Instructors-Maumee Campus

Meet A Few of Our Staff/Program Chairs/Instructors

 

Academic Dean

Todd Wildey, M.D. - Dr. Todd Wildey is proud to serve Stautzenberger College students as the Dean of Maumee Campus. Born and raised in Michigan, Dr. Wildey grew up helping with his father's landscaping company and grandfather's farm. When his grandfather developed Alzheimer's, Dr. Wildey cared for him while earning his realtor's license and selling real estate. This experience inspired him to later attend medical school.

In 2016, Dr. Wildey graduated from Xavier Medical School. He has experience in obstetrics and gynecology, internal medicine, family practice, pediatrics, psychiatry, surgery, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and ophthalmology. His teaching experience began in 2014, when he became a teaching assistant for anatomy and physiology. Since then, Dr. Wildey has continued being an anatomy instructor. At Estelle Medical Academy, he was Head of the Anatomy Department and Dean of the Medical Assistant Program.

At ATS Institute of Technology School of Nursing, Dr. Wildey was the Director of General Education as well as the Anatomy and Physiology Department Chair. Currently, Dr. Wildey is an elected member of the American Association of Clinical Anatomists. He also works closely with Autism Speaks and is active with their Autism Gala and Autism Walk. Additionally, Dr. Wildey is an advocate for the American Heart Association's Heart Health Initiative.

In his free time, Dr. Wildey enjoys outdoor activities such as: running, weightlifting, archery, hiking, and hunting. He is a huge sports fan and cheers for the Detroit Lions. He also loves spending time with his wife, whom he met in high school. They are expecting their first child this fall. 

Corporate Dean of Students

Danielle Harriott - While it's easy to focus on what you cannot control, there is a major aspect of your life you could choose: your career. Starting a career you love is a rewarding experience that could help you secure a better future as well as boost your happiness and self-confidence. As Rockford Career College and Stautzenberger College's Corporate Dean of Students, Danielle Harriott finds joy in helping students reach their career goals.

Danielle identifies with our students so well because, in 1997, she became an RCC alumni. She went on to earn her Associate of Applied Science in Paralegal degree from Rockford Business College. Danielle also holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management degree from National Louis University in Elgin, Illinois. For over 17 years, she enjoyed working in the paralegal field.

By returning to RCC, Danielle was able to share her paralegal experience with students. In 2012, she started her education career as an adjunct instructor for the paralegal program. “I quickly fell in love with education and helping my students shine,” Danielle says. In May of 2013, she became the paralegal program director. Finally, she accepted the academic dean position.

“I am extremely passionate about people and teaching others how to believe in themselves,” states Danielle. “Being a part of a student’s journey to a new career from start to finish is a gift.” Her commitment to student success is reflected in not only her students' accomplishments but also the numerous awards she has received. Danielle earned the Swank Award for Leadership and Excellence in 2017, Employee of the Quarter Award in 2014, Lambda Epsilon Chi Honor Society Award in 2001, and Alpha Beta Kappa Honor Society Award in 1999.

Animal Welfare Management Programs Danya Linehan, DVM

Animal Welfare Administration Programs

Danya Linehan, DVM - Do you love animals enough to dedicate your entire life to them? Our animal welfare administration instructors do. Danya Linehan, DVM has completely immersed herself in the animal world both personally and professionally.Danya started working at a veterinary clinic in 1983, graduated from Ohio State Veterinary School in 1993, and began teaching for American Higher Education Development Corporation schools in 2006. Danya is fortunate to have had a wide variety of experiences within the animal welfare field. She has worked in private practice, holistic medicine, wildlife rehabilitation, humane education, shelter medicine, and higher education.

Today, Danya continues to stay busy with a number of animal-related jobs. She is a part-time shelter veterinarian at the Cat Welfare Association. At Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice, she helps pets at the end of life transition peacefully in their homes. Danya even operates her own small non-profit organization, Felines in Need. On top of it all, she is the lead instructor for our online animal welfare administration program. 

