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University of the Potomac Faculty

At University of the Potomac we are extremely proud of our dedicated professional faculty. All faculty members have excellent academic credentials and have served in positions outside the College that enable them to bring real world expertise to the physical or virtual classroom. Our faculty is diverse, coming together from many nations.

All students enrolled at University of the Potomac are here to further their careers and earn an advantage for a fulfilling future. Our faculty’s real world knowledge and experience aid students in preparation for the realities of their chosen fields.
Aithal, Saligrama K.
Ph.D. English and TESOL, Indiana University
M.A. Indiana University

Dr. Aithal has dedicated -his career and professional life to teaching students both in India and the United States. He has taught undergraduate as well as graduate courses in American, British,, and World literature at well-known universities such as Trinity University, Howard University, Indiana University and the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur, India. Dr. Aithal teaches English at University of the Potomac.

Al-Kujuk, Adnan
Master’s Degree in Project Management, DeVry University, Keller Graduate School of Management
Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, University of Detroit Mercy

Professor Al-Kujuk has successfully used his expertise to serve as a linguistic and cultural consultant as well as a translator/interpreter for the U.S. State Department and for some of the largest private sector companies such as Sony, Raytheon, Honeywell, Boeing, General Electric, General Dynamics, Lockheed Marketing and Georgetown University. Professor Al-Kujuk teaches Information Systems at University of the Potomac.

Askew, Corey D.
MPA University of Alabama at Birmingham
B.A. Alabama AandM University

Professor Askew’s background includes working for Ashland Management Company and the District of Columbia Government. He has served as a consultant for numerous concerns including Baltimore Rising, Inc., Theros and Theros International Security Firm, the City of Richmond Government, the U.S. Virgin Islands Attorney General’s Office and the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation. Professor Askew teaches Management and General Education at University of the Potomac.

Boison, Kweku CSBA, CMEA

CPA Virginia
M.S. Accounting, James Madison University
B.A. Social Sciences, University of Science and Technology, Ghana

Not only has Professor Boison worked in International Financial Management and International Taxation, he has been a financial consultant for Robert Half International and was a Senior Accountant for Marriott International in Bethesda, MD. Professor Boison is a Certified Senior Business Analyst (CSBA) and a Certified Machinery and Equipment Appraiser (CMEA). He teaches Accounting at University of the Potomac.

Brydie, Daryl R.  CISSP
Ph.D. Organization and Management, Capella University
M.S. Mathematics, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
M.S. Applied Mathematics, Virginia State University
B.A. Mathematics, Hampton University

Dr. Brydie came to University of the Potomac having been an Associate, Defense Systems for the SECNAV AAUSN OPTI Infrastructure Support Team. He has also taught adult education and provided online educational opportunities for working professionals through Strayer University in Arlington, VA. He has taught online adult education for the University of California Extension in Riverside, CA and Axia College of the University of Phoenix. Dr. Brydie teaches Digital Forensics at University of the Potomac.

Burney, Augusta
J.D. Marquette University
B.S Business Management, DeVry Atlanta, GA
Project Management Certification, Boston University

Professor Burney has been a Federal Relations and Contracts Manager for BRE Consults in Washington, DC. Dr. Birney has also been an Adjust Professor at Concordia University and Houston Community College where she prepared semester curriculum and lectured on coursework that included Property and Business Law. Professor Burney teaches Law at University of the Potomac.

Donovan, John Michael
Ph.D., Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University
M.A. St. Mary’s University
B.A. Rutgers University
Post Doctoral Education – Certification training in Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma

Dr. Donovan served his country as a Captain in the United States Air Force and has worked in the private sector for notable companies such as Proctor and Gamble, Robert H. Schaffer and Associates, Honeywell Aerospace Division, PDS, Inc. and TeamPath, Inc. He has taught at the University of South Florida, Stautzenberger College (online) and Schiller International University in Largo, FL. Dr. Donovan teaches Management and Psychology at University of the Potomac.

