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National College Faculty

Industry-leading Professional Faculty

The key to our success is a faculty of industry-leading professionals.  Drawing on personal insights, our instructors provide students with a real-world perspective to prepare them for success in well-defined fields of employment.

Faculty

National College takes great pride in its faculty and their accomplishments, employing educators who bring years of practical industry and academic experience to the classroom and are committed to student success, promoting career development, and assisting students to balance life and education.

At National College we emphasize individual attention for our students, from enrollment to graduation with frequent and helpful faculty interaction every step of the way.  Our class sizes are smaller, with an average of 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio, allowing for one-on-one interaction with instructors.

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18 faculty listed below

Our Faculty at a Glance

Jayne Atkins - Department Chair - Computer Applications Technology

Jayne Atkins

Department Chair - Computer Applications Technology

M.S.Ed, B.S.

Jayne Atkins holds a Master of Science in Education degree in Human Resource Development from James Madison University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from Radford University. She has over 25 years of work experience with a background in various business, legal, medical, insurance, and education environments. Jayne currently serves as the Department Chair of the Computer Applications Technology program at the American National University Roanoke Valley Campus. She also serves on the College Academic Committee and the Institutional Academic Committee.

Kimberly Banta - Instructor

Kimberly Banta

Instructor

BA; JD

Kimberly Banta has more than a decade of experience as an attorney with extensive courtroom litigation experience. She is a former Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney and insurance/personal injury defense attorney. Kim has tried numerous jury and bench trials in the Commonwealth of Virginia and also has experience in immigration law. Kim has substantial knowledge in handling mediation/arbitration and settling cases, when appropriate. She has prepared countless pleadings, motions, briefs, appeals, and other legal documents. Kim is an instructor at American National University's Roanoke Valley Campus, where she teaches paralegal law courses, including criminal law, torts, real estate law, and pretrial discovery/trial preparation.

Kristal Bushong - Career Center Director & Instructor

Kristal Bushong

Career Center Director & Instructor

BS, CPhT

Kristal Bushong began her college career at West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia and then continued her education at the Jefferson College of Health Sciences in Roanoke, Virginia, where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Physician Assistant. Kristal is also a Certified Pharmacy Technician. She is an instructor at the American National University Roanoke Valley Campus, where she also serves as the Career Center Director for the campus and the Online program. She is also the campus Student Activities Council Faculty Advisor and an ACICS evaluator. Kristal is also a member of EAC, SHRM, Partners, PLG and MAA Advisory Boards, FCHRA, RVSHRM, RRMGMA,and Salem-Roanoke County Chamber of Commerce.

Kristal has been featured in our National Newsletter. » read article

Teresa Duschean - Instructor

Teresa Duschean

Instructor

BS

Teresa Duschean graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. Her work experience includes a government contracting firm in Washington, D.C. and the computer hardware/software field in California, including time at Microsoft. She is an instructor of math, computer, and keyboarding courses at the American National University Roanoke Valley Campus.

Patricia  Eby - Instructor

Patricia Eby

Instructor

BSN, MS, Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, Certified Disability Management Specialist, Licensed Clinical Nurse Specialist, RN

Patricia Eby holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing, a Master of Science degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, and is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, a Certified Disability Management Specialist, a Licensed Clinical Nurse Specialist, and a Registered Nurse. She has 7 years of experience in trauma nursing, outpatient clinical experience in cardiology and orthopedics, and over 20 years of medical and vocational case management. Patricia is coordinator of an area-wide rehabilitation networking breakfast; past president of both the Virginia Association of Rehab Nurses and the Virginia Association of Rehabilitation professionals; on the steering committee for the Roanoke Area Mayor's Committee for People with Disabilities; and has served on boards for the Council of Community Services. She is a healthcare instructor for the American National University Roanoke Valley Campus.

Patricia has been featured in our National Newsletter. » read article

Christopher Fielder - Instructor

Christopher Fielder

Instructor

BS, MCSE, MCSA, MCP, A+,Net+, Sec+

Christopher Fielder has been in the IT field for over 10 years, starting in the US Air Force, then as a civilian contractor for the Government, and now as a World Wide Server Administrator. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology, as well as numerous industry certifications, including Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert, Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator, Microsoft Certified Professional, CompTIA A+, Network+, and Security+. Christopher is an instructor at the American National University Roanoke Valley Campus.

Mathew George - Department Chair - Business Management

Mathew George

Department Chair - Business Management

BS, MBA

Mathew S. George has served in a variety of management and accounting positions in the business and not-for-profit sectors, has owned a travel agency and a real estate business, and was a realtor licensed in the state of Virginia. Mathew received his Bachelor of Science degree in management from Brigham Young University and his Master of Business Administration degree from Virginia Tech. He teaches business, marketing, and management courses and is chair of the business management programs for the American National University Roanoke Valley Campus and the Online program. Mathew is also an ACICS evaluator and performs accreditation visits at other colleges across the country.

Clay Hodges - Instructor

Clay Hodges

Instructor

MBA, BS, AS, AAS

Clay Hodges came to the Roanoke Valley Campus as an instructor in the Master of Business Administration program after completing his own MBA with ANU. Clay is an experienced manager in quality, manufacturing, and ISO 9001 Management Systems for multiple manufacturing centers. He is accomplished in working with regulatory agencies. His specialties include Production Operations, ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems, Regulatory Affairs, Safety, Operational Effectiveness, Business Metrics, Project Management, Supply Chain Monitoring, Purchasing, Analysis and Problem Solving, Communication, and Computer and Software Proficiency.

