Business & Hospitality Faculty & Staff

School Office

Brian D. Walton
Assistant Dean of Business & Hospitality

Brian D. Walton

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Laurie Erb
Secretary to the Assistant Dean of the School of Business & Hospitality

Laurie Erb

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Accounting & Business

Dr. Gerald Baumgardner
Associate Professor, Business Administration/Management

Dr. Gerald Baumgardner

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Education

  • D.Ed. – Business & Economics, George Mason University
  • M.Ed. – Training & Development, The Pennsylvania State University
  • M.B.A. – Shippensburg University
  • B.B.A. – Economics, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Professional Certificate - Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Stanford University
  • Innovation Engineering Black Belt, Eureka Ranch

Academic Experience

  • Over 32 years of teaching experience in higher education including Penn College, Susquehanna University, Penn State University, New York University, Dickinson College, Washington College, Gettysburg College, Bloomsburg University, and Lebanon Valley College
  • Adviser: Alpha Chi Honor Society
  • Author and presenter of many papers in economics and distance education
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the Pennsylvania Economic Review

Work Experience

  • President, Pennsylvania Economic Association
  • Author: Principles of Management Online, Implementing the Internet Into Higher Education and Strategies for Effective Online Education
  • Recent work experience: Specialized Consulting Associates LLC, C & N Investors LLC, and Juniata Investors Group
  • Recent projects with: Central Pennsylvania Dock and Door, McGraw-Hill, Canadian Ministry of Education
  • Grant work through American Economic Association and National Science Foundation

Summer Bukeavich
Assistant Professor, Business Administration/Management & Marketing

Summer Bukeavich

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Education

  • M.A. – Communication – University of Delaware
    Areas of Specialization: Organizational Communication
  • B.A. – Communication (Corporate) – Lycoming College

Academic Experience

  • Instructor – Pennsylvania College of Technology – Courses taught: Principles of Marketing, Business Communication, Consumer Behavior, Marketing Research, Advertising, Introduction to Digital Marketing, Principles of Management, Supervision & Human Relations, Marketing Data Analysis
  • Associate Faculty – Ashford University – Course taught: Interpersonal Communication

Work Experience

  • Blogger for Psychcentral.com
  • Social Media & Client Services Representative for Yellowbook USA
  • Residence Hall Director for University of Delaware

Research Interests

  • Mindfulness in higher education
  • Mindfulness in leadership

Dr. Mark A. Ciavarella
Associate Professor, Business Administration/Management; Business Administration

Dr. Mark A. Ciavarella

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Education

  • Ph.D. – Business Administration – University of Georgia
    • Areas of Specialization: Strategic Management, Organizational Behavior, Entrepreneurship
  • M.B.A. – University of North Carolina - Wilmington
  • B.S.B.A. – Marketing - Shippensburg University

Academic Experience

  • Associate Professor – Pennsylvania College of Technology - Currently teaches Principles of Management, Small Business Management, and Organizational Management and Behavior
  • Assistant Professor – Bucknell University - Courses taught: Introduction to Organization and Management, Entrepreneurship, Organizational Behavior, and Strategic Management
  • Teaching Assistant/Instructor – University of Georgia - Courses taught: Principles of Management, Strategic Management, Organizational Behavior, Entrepreneurship, and Small Business Management.

Work Experience

  • Counselor – Small Business and Technology Development Center, Wilmington, NC
  • Market Research Analyst for large regional medical center in Southeastern North Carolina
  • Owner – Retail Stationery/Office/School supply store

Dr. Roy A. Fletcher
Assistant Professor, Business Administration/Banking and Finance - Lead Faculty

Dr. Roy A. Fletcher

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Education

  • Ph.D. – Business Administration - Syracuse University
    • Areas of specialization: Finance, Economics, and Quantitative Methods
  • ABD – Business Administration - Washington State University
  • B.A. – Business Administration - University of Washington (Seattle)