Ebanks, Andre A.
MBA Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, UK
B.S. Mathematics and Computer Science, University of the West Indies

In his corporate career, Professor Ebanks worked for Pricewaterhousecoopers in Jamaica as a management consultant in the Management and Financial Services Practice with expertise in conducting due diligence, valuation and performance management engagements across multiple sectors. His teaching experience includes classroom and online courses at Strayer University in addition to Stratford University. Professor Ebanks teaches Finance and Management at University of the Potomac.

Feller, Justin
Master of Education, University of South Florida
B.A. in Mathematics, University of South Florida

Professor Feller worked as a Quality Control Inspector for Jamex, Inc., in Lansing, NY. Having taught high school mathematics to honor students in the Hillsborough Country Schools in Lithia, FL, Professor Feller became an Adjunct Mathematics Instructor at Tomkins Cortland Community College in Dryden, NY.  With his life-long love of teaching, Professor Feller teaches Mathematics at University of the Potomac.

Fisher, Frederick L, II
Ph.D. (2012) Organizational Leadership, Northcentral University
M.S. Project Management, George Washington University
M.S. Information Systems Management, University of the Potomac
TESST Electronic School

Prior to joining University of the Potomac, Professor Fisher taught Technology Education (IT) for the Prince Georges County Public Schools. He has earned an ESA Master’s Certificate in Project Management from George Washington University, and is currently working on his PMP (Project Manager Professional) certification. Professor Fisher teaches Government Contract Management and Information Systems at University of the Potomac.

Franklin, Markell, SHRM
Master of Human Resource Management, Keller School of Management, DeVry University
MBA, Keller School of Management, DeVry University
B.S. Business Administration, DeVry University

Professor Franklin has a vast amount of private sector experience including working for companies such as NovaLink Solutions and Capitol One Corporation. More recently he worked for the U.S. Department of the Treasury in Human Resources-Student Program where he maintained the Employee and Labor Relations automated case tracking system. Additionally, he maintained the case file system for conduct, performance and Office of Inspector General actions. Professor Franklin teaches Management at University of the Potomac.

Gindaba, Fekede B
Government Auditing, Graduate School, USDA
MBA, Accounting, Maharishi University of Management
B.S. Accounting, Addis Ababa University

Professor Gindaba has been an auditor for the District of Columbia Office of the Inspector General where he reported to the Director of Procurement. He was a Senior Accountant for Findling, Inc., in Baltimore, MD and was Finance Officer for the London Borough of Lambeth Council in the UK. Professor Gindaba teaches Accounting at University of the Potomac.

Hadji Jordanov, Vasil A.
MBA, Information Technology, Schiller International University
MBA, International Business, Schiller International University
B.A. International Relations and Diplomacy, Schiller International University

Professor Hadji Jordanov was Director of Global IT Planning and Operations for Schiller International University. He managed corporate IT strategy and solutions including desktop and server support. He was IT Administrator for the Ministry of Defense in Skopie, Macedonia and Host Coordinator and Interpreter for the Macedonian Basketball Association.  Professor Hadji Jordanov teaches Information Systems and Network Management at University of the Potomac.

Hancock, Michael K.
M.S., Business Management, Stratford University
B.S., Business Administration, University of the Potomac

Professor Hancock worked for SODEXHO in Gaithersburg, MD, an international, multi-billion dollar food and facilities management services company specializing in operating on-side restaurants for health care facilities, college campuses, corporations and military sites. He also was Director of the Food Service Programs for Metropolitan Health Associates, Inc., in Washington, DC. Professor Hancock teaches Management at University of the Potomac.

Hawkes, Elden W., Jr.
M.S. Food and Agriculture Sciences, University of Maryland Eastern Shore
B.S. Environmental Science/Marine Science, University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Professor Hawkes worked for the American Fisheries Society where he represented AFS in various NGO/agency coalitions and facilitated AFS member committees in their development of white papers on fishery issues. He has been an Adjust Professor at both Everest College in Arlington, VA, and Northern Virginia Community College in Annandale, VA. Professor Hawkes teaches Environmental Science at University of the Potomac.

