STEM Faculty

John Bray

Term Faculty


B.S., University of Scranton
M.S., Pennsylvania State Univ

John Bray was an adjunct instructor at HCC for more than eight years before joining STEM as a full-time faculty member. His prior experiences include a 22-year career as a commissioned officer in the US Army. His assignments included serving as a research officer at the Defense Logistics Agency, a commander of a logistics support battalion in Europe, and an instructor and assistant professor of mathematics at the US Military Academy.

For eight years, John was Chair of the Mathematics Department of Broward College in Fort Lauderdale and adjunct professor at several universities in the South Florida region. He was also a senior analyst for OptiMetrics, a defense contractor in the Bel Air area, for which he is still a part-time employee.


Contact:
Phone: 443-412-2543
Email:  JBray@Harford.edu

Evan Bucklin

Assistant Professor


B.A., Franklin & Marshall Univ
M.S., Northern Arizona University


Contact:
Phone: 443-412-2255
Email:  ebucklin@harford.edu

Gene Cooper

Term Faculty


B.S., SUNY - Fredonia
Ph.D., University of Virginia-Main

Presently a full-time STEM instructor at HCC, Dr. Cooper has more than23 years of experience as an adjunct math and physics instructor at the college. He also served as a research physicist for 27 years at the U. S. Army Research Laboratory, where his research focused on projectile stability for the design of projectiles with liquid payloads and the controlled flight characteristics building analytic/numeric models to bridge technological gaps. He has more than 70 publications in refereed journals, symposiums, and government documents. Dr. Cooper is a Senior Member American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and a member of the American Association of Physics Teachers and Sigma XI.


Contact:
Phone: 443-412-2031
Email:  GCooper@Harford.edu

Daniel Ford

Assistant Professor


B.A., Hood College
B.A., Hood College
Ph.D., Univ Southern California

Daniel Ford received his doctorate in Molecular Biology in 2009. His thesis work was on genetic modifications that extend the life span of Drosophila melanogaster. Daniel Ford has published in the Handbook of the Biology of Aging, Experimental Gerontology, and PloS One. He also holds bachelor's degrees in Biology and Applied Computing.

Daniel Ford has taught at the University of Kansas, Johnson County Community College, and Rock Valley College. At Harford Community College he teaches Introductory Biology, Human Anatomy, Microbiology, and Genetics. He is currently interested in the application of technology to teaching.


Contact:
Phone: 443-412-2544
Email:  DaFord@Harford.edu

Bob Greger

Associate Professor


B.S., St Francis College
M.S., Pennsylvania State Univ

Bob Greger has taught computer science, engineering, mathematics, and physics since coming to Harford Community College in 1968. He has also obtained a certificate in Computer Science from Clarkson University.

Bob has been active on a number of committees and is currently the Sunshine Fund committee officer. He is active in St. Joan of Arc Church and St. Margaret Church and sings with the Irishmen's Chorale.


Contact:
Phone: 443-412-2274
Email:  RGreger@harford.edu

Floyd Grimm

Professor


B.S., Bloomsburg Univ of Penn
M.Ed., Bloomsburg Univ of Penn

Prior to joining the HCC faculty in 1968, Professor Grimm taught biology and general science at Sherwood High School in Montgomery County Maryland. His primary teaching responsibilities at Harford have included microbiology and general biology. In addition to teaching in the STEM Division, he designed, implemented and serves as Program Director for the distance learning Histotechnology Certificate Program, which provides students around the world with the opportunity to become certified by the American Society for Clinical Pathology.

Since joining the faculty, Professor Grimm has been awarded research and training grants from the National Science Foundation, Maryland Division the American Cancer Society, Exxon Educational Foundation, Maryland State Department of Education, and the Dwight D. Eisenhower Mathematics and Science Education Act. The author of numerous publications, he has served as President of the Harford County Chapter of the American Cancer Society and Chair of the Public Education Committee for the Maryland Division of the American Cancer Society. He is a member of the National Association of Biology Teachers, National Society for Histotechnology. Professor Grimm has also served on the Program Accreditation Committee of the National Accrediting Commission for Clinical Laboratory Sciences.


