B.S., CUNY-City College
M.A., Fordham University
M.A., CUNY-City College
Manolya Bayar has been teaching at the college level since 1989 and has been teaching at Harford Community College since 1995. She is a developmental psychologist; in addition to General Psychology, she also teaches Human Development Across the Lifespan, Adolescent Psychology, and Child Psychology. Contact:Phone:
Prof. Bayar went to college (City College of NY) and graduate school (Fordham University) in New York. Having been there and done that, living in Harford County at this time in life is ideal; for her, it's a great place to raise husbands, children, and cats! What else can a very soon to be 50-year-old woman ask for?
A.S., Schoolcraft College
B.S., Eastern Michigan University
M.S., Eastern Michigan University
Ph.D., Texas State University
Dr. Tamara Biegas has been with Harford Community College since 2013. She is an Assistant Professor of Geography. She received her BS in Geology/minor in Biology/concentration in Hydrogeology, and MS in Geographic Information Systems from Eastern Michigan University. She also holds a Ph.D. in Geographic Information Science from Texas State University. Dr. Biegas teaches GEOG 101 Physical Geography, GEOG 102 Human Geography, GEOG 103 World Regional Geography, GEOG 203 Map Interpretation, GEOG 204 Introduction to GIS, GEOG 210 Principles of Remote Sensing and Global Positioning Systems, GEOG 220 Advanced Geospatial Information Systems, and GEOG 230 Geospatial Project.Contact:Phone:
Her interests are in Health/Medical Geography, Geographic Information Science, Global Positioning Systems, Physical Geography, Human Geography, National Parks, Geology, and Environmental Science.
In her spare time she enjoys traveling (especially to new places), hiking, cycling, walking the Ma and Pa trail, and gardening.
B.A., Univ Maryland Baltimore County
M.S.W., Univ Maryland Baltimore
Jan M. Brewer, MSW, LCSW-C is an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Social Work and is a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Maryland. Professor Brewer has been teaching at Harford Community College (HCC) since the fall of 2000 and created the successful social work track within the sociology program. She is also an academic advisor for the sociology program. As full-time instructor, Professor Brewer teaches Introduction to Sociology (SOC 101), Introduction to Social Work (SOC 200), Marriage and Family (SOC 201), and Juvenile Delinquency (SOC 214). She also develops and teaches sociology online courses sponsored by HCC. Contact:Phone:
Professor Brewer is actively engaged with campus life as the faculty advisor for the Student Empowerment Club, which includes Students in Recovery and Peer Mentoring services. In addition, she is the faculty liaison for Service Learning initiatives within credit courses. She is active on the Technology Advisory Committee, and continues to involve herself in campus initiatives that address the underprepared college student.
Professor Brewer is actively involved in both Harford and Cecil counties by providing professional workshops for social workers, psychologists, and human service workers in various state and local agencies. Professor Brewer is a recipient of the 2013 National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) Excellence Award from the University of Texas at Austin, College of Education.
Prior to instructing at HCC, Professor Brewer performed extensive clinical social work concentrated in the areas of child and adolescent issues, as well as working with the military and disaster relief. Professor Brewer earned a Bachelors of Liberal Arts degree from University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) - major, Social Work; a Masters of Social Work degree from University of Maryland at Baltimore (UMAB); and has completed over 20 hours of post-graduate certificate training specializing in Treating the Traumatized Adolescent from UMAB.
As a wife and parent of two active teenagers, Professor Brewer excels in time management, transportation logistics, mediation, and the effective integration and use of technology and social media resources.
B.A., Drew University
M.A., University of Delaware
Nena Craven has been teaching sociology since 2010, including such courses as Introduction to Sociology, Social Problems, Social Psychology, Men & Women in Society, Sociological Theories, and Elementary Statistics for Social Sciences. Before arriving at Harford Community College in 2016, Nena taught sociology for many years at Delaware State University, an HBCU in her home town of Dover, Delaware. Her master's thesis, "Fat Cats and Chubby Puppies," explores gendered messages in advertisements for cat and dog weight loss products. She is investigating how the U.S. feminist movement uses the internet and virtual spaces such as blogs in her doctoral research. Nena has also spent time working as a library page, an archival processor, a research assistant, a social worker for supervised visitation, a counselor for Boys & Girls Club, and an academic advisor. She is passionate about social equality and an active member of Equality Delaware. Contact:Phone:
Nena sees sociology everywhere in real life, and is notorious among her friends and family for ruining popular songs by paying attention to their lyrics. One of her favorite things is when her students tell her that they were going about their everyday lives and were suddenly reminded of something they learned in sociology class. Other favorite things include her husband Blair, her son Brennan (who features in many class examples and stories), reading, science fiction, dry humor, cryptozoology, knitting & other handicrafts, visiting Delaware beaches, and a good brie.
