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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.



 
Donna Austin

 
Barry Baker

 
Marti Geron

Marti has over thirty years experience in the health care industry that includes billing, coding, reimbursement, education and management. She has had the opportunity of working in different positions and many specialties in the medical field earning her CMA, CM, and CPC certifications. As one of the nation's first certified coders, she was named a member of the American Academy of Professional Coders National Advisory Board and proctored the Certification exams from 1995 to 2000. She was awarded Associate Instructor of the Year at PMI's National Conference in June and, consequently, was asked to serve on the Practice Management Institute (PMI) 2007-2008 National Advisory Board. She has worked for the UT System over thirteen years and due to her love of teaching and the need for certified coders she has taught evening courses at two major universities for the last seven years.

Marti has been very active as Founder and President of three AAPC Chapters throughout Texas and named networker of the year twice through the AAPC's Dallas Medical Center Chapter. She is on the Editorial Advisory Board of "The Coding Institute" for ten of their specialty newsletters. As one can see she stays busy. but she says, "It is an ever changing field that never gets boring".



 
Donna Patterson Donna C. Patterson is a paralegal who has worked in many areas of law, including bankruptcy, criminal, family, estate, real estate, employment, appellate, medical malpractice, commercial and general litigation. She is employed by the law firm of Cantey Hanger LLP where she assists in commercial and general litigation. Mrs. Patterson has: - Written over 150 employment law training presentations on varied topics such as age and sex discrimination, sexual harassment, legal ethics, 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, contract sales, and in elementary education. - Received her Legal Assistant Certificate from the University of Texas at Arlington. She is a member of the Legal Assistants Division of the State Bar of Texas, and serves as the Scholarship Chair and the Public Relations Chair for the Fort Worth Paralegal Association. Mrs. Patterson volunteers as an instructor for the Arlington Life Shelter. Mrs. Patterson volunteers for local charities, including Arlington Charities, Arlington Life Shelter, and the Veterans Hospital. Donna C. Patterson donna.patterson@canteyhanger.com

 
Doug Bullard

 
Martha Romero

 
Jack Pettyjohn

 
XiaoYa C. Fielder

Xiaoya working projectorXiaoya Fielder taught the Chinese language at Elementary and High School levels in China for 12 years. For the past 8 years she has been teaching Mandarin Chinese in the Continuing Education program at The University of Texas at Arlington. The classes she teaches include Beginning Chinese, Intermediate Chinese, Advanced Mandarin Chinese, Business Chinese, Travel Chinese, and Chinese for youth.

She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Arts from The Teachers College in China. Ms. Fielder also have received certificates from the Startalk Chinese Teacher Professional Training Program, The University of Texas at Dallas Chinese Language Teacher Program, and Peking University of China Training Program on Chinese Language.

Many of her students from both China and America have furthered their careers and educations by taking her classes. Learning the Chinese language can make you more marketable in professional and international fields of work, and her classes will leave you with a better knowledge of the Chinese culture and language.



 
Sheryal Bielby

 
Margo Narro

 
Tylene Di Sciullo

 
Quintin Jones

 
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."



 
Taeko Horwitz

 
Bob Lansdale

 
Bob Braun Robert has serviced the industry of occupational safety and health since 1972. Robert holds a Master Degree in Business Administration from Boston University and Masters in Industrial and Safety Engineering from Texas A&M University. He gained the majority of his experience from serving in the United States Army. Robert has been an OSHA Education Center instructor since 2005.

 
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.



 
Roger Whitney

 
Kathy Edwards

 
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.

