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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Victoria S. Appatova

Professor, CC English

251 CC West Woods Acad Cntr

513-558-5361

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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513-732-5209

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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Angela Page Beetem

Assoc Professor, CC Paralegal Studies

272C CC Snyder Addition

513-558-7403

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David L. Blevins

Asst Professor - Educator, CC Surgical Technology

CLER UCEAST1

513-558-9870

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Sharon L. Burns

Assoc Professor, CC English

272J CC Snyder Addition

513-558-5347

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Anuradha R. Chatterjee

Assoc Professor, CC English

215H CLER MCDONH

513-732-5200

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Suguna Chundur

Professor, CC Computer Programs

215A CLER MCDONH

513-732-5200

I have been teaching at various UC colleges since 2001.  I was hired as a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems at UC Clermont in 2005. My Masters in Systems Analysis and Design is from Miami University's School of Engineering and Applied Science.

My interests are in exploring the use of open source software in the academic environment, online teaching and learning, student learning and rentention in introductory computer programming courses.  I teach a range of courses in programming, web development and databases.  I am the coordinator of the CIS program at UC Clermont.  I am also the faculty advisor for the student organization  "IT Pros", on campus.  I can be reached at suguna.chundur@uc.edu.
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Darwin R Church

Professor, CC Physics

S272I CC Snyder Addition

513-732-5239

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Krista L Clark

Professor, CC Biology

215N CLER MCDONH

513-732-5267

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Kimberly Ann Clifford

Asst Professor - Educator, CC Foreign Language

250.05 CC West Woods Acad Cntr

513-558-8407

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Ian Clough

Assoc Professor, CC Mathematics

S252L CC Snyder Addition

513-732-5223

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Sam Coppoletti

Assoc Professor - Educator, CC Physical Therapy Assisting

250.23 CC West Woods Acad Cntr

513-558-5340

Dr. Coppoletti is an Associate Professor and Educator teaching the orthopedics series and other related courses.  He served as the Area Program Coordinator of the Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Program at Clermont College for 10 years. He has been certified in strength and conditioning (NSCA) since 2005 and has been a licensed Physical Therapist in the State of Ohio since 2001. He earned his BS in Business Administration at N. Illinois University in 1980, a Masters in PT at the University of Iowa in 1989, and a transitional DPT from Shenandoah University in VA in 2008. He has taught or coordinated programs since 1995 in the Four Corners, Missouri, and Ohio. He is a member and past president of the Consortia of OH PTA Educators, past Ohio Licensure Board member and secretary for four years, and has served on several advisory boards over the years.

He served as Program Director and ACCE at Shawnee State University for eight years prior to working at UC Clermont College. Before beginning teaching, he had worked for a total of eight years in a variety of ambulatory and inpatient care settings including work reconditioning, inpatient acute care, outpatient orthopedics, outpatient neurological rehab, pediatrics, along with some limited time spent in skilled nursing and home health.

His favorite part of teaching is watching his students grow into health care professionals. He is currently studying how learning actually works in the lab, along with the role of digital recordings in assisting students to improve their skill performance. His personal interests are fitness, choral music performance, and spirituality.
 
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Andrew M. Curran

Professor, CC Digital Media Technology

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513-732-8971

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Bernadette E. Dietz

Professor, CC Sociology

265 CC West Woods Acad Cntr

513-732-8966

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Thomas Henry Dinsmore

Professor, CC Foreign Language

269 CC West Woods Acad Cntr

513-732-8962

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Jose Pedro do Amaral

Assoc Professor, CC Biology

215R CLER MCDONH

513-732-5200

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Prince F. Ellis

Asst Professor, CC Economics

250.06 CC West Woods Acad Cntr

513-558-7571

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Cassandra D Fetters

Asst Professor, CC English

S272N CC Snyder Addition

513-732-5200

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Darline Foltz

Asst Professor - Educator, CC Health Information Technology

250.29 CC West Woods Acad Cntr

513-543-3107

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Patricia E Friel

Professor, CC Communications

252E CC Snyder Addition

513-319-0703

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Kelly Frigard

Professor, CC Fine Arts

215I CLER MCDONH

513-732-5334

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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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Patricia A Goedl

Assoc Professor, CC Accounting

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Jill M. Gomez

Assoc Professor, CC Human/Social Svcs

CC Facil Mgmt Bldg

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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Carolyn R Goodman

Asst Professor - Educator, CC Mathematics

250.02 CC West Woods Acad Cntr

513-732-5200

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Christopher S Goodman

Asst Professor - Educator, CC CAD & CIM

A130-D CLER UCEAST1

513-600-0112

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Daniel J. Goodman

Assoc Professor, CC English

273 CC West Woods Acad Cntr

513-732-5208

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Christopher F. Green

Professor, CC Biology

215F CLER MCDONH

513-558-1219

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Michael W. Hampton

Asst Professor, CC English

272k CC Snyder Addition

513-558-5073

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Tracey J. Hawkins

Professor, CC Accounting

279 CC West Woods Acad Cntr

513-732-5241

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Nestor T Hilvano

Professor, CC Biology

215T CLER MCDONH

513-558-5230


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

250.28 CC West Woods Acad Cntr

513-558-7418

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Dexter C. Hulse

Professor, CC CAD & CIM

A-130C CLER UCEAST1

513-732-8969

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Amanda Hunt

Assoc Professor, CC Geology/Geography

S252A CC Snyder Addition

513-732-5252

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Kimberly Jacobs-Beck

Professor, CC English

215G CLER MCDONH

513-732-5217

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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Jodi L Kaminski

