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Anghelina, Cat
Back to the Ancient World: An Immersion Excursion

Cat Anghelina a co-instructor for the Back to the Ancient World Class in the History Track.

 

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Barnhart, Frank
Stage Fighting w/o Stage Fright

Frank Barnhart is currently the Lead Instructor of Theatre Performance Studies in the Communication Department and a recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award in 2010. He is teaching the Stage Fighting without Stage Fright class in the Miscellaneous track.

 

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50 Years of Green: A Half Century of Environmental Progress

Jeff Bates teaches a variety of environmental science and safety classes, ranging from soil to water, hazardous materials to environmental sustainability. He is teaching the 50 Years of Green: A Half Century of Environmental Progress class in the Miscellaneous track.

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Bawden, Henry
Game ON: Video Game Art and Animation

Henry Bawden loves to play and make games, and is excited to share his industry experience with you. He is teaching GAME ON: Video Game Art and Animation in the Artistic track.

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Bernat, Kathy
Using Photoshop Like a Pro

Kathy Bernat has been an adjunct instructor at CSCC for 13 years and is the owner of Paw Print Pet Photography. She is teaching Using Photoshop Like a Pro in the Artistic track.

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Berton, Linda
Hello 10: Multi-Cultural Words of Welcome

Linda Berton teaches English as a Second Language in the Modern Language Department. She is facilitating the Hello10: Multi-Cultural Words of Welcome class in the Multicultural and Social Issues track.

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Bortz, Dean
Got Architectural Answers? Landmark Jeopardy

Dean Bortz serves as faculty, student Construction Specifications Institute Chapter Advisor and Program Coordinator for Construction Management, while having way too much fun. He is co-teaching the Got Architectural Answers? Landmark Jeopardy presentation in the History track.

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Bowers, Michael              
Business Financing: Getting Your Business Off the Ground

With 25 years of experience in working with entrepreneurs and small business owners, Michael Bowers' background includes experience in banking, private equity, strategic planning and digital media. Michael is also the District Director of the CSCC Small Business Development Center and the founder and lead author of "Ideas To Deals", a website providing on-line support to those building and growing small businesses. He is teaching Business Financing: Getting Your Business Off the Ground in the Business track.

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Burry, Karen                      
Back to the Ancient World: An Immersion Excursion

Karen Burry is a co-instructor for the Back to the Ancient World class in the History track.

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Busch, David
Got Architectural Answers? Landmark Jeopardy

David Busch is a professor in Construction Management specializing in Estimating and Scheduling. He is co-teaching the Got Architectural Answers? Landmark Jeopardy presentation in the History track.

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Carringer, Dr. Paul
Run Your First Marathon: 26 Miles Worth of Tips for Success!

With over 135 marathons and ultra-marathons under his feet, Paul Carringer is an experienced runner and has paced many marathons including 8 consecutive New York City marathons with the goal of reaching the finish line at goal pace.

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Caruso, Harry
Kiss Your Bad Habit Goodbye

Harry Caruso is passionate about his roles as an educator, coach,contractor, father and grandfather. He is co-teaching the Kiss Your Bad Habit Goodbye class in the Self-improvement track.

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Cerrato, Lisa
Keeping Health Handy w/ a Personal Health Record

Lisa Cerrato has been the program coordinator of the Health Information Management program since its inception in 1991. She enjoys outdoor adventure travel with family; cycling, jogging, Pilates, and yoga. She is teaching the Keeping Health Handy with a Personal Health Record class in the Health track.

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Colapietro, Teresa
Wellness Screenings

Teresa Colapietro has beenan instructor in the Practical Nursing program since August of 2006. She is providing Wellness Screenings, which is listed in the Demonstrations and Activities section.

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Cox, Lynn
Unleash Your Inner Artist with Painter

Lynn Cox paints, draws, photographs, hikes, reads, works with computer graphics, and teaches. He is teaching the Unleash Your Inner Artist with Painter class in the Artistic track.

