Deborah Cebula: adjunct lecturer in the professional management program, (2005) B.A., The Johns Hopkins University
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: adjunct lecturer in the M.A. in Cultural Sustainability Program (2010) B.A., University of Pennsylvania; M.A., University of Pennsylvania; M.B.A., Harvard University
Tiffany Espinosa: assistant dean in the Welch Center for Graduate and Professional studies and adjunct lecturer in M.A. in Cultural Sustainability Program (2010) M.A., University of Colorado Denver; M.B.A., University of Colorado Denver.
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.
Melissa McLoud: adjunct lecturer in the M.A. in Cultural Sustainability Program (2009) Ph.D., George Washington University.
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.
Patricia Ourednik: adjunct lecturer in the M.A. in Cultural Sustainability Program (2009) B.S., University of Baltimore; M.S., Florida Institute of Technology.
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.
Kristen Keener Pinheiro: Director of Media Relations, Goucher College
Rebecca Saltman: adjunct lecturer in the M.A. in Cultural Sustainability (2010) B.A, Ithaca College; M.F.A., University of California, Los Angeles.
Rebecca has developed a career around social entrepreneurship, community building, public relations, cause marketing and collaboration to facilitate business and community growth. During her tenure at the Alliance for Sustainable Colorado Rebecca focused on a partnership with Progress Now and the Daily Kos to develop and implement the BIG TENT, a Bloggers and New Media Headquarters at the 2008 Democratic Convention in Denver. She funneled her expertise across many disciplines in helping democratize media, providing unprecedented access to over 500 bloggers. The Tent became the linchpin for the DNC's new media strategy, and has since been chosen for curation in the Smithsonian Institute and Newseum. Currently Rebecca is the National Community Relations Manager for Dex One, a 1.3 billion dollar company that helps small businesses get found and get chosen! In her role Rebecca is helping Dex One connect with local businesses through a number of grassroots tactics including social media, webinars and events. 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.
Tracy Thompson: Instructional Designer, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Instructional Systems, Pennsylvania State University, 2009 - 2010. Business, College of William and Mary
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.