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Course Listing - by Instructor

Name Biography
AGC AR Coordinator
Lidia Abbott
Debra Atkinson While a college professor in the field of communication for 17 years (with a BA in English/History and a MA in English/Rhetoric), my first degree was in elementary education with an emphasis in special education. Complementing my teaching career, I have earned the highest level of certification in tutoring (Level III in Texas) through UTA's tutorial program. Most of my private tutoring is with elementary aged children. In fact, after being hired to tutor a five-year-old (in 2010), the parents hired me to develop a kindergarten/1st grade home-school curriculum for their son who had lagged behind in kindergarten. Within 5 months, he increased his reading and vocabulary skills to a 2nd grade level.

My personal philosophy is bound to education, and the rewards students experience when they develop new critical thinking skills; for once these skills are established, they help to shift a student from being extrinsically motivated, and dependent on others, to intrinsically motivated, and therefore an independent thinker-a major academic rite of passage. As an educator, my greatest joy is to watch as learners of any age rise above their doubts or concerns and accomplish formative goals…the many milestones in the learning curve of life. Once a friend asked me, "Have you ever felt euphoric?" Without hesitation, I replied, "Every time I'm in class with my students."

Raad Azzawi
B B Coordinator
Tandi Ball Tandi received a Master of Science in Industrial Hygiene from the University of Oklahoma and has been in the industry of occupational safety and health since 1991. She is a Certified Safety and Health Official, in both the construction and general industries. As an OSHA Compliance Officer for the State of New Mexico, she participated in the OSHA response to the events on September 11, at the World Trade Center. She has been an OSHA Education Center instructor since 2001.
A Lucy Barragan

I was born in Colombia, South America. For most of my life I was educated in an all-female boarding school, at a time when the women of the house were not allowed to go to college, because a blend of boys and girls in the same place was not a choice. All throughout my formative years, reading was required first by my mother at home and then at school. While children in my neighborhood where playing with their friends inside or out of their homes, we were compelled to read and discuss the contents of the books. Since my mother's side of the family produced a line of low and high profile politicians and diplomats, our education, both tutorial and in school, emphasized local and world politics as well as global geography and its socio-economic impact.

Later in my life, in the USA, while studying marketing, I worked at Berlitz to earn extra money. But there was another purpose: to learn their very exclusive and distinct method of teaching that has now become a very popular and no doubt the best way to learn a language - Total Immersion. My love for the language and the great satisfaction of watching the results convinced me that this is what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. Today, and every day, I know I made the right decision, as a number of my private students can now read literature and understand movies made in Spanish, without the help of translations.

