Meet our college degree faculty
Our college degree faculty consists of experienced, credentialed educators who are dedicated to fully supporting your academic attainments. Realizing that the journey can be a challenge, they aim to make your online learning experience one that is straightforward and enjoyable. From explanations to encouragement, each of our college instructors is devoted to your higher education journey and preparing you for a better future.
Melissa has been teaching for over 20 years. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Fine Art, with a focus in Printmaking and Painting and a master’s degree in Art History with areas of emphasis in Modern Art and Theory, and the Renaissance Period (Italian and Northern).
Michele Arpin, M.B.A., Rollins College
Specialty: Business Ethics; Business Communication and Marketing Management
Michele has more than 20 years of corporate management experience with special expertise in call center operations, events marketing and association management. She also has significant experience as a course author, curriculum developer and educator.
Nearing 10 years of experience as a Parole/Probation Agent, William’s diverse background also includes a Firearms Certification along with a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and a master's degree in Criminal Justice.
Nadia Blake, M.B.A., York University
Specialty: Engineering and Construction
Nadia has over ten years of experience as a mathematics lecturer and facilities engineer. She also has significant experience working as a project manager for a real estate development company.
Kelly is a Registered Veterinary Technician. She graduated in 2015 but has been involved in Veterinary Medicine since 1997. She has spent most of her career in general practice but has also worked in emergency medicine as well as with exotic species and large animals. Her passions are intensive care nursing and diagnostic imaging.
LaTasha Brown, D.C.Sc., Enterprise Information Systems, Colorado Technical University; M.Sc.M., Colorado Technical University
Specialty: Computer Repair and Computer Science
LaTasha is an experienced computer science educator and Business Systems Analyst II. She is SAP ECC 6.0 certified.
Latricia "Michelle" Carter, M.S.H.M. & M.B.A., American Intercontinental University
Specialty: Healthcare Management and Administration
Michelle has worked in the healthcare industry for almost a decade managing various medical offices and working as a patient care technician. She has a wealth of experience to share with her students who are looking to work in the field of healthcare management or administration. She earned her BSN in 2003 and her Masters of Science in Healthcare Management and an MBA. Michelle has been teaching healthcare management and administration courses online since 2010.
Megan, Chadwick, CVT, BS
Specialty: Veterinary Academy
Megan Chadwick is the Director of the Veterinary Academy and has been a certified veterinary technician for over 10 years. She is an experienced online educator and has held various leadership roles. Prior to working as an educator, she worked in general practice as a certified veterinary technician.
Danielle is a Certified Veterinary technician and is the Academic Advisor of the Veterinary Technology program. She earned her degree in 2006 and became licensed the same year. Danielle has over 10 years of experience in general practice, surgery/referral care and emergency care. She has over 3 years’ experience assisting the veterinary team in an online education setting.
Dr. Lea Craig, B.Sc., DVM
Specialty: Veterinary Academy
Lead faculty member Dr. Craig graduated from the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Program at Ontario Veterinary College in 2007. She has extensive first-hand experience in AAHA-accredited small animal hospitals in Canada and the U.S. and has been teaching online veterinary technician courses since 2013.
Anthony Daniel, Ph.D., Walden University
Specialty: Criminal Justice, Human Resource Management, and Security Management
Dr. Anthony D. Daniel has more than 20 years of experience as a middle, upper, and executive manager in the public sector. He served as a field probation officer and warden for the Georgia Department of Corrections, and served in management positions through which he emphasized security, operational management, leadership pipeline development, and performance management for large, complex organizations. He currently provides organizational development consulting to both the public and private sectors. He holds an SHRM-SCP from the Society of Human Resource Management.
Ginger has 30 years of experience as a successful Attorney and 20 years of experience as an educator. She holds a Doctor of Jurisprudence, a Bachelor of Arts in English/History, and has received numerous honors and awards for her achievements such as the American Jurisprudence Award, Exceptional Faculty Award, and a President’s Endowed Scholarship from one of the universities she attended.
