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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS
Michael Anderson is a self-taught professional musician and author of the book "Piano Magic: The Secrets of Playing Piano By Ear." He is consistently rated by more than 1,000 participants as one of the most enthusiastic, entertaining, innovative, and well-informed lecturers they have heard.
David Beegle is a graduate of Jacksonville State University. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education, General Science. David currently teaches Physical Science and Chemistry at Weaver High School.
Belinda Blackburn, SPHR , is the Director of Continuing Education and a Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Master Practitioner. She holds both a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Business Administration degree from JSU, and a Certification in Training and Development from the University of Alabama. Mrs. Blackburn's training specialty is organizational development. She is qualified to administer the DiSC, Predictive Index, and Herrmann Brain Dominance instruments. Mrs. Blackburn is also a One Stroke Certified Instructor and teaches the popular Donna Dewberry style of acrylic painting for the Continuing Education Leisure Learning Division.
David Cummings, D.M.D. , has over 30 years experience as a photographer and has exhibited his work in JSU's Hammond Hall Gallery.
Ted Fenn, CMA , has been in business for 10 years. He is a "Certified Management Accountant" and "Certified Quickbooks Pro Advisor" specializing in acquisitions and new business start-ups.
Jerry Gilbert is a retired JSU professor, a licensed auctioneer, and a certified appraiser of personal property. He owns and operates Gilbert and Company Auctions and Antique Mall in Jacksonville, and has booths at several antique malls in Alabama and northwest Georgia. He attended the Missouri Auction School and was certified by the Certified Appraisers Guild of America. Dr. Gilbert currently serves as an instructor for the JSU Auctioneer School.
Steve Grice, Sr., Ph.D , is a member of the accounting faculty at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and has received numerous awards from his peers in education including the Loudell Ellis Robertson Teaching Excellence Award in 2008. Prior to joining UAB, he served as Director of the Troy University School of Accountancy where he was honored as the first recipient of Troy University worldwide system Wallace D. Malone, Jr. Distinguished Faculty Award. Dr. Grice currently serves as a Scholar-In-Residence for the firm of Carr, Riggs, & Ingram, LLC. He has authored 39 articles published in various journals such as the Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, The CPA Journal, and more. He has designed and taught numerous professional education courses on accounting and auditing topics for both the Alabama and the Mississippi Society of CPAs and for various CPA firms and organizations. Twice The Alabama Society of CPAs has awarded Dr. Grice the Thomas A. Ratcliffe Outstanding Discussion Leader Award. Dr. Grice has also designed Internet-based Executive Master of Business Administration accounting courses, and routinely provides technical consultation to various CPA firms. Prior to earning his Ph.D. in Accounting, Dr. Grice was employed by PricewaterhouseCoopers as a CPA in the Business Assurance Division where he serviced clients in the banking, healthcare, and manufacturing industries. Dr. Grice earned his Ph.D. in Accounting at the University of Alabama in 1997, his MAcc. at the University of Alabama in 1994, and both his B.S. in Accounting at Troy State University and his CPA in 1989.
Ronnie Harris is on the faculty of Jacksonville State University in the Health, P.E. and Recreation Department. His Swing Dance course has been a popular offering for the Office of Continuing Education.
Ronald Haygood is a teacher at Saks High School. Mr. Haygood has a Bachelor of Science in Language Arts Education from Alabama State University, a Master of Science in Education Administration from Alabama State University, and an Ed. S. in Education Administration from Jacksonville State University.
Prudence Hilburn is a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals and a food writer for The Anniston Star and The Gadsden Times. She has appeared on the "CBS Morning Show" in New York and is the author of four cookbooks.
Mark Hopwood is a Forensic Scientist at the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences. Mr. Hopwood has a Masters degree in Public Administration from JSU, and both a Master of Science in Forensic Science and a Bachelor's degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Ken Howell began teaching Ballroom Dance for the JSU Office of Continuing Education in 1997 to the delight of our community. His recent return to teach this class has been a great success.
Charles Jennings is a JSU graduate. He has lived and worked over 15 years in Central America and the Caribbean. Presently, he is a Network Security Engineer for Deltacom, Inc. of Anniston. He has translated many technical documents from English to Spanish and from Spanish to English, and has helped a local church missionary group prepare for a trip to Guatemala.
Jan Jones, CCP, PMP, MCSD , is currently employed with Self Test Software in Roswell, Georgia. She has 15 years experience in the computing field, with 12 years as an instructor. Jan holds both bachelors and masters degrees from JSU, as well as several computing industry certifications.
Gary Johnson is a semi-retired Anniston attorney. Mr. Johnson is significantly involved in mental disability advocacy, corporate compliance, and business law consulting. He holds a B.S. in Manufacturing Technology from Jacksonville State University and a J.D. from The Birmingham School of Law. In his 35 years of experience in the private sector, he has held various positions in compliance management including Quality Engineer, Quality Manager, ISO Lead Auditor, Human Resource Manager, Contract Administrator, Ethics Officer, and Facility Security Officer.
Roxanna Kooyman professional artist and performer, is accomplished in a variety of media including woodcarving, pencil and ink drawings, oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings. She is also an accomplished musician with the harmonica, guitar and banjo.
Katerri Krebs has been a JSU interpreter for the deaf since 2007, and came on staff full time with the Disability Support Services office in the spring of 2009. She graduated in 2006 from Eastern Kentucky University with a bachelor's degree in Interpreting.
Laura McCullars holds a BSW from Auburn University. She is well known for her expertise in securing grants and fundraising. She has increased organizational capacity by developing, submitting and securing grants that support organizational mission and goals. Successful grant proposals have secured $700,000 in funding since 2002. Mrs. McCullars is a past board member for Anniston City Schools Advisory Board, LINC, Safe Kids, Calhoun Cleburne Children's Center and Vision 20/20.
