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Full-Time Faculty
THEIS-COULTER, NIKI NTheis-Coulter@roguecc.edu  541-956-7083  Bio

Faculty

Instructor Theis-Coulter, Niki

Biography

I have been involved in the higher education teaching profession for over 25 years as a full-time instructor. My background is diverse and I hope this adds texture and interest to the classroom. I have a great family and many hobbies and interests.



Degrees Earned

  • Brigham Young Univeristy, B.A.
  • Utah State University, M.A.
  • University of Melbourne, Ph.D. ABD

Certificates

  • .Law Enforcement Ranger Level 4-United States Forest Service. Wildland Firefighter-United States Forest Service. Structural Firefighter-Upwey Fire Brigade (Country Fire Authority, Australia). .
ERIKSON, CURTIS CErikson@roguecc.edu  541-245-7697  Bio

Faculty - Social Science

Instructor Erikson, Curtis

Biography

I have been a practicing clinician in psychology/counseling for over 40 years. I specialized in marriage, family counseling, sports psychology and health psychology. Since 1996, I have been a sports psychologist for the United States Synchronized Swimming (Olympics) Team. I moved to the Rogue Valley six years ago.


Degrees Earned

  • Pacific States University program alliance with UCSD, Ph.D.
  • Chapman University, M.S.
  • Northern Arizona University, B.S.

GIESEN, ERIKA EGiesen@roguecc.edu  541-245-7508  Bio

Faculty

Instructor Giesen, Erika

Biography

I was born and raised in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, in and around Eugene. After attending college in Portland I lived briefly in Santa Barbara, California and worked for several summers in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. Finally, I fled the clouds and rain of Portland for Tucson to earn a Master’s degree from the University of Arizona. Since Arizona turned out to be too dry, I returned to Oregon in 2001, but this time to the climate-perfect Rogue Valley.

I taught Sociology at Southern Oregon University and RCC part-time until 2010 when I was hired full-time at RCC to teach Social Science. While my passion has been teaching about inequality and justice, in the past several years this interest has shifted to a focus on environmental justice and sustainability.

Degrees Earned

  • Lewis and Clark College, BA
  • University of Arizona, MA

HENRIQUES, JEANINE JHenriques@roguecc.edu  541-245-7964  Bio

Faculty

Biography

Dr. Henriques has over 25 years of broad-based and hands-on experience in diverse industries. These industries have included law enforcement, delivery transportation and higher education.

In December 2010, Dr. Henriques completed her Ph.D. in Public Safety with a specialization in Criminal Justice from Capella University. Her dissertation research was entitled Perceptions of School Violence: School Personnel Views of Violent Behavior and Preparedness.

Dr. Henriques is a skilled educator, with a positive reputation of providing effective education to diverse levels of individuals.


Degrees Earned

  • Capella University, Ph.D.
  • Vanguard University of Southern California, M.A.
  • Vanguard University of Southern California, B.A.

HULL, VIRGINIA (PEGGY) vhull@roguecc.edu  541-245-7636  Bio

Faculty

Biography


Areas of interest include: Family systems, substance use diagnosis and treatment, counseling skills, and ecologically based social work practice.



Degrees Earned

  • Portland State University, M.S.W.

Certificates

  • .Member NASW Member MHREN .
PACHECO, MANUEL (MANNY) JR. MPacheco@roguecc.edu  541-245-7575
541-956-7072 
Bio

Faculty

Biography



Degrees Earned

  • Southern Oregon University, B.S.
  • Southern Oregon University, M.S.