Abimbola Farinde is a practicing pharmacist and professor who has gained experience in the field and practice of mental health, geriatrics, and consultant pharmacy. She has worked with active duty soldiers with dual diagnoses of a traumatic brain injury and a psychiatric disorder providing medication therapy management and disease state management. Dr. Farinde has also worked with mentally impaired and developmentally disabled individuals at a state supported living center.
Suzanne Fauver, CVT
Specialty: Veterinary Academy
Suzanne is the Clinical Coordinator for the program and has worked in education for over seven years. She is a certified veterinary technician who graduated from Johnson College with an Associates degree in Veterinary Technology. Before working in education, Suzanne worked as a certified technician in both emergency and general practice. Along with her love for educating veterinary technician students, she has a passion for large animals and large animal medicine.
Robert Freeborough, Ph.D., Capella University
Specialty: Online Education, Organizational Health, Management Coaching
Robert has been teaching in higher education for 8 years in both online and traditional classroom environments. He has 17 years of leadership and management experience, primarily in non-profits which has enabled him to effectively consult with nonprofit leaders to identify and catalyze growth opportunities. Rob has a PhD in Organization and Management, a Masters of Business Administration, and is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).
Diahanna Fuller, D.H.A., Cappella University
Specialty: Healthcare and Public Health
Dr. Fuller has more than 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry. She has dedicated research efforts to healthcare delivery and policy in the U.S., global healthcare, and healthcare laws and ethics.
Christen Garcia, M.H.R.M., The Keller Graduate School of Business; J.D., The John Marshall Law School
Specialty: Human Resources Management and Paralegal Studies
Christen has more than 17 years of progressive experience as a human resource professional which included recruiting, training, and employee relations for both union and non-union environments. She has offered advice, guidance, and training for employees and line management regarding the complexities and nuances of human resources.
Vincent Giordano, Ph.D., Florida Atlantic University
Specialty: Human Services; Criminal Justice
Vincent has over 10 years of experience teaching in higher education. He has taught at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Much of his academic focus has been on criminal justice courses. However, Vincent also has taught human services courses and supervised several dissertations. In addition to his teaching experience, Vincent has also published several academic articles. Some of these articles can be found in the Journal of Drug Issues and Corrections Today.
Kay Green, D.B.A., Argosy University
Specialty: Marketing, Management, and Business
For over 10 years, Kay has provided specialized marketing consultation and instruction to clients and students both domestically and abroad. Certified in both instructional design and online instruction, Kay's mission is to provide high-quality, innovative, expertise through practical application in the virtual classroom.
Sherry Grover, Ph.D., Texas Woman's University
Specialty: Health Studies and Health Care Management
Sherry has spent the last 23 years working in various business/professional positions in the healthcare environment at a major hospital. In addition, she has been teaching online for the past eight years. She has taught various bachelors and masters courses in healthcare, public health, health education and health and wellness.
Carol Holmes, M.A., University of Chicago
Carol's work experience includes over 15 years in the field of Anthropology, Social Research, and ESL adult education. She has conducted ethnographic fieldwork and archival research in Georgia (USA) and Brazil. She has also studied the present-day science of Genomics. Carol's academic experience includes private ESL instruction with adults and children. She has taught ESL in South Korea, where she prepared young adults for college-level work in American universities. Carol also has experience developing curricula, private instruction on academic and technical writing as well as acclimating recent immigrants to the American corporate-business environment through cultural immersion courses.
Jocelyn Jones, M.S., Walden University
A passionate educator with over a decade of experience, Jocelyn currently owns and operates an in-home daycare, and also runs various babysitter training camps. Additionally, she works for the Council for Professional Recognition as a professional development specialist, where she mentors and coaches candidates applying for their Child Development Associate certification. Jocelyn also observes and monitors candidates in various classroom settings.