Academic Experience

  • Pennsylvania College of Technology – Courses taught: International Finance, Retirement Planning and Employee Benefits, Money and Banking, Finance, Investments, Personal Financial Planning, Principles of Banking, Principles of Management, and Principles of Business
  • Griffith University (Australia) – Courses taught: Financial Management, Portfolio Management and Derivatives, Investments, and Asia-Pacific Capital Markets. Graduate and Undergraduate courses
  • Southern Illinois University (Edwardsville) – Courses taught: Financial Markets and Institutions, Investments, Corporate Finance, and Statistics. Graduate and Undergraduate courses
  • Syracuse University – Course taught: Graduate level Financial Management
  • Washington State University – Courses taught: Corporate Finance, and Financial Institutions and Markets

Work Experience

  • Numerous refereed national and major regional conference presentations and publications
  • Consultant for Market Research Associates
  • Board member and Treasurer of small private school
  • Reviewer for the Journal of Banking and Finance and McGraw-Hill
  • General Business Experience with Western Optical Corporation

Dr. Fletcher also implemented and serves as the faculty adviser to the Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF) and the Director of the Programs in Financial Planning. Prior to joining Penn College, Dr. Fletcher was a senior staff member at Griffith University (Australia) and also served as the Director of the International Finance program

Please don't hesitate to contact Dr. Fletcher if you have any questions

Donald E. Gustafson
Assistant Professor, Business Administration, Management/Information Systems

Donald E. Gustafson

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Education

  • A.L.M. – Management - Harvard University
  • Graduate Certificate – Supply Chain Management - The Pennsylvania State University
  • M.S. – Information Systems - Drexel University
  • Post Graduate Certificate – Computer Studies - Northwestern University
  • B.S. – Finance and Business Economics - Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
  • B.A. – Economics - Southern Illinois University at Carbondale

Academic Experience

  • Assistant Professor – Pennsylvania College of Technology - Currently teaching Management, Accounting, and HR Information Systems, Managerial Economics, Project Management and general business courses.
  • Adjunct Instructor – The Pennsylvania State University – taught MIS course
  • Instructor – United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain, U.A.E., - Taught basic mathematics, algebra, linear systems, problem solving, statistics, precalculus, computer applications, programming and software development

Work Experience

  • Instructor / Senior Consultant - Idea Integration – Taught Microsoft and Sybase certified courses, custom Java and Web Application development courses, and consulted on technology training solutions
  • Senior Technical Training Consultant – Productivity Point International - Taught certified technical courses as well as customized courses and performed technical support
  • Research Assistant – Economic Analysis and Planning Department - Chicago Board of Trade - Worked in the Agricultural Group assisting in information gathering and statistical analysis of historical futures and cash prices and other economic data
  • Cash Department Manager – Rosenthal Collins Group - Responsible for $120 - 150 million in over 15,000 customer accounts and over 90 bank accounts and for the supervision of all daily departmental activities and staff.
  • Full Member / Independent Floor Trader – MidAmerica Commodity Exchange, Chicago, IL

Publications

  • The 4th International Conference on Computing, Communications and Control Technologies: CCCT '06
    Studies on Abstractions with Storyboarding and Metrics in Prototype Development Projects
    Ryan Zimmerman, Donald Gustafson & Asesh Das
  • The 10th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics: WMSCI 2006
    Storyboarding Leads To Prototype Studies on CMMI Level 2
    Ryan Zimmerman, Donald Gustafson & Asesh Das

Professor Gustafson has earned numerous certifications related to his fields of interest, including being a Microsoft Certified Trainer, Systems Engineer, Developer, and Product Specialist; a certified Sun Technical Instructor and Programmer (Java 1.1, Jav2); a Prosoft Certified Intructor and Internet Webmaster; an IBM Certified Specialist for IBM WebSphere Application Server Standard, Advanced, and Advanced Single Server; an IBM Certified Solutions Expert for IBM WebSphere Studio Profesionnal or Advanced; a Sybase Certified Instructor and Adaptive Server Administrator Associate; as well as a CompTia A+ Service Technician.

