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  • Md. Nurul Amin, ABD, MBA, MAcct, MCom, CMA, CFE; CPA

    Chair, Department of Accounting and Management

    304.929.1682

    Office: Learning Resource Center, Room 301C

    Professor Amin teaches Advanced Accounting, Financial Statement Analysis, Advanced Cost Management, Managerial Accounting, Intermediate Accounting, and Principles of Accounting. Prof. Amin’s research interests focus on the Asset-Liability Management for Commercial Banks at the time of Interest Rate Volatility. Prof. Amin is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), and a Certified Management Accountant (CMA). .

  • Alecia Barbour, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor of Music - Department of History, English and Creative Arts

    304.929.1274

    Office: Carter Hall, Room 201A

    Dr. Barbour's research on convergences of music, memory, and constructions of belonging has taken her from the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration in New York to the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens in California. She is currently working on a project focused on "listening for loyalty" in U.S. sites of Japanese American incarceration and Enemy Alien internment during WWII. Courses she teaches at WVU Tech include Music in World Cultures, American Popular Music, Introduction to Music, and Introduction to the History of Jazz.

  • Cortney Barko, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor of English - Department of History, English and Creative Arts

    304.929.1277

    Office: Carter Hall, Room 108B

    Cortney Barko is an Associate Professor of English at West Virginia University Institute of Technology.  She received her PhD in English from Northern Illinois University in 2011, along with graduate certificates in Women’s Studies and Museum Studies.  Her research interests include twentieth-century American literature, women’s literature, and feminist theoretical studies.  Barko’s monograph, Writers and Artists in Dialogue: Historical Fiction About Women Painters, was published in 2016 by Peter Lang Publishing, Inc.  She teaches first-year composition, literature, and communication courses.  

  • David Bernier, M.A.

    Teaching Assistant Professor of Adventure Recreation Management in the Department of Sport and Recreation Management

    304.929.1301

    Office: Tech Adventure House

    Dave has worked in the outdoor adventure recreation field for more than 20 years.  Originally from the mountains of New Hampshire and Maine, he is proud to call West Virginia home. Dave has an undergraduate degree in Outdoor Recreation and a master’s degree from WVU.  He is an AMGA-certified SPI rock climbing instructor and has completed the AMGA Rock Guide Course. He is also an ACA L4 swift water rescue and whitewater kayak instructor and has been commercially guiding rafts on Class V sections of rivers for twenty years. Dave is also a current wilderness first responder. 

    He has worked in the college outdoor recreation field for a dozen years sharing amazing experiences with students. Before that, Dave ran a commercial adventure recreation business, worked with adjudicated youth programs and was a National Park Service whitewater rescue ranger. Dave has traveled extensively for recreation and adventure but says that some of the most fun that can be had outdoors is watching students pick up a new life long skill in adventure recreation.

  • Rachel Bragg, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor of English - Department of History, English and Creative Arts

    304.929.1220

    Office: Carter Hall, Room 108A

    Dr. Bragg earned a Ph.D. in English from Old Dominion University with an emphasis in rhetoric and textual studies.  Her research interests include visual rhetoric, document design, transfer, composition, and writing across the curriculum.  Classes taught by Dr. Bragg include first year composition, scientific and technical writing, and communication studies. 

  • Patrick Brown

    Assistant Professor of History - Department of History, English and Creative Arts

    304.929.1273

    Office: Carter Hall, Room 201D

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  • William Clough, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor of English - Department of History, English and Creative Arts

    304.929.1278

    Office: Carter Hall, Room 108C

  • Jemma Cook, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor of Psychology - Department of Social Sciences and Public Administration

    304-929-1311

    Office: Classroom Building, 100A

    Dr. Cook’s areas of expertise include behavior analysis and behavioral pharmacology. Her work focuses on reinforcement parameters, extinction, and relapse phenomena as related to behavior broadly with an emphasis on substance abuse. Dr. Cook encourages her students to understand how the behavior of humans and nonhuman animals interact with and are maintained by the environment. With this understanding, she helps her students design experiments to expand our knowledge about behavior and inform the development of potential behavioral or pharmacotherapies.

  • George Coroian, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor of Criminal Justice - Department of Social Sciences and Public Administration

    304.929.1313

    Office: Classroom Building, Room 101F

  • Scott Fleming, Ph.D, CPA, CMA

    Dean, College of Business, Humanities and Social Sciences

    304.929.1267

    Office: Room 110 Carter Hall

  • Lauren Fowler, M.S.

