2020-2021 Pierce College Catalog 
    
    Apr 20, 2021  
2020-2021 Pierce College Catalog

Appendix



Personnel

FULL-TIME FACULTY & ADMINISTRATION

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AIGNER, SCOTT
Associate Professor, Art; B.A., M.A., Eastern Illinois University; M.F.A. Ohio State University

AIJALA, HEIDI
Assistant Professor, High School English/ESL; M.A., The University of Iowa, English; M.A., Western Washington University; M.I.T., B.A., Saint Martin’s University

ALLEN, NATEISHA
Assistant Professor of Reference & Instruction Librarian; M.L.I.S., San Jose State; B.A., USC-LA; A.A., Pierce College

ARNOLD, DENISE L.
Professor/Coordinator, Social Service/Mental Health; B.A., University of Washington; MHR, University of Oklahoma; Ph.D., Gonzaga University

BAILLON, AMBER
Manager for Employee Learning and Development; B.A., St. Norbert College; M.S., Miami University

BAKER, DIANA R.
Manager, Workforce Job Connections; B.A., Pacific Lutheran University

BARIA, JOANN W.
Vice President for Workforce, Economic and Professional Development; B.S., M.S., University of North Texas

BASSETT, KATHY B.
Professor, Dental Hygiene; B.S.D.H., Eastern Washington University; M.Ed., Lesley College; R.D.H.

BEMIS, CHAD
Associate Professor, Mathematics; B.A., M.A. Mathematics, California State University Sacramento

BENEDETTI, BRIAN B.
Director, Marketing and Communications; B.A., Central Washington University; M.Ed., Lesley University

BENSON, KELLY K.
Dean, Student/Enrollment Services, Pierce College at JBLM; BS, Central Washington University; MPA, Washington State University Vancouver

BLOOMER, CIARAN P.
Professor/Coordinator, Computer Network Engineering (PY); B.S., M.S., London University; M.S., University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology

BLUM, DALE E.
Professor, Biological and Health Science; B.A., M.S., Ph.D., University of Washington

BLUMS, ANGELA
Associate Professor, Early Childhood Education; Ph.D, M.S., UC-Davis; B.A. University of Minnesota

BONNER, JAMORAL
Basic Food & Employment Training Manager, Master’s in Master of Public Administration, Seattle University; Bachelor’s in  Interdisciplinary Studies; Minor: Psychology, Central Washington University; Associate’s in Humanities, Highline College

BOULWARE, RICHARD
Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice; J.D., Suffolk University Law School; B.A., Boston University

BOVE, KAITLIN
Assistant Professor, Music; D.M.A, University of Kentucky; M.M., B.M. University of the Pacific

BRAZELL, GREGORY C.
Director, Center for Engagement and Learning; B.A., Central Washington University; M.A., Lesley University

BREWER, IRENE C.
Professor/Coordinator, Reading/College Success; B.A., Eastern Washington University; B.A., Western Washington University; M.Ed., Lesley University

BROWN, CONNIE
I-BEST Academic Support Instructor, M.Ed., Western Washington University

BROXSON, THOMAS A.
Instructional Dean; B.A., M.A., California State University, Fullerton

BRUNNEMER, KRISTIN C.
Professor, English; B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Riverside

BURGHAGEN, SABINE
Assistant Professor, ESL; M.Ed., Staatliche Realschule Erlangen 2

BUSH, THOMAS A.
Professor, Earth Sciences; B.S., University of Washington; M.S., Washington State University

BUSTILLO-BOOTH, MIEBETH
Assistant Professor, Business Management; M.A., Pacific Lutheran University; M.B.A., M.P.A., B.A. University of Washington

CABLE, SUSAN A.
Director, Workforce Development; A.A., Allan Hancock College; B.A., Chapman College

CAIN, DARRELL
President, Puyallup Campus; B.A., Indiana University; Ph.D. Virginia Tech University

CALDWELL, LESLEY
Professor, Systems and Instruction Librarian; B.S., M.S, University of Texas-Austin

CAMPBELL, MATTHEW
Vice President, Learning and Student Success; B.A. Political Science, University of Delaware; M.Ed. Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, University of Washington; Ed.D. Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Temple University

CATES-CARNEY, JOSEPH
Professor, Human Biology/Health Science; B.A., Seattle University; B.S., N.D. Bastyr University

CHENG, BENJAMIN
Assistant Professor, Earth Sciences; M.A., University of Kentucky; Ph.D., University of Illinois

CONTRIS, MARKIVA V.
Professor, Veterinary Technology; Associate in Veterinary Technology, Pierce College; B.A., Western Washington University

COOKE, SEAN
Director, Student Life; A.A., Pierce College; B.A., University of Washington Tacoma; M.Ed., Western Washington University

COX, CAMERON
Director, Student Life; B.A., William Jessup University; M.A., Geneva College

CRERAR, LINDA G.
Director, Homeland Security/CE; B.A., Evergreen State College; M.ABS, Whitworth College

DAUGHERTY, HENRY P.
Professor, Communication/Theatre/Film; B.A., University of Tulsa; M.A., Louisiana Tech University

DAVOLIO, DEBBIE
Bethel School District Project Manager; Master’s in MA, Ed. Adult Education & Training, Seattle University; Bachelor’s in Psychology, University of Massachusetts Amherst

DEMING, ELS E. E.
Director, Enrollment Services; B.A., University of Washington Tacoma

DICKSON, VICKI
Assistant Professor of Nursing; B.S.N., Pacific Lutheran University; B.S., University of Washington; M.S.N., Washington State University

DILLEY, JOSEPH
Assistant Professor, Fire Services Leadership & Management; D.P.A., West Chester University; M.S., Disaster Preparedness and Fire Executive Leadership, Grand Canyon University; B.S., Liberal Arts, Excelsior College

DRAPER DAVIS, JULIE
District Conduct Officer; B.A., University of Portland; M.A., Michigan State University; Ph.D., Colorado State University