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Creagh, Christine
Positive Parenting: Mixing Gentle Guidance with Disciplined Direction

Christine Creagh is an Assistant Professor in Early Childhood Development and Education, as well as a former preschool teacher and mom, so she has lots of practice using the guidance techniques she will be discussing. She is teaching the Positive Parenting class in the Relationships track.

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Dancer, Ernest
Is the Stock Market Easy Money or Risky Business?

Ernest Dancer is teaching Is the Stock Market Easy
Money or Risky Business? class in the Life and Retirement Planning Track.

 

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Dann, Judith
Back to the Ancient World: An Immersion Excursion

Judith Dann is a co-instructor for the Back to the Ancient World class in the History Track.

 

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DeLorenzo, Amy
American Sign Language for Everyday Interactions

When she's not teaching ASL/English interpreting, Amy DeLorenzo can be found playing board games with her daughter or singing karaoke shamelessly. She is teaching the American Sign Language for Everyday Interactions in the Business track.

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Drakatos, Sandy
Back to the Ancient World: An Immersion Excursion

Sandy Drakatos is co-teaching Back to the Ancient World in the History Track.

 

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Duda, TJ
What's the Deal with Casino Math?

T.J.Duda teaches math at night at Columbus State during the school year, and practices math at night in Vegas during breaks! He is teaching the What's the Deal with Casino Math? class in the Miscellaneous track.

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Eisele, Terry
Hello10: Multi-Cultural Words of Welcome

Terry Eisele teaches English as a Second Language in the Modern Language Department, writes comics,and supports Arsenal Football Club. He is facilitating the Hello10: Multi-Cultural Words of Welcome class in the Multicultural and Social Issues track.

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Elizaga, Ron
Train Your Brain to Retain: Tricks to Improve Memory

Ron Elizaga is excited to show you how psychology can be applied to your everyday activities and help you understand yourself and others a little better. He is teaching the Train Your Brain to Retain: Tricks to Improve Your Memory class in the Self-improvement track.

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Ferguson, Jeanette
Insides Out Science Stations

Jeanette Ferguson has been obsessed with learning about how the human body works since she was a child and now gets to joyfully spend her days sharing all of those facts with others. She is facilitating the Insides Out Science Stations, which are listed in the Demonstrations and Activities area.

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Fidelibus, Dianne
Appreciating Life Lived in Different Shoes

Two of the biggest fans of the MH/AS/DD department, Jackie Teny-Miller and Dianne Fidelibus are both Assistant Professors in the program and also graduates of the program. Teaching students to make a difference in the lives of others and our community is a job they both love! They are co-teaching the Appreciating Life Lived in Different Shoes class in the Multicultural and Social Issues track.

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Fleschner, Alec
Energize Your Presentations with Prezi

Alec Fleschner teaches written argumentation, and his research focuses on computers and technology. Despite his years of training and practice, his two-year-old refuses to listen to him. He is teaching the Energize Your Presentations with Prezi class in the Business track.

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Foor, Danny
Tire Talk: Tire Whisper

Danny Foor is an ASE Master Automotive Technician, with L1 Advanced Engine Performance and, G1 MLR certifications. As a CSCC Automotive Instructor and a TechLINK Advisor, he helps link our Auto students to industry employers.

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Foor, David
Under the Hood: the 411 on ABS & ESC

David Foor is currently the Ford ASSET Coordinator and has held a Automotive Master Certification status from ASE, Ford, and Jaguar.

 

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Frick, Bree
Hopeful Horizons for Autistic Spectrum Disorders

Bree Frick is a faculty member in the Psychology department, teaching Education courses to the amazing future educators of the central Ohio area. She is teaching the Hopeful Horizons for Autistic Spectrum Disorders class in the Miscellaneous track.

