Roanoke Faculty and Staff
Sharon Barnes, Director of the Roanoke Center
In addition to advising students, Ms. Barnes teaches courses in Introduction to Listening, Women in Music, and Fundamentals of Music. She is an
active member of ACHE (Association of Continuing Higher Education) and IAWM (the International Alliance of Women in Music). Ms. Barnes often
appears at conferences as a presenter on the topics of advising adult learners and online teaching.
Daniel Dowdy, Associate Professor of Business; Director of Corporate Education
Mr. Dowdy has been with the college since 1993. He advises students and teaches business courses. He oversees the non-credit Human Resource Management
certificate programs, which are offered through LearnInc, the college's Corporate Education Services.
He also coordinates study abroad opportunities for the Adult Degree Program.
Joyce Franklin, Regional Operations Coordinator
Joyce Franklin has been with the Adult Degree Program since the Roanoke office opened in 1984. She provides much needed assistance to students
Kari A. Frenz, Academic Advisor
Kari Frenz has been with the College since July 2011. She advises undergraduate ADP students and Post Baccalaureate students seeking teacher licensure. Kari has a BA in mathematics from Mary Baldwin College and her MS in education and student affairs administration from Radford University.
D.D. Thorpe, Adult Degree Program Recruiter
D.D. Thorpe has been with the College since December 2007. She implements recruiting efforts in Roanoke and the surrounding areas. D.D. has a BS from Bluefield College and her MEd from Virginia Tech.
Alice M. Waddell, Assistant Professor of Education
Dr. Waddell joined the MBC faculty in 2004 as adjunct faculty. She joined the Roanoke Office in July 2008. She teaches
Inquiry in Social Science and Instructional Strategies for Inquiry-Based Classrooms at the Masters level and Elementary Methods and Middle School-Secondary
Methods in ADP. Dr. Waddell serves as the Faculty Advisor for GTE in the Roanoke Center and supervises student teachers.
Faculty members from the Staunton campus also travel to Roanoke to teach classes, and the College relies on a number of adjuncts from the Roanoke area. Adjuncts
who teach for the Roanoke Center include:
Jonathan Bayer, Mathematics
Kenneth Beals, Philosophy and Religion
Sherry Bryant, Education
David Colton, Health Care Administration
Richard L. Derrico, Political Science
Darryl Helems, Education
Eileen Hinks, Biology
Stephanie Hodde, Education
Charles Houston, Mathematics
William J. Hunley, Biology
Melissa Jones, Education
Chandra Mason, Psychology
Clara Sereina Paynter, Social Work
Edmund D. Potter, History
George Repa, Health Care Administration
Theresa Schmitt, Education
Stuart Tousman, Psychology
Cheryl M. Turner, Education
Melanie Whitaker, Education
Paula Wilder, Business Administration