DUANE, TIFFANEY
Associate Registrar; A.A., Tacoma Community College; Pacific Lutheran University; B.A., University of Washington

ECHTLE, ROBIN
Director Development & Executive Director Foundation;

ECKERT, CANDIS
Assistant Professor, Early Childhood Education- Residency Focus (FS): Ed.D, M.I.T., B.A., University of Washington

EDWARDS, COURTNEY
Associate Professor, English; B.A. English, Appalachian State University; M.A. English (Rhetoric/Composition), Western Carolina University

FLOOD, CAITLYN
INVISTA Project Manager, A.A., Tacoma Community College

FLYNN, CHRISTIE J.
Dean, Libraries and Learning Resources; B.A., Southwestern University; MLIS, University of Texas at Austin

FORKNER, PHILLIP
Assistant Professor, Physics; M.S., University of Tulsa; B.S., University of Oklahoma

FORSYTHE, DEENA D.
Director, Employee Relations/Compliance; B.S.H.R., Western Washington University; M.B.A., Brandman University

FOSTER-GRAHLER, ROBERTA D.
Professor/Coordinator, Criminal Justice; A.A., Big Bend Community College; B.A., Eastern Washington University; M.A., The Evergreen State College

FOUTS, CODY
Assistant Professor, Math; M.A., University of Montana; M.A. American University; B.A. Whitman College

FREY, VALERIE J.
Manager, Running Start; B.S., Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania; M.A., The University of Oklahoma

GANGSTAD, CATHY
Basic Skills Professor; B.S., Montana State University; M.P.A., Lewis & Clark College

GAVINO, JOSE
Director of IT Integration; B.A., Seattle University

GERHARDT, PAUL
Professor/Coordinator, Business Management and Marketing; A.A., Highline College; B.A., The Evergreen State College; Graduate Certification (Human Resources), M.A., Chapman University; Ph.D., Capella University

GERON, JO ANNE
Professor, Psychology; B.A., Tel Aviv University; M.A., Antioch University; Ph.D., Pacifica Graduate Institute

GIBBONS, CLAIRE
Assistant Professor, Mathematics; M.S., University of Tulsa; B.S., University of Oklahoma

GILCHRIST, DEBRA L.
Vice President, Learning and Student Success; B.S., California State University Northridge; M.A., University of Denver; M.S., South Dakota State University; Ph.D., Oregon State University

GIMNESS, ERIK S.
Director, Institutional Research; B.A., University of Puget Sound; M.Ed., University of Washington

GOON, RACHEL E.
Professor, Reference/Instruction Librarian; B.A., M.L.I.T., University of Washington

GORSKI, HOLLY M.V.
Vice President, Human Resources; B.A., Westminster College of Salt Lake City

GRACE, ANTHONY J.
Distance Learning Retention Specialist/Campus Manager; B.S., University of Phoenix

GRANATA, ANTHONY T.
Professor, Mathematics; A.A.S., Pierce College; B.S., M.S., Western Washington University

GRAVES, KAYCIE
Assistant Professor, Kinesiology; M.S., California State University; B.S., Central Washington University

GREEN, TERRENCE D.
Associate Professor, Faculty Counselor/Advisor, TRIO Student Support Services; A.A.S., Pierce College; BSPEd., Washington State University; M.Ed., City University

GRIFFIN, LORI A.
Instructional Dean, B.A., Pacific Lutheran University; M.A., Chapman University

HABECK, SUE
Assistant Professor, Biology; M.A., University of Colorado; B.A., Stanford University

HADDON, CARLY
Data Solutions Development/Analyst, A.A.S., Tacoma Community College

HANDLER, NICHOLAS (MAX)
Associate Professor, Environmental Science/Geography; B.A. Spanish, Pomona College; M.A., Ph.D. Geography, University of Minnesota

HANFORD, LANA
Assistant Professor, Biology; Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh; B.S. Western Washington University

HARDY, GRACE
Assistant Professor of Dental Hygiene; B.S., Eastern Washington University, Dental Hygiene

HARTLEY, DENISE J.
Professor, English & Humanities; B.A., San Francisco State University; M.F.A., Mills College

HASKINS, MARK S.
Executive Director, Pierce College at JBLM; B.S., Pacific Lutheran University; M.A., University of Oklahoma

HASSAN, ABDULLAH (WAIS)
Assistant Professor of Political Science; Ph.D., University of California, Politics; M.P.A., University of Southern California; B.A., University of California- Berkeley

HELMER, JULIAN
Assistant Professor of Reference & Instruction Library; M.L.I.S., University of Washington; B.A., Whitman College

HENSON-WILLIAMS, PAULA M.
CTC Link Project Manager

HESS, MEGAN C.
Associate Professor, Chemistry; A.A., Pierce College; B.S., M.A.T., The Evergreen State College; M.Chem., Illinois Institute of Technology

HILL, CAROL
Opportunity Grant Program Manager/Washington Achiever Mentor Coordinator; A.A.S., Fort Steilacoom Community College; B.A., St. Martin’s College

HOSPENTHAL, MONICA L.
Professor/Program Director, Dental Hygiene; B.S., University of Washington; M.Ed., University of Puget Sound; R.D.H. Washington

HOWELL-WILLIAMS, VICKI J.
Professor, Faculty Counselor/Advisor; B.A., Le Moyne-Owen College; M.A., Trevecca Nazerene College

HUITSING, SHARON
Assistant Professor Computer Information Systems; B.S., Ohio State University; M.B.A., New York University

HUGHES, DARLENE
Assistant Professor of Nursing (PY): Ph.D., Nursing, Washington State University; M.S., Nursing, University of Phoenix; B.S., Nursing, University of Alaska; B.A., Mathematics, University of New Hampshire

HURTADO, LISA
Associate Professor, English; B.A. English, Tufts University; M.S., California State University; M.A., Ph.D., University of California San Diego

