Directory

Fen Du

Department: Mechanical Engineering Technology

Jessica Ebert-Edelmann

Phone: (802) 728-1000
Department: Equine Studies

Marlys Eddy

Phone: (802) 728-1780
Email: meddy@vtc.edu
Department: Landscape Design & Sustainable Horticulture

Marlys Eddy is an associate professor and program director of Landscape Design and Sustainable Horticulture. She is a plant and soil scientist with a focus on sustainable agriculture and viticulture. Her teaching is focused on plant biology courses including Botany, Greenhouse Management, and Introduction to Horticulture. Marlys also works on native plant conservation for the Green Mountain and Finger Lakes National Forest of the US Forest Service. Marlys has travelled to the Findhorn Ecovillage in Scotland to study sustainable agriculture and to participate in the day to day life of the intentional community. Prior to her appointment at Vermont Tech, Marlys worked as a soil testing and fertility consultant for grazers and vineyards, an agricultural research assistant with the University of Vermont Apple Team, and an environmental educator with the Vermont Institute of Natural Science. Marlys is from Belmont, Vermont, and enjoys cross-country skiing with her dog.

Nancy Eicker

Phone: (802) 879-5970
Department: Nursing

Ralph Esposito

Phone: (802) 728-1219
Department: Electrical/Electromechanical Engineering Technology

Ralph Esposito has over thirty years semiconductor experience with IBM involved in both the technical and business aspects of the company. He worked on numerous projects encompassing process and chip design, product qualification, product introduction into manufacturing and the competitive aspects of the business. His activities included extensive project leadership and people management utilizing skills such as planning, coordinating, communicating, training and negotiating.
    
Ralph also has over thirty years of experience in education. He taught a variety of technical courses as an adjunct at numerous colleges and at IBM. In addition to teaching, he developed courses and training programs for colleges and IBM.

In 2002, Ralph started teaching full-time at Vermont Tech. Here he is continuing his passion for teaching and interacting with the students while bringing into the classroom his industrial experience. He teaches at both the Randolph and Williston campuses and therefore deals with a variety of students, ranging from traditional to those already in the workforce.

Outside of work, his interests are walking, traveling, photography, music, books on tape, trying new restaurants, and enjoying his grandchildren.

Lawrence Etter, NRP

Department: Paramedicine

Timothy Ferris, AAS, NRP

Department: Paramedicine

Mary Findley

Phone: (802) 728-1240
Department: English

Mary Findley is a full-time tenured professor in VTC's English Department. Her areas of expertise include: English Literature, Writing, Gothic Literature, Stephen King, Edgar Allan Poe and Horror. Her PhD work is specifically centered around horror's manifestation in popular culture and what it reveals about the American psyche. She has created two academic areas at the Popular Culture Association: Stephen King and The Vampire in Literature, Culture and Film, and she currently chairs The Vampire area. She is published in her field and is currently working on a novel.

Amy Fox, ANP-C, MSN, RN, OCN, CHPN

Phone: (802) 728-1000
Email: afox2@vtc.edu
Department: Nursing

Nancy Gadarowski, BSN, RN

Phone: (802) 447-8328
Department: Nursing

Matt Gallagher

Phone: (802) 879-2324
Department: Electrical/Electromechanical Engineering Technology, Computer Engineering Technology

Matt Gallagher has been teaching in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at Vermont Tech since 2003.  His concentration is in embedded engineering systems that use microcontrollers, programmable logic devices and sensors.  His teaching style is heavy upfront on a class learning the subject matter together in a formal way, then allowing students to pursue their individual interests in self directed projects. 

"Projects allow students to connect the dots themselves and mimic more closely what will be asked of them when they leave here and get paid to learn, ie. when they go to work."

Prior to coming to Vermont Tech he worked for ten years at IBM Microelectroncis in CMOS and bipolar technology development and in foundry application engineering.  While there he began teaching a class on semiconductor processing which led to his desire to shift career paths.  His graduate work was in the area of non-linear fiber optics at Dartmouth College which he continued for a year at Ericsson Business Networks as a visting research scientist.

Outside of work his interests are running, biking, swimming, nordic and alpine skiing.  He's a persistent guitar player and reads any book that comes recommended by trusted sources.

Matt Gallagher

Phone: (802) 879-2324
Department: Electrical/Electromechanical Engineering Technology, Computer Engineering Technology

Matt Gallagher has been teaching in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at Vermont Tech since 2003.  His concentration is in embedded engineering systems that use microcontrollers, programmable logic devices and sensors.  His teaching style is heavy upfront on a class learning the subject matter together in a formal way, then allowing students to pursue their individual interests in self directed projects. 

"Projects allow students to connect the dots themselves and mimic more closely what will be asked of them when they leave here and get paid to learn, ie. when they go to work."