Benjamin Bell
Nichole Bennett
Troy Benthall
David Boone David Boone is certified through the United States Navy as a heavy equipment operator and truck driver. With over 26 years of experience in the construction and general industry, Mr. Boone's career began running heavy equipment and progressed rapidly to site supervisor, project manager, safety management and safety consultant. Over the years, David has attended Texas State Technical College as well as the University of Texas at Arlington receiving numerous certifications from OSHA, the EPA, and the TCEQ (Petroleum Storage Tank Investigator, Texas Water Utilities Association Training and Class D Basic Water Licensing) as well as the Texas Railroad Commission and the RVDA-RVIA. Mr. Boone has spent the last 6 years conducting expert witness work, safety consulting, curriculum development and instruction for private firms such as Mitchell, Goff, Mitchell and the New England Water Works Association as well as individual companies both locally owned and operated and nationwide. Mr. Boone also conducts training for the University of Texas at Arlington (instructing and curriculum development for Transportation Training, Public Works, Military Service Center, OSHA Education Center and Environmental Training Institute.
Roger Boos
Thomas (Tom) Burns Tom Burns has instructed Ergonomics and other safety courses for OSHA Education Centers, universities, industrial organizations, and governmental agencies for more than 15 years. His credentials include Certified Professional Ergonomist, Licensed Professional Engineer, Board Certified Safety Professional, and Certified Environmental Safety and Health Trainer.
A C Coordinator
Jeffrey Campbell
Debra Carney
Ernesto Carrizal
Larry Carter
Douglas Castro
Dale Chambers
Angela Chapman
Simon Chavez Simon Chavez has obtained a Master in Education from New Mexico Highland University. Simon has been in the education and instructor industry for more than 35 years. He has been in the Occupational Safety and Health industry for 11 years. He gained his experience from being an adjunct instructor for Texas Engineering Extension Service, and Consultant for New Mexico Environment Department Occupational health and Safety Bureau. Simon is a Certified Safety and Health Official for General Industry and Construction Industry.
Jody Christopherson-DeGan
John (Rex)David Coffman Rex is an award-winning trainer/facilitator in the fields of environmental health and safety, and has had the opportunity to work with, educate and coach safety and environmental professionals, students and military personnel both academically and professionally for 15 years. Rex is a seasoned environmental professional with more than 30 years of leadership in the implementation, management and facilitation of complex environmental permitting, compliance and enforcement proceedings at the federal, state and local levels of government. He is also very experienced in the legislative and regulatory processes, and has provided technical comments on several major federal and state environmental rules, and has offered expert testimony before the Texas Senate Natural Resources, and the Texas House of Representatives Environmental Regulation Committees. Rex received his MS in Interdisciplinary Studies (Environmental Engineering, Public Administration and Business) from the University of Texas at Arlington, and his BS in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Texas Tech University. Rex has also been very fortunate to assist in providing educational success and leadership at a number of exceptional educational organizations including the University of Texas at Arlington, and Tarrant County College as well as with a number of private firms. Rex is a Veteran of the United States Navy having served proudly aboard USS Long Beach, CGN-9 where he was the Launcher Captain of the aft Mark 10 "Terrier" Guided Missile Launching System.
Dan Connors
AGCTUL Coordinator
Gary Counts
Clay Crowell
Lori Cullison
David David
Laura De Hoyos
Marsie De Oliveira Marsie De Oliveira is a Board Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and has a Master of Science degree in Environment, Safety and Health from the University of Miami. As a Department of Energy (DOE) Facility Representative, she provided oversight to 25 DOE defense program facilities at Sandia National Laboratories. As a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy Reserve, she served as an Environmental Health and Industrial Hygiene Officer. For over 25 years, Marsie De Oliveira has provided workplace exposure monitoring, job hazard analyses, management and program development and training services to the civilian and government sectors in environment, safety and health. Ms. De Oliveira has presented at safety and health conferences and served on various safety committees. Currently, Marsie provides technical support and training at National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) sites, is an Instructor for the University of Texas at Arlington, and is the Principal for De Oliveira Enterprises, LLC.
