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Faculty and Staff

Full-Time Faculty
BUNNELL, ELIJAH EBunnell@roguecc.edu  541-956-7227  Bio

Full time Faculty

Instructor Bunnell, Elijah

Biography

Experience
Oregon State University, Graduate teaching assistant, 2007-2009; Math instructor
Linn-Benton Community College, 2010; Adjunct math instructor
Chemeketa Community College, 2009-2011; Adjunct math instructor
Rogue Community College, 2010-2011; Math instructor, 2012-Present.

Courses Taught (at RCC)
Math 60, 65, 95, 105, 111, 112, 243, 251, 252, 253

Hobbies
Mushroom hunting, Frisbee, video games, chess, mtg, guitar, hiking/backpacking.

Favorite Joke
Q: What is a polar bear?
A: A cartesian bear that has undergone a coordinate transformation.

Where were you born and raised?
I was born in Portland and raised in various locations between Idaho and Oregon.

Degrees Earned

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

DROULLARD, ANNIE ADroullard@roguecc.edu  541-956-7259  Bio

Faculty

Instructor Droullard, Annie

Biography

I love math, and I love teaching, so I feel incredibly fortunate to have the career that I have. There is nothing I'd rather do. I've taught full time at RCC since 2007, and before working here, I taught math at Polk Community College in Lakeland, Florida. I enjoyed living in Florida, but I was born and raised in Oregon, and I'm happy to be back home.

When I'm not working, I spend my time reading (mostly mystery novels), watching movies, and most of all, playing with my two kids.

Degrees Earned

  • George Fox University, B.S.
  • Oregon State University, M.S.

GARDNER, DOUG DGardner@roguecc.edu  541-956-7014  Bio

Faculty & Department Chair

Instructor Gardner, Doug

Biography

Mathematics gives us a beautiful way to describe and understand the world. It is play for the mind and power in the workplace. It is our goal to help you master this most productive and universal language.

Work Experience: 18 years high school math teacher, 12 years general contractor, 10 years architectural designer.

Hobbies: kayaking, mountain biking, skiing and snowboarding.

Degrees Earned

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

MIDDLETON, MARY MMiddleton@roguecc.edu  541-956-7230  Bio

Faculty

Instructor Middleton, Mary

Biography

I am passionate about education and the power it has to change one’s life. My background includes a wide array of diversity and experience. I am a Midwest native, growing up near St. Louis, Missouri and took several opportunities to travel. I taught in Colorado, South Korea, England and Oregon. I love meeting new and interesting people and experiencing life from new perspectives.

In Colorado, I earned both my Bachelor of Arts. in mathematics and Master of Science in applied mathematics while also gaining experience with public education (middle school and high school) in addition to experience at the community college and university levels. I love the field of mathematics and get excited about its many uses.

Within mathematics, I am most interested in algebra, statistics and chaos theory. I find these topics challenging in unique ways and love seeing the many ways that we use this math in our daily lives.

I am also an advocate for healthy eating, and a fanatic for fermentation. I make my own sauerkraut, sourdough (pizza is my specialty), lacto-fermented vegetables, kombucha tea, ginger soda and more.




Degrees Earned

  • University of Colorado, M.S.
  • Fort Lewis College, B.A.

REDD, TRACY TRedd@roguecc.edu  541-956-7228  Bio

Faculty/Department Coordinator

Instructor Redd, Tracy

Biography


Tracy Redd


EDUCATION

Undergraduate Education: Southern Oregon University, BA, Mathematics and Physics, June 1997
Graduate Education: University of Oregon, MS, Physics, June 1998


EXPERIENCE

Rogue Community College, (1998-2000): Part-time physics and math instructor
Temeku Technology, (1999-2006): Part-time research and development position
Rogue Community College, (2006-Present): Full-time math instructor


COURSES TAUGHT (at RCC)

Math 20, 60, 63, 65, 95, 96, 111, 112, 243, 251, 252, 253, 256



HOBBIES

Reading, making crafts, card/board games, camping, waterskiing, going on walks


FAVORITE JOKE

Q: Why was Ten afraid of Seven? A: Because Seven ate Nine.



FAVORITE MATH CONCEPT

Q.E.D. – abbreviation of the Latin Quod erat demonstrandum [Which was to be proved].


WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND RAISED?


