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Mathematics, Science and Engineering Division

The purpose of the Mathematics, Science and Engineering Division is to develop student's academic competence to enable success in higher education and in the workplace.

Welcome to the division of Mathematics, Science and Engineering at the Alexandria Campus.

Whether you are preparing yourself to enter the workforce, getting ready to transfer to a 4-year university, exploring a personal interest, looking to update your skill sets or even changing career paths, the division of Math, Science & Engineering (MSE) on the Alexandria Campus of NOVA is a great place to start. The MSE division boasts outstanding teaching faculty and career advisors, one of a kind research and field opportunities and a wide-variety of other resources intent on helping all of our students achieve their goals.

The MSE division is focused on promoting student success and preparing our students for the increasingly competitive workforce and educational environment. Our Award-winning teaching faculty work to inspire their students beyond their goals and provide a diverse set of learning opportunities to engage all students. To gain from their experience and dedication I invite you to look for courses taught through the MSE division on the Alexandria campus listed below.

The MSE division is proud to offer a number of full Honor courses in Biology and Math and has developed a number of research opportunities through the work of the Dr. Todd Tupper (BIO), Dr. Christine Bozarth (BIO/ENV) and Dr. David Fernandez (BIO). This team now leads several undergraduate student research projects that over the last several years have led to NOVA students being published in peer reviewed journals. We also invite students to visit our new Science Resource Center (SRC). This student center is equipped with state-of-the art learning spaces and equipment/materials to support student success and learning in all lab-based science course.

The outstanding work of the faculty in the MSE division also extends outside the classroom. All MSE faculty maintain expertise in their professional disciplines allowing them to serve an invaluable role in advising students along their career paths. Among others, the MSE division offers pre-med/pre-dent advising, pre-nursing and allied health advising, A.S. in Science and Computer Science advising and advising for engineering, architecture and construction management students. For a complete list of advisors please select the “Faculty Advisors’ tab below.

There are a number of amazing opportunities waiting for you at the Alexandria campus in the MSE division. Please come pay us a visit and we are happy to start you on your way!

Faculty / Staff
Administration and Staff
Dr. Chad Knights
703.845.6551 cknights@nvcc.edu
Margaret Emblom-Callahan
Lead Assistant Dean
703.845.6517 memblomcallahan@nvcc.edu.
Coreda Clark
Office Manager
703.845.6551 cmclark@nvcc.edu
Karen Schwartz
Assistant to the Dean
703.845.6220 kaschwartz@nvcc.edu
Endia Holmes