HURTADO, SALVADOR G.
Professor/Program Director, Veterinary Technology; B.S., D.V.M., Washington State University

IRBY, MEGAN
Faculty Counselor; B.A., University of Colorado; M.A., Lewis & Clark College;

JACOBS, TAMI L.
Dean, Student Success; B.A., Eastern Washington University; M.Ed., Concordia University

JACKSON, NATALYA
Assistant Professor of Mathematics (PY): Ph.D., M.A., University of California- Santa Cruz, Mathematics; B.A., Humboldt State University

JAFFE, STEWART N.
Professor, Mathematics; B.A., University of Maryland; B.S.N.E., University of Florida

JAMES, SYLVIA D.
Director, Fiscal Services; B.A., Brandman University

JENG, WAY
Associate Professor, English/ESL; B.A., B.S., University of Illinois; M.A., Youngstown State University; Ph.D., Washington State University

JOHNSON, MICHELE L.
Chancellor and CEO, Pierce College District; B.S., M.A., Washington State University; Ph.D., University of Oregon

JOHNSON, ROBERT D.
Professor, Biological Sciences; B.S., Saginaw Valley State University; M.S., Wayne State University

JONES, JAMIE
Director of Educational Outcomes & Effectiveness; Ph.D., Texas Woman’s University; M.A., Sam Houston State University; Honors B.A. degrees, University of Texas at Arlington

JONES, STEPHEN L.
Professor, Economics/Business; B.A., Salisbury State University; M.A., Temple University - Tokyo, Japan campus

KASLIK, PETER J.
Professor, Mathematics; B.S., James Madison University; M.S., Oregon State University

KEITH, KATHRYN E.
Professor, Anthropology; B.A., Boise State University; M.A., University of Arizona; Ph.D., University of Michigan 

KEMPER, STELLA
Maker Space/Steam Specialist

KHALSA-MÄULEN, LEON G.
Professor, Sociology; M.A. Psychology, M.A. Public Policy Analysis, M.A. Social Science, University of Chicago

KIM, KRISTINE M.
Interim Instructional Dean at Pierce College JBLM; B.A., Pacific Oaks College; M.S., Drexel University; Ed.D., Northeastern University

KLECKNER, ADRIANNE
Assistant Professor of English (PY): M.F.A, Creative Writing, Seattle Pacific University; B.A., Fine Arts & Creative Writing, Belhaven University

KOEHLER, JOSEPH
Assistant Professor, EMT/EMS; B.A.S., Homeland Security Emergency Management, Western Governors University

KOETJE, MICHAEL L.
Director, District Child Development Centers; B.S., State University of New York, College at Oswego

KORPAL, ROWENA
Assistant Professor of Biology; B.S., M.D., University of Santo Tomas

KULBACKI, EMILY
Professor/Coordinator, Philosophy; B.A., Utah State University; M.A., Norwich University

LAL, RAJESH
Associate Professor, Mathematics; B.S., M.S., Michigan State University

LAMBERT, ALYSSIA
Assistant Professor of Chemistry; B.S., M.S., University of Utah; B.A., St. John’s Seminary

LARIS, ARTURO
Assistant Professor, Spanish; M.A., Loyola University Chicago; Ph.D., University of California Davis

LEAVELL, LAWRENCE (BRET)
International Marketing Manager; B.A., Oregon State University; M.A., Montana State University

LAZO-FUENTES, NELDA
Associate Professor of Spanish; M.A., San Francisco State University; B.A. California State East Bay

LENT, LINDETTE
Professor, Psychology; B.A., University of Rochester; M.A., State University of New York, Buffalo

LETT, JAMES D.
Director of Student Success & Outreach, Pierce College at JBLM; BA, Thomas Edison State University; BA, Ashford University; MBA, Trident University International; EdD, Arizona State University

LINK, THOMAS G.
Professor, Psychology; B.S., Pennsylvania State University; Ph.D., University of Washington

LIPPMAN, DAVID R.
Professor, Mathematics; A.A.S., Whatcom Community College; B.S., M.S., Western Washington University

LIOU, JENNIFER
Assistant Professor, English; Ph.D., M.F.A., B.S., University of CA- Irvine

LOAN, JASON
Assistant Professor of English; B.F.A., Florida State University; M.F.A., New York University; M.A., California State University-San Bernardino

LOZANO, SUZANNE
Associate Professor, Accounting; A.A.S., Pierce College; B.S., Accounting, University of the State of New York-Regents College; M.B.A. Finance, City University of Seattle

LUCAS, PETER JOHN
Professor, Political Science; B.A., University of Washington; Ph.D., Indiana University

MAN, ALAN
Assistant Professor of Engineering; B.S., Brown University; Ph.D., University of California-Davis

MANNERING, SCOTT A.
Director, WSH, Special Funded; B.A., North Park University; M.Ed., Lesley University

MAULE, TIFFANIE
Associate Professor, Business Information Technology; B.A., Interdisciplinary Child Development, Western Washington University

MAY, RONALD H.
Instructional Dean, B.S., M.S., University of Idaho

MBUJA, ELYSIA
Associate Professor, Biology; B.S., M.Ed., Arizona State University; M.S., University of Nebraska

MCCLINTON, J. DUNCAN
Professor, English; A.A.S., Whatcom Community College; B.A., M.A., Central Washington University

MCCOLLOW, THOMAS J.
Professor, Mathematics; B.A.Ed., M.A., Arizona State University

MCGINNIS, RACHELLE L.
CE Program Developer/Manager; B.A., Pacific Lutheran University; M.A., Chapman University

MCPHEE, SUSAN J.
Manager, Access and Disability Services; A.A., Peninsula College; B.A., Western Washington University; M.A., Seattle University

METZGER, FREDERICK G.
Professor/Coordinator, Communication/Theatre/Film; B.A., Marymount College; M.A., University of Northern Colorado

MEULBLOK, MARY C.
Manager, International Student Services; B.A., Western Washington University

