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EGCC adds eight faculty members for fall

September 2, 2012
From staff reports , Weirton Daily Times

STEUBENVILLE - Eastern Gateway Community College added eight faculty members for the start of the fall semester, four of them assigned to the main campus in Jefferson County.

Joining the staff at the Jefferson County campus are:

Ricardo Collins of Steubenville, who will serve as assistant professor and teach chemistry. He has more than 15 years of experience as a chemical and materials engineer. In the past he's worked as a thermal analysis project leader and technical consultant, rheology project leader, tribology bench test developer and expert in physical and analytical testing methods. Previously he was a staff chemist for the Sherwin Williams Co. He earned his master of business administration degree from the University of Phoenix and his master of science degree in materials science and engineering and bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering from Western Reserve University.

Timothy Glaid of Upper St. Clair, Pa., is an assistant professor and teaches business and accounting. He began his own consulting firm, Leadership Ignite Co., in 2008 and previously was campus president/school director for ITT Technical Institute in Pittsburgh. He consulted with many Fortune 500 information technology and communication leaders for 30 years. He has taught and held administrative positions in several institutions of higher education. Glaid earned his doctorate in management and organizational leadership and his master's degree in organizational management from the University of Phoenix, his bachelor of science degree in computer science from the University of Pittsburgh and his associate degree in business administration from the Community College of Allegheny County.

Rebecca Rook of Steubenville is an assistant professor of mathematics. Prior to joining Eastern Gateway, she taught at Franciscan University of Steubenville. She also provided private mathematics tutoring and ACT instruction. She completed her master's degree in science and math at Wheeling Jesuit University and received her bachelor's degree in mathematics from FUS. Her memberships include the Mathematical Association of America, Phi Delta Kappa and FUS Alumni Board.

Connie Salvayon of Pittsburgh is an assistant professor of English. Her professional experience includes adjunct instructor, academic adviser and writing tutor in the Student Success Center at Eastern Gateway. She represented the college on the Ohio Board of Regents' English/Oral Communication Articulation and Transfer Network panel. She holds a master of library science degree from the University of Pittsburgh and bachelor of arts degree in history and literature. She earned a post master's certificate in technical and professional writing from East Carolina University. She is a member of the National Council of Teachers of English.

Assigned to the new Valley Center in Youngstown are:

Robert Raupach is an instructor of mathematics. In January 2011, he began working at Eastern Gateway as an adjunct instructor. He also has taught at other institutions of higher education. He is a former case analyst for the International Counterintelligence Services in Arizona. His education includes a master of science degree in business administration from Baldwin Wallace College, master of science degree in mathematics from Cleveland State University and bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from Youngstown State University.

James Senary of Boardman is an assistant professor of business and accounting. He was a visiting assistant professor at Hiram College and was an instructor at Kent State University. He worked for Delphi Packard with the last title of finance manager for the electrical electronic business line. He earned a master's degree in business administration from Ohio University and a bachelor of science degree in business administration from YSU. He belongs to the Institute of Management Accountants.

Jaime Shuster of Warren is an instructor of psychology and sociology. Previously she taught part time at Eastern Gateway, Hiram and Kent. She was institutional animal care and use committee coordinator and assistant research and development coordinator at the Louis Stokes Cleveland Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Currently she is working on her doctorate in health policy management at KSU. She has a master's degree in health policy management from KSU, a master's degree in experimental psychology from Cleveland State University and a bachelor's degree in psychology from KSU. Among her memberships are Ohio Public Health Association, American Public Health Association, Global Health Education Consortium, Midwestern Psychological Association, Society for Neuroscience and American Psychological Association.

Lynn Zvara of Canfield is an instructor of English. She received her master's and bachelor's degrees in English from YSU. Her memberships include National Council of Teachers of English and Northeast Ohio Writing Centers Association.

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