Brent DeWees, B.S., M.M., LMT, Coordinator of Massage Therapy at WSCC, received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Ministry from Kentucky Christian University. Mr. DeWees obtained his Massage Certificate from Hocking College. He has taken the massage program at WSCC from part-time to full-time, resulting in more than double the number of students served. He is in the process of developing a National Continuing Education Course, which will be offered in Fall 2014. Mr. DeWees is a Member of the Ohio Council of Massage Therapy Schools and Board Member of "No Hunger Food Bank" in Ravenswood, WV.
Dr. Heather Kincaid, Ph.D., MT (ASCP), began as a full-time faculty member with the MLT (medical laboratory technology) program at WSCC in 1993. She became the Program Director in 1997. Dr. Kincaid has four degrees: an Associate of Applied Science in Medical Laboratory Technology from Washington Tech (now WSCC), a Bachelor's in Microbiology from Ohio University, a Master's in Education from Marietta College, and a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from OU. Dr. Kincaid worked in a variety of laboratory settings including a hospital lab, a reference lab, and a clinic lab prior to teaching in the MLT program at WSCC.
Dr. Rob Kinker, RRT, Ph.D., Chair of Health Sciences & Program Director of the Respiratory Therapy Program
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 was a Board Member of the 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.