Dr. Rob Kinker, RRT, Ph.D., is the Chair of Health Sciences and Program Director of the Respiratory Therapy Program at WSCC. Dr. Kinker serves on the Student Learning Committee, Curriculum Committee, and Academic Appeals Committee. He coordinates the Health and Wellness Associate Degree Program and one year certificate of completion programs in Pharmacy Technology, EMT, and Massage Therapy and certificates of completion for EKG and Exercise & Fitness. Dr. Kinker also worked in researching at OSU for national publications which includes book chapters in Respiratory Care. He is a Board Member of Mid-Ohio Valley United Way and President of the Parents Upward Bound Organization. He has experience directing Cardiopulmonary Departments in the health care setting. Dr. Kinker has developed new departments, services, and procedures at Doctors of Nelsonville, Hocking Valley Hospital, Lancaster-Fairfield Community Hospital, and St. Joseph's Hospital as Administrative Director of Cardiac and Pulmonary Services.
Laura Garcia is an Associate Professor of Communication Studies and has been teaching at WSCC since 2001. She earned her Master's degree from West Virginia University and her Bachelor degree from Wheeling Jesuit University. She sits on the Ohio Board of Regents Ohio Transfer Module Faculty Subcommittee for English and Oral Communication.
Tanya Wilder is the Spanish Professor and Director of Evergreen Arts and Humanities Series at WSCC. Tanya was recently recognized for her 15 years of dedication to Washington State. She contributes to the community, and during the chemical spill in West Virginia, she hosted a water drive at WSCC. Tanya brings cultural experiences and programs to campus and creates opportunities for families to enjoy the arts.
Dr. Ziad Akir is Director of E-Learning at WSCC. He has been the director since 2007. Dr. Akir was an Instructional Technology Systems Manager at the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Research at Western Illinois University. He completed his Ph.D. in Mass Communication/Telecommunication in 2006 at Ohio University. Dr. Akir is the end-user and course administrator of the learning management system (Sakai). He is a member of the college-wide continuous improvement team. Recently, he worked with a team of faculty and staff on an online student success Action Project in which they looked at the issues and actions related to retention in and student readiness for online instruction.
Mollie Jarrell is Chair of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Public Service Programs at WSCC. She teaches in the Criminal Justice Program. Mollie completed her BS in Criminal Justice at Marshall University in Huntington, WV. She also completed a law degree at West Virginia University.