    Teaching Instructor of English - Department of History, English and Creative Arts

    304.929.1218

    Office: Carter Hall, Room 201C

    "I began teaching at WVU Tech as a visiting instructor of English in Fall 2016. I completed my M.A. at East Tennessee State University in 2015. My research interests include gothic literature, 20th and 21st century American literature, and popular culture. I have taught the following classes at WVU Tech: English Writing Studio, Composition and Rhetoric, Composition, Rhetoric, and Research, Short Story and Novel: Gothic Literature, and First Year Seminar."

  • Cynthia Hall, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor of Psychology - Department of Social Sciences and Public Administration

    304.929.1311

    Office: Classroom Building, Room 100B

    Dr. Hall’s specialty is in developmental and social psychology with focus on adolescent through adult attachment relationships and social cognition associated with autism spectrum disorders. She teaches courses in lifespan development, research methods, psychometrics, and social psychology. Prior to her position at WVU Tech she taught at Radford University and the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Hall completed multi-disciplinary training at the Civitan International Research Center, Sparks Clinics, where she conducted developmental assessments for infants and school-age children presenting with behavioral, developmental, and/or learning concerns.

  • Crosby Hipes, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice - Department of Social Sciences and Public Administration

    304.929.1315

    Office: Classroom Building, Room 101C

    I began at WVU Tech in the Fall 2018, and received a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland in 2016. My expertise and research background are on stigmatized populations and inequality. Currently, this is focused on ex-offenders attempting to re-enter society following incarceration. Past research has focused on other stigmatized groups, such as military veterans and people with mental illnesses. My work has appeared in Social Science Research, Sociological Forum, Society & Mental Health, Armed Forces & Society, and the TRAILs social science teaching repository. I have also co-written an annual report for the Congressionally-mandated Recovering Warrior Task Force, focused on wounded, ill, and injured members of the armed forces.

  • Mark Jones, M.S.

    Chair, Department of Sport and Recreation Management

    304.929.1283

    Office: Carter Hall, Room G10

    Mr. Jones initially began full-time employment as a lecturer in the Department of Physical Education at WVU Tech in the fall of 2007. He also serves as a Program Coordinator for the Sport Management major. He participated four years as a student-athlete at NCAA Division I Delaware State University in Cross Country, Indoor Track and Outdoor Track. Mr. Jones’ hobbies include running, hiking, kayaking, camping, and all outdoor activities. His hometown is in Milford, Delaware. He has one daughter, Natalie Jones, who resides with him in Charleston, West Virginia.

  • Andrea Kent, Ph.D.

    Chair, Department of Social Sciences and Public Administration

    304.929.1312

    Office: Classroom Building, Room 200B

  • KyungMoon Kim, D.B.A

    Associate Professor - Department of Accounting and Management

    304.929.1681

    Office: Learning Resource Center, Room 301B

    Teaching area – Organizational Behavior, Business Introduction, Principles of Marketing, Consumer Behavior Research area – Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management Academic Presentation & Publications: Academy of Management (2012), Southwest Academy of Management (2012-2014), Journal of Leadership, Accountability and Ethics (2013)

  • Brent Linsley, Ph.D.

    Visiting Assistant Professor of English - Department of History, English and Creative Arts

    304.929.1276

    Office: Carter Hall, Room 201D

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  • Amanda McCarty, M.B.A.

    Associate Professor of Health Services Administration - Department of Social Sciences and Public Administration

    304.929.1211

    Office: Classroom Building, Room 202A

    Courses taught: Introduction to Health Care Organizations, Social Welfare, Health Insurance, Illness & Health Care, Health Care Strategic Planning, Death & Dying, Intro to Public Health, and Community Service. My interests are in public health, program evaluation, performance management and quality improvement.

  • Angela Peterson, Ph.D., CMA

    Assistant Professor - Department of Accounting and Management

    304.929.1683

    Office: Learning Resource Center, Room 301A

    I have 20 years of industry experience in accounting holding positions from staff accountant to corporate controller. I hold a doctorate, a CMA and a CFE license. I enjoy traveling and spending time with the kids.

  • Thomas McGraw, M.H.A

    Associate Professor of Health Services Administration - Department of Social Sciences and Public Administration

    304.929.1317

    Office: Classroom Building, Room 101E

    Courses taught: Collective Bargaining, Fundamentals of Health Care Administration, Health Care Planning, Health Law and Legislation, Illness and Health Care, Introduction to Health Care Organizations, Introduction to Welfare, Long Term Care Administration, Medical Ethics, and Principles of Micro Healthcare Finance. My interests are health care access and delivery.

  • Caroline McKelvie, M.S.

