UC Clermont

Meet our Faculty

At UC Clermont, we pride ourselves in having dedicated, quality faculty who really care about our students. Many of our faculty have advanced degrees and real-world experience which translates into a group of people who are experienced in their respective fields, capable of sharing the information they have attained throughout their education and careers, and interested in student success.

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Nicholas P. Abel

Associate Professor of Physics, CC Physics

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Stephanie Alcantar

Assistant Professor, CC Foreign Language



Stephanie Alcantar holds a Ph.D. in Romance Languages and Literatures from the University of Cincinnati. She completed her BA in Applied Mathematics from the Universidad Juárez del Estado de Durango in Mexico before moving to Cincinnati to complete her MA in Spanish at the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Alcantar has published five books of poetry and the book El orden del infinito: relectura de un tema borgiano. Her research consists of a semiotic study of mathematical concepts and their relationship to literary works. It focuses on hybrid texts, which are those that develop new meanings and unprecedented aesthetical experiences from the resignification of mathematical concepts.

Dr. Alcantar has taught Latin American Studies, Hispanic and Chicano Literature, and Spanish at the University of Cincinnati and Miami University.

Her creative writing is included in magazines and anthologies published in Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Spain, Poland, Mexico, and the United States.
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Victoria S. Appatova

Professor, CC English

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Dr. Victoria Appatova is Associate Professor of Reading/English at the University of Cincinnati-Clermont College and Academic Coordinator of the College Success Program.  She has more than twenty years of experience in literacy instruction and research and has an extensive publication record in this area. She is currently a Fellow of the Academy for Teaching and Learning at the University of Cincinnati, Co-Director of the Teaching Academic Survival and Success national conference, and Past Chair of the College Literacy and Learning Special Interest Group of the International Reading Association. In March 2016, Dr. Appatova was elected President-Elect of the major organization in her field, the College Reading and Learning Association.  Her current research is focused on disciplinary literacy, college success programs, testing and standard setting for college academic preparedness, effective learning environments for different populations of students, gender-specific mentoring of first-year students, and widening access and participation in global higher education.
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Jeffrey C. Bauer

Dean, CC College



Dr. Jeffrey C. Bauer is Dean of the University of Cincinnati - Clermont and Professor of Management and Marketing. Dr. Bauer's experience includes more than 10 years in industry and 25 years in academe. The University of Cincinnati - Clermont serves over 3,000 students in 60 academic programs on a beautiful wooded 90 acre campus. The college employs 160 full-time faculty and staff and 250 adjunct faculty with an annual operating budget of approximately $26M.
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A. Page Page Beetem

Assoc Professor, CC Paralegal Studies

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David L Blevins

Assistant Professor Educator, CC Surgical Technology

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Sharon L. Burns

Associate Professor, CC English



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Catie E. Carlson

Associate Librarian, CC Library



Catie E. Carlson is an Associate Librarian and the Library Director for the Clermont College Library. She has been serving in academic libraries for a decade in various capacities in circulation, instruction, reference, and management. 
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Anuradha R. Chatterjee

Associate Professor, CC English



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Suguna Chundur

Professor, CC Computer Programs



 I was hired as a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems at UC Clermont in 2005 and currently work as Professor of Information Technology there. I have a Masters in Systems Analysis and Design  from Miami University's School of Engineering and Applied Science and a PhD in Educational Research Methods from College of Education and Crimnal Justice, University of Cincinnati.

My interests are in exploring the use of open source software in the academic environment, pedagogy of teaching and learning in online environments, student learning and rentention in introductory computer programming courses and digital divide among adult learners.  I teach a range of courses in programming, web development, systems administration and information security.  I am the coordinator of the IT program at UC Clermont.
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Darwin R Church

Professor, CC Physics

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Krista L Clark

Professor, CC Biology



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Emily Christine Clem

Assistant Professor Educator, CC Physical Therapy Assisting

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Kimberly A Clifford

Assistant Professor Educator, CC Foreign Language

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Ian Clough

Associate Professor, CC Mathematics

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Andrew M. Curran

Professor, CC Digital Media Technology

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Bernadette E. Dietz

Professor, CC Sociology

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Thomas Henry Dinsmore

Professor, CC Foreign Language

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Jose Pedro do Amaral

Associate Professor, CC Biology



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Sarah Kathryn Dreger

Instructor - Educator, CC Respiratory Therapy



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Kaylin G Earnest

Assistant Professor - Visiting, CC Chemistry

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Prince F Ellis

Associate Professor, CC Economics

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Katie Elizabeth Faris

Assistant Professor Educator, CC Physical Therapy Assisting



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Cassandra D Fetters

Associate Professor, CC English

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Associate Professor of English.
Dr. Fetters received her PhD from the University of Kentucky. She is the Coordinator of the English and Liberal Arts Programs at UC Clermont, where she teaches composition and American literature courses.  
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Darline Foltz

Associate Professor Educator, CC Health Information Technology

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Patricia E Friel

Professor, CC Communications

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Kelly Frigard

Professor, CC Fine Arts



Master of Fine Arts, University of Iowa
BA, North Park University
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Habtu Ghebre-Ab