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Gentry, Judy                      
Kiss Your Bad Habit Goodbye                                                                   

Judy Gentry’s dog calls her “Pavlov.” His BFF is a cat he used to chase before he got rid of that bad habit… She is co-teaching the Kiss Your Bad Habit Goodbye class in the Self-improvement track

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Hagar, Adam                    
Healthy Cooking with Young Children       

Adam Hagar is co-teaching the Healthy Cooking with Young Children Class in the Health Track.        

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Hallas, Julie
Cognitive Connections

Julie Hallasteaches mathematics courses at Columbus Stateasa faculty member in the Developmental Education department

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Higgins, Chris
The Game of History
Back to the Ancient World: An Immersion Excursion

Chris Higgins is an Adjunct Professor who teaches History and Mythology when he is not skateboarding. He is co-teaching The Game of History class and participating in the Back to the Ancient World presentation, both in the History track.

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Johnston, Heather
Mind Tricks/Illusions Demo

Heather Johnston grew up and went to college in Florida, moved to Columbus to attend OSU, and never wanted to leave the beautiful state of Ohio

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Jones, Lauren
Cognitive Connections

Lauren Stowe Jones is a developmental English and Reading instructor who has been working at Columbus State since 2012.She is presenting Cognitive Connections, which is listed in the Demonstrations and Activities section.

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Kerr, Barbara
Decoding Medical Personnel

Barbara Kerr is facilitating the Decoding Medical Personnel class in the Health track.

 

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Hunting Bigfoot

Dana Knott is a librarian who has four cats, two dogs, and a tarantula. She is teaching you how to think critically by Hunting Bigfoot, which is in the Science track.

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College Ready?  Maybe More than You Know!  
                                  

Tracy Koski is an Associate Professor of Developmental Reading/Writing and has been at CSCC full-time since 2002. She is teaching the College Ready? Maybe More than You Know! class in the Life Planning track.

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Kreger, Jon
Exploring Your Political Personality

Jonathan Kreger has been teaching political science for nearly ten years. He is presenting the Exploring Your Political Personality class in the Multicultural and Social Issues track.

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Lakostik, Nick
Blackout Poetry

Nick Lakostik is a full-time faculty member in the English Department, and when not grading endless papers, he enjoys playing hockey, eating hot wings, and running around with his one-eyed dog, Kyle and his two-eyed son, Casen.

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Laslo, Scott
Smart Ways to Fix Leaky Pipes
Welding on Wheels (demo)

Scott Laslo, the skilled trades guy, says if you break it, no worries, he can fix it, and hopefully teach you how to fix it, too—kind of like "Hanny Manny" from Disney. He is teaching the Smart Ways to Fix Leaky Pipes class in the Miscellaneous track, and facilitating the Welding on Wheels truck, listed in the Demonstrations and Activities area.

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Lewis, Mary
Relax & Recharge

Mary M. Lewis, Ph.D. is a psychology professor and licensed psychologist with expertise in managing stress across the life span. She is teaching Relax and Recharge in the Self-improvement track.

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Louks, Jay
Touch and Tour:Fire Engines and Ambulances

Jay Louks has been a Firefighter for 38 years and an
educator for 35 years. He taught Firefighting at the Northwest Career Center Columbus Public School for 25 years and has been with Columbus State for 10 years. His lifelong dream is to give back to the firefighting community. He is co-facilitating the Touch and Tour: Fire Engines and Ambulances demonstration

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Lundquist, Jon
The Elevator Pitch: 40 Seconds to Sell Yourself or Your Product

Jon Lungquist is the Coordinator of the Interactive Media program at Columbus State; he primarily had a background in the print industry, until 18 years ago, when he dove into website design, animation and CD/DVD development. He is teaching The Elevator Pitch: 40 Seconds to Sell Yourself or Your Product in the Business track.

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Mayers-Bletsch, Carla
Caring for Your Furry Companions

Carla Mayers Bletsch is an assistant professor and attending veterinarian in the Veterinary Technology program so she can be covered in hair and sloppy dog kisses plus hearcats purr all day long.

