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Archive for the ‘Valencia Experts and Speakers’ Category

  • Disease Researcher Finds New Home at Valencia — in the Classroom

    Tuesday, June 7, 2016

    Attention students: If you thought you were going to sit in the back of Dr. Hemangi Patil’s biology class and sleep,…

  • Valencia Instructor to Lecture on MLK’s Life and the Music of His Age

    Thursday, January 8, 2015

    ORLANDO — In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday, Valencia instructor and musical folklore expert Don Harrell will present a…

  • Valencia College Hires New Director of Sustainability

    Thursday, May 15, 2014

    Orlando, FL – Resham Shirsat, a veteran of the sustainability field, has been named the director of sustainability at Valencia College….

  • Adrienne Trier-Bieniek

    Sunday, September 15, 2013

    Areas of interest: cultural sociology, music, women and gender studies, social inequality  Adrienne M. Trier-Bieniek is a tenure-track faculty member who…

  • Falecia Williams

    Thursday, August 1, 2013

    Falecia Williams is president of Valencia’s West Campus. Williams began her career at Valencia first as an adjunct professor, then in…

  • Stacey Johnson

    Thursday, August 1, 2013

    Stacey Johnson is president of Valencia College’s East and Winter Park campuses. Johnson earned her doctorate in educational administration from the…

  • Kathleen Plinske

    Thursday, August 1, 2013

    Kathleen Plinske is president of Valencia’s Osceola and Lake Nona campuses, and is responsible for providing academic, administrative and fiscal leadership for both…

  • Tina Tan

    Tina Tan

    Monday, August 22, 2011

    Public speaking, radio, public relations Speech instructor Tina Tan has worked as a reporter for National Public Radio affiliate stations and the…

  • Nam Nguyen

    Monday, August 22, 2011

    Asia, Asian art and philosophy Dr. Nam Nguyen has taught philosophy and Asian humanities at the Winter Park Campus for over 10…

  • Jeff Goltz

    Jeff Goltz

    Monday, August 22, 2011

    Criminal justice, police officer training Jeff Goltz is currently director of Valencia College’s Criminal Justice Institute, which provides training for police…