New Faculty Academy

Each year, PACE welcomes and facilitates the new, full-time faculty cohort for that year.

2018-1019 Faculty Cohort

Anna Childs Anna Childs is an Instructor, English and will report to Sue Yamin. She earned her Bachelor and Master of Arts at the University of Tennessee and is working on her Ph.D. from Lincoln Memorial University. Anna’s most recent work experience was as an Adjunct at Pellissippi State, Roane State, Tennessee Wesleyan, Tusculum, and UTK. She has also tutored for Pellissippi State. Anna’s email is aechilds@pstcc.edu.
Leslie Coffman Leslie Coffman is an Instructor, History and will report to Jonathan Fowler. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Nebraska in Omaha where she graduated Magna Cum Laude Extra Muros. She also earned her Master of Arts in History from the University of Nebraska.  Leslie’s most recent experience was as an Instructor at Midland University in Fremont, Nebraska, University of Nebraska, and Iowa Western Community College. Leslie’s email is lcoffman1@pstcc.edu.
Melissa Dos Santos Melissa Dos Santos is an Instructor, Engineering & Media Technology and will report to Margaret Ann Jeffries. Melissa earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Melissa also earned her A.A.S Communications Graphics from Pellissippi State. Melissa most recently worked as a Marketing & Communications Coordinator at the University of Tennessee Research Foundation. She also worked as an Adjunct at Pellissippi State in Communication Graphics and has served as a Mentor and Advisor to Hardin Valley Academy’s Communication, Technology & Education Advisory Board. Melissa’s email is mrdos@pstcc.edu.
Brandi Funk Brandi Funk is an Instructor, Business & Computer Technology and will report to Mike Wolfe. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Human Services and her Masters Business Administration in Organizational Development from Upper Iowa University in Fayette, Iowa. Brandi most recently worked in a Temporary Full-Time Instructor role at Pellissippi State, but also worked in a tenure tract position for Pellissippi State a few years ago. Prior to her career in higher education, she was a Home Mortgage Consultant/Personal Banker for Wells Fargo in Iowa. Brandi’s email is bfunk@pstcc.edu.
Sam Gleason Samuel (Sam) Gleason is an Instructor, English and will report to Sue Yamin. Sam earned his Bachelor of Arts in English and Bachelor of Arts in Classics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and his Master of Arts in Literature from the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. Sam most recently worked as a Latin Teacher at the Episcopal School of Knoxville and a Research Collections Assistant at the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture.  He has also been an Adjunct in English at Maryville College and Pellissippi State. Sam’s email is sjgleason@pstcc.edu.
Chris Harder Christopher (Chris) Harder is an Instructor, Engineering & Media Technology and will report to Margaret Ann Jeffries. He earned his Bachelor of Science and his Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Chris worked most recently as a Temporary Full-Time Instructor in EMT at Pellissippi State. Chris’s email is  crharder@pstcc.edu.
Olga Malkina Olga Malkina is an instructor, Engineering & Media Technology and will report to Margaret Ann Jeffries.  Olga earned her Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and her Master of Science in Linguistics, both with Honors, from Southern Ural State University in Chelyabinsk, Russia. She earned her Master of Science and her Ph.D. in Physics from Florida Atlantic University in Florida. Olga has worked as an Adjunct for Pellissippi State, a Teaching Assistant at the Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, FL, and an Instructor at South Ural State University in Russia. Olga’s email is oomalkina@pstcc.edu.
Kent McQuilken Kent McQuilken is an Instructor, Engineering & Media Technology and will report to Margaret Ann Jeffries.  Kent earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Master of Fine Arts from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.  Kent most recently worked as a 3D Modeler and Animator at Oak National Laboratory Nuclear Security and Isotope Technology Division and was a tenure tract Instructor for Pellissippi State. Additionally, he worked as a Contract Motion Designer for Scripps Productions and has produced animated films.  Kent’s email is fkmcquilken@pstcc.edu.
Jennifer Priano Jennifer Priano is a Clinical Lab Instructor, Nursing and will report to Angela Lunsford. Jennifer earned her Bachelor of Science of Nursing with Honors and her Master of Science of Nursing from King University.  Her most recent work experience was as an Adjunct with Pellissippi State, a Staff RN at Blount Memorial Hospital, and RN PRN at University of Tennessee Hospice. Jennifer’s email is jlpriano@pstcc.edu.
Charlotte Rose Charlotte Rose is an Instructor, English and will report to Sue Yamin.  Charlotte earned her Bachelor of Arts in English, Summa Cum Laude, from the University of California in Los Angeles, CA and her Master of Arts in English from Rutgers University in New Jersey.  She has worked as an Adjunct at Middlesex County College in Edison, NJ, a lecturer at Rutgers. Charlotte’s email is ckrose@pstcc.edu.
Ken Swayne Kenneth (Ken) Swayne is a Professor, Engineering & Media Technology and will report to Margaret Ann Jeffries.  Ken earned his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Electrical Engineering at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and his Master of Arts in Theological Studies from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky.  His most recent work experience was as a Senior Controls Engineer/Principal Engineer for the Mississippi Power Company and a Professor/Program Coordinator at Pellissippi State.  Ken’s email is keswayne@pstcc.edu.
Caleb Williamson Caleb Williamson is an Instructor, Business & Computer Technology and will report to Mike Wolfe. Caleb earned his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Computer Engineering from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He has worked most recently as an Adjunct at Pellissippi State and he was an Engineering Intern at the Eaton Corporation. Caleb’s email is cjwilliamson2@pstcc.edu.

2018-1019 Faculty Cohort Tentative Schedule

Fall 2018

  • August 17-18: New Faculty Academy Retreat, Gatlinburg, TN
  • September 7, 2:30-4:30 Blount County: Library Faculty
  • September 21, 2:30-4:30 Hardin Valley: Partnership for Student Potential, Anne Pharr & Mobile Fellows, Rachel Glazener
  • October 12, 2:30-4:30, Division Street: TnCIS Staff & Global and Diversity, Oakley Atterson
  • October 26, 2:30-4:30, Magnolia: Disability Services, Ann Satkowiak & Accessibility Workshop, Royce Jacomen and Karen Sorensen
  • November 9, 2:30-4:30, Strawberry Plains: Executive Director of Equity and Compliance, Annazette Houston & Dean of Students, Travis Loveday
  • November 30, 2:30-4:30, Hardin Valley: Partnership for Student Potential, Anne Pharr and Rick Patton

Spring 2019

  • January 10, 9:00-10:30, Hardin Valley: Promotion and Tenure
  • January 25, 2:30-4:30, Blount County: Foundation, David Harrell & Financial Aide, Dick Smelser
  • February 15, 2:30-4:30, Magnolia: Partnership for Student Potential, Anne Pharr & Service Learning, Drema Bowers and Cindy Wawrzyniak
  • March 1, 2:30-4:30, Division Street: Advising, Rachael Cragle
  • March 29, 2:30-4:30, Strawberry Plains: Campus Committee
  • April 12, 2:30-4:30, Blount County: Partnership for Student Potential, Anne Pharr
  • April 26, 2:30-4:30, TBD: Reflections and Celebration

2017-2018 Faculty Cohort

Pictured to the right, from left to right:

 

  • Deboarah Szwarc, Accounting (BCT) instructor
  • Michael Wolf, Dean of Business and Computer Technology
  • Antija Allen, Psychology instructor (NBS)
  • David Rasnake, English instructor
  • Laura Lawson, Early Childhood Education (NBS)
  • Summar West, English instructor
  • Not pictured: Gail Lambert, Computer Applications instructor (BCT)

New Faculty Retreats from Multiple Years