Jessica Stewart Riley is a member of the AQHA Professional Horsemen and a Level 2 ARIA certified instructor in Huntseat, Western, and Stable Management. She has competed in both Western and English events at Quarter Horse shows, Intercollegiate Dressage shows, and Hunter/Jumper shows. She has won numerous state championships and regional all-around awards and competed nationally at the AQHYA World Championship Show, East Coast Championship Show, and Region Six Championship Show. Jessy has been training horses professionally in numerous AQHA disciplines for 11 years and coaches Youth and Amateur at AQHA shows throughout the season, including finalists and Top-Ten finishers at the all American Quarter Horse Congress. Jessy is an Equine Sports Massage Therapist, certified in Acupressure and Electro-Acupressure by Animal Dynamics in Reddick, Florida . Her education includes an Associate in Applied Science in Business Technology & Management from VTC, a Bachelor’s of Science in Animal Science from the University of Vermont, and a Master’s of Education in Curriculum & Instruction from Johnson State College.
I led the creation and implementation of Vermont Tech’s new online BSN program at Vermont Tech, and now teach across all three programs. I live in in a self-designed log cabin and have worked in a variety of care settings on the east coast from the ICU, to Oncology Case Manager, Infection Control Practitioner, Staff Educator, School Nurse, and administrator. I received my BSN at George Mason then received my MSN at Phoenix and am close to completing my PhD. I passed the comprehensive exam, and am finalizing my last dissertation revision. I have one daughter living in Colorado who graduated from medical school in Denver, and who practices as a family physician in Grand Junction with her husband who owns a climbing wall gym and my two grandsons. I have five horses, love music, husband, and participate in many professional organizations as well as community theater.
Bob been a career Firefighter for 37 years and is also an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician and Fire Inspector. He is a Pro-Board certified Fire Insturctor and has been teaching with the Vermont Fire Acadamy for 22 years. Bob has a degree in Fire Science and a degree in Fire Investigation.
Mr. Robitaille has taught in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Technology (CEET) Department since 1989. He presently teaches CET 1000 Freshman Orientation, CET 1031 Engineering and Surveying Applications, CET 2060 Engineering Estimates, and CET 2120 Structural Design Lab section. Mr. Robitaille is a registered professional engineer who has published several articles and two papers for the American Civil Engineering Society. Before coming to Vermont Tech Mr. Robitaille had industrial experience in the civil engineering field. In Kuwait he worked as chief resident engineer for Louis Berger GMBH in building a missile base. In Quebec he worked as a French speaking liaison between engineers of Lalonde, Valois, Lammarre & Associates and United Engineers in building hydro-electric generating facility. In the USA Mr. Robitaille acted as a structural steel broker for CANAM Group. A total of 211 projects were sold and completed in an 8 year span. At present Mr. Robitaille works as a part-time consultant to Stress-Express Inc., a post tensioning and repairing firm in Laguna Hills, CA. In his community of Northfield Mr. Robitaille serves on the Board of Civil Authority and an elected Justice of the Peace. He also serves as an emeritus Director for the Norwich University Blue Line Club (BLC). A current project includes an estimating and engineering project that will use the technical abilities of the CET 2060 class to add a new press box level for the Kreitzberg Hockey Arena. As a volunteer to a private academy in Ridgefield, CT Mr. Robitaille is teaching an online Physics course to class of five 11th and 12th year students.
Allan Rodgers is a full time Professor of Business and teaches courses in small business, organizational behavior, business ethics, technical project management, business strategy, and operations management. He is also a management consultant specializing in organizational development and his clients have included higher education, state government, private industry, and non-profits. He volunteers as a higher accreditation team member for the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.
Allan served as President of Vermont Technical College for five years. He was founder and CEO of Engineered Thermal Systems, Inc., a manufacturer of automotive components. Prior to that, he worked as Vice President of Product Development for EHV Weidmann Industries.
He received his M. B. A. from Boston University with a concentration in Marketing and Marketing Research and Masters in Education (M. Ed.) from the University of Massachusetts, Boston, with a concentration in Instructional Design. Allan received his B. A. in Japanese Literature from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. His studies in Japan included judo, aikido, and the tea ceremony while living in Tokyo, Yokohama, and Kyoto. Currently, he is enrolled in the graduate leadership program at Northeastern University.