Kenneth Delaney
Cassandra Dillon Cassandra Dillon currently holds certifications as a Certified Environmental and Safety Compliance Officer (CESCO), Safety, Health, Environmental Professional (SHEP), and Construction Site Safety Master (CSSM). Also, she has a M.S in Risk Control from the University of Wisconsin-Stout and a B.S in Industrial Engineering from Louisiana State University. In industry, she has provided comprehensive support to companies in all areas of Environmental, Safety, Occupational Health, Engineering, Security and Regulatory Compliance. Currently, as an Associate/Adjunct Professor, she lectures and consults in the areas of environmental systems -air, water, waste and energy management, occupational safety, health, risk management, emergency planning, and logistics.
James Eanes
WITS Education
Stacie Ellis
Oscar Enriquez Oscar Enriquez has been in the field of Electrical Engineering for since 1980. His experience stems from being a Plant Engineer, Safety and Environmental Manager, and Construction Electrical Foreman. He works as an occupational safety and health professional conducting safety audits, developing safety programs, delivering training, helping to reducing job related injuries. Oscar has been an OSHA Education Center instructor since 2007 years and is a Certified Safety and Health Official for General Industry and Construction Industry.
John Erichsen John C. Erichsen has extensive knowledge of - and first-hand experience in - designing, delivering, and administering fire protection, emergency services, incident management and health and safety programs. Currently serving the University of Texas in Arlington as Director, Center for Fire & Safety, Division for Enterprise Development, Mr. Erichsen created the Center’s Fire and Safety instructional program and developed its landmark curriculum. Highly respected by both students and academia for his invaluable expertise, Mr. Erichsen has now expanded his credentials to include global speaker and presenter. Routinely asked to share his wealth of experience with audiences throughout the nation and the world, Mr. Erichsen considers these requests an honor, one which he enthusiastically accepts. Mr. Erichsen joined the University’s academic team in 2013, after serving the United States Department of the Army Fire Protection for 40 years, culminating in the Pentagon-level position of Director, Army Fire and Emergency Services Department, a position for which he was recruited. At the Pentagon, Mr. Erichsen filled a 2-year vacancy, a challenge he met with veracity. He pioneered a department-wide restructuring that improved programming and strengthened financial stability, rendering improvements across all 135 U.S. Army installation fire and emergency services. In so doing, he achieved a global “right-size initiative” in concert with directives handed down from the President of the United States, modernized resources, delivered funding programs, and developed policies and procedures that benchmarked global operating efficiencies and optimized cost containment. With a keen eye to technology, he augmented the transfer of military tracking technology into the civilian firefighting arena. Having initiated his career as a fire chief in New Jersey, Mr. Erichsen incorporated military-engineered technology and fire management principles into an existing fire protection and emergency services infrastructure, resulting in an award-winning, high-tech, and safety-compliant organization. Today, Mr. Erichsen continues to remain on the cutting edge of emerging fire protection trends and technology. With extensive professional credentials and commendations, and as a member of the International Association of Fire Chiefs, Mr. Erichsen is an authority on a myriad of subjects related to fire protection, incident management, emergency services, and health and safety initiatives.
C F Coordinator
D F Coordinator For information on the training site please contact the coordinator, Dino Franco, at 505-344-2072 or
J F Coordinator
Roberta Fisher
J G Coordinator
S G Coordinator For information on the training site please contact the coordinator, Stephanie Glover at
Michael Gallaway

