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    Highline College
   
 
  Oct 19, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Catalog

Board of Trustees/Faculty/Staff



Listed here are a number of Highline’s administrators, full-time faculty, and staff. More than 1,200 talented and dedicated people serve students at multiple locations throughout King County, but because of space limitations, we’re not able to list them all. Those who are listed, however, are those who you are most likely to come in contact with. They’re here to help you make the most out of your Highline experience.

Board of Trustees

DAN ALTMAYER (2008)

Federal Way: BA, Northern Illinois University

DEBRENA JACKSON GANDY (2010)

Des Moines: BA, Pepperdine University

FRED MENDOZA (2011)

Normandy Park: BA & JD, University of Washington

ROBERT ROEGNER (2011)

Federal Way: BA & MA, Pacific Lutheran University

SILI SAVUSA (2013)

White Center: BA, University of Washington

President

JACK BERMINGHAM (1994)

President: BA and MA, California State University, Northridge; PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara. Serves on a number of boards including the Southwest King County Economic Development Initiative, the Executive Committee of Community Colleges for International Development (CCID), and the Advisory and Education Council, and the Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle.

Division Chairs

Arts and Humanities

WENDY SWYT (1996)

English: BA, College of Wooster; MA and PhD, University of Washington.

Business

BARBARA CERNA (2001)

Health Care Professions: Medical Assisting Certificate, Kenman Business University; AAS, Highline Community College.

Health, Education and Physical Education

KEITH PATON (1994)

Physical Education: BSE and MSE, University of Kansas.

Pure and Applied Science

DUSTY WILSON (2001)

Mathematics: BA, The Evergreen State College; MS, Western Washington University.

Social Sciences

RUTH FRICKLE (2000)

Psychology: BA, Linfield College; MA, Antioch University.

Faculty

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

OUSSAMA (SAM) ALKHALILI (2005)

Business Information Technology: BS, Strayer University; MS, American Intercontinental University.

THRESSA ALSTON (2001)

Counseling: AA, Merritt College; BA, John F. Kennedy University; MEd, Seattle University.

GLEN AVANTAGGIO (1998)

Philosophy: BA, University of Maine; PhD, University of Hawaii.

ERIC BAER (1997)

Geology: BA, Carleton College; PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara.

TERESA BALKENENDE (2007)

History: BA and MA, University of New Mexico; PhD, University of Washington.

GERRY BARCLAY (1992)

Biology, Botany: BS, Cal Poly; MS, Pennsylvania State University; ABD, Oregon State University.

ROBERT BAUGHER (1988)

Psychology: BA, University of Washington; MA, California State University, Fresno; PhD, Peabody/Vanderbilt University.

LISA BERNHAGEN (2000)

English: BA, Western Washington University; MA, University of Vaxjo, Sweden; MA, Western Washington University.

NATALIE BJORGE (2013)

Chemistry: BS, University of Utah; MS, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

LEANN BLANCO (2013)

Healthcare Professions: AAS, Wenatchee Valley College; AA, Yakima Valley Community College.

ELLEN BREMEN (2004)

Communication Studies: BS and MA, University of Nevada Las Vegas.

DARRYL BRICE (2003)

Sociology: BS, Frostburg State University; MA & PhD, Loyola University.

TRACY BRIGHAM (1994)

Physical Education: BS, Florida State University; MS, University of Florida.

HARA BROOK (2001)

Reference Librarian: BA, Hofstra University; MLS, University of Washington.

HELEN BURN (1994)

Mathematics: BS, The Evergreen State College; MS, Western Washington University; PhD, University of Michigan.

MARIA CARPENTER (2001)

Nursing: AS, Highline Community College; BSN and MSN, University of Washington.

BARBARA CERNA (2001)

Health Care Professions: Medical Assisting Certificate, Kenman Business University; AAS, Highline Community College.

 SAMAD CHAKOUR (2004)

Business:  AA, Seattle Central Community College; BA, University of Washington; MBA, City University; DBA, University of Sarasota.

SHERRI CHUN (2005)

Business Information Technology: BA and MBA, University of Washington.

J. MICHAEL CICERO (1977)

Business: BA and MBA, Washington State University.

RAEGAN COPELAND (1998)

Business: BS, Florida State University; MIM, Thunderbird-American Graduate School of International Management.

