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Faculty Members

Patricia S. Andrews, (Professor of Biological Sciences) Mrs. Andrews received a B.S. and M.Ed. from Frostburg State University and has advanced training in Complementary and Integrative Medicine and Science and Mind/Body Medicine at Harvard Medical School CE

Michele Beener (Business) Ms. Beener holds a BS in Business Administration and a MS in Business Ethics and Leadership from Duquesne University. She is pursuing a doctoral degree in Education through Liberty University. Ms. Beener has served on the adjunct faculty for over four years and brings ten years of experience in adult education, workforce consulting and academic program development. Currently, she holds the position of Director of Education for Somerset Hospital and Affiliates, where she leads educational programming for the medical staff, community and workforce.

Stacey Boggs (Mathematics) Ms Boggs has an AA from Potomac State in Biology (1987), BA from Frostburg in Physics/Physical Science (1990), M.Ed. from Frostburg in Interdisciplinary Education with a focus in Math (1993).  She is currently ABD at West Virginia University in Higher Education Leadership Studies. She taught Biology, Physics, and Math both full and part-time at Potomac State from 1990 to 1995.  Ms Boggs also worked with Student Support at Potomac State and Veterans upward bound through Davis & Elkins College.  Ms Boggs taught Math part-time at Allegany College beginning in 1997, and has been a full-time faculty since 2001.She has been married 20 years and has four children.  She is active in the Keyser Presbyterian Church, American Field Service (AFS) Cultural Exchange Programs, and an active Keyser High School Band Booster.

Patrick Brady (Business) Mr. Brady is a Full Professor at Allegany College of Maryland with 23 years of full-time and part-time teaching experience in the fields of accounting and management.  He holds a B.A. in English literature and history from the University of Pittsburgh and an MBA from Frostburg State University.  In addition, Mr. Brady has 17 years experience with the United States government, several businesses of his own and in private industry, including nearly three years as an accounting manager for Hercules, Incorporated.   He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the state of Maryland.

Gloria Brooks-Broadwater (Business) Ms Brooks-Broadwater has a BS and MBA from Frostburg State University and served in an administrative capacity for the College for more than 30 years. She was also the Director of Distance Learning and Special Programs.  She has been an adjunct faculty member for the last fifteen years teaching various business courses at both Allegany College of Maryland and Frostburg State University.

Dennis Buskirk (Computer Science) Mr. Buskirk a graduate of Frostburg State University with an MBA has been teaching for Allegany College in the Computer Science department since 1995 and taught for the online faculty training program the Western Maryland Whytech consortia.  Mr. Buskirk is one of our trailblazers for online teaching and chaired the Online Task Force.

Rob Coleman (Computer Science) Mr. Coleman is a fulltime associate professor of Computer Science, specializing in computer programming and technical support.  He has a BS in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh and an MBA from Penn State University, majoring in Management Information Systems.  Mr. Coleman owned and operated a successful computer consulting firm in Pennsylvania for 15 years prior to joining the College in 1996.

Bobbi Dubins (Student Development) Ms. Dubins has over 20 years of experience as a manager, teacher, computer programmer, and systems analyst.  She has a Bachelors degree in Computer Science and a Masters degree in Business Administration from Frostburg State University.  Ms. Dubins has taught courses in Computer Science and Business Administration as an adjunct faculty member at Allegany College of Maryland, Potomac State College of West Virginia University and Frostburg State University.

Bob Elbin (Computer Science)

Paula Fuller (Respiratory Therapy) Ms. Fuller is a Registered Respiratory therapist/clinical instructor in the Respiratory Therapy Department.  She graduated from Salisbury State with a BS in Respiratory Therapy and earned a M.Ed. from Frostburg State University in education.  She has taught Respiratory classes and clinically instructed in the Western Maryland Health System for the past 15 years.