Michael Gallaway, CIRM, ICGB is a Six Sigma and Supply Chain Professional with 27 years of professional experience in Logistics & Supply Chain Management across 4 industries. His areas of expertise include: Warehousing & Distribution Management, Forecasting Customer Demand, Sales & Operations Planning, Inventory Management, Business Process Creation & Improvement, Project Management, Customer & Vendor relationships, Business Process Improvement, & CPFR.
Professional Experince and Credentials:

  • APICS Certified Professional
  • IASSC Green Belt Certified
  • Inventory Manager, Vintage & Collectibles Boutique
Teaching Experience:
  • Adjunct Professor, Supply Chain Certificate, UTA
  • Adjunct Professor, Logistics Technology, Northlake College
  • Adjunct Professor, Logistics/International Business, San Jacinto College
Civic Involvement:
  • Irving ISD District Improvement Committee
  • Irving Las Colinas Chamber Transportation Management Association
  • Irving City Council, 2010-2013

Nichole Gambulos (Waggoner)
Alesia Gibbons
Sandy Goins
C H Coordinator For information on the training site please contact the coordinator, Cindy Hammons, at 479-936-5178 or
L H Coordinator
L H Coordinator For information on the training site please contact the coordinator, Doug Watson, at 972-647-0697 or
Michael Hartman
Diane Havlik
David Hearnsberger
Kelly Heathington
Lothar Heller
Mary "Molly" Holden Ms. Holden received Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Geology from Grand Valley State University and the University of Illinois, respectively. She has nearly 20 years' experience in environmental consulting with CH2M HILL Companies, where she held the positions of field hydrogeologist, site safety supervisor, and project manager. Her experience includes primarily site investigation/remediation projects in accordance with CERCLA, RCRA, and the CWA. Ms. Holden has spent the past 10 years in consulting, curriculum development (including online course), and instruction. Her clients have included private firms, Texas Christian University, Tarrant County College, and the University of Texas-Arlington. As a UTA-DED instructor, she develops and teaches several courses for ETI and OSHA Education Center.
Mark Horner
Crystal Huff
David Hunter
B I Coordinator
Joe R. Jackson Joe Jackson is a seasoned General Industry OSHA compliance adult trainer with over 25 years of professional management and technical experience in the fields of industrial hygiene, safety, quality, training, production management and OSHA regulatory compliance. Has proven ability to develop policies, safety management systems, practices, training programs and compliance measures that result in the reduction of short and long-term safety and health (ESH) liabilities.
Romell Jackson Romell K. Jackson's credentials in Environmental Safety, Risk Management, Loss Prevention, Loss Control, and Safety Culture span more than 17 years. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Technology and has served in multiple consultation and management roles for Fortune 1000 companies. Mr. Jackson's development and oversight of day-to-day implementation of corporate training, safety policies and loss control programs make him a uniquely qualified subject matter expert serving on the faculty of the MC101 course series.
Raymond Johnson
Quintin Jones
James (Skipper) Kendrick Named by Occupational Hazards magazine as one of the most influential safety leaders of the last decade and as a member of Industrial Safety and Hygiene News Power 101, James "Skipper" Kendrick, CSP has over 38 years experience in the fields of safety, education and training. Skipper holds a BS degree in Industrial Technology, with a safety option, from Louisiana State University. He is a Professional Member of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) and a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) by examination. He is also a certified Six Sigma Green Belt. Skipper is a recipient of ASSE's highest honor, that of being named a Society Fellow. He was selected as the recipient of ASSE's National Edgar Monsanto Queeny Safety Professional of the Year Award in 2000 and has also been recognized as Safety Professional of the Year for the Greater Baton Rouge Chapter (1985), Fort Worth Chapter (1989-90) and Region III (1988-89). Skipper also has been recognized as Bongarde SafetyXchange's National Safety Trainer of the Year.
Susan Keys Susan MerryMaker Keys a.k.a. Dubble Bubble the Clown, has been clowning around and entertaining families in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, all around the USA, Australia, Europe and in Mexico since 1990. Susan enjoys people of all ages and has performed for birthdays from ages 1 to 102 (her own great grandmothers birthday)! School shows, corporate events, church events, libraries, day cares, hospitals, nursing homes, charitable events and whatever else she can get into-count her in. She is an accomplished balloon artist, marionette puppeteer, face painter and magician in addition to being an award winning clown.

She is very active with the Mid-Cities Clown Alley 85 and is the Clown Boss for the UTA Clowning 101 class and also teaches College for Kids in the summer. She is active with the Make A Wish foundation and the Children's Cancer Fund. Susan also performs as a non-clown entity in the same professional manner that she clowns around in.
Terry Kirkpatrick
Kathryn Kroll Kathryn Kroll is the owner of KrazyKat Studio. As an independent Graphic Designer & Software Training Consultant, her expertise is in marketing graphics, visual communications and personal instruction. Kathryn has taught Graphic Design courses since 1990, she has been teaching at UTA since 2002.

Kat has worked in advertising design and production for more than 25 years. In her Studio, Kat uses Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat; Quark XPress; Microsoft Office: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, & related support applications on a daily basis.

Her Studio design projects include: Greater Meadowbrook News advertising and production, Handley Fest marketing materials, catalog and newsletters for Media Tech Institute, brochures and display units for the Alzheimer's Association, packaging for HEB "house-brand" products, and contract assignments working on catalogs, advertising and other large documents at some of DFW's largest companies.

Away from the computer, Kathryn enjoys her pets-cats and dogs, home improvement projects, gardening, camping, and sewing costumes for renaissance festivals.

Technical Skills:

Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat, GoLive; Quark XPress; Microsoft Office: Word, PowerPoint, Excel. Support applications: Suitcase Fusion, Fetch, Barcoder, iWeb, Numbers, Keynote, Macintosh OSX and Windows 7.