Certificates

  • .Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor I / 2012.
ST.CLAIR, PH.D., SERENA SStclair@roguecc.edu  541-245-7742
541-956-7126 
Bio

Pathways & Articulation Coordinator


Adjunct Faculty
ATKINS, BRANDON BAtkins@roguecc.edu  541-245-7701   
ATKIN, SUZANNE SAtkin@roguecc.edu     
BANS, AMANDA ABans@roguecc.edu     
BRYAN, BENJAMIN (BEN) BBryan@roguecc.edu     
BURRILL, TAMARA TBurrill@roguecc.edu    Bio

Faculty

Biography




Degrees Earned

  • Willamette University College of Law, Juris Doctor
  • Portland State University, MSW

Certificates

  • .Licensed Clinical Social Worker: 2007-present.
CANTWELL, ROGER RCantwell@roguecc.edu  541-245-7504   
RINA DIAMOND     Bio

Faculty

Biography


Degrees Earned

  • Western ReserveUniversity, M.S.W.

ELASH, DANIEL DElash@roguecc.edu     
GENTILE, FRANCINE FGentile@roguecc.edu    Bio

Adjunct Faculty - Social Science

Instructor Gentile, Francine

Biography

Francine discovered her passion for human behavior in her early teens, inspired by the novel, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey. She progressed from there to a bachelor's degree and eventually graduate school in psychology. She has worked with adults in crisis, individuals seeking assistance with family planning and pregnancy options, at-risk youth, children and families, and the courts. She has been employed in both the public sector and by not-for-profit organizations, often in leadership roles involving program development and grant writing. She began the teaching phase of her career in 1997 at RCC.

During her tenure as a full-time instructor, Francine taught a wide variety of courses in Human Services and Psychology. She served the department as coordinator for 6 years and department chair for three years. She retired from full-time teaching in 2015.

Currently, she teaches just one online course, PSY215, Lifespan Human Development.








Degrees Earned

  • New York University, Bachelor of Arts
  • Southern Oregon University, Master of Arts

Certificates

  • .National Certified Counselor since 1995; Mental Health Examiner for Josephine County Circuit Court since 2004; Human Services-Board Certified Practitioner, charter member, since 2010.
HAYNES-CLARK, JENNIFER JHaynes@roguecc.edu     
HUNSAKER, DONALD DHunsaker@roguecc.edu     
SHIRLEY JOHNSON      
KELLEY, PAMELA (PAM) PKelley@roguecc.edu  541-660-0971  Bio

Faculty

Biography



Degrees Earned

  • Ohio University, B.A.

KENNEDY, FRANK FKennedy@roguecc.edu  541-608-5191  Bio

Faculty

Instructor Kennedy, Frank

Biography


A full time student of and participant in the human condition.

Degrees Earned

  • University of Washington, B.A.
  • Antioch University, M.A.

KITCHEN, JESSICA JKitchen@roguecc.edu     
LANEY-JARVIS, MICKEY MJarvis@roguecc.edu     
LONGDEN, GEORGE GLongden@roguecc.edu  541-608-5190  Bio

Part-time Faculty

Instructor Longden, George

Biography





Degrees Earned

  • University of California, BA
  • Eastern Washington University, MSW

MENCHACA BRAKE, JUANITA JMenchaca@roguecc.edu    Bio

Adjunct Faculty

Biography



Degrees Earned

  • Boise State University, B.A.
  • University of Pittsburgh, Ph.D.
  • University of Pittsburgh, Graduate Certificate

TROY OLSON      
OPGENORTH, JACK JOpgenorth@roguecc.edu  541-608-5156  Bio

Faculty

Biography

I have been teaching part-time at RCC since moving here from Alaska in 2000.  In addition, I am a full time psychotherapist at Child and Family Psychiatric Center in Medford.

