Faculty Highlights

Welcome to our Faculty Highlights page. Here you will see some of our top faculty achievements throughout our five divisions. We will be updating these highlights from time to time, so visit often.

Arts and Humanities

Thomas Donlan, assistant professor of speech communication, was selected to present at three separate panels at the Eastern Communication Association Convention in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Michael Whistler, assistant professor of theatre, received a commission for a new play from the Walnut Street Theater based on a meeting of Oscar Wilde and Walt Whitman. His play, The Prescott Method, was recently produced at the Walnut Street Theater.

Business and Entrepreneurial Initiatives

Jill Beccaris-Pescatore, assistant professor of economics, has had her proposal, "Economics of Climate Change: Guiding Students to a Sustainable Future,"accepted for presentation at the 2013 National Council for Social Studies Conference in St. Louis, MO in November 2013. 

Theresa Sullivan, Computer Applications and Office Procedures Instructor, participated in Telework Advocacy’s 5th Annual Telework Summit in New York City. Telework Advocacy’s mission is “to promote working from anywhere, at any time, by building advocacy through professional teleworking.” At this year’s summit Theresa forged connections for her Virtual Assistant students with national businesses and organizations (including FlexJobs, TIAA-CREF, Blue Cross, USDA, OfficeScape, Families and Work Institute, Society for Human Resource Management) that are actively employing teleworkers and telework strategies.

Health Sciences

Jenny Sheaffer, professor and dental hygiene program director, received the School Health Partnership Award from the Montgomery County School Nurses Association in recognition of the positive impact of the College’s dental sealant programs on children in the community. On average, MCCC holds between four to five sealant programs annually, with each program serving 35-40 children. The program includes dental screenings, sealants, fluoride varnish applications and education for children ages 6 to 14.

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)

William Brownlowe, Associate Professor of Engineering, has taught over 30 different courses across three divisions and four departments while serving as department coordinator and a cadre advisor. He also has served as a principal investigator and co-principal investigator on multiple National Science Foundation (NSF) grants, as a liaison to the Department of Labor (DOL)-funded Applied Engineering Technologies Career Pathways program, and as a liaison to the Pennsylvania Nanofabrication Manufacturing Technology (NMT) partnership. He also has served as director of the Advanced Technology Initiative and is currently a faculty advisor for the QuadForge quadrotor research program.

Patricia Rahmlow, Associate Professor of Computer Science, was selected to participate in the College Boards’s Annual AP Reading in Computer Science. Each Juen, AP teachers and college faculty members from around the world gather in the United States to evaluate and to score the free response sections of the AP exams.

Social Sciences

Ann Marie Donohue, associate professor of psychology, was honored by the Montgomery County Community College Veterans Club during its first appreciation dinner held at the Lansdale VFW. The Club awarded her with the Veterans Club Appreciation Star Award. Also, the League of Innovation in the Community College, recognized Donohue with the John and Suzanne Rouche Excellence Award.

Diane Haar, Associate Professor of Human Services, was recognized by the National Council for Resource Development, for her development of the Partnership on Work Enrichment and Readiness (POWER) Program.

Dr. Debbie Levin, professor of education, was elected to the position of vice president of PA ACCESS, a group of higher education faculty from two-year colleges that have Education programs.

Dr. Garvey Lundy, assistant professor of sociology, in collaboration with a Temple University faculty member, published the following three articles in peer reviewed journals: “African American Homeschooling as Racial Protectionism” in the Journal for Black Studies, “African American Homeschooling and the Question of Curricular Cultural Relevance” in the Journal of Negro Education and “African American Homeschooling and the Quest for a Quality Education in Education and Urban Society.