In Memory: Dr. Jean Haythorne Braden

In Memory: Dr. Jean Haythorne Braden

History Professor Jean Haythorne Braden died at her home in Washington, D.C., on January 24 surrounded by her loving family. Braden was born in Smithfield, Ohio, and moved to Columbus when she was 16 years old. She completed undergraduate and master’s level studies at The Ohio State University before being accepted into the doctoral program at that institution, where she was a student of the … Continue reading In Memory: Dr. Jean Haythorne Braden

New Faculty at Manassas

Nine people joined the faculty at the Manassas Campus at the start of the Fall semester. “We are pleased to welcome these accomplished educators to the Manassas Campus and feel sure they will contribute to our mission of service to our students and the community,” Provost Roger Ramsammy said. Santwana Das teaches information technology and cybersecurity courses. She earned a master’s degree in information security assurance at George … Continue reading New Faculty at Manassas

Faculty and Students Visit Keegan Theatre

Faculty and Students Visit Keegan Theatre

On November 2, Assistant Professor of English, Chalet A. Jean-Baptiste, and her students, mostly Honors students, went on a field trip to the Keegan Theatre in Washington, D.C. The field trip has become part of her English 125 (Intro to Literature) course and every year students learn about literature that focuses on a particular theme. This year’s themes are nature, the environment and science fiction … Continue reading Faculty and Students Visit Keegan Theatre

Manassas Campus Welcomes New Faculty

Four people joined the faculty at the Manassas Campus at the start of the fall 2013 semester. Vashti Carisa Bryant is an assistant professor of biotechnology and biology. She gained teaching experience at the University of the District of Columbia Community College, and has worked as an associate scientist at Kemp Biotechnologies Inc. and Life Technologies Inc. She holds a doctorate from the University of … Continue reading Manassas Campus Welcomes New Faculty

NOVA New Faculty Class of 2013-2014

2013-2014 New Faculty First Year Experience Starts

The NOVA New Faculty Class of 2013-2014 kicked-off their Faculty First Year Experience on August 13 with a day-long event. Human Resources and benefits vendors were there in the morning with a Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning kick-off event in the afternoon. New faculty will continue to meet with one another as they visit campuses, meet the provosts and hear invited speakers throughout … Continue reading 2013-2014 New Faculty First Year Experience Starts

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Annandale Hosts Fulbright Pre-Departure Orientation

The Annandale Campus Division of Languages and Literature was privileged to host the Fulbright Pre-Departure Orientation for 66 U. S. English Teaching Assistants (ETAs) to Sub-Saharan Africa and South and Central Asia June 9 to 12. Dr. Nataliya Schetchikova and Dr. Hayib Sosseh seamlessly co-directed the event that was designed to provide the ETAs practical pedagogy and methodological training in Teaching English as a Foreign/Second … Continue reading Annandale Hosts Fulbright Pre-Departure Orientation

VCCS Fellowship and Professors Programs Available

NOVA faculty members have consistently distinguished themselves by winning the top teaching awards. This year the college nominees for the prestigious SCHEV Outstanding Faculty Award are Callan Bentley, Rebecca Kamen, Robert Bausch and Jane Serbousek. It is time now for eligible faculty to consider applying for three other opportunities. The Chancellor’s Faculty Fellowship Program provides paid leave and tuition assistance for doctoral degrees in leadership/higher education … Continue reading VCCS Fellowship and Professors Programs Available

Annandale Losing in a “Good Way”

Annandale’s faculty and staff Weight Watchers group lost big this week! The team of 19 lost 52.2 pounds collectively. Their big loss can be attributed to tracking what is eaten, making healthy food choices and being active. New members are welcome to join this supportive team. Email Comfort Uanserume at cuanserume@nvcc.edu or Margarita Martinez at mmartinez@nvcc.edu for a registration form or swing by the meeting … Continue reading Annandale Losing in a “Good Way”