Admin. & Office Specialist (daytime) (evenings and weekends)
703.845.4621 eholmes@nvcc.edu
Ekram Abdella
Admin. & Office Specialist (daytime P-14)
703.845.4621 eabdella@nvcc.edu
Biology/Natural Sciences/Environmental Sciences
Kimberly Rutledge
Assistant Dean
703.845.6518 krutledge@nvcc.edu
Christine Bozarth 703.933.8066 cbozarth@nvcc.edu
Nicole Cintas 703.845.6004 ncintas@nvcc.edu.
Margaret Emblom-Callahan 703.845.6517 memblomcallahan@nvcc.edu.
David Fernandez 703.845.6522 dfernandez@nvcc.edu.
Michelle Gaston 703.845.6282 mgaston@nvcc.edu.
Meredith Kintzing 703.845.6213 mkintzing@nvcc.edu.
Hong Nguyen 703.845.6506 honguyen@nvcc.edu.
Charles Pumpuni 703.845.6519 cpumpuni@nvcc.edu
Corinna Rupert 703.933.8064 crupert@nvcc.edu.
Getachew Teferra (blog) 703.845.6546 gteferra@nvcc.edu
Todd Tupper 703.845.6508 ttupper@nvcc.edu.
Susan Williams 703.845.6557 suwilliams1@nvcc.edu.
Izanne Zorin 703.845.6528 izorin@nvcc.edu
Kwabena Aduse-Poku (adjunct) kadusepoku@nvcc.edu
Peter Bryan (adjunct) pbryan@nvcc.edu
Elizabeth Chao (adjunct) eschao@nvcc.edu
Ireen Cleaton-Jones (adjunct) icleatonjones@nvcc.edu
Jerri Cupero (adjunct) jcupero@nvcc.edu
Rosa Gallagher (adjunct) rgallagher@nvcc.edu
Kirvin Hodge (adjunct) khodge@nvcc.edu
Kristen Hoefke (adjunct) khoefke@nvcc.edu
Idris Hooper (adjunct) ihooper@nvcc.edu
McDonald Horne (adjunct) mhorne@nvcc.edu
Asnake Kassa (adjunct) akassa@nvcc.edu
Michelle Klein (adjunct) mklein@nvcc.edu.
Elizabeth Kraske (adjunct) ekraske@nvcc.edu
Andrew Lee (adjunct) ajlee@nvcc.edu.
Cindy Luongo (adjunct) cluongo@nvcc.edu
Hongmei Ma (adjunct) hma@nvcc.edu
Bekele Mamo (adjunct) bmamo@nvcc.edu
Antinoya Marinova-Doynova (adjunct) amdoynova@nvcc.edu
Muffarah Marr (adjunct) mmarr@nvcc.edu
Suman Mukherjee (adjunct) smukherjee@nvcc.edu.
Milton Muldrow (adjunct) mmuldrow@nvcc.edu
Ahmed Nassr (adjunct) anassr@nvcc.edu
Mulibrhan Negese (adjunct) mnegese@nvcc.edu
Kedir Seid (adjunct) kseid@nvcc.edu
Terri Snyder (adjunct) tsnyder@nvcc.edu
Shawn Stickler (adjunct) sstickler@nvcc.edu
Gerald Stokes (adjunct) gstokes@nvcc.edu
Theodros Tadese (adjunct) ttadese@nvcc.edu
Lan Wang (adjunct) lawang@nvcc.edu
Rokhila Zakirova (adjunct) rzakirova@nvcc.edu
Building Sciences (Architecture, Engineering and Construction Management)
S. Michael Ghorbanian
Assistant Dean, Building Sciences
703.845.6265 sghorbanian@nvcc.edu.
Harvey Liebman
Assistant Dean, Architecture
703.845.6530 hliebman@nvcc.edu
James Konnick, Engineering 703.933.8334 jkonnick@nvcc.edu.
Amy Richardson, Engineering 703.933.8065 ajrichardson@nvcc.edu
Paul (Tracy) Wright, Construction Management 703.933.8365 pwright@nvcc.edu.
Hamideh Alehossein (adjunct) halehossein@nvcc.edu
Renzo Carlin (adjunct) rcarlin@nvcc.edu
Peter Henry (adjunct) phenry@nvcc.edu
Colwin Jacob (adjunct) cjacob@nvcc.edu
Kamal Kamal (adjunct) kkamal@nvcc.edu
Ahmadreza Kashani (adjunct) akashani@nvcc.edu