Jenna Gallion (English/Speech/Reading) Ms. Gallion has a B.S. from Frostburg State University in Speech and Theater and her M.A. from Oklahoma State University in Communication. She has taught in Oklahoma, Japan, and locally at Frostburg State University and Allegany College of Maryland. Ms. Gallion has been a part of Allegany College of Maryland since 2000 and now serves as Chair for the English Department.

Stephen Gibson (History) Dr. Gibson graduated from Saint Louis University with a PhD in American Studies. He also holds an M.A. in history from the University of Illinois-Springfield.  He teaches History and Geography at the college, and his interests lie in 20th Century History and Popular Culture

 Merle Helsel (Business) Mr. Helsel graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a BS degree in Law Enforcement and Corrections and earned a J. D. from the Dickinson School of Law.  In addition to practicing law, specializing in estate planning and personal taxation, Mr. Helsel has been teaching for the College on a part time basis until  he accepted a full-time appointment.

 Kurt Hoffman (Sociology and Psychology) has a Humanistic Psychology background from Sonoma State University and teaches numerous courses in both Psychology and Sociology.  He also facilitates Phi Theta Kappa Leadership Classes and is involved in Faculty Formation. 

Thea Hosselrode (Office Technologies) Ms. Hosselrode has a BS and M.ED in Business Education from Frostburg State University.  She has been a faculty member at Allegany College since 1993 and has been teaching in our Office Technologies Department.  She has also taught business communications and telephones for our Continuing Education programs.

James House, Jr. (Multimedia Technology & Computer Science) Mr. House is a fulltime assistant professor in Multimedia Technology and Computer Science.  He has an A.A. degree in Journalism from Potomac State College and a B.S. degree in both English and Computer Science from Frostburg State University.  He is currently working on his Master’s Degree.  Before becoming a fulltime instructor, Jim taught graphic design and interactive multimedia part-time at both Allegany College of Maryland and Frostburg State University.  He has over twenty-five years of experience in public relations and graphic design working for such institutions as Bell Atlantic MSI Corporation, Flight One Recording Studio, and Allegany College of Maryland’s Advancement Department.

Peggy Hughes (Office Technologies) Ms. Hughes serves as Department Chair of our Office Technologies division on campus and has been a member of our faculty since 1981.  She came to us with a BS from Shepherd College in Business and Secondary Education and M.Ed. from Frostburg State University in Education.

Robin Imgrund (Business) Ms. Imgrund who has a BS from Frostburg State University and an MS from the University of Maryland teaches business classes primarily at our Pennsylvania campuses.  She is serving this year as the Department Chair for Business Administration.  She has taught via distance since 1995, primarily on the interactive systems and has also served as trainer and mentor for other teaching on the system.

Georgia Kreiger (Speech) Ms Kreiger has a PhD. in English literature.from West Virginia University..She also has an MA from WVU, and a bachelor's degree from FSU.  Ms. Kreiger has been teaching for 10 years.

Ron Krug (Business) has 23 years of full-time college teaching experience.  Prior to joining the Allegany College of Maryland business department in 2006, Mr. Krug taught for 15 years at the State University of New York at Oneonta and for six years at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown.  He also spent four years as an adjunct faculty member at the State University of New York at Binghamton.  Mr. Krug has a BS from the State University of New York at Old Westbury, an MBA from the State University of New York at Albany, and an MS in Accounting from the State University of New York at Binghamton.  He is a Certified Public Accountant in Maryland.  Mr. Krug has private sector management experience from Eastman Kodak, R.H. Macy and U.S. Silica.

Fran Leibfreid (Nursing) Department Chair for Nursing. Ms. Leibfreid has a B.S.N. from West Virginia University, and a M.Ed from St. Francis College. 

Matt Marafino (English) Mr. Marafino is a fulltime assistant professor of English teaching primarily at the Pennsylvania campuses.  He has a BA and MA in English Literature from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. and also did some doctoral work at the University of Delaware. 