MICHAEL, LESLIE
Professor, English; B.S., University of Wisconsin-Stout; M.A., Idaho State University

MILLER, JEANETTE M.
Manager, Basic Food and Employee Training; B.A., University of Washington, Tacoma

MORA, MARQUITA I.
Director, Financial Aid; B.A., Washington State University; M.A., Keller Graduate School of Management

MORAN, DONNA M.
Associate Professor, Computer Information Systems; B.A., M.B.A., Winthrop University

MORROW, BEN
Teaching & Learning Technology, B.A., Gordon College; M.A., Northeastern University

MURPHY, SALLY
International Marketing & Rec Manager, B.A., Unviersity of California, Davis; M.A., New York University

MURRAY, LISA
Professor/Coordinator, Health Education/Wellness/Physical Education; B.S., Barry University; M.S., University of Kentucky

MYERS, JULIA
Professor, Math; D.Ed., Montana State University; M.A., Saint Louis University; B.S., Purdue University

NG, VERNON
Assistant Professor of English; M.A.R. Yale University; M.F.A., B.A., University of California-Irvine

NICHOL, MADISYN
Faculty Recruitment & HR Specialist; B.S., Central Washington University, M.B.A., Fitchburg State University

NICHOLSON, NICHOLE
Assistant Professor of Communications (PY):  Ph.D., M.A., B.A., Speech Communication, Southern Illinois University

NING, DIANA
Student Success Tech Specialist, B.A., John Hopkins University

NORMAN, ELIZABETH S.
Professor/Coordinator, Earth Sciences; B.S., Portland State University; M.S., University of Utah

NUCCIARONE, MONICA A.
Professor, Faculty Counselor/Advisor; B.S., M.S., California State University Fullerton

NULAND, ELIZABETH (BESS) E.
TRIO Retention Manager; B.S. in Psychology, Washington University - St Louis; Master’s International Education Teachers College, Columbia University

OLSEN-TIGLAO, KATHERINE A.
Professor, Chemistry; B.A., Willamette University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Washington

ORRANGE, WILLIAM R.
Professor/Coordinator, GED/ABE; B.S., Syracuse University; M.Ed., Western Washington University

ORTIZ-CAMACHO, MICHAEL
Assistant Professor of English (PY): M.A., B.A., English, Washington State University

OWEN, KENNETH L.
Professor, Music; B.M., University of Utah; M.M., Brigham Young University; D.M.A., Arizona State University

PAK, MIN
Assistant Professor of Digital Design (FS): M.F.A., Columbia College; B.F.A., School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Visual Communication; B.F.A., University of Illinois, Painting

PARK, MYUNG
Executive Director, International Education; M.B.A, City University

PARKER, CHARLES
Executive Officer, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion; B.A., M.A., University of Missouri

PASINATO, MISHELLE
Assistant Professor, Intensive English - International Education (FS); B.A., Washington State University; M.Ed., City University

PENNINGTON, JOHN
Assistant Professor of Homeland Security Emergency Management; M.A., American Public University; B.S., California Coast University

PHELPS, ERIN
Assistant Professor of Sociology (FS): Ph.D., M.A., Sociology, Case Western Reserve University; B.S., Sociology, Ball State University

PHELPS, THOMAS D.
Professor, Mathematics/Economics; A.A., Green River Community College; B.A., Pacific Lutheran University; M.A., Washington University in St. Louis

POPPEN-EAGAN, NIKKI M.
Professor/Coordinator, Communication Studies; B.A., Pacific Lutheran University; M.A., University of Oregon

POTTER, JOSHUA
Associate Professor, Communications and Theater; B.A. Speech Communication, Ithaca College; M.A. Media and Communication Studies, Florida State University; Ph.D., Southern Illinois University

PRESTON, SCOTT
Assistant Professor, Fire Services Leadership and Management; M.A., Emergency & Disaster Management and Certificate in Homeland Security- American Military University; B.A., Political Science, University of Washington; Certificate- National Emergency Management Advanced Academy, Federal Emergency Management Agency

PUTMAN, BARRY
Assistant Professor, Biology; A.A., Cuesta College; B.S., M.S., Cal Poly San Luis Obispo; M.A., University of California at Santa Barbara

RAMBEAU, GAYLE
Web Content Manager; Certificate in Professional Technical Writing, University of Washington; Bachelor’s in Computer Science, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

RANDALL, GREG
Director of Facilities & Construction Management; Bachelor’s in Public Administration, Thomas Edison State College; Association of Professional Plant Administrators (APPA), Certified Educational Facilities Professional (CEFP); Lake Washington Voc. Tech. Welding

RASMUSSEN, MELONIE
Professor, Mathematics; B.A.E., Pacific Lutheran Univ.; M.S., Western Washington University

REED, DAWN E.
Director, TRiO Student Support Services Program; B.A., University of Alaska Fairbanks; M.B.A., University of Phoenix

ROBERTON, CAROLYN D.
Professor, Dental Hygiene (FS); A.S.D.A., B.S.D.H., Loma Linda University; R.D.H.