David Lehman (adjunct) dlehman@nvcc.edu
Daniel Priest (adjunct) dpriest@nvcc.edu
Steven Reynolds (adjunct) sreynolds@nvcc.edu
Girolamo Squarciafico (adjunct) gsquarciafico@nvcc.edu
Peter Whitehead (adjunct) pwhitehead@nvcc.edu
Dr. Katherine Burton
Assistant Dean
703.845.6505 kburton@nvcc.edu
Dr. Monica Feazell 703.845.4627 mfeazell@nvcc.edu.
Dr. Dana Horoszewski 703.845.6002 dhoroszewski@nvcc.edu
John Vanderson 703.845.6504 jvanderson@nvcc.edu
Dr. Sad Ahamed (adjunct) sahamed@nvcc.edu
Daniela Helou (adjunct) dhelou@nvcc.edu
Dr. Richard Ezike (adjunct) rezike@nvcc.edu
Dr. Daniel Lowy (adjunct) dlowy@nvcc.edu
Dr. Giordano Paniconi (adjunct) gpaniconi@nvcc.edu
Dr. Furqan Sami (adjunct) fsami@nvcc.edu
Dr. Zhou Wang (adjunct) zw2953@email.vccs.edu.
Computer Science
Emilia Butu
Assistant Dean
703.845.6314 ebutu@nvcc.edu
Abrom Cooper (adjunct) acooper@nvcc.edu
Kamal Kamal (adjunct) kkamal@nvcc.edu
Boubacar Maiga (adjunct) bmaiga@nvcc.edu
Sandra Perez (adjunct) sperez@nvcc.edu
Dr. Victor Zabielski
Assistant Dean
703.845.6507 vzabielski@nvcc.edu.
Joseph Marx (Instructional Assistant) 703.845.4605 jmarx@nvcc.edu
Elizabeth Doyle (adjunct) edoyle@nvcc.edu
Christopher Khourey (adjunct) ckhourey@nvcc.edu
Peter Kranz (adjunct) pkranz@nvcc.edu
Marla Morales (adjunct) mmorales@nvcc.edu
Laurie Martin-Vermilyeah (adjunct) lvermilyeah@nvcc.edu
N V Fitton
Assistant Dean
703.845.6527 vfitton@nvcc.edu
Essma Haddam 703.845.6268 ehaddam@nvcc.edu.
Aissata Haidara 703.845.6036 ahaidara@nvcc.edu.
Maryam Hanif 703.845.6558 mhanif@nvcc.edu.
Neha Jain 703.845.6515 njain@nvcc.edu.
Matthew Konicki 703.845.6525 mkonicki@nvcc.edu
Dr. Alexander Krantsberg 703.845.6548 akrantsberg@nvcc.edu.
Amy Richardson 703.933.8065 arichardson@nvcc.edu.
Lawrence Stark 703.845.6521 lstark@nvcc.edu.
Biniyam Tibebu 703.845.6538 btibebu@nvcc.edu.
Snejana Topalova 703.845.6003 stopalova@nvcc.edu.
Dr. Bruce Wahl 703.845.6342 bwahl@nvcc.edu.
Dr. Amy Wang 703.845.6524 awang@nvcc.edu.
Kathleen Yan  703.933.5047 kyan@nvcc.edu.
Victoria Addei (adjunct) vaddei@nvcc.edu
Yoseph Gemta (adjunct) ygemta@nvcc.edu
Stephen Gill (adjunct) sgill@nvcc.edu
Leonard Gjoni (adjunct) lgjoni@nvcc.edu
Sandra Hatch (adjunct) shatch@nvcc.edu
Lorraine Johnson (adjunct) ljohnson@nvcc.edu
Mattie Jones (adjunct) mjones@nvcc.edu
John Kelley (adjunct) jkelley@nvcc.edu
Jaydeb Maji (adjunct) jmaji@nvcc.edu
Robert Martray (adjunct) rmartray@nvcc.edu
Marcia Murday (adjunct) mmurday@nvcc.edu
Gita Pippin (adjunct) gpippin@nvcc.edu
Joseph Quarcoo (adjunct) jquarcoo@nvcc.edu
George Raub (adjunct) graub@nvcc.edu
Jennifer Soult (adjunct) jsoult@nvcc.edu
Paul Wasik (adjunct) pwasik@nvcc.edu
Madelyn Windley (adjunct) mwindley@nvcc.edu
Rodney Wyrick (adjunct) rwyrick@nvcc.edu
Isaac Zawolo (adjunct) izawolo@nvcc.edu
Physical Education and Health
Richard Steele
Assistant Dean
703.845.4607 rsteele@nvcc.edu.
Gail Freedman 703.933.3957 gfreedman@nvcc.edu