 
Keith Henry

 
Marian Red

 
Diane Havlik

 
Gina Henry-Cook About Gina Henry-Cook & her company, Go Global, Inc.: Go Global Inc. is a company designed to help individuals find affordable vacation options. Owner, Gina Henry-Cook teaches travel classes in over 86 cities nationwide and is the author of many travel publications, DVD’s, Video CD’s, and audiotape programs. She has traveled to over 80 countries and 40 states as an adventurous solo traveler, an executive for major international advertising agencies, and through student undergraduate & graduate programs. Gina leads one group tour each year (for students and her friends), teaches English overseas, is a professional mystery shopper, and imports internationally. She holds a masters in International Management from Thunderbird, the American Graduate School of International Management. Check out www.goglobalinc.com for more instructor information and her radio/TV interviews.

 
Lorenza Jackson I have thirty-seven (37) years experience as a medical technologist. Graduated from Baylor University Medical Center Feb 1971, worked as a lab manager or supervisor for 20 years in area hospitals, and I have been an instructor of phlebotomy at Cedar Valley College in Lancaster and at Tarrant County Jr. College in Ft. Worth, and presently teaching Phlebotomy at UTA. I am registered with the American Medical Technologist Registry. I also have a registry from the United States Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, issued in 1977.

 
Scott Cooper

 
Steve Chaney

 
H G Coordinator

 
Susanne Spartano

Susie Spartano, SPHR is the Regional Director of Volunteer Services with the American Red Cross North Texas Region with responsibility for overall planning, recruitment and retention strategy for the Red Cross’ volunteer workforce spanning 111 counties across North Texas. She also serves as a Supervisor in the Staff Relations function within the Disaster Service Human Resources system of the American Red Cross.

Previously, she served as the Director of Human Resources and Volunteer Management at the Dallas Area Chapter of the American Red Cross with full responsibility for directing the Human Resource and the Volunteer Management function within the chapter's 12 county jurisdiction.

She holds a BS in Business Administration and is currently pursuing a Masters in Human Resource Development with the University of Texas.

She served 4 years on the Diversity Committee with Dallas HR, the local SHRM affiliate as the Chair of the Publicity and Outreach Committee.

Notable is her 18 years of people management and her 12 years of service to the American Red Cross during which she aided in the relief to victims of 9/11, Katrina, Gustav/Ike and several other disaster relief operations.



 
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: www.dandylyonsgarden.com.

 
David David

 
Jerry Henderson Jerry Henderson has been in the Industry of Occupational Safety and Health for 28 years. He is a Certified Safety and Health Official in General Industry. He is a master trainer in Medic First Aid and the lead instructor for OSHA 511 Standards Course for General Industry at UT Arlington's Region VI OSHA Education Center. Previously he served in Safety/Security management and investigative capacities for Contel/GTE and Lone Star Gas Company with responsibility for developing and maintaining security and safety programs for workforces of over 1000 employees in each position. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Career Arts from Dallas Baptist University and retired with 20 years of service in the U.S. Army, Senior NCO, Military Police.

 
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. He is an authorized Outreach Trainer has earned a Certified Safety and Health Official in General Industry.

 
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.

 
Stan Demke Stan Demke works full time as a CNC applications engineer for a major CNC machine manufacturer. During his 20 years experience as a machinist and CNC programmer, Stan has been instructing apprentice machinist students since 1999 and instructing the CNC Programming classes at UTA since 2008. Stan uses his experience as an applications engineer to engage students with practical programming situations and techniques. Stan also uses social media to expand on communicating class examples and videos to students. Search CNC Programming on Facebook to see more.

 
Ed (Giles) Williams

 
**TBA

 
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.

 
D W Coordinator For information on the training site please contact the coordinator, Doug Watson, at 972-647-0697 or doug@texoassociation.org.

 
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.

 
C H Coordinator For information on the training site please contact the coordinator, Cindy Hammons, at 479-936-5178 or chammons@nwacc.edu

 
Lourdes Molinar

 
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.