Prior to coming to Vermont Tech he worked for ten years at IBM Microelectroncis in CMOS and bipolar technology development and in foundry application engineering.  While there he began teaching a class on semiconductor processing which led to his desire to shift career paths.  His graduate work was in the area of non-linear fiber optics at Dartmouth College which he continued for a year at Ericsson Business Networks as a visting research scientist.

Outside of work his interests are running, biking, swimming, nordic and alpine skiing.  He's a persistent guitar player and reads any book that comes recommended by trusted sources.

Laurene Grande, MSN, RN

Phone: (802) 728-1000
Department: Nursing

Christopher Gray

Phone: (802) 299-8148
Department: Mechanical Engineering Technology

I have been teaching and working in manufacturing and engineering-related fields for more than 30 years.  I was originally trained as an All Around Machinist by the Bryant Grinder Corporation.  I have an Associate of Science degree in Manufacturing Technology; a Bachelor's of Science degree in Industrial Arts Education and a Master's of Arts degree in Education.  I have developed and taught state-approved manufacturing apprenticeship programs for both New Hampshire and Vermont as well as high school and college-level manufacturing and engineering curricula.  Prior to coming to Vermont Tech as an Assistant Professor, I was the Mechanical Engineering Lab Manager at the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering at the University of San Diego and I was a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Sustainable Product Design and Innovation major at Keene State College.  Throughout my career, I have been heavily involved with SkillsUSA, a national career and technical student organization (CTSO) that focuses on developing youth leadership through technical education.  I am extremely excited to bring my passion and enthusiasm for manufacturing and applied engineering to the students and community of Vermont Tech.

Laurene Greene

Phone: (802) 728-1000
Department: Nursing

Ellen Grimes

Phone: (802) 879-5632
Department: Dental Hygiene

Dr. Grimes is the Dental Hygiene Program Director at the Vermont Technical College.  Prior to the transition of the program to Vermont Tech she taught in the Dental Hygiene Department at the University of Vermont since 1984.  Her areas of expertise are the Dental Sciences, Emergency Procedures, Clinical Dental Hygiene, Oral Pathology and the Administration of Local Anesthetics. She was the recipient of the 2001 UVM Kroepsch Maurice Award for teaching excellence.

Ellen received her Baccalaureate Degree in Dental Hygiene Education from the University of Bridgeport, Fones School of Dental Hygiene.  She earned a Master's Degree in Educational Psychology from Montclair State University and a second Master's Degree in Public Administration from the University of Vermont.  She earned a Doctoral Degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at UVM in 1999.

Ellen was the President of the Vermont Dental Hygienists' Association from 1993-1994 and has served that organization in numerous capacities over the past 25 years.  In 1998 she was honored with the VDHA Outstanding Dental Hygienist of the Year Award.  Ellen was appointed as an accreditation site visitor for the ADA Commission on Dental Accreditation in 1999 and served on the Dental Hygiene Review Committee for the commission from 2003 – 2007 and was reappointed to a second term.  She is a consultant for the Northeast Regional Board of Dental Examiners and was serves on its Examination Committee.  In addition, she served on the Dental Hygiene National Board Test Construction Committee from 2008 - 2012 and was reappointed for a second term beginning in 2016.  She is the author of the textbook Medical Emergencies:  Essentials for the Dental Professional now in its second edition.

Robin Guillian

Phone: (802) 728-1000
Department: Professional Pilot Technology

Linda Gustafson

Department: English

Jean Hakim

Phone: (802) 879-8263
Department: Computer & Information Systems

Jean has 25 years of experience working for Bell Laboratories/AT&T/Lucent/Avaya. Because of her consistent contributions, and leadership to large development teams, and delivery of software systems, she rose through the ranks from Member of Technical Staff to Distinguished Member of Technical Staff, then to Consulting Member of Technical Staff, and eventually to director.   At times, Jean dealt with customers of products being developed, and with suppliers of components that were acquired. She traveled across the country meeting with potential corporate clients.

Jean’s technical focus is on networks.  One of the networks she architected and oversaw its construction was one that connected systems in Arizona, Virginia, and New Jersey.  While at VTC, she expanded the course offerings in the Information Technology degree to a complete program that competes with any in the area.  This allowed VTC to become a Cisco Academy.  Working with other faculty, she enhanced the curriculum of the CIS Department to a rich mix of courses. Her management experience allowed her to easily assume the role of department chair of the CIS Department.

Jean holds two US patents in Telecommunications which were granted in the US and Europe. She is a graduate from Seton Hall University and New Jersey Institute of Technology. She also is a Cisco Certified Professional.

Linda Havey, MSN, RNC, RN

Phone: (802) 453-4593
Department: Nursing

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