Community College of Aurora

2014-2015 Academic Catalog


Faculty and Staff

Regular Faculty

Susan Achziger, English

B.S., Brigham Young University; M.Ed., Utah State University

Victor Andersen, Astronomy

B.S., M.S., New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology; Ph.D., University of Alabama

Rachel Ankney, English

B.A., M.F.A., Old Dominion University

Galina Boulgakova, Film Video Media

B.A., M.F.A., Moscow Art Theatre; V.I. Nemirovich-Danchenko Studio-School of the Moscow Art Theater

JoAnn Burkhart, Computer Information Systems

B.S., M.B.A., M.S., Fort Hays State University

Michael Carter, Criminal Justice

B.S., M.S., Chaminade University of Honolulu

Geoffrey Chadwick, Film Video Media

B.A., Colorado College; M.F.A., University of Southern California School of Cinema-Television

Kelly Cowan, EMS

Certified Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic, A.A.S., Community College of Aurora

Jennifer Dale, Psychology

B.S., Colorado State University; M.A., Regis University

Angele Davenport, English

B.S., Colorado State University; M.A., Regis University

Stacey D'Angelo, Theatre

B.A., Antioch College; M.F.A., Queens University of Charlotte

Thomas Dillon, Biology

B.S., University of Notre Dame; M.S., Loyola University of Chicago

Brandon Feres, English

B.A., M.A., State University of New York at Stony Brook

Barbara Francis, Biology

B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Northern Colorado

Alice Gilbert, Mathematics

A.A., Community College of Aurora; B.A., University of Denver

Alex Girard, Graphic Design

B.A., University of Northern Iowa; M.F.A., Graphic Design, Rochester Institute of Technology

Vicki Graham, Communication

B.A., Azusa Pacific University; M.A., California State University

James Gray, Mathematics

A.A., Community College of Aurora; B.A., University of Northern Colorado; M.A., University of Colorado

Maria C. Halloran, College Preparatory ESL

B.A., Colorado Women’s College; M.F.A., University of Madrid; M.A., Webster University

Jennifer Harrell, Biology

B.S., Dickinson College; Ph.D., University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Rhonda Hattar, Biology

B.S., Tulane University; M.S., University of Colorado Denver

Will Hicks, Film Video Media

B.S., Kennesaw State University; M.F.A., Hollins University

Elizabeth Hirsh, Anthropology

B.A., University of Georgia; M.A., Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey

Shari Holder, Mathematics

B.S., University of North Carolina at Wilmington; M.A., University of Hawaii at Manoa

Geoffrey Hunt, History

B.A., University of Wyoming; M.A., State University of New York; Ph.D., University of Colorado

Martha Jackson-Carter, Chemistry

B.A., University of Colorado; Graduate Studies, University of Connecticut

Sasa Jovic, Mathematics

M.S., Colorado School of Mines

Virginia Karras, Accounting

B.A., Carleton College; M.B.A., University of Denver

Frederic Lahey, Film Video Media

B.A., M.F.A., Columbia University

Beth Lattone, EMS

B.S., Cornell University; Certified Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic

Ana Martin-Mejia, Spanish

B.A., Universidad Compultense de Madrid; Graduate Studies, Universidad Antonio de Nebrija; M.A., Virginia Tech

Candace McClelland-Fieler, English

B.A., University of Cincinnati; M.A., Miami University

Heather McMichael, Business

B.S., Radford University; M.B.A., Webster University

Kelly O'Dell, Psychology

A.A., Casper College; B.A., University of Wyoming; M.A., University of Colorado at Denver

Gerald Pace, Political Science

B.A., Virginia Commonwealth University; M.A., Virginia Tech; Ph. D. University of Denver

Audra Pickett, English

B.A., Manchester College; M.Ed., Indiana Wesleyan

Scott Reichel, English

B.S., University of Colorado; M.A., University of Northern Colorado

David Spiegel, Philosophy

B.A., University of California; M.A., Denver Seminary; Second M.A., Denver Seminary

Laura Stone, Mathematics

B.A., Metropolitan State University; B.A., Hastings College; M.Ed., University of Denver

