Tag: Faculty Focus

Melissa Evans, Excelsior College Pyschology Faculty

Melissa Evans, of Rotterdam, New York, has taught or worked in the field of industrial organizational psychology for 15 years. She has held positions as a manager, director of human resources, organizational psychologist for the state of South Dakota, psychology professor, researcher, and academic advisor. She has been teaching for Excelsior since August 2017 and …

Pam Katz, Excelsior College Instructor

Pam Katz is a lawyer by trade, has been in private practice, and has worked for a nonprofit organization. In 1997, she joined the faculty of the Sage Colleges and in 2008, she became a faculty member of Excelsior College. She saw the value of online learning and was hooked, she says. Now, she shares …

Marianne Brennan, Excelsior College Nursing Faculty

Marianne Brennan Believes Being a Nurse Means Advocating for Others Marianne Brennan believes in advocating for people who can’t speak up for themselves. Now a faculty program director for Excelsior College’s associate degree in nursing program, Brennan has an extensive background as an operating room nurse, and throughout her career has always put her patients …

David Foster, Master of Science in Criminal Justice Faculty

You can often find David Foster on his 36-acre winery in Central Virginia, growing grapes, making wine, and operating the 1950s corncrib-style barn-turned-tasting room. But there’s another side to Foster; the former Army civilian enjoys passing on his knowledge of criminal justice to others. Thanks to his background and guidance, Excelsior College students leave his …

Jim Holton, History Faculty

Higher education has changed a lot since instructional faculty member Jim Holton attended college, especially in the realm of technology. For example, when he started college, students still used a card catalog and computers to search for items elsewhere in the library. Now, information is readily available at students’ fingertips. Holton understands that students communicate …

Graduate Ken DesForges is now Excelsior College Faculty

Being a former student, Ken Desforges—a 2010 BS in Information Technology graduate—understands firsthand the kinds of obstacles Excelsior College students must overcome to pursue their education. Now, as a member of the faculty, he can help students succeed, using both that firsthand knowledge and the unique experience gleaned from years of instructing and developing courses. …

Nursing Faculty Darhon Rees Rohrbacher in CPNE Room at Excelsior College

Darhon Rees-Rohrbacher’s career path has been as colorful as her personality. She has been a lifeguard, a nurse’s aide, a music teacher, a Spanish teacher, a Kelly Girl, and a registered nurse. Her wealth of experience eventually led her to Excelsior where she has been a faculty program director for the associate degree nursing program …

Carmen Roberts, dietician, standing in a kitchen

In her free time, you can find Carmen Roberts running, walking, or simply being outdoors and active. She’d tell you she’s mostly busy raising two daughters and spending time with family and friends at her home in Maryland. Roberts has lots going on in her life, but the registered dietitian has found time to teach …

john moore, faculty, in his office

John Moore has done it all, from sweeping and mopping floors, to working in sales and marketing for large Fortune 500 companies such as IBM. His background is a hybrid of business and psychology, and he has found a love of working as a mental health counselor for people in business. His passion for his …

biology degree, natural sciences, sandy adams with a microscope

Sandra Adams has been studying molecular biology for more than 20 years, specifically directing laboratory operations at the University of Wisconsin where they research the symbioses between leaf-cutter ants, fungi, and bacteria. The biologist has been with Excelsior College since 2011, teaching BIO 110 Biology (Non-Lab), BIO 212 Microbiology, and BIO 360 Developmental Biology. She …