Elizabeth Johnson - Instructor

Elizabeth Johnson

Instructor

BA, TEFL

Elizabeth Johnson graduated from Columbia International University in Columbia, South Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts degree in intercultural studies and a Teaching English as a Second Language certificate. She has been an instructor for various levels in the English as a Second Language (ESL) program at the American National University Roanoke Valley Campus since 2011.

Rosy Makoui - Instructor

Rosy Makoui

Instructor

B.S., A.S., Computer Operations Certification

Rosy Makoui has been teaching computer courses for over 20 years in the Roanoke area and is currently an instructor at the American National University Roanoke Valley Campus. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in management information systems, an Associate of Science degree in data processing technology, and holds Computer Operations Certification.

Carolyn  Paige - Instructor

Carolyn Paige

Instructor

B.S., CPC, CPC-H

Carolyn F. Paige received her Bachelor of Science Degree from Bluefield College and obtained certification as a Certified Professional Coder (CPC) and Certified Professional Coder, Hospital-Based (CPC-H) through the American Academy of Professional Coders. She is an employee at a local hospital and a health care instructor at the American National University Roanoke Valley Campus, teaching CPT Coding and Medical Office Administrative procedures.

Bejai Powell - Instructor

Bejai Powell

Instructor

B.S.

Bejai Powell graduated from Christopher Newport University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology with a concentration in Networking and Computing and a minor in Computer Science. He has over 13 years of quality information technology work experience and has worked for companies such as Johnson & Johnson and Roanoke County Public Schools. Bejai is an instructor at the American National University Roanoke Valley Campus.

Jaime Rebkovich - Instructor

Jaime Rebkovich

Instructor

BS, JD

Jaime L. Rebkovich is an attorney in Blacksburg, Virginia. Her practice focuses on family law and estate planning. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing management from Virginia Tech and a Juris Doctor degree from The Penn State Dickinson School of Law. Jaime has been an instructor at the American National University Roanoke Valley Campus since 2007. Her courses include Introduction to Psychology, Introduction to Paralegal Studies, Legal Research and Writing Part 1 and Part 2, Administrative Law, Wills Trusts and Estate Planning, and Family Law.

Don Richardson - Instructor

Don Richardson

Instructor

BS, AA, MBA, CPA, CBA

Don Richardson has served in a variety of positions within the financial services industry, including staff auditor, audit manager, assistance vice president of auditing, controller, and he is currently the staff accountant for a local utility company. Don received his bachelor's degree in marketing from Virginia Tech and his Master of Business Administration degree from National College. He is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Bank Auditor (CBA). He teaches accounting courses in the master's and undergraduate programs at the American National University Roanoke Valley Campus.

Eric Rothgery - ESL Program Director For the English Language Institute

Eric Rothgery

ESL Program Director For the English Language Institute

PhD, MA, MTh, BA

Dr. Eric Rothgery holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy and religion from Colorado State University, a Master of Arts degree in theology and Master of Theology degree in Islamic studies from Luther Seminary, and a PhD in religion and culture in Asia from the University of Iowa. He has taught a range of world religions courses and writing-intensive courses at several institutions, and currently serves as program director for the English as a Second Language (ESL) program at the American National University Roanoke Valley Campus. Eric has published articles on Hinduism and Islam and is currently working on a book on Islamic and Hindu healing and medical practices in India.

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Jo Schultz

Instructor

BS, MT (ASCP)

Jo Schultz has been in the health care field for more than 25 years working in several departments, including Clinical Effectiveness and the clinical laboratories before coming to Infection Control. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Roanoke College and her Medical Technologist (American Society for Clinical Pathology) certification from the University Of Virginia. Most recently she completed a Patient Safety Fellowship at Virginia Commonwealth University. After working in several inpatient areas, Jo is currently working with ambulatory clinics. She is a health science instructor at American National University's Roanoke Valley Campus.

Linda Slough - Department Chair - Paralegal Studies

Linda Slough

Department Chair - Paralegal Studies

JD

Linda D. Slough is currently a Deputy Commissioner with the Virginia Worker's Compensation Commission. Prior to that position, she practiced law for nineteen years as a partner in a multi-office firm and, for the last seven years, as a sole practitioner. She graduated from James Madison University and the T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond and was admitted to practice in Virginia and Pennsylvania. Linda serves as department chair of the paralegal program at the American National University Roanoke Valley Campus and has been a speaker at continuing legal education seminars. In addition, she is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and has been included in the Best Lawyers in America since 2009. Her office was also listed by US News and World Report as a Best Law Firm for 2010 and 2011. Linda was listed in The Roanoker magazine as a top attorney in Roanoke in 2009 and 2011. In 2012, she was listed in Virginia Living magazine as a Legal Eagle in workers' compensation law in Southwest Virginia.

MJ Williams - Department Chair - Health Care Education

MJ Williams

Department Chair - Health Care Education

AAS, R.N., RMA

MJ Williams has worked in the healthcare field for over 35 years and is presently the Director of Healthcare Education at the American National University Roanoke Valley Campus. She oversees all extern placements and assists students in preparing for certification. She manages a stable faculty of 12 and teaches a variety of healthcare courses. MJ is a Registered Nurse and a Registered Medical Assistant and has an Associate of Applied Science degree from Wytheville Community College. She is an active member of AMAA and AMT.

 

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