Hawkins, Keisha M.
Doctor of Education, Organizational Leadership, Nova Southeastern University
M.S. Business Administration, Strayer University
B.S. Business Administration, Strayer University

Dr. Hawkins is currently the Senior Manager of public service, face-to-face Contact Center for the government of the District of Columbia where she helps local citizens achieve their desired goals. She is a former corporate trainer for a Fortune 500 Company, administrator for an International Information Technology firm, and supervisor for a global technical Call Center. Dr. Hawkins has participated in over 100 educational/training programs via job enrichment workshops, training conferences, new-hire training courses, consumer product presentations and lecture-based appearances. Dr. Hawkins teaches Management at University of the Potomac.

Henderson, Eddie D., Sr.
MBA, Wilmington University
B.S. Management Information Systems, University of the Potomac
Certification in Project Management for IS/IT Professionals, Villanova University

As s veteran of Desert Storm and Desert Shield, Professor Henderson remained in the US Navy Reserves while working in the private sector. Among the notable companies where he has worked are SAIC, Merck, Shering Plough, Intervet, Pixstar, Inc., Bank of America and Prudential Preferred Advisors. For SAIC, he assisted in the proposal generation, contract award, task area presentation and transition of a new technology solutions provider for the Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, DC. Professor Henderson teaches Information Systems at University of the Potomac.

Hermann, Dennis, PMP
MBA, University of Phoenix
M.S. Computer Information Systems, University of Phoenix
B.A., Salisbury University
Project Leadership Certificate, Cornell University

Professor Hermann has enjoyed a long career with Computer Sciences Corporation where he has served as Program/Project Manager, Service Delivery Manager, Service Delivery Leader, Solutions Architect, Senior Supervisor and Web Infrastructure Analyst. He was also an IT Laboratory Manager for St. Joseph University. Professor Hermann teaches Information Systems and Network Management for University of the Potomac.

Holby, Sarah
M.A. International Relations, St. Mary’s University
B.A. International Studies, University of South Florida
B.A. Mass Communications, University of South Florida

One of Professor Holby’s most interesting jobs in the recent past has been Election Monitoring – O.A.S, where she monitored for credibility the second round of the 2006 Ecuadorian Presidential election.  She has also worked for Fox Interactive Media and the Murphy Law Firm. Professor Holby teaches General Education at University of the Potomac.

Hood, Yvonne M.
M.S. Postsecondary and Adult Education, Capella University
M.Ed. Education (Technology, Strayer University)
B.S. Information Systems Management, University of the Potomac
Certificate – Information Systems Specialist, George Washington University

Professor Hood has been an Executive Aide in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and an Executive Assistant in the Department of Computer Science, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at George Washington University. While at University of the Potomac, she served as Academic Dean/Director of Academic Support, Assistant Dean/Director of Distance Education and Director of Academic Affairs (Herndon, VA Campus). Professor Hood currently teaches General Education at University of the Potomac.

Johnson, Pauline
M.S. Information Technology, Capella University
B.S. Information Systems, University of the Potomac

In the private sector, Professor Johnson had challenging positions with Victor O. Schinnerer and Co., Chevy Chase, MD, as an Operations/Lead Manager, Senior Developer and Senior Program Analyst. She was responsible for the successful operations of the data center, project planning, control and configuration management (PPandC/CM) and database development and maintenance. She also managed projects to convert legacy applications to Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). Professor Johnson teaches General Education at University of the Potomac.

Kimble, David Allen, PMP
M.S. Administration, Central Michigan University
B.S. Information Systems, University of the Potomac
A.A. Computer Sciences, Northern VA Community College

Professor Kimble is a Six Sigma certified professional who has worked in several capacities with the Small Business Administration. As a Program Management Analyst, he had full responsibility for bottom-line factors including Presidential Initiatives, Performance Management, Technical Supervision and Regional Advocate. As Supervisory Information Technology Project Manager he was responsible for strategic planning, new technology development, enterprise architecture, systems development methodologies and configuration management. Professor Kimble teaches Government Contract Management and Information Systems at University of the Potomac.

