Cleveland State Welcomes New Employees

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Cleveland State Community College has hired a number of new faculty and staff for the fall semester. New faculty for the fall semester include Linda Chuvala, Alicia Juskewycz, Jonathan King, Anthony Minutolo, Laurie Roland and Timothy Wilson. New staff include David Knopp, Lee Ann Lowe and Juliann Mathis. Kimberly Harris, Sherry Holloway, Marci Reiter and Susan Webb-Curtis moved into new positions at the college.

Linda Chuvala and Anthony Minutolo joined CSCC’s Math Department as math instructors.

Prior to coming to CSCC, Ms. Chuvala was a math professor at ECPI University. She received her B.S. degree in Mathematics from Memphis State University and her MAT in Mathematics from University of West Florida. Mr. Minutolo served as area director for Bradley County Young Life where he recruited and trained college students for direct mentoring and leadership into high schools. He received his B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville (UTK).

Alicia Juskewycz and Laurie Rowland joined the CSCC Humanities Department.  Prior to taking the Sociology Instructor position at CSCC, Ms. Juskewycz was an academic advisor at Scott Community College where she assisted students with academic planning and registration. She received her B.A. in Psychology from Pomona College and her M.A. in Sociology from Princeton University.

Before Ms. Rowland was hired as a speech instructor at CSCC, she served as an adjunct faculty member for the college, as well as Student Services coordinator at Bryan College. At Bryan, she assessed student needs, goals, interests and prior academic experiences to design and implement a successful academic plan. She also organized, scheduled and conducted new student orientations. Ms. Rowland received her B.A. in History from Berea College and a M.S. in Human Resources Management and a M.Ed. in Education Management, both from Strayer University.

Jonathan King and Timothy Wilson joined the Business and Technology Department at CSCC. Prior to accepting the position as Technology Instructor, Mr. King was industrial maintenance manager at HP Pelzer Automotive Systems where he was responsible for managing Tooling, Maintenance, and  a portion of Engineering Department personnel. Mr. King received his A.S. degree in Business Technology from CSCC and his B.S. in Business Administration and Organizational Management from Bryan College. He is a student in the M.Ed. program in Business Education and Technology, also from Bryan College.

Before accepting the position of Technology Instructor at CSCC, Mr. Wilson was an instructor in Industrial Electricity at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT) in Athens. Mr. Wilson was responsible for developing industrial electricity and electromechanical technologies program curricula. Mr. Wilson received his B.S degree in Business Administration from Bryan College, his M.A. in Instructional Leadership from Tennessee Technological University (T.T.U.), his Ed.S. in Curriculum and Instruction, also from T.T.U. and is currently a student in the Post-Secondary and Private Sector Leadership doctoral program at East Tennessee State University (E.T.S.U.)

David Knopp joined CSCC as the new Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness. Prior to coming to CSCC, Knopp was the Associate Dean for Business and Computer Science where he lead areas of Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Computer Science, Office Administration, Hospitality and Tourism, Insurance and Real Estate. He also supervised Department Chairs and full-time faculty, coordinated strategic planning, course schedules, assessment and accreditation efforts and managed budgets and facilities. Knopp has a B.S. degree in Business Administration and M.B.A., both from Illinois State University.

Lee Ann Lowe joined Cleveland State’s Workforce Development and Continuing Education Department. Prior to accepting the position as Program Coordinator, Lowe served as Program Coordinator for The Caring Place SAC PAC Program. SAC PAC is housed on Cleveland State’s campus and provides food to Bradley County children that are at risk for hunger on the weekends. As Coordinator, Lowe coordinated, recruited and trained community and student volunteers, in addition to maintaining food inventory and planning and scheduling of deliveries of food. Lowe received her A.A.S. degree from CSCC.

Juliann Mathis joined the CSCC ACCESS Center as the counselor/coordinator of Student Disability Services. Prior to accepting this position, Ms. Mathis was the Masters Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for the Department of Rehabilitation Services in Athens, where she provided assistance, vocational services and encouragement to an active caseload of high school graduates with physical, cognitive, mental health or a combination of disabilities. Ms. Mathis received her A.S. degree from Palm Beach Community College, her B.S. in Human Services from Tennessee Wesleyan College (TWC) and her M.S. in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling from UTK.

Kimberly Harris was hired as a full-time admissions recruiter after serving as a part-time admissions recruiter for the college. As a recruiter, Ms. Harris’ responsibilities include meeting or exceeding enrollment goals by creating and executing a strategic plan for recruiting efforts, making presentations to various groups, processing paperwork and completing procedures associated to the admissions process and assisting in student advisement and retention of students. Ms. Harris received her A.S. degree from CSCC and her B.S. in Business Management from TWC.

Sherry Holloway was hired as the director of Service-Learning after serving as the Service-Learning Coordinator since 2012. As Service-Learning coordinator, Ms. Holloway was responsible for providing service-learning data for the college’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) and Strategic Plan, managing Title III project goals, supervising the Americorps VISTA / Service-Learning Program Assistant, recruiting community partners, managing the development of the First Year Seminar service-learning program, planning and facilitating the Service-Learning Advisory Council and representing the CSCC Service-Learning program at community and other campus events. Ms. Holloway received her A.A.S. degree in Business and Management from CSCC and her B.S. degree in Business Administration from Bryan College.

Marci Reiter was hired as the cooperative education instructor after serving as the Perkins Grant Persistence Coach where she worked with previously enrolled Business and Technology students who had withdrawn / dropped out of school in order to assist in reentrance to the college. Ms. Reiter received her B.S. degree in Marketing from Eastern Illinois University and her M.A. in Human Resource Development from Webster University.

Susan Webb-Curtis was hired as the dean of Business and Technology after serving as associate professor/director of Cooperative Education and Service-Learning where she was responsible for teaching 11 cooperative education and service-learning courses with annual student enrollment of 200+ independent study students. She actively recruited students and coordinated placement and served as a liaison with employers. Ms. Webb-Curtis developed the service-learning program in 2008 and since that time, the college has received national recognition, and over 56 percent of full-time faculty have now incorporated service-learning pedagogy. Ms. Webb-Curtis received her A.S. degree from Hiwassee College, her B.S. degree from E.T.S.U. and a M.Ed. from Stetson University. 

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