Education and Transitional Studies Faculty

Sheila Allen

Professor of Reading, Writing & Education


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.harfored.edu/faculty/sallen

Janice Avery

Faculty - Mathematics


B.S., Tuskegee University
M.A., University of Georgia

Janice Avery has taught mathematics for 26 years. Prior to teaching at Harford Community College, she taught middle school, high school, and college mathematics courses in Georgia, Germany, Mississippi, Hawaii, Alabama, and Virginia. She was an adjunct faculty member at HCC prior to joining as a term faculty member in 2004. To date, Janice Avery has taught fundamentals of mathematics, introductory algebra, intermediate algebra, combined algebra, contemporary mathematics, college algebra, and precalculus.


Contact:
Phone: 443-412-2640
Email:  JAvery@harford.edu
Faculty Webpage:  http://ww2.harford.edu/faculty/javery/

Kimberly Bell

Faculty - Education


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

Kim Bell has been an educator in Harford County for 19 years. 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. In addition, Mrs. Bell also teaches several developmental education courses at HCC.


Contact:
Phone: 443-412-2648
Email:  KBell@harford.edu
Faculty Webpage:  http://ww2.harford.edu/faculty/kbell

Michele Catterton

Faculty - Mathematics


B.S., Towson University
M.S., McDaniel College

Michele Catterton began teaching mathematics at Harford Community College part time in 1999. In 2002, she became a full-time instructor in the Educational and Transitional Studies division. Prior to HCC, Mrs. Catterton taught middle school and high school mathematics and also served as math department chair for several years at the middle school level. Her primary teaching responsibilities include Concepts in Math, a required course for education majors, and Introductory Statistics. Along with the traditional face-to-face classes, Mrs. Catterton has also been actively teaching a hybrid format for both of these courses.


Contact:
Phone: 443-412-2643
Email:  MCattert@harford.edu

Elizabeth Holmes

Assistant Professor of Developmental English


B.A., Westminster College
M.Ed., Loyola University Maryland

Elizabeth Holmes has taught transitional reading and writing since joining the faculty at HCC in 2006. Prior to that, she taught in Harford County Public Schools for nine years. She is a member of the Mid-Atlantic College Reading Association and has received the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development Excellence Award.


Contact:
Phone: 443-412-2231
Email:  EHolmes@harford.edu

Laura Hutton

Associate Professor of Education


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
Faculty Webpage:  http://ww2.harford.edu/faculty/LHutton/

Jennifer Jacobs

Faculty - English


B.A., Franklin Pierce College
M.A., Pittsburg State University

Jennifer Jacobs has been a faculty member at HCC since 2004 in both the Transitional Studies and Humanities divisions. A New England native, she previously taught English composition and advanced research writing at New England College in New Hampshire, where she also served as department chair. After moving to Maryland, she spent several years teaching developmental and credit English courses at Marymount University and Montgomery College. Her instructional focus continues to be the integration of educational technology in developmental writing courses.


Contact:
Phone: 443-412-2076
Email:  JJacobs@harford.edu
Faculty Webpage:  http://ww2.harford.edu/faculty/jduff/

Chris Jones

Assistant Professor, Transitional Mathematics


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
Faculty Webpage:  http://ww2.harford.edu/faculty/cjones/

Judy Kinshaw-Ellis

Faculty - English


B.A., Iowa State University
M.S., University of Kansas

Judith Kinshaw-Ellis started as a full-time writing and reading faculty member at Harford Community College in fall 2001 as her life as a military wife was coming to a close. After nearly 20 years of working across the country and the globe, she settled in Bel Air with her family. Kinshaw-Ellis currently teaches transitional reading and writing classes, but has taught English composition, research writing, public speaking, and introduction to journalism at HCC and County College of Morris in New Jersey. She also taught study skills for Harford County Public Schools.

In the early 1990s, she worked as the executive editor for multiple association publications in the Mid-Atlantic region, and she served as the managing editor for the Fisher House Foundation's first magazine.