Accounting and Payroll Clerk Diploma Program Watson T. Ragin

Accounting and Payroll Clerk Diploma Program

Watson T. Ragin - You never know what the future has in store for you. Watson T. Ragin was born and grew up in a small, quiet town in South Carolina. Little did he know that life would take him all over the country and into a number of career fields.

Although Watson is currently our accounting and payroll clerk program chair, his career has been varied. Watson served as an officer in the United States Army in both stateside and overseas assignments. For 21 years, he was the financial controller for a Milwaukee-based manufacturing company at its Tampa, Florida facility. Watson also worked as an economic development compliance auditor for the State of North Carolina and a manufacturing cost accountant for Phillips Petroleum Company. For a few years, he was a portfolio analyst and accountant in the banking industry. This unique opportunity allowed him to better understand investing as well as stock and bond trading and how they relate to accounting.

Watson's most recent professional endeavors have been in the education field. He has taught at several institutions of higher learning in both online and on-ground capacities. Some of the courses Watson has taught include: economics, accounting, finance, general business and management, ethics, international business, and success skills. Watson's Master of Business Administration degree was earned at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in business administration (with an emphasis in accounting and economics) from South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, South Carolina.

Watson enjoys seeing his students succeed in our online program. When he is not teaching, he loves spending time with his spouse and two adult children. He currently resides in Tampa, where he enjoys the warm sunshine. 

Addiction Counseling Diploma Program

Dr. Cailyn Green - With 8 years of education experience in both online an in-person capacities, Dr. Green is well-prepared to guide our students in becoming addiction counselors. Classes she has taught include Introduction to Psychology, Introduction to Criminal Justice, Addiction Science, Forensic Psychology, Criminal Justice Research Methods, Social Psychology, and Criminology. She earned her Ph.D. in criminal justice with a focus on addiction counseling from Walden University. At Sage Graduate School, she completed her Master of Science degree in forensic mental health. Additionally, Dr. Green holds a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Western New England University.

Dr. Green is also a Certified Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) out of the state of New York. This makes her a Qualified Health Professional (QHP) in the field of addiction, counseling, ethics, and case management. A very passionate instructor, Dr. Green supports her students on their career path of choice. 

Business Administration Programs J. Michael Donovan, Ph.D.

Business Administration Programs

J. Michael Donovan, Ph.D. - What type of leader do you want to be? Many people seek out leadership roles but are convinced they'll never earn one or don't prepare by developing the proper attitudes and skills. As a leader in many areas, Dr. J. Michael Donovan hopes to cultivate the leadership potential in his students.

In 2009, Dr. Donovan joined the American Higher Education Development Corporation as a business instructor and helped design AHED’s contemporary business management program. After working in human resources management positions at Proctor and Gamble and Honeywell, he became CEO of an international management consulting firm serving clients such as: GE, Ford, Harley Davidson, Asia Pacific Breweries, Novartis, KLM Airlines, Merck, Miller Brewing, Allied Signal, and many others. He received his Ph.D. from the Weatherhead School of Business at Case Western Reserve University and his undergraduate degree from Rutgers University.

To help others succeed in leadership roles, Dr. Donovan shares his knowledge through writing and teaching. He has published over 30 articles and two books: So You Think You Can LEAD? A guide to discovering and harnessing your potential for leadership (2017); and LEADING – What leaders do to help others achieve results (2020). Currently, he is working on a new book titled Learning to Improve Work – A Beginner’s Guide to Lean Six Sigma Methodology. As the lead instructor for Stautzenberger College's business administration program, Dr. Donovan brings a mix of academic knowledge and  practical business experience to his students. He hopes to inspire the next generation of leaders. 

Cannabis Dispensary Administration Diploma Program

Jasmine Viola  - “I just want to leave people better than I found them.” That's the guiding principle for Jasmine Viola, Lead Instructor of Stautzenberger College's Cannabis Dispensary Administration Diploma Program. With over eight years of experience in patient-centered care, Jasmine strives to enhance each patient's quality of life.

