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Board of Trustees, Faculty and Staff


The Passaic County Community College faculty has both full-time and adjunct faculty members. All are expected to meet the same standards of academic preparation, course content, and service to students. In addition to a greater teaching load, full-time faculty have additional responsibilities, notably curriculum development and student advisement.

As of July 17, 2018, the following is a list of full-time faculty members, together with their credentials, departmental assignment, and year appointed to faculty. A current listing of adjunct faculty is available on the College's Adjunct Office website.

The PCCC directory is available on the College website


Adnan Atshan, Professor, CIS, 1990
     B.S., New Jersey City University
     M.S., New Jersey Institute of Technology

Palma Benko, Professor, Mathematics, 1997
     B.S., Eotvos Lorand University at Budapest
     M.A., New Jersey City University
     Ed.D. Rutgers University   

Martin Bookbinder, Professor, Political Science and Economics, 1972
     B.A., The American University
     M.A., The Catholic University of America
     Ph.D., University of Maryland

Elliott Collins, Professor, History, 1996
     B.A., University of Delaware
     M.P.A., Ph.D., New York University
     M.A., Drew University

Thomas Cox, Professor, Business, 1988
     B.S., Ph.D., Seton Hall University
     M.B.A., Fairleigh Dickinson University

Parsha Hobson, Professor, Radiography, 1992
     A.A.S., Passaic County Community College
     B.S., Montclair State University
     M.P.A., New York University

Edward R. Mosley, Professor, Sociology and Psychology, 1979
     B.A., William Paterson University
     M.A., Seton Hall University
     M.S., Fordham University

Karen J. Ramsden, Professor, Nurse Education, 1982
     B.S.N., M.S.N., Seton Hall University

Fred J. Safarowic, Professor, Chemistry, 1997
     B.S., M.A., Montclair State University
     Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo

Merille Siegel, Professor, Computer Information Sciences, 1982
     B.A., Cornell University
     M.A., Teachers College, Columbia University
     M.S., Montclair State University

Nancy Silvestro, Professor, ELS, 1985
     B.A., Fairleigh Dickinson University
     M.A., Teachers College, Columbia University



Nina-Louise Alsbrook-Jackson, Associate Professor, English
    B.A., M.A., St. John’s University

Adeleye C. Bamkole, Associate Professor, CIS, 2001
     B.S., Mercy College
     M.S., Central Missouri State University

Oksana Bauer, Associate Professor, Foreign Language, 1996
     B.A., Pennsylvania State University
     M.A., Columbia University
     Ph.D., City University of New York

Kelly Bender, Associate Professor, English, 2007
     A.A., Union County College
     B.A., M.A., Rutgers University

Eric Cameron, Associate Professor, CIS, 2003
     B.S., M.S., Montclair State University

Michael D’Arcangelo, Associate Professor, Human Services. 2000
     A.A., Bergen County Community College
     B.A., Montclair State College
     M.S.W., Rutgers University

Janet Delaney, Associate Professor, Mathematics, 1985
     B.A., Rutgers University 
     M.A., Montclair State University

Alexandra Della Fera, Associate Professor, English, 2008
     B.A., University of Massachusetts
     M.A., Rutgers University

Lisa DeLiberto, Associate Professor, Health Information Technology, 1996
     B.S., University of Bridgeport
     M.S., Rochester Institute of Technology

Petar Drakulich, Associate Professor, History, 2005
     B.A., James Madison University
     M.A., Rutgers University

Lisa Egle, Associate Professor, ESL, 2004
     B.A., New York University
     M.A., Fairleigh Dickinson University

Lucia Georghiu, Associate Professor, Business, 2004
     M.B.A., Ph.D., Academy of Economic Studies

Majid Hannoucene, Associate Professor, ESL, 1990
     B.A., University of Algiers
     M.A., Teacher College, Colombia University

Kathleen Kelly, Associate Professor, ESL, 1985
     B.A., Fairleigh Dickinson University
     M.A., Teachers College, Columbia University

Yon Kim, Associate Professor, Mathematics, 2004
     A.S., Passaic County Community College
     B.S., M.S., Montclair State University

Kala Mayur, Associate Professor, Science, 2005
     B.S., Delhi University
     M.S., Ph.D., University of Tokyo  

Alan Mitnick, Associate Professor, English, 1999
     B.A., M.A., William Paterson University

Lonna Murphy, Associate Professor, Psychology, 2006
     B.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
     M.S., Illinois State University
     M.S., Ph.D., Purdue University

Edwin Pagan, Associate Professor, Business, 2006
     B.S., City University of New York 
     M.B.A., Fairleigh Dickinson University