Xavier Krone

As a freelance marketer Xavier has developed a broad array of web solutions and client acquisition strategies to generate revenue through social media and build digital presence. Consulting with a variety of companies representing multiple industries from beauty product manufactures to real estate investment firms. As a social media Instructor he has developed, designed and implemented a custom training curriculum which showcases immediately, actionable strategies to connect engage and convert social media users into consumers and loyal advocates for their product or service.

Take a look at his slideshow presentation get a better understanding of the financial benefits of social media!

Connect with Xavier:
A L Coordinator
TTC 118 PC Lab-TTC 118 Cart
Kevin Lazo
Amy Lopes
Diana Lundelius

Diana L. Lundelius, CHMM

Diana Lundelius is currently a Senior Enforcement Officer at USEPA Region 6 in the Air Permitting Enforcement Section. In addition to enforcement case investigations, inspections, and judicial civil referrals, Diana manages the air consent decree tracking program, reviews and responds to alternative monitoring plan requests, and participates in several EPA national air technical work groups. She is also one of two Lean/Six Sigma Black Belts for Region 6. She has 35 years combined experience as an industrial analytical lab chemist and as a multi-media environmental manager, working for municipal and federal government, private industry, and as a consultant. She is a widely published author and presenter in the field of industrial regulatory compliance. Diana has a bachelors degree in biochemistry, and has been a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) since 1999. Before joining EPA in August 2010, she previously received several state and national awards for her achievements in environmental management, and was named a Fellow of the Institute of Hazardous Materials Management in 2013. During her tenure at EPA, she has received the Region 6 annual WE CARE award, two Bronze Medals For Commendable Service, and the Region 6 Innovation Award.
K M Coordinator For information on the training site please contact the coordinator, Kim Mason, at 713-843-3700 or
Zackary Martin
Laurel Mayo
Joshua McCollister
Robert McDonald
Barbara McFarland

I am a working artist who works and teaches in, watercolor, oils, acrylics, pastels, and mixed media. I teach watercolor and drawing classes in the Continuing Education program at UTA in Arlington. I teach an oil, or acrylic on canvas class at Trinity Art Guild’s Gallery in Bedford. I also teach a watercolor class every two months at the Up Stairs Gallery in Arlington.

I am very proud of my B.F.A., Magnum Cum Laude in painting and drawing with an English minor from the U.N.T. in Denton. I pursued this dream of mine later in life, after I had traveled and lived in Europe for many years. Being a little older and having traveled and lived extensively overseas, I came to the University with a different perspective on life. I continue my studies by taking workshops from other artists and have spent two summers painting on location at the La Romita School of Art in Italy.

I belong to many art organizations----locally and nationally and am a signature member of the Southwestern Watercolor Society in Dallas, Society of Watercolor Artists in Fort Worth and Texas Neighbors in Irving. I have served as President for the Southwestern Watercolor Society of Dallas for the 2004-05 year. My work has received numerous awards in local, regional, and national shows over the years and continues to do so.

My subject matter comes from personal photo’s from my travels and objects I collect. The travel I have done and continue to do introduces me to history, cultures, and philosophies that have a major impact on my work. Turkey, for example, opened my eyes and thoughts to the eastern philosophy. From this I began to see the connection between their views and the philosophy of the American Indians in our Southwest. New thoughts lead to new connections and interests. My work involves the interconnecting strings that hold time and place together. I like to experiment and find new ways to use materials, design principals, and color to help get my idea or concept across in my paintings. Ultimately I strive for a balanced, yet exciting painting that can be enjoyed on many levels.

Stacey McGinney
Randy McKechnie

Randy McKechnie, President of RLM Consulting, Inc. Is a Licensed Real Estate Broker for almost 30 years, a Property Tax Consultant, a Trained Professional Mediator, and offers services as an Expert Witness. Contracted as a Brokerage Consultant for Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Century 21 Judge Fite, Co., The Seller's Advocate, Fedelius, Buyer's Voice and many other large and small brokerage firms in Texas.

