Congratulations to all!
The following faculty members at Northampton Community College (NCC) have been promoted and/or earned standard appointments (the equivalent of tenure) effective July 1.
From Associate Professor to Professor:
Wendi Achey, business marketing, earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Bloomsburg University and a master's of business administration in marketing from DeSales University. Before coming to NCC, Achey was employed at B. Braun as a marketing manager and at Integrated Biosciences as the director of marketing and advertising. Her work garnered several awards, including the ADDY Award, which is presented to designers in the advertising field. She has presented at conferences and published numerous articles on medical device manufacturing. She helped make NCC one of the top digital community college in the country, according to Community College Journal, and piloted the College's Innovation Lab as a model for future classrooms that enhances computer labs with touch screen laptops. She is a resident of Bethlehem.
Dr. Cara McClintock-Walsh, English, earned her bachelor's degree with honors from Gettysburg College, her master's degree and Ph.D. in English from Boston University. Her teaching experience prior to NCC includes literature and composition as a teaching fellow at Boston University, basic and developmental writing at Northern Essex Community College and teaching in the Upward Bound program at Boston University. She is the coordinator of NCC's honors program. McClintock-Walsh is a resident of Bethlehem.
Dr. Ronit Shemtov, sociology, received her bachelor's and master's degrees from Concordia University in Montreal, and her Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Connecticut. Prior to coming to NCC, she taught at Cheney University, Lehigh University, Siena College, the University of Hartford, Union College, and the University of Connecticut. She has made numerous presentations at conferences and has publications to her credit. Shemtov is a resident of Allentown.
From Assistant Professor to Associate Professor:
Dr. Brian Alnutt, history, earned a bachelor's degree from Muhlenburg College and a master's degree and Ph.D. in history from Lehigh University. Before coming to NCC, he taught at Kutztown University and at Lehigh Carbon Community College. He has several publications to his credit, and has led many discussions on and off campus. Alnutt also received a standard appointment (tenure.) He is a resident of New Tripoli.
Karen Anderko, biology, received her bachelor's in science degree in biology from Moravian College and a master's degree in biology from East Stroudsburg University. She also has secondary biology teaching certification from Moravian College. Before coming to NCC, she taught high school biology at Liberty High School and was an adjunct biology professor, lab assistant and research assistant at several universities and colleges. She developed a 2-credit course, Cleanroom Microbiology, NCC Petri Project, a part of the NCC specialized diploma in aseptic processing. She is a resident of Danielsville.
Samantha Beebe, biology, earned a bachelor's degree in biology from the University of South Florida, a master's degree in biology from East Stroudsburg University (ESU) and a master's degree in public health, also from ESU. A health education specialist, she joined NCC as an adjunct professor, worked as a developmental chemist for Revlon, a biology instructor for Project Upward Bound and an adjunct at Middlesex Community College in New Jersey. She worked collaboratively with the NCC Hannig Family Children's Center to teach young children about science. She is a resident of Stroudsburg.
Miles Harris, mathematics, received a bachelor's degree in engineering from the California State University at Northridge and a master's degree in mathematics from Youngstown State University. Before joining the NCC faculty, he was employed as a math teacher at San Fernando High School and a missile engineer for the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Port Hueneme in California. He is a resident of Scotrun.
Lucille Keim, radiography, earned a certificate in radiology technology from the Reading Hospital and Medical Center and a bachelor's degree in health arts from the University of St. Francis. She has worked at the Women's Health Center of Allentown as chief technologist in mammography and bone density testing for thirteen years. She also worked as a radiographer and mammographer at Allentown Diagnostic Center. She is a resident of Fogelsville.
Evonne Loomis, acquisitions librarian, earned a bachelor's degree in management from East Stroudsburg University and a master's degree in library science from Clarion University in 2000. Before coming to NCC, she served as a reference librarian at the Pottsville Free Library and as a branch manager at the Eastern Monroe Public Library in Stroudsburg. She is also a 2012 graduate of the PALA (Pennsylvania Library Association) Academy of Leadership. She is a resident of Easton.
William Magilton, chemistry, has a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Delaware Valley College, where he graduated magna cum laude, and a master's degree in biochemistry degree from Lehigh University. In addition to being a former adjunct faculty member at NCC, he also served in that capacity at Bucks County Community College and Abington Hospital School of Medical Technology. He was also a clinical laboratory scientist in the pathology department of Holy Redeemer Hospital and staff biochemist for Merck Research Laboratories. He is a resident of Riegelsville.
Michael Pogach, English, received a bachelor's degree in American Studies from Pennsylvania State University and two master's degrees, one in English and the other in humanities, from Arcadia College. Before coming to NCC, Pogash taught English at Kutztown University, at Montgomery County Community College and at DeVry University. Pogach is the faculty advisor for The Laconic, NCC's literary and arts magazine. He has published a short story, "She Knows," in the literary journal Third Wednesday (Spring, 2010) and a fiction chapbook, Zero to Sixty(2012). He has also received a standard appointment. He is a resident of Quakertown.
Elehna Shores, information services librarian, earned a bachelor's degree in German and international studies from Millersville University of Pennsylvania, a master's degree in library science from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and a master's degree in English literature from Central Washington University. Before joining the faculty at Northampton Community College in 2007, she was a librarian at the Free Library of Philadelphia, a library graduate assistant at Central Washington University and a reference librarian at Delaware County Community College.
Gina Turner, psychology, earned a bachelor of science degree in psychology and a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Washington, followed by a master of arts and a Ph.D. in psychology from the New School for Social Research. She was in the post-doctoral fellowship program at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and has worked for the New School for Social Research as an adjunct instructor and student advisor. Also, she was employed by Nordstrom Inc. and worked in crisis intervention for six years. In addition to her promotion, she has also received a standard appointment (tenure). Turner is a resident of Lawrenceville, New Jersey.
From Instructor to Assistant Professor
Matthew Bartholomew is a graduate of NCC who went on to earn a bachelor's degree in sociology at Moravian College and earned his Master's in Education in College Counseling and Student Personnel from Kutztown University. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Pennsylvania. He has a special interest in working with students experiencing relationship issues and conflict management/resolution issues. He has a passion for working with Student Veterans and is Counselor/Advisor for this population. He is also the co-coordinator for the interventions of students on academic probation.
Standard Appointment (Tenure)
Belinda Anderson, assistant professor of reading, received a standard appointment (tenure).
She earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Shippensburg University and a master's degree in education from East Stroudsburg University. She is pursuing a doctorate in reading and language arts at Widener University. She has taught developmental reading at Easton Area Academy and was in instructor for the GEAR UP program run by Cheyney University for students in the Philadelphia School District. She was employed as a coordinator of learning assistant services at Kutztown University and taught language arts at Bangor Area Middle School. Anderson is a resident of Nazareth.