Eight members of HCC faculty are promoted HOWARD COUNTY EDUCATION

September 20, 1993

Eight Howard Community College faculty members were recently promoted to associate or assistant professor by the school's board of trustees.

Pamela M. Cornell was promoted to assistant professor of human development. On the college staff since 1978, the Baltimore resident was commended "for her development of strategies for obtaining and conforming to extensive student feedback in the introductory human relations course."

Columbia resident Rita W. Guida was elevated to associate professor of communications.

A faculty member since 1986, she evaluated the improvement in students' writing after they completed an introductory composition course.

Joseph T. Y. Huang, a Baltimore resident, was named associate professor of computer science. He was cited for completing a training and testing program to become a certified "Novell Network" engineer and instructor and for developing six "Novell" computer linking courses for HCC, where he has been a faculty member since 1987.

Irene J. McCrea of Columbia was promoted to associate professor of nursing.

A faculty member since 1990, she "analyzed the effects of interactive videodisc technology on student learning" and designed a study to examine the variables affecting videodisc education.

Baltimore resident Ronald X. Roberson was elevated to associate professor of art. On the faculty since 1990, he conducted a complete evaluation of HCC's introductory drawing course.

Frank P. Kroll of Baltimore was named assistant professor of early childhood development. Trained at the Magda Gerber Training Center for educators of infants, he has expanded the college's childhood development program. He joined the faculty in 1990.

A faculty member since 1990, Columbia resident Brian D. Johnson was promoted to assistant professor of music. He revised Howard's music theory courses to conform to standards set by the Council of Higher Education in Music (CHEM). He also developed a skill level requirement for all applied music courses that will be adopted by CHEM.

Sharon J. Pierce of Baltimore was named assistant professor of nursing.

A faculty member since 1990, she helped revise the testing program for first-year nursing students.

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