B.A., Loyola University Maryland
B.A., Univ Maryland College Park
M.A., Univ of California Riverside
M.A.T., Towson University
John A. Donahue (Sociology, Anthropology) has been with Harford Community College since 2010, and has also taught in Baltimore and Howard Counties as well as Riverside and San Bernardino Counties in California. Originally from Baltimore, he holds a Master's of Arts in anthropology from the University of California, Riverside. While at UCR, he focused on archaeology and ethnomusicology, examining the music and performance of the Classic Maya and of Mesoamerica. With his interest in music, he has also examined performance and identity with ballet folklorico among Chicano students in Southern California. Donahue is trained in Javanese and Balinese gamelan through UCR and UMBC respectively. He has been on digs in rural Quintana Roo, in the California desert, and in Annapolis, Maryland, and has recreated a Classic Maya friction drum. In addition, he is a faculty advisor for HCC's Rainbow Alliance. He has studied the needs of LGBT students in the classroom environment, and holds a Master's of Arts in Teaching in Elementary Special Education from Towson University. In his tiny amount of spare time, he squeezes in singing, soccer and cooking. He would travel more often, but he's probably teaching instead.Contact:Phone:
B.A., Roanoke College
M.A., Virginia Tech
Ph.D., University of Miami
Dr. Stephanie Hallock is Associate Professor of Political Science and the Coordinator for Global Education and Engagement at HCC. Born and raised in Harford County, she spent many years traveling and learning in the US and abroad, and is excited to be back home sharing her knowledge of international political processes and systems with Harford County students. Contact:Phone:
Dr. Hallock is a big fan of experiential learning, whether in the classroom, connecting with others online, or overseas. Her research in this area has focused on exploring various pedagogical approaches to promote student engagement, both in the classroom and the larger communities in which they live. In 2013, Pearson published her first textbook, The World in the Twentieth Century: A Thematic Approach.
B.A., Tiffin University
M.A., University of the Rockies
Ph.D., Walden University
Dr. Jones came to Harford Community College in the fall 2018 semester from Santa Fe College in Gainesville, FL where he was an assistant professor in charge of the Criminal Justice Technology Program. Dr. Jones is a former certified police officer with the Anne Arundel County Police Department, and a school resource officer with the Baltimore City School Police Department with approximately two decades' worth of law enforcement experience.Contact:Phone:
Dr. Jones began his teaching career in 2014 at the Carroll County Career and Technology Center where he taught a variety of criminal justice and homeland security courses. Dr. Jones teaches in an adjunct capacity as an associate professor at University of Maryland University College (UMUC), and as an adjunct professor at Grand Canyon University teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels as well as serving on doctoral candidate students' dissertation committees as a content expert in criminal justice.
Dr. Jones earned his Bachelor of Criminal Justice degree with a concentration in Justice Administration from Tiffin University in Tiffin, OH, his Master of Arts degree in Psychology with specialization in Criminology and Justice Studies from University of the Rockies in Colorado Springs, CO, and his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Criminal Justice from Walden University in Minneapolis, MN. Dr. Jones' dissertation "The Policing Strategy of Racial Profiling and Its Impact on African Americans" is published on ProQuest. Dr. Jones' research interest includes: police and minority relations, cultural competence in policing, recidivism rates of minority offenders, and police training and recruitment.