CHÉ DAWSON (2003)

Paralegal, Men’s Basketball Coach: BA, Seattle University; JD, University of Washington.

DANIEL DRISCHEL (2003)

Human Services: BA and MEd, University of Cincinnati.

ROBERT DROESSLER (2001)

Ceramics: BFA, Minnesota State University; MFA, Washington State University.

JOHN DUNN (1999)

Physical Education/Athletic Director: BS, Washington State University; MEd, City University.

RAZMEHR FARDAD (2010)

Mathematics: AA, Saddleback College; BA, University of California, Berkeley; MS, California State Polytechnic University.

 KAREN FERNANDEZ (1998)

Reference Librarian: BS, The Evergreen State College; MLS, University of Washington.

SUE FRANTZ (2001)

Psychology: BA, Indiana University of Pennsylvania; MA, University of Kansas.

RUTH FRICKLE (2000)

Psychology: BA, Linfield College; MA, Antioch University.

SHAWNA FREEMAN (2014)

Business:  BA & MBA, Augusta State University.

SHANA FRIEND (2012)

Adult Basic Education: BA, University of Victoria; MA, Penn State University.

CHRISTINA GAN (2004)

Biology: BS and MA, Humboldt State University.

ARLINE GARCIA (1998)

Spanish: AA, Highline Community College; BA, MA and ABD, University of Washington.

MICHAEL GIRVIN (2002)

Accounting: BA, The Evergreen State College; BFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago; MBA, California State University, Hayward.

IGOR GLOZMAN (2000)

Physics: BS, MS and PhD, University of California, Los Angeles.

BENJAMIN GONZALEZ (2014)

Political Science:  BA, University of Washington; MA, University of Victoria; PhD, University of Washington.

ALLISON GREEN (1994)

English: BA, The Evergreen State College; MFA, Emerson College.

DARRYL HARRIS (2009)

Accounting: BS, United States Military Academy; MA, Washington State University.

 JACK HARTON (1994)

Reference Librarian: BS, Old Dominion University; MS, University of North Carolina.

SHARON HASHIMOTO (1990)

English: BA and MFA, University of Washington.

TAMARA HILTON (2007)

Interior Design: AAA, The Art Institute of Seattle.

BARBARA HUNTER (1995)

Mathematics: BS, St. Rita College, Philippines; MS, Centro Escolar University, Philippines.

HUI MING HUO (1997)

Sociology: BA and MA, Xian Foreign Language Institute, China; MA, Brigham Young University; PhD, University of Akron.

ELAINE IRONS-HUNT (2014)

Nursing:  BSN, Wright State University; MSN, University of Cincinnati.

JENNIFER JOHNSTON (2012)

Healthcare Professions: BA, George Washington University; MPH, University of North Carolina.

JENNIFER JONES (1998)

Geography: BA, Carleton College; MA, University of Chicago; PhD, University of California.

KAYOKO KADO (2013)

Respiratory Care: AAS, Highline Community College; BA, Wayo Women’s University; MA, California Lutheran University.

RAVINDER KANG (2001)

Computer Information Systems, Computer Science: BSc, Birmingham Polytechnic; MSc, University of Central England.

TOMMY KIM (2004)

English/American Ethnic Literature: BA, University of California; MA, University of Chicago; PhD, University of Minnesota.

CHRISTIE KNIGHTON (2008)

ABE/ESL: AA, Highline Community College; BAE, Pacific Lutheran University; MEd, University of Washington.

RASHMI KOUSHIK (2015)

ABE/ESL: BA & BA, University of Washington; MA, SIT Graduate School.

GLORIA ROSE KOEPPING (1988)

Counseling: BS, Washington State University; MA and PhD, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.

DIANA LEE (1990)

Mathematics: AA, Green River Community College; BS, Pacific Lutheran University; MA, University of Washington.

MONICA LEMOINE (2007)

English: BA, Virginia Tech University; MA, University of Wisconsin.

STEPHEN LETTIC (2014)

Criminal Justice:  AA & AAS, Highline College; MS, Central Washington University; PhD, Capella University.

HAN LIM (1997)

Mathematics: BS, Walla Walla College; MS, Washington State University.

LAUREL LUNDEN (2013)

Healthcare Professions: BA, DeVry University.