A pioneer within Ohio's medical cannabis field, Jasmine oversees the operations of five different dispensaries. She carefully follows the regulations set forth by the Medical Marijuana Control Program. Even with the transitions resulting from COVID-19, Jasmine has never allowed her dedication to medical cannabis patients to wilt.

Jasmine loves educating others and firmly believes that knowledge is power. She holds four master's degrees from Tiffin University and a bachelor's degree in sociology from Bowling Green State University. Before choosing a career in the medical cannabis industry, Jasmine worked in the criminal justice field. In her spare time, Jasmine loves a good book and hot green tea. Good luck pulling her away from those!

Central Sterile Processing Technology Diploma Program

Robert Ellis - Is patient safety most important to you in a hospital setting? Are you ready to delve behind the scenes to see what the first defense against disease and bacteria is really about? Then look no further! The Central Sterile Technician is one of the most rewarding careers and first line of defense in the fight against surgical bacteria.
Robert Ellis is the Lead Instructor for The Central Sterile Program and welcomes any and all students to prepare for this exciting career. As a Certified Central Sterile Technician, he has worked in several different hospitals including out of state in the field for over 10 years. With an Associate of Applied Sciences in Animal Bioscience, Robert started off in the genetic engineering of crops, eventually, progressing to the animal sciences and finally found his passion in patient safety, the cleaning, disinfecting, sterilization, and packaging of surgical instrumentation and equipment..  

Construction Management Associate Degree Program Greg Schuman

Construction Administration Associate Degree Program

Greg Schuman - Experience is crucial to working in construction. Without hands-on training and lessons from seasoned instructors, construction work is extremely difficult to navigate. Fortunately, the Stautzenberger College faculty members have plenty of experience in their respective fields. Greg Schuman, lead instructor for the construction management program, is ready to prepare you for your new career.

In 1985, Greg started his career as an electrician. He has held many positions throughout his career including: journeyman electrician, maintenance mechanic, foreman, and maintenance manager. For nearly a decade, Greg operated an electrical contracting business. Eventually, he decided it was time to pass on his construction knowledge to the next generation.

Since 2007, Greg has worked in higher education. He has been an instructor, program chair, and Dean of Trades Programs with responsibility over trades programs at several campuses. Greg also serves on the Electrical Committee as a Subject Matter Expert for the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER), developing and revising the organization's electrical curriculum. Additionally, Greg is an NCCER-certified Craft Instructor and Master Trainer. Greg earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from Everest College Phoenix and Master of Business Administration degree from Western Governors University.

In 2016, Greg joined the American Higher Education Development Corporation. He has been the Lead Instructor for the construction management program since its inception. All of Greg's past experiences serve as examples for his students as they progress in their career training. Greg is proud not only of his own work but also the accomplishments his students make.

Dental Assisting Diploma Program

Tabitha Wood - Tabitha EFDA, is proud to be the Dental Assisting Program Chair at Maumee Campus. Tabitha has received her Ohio Dental Assisting certification and dental x-ray training at Penta County Vocational School. Additionally, she holds an Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary license from Owens Community College. She has served as a fulltime dental assistant for over 21 years. Tabitha enjoys sharing her love of dentistry with the next generation. When she is not teaching, Tabitha enjoys spending time with her 17 year old daughter, traveling, baking, crochet, and doing other arts and crafts. 

Digital Marketing Associate Degree Program

John Maier - For students' future success, it's vital that career programs supplement lectures with first-hand experience. Lead Instructor John Maier offers both to his students. With over 21 years of experience in the education field, as well as 30 years in a professional environment, John knows how to bridge the gap between education and real-world experience.

His numerous professional roles have included: teacher, Program Chair in Mobile Application Development, Interactive Art Director, and even Senior Director of Product Experience for several Fortune 100 companies. Outside of the education field, John has first-hand knowledge of the agricultural and energy, medical device manufacturing, healthcare, financial technology, architectural and 3d modeling, and film and video game sectors.

Currently, John holds degrees in chemistry, biology, computer animation, general studies, and communications. He believes that education and personal improvement should never cease and strives to impart this to his students. We are proud to have him instruct both our virtual office/remote administration program and digital marketing associate degree program.  

