Integrated Business and Applied Technology Faculty

Sheila Allen

K-12 Liaison


B.S., Indiana University of PA
M.Ed., Indiana University of PA
Ph.D., Univ Maryland Baltimore County

Dr. Sheila Allen teaches both teacher education and transitional studies reading courses at Harford Community College. She is an author or co-author of several books and articles on reading and teacher education. She taught as a reading specialist in grades kindergarten through eight before joining the college. Her current interest is with prospective career changers into teaching. She teaches Exploring Teaching as a Next Career at Harford to assist these individuals in making the decision to teach.


Contact:
Phone: 443-412-2192
Email:  sallen@harford.edu
Faculty Webpage:  http://ww2.harford.edu/faculty/sallen

David Antol

Coordinator for Applied Technology Programs


B.S., Tri-State University
M.S., Loyola University Maryland


Contact:
Phone: 443-412-2472
Email:  dantol@harford.edu

L J Baker

Assistant Professor


A.A., Harford Comm College
B.S., University of Baltimore
M.S., Univ MD-University College


Contact:
Phone: 443-412-2374
Email:  JBaker@harford.edu

Kimberly Bell

Assistant Professor


B.S., Towson University
M.Ed., Towson University

Mrs. Bell has been an educator for 24 years in Harford County. Before arriving at HCC in 1993, Mrs. Bell taught Kindergarten in the Harford County Public School system. Currently, she teaches several courses in the Teacher Education Program. She specializes in courses related to early childhood education. One of her goals is to write and publish a children's book.


Contact:
Phone: 443-412-2648
Email:  kbell@harford.edu

Jerome Brown

Assistant Professor


B.S., Lincoln University-PA
M.S., Univ Maryland College Park

Jerome Brown has been a Computer Science faculty member at Harford Community College for the past 17 years. Mr. Brown earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science with a minor in Applied Mathematics from Lincoln University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Brown earned his Master of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Maryland at College Park where he wrote his thesis on TreeMap '97, an application he co-developed to display hierarchical data using nested rectangles to represent branches. In addition to his degrees, Mr. Brown has earned a number of professional certifications including: Project Management Institute's (PMI) Project Management Professional (PMP) and Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP), Scrum Alliance's Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) and Scale Agile's SAFe Program Consultant (SPC4).

Prior to becoming a Computer Science faculty member at Harford Community College, Mr. Brown interned at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center for two years as a student intern where he worked on a potential operating system for the Hubble Space Telescope. He started his professional career as a senior software engineer and team lead supporting a variety of Department of Defense customers such as: Army Research Laboratory (ARL), Army Test and Evaluation Command (TEC) and Army Materiel Systems Analysis Activity (AMSAA). Due to his expertise in Agile methodologies, Mr. Brown has provided consultation services to a variety of industries including: defense, banking, non-profit and health care, supporting high profile development projects like: The Affordable Care Act (ACA) website and Electronic Residency Application Service (My ERAS) application.


Contact:
Phone: 443-412-2125
Email:  JeBrown@harford.edu
Faculty Webpage:  http://ww2.harford.edu/faculty/JeBrown/

Maurice Brown

Assistant Professor


A.A., Baltimore City Comm College
B.A., Towson University
M.B.A., University of Baltimore

Maurice Brown joined the HCC faculty in August 2009 with over 30 years of extensive experience working as a business consultant and adjunct college professor. During his consulting years, he supervised a team at Homeland Security, Office for Domestic Preparedness; he also served as Chief Administrator & Director at Cecil Community College, in addition to lecturing in the classroom. Before joining CCC he worked at Howard University as Deputy Director of the SBDC Program and held lectures on his factor topic "ethics."

Maurice's greatest professional accomplishment was the establishment of the Harford County Revolving Loan Fund, serving on the Harford County Economic Development Advisory Board and contributing to the economic growth of our county.


Contact:
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Email:  MaBrown@Harford.edu

Abigail Chapin

Assistant Professor


B.S., Univ Maryland College Park
B.S., Univ Maryland College Park
M.S., University of Virginia-Main

A. C. Chapin has taught introductory and programming courses at HCC since 2006.


Contact:
Phone: 443-412-2136
Email:  AChapin@harford.edu
Faculty Webpage:  http://ww2.harford.edu/faculty/AChapin/

Mark Dencler

Assistant Professor


B.S., Towson University
M.S., Towson University

Mark Dencler co-authored a scholarly article entitled "Comparison of Shape-Based and Stroke-Based Methods for Segmenting Handwritten Chinese Characters." He has performed scholarly research in the areas of distributed computing, radar profile analysis, computer-aided visual pattern recognition, handwriting analysis, and war game simulation.

Mark specializes in computer programming languages and is fluent in C/C++, Java, Visual Basic, Python, and a wide variety of web-based technologies. His fields of interest include computational theory, algorithm analysis, game design, software security, mobile application development, language theory and web design. He has had prior work experience at HCC as a professional tutor and adjunct faculty for the STEM division. He has also worked at National Security Agency and Aberdeen Proving Grounds in software- related positions.