Grants Pass

Degrees Earned

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

STONELAKE, BRIAN BStonelake@roguecc.edu  541-956-7409  Bio

Faculty - Mathematics

Biography


Brian is a California transplant, trying to soak up every ounce of Oregon's natural beauty. He enjoys camping, canyoneering, rock climbing, rafting and mountaineering. In what seems like a previous life, he worked as a consulting actuary in Boston and again in Denver. His active research includes mapping multi-resolution, hexagonal discrete global grids, and working on sports analytics with the SF 49ers. He loves a good math puzzle, with or without a cold beverage.

Degrees Earned

  • University of California, Santa Barbara, MS
  • University of Oregon, MS

VARNER-GARSKE, SVETLANA SVarner@roguecc.edu  541-956-7016  Bio

Faculty

Instructor Varner-Garske, Svetlana

Biography

I enjoy teaching lower division math courses, showing the students alternative ways of doing math and changing their attitude about math and about themselves. I love to hear, “I am actually getting this!”







Degrees Earned

  • Chernivtsi State University, M.S.

Adjunct Faculty
ARMSTRONG, FRANK JR. FArmstrong@roguecc.edu    Bio

Faculty

Instructor Armstrong, Frank Jr.

Biography

Born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Lived and worked in the Rogue Valley since coming to Oregon in 1954. Graduated from Crater HS in 1965.
Attended Stanford University for 3 years and completed undergraduate work at Southern Oregon College.
Served on active duty in the U.S. Army from 1969 - 1972. Stationed in Nuremberg and Augsburg, West Germany.
After the service, completed teacher certification at Southern Oregon State College.
Began teaching mathematics and coaching wrestling at Grants Pass HS in 1974. Taught math at GPHS for 28 years. While at GPHS, earned a Masters Degree from Southern Oregon State College.
Upon retiring from GPHS in 2002, started teaching part-time at RCC.


Degrees Earned

  • Southern Oregon College, BS
  • Southern Oregon State College, MS

Certificates

  • .Teacher Certification (K - 12) in Mathematics and Social Sciences (1974).
BENSON, DEBRA (KIM) KBenson@roguecc.edu    Bio

Faculty

Instructor Benson, Debra (Kim)

Biography

I have taught Math @ Lakeview, North Medford High School, Eagle Point & Hedrick Middle Schools for a total of 30 yrs. I have worked Part-time @ Rogue Community College for over 10 years and have been a Mentor for 1st and 2nd year teachers in the Medford School District for 5 years. Fabulous jobs!

I have been happily married to Lee Benson for 43 yrs and have a wonderful son named Ryan.

I love all forms of exercise ( snow shoeing, downhill skiing, dance, hiking etc.) traveling (England, Scotland, Amsterdam, Germany, Singapore. Thailand, Prague, Vienna, Turkey ,Florida, Belize etc.) , flower gardening & collecting fine wines.

This year I'll be going to Palm Springs & St. Thomas.










Degrees Earned

  • Southern Oregon University, Masters of Science

BRAND, JILLEASE (JILL) JBrand@roguecc.edu  541-324-8361   
CRANFORD, ACE ACranford@roguecc.edu    Bio

Faculty

Instructor Cranford, Ace

Biography

Born in Louisiana, raised in Georgia...with regular visits to Oregon to visit Grandma and Grandpa.
My Dad was born in Bend and I always threatened, 'I'm moving to Oregon someday.' Finally got it done in 2001.
I enjoy hunting, fishing, hiking, home-brewing, golf, tennis, frisbee, occasional drums, and regular Bible study.

Degrees Earned

  • Macon College, A.S.
  • Georgia College, B.S.

FOSTER, KATHLEEN (KATHY) KFoster@roguecc.edu  541-956-7229  Bio

Part-time Faculty

Biography



Degrees Earned

  • California State University Chico, BS
  • Oregon State University, MS

Certificates

  • .California Teaching Credential Oregon Teaching License.
GUNSON, FRANCES FGunson@roguecc.edu    Bio

Part-time Faculty

Instructor Gunson, Frances

Biography

I have had the pleasure of working at Rogue Community College as a part-time math instructor for over a decade. I began at the Medford Campus, moved to the Grants Pass Campus and now work at both the Table Rock and Grants Pass Campus.

I especially enjoy working with people in math classes. Watching students grow in their understanding of the topics as the term proceeds is very satisfying. My other job is working as a seasonal tax preparer. Again, people + numbers = fun for Fran.

What else is fun? Being with our granddaughter, hanging out with our dogs and cats, knitting, crocheting, gardening, cooking, camping, reunions with family and friends, floating down the Rogue, biking.