VCCS Fellowship, Professors and Sabbatical Programs Available

NOVA faculty members have consistently distinguished themselves by winning the top teaching awards. This year the college nominees for the prestigious SCHEV Outstanding Faculty Award are Callan Bentley, Rebecca Kamen, Robert Bausch and Jane Serbousek. It is time now for eligible faculty to consider applying for three other opportunities. The Chancellor’s Faculty Fellowship Program provides paid leave and tuition assistance for doctoral degrees in leadership/higher education … Continue reading VCCS Fellowship, Professors and Sabbatical Programs Available

Nineteen Annandale Faculty and Staff on Board With Weight Watchers

Annandale Campus had their first Weight Watchers Informational Meeting where 19 faculty and staff got together to start Weight Watchers for an 18-week series. Comfort Uanserume (Student Services) and Margarita Martinez (Counseling) along with Weight Watchers got a representative to come and offer “At-Work” weekly meetings. The meetings are still open to other faculty and staff who wish to participate. The group will work together on goals to … Continue reading Nineteen Annandale Faculty and Staff on Board With Weight Watchers

VCCS Fellowship, Professors and Sabbatical Programs Available

NOVA faculty members have consistently distinguished themselves by winning the top teaching awards. This year the college nominees for the prestigious SCHEV Outstanding Faculty Award are Callan Bentley, Rebecca Kamen, Robert Bausch and Jane Serbousek. It is time now for eligible faculty to consider applying for three other opportunities. The Chancellor’s Faculty Fellowship Program provides paid leave and tuition assistance for doctoral degrees in leadership/higher education … Continue reading VCCS Fellowship, Professors and Sabbatical Programs Available

Professor Shaffer Takes Environment Science Class to See BayScape Project

On September 27, Annandale Professor Deborah Shaffer took 27 members of her Environmental Sciences class to the Oakton campus of the Unity of Fairfax Church on Hunter Mill Road. The purpose of their visit, which was hosted by members of EarthCare Team, was to observe work done by the church in their storm water management project over the past seven years. The students observed a … Continue reading Professor Shaffer Takes Environment Science Class to See BayScape Project

Liberatore to Present at South Eastern College Art Conference

Alexandria Art History faculty member Sarah Liberatore will present a talk at the South Eastern College Art Conference (SECAC) October 19 in Durham, North Carolina. Liberatore is on a panel discussing new technologies and changes in pedagogical practice in art history. Her paper is titled “Teacher As Student: What My Students Teach Me about Technology and Digital Media in the Classroom. Liberatore will be joined … Continue reading Liberatore to Present at South Eastern College Art Conference

ELI Offers TOTAL Workshops

NOVA’s Extended Learning Institute (ELI) announces a new series of professional development workshops for NOVA faculty who teach (or want to teach) blended and online courses. The workshops were developed by the VCCS TOTAL (Topics in Online Teaching and Learning) project. See the project website for descriptions of the workshops. The content and style of the workshops are similar to those of the popular TOP … Continue reading ELI Offers TOTAL Workshops

VCCS Fellowship, Professors and Sabbatical Programs Available

NOVA faculty members have consistently distinguished themselves by winning the top teaching awards. This year the college nominees for the prestigious SCHEV Outstanding Faculty Award are Callan Bentley, Rebecca Kamen, Robert Bausch and Jane Serbousek. It is time now for eligible faculty to consider applying for three other opportunities. The Chancellor’s Faculty Fellowship Program provides paid leave and tuition assistance for doctoral degrees in leadership/higher education … Continue reading VCCS Fellowship, Professors and Sabbatical Programs Available

Ed Anderson Honored by VCTM

The Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics (VCTM) honored former Math Professor Edward Anderson by dedicating its spring 2012 magazine to him. Anderson’s photo appears on the front cover and a full-page of memories is included in the magazine. Anderson began his NOVA career as an adjunct at the Manassas Campus and became a full-time faculty member in 1993. He is lovingly remembered by students … Continue reading Ed Anderson Honored by VCTM