ROGERS, BRENDA
Assistant Professor, Faculty Counselor; LMFT, MHP, CMHS- WA; M.A., Pacific Lutheran University; B.A., Rhode Island College

ROHOLT, J. DAVID
Professor/Coordinator, Art; B.F.A., Utah State University; M.F.A., Colorado State University

ROONEY, LEIGH ANN
Assistant Professor of Digital Design; M.F.A., New York Academy of Art; B.A., University of Vermont

RYAN, NOLAN
District Event Manager;  Master’s in Higher Education and Student Affairs, Indiana University;  Bachelor’s in Elementary Education/Social Studies, Southeast Missouri State University

SABETI, ROYA R.
Professor, Mathematics; B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia

SAMPLE, KURTIS F.
Computer Clubhouse Coordinator; B.S., Massachusetts Maritime Academy

SAMUELSON, JAMIE
Assistant Professor, Business Information Technology; Adult Education Certificate, Renton Technical College; B.S., Seattle University

SANDENO, JULIE
Professor/Coordinator, ESL; B.A., MA., Seattle Pacific University

SAW, MELINDA
Assistant Professor, Nursing; M.B.A., M.S.N., B.N., Western Governors University

SCANNELL, VICKI L.
Professor, English; B.A., M.A., University of Washington

SCHWARZ, ANNE
Assistant Professor, English; M.Ed., Adult Education, Pennsylvania State University; M.A., English, National University

SENAGA, KAREN
Assistant Professor, High School Social Studies; Ph.D., M.A., Mississippi State University; B.A., B.A., University of North Carolina

SHARPE-HAYGOOD, DAVIDA
Interim Director of Education Programs; M.A., Ashford University; B.A., Grand Canyon University

SHUSTER, LAURIE M.
Professor, Reference/Instruction Librarian; B.S., St. Joseph’s University; M.S., Drexel University

SIEVING, ALLISON L.
Instructional Dean; B.S., Bowling Green State University; M.S., Ph.D., Wayne State University

SMITH, HOLLY
Instructional Dean; B.A., Southeast Missouri State; M.A., Illinois State University; Ph.D., University of Florida

SMITH, JENNA
Assistant Professor of Physics; Ph.D., Michigan State University; B.S., Rhodes College

SMITH, STEVEN
Assistant Professor of Business;  M.A., University of San Diego, Leadership Studies; M.B.A., Xavier University, Business Management; B.B.A., Eastern Kentucky University; B.B.A., University of Kentucky

SMITH-FROMM, TIFFANY
Director, Nursing; B.S., M.S.N., University of Washington

SNOEK-BROWN, SAMUEL
Assistant Professor, English;  Ph.D. University of North Texas; M.A., West Texas A&M University; B.A., Schreiner College

SOREM, BLAKE D.
Professor/Coordinator, Economics; B.A., University of California Berkeley; M.A., University of Maryland College Park

STAPP, APRIL
Assistant Professor, Sociology; B.A., University of Missouri; M.A., Ph.D., Virginia Tech

STEPHENS, HILLARY
Professor, Astronomy/Physics; B.S., University of Washington; M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

STEVENS, M. ELIZABETH
Professor, English; B.A., M.A., Central Washington University

STEVENSON, DUNCAN K.
Director, Athletics; B.A., Western Washington University

STEWARD, AGNES BARRON
Dean, Student Success; B.S., Southern Illinois University; M.Ed., University of Washington Tacoma

STOCKE, MICHAEL F.
Chief Information Officer; A.A., Community Colleges of the Air Force; B.S., Southern Illinois University at Carbondale

STORMER, ISAAC
Associate Professor of Chemistry; B.S., University of Washington; M.S., University of Berkeley

STRITTMATTER, KATE
International Outreach Specialist, Master’s in Educational Administration, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Bachelor’s in History, University of Dayton

SUH, DANIEL H.
Associate Professor, Sociology; B.A., University of California Riverside; M.A., California State University; Ph.D., University of California Riverside

SWART, KATHLEEN A.
Professor, Reference/Instruction Librarian; B.A., M.A., University of Connecticut; MLIS, University of Washington

TAYLOR, SUSAN
SEVIS Manager; B.A., University of Montana; M.A., Washington University

THOMAS, DAVID
Assistant Professor, History; Ph.D., Temple University; M.A., Miami University; B.A., Lee University

THOMAS, LEESA
Associate Professor, Early Childhood Education; B.A., Western Washington University; M.S., Erikson Institute

THOMS, BETH
Professor, Reference/Instruction Librarian; B.A., University of Maryland; M.A., Gonzaga University; M.S.L.S., Catholic University of America

TODD, PHILLISE
Assistant Professor, Physics; B.A., M.SA., Ph.D., University of California-Irvine; B.S., California State University-LA; B.A., Northwestern University; M.S., Pace University; M.B.A., Babson College

VERBERNE, JASON
Director of Budget and Finance; B.A. Southeastern Louisiana University

VONADA, KRISTY
Administrative & Human Resources Specialist; Bachelor’s in BS in Crimology and Criminal Justice with Certificate in Advance Crime Analysis; Bachelor’s in Business Administration, Portland State University

VONDERSCHEER, ANDREA M.
Director of Enrollment Services; B.S., Pacific Lutheran University; MSML, Western Governors University

WALKER-STROMDAHL, ALISON
Assistant Professor of English; M.A., University of Toronto; B.A., M.A, Ohio University

WARAKSA, CHRISTOPHER J.
Manager, Intensive English Program; M.A., University of Wisconsin; J.D., University of Washington

WARK, MICHAEL
Vice President for Strategic Advancement; Bachelor’s in Public Relations-Communications/Economics; Master’s in College of Education/Higher Education Leadership & Policy Studies, Central Washington University

WARMINGTON, CURTIS W.
Professor/Coordinator, English (FS); B.S., Southern Oregon State; M.A., University of Washington

WEST, LEE
Associate Professor, Chemistry; B.S. Chemistry, Flinders University of South Australia; M.S. Physical and Inorganic Chemistry, Flinders University of South Australia; Ph.D. Chemistry, The University of Adelaide

WEST, CARRIE Q.
Open Educational Resources Project Manager; B.A., M.A., Marylhurst University; M.L.S., Emporia State University

WETZLER, TATIANA
Assistant Professor of Accounting; Masters in Accounting, B.A., University of Washington

WHITE, ANNE
Dean, Enrollment and Financial Aid Services; Registrar; B.M., University of South Alabama; M.A., Chapman University

WHITE, JULIE
President for Fort Steilacoom Campus;  Bachelor’s in English Literature;  Miami University, Master’s Counseling, Xavier University; Professional in  Educational Leadership, University of Rochester

WHITTEMORE, ANDREA
Assistant Professor, Intensive English - International Education, B.A., M.A., Eastern Washington University