AMAL MAHMOUD (1998)

English as a Second Language: BA, Ain-Shams University, Cairo, Egypt; MA, The American University, Cairo; MS and PhD, Georgetown University.

MICHELE MANBER (1994)

Psychology: MA, San Francisco State University; PhD, University of Washington.

LAURA MANNING (2000)

Communication Studies: MA, University of Washington.

CORY MARTIN (2014)

Respiratory Care:  BS, David Lipscomb University; Advanced Practitioner Certificate & Technical Certificate in Respiratory Care, Volunteer State University; EdS & MEd, Tennessee State University.

TARISA MATSUMOTO-MAXFIELD (2003)

English/American Multicultural Literature: BA, Drake University; MA, Iowa State University; MFA, University of Washington.

MAUREA MAYA (2004)

ESL: BA, University of Washington; MA, Seattle University.

PATRICIA MCDONALD (2006)

Education: BA, Western Washington University; MA, Pacific Oaks College NW.

TIMOTHY MCMANNON (2000)

American History: AA, College of Southern Idaho; BA and MA, Pepperdine University; PhD, University of Washington.

SHON MECKFESSEL (2014)

English:  BA, St. John’s College; MA & PhD, University of Washington.

TERESE MEERDINK (1997)

Mathematics: BS and MEd, Stanford University; MS and PhD, University of Idaho.

ANGELA MEYER (2008)

ABE/ESL: BS, University of Illinois; MEd, Seattle University.

AARON MODICA (2015)

Sociology: BA and MA, University of Nevada Reno; MEd, University of Washington.

MELISSA MOEHLIG (2014)

Chemistry:  BS, University of California Los Angeles; PhD, University of California Riverside.

DEBORAH MOORE (2008)

Reference Librarian: BA, Linfield College; MFA, Eastern Washington University; MLIS, University of Washington.

WOODY MOSES (2003)

Biology: BA, Vassar College; MS, Oregon State University.

STEWART MOUGHON (2011)

Biology:  BSc & PhD, Molecular & Cellular Biology, University of Washington.

SARAH MUCHNICK (2006)

Nursing: BSN, Seattle Pacific University; MSN, University of Phoenix.

JESSICA NEILSON (2005)

Paralegal: BA, Whitworth College; JD, University of Oregon; LLM, Harvard Law School

ANTHONY NEWTON (2004)

Accounting: BA and MA, University of Washington; DBA, University of Phoenix.

KHOI-NGUYEN NGUYEN (2014)

Mathematics:   BS, Vanlang University; BS, Vietnam National University; MS, Washington State University.

MARIE NGUYEN (1999)

Chemistry: BS, University of San Francisco; MA and PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara.

SYEDA NIZAMI (2016)

Computer Information Systems/Computer Science: BS, University of Sargodha; MS, Fatimah Hinnah Women University.

STEPHANIE OJEDA ESPINOZA (2014)

English:  BA & MA, California State University Bakersfield.

PAWLOS OKUBAGZI (2016)

Respiratory Care: AAS, Highline Community College; BA, Addis Ababa University; MA, Canisius College.

FRANCISCO OROZCO (2015)

Music: BA, San Francisco State University; MA and PhD, University of Washington.

TERESA PAN (2014)

Human Services:  BA, York University; Certificate in Legal & Corporate Administration, Seneca College; MPA, Seattle University.

KEITH PATON (1994)

Physical Education: BSE and MSE, University of Kansas.

WEI PENG (2015)

Engineering: BS, Huazhong University of Science and Technology; MS and PhD, University of Alabama.

JAMES PEYTON (1999)

Economics: BSFS, Georgetown University; MS and PhD, University of California, Davis.

JOHN C. PFEFFER (1988)

Chemistry: BA, Linfield College; PhC, Certificate, University of Washington.

AMELIA PHILLIPS (2002)

Computer Information Systems, Computer Science: BS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; MBA, University of Phoenix; PhD, University of Alaska Fairbanks.

PAT PHILLIPS (1993)

Reading: BAE, Wayne State College; MEd, University of Washington.

SEAN PUNO (2015)

Multimedia Design: BA, Eastern Washington University.

IGNACIO SANCHEZ RAMIREZ (2011)

ABE/GED:  AA, Shoreline Community College; BA, Spanish, Western Washington University; MA, Latin American Literature.