Asst Professor - Educator, CC Respiratory Therapy

250.03 CC West Woods Acad Cntr

513-558-7460

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Deborah J. Kellner

Assoc Professor, CC English

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513-558-5234

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Wilhelm Kossenjans

Professor, CC Biology

215S CLER MCDONH

513-732-5242

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Frederic James Krome

Professor, CC HIST/PS/PHIL

272L CC Snyder Addition

513-732-5280

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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Karen M. Lankisch

Professor, CC Health Information Technology

285 CC West Woods Acad Cntr

513-732-5250

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Clifford E. Larrabee

Professor, CC Chemistry

S252F CC Snyder Addition

513-732-5235

Cliff Larrabee’s background and training is in theoretical and experimental aspects of aqueous solution physical chemistry, particularly the self-assembly of surfactants and polymers. His current research focuses on the design and characterization of nanocarriers for targeted drug delivery.
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Ronald P Leslie

Professor, CC Psychology

289 CC West Woods Acad Cntr

513-732-5200

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Chao B. Li

Assoc Professor, CC English

S272F CC Snyder Addition

513-732-5310

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Linda L. Long

Professor, CC Marketing

277 CC West Woods Acad Cntr

513-737-3161

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Sherry Ann Long

Asst Professor, CC Education

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513-558-1249

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Greg D. Loving

Professor, CC Philosophy

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513-732-8974

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Noah MacKenzie

Assoc Professor, CC Psychology

287 CC West Woods Acad Cntr

513-558-1021

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Ganesh B Malla

Asst Professor, CC Mathematics

CC Snyder Addition

513-732-5322

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Karen M Mathis

Assoc Professor, CC Biology

215M CLER MCDONH

513-558-1052

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Paramjit K Mavi

Asst Professor - Adj Rep, CC Economics

215L CLER MCDONH

513-732-5220

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Wanda McCarthy

Professor, CC Psychology

253 CC West Woods Acad Cntr

513-732-5200

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Heather Lynn Mitchell-Botts

Asst Librarian, CC Library

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513-732-5271

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Michael T. Mullarkey

Assoc Professor - Educator, CC Respiratory Therapy

272-E CC Snyder Addition

513-732-5298

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Girija Nair-Hart

Assoc Professor, CC Mathematics

S252K CC Snyder Addition

513-558-5356

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Delmer Nicholson

Asst Professor - Educator, CC Computer Programs

281 CC West Woods Acad Cntr

513-558-5342

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Isabel Del Rosario Parra

Professor, CC Foreign Language

271 CC West Woods Acad Cntr

513-732-5315

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Michael Preston

Assoc Professor, CC Biology

215B CLER MCDONH

513-558-7402

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Rebecca Leigh Proud

Assoc Professor, CC English

252C CC Snyder Addition

513-558-4535

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Meera Rastogi

Professor, CC Psychology

215 K CLER MCDONH

513-732-5331

Meera Rastogi is an associate professor of psychology at the University of Cincinnati, Clermont College. She received tenure in 2006 from Edgewood College in Madison, Wisconsin, where she was an associate professor of psychology, director of the Center for Multicultural Education and Ethnic Studies Program, and the clinical counseling coordinator. In August of 2015, Dr. Rastogi completed a master's degree in art therapy and developed the University of Cincinnati's Pre-Art Therapy Certificate Program. Her teaching areas include general psychology, psychopathology, counseling theories and techniques, multicultural psychology, and art therapy. In addition to teaching, Dr. Rastogi runs art therapy groups for a recovery-focused center for adults who have a mental illness diagnosis and art groups for older adults with dementia. Additional information is available at http://www.ucclermont.edu/academics/academic-departments/social-sciences/ss-faculty/rastogi.html
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Catherine P. Reeves

Professor, CC English

215H CLER MCDONH

513-558-5231

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Jeffrey Rubel

Professor, CC Paralegal Studies

272H CC Snyder Addition

513-732-5302

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Rob D Rude

Asst Professor, CC Pre-Sport Administration

215L CLER MCDONH

513-558-7405

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Carolyn Shisler

Instructor - Educator, CC Physical Therapy Assisting

250.04 CC West Woods Acad Cntr

513-558-5201

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 20 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.  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.  

Within the PTA Program, Carolyn is responsible for teaching courses relating to professionalism, health care disparities, social determinance 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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513-732-5256

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Kim Taylor

Assoc Professor, CC Fine Arts

272-M CLER MCDONH

513-732-5244

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Jo Ann Thompson

Assoc Professor, CC English

255 CC West Woods Acad Cntr

859-750-0654

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Scott Van De Grift

Asst Professor - Educator, CC Engineering/CSST/CISCO

CC Snyder Addition

513-732-5200

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Michael Vislocky

Assoc Professor, CC Mathematics

263 CC West Woods Acad Cntr

513-732-5307

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Debra R. Way

Professor, CC Economics

275 CC West Woods Acad Cntr

513-732-5328

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Brenda K. Welch

Assoc Professor - Educator, CC Surgical Technology

114B CLER UCEAST1

513-558-6219

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James E Westheider

Professor, CC HIST/PS/PHIL

267 CC West Woods Acad Cntr

513-732-5222

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Bozena Barbara Widanski

Professor, CC Chemistry

215 C CLER MCDONH

513-732-5248

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William L Wise

Assoc Professor, CC BTAS

272G CC Snyder Addition

513-732-5311

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Wei Zha

Assoc Professor, CC Communications

215E CLER MCDONH

513-322-5491