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Adjunct Faculty (2005-06)

Jenny Male
Adjunct Instructor, Theatre
Arts and Humanities Division

Jenny Male does a wonderful job teaching a number of courses for the Arts and Humanities Division at Howard Community College; Basic Acting I, Voice and Diction, Dialects for the Actor, Movement for the Actor I & II, and Advanced Improvisation, as well as Teen and Pre-Teen Acting workshops for Rep Stage Actors' Institute. Many of the courses that she teaches for the theatre and speech departments here at HCC, she originated and developed, herself. She is also the resident Vocal and Movement Coach for HCC’s Student-Alumni Arts and has directed and/or choreographed a number of their productions. Most recently Jenny directed LOVE HURTS, a stage combat, movement and anti-Valentine’s Day show and also co-directs HCC's SAArts' Improv Group, YO' MAMA'S COOKIN', with Bruce Nelson. Last summer she directed Rep Stage Actors' Institute's Teen production of THE HOBBIT. Additional past credits at HCC include SAArts' productions of A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE as Violence and Dialect Coach, A CHRISTMAS CAROL as Director and Choreographer, and NOISES OFF as Co-Director, Movement Director, Dialect Coach, and Stage Manager. Jenny continues to teach free workshops for HCC’s SAArts, including “Unarmed Stage Combat” and “Basic Sword Fighting” and has performed in its Play Reading Series. Jenny has also served as movement and/or vocal coach for Rep Stage productions, including The Violet Hour, T-Bone N Weasel, The Seagull, and Kimberly Akimbo. Jenny holds an M.F.A. in Theatre Pedagogy with an emphasis in Movement and Fight Direction (4.0 GPA) from Virginia Commonwealth University. Her energy and positive attitude inspires both students and colleagues alike.

Mary Beth Furst
Adjunct Instructor, Business Administration
Business and Computer Systems Division

Mary Beth Furst has been an active HCC adjunct faculty member of the Business and Computer Division since August 2002. She has taught BMGT-100, Introduction to Business and Organization and BMGT-130, Principles of Marketing. She helped develop and implement curriculum for both face-to-face and on-line courses.

Mary Beth’s contributions are in two critical areas. As an instructor, she is passionate about discovering and identifying innovative ways for both traditional and non-traditional students to learn. Secondly, in her role as a member of the Business and Computer Systems Division Marketing Committee, she is helping to drive the discovery of ways to let the community know of the Division’s innovative programs.

Her teaching includes well structured classes that are spiced with real examples that bring marketing practices to life. She structures her classes to include a variety of teaching techniques such as group projects, and a unique approach to assignments. She is passionate about finding new ways for students to learn. For instance, during the Fall 2005 semester, Mary Beth and her BMGT-130 class took on a class project of developing a marketing plan for an early stage business. This semester long project resulted in the presentation of a marketing plan to the owners of Affordable Mail, a small LLC struggling to get off the ground. This project was the second to integrate traditional classroom learning with the development and enhancement of a startup business. Mary Beth was willing to put in the extra effort and take the risks involved with working in a new area. This effort truly was a win-win situation for the students and the entrepreneur. It was also a great example of the value of experiential learning.

In addition to her volunteer efforts on the Marketing Committee, Mary Beth has also volunteered to assist students from the Business Fellowship in learning to market for another startup business, Gold Rush Scanning. Gold Rush Scanning is one of the businesses that is currently incubating in the Center for Entrepreneurial and Business Excellence. The students and the business will benefit greatly from this interaction.

Mary Beth earned both her Bachelors of Business Administration and her Masters of Business Administration from Loyola College. In her life outside of HCC, Mary Beth is a Senior Professional Healthcare Consultant for Pfizer Medical where she was the winner of the Vice President’s Club Circle of Excellence in 2003 and the winner of the Market Share Increase Contests for 2004 and 2005. She is ranked by supervisors in the highest stage of capability for Territory Optimization, Selling Skills and Customer Value Delivery and Team Contribution

Anne McQueen
Adjunct Instructor, Adult Basic Education
Continuing Education Division

Anne McQueen has worked in the adult basic education program at Howard Community College for twenty-six years. During those twenty-six years, Anne has taught adult basic education, GED, and basic math classes. Her commitment to this unit goes beyond teaching her assigned classes and she actively participates in in-services, works on special projects, and attends and presents at the annual MAACE Conference. She is also a willing substitute teacher and assists in the registration and testing and evaluation of adult basic education and GED students. Her dedication to her students goes above and beyond the classroom. She regularly contacts students outside of class if they are absent, meets with students individually before and after class, and provides tutoring outside of class time. Anne has always shown that her students’ goals are a priority of hers.

