Directory

Jack Smith

Department: Electrical/Electromechanical Engineering Technology

Pamelia Smith

Phone: (802) 728-1285
Department: Landscape Design & Sustainable Horticulture

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.

Doug Smith

Phone: (802) 863-5988
Department: Professional Pilot Technology

Aviation was a part of my life from age 8.  My father taught me the basics of flying before I could even reach the rudder pedals of an airplane!  High school found me working at a local airport with a flight school in Texas, whereby for every day I worked washing and fueling airplanes, I earned a one hour flight lesson as payment.   I graduated from High School with a Commercial Pilot Certificate before I left for college.  My aviation passion never faded, with flying in college and afterwards in Australia for two years.

In 1974 I obtained my flight instructor credentials and after building time and experience, worked my way up the aviation ladder to flying freight and passengers in larger aircraft for Basler Airlines in Wisconsin, including the famous DC-3 from WW II, even flying smokejumpers one summer for the Forest Service in Missoula, MT in the wonderful “gooney bird”.   I also flew Jimmy Carter around Illinois in a DC-3 when he was a candidate for President!

Aviation led me to the Chief Flight Instructor position at Auburn University’s School of Aviation in 1976.  Within a year, I was hired by Delta Air Lines, and spent 35 years flying as an airline pilot for Basler, Delta, Eos, and Air India, retiring off the Boeing 777 international routes.  My total flight time exceeds 35,000 hours.

I remained active as a flight instructor throughout my career, specializing in instructing Private Pilots just starting in aviation, and offering seaplane training as well, on my days off.   I served as a Line Check Pilot with Delta , qualifying new pilots on most of the Boeings that Delta flew.  When the opportunity to start an aviation program with Vermont Tech arose, I first co-founded the Vermont Flight Academy, applied for FAA approved (Part 141) flight school certifications, and then working with VTC,  established the first BS degree in aviation for the state of Vermont.  The  broad aviation curriculum included ground and flight courses in all the short-comings that I had observed over my career, to include more pilot training with certificates and ratings,  specialty training in conventional landing gear aircraft (tail draggers), spin-training and upset recoveries, seaplane training, and high altitude training with hypoxia, simulator training as often as possible, and high performance training, among the regular curriculum courses.

The adjunct professors of Vermont Tech’s Aviation Technology, come to the classroom as former airline pilots, flight instructors, weather experts, and learning and curriculum specialists.   We focus and enjoy the process of training the next generation of professional pilots, and the students seem to appreciate the real-world examples in their courses that the faculty often include.  Aviation insists on hands-on participation in every subject of the curriculum.

In addition to duties as Aviation Program Director, my participation in additional arenas include:

FAA Designated Pilot Examiner (for VT, NH, ME)
Vermont Aviation Council (Governor appointed)
Flight School Association of North America
University Aviation Association
Aircraft Owner’s & Pilot’s Association
Experimental Aircraft Association – Young Eagles flying
Seaplane Pilots Association, Field Director for Vermont
FAASTeam, Lead Representative for aviation safety workshops
Vermont Aeronautics & Aviation Association
Vermont Chamber of Commerce
Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE)
Assistance Chief Flight Instructor, Vermont Flight Academy
Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI) member

Inge Smith-Luce, MSNEd, BSN, RN, CCP

Phone: (802) 447-8326
Department: Nursing, Paramedicine

Inge Luce is a Paramedic, Registered Nurse, and Assistant Medical Examiner. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Vermont in Anthropology with a minor in Psychology, a certificate of Paramedicine from the Advanced Life Support Institute, and is a graduate of Vermont Tech’s Practical Nursing and Associate Degree of Nursing programs. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Chamberlain College while working full-time in the Emergency Department, and then returned to Vermont Tech in 2012 to become an Assistant Professor of Nursing at the Bennington campus.  She completed her Masters of Science in Nursing/Health Care Education through the University of Phoenix in 2014.  She currently is a full-time nursing faculty member and the Program Director for Paramedicine.

Inge works as a Paramedic, as an RN in the Emergency Department and at a mountain-side medical/ortho clinic in the winter, as an Assistant Medical Examiner for the State of Vermont, and as the EMS Coordinator for VT EMS District #12.  Her love of education and supporting the learner keeps her deeply committed to advancing her own knowledge and skills.  In addition to Vermont Tech courses, she teaches EMS classes, ACLS, BLS, PALS, and PEPP. 

She lives in Arlington, VT with her husband who is also a Paramedic, their three boys, and a large assortment of animals.

Inge Smith-Luce, MSNEd, BSN, RN, CCP

Phone: (802) 447-8326
Department: Nursing, Paramedicine

Inge Luce is a Paramedic, Registered Nurse, and Assistant Medical Examiner. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Vermont in Anthropology with a minor in Psychology, a certificate of Paramedicine from the Advanced Life Support Institute, and is a graduate of Vermont Tech’s Practical Nursing and Associate Degree of Nursing programs. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Chamberlain College while working full-time in the Emergency Department, and then returned to Vermont Tech in 2012 to become an Assistant Professor of Nursing at the Bennington campus.  She completed her Masters of Science in Nursing/Health Care Education through the University of Phoenix in 2014.  She currently is a full-time nursing faculty member and the Program Director for Paramedicine.

Inge works as a Paramedic, as an RN in the Emergency Department and at a mountain-side medical/ortho clinic in the winter, as an Assistant Medical Examiner for the State of Vermont, and as the EMS Coordinator for VT EMS District #12.  Her love of education and supporting the learner keeps her deeply committed to advancing her own knowledge and skills.  In addition to Vermont Tech courses, she teaches EMS classes, ACLS, BLS, PALS, and PEPP. 

She lives in Arlington, VT with her husband who is also a Paramedic, their three boys, and a large assortment of animals.

Joan Spasyk

Department: Computer & Information Systems

Page Spiess

Department: Science

This is my third year teaching at Vermont Tech in the Science Department. I recently moved from living on a local farm in the town of Randolph to a small house just three miles from campus. I love the small town feel of Vermont and Randolph Center. I was born and raised in a similar environment in Maine, so this will always feel like home. I have finally found a place where my graduate degrees and ability to trailer a tractor and stack hay come in handy!

Prior to teaching at