Oct 29, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog 
    
2020-2021 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

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

SHARMILA SWENSON (2019)

Des Moines: BA, University of Washington

President

JOHN MOSBY (2018)

President: BA, Saint Mary’s College; MA, University of the Pacific; PhD, University of San Diego.

Division Chairs

Arts and Humanities

WENDY SWYT (1996)

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

Business

SHERRI CHUN (2005)

Business Technology: BA and MBA, University of Washington.

Health, Education and Physical Education

DARIN SMITH (2008)

Physical Education: BS and MS, University of Illinois.

Pure and Applied Science

DUSTY WILSON (2001)

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

Social Sciences

TERESA BALKENENDE (2007)

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

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

HEBA ABDULZAHRA (2020)

Engineering: BSc, University of Baghdad; Higher Diploma, University of Technology - Baghdad; MS, University of Wisconsin-Platteville.

SARAH ADAMS (2017)

Mathematics: BA, Western Washington University; MA, University of Houston.

OUSSAMA (SAM) ALKHALILI (2005)

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

MUTALLIP ANWAR (2017)

English: BA and MA, Xinjiang University; MA, University of Washington.

GLEN AVANTAGGIO (1998)

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

DOUG AVELLA-CASTRO (2019)

Sociology: BA, Queens College of the City University of New York; MA, University of Washington Tacoma; MA University of Washington.

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.

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.

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; MLIS, University of Washington.

MAUREA BROWN (2004)

ABE/ESL: BA, University of Washington; MEd, Seattle University.

HELEN BURN (1994)

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

DIANA CACHO (2020)

Health Care Professions: AAS, Highline College; BS, Western Governors University.

FRED CAPESTANY (2020)

Human Services: BA, Whitman College; MA, Seattle University.

MARIA CARPENTER (2001)

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

SAMAD CHAKOUR (2004)

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

YAY-HUNG CHO (2018)

Psychology: BA, Korea University; MS & PhD, University of Michigan.

SHERRI CHUN (2005)

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

J. MICHAEL CICERO (1977)

Business: BA and MBA, Washington State University.

CHRISTINE COUCH (2018)

Nursing: AA, Glathead Community College; BS, Washington state University; MSN Seattle Pacific University.

SAMORA COVINGTON (2018)

Psychology: BA, Seattle University; MA & PsyD, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

CHÉ DAWSON (2003)

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

ALEYA DHANJI (2018)

Physics: BS, Stanford University; MS & PhD, Ohio State University.

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.

RONDA DURANO (2019)

Nursing: ADN, Big Bend Community College; BSN & MSN, University of Washington Tacoma.

RAZMEHR FARDAD (2010)

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

 KAREN FERNANDEZ (1998)

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

NICOLE FILLER (2019)

American Ethnic & Identity Studies: BA, George Washington University; MA & PhD University of California.

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.

LYDIA GARAS (2017)

Biology: BS, University of California - Davis; MS and MAT, University of California - Irvine; PhD, University of California - Davis.

ZANETKA GAWRONSKI (2017)

Art: Certificate of Fine Arts, The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; MA, Antioch University.

MICHAEL GIRVIN (2002)

Business: 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.

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.

 DARYLLYN HARRIS (2019)

Counseling: AA, Highline Community College; BA & MA, University of Washington.

JACK HARTON (1994)

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

JENNIFER HECKLER (2018)

Honors: BA and MA, Eastern Washington University; MA, University of Arizona.

RHIANNON HILLMAN (2018)

English: AA, Santa Rosa Junior College; BA, MA, Sonoma State University; MFA, Pacific Lutheran University.

TAMARA HILTON (2007)

Interior Design: AAS, The Art Institute of Seattle; BS, Southern Illinois University; MAEd, University of Nebraska Kearney.

BARBARA HUNTER (1995)

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

IKRAN ISMAIL (2018)

Education:  BA & MA, University of Washington.

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; PhD, Oregon State University.

GLORIA ROSE KOEPPING (1988)

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

RASHMI KOUSHIK (2015)

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

PATRICK KWON (2020)

Mathematics: BS, California State University Long Beach; MA, San Francisco State University; MS, University of Washington Tacoma.

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.

DIEGO LUNA (2017)

American Ethnic Studies: BA, University of California - Davis; MA, San Jose University; PhD, University of Utah.

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.

FAYE MALINGSON (2019)

Nursing: BSN, Washington State University; MSN, University of Arizona.

MICHELE MANBER (1994)

Psychology: BA & 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.

ROBIN MARTIN (2020)

ABE/ESL:  BA, University of Washington; MA, University of Washington.

TARISA MATSUMOTO-MAXFIELD (2003)

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

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.

TERRY 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.

AARON MOEHLIG (2018)

Chemistry: BA, Albion College; PhD, University of California Riverside.

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.

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 PONCE (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.

SHELLY PAGE (2018)

Accounting: BS, East Texas State University Texarkana; BS & MS, Texas A&M University.

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.

JAMES PEYTON (1999)

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

AMELIA PHILLIPS (2002)

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

JOHN PIZARRO (2019)

Education: BS, Central Washington University; MIT, Heritage 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.

SUSAN RICH (1999)

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

JENN RITCHEY (2016)

Global Programs: BA & MA, University of Washington; MA, Sul Ross State University.