JASON RAMIREZ (2004)

Mathematics: BS and MS, California State Polytechnic University.

GREGORY REINEMER (2004)

Physics: BS, The Evergreen State College; MS and PhD, Montana State University.

SUSAN RICH (1999)

English: BA, University of Massachusetts; MEd, Harvard University; MFA, University of Oregon.

AUSTIN ROBERTS (2014)

Mathematics:  BS, University of Puget Sound; PhD, University of Washington.

MARGARET (MEG) RYAN (1988)

Business: BA, San Diego State University; MS, University of Nevada, Reno; PhD, University of Washington.

MATT SCHWISOW (2004)

English: BAE and MA, Eastern Washington University.

ERIK SCOTT (2000)

Mathematics: BS, University of Wisconsin, Madison; MS, University of Washington.

T.M. SELL (1986)

Journalism, Political Science: AA, Highline Community College; BA, Western Washington University; MPA, The Evergreen State College; PhD, University of Washington.

SAM SHABB (1992)

Biology, Oceanography: BS and MS, Stanford University.

LIJUN SHEN (1997)

Adult Basic Education/English as a Second Language: BA, Shanghai Foreign Language Institute; MA and EdD, University of Washington.

STEVEN SIMPKINS (2015)

Nursing: AA, Highline Community College; BS and PhD, University of Washington.

GAYATRI SIROHI (2008)

English: BA, Himachal University; MA, Panjab University; MA, University of Washington.

KATHERINE SKELTON (2004)

Mathematics: BS and MS, California State Polytechnic University.

DARIN SMITH (2008)

Physical Education: BS and MS, University of Illinois.

LONNIE SOMER (2006)

Anthropology: BA, Rutgers University; MA and PhD, Washington State University.

KEVIN STANLEY (2008)

Economics: AS, Weber State University; BS, University of Utah; MA, Columbia University; ABD, University of Utah.

SYDNEY W. STEGALL (1992)

Humanities, Journalism, Music: BM and MM, Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati; PhD, Emory University.

JOY STROHMAIER (2002)

Biology: BS and MS, University of Wyoming.

LAURIE STUSSER-McNEIL (2015)

ABE/ESL: BA, Tufts University; MEd, Seattle University.

WENDY SWYT (1996)

English: BA, College of Wooster; MA and PhD, University of Washington.

TIANYI TANG (1992)

English: BA, Jiangxi University; MA, University of Lancaster; MA, Bowling Green State University.

BEVIN TAYLOR (2007)

ESL: BA, Miami University; MA, Bowling Green State University.

BENJAMIN THOMAS (2004)

Music: BA, Swarthmore College; MM, University of Michigan; DMA, University of Washington.

TERESA TRILLO (2002)

Nursing: AAS, Highline Community College; BSN, University of Washington, Tacoma; MSN, Seattle Pacific University.

GEOFF TURCK (2000)

Accounting: BA, Montana State University; MPAcc, University of Washington.

TIMOTHY VAGEN (2012)

Personal Fitness Traniner: BA, University of Tampa; MS, AT Still University.

AVERY VIEHMANN (2014)

English: BA, Kent State University; MA and MA, Missouri State University; MA, University of Washington.

ALLAN WALTON (1981)

Mathematics: BA, University of Oregon; MS, University of Virginia.

AARON WARNOCK (2002)

Mathematics: BA, California State University, Stanislaus; MA, California State University, Fresno.

MARCIA WELCH (1998)

Business Information Technology: BA, Washington State University; MA, University of Phoenix.

BUZZ WHEELER (2001)

Paralegal: BA, Samford University; JD, California Western.

JODI WHITE (2007)

Education: BS, Ohio State University; MA, Pacific Oaks College NW.

CARLA WHITTINGTON (2001)

Geology: BS, Indiana Purdue University; MS, Indiana University.

DUSTY WILSON (2001)

Mathematics: BA, The Evergreen State College; MS, Western Washington University.

ELIZABETH WORD (2013)

Communication Studies: BA & MS, Washington State University.

CHUN YU (2013)

Computer Information Systems: AA, Highline Community College; BA, Seattle University; MS, City University.

Administrative and Professional Staff

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

SHERRI BALLANTYNE (2014)

Director, Financial Aid & Student Employment: BA, Seattle University.

