Five Faculty Join Wor-Wic
September 08, 2005

Wor-Wic Community College recently welcomed five new full-time faculty members to the college.

Jill C. Buchert of Salisbury was selected as a new instructor of developmental English. Buchert has been the reading, writing and testing center coordinator and a part-time English instructor at Wor-Wic since 2001. She also taught English at Delaware Technical & Community College in Georgetown, and has additional teaching experience at the middle and high school levels. Buchert received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English from Salisbury University.

Penny Nicholson of Princess Anne was selected to fill the position of community and continuing education allied health instructor. Prior to joining Wor-Wic, she was a triage nurse at the Florida Hospital Watermen in Tavares, Fla. She has approximately 30 years of nursing experience, including interventional radiology, dialysis, sub-acute care and emergency services. Nicholson received a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Maryland at Baltimore.

Edmond J. O’Brien of Berlin was hired as instructor of criminal justice. He recently retired from the Ocean City Police Department after 27 years of service as a police officer. O’Brien also taught criminal justice courses for Wor-Wic on a part-time basis since 1981. He received an associate degree in liberal arts from the State University of New York in Albany, an associate degree in criminal justice from Wor-Wic and a bachelor’s degree in government and politics from the University of Maryland College Park.

Adam Tavel of Hurlock is a new instructor of English. Prior to joining Wor-Wic, he was a research assistant and writing center tutor at the University of Toledo (Ohio). He also has experience teaching introductory and advanced English composition. Tavel received a bachelor’s degree in historical communications from Lebanon Valley College in Annville, Penn., and a master’s degree in English language and literature from the University of Toledo.

Joseph S. Weker of Ocean City was selected as instructor of social science. Weker has been a part-time instructor of psychology at Wor-Wic for the past year. He also worked as a clinical supervisor at Threshold’s in Georgetown, Del. Weker received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City, Okla., and a master’s degree in clinical counseling from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.