Chris Tombari, College Preparatory ESL

B.A., Texas A&M University; M.A., University of Colorado at Denver

Natasha Turner, Education and Early Childhood Education

B.A., Fontbonne University; M.S., University of Southern California

Margaret Ann Uchner, Public Service

B.S., Arizona State University; J.D., University of Wyoming

Scott Wakefield, Art & New Media Design

B.F.A., A.A. Center College of Design; M.F.A., Utah State University

Thomas Weidner, Computer Information Systems

B.S., University of Utah; M.S., Ohio State University

Robley Elizabeth Shepherd Welliver, English

B.A., University of Puget Sound; M.A., East Carolina University

Robert Woods, Computer Information Systems

B.S., University of Colorado

Adjunct Faculty

David Adams, Mathematics

B.S., M.S.B.A., Colorado State University

Karla Adamson-Lesko, Computer Information Systems

B.S., M.Ed., University of Central Oklahoma

Dan Agresti, Personal Trainer Academy

B.S. University of West Florida; M.S. University of Colorado

Margo Aldrich, Communication

M.S. Montana State University - Billings

Amelia Alighieri, Film Video Media

B.A., M.H., University of Colorado at Denver

Shawn Allison, Business

B.S., Indiana University; M.B.A., Indiana Wesleyan University

Richard Alweis, Film Video Media

B.A., M.S., State University of New York at Albany

Kris Andersen, EMS

Career and Technical Education Certification; Certified Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic

Cary Aplin, Psychology

B.S., Metropolitan State University of Denver; M.A., University of Colorado at Denver

Gregory Appling, Sociology

B.A., Stanford University; M.A., Ph.D., Cornell University

Reza Asrari, Sociology and Political Science

B.A., M.A., Ed.D., University of Northern Colorado

Lysiane Ayite, Dance,

B.A., Metropolitan State College

Thomas Baker, Computer Science

B.S., ITT Technical Institute; M.S., Colorado Technical University

Jasmine Bailon, Philosophy

B.A., Metropolitan State College; M.Ed., Erikson Institute

Thomas Ball, Music

B.M., Berklee College of Music; M.M., University of Colorado Boulder; D.A., University of Northern Colorado

Terri Balogh, Fine Art - Ceramics

B.F.A., Metropolitan State College of Denver

Kathryn Barnes, Literature

B.A., Colorado State College; M.A., University of Northern Colorado

Drew Baske, EMS

Certified Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic; Career and Technical Education Certification

Robert Bayers, College Preparatory ESL

M.A., University of Colorado

Laura Beer, Biology

B.S., M.S., East Carolina University; Ph.D., University of Arizona

Stephen Bell, Astronomy

M.S., University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Renu Belliston, Mathematics

M.A., San Francisco State University

Rebecca Bernstein, Academic Achievement Strategies

B.S., Cornell College; M.N.M., Regis University

Mianne Besser, Paralegal

B.A., University of Phoenix

Sam Bishop, Geography

M.A., University of Arkansas

Nevelyn Black, Film Video Media

A.A.S., Art Institute of Colorado

Jeffrey Blair, English

B.A., M.A., University of Colorado at Boulder

Eileen Blasius, English

B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Denver

Nathanial Bork, Philosophy

B.A., University of Northern Colorado; M.A., Colorado State University

Kent Bowers, Humanities and English as a Second Language

B.A., Colgate University; M.A., Brown University

Linda Bradford, Psychology

B.A., Metro State College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Northern Colorado

Gary Brady-Herndon, English

B.A., Metropolitan State College of Denver; M.A., Dominican University of California

Mary Jo Brezzell, Community ESL

B.A., Colorado State University; TESL Teaching Certificate, New World Teachers-San Francisco

Melanie Briscoe, Geology

B.S., M.S., Northern Arizona University

George Brown, Mathematics

B.S., Colorado State University; M.A., University of Northern Colorado; M.S. Syracuse University

Peggy Bruce, Community ESL

B.S., University of Maryland University College; M.A., Colorado Christian University

Cheryl Brumbaugh-Duncan, Web Design

B.S., Miami University

Melissa Buffington, Early Childhood Education

B.A., M.A., Adams State College

Shirley Bunch, Academic Enrichment

B.S., Savannah State College; M.A., University of Phoenix

Aaron Burns, Film Video Media

B.A., University of Michigan – Ann Arbor; M.F.A., Chapman University

Janet Butler, Mathematics

B.S., M.B.S., University of Colorado

Angela Calvin, Mathematics

B.S., Metropolitan State College of Denver, M.S., Grand Canyon University

Gloria Cannady, Communications

A.A.S., Community College of Denver; B.S., Columbia; M.S., Walden University

Erik Cansler, Paralegal

B.A., Colorado State University; J.D., University of Colorado School of Law

Charles Cape, Computer Sciences

B.A., Ohio State University; M.A., Webster University; Ph.D., Capella University

Deborah Carnevale, Biology

B.D., State University of New York College at Fredonia; M.A., University of Wyoming

Tania Carter, Spanish

Traci Cartwright, Film Video Media

B.A., New York University Tisch School of the Arts; M.F.A., University of California Riverside

Christen Cassic, Academic Enrichment

B.A., Stanford University; M.E., University of Colorado - Boulder

Roger Cauthon, Psychology

B.A., Wichita State University; PhD University of Denver

Bonny Chandler, Mathematics

BA., Metropolitan State University of Denver

Lauren Chavez, Film Video Media

B.F.A., University of Colorado

Amanda Irene Christopher, Anthropology

B.A., University of Colorado; M.S.C., University of Edinburgh

Dido Clark, Anthropology

Ph.D., Durham University and University College London, UK.