Susan Abramson (adjunct) sabramson@nvcc.edu
Elizabeth Black (adjunct) eblack@nvcc.edu
Clare Davidson (adjunct) cdavidson@nvcc.edu
Jennifer Espinoza (adjunct) jespinoza@nvcc.edu
Alan Golombek (adjunct) agolombek@nvcc.edu
Gerald Greenlaw (adjunct) ggreenlaw@nvcc.edu
Joanne Hunter (adjunct) jmhunter@nvcc.edu
Andrea Maunz (adjunct) amaunz@nvcc.edu
Tia Moore (adjunct) tmoore@nvcc.edu
Erica Russell (adjunct) erussell@nvcc.edu
Elizabeth Sisel (adjunct) esisel@nvcc.edu
Elizabeth Spatz (adjunct) espatz@nvcc.edu
Mrowka Stephen (adjunct) smrowka@nvcc.edu
Susan Thompson (adjunct) 703.823.3235 spthompson@nvcc.edu
LauRae Upchurch (adjunct) lupchurch@nvcc.edu
Dr. Tatiana Stantcheva
Assistant Dean
703.845.6514 tstantcheva@nvcc.edu
Dr. Walter Wimbush 703.845.6526 wwimbush@nvcc.edu.
Dr. David Blackwell (adjunct) dblackwell@nvcc.edu
Dr. Cathy Bunge (adjunct) cbunge@nvcc.edu
Dr. Sugata Chowdhury (adjunct) schowdhury@nvcc.edu
Dr. Luis Correa-Borbonet (adjunct) lcorreaborbonet@nvcc.edu
Dr. Branislav Djordjevic (adjunct) bdjordjevic@nvcc.edu
Dr. Gerald Prendergast (adjunct) gprendergast@nvcc.edu
Faculty Advisors
Allied Health/Nursing /Pre-Med
Michelle Gaston 703.845.6282 mgaston@nvcc.edu
Hong Nguyen 703.845.6506 honguyen@nvcc.edu
Kimberly Rutledge 703.845.6518 krutledge@nvcc.edu
Architecture/Civil Engineering/Engineering
Mike Ghorbanian, Assist. Dean 703.845.6265 sghorbanian@nvcc.edu
James Konnick 703.933.8334 jkonnick@nvcc.edu
Kimberly Rutledge, Assist. Dean 703.845.6518 krutledge@nvcc.edu
Christine Bozarth 703.845.8066 cbozarth@nvcc.edu
Nicole Cintas 703.845.6004 ncintas@nvcc.edu
David Fernandez 703.845.6522 dfernandez@nvcc.edu
Charles Pumpuni 703.845.6519 cpumpuni@nvcc.edu
Corinna Rupert 703.845.8064 crupert@nvcc.edu
Getachew Teferra 703.845.6546 gteferra@nvcc.edu
Todd Tupper 703.845.6508 ttupper@nvcc.edu
Izanne Zorin 703.845.6528 izorin@nvcc.edu
Corinna Rupert 703.933.8064 crupert@nvcc.edu
Katherine Burton, Assist. Dean 703.845.6505 kburton@nvcc.edu
Monica Feazell 703.845.4627 mfeazell@nvcc.edu
John Vanderson 703.845.6504 jvanderson@nvcc.edu
Dana Horoszewski 703.845.6002 dhoroszewski@nvcc.edu
Computer Science
Emilia Butu, Assist. Dean 703.845.6516 ebutu@nvcc.edu
Construction Management
Paul "Tracy" Wright 703.933.8365 pwright@nvcc.edu
Victor Zabielski, Assist. Dean 703.845.6507 vzabielski@nvcc.edu
Vaden Fitton, Asst. Dean 703.845.6527 vfitton@nvcc.edu
Bruce Wahl 703.845.6342 bwahl@nvcc.edu
Kathleen Yan 703.933.5047. kyan@nvcc.edu
Matthew Konicki 703.845.6525 mkonicki@nvcc.edu
Essma Haddam 703.845.6268 ehaddam@nvcc.edu
Lawrence Stark 703.845.6521 lstark@nvcc.edu
Snejana Topalova 703.845.6003 stopalova@nvcc.edu
Biniyam Tibebu 703.845.6538 btibebu@nvcc.edu
Developmental Math
Alexnader Krantsberg (DM Manager) 703.845.6548 akrantsberg@nvcc.edu
Tatiana Stantcheva, Assist. Dean 703.845.6514 tstantcheva@nvcc.edu
Walter Wimbush 703.845.6526 wwimbush@nvcc.edu