 
David Hearnsberger

 
Ralph Steele Dr. Ralph Steele provides mediation services for a variety of public and private business clients. Dr. Steele wrote, developed, and teaches the Mediation and Dispute Resolution Certificate Program and the Attorney Mediation Certificate Program at the University of Texas, Arlington. He teaches basic and advanced family, employment, conflict coaching, negotiation, and transformative mediation. He is a certified mediator with Mediate.com, chair of the affiliations committee of the Mediation Beyond Borders. His Doctorate degree is from Oxford University, Masters Degree from Vanderbilt University, Bachelors from Concordia University, Seward, NE, and Associate Degree from Concordia, Selma, AL. He resides in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas area.

 
Nita Alexander

 
Bill Turner William G. Turner Jr. has been in the industry of Occupational Safety and Health for more than 30 years. He gained his experience from LSU Industrial Firefighting School, LSU Law Enforcement Training Academy, and 15 years in the aerospace industry. He is also an occupational safety and health professional, conducting safety audits, Construction and Maritime industry 10/30-hour Outreach courses, and HAZWOPER Standards courses. William has been an instructor since 1991.

 
Jackie Vinson

 
D F Coordinator For information on the training site please contact the coordinator, Dino Franco, at 505-344-2072 or dfranco@aconm.org.

 
Mike Lewis

Mike has 20+ years in the computing industry, worked as a 1st level tech for Tandy, 2nd and 3rd level tech working for AST, Server team member, moved into AST corporate training, went to Microhard as an A+ instructor, then taught Windows NT certification, achieved and MCSE, A+, and other certs. Lewis worked as an IT Senior instructor for 10 years at ITT Technical Institute (in computer networking, computer security, and network forensics). He got into computer security about 5 years ago and have been fascinated with it ever since. Achieved forensic cert in 2010.

Lewis has been teaching MS Office for TCC since 2009, working at Westwood as an instructor, SME, curriclum designer and Program chair for both CJ and IT since 2011, and has helped design a few networks for businesses. He now specialize in InfoSec and forensics.

Personally, he has been married for 35 years to the same fiery redheaded woman, and still going strong. Hobbies include building wooden things (like desks) and bookshelves, etc.



 
F S Coordinator For information on the training site please contact the coordinator, Marty Gutierrez, at 210-458-2411 or Martha.Gutierrez@utsa.edu.

 
C S Coordinator For information on the training site please contact the coordinator, Janie Good, at 512-719-5263 or training@abccentraltexas.org

 
Benjamin Bell

 
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.

 
Bill Smith Bill Smith received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University and has been in the field of electrical engineering since 1970. In those years, he has been in management, engineering and training positions. He is professional in the occupational safety industry, conducting safety audits and forensic support for companies. He has been an OSHA Education Center instructor since 2005 and is a Certified Safety and Health Official in General Industry and Construction Industry.

 
George Gonzales

 
S G Coordinator For information on the training site please contact the coordinator, Stephanie Glover at smglover@utep.edu.

 
Fabia Bourda Fabia McLean Bourda, MBA, SPHR, PMP Ms. Bourda leads TCS' HR Strategy and Transformation Practice, which includes Organizational Change Management. She has extensive Human Capital Management (HCM) and people management capabilities in systems, processes, strategy, and transformation and is knowledgeable in Oracle HCM and most niche HCM applications. She has over 20 years of progressive senior management experience working with and influencing Fortune 500 C-level executives in the area of human capital management and organizational change management. She holds an Executive MBA degree in Strategic Leadership and International Management from The University of Texas, Dallas. She also holds two Bachelor degrees in Administration & Information Management and Adult Education and a Master of Education in Curriculum Design. In addition she has rofessional certifications in human resources (SPHR) and project management (PMP). She has been teaching at colleges and universities in Canada and the U.S. since 1990 and is passionate about learning and developing individuals to reach their full potential.



 
Reid Eggers

 
David Boone

 
James Swan

 
Brandie Green

 
Clay Crowell

 
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.

