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College hires three new full-time Faculty Members

Posted September 22, 2014 at 9:06 am

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College is proud to welcome three new full-time faculty members to its growing family.

Dr. Tim Konhaus joins the team as as Assistant Professor of Social Sciences and Faculty Coordinator for the College’s Accelerated College Education (ACE) program. Dr. Konhaus attended Slippery Rock University, where he earned a B.A. in Geography and an M.A. in History. He was awarded the Ph.D. in History from West Virginia University. Prior to his appointment with Pennsylvania Highlands, he taught at Tidewater Community College, California University of Pennsylvania, and West Virginia University.

Ms. Tammy Calpin joins the team as Instructor of Medical Assisting and Practicum Coordinator. Ms. Calpin holds a B.S. in Nursing from the University of Pittsburgh and an M.S.N. in Nursing from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Prior to her appointment with Pennsylvania Highlands, she was a member of the nursing resource team at Memorial Medical Center and adjunct nursing instructor with Saint Francis University. In addition to 13 years of nursing experience, Tammy also holds a Pennsylvania State Paramedic certification.

Ms. Michelle Myers-Claypole joins the team as Instructor, Biological Sciences. Ms. Myers-Claypole holds a BS in Biology from Juniata College and an MS in Biology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Her most recent research project was on the population ecology of the blacklegged tick, the tick that transmits Lyme disease. She has also assisted in a project being conducted by the USDA on toxoplasmosis in Pennsylvania black bears. Prior to her appointment with Pennsylvania Highlands, she instructed at the Indiana County Technology Center in their veterinary technician program.