Dr. Rahim Salih
Adjunct Instructor, World Languages
English and World Languages Division

Born in Sudan, Dr. Salih completed his undergraduate work in that country and his Ph.D. in Germany, with concentrations in anthropology and Arabic linguistics. He came to HCC in 2003 with experience in the academic and governmental sectors, and has been an outstanding Arabic instructor and essential to course development in that area. He infuses advanced technology and a dynamic teaching style to engage his students in mastering the difficult sounds and alphabet of Arabic. He has collaborated with the Social Sciences division to offer a course on cultures of the Middle East and is helping us offer a course on learning Arabic through contemporary media. Dr. Salih’s students are more than enthusiastic about his classes; we have heard more than once that “he is the best teacher [they’ve] ever had!”. The English/World Languages division is proud to work with such an outstanding instructor as Dr. Rahim Salih.

Kimberly Middleton
Adjunct Instructor, Nursing
Health Sciences Division

The Health Sciences Division’s outstanding adjunct faculty member is Kimberly Middleton. Kim is a very effective nursing instructor, teaching a variety of clinical courses across the first year curriculum. She has also revised and implemented a summer course NURS 110: Survival Tactics for Beginning Nursing Students. Kim is an excellent clinician and maintains full-time practice. This enables her to supplement student learning and clinical experiences with current standards of care and best practices.

During the past fall due to a resignation, Kim took on a leadership roll for first year students in the evening/week-end option, working with full-time faculty to coordinate on-campus clinical experiences and examinations for both courses. She is a team player always willing to carry additional responsibilities and mentor new clinical faculty.

Andy Bowie
Adjunct Instructor, Mathematics
Mathematics Division

As part of his original application Andy Bowie stated " I believe it is important for a community college to nurture learning with respect to real world applications in the field of mathematics and to stay abreast of developing trends in science and information technology." As a member of our adjunct faculty, Andy has helped us to meet those goals. Andy began teaching for Howard Community College in the Spring of 2003 teaching the Drug Calculations class for our LPN and EMT students. He has worked with our developmental students and with Finite Mathematics both at the main campus and at the Laurel College Center. Andy is a great resource to course coordinators because of his supportive and insightful review of course materials. Andy is also willing to participate in the varied activities in the division. Last summer he helped us write assessment items for our Algebra / Data Analysis project with the Maryland State Department of Education. In January, Andy was one of the faculty providing mathematics placement test counseling to HCPSS Career & Technology students. Students greatly appreciate his commitment to them as an instructor. He respects them and encourages them to really try. Andy's flexibility, patience and technology background has made him a valuable asset to the HCC mathematics program.

Bhuvana Chandran
Adjunct Instructor, Anatomy and Physiology
Science and Technology Division

Bhuvana has an incredible ability to maintain the highest academic standards for her students while treating her students with kindness, support and respect. She meets with students constantly outside of the scheduled class hours. She is an expert in both anatomy and physiology. The lab staff and other faculty are happy to have her as a member of the A&P team—she will pitch in and help anyone, anytime. When we needed someone to coordinate the A&P classes on site at the LCC, Bhuvana accepted the challenge. She taught all of the day lectures and labs there last semester, coordinated with the staff and evening faculty and actually transported materials between the main campus and the LCC. Bhuvana has assisted us with course development. She participated in the development/writing of the BIOL-203 lab manual that we now use in all of our lab sections; she has created innovative, interactive lab activities for her students and has shared her ideas with other faculty. Perhaps one of her most significant achievements here is her involvement in the BIOL-203/BIOL-204 outcomes assessment.