AUSTIN ROBERTS (2014)

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

SANGEETA SANGHA (2017)

Philosophy: BA, University of Waterloo; PhD, Bowling Green State University.

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.

COLLEEN SHERIDAN (2017)

Biology: BS, University of California - Berkeley; MEd, University of Washington; PhD, Stanford University.

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.

LAURA SORACCO (2017)

English: AA, Highline College; BA, The Evergreen State College; MA, The New School.

KEVIN STANLEY (2008)

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

ANGEL STEADMAN (2020)

ABE/ESL: BA, University of Tennessee; MA & PhD, University of Arizona.

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.

SANDRA (SANDY) SZALAY (2020)

Nursing: BSN, University of California San Francisco; MPH, University of Washington.

JUSTIN TAILLON (2018)

Hospitality & Tourism Management: BSc, University of Houston; MA, University of Guelph.

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.

MONICA TWORK (2019)

Reference Librarian: BA, Grinnell College; MSLIS, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill; MA, University of Washington.

TIMOTHY VAGEN (2012)

Personal Fitness Traner: 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.

ILIANA VILLANUEVA (2017)

Spanish: BA, University of Texas at El Paso; PhD, University of California at Irvine.

LISA VOSO (2018)

Communication Studies: BA, St. Mary’s College; MA, Gonzaga University, JD, University of Maryland.

AARON WARNOCK (2002)

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

MARY WEIR (2019)

Criminal Justice: BA, Wesleyan University; MEd, Aarhus University.

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.

NICOLE WILSON (2016)

Counseling: BA, Pacific Lutheran University; MSW, University of Washington; MA, Seattle University.

ELIZABETH WORD (2013)

Communication Studies: BA & MS, Washington State University.

LAUREN WUGALTER (2018)

Chemistry: BS, University of Arizona; MS, University of Washington.

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

LOYAL ALLEN (2009)

Associate Dean, Student Funding Services: BA, Seattle University; MA, Argosy University Seattle.

JESSE ASPREE (2019)

Director, International Student Programs

GABRIELLE BACHMEIER (2018)

Dean, Organizational Development and Extended Learning: BA, Dickinson College; MEd, Antioch University.

CHANTAL CARRANCHO (2015)

Director, Advising Transfer & Case Center: BA, University of Washington; MAEd, Argosy University.

CATHY CARTWRIGHT (2002)

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

EMILY COATES (2002)

Director, Institutional Research: BA, University of Washington; MPA, Seattle University.

RAEGAN COPELAND (1998)

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

RENATA CUMMINGS (2020)

Associate Director, Advising & Transfer Planning:  BA, University of Washington; MPA, The Evergreen State College.

PATRICIA DANIELS (1999)

Associate Director, Information Technology Services and DCIO: BAS, Central Washington University.

CARRIE A. DAVIDSON (2000)

Executive Assistant, Vice President for Academic Affairs: AA, Green River Community College; BA, University of Washington Tacoma.

LINDA FAAREN (2003)

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

FRANCESCA FENDER (2013)

Associate Director, Public Safety & Emergency Management: BA, California State University - San Marcos; MS, University of Maryland - University College.

JOSH GERSTMAN (2018)

Vice President for Institutional Advancement: BA, University of Michigan; MA, Wayne State University.

BARRY HOLLDORF (2009)

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

EILEEN JIMINEZ (2017)

Interim Director, TRiO: MEd, California State University Long Beach.

EMILY LARDNER (2019)

Interim Vice President, Academic Affairs: BA, Augustana College; MA & PhD, University of Michigan.

MARC LENTINI (1997)

Director, Educational Technology: BS & MS, Cornell University.

CHASE MAGLIOCCA (2019)

Director, Running Start: BA, Western Washington University; MEd, University of Washington.

DORIS MARTINEZ (2014)

Director, Center for Cultural & Inclusive Excellence: AA, Highline Community College; BA & MEd, Seattle University.

DAVID MENKE (2016)

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

QUYNH MIHARA (2019)

Director, Enrollment Services & Registrar:  BA, University of Washington; BS, University of Bach Khoa.

RASHAD NORRIS (2007)

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

FENEY PEREZ (2019)

Associate Director, Registration & Records:  BA, University of Washington; MEd, Seattle University.

MICHAEL PHAM (2015)

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

AARON READER (2020)

Vice President for Students: BA, Saint Augustine’s College; MA, Argosy University Seattle.

AY SAECHAO (2011)

Dean, Student Support & Funding 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)

Dean, Advising & Enrollment Services: BA, University of Texas at Austin; MPA, University of Washington.

MELISSA SELL (2001)

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

DANIELLE SLOTA (2018)

Director, Office of the President: BS, Central Washington University.

KIM SOUTHERLAND (2019)

Executive Assistant, Vice President of Student Services: BA, University of Wisconsin Madison; MFA, American Film Institute.

IESHA VALENCIA (2013)

Associate Dean, Student Life: BA, California State University - Chico; MEd, University of Vermont.

GERIE VENTURA (1995)

Director, Library: MLS, Emporia State University.

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 & CIO, Information Technology Services: BME, Pacific Lutheran University; MEd, University of Washington.