Six Faculty Join Wor-Wic
August 31, 2006

Wor-Wic Community College recently welcomed six new faculty members to the college.

Sheila Blosveren of Bishopville was hired as an instructor of developmental English. Blosveren was a middle and high school English teacher for the Wicomico County Board of Education, as well as a part-time reading faculty member at Salisbury University (SU). For the past five years, she has worked as a reading intervention specialist in Wicomico County. Blosveren received a bachelor's degree in liberal studies and a master's degree in education from SU.

Shane Ferguson of Salisbury was hired as instructor of social science. He received his bachelor's degree in social work from West Virginia University in Morgantown and his master¹s degree in leadership studies from Marshall University in Huntington, W.Va. Ferguson has experience as an educator, social worker and counselor. He was director of residential services at Hudson Health Services in Salisbury before joining Wor-Wic. He has also been a member of Wor-Wic's chemical dependency counseling program advisory committee.

Chantá Gaines of Salisbury was selected as radiologic technology instructor. Prior to joining Wor-Wic, Gaines was a staff radiologic technologist at Peninsula Regional Medical Center. She received her associate degree in radiologic technology from Wor-Wic and her bachelor's degree in health administration from Baker College of Flint in Michigan.

John Leader of Salisbury is a new assistant professor of biological science. He received his bachelor's degree in science education from the University of Maryland College Park and his doctoral degree in soil and water science from the University of Florida in Gainesville. Leader taught biology and lab science at Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda, Md., and also worked as a teacher and naturalist at the Echo Hill Outdoor School near Chestertown. Leader also has teaching and research experience at Santa Fe Community College in Gainesville, Fla., the University of Florida's soil and water department and Oregon State University's bioresource engineering department.

Mark Lichtenberger of Salisbury is a new instructor of developmental English. He received his bachelor's degree in liberal arts, English and education, and master's degree in English from SU. Lichtenberger spent the past 11 years as an English teacher at Mardela Middle and High School. For the past seven years, he also coordinated and instructed student involvement in the Eastern Shore Writing Project at SU.

Charles Porter was hired as an instructor of developmental English. Prior to joining Wor-Wic, Porter was a graduate assistant at the University of Toledo in Ohio, where he taught composition and language studies. He received bachelor's and master's degrees in English from the University of Toledo.

NEW FACULTY. Wor-Wic Community College recently welcomed six new faculty members. Shown in the front row, from left, are Sheila Blosveren of Bishopville, developmental English instructor, and Chantá Gaines of Salisbury, radiologic technology instructor. In the second row, from left, are Shane Ferguson, social science instructor, Charles Porter, developmental English instructor, Mark Lichtenberger, developmental English instructor, and John Leader, assistant professor of biological science, all of Salisbury.