Contact:
Phone: 443-412-2372
Email:  FGrimm@harford.edu

Thomas Guinivan

Assistant Professor


B.S., College of William & Mary
M.S., US Army War College
M.S., Drexel University

Thomas Guinivan, P.E.
Assistant Professor of Chemistry

B.S. Chemistry, William and Mary
M.S. Chemical Engineering, Drexel University
M.A. Strategic Studies, US Army War College

Presently a full time chemistry faculty member at HCC, Mr. Guinivan has 16 years experience teaching mathematics and chemistry as an adjunct instructor at the college. He also taught high school science in Africa as a ember of the Peace Corps. He spent 36 years working as a chemist and chemical engineer for the US Army and for several private consulting firms. He is a registered Professional Engineer in MD and Board Certified Environmental Engineer with the American Academy of Environmental Engineers.


Contact:
Phone: 443-412-2661
Email:  tguinivan@harford.edu

Tami Imbierowicz

Associate Professor


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

Professor Imbierowicz teaches courses in biology, environmental science, and ecology. She serves as Co-chair of the HCC Sustainability Committee, advancing the green campus initiatives, and works with regional colleges and universities to develop sustainability and energy literacy curriculum. Prior to joining the faculty in 2001, Professor Imbierowicz was employed as a natural resource specialist with Baltimore County Environmental Protection, as well as an educator at the Maryland Science Center and National Aquarium in Baltimore.


Contact:
Phone: 443-412-2122
Email:  TImbiero@harford.edu
Faculty Webpage:  http://ww2.harford.edu/faculty/TImbiero/

Steven Iwanowski

Assistant Professor


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

Steven Iwanowski has been interested in chemistry and science since the seventh grade. He loves exploring how matter behaves within the universe from the chemistry that occurs in stars down to the reactions happening when a cake is baked. He tries to pass this passion on to his students, making as many connections to everyday life as possible.

After a brief stint as an instructor at the University of Maryland, Steven got a job at the American Chemical Society in the Education Division. He returned to teaching in fall 2006, when he started at HCC. He enjoys his work tremendously and is always happy to talk chemistry with anyone.


Contact:
Phone: 443-412-2250
Email:  SIwanows@harford.edu

Supawan King

Associate Professor


B.S., Prince of Songkla Unv Thailand
M.A., University of Montana
Ph.D., University of Montana

Supawan King began her teaching career in 1994 at Prince of Songkla University in Hat Yai, Thailand. After receiving her doctorate degree, she returned to Prince of Songkla University and taught both undergraduate and graduate levels. For family reasons, she moved to Bel Air, Maryland, and joined Harford Community College in 2005 as an Instructional Support Specialist for the Math Center. Prior to joining the STEM Division in August 2007, she also served as an adjunct faculty member for the Educational Transitional Studies Division.


Contact:
Phone: 443-412-2601
Email:  SKing@harford.edu

Garry Lang

Term Faculty


B.S., University of Baltimore
M.S., Univ of Western Sydney


Contact:
Phone: 443-412-2254
Email:  glang@harford.edu

Jaclyn Madden

Assistant Professor


B.S., St. Vincent College
M.S., Johns Hopkins Univ


Contact:
Phone: 443-412-2046
Email:  jmadden@harford.edu

Yussef Noorisa

Professor


M.S., University of Delaware
Ph.D., University of Delaware

Yussef was born and raised in Tehran, Iran. His professional experiences consist of a few years of work in engineering companies and many years of college teaching in Iran and the United States. From fall 1971 to summer 1973 he was an assistant professor and mechanics department chair in Science and Technology College at a four-year engineering school in Tehran. From fall 1973 to summer 1979 he worked as an associate professor and Science Department Chair at AIT. He left Iran after the 1979 revolution and started to teach in the Engineering Program at HCC.

As part of his professional development, Yussef has furthered his knowledge in finite element analyses of engineering components. He continues to teach various engineering courses at HCC and help get students ready for successful transfers to four-year engineering schools.


