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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513-732-5200

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Stephanie Alcantar

Assistant Professor, CC Foreign Language

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513-732-5245

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

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513-558-6946

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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859-912-1500

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David L Blevins

Assistant Professor Educator, CC Surgical Technology

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513-558-9870

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Sharon L. Burns

Professor, CC English

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513-558-5347

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Catie E. Carlson

Associate Librarian, CC Library

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513-558-5164

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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513-732-5200

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Suguna Chundur

Professor, CC Computer Programs

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513-732-5200

 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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513-558-6981

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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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Andy Curran

Professor, CC Digital Media Technology

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Teaching at UC since 2001

Research interests include: Media History, Media Effects, Media Usage, Media Business Models
Focus of research is on music radio (AM, FM, Satellite, Web)
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Bernadette E. Dietz

Professor, CC Sociology

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513-732-8966

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Thomas Henry Dinsmore

Professor, CC Foreign Language

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513-558-8233

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Jose Pedro do Amaral

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Sarah Kathryn Dreger

Instructor - Adj, CC Respiratory Therapy

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513-732-5339

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Kaylin G Earnest

Assistant Professor - Visiting, CC Chemistry

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513-558-4776

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Prince F Ellis

Assoc Professor, CC Economics

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513-558-7571

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Katie Elizabeth Faris

Assistant Professor Educator, CC Physical Therapy Assisting

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513-732-5339

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Sarah Catherine King Ferguson

Asst Professor, CC Mathematics

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513-558-8025

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Cassandra D Fetters

Assoc 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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513-543-3107

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Patricia E Friel

Professor, CC Communications

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Kelly Frigard

Professor, CC Fine Arts

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513-732-5334

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

Professor, CC HIST/PS/PHIL

261 CC West Woods Acad Cntr

513-732-5260

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Patty A Goedl

Professor, CC Accounting

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513-515-0087

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Jill M. Gomez

Professor, CC Human/Social Svcs

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513-732-5266

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

281 CC West Woods Acad Cntr

513-558-5344

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Kristi Jo Hall

Ms., CC Computer Programs

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513-558-4807

Kristi Hall is an Assistant Professor of Information Technology at the University of Cincinnati, Clermont College. She has a Master’s degree in instructional technology and design and has taught information technology and computer science for several institutions over the past 25 years. She teaches courses in IT fundamentals, programming, networking, digital media and IT ethics,  She has also served as an instructional designer and coordinator of distance learning for a small private college in Southern Ohio and has worked in the information technology field.
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Nestor T Hilvano

Professor, CC Biology

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Nestor T. Hilvano, M.D., M.P.H. is Professor of Biological Sciences in Department of Science and Health at University of Cincinnati, Clermont College and Professor Adjunct Affiliate of Doctor of Nursing Practice-Anesthesia  at University of Cincinnati, College of Nursing. Dr. Hilvano teaches anatomy and physiology, microbiology, and advanced human physiology and pathophysiology courses. Prior to joining University of Cincinnati, Dr. Hilvano has a long history with Anatomical Science Education as Professor of Anatomy, Histology and Neurobiology at medical schools for eighteen years, has served as Chair of the Department of Anatomy at Far Eastern University-NRMF Institute of Medicine and St. Luke's Medical Center College of Medicine, and has private medical practice as primary care-family medicine and occupational health care physician. His research interests are in neuroscience localizing structures and neurochemical transmitters that affect somatosensory perception.
Dr. Hilvano is a Fellow in Anatomy Society and active member of the American Association for Anatomy (AAA). He has served as Career Development Mentor for the Mentor Match program, a virtual microscopy database user, and has served in the Committee for Early Career Anatomists, Advisory Committee for Young Anatomists, and Short Term Visiting Scholarship Committee of the AAA. He is a peer reviewer of abstracts and articles in anatomical-biomedical science and educational research, and external peer reviewer on anatomy video resource.  
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Kathleen M Hulgin

Associate Professor, CC Education

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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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513-312-1387

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Kimberly Jacobs-Beck

Professor, CC English

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513-558-6950

Kim Jacobs-Beck is Professor of English at UC Clermont. She joined the college in 2001. 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. She also serves as Clermont's assessment coordinator.
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Diane Kallmeyer

Dr. , CC Biology

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513-558-4773

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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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740-629-4968

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Kathleen Marie Ladell

Assoc Librarian, CC Library

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513-558-8203

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Karen M. Lankisch

Professor, CC Health Information Technology

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513-732-5250

Karen Lankisch, RHIA, CHDA, CPC, CPPM, CEHRS has been working in higher education for over 25 years. She has over 10 years’ experience working in a variety of healthcare settings. I have a Ph.D. in Education, a M.Ed. in Education as well as a Bachelor of Science in Business, and a Post-Bachelor Certificate in Healthcare Management. She has experience developing online courses and programs. Dr. Lankisch is a Quality Matters Master Peer Reviewer and an APPQMR face-to-face and online workshop facilitator. She has served on the panel of reviewers for the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) since 2016. Dr. Lankisch has co-authored two textbooks and is a contributing author for Health Information Technology. Her education research interests are emerging technology, online course design and constructivist approaches to adult education. In healthcare her area of interests is EHR systems, healthcare analytics, and quality of healthcare.
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Ronald P Leslie

Professor, CC Psychology

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Chao B. Li

Assoc 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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513-558-1249