Korr, RachelMFA, Vermont College of Fine Arts
B.A. University of Maryland

Professor Korr was an Academic Support Specialist in the Academic Support and Career Development Unit of the University of Maryland. She also taught in the Humanities Department of North China University of Technology in Beijing. Closer to home, she has taught English Writing for Graduate Students, Oral English for Graduate Students and also taught at the Art Institute of Washington. Professor Korr teaches English at University of the Potomac.

Kuykendall, Rasheki Maria
M.A. African and African American Studies, Ohio State University
B.A. History, Fisk University

Professor Kuykendall’s teaching experiences are quite diverse. She has taught at the Roots Public Charter School in Washington, DC and also taught Cultural Geography at the University of the District of Columbia. For internships sponsored by the Ford Foundation, she was a teaching assistant at Abibiman Academy in Accra, Ghana, West Africa and at the S.D.A. Teacher’s Training College in Koforidua, Ghana, West Africa. Professor Kuykendall teaches English at University of the Potomac.

Levin, David P.
MBA, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
B.S. Management Science, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Professor Levin worked as Managing Director for Netcomm, Inc., a boutique technology consulting company that guides leading companies in building and upgrading their global IT and network infrastructures. He was also Director of Voice/Data Communications for Donovan Data Systems, Senior Industrial Engineer for Bankers Trust Company in New York and an Industrial Engineer for Chase Manhattan Bank in New York. Professor Levin teaches Network Management at University of the Potomac.

McKinney, Aimee P.
MBA, St. Joseph’s University
B.S. Science and Engineering, Pennsylvania State University

Professor McKinney worked in corporate America for over 13 years in a variety of positions including engineering, training, project management and marketing. She has taught for over seven years as an adjunct professor for St. Joseph’s University, Penn State University (Abington Campus), Gwynedd Mercy College and University of the Potomac. This includes both on-ground and on-line courses. Professor McKinney teaches Management and Marketing at University of the Potomac.

Mehmood, Amir, PE
M.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering, George Washington University
M.Sc. Applied Physics, University of Karachi

Professor Mehmood worked as an RF Associate Engineer for T-Mobile in Overland Park, KS. He was responsible for Mobile Testing using Ericsson’s TEMS tools and RF Drive Test for Data Collection. Professor Mehmood taught Electronics and Computer Engineering, Digital Logic Design and Embedded Systems for ITT Technical Institute in Springfield, VA. He teaches Information Systems at University of the Potomac.

Mellott, Laura D.
Master’s in Education, University of Pittsburgh
B.S. Human Development and Family Studies, Penn State University

Professor Mellott has worked as Guidance Counselor for Agora Cyber Charter School where she provides academic guidance to students in grade 9 in a cyber-education environment. She has also been a Course Developer/Online Instructor for Mountain State University where she developed courses in Abnormal Psychology, Learning Theories, Cognitive Psychology and Lifespan Development.  Professor Mellott teaches Psychology at University of the Potomac.

Mitereva,  Svetlana
Ph.D. in Economics (Management of knowledge-based product lifecycles), Moscow State University of Economics, Statistics and Information
M.S. Management, Moscow State University of Economics, Statistics and Information
B.S. Management, Moscow State University of Economics, Statistics and Information

Professor Mitereva has performed economical, statistical and financial analysis and reporting in stock exchange activity for the Moscow Government Investment Department. She was also an Economist for the Russian Aircraft Corporation and an Adjunct Professor for the Moscow Banking and Financial College. As Special Economics Advisor to the CEO of ESCO, she developed and implemented energy saving and energy service strategies as a part of a regional program of energy services reform in Krasnodar and Ryazan. Professor Mitereva teaches Finance and Economics at University of the Potomac.