WINTERS, SHELBY
Research Associate, B.A., Pacific Lutheran University

WILSON, ARIASSA 
TRIO Retention Manager,  Doctorate in Organizational Leadership & Development, Grand Canyon University Master’s in Coaching & Athletic Administration, Concordia University IrvineBachelor’s in Youth ministry/Psychology, Simpson University

WILSON, SHANTIKE
Assistant Professor of Education, Residency Focus (FS): M.A., Teaching, B.A., Psychology, University of Puget Sound

WINZELER, KATRINA
Assistant Professor of Philosophy; Ph.D., University of California-Berkeley; B.A., Tufts University

WISEMAN, LAWRENCE F.
Professor/Coordinator, Mathematics; B.A., B.S., University of Washington; M.A., University of California San Diego

WOOD, THEODORE J.
Professor, Chemistry; B.S., University of Maryland; M.S., University of Colorado

WRIGHT, JENNIFER
Faculty Counselor; M.S., University of Wyoming; B.S., Northwestern State University

ZITRON, ELIZABETH
Assistant Professor, College Success; M.A., University of Missouri; M.L.I.S., University of Illinois Urbana; B.A., University of Missouri- Kansas City

EMERITI

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BALL, MARION S.
Director of Military Programs

BATH-BALOGH, MARY
Biological Sciences

BOYDEN, WALTER L.
German, French

BOYER, BARRY L.
Economics, General Business

BRANSFORD, DEBORAH
Faculty Counselor

BROOKS, NORMA
Early Childhood Education

BROWN, MARY KAY
Early Childhood Education

BUCKNER, HAL R.
Art

BURKHOLDER, BRET G.
Professor, Faculty Counselor/Advisor

CAMNER, SHARON M.
Mathematics

CAVENDISH, PATRICK
Director, International Education

CHEEK, BARBARA N.
Director, Puyallup ALC; ABE/GED

CLINTON, PAUL
Art

COBB, F. HEATH
History, Interdisciplinary Studies, Political Science; Honors Program Coordinator

COFFEY, MICHAEL
Mathematics

COLLERAN, KAREN L.
Chair, Social Science Division; Early Childhood Education

COOK, NORMA M.
Director, Alternative Learning Center (PY)

COOPER, AUTHULA P.
Real Estate

DARCHER, MICHAEL J.
English

DAVIES, JO
Reference/Instruction Librarian

DAVIS, PATRICIA
Mathematics

DE JARDIN, JUDITH K.
Division Chair, Business & Social Science; Early Childhood Education

DEVINY, DR. JOHN J.
Dental Hygiene

DOWNIE, DIANE K.
Mathematics

EDISON, DOUGLAS
Business Management

EGAN, RAYMOND J.
General Business

ERICKSON, JAMES R.
Mathematics

FALCIONI, DEBORAH
Mathematics

FIKAR, PHYLLIS
Mathematics

FORMAN, KEITH M.
Sociology

GALAGAN, MARY
Dental Hygiene

GENTRY, DR. CANDACE
Business Information Technology

GOLIGHTLY, DR. SHARON S.
Program Director/Instructor, Dental Hygiene

HALVERSON, JAN
Office Professions

HARDING, KAREN E.
Chemistry Instructor

HASART, TANA L.
President, Pierce College Puyallup

HEABERLIN, ROBERT E.
Psychology

HENDRICKS, JAMES
Computer Information Systems

HESS, L. JERRY
Physics

HILDEBRANT, DR. KENNETH C.
Executive Dean of Instruction

HOGAN, PATRICK
Business Management

HULET, RUSSELL N.
English, Journalism, Humanities

ICO, LYDIA
English

IGNACIO, MARLENE D.
Physics

JAECH, STEPHEN
English

JENSEN, DOUGLAS
Business and Political Science

JEPSEN, THOMAS C.
Mathematics

JEWELL, BARBARA
Business, Office Professions

JOHNSON, DR. BURTON L.
Life Sciences

KELLY, DOLORES
Construction Management

KEMP, ALAN R.
Sociology

KERR, DOUG
Division Chair, Speech/Theatre

KETCHESON, LINDA E.
Faculty Counselor/Advisor

KNUDTSEN, JERE
Music

KOBER, STEPHEN G.
Business

KOOPMANS, GRACE M.
Early Childhood Education

KRIEGER, DR. WILLIAM C.
English; Director, Thoreau Cabin Project and Writing Camps

KWOK, KOON W.
Accounting

LAI, MOSES P.
Geography, East Asian History

LAMKA, MICHAEL E.
Mathematics

LEIFSON, RANDY W.
Professor, Mathematics

LEWIS, SANDRA
Biological and Health Sciences

LOBDELL, R. MARTIN
Psychology

LONG, ROSSE V.
Director, International Programs

LOTTIER, RAYMOND L.
Accounting

MARTIN, BRIAN J.
Digital Design

MAYORGA, VICTORIA
World Languages

MCGONAGILL, CAROL L.
Business Information Technology

MEDVED, KATHLEEN
Computer Information Systems

MIR, DR. QUI-CHEE A.
Chemistry

MIRANDE, THERESE
World Languages

MOGG, DICK
History

MORTON, DENNIS A.
Sociology

MULLEN, G. JAMES
Psychology

NEWTON, PATRICIA J.
English; Director, Learning Asst. Services

OWENS-EWING, KAREN J.
Disability Support Services Coordinator/Academic Advisor

PAN, ROSALIE
English as a Second Language

PARKS, MICHAEL W.
Journalism

PAYNE, MARGARET A.
Division Chair, Arts & Humanities, English

PAYNE, RICHARD L.
Business, Accounting, Business Management

PEDERSEN, MORRIS R.
Division Chair, Arts & Humanities; Music

PHILLIPS, RANDALL
Chemistry

PISETZNER, JEFFREY
Reading/Study Skills

RADCLIFFE, KATHERINE A.
ESL

RADES, WILLIAM L.
Fine Arts

RUSSELL, MARY J.
Anthropology

RUSSELL, D. SHARON
English

SAGER, ROBERT J.
Earth and Space Sciences

SALAK, ANN M.
English

SARRELLA, LINDA
Business and Business Management

SCHILLAR, DR. THOMAS A.
Business Management

SCOTT, ELIZABETH
Natural and Social Sciences

SCOTT, SAMUEL T.
Computer Information Systems

SEMSEN, PATRICIA
Library/Media

SIMPSON, JOHN M.
History

SOILEAU, DEIDRE
Vice President, Strategic Advancement and Executive Director Foundation

