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NOVA-Loudoun welcomes new faculty

The Loudoun Campus of Northern Virginia Community College recently welcomed several new faculty members.

Dr. Kiana Adkisson-Selby is an assistant professor of veterinary technology. She earned a doctor of veterinary medicine from Oklahoma State University, Center for Veterinary Health Sciences. During eight years in private practice, she hosted learning seminars for veterinary assistants. She lives in Gerrardstown, West Virginia, with her husband, Will Selby, an equine veterinarian. They have three young daughters, Katherine, Elizabeth and Eleanor.

Saleha Bholat is an instructor of communication studies and the assistant director of NOVA Forensics, the collegewide debating and public speaking team. She brings several years of teaching experience gained at NOVA, Mt. San Antonio College and California State University Long Beach, where she earned a master’s degree. She lives in Fairfax with her husband, Dr. Hironao Okahana.

Stephanie Campbell is a new history instructor at the Loudoun Campus but she isn’t new to NOVA. She brings three years of experience gained as an adjunct. She holds degrees from the College of William and Mary and Catholic University. Campbell lives in Fairfax Station with her Siberian husky, Rasputin.

Susan Dickson is an assistant professor of horticulture. Her prior position as a horticulturist at Woodberry Forest School in Madison County, Virginia, allowed her to host two NOVA horticulture students while they completed their required internships this past summer. She has also served as grounds manager for Keswick Hall at Monticello in Charlottesville, Virginia. In addition, she brings teaching experience gained at Blue Ridge Community College in Weyers Cave, Virginia. She holds a master’s degree in horticulture from Virginia Tech and a bachelor’s degree in plant science from the University of Delaware. Dickson lives in Sterling.

Khanh Dinh is an instructor in the cybersecurity program. He earned a master’s degree in telecommunications and a master’s certificate in telecommunications forensics and security from George Mason University. His background includes experience maintaining the global backbone network for a telecommunications company and working as a government contractor supporting cybersecurity operations.

Assistant professor of English Karen Sutter Doheney is currently a doctoral candidate in literacy education at George Mason University with an expected graduation date of spring 2016. She also holds a master’s degree in literature and writing studies from California State University San Marcos. Previously, she taught at NOVA’s Woodbridge Campus for four years and at seven other community colleges and universities. Her husband, Shaun, is serving in the Marine Corps and they have two teenagers, 16-year-old Julia and 18-year-old Kyle who is looking forward to attending NOVA next year. The family lives in Stafford.

Susan Idziak is an assistant professor of communication who was a NOVA adjunct from fall 2013 through summer 2015. She is a retired U.S. Air Force public affairs officer whose final assignment was in the Pentagon. She served as a public affairs instructor at the Defense Information School at Fort Meade, Maryland, and provided public affairs training to Afghan National Army members while working on a government contract in Afghanistan. She holds a master’s degree in communication from the University of Oklahoma and another master’s degree in adult education from Capella University. Idziak lives in Reston.

Biology instructor Morgan Marsh has been a NOVA adjunct for more than four years. She earned a bachelor’s degree in biology at Virginia Tech and then a master’s degree in coastal marine and wetland studies at Coastal Carolina University. As a graduate student, she was a   National Science Foundation Graduate STEM Fellow in K-12 Education. She lives in Springfield with her husband, Ryan Widmaier.
Meredith Reynolds is an associate professor of English who brings two years of teaching experience as a full-time faculty member at Lord Fairfax Community College and several years of experience as an adjunct at NOVA’s Manassas Campus. She holds a master’s degree from George Mason University as well as a master’s degree in fine arts from Hollins University. Reynolds lives in Fairfax.

Assistant professor of biology Anitza San Miguel has taught at NOVA since 2004 and recently transferred to the Loudoun Campus. In addition to her teaching experience, she conducted research at the National Institutes of Health for nine years and worked as a patent examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. She holds a doctorate in higher education administration from George Washington University, a master’s degree in biotechnology from Johns Hopkins University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Puerto Rico. She lives in Reston with her husband, Juan M. Morales, and their 7-year-old daughter, Andrea I. Morales.

Dr. Gina Wilson is an assistant professor of veterinary technology. She earned a doctor of veterinary medicine degree from the Ohio State University and is certified in veterinary medical acupuncture from OneHealth Scientific and Integrative Medicine. She has been practicing small animal medicine for almost 10 years and has served as the mentor or clinical site supervisor for multiple veterinary technology students including many from NOVA. Wilson and her husband live in Alexandria.

During the summer, Barbara Canfield joined the campus as dean of the Natural and Applied Sciences Division. Canfield’s background in science and technology is a good fit for the division which includes new programs in engineering, cybersecurity and viticulture. Prior to NOVA, Canfield held several positions at Northampton Community College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. She was the assistant dean of business and technology after serving as Tech Prep director for five years and program manager for manufacturing technologies for four years. She holds a master’s degree in environmental sciences from Rutgers University and a doctorate in educational leadership and management from Drexel University.

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