Paul D. Camp Community College (PDCCC) is pleased to announce the hiring of faculty and staff to support a multitude of disciplines. The positions range from Mathematics instructors to High School Career Coaches.
“The majority of these positions were vacated due to retirements. The average tenure of those retiring was approximately 20 years, so we see Paul D. Camp as a great place to work and grow,” said College President Paul Wm. Conco, Ph.D. “The individuals filling the new faculty and staff roles are bringing a wide array of talent and credentials to our college and community. Multiple years of talent will be available to our students and our community through their hiring.”
Trudy Kuehn – Nursing Instructor
Ms. Trudy Kuehn is among PDCCC’s newest Nursing faculty. She has more than 25 years of experience in a variety of emergency nursing positions, nursing supervisory roles, and primary classroom education. She comes to PDCCC having served as Program Chair at the ITT Technical Institute in Norfolk, where she coordinated nursing training; managed professional and part-time staff; coordinated the schedule of didactic and clinical learning; and taught nursing classes. Before her service with ITT, Ms. Kuehn also served as Patient Care Supervisor in Nursing Administration at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. She graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and from Old Dominion University with a Master of Science in Nursing, with emphasis in Emergency Nursing and Critical Care. She has professional credentials as a Registered Nurse, and also in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.
Susan Stubenrauch – High School Career Coach
Mrs. Susan Stubenrauch has been selected to serve as one of PDCCC’s full-time High School Career Coaches. In this role, she will be based in local high schools to help high school students define their career aspirations and to recognize community college (and other postsecondary programs), including apprenticeships and workforce training, in order to help students achieve their educational and financial goals. Mrs. Stubenrauch has worked at PDCCC since 2013; she has served in the Admissions Office, where she worked as an Academic Adviser. During the summers when high schools are not in session, she will continue to serve in that role for the College. She also worked with PDCCC’s College Success Program Initiative as a Program Specialist, assisting students with becoming more successful at PDCCC. In addition, she is an adjunct faculty member at the College. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Service Counseling from Old Dominion University.
Heather Eckman: Mathematics Instructor
Ms. Heather Eckman was hired to serve as PDCCC’s new math instructor. She fills the role vacated by retiring long-time math instructor Calvin Holt. Before joining PDCCC full-time, Ms. Eckman worked with the Franklin City School District, where she taught Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Advanced Mathematics, Dual Enrollment Pre-Calculus, Computer Mathematics, Dual Enrollment Calculus, Algebra Functions & Data Analysis, and Economics & Personal Finance. She also served as Department Chair, and assisted with devising a plan to remediate students who required additional mathematics help. Additionally, she served as an Adjunct Mathematics Professor at PDCCC before recently joining the college full-time. In her role at PDCCC, Ms. Eckman will provide instruction in areas, including mathematical concepts, techniques, and applications. She also will be responsible for preparing and delivering lectures and leading classroom discussions, as well as mentoring students to help them achieve their educational goals and objectives. Ms. Eckman provides leadership for the PDCCC grant-funded Math Academy initiatives as well. She graduated from Nazareth College of Rochester with a B.A. in Mathematics and she attained her Master of Science degree from State University of New York at Fredonia in Mathematics Education.
William Patterson – Administration of Justice Instructor
Dr. William Patterson was brought on to lead the popular Administration of Justice program. He has graduated from Old Dominion University with Bachelor of Arts degrees in International Studies and Criminal Justice. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Asian Studies. His Master of Arts degree is in International Studies as well. He earned his Doctoral degree in International Studies with a major concentration in Conflict and Cooperation. Prior to joining PDCCC, Dr. Patterson worked with the U.S. Army in its “Human Terrain Team.” The U.S. Army’s Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) support program employs personnel from the social science disciplines – such as anthropology, sociology, political science, regional studies and linguistics – to provide military commanders and staff with an understanding of the local population in the regions in which they are deployed. He also worked with BAE Systems, and worked with BAE’s Human Terrain Team as well. Before BAE, Dr. Patterson worked with the Virginia Beach Police Department. His teaching experiences come from roles served as an Adjunct Professor with Old Dominion University. He also was an English Teacher in Yokosuka Japan. Administration of Justice is an educational and professional discipline that centers on the prevention, detection and management of crime and/or criminal offenders. In his role, Dr. Patterson will guide students in the study of the legal system and how it relates to society as a whole. He will incorporate aspects of sociology, psychology, law, political science, history, philosophy, economics and other areas. He is filling the position of Ron Osbourne, who retired in the last year.
