Management Faculty

Deborah Cebula

Deborah served as former assistant dean and director of professional programs in the Welch Center for Graduate & Professional Studies at Goucher. Ms. Cebula also served as former Assistant Dean, Advanced Academic Programs, Johns Hopkins University; Senior Executive, The Guilford Group; Vice President, Administration and Finance, PMT & Associates; and Lecturer, Towson University, Foursite Program. Ms. Cebula began her career as a research writer and editor with the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University and worked with the U.S. Agency if International Development, the American Public Health Association, and the United Nations Children's' Fund around issues of international health and community development. Ms. Cebula holds a B.A. from Johns Hopkins University; has completed extensive post graduate work at the Bloomberg School of Hygiene and Public Health and the School of Business and Education at Johns Hopkins University. Her special interests are in the management of organizations, behavioral change models, and program development.


Catherine Cole

Catherine Cole is a marketing and global strategy specialist with over 20 years of experience working for multinationals and startups throughout Asia. Her industry experience covers logistics, airlines, consumer electronics, sports & entertainment and global nonprofits. Her breadth of work experience includes marketing, sales and strategy roles for both large and small companies. Starting her career in logistics, Catherine was based in China building the sales and marketing activities for the first US airline to be granted the authority to operate cargo aircraft into China. From 2000-2004, Catherine was a Global Strategist for the Samsung Global Strategy Group, a group that acted as internal consultants for Samsung's vast businesses headquartered in Seoul, Korea. Consulting projects covered topics as diverse as marketing strategy, CRM, business development and customer needs segmentation. The last nine years have been spent working closely with entrepreneurs and small businesses on their everyday business issues. Her specialty is working closely with founders and management teams to help solve critical issues that their businesses face. Key skills include business development, marketing, strategic planning, social media strategy and cross-cultural communications. Catherine was born and raised in Asia and speaks and writes Mandarin. She currently resides in Hong Kong.  Catherine earned a B.A. in East Asian Studies from the University of Pennsylvania; a M.A. in Chinese History from the University of Pennsylvania; and a M.B.A. from Harvard University.


Peter Downing

Peter has worn an array of hats in his role as a marketing and communications professional for the past 18 years. Peter is the co-founder of a niche creative agency, SPARK, that develops and implements effective marketing strategies for companies in a diverse array of industries - outdoor, real estate, development, and non-profit. More recently he co-founded another marketing-type company, FutureSpark, a consulting strategy company focused on helping companies optimize their community involvement efforts to the benefit of both the company and the community. Peter earned his JD from the University of Pennsylvania, his MA in education and international relations from the University of Denver, and his BA in English from Colgate University. He and his family live in the heart of Denver and enjoy everything this great city has to offer.


Tiffany Espinosa

Formerly, Ms. Espinosa was as the Business School at the University of Colorado Denver's Managing for Sustainability Program and the Bard Center for Entrepreneurship. Her research and teaching interests are in community wealth development, capacity building, and public-private partnership. She has created community organizations and developed new programming for organizations in Colorado, Michigan, and Illinois. She has served as a judge for a number of business plan competitions, including those hosted by the William James Foundation, the Bard Center for Entrepreneurship, The Future Farmers of America, and the Young Americans Center for Financial Education. She consultants and does public speaking on socially responsible business, entrepreneurship, non-profit business models, and leadership. Ms. Espinosa is working on a PhD in Human Dimensions of Natural Resources, Environmental Politics, Decision Making and Environmental Justice from Colorado State University. She received her MBA and a MA in Education from the University of Colorado Denver and an undergraduate degree in Social Sciences from the University of Michigan.


Megan Farrell

Megan has earned a B.A. in Political Science from Loyola College in Maryland; a J.D. from the Widener University School of Law, and an M.B.A. from the university of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business.


Michael Flinton

Mike has held faculty, administration, and leadership positions in higher education and not-for-profit organizations since his retirement from the U.S. Air Force in 1994. He taught not-for-profit management at the State University of New York's Cooperstown Graduate Program in Museum Studies. He has provided consulting services and leadership training for organizations ranging from Habit for Humanity to the New England Museum Association, taught for the SUNY Research Foundation, SUNY School of Public Health, and community colleges where he worked on Public Health and Workforce Development programs. Mike has worked with NASA's Stennis Space Center as the Education Operations Coordinator and Director of Fulton Montgomery Community College's Spatial Information Technology Center, which won the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Education-Business- Government collaboration. He also worked as the first Education Director for National Public Radio's Albany, NY affiliate where he developed media literacy programs. In 2007, Mike took a break from teaching to become executive director of the Saratoga Automobile Museum in Saratoga Springs, NY. Since 2004, he has served on numerous not-for-profit boards including historical and social organizations, a regional chamber of commerce and the Executive Service Corps of the Tri-cities, an affiliate of a nationwide organization comprised of senior executives who donate their time to helping organizations succeed. Mike has earned a B.S. in Human Resource Management from the New School of Social Research; a B.S. in Business Management & Administration from the University of Maryland College Park, European Division; a M.A. in Public History from the State University of New York (SUNY) Albany; and a M.S. in Public Administration from Central Michigan University.


