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Eastern Gateway adds eight new faculty members

Published: Sat, September 15, 2012 @ 12:00 a.m.

Staff report


Eastern Gateway Community College added eight faculty members for the start of the fall semester.

Four faculty members are assigned to the main campus in Jefferson County and four to the Valley Center in Youngstown.

Ricardo Collins of Steubenville is an assistant professor and teaches chemistry on the Jefferson County Campus. He has more than 15 years’ experience as a chemical and materials engineer.

Among his work titles are thermal analysis project leader and technical consultant, reheology project leader, tribology bench test developer and expert in physical and analytical testing methods. Previously, he was a staff chemist for the Sherwin Williams Co. He earned his master of business administration degree from the University of Phoenix, master of science degree in materials science and engineering and bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering from Western Reserve University.

Timothy Glaid of Upper St. Clair, Pa., is an assistant professor and teaches business and accounting on the Jefferson County Campus. He began his own consulting firm, Leadership Ignite Co., in 2008 and previously was campus president/school director for ITT Technical Institute in Pittsburgh. For 30 years, he consulted with many Fortune 500 information technology and communication leaders. He has taught and had administrative positions in several institutions of higher education.

Glaid earned his doctorate in management and organizational leadership and his master’s in organizational management from the University of Phoenix, his bachelor of science degree in computer science from the University of Pittsburgh and his associate’s degree in business administration from the Community College of Allegheny County.

Robert Raupach is an instructor of mathematics at the Valley Center. In January 2011, he began working at Eastern Gateway as an adjunct instructor. He also has taught at other institutions of higher education. He is a former case analyst for International Counterintelligence Services in Arizona.

His education includes a master of science degree in business administration from Baldwin Wallace College, master of science degree in mathematics from Cleveland State University and bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from Youngstown State University.

Rebecca Rook of Steubenville is an assistant professor of mathematics on the Jefferson County Campus. Before joining Eastern Gateway, she taught at Franciscan University of Steubenville. She also provided private mathematics tutoring and ACT instruction.

She completed her master’s degree in science and math at Wheeling Jesuit University and received her bachelor’s degree in mathematics from FUS. Her memberships include the Mathematical Association of America, Phi Delta Kappa and FUS Alumni Board.

Connie Salvayon of Pittsburgh is an assistant professor of English on the Jefferson County Campus. Her professional experience includes adjunct instructor, academic adviser and writing tutor in the Student Success Center at Eastern Gateway.

She represented the college on the Ohio Board of Regents’ English/Oral Communication Articulation and Transfer Network panel. She has a master of library science degree from the University of Pittsburgh and bachelor of arts degree in history and literature. She earned a Post Master’s certificate in Technical and Professional Writing from East Carolina University. She is a member of the National Council of Teachers of English.

James Senary of Boardman is an assistant professor of business and accounting at the Valley Center. He was a visiting assistant professor at Hiram College and was an instructor at Kent State University. He worked for Delphi Packard with the last title of finance manager for the electrical electronic business line.

He earned a master’s in business administration from Ohio University and a bachelor of science in business administration from Youngstown State University. He belongs to the Institute of Management Accountants.

Jaime Shuster of Warren is an instructor of psychology and sociology at the Valley Center. Previously, she taught part time for Eastern Gateway, Hiram and Kent. She was Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee coordinator and assistant research and development coordinator at the Louis Stokes Cleveland Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

She is working on her doctorate in health policy management at Kent. She has a master’s degree in health policy management from Kent, a master’s degree in experimental psychology from Cleveland State University and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Kent.

Among her memberships are Ohio Public Health Association, American Public Health Association, Global Health Education Consortium, Midwestern Psychological Association, Society for Neuroscience and American Psychological Association.

Lynn Zvara of Canfield is an instructor of English at the Valley Center. She received her master’s and bachelor’s degrees in English from YSU. Her memberships include National Council of Teachers of English and Northeast Ohio Writing Centers Association.

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