Richard Baker – Industrial Trades Instructor
Mr. Richard Baker will lead the new Industrial Trades discipline. Before joining PDCCC, Mr. Baker served as Director of Plant Operations for the Lake Prince Woods Retirement Community, located in Suffolk. He also served as Chief Engineer for the Portsmouth Holiday Inn Waterfront. Prior to this service opportunity, he was with Illumilex Company, located in Raleigh, NC, where he worked as the Virginia Service Manager. Mr. Baker attained a Bachelor of Arts in Education from the College of William and Mary, and is a Certified Building Engineer through the Hotel Resort Management Association. In his capacity with PDCCC, Mr. Baker will provide instruction, hands-on and theory; classroom management; and administrative tasks in the industrial maintenance discipline. His programs will focus on analyzing machine maintenance and management; examining equipment for defects such as breakage and excessive wear. The role also will involve observing and testing the operation of machinery and equipment in order to diagnose malfunctions, using voltmeters and other testing devices, and other duties as needed.
Rudean Harrell — Nursing Faculty
Mrs. Rudean Harrell also has been hired to fill critical roles in the PDCCC Nursing and Allied Health Department. She has worked for Sentara Obici Hospital, as well as the Louise Obici School for Professional Nursing as a Registered Nurse. Her additional experiences are as follows: PDCCC Clinical instructor (August 2013-present); EVMS- FIMR Coordinator (April 2012 – April 2013); Public Health Nurse-Western Tidewater Health District (June 2008 to March 2011) and numerous other roles such as a Bereavement Counselor; Lamaze Childbirth Educator; Lactation Consultant and other roles. She is a graduate of John Tyler Community College as well as Norfolk State and Old Dominion University. Mrs. Harrell received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Virginia Commonwealth University. In her role at PDCCC, Mrs. Harrell will demonstrate and teach patient care in classroom and clinical units. She will educate in subjects related to nursing such as principles and application of physical, biological, and psychological areas.
Nancy Warren – Communications Instructor
Mrs. Nancy Warren has been with PDCCC since 2000. She worked in the Office for Institutional Advancement for several years as a Public Relations Specialist, and then began teaching as an Assistant Professor of English. She served as an Associate Professor of English from 2008 to 2014. As PDCCC’s new Communications Instructor, Mrs. Warren will provide instruction using established course related materials. She will facilitate and moderate classroom discussions on topics such as public speaking, media criticism, and oral traditions. Aspects of her role will include reviews of college writing and literature appreciation. Mrs. Warren holds an Associate’s degree from Paul D. Camp Community College. She holds a Master’s degree in English from Christopher Newport University, as well as a Master of Arts degree in Humanities from Old Dominion University. Mrs. Warren fills the role vacated by former Communications Instructor Jillian Overby.
Wendy Miller-Edwards – History Instructor
Mrs. Wendy Miller-Edwards joins PDCCC to fill its full-time History Instructor position. From 2006 to 2014, Mrs. Miller-Edwards served as an Adjunct History Professor for the College. Before this role, Ms. Miller Edwards served as a Dual Enrollment Program History Instructor with PDCCC. And before this role, she worked in the Isle of Wight County Public School System as a both a fourth and fifth grade instructor. In her new position with the College, Mrs. Miller-Edwards will prepare and deliver lectures to students on topics such as ancient history, postwar civilizations, and the history of third-world countries. She also will teach community courses and speak to local groups and organizations. Mrs. Miller-Edwards graduated from Longwood University with a Bachelor of Arts in American and Non-American History with a minor in Elementary and Middle School Education and she received a Master of Arts degree in Teaching History and Social Sciences from Christopher Newport University.
David Lorenz – Electricity/Robotics Instructor
Mr. David Lorenz graduated from Regents University, in New York, with a Bachelor of Science degree and from Old Dominion University with a Master of Science degree in Occupational and Technical Studies. Before joining PDCCC, he worked for Chesapeake Public Schools at Grassfield High School, where he served as Department Head for the STEM Program, was the advisor for both TSA and VEX robotics, and taught physics, electronics, and power and transportation. Mr. Lorenz also worked with Tidewater Community College as an Adjunct Instructor teaching mechanical engineering courses. Additionally, he served 20 years in the U.S. Navy with his last post being in the Curriculum Instructional Standards Office at Fleet Command Training Center in Virginia Beach. In his duties as an Electronics, Electricity, & Robotics Instructor, Mr. Lorenz will, in part, oversee, develop, and maintain a comprehensive safe program; create and implement a Mechatronics AAS program; collaborate with local industry; assist students and faculty in using electrical and mechanical training equipment and related software; and teach a variety of electrical, mechanical and robotic classes.
Jeanette Pellegrin – Dual Enrollment Coordinator
Ms. Jeanette Pellegrin has been hired to serve as PDCCC’s new Dual Enrollment Coordinator. In this capacity, she will manage all aspects of dual enrollment recruitment, marketing, school and public information sessions, student briefings and career fairs, as well as on-campus events. She will assist in coordinating with community college faculty and administrators the processes for credentialing dual enrollment teachers and for course approval. She also will coordinate college placement testing in area high schools for prospective dual enrollment students. Ms. Pellegrin formerly worked for Cloud County Community College in Condoria, KS, as an Academic Advisor for Online Outreach to Students. Before that role, she worked as a Coordinator of Student Services at Cloud County Community College. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities from the University of Maryland.