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Meet Our Team

Barbara Allen
Program Coordinator, Professional Development
(614) 287-5297

Current Position
Barbara Allen serves as a Professional Development Program Coordinator, a position she has held since April 2011.  Barbara is responsible for New Hire Orientation, Staff and Administrator training as well as professional development initiatives campus-wide. 

Barbara has over 16 years experience in higher education in such diverse areas as admissions, advising, alumni affairs, development, enrollment services, and strategic enrollment management.  She coordinates the Welcome Team and has served as a mentor to Student Ambassadors.  

Education and Certifications
Pursuing a Ph.D at The Ohio State University in Educational Policy and Leadership focusing on student leadership programs at the community college.
MA, Speech Communication, Miami University of Ohio
BA, Speech Communication, Miami University of Ohio
Qualified Myers Briggs Type Inventory (MBTI) Facilitator

Strategic, Empathetic, Positivity, Communication, Developer

Rich James
Program Coordinator for Faculty Development

Rich James has been Program Coordinator for Faculty Development since 2009.  He coordinates faculty orientations, professional development modules through the adjunct engagement initiative, and other activities and resources for faculty.

Rich spent 7 years at the college as an instructional designer and multimedia developer where he supported hundreds of courses, and many college programs, with video, graphic and web design. His work earned him several awards including a University System of Ohio’s Faculty Innovator Award with retired biology professor Martha Sucheston. He previously worked as an Emmy winning producer, director and editor in public television.His professional interests are in educational psychology, instructional design, workplace learning and informal learning mediated by electronic social networks.

Education and Certifications
M.A. in Mass Communications, University of Denver
B.A. in Religious Studies, Guildford College
Professional Development Certificate in Distance Learning, University of Wisconsin
Certified Faculty Developer certificate, Learning Resources Network

Strategic, Learner, Achiever, Ideation, Input