Early Childhood Education Programs

Steve Schutz - You want to help children excel in school, and we understand the significance of their first few years of education. That's why we've welcomed compassionate, experienced instructors like Steve Schutz into our family. Since 2002, Steve has been teaching students eligible for special education services. In 2007, he became an adjunct instructor. Currently, he teaches online programs for an early childhood center. 

Steve's career began in social service. For nine years, he was employed with two different social service agencies that serve people with disabilities. Steve's various roles included: developmental trainer, vocational case manager, residential case manager, program manager, and behavior therapist.

During that time, Steve earned three degrees. He graduated with his bachelor's degree in psychology from MacMurray College. He also holds a master's degree in counseling psychology from Illinois School of Professional Psychology and a second master's degree in special education from Northern Illinois University. Steve has also served as a counselor at Catholic Charities and Universal Technical Institute.

Since 2002, Steve has enjoyed living in Roscoe, Illinois. When he's not teaching, he enjoys spending quality time with his wife, Joan, and their daughter, Teresa. 

Healthcare Administration Associate Degree Program Janet Little

Healthcare Administration Associate Degree Program

Janet Little - You want a comprehensive education. At Stautzenberger College, we know how important it is to connect the theories you read in a textbook to your career. That's why we hire instructors who know how to incorporate their own professional experiences into your lessons. Janet Little is just one of these amazing instructors.

Janet joined the American Higher Education Development Corporation in April 2012 and has been teaching exclusively online since January 2014. She earned her bachelor's degree in business administration (major health administration) from Davenport University. Janet also holds a master's degree in healthcare administration from the University of Phoenix. Additionally, Janet is a certified professional coder (CPC) through the AAPC.

With 29 years of experience in healthcare, Janet has plenty of real-life scenarios to draw from when teaching. The majority of her career was spent at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit. She also taught at Dorsey Schools and Marygrove College. Currently, Janet is the Manager of Coding, Auditing, and Compliance for the University of Toledo Physicians, LLC. As the lead instructor for our healthcare administration and medical billing and coding programs, Janet passes on everything she's learned from these environments to the next generation. 

Healthcare Science Associate Degree Program

Jennifer Kline - Healthcare is a vast field with a plethora of possible career paths. Dr. Jennifer Kline, lead instructor for our healthcare science associate degree program, prepares students for the numerous options. With over 20 years of healthcare experience, Dr. Kline has held many roles, such as: teacher, epidemiologist, public health professional, infection preventionist, and nurse. She has served her community in direct patient care nursing, clinical reimbursement, care planning, and infection prevention and control in both acute and post-acute settings.

In addition to teaching, Dr. Kline is currently employed full-time as the Manager of Infection Prevention for a large health system in her hometown. She holds a doctorate degree in public health with a specialization in epidemiology from Walden University. Dr. Kline is certified in infection control through the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology. She graduated with her bachelor’s degree in healthcare management from Rasmussen University. Also, she holds a nursing degree from Rock Valley College.

Public health and education are Dr. Kline's passions. She enjoys staying current with the newest healthcare trends and guidelines. However, she also loves to spend her free time with her husband, daughter, and dogs. Her 10-year-old daughter inspires her to stay motivated despite challenges. 

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Diploma Program

Mike Horst - Since January 2021, Mike has been proud to be part of the Stautzenberger family. With over 20 years of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration experience, he enjoys guiding students on their new career path.

Mike began his HVACR career in the late nineties. He started out making sheet metal and delivering materials and equipment across Northeast Ohio and Southeast Michigan. Later, he participated in new construction, HVACR system replacement, and service/maintenance projects.

At the University of Dayton, Mike earned his bachelor's degree in business administration. He then moved into a sales/consulting role in HVACR system replacement. Besides attending continuing education classes, Mike has trained at multiple HVACR production factories to broaden his technical skills. In 2014, he passed the North American Technician Excellence (NATE) certification exam with a specialty in gas furnaces. Today, he draws upon all of these experiences to help his students reach their full potential. 