Former president and owner of Century 21 Select (Terrell and Garrett). Former coordinator and current instructor for the University of Texas at Arlington pre-licensing real estate education program. Review editor for Dearborn Financial Publishing, Inc. for the review and editing of Contract Law and Law of Agency texts.

More than 200 hours of Alternative Dispute Resolution services with a greater than 85% success rate. Served as Broker Chairman of the Texas Real Estate Commissions Broker-Lawyer Committee. The committee that provides the real estate industry with all legally drawn contracts, addenda, and notices for promulgation and approval to be used by real estate licensees. Contract educator for Continuing Education Institute, Institute of Real Estate Professionals, University of Texas at Arlington and many other organizations.

You can contact Randy at his website

Ian McVea
Lourdes Molinar
Desiderio Mora Desi Mora is retired from TCEQ with 26 years of environmental experience in Water and Wastewater, NPDES Permits. He has a Master of Science degree in Soil Sciences from Texas A&M University in Kingsville. As a TCEQ staff member he worked in Water and Waste water and CAFO permitting, and Public Participation in the permitting process. He later worked in the Small Business and Environmental Assistance Program helping small industries and municipalities deal with environmental compliance issues. Currently, Desi is an Instructor for the University of Texas at Arlington for Stormwater regulations. He is bilingual in English and Spanish.
Jonathan Moreno
Robert Moura Pharmacy Technician Instructor
Carlos Munson
Nneka Neal
Heberto Ochoa
Mario Olmos Mario Olmos works as an R&D consulting scientist and environmental specialist. He has worked as a field researcher, manager of endangered species program and director of sustainable management programs for several conservation organizations such as The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Birdlife International, and Nature Conservancy. His passion for sustainability and conservation lead him to develop new programs for the sustainable management of natural resources, allowing industrial development, environmental conservation and socio-economical benefits in small communities of Latin America. He is an active member of Costa Rican Ornithological Society (Founding Member), American Ornithologist Union, Association of Field Ornithologist, Integrated Nutritional Society, and The Society for Integrated and Comparative Biology.
Donna Patterson Donna C. Patterson is a Senior Litigation Paralegal who has worked in many areas of law, including bankruptcy, criminal, family, estate, real estate, employment, appellate, medical malpractice, insurance defense, commercial, and general litigation. She is employed by the law firm of Pope, Hardwicke, Christie, Schell, Kelly, and Taplett L.L.P., where she assists in probate, real estate, insurance defense, commercial, and general litigation.

Mrs. Patterson has:

"Written over 200 training presentations on varied topics such as electronic discovery, legal ethics, legal terminology, Texas criminal code, trial preparation, age and sex discrimination, sexual harassment, responsibilities of management, proper conduct in the workplace, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and the Family Medical Leave Act..

"Been an instructor for the Paralegal Program at the University of Texas at Arlington since 2002. Prior to working in the legal field, she was an Arlington business owner and worked in computer systems, computer software, and sales and brokering of computer hardware..

"Received her Paralegal Certificate from the University of Texas at Arlington. She is a member of the Paralegal Division of the State Bar of Texas, and the Tarrant County Bar Association. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Fort Worth Paralegal Association as Scholarship Chair. She has served as 2nd Vice President/Membership Chair, Ethics Chair, and Public Relations Chair for the Fort Worth Paralegal Association. She is currently working on a quarterly series addressing paralegal ethical pitfalls and solutions entitled "Ethical Emma."

