Introducing Visiting Scholars and Faculty for 2011-2012
Amy joined the developmental writing faculty as a Visiting Scholar for the School of Learning Enrichment and Academic Development. She earned a master’s degree in English with a minor in psychology from Stephen F. Austin State University, a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Texas at Dallas and an associate degree from Richland College. Amy has taught in both traditional and online settings and her teaching career has encompassed several areas including composition, American literature, technical writing, introduction to psychology, ESOL and advanced composition. Since 2008, she has co-sponsored the Connections Club and from 2009-2011, she has co-facilitated Leadership Richland.
Rod has been an adjunct instructor at Richland for 16 years, teaching computer programming, systems analysis and design, and computer networking before joining the staff as a program administrator and technology instructor in 2010. He became a Visiting Scholar in 2011. Rod earned an master’s degree from Baylor University, a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Baylor University and has been named a Certified Information Systems Security Professional since 2004. He has extensive experience in information technology having held positions in project management, programming and support.
Andy Long is a professional actor and director represented by the Kim Dawson Agency. Andy has appeared in more than 100 commercials and has directed many professional productions including three national tours. He worked for 15 years as an artist in residence at Dallas Children’s Theatre. He is the former associate director of the Baker Idea Institute, a non-profit organization specializing in the collaboration of business, art and academia, and the former director of acting for Lon Morris College.
Rolanda joins Richland College as full-time government faculty in the School of Learning Enrichment and Academic Development. She holds a juris doctorate from the University of Maryland School of Law, a master’s of public management from the University of Maryland School of Public Affairs and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Prairie View A&M University. She has taught government as an adjunct at Cedar Valley College as well as criminal justice courses at another Dallas-area college. Rolanda is currently pursuing a doctorate in public affairs at the University of Texas at Dallas.
Sherry joined the DCCCD in 1991 as French and speech faculty at Mountain View. From 2006-2011, she served as Richland’s executive dean for the School of Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts. This fall, Sherry joined Richland’s full-time speech faculty. Sherry holds a doctorate from The University Of Texas at Austin and two master’s degrees from The University of Texas system. Sherry has done extensive professional development work in France, Mexico, the Middle East and China.
Jennifer began teaching speech courses for Richland as an adjunct instructor in 2008. She completed both her master’s and bachelor’s degrees in communication studies at the University of North Texas. Her master’s degree focused specifically on interpersonal and organizational communication. Jennifer has taught in a traditional as well an online class setting.
Liem is a Visiting Scholar for the School of Engineering, Business and Technology. She has been teaching computer science courses at Richland College and the Art Institute of Dallas for three years. She’s also had eight years of experience teaching at the high-school level.
Tim received a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from the University of Southern California. He attended SMU, where he received a master’s degree in anthropology/conservation archeology. Tim began teaching at Richland and returned to graduate studies in sociology at North Texas State (now the University of North Texas). He obtained his doctorate from The University of Texas at Arlington in the newly established transatlantic history program.
Adriana earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in computer science from the University of Bucharest, Romania and a doctorate in computer science from the University of Texas at Dallas. She has more than three years of teaching experience that includes both undergraduate and graduate-level classes in computer science. Adriana joined Richland College in August 2009 where she has been teaching a variety of classes including introduction to computing, introduction to computer science and programming and business computer applications.
Patrick was an adjunct faculty member teaching government at Richland College for six years before accepting a position as a Visiting Scholar in the Fall of 2011. After earning a Master of Arts in Political Economy at the University of Texas at Dallas, he held executive positions in the non-profit sector, spent two years as a land use and zoning consultant and spent five years as district director for a north Texas member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Patrick also spent 11 years working at Recreational Equipment, Inc. where he served as director of sales and product training.
Clive was born in Butler, Pennsylvania, and divided his childhood between there and Erding, Germany. After graduate school he spent over 30 years in the business sector as a buyer, safari outfitter, magazine editor and creative director. He left his job with Mobil Oil Corporation’s Venezuelan drilling operation in 1998 to complete his doctorate and joined Richland’s faculty as an adjunct in 2003. He now joins Richland as a Visiting Scholar beginning this fall.
Erica is the lead faculty member for journalism and the coordinator for the Richland College Student Media Group. She holds a Master of Science degree in public relations from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication at Syracuse University. She teaches a variety of classes, including public relations, advertising, radio/TV production and news gathering and writing.