Stephanie Orth has over 25 years of experience in tole painting, watercolors, acrylics and much more. She is a Donna Dewberry One Stroke certified instructor and has taught One Stroke since 2002. She is also a Donna Dewberry certified teacher in Studio Home Dimensions (oven baked clay) and Wall / Furniture Specialist. In addition to all of these talents Stephanie, also, paints murals, borders and furniture.
David M. Parshley, SPHR , is the Director of Human Resources for Manna Enterprises, Inc. He has served in that capacity for over four years. He holds both a Bachelor of Religious Education from Briercrest Bible College, and a Master of Business Administration from Columbia Southern University. Mr. Parshley has been president of the Calhoun County Society for Human Resource Management (CCSHRM) for three years and was named Human Resource Professional of the Year in 2009.
Diane Reynolds is a graduate of JSU and has 11 years teaching experience. She is certified in Microsoft® Office as a 2003 Master Specialist and a Master Instructor.
Beth Rogers received her B.S. in Marketing in 1982, and Master of Public Administration in 1984, both from Jacksonville State University. In 1991, Beth graduated Cum Laude from the Birmingham School of Law and was admitted to the Alabama State Bar the same year. While attending law school, Beth worked as a Marketing Representative with Alabama Power Company. She was promoted to Assistant to the Vice-President for the Eastern Division and was later promoted to Eastern Division Marketing Manager. She retired in 2001 after 17 years with Alabama Power Company. Currently, Beth practices in the field of employment law with Young, Wollstein, Jackson, & Whittington, LLC. in Anniston.
Denise Rucker is the Director of the Retired Senior Volunteer Program for Calhoun County. She has experience in developing web pages for volunteer programs and has worked with the National Community Service in providing this type of training. She graduated from JSU and has worked in computer program development for cities and volunteer organizations.
Paige Scott is a graduate of Jacksonville State University. She holds a Mater's Certification in Secondary Education, Mathematics. Paige currently teaches Mathematics 9-12 at Sacred Heart School.
Beverly Shelley is an adjunct instructor at Gadsden State Community College (GSCC) teaching Drafting and Design Technology. She has been weaving baskets for approximately 13 years and recently began teaching basket weaving at GSCC. She is an active member of the Georgia Basketry Association and enjoys sharing the art of basket weaving with others.
Tommie Singleton Ph.D , is the Marshall Scholar and Associate Professor of Accounting at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, and Director of the Forensic Accounting Program at UAB teaching IT Auditing, forensic accounting, and Information Systems. Prior to obtaining his Ph.D. in Accountancy from the University of Mississippi in 1995, Singleton was president for 11 years of a small, value-added dealer of accounting information systems using microcomputers. His education and experience are a mix of Information Systems and accounting. He has published numerous articles and co-authored books on internal auditing, IT auditing, and fraud, and has made many presentations on these subjects, including CPE seminars. A member of numerous professional organizations related to audit and IT, Dr. Singleton has been awarded the "Innovative User of Technology Award" by the Alabama Society of CPAs, and was the 2008-2009 president of the Birmingham Chapter. Dr. Singleton serves as a scholar-in-residence for Carr Riggs & Ingram, a large regional public accounting firm.
Rita Smith is a Certified Real Estate Distance Education Instructor for the Office Of Continuing Education.
Jenny Stedham is a graduate of Birmingham-Southern College (BA, English, History) and Jacksonville State University (MA, English). She currently teaches middle school language arts, drama, and creative writing at Sacred Heart School. Her interests include 20th American literature, Latin American literature, and feminism in literature.
Kenny Szuch, PGA, is the Director of Golf Operations for the City of Anniston Cane Creek Golf Course at McClellan. A career PGA golf professional, he is a former captain of a Florida State University nationally-ranked golf team, a member of a European PGA tour, and winner of numerous PGA section events. He has served as Teaching Professional at the world class Doral Resort and Spa in Miami, Florida; on the staff of the Golf Digest Instructional Schools; Director of Instruction for Calusa Country Club, Doral Park Silver Course, and Kings Bay Resort, Yacht and Country Club, all of Miami. He was Director of Golf and General Manager for Cambrian Ridge Golf Course, part of Alabama's Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, and Perdido Bay Country Club in Pensacola, Florida. He has also been selected as PGA Player, Teacher and Merchandiser of the Year.
Rebecca Turner guides graduating students into the job market in her position at JSU's Office of Career Services. She is also pursuing a Master's Degree in Public Administration at JSU. Ms. Turner holds a Bachelor's Degree with honors in Human Environmental Sciences and a minor in Marketing from the University of Alabama. Prior to JSU, she spent several years in the private sector.
Patricia Wehner has served at a senior executive level of several public and private corporations and is now a principal with Professional Etiquette in Today's Casual World in Birmingham, AL. She has BS and MS degrees, and has business travel experience both internationally and domestically. She is a member of The Etiquette Institute and is certified in Social, Business and Children's Etiquette. Ms. Wehner has taught many leadership and management classes and seminars, and has served as speaker and moderator at national conferences.
Ron White, Ph.D. , is a retired Professor of Computer Science from Jacksonville State University. He holds both an undergraduate degree and Ph.D. from Auburn University. He has worked with NASA in the space program at Huntsville and has served as an Engineering Manager with the U.S. Air Force at Eglin Air Force Base in Fort Walton Beach, Florida,.
Patsy Young is a recruiter and training consultant with SearchSouth, Inc. She has over 30 years experience in business and quality management.