 
Lindsey Miller

Lindsey Miller is a Dallas-based photographer and owner of Lindsey Miller Photo. She received her Masters in Digital Photography from the School of Visual Arts in 2009. She practices the art of photography in every type of shoot she is hired for, including weddings, products, and events. She believes that learning photography is half science and half art, one with out the other is incomplete. Lindsey uses her experiences in business and world travels to give a well rounded education to all levels of photographers about the camera, the computer and the design aspects of photography.

Please contact her at lrmiller@uta.edu for questions regarding her specific classes at UT Arlington. And visit www.LindseyMillerPhoto.com to see her portfolio.

 
Michael Cummings

 
James (Skipper) Kendrick James "Skipper" Kendrick is a Certified Safety Professional, Distinguished Fellow of the American Society of Safety Engineers and a Certified Six Sigma Green Belt. Skipper has been named by EHS Today magazine as one of the most influential safety professionals of the last decade. He was additionally named by ISHN magazine as a member of the safety professions Power 101. Other recognitions include EHS Today's Safety Trainer of the Year and the American Society of Safety Engineers, Edgar Monsanto Queeny Safety Professional of the Year. He is Past President of the American Society of Safety Engineers. Prior to his current position as President of Kendrick Global Enterprises, LLC, He was Director of EHS Training for Textron Inc. and Corporate Manager, Industrial Safety & Hygiene for Bell Helicopter.

 
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. 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 serves as a Course Manager.

 
Randall Page

 
Dorothy Kennedy

 
Troy Benthall

 
Roddrick West

 
B I Coordinator

 
J G Coordinator

 
P S Coordinator For information on the training site please contact the coordinator, Peggy Swineheart, at 918-352-4517.

 
Tiffany Holman (Gale)

 
LWPI Wedding Planning Institute

 
Phil Sheppard

 
Joshua Strittmatter Josh W Strittmatter, CFP®, CRC®

Josh is the president and CEO of Strittmatter Wealth Management Group, LLC based out of Weatherford, Texas. He has over ten years of experience as a financial planner and specializes in retirement planning and investment management. Josh graduated Cum Laude with a BBA majoring in Finance from the University of Texas at Arlington. He has also obtained the CFP® and CRC® designations. Josh has a passion for education and believes that the key to financial success is knowledge.

Find out more about Josh and Strittmatter Wealth Management Group, LLC. by visiting www.strittmatterwealth.com.



 
Matt Kerr Matt is an independent instructor, consultant and the Program Chair of the UTA Disaster Response Certification Program. With more than 30 years in the fields of health and safety, fire/rescue, and hazardous materials, Matt holds a B.A. in Environmental Studies and multiple certifications and designations in Disaster and Emergency Response and Management, Occupational Health & Safety, Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response, Confined Space Entry and Rescue, Rope / High-Angle Rescue, and Dive Rescue.

 
M R Coordinator

 
Douglas Castro

 
MAC Lab-MAC

 
Anna Lamikanra

 
Robert Casagrande

 
Jacob Royer

 
George Brown

 
Vernita Thompson

 
Joe R. Jackson

 
James Ryan

 
John Myers

 
Candice Nicholson

 
Raymundo Rojas

 
Melinda Howser

Melinda Howser has taught math for 7 years. Her teaching experience began earlier in 1998 with camp counseling, and later included teaching privately as an academic and music tutor. Her test preparation skills include her own successful testing resume as an SAT National Merit Finalist and most recently in May 2012 as an invited member for a multi-state educator advisory panel event in Princeton, NJ. While in Princeton, she met researchers, educators, and professors from across the U.S. at the Chauncey Conference Center to discuss algebraic constructs in student development of math understanding.

In addition to her certifications in Math, Science, Technology Applications, and Supplementary ESL, Mrs. Howser has experience teaching subjects such as Jewelry Making, Wood Burning, Robotics Club, Crafts, Piano and Cello. She lives with her loving husband Michael and enjoys spending time with friends and family.