Steven John Moff, JD, MBA
Professor, Business Administration/Marketing

Steven John Moff

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Education

  • M.B.A. – Marketing and Strategic Planning - Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania
  • J.D. – Western New England College School of Law
  • B.S. – Political Science - St. Vincent College

Academic Experience

  • Pennsylvania College of Technology, 1998-present – Currently teaches courses related to Marketing, including Principles of Marketing, Sales, Marketing Research, and International Marketing

Work Experience

  • Attorney – Campana, Campana, and Lovecchio, Williamsport, PA, 1994-1998
  • Marketing and Sales – SMS, Philadelphia, PA, 1992-1994
  • Marketing Research (part-time) – Johnson & Johnson/McNeil Pharmaceutical, Spring House, PA, May 1991-January 1992
  • Attorney – McCormick, Reeder, Nichols, Bahl, and Knecht, Williamsport, PA, 1987-1990
  • Senior Tax Consultant – Ernst & Whinney, Washington, DC, 1986-1987
  • Tax Consultant – Touche Ross & Company, Washington, DC, 1983-1986

Dr. Joe Nededog
Assistant Professor, Business Administration/Marketing

Dr. Joe Nededog

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Education

  • Doctor of Business Administration – Alliant International University
  • M.B.A. – Western Washington University
  • B.S. – Electrical Engineering - University of Southern California

Academic Experience

  • Pennsylvania College of Technology – Teaches courses in general management and international business.
  • University of Guam – Taught courses in general management, international business, and business policy (senior capstone)

Work Experience

  • Management experience in engineering and public affairs.

Dr. Nededog enjoys traveling, having spent time in Western Europe, Asia, and Africa. His teaching interests include general management and international business.

Robert M. Nolan, CPA
Instructor, Accounting

Robert M. Nolan

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Education

  • MAcc – Bloomsburg University
  • B.S. Accounting – Rowan University

Academic Experience

  • Pennsylvania College of Technology – Adjunct Instructor – Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • Mansfield University – Part-Time Instructor – Principles of Accounting I; Principles of Accounting II; Introduction to Individual Taxation; Advanced Accounting
  • Lycoming College – Adjunct Instructor – Managerial Accounting; Cost Accounting; Financial Statement Analysis & Budgeting

Work Experience

  • Senior Accountant – Larson, Kellett & Associates P.C., Montoursville, PA, 2011 – 2018
  • Accountant – Sunbury Hospital, Sunbury, PA, 2009 – 2011
  • Senior Staff Accountant – PHH Mortgage, Mt. Laurel, NJ, 2005 – 2009

JoAnn Pacenta
Instructor, Accounting

JoAnn Pacenta

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Education

  • MBA – Pace University, NYC
  • BS – Accounting - York College
  • Additional Finance Courses at the George Washington University

Academic Experience

  • Pennsylvania College of Technology – 2002-present
  • Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA
  • Lycoming College, Williamsport, PA
  • Westchester Community College, Valhalla, NY

Work Experience

  • Manager of Corporate and Management Accounting – Fortune 500 Company (NYC)
  • Financial/Planning Analyst – Fortune 500 Company (NYC)
  • Consultant/Manager – Various Not-for-Profit Organizations (developed accounting information systems for budgeting and financial reporting, grant writing, and governmental grant reporting)
  • Reviewed and edited accounting text books for publishers
  • Prepared end of chapter material for accounting text books as well as supplemental instructor and student accounting material for publishers
  • Developed an instructional program for teaching computer courses as part of a continuing education program.

Courses Taught

  • Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Managerial Cost, Cost Accounting, Accounting Principles, Intermediate Accounting 1 and 2, Advanced Financial Accounting, Managerial Finance (utilizing spreadsheet applications), Business Organization & Management, and Principles of Management.