JACK BERMINGHAM (1994)

President: BA and MA, California State University, Northridge; PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara.

JONATHAN BROWN (2001)

Associate Dean, Student Programs: BA and MA, Seattle University.

CATHY CARTWRIGHT (2002)

Director, Financial Services: AA, Highline Community College; BA & MA, Central Washington University.

TONI CASTRO (1996)

Vice President of Student Services: BA, University of the Pacific; MA, California State University, Stanislaus.

EMILY COATES (2002)

Program Manager, Institutional Research: BA, University of Washington.

CARRIE A. DAVIDSON (2000)

Executive Assistant, Vice President for Academic Affairs: AA, Green River Community College.

DENA DILLON (2006)

Executive Assistant, Student Services: AA, Spokane Falls Community College.

ROLITA EZEONU (2001)

Dean of Instruction for of Transfer & Pre-College Education: BA and MA, Washington State University; Ed.D. Seattle University.

LINDA FAAREN (2003)

Director, Puget Sound Welcome Back Center & ESL Special Projects: BA, Pacific Lutheran University; MA, Luther-Northwestern Seminary.

FRANCESCA FENDER (2013)

Analyst/Executive Assistant: BA, California State University - San Marcos; MS, University of Maryland - University College.

MARIKO FUJIWARA (1997)

Director, International Student Programs: BS and MA, Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

BARRY HOLLDORF (2009)

Director, Facilities: BS, Washington State University; MA, University of Washington.

L. MICHELLE KUWASAKI (2011)

Director, Admissions: BA, University of Oregon; MA, Gonzaga University.

MARC LENTINI (1997)

Director, Instructional Design: BS & MS, Cornell University.

KAO LEZHEO (2008)

Director, Pathway to College:  BS, Oregon State University; MA, University of Washington.

SIEW LAI LILLEY (1989)

Director, Transfer Center: BA, Goucher College; MA, University of Illinois, Urbana.

MONICA LUCE (1998)

Dean of Instructional Resources: BA, Western Washington University; MLS, University of Washington.

ALICE MADSEN (1996)

Dean of Instruction for Professional Technical Education: BS and MEd, University of Cincinnati.

DAVID MENKE (2016)

Director, Public Safety & Emergency Management: BS, DeVry University.

RASHAD NORRIS (2007)

Director, Community Engagement: BA, University of Puget Sound; MA, The Evergreen State College.

LORRAINE ODOM (2008)

Associate Dean, Enrollment Services: BA, University of Washington Tacoma.

JUDY PERRY (1985)

Executive Director, Community Services and Supported Employment.

MICHAEL PHAM (2015)

Vice President for Administration:  BS, Central Washington University; MBA, City University.

TOM POLLARD (1986)

Director, Media Services and Library Networks: AAS, Grays Harbor College.

DEANA A. RADER (2008)

Director, Women’s Programs: MPA, The Evergreen State College.

PATTI ROSENDAHL (2007)

Executive Assistant to the President: BA, University of Washington; MA, University of New Orleans.

AY SAECHAO (2011)

Director, TRiO Student Support & Retention Services:  BA, Oregon State University; MEd, University of Washington.

JENNIFER SANDLER (2001)

Director, Access Services/ACHIEVE: AA, Highline Community College; BA, University of Washington; MEd, Seattle University.

JENNIFER M. SCANLON (2014)

Director, Advising & High School Programs: BA, University of Texas at Austin; MPA, University of Washington.

MELISSA SELL (2001)

Executive Assistant, Vice President of Institutional Advancement: AAS, Highline Community College.

LISA SKARI (1992)

Vice President for Institutional Advancement: BS, Washington State University; MBA, Pacific Lutheran University; EdD, Washington State University.

JEFF WAGNITZ (2000)

Vice President for Academic Affairs: BA and MA, Eastern Washington University; EdD, University of Washington Tacoma.

SHANNON WAITS (2013)

Director, Academic Assessment & Placement: BA, Western Washington University; MEd, Seattle University.

STEPHEN WASHBURN (2003)

Director, Adult Basic Education: BA, University of Oregon; ME, Western Washington University.

TIM WRYE (1994)

Executive Director, Information Technology Services: BME, Pacific Lutheran University; MEd, University of Washington.