Mrs. Patterson supports local charities, including Arlington Charities, Arlington Life Shelter, The Veterans Hospital, and Legal Aid of Northwest Texas. (817) 703-8727
Daniel Pearson
TL Peters TL has worked in the field of occupational safety and health since 1989. He has a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Safety from the University of Texas in Tyler. He has been an OSHA Education Center instructor since 2006 and is the owner of United Safety Group, providing customized training for companies in all industries. Previously, TL has been the Environmental, Health and Safety Manager for companies such as Pioneer Frozen Foods, Atrium Windows and Doors, and The HON Company. Prior to his managerial roles, TL was a safety engineer for Vistawall Architectural Products and Baxter Healthcare Corporation. TL is a Certified Safety and Health Official in General Industry, a Certified Safety, Health and Environmental Trainer (CET #27-350), Certified Instructional Technologist (CIT #27-350), and an authorized OSHA Outreach Trainer in General Industry and Construction.
Grover Pierce
Randy Roberson
Tom Roberts Thomas has been a member of the occupational safety and health industry since 1971. His educational background comes from Louisiana College, where he received his Bachelor degree in Chemistry. Thomas' work experience is in the field of Industrial Hygiene and Petrochemical industry, where he has been responsible for recognizing and abating safety hazards and ensuring compliance with OSHA Standards. Thomas is a Certified Safety Professional and a Certified Industrial Hygienist.
Debra Rodriguez
William (Dan) Rosenthal
Amber Royer Amber Royer is the author of the cookbooks There are Herbs in My Chocolate and I Can Can With Herbs. She is also a regular columnist for the Dave's Garden On-Line Community. Her work has also appeared in Appleseeds and Odyssey (children's magazines). Amber is an active member of the Fort Worth Herb Society, and an avid gardener. As a degreed youth librarian (MLIS from UNT, experience working with all levels, from babies on through teens and even adults), Amber helped design the instructional materials for the Young Writer's Program portion of National Novel Writing Month. Amber became interested in creative writing when she was still young (and joined her first professional writer's organization at the age of 12) and is always touched when she gets to inspire a new generation of young writers. In addition to teaching, she enjoys crafting, cooking and travel - especially when it affords a chance to learn more about food or plants, whether it's visiting pineapple plantations of Hawaii, or sampling cocoa pulp straight from the pod in the Dominican Republic. For more information, visit her web site:
C S Coordinator For information on the training site please contact the coordinator, Stephanie Nelson, at 512-719-5263 or
F S Coordinator For information on the training site please contact the coordinator, Marty Gutierrez, at 210-458-2411 or
J S Coordinator
Dawn Scheel
John Seither

John Seither is one of a few internationally recognized computer forensics authorities. Given the relative newness of the field, his nearly two decades of computer forensics experience help to make him among the most knowledgeable anywhere. In that regard, John was set apart by many of his peers as being an unusually well qualified manager of a major law enforcement agency computer forensics program. His training and experience is not limited to technical investigations. Retiring from federal service in late 1998 with well over a quarter century of law enforcement experience, spanning burglaries to espionage, John is also a decorated officer and air combat veteran of the Vietnam War. Proving a clear exception to the old saying that those who can't do, teach, he has taught at some of America's best known accredited universities and colleges, with police officers traveling from as far away as Australia and India to attend his courses.

John received a Bachelors degree from the University of Maryland, a Masters degree from Webster University and pursued a PhD at Saint Louis University prior to his transfer with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS).

The following are included among his more relevant accomplishments as a field and supervisory special agent, most recently with US Customs and previously with NCIS and the Air Force Office of Special Investigations. Following many months of technical training at private corporations and the Central Intelligence Agency in the mid-1980s, John became the Navy Department's primary resource in the investigation of high priority and sensitive computer investigations world wide.

His prior mainframe programming experience had earlier facilitated a successful computer matching operation to economically identify fraud within the US Navy's payroll system. Hired by US Customs in 1987 and tasked with keeping a watchful eye on their giant mainframe computer center in northern Virginia, he was promoted and transferred about a year later to the Office of Investigations. While assigned as Customs National Fugitive Coordinator, a program responsible for the establishment of the Ten Most Wanted program and led to the arrest of several previously illusive major felons, he was called upon to design and supervise the building of the computer network for the Treasury Department's newly formed Financial Crimes Enforcement Network and later two large wide area networks for the Department of Justice (DOJ) and serving Customs, FBI, DEA and IRS. Both during his headquarters assignment and afterwards as a senior narcotics agent in Houston, TX, John provided Customs' input to DOJ's Federal Guidelines on Searching and Seizing Computers.