Professor, CC HIST/PS/PHIL

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Patricia A Goedl

Professor, CC Accounting



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Jill M. Gomez

Associate Professor, CC Human/Social Svcs

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Dr. Jill Gomez, Jill Gomez, LISW-S, LICDC-CS is a full-time, tenured faculty member at UC Clermont College. In 2016 she became a certified Chopra Center Perfect Health Ayurveda Instructor.   As an Ayurveda educator she is commitment to teaching mindfulness/meditation and balance to graduate level students and/or other interested individuals. Dr. Gomez has spent the past the past 30 years serving individuals and families impacted by substance use disorders. Prior to her work as a consultant she worked part-time for the Mental Health and Recovery Board in Warren and Clinton County. Her work on the local level has been extensive as well as her role as a CARF accreditation surveyor.
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Christopher S Goodman

Associate Professor Educator, CC CAD & CIM

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Daniel J. Goodman

Assoc Professor, CC English

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Kristi Jo Hall

Assistant Professor, CC Computer Programs

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Tracey J. Hawkins

Professor, CC Accounting

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Nestor T Hilvano

Professor, CC Biology



Nestor T. Hilvano, M.D., M.P.H. is a Professor in the Science and Health Department at UC Clermont College and Professor Adjunct Affiliate for Doctorate Nurse Practice-Anesthesia  at UC College of Nursing. Prior to joining University of Cincinnati, Dr. Hilvano worked as Professor in medical school for eighteen years, chairman of the department of anatomy at FEU-NRMF Institute of Medicine and St. Luke's Medical Center College of Medicine, and a medical practitioner. 
Dr. Hilvano maintains memberships in various professional associations and organizations. He is an active member of the American Association of Anatomists (AAA) as Career Development Mentor. He joined the Digital Histology Interest Group (DHIG) networking, a virtual microscopy database user, and has served in the Committee for Early Career Anatomists (CECA), Advisory Committee for Young Anatomists (ACYA) and Short Term Visiting Scholarship Committee of the AAA. He also served as peer reviewer of abstracts (articles) particularly in anatomical science and educational research, and as external peer reviewer on anatomy video resource. 
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Kathleen M Hulgin

Associate Professor, CC Education

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Dexter C. Hulse

Professor, CC CAD & CIM

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Amanda Hunt

Associate Professor, CC Geology/Geography

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Kim A Hunter

Associate Professor Business Applications Technology, CC Business Information Mgmt

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Kimberly Jacobs-Beck

Professor, CC English



Kim Jacobs-Beck is Professor of English at UC Clermont. She joined the college in 2001 and has served as Chair of the English, Languages, and Fine Arts Department (2010-2014) and as Interim Associate Dean (2014-2017). Dr. Jacobs-Beck teaches both literature and composition courses. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing - Poetry and a PhD in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British literature, both from MIami University. 
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Diane Elaine Kallmeyer

Assistant Professor, CC Biology

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Deborah J. Kellner

Assoc Professor, CC English

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Frederic James Krome

Professor, CC HIST/PS/PHIL

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Professor Krome received his Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati in 1992. He taught at Northern Kentucky University prior to joining the staff at the Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives in 1998. He also taught classes for the Judaic Studies Program and the A & S History department.  In 2007 he joined the faculty at the University of Clermont College, where he is now a Professor of History.
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Lenora J Lada

Instructor - Educator, Clermont Medical Assisting

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Kathleen Marie Ladell

Assistant Librarian, CC Library



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Karen M. Lankisch

Professor, CC Health Information Technology

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Ronald P Leslie

Professor, CC Psychology

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Chao B. Li

Associate Professor, CC English

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Linda L. Long

Professor, CC Marketing

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Sherry Ann Long

Assoc Professor, CC Education

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Greg D. Loving

Professor, CC Philosophy

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Noah MacKenzie

Professor, CC Psychology

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My research background is in Psychology, with an emphasis on Auditory Perception. After doing my Ph.D. in Cognitive/Experimental Psych at Ohio State, I taught for a number of years at the University of Wisconsin before coming to UC. My research interests include the perception of time in music and other auditory sequences and the interaction of temporal and spatial qualities of these sequences. I have also published work on the effects of framing and ad-hominem attacks on attitudes and decision-making, and regularly present and discuss research on current best practices in Psych pedagogy. I absolutely love teaching and am thrilled that Psychology is such a big part of my life; in addition to my teaching work I am the Psychology Program Coordinator for Clermont College. Finally, I get extremely intense about music and can usually be found listening to it and/or making it.
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David G.C. Madrid

Assistant Professor, CC Foreign Language

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Dr. David Gomez-Cambronero Madrid is an Assistant Professor of Spanish at theDepartment English, Langauge and Fine Arts at the University of Cincinnati's Clermont College campus. His primary research fields include 19th, 20th and 21st century Spanish poetry and he is currently working on his doctoral thesis entitled In Search of Elysium: Spanish Poetry of Diferencia at the Dawn of the 20th century. His ancillary interests include Spanish Golden Age and 20th century Avant-Garde theatre as well as theories on social systems. He has taught all levels of basic Spanish, is currently teaching an Online Spanish section, and will be an assistant teacher for a 19th and 20th century Spanish Novel course. Additionaly, he has chaired the 2013 Romance Lanuage Conference and is currently the Editorial Assistant of the Cincinnati Romance Review journal (cromrev.com). He has a journal article under revision and is completing a personal book of poetry.
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Ganesh B Malla

