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Campuses will be closed Thursday, Nov. 26-Sunday, Nov. 29 for Thanksgiving.
Campuses will reopen Monday, Nov. 30.




Office of the Vice President for Student Learning

Diane Ward, Vice President for Student Learning, Associate Professor Education
B.S., West Virginia University-Secondary Education/Science
M.A., Tennessee Technological University-Education/Instructional Leadership
Ph.D. Capella University-Education (2009)

Cathy Smith, Administrative Assistant II
A.A.S., Roane State Community College-General Technology (1999)
Certified Professional Secretary (1990)

Advising Resource Center

Amy Keeling, Director, Advising/Articulation
B.S., MacMurray College-Deaf Education
M.S., Eastern Illinois University-Guidance and Counseling/College Student Personnel(1986)

Michelle Crudup, Academic Advisor
A.A.S., Roane State Community College-Management & Supervision
B.S., Tusculum College-Organizational Management (2002)
M.S., Tennessee Technological University-Strategic Leadership (2015)

Susan C. Pearson, Coordinator of Academic Advising
B.S., Tennessee Technological University - Secondary Education
M.S., Tennessee Technological University - School Counseling
Ed.S., Tennessee Technological University - Administration and Leadership (1997)

Michael Burtch, Health Sciences/Nursing Admissions Advisor
B.S., Bob Jones University – Radio/Television Broadcasting
M.S.L., Grand Canyon University – Business Leadership (2006)

Center for Teaching Arts and Technology

Susan Sutton, Director, Center for Teaching Arts & Technology And Distance Education
B. S., Ball State University, Muncie, IN - Special Education K-12
M. S., University of Tennessee, Knoxville - Instructional Technology
Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville - Instructional Technology (2010)

Darren York, Coordinator of Instructional Technology
A.A., Roane State Community College
B.A., Tennessee Technological University-English
M.A., Austin Peay State University-Psychology (1996)

Dual Studies

Kelley Thomas,  Director of Dual Studies
B.S., University of Tennessee-Business Administration
M.Ed., Tusculum College-Human Resource Development (2008)

Jacquelyn Wilson, Coordinator of Dual Studies
B.A. King College-Behavioral Science

International Education

Dr. Adolf King, Director of International Studies
B.S., City of Leicester Polytechnic-Applied Chemistry
M.S., Imperial College of Science and Technology, London University-Analytical Chemistry
D.I.C., Imperial College of Science and Technology, London University-Analytical Chemistry
Ph.D., Imperial College of Science and Technology, London University-Analytical Chemistry (1976)

Janet Alexander, Secretary II
B.A., Ohio Wesleyan University-Politics and Government (1973)

Learning Centers and Learning Support

Michael D. Hill, Director of Learning Centers and Learning Support
B.A., Vassar College-English
M.A., University of Tennessee-English (1991)

Anna Davis, Mathematics Learning Support Specialist
B.S., Mathematics, Carson-Newman University (2008)

Abigail Griffith, Learning Center Specialist-Roane County
B.A., Alfred University - English
M.A., University of Tennessee - English (2012)

Robin Leib,  Writing Center Specialist-Oak Ridge
B.A., Speech and Hearing Science, University of Utah
M.A., English, Colorado State University (1991)


Robert M. Benson, Director of Library Services/Associate Professor 
B.A., University of Tennessee-English (1996)
M.S., University of Tennessee-Information Science (2000)

Laura Vaughn, Branch Library Manager/Associate Professor
B.S., Newberry College-Arts Management
M.S., University of Tennessee-Information Science (1996)

Rosemary Bird, Cataloging Librarian/Associate Professor
B.A., University of Tennessee-Liberal Arts
M.S., University of Tennessee-Library Science (1977)

Vacant, Research and Instructional Services Librarian, Associate Professor

Vacant, Web Services Librarian

Teri Hallman, Library Assistant
B.S., Auburn University-Education (1983)

Christi Moss, Library Assistant
Certificate, Roane State Community College-Massage Therapy (2008)