Sandra Clark, Art Foundations

A.A., Community College of Aurora; B.F.A., M.F.A., Colorado State University

William Clements, Computer Science

M.A., University of Colorado Denver

Barbara Collins, Early Childhood Education

B.S., Alabama A. and M. University; M.Ed., Lesley University

Michael Comfort, Emergency Management Homeland Security

B.A., University of New York at Buffalo

Francesca Morales Cook, Jewelry Design

B.A., State University of New York at Geneseo; M.A., California State University

George Costanzo, Business

B.S., University of Dayton; M.S., Wright State University; M.B.A., University of Colorado

Lisa Covington, Paralegal

J.D., Texas Southern University

Kelly Cowan, EMS

B.S., Oregon State University; EMP-P

Kaitlyn Culliton, English

M.A., Colorado State University

Christy L. Cummings, Psychology

B.A., Texas A&M University; M.A. Regis University

Emma Cummings, Economics

B.A., M.A., New Mexico State University

John Cunningham, Academic Enrichment

B.D., Bradley University; M.A., Adams State College; M.A., University of Oklahoma

Allen Curry, Mathematics

B.S., North Georgia College; M.Ed., West Georgia College; Ed.D., University of Georgia

Rhonda Curtis, Community ESL

M.A., University of Colorado Denver

Joseph D’Agosta, Criminal Justice

B.S., Metropolitan State College of Denver; M.A., University of Colorado Denver

Gildas Davies, Computer Information Systems

B.S., Metropolitan State College of Denver

Justin Davis, Film Video Media

B.S., University of Colorado at Denver

Timothy C. Davis, Mathematics

B.A., University of Northern Colorado; M.S., University of Maryland

Lisandro De La Oliva, GED Preparation

M.A., University of Phoenix; State of Colorado Professional Teacher License

Christy Derr, Sociology

B.A., M.A., University of Northern Colorado

Susan Desportes, Computer Information Systems

B.S.B.A., University of Southern Mississippi

Laurel Dibble, Film Video Media

B.A., University of Colorado; M.F.A., University of Southern California

Thomas Dibble, Film Video Media

B.A., M.A., University of London; M.F.A., University of Southern California

Emily Doak, Dance/Physical Education

Registered Yoga Teacher 200, Yoga Alliance; Certified Professional Instructor

Melissa Donley, Communication

M.A., University of Northern Colorado

Darrell Dooyema, Philosophy

B.A., Wheaton College; M.A., Denver Seminary

James Drohan, English

M.A., University of Northern Colorado

Steven Droho, Biology

B.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Ph.D., University of Chicago

Timothy Dufour, Criminal Justice

Crime Scene Investigation Certification

Thomas Dury, Humanities

M.A., Graduate Theological Union

Tara Dye, Mathematics

B.S., Northern Arizona University; M.A. Regis University

Jessica Eberhardt, Mathematics

B.S., M.Ed., University of West Georgia

James Evans, Paralegal

B.A., University of Denver; M.B.A., Georgia State; M.G.A., Georgia State; JD South Texas College of Law

Dianne (Ruby) Eichenour, College Preparatory ESL & Community ESL

M.A., School for International Training

John Eichenour, College Preparatory ESL

B.A., Colorado State University

Svetlana Ehrhart, Community ESL

B.A., University of Humanities, St. Petersburg, Russia

Tami Ellison, Biology

B.S., M.S., University of Illinois at Chicago

Taniea Engel, College Preparatory ESL

B.A., of the Incarnate Word; M.Ed. TESOL, Monterey Institute of International Studies

Sarah Esralew, Communication

MA, The Ohio State University

Stacy Fahrion, Music

M.A., University of Iowa

Christopher Faller, Art

B.A., University of LEEDS; M.A., University of Wolver Hampton

Larry Falsetta, Accounting

B.A., University of Southern Colorado; Career and Technical Education Certification

Penny FarsterNarlesky, Early Childhood Education

B.A. and M.A., Pacific Oaks College

Yuliya Fedasenka-Cloud, Translation and Interpretation

M.A., Belarus State University

Marlena Field, English

B.A. University of Northern Colorado; M.A., University of Phoenix

Traci Fielden, College Preparatory ESL

A.G.S., Community College of Aurora; Career and Technical Education Certification

Twila Filipiak, Mathematics

B.S., Greensboro College; M.E.D., University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Shannon Finnegan, Philosophy

M.A., M.Ed. University of Oklahoma

James Foglio, History

B.A., Michigan State University; M.A., Rutgers, M.S. State University of NY, Albany

Russell Ford, Criminal Justice and Paralegal

B.S. National American University; M.S. University of Phoenix; M.S. Walden University