Contact:
Phone: 443-412-2243
Email:  YNoorisa@harford.edu

Lisa Ovelman

Term Faculty


B.S., Pennsylvania State Univ
M.A., Pennsylvania State Univ


Contact:
Phone: 443-412-2227
Email:  LOvelman@harford.edu

Wendy Rappazzo

Professor


B.S., University of Delaware
B.S., SUNY - Cortland
M.S., Towson University
M.S., University of Delaware

Wendy Rappazzo is from the Finger Lakes area of New York, but has been a Maryland "native" for over 20 years. Her primary teaching responsibilities are anatomy and physiology and biology for health professionals. She has served as the coordinator of the anatomy and physiology courses, created the BIO 119 course, and the first online biology course (BIO 100) in Maryland. She is the author for the textbook Biochemistry and Cell Biology, co-author of the Biochemistry and Cell Biology Laboratory Manual, and has published several learning activities through the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society and the American Physiological Society.

Professor Rappazzo also has worked with Carnegie Mellon University to develop online anatomy and physiology courses delivered nationwide. She is the co-chair of the STEM Outreach Committee and volunteers with several STEM outreach activities in Harford County elementary, middle and high schools. She is an active member of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Curriculum Committee, which has created standards and goals for anatomy and physiology courses at two- and four-year schools.


Contact:
Phone: 443-412-2336
Email:  WRappazzo@harford.edu
Faculty Webpage:  http://faculty.harford.edu/faculty/WRappazzo/

Fary Sami

Professor


B.S., Intl - National Univ of Iran
M.S., Univ of Missouri-St Louis

Fary Sami's teaching career began in 1988 at Michigan Technological University on Michigan's Upper Peninsula. She relocated to Maryland in 1992, and enjoys living here mainly because she is close to two large cities, Baltimore and D.C. This is specifically appealing to her because of all the cultures featured, as well as the abundance of fine arts.

Fary joined HCC in 1995 as a full-time math professor. Some of her hobbies include working out, skiing, listening to music, hiking, playing golf, visiting art museums, and traveling. She has discovered that there is a close relation between math, art, and beauty and tries to help others appreciate the beauty of mathematics. Her teaching philosophy is to create an environment conducive to learning.


Contact:
Phone: 443-412-2490
Email:  fsami@harford.edu
Faculty Webpage:  http://ww2.harford.edu/faculty/FSami/

Scott Schaeffer

Associate Professor


B.S., West Chester University
D.C., Palmer School of Chiropractic

Dr. Scott Schaeffer joined the HCC faculty in 2007 and regularly teaches Human Anatomy and Physiology, The Human Body in Health and Disease, and Nutrition for the STEM division. He also teaches Medical Terminology and Ethics and is the faculty liaison to the Nursing and Allied Health Division, serving on the Medical Assisting Advisory Board. Dr. Schaeffer is a supporter of International Education at HCC and accompanied his Nutrition class to Belize in winter 2011.In addition to teaching credit classes at HCC, Dr. Schaeffer also coordinates the anatomy and physiology modules for the non-credit Histotechnology Certificate Program.

Dr. Schaeffer is a recognized educational leader in his field. He has served as the primary subject matter expert in the development of award-winning Anatomy and Health & Wellness web-based educational products for A.D.A.M., Inc. He was a contributing author for EMC/Paradigm Publishing's Applied Anatomy & Physiology, A Case Study Approach, Workbook and Laboratory Manual, 2nd Edition. He most recently authored the A.D.A.M. Interactive Anatomy Student Lab Guide, 4th Edition for WoltersKlurer Publishing.


Contact:
Phone: 443-412-2032
Email:  SSchaeffer@harford.edu
Faculty Webpage:  http://ww2.harford.edu/faculty/SSchaeffer/

Stephen Seidel

Associate Professor


B.S., Washington College
Ph.D., University of Utah

Stephen ("Russ") Seidel is currently a full-time faculty member at Harford Community College after having taught chemistry, natural science, and first year experience courses at Dowling College on Long Island, New York for a total of ten years. He has also taught chemistry courses at Berry College in Rome, Georgia and at the University of Wisconsin Waukesha for one year each. At Dowling College, he headed up the institution's First Year Experience program for a number of years.

Russ earned his Ph.D. with Dr. Peter J. Stang at the University of Utah, where he also did a brief teaching assignment, and he has co-edited a book, co-authored two book chapters, and has multiple publications and presentations in the field of coordination-driven self-assembly, coordination polymers, and multi-zonal crystalline systems. Russ enjoys working with students both in the lecture and the laboratory, and teaching is his passion.


Contact:
Phone: 443-412-2166
Email:  sseidel@harford.edu

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