Human Resource Administration Diploma Program Veronica Rice McCray

Human Resource Administration Diploma Program

Veronica Rice McCray - You're a “people person,” and that's why you want to be a human resources administrator. Our HR instructors feel the same way. Who better to teach you than someone who's had a people-oriented career for over two decades? Veronica Rice McCray is the experienced HR professional who leads Stautzenberger College's human resources administration diploma program.

In 2013,Veronica joined Stautzenberger College as an online instructor. Later, she would become part of the American Higher Education Development Corporation as well. During her tenure, Veronica taught a variety of business courses before becoming the lead instructor for the online HR program. She holds an undergraduate degree in sociology, a Master of Arts in Education degree (with a major in human resource development and dual minors in leadership and training and development), and a Master of Business Administration degree (with a major in organizational leadership and minor in human resources).

For over 20 years, Veronica has been proudly working in higher education. She has taught and tutored at a variety of colleges and universities in northwest Ohio and southwest Michigan. Other roles she has served include project manager, human resources consultant, and career coach. All of these positions have provided her with opportunities to serve others on a daily basis and get to know many wonderful individuals. Veronica is happy to help her students develop fundamental people skills as they pertain to training and development, employee compensation, managing diversity, risk administration, and other essential HR topics. 

Logistics & Supply Chain Administration Associate Degree Program

Daniel Haloukas DBA, CPSM - Daniel Haloukas is no stranger to the supply chain and logistics world. Currently, he is the Vice President of Procurement for Global Technology Operations at Discovery, Inc. Previously, he was employed by International Flavors & Fragrances as a Global Indirect Materials and Services Procurement Head for all regions. For over 23 years, Daniel worked for Fortune 500 companies such as: Cadbury Schweppes, Philip Morris USA, and Colgate-Palmolive.

On the academic side, Daniel has served as an Adjunct Professor at Rutgers University in the Supply Chain Management Department, where he taught Global Procurement and Supply Chain Strategies. He is also an adjunct instructor at Monmouth University, where he teaches Logistics, Leadership, Ethics & Compliance, and Operations. Additionally, Daniel is on the Board of Directors for the Institute of Supply Management's New Jersey chapter. Daniel holds a BA in Business Management, MBA in International Business, and DBA in Global Supply Chain Management. We are proud to have him as the Lead Instructor for our online Supply Chain & Logistics program. 

Medical Assistant Instructor

Medical Assistant Diploma Program

Mari Ann Szczublewski -  Driven by her desire to help others, Mari Ann Medical Assistant program chair, (also the chair for Patient Care Technician) decided to make a career change. After graduating from decided to make a career change. After graduating from Professional Skills Institute in 2006, she finally became a licensed practical nurse. This allowed her to give back to her community like she had always dreamed. Her work experience consisted of caring for patients in a variety of settings. Mari Ann spent many years as a hospice nurse, maintaining national certifications in hospice and palliative care as well as hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Additionally, she held the title of Safety Director for Mercy Health.

As her career progressed, Mari Ann discovered that she loved to teach. She ignited a passion for learning in others. Six years ago, she decided to bring that talent to Maumee Campus. Today, she is the program chair for both our medical assisting and patient care technician programs. “My greatest joy is watching a student graduate, knowing they have the knowledge and skills to start a new chapter in their life,” Mari Ann says.  

Medical Office Billing and Coding Diploma Program

Janet Little - You want a comprehensive education. At Stautzenberger College, we know how important it is to connect the theories you read in a textbook to your career. That's why we hire instructors who know how to incorporate their own professional experiences into your lessons. Janet Little is just one of these amazing instructors.

Janet joined the American Higher Education Development Corporation in April 2012 and has been teaching exclusively online since January 2014. She earned her bachelor's degree in business administration (major health administration) from Davenport University. Janet also holds a master's degree in healthcare administration from the University of Phoenix. Additionally, Janet is a certified professional coder (CPC) through the AAPC.