Brenda Fox, College Preparatory ESL

M.Ed. TESOL, Grand Canyon University

Nancy Fromhart, English

B.S., Colorado State University; B.A., M.A., University of Colorado

Roberta Fromhart, English as a Second Language

B.S., Colorado State University; M.A., University of Northern Colorado

Denise Froning, Political Science

B.A., Metro State University; M.A., George Washington University

David Gates, Academic Enrichment

B.A., Metro State University

Mandalyn Geddes, English

B.D., Metropolitan State College; M.A., University of Colorado

Sarah Geis, Philosophy

B.S., Colorado State University; M.A., Denver Seminary

Joseph Gill, Theatre

B.A. and M.A., California State University Los Angeles; M.F.A., Naropa University

Paul Gomez, Fine Art - Photography

B.A., Brooks Institute

Meghan Graves, English

M.A., University of Colorado

Anthony (Joel) Greco, Biology

B.A., University of Alabama; Ph.D., Tulane University

Michael Grittner, Theatre

A.A., Century College; B.A. Bemidji State University; M.A., University of Arizona

Kathy Gunsalus, Community ESL

B.A., Edgewood College

Cherng Guo, Chinese

B.A., Applied English, Ming Chuan University; M.B.A., Regis University

Marcia Hall, Math

B.A., Nebraska Wesleyan University; M.A., California State University-San Diego

Nathaniel Hamel, Illustration - Graphic Storytelling

B.A., Nebraska Wesleyan University; M.A., California State University-San Diego

Emilie Hansen, Health and Wellness

B.A., Hope College; M.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Jane Harding, Community ESL

B.S., Iowa State University

Susan Harris, Paralegal

A.A., J.D., University of Denver

Brian Hayenga, French

B.A., Iowa State University; M.A., University of Phoenix

Stephen Hayes, English

M.A., Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Tiffany Hays, Chemistry

B.S., M.S., University of Colorado - Denver

Michael Hemschoot, Film video Media

B.F.A., California Institute of the Arts

Martha Hernandes de la Graza, Spanish

B.A., M.A., University of Colorado

Karen Hewett, Management

B.A., M.A., University of Colorado

Rebecca Lee Hoenigman, Chemistry

Ph.D., University of Washington

Jerry Hofmann, Film Video Media

B.A., University of Denver

Danial Holden, Computer Science

B.S., M.S., Regis University

William Honsberger, Philosophy

Ph.D., University of Nebraska at Lincoln

Lee Horst, Community ESL

B.S., Concordia Teachers College; M.A., University of Northern Colorado

Andrew Houston, Film Video Media

B.F.A., University of Colorado at Denver

Biaze Houston, Education

M.A., University of Phoenix

Jeff Barnett Howard, Film Video Media

B.F.A., University of Chicago; M.F.A., Brandeis University

Neal Huffman, Paralegal

B.A., South Dakota State University; M.P.S., University of Denver

Lourdes Huici Clever, Spanish

B.B., Universidad Autόnoma Metropolitana; M.S., University of Colorado

William Hunt, Accounting

B.S., Metropolitan State College of Denver

Clifford James Hunter, Criminal Justice

B.S., Upper Iowa University; M.A., University of Phoenix; Career and Technical Education Certification

Richard ltaliano, Music

B.M., University of Northern Colorado; M.M., Peabody Conservatory of Music

Josh Jennings, Graphic Design

A.A.S., Art Institute of Colorado

Jason Jensen, Math

B.A., M.A., University of Northern Colorado

Lisa Johansen, Biology

B.S., University of Washington; University of Alabama at

Birmingham

Kerry Johnson, Music

B.M., Chapman University; M.A., California State University at Northridge

Karen Johnson, History

B.S., University of Kansas; M.A., University of Colorado

Marc Johnson, Mathematics

B.A., Western State Colorado University, M.A., University of Northern Colorado

Toni Johnson, Accounting

M.B.A., Regis University

Emelda Jones, Geography and Academic Achievement Strategies

B.A., M.A., University of Denver

Justin Jones, Film Video Media

B.F.A., University of Colorado at Denver

Stephanie Juell, Philosophy

B.A., Boston College; M.A., Fordham University

Danelle Kamstra, Early Childhood Education

B.A., California State University – Long Beach

Abigail Kaplan, Chinese

B.A., Amherst College; M.A., University of California, Berkeley; SAIS Hopkins-Nanjing Center

Kelley Kiernan, Health Wellness Education

M.S., Colorado State University

Holly Klamer, Health Wellness Education

B.S., Central Michigan University; M.S., Colorado State University

Pete Kleinsasser, History

B.A., Tabor College, M.Ed., Wichita State University

LaVelle Knight, Mathematics

B.S., Colorado State University; M.S., University of Denver

Lisa Kobriger-Steffey, Chemistry

B.S., Creighton University; M.S., Purdue University

Jacob Kopylov, Criminal Justice

M.C.J., University of Colorado

Colleen Ladny, Graphic Design

B.F.A., Rochester Institute of Technology; M.S., Interdisciplinary Studies, Rochester Institute of Technology