Earl M. Furfine, CPA, PMP, CITP

Mr. Furfine has over 30 years of Information Technology delivery experience. He has been a founder or partner in 7 technology start-ups, the latest of which, Cardinal Technologies, Inc. a Program and Project Management consulting firm, was acquired by SM&A, Inc. in December, 2010 for approximately $6MM. Mr. Furfine served as CEO, CTO, and COO, CFO in companies or on consulting projects from $1MM-$60MM. He is an expert in early stage company development with extensive Information Technology, Financial, and Operational experience that proves invaluable during this stage of the company life cycle. He also specializes in creating a strong functional corporate organization through program planning and controls. In his spare time, Mr. Furfine is an avid triathlete completing over 30 races including Ironman Louisville, Ironman Arizona and The Great Chesapeake Bay 4.4 mile swim. Earl has earned his B.S. in Accountancy with Computer Science Concentration from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, and a Masters of Management from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.


Tiffany Herron

Tiffany has earned an M.S. in Organizational Management and an M.B.A. from the University of Colorado Denver.


Rebecca Hill, Ph.D.

Dr. Hill received her doctorate in Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics and her bachelors in Agricultural Business at Colorado State University. She teaches Community and Economic Development for the MACS program. Rebecca currently serves as the Coordinator of Community and Economic Assistance with the Department of Agriculture and Resource Economics at Colorado State University. Rebecca has experience working in economic and community development both domestically and internationally. She serves on the City of Fort Collins Water Board, where she is the chair of the Legislative, Finance and Liaison Committee. In Panama Rebecca has worked with a local organization promoting sustainable ecotourism. She also has worked with women's rights groups on reservations and in Kenya. Rebecca has also taught Agricultural Marketing and Microeconomics at Colorado State University.


Patricia Lambert

Ms. Ourednik is an independent consultant and works with Principal, RC&D Management, Bel Air, MD, consulting experts in finance and general management. Cofounder and Senior Vice President, BDMetrics, Inc., Baltimore, MD; Director of Business Operations, Director of Strategic Planning, Fair Issac & Co., San Rafael, CA; Chief Financial Officer, Credit Risk & Management Associates, Baltimore, MD; Ms. Ourednik obtained a M.S. in Management Information Systems, Florida Institute of Technology; and a B.S. in Accounting, University of Baltimore. Special interest in human capital management, technology and business planning, forecasting and strategic planning, pricing strategies, business process definition and implementation, and contract management and negotiation.


Melissa McLoud

Dr. McLoud is a public historian and interpretive consultant who has worked for thirty years in museum interpretive planning, exhibition, and program development in Washington D.C and on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Most recently she developed and directed the Center for Chesapeake Studies and specializes in the relationship between nature and culture on the Chesapeake Bay. Her areas of expertise include interpretive planning, public history, American landscape, and architectural history, and exhibit development. She has worked in numerous museum settings as well as at the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, and the National Building Museum, and is extensively experienced in outreach, education, exhibits, and program creation. Previously she taught at Catholic University and George Washington University, and has published extensively in her field. She received her Ph.D. from George Washington University and currently lives in Easton, Maryland.


Kristen Keener Pinheiro

Kristen Keener Pinheiro

Kristen Pinheiro has been Goucher College's director of media relations since 2005, and she has been teaching courses in professional communication and in media strategies for the Welch Center since 2011. Prior to Goucher, Kristen spent nearly eight years with a Maryland daily newspaper as an editor of magazines, special supplements, and the weekly arts and entertainment edition. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in literature and French at Washington College in Chestertown and is completing a Master of Education at Goucher.


Rebecca Saltman

Rebecca is the President and Founder of an independent collaboration building firm designed to bridge business, government and nonprofits and their needs as well as two other "disruptive innovations" that create systemic change. Rebecca earned her B.A. in Theatre and Still Photography from Ithaca College and her M.F.A. in the Producers Program from the University of California, Los Angeles.


Tracy Thompson 

Tracy earned her B.B.A. in Business Information Technology from the College of William and Mary and her M.Ed. in Instructional Systems from Pennsylvania State University


Chris Willits

Christopher Willits

Christopher Willits is a multimedia artist, an electronic music and guitar pioneer. Named "the Picasso of sound" (Tokafi), Christopher uses his self-designed software tools to "paint with his guitar" (Pitchfork), creating "mesmerizing, intricate electronic soundscapes" (Nowness) and lush audiovisual performances of weaving patterns, texture, and harmony. A guitarist, composer, producer, photographer, visual artist, and system designer, Willits creates relaxing experiences of overlapping sound and light. Working solo and in collaboration with the likes of Ryuichi Sakamoto, Matmos and Taylor Deupree, Christopher has released over 20 albums within the last decade. Willits is based in San Francisco and has a master's degree in electronic music from Mills College. http://christopherwillits.com