Catherine Kelly, M.B.A., University of Central Florida; B.S. Marketing, University of Central Florida
Specialty: Retail Management; Marketing and Business Administration
Catherine has more than nine years of leadership experience in retail sales. She has worked with national retailers such as dELiA*s, Old Navy, and Nordstrom. She was awarded the 4th Quarter All-Star award at Nordstrom in 2012. She has also worked in Human Resources. Catherine has consistently focused on training others throughout her retail career.
With over 15 years of experience in early childhood education, reading and literacy instruction, and elementary school education, Karissa is an experienced instructor who is also a member of five professional organizations. She holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education, a master’s degree in education in curriculum and instruction, and a doctor of education with a specialization in reading, literacy, and assessment.
Sally Lozada, Ph.D., Cappella University
Dr. Sally Lozada has nearly 20 years of professional and academic experience primarily focused on higher education administration. Following time in the Peace Corps teaching English, Sally began her career as an Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs. Her administrative work at a public two-year college focused on quality orientation to ensure students got off to a strong start on their educational journey.
John "Bill" Mauzey, M.A., Northwest Missouri State University
Specialty: European History and American History
Bill Mauzey has over 25 years of professional and education experience focused on history, humanities, geography and education. Bill has also worked in retail in the jewelry industry where he earned a degree as a graduate gemologist.
Shamonica McGill, M.S., Clayton State University
Shamonica has over eight years of experience with helping and teaching people. She works as a Resource Manager at Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia, a nonprofit organization aimed at providing referrals for families seeking low cost medical providers, counselors, parenting resources, and legal aid. Shamonica has also conducted initial screenings for the Department of Public Health through Children 1st.
Vicki McLain, CVT, LAGT, VTS (Lab Animal)
Specialty: Veterinary Academy
Vicki has been an online educator for over seven years. Prior to that, she practiced extensively in the field as a veterinary technician. This includes three years in a general animal practice and thirteen years in the research environment. She is LATG certified through AALAS and earned her VTS in Laboratory Animal Medicine in 2017.
Kimberly’s passion for the field stems from over 25 years of progressive early childhood education experience. She served as a Center Director of an early childhood education (ECE) center for 20 years and continues to grow in her expertise as the Program Director at an ECE center and an instructor to our ECE students. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, and a master’s degree & Ph.D. in Early Childhood Education and Development.
Victor Oladapo, D.B.A., Argosy University
Specialty: Human Resources Management, Organizational Development, Public Administration
Victor is an influential and performance-focused professional with a stellar record of achievement in HR leadership. He has been teaching in higher education for seven years. He has completed an immense amount of research in the field and with many of those being published.
Cierrah Perrin, Ed.D., Argosy University; M.S.L., John Marshall Law School
Specialty: Leadership, Communications, Intellectual Property Law, and English
Cierrah has been teaching online since 2013. She has her bachelor's degree in English, her MSL with a focus on intellectual property law, and her Doctorate in Organizational Leadership in Business and Technical Communications. Her academic studies and professional experience make her a great fit for teaching numerous types of law and writing courses.
Carl Price, M.S., Stephen F. Austin State University
Carl has more than seven years of teaching experience in post secondary education. He also has experience as a geophysicist and motivational speaker.
Robert Rigney, M.A., University of Nevada
Specialty: History, Public Policy, and Law
Robert has more than 20 years of professional and academic experience focused on education, politics, and economics. He has worked in the Nevada, Washington, and Georgia State legislatures on a variety of issues. He has conducted research on a number of public policy issues from transportation to works compensation, transportation, and educational issues. Robert has experience teaching and developing courses for both on-line and on-ground classes at several different colleges and universities. He is currently pursuing his Juris Doctorate.
John Rinciari, M.A., New School for Social Research, M.A., William Patterson University
Specialty: Sociology, Social Sciences, Disaster Relief
John Rinciari has 20 years of experience as a college instructor including ten years of experience instructing online courses. John spent nine years as a Public Health Preparedness Representative where he was responsible for the management and oversight of a grant program funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Health and Human Services. John worked with county health departments and hospitals to ensure effective implementation of preparedness actions for all hazard disasters. He also coordinated preparedness and response efforts for a regional office of New York State Department of Health to ensure regularly scheduled programs and classes to strengthen community response to disasters.