VCCS Fellowship, Professors, and Sabbatical Programs Available

NOVA faculty have consistently distinguished themselves by winning the top teaching awards. This year the college nominees for the prestigious SCHEV Outstanding Faculty Award are Callan Bentley, Rebecca Kamen, Robert Bausch and Jane Serbousek. It is time now for eligible faculty to consider applying for three other opportunities. The Chancellor’s Faculty Fellowship Program provides paid leave and tuition assistance for doctoral degrees in leadership/higher education or … Continue reading VCCS Fellowship, Professors, and Sabbatical Programs Available

Loudoun Campus Welcomes New Faculty

Several new faculty members were welcomed at Loudoun for Fall 2012. John C. Kincheloe, assistant professor of history, brings several years of teaching experience, including three years as an adjunct at NOVA. He earned a master’s degree at James Madison University and is pursuing a doctorate at the University of Connecticut. He lives in Alexandria with his wife, Casey, and Luke, a Labrador/blue heeler mix. … Continue reading Loudoun Campus Welcomes New Faculty

Woodbridge Welcomes New Faculty

Several people joined the Woodbridge Campus faculty for Fall 2012, including a NOVA graduate who returned to teach. Megan Davies, assistant professor of psychology, is very familiar with the college, having taught previously at NOVA campuses in Alexandria, Manassas and Woodbridge. She brings a wealth of teaching experience gained at Averett University, Strayer University, Rednock School in Dursley, England, and Soundwell College in Bristol, England. … Continue reading Woodbridge Welcomes New Faculty

Manassas Welcomes New Faculty

Six people joined the Manassas Campus faculty at the start of the fall 2012 semester. Dr. Sarah Gunnarson, assistant professor of psychology, holds a doctorate in industrial and organizational psychology from the University of Maryland at College Park and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Virginia. She has one semester of teaching experience as an adjunct at NOVA and two years as … Continue reading Manassas Welcomes New Faculty

Annandale Welcomes Shaunda Durham

Shaunda Durham recently joined the Annandale Campus Learning and Technology Resources unit as the new supervisor of the Oral Communication Center.  Durham has worked in higher education since 2001 serving as a program coordinator, student affairs coordinator, academic advisor and CST adjunct faculty member. Durham is an Army veteran who has traveled and lived in almost every state and on two continents. In her spare … Continue reading Annandale Welcomes Shaunda Durham

NOVA Faculty Compete in Virginia Senior Olympics

Faculty Susan Thompson (AN) and Ginger Primus (AL) competed in the Virginia Senior Olympic games in golf Friday, May 11 in Mechanicsville, Virginia. Thompson won a gold medal with a score of 90 and qualified for the National Senior Olympics to be held in Columbus, Ohio. Primus won a silver medal in her age category. Both have taught golf at NOVA through the Physical Education … Continue reading NOVA Faculty Compete in Virginia Senior Olympics

Accounting Professor Awarded Fulbright Grant

When you walk into office CC-122A on the Annandale Campus, you will notice a lot of decorations surrounding one particular desk are Russian. From calendars with Russian landscapes to coffee mugs, Accounting Professor Phillip Imel (AN) shows off souvenirs from all his trips to Russia and he hopes to bring back more when he returns from his next trip this fall. Imel was recently awarded … Continue reading Accounting Professor Awarded Fulbright Grant

Ann Turpyn: 40 Years of Service

At the end of April, the Woodbridge Campus celebrated and said goodbye to Circulation Librarian Ann Turpyn who is retiring after 40 years at NOVA. Turpyn began at the Annandale Campus in 1972 as a library assistant under head librarian Lois Smith.  In 1977, Turpyn transferred to the Woodbridge Campus and worked with Dr. Gordon Cook who was the director at the time. She continued … Continue reading Ann Turpyn: 40 Years of Service