Charlottesville Regional Center
Faculty and Staff
Abby Arnold, MFA, MSW, is an academic advisor in the Adult Degree Program. She has taught Writing, Women's Studies, and 19th Century British Literature at The University of Virginia, The University of North Carolina Greensboro, The Princeton Adult School, University of Richmond and Virginia Commonwealth University. She has also taught ESL business writing and conversational skills through the SYNTAGMA Language School in Frankfurt, Germany.
Associate Professor of Education
Dr. Barber joined the MBC faculty in 2005. In addition to advising students,
she is an active member of the Education Department, teaching classes in
Foundations of Education, Elementary Education Methods, and the Practicum
in Education. She also supervises student teachers in the Charlottesville/Albemarle
Teri Beasley, M.Ed. is an academic advisor in the Adult Degree Program. She previously worked at Virginia Military Institute, the University of Alaska Fairbanks and Lindsey Wilson College.
Field Director and Visiting Assistant Professor of Social Work
Dodson teaches both on campus and in the Adult Degree Program. She earned her undergraduate degree in social work from Longwood University and her graduate degree in social work from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has also obtained licensure as a licensed clinical social worker in the Commonwealth of Virginia and previously was licensed in the states of Oregon and Washington. Full Bio
Associate Professor of Education, Graduate Teacher Education Program
Dr. Driscoll teaches and is a faculty advisor in the Master of Arts in Teaching Program and the Masters in Education Program. He also supervises student teachers. He is a retired K-12 administrator. Dr. Driscoll started working with MBC student teachers in 2003 and became a full time faculty member in 2005.
Professor of Education
Dr. Harrington joined the MBC faculty in 1983. During 2010-11 he is the Interim Director of MBC’s Graduate Education programs. He also advises student in Graduate Education in both Staunton and Charlottesville and teaches in MBC’s graduate education programs. He serves part time in the Charlottesville office as an advisor in Graduate Education.
Regional Operations Coordinator (ROC)
Diane John joined the MBC Charlottesville Regional Center as ROC in 2008.
She provides much needed assistance to both students and faculty. Diane is
a 1983 graduate of Mary Baldwin College.
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Director of Graduate Teacher Education
Dr. Potter serves as the Director of Graduate Teacher Education. In addition to coordinating the MAT and MEd programs, she teaches courses in special education and facilitates the Autism Certificate Program through GTE. She has been teaching as an adjunct for MBC for six years. Dr. Potter will be advising some students in the Staunton and Charlottesville areas.
Faculty members from the Staunton campus travel to Charlottesville
to teach classes, and the College also relies on a number of adjuncts
from Charlottesville and other regions. Adjuncts who teach for the Adult
Degree Program in Charlottesville include:
Dr. Kenneth Beals, Philosophy & Religion
Ms. Sharon Bryant, Education
Dr. David Colton, Health Care Administration
Dr. Russell Crescimanno, Sociology
Dr. Annette Evans, Philosophy & Religion
Dr. Katharine Franzen, History
Dr. Robyn Gavin, Psychology
Ms. May Guenin, Social Work
Dr. Cliff Haury, History
Dr. Eileen T. Hinks, Biology & Health Care Administration
Ms. Julie Hughens, Social Work
Ms. Judith King, Education
Mr. Steve McNerney, Physical Education
Ms. Ruth Harbin Miles, Mathematics & Education
Dr. Thomas Myers, Business Administration
Dr. Jewell-Ann Parton, English
Dr. Katharine Pfaltz, English
Ms. Marta Ramsey, Education
Ms. MegCarolyn Remesz, Education
Dr. Robert Remesz, Education
Mr. James Respess, Art
Ms. Elizabeth Roberts, Music
Mr. Bob Robinson, Sociology
Ms. Jo Vining, Art Education
Dr. Lois Williams, Mathematics Education