Michael Lee, History

B.A., M.A., University of Colorado

Rachael Lehman, Sociology

M.A., Central Missouri State University

George Lesko, Business and Computer Science

B.A., Park College; M.A., Webster University

Michael Levell, English

M.F.A., Naropa University

Guy Lord, English

M.A., University of Connecticut

Marvetta Jean Lowry, Computer Science

B.A., Colorado State University

Ingerid Lubowicki, English

B.S., University of Kansas; M.A., Middlebury College

Charaine Lucas, Early Childhood Education

B.S., Andrews University; M.S., Barry University

David Lukens, Art Foundations

B.F.A., University of Colorado; M.F.A., Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Paul Malkoski, History

B.A., M.A., University of Colorado

Evan Mann, Art Foundations

B.A., Colorado State University; M.F.A., Rhode Island School of Design

Len Marino, Film Video Media

B. A., Tulane University

Harold J. Mardones, Mathematics

B.S., M.S., University of Colorado

Len Marino, Film Video Media

B.A., Tulane University

Carol Martin, Business

B.A., M.S., University of Colorado at Boulder

Erica Mathew, Philosophy

M.A., The Denver Seminary

Kenneth Maxey, Economics

B.S., California State University; M.A., George Mason University

Eileen McCarron, Mathematics

B.S., Eckerd College, M.S., Virginia Tech

Barbara McCoy, Communication

M.S., Colorado State University

Ben McDermott, History and Humanities

M.A., University of Northern Colorado

Laurieanne McKinney-Armstrong, Early Childhood Education

B.A., Metropolitan State College of Denver; M.A., Regis University

Stephen McKissen, Film Video Media

B.F.A., University of Colorado at Denver

Heather McMichael, Business

B.S., Radford University; M.B.A., Webster University

Preston Meeks, Mathematics

B.A., Adams State University, M.S., University of North Dakota

Linda Meehan, English as a Second Language

B.A., M.Ed., University of Texas; Ed.D., Pepperdine University

Kristine Menicucci-Gauss, Mathematics

M.A., California State University

Ronald Mickle, Astronomy

M.S., Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

Kasi Mireles, Psychology

B.A., M.A., University of Colorado at Denver

Richard Mitchell, Business

B.A., Michigan State University; J.D., University of Denver

Roberta Moland, Early Childhood Education

B.S.W., Metropolitan State College; M.Ed., University of Phoenix

Alicia Montano, ASL

Laura Morales, Mathematics

B.A., University of Colorado at Boulder; M.A., University of Northern Colorado

Francesca Morales-Cook, Fine Art - Jewelry Design

B.A., State University of New York at Geneseo; M.A., California State University

Frank Moschetti, Paralegal

B.S., Metropolitan State College; J.D., Cornell University; Career and Technical Education Certification

Tanya Mote, Political Science

B.A., M.A., University of Denver

Wendy Muench, Computer Science

B.A., University of Phoenix

Laurie Greer Munro, Biology

B.S., M.A., University of Colorado

Glen Murphy, Computer Information Systems

Certified A+, CompTIA; Career and Technical Education Certification

John Murzyn, Biology

B.S., Texas Christian University; D.C., National College of Chiropractic

Laura Nash, English

M.A., University of Colorado at Boulder

Greg Nemer, Film Video Media

B.A., Naropa University

Martha Neth, Art Foundations

B.A., University of Colorado

Narayan Neupane, Mathematics

B.Sc., Tribhuvan University; B.Ed., Tribhuvan University; M.Ed., Kathmandu University

Paul "Andy" Newell, Business

B.A., Colorado College; M.B.A., M.P.Acc., University of Washington

Peter Newlove, English

M.A., California State Polytechnic University

Dani Newsum, History

M.B.A., University of Colorado, Boulder; M.A., University of Colorado at Denver; J.D., University of Denver Sturm College of Law

Christian Nordquist, English

M.A., New Mexico State University

Robert Noyes, Mathematics

B.A., B.S., University of Denver, M.A., University of Phoenix

Katie O'Donnell, Art Foundations

B.A., Kendall College of Art & Design; M.F.A., Virginia Commonwealth University

Jay Ochreiter, Biology

B.S., University of Scranton; M.S., Illinois College of Podiatric Medicine; Ph.D., Marywood College

Carolyn O’Hara, Paralegal

J.D., University of Nebraska

Natalia Olejarnik-Franz, Early Childhood Education

B.A.C., Metropolitan State University of Denver; M.A. University of Colorado at Denver