Tanisha Rodgers, Ed.D., Argosy-Atlanta University
Specialty: Educational Leadership, Science and Biology
Tanisha has 11 years of teaching experience. She has a passion for helping students to learn new and innovative ways to incorporate science in their everyday lives.
Amanda Sanchoo, M.S.C.J., University of Central Florida
Specialty: Criminal Justice
Amanda has more than ten years of professional and academic experience in criminal justice and education. She previously worked with the Lake County, Fla., Teen Court System.
Josh Schlote, BAS, LVT, VTES
Specialty: Veterinary Academy
Joshua is a Licensed Veterinary Technologist with 16 years of veterinary experience in small animal medicine, emergency/critical care, referral/specialty care, and education. He co-authored the textbook Diagnostic Imaging for Veterinary Technicians.
El Serrant, M.B.A., DeVry University
Specialty: Marketing and Accounting
El has over 12 years of experience in Marketing. She has worked for many large companies including Turner Broadcasting in Atlanta, Georgia. She has a strong skill-set that she is excited to share with students who are entering into this exciting field.
Richard Thurman, M.E.D., Concordia University; M.B.A., American InerContinental University
Richard Thurman has over 28 years of business experience primarily in financial services. Spending the majority of his career in banking operations, Richard was a successful reconciler, team leader, work coordinator and a consumer dispute supervisor. Richard was also instrumental in automating the consumer dispute process with the ResQue credit reporting on-line software. He has also written training manuals, conducted training workshops and managed a corporate move between states. Specialty in Early Childhood Education.
Specialty: Health Care
Alexis Tumblin has over 13 years of combined healthcare and research experience within a retail pharmacy, academic research hospital, and contract research organization in therapeutic areas oncology, HIV/AIDS, urology, gastrointestinal, and respiratory.
Megan Vrono, E.D.S., Piedmont College
Specialty: Early Childhood Education
Megan's academic experience predominantly focuses on teaching in an elementary setting. She has had many leadership roles and responsibilities throughout her career. Megan has chaired and co chaired a variety of committees: from identifying talented and gifted students to preparing professional development courses for other staff and faculty members. Megan was awarded Teacher of the Year 2010-2011 at Lake Forest Elementary in Atlanta, GA.
Crystal Waldrop, M.S., University of West Alabama
Specialty: Counseling Psychology
Crystal has over 14 years of experience in education and psychology and has knowledge in human growth and child development. She currently works at a private school and has vast knowledge of the educational needs of her students. Her work experience has given her the skills needed to create new strategies and approaches to help her students in the learning process and recognize possible improvements. Crystal also has experience in managing and coordinating unique classroom curriculum for the learning essentials of each student.
Jerlin White, M.B.A., University of Phoenix
Jerlin has 15 years of management experience in the business world. She also has more than five years of experience as an instructor in online education. in addition to experience as an instructor of traditional on ground courses as well.
Sara Willox, Ph.D., Capella University
Specialty: Business Management and Organizational Development
Sara has 13 years of experience in nonprofit management and 5 years of experience teaching in higher education. She publishes and presents at professional and academic conferences and is currently pursuing a Master's in Liberal Arts with an emphasis in Sustainability through Harvard University.
Ann Wortinger, BIS, LVT, VTS (ECC) (SAIM) (Nutrition), FFCP
Specialty: Veterinary Academy
A practicing vet tech for more than 33 years, Ann began in general practice and transitioned to emergency/critical care medicine, working in a specialty practice for more than 16 years and in veterinary technician education for more than 10 years. She earned her certification in Emergency/Critical Care (ECC) in 2000, Small Animal Internal Medicine (SAIM) in 2008, and Nutrition in 2013.