My husband and I love working and living in this beautiful Valley. We both plan on working and living here for many years to come.




Degrees Earned

  • Southern Oregon University, Mathematics BA
  • Southern Oregon University, Math Education MA

HOLLIDAY, NATALIE NHolliday@roguecc.edu    Bio

Adjunct Faculty

Instructor Holliday, Natalie

Biography

I was born in Poughkeepsie New York, however I am very glad that my parents moved to California when I was five. I grew up in Palo Alto California. From an early age I have loved to swim and hike. I went camping every summer. That is how I found and fell in love with Southern Oregon. I knew from an early age that I wanted to move here. I love the outdoors and spend my free time outside as much as possible. I found math to be a favorite subject from an early age. I enjoyed helping others to break through barriers of frustration in math and gain understanding. It seemed natural to turn to teaching math when I started looking for a career after raising my children. I continually strive to share my love of mathematics and teaching with all I meet.

Q: Who was the roundest knight at King Arthur’s round table?

A: Sir Cumference. He acquired his size from too much pi.

Degrees Earned

  • Rogue Community College, AAOT
  • Southern Oregon University, BS
  • Southern Oregon University, MAT

HOLST, STEPHEN SHolst@roguecc.edu    Bio
Instructor Holst, Stephen

Biography



Math and science teacher for last 20 years. Spent 2 years as a City Planner, and 5 years as Youth Pastor/Pastor. My hobbies are having coffee with my wife, rafting, camping, and going backpacking in beautiful places (my favorite is the Trinity Alps in No. Calif.) Four of my children have been to RCC.

Degrees Earned

  • San Diego State University, BA
  • Azusa Pacific University, MA
  • Concordia University, M.Ed.

Certificates

  • .Oregon Math and Science Teaching Credential.
HUGGINS, KIERRA KHuggins@roguecc.edu     
KLISE, MELISSA MKlise@roguecc.edu     
KNIGHT, JEREMY JKnight@roguecc.edu     
LEBOWITZ, DANIEL DLebowitz@roguecc.edu    Bio

Data Management Specialist

Instructor Lebowitz, Daniel

Biography


Academic Overview:

After high school I started my collegiate journey at Rogue Community College where I earned my AAOT and also was awarded the Ford Family Foundation Scholarship. I earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with a minor in Math Education from Southern Oregon University and a Master of Science in Mathematics with a minor in Statistics from Oregon State University.

Teaching Experience:

I originally started teaching at Rogue Community College in 2010 after I earned my bachelors degree. I left Rogue Community College from 2011 until 2013 to finish my masters degree. While in graduate school I taught at Oregon State University and Oregon Coast Community College. I came back to teach at RCC in 2013 and also started teaching online at several universities all across the United States. I have taught Fundamentals of Algebra I/II, Intermediate Algebra, Contemporary Mathematics, College Algebra, Trigonometry, Calculus I/II, Business Calculus, Introduction to Statistics, Inferential Statistics, Business Statistics, and Regression Analysis.

Actuarial Experience:

I have passed two actuarial exams through the Society of Actuaries, including P/1 - Probability and FM/2 - Financial Mathematics. I also interned at Kaiser Permanente, where I helped set the 2014 health and dental rates during the Summer of 2013.


Degrees Earned

  • Oregon State University, Masters of Science
  • Southern Oregon University, Bachelors of Science
  • Rogue Community College, AAOT

OTTO, MARK MOtto@roguecc.edu    Bio

Part-time Faculty

Instructor Otto, Mark

Biography


As an undergraduate I studied at several schools in New Mexico before moving to Oregon. I finished my Bachelor's in 2002 at Southern Oregon University. As an undergraduate, my team and I received Honorable mention in the Consortium for Mathematics and its Applications' 2002 Mathematical Competition in Modeling. I was also Inducted into Sigma Xi for my research. After being a Graduate Teaching Assistant at Oregon State University for a year, I decided to pursue a Master's in Teaching, which I earned in 2007.



Degrees Earned

  • Southern Oregon University, Bachelor of Science
  • Southern Oregon University, Master of Arts in Teaching

PALANJIAN, THERESA TPalanjian@roguecc.edu    Bio

Faculty

Biography

I previously taught Chemistry at the Community College level, then high school Chemistry & AP Chemistry. I switched to teaching GED prep classes in 2002 and love it! I find it very rewarding. My current focus is teaching & tutoring Math.