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McCoy, Jack
Touch and Tour: Fire Engines and Ambulances

Jack McCoy is a retired firefighter with 42 years' service in public safety and security. He is co-facilitating Touch and Tour: Fire Engines and Ambulances, which is listed in the Demonstrations and Activities area.

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Miller, Bree
Hunting Bigfoot

Bree Miller is a Reference and Instruction Librarian at Columbus State who enjoys developing online research guides and teaching students how using the library can benefit them. She is teaching you how to think critically by Hunting Bigfoot, which is in the Science track.

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Mitchell, Mark
The Pit Crew Challenge

Mark Mitchell is an Associate Professor, Automotive Co-coordinator and Automotive Advisor at Columbus State. Mark is ASE Master and Advanced Performance certified and is a CTI automotive graduate in 1983. Mark has over 30 years industry experience.

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Mobley, Rebecca
Buy Locally, Think Globally (Fair Trade presentation)

Rebecca Mobley, Associate Professor of Anthropology, is a social justice and fair trade advocatewho shares her passion with CSCC students by leading study abroad programs to Mexico, China and Guatemala.She is presenting the Buy Locally, Think Globally fair trade class listed in the Multicultural and Social Issues track.

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Montgomery, Tammy
Heart Safe and Sound for Life

Tammy Montgomery is co-facilitating the Heart Safe and Sound for Life Demonstration in the Demonstration and Activities area.

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Nardone, Jennifer
The Cobbled, Cultural Landscape of Cols

Jennifer Nardone teaches American and African American History at CSCC. She is teaching The Cobbled, Cultural Landscape of Cols class in the History track.

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Nobel, Vince
Take Your Photos from Point n’ Shoot to Professional

Vincent Nobel is an Ohio fine art nature photographer specializing in close-up nature and landscape images. He is teaching Take Your Photos from Point n’ Shoot to Professional in the Artistic track.

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Owens, Margaret
Got Architectural Answers? Landmark Jeopardy

Margaret Owens is an assistant professor in Construction Management. She enjoys all phases of the building process but has a special passion for chasing the construction “paper trail” and creating safe jobsites. She is co-teaching the Got Architectural Answers? Landmark Jeopardy presentation in the History track.

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Palazzo, Ann
Fun with Flash Fiction

Ann Palazzo currently teaches Creative Writing, Writing Creative Nonfiction, and Writing Fiction in the English Department at CSCC. She is teaching the Fun with Flash Fiction class in the Writing and Reading track.

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Pina, R. Guadalope
Maté: Ancient Tea, Modern Symbol

G. Raquel Pina has a Ph D in Latin American Cultural Studies and is originally from Santa Fe, Argentina. She is teaching the Mate: Ancient Tea, Modern Symbol class in the Multicultural & Social Issues track.

 

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Pletcher, Steve
What Your Body “Says” about Energy Drinks

Steve Pletcher is co-teaching the What Your Body "Says" About Energy Drinks class in the Health track.

 

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Poling, Susan
What Your Body “Says” about Energy Drinks

Susan Poling teaches in the capstone RN nursingcourse and has taught in all levels of the RN program.

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Powers, Valerie
Superhero Physics

Valerie J. Powers has her B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in Engineering from The Ohio State University and is proud to be teaching at The Columbus State Community College in Physics and Engineering. She is facilitating the Superhero Physics demonstration, listed in the Demonstrations and Activities section.

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Pugno, Ben
The Game of History
Back to the Ancient World

Ben Pugno is a fourth-yearInstructor in History and Classics, originally from California but now a proud Ohioan. He is co-teaching The Game of History class and participating in the Back to the Ancient World presentation, both in the History track.

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Rahman, Rachel
Your Foolish Brain: Making Better Decisions
Economic Growth vs. Individual Poverty in Bangladesh

Rachel Rahman, Economics adjunct faculty, earned her M.A. from Duke University and works on poverty alleviation and economic development in rural Bangladesh. She is teaching both Your Foolish Brain: Making Better Decisions in the Self-improvement track and Economic Growth vs. Individual Poverty in Bangladesh in the Multicultural and Social Issues track.