Randy G. Rader, Associate Professor, English, 2004
     B.A., Montclair State University
     M.Div., Drew University
     M.F.A., Goddard College

Christine Redman-Waldeyer, Associate Professor, English, 2006
     B.A., Georgian Court University        
     M.A., Monmouth University
     D.Litt., Drew University

Myriam Rinkerman, Associate Professor, ESL, 1988
     A.A., Passaic County Community College
     B.A., Montclair State University
     M.A., Teachers College, Columbia University

Candida Rodriguez, Associate Professor, ESL, 1983
     B.A., M.A., Fairleigh Dickinson University

Christina Rojas, Associate Professor, Psychology 2004
     B.S., University of Maryland
     M.A., Bowie State University

Michael C. Walker, Associate Professor, Criminal Justice, 2001
     B.A., William Paterson University
     M.P.A., John Jay College of Criminal Justice
     M.B.A., Pace University



Mary Grace Aladeselu, Assistant Professor, Nurse Education, 1996
     B.S.N., Seton Hall University
     M.S.N., Hunter College of the City University of New York

Sam Ayala, Assistant Professor, Music, 2002
     B.A., M.A., Montclair State University

Marcin Baranowski, Assistant Professor, Science, 2007
     B.S., M.S., M.A.T., Montclair State University

Diana Blauvelt, Assistant Professor, English, 2001
     B.A., Rutgers University 
     M.A., Jersey City State College

Theresa Borovskis, Assistant Professor, Nurse Education, 2005
     B.S.N., Rutgers University
     M.S.N., University of Phoenix

Martha A. Brozyna, Instructor, History, 2012
     B.A., Rutgers University
     Ph.D., University of Southern California

David Burger, Assistant Professor, Math, 2010
     A.A., College of Lake County
     B.A., M.A., Montclair State University   

Linda Carter, Assistant Professor, Early Childhood Education, 2013
     B.A., New Jersey City University
     M.A., University of Phoenix

Fillmore Corpus, Assistant Professor, Math, 2009
     B.S., M.S., New Jersey Institute of Technology

Margaret A. Covre, Assistant Professor, Nurse Education, 2001
     B.S.N., Pontifical Catholic University of Panama
     M.S.N., Monmouth University

Hisam Dada, Assistant Professor, Engineering, 1999
     B.S.E.E., M.S.E.E., New Jersey Institute of Technology

Ann Deblinger, Assistant Professor, Exercise Science, 2000
     B.F.A., University of Mexico
     M.S., Queens College of the City University of New York

Agnes Drath, Assistant Professor, ESL, 2000
     M.A., Jagiellonian University

Kristina Fleming, Assistant Professor, Mathematics, 2009
     B.S., M.S., Montclair State University

John Fruncillo, Assistant Professor, Philosophy, 2007
     B.A., Ramapo College of New Jersey
     M.A., Ph.D., The New School for Social Research

Heather Griffiths, Assistant Professor, Nurse Education, 2006
     B.S.N., Rutgers University 
     M.S.N., William Paterson University

Mark Hillringhouse, Assistant Professor, English, 2007
     B.A., Hope College
     M.A., Montclair State University
     M.F.A., Fairleigh Dickinson University

Lisa Hines, Assistant Professor, American Sign Language, 2008
     B.S., Kean University
     M.A., Teachers College, Columbia University

Glenn D. Klopfenstein, Assistant Professor, English, 1994
     B.A., Ph.D., State University of New York at Stony Brook

Anita Kumar, Assistant Professor, Early Childhood Education, 2008
     B.S., M.S., Delhi University
     M.Ed., William Paterson University

Jennifer Lucas-Uygun, Assistant Professor, ELS, 1993
     B.A., M.A., West Virginia University
     Ed.D., Rutgers University

Richard Marranca, Assistant Professor, English, 2001
     B.A., Montclair State University
     M.A., D.A., New York University

Andrew Pawelczak, Assistant Professor, English, 1987
     B.A., San Francisco State University
     M.A., State University of New York at Stony Brook

Caffie Jeanette Risher, Assistant Professor, English, 2005
     B.A., Fairleigh Dickinson University
     M.A., Seton Hall University
     M.Div., New Brunswick Theological Seminary

Sal Rodriguez, Assistant Professor, ESL, 1993
     B.A., William Paterson University
     M.A.T., Fairleigh Dickinson University

Mark Tambone, Assistant Professor, English, 2008 
    B.A., M.A., William Paterson University            