 
Douglas Bergere

 
William (Dan) Rosenthal

 
Adriana Winnett

 
Grover Pierce

 
John (Rex)David Coffman

 
George Ganescu

 
Oluwaniyi Efuwape

 
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:

 
Nancy Wentlandt

 
Mary Williams

 
John Erichsen

 
Kelly Heathington

 
B B Coordinator

 
Darrel Canada

 
Joshua McCollister

 
D'Lisha Thomas

 
S W, Site Coordinator

 
CEWF Lab-CEWF

 
Paul Wind

 
Jonathan Chorba

 
Shaina Hanhart

 
Shalonda Barker

 
Heather Buen

 
Theresa Ellinger

 
Wayne Croomes

 
Comfort Brown

 
Eldon McCurley

 
Megan Seegmiller Former Continuing Education student, Meg Seegmiller, joined the Continuing Education team as an instructor in 2013. She brings over 15 years of web design experience and a love of education to the team. Meg first began designing web sites as a teenager when she and her father began taking free online HTML tutorials. After a few months, she was hooked! She graduated from The University of Texas at Arlington, where she studied programming, design, and marketing. After a few years of teaching computer-related courses to primary and secondary students she decided to return to web design and development. To freshen up on new techniques and programming languages, she began taking courses through Continuing Education and completed three certificate programs.The networking opportunities that she encountered through CE landed her several new clients. Meg’s considerable expertise makes her very valuable contributor to the web design and web development programs. Her timely insights helped advance the development of new courses including Drupal and WordPress.

Web Design Certificate Web Development Certificate



 
Candace Pierce

 
John (Jack) Rindt

 
Terry Kirkpatrick

 
Robert McDonald

 
A C Coordinator

 
C G Coordinator

 
Bryan Cook

 
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.

 
Ian McVea

 
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.

 
M V Coordinator For information on the training site please contact the coordinator, Mario Vasquez, at 832-200-0988 or mariovasquez@ntsafety.com.

 
Carlos Munson

 
TTC 118 PC Lab-TTC 118

 
Roger Boos

 
Michael Fairchild

 
Jody Christopherson-DeGan

 
Jeanne Cosgrove Jeanne F. Cosgrove is Sustainability Manager and LEED accredited professional. She has a Master of Science Degree in Civil Engineering and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She has worked for over 30 years to provide clean water, air, and land as an EPA project manager implementing the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, and RCRA/CERCLA programs and in the private sector.

 
Tycer Whaley

 
Jeffrey Campbell

 
Marc Williams

 
Augusto Serrano

 
Laurel Mayo

 
Walter Castro

 
K M Coordinator For information on the training site please contact the coordinator, Kim Mason, at 713-843-3700 or kim.m@agchouston.org

 
James Crawford

 
Matthew Darr

 
John Bauler

 
L H Coordinator

 
Malizy Scruggs

 
D A Coordinator

 
Thomas (Tom) Burns

 
Victor Toruno

 
Amanda Jakaboski

 
Robert Davidson

 
Juliana Morelli Juliana Morelli (PG, REM, CPESC, CESSWI, CESCO, LPST CAPM) Ms. Morelli holds multiple professional certifications establishing her as a qualified environmental manager, erosion control professional, environmental and safety officer, and corrective action professional. Ms. Morelli has been serving the regulated community for 17 years. Ms. Morelli is a capable compliance manager whose strengths are water quality, waste management and safety. Her experience includes NEPA, All Appropriate Inquiry (AAI) requirements of CERCLA, remedial investigation under RCRA; pollution prevention plans and erosion and sediment control planning for federal, municipal, industrial and construction clients under NPDES; and she is an expert with regards to the SPCC requirements of 40 CFR 112.

 
Joshua Cogan

 
Dan Connors

 
Daniel Pearson

 
Michael Hartman

 
Patrick Loc

 
Alan Ramirez-Paz

 
Hadley (Bruce) Eliker

 
Michael Gallaway

 
William Taylor

 
Duane Roe Duane Roe is an Environmental Safety and Health Consultant with 22 year's of experience in the United States Air Force as a Bioenvironmental Engineering Craftsman. Recently retired he is now an instructor for the University of Arlington Texas as well as an occupational safety and health consultant for several industrial workplaces within the state of Oklahoma. He has a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration.