Contact:
Phone: 443-412-2439
Email:  MDencler@harford.edu

Ralf Fritze

Assistant Professor


A.A., Essex Comm College
B.S., University of Baltimore


Contact:
Phone: 443-412-2441
Email:  RFritze@harford.edu
Faculty Webpage:  http://ww2.harford.edu/faculty/rfritze/

Laura Hutton

Associate Professor


B.A., Notre Dame of MD University
M.S., Johns Hopkins Univ

Laura Hutton started teaching full time at HCC in 2004. She teaches classes for the early childhood education and the teacher education transfer programs. She has also been an adjunct faculty member in the Early Childhood Education Department at Towson University since 1998.


Contact:
Phone: 443-412-2093
Email:  LHutton@harford.edu

Steve Johnson

Assistant Professor


B.S., Univ Maryland College Park
M.S., Univ Maryland College Park


Contact:
Phone: 443-412-2641
Email:  SJohnson@harford.edu

Chris Jones

Professor


B.S., Towson University
M.S., Towson University

Chris Jones has been a faculty member in the Educational and Transitional Studies Division since 2006. He has instructed a wide variety of mathematics courses at Harford, including pre-algebra, algebra, trigonometry, statistics (both general and honors), finite mathematics, calculus, discrete mathematics, and scientific engineering and computation. Jones has given presentations on methods of student engagement, assessment, and retention at the state and local levels. In 2011, Jones received the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development Excellence Award. In 2013, Jones was one of two Harford recipients of the John and Suanne Roueche Leadership Award.


Contact:
Phone: 443-412-2055
Email:  CJones@harford.edu

Cynthia Lewis

Associate Professor


A.A., Stevenson University
B.S., University of Baltimore
M.S., Univ MD-University College

Professor Lewis grew up in Fallston and is a lifelong resident of Harford County. She began teaching part-time in the Business, Computing, and Applied Technology Division at Harford Community College in 2008. Professor Lewis assumed a full-time position in the Division in 2013. She teaches in all areas of the department - accounting, business, and introductory computer classes.

Prior to her career at Harford Community College, Professor Lewis was an executive director for a local nonprofit organization as well as holding positions in accounting, management and human resources with state government and private organizations.


Contact:
Phone: 443-412-2058
Email:  CLewis@harford.edu

Sherry Massoni

Assistant Professor


B.S., Towson University
M.A., Notre Dame of MD University


Contact:
Phone: 443-412-2645
Email:  SMassoni@harford.edu

Kaemanje Thomas

Assistant Professor


B.A., Medgar W Evers College
M.S., CUNY-Brooklyn College
Ed.D., Clark Atlanta University

Dr. Kaemanje Thomas completed a doctorate in Educational Leadership at the Clark Atlanta University (CAU) in 2014. His dissertation is titled "The Effectiveness of Select Upward Bound Programs in Meeting the Needs of 21st Century Learners in Preparation for College Readiness."

His academic teaching career began as an Instructor in the Upward Bound Program at Medgar Evers College where he also worked simultaneously as the Program's Director. He served as the Director and Program Coordinator for several grant funded programs at Medgar Evers College CUNY from 1997 to 2010 and subsequently left that position to pursue his doctorate at CAU, where he was a member of the Alpha Epsilon Lambda Honor Society.

Dr. Thomas has taught at the University of Virginia Upward Bound Program as a Mindfulness faculty, Touro College in the School of Education as an Adjunct Faculty, Brooklyn College Graduate School of Counseling, School of Education, and at Bronx Community College as Assistant Professor in the Department of Education and Academic Literacy.

He has taught courses at the graduate and undergraduate level in: Urban and Justice, Schools and Communities, Methods courses in Reading, as well as courses in Early Childhood and Secondary Education and Developmental Reading.

A synopsis of his scholarly articles and conference presentations include the following: Using multiple texts to teach critical reading skills to linguistically diverse students, Integrating multiple instructional mediums to teach critical literacy with the adult linguistically diverse learners, among many others.

Dr. Thomas' research interests includes:
â–ª Academic preparation of low-income, first-generation population (assessment, developmental literacy, underachievement; and equity), Pre-service teacher development and preparation â–ª Dropout prevention of rural and urban students (education and employment advocacy) â–ª 21st Century workforce preparation (motivation, learning challenges, instructional planning) â–ª Language and Literacy assessments and student support

He presently is an Assistant Professor at Harford Community College in the Behavioral Social Sciences Department.


Contact:
Phone: 443-412-2678
Email:  kathomas@harford.edu

Miriam Wiglesworth

Associate Professor


C.E.R.T., Towson University
B.A., Loyola University Maryland
B.S., Loyola University Maryland
M.B.A., University of North Texas
M.S., University of North Texas

Miriam Huddleston joined the HCC faculty in August 2004 as an Adjunct Accounting Instructor. In August 2011 she began as a full time instructor at HCC. She has over 8 years' experience in the business world to include time spent as an Auditor at Deloitte and Touche LLP, a Research Assistant at the UNT Center for Marketing and Logistics and in varying levels of customer service and Human Resources at MBNA America. She also spent four years teaching at Havre de Grace H.S. which is part of the Harford County Public School system.

Presently Professor Huddleston teaches courses as part of the Business Management and Accounting degree / certificate programs. These courses are offered in online, hybrid and face-to-face formats.


Contact:
Phone: 443-412-2426
Email:  mhuddleston@harford.edu