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SFSC Welcomes New Faculty

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South Florida State College welcomes new faculty members for the 2012-13 academic year.

Political Science Instructor Jonathan Lair earned his master’s degree in political science from Texas Tech University and the University of Louisville. He has taught American government, public policy, comparative politics, and international politics at South Plains College, Texas Tech University, and Moorehead State University.  He has presented the workshops “Using Problem-Based Learning to Engage Critical Thinking” at the Great Ideas for Teaching Students seminar at South Plains College and “Using Academic Games to Bring Content to Life” at the Teaching and Learning Center at Texas Tech University.

Business Instructor Adam Martin earned his master’s degree in business administration from Webster University. He most recently served as SFSC’s Criminal Justice Training coordinator. He also serves in the United States Army Reserves.

Lorraine Jaques, office education instructor, earned her bachelor’s degree in business management from Webber International University. Previously, she taught business education, intensive mathematics, and Algebra I at Avon Park High School.

Jerri Palmer, nursing instructor, earned her master’s degree in nursing from George Mason University. She was clinical instructor at Polk State College and also teaches online Health and Wellness classes for the University of Phoenix. She is a registered nurse and worked as a Safe Patient Handling coordinator at James Haley Veterans Hospital in Tampa.

James Lembo, developmental mathematics instructor, earned his master’s degree in justice studies from Arizona State University and his bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Boston College. He taught mathematics at Mesa Community College in Arizona and online criminal justice classes for the University of Phoenix.  He served as a police lieutenant and a detective lieutenant for the Mesa Police Department for over 20 years and co-authored the article “Time Series Analysis of the Effects of a Domestic Violence Directive on the Number of Arrests per Day,” which appeared in the Journal of Criminal Justice in 1988.

Dental Hygiene Instructor Kimberly Nason has taught as an adjunct faculty member for SFSC’s Dental Hygiene program. She earned her master’s degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of Tennessee.

Walteria Tucker, Spanish instructor, earned her doctorate in comparative studies from Florida Atlantic University (FAU). She has worked as an adjunct professor at FAU, teaching Spanish and French, and as a graduate assistant, she taught a seminar in Modern Latin American Literature. She has been awarded Distinguished Alumni of the Year 2011-12 from FAU, the McKnight Doctoral Fellowship, and the Kenneth R. Williams Leadership Award.

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