Penny McIntyre (Business) Before moving to Pennsylvania, Penny McIntyre had 25 years of experience working at various Human Resource and Training positions while living in Massachusetts. She holds a B.Mus.Ed from the University of Massachusetts at
Amherst, and a Master of Science in Management from Lesley College of Cambridge Massachusetts.  Penny serves as adjunct faculty for the Business Department at ACM, and is the Director of McIntyre's Minstrels Studio in Bedford, Pennsylvania.

Steve Robinett (Computer Science) A graduate from James Madison University with a BA in Music. Mr. Robinett worked as a software engineer for 16 years in the federal government-consulting arena.  He has been with Allegany College since 1998 and specializes in Database Design, Linux, C++, and Java programming.

Don Robinson (Mathematics) Mr. Robinson has been employed at the College since 1984.  He has a B.S. in mathematics from Frostburg State University and an M.S. in mathematics from West Virginia University.  He has also taught at Hampshire High School and Bishop Walsh High School, at Garrett Community College and West Virginia University.  Mr. Robinson is also credited as one of the trailblazers in online teaching at the College and is currently serving as a "FOTTC FELLOW." (Faculty Online Technology Training Consortia)

 Javan Scheller (Nursing) Ms. Scheller is a fulltime associate professor in Nursing. She has a BSN from West Virginia University and a MSN from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  Prior to accepting her position at the College she taught for 21 years at another nursing program in Pennsylvania.

Mark Shore (Mathematics) Dr. Shore is the Division Chair of the Mathematics Department at Allegany College of Maryland. He has a B.S. and a M.S. from Frostburg State University, and earned his Ed.D. from West Virginia University. Dr. Shore wrote the textbook for the Math 102 course that is one the Web, and also produced the Video CD with the text that includes over 20 hours of instruction, showing how to solve many of the problems in the text. Dr. Shore believes that mathematics must be applied to real- life, and that the learning products he has developed for this course, offers the students a unique opportunity for success.

Brent Smith (Mathematics)

Kristi Smith (Computer Science) PA Coordinator for Computer Science and Technology, Mrs. Smith has a B.S. and an M.B.A. from Frostburg State University. She has been teaching for Allegany College of Maryland in the Computer Science Department since 2001. Mrs. Smith is Division Chair/Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Communication Arts Technology.

Thomas Striplin, MEd, RRT (Associate Professor).  Mr. Striplin received his B.S. Degree in Science in Respiratory Therapy from Salisbury State University.  He received a Master’s in Education from Frostburg State University.  He has taught for the past 19 years for the college. He has additional training and expertise in web page development and design and interactive CD production.

Suzanne Stultz (Art) Originally from the Annapolis, Maryland area, Suzanne has a BFA from the University of Maryland, Baltimore Campus. She attended the Maryland Institute College of Art in the Master’s of Art Teaching program for half of her Master’s work, relocated to our area and completed her studies at Frostburg State University and holds a Master’s degree in Art Education. At Allegany College of Maryland she has taught for twelve years and is also associated with the educational program at Old Bedford Village in Bedford, Pennsylvania. Suzanne is also a level one instructor and member of the Pennsylvania Therapeutic Ride Association founded at Penn State University.

Sharon Walker (Nursing) Ms. Walker is a graduate of Penn State University with a BSN in Nursing; she also received her MSN in Nursing from the University of Phoenix. Ms. Walker has 20 years of experience in nursing including medical-surgical, cardiac, ICU/CCU, education, and employee and occupational health. She is board certified in emergency nursing. Sharon has been an instructor of CPR and First Aid for 14 years, and a clinical nurse instructor with ACM since 2003.

Cynthia Zumbrun (Office Technologies/Medical Assistant) Mrs. Zumbrun is a registered health information technician and certified coding specialist with the American Health Information Management Association She has 20+ years of experience in medical coding and transcription.  She has prior work experience as a coder/supervisor in the Medical Records Department of Sacred Heart Hospital.  She also had been a self-employed medical transcriptionist.  She has an MEd in Curriculum and Instruction with a technology focus and a B.S. in Business Education from FSU.