STAPLES, RAYE
Medical Office Professions, Business

STARR, JANINA
American Sign Language

STOUT, ORVILLE H.
Director, Media Services

TEEPLE, DR. TERRY
Veterinary Technology

TOOHEY, MARY ANN
Developmental Education

TOWNSEND, CATHERINE J.
Business, Business Management, Marketing

TWEED, NORMAN S.
Biological and Health Sciences

URICH, LESLIE
Physics

VANNESON, CHRISTOPHER T.
History/Geography/Political Science

WALL, STEVE
Chancellor; President, Pierce College Puyallup

WATTS, LESLIE
Faculty Counselor; Health Career Advisor

WILLIAMS, DR. ELLAWEESE O.
Humanities, English

WOLDEN, LUANN
​Business Information Technology 

WRIGHT, THOMAS C.
Business Management, Fashion Merchandising

YOCHUM, DENISE
President, Fort Steilacoom

YOUNGER, VIRGINIA C.
English

Glossary

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AA: Associate in Arts.

AAS: Associate in Arts & Sciences.

Academic: Pertaining to a liberal arts program of study, as opposed to a professional or technical one. Used with degree, program or course.

Academic standards: The college’s policy that requires students to maintain a certain minimum grade point average.

Adding or dropping classes (courses): Making changes in your schedule by enrolling in additional courses or withdrawing from them.

Admission: Permission to enroll in classes.

Advising: The process of determining with an advisor which courses you need to take to meet your educational goals.

Advisor: The faculty member or advising center staff person who helps you in the advising process.

Application: The process of applying for admission to the college or to a specific program of study; also, the form you fill out to apply.

Articulation agreement: An agreement between the college and certain high schools or other colleges by which specific courses taken at one institution are allowed for automatic credit at the other institution.

AS: Associate in Science. 

Associate degree: A 90-credit (or more, depending on the program) degree awarded by a community college. 

Audit: Taking a class for information only and not for credit or a grade.

Bachelor’s degree or Baccalaureate degree: A degree awarded by four-year colleges and universities to students who have completed a specified course of study.

Bulletin: See Quarterly bulletin.

Campus: The main location where a college provides its educational programs and services.

Catalog: The official document containing course descriptions, degree requirements, policies and procedures, information about student services and general information about the college.

Certificate: Awarded for the successful completion of a specific short-term program of study in a professional/technical field.

College-level course: A course numbered 100 or above.

Common Course Numbering (CCN): A course numbering system instituted in Washington state to ensure that the same course at different Washington state community and technical colleges has the same course number and title.

Concurrent enrollment: Enrollment in more than one community college at a time.

Continuing education: Courses, seminars or workshops, usually non-credit, that are taken for personal enrichment, professional development or general knowledge.

Continuous enrollment course: A course you may enroll in and begin at any time during the quarter.

Cooperative education: A program combining a specific program of study with employment related to that field of study that allows college credit to be given for the work experience.

Core classes or requirements: Courses required by or applicable to a certain degree. See also General education requirements.

Course: A single subject of study taken for one quarter or other specified period of time. Sometimes called a class.

Course abbreviation: A shortened version of the name of a department; for instance, ENGL for “English” or VT for “Veterinary Technology.”

Course number: The number used with the course abbreviation to refer to a specific courses; for instance, “GEOG 200 .”

Course title: The descriptive name of a specific course; for instance, the course title for GEOG 200  is “Human Geography.”

Credit or credit hour: The unit of measurement for the amount of work and/or time required for a course. A five-credit class will usually meet five hours a week. Also known as a quarter hour.

Credit by examination: A method by which you may receive credit for a course by passing an examination on the course content.

Curriculum: The group of courses you must complete to earn a specific degree or certificate.

Degree: Awarded for the successful completion of a specific program of courses.

Department: A specific area of study in which the college offers classes. Also, the group of faculty members who teach that subject.

Diploma: Awarded for successful completion of high school or Pierce’s adult high school completion program.

Distribution requirements: See General educational requirements and Related instruction.

Division: A group of related departments.

Drop a course: Withdraw from a course before the quarter has ended.

DTA: Direct Transfer Agreement.

Elective: A course you choose to take which is not a core or required course for your program.

E-schedule: The Web publication listing course offerings and registration information for a specific quarter, used in planning the courses you will take for that quarter.

Emphasis: Concentrated study in a specialized area within a professional/technical or academic program of study.

Evaluation for graduation: The official process of determining which of the courses you have taken to date apply to the degree or certificate you are planning to earn and which courses you still need to take for that degree or certificate.

Evaluation of transfer credits: An official determination as to what extent the courses taken at another college will be allowed for credit at Pierce. Also, the determination by a four-year college as to which of your Pierce College courses will be allowed for credit at that institution.

Fee: An extra charge, in addition to tuition, required for certain courses to cover lab supplies, equipment, computer use, etc. Also refers to the comprehensive student fee and technology fee.

Financial aid: Monetary assistance made available to students, based on financial need, from various government and private sources.

Former student: A student who has not registered for one or more quarters (excluding summer quarter) and returns to continue his or her studies.

Full-time student: A student registered for a minimum of 12 credits in any given quarter.

GED (General Educational Development): A program for adults who have not graduated from high school and want to earn a certificate of high school equivalency.