Shelia Whittenbarger, Library Assistant
Certified Professional Secretary (2003)
A.A.S., Roane State Community College-General Technology (2008)

Student Academic Support Services

M. Kathryn Rhodes, Dean of Student Academic Support Services
B.S., University of Tennessee-Business Administration
M.S., University of Tennessee-Human Resource Development (2003)

Matthew Ward, Administrative Secretary, ROCC Student Contact
A.S., Roane State Community College-Business Administration
B.S., University of Tennessee-Business Administration (2001)

Tennessee Early Childhood Training Alliance

Whitney Deakins, TECTA Coordinator
B.A.S., University of Tennessee - Early Childhood Psychology
M.A., Concordia University - Early Childhood Education

Emily Belitz, TECTA Specialist
B.S., University of Tennessee - Chattanooga - Education (2002)



Allied Health

Michael Laman, Dean, Professor of Allied Health Sciences
B.S., University of Central Florida-Respiratory Therapy
M.S., Indiana University, Purdue University at Indianapolis-Allied Health Education
Ph.D., University of North Texas-Higher Education Administration (1989)

Vicky Martin, Administrative Secretary
Office Occupations Certificate
Medical Terminology Certificate


Myra K. Peavyhouse, Dean, Professor of English
A.S., Roane State Community College-Biology
B.S., Tennessee Wesleyan College-Biology
B.A., Tennessee Wesleyan College-English
M.A., East Tennessee State University-English
Ed.D., University of Tennessee-Educational Administration and Policy Studies (2002)
Certified Developmental Education Specialist

Denise Cloyd, Administrative Secretary
A.S., Roane State Community College-Business Management (1985)
Certified Professional Secretary (2006)

Malinda Yager, Secretary III
B.A., Tennessee Temple College-History (1978)

Morgan C. Anderson, Interim Theatre Manager

Jon P. Chemay, Theatre Technician 
B.A., University of Tennessee-Psychology and Criminal Justice (2002)

Matthew Waters, TV  Station Manager-Channel 15 and Assistant Professor of Mass Communications
B.S., University of Tennessee-Communications
M.S., University of Tennessee-Communications (2000)

Mathematics and Sciences

Markus Pomper, Dean, Associate Professor of Mathematics
M.S., University of Illinois, Mathematics
Ph.D., University of Illinois, Mathematics (2000)

Kathleen B. Voiles, Administrative Secretary
A.A.S., Roane State Community College-Office Administration (1993)
Certificate of Advancement-Microsoft Office Specialist (2002)
Certified Professional Secretary (2006)

Sonya Thomas, Secretary III
A.A.S., Roane State Community College-General Technology (2006)
B.S., Tennessee Technological University-Interdisciplinary Studies (2014)
Certificate, Roane State Community College-Office Information (2006)
Certified Professional Secretary (2011)
Melissa K. Stephens, Science Lab Coordinator/Supervisor
B.S., University of Tennessee-Wildlife & Fisheries Science (1989)

Tasha K. Francis, Laboratory Technician, ORBC
B.S., University of Tennessee - Microbiology (2013)

Mary Ann Sexton, Biology Lab Specialist
B.S., Tennessee Technological University-Biology (2010)


Patricia Jenkins, Dean, Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., University of Tennessee - Nursing
M.S.N., University of Tennessee - Nursing
Ed.D., University of Tennessee - Educational Administration (2001)
Registered Nurse

Tammy Robinette, Administrative Secretary
A.S., Roane State Community College-Business Management (1985)
Certified Administrative Professional (2011)

Social Science, Business and Education

Donald L. Lanza, Interim Dean, Professor of History
B.A., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga-History
M.A., University of Tennessee-History
Ph.D., University of Tennessee-History (1991)

Tammy Guge, Administrative Secretary
A.S., Roane State Community College-Office Administration
B.S., Tusculum College-Applied Organizational Management (1990)

Fitness Center

Shaun Simpson, Coordinator
B.S., Middle Tennessee State University-Physical Education
M.S., Middle Tennessee State University- Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Safety (2004)

Roane State Community College
276 Patton Lane
Harriman, TN 37748-5011

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