Wendy Watson, Assistant Professor, Nurse Education, 2010
     B.S.N., New Jersey City University
     M.S.N., Ramapo College



Joyet Belcher, Instructor, Nurse Education, 2013
     A.A.S., Passaic County Community College
     B.S.N., Kean University
     M.S.N., University of Phoenix

Walter Behr, Instructor, Communications/New Media, 2014
     A.A., Rockland Community College
     B.A., M.B.A., Pace University

Marissa Cruise, Instructor, Nurse Education, 2016
     B.A., Seton Hall University
     M.S.N., William Paterson University

Mary Dajnak, Instructor, Studio Arts, 2015
     B.F.A., Temple University
     M.F.A., University of Pennsylvania

Cheryl Duncan-Morgan, Instructor, Radiography, 2016
     B.A., M.A.S., Fairleigh Dickinson University

Erica Foote, Instructor, Science, 2015
      B.A., M.S., Rutgers University

Jennifer Gasparino, Instructor, Human Services, 2013
     A.S., Passaic County Community College
     B.A., Fairleigh Dickinson University
     M.S.W., New York University

Michael Grinberg, Instructor, Engineering, 2015
     B.S., M.S.E.E., New York Institute of Technology
     M.B.A., State University of New York at Binghamton

Daniela Kitanska, Instructor, Mathematics, 2016
     B.S., M.S., Montclair State University

Khloud Kourani, Instructor, Business, 2016
     B.S., M.B.A., William Paterson University

Phiara J. Moore, Instructor, Nurse Education, 2018
     B.S., William Paterson University
     M.S.N., University of Texas at Arlington

Henriette Mozsolits, Instructor, Chemistry, 2015
     B.S., Juhasz Gyula Teacher Training College
     B.S., Ph.D., Monash University

Catherine Nelms, Instructor, Nurse Education, 2013
     B.S.N., Seton Hall University
     M.S.N., Yale University

Janice Rama, Instructor, Nurse Education, 2015
     B.S., Rutgers University
     M.S.N., William Paterson University

John Robb III, Instructor, Criminal Justice, 2017
     A.A.S., Passaic County Community College
     B.A., M.A.S., Fairleigh Dickinson University

Joao Paolo Rodrigues, Instructor, Computer and Information Science, 2015
     B.E., M.S., Stevens Institute of Technology

Joshua J. Sabatini, Instructor, Chemistry, 2018
     B.S., M.S., State University of New York at Buffalo

Amy Sailer, Instructor, Nurse Education, 2018
     B.S.N., Ramapo College
     M.S.N., Jacksonville University

Ali Saleh, Instructor, Biological Science, 2014
     A.S., Tulkarm Community College
     B.S., M.S., Montclair State University
     M.D., Iberoamerican University

James O.T. Sanders III, Instructor, English, 2016
     A.A., Orange County Community College
     B.A., State University of New York at Old Westbury
     M.A., New York Institute of Technology

Katherine A. Thurman, Instructor, Humanities/Social Sciences, 2018
     B.A., Michigan State University
     M.A., Ph.D., Rutgers University

Marc Yeung, Instructor, Mathematics, 2013
     B.S., Montclair State University
     M.A., Teacher College, Columbia University


Emeritus Faculty

Alison H. Chase, Professor Emeritus of English, 1983
     B.A., Wellesley College
     M.A., Antioch University

Ida Greidanus, Professor Emeritus of Science, 1972
     B.A., Calvin College
     M.S., Wayne State University
     Ed.D. Teachers College, Colombia University

Elaine Harrington, Professor Emeritus of English and Mathematics, 1972
     B.S., Tuskegee Institute
     M.A., University of Connecticut

Rosalie K. Hojegian, Professor Emeritus of Mathematics, 1978 (d. 2004)
     B.A., M.S., Queens College of the City University of New York
     M.S., Hunter College of the City University of New York

Daniel Lyons, Professor Emeritus of Sociology, 1971
     B.A., M.A., University of Norte Dame

Eileen Maloney, Professor Emeritus of Radiography, 1974
     B.S., State University of New York at Buffalo
     M.Ed., Rutgers University

Philip Metz, Professor Emeritus of Mathematics, 1978 (d.1997)
     B.A., St. Francis University
     M.A., William Paterson University

D. Laurie Moody, Professor Emeritus of English as a Second Language, 1978
     B.A., Muhlenberg College
     M.A., Ph.D., New York University

Angelo Tritini, Professor Emeritus of Criminal Justice, 1978
     A.A.S., Brooklyn College of the City University of New York
     B.A., Richmond College
     M.S., College of Staten Island of the City University of New York