General education requirements (GER): A range of courses distributed across various academic areas, required for the AA degree, in order to develop breadth of knowledge outside the major field. Sometimes referred to as distribution requirements or core requirements.

General transferable electives (GTE): Designated courses that satisfy a portion of the AA degree requirements. Sometimes referred to as core electives.

Grade: A rating or evaluation of your achievement for a class or assignment.

Grade points: The number obtained by multiplying the numerical value of the grade you receive for a course by the number of credit hours earned in that course (e.g., if you earn a 3.3 grade in a 5-credit course, you earn 16.5 grade points).

Grade point average (GPA): The number obtained by dividing total grade points earned by total credit hours attempted in a quarter. Your cumulative grade point average is obtained by dividing total grade points on your record by total hours you have attempted.

Independent study: A course of study on a topic of interest to a student, designed with the help of an instructor and supervised by that instructor, and undertaken with departmental approval.

Inquiry Personal Identification Number (PIN): A five- or six-digit number based on a student’s birth date that allows access to the Student Information Kiosk and the Touchtone Inquiry System.

Inter-college Relations Commission (ICRC): A voluntary organization working to improve transfer among higher education institutions in the state of Washington.

International student: A student who is a citizen of another country and is in the U.S. on a non-immigrant visa.

Item number: The unique number assigned to a particular section of a particular course being offered during a quarter. Used when registering for that course.

Kiosk: See Student Information Kiosk.

Load or credit load: The total number of credit hours you enroll in for a quarter.

Major: The subject area in which you choose to specialize.

MRP: Major Related Program.

Nonresident student: A student who has not lived in the state of Washington for at least one year before the initial quarter of study. 

Ombudsman: A person who investigates and attempts to resolve complaints and problems, as between employees and an employer or between students and a university.

Online Registration: See Web registration.

Orientation: A program that introduces new students to the college environment, explains various procedures, and describes the resources they can call on for help.

Part-time student: A student registered for fewer than 12 credits in any given quarter. 

Personal Identification Number (PIN): See Inquiry PIN and Registration PIN.

Pre-professional program: A program designed to fulfill part of the requirements leading to study in a professional program or school.

Prerequisite: A requirement that must be met before you enroll in a particular course, usually a test score or completion of another course.

Probation: A status imposed due to low grades.

Professional/technical: Pertaining to a program of study intended to prepare you for employment in a certain field rather than for transfer to a four-year college or university. Used with a degree, program or course. Also referred to as vocational.

Program of study: A group of courses leading to a particular degree or certificate.

Quarter: The designation for a school term. At Pierce, there are four: fall, winter, spring, summer.

Quarter hour: See credit.

Quarterly bulletin: The publication mailed to all households in the Pierce College district each quarter announcing the beginning of class registration for the upcoming quarter, information on how to get started at Pierce, and where to find information online. It also includes the latest news about the college.

Registration: The process of selecting, enrolling in and paying for courses.

Registration Access Personal Identification Number (PIN): A random six-digit number given to a student by an advisor each quarter that enables the student to register for classes.

Related instruction: A range of courses distributed across various areas, required for professional/technical degrees in order to develop breadth of knowledge outside the major field.

Residence requirement: The credits required to be taken at a college in order to fulfill degree requirements at that college. At Pierce, earn the lesser of (at least) 20 college level credits or 25% of the credits applicable to the degree or certificate.

Resident student: A student who has lived in the state of Washington for at least one year immediately prior to the first day of instruction for a quarter.

Returning student: A student enrolling during consecutive quarters.

Schedule: The classes for which you are enrolled, or the days and times you are attending classes and labs. May also refer to all the course sections offered by the college during a quarter.

Section: A specific class with its own unique days, hours, location and instructor. A number of sections of a certain course may be offered during a quarter, with different days, times, locations and instructors.

SID: Student Identification Number, a number assigned to a student by Pierce College.

Student Information Kiosk: A computerized source of information that can be accessed through computer terminals located in the registration areas or the district’s website.

Technology degree: Awarded for successful completion of a specified professional/technical program.

Transcript: Your permanent record of courses taken, credits earned, grades achieved and degrees awarded at an educational institution.

Transfer credits: Credits earned at one college that are accepted toward a degree at another college.

Transfer degree: A degree intended to parallel the first two years of a bachelor’s degree (e.g., the Associate in Arts (AA) and Associate in Science (AS)).

Tuition: The amount of money you pay the college for the courses in which you enroll, set each year by the state legislature.

University transfer degree: See Transfer degree.

Vocational: See Professional/technical.

Web registration: A system allowing students to register for classes on-line from any computer with Internet access.

Withdrawal from the college: Officially dropping all classes for which you are enrolled for a quarter. See Drop a course.

Pierce College Photo and Video Disclaimer

All students are advised that the Pierce College Marketing & Communications department takes photographs and shoots videos throughout the year which may include images and recordings of members of the student body, faculty and staff which may be used for publicity and marketing purposes. These images and recordings are in areas on campus or at any Pierce College-sponsored event off campus where subjects do not have normal and reasonable expectations of privacy. All such photographs and recordings are the property of Pierce College and may be used for the college’s promotional purposes without prior permission of the subjects.

As a general practice, however, Pierce College will attempt to collect individual photo release forms from students. Also, if students do not wish to be photographed or recorded for this purpose they can stipulate this in writing to the Marketing & Communications office at the beginning of the quarter. It is also expected that such students will excuse themselves from photo/video sessions and inform the Pierce College photographer that they do not wish to be included.

The 2020-2021 Catalog was produced by Pierce College District Marketing and Communication Department in collaboration with Instructional Services in Aug. 2020.

The information in this catalog is effective as of Summer Quarter 2020.

Production Credits

Brian Benedetti
Director of Marketing and Communications

Marjo Burdick
Instructional Support Specialist

Kate Frerichs
Communications and Public Relations Specialist

Gayle Rambeau
Web Content Manager