Moses, James
M.S. in Japanese Business Studies, Chaminade University
MPA Madras Christian College, Madras, India
B.A. English Literature, Loyola College, Madras, India

Professor Moses has used his experience in business management to serve as Dean of Business for DeVry University in Washington, DC. He managed 25 business faculty members and established best practices in teaching and classroom management workshops. He was also Assistant Director and Adjunct Professor for the MBA program at Chaminade University in Honolulu, HI. Professor Moses teaches Management at University of the Potomac.

Mubarik, Yasir
B.S. University of Peshwar, Pakistan
M.S. Economics, International Islamic University, Islamabad
M.A. Applied Economics, Johns Hopkins University

Professor Mubarik was the Assistant Director for the State Bank of Pakistan. He provided advice and consultation to management on various major economic indicators such as monetary policy, capital market, exchange rate, private sector credit, inflation and economic growth. He also served as a substitute teacher for the Fairfax County Public Schools. Professor Mubarik teaches Economics at University of the Potomac.

Muekalia, Domingos Jardo
M.A. International Relations, The Institute of World Politics
M.S. Community Economic Development, New Hampshire College

Professor Muekalia was Chairman for the Center for Democracy in Angola. He conducted frequent briefings to officials at the Department of State, Department of Defense, the National Security Council and Congress on coordinating policy to promote peace and reconciliation in Angola. He was also President of MKL Associates where he provided analytical information to clients through periodic reports on political, economic and social developments in the southern Africa region, with emphasis on Angola. Professor Muekalia teaches History at University of the Potomac.

Penn, Vanita R.
MBA, University of Maryland University College
M.S. Management, University of Maryland University College
B.S. Temple University, Fox School of Business and Management

Professor Penn has been Market and Training Director at the Maryland Small Business Development Center. There she used data analysis to create marketing strategy, assess training needs for clients, examine the effectiveness of services and analyze the financial state of the organization. She has been a Graduate School Writing Coach and an Adjunct Professor in the School of Undergraduate Studies at University of Maryland University College. Professor Penn teaches Marketing and Management at University of the Potomac.

Person, Walter Howard, Jr. Ed.S.
AGS Higher Education, University of Maryland at College Park
M.A. Telecommunications Policy, George Washington University
B.G.S. Business Management/Computer Science, American University
A.A. General Education, American University

In the private sector, Professor Person served as Manager of Bell Atlantic Research Center in Charleston, WV. In total, he spent 29 years with the Bell Atlantic Corporation. Turning his education and experience into the academic arena, he has served as Assistant Professor/Faculty Advisor, Academic Dean and Director of Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness at University of the Potomac. He has also taught at Central Carolina Community College and the University of Phoenix. He currently teaches Information Systems at University of the Potomac.

Powell, Keith D.
M.S. Public Administration, American University
B.S. Political Science, American University

Professor Powell worked for many years for the Department of Employment Services in Washington, DC. He was a Labor Market Information Specialist in the Workforce Development Division, Program Manager in the Occupational Employment Statistics Unit and Supervisory Wage and Salary Specialist in the Prevailing Wage Survey Unit. His has taught at Stockton State College, Sojourner Douglass College, the University of the District of Columbia and Central Michigan University. Professor Powell teaches Management at University of the Potomac.

Shirzad, Farzad
B.A. Economics, University of Maryland
MBA, Finance and International Business, American University

Professor Shirzad worked as a Senior Business Consultant for both Teradata in Silver Spring, MD, and Software AG in Reston, VA. His mission was to position, plan and conduct engagements to identify and capture current data warehouse and business intelligence environment and challenges for a variety of industries including Retail, Consumer Goods, Financial, Healthcare, Manufacturing and Government. Professor Shirzad teaches Management and International Business at University of the Potomac.

Simmons, Roy L.
MBA Accounting, Morgan State University
Certified Government Financial Manager

Professor Simmons has over 25 years of progressive professional experience in the fields of accounting and auditing. Most recently, he was Director for General Audits in the Office of the Inspector General. There he assisted in developing recommendations for an annual audit plan, scheduling and completing audits, estimating workloads and capability of staff, making assignments of audits and other special projects at the direction of the Assistant Inspector General for Audits. Professor Simmons teaches Accounting at University of the Potomac.