Larry Fisher
Senior Adjunct Instructor, History
Social Sciences/Teacher Education Division

Adjunct Faculty (2005-06) Jenny Male Adjunct Instructor, Theatre Arts and Humanities Division Jenny Male does a wonderful job teaching a number of courses for the Arts and Humanities Division at Howard Community College; Basic Acting I, Voice and Diction, Dialects for the Actor, Movement for the Actor I & II, and Advanced Improvisation, as well as Teen and Pre-Teen Acting workshops for Rep Stage Actors' Institute. Many of the courses that she teaches for the theatre and speech departments here at HCC, she originated and developed, herself. She is also the resident Vocal and Movement Coach for HCC’s Student-Alumni Arts and has directed and/or choreographed a number of their productions. Most recently Jenny directed LOVE HURTS, a stage combat, movement and anti-Valentine’s Day show and also co-directs HCC's SAArts' Improv Group, YO' MAMA'S COOKIN', with Bruce Nelson. Last summer she directed Rep Stage Actors' Institute's Teen production of THE HOBBIT. Additional past credits at HCC include SAArts' productions of A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE as Violence and Dialect Coach, A CHRISTMAS CAROL as Director and Choreographer, and NOISES OFF as Co-Director, Movement Director, Dialect Coach, and Stage Manager. Jenny continues to teach free workshops for HCC’s SAArts, including “Unarmed Stage Combat” and “Basic Sword Fighting” and has performed in its Play Reading Series. Jenny has also served as movement and/or vocal coach for Rep Stage productions, including The Violet Hour, T-Bone N Weasel, The Seagull, and Kimberly Akimbo. Jenny holds an M.F.A. in Theatre Pedagogy with an emphasis in Movement and Fight Direction (4.0 GPA) from Virginia Commonwealth University. Her energy and positive attitude inspires both students and colleagues alike. Mary Beth Furst Adjunct Instructor, Business Administration Business and Computer Systems Division Mary Beth Furst has been an active HCC adjunct faculty member of the Business and Computer Division since August 2002. She has taught BMGT-100, Introduction to Business and Organization and BMGT-130, Principles of Marketing. She helped develop and implement curriculum for both face-to-face and on-line courses. Mary Beth’s contributions are in two critical areas. As an instructor, she is passionate about discovering and identifying innovative ways for both traditional and non-traditional students to learn. Secondly, in her role as a member of the Business and Computer Systems Division Marketing Committee, she is helping to drive the discovery of ways to let the community know of the Division’s innovative programs. Her teaching includes well structured classes that are spiced with real examples that bring marketing practices to life. She structures her classes to include a variety of teaching techniques such as group projects, and a unique approach to assignments. She is passionate about finding new ways for students to learn. For instance, during the Fall 2005 semester, Mary Beth and her BMGT-130 class took on a class project of developing a marketing plan for an early stage business. This semester long project resulted in the presentation of a marketing plan to the owners of Affordable Mail, a small LLC struggling to get off the ground. This project was the second to integrate traditional classroom learning with the development and enhancement of a startup business. Mary Beth was willing to put in the extra effort and take the risks involved with working in a new area. This effort truly was a win-win situation for the students and the entrepreneur. It was also a great example of the value of experiential learning. In addition to her volunteer efforts on the Marketing Committee, Mary Beth has also volunteered to assist students from the Business Fellowship in learning to market for another startup business, Gold Rush Scanning. Gold Rush Scanning is one of the businesses that is currently incubating in the Center for Entrepreneurial and Business Excellence. The students and the business will benefit greatly from this interaction. Mary Beth earned both her Bachelors of Business Administration and her Masters of Business Administration from Loyola College. In her life outside of HCC, Mary Beth is a Senior Professional Healthcare Consultant for Pfizer Medical where she was the winner of the Vice President’s Club Circle of Excellence in 2003 and the winner of the Market Share Increase Contests for 2004 and 2005. She is ranked by supervisors in the highest stage of capability for Territory Optimization, Selling Skills and Customer Value Delivery and Team Contribution Anne McQueen Adjunct Instructor, Adult Basic Education Continuing Education Division Anne McQueen has worked in the adult basic education program at Howard Community College for twenty-six years. During those twenty-six years, Anne has taught adult basic education, GED, and basic math classes. Her commitment to this unit goes beyond teaching her assigned classes and she actively participates in in-services, works on special projects, and attends and presents at the annual MAACE Conference. She is also a willing substitute teacher and assists in the registration and testing and evaluation of adult basic education and GED students. Her dedication to her students goes above and beyond the classroom. She regularly contacts students outside of class if they are