Degrees Earned

  • University of Wisconsin, BA
  • University of Wisconsin, MSW

Certificates

  • .Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) since 1998.
OVERLAND, GWENDOLYN GOverland@roguecc.edu     
RIVENES, TERESA TRivenes@roguecc.edu  541-956-7279
541-245-7707 
 
SABOLBORO, JESSICA JSabolboro@roguecc.edu  541-608-4422   
SCHULTZ, ANGELA ASchultz@roguecc.edu  541-608-5168  Bio

Part-time Faculty

Degrees Earned

  • University of Utah, MSW

SHERROW, ANDRIA ASherrow@roguecc.edu     
SILVA, CHANDRA CSilva@roguecc.edu     
STUART, RANDI RStuart@roguecc.edu  541-245-7504  Bio

Faculty

Biography


I am a native of Southern Oregon, who after many years away, came back home. I have had numerous experiences in the world of education that I believe have strengthened my skills as an instructor over the years. I am fascinated with stories, thus my interest in history. I aim to share history in a manner that will capture the interest of students, especially those who say they just don't much enjoy the subject.

Degrees Earned

  • Portland State University, Masters of Education

KELLEY SWARAT      
TORGUSON, MICHAEL Torguson@roguecc.edu  541-608-5123  Bio

Part-time Faculty

Instructor Torguson, Michael

Biography





Degrees Earned

  • Los Angeles Valley College, A.A.
  • Southern Oregon State College, B.S.
  • Southern Oregon State College, M.S.
  • Medical College of Wisconsin, M.A.

Certificates

  • .Basic Teaching License - Oregon: 2009-2014 Basic Teaching License - Hawaii 2013 ORELA: Business Education: 2013.
TRAVIS, KY (KATHY) KTravis@roguecc.edu    Bio
Instructor Travis, Ky (Kathy)

Biography




WADE, GABE (CHRISTOPHER) GWade@roguecc.edu     
WILLETT, TROY TWillett@roguecc.edu     
WOODMAN, MARY ANN MWoodman@roguecc.edu  541-941-0235  Bio

Faculty

Instructor Woodman, Mary Ann

Biography


INSTRUCTOR BIOGRAPHY
DR. MARY ANN WOODMAN

I was raised in Mt. Angel, Oregon in a culturally diverse community which exposed me to many philosophical, psychological and spiritual traditions at an early age.

I traveled around the world learning and working in foreign countries, including Europe, Africa, South America, Asia, Russia, and the Caribbean. I spend winters in Hawaii. These experiences offered me a multi-cultural education and inspired me with a very positive vision of humanity.

I graduated from Oregon State University with a major in Health Education and minored in Psychology, and later became interested in Psycho-Spiritual Transformation Processes and Naturopathic Medicine. With a Master’s from the University of Notre Dame, I began to work as an Educator and Counselor in Oregon’s Correctional Institutions and the Oregon State Psychiatric Hospital. I directed a Women’s Crisis Center and a Suicide Prevention Center, and was a foster mom for troubled teens. As a mental health counselor for Jackson County Mental Health offered many opportunities to journey with people toward wellness.

My Doctorate studies focused on integrating Spirituality, Psychology and Health. I have a private counseling practice in Ashland. In 2004, I began teaching in the Psychology Department at Rogue Community College and enjoy the students and faculty very much.

My hobbies include hiking, swimming, sailing, kayaking, and scuba diving. In Hawaii I work with the International Whale and Dolphin Foundation, and in the summer recreate in Oregon and Alaska. I believe whole heartedly in a balanced life style with activities to promote a sense of inspiration, joy and well-being.


Degrees Earned

  • Oregon State University, B.S.
  • University of Notre Dame, Masters
  • Graduate Theological Union, Doctorate
  • American Holistic Institute of Health, Doctorate

Certificates

  • .Clinical Pastoral Education Basic and Advanced Certification 1988 Certificate of Spiritual Direction, 1990 Neurolinguistic Programming, 2005 Certificate of Energy Psychology, 2008 CEU's in Psychology.
Department Staff
HENNEY, CYNTHIA (CINDY) CHenney@roguecc.edu  541-245-7504  Bio

Intermediate Secretary, RVC Instructional


ALICE TEMPLE     Bio

Secretary III

Degrees Earned

  • Alfred State College, A.A.S.