Dirk Olson, Film Video Media

B.S., University of Nebraska at Omaha

Mark A. Ortiz, History

B.A., M.A. University of Colorado at Denver

Jeff Paganini, Mathematics

B.S., South Dakota School of Mines and Technology; M.A., Webster University

William Painter, Art

B.A., University of Northern Colorado

Ronnie Peacock, History

A.A., A.G.S., Community College of Aurora; B.A., University of Denver; M.A., University of Northern Colorado; M.S., Colorado State University - Global

Mary Pellettier, English as a Second Language

B.A., University of Connecticut; M.B.A., University of Colorado Denver

Eduardo Peralta, Computer Science

Daniel Peterman, English

B.A., California State University Dominguez Hills, MA, California State University Long Beach

Jay Peteranetz, Illustration

B.F.A., M.F.A., Savannah College of Art & Design

Michael Pfaff, Mathematics

B.S., University of Colorado

Anthony Pfau, Film Video Media

Career and Technical Education Certification

Craig Piel, Criminal Justice

B.A.C., University of Nebraska; M.C.J., University of Colorado

Lannie Pihajilic, Biology

B.S., Metropolitan State College of Denver; M.S., University of Colorado - Denver

Robbie Pike, Personal Trainer Academy

NSCA Certified Personal Trianer; Certificate Human Performance Physical Fitness, Community College of Aurora

Shanda Plock, Art Foundations

B.A., Scripps College; M.A., University of Denver

Bruce Stephen Powell, Economics

B.S.E., Kansas State Teachers College; M.B.A., University of Detroit

Michael Preskorn, Mathematics

B.A., Adams State College; M.A., University of Northern Colorado

Al Priddy, Computer Sciences

B.S., University of Maryland; M.A., Webster University; Career and Technical Education Certification

Alexandre Probst, Mathematics

B.E., Marianopolis College; M.S., McGill University; Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines

Jan Ramsay, Mathematics

B.A., M.A., Adams State College

Kristi Ramsey, Music

Stephen Ray, Physics

B.S., Nebraska Wesleyan University; Ph.D., University of Denver

Stephen Redfearn, Criminal Justice

B.S., Metro State University of Denver; M.S., Colorado State University

Lynn Redmond Gold, GED

B.A., Colorado State University

Melanie Reece, Health Wellness

M.S., Ph.D., Colorado State University

Bethany Reid, Biology

B.S., University of North Carolina; Ph.D., University of Colorado - Denver

Alex Reinhardt, Paralegal

B.A., University of Colorado; J.D., New England School of Law

Linda Renquist, Education

B.A., Colorado State University

Kristine Reyes, Communication

B.A., University of Colorado Boulder; M.A., University of Northern Colorado

Ryan Rogers, Psychology

B.A., University of Tennessee Chattanooga; M.Ed. University of Tennessee Chatanooga

James Brian Rohleder, Fire Academy

B.S., Oklahoma State University; Fire Instructor I; Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

Ryan Ronnebaum, Biology

B.S., Kansas State University; D.C., Palmer College of Chiropractic

Lena Ross, Mathematics

B.A., University of Colorado

Ronald Ross, Management

B.A., Regis University; M.P.A., University of Colorado

Douglas Rossi, Paralegal

Ph.D., University of Denver

Douglas Rother, Business

M.B.A., University of Memphis

Denis Roussel, Fine Art - Photography

M.A., M.F.A., University of Iowa

Ron Ruelle, Illustration - Graphic Storytelling

B.A., University of Tennessee

Daniel Sage, Philosophy and Psychology

B.A., Graceland University; M.A., Iliff School of Theology

Elena Sandoval-Lucero, Psychology

B.A., University of Northern Colorado, M.A., University of Colorado Denver, Ph.D., University of Colorado Denver

Melinda Sands, English

M.A., National University - La Jolla, CA

Shoshanna Shachtman, Psychology

B.A., Ohio State University; M.A., Argosy University

Theresa Schiavone-Gurule, English

B.A., Long Island University – C.W. Post Campus

Elizabeth Schroeder, College Preparatory ESL

B.A., University of Colorado; M.N.M., Regis University

Jill Schroeder Dom, Music

B.A., Colorado Christian University; M.M., University of Denver; D.A., University of NOrthern Colorado

Stephen Schwedt, Film Video Media

B.A., Metropolitan State College of Denver

Daniel Schweissing, College Preparatory ESL

B.A., Fort Lewis College; M.A., InterAmerican University of Puerto Rico at San German; M.A., Denver Seminary