Stewart, Donice
Ed.D. Organizational Leadership (2012), Argosy University
MPA Government Management, Southeastern University
MPA Healthcare Administration, Southeastern University

Professor Stewart has over 13 years of experience in service to the U.S. Government in several areas. She worked for Labyrinth Associates, LLC, who are Federal, State and Local Government consultants in Education and Healthcare. For the USDA, National Program Staff in Beltsville, MD, Professor Stewart was a Supervisory Program Analyst. She reviewed and proofread Congressional hearing transcripts to conform to Federal (Congressional and USDA) guidelines. She has also worked for the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Professor Stewart teaches Management at University of the Potomac.

Sumare, Mamasa
M.S. Engineering, Arizona State University
B.S. Engineering, Arizona State University

Professor Sumare began his academic career as a Mathematics and Science teacher at Career Success High School in Phoenix, AZ. He then became an adjunct Instructor in College Algebra and Human Biology for Brookline College Online. Professor Sumare teaches Mathematics and Environmental Science at University of the Potomac.

Touhey, Debra
M.S. Accounting, University of Phoenix
BBA Finance, Florida International University

Professor Touhey began her private sector/government career as a Tax Examiner for the Internal Revenue Service in Holtsville, NY. She was also Accounting Officer/CFO for Transflorida Bank President/CEO for Knight Ridder Credit Union in Miami, FL and Vice President/Comptroller for SF Financial in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.  Professor Touhey has taught for Broward College and Hollywood Academy of Arts and Sciences. She teaches Accounting at University of the Potomac.

Voiss, Denise D.
MBA Accounting and Finance, Illinois Benedictine College
B.A. Psychology, Northeastern Illinois University

Professor Voiss been an independent consultant offering financial and accounting services to small business owners and for over 13 years she was General Manager and Senior Accountant for Dolegan Accounting, a firm specializing in business consulting for a variety of fields including food service, construction, manufacturing, retail, service and non-profit. Professor Voiss teaches Accounting at University of the Potomac.

White, Shanice M.
M.S. Information Assurance, Capitol College

Professor White is a multi-certified expert in Enterprise Security Strategies. She has been a Senior Network Engineer for several Maryland and Virginia companies where she was third-tier support for local and wide area networks including problems with data communications, fault isolation, equipment fault detection and circuit outages. She was responsible for development and execution of test plans, procedures and configurations for networking equipment and applications. Professor White teaches Information Systems and Digital Forensics at University of the Potomac.

Whyte-Morazan, Lissa
MBA, University of Phoenix
Bachelors of Humanities in English, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario Canada

Professor Whyte-Morazan was Training and Exercise Supervisor for Maricopa County Public Health Emergency Management where she developed and trained volunteers and other county employees to participate in dispensing sites in case of a bioterrorism attack. She was also Training Development Manager for the University of Phoenix in Phoenix, AZ, where she developed standard operating procedures for every position within the department. Professor Whyte-Morazan teaches Business and Management at University of the Potomac.

Wood, Jeanette Deane
M.S. Marketing, John Hopkins University
B.S. Business Management, University of Phoenix

Professor Wood worked for the Howard County Government in Ellicott City, MD as an Administrative Support Tech III in the Auditor’s Office and Finance Department. She used her face-to-face marketing acumen for Connections Academy, eInstructions, Inc., Schoolwires, Inc. and DSR Computer Technology. Professor Wood teaches Marketing and Management at University of the Potomac.

Zeeman, Nicole
M.S. Teaching English as a Second Language, University of Southern California
B.A. English, University of Tampa

Professor Zeeman was Director English Language Program/Associate Professor/Chair of Language Department/Designated School Official at Schiller International University in Largo, FL. In addition, she was Adjunct Professor in American Higher Education Development at Madison Media Institute. She began her academic career as a middle school teacher in Tampa, FL. Professor Zeeman teaches English at University of the Potomac.

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