Business, Education, Computing, 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.

Phone: 443-412-2192
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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.

Phone: 443-412-2648

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.

Phone: 443-412-2093

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.

Phone: 443-412-2678