Gary Scott, Anthropology

B.A., University of North Dakota; M.A., University of Tennessee

Jennifer Scott, Music

B.M., University of Idaho; M.M., University of Colorado at Boulder

Timothy Scott, Film Video Media

Steven Selby, Economics

B.A., Colorado State University; M.A., University of Colorado

Larry Sessions, Astronomy

B.S., University of Arkansas at Little Rock

William Shelton, Mathematics

B.S., University of Washington at Seattle; M.S., Colorado Technical University

Jon Sherrill, Mathematics

B.S., M.S., Regis University

Heather Shulman, Math

J.D., University of Denver

Teofilio Sison, Computer Science

B.S., M.B.A., Northwestern University

Mathew Skene, Philosophy

B.A., University of Colorado Boulder; Ph.D., Syracuse University

Kathryn Skowronski, Math

B.S., M.S., Florida State University

Laura Smallwood, College Preparatory ESL

M.A., University of Braunschweig

Erin Smith, Academic Enrichment

B.A., Adams State College, MA, Grand Canyon University

Mark Smith, Humanities

A.A.S., B.S., Rochester Institute of Technology; M.H., University of Colorado at Denver

Shirley Smith, Early Childhood Education

B.A., Metro State College; M.A., Walden University

Rebecca Snow, English

B.A., Whitman College; M.A., University of Montana

Richard Solomon, EMS Certified Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic

Marcie Sosebee, Computer Information Systems

B.A., University of Colorado; M.Ed., Lesley College

Mary Soya, Mathematics

M.A., Montclair State University

Shane Spivey, Physics

B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington

Chelsea Spotts, Psychology

B.A., Colorado State University; M.S. Walden University

Elizabeth Sprafka, Mathematics

B.S., Colorado State University; M.A., University of Northern Colorado

David Staley, Spanish

B.A., Brigham Young University; M.A., Portland State University

Anne Stanwick, Communication

M.A., Regis University

Larry Steele, History

B.A., Metropolitan State University of Denver; M.A., Colorado State University

Virginia Steele, History

B.A., Regis University; M.A., Colorado State University

Lacey Stein, Communication

M.A., University of Colorado at Denver

Mark Stephenson, Fire Academy

M.P.A., University of Colorado, Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic

Eric Stewart, Criminal Justice

M.A., Bellevue University

Brad Stratton, Mathematicst

B.A., University of Northern Colorado; M.E., Lesley University

Mary Stratton, Mathematics

B.S., The Pennsylvania State University; M.A., University of Northern Colorado

Julie Stremel, Mathematics

B.S., M.S., University of Maryland; M.A., University of Colorado

James Sundeen, English

M.A., Ph.D., University of Nebraska

Karin Theisen, English

M.A., University of Colorado at Denver

Arthur O. Thomas, Film Video Media

B.S., & M.B.A., Notre Dame de Namur University

Michael Thrapp, Criminal Justice and Police Academy

A.A.S., Community College of Aurora

Angela Tiedeman, Academic Achievement Strategies

B.S.W., Colorado State University at Pueblo

Tony Tilger, Criminal Justice and Paralegal

B.S., J.D., University of Colorado

George Todd, Business

B.S., Brigham Young University; M.B.A., University of Oregon

Sterling Townsend, Mathematics

A.A., Casper College; B.A., University of Wyoming

William Turney, Philosophy

B.A., University of Arkansas - Little Rock; M.A., Northern Illinois University

Frank Vianzon, Computer Information Systems

CompTIA A+, GPEN - GIAC, and GCWN - GIAC Certifications

Cheryl Waite, U.S. and Women's History

B.A., M.A., University of Colorado at Denver

Anita Walker, Early Childhood Education

B.S., University of Oklahoma; M.A., University of Colorado

Stephanie Walsh, Political Science

M.A., University of Colorado

Jo Anne Ward, Academic Enrichment

M.A., University of Texas at Arlington

Megan Webb, History

B.A., Seattle Pacific University, M.A., University of Colorado

Theresa Weber, Early Childhood Education

B.S., University of Idaho; M.A., University of Colorado at Denver

Beth Wedlake, Photography

A.A.S., Lansing Community College

Paul Wedlake, Photography

A.A.S., Lansing Community College

James Weedin, Biology and Geology

A.S., San Antonio College; B.A., University of Texas at Austin; M.S., Sul Ross State University

Donna Marie Westmoreland, Psychology

M.A., Regis University

Matthew Wichern, History

B.A., M.A., Colorado State University

Kristofer Whited, English

M.F.A., California State University

Timothy Wilkerson, Paralegal

J.D., University of Southern California

Anne Williams, Mathematics

B.A., Michigan State University

Ian Wilson, History

B.A., Colgate University; M.A., University of Colorado at Denver

Jennifer Wolfe, Physical Education

B.A., University of Missouri Columbia; Group Fitness & Exercise Certification, Aerobics and Fitness Association of America;