When not in class, Allan enjoys riding his motorcycling, traveling with his wife, and playing with Leo, their yellow lab.
Professor Sabol’s appointment is with the Architectural & Building Engineering Technology department, but he also teaches Statics and Strength of Materials, CET 2040 and Structural Design, CET 2120, for the Civil and Environmental Engineering Technology department. Professor Sabol’s experience is extensive, having worked on many types of structural engineering projects in both the buildings and transportation (bridges) industry. Prior to his appointment at Vermont Tech, Professor Sabol’s career included work as a structural engineer in Vermont, researcher in Pennsylvania, project manager in Washington, DC, and director of a transportation institute in Delaware. He remains active in multiple professional societies and continues to author articles and participate in professional presentations. Professor Sabol is a registered professional engineer. His additional teaching responsibilities in the Architectural Engineering Technology include Steel Structures Design, ARE 3030, Senior Project, ARE 4720, FE Exam Survey, ARE 4050, Architectural Engineering Management, ARE 4020, Concrete Structures Design, ARE 4010, Codes and Loads: Structural, ARE 3111, and Structural Analysis, ARE 3020. Prof. Sabol is a native Vermonter who grew up in Northfield. He is known for taking motorcycle rides in the summer, searching for buildings and bridges that he can talk about in his classes.
This is my fourth year teaching at VTC and first year as the Science Department Chair. Before teaching full-time, I completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Geisel Medical School, Dartmouth College. I have lived in Vermont since January of 2008 and am happy to call Vermont my home state. I have a PhD in Pharmacology, but my primary field of study has been Neuroscience. I actively studied Alzheimer's disease for 10 years, and find all areas of the brain fascinating! One of the aspects of being a research scientist that I most enjoyed was teaching students, and this led me to pursue a career in teaching.
At VTC I teach Principles of Microbiology (BIO2120), Anatomy and Physiology (BIO2011), Introductory Chemistry (CHE1020) and General Chemistry (CHE1031). Teaching at a hands-on institution such as VTC, allows me to use laboratory time to cover some of the hardest topics, and students at VTC seem to truly appreciate this format. As a trained scientist, my favorite type of teaching is in a laboratory setting.
Aside from teaching and chairing the science department, I also serve as the college liaison for the future Vermont State Environmental and Agriculture Laboratory that is chalked to open on VTC’s campus in the spring of 2018. This lab is an exciting project that will help to put VTC at the front edge of the technology that influences policy in the state of Vermont.
My husband also teaches at VTC and we are both very committed to providing the best courses we can for our students. In our free time we enjoy playing with our four year-old twins and being outdoors as much as possible. Please feel free to get in touch with me via email or phone. I am on multiple campuses so email is the best way to contact me.
Pamelia Smith’s design perspective is informed by her background in landscape architecture, fine art, and design. Prior to becoming a landscape architect, she worked as a potter, creating functional pottery for everyday use. This aesthetic has shaped and influenced her perspective as a landscape architect, where the creation and integration of beauty into our everyday lives is of prime importance.
Pamelia received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Kansas City Art Institute, where she majored in Ceramics, with a minor in Fiber Arts. She earned a Masters of Landscape Architecture from the University of Virginia’s School of Architecture, where she was awarded the Benjamin C. Howland Competition Prize and the ASLA Student Design Award of Honor.
For the past 23 years, Pamelia has taught Landscape Graphics, Landscape Design, Landscape Construction, and Woody Ornamentals in the Landscape Design and Sustainable Horticulture Program at Vermont Tech, where she was program chair from 2006 -2012. She retired in 2012, and has taught part time ever since. In addition to teaching, Pamelia has worked as a landscape architect for the firm of Shepard Butler Landscape Architects (1998 to present). Prior to this, she worked for the Office of H. Keith Wagner (formerly known as Site Concern), for Landworks in Middlebury, and as an illustrator for the Journal of Light Construction.