Dr. Tammy Rich
Assistant Professor, Business Administration/Management/Event Management - Department Head

JoAnn Pacenta

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Education

  • Ph.D. – Organizational Management – Capella University
  • Post Master’s Certificate – College Teaching – Capella University
  • M.B.A. – University of Phoenix
  • B.A. – Marketing & Management – Northwood University
  • A.A.S. – Advertising – Northwood University

Academic Experience

  • Instructor – UCLA Extension – Taught Principles of Fundraising
  • Instructor – Pennsylvania College of Technology – Taught Principles of Management and Advertising

Work Experience

  • Director of Alumni Relations – Pennsylvania College of Technology – Led the alumni relations office in connecting with over 45,000 alumni, and developed several new programs and marketing initiatives including an alumni task force and an alumni/student mentoring program
  • Executive Director of Alumni Relations & Special Events – Lock Haven University – Managed all areas of alumni relations and all campus special events including convocation, commencement, fundraising events, and community/university events
  • Director of Alumni Relations – Lock Haven University – Oversaw all areas of alumni relations including communications with 26,000 alumni, friend-raising, budget management, and event planning
  • Director of Annual Giving – Lock Haven University Foundation – developed an on-campus phonathon and was solely responsible for its execution
  • Sales Director – various hotels and resorts – handled guest and banquet room sales and created a sales program that increased guest-count room and banquet food sales to record-breaking numbers

Stanley Schuyler
Instructor, Business Administration/Management/Marketing

Stanley Schuyler

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Education

  • M.B.A. - University of Maryland University College
  • B.S. - Technology Management, Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • A.A.S. - Electronics Technology, Williamsport Area Community College

Academic Experience

  • Instructor – Pennsylvania College of Technology
    Courses taught: Principles of Management, Principles of Marketing, Introduction to Business, Human Resource Management, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Industrial and Human Factors Design Applications.

Work Experience

  • Formed the Schuyler Collaborative Group, LLC to purchase and operate a full service embroidery company.
  • Director of Business Development and Referral Relations - Susquehanna Health - served the Occupational Health Center, the Physician Group, and the MRI Center.
  • Account Manager – Standard Register - managed a multi-state territory selling forms, hardware and software solutions for document management applications to the healthcare, financial, and manufacturing sectors. Major accounts included Geisinger Health System and Johns Hopkins Hospital.
  • Field Service Manager - Topp Copy - managed the Williamsport and State College branch offices and a team of nine field service technicians.

Michael Shipman
Instructor, Business Administration/Accounting

Michael

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Education

  • MAcc (M.S. Accounting) – University of Pittsburgh
  • B.S. Accounting – Ithaca College

Academic Experience

  • Pennsylvania College of Technology – Instructor – Introduction to Financial Accounting; Income Taxation of Individuals; Payroll, State, and Local Taxation; Corporation, Partnership, Estate and Trust Taxation; Corporate Finance; Intermediate Accounting I & II; Advanced Financial Accounting
  • University of Pittsburgh – Teaching Assistant – Financial Accounting

Work Experience

  • Penn College Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Site Coordinator (2016-Present); Responsible for the running of the site as well as the final review and filing of individual income tax returns for qualified citizens from the surrounding communities
  • Tax Associate for PricewaterhouseCoopers Federal ISG Practice (Industry Services Group, PwC, three years)
  • Prepared tax returns for corporate clients
  • Audited and prepared income tax provisions for corporate clients

Hospitality

Craig A. Cian
Associate Professor, Food & Hospitality Management/Culinary Arts

Craig A. Cian

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Chef Craig Cian is lead instructor for Foundations of Food Preparation and Production (Le Jeune Chef Restaurant) (FHD 211), Front Office Management (FHD 275), and Artistic Buffet Decoration (FHD 258). He also serves as the Culinary Arts (FHD 269) Internship Coordinator.

Chef Cian has extensive retail background, degree preparation in Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management (BS, The Pennsylvania State University-Fall 1981) and holds a master’s degree in Education (Wilkes University-1988). He also serves as a Culinary Specialist/Evaluator with the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) in Washington, DC.

Chef Cian was honored by the College with a 1998 Distinguished Teaching Award. His continued efforts as a teacher, adviser, and mentor focused on the School of Business & Hospitality Mission: “To provide professional and academic programming in a student-centered, technology-integrated learning environment.”