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Reiter, Mary
Harnessing the Power of Your iPad
Serial Murder: Fact from Fiction

Mary Lia Reiter is a Professor andDistance Learning/Technology lead instructorin the Social Sciences Department and specializes in criminology and criminal justice.She is co-teaching both Harnessing the Power of Your iPad in the Business track and Serial Murder: Fact from Fiction in the Miscellaneous track.

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Ricker, Don
Serial Murder: Fact from Fiction

Don Ricker is a Social Sciences instructor and a Project Safe Neighborhood Primary Researcher. He is co-teaching the Serial Murder: Fact from Fiction class in the Miscellaneous track

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Riley, Peter
The Game of History

Peter Bowen "Bo" Riley is an Instructor in the Humanities Department whose specialities are 20th century German History, Medieval Architecture, linguistics, and subtly impersonating Socrates. He is co-teaching The Game of History class in the History track.

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Ritterbusch, Cathy
Planning for a Graceful Exit
Deft Dealings: How to Handle Difficult People and Situations

Cathy Ritterbusch is a lawyer, teacher and community leader, as well as a volunteer guardian ad litem for abused & neglected kids. She is teaching Planning for a Graceful Exit in the Life Planning track and Deft Dealings: How to Handle Difficult People and Situations in the Relationships track.

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Robinson, Conrad
Back to the Ancient World: An Immersion Excursion

Conrad Robinson is a co-instructor for the Back to the Ancient World class in the History Track.

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Rogers, Judith
Preserving a Cherished Family Story

Judith Rogers' temporary, part-time position as adjunct faculty in 1980 has blossomed into 33 years of teaching CSCC students why writing continues to be a core skill for personal development and professional growth in the 21st century. She is teaching the Preserving a Cherished Family Story class in the Writing and Reading track.

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Ross, Patrice
Sounds of CSCC and Art in the Open

Patrice Ross is co-facilitating Sounds of CSCC in the Demonstrations and Activities area.

 

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Schumacher, Michael
Punked—by Your Own Brain!

Since moving to Ohio 26 years ago Michael has visited Europe four times, Puerto Rico two times, and Cleveland zero times. He is co-facilitating the Punked—by Your Own Brain! Demonstration listed in the Demonstrations and Activities area.

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Schwartz, Marjorie
Stress Busters on Patrol

Marjorie Schwartz is a faculty member in the Mental Health, Addiction Studies and Developmental Disabilities program and a licensed Social Worker who's practiced in the areas of mental health and prevention. She is one of the Stress Busters on Patrol in the Demonstrations and Activities area.

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Sowga, Shauna
Is Your Neighborhood a Food Oasis or a Food Desert?

Shauna Sowga teaches Sociology in the Social Sciences department. Her areas of interest include deviance, spatial inequality, including food access inequality, and extraordinary groups. She spent about a year conducting research amongst the Amish, Hutterites, Brethren, and Old Order Mennonite groups in the Upper Midwest, including living on a Hutterite colony in South Dakota. She is teaching Is Your Neighborhood a Food Oasis or a Food Desert? In the Multi-cultural and Social Issues track.

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Stadler, Ellen
College Ready? Maybe More than You Know!

Ellen Stadler is a mathematics instructor in the Developmental Education Department. Now starting her fourth year at Columbus State Community College, she holds a Master of Arts degree in mathematics from the Ohio State University. She is teaching the College Ready? Probably More than You Know! class in the Life Planning track.

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Stewart, James
Harnessing the Power of Your iPad

As a computer nerd and an anthropologist, James Stewart's storage capacity is 2.5 petabytes; his RAM has a 9 digit-span, and his ROM is Homo sapiens sapiens (Upper Paleolithic Preinstalled). He is teaching Harnessing the Power of Your iPad in the Business Track.