    Teaching Instructor of Sport and Recreation Management - Department of Sport and Recreation Management

    304.929.1280

    Office: Carter Hall, Room G1B

    Ms. McKelvie is a Visiting Instructor in the Sport Studies department at WVU Tech. She was a member of the WVU Tech Women’s Soccer program from 2007-2011 and represented Scotland at the Under 15’s and U’17’s level. Ms. McKelvie’s research interests include culture shock among international student-athletes, professional athlete endorsement and psychology of coaching. In her free time, she enjoys playing and watching soccer, as well as spending time with family. Ms. McKelvie is originally from Drongan, Scotland.

  • Joan Neff, Ph.D.

    Professor of Criminal Justice - Department of Social Sciences and Public Administration

    304.929.1316

    Office: Classroom Building, Room 200C

  • Devin Noor

    Program Director of Culinary Arts

    304.929.1361

    Office: Administration and Extension Service Building, Room 303

  • Joshua Price, Ph.D

    Assistant Professor of Economics - Department of Social Sciences and Public Administration

    304.929.1346

    Office: Classroom Building, Room 200D

    I joined WVU Tech in Fall 2018. I received a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2016. My research areas are in applied microeconomics, public economics, health economics, and pedagogy. Currently, I am investigating the assumed connection between substance use and welfare eligibility/participation. I have taught the following courses at WVU Tech: Principles of Microeconomics, Principles of Macroeconomics, Intermediate Microeconomic Theory, Business/Economics Statistics, White Collar and Economic Crime, Public Economics.

  • Paul H. Rakes, Ph.D.

    Chair, Department of History, English and Creative Arts

    304.929.1212

    Office: Carter Hall, Room 200B

    Dr. Rakes holds a Ph.D. in history from WVU with a focus on Appalachia and technology studies with corresponding research and publications that focus on early coal mining in West Virginia.  He teaches Appalachian Regional History, Revolutions in Science and Technology, Recent America, and United States surveys. 

  • Janis Rezek, Ph.D.

    Professor of Sociology - Department of Social Sciences and Public Administration

    304.929.1319

    Office: Classroom Building, Room 101B

    Courses taught: Introduction to Sociology, Introduction to Anthropology, Women & Men in Society, Social Problems in Contemporary Society, Social Stratification and Power, Family and Society, Ethnic Groups, Appalachian Culture, Women of Appalachia, Sociology of Work and Work Places, World Religions, and Present Day Slavery. My interests are gender issues and sociology of women.

  • Joshua Roe

    Program Director and Teaching Assistant Professor of Adventure Recreation Management

    304-929-1300

    Office: Tech Adventure House

  • Marjorie Smith, Ph.D.

    Teaching Assistant Professor of Business Management - Department of Accounting and Management

    304.929.1684

    Office: Learning Resource Center, Room 303F

    (Northcentral University) PhD

    Teaching Experience: 30+ years; Human Resource, Bus. Statistics, Org. Behavior; Research interest: Organizational Behavior

  • Dawn Surbaugh, M.S.

    Program Coordinator of Aviation, Regents Bachelor of Arts and Early Enrollment

    304.929.1685

    Office: Interdisciplinary Science Building, Room 112

  • Tara Taylor

    Administrative Secretary Senior, Department of Social Sciences

    304.929.1318

    Office: Classroom Building, Room 202B

  • Douglas Terry, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor of English - Department of History, English and Creative Arts

    304.929.1279

    Office: Carter Hall, Room 200C

    Douglas Terry, Assistant Professor of English, teaches courses in English composition, American literature, and popular culture. His research examines race and education in 19th and 20th century American literature, particularly in newspapers and periodicals.  He holds a PhD from West Virginia University.  

  • Mark Vecellio, M.F.S.

    Assistant Professor of Forensic Investigation - Department of Social Sciences and Public Administration

    304.929.1314

    Office: Interdisciplinary Science Building, Room B02

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  • Connie Walker

    Administrative Associate, Office of the Dean

    304.929.1267

    Office: Carter Hall, Room 110

  • Amy Webb

    Administrative Secretary-Senior - Department of History, English and Creative Arts

    304.929.1268

    Office: Carter Hall, Room 200

  • Andrew Wheeler, M.F.S.

    Associate Professor of Forensic Investigation - Department of Social Sciences and Public Administration

    304.929.1219

    Office: Interdisciplinary Science Building, Room B02C

    My interests are incident reconstruction, staged scenes, and investigator perception

  • Diane Zielinski

    Administrative Secretary Senior, Department of Accounting and Management

    304.929.1680

    Office: Learning Resource Center, Room 303

  • Diana Woods

    Program Director of the Launch Lab

    304-929-1343

    Office: Innovation Building, Room 109