Michael J. Ditchfield
Instructor, Food & Hospitality Management/Culinary Arts

Michael J. Ditchfield

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Chef Michael J. Ditchfield earned his Master of Science degree in Education from Wilkes University, a Bachelor of Science degree from the Pennsylvania College of Technology in Culinary Arts Technology, and an Associate’s degree in Applied Science from Paul Smith’s College in Hotel and Restaurant Management. Chef Ditchfield also studied at the Culinary Institute of America as part of their Continuing Education Program in Professional Chef’s Skill Development, Garde Manger, Baking and Pastry Arts, Seafood Cookery, and Sauce Cookery.

Chef Ditchfield was honored with a Distinguished Teaching Award in May of 2011. The award was “in recognition of excellence in instruction and quality service to students”. He presently teaches Regional American Cuisine, Catering, Meat and Seafood Fabrication, and Advanced Dining Room Management. He also serves as an internship coordinator.

Chef Ditchfield has worked in three Ritz Carlton properties for personal enrichment and skill development, most notably the Ritz Carlton, Buck Head in Atlanta during the 1996 Summer Olympic Games.

Chef Ditchfield works extensively with organic and sustainable farmers. He considers them to be primary sources of the fine ingredients needed to prepare excellent cuisine. His classes often involve trips to an organic farm, trout nursery, a winery, food demonstrations at local growers markets, harvest dinners, and sourcing out quality food and producers.

Todd Keeley
Instructor, Baking & Pastry Arts/Culinary Arts

Todd Keeley

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Chef Todd Keeley began teaching at Penn College as an adjunct instructor in 2006 and became a temporary full-time instructor in 2013. In 2015, he was awarded a full-time position in the department. He holds an AAS in Baking and Pastry Arts and is currently working towards a BS in Technology Management. At Penn College, Chef Keeley has taught Introductory Baking, Cakes and Decorations, Principles of Bakeshop Production, Cakes, Pastries and Desserts, Classical and Specialty Dessert Presentation and Sugar Art. Chef Keeley is also an adjunct instructor at the Pennsylvania School of Culinary Arts, where he has taught Introductory Baking for Culinary Arts, International Breads, Basic Nutrition, Basic Human Relations, Food Service Math and Food and Beverage Management. Chef Keeley also serves as a consultant for two local businesses.

Chef Keeley has been around the industry since the age of three when his parents began a cake decorating business out of their home. At the age of five, his parents opened a retail bakery in Lewisburg, PA. During Chef Keeley’s twenty-three years of full-time food service experience, he has owned and operated a decorated cake business and a café, which offered breakfast and lunch items, a retail bakery including decorated cakes, a full line of espresso-based beverages and catered events. He has also served as the director of bakery operations at Country Cupboard in Lewisburg, PA.

Paul E. Mach
Assistant Professor, Food & Hospitality Management/Culinary Arts

Paul E. Mach

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Chef Paul Mach is a Certified Specialist of Wine from the Society of Wine Educators, and in 2001 was the 20th recipient of Penn College’s Veronica Muzic Master Teacher Award, the College’s highest faculty recognition. Chef Mach earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Food Service Management from Empire State College, an associate’s degree in Food Service Administration from Erie Community College, and an Associate in Occupational Studies in Culinary Arts from The Culinary Institute of America.

Chef Mach has taken his students and cooked for thousands at 29 Kentucky Derby and Breeder’s Cup events, as well as the Ryder Cup at Valhalla CC in Louisville, KY and, for 25 years, at the Harvest Festival of Hunt Country Vineyards in the Finger Lakes of New York. Chef Mach has also taken students to visit many industry sites including New York and Pennsylvania wineries, Cargill Salt and Beef Production Operations, and numerous hospitality production operations and restaurants in the Northeast region of the United States.

Chef Mach is very active beyond the classroom, most notably as the co-host of the popular public television cooking series “You’re the Chef”, as well as the author of the show’s companion cook book of the same name. As an outreach activity for the College, he continues post-production appearances on radio, at regional conferences, and in elementary, middle and high school visitations. The “You’re the Chef” brand also appears in the quarterly periodical Inside Pennsylvania, where Chef Mach collaborates with a staff writer to create seasonal recipes for the state-wide readership. He presents seminars on food, wine and beer at regional restaurants, the PA Farm Show and the Finger Lakes Wine Festival, where he has served both as Bacchus, Host of the Festival and the Guest Chef of the Festival Taster’s Banquet for the last 17 years. He has been a wine judge for the prestigious New York Wine and Food Experience, the Academy Awards of the New York State Wine industry.