Stanford Yan, Illustration - Graphic Storytelling

B.A., University of Colorado, Boulder

Betty Yonce, Mathematics

B.S., Iowa State University

Kate Yonce, Mathematics

M.A., University of Phoenix

Amy Zsohar, Communication

M.S., University of North Texas; B.A., Stephen F. Austin State University

Adjunct Faculty - The Aurora Language Center - English as a Second Language

Robert Bayers, College Preparatory ESL

M.A., University of Colorado Denver

Jayni Breaux, College Preparatory ESL

B.A., University of Colorado; M.A., University of Colorado

Mary Jo Brezzell, College Preparatory ESL

B.A., Colorado State University; TESL Teaching Certificate, New World Teachers-San Francisco

Peggy Bruce, Community ESL

B.S., University of Maryland; MACI, Colorado Christian University

Ronda Curtis, Community ESL

M.A., University of Colorado Denver

Svetlana Ehrhart, Advising, Community ESL

B.A., University of Humanities, St. Petersburg, Russia

John Eichenour, College Preparatory ESL

B.A., Colorado State University

Marina Fedrid, College Preparatory ESL

B.A., Metropolitan State College; M.A., University of Colorado at Boulder

Kathy Gunsalus, ESL

B.A., Edgewood College

Jane Harding, Community ESL

B.S., Iowa State University

Lee Horst, Community ESL

B.S., Concordia Teachers College; M.A., University of Northern Colorado

Yelena Karabushin, College Preparatory ESL

M.A., University of Colorado at Denver

Kaaz Kuriyagawa, Community ESL

B.A., University of Northern Colorado; M.A., Waseda University

Kay Levinson, Community ESL

B.A., Purdue University; M.A., University of Colorado

Irene O'Brien, Community ESL

B.A., Wayne State University

Glen Olmstead, Community ESL

B.S., Colorado State University; M.A., Colorado State University

Susan Paff, Community ESL

B.A., University of California, Los Angeles

Newt Ungka-Uthaiworn, ESL

B.A., Chulalongkorn University

Alfred Utton, ESL

B.A., Metropolitan State College of Denver

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2014-2015 Academic Catalog

Community College of Aurora Catalog

Academic Calendar

College Facilities and Locations

Welcome to the Community College of Aurora

Getting Started and Admissions

Advising and Registration

Financial Matters

Academic Matters

Services for Students

My Student Record

Graduation Requirements

Student Rights and Responsibilities

Catalog Guide

Associate Degrees and Certificates

Course Descriptions

Academic Achievement Courses

Accounting Courses

American Sign Language (ASL) Courses

Agriculture Courses

Agriculture Crops and Soils Courses

Agriculture Economics Courses

Anthropology Courses

Arabic Courses

Art, Design, Jewelry and Photography

Astronomy Courses

Biology Courses

Biotechnology Courses

Business Courses

Chemistry Courses

Chinese Courses

Communication Courses

CHW 100 Introduction to Community Health Work

COM 126 Communication in Healthcare

CHW 297 Community Health Worker Field Experience

CHW 138 Patient Navigation

CHW 135 Basics of Chronic Disease

CHW 136 Psych Impact Chronic Disease

CHW 120 Community Health Issues

CHW 137 End-of-Life/Palliative Care

Computer Assisted Drafting Courses

Computer Networking Technology Courses

Computer Information Systems Courses

Computer Science Courses

Computer Web Based Courses

Criminal Justice Courses

CRJ 209 Criminal Investigation I

Dance Courses

Diesel Power Mechanics Courses

Early Childhood Education Courses

Economics Courses

Education Courses

Electricity Industrial/Commercial Course

Emergency Medical Provider Courses

EMT – Paramedic Courses

Energy Technologies Courses

Engineering Courses

EGG 151 Experimental Design (Introduction to Experimental Design and Engineering)

English as a Second Language Courses

English Courses

Environmental Science Courses

Ethnic Studies Courses

Film and Video Media Courses

Fire Science Technology Courses

Fire Science Wildland Courses

French Courses

Geography Courses

Geology Courses

German Courses

Government Courses

Health Professional Courses

Health Wellness Education Courses

Hebrew Courses

History Courses

Holistic Health Professional Courses

Humanities Courses

Italian Courses

Japanese Courses

Journalism Courses

Law Enforcement Academy Courses

Literature Courses

Management Courses

Marketing Courses

Mathematics Courses

Meteorology Courses

Music Courses

Music Private Instruction Courses

Natural Resource Courses

Occupational Safety Course

Paralegal Courses

Philosophy Courses

Photography Courses

Physical Education Courses

Physics Courses

Political Science Courses

Psychology Courses

Public Security Management Courses

Real Estate Courses

Respiratory Care Courses

Russian Courses

Science Courses

Small Business Management Courses

Sociology Courses

Spanish Courses

Speech Courses

Study Skills Courses

Theatre Courses

Translation and Interpretation Courses

Women’s Studies Courses

Administration and Staff

Faculty and Staff

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