carolina Panthers to North Carolina. Mrs. Morrison is the former President/CEO of a Chamber of Commerce in North Carolina where she recruited numerous business and industries to eastern North Carolina.
Topics: Harford Community College, its Mission, Vision and Values, Naming Opportunities and Philanthropic Opportunities at the College, HCC Cultural Events, the HCC Foundation, the APG Federal Credit Union Arena at Harford Community College

Susan Muaddi Darraj, Associate Professor of English

Bio: Prof. Muaddi Darraj, who has been teaching full time at Harford Community College since 2004, earned a B.A. and M.A. in English literature from Rutgers University. She is the author of The Inheritance of Exile, a work of fiction that tells the story of Arab women living in the U.S. It is told through the perspectives of Arab-American women and their mothers, discussing what it is like to grow up between cultures. Prof. Muaddi Darraj, who is an Arab-American born to immigrant parents, said her research was partially inspired by her own background. She is the author of several books, former editor of The Baltimore Review, and one of the current editors of Barrelhouse Magazine.
Topics: Creative writing, Publishing, Arab-American life, Arab and Arab-American feminism

Susan Nicolaides, Director for Cultural Events and Performing Arts

Bio: Ms. Nicolaides served as company manager of Harford Dance Theatre (HDT) from 1987 to 1993, and was resident costume designer for 26 productions of the Phoenix Festival Theater and TheaterWorks. Since 1990, Susan has designed costumes for HDT productions, regional dance companies, and Goucher College’s dance department. Susan holds a B.A. in fine arts from the University of Maryland.
Topics: Costume Design, Theater Programming

Tim Schneider, Student Development Specialist

Bio: In his former role as Coordinator for the Fitness Center, Mr. Schneider supervised eighteen physical education faculty members, and was responsible for course development, scheduling and budget oversight. He has taught courses in Fitness Maintenance, Lifetime Fitness, Jogging, Weight Training, Wellness Theory and Application, and Contemporary Health Issues.
Topics: Fitness, Mental Health, Nutrition, Stress Management and Weight Management

Anne Shugars, CFA, Assistant Professor of Economics

Bio: Mrs. Shugars teaches online and face to face Macroeconomics and Microeconomics courses at HCC. She earned a B.A. from Loyola College, an M.B.A. from Johns Hopkins University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. Prior to teaching she had a successful 16 year career as an institutional investment analyst and manager in Washington, D.C.
Topics: Economics, Finance, Business.

Deborah Wrobel, Dean, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Bio: In addition to her responsibilities as Dean of the STEM division, Ms.Wrobel has been involved in campus sustainability and green/healthy buildings at Harford Community College. Dean Wrobel has 30 years experience in STEM higher education. She earned a B.A. from Merrimack College and an M.S. from The Johns Hopkins University. Her graduate degree is in Environmental Science and Engineering.
Topics: Science, Engineering and Mathematics Higher Education; Environmental Sustainability, Green Buildings, Best Practices in Teaching and Learning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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