Degrees Earned

  • Purdue University, BS
  • Purdue University, MS

Certificates

  • .Secondary School Credential for Physical Science - current.
PETITT, GERALD (BILL) GPetitt@roguecc.edu    Bio

Adjunct Faculty

Biography

I was born in the Rogue Valley and I have lived here most of my life.

Degrees Earned

  • SOU, BA
  • SOU, MA

Certificates

  • .Secondary Education/1974 Administrative Certification/1991 Vocational Certification in Computer Science/2000.
PETITT, VIRGINIA VPetitt@roguecc.edu    Bio

Adjunct Faculty

Biography

Virginia has been in education almost 35 years. She spent 20 years as a high school teacher, then 12 as an administrator at Southern Oregon Education Service District, working in School Improvement and Distance Education, as well as educational technology.

Virginia has been teaching Math 20 online at RCC for over 2 years. She is married to RCC math teacher Bill Petitt and has two adult daughters.

Degrees Earned

  • Southern Oregon University, Bachelor of Science
  • Southern Oregon University, Master of Arts

SALISBURY, JOHN JSalisbury@roguecc.edu    Bio

Adjunct Faculty

Instructor Salisbury, John

Biography

I was born and raised in Grants Pass and have recently returned, after having lived in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Los Angeles, Salem, and Portland. I have had a life-long interest in mathematics since I took pre-algebra at North Junior High in Grants Pass.
I am a strong believer in community colleges, especially Rogue Community College. Here at Rogue, everyone is welcome, and everyone can learn and grow. One of my goals is to have all of my students at some point marvel at the human achievement that is mathematics.
My hobbies include astronomy, chess, walking, and playing second clarinet in the RCC College Concert Band. I also serve on the RCC Foundation Board.







Degrees Earned

  • Harvard College, A.B.
  • University of Southern California, J.D.
  • Western Governors University, M.A.

SMITH, MORELAND MSmith@roguecc.edu    Bio

Faculty

Instructor Smith, Moreland

Biography

I have a broad range of interests, from current events to art to the outdoors to woodworking to applications of mathematics to "real life". I typically teach statistics with either a math 20, 60, or 65. Hope to see you in class!

Degrees Earned

  • Principia College, Bachelor of Science
  • Golden Gate University, Masters of Business Administration
  • Southern Oregon University, Masters of Arts in Teaching

SPEARS, BETH BSpears@roguecc.edu  541-507-6255  Bio

Faculty

Instructor Spears, Beth

Biography

I have lived in the Rogue Valley for over 25 years and raised my two children here. I think this is a beautiful area. Before moving to Ashland, I lived in Louisville, KY.
In my spare time, I enjoy hiking, trips to the coast, and making pottery.
I really love teaching Algebra here at RCC and interacting with students.



Degrees Earned

  • Carleton College, BA
  • Southern Oregon University, MAT

WANG, YAN YWang@roguecc.edu    Bio

Adjunct Faculty - Math

Instructor Wang, Yan

Biography


Yan grew up on the beautiful east coast of China and came to the United Sates in 1998. She lived about four years in College Station, Texas, and four years in Evanston, Illinois, then moved to the Rogue Valley in 2005.

She began her teaching career at Northeastern Illinois University, where she taught basic accounting courses and tutored Business Statistics. After moving to the Rogue Valley, Yan started teaching math classes at RCC, ranging from Basic Math (Math 20) to different levels of Algebra (Math 60/65/95). At present, she frequently teaches Elementary Statistics (Math 243).
















Degrees Earned

  • Beijing Information Science and Technology University, Bachelor
  • Northeastern Illinois University, Master

Department Staff
BURKES, JENNIFER JBurkes@roguecc.edu  541-956-7066  Bio

Administrative Assistant III

Biography


Degrees Earned

  • Southern Oregon University, B.A.

FREDERICKSON, BEA BFrederickson@roguecc.edu  541-956-7127  Bio

Administrative Assistant III

Biography

I've worked with several academic departments since 1997 and really enjoy my job duties and the contact with faculty and students.





Degrees Earned

  • Central Washington State College, B.A.

GARDNER, DOUG DGardner@roguecc.edu  541-956-7014  Bio

Faculty & Department Chair

Instructor Gardner, Doug

Biography

Mathematics gives us a beautiful way to describe and understand the world. It is play for the mind and power in the workplace. It is our goal to help you master this most productive and universal language.

Work Experience: 18 years high school math teacher, 12 years general contractor, 10 years architectural designer.

Hobbies: kayaking, mountain biking, skiing and snowboarding.

Degrees Earned

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