As the Customs' senior computer forensics examiner for Oklahoma and much of Texas, he recognized the need for sharing technical investigative resources between law enforcement agencies. To that end, he formed the Houston Area Technical Support Interagency Group, which ultimately numbered over 800 members in the US and British Commonwealth. It was also during this period that John developed what is widely reputed to be the first automated computer forensics program, a Windows variation of which was commercially marketed in computer stores across the nation. Selected in 1997 to be the first National Computer Forensics Program Manager for Customs' Office of Internal Affairs, John also pioneered the use of data mining to detect criminal activity transacted on Customs vast world-wide computer network.

Retiring in late 1998 at 53 years of age, he created a computer forensics training program for a high tech subsidiary of the giant Litton Corporation and assisted in the design of artificial intelligence computer forensics tools for the Air Force, much of which was accomplished from his home in a rural mountain top community in eastern Tennessee. Since then, John developed multimedia computer forensics laboratory intensive courses that are regularly offered by state and private universities and colleges.

Catrina Shafer
Raza Shah
Shonda Sharper Shonda Sharper, Certified Phlebotomist and Instructor. Working in The Health Care Industry for the past 26 years, specializing in Pediatric Phlebotomy and Cancer Research.
Phil Sheppard
Eric Stephan Eric has been in the construction industry since 1985. His experience stems from being a Deputy Sheriff for Travis County Sheriff's Dept, Safety Director for White Construction Company, and an OSHA Education Center instructor for numerous training institutes. Eric has also helped to negotiate large budget construction programs for many corporate construction businesses, and is an active member of the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Austin.
Amir Tabesh
Todd Tavis
Lindsey Temporal
Thomas Vinson THOMAS VINSON, founder of the Zero Waste Network has worked on projects that have helped companies identify ways to save over $1.3 million, while reducing nearly seven million tons of waste, three million gallons of water use, over a million kWh of electricity use and other reductions in pollution. He has worked for the University of Texas, the US Environmental Protection Agency and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. He helped develop the Pollution Prevention Planner and over 500 approaches for source reduction. Vinson has completed ISO 14001 lead auditor training. Currently Thomas is an Instructor for the University of Texas at Arlington, and annually trains over 150 people, and speaks at workshops and trainings throughout the world. Courses on sustainability, environmental management systems, risk management, pollution prevention and lean manufacturing are a few of the topics he uses to help businesses connect environmental performance to their business mission.
Don Tuantu Voxuan

Don Voxuan is a freelance instructor with UTA since 2001, he continues to offer job assistance and mentorship for his students whenever possible through his network and collaborative efforts with local businesses and non-profit organizations. He currently works as a senior web developer and team lead for a company in Dallas.
Although a technical person by profession, he is an avid supporter of the arts.  For his "creatives" he funds an independent production studio called the Imprint Society. Join him on Twitter or Facebook to receive notifications about job opportunities and social events. Creative enthusiasts can participate in projects through the Arlington Film Group and Arlington Photography Group; these "meet ups" encourage local amateur and professional interest in the arts as a profession.
Voxuan is a spirited adventurer and an avid student of ethnography. He also enjoys world travel, parkour, tennis, glamour photography, riding motorcycles, Formula 1 racing, and art. This motley combination of interests often inspire creative solutions for his clients, which he executes with both enthusiasm and calculated stubbornness.

Technical Skills


Web Programming

System Design


  • Acrobat
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Photoshop
  • Flash
  • Dreamweaver
  • Fireworks
  • Story


  • C# .NET
  • PHP
  • SQL Server
  • XML
  • JSON
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery
  • CSS, CSS3
  • (X)HTML, HTML5


  • UML
  • Visio
  • Catalyst Methodology


  • Access
  • Outlook
  • Word
  • Powerpoint
  • Excel
  • Sharepoint
S W Coordinator
Sarah Walls
Patrick Walsh
LWPI Wedding Planning
Tycer Whaley
Ed (Giles) Williams
Mike Williams