The faculty who will guide you through the curriculum at Goucher are not just professors, and they're not just at Goucher. They are distinguished leaders in their fields. They bring a depth of practical experience that is invaluable to students.

Wendy Osefo
Director, Master of Arts in Management

Wendy O. Osefo is an interdisciplinary scholar with extensive multi-sector industry experience. Prior to joining Goucher College, Ms. Osefo served as the Director of Community Engagement, Director of Parent Programs, and Director of Family and Community Development for The District of Columbia Promise Neighborhood Initiative (DCPNI). Wendy has held academic, research, and leadership positions at Rutgers University, The Community Leadership Center, and The D.C. Office of the Attorney General.

As a researcher, Wendy examines how race and class influence the learning, achievement, and educational trajectories of African American and other non-dominant students in schools and community settings. Her research focuses on the intersections between race, equity, and underserved student groups in K-12 and post-secondary learning communities. She is a highly sought after guest speaker and consultant on issues of race and access in the K-16 education landscape. Wendy creates and implements innovative strategies and programming to address the issues of equity in education. She has written extensively on both local and international education policy issues and her work has been featured in TED Education, ABC's Armstrong Williams Show, Public Administration Review, The Washington Post, EBONY, Go Go Live Radio Station, Nonprofit Quarterly, Young Nonprofits Professional Network's Equity, Diversity and inclusion Series, and Face2Face Africa online and print magazine.

Wendy earned a B.A. in Political Science from Temple University; an M.A. in Government from The Johns Hopkins University; and earned a Ph.D.  in Public Affairs-Community Development at Rutgers University. Ms. Osefo currently serves as the Board Chair for The Barack Obama Green Charter High School and is a contributing writer for Face2FaceAfrica. Wendy resides in Maryland with her husband and two sons.

Nadine Burnside

Dr. Nadine Burnside is an organization and management practitioner as well as an educator for graduate level coursework. She has over 25 years of professional and educator experience in the fields of Business, Organizational Behavior, Leadership, Human Resources, and Organizational Development. She has held progressively responsible positions including managing organizational performance, talent management, position classification and compensation, and strategic management operations. Moreover, she has served as project manager for several high profiled organizational effectiveness initiatives and has provided consultation and professional development on strategic management, organizational change management, diversity and inclusion, leadership and team development, compensation, and employment law and practices.

Dr. Burnside holds a BA in Psychology from Clark University, Worcester, MA; MS in Business Administration from Strayer University, Washington, DC; and a Ph.D. in Organization and Management with a specialization in Human Resources from Capella University, Minneapolis, MN. She also holds the Certified Compensation Professional designation from World of Work.

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.

Tiffany Espinosa

Tiffany Espinosa is Assistant Provost for Graduate and Professional studies and formerly she worked at 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 earned 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.

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

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. Lambert 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

Jennifer Ogunsola

Jennifer Ogunsola is a writer and communications professional based in Atlanta, Georgia, who currently serves as the Director of Communications of the City of Atlanta Workforce Development Agency and as the executive director of the Atlanta chapter of ColorComm: Women of Color in Communications, the only professional women's organization focused on executive level women in communications. She has previously worked as the communications manager for the City of Atlanta's Department of Parks and Recreation and the media relations manager for Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed. Ogunsola has over a decade of experience in television, radio, print journalism, and public relations. She has been featured on television and in print and online publications including PBS' Art Beat, Atlanta's Fox 5, Atlanta Tribune Magazine,, Source Magazine,, The Fab Empire, and other publication and her writing has appeared in Black Enterprise, Upscale and TRACE magazines, on the websites of, and AOL's City's Best. Ogunsola holds a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism and Political Science from Temple University and a M.A. in journalism from the University of Baltimore.

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

D. Watkins

D. Watkins

D. Watkins is an award-winning writer, educator, and speaker who the Baltimore Sun says “Has amazing material and a clear engaging voice…in the tradition of black writers who use their own story and their own narrative as a way to look at the bigger picture." Watkins is a columnist for Salon magazine and his work has been published in The New York Times, The Guardian, The Huffington Post, Aeon, AlterNet, The City Paper and other magazines. Watkins has been featured on Meet the Press and has been a reoccurring guest on CNN, NPR’s Monday Morning, Tell Me More, The Real News Network, Huff Post Live and The Marc Steiner Show who described Watkins as being "A brilliant phenomenon that needs to be heard."

Watkins currently holds a Master's in Education from Johns Hopkins University and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Baltimore. He is a professor at Goucher College and runs a creative writing workshop at the Baltimore Free School. Watkins’ lives in east Baltimore. His debut essay collection The Beastside, will be released by Skyhorse in the Fall of 2015, followed by his memoir, Cook Up, published by Grand Central in 2016.

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.