 
Charles (Rick) Coneway

 
Greg Holdburg

 
Mark Horner

 
Rachel Neal

 
Laurie McKendall Laurie J. McKendall received her Master of Art in Alternative Dispute Resolution from Abilene Christian University, Abilene, Texas. Laurie is a certified ombudsman and trained mediator. Laurie completed her basic mediation and advance family mediation training at the University of North Texas. She has successfully concluded a wide range of mediations, including business contracts, employer/employee conflicts, landlord/tenant issues and interpersonal and family disputes.

She is highly qualified in facilitating communication and reducing hostility between disputing parties and adept at providing a collaborative mediation environment in which the parties can reach mutually acceptable agreements. Laurie is a Credentialed Distinguished Mediator TMCA. She a member of the American Bar Associations ADR Section, Texas Associations of Mediators and Mediators Beyond Borders.

 
Nicholas Palumbo

 
Lisa Gabel

 
J S Coordinator

 
K P Coordinator

 
Sharon Jones Sharon has over 27 years experience in environmental compliance, the first 14 as a state regulator with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality in the areas of underground storage tanks, industrial and hazardous waste, and in the enforcement division as an investigator for the Texas Environmental Crimes Taskforce. Since 2001, she has been the environmental training manager and ISO 14001 Environmental Management System Representative for the Texas Army National Guard. During her tenure she has developed statewide training curriculum, awareness materials, regulatory guidance, waste management plans and training videos for handling of hazardous and universal waste and spill prevention plans.

 
Tracie Baker

 
Latasha Taylor

 
J M Coordinator

 
Melita Elmore Melita Elmore is a certified Community College instructor, has been an ISO Lead Auditor and has a Master of Science degree in Water Pollution Studies from the University of North Texas. She has been an environmental consulting business owner, training curriculum developer, an executive to a Fortune 50 company, a regulator and has worked with national and international engineering firms. She has lead and developed organizations, including the TX Carbon Capture and Storage Association, the Lead Environmental Instructor for an oil and gas consortium, and has presented environmental issues papers and classes in the US, UK and Netherlands.

 
Philip Daily Phil Daily is a Licensed Professional Engineer in Texas and Oklahoma and has a Master of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin and an MBA degree from UTA. He has held various positions at several environmental consulting firms including AECOM (previously ENSR). For the past 30 years he has provided air quality permitting and compliance, oil spill planning, and other environmental consulting and auditing services to many industrial sectors. He currently provides environmental consulting as a principal of Daily Consulting, LLC and is an Instructor for The University of Texas at Arlington.

 
A W Coordinator

 
D N Coordinator

 
V R Coordinator

 
Robert Burnside

 
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.

 
S D Coordinator

 
Mark Middleton

 
J K Coordinator

 
C C Coordinator

 
KTU Camp Instructor

 
Aye Kyi

 
Bob Nighswonger

 
Nina Jones

 
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.



 
Lidia Abbott

 
Mohsen Shahandashti

 
Nikki Choyce Nikki Choyce, PMP is President of Infotech Management, Inc., a project management services and training organization based in Fort Worth, Texas. Her company provides both consulting and professional development services such as organizational assessments and development, skill assessments, training as well as project implementation services. All services are based on the international standards established by the Project Management Institute (PMI) to ensure that the solutions and recommendations reflect the most current thinking in the profession. Infotech Management is proud to be a partner with the University of Texas at Arlington Continuing Education Department. We can now offer participants a well-rounded Project Management Certificate program. Nikki as well as all of the other Infotech Management staff you may meet during these courses are highly trained Project Management Professionals (PMPs), with many years of experience managing a wide range of projects. For more information about us, visit our website: www.ITM-Solutions.com

 




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