absent, meets with students individually before and after class, and provides tutoring outside of class time. Anne has always shown that her students’ goals are a priority of hers. Dr. Rahim Salih Adjunct Instructor, World Languages English and World Languages Division Born in Sudan, Dr. Salih completed his undergraduate work in that country and his Ph.D. in Germany, with concentrations in anthropology and Arabic linguistics. He came to HCC in 2003 with experience in the academic and governmental sectors, and has been an outstanding Arabic instructor and essential to course development in that area. He infuses advanced technology and a dynamic teaching style to engage his students in mastering the difficult sounds and alphabet of Arabic. He has collaborated with the Social Sciences division to offer a course on cultures of the Middle East and is helping us offer a course on learning Arabic through contemporary media. Dr. Salih’s students are more than enthusiastic about his classes; we have heard more than once that “he is the best teacher [they’ve] ever had!”. The English/World Languages division is proud to work with such an outstanding instructor as Dr. Rahim Salih. Kimberly Middleton Adjunct Instructor, Nursing Health Sciences Division The Health Sciences Division’s outstanding adjunct faculty member is Kimberly Middleton. Kim is a very effective nursing instructor, teaching a variety of clinical courses across the first year curriculum. She has also revised and implemented a summer course NURS 110: Survival Tactics for Beginning Nursing Students. Kim is an excellent clinician and maintains full-time practice. This enables her to supplement student learning and clinical experiences with current standards of care and best practices. During the past fall due to a resignation, Kim took on a leadership roll for first year students in the evening/week-end option, working with full-time faculty to coordinate on-campus clinical experiences and examinations for both courses. She is a team player always willing to carry additional responsibilities and mentor new clinical faculty. Andy Bowie Adjunct Instructor, Mathematics Mathematics Division As part of his original application Andy Bowie stated " I believe it is important for a community college to nurture learning with respect to real world applications in the field of mathematics and to stay abreast of developing trends in science and information technology." As a member of our adjunct faculty, Andy has helped us to meet those goals. Andy began teaching for Howard Community College in the Spring of 2003 teaching the Drug Calculations class for our LPN and EMT students. He has worked with our developmental students and with Finite Mathematics both at the main campus and at the Laurel College Center. Andy is a great resource to course coordinators because of his supportive and insightful review of course materials. Andy is also willing to participate in the varied activities in the division. Last summer he helped us write assessment items for our Algebra / Data Analysis project with the Maryland State Department of Education. In January, Andy was one of the faculty providing mathematics placement test counseling to HCPSS Career & Technology students. Students greatly appreciate his commitment to them as an instructor. He respects them and encourages them to really try. Andy's flexibility, patience and technology background has made him a valuable asset to the HCC mathematics program. Bhuvana Chandran Adjunct Instructor, Anatomy and Physiology Science and Technology Division Bhuvana has an incredible ability to maintain the highest academic standards for her students while treating her students with kindness, support and respect. She meets with students constantly outside of the scheduled class hours. She is an expert in both anatomy and physiology. The lab staff and other faculty are happy to have her as a member of the A&P team—she will pitch in and help anyone, anytime. When we needed someone to coordinate the A&P classes on site at the LCC, Bhuvana accepted the challenge. She taught all of the day lectures and labs there last semester, coordinated with the staff and evening faculty and actually transported materials between the main campus and the LCC. Bhuvana has assisted us with course development. She participated in the development/writing of the BIOL-203 lab manual that we now use in all of our lab sections; she has created innovative, interactive lab activities for her students and has shared her ideas with other faculty. Perhaps one of her most significant achievements here is her involvement in the BIOL-203/BIOL-204 outcomes assessment. Larry Fischer Senior Adjunct Instructor, History Social Sciences/Teacher Education Division Larry Fischer has a Ph.D. from LSU and has been an adjunct at Howard Community College since 1994. He has taught four different history survey courses in American and World History. Larry oversaw the assessment of HIST 122, based on the use and recognition of primary documents. Fischer also played an active role in the Writing Intensive projects at the college and practices systematic instruction in all of his history classes. He is a supportive and congenial colleague who regularly accommodates his teaching schedule to support our day course offerings. His IDEA Survey and class observations have been very positive and his always available to cover classes for history peers.