Associate Professor, CC Mathematics

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Karen M Mathis

Associate Professor, CC Biology



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Wanda McCarthy

Professor, CC Psychology

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Erin Michelle Morrow

Assistant Professor Educator, CC Health Information Technology

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Girija Nair-Hart

Associate Professor, CC Mathematics

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Delmer Nicholson

Associate Professor Educator, CC Computer Programs

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Erin Peters

Assistant Professor Educator, CC Health Information Technology

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Brenda K. Poynter

Associate Professor Educator, CC Surgical Technology

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Rebecca Leigh Proud

Doctor, CC English

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Rebecca Proud completed her undergraduate work at the University of Kentucky and Eastern Kentucky University.  She completed her MA at Eastern Kentucky Universty in Medieval Britisth Literature before moving to Waco, Texas where she earned  a PhD at Baylor University.  Her dissertation focused on the legend of King Arthur and Malory's Morte D'Arthur. She has been at UC Clermont since Fall of 2006.
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Meera Rastogi

Professor, CC Psychology



Meera Rastogi is a professor of psychology at the University of Cincinnati, Clermont College.  After teaching psychology courses for 15 years, Dr. Rastogi went back to school and completed a master's degree in art therapy.  She currently oversees the University of Cincinnati's Pre-Art Therapy Certificate Program and teaches psychology and art therapy classes. Dr. Rastogi received the 2019 Lucille Pederson Hardgrove Exemplary Educator Award from the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Southwest Ohio and the 2021 Faculty Excellence Award for Teaching Outside of the classroom. In addition to teaching, Dr. Rastogi runs art therapy groups for people with movement disorders and multiple sclerosis at the University of Cincinnati Gardner Neuroscience Institute.She is currently working on a 24-author textbook on art therapy and a pilot study on the effectiveness of an art therapy app. Additional information is available at http://www.ucclermont.edu/academics/academic-departments/social-sciences/ss-faculty/rastogi.html
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Phoebe P. Reeves

Prof., CC English



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Jeffery Scott Rubel

Professor, CC Paralegal Studies

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Rob D Rude

Assistant Professor, CC Pre-Sport Administration



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Mona M Sedrak

Professor, CC Science & Health

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Drew D Shade

Associate Professor, CC Humanities

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Jill M Shirokawa

Assistant Professor, CC Chemistry



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Carolyn Shisler

Assistant Professor Educator, CC Physical Therapy Assisting

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Carolyn is the Program Director for the Physical Therapist Assistant Program.  She began this roll in October 2019.

Carolyn has a B.S. in physical therapy from Marquette University and a M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Cincinnati.  Carolyn practices physical therapy in the acute care setting and has a passion for treating people who are critically ill, older adults, and people with cancer diagnoses. Despite her teaching and administrative schedule, she continues to work at The Christ Hospital in the acute care setting. She has been with The Christ Hospital for over 25 years.

Carolyn was an adjunct professor and long-time clinical instructor for both PT and PTA students in the clinical setting prior to transitioning to full-time academia in 2015.  She initially was the Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education.  Her goal as a faculty member is to relate her love for her patients and her profession to her students.  Physical therapy is more than just treating a diagnosis, it is treating a person. She is also passionate about teaching physical therapists and student physical therapists the abunance of knowledge and skills that physical therapist assistants bring to the clinical setting and their patients.

Within the PTA Program, Carolyn is responsible for teaching courses relating to professionalism, health care disparities, social determinants of health, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, clinical integration and integumentary and clinical education.  
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Gregory S Sojka

Professor, CC English

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Maria Victoria Stallons

Assistant Professor, CC Biology



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Kim Rae Taylor

Associate Professor, CC Fine Arts



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Jo Ann Thompson

Associate Professor, CC English

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Gowribalan Ana Vamadeva

Associate Professor of Mathematics, CC Mathematics

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Michael Vislocky

Associate Professor, CC Mathematics

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Wayne A Wallace

Assistant Professor, CC Criminal Justice

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Dr. Wallace is an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice Technology at the University of Cincinnati, Clermont College. Dr. Wallace serves as the Program Coordinator. 
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Debra R. Way

Professor, CC Economics

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Emily Grace Westbrook

Assistant Professor - Visiting, CC Chemistry

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Emily is a graduate student in Dr. Peng Zhang's nanoparticle research group. Her research is centered on the synthesis of stimuli-responsive polymers for nanoparticle functionalization.
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James E Westheider

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Bozena Barbara Widanski

Professor, CC Chemistry



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Danielle Marie Winget

Assistant Professor, CC Biology

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William L Wise

Associate Professor, CC Business Division

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Wei Zha

Associate Professor, CC Communications