B.S., SUNY - Buffalo
M.A., SUNY - Buffalo
Ph.D., SUNY - Buffalo
Dr. James Karmel completed his Ph.D. at the University at Buffalo. Since coming to HCC in 1997, he has been actively engaged as an educator and professional historian specializing in oral history and economic history. He is actively involved in the academic life of the college, research and professionally engaged. As an educator, he has developed various classes and a program in Public History at HCC. He is also an accomplished online instructor, earning a Quality Matters certificate of recognition for HCC's HIST 103. Dr. Karmel was amongst a small group of HCC faculty in the late 1990s who pioneered online instruction at HCC and in Maryland. Contact:Phone:
With a background in early American history, he has branched out in his career in various ways. In 2001, Dr. Karmel began a long research project on the Atlantic City casinos that culminated in a book: Gambling on the American Dream: Atlantic City and the Casino Era (London: Pickering & Chatto, 2008). He also led two oral history projects that he completed for the Atlantic City Free Public Library, including "Thirty Years, Thirty Voices" (2008), which marked thirty years of the casino era. With his casino expertise,
He has presented for HCC's Hays-Heighe House on topics such as Civil War emancipation, and led a literary discussion funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities on the Civil War. He also mentored a student to the top History prize for the Beacon Scholar's competition. In addition, he has written articles and book reviews for a variety of professional publications, including Pennsylvania History. He currently serves on the Education and Scholarship committees of the Oral History Association. Dr. Karmel has become a resource for media outlets such as the Baltimore Sun, Daily Record and Baltimore Business Journal. In addition, he developed and periodically teaches a class on casinos for HCC's business program (Introduction to Casino Management).
443-412-2105Email: JKarmel@harford.eduFaculty Webpage: http://ww2.harford.edu/faculty/JKarmel/
B.A., Ohio University-Athens
M.A., University College Dublin
Ph.D., Univ Maryland College Park
Professor Kellett joined the HCC community in 2008, and earned his PhD in modern European history from the University of Maryland-College Park the same year. He teaches survey-level courses in Western civilization and world history, and upper-level electives on subjects as diverse as rock 'n' roll, the Middle East, and Ireland. His teaching focuses on making history interesting and accessible, by presenting historical figures as real people with real problems. He is interested in the impact of ideas and money on cultural creativity, and how myth and opinion have been used to shape how we "use" history in political debates.Contact:Phone:
His graduate research dealt with issues of masculinity and modernity in British blues and blues-rock music of the 1960s and 1970s. His article on Chicago blues musician Paul Butterfield and his impact in Britain appeared in the edited collection, Transatlantic Roots Music: Folk, Blues, and National Identities (University Press of Mississippi, 2012). His first book, Fathers and Sons: American Blues and British Rock Music, will be published soon by the University of Michigan Press.
Originally from Akron, Ohio, Professor Kellett has also lived in Dublin, Ireland (where he earned his Master's degree in Irish history in 2003). He currently lives in Bel Air with his wife, Julie Mancine, a senior library associate at the HCC Library.
B.A., Richard Stockton College
M.A., New York University
Nicollette Krenzien has been teaching at Harford since 2018. She received her B.A. in Psychology at Stockton University and minored in Spanish and Behavioral Neuroscience. She received her M.A. in General Psychology at New York University where her research emphasized power and gender stereotyping. Nicollette teaches Introduction to Psychology (PSY101), Human Development (PSY214), and Psychology of Women (PSY205). She is also the co-advisor of the Psychology Honor Society, Psi Beta.Contact:Phone:
Nicollette takes a great interest in psychology, true crime, traveling, and caring for her cats and plants. In her spare time, she is usually hiking, exercising, or catching up on some TV and movies.
B.S., Pennsylvania State Univ
M.A., Edinboro Univ of Penn
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State Univ
Dr. James Kuterbach has been teaching at the post-secondary level since 2001 and has been with Harford Community College since 2019. He received his bachelor degree in Psychology from Penn State University, his Master degree in Clinical Psychology from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, and his Doctoral degree from Penn State University in Educational Theory and Policy. Prior to becoming a teacher Dr. Kuterbach worked as a School Psychologist and as a psychotherapist, with specialty areas in adolescence, substance abuse, and trauma. His research focuses on psychometrics and test assessment, learning, and adolescent substance use. In his spare time Dr. Kuterbach likes to play music and spend time with his dogs.Contact:Phone:
B.A., Loyola University Maryland
M.A., Loyola University Maryland
Theresa Lilienthal began teaching Psychology at Harford Community College as an Adjunct professor in 2009. She joined the full-time faculty in 2018 and teaches General Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, and Child Psychology, as well as Introduction to Sociology.Contact:Phone:
Prior to coming to HCC, Theresa worked as a Staff Psychologist at Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital in Baltimore. As part of an interdisciplinary team, she provided psychological services to children and their families on both an in-patient and out-patient basis. She participated in data collection for studies conducted by the Kennedy Krieger Institute on the effects of lead poisoning on cognitive abilities in children and by the St. Agnes Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit on the ongoing developmental prognosis for children who were born prematurely and with a significantly low birth weight.
After moving to St. Mary's County, she worked with adolescent boys in a therapeutic residential group home setting, where she provided counseling and support services with the goal of reintegrating the boys back into the community. She was concurrently employed by St. Mary's County Public Schools to serve as the educational coordinator in order to provide direct educational support and to ensure appropriate educational placement of each resident, as well as to facilitate communication between school personnel and the staff of the group home.
While raising her two daughters, Theresa became involved in the Harford County 4-H Program, first as a parent volunteer, then as a volunteer club leader. Even though her daughters have aged-out of 4-H, Theresa continues to serve as a club leader. She believes in the 4-H motto "Learn by doing" and facilitates activities that encourage the acquisition of life skills and the development of leadership, responsibility, citizenship, and teamwork in Harford County youth.
B.S., Univ Maryland College Park
J.D., Widener University
Professor Profili graduated from Edgewood High School and is a lifelong resident of Harford County. She played lacrosse as a student at the University of Maryland, College Park, and also completed a study abroad at the University of London, England. She then worked as a legislative liaison for the Maryland House of Delegates in Annapolis. Contact:Phone:
After earning her J.D., Professor Profili clerked in the Circuit Court of Maryland in Harford County. She then practiced as an associate with the general practice law firm of John E. Kelly, P.A., in Bel Air. In 1997 she opened her own law firm, specializing in administrative law and operating a title company. Ms. Profili began teaching part-time at Harford Community College in 1997 in both the business and paralegal programs; she assumed a full-time position in 2008. Professor Profili also taught the trial advocacy program at Widener School of Law and the Junior Achievement program at St. Stephen School in Kingsville. She is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association, Harford County Bar Association, Federal Bar, and American Association for Paralegal Educators.
B.A., Messiah College
M.Ed., Millersville University
Regina Roof-Ray came to Harford Community College in 1997 as a career counselor and began teaching credit and non-credit classes in 1998. After nine years as an adjunct professor she joined the full time psychology faculty in 2007. She earned a Bachelors degree in behavioral science from Messiah College, a PA guidance certificate and a Masters Degree in Counseling from Millersville University. Her early focus was on cross-cultural counseling and included time in Nairobi, Kenya at Daystar University.Contact:Phone:
B.A., Loyola University Maryland
M.B.A., Johns Hopkins Univ
Anne Shugars earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business/Finance at Loyola University. She worked as an Investment Analyst recommending stocks for the managed pension portfolios. Later she worked for ASB Capital Management in Washington, DC as a Vice President where she functioned as a Corporate Bond Analyst and Manager. During her sixteen year tenure in investments she earned her Chartered Financial Analyst designation and received her Masters of Business Administration from Johns Hopkins University. Contact:Phone:
She has been teaching face to face and online Economics courses since joining the HCC faculty in 2007. She is an active volunteer in her community and church. She enjoys golfing, cooking, fishing, gardening and traveling.
B.S., Rivier College
M.A., Univ Maryland College Park
M.Ed., Framingham State College
Ph.D., Univ Massachusetts Amherst
Dr. Sharon Stowers is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Sociology at Harford Community College. Trained both in social and biological sciences, she holds a Master Degree in Nutritional Science Education, a Master Degree in Applied Anthropology, and a Ph.D. in Socio-Cultural Anthropology from the University of Massachusetts. She has published on issues related to socio-cultural anthropology, transnational migration, and nutritional anthropology. Contact:Phone:
Dr. Stowers has taught at several institutions of higher learning, including the University of Massachusetts and Towson University. In addition to teaching, she provides expertise to the Hays-Heighe House Museum, which is a historic house located on HCC's campus. In this capacity, she conducts research and curates exhibits on the culture and cultural history of Harford County.
Dr. Stowers is especially interested in HCC students becoming involved with their community. To these ends, she facilitates student participation in service learning experiences, community-based projects and field trips. Dr Stowers is an active member of several community organizations and serves on the Board of the Archeological Society of the Northern Chesapeake.
443-412-2059Email: SStowers@harford.eduFaculty Webpage: http://ww2.harford.edu/faculty/SStowers/