Charlottesville Faculty and Staff

Abby ArnoldAbby Arnold
Academic Advisor
Abby Arnold, PhD, 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.

Barber_TiffanyTiffany Barber
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 region.


Teri BeasleyTeri Beasley
Academic Advisor, Regional Center Director
Teri Beasley, MEd  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.


Doris DodsonDoris Dodson
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

Irving DriscollIrving Driscoll
Associate Professor of Education, College of Education
Dr. Driscoll teaches and is a faculty advisor in the College of Education.  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.

james_harringtonJames Harrington
Professor of Education
Dr. Harrington joined the MBC faculty in 1983. 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.

photoDiane John
Admissions and Advising Coordinator
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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Rachel MBC picRachel Potter
Dean, College of Education
Dr. Potter serves as the dean of the College of Education.  In addition to coordinating the College of Education, she teaches courses in special education and facilitates the Autism Certificate Program.  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.