With 29 years of experience in healthcare, Janet has plenty of real-life scenarios to draw from when teaching. The majority of her career was spent at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit. She also taught at Dorsey Schools and Marygrove College. Currently, Janet is the Manager of Coding, Auditing, and Compliance for the University of Toledo Physicians, LLC. As the lead instructor for our healthcare administration and medical billing and coding programs, Janet passes on everything she's learned from these environments to the next generation.  

Paralegal Studies Programs Patty Humbert

Paralegal Studies Programs

Patty Humbert - Lawyers need great paralegals to assist them with their work, just as you need exceptional instructors to assist you with your career training. Our paralegal instructors have many years' worth of experience and knowledge to share with you. Whether you plan to pursue a diploma or associate degree, Patty Humbert is proud to be a part of your paralegal training.

In 2004, Patty began teaching at Stautzenberger College as an adjunct instructor for the paralegal program. Over the years, she developed and taught many of our paralegal courses and supervised paralegal externship students. Patty received her Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Her Juris Doctor degree was earned at the University of Toledo, College of Law.

Prior to joining the post-secondary education arena, Patty practiced many types of law. She has private practice experience in the areas of real estate, bankruptcy, and plaintiff personal injury law. Patty also represented union members in a prepaid legal services program. Now, she is the lead instructor for our online paralegal associate and diploma programs. When teaching, she draws upon all of her practice experience to prepare students for their new careers.

Medical Assistant Instructor

Patient Care Technician Diploma Program

Mari Ann Szczublewski  - Driven by her desire to help others, Mari Ann Patient Care Technicianprogram chair, (also the chair for Medical Assistant) decided to make a career change. After graduating from decided to make a career change. After graduating from Professional Skills Institute in 2006, she finally became a licensed practical nurse. This allowed her to give back to her community like she had always dreamed. Her work experience consisted of caring for patients in a variety of settings. Mari Ann spent many years as a hospice nurse, maintaining national certifications in hospice and palliative care as well as hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Additionally, she held the title of Safety Director for Mercy Health. 

As her career progressed, Mari Ann discovered that she loved to teach. She ignited a passion for learning in others. Six years ago, she decided to bring that talent to Maumee Campus. Today, she is the program chair for both our medical assisting and patient care technician programs. “My greatest joy is watching a student graduate, knowing they have the knowledge and skills to start a new chapter in their life,” Mari Ann says. 

Practical Nursing Diploma Program Annette Martin, MSN, RN

Practical Nursing Diploma Program

Annette Martin MSN, RN - Imagine going grocery shopping and running into a nurse you taught 20 years ago. For Annette Martin MSN, RN, this is a regular occurrence. When Annette began her nursing career, she had no idea how many lives she would impact in the decades to come.

Annette has over 38 years of experience as a registered nurse. In 1982, she earned her RN diploma at St. Vincent Hospital School of Nursing in Toledo, Ohio. While working as a staff nurse in a local hospital, Annette returned to school. In 1988, she earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Lourdes College in Sylvania, Ohio. As she continued working in medical surgical and step-down units as a staff nurse, Annette realized how much she loved educating patients. When an RN school of nursing asked her to be a preceptor to a student nurse, Annette discovered her passion for student nursing education.

From there, Annette's career as an instructor flourished. She started as a part-time instructor at her alma mater, worked her way up to lab instructor, and began teaching theory in the classroom. In 1994, she graduated with her Master of Science in Nursing degree from The Medical College of Ohio in Toledo. Annette taught diploma and associate RN programs at various area schools before becoming a practical nursing program director in 2001. She worked in this capacity for 15 years, offering registered nurses their first experiences with teaching student nurses.

In 2017, Annette became the program chair for our practical nursing program. Now, she also leads the practical nursing program for Stautzenberger College's other campus in Brecksville. Annette's joy comes from seeing nervous students blossom into strong, independent, and confident graduates who go on to become licensed practical nurses.

Although much of her current work consists of administrative duties and compliance policies, Annette still enjoys teaching. Frequently, she is greeted by her former students in the community. One of her student nurses even joined Maumee Campus as a clinical instructor!  