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Greg D. Loving

Professor, CC Philosophy

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Noah MacKenzie

Professor, CC Psychology

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513-558-1021

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

Assoc 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

Assoc Professor, CC Mathematics

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Karen M Mathis

Associate Professor, CC Biology

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513-558-1052

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Wanda McCarthy

Professor, CC Psychology

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Douglas Robert McPhillips

Asst Professor - Educator, CC CAD & CIM

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513-558-8236

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Erin Michelle Morrow

Assistant Professor Educator, CC Health Information Technology

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937-218-6701

Erin Morrow is an Assistant Professor Educator in the Health Information Systems Technology Program. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in HIM from the University of Cincinnati.  Before beginning at the University she was the Director of Health Information Management & Ethics/Compliance Officer at Clinton Memorial Hospital.  She oversaw the HIM Department which encompassed release of information, chart processing, abstracting as well as Inpatient and Outpatient coding.  As Ethics & Compliance officer she was responsible for any ethics/compliance related investigations as well as any HIPAA related concerns.   She is pursuing her Master's degree at the University of Cincinnati in Curriculum & Design. 

Mrs. Morrow has been married to her husband Don for 19 years and they have three children, Morgan, Mason and Maya.  In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family boating at Lake Cumberland as well as traveling.  Her favorite destinations are Mexico and St. Thomas. 
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Girija Nair-Hart

Associate Professor, CC Mathematics

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513-558-5356

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Delmer Nicholson

Asst Professor - Educator, LCB Opers, Bus Analy, and Infor Systems

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513-556-7140

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Erin Peters

Assistant Professor Educator, CC Health Information Technology

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Erin Peters is an Assistant Professor, Educator in the Online Health Information Systems Technology Program at UC Clermont College.  Mrs. Peters has a Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management from the University of Cincinnati and an Associate of Science in Health Information Systems Technology from UC Clermont College. In addition, Mrs. Peters has an Associate of Science degree from Cincinnati State Technical and Community College. Currently, Mrs. Peters is completing a Master's of Healthcare Administration from the College of Allied Health at the Univeristy of Cincinnati. Prior to joining UC Clermont College as an Educator, Mrs. Peters spent her career in long-term care and specialized in electronic and paper health records and the management of the Health Information Management and Information Technology departments. Mrs. Peters has over 13 years of experience in the field.
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Brenda K. Poynter

Associate Professor Educator, CC Surgical Technology

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513-558-6219

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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

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513-558-8227

Meera Rastogi, PhD, MAAT, ATR-BC, CGP, is a licensed psychologist, board certified art therapist, certified group psychotherapist, and psychology professor at the University of Cincinnati, Clermont College. She teaches in the psychology program and directs the University’s Pre-Art Therapy Certificate Program. 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 and sees individual clients. She has a secondary appointment with the Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation and is an affiliate of the UC Psychology Department.
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Phoebe P. Reeves

Prof., CC English

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513-558-5231

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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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513-558-7405

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Mona M Sedrak

Professor, CC Science & Health

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Drew D Shade

Assoc Professor, UCBA English

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513-558-9472

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Jill M Shirokawa

Assistant Professor, CC Chemistry

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513-558-6982

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Carolyn Shisler

Assistant Professor Educator, CC Physical Therapy Assisting

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Prof. Shisler is an Assistant Professor and the Program Director for the Physical Therapist Assistant Program.

She holds a B.S. in physical therapy from Marquette University and an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Cincinnati. 

Her teaching content is in the area of acute care physical therapy and the medically complex patient. Most recently, her focus has been on improving collaboration and communication within the PT-PTA team. Prof. Shisler has established intraprofessional experiences with two local DPT programs and completed her master’s theses on the intraprofessional team as it relates to the entry-level skills for the acute care PTA.

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 abundance of knowledge and skills that physical therapist assistants bring to the clinical setting and their patients.

Despite her teaching and administrative schedule, Prof. Shisler continues to work at The Christ Hospital in the acute care setting evaluating and treating people who are critically ill and/or recovering from medical and surgical diagnoses. She has been a practicing PT for over 30 years.
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Gregory S Sojka

Professor, CC English

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M. Vicky Gomez-Stallons

Assistant Professor, CC Biology

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Kim Rae Taylor

Associate Professor, CC Fine Arts

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513-732-5244

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Jo Ann Thompson

Associate Professor, CC English

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Michael Vislocky

Associate Professor, CC Mathematics

263 CC West Woods Acad Cntr

513-732-5307

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Wayne Wallace

Assistant Professor, CC Criminal Justice

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513-558-5345

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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Charles Bradley Warburton

Asst Professor - Educator, CC Mathematics

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Debra R. Way

Professor, CC Economics

275 CC West Woods Acad Cntr

513-732-5328

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Emily Grace Westbrook

Assistant Professor, CC Chemistry

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513-558-4777

Dr. Emily Westbrook is an Assistant Professor of General Chemistry in the Science & Health Department at the University of Cincinnati Clermont College. She has true passion for teaching and chemistry, and enjoys teaching her General Chemistry lecture and lab courses. 
 
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James E Westheider

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Bozena Barbara Widanski

Professor, CC Chemistry

215 C CLER MCDONH

513-732-5248

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Danielle Winget

Assistant Professor, CC Biology

CC Facil Mgmt Bldg

513-732-5200

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William L Wise

Associate Professor, CC Business Division

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513-556-5400

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Wei Zha

Professor, CC Communications

215E CLER MCDONH

513-558-1566