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Stickley, Sharon
Chromatography: The Science of Red M & M’s and Blue Markers

Sharon H. Stickley enjoys teaching organic chemistry and changing how you view the molecular world around you.   Sharon is teaching Chromatography: The Science of Red M&Ms and Blue Markers in the Science track.

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Stoll, Nancy    
Be Your Own Boss: What It Takes to Be an Entrepreneur

Sharon H. Stickley enjoys teaching organic chemistry and changing how you view the molecular world around you.   Sharon is teaching Chromatography: The Science of Red M&Ms and Blue Markers in the Science track.

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Stolte, Terrie                                   
Retire Without (Money) Worries

Terrie Stolte is teaching Retire Without (Money) Worries in the Life and Retirement Planning track.

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Szabo, Kristine
Hunting Bigfoot

Kristine Szabo is a librarian, and also a Hungarian (by marriage), but not a contrarian - and also likes to rhyme. She is teaching you how to think critically by Hunting Bigfoot, which is in the Science track.

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Taylor, Jim
Healthy Cooking with Young Children

Jim Taylor is co-teaching Healthy Cooking with Young Children in the Health track.               

 

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Teny-Miller, Jackie
Appreciating Life Lived in Different Shoes

Two of the biggest fans of theMH/AS/DDdepartment, Jackie Teny-Miller (left)and Dianne Fidelibus (right)are both Assistant Professors in the program and alsograduates of the program. Teaching students to make a difference in the lives of others and our community is a jobthey both love! They are co-teaching the Appreciating Life Lived in Different Shoes class in the Multicultural and Social Issues track.

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Tzortzopoulou-Gregory, Lita
Back to the Ancient World: An Immersion Excursion

Lita Tzortzopoulou-Gregor is a co-instructor for the Back to the Ancient World class in the History Track.

 

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Ariana Ulloa-Olavarrieta
Turn Your Hobby into Cash with a Home-Based Business

Ariana Ulloa-Olavarrieta is the Director for the Latino Small Business Development Center, which provides business aid to the central Ohio Hispanic community. Her passion has always been to help the Latino community empower itself. A graduate of Ohio University, she holds a Masters in Financial Economics as well as a BA in Economics with specializations in Latin American Studies, Spanish and German. She is teaching Turn Your Hobby into Cash with a Home-Based Business in the Business track.

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Van Horn, Mark
Shooting Videos Other Will Actually Want to Watch

Mark Van Horn is the Developer of Video Production for Columbus State Community College. He also likes pop rocks. He will be teaching Shooting Home Videos Others Will Actually Want to Watch class in the Artistic track.

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Vaughn, Cheryl
Polymers R Us or Fun with Flubber

Cheryl Vaughn is teaching Polymers R Us or Fun with Flubber in the Science track.

 

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Velez, Edgar
Ethics Building from Aquinas HS to Aquinas Hall

Puerto Rican philosophy professor Edgar Vélez is most interested in a pluralist understanding of the relations between reason, religion, and ethics. He is teaching the Ethics Building from Aquinas HS to Aquinas Hall class in the History track.

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Wilson, Tonya                  
Market Your Business with Social Media

Tonya Wilson is the Program Coordinator for CSCC’s Ohio Small Business Development Center. She is responsible for branding and marketing strategy for the Center, program development, and the coordination and promotion of over 200 training programs and events annually. She is teaching Market Your Business with Social Media in the Business track.

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Woods, Amanda
Back to the Ancient World: An Immersion Excursion

Amanda Woods is adjunct faculty for the Humanities department specializing in Latin and Greek languages and mythologies, and is Columbus State's #1 cheerleader. She is participating in the Back to the Ancient World presentation in the History track.

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Young, Barry                                   
Healthy Cooking with Young Children                                     

Barry Young is co-teaching Healthy Cooking with Young Children in the Health track.