Surgical Technology Associate Degree Program

Amanda Hermiller - Amanda, CSFA, CST is proud to be the Surgical Technology Program Chair at Maumee Campus. She holds an associate degree in surgical technology from Brown Mackie College in Indianapolis, Indiana. Additionally, Amanda received her national certification at Meridian Institute of Surgical Assisting. Over the course of her career, she has served as a certified surgical technologist and first assistant at Blanchard Valley Hospital, Lima Memorial Hospital, and St. Rita's Medical Center. For 11 years, she has been learning valuable lessons to pass on to the next generation of surgical technologists.

Amanda looks forward to meeting new students and helping them achieve their career goals. “I love teaching and being able to share all the knowledge I have acquired over the last 11 years,” she says. When she is not teaching, Amanda enjoys traveling and exploring the outdoors with her husband of ten years and two sons. Amanda's office is located in the back nursing hallway, so be sure to stop by and say hello when you have a chance! 

Veterinary Asistant and Grooming Diploma Program

Mary Mould, M.Ed, RVT - Doesn't your pet deserve the best? As loving members of our families, our animals should be safe and feel comfortable when receiving checkups and care. That's why Mary Mould, M.Ed, RVT is committed to training the next generation of veterinary technicians and groomers.

Mary has been teaching distance education for over 20 years. In 1999, she graduated from the St. Petersburg College Distance Program as a registered veterinary technician. Later, she returned to earn her bachelor's in veterinary technology and master's in distance education. Classes that Mary has taught include behavioral medicine, grooming, animal welfare, clinical pathology, and radiography. “I feel this experience as an instructor and student has been extremely helpful in understanding my students and the different variables that go along with distance learning,” Mary notes.

In 2020, Mary began teaching for the American Higher Education Development Corporation schools. Today, she is proud to be the lead instructor for the veterinary assistant/grooming program. Whether she is instructing or helping students navigate their new career programs, she always stays busy. Mary is also an associate professor at San Juan College, where she teaches clinical pathology and radiography. Additionally, she writes curricula for Tarleton State University's bachelor's programs. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband as well as her best furry friend, Lillybean. 

Veterinary Technician Associate Degree Program

Shawnda Turner Williams, R.V.T., ALAT - Shawnda Turner Williams has served as an Instructor in the Veterinary Technology Program at Stautzenberger College since July 2017, and is currently serving as Program Chair. A graduate of Purdue University’s Veterinary Technology Program, Shawnda has over 30 years of experience as a Registered Veterinary Technician, and 10 years of experience in higher education. Previously held positions include: Operations Manager and Research Assistant in several Universities; Training Coordinator, Laboratory Animal Technician, and Study Technician in contract research organizations and the National Institutes of Health; Laboratory Research Technician providing technical support on pharmacokinetics studies of a pharmaceutical industry organization.  Shawnda has experience as a veterinary technician in emergency, small and mixed veterinary practice, and over the course of her career has served as an IACUC Committee Chair and member, Program Advisory Committee member, and Advisor for the Student Chapter National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America. Current professional organizational memberships include the Oho Association of Veterinary Technicians, the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America, the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science, and the Association of Veterinary Technician Educators.

Virtual Office/Remote Administration Diploma Program

John Maier For students' future success, it's vital that career programs supplement lectures with first-hand experience. Lead Instructor John Maier offers both to his students. With over 21 years of experience in the education field, as well as 30 years in a professional environment, John knows how to bridge the gap between education and real-world experience.

His numerous professional roles have included: teacher, Program Chair in Mobile Application Development, Interactive Art Director, and even Senior Director of Product Experience for several Fortune 100 companies. Outside of the education field, John has first-hand knowledge of the agricultural and energy, medical device manufacturing, healthcare, financial technology, architectural and 3d modeling, and film and video game sectors.

Currently, John holds degrees in chemistry, biology, computer animation, general studies, and communications. He believes that education and personal improvement should never cease and strives to impart this to his students. We are proud to have him instruct both our virtual office/remote administration program and digital marketing associate degree program.