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A photograph of Cindy MillerCindy Miller
CETL Interim Coordinator
Cindy is the Interim Coordinator for CETL. She comes to CETL from the Annandale Campus Biology Department where she teaches Anatomy and Physiology. She is passionate about the teaching excellence exhibited by the NOVA faculty and is dedicated to filling NOVA’s mission for world-class teaching.

Robin MuseRobin Muse
CETL Administrative Assistant
Robin has been with CETL for several years and has dedicated her work to growing CETL from a fledgling project without any home, to a fully-staffed and fully developed center. She runs CETL’s lending-library and her capable touch marks all the workshops CETL offers throughout the year. She is always helpful.

Alexandria Campus

Amy Harding
CETL Faculty Associate

A photograph of Samantha Samantha Whalen
CETL Faculty Associate
Samantha is an adjunct Biology instructor at the Alexandria Campus. She has been teaching science for more than 15 years at the secondary and post-secondary levels in Texas, California and Virginia. She has demonstrated her love for education and teaching through her roles as a curriculum developer, science coach and in professional development.

Annandale Campus

A photograph of Alicia FalzonAlicia de la Torre Falzon, Ph.D.
CETL Faculty Advocate
Alicia is a professor of Spanish at the Annandale Campus. Alicia, known as Dra./Sra, has taught Spanish since 1983. She teaches all levels of Spanish and is the Sigma Delta Mu Advisor, a Spanish Honor Society. She has developed and taught several functional Spanish courses to NOVA employees, introducing them to culture and language skills.

A photograph of Cynthia RathjenCynthia Rathjen
CETL Faculty Advocate
Cynthia is an instructor of mathematics at the Annandale Campus. Cynthia is originally from Texas. She enjoys teaching math as well as learning tips and tricks from others who teach it.

Loudoun Campus

A photograph of Stephen ClarkStephen Clark
CETL Faculty Associate
Steve is an English instructor at the Loudoun Campus. He grew up in Pennsylvania and most recently lived in Michigan. Steve has participated with other faculty at the Loudoun Campus in interdisciplinary discussions of writing concepts, techniques, problems and practices. He also works with Achieving the Dream and the Honors Program.

A photograph of Barbara CrainBarbara Crain
CETL Faculty Advocate
Barbara is an assistant professor of geography at the Loudoun Campus. Barbara has been teaching geography (social science) and geology at the Loudoun Campus since 2005. She's originally from Heidelberg, Germany, where she spent her formative years training and teaching in secondary/higher education. 

Manassas Campus

A photograph of Dahlia Henry-TettDahlia Henry-Tett
CETL Faculty Advocate
Dahlia is an associate professor in the Health and Physical Education Department at the Manassas Campus. She is originally from New York City and has been teaching at the Manassas Campus since 2008. She believes that it is crucial to keep abreast of pedagogical advancements in the field; take advantage of changes in academic technology; take part in research endeavors; promote the importance of teaching in the community. She hopes to be instrumental in helping other professionals improve their skill sets and renew their passion.

Medical Education Campus

A photograph of Patricia Ottavio Patricia Ottavio
CETL Faculty Advocate
Patty is a physical therapist and an associate professor in the physical therapist assistant program at the Medical Education Campus (MEC). Patty enjoys using a variety of teaching methods to enhance student learning, including the use of hybrid courses, technology, the human patient simulation center, field trips and guest lecturers. She is a member of the MEC Campus Council, the College Senate and the Student PTA Club Advisor.

Woodbridge Campus

A photograph of Frank FerraraFrank Ferrara
CETL Faculty Associate
Frank is an assistant professor of Business and Social Sciences at the Woodbridge Campus. He also teaches Marketing and eCommerce for ELI. He has more than 20 years of experience in the private sector as a consultant for international companies and NGO’s. Frank is also a partner in an Internet security company based in Atlanta, Ga., and enjoys sharing that experience in the classroom and with his colleagues.

Questions? Please contact CETL is located on the Annandale Campus in CG 218.

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Northern Virginia Community College
8333 Little River Turnpike
Annandale, VA 22003-3796