Tag: Faculty Focus

Randy Holt at Desk

“Don’t give up.” “Don’t be shy.” “Don’t be afraid to ask questions.” Randy Holt’s advice to students is vast and supportive. He may be a technology instructor for Excelsior College, but he has more to teach his students than just technology. Holt has been with Excelsior since 2015, and teaches Technology in Society, which covers …

Sue Irvine, faculty in Associate Degree in Nursing Program

Sue Irvine wants students to have the right tools and education they need to succeed and do their very best. The Associate Degree in Nursing program instructor believes that with motivation, determination, and a strong support system, Excelsior students can go far. Irvine graduated from Albany Medical Center School of Nursing in 1979 before working …

faculty focus promotional image: Alayna DeFalco

Alayna Defalco is passionate about the exercise science field and educating the public that sustainable physical activity is better than money-making fads and quick fixes that often cause more harm than good. As the instructor of such courses as Human and Animal Interaction in Healthcare, Exercise for Health, and Nutrition for Wellness, she teaches others …

Life is full of impactful moments, ones that take you from someplace you expected to a path of invigorating unfamiliarity. That unfamiliar path can be exciting and often delivers individuals to an ongoing series of rewarding experiences. Just ask Excelsior College instructor Kathryn Saintcross. A faculty member since 2014, the native of Burlington, Vermont, earned …

Faculty Focus- Keith Sloan, National Security

College courses can thrive with faculty proficient in an eclectic mix of environments. In the case of Keith Sloan, an adjunct instructor who teaches in the Bachelor of Science in National Security program, students have the benefit of learning from a military professional expertly versed in his material—and with experience above and below sea level. …

Faculty Focus: Michael Johnson on Leadership

Some people in the Excelsior College community know Michael Johnson as the associate dean of technology in the School of Business & Technology. Others know him as a two-time graduate of the College. Still, others know him as the instructor of the leadership course in the MBA program. Johnson has been teaching BUS 552: Leadership …

In October 2017, Bonny Kehm, PhD, RN, was appointed by the governor of Missouri and in January 2018, confirmed by the full state Senate, to the Missouri State Board of Nursing. “It is my intent to uphold the mission of the Missouri State Board of Nursing, which is to protect the public’s health and safety …

Faculty focus promotional image Tomas Serna

Tomas Serna may have left active duty in October 2016, but his life remains anything but calm. Nowadays, the former lieutenant colonel is teaching, coaching, and mentoring the next generation of nursing leaders—what he claims was the best choice he could have made. Serna initially joined the Army in 1983 because his business degree gave …

Nursing Faculty: Mark Wahl

After spending 20 years in the Navy and retiring as a senior chief personnelman, Mark Wahl decided it was time for a change. After reading “What Color Is Your Parachute?” by Richard N. Bolles, he decided he wanted to be a registered nurse. Wahl is a faculty program director in the associate degree nursing program …