Throughout her nine moves as an Army wife, she also had her own company designing, sewing, and installing window treatments. More recently, she has sewn costumes for several plays at a local high school. Her spare time through the years has been filled serving as a Girl Scout leader, and she is a lifetime member of the Girl Scouts. She also managed Destination Imagination problem solving teams for six years and served an additional year as an appraiser. 


Contact:
Phone: 443-412-2634
Email:  JKinshaw@harford.edu

Jennifer La Fleur

Assistant Professor


A.A., Harford Comm College
B.S., Towson University
M.S., Towson University

Jennifer La Fleur has been part of the HCC faculty since 2007. She started as an adjunct professor before becoming a full-time professor in 2012. Jennifer is a lifelong Harford county resident and graduate of HCC.


Contact:
Phone: 443-412-2646
Email:  JLaFleur@Harford.edu

Carol Mueller

Faculty - Mathematics


A.A., College of DuPage
B.Ed., Univ Arkansas Fayetteville
M.Ed., Univ Arkansas Fayetteville
Ph.D., Univ Arkansas Fayetteville

Dr. Carol Mueller has been teaching at Harford Community College since 2008. She teaches for both Educational and Transitional Studies and the STEM divisions. Dr. Mueller teaches a wide variety of courses including all of the transitional math courses, Earth science, and statistics. She taught geology at the University of Arkansas and both math and science in private and public schools before coming to HCC. She has presented at many local, state and national venues on a variety of topics including geology, teaching and learning, philosophy of science and assessment.


Contact:
Phone: 443-412-2023
Email:  CMueller@harford.edu

Lynne Petzold

Faculty - Mathematics


B.S., Miami University-Ohio
M.Ed., Towson University

Lynne Petzold's first teaching assignment was teaching seventh grade math at North Harford Middle School, where she taught for five years.

Lynne returned to adjunct teaching in fall 2001 and joined the HCC faculty full time 2004, where she has been teaching all ranges of algebra ever since.


Contact:
Phone: 443-412-2642
Email:  LPetzold@harford.edu
Faculty Webpage:  http://ww2.harford.edu/faculty/LPetzold/

Terry Surasky

Faculty - Mathematics


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

Terry Surasky has taught mathematics at HCC since 1999. She is a lifelong resident of Harford County and has previously taught for the Harford County Public School system.


Contact:
Phone: 443-412-2088
Email:  TSurasky@harford.edu
Faculty Webpage:  http://ww2.harford.edu/faculty/TSurasky/

Lisa Tittle

Professor-Transitional Studies-English


B.S., Towson University
M.S., McDaniel College

A Harford County native, Lisa Tittle has been teaching reading and writing for more than 20 years. Before joining HCC full time in 2001, she taught middle and high school language arts for Harford County Public Schools. Currently, Lisa teaches developmental reading and writing courses as well as English composition.

In 2007, Mrs. Tittle received the National Institute of Staff and Organizational Development award for teaching and leadership excellence. She was also president of the Mid-Atlantic College Reading Association and co-chaired HCC's self-study in 2012. Additionally, Mrs. Tittle has presented at local, regional, and national conferences on active learning strategies to teach reading and writing. She is currently enrolled in a doctoral program in community college leadership at Morgan State University.


Contact:
Phone: 443-412-2104
Email:  LTittle@harford.edu
Faculty Webpage:  http://ww2.harford.edu/faculty/LTittle/

Gina Williams

Transitional Studies Faculty


A.A., Essex Comm College
B.S., Towson University
M.Ed., Loyola University Maryland

Gina Williams is a master teacher with 22 years of teaching experience. Before joining Harford Community College as a full-time instructor in 2012, Mrs. Williams was an adjunct instructor for four years teaching transitional reading and English courses. Throughout her teaching career, Mrs. Williams has taught students in a wide range of settings, including the Archdiocese of Baltimore, public schools in Baltimore and Harford counties, The Institute for Gifted and Talented Children at Towson University, and in private practice as a tutor. Mrs. Williams is a current member of the International Reading Association, State of Maryland International Reading Association Council, Mid-Atlantic College Reading Association, and Technology Advisory Committee at HCC.


Contact:
Phone: 443-412-2219
Email:  GWilliams@Harford.edu

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