Charles Niedermyer II
Instructor, Baking & Pastry Arts/Culinary Arts

Charles Niedermyer II

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Charles is a chef instructor at Pennsylvania College of Technology, where he has been teaching baking and pastry arts since 2005. He is a 2017 Top Ten Pastry Chef in America by Dessert Professional Magazine, and holds several awards from the College, most recently a Distinguished Teaching Award in 2015. His nine years of industry experience includes bakeries, restaurants, hotels, and clubs, including The Penn State Bakery and The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company. 

Charles’ work extends well beyond the campus classroom. He is an active member of The Bread Bakers Guild of America, assisting with educational conferences all over the country. He supervises students at the Kentucky Derby each year, where they cook and bake for thousands of guests. Charles is a guest instructor for the Department of Food Science at Penn State, teaching baking science and product development. In 2015, Charles was a national finalist for Team USA, which competed at the 2016 Coupe de Monde de la Boulangerie. Charles regularly collaborates with industry partners as well, creating interactive demonstrations and educational experiences for industry shows, most recently at the RCAP National Candy, Gift & Gourmet Show, Atlantic Bakery Expo, and NY Cake Show.

Frank M. Suchwala
Associate Professor, Food & Hospitality Management/Culinary Arts

Frank M. Suchwala

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Chef Frank Suchwala has worked for Penn College since August 1998. Before joining the College, he worked in the food and hospitality industry for over 18 years. He earned degrees in Culinary Arts and Food Service Management from Johnson and Wales University and while working at Penn College continued his education to obtain a Master of Science degree in Instructional Technology from Bloomsburg University.

In May 2009, Chef Suchwala received an Excellence in Teaching Award in recognition of excellence in instruction and quality service to students. Through his varied experience and different work locations throughout the country, Chef Suchwala brings with him real world experiences that will help students succeed. Chef Suchwala is involved with the Penn College Diners’ Club as an adviser and has helped with the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank fundraiser “Soup and a Bowl”. Chef Suchwala also worked as a co-developer for a new program field of study in the School of Business & Hospitality, the Business Administration: Sport and Event Management Concentration (BBP).

Mary G. Trometter
Assistant Professor, Food & Hospitality Management/Culinary Arts - Department Head

Mary G. Trometter

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Chef Mary G. Trometter has been teaching at Pennsylvania College of Technology since 1989, starting as temporary full-time and moving to permanent full-time in 1990. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Hotel & Restaurant Management from Widener University and a Master of Education degree from Wilkes University. Her primary focus is teaching Foundations of Professional Cooking (FHD101) to students enrolled in the Hospitality Department degree programs. Chef Trometter is in direct contact with all the first- or second-semester students with abilities ranging from the novice student, to students entering from vocational programs, to experienced cooks from the industry. She is primarily dedicated to establishing sound culinary technical skills, organizational skills, introducing the importance of team dynamics and a respect for the beauty and the “beast” that is the hospitality profession.

Having spent her teenage years working on the family farm, Chef Trometter remembers the hard work and toil all farmers experience to produce quality crops. Pulling weeds, cutting hay and selling produce out of the family pick-up truck provided an education one cannot find in a book. The work was hard but enriching, both physically and spiritually.

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Kevin Derr, JD
Professor, Legal Assistant - Lead Faculty

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Education

  • LL.M. – Commerce and Taxation - Dickinson School of Law
  • J.D. – Dickinson School of Law
  • B.A. – Political Science - Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Academic/Teaching Experience

  • Pennsylvania College of Technology (1990 – present) – teach a variety of courses in legal studies, including Business Law, Real Property Law, Estate and Trust Administration, Introduction to Paralegal Studies, Hospitality Law, Employment Law, Constitutional Law, Legal Issues in Information Security, and Paralegal Senior Project
  • Adjunct experience with Harrisburg Area Community College, Lebanon Valley College, and Central Pennsylvania Business School

Work Experience

  • Practiced law in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania with Graf, Knupp & Andrews (1984-1987) and Caldwell & Kearns (1987-1990) in areas including real estate, estate administration, family law, bankruptcy, commercial law, and tax law

Kevin has served as Director of the Paralegal/Legal Assistant program since 1990. He has placed and supervised over 400 paralegal student interns at various sites, including law firms, government agencies, corporations, businesses, community service organizations, and health care providers. He is a licensed attorney and member of the Lycoming Law Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Association.

Please feel free to contact Kevin if you have any questions about the Paralegal program at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

Karen DiSalvo, JD
Assistant Professor, Legal Assistant

Karen DiSalvo

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Education

  • J.D. – The Dickinson School of Law
  • B.A. – English Literature – The Pennsylvania State University

Academic/Teaching Experience

  • Pennsylvania College of Technology (2003 – present) – teaches a variety of courses including Advanced Legal Research, Writing and Analysis, Bankruptcy Law, Business Ethics, Business Law, Business Organizational Law, Civil Litigation, Civil Practice and Procedure, Estate and Trust Administration, Family Law, Legal Assistant Internship, Legal Ethics, Legal Issues and Applications in Hospitality, Legal Research and Writing, Senior Project: Legal Assistant Studies, and UCC and Intellectual Property Law.

Work Experience

  • Licensed attorney for 13+ years. Areas of practice included civil litigation, workers’ compensation, real estate law and family law.
  • Admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • Member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and Lycoming Law Association

Web & Interactive Media

Spyke Krepshaw
Instructor, Web & Interactive Media - Lead Faculty

Spyke Krepshaw

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Education

  • M.S. - Instructional Technology, Bloomsburg University
  • B.S. - Data Communications & Networking, Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • B.S. - Web & Applications Development, Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • A.A.S. - Data Communications & Networking, Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • A.A.S. - Web & Applications Development, Pennsylvania College of Technology

Academic/Teaching Experience

  • Faculty - Pennsylvania College of Technology - 2013-present
    • Responsibilities included teaching courses relating to Web & Interactive Media as well as Information Technology.
  • Adjunct Faculty - Pennsylvania College of Technology - 2009-2013
    • Taught courses related to Information Technology

Work Experience

  • Consultant - 2007-present
  • Executive Director of Web Development - Lycoming College - 2009-2013
  • Chief Aesthetics Officer - AmerITGrads - 2006-2009
  • Web Designer - Pennsylvania College of Technology - 2007-2008

Denise Leete
Associate Professor, Web & Interactive Media

Denise Leete

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Education

  • M.Ed. – Business Education with an emphasis in Data Processing - Shippensburg University
  • B.S. – Business Administration with a minor is Business Education - Alfred University

Academic/Teaching Experience

  • Associate Professor – Pennsylvania College of Technology - Currently teaches courses related to web page development, web design, and programming.
  • Adjunct Professor – Kaplan University - Taught several online web development courses
  • Instructor – Central Pennsylvania College - Taught a variety of computer science courses
  • Teacher – Belmont Central High School, Belmont, NY - Taught business education courses.

Work Experience

  • Consultant - Williamsport Municipal Water Authority
  • Board Member - Loyalsock School Board (4 year term)
  • Trainer - Direct Care Workers, Training and Education Fund

Languages

  • HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, PHP, MySQL, Swift
  • Frameworks: Bootstrap 4 and Foundation 6
  • COBOL, Java, VB.NET, Ruby on Rails

Denise has 32+ years experience teaching college students both in the classroom and online. One of her main goals as an educator is to help students learn and be successful by being flexible, having fun, and maintaining a positive attitude. Teaching and learning is an exciting, evolutionary process. During Denise’s teaching tenure at the Pennsylvania College of Technology, she has received the following awards: Distinctive Teacher Award, two Distinctive Service and Professionalism Awards, and an Excellence in Teaching Award.

Contact information

School of Business & Hospitality
  • 570-327-4505
  • BH@pct.edu
  • Advanced Technology & Health Sciences Center E257

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