Behavioral and Social Sciences 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

Ed Augustitus

Assistant Professor


B.A., Alfred University
M.S., Frostburg State Univ

Ed Augustitus has been at HCC since 2002. He started out as an adjunct instructor teaching Anatomy and Physiology, then became full time in 2006. As a full-time instructor, he now teaches Wellness Theory and Application, Contemporary Health, Environmental Health, EMC, First Aid & Safety, and Human Sexuality. Some of these classes are offered online as well as face-to-face. He brings 15 years of experience working in the fitness industry to his classes to be able to connect the learning theory to real world application. He earned his Master's degree at Frostburg State where he was a Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer and Adjunct Instructor.

Originally form Corning, New York, Mr. Augie, which the students call him, is an avid mountain biker and enjoys many outdoor activities. This prompted him to become a co-advisor for the outdoor adventure club on campus. As part of the Sustainability Committee, he has developed a few miles of hiking/biking trails on campus, which he uses to teach Mountain Biking (PE 147) to adventurous HCC students.

Mr Augie grew up playing lacrosse and has been involved with local lacrosse, whether coaching, training, or playing. Recently he has made the transition to girl's lacrosse now that his daughter has been playing. His other daughter is happy just biking with dad.

You can typically find him around the Susquehanna Building either teaching class, connecting neurons in his office, or working out in the fitness center. He believes that challenging yourself to get out of your comfort zone will enhance all aspects of your life in the long run.


Contact:
Phone: 443-412-2228
Email:  EAugustitus@harford.edu

Manolya Bayar

Associate Professor


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.

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?


Contact:
Phone: 443-412-2486
Email:  MBayar@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

Tamara Biegas

Assistant Professor


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.

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.


Contact:
Phone: 443-412-2304
Email:  tbiegas@harford.edu

Nena Craven

Assistant Professor


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.

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.


Contact:
Phone: 443-412-2066
Email:  ncraven@harford.edu

John Donahue

Assistant Professor


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: 443-412-2375
Email:  JoDonahue@harford.edu

Deborah Dorsey

Assistant Professor


B.S., Towson University
M.S., Louisiana St Univ / A&M Coll

Debbie Dorsey began at the College in 2006. Her pre-HCC professional experiences include clinical research in obesity, nutrition, and exercise at Pennington Biomedical Research Center, clinical treatment for obesity at Johns Hopkins, and workplace health promotion for Social Security Administration and Centers for Medicare/ Medicaid. Debbie has publications in the International Journal of Obesity and International Journal of Sports Medicine, has appeared on Maryland Public Television and NPR, and has been featured in Good Housekeeping and Fitness magazines.

Debbie holds a Master of Science in Exercise Physiology from Louisiana State University, has completed post-graduate work in Public Health, and is a Higher Ed QM Peer Reviewer, Secretary for the Maryland Distance Learning Association, and graduate of the Maryland Online Leadership Institute. She enthusiastically supports the use of mobile technology in education and has earned recognitions for her use of Open Education Resources and commitment to digital accessibility.

She's also a vegan who likes to run.


Contact:
Phone: 443-412-2064
Email:  ddorsey@harford.edu

Stephanie Hallock

Professor


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.

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.


Contact:
Phone: 443-412-2262
Email:  shallock@harford.edu

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

Derrick Jones

Assistant Professor


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.

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.


Contact:
Phone: 443-412-2315
Email:  dejones@harford.edu

Cynthia Kelley

Assistant Professor


B.S., Frostburg State Univ
M.S., Frostburg State Univ

Cynthia Kelley has worked at Harford Community College since 2007 as an adjunct instructor before becoming a full-time faculty member in 2014. She teaches a variety of health and physical education courses. In addition to teaching, Mrs. Kelley has also developed curriculum for Human Sexuality (HLTH 201) and Health Behavior (HLTH 202).

Mrs. Kelley earned her B.S. degree in health and physical education from Frostburg State University in 2003, and earned her M.S. in human performance in 2004. During her time at Frostburg, she also completed the athletic training program and participated on the field hockey, swimming and diving, and track and field teams.

Mrs. Kelley is married with three young children, and in her time away from school, she enjoys being active with her family and helping her kids enjoy the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.


Contact:
Phone: 443-412-2225
Email:  ckelley@harford.edu

Nicollette Krenzien

Resident Faculty


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.

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.


Contact:
Phone: 443-412-2263
Email:  nkrenzien@harford.edu

James Kuterbach

Assistant Professor


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: 443-412-2065
Email:  jkuterbach@harford.edu

Theresa Lilienthal

Assistant Professor


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.

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.


Contact:
Phone: 443-412-2182
Email:  tlilienthal@harford.edu

AnnMarie Profili

Assistant Professor


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.

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.


Contact:
Phone: 443-412-2214
Email:  AProfili@harford.edu

Regina Roof-Ray

Associate Professor


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: 443-412-2022
Email:  RRoofRay@harford.edu

Anne Shugars

Assistant Professor


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.

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.


Contact:
Phone: 443-412-2638
Email:  AShugars@harford.edu

Sharon Stowers

Professor


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.

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.


Contact:
Phone: 443-412-2059
Email:  sstowers@harford.edu
Faculty Webpage:  http://ww2.harford.edu/faculty/SStowers/

Sean Wright

Fitness Center Manager


B.S., Frostburg State Univ
M.S., Towson University

Sean has been at HCC since 2013 and transitioning into his current position in 2016. Sean's pre-HCC professional experience include overseeing the Health and Wellness program at an Exelon Nuclear Power plant as a Health and Fitness Specialist. During his time there he created, implemented, evaluated, and lead various programs that covered both mental and physical health. Sean has been able to carryover those ideas to HCC as he is an active member of the Wellness Parliament. When he is not working for the parliament he can be found running the fitness center or teaching drop in classes. When he is not teaching drop in classes he can be found teaching various health and physical education classes including: Cardiovascular Fitness, Walking, Jogging, Cross Training, and Nutrition. These classes are offered both online and face-to-face.

Sean earned his B.S. degree in Exercise and Sports Science from Frostburg State University in 2011, and earned his M.S. in Health Science focusing on Community Health Education and Healthcare Administration in 2015. While at Frostburg he participated for the cross country and track and field teams. Starting in 2017 Sean became the Assistant Coach for both the Men's and Women's Cross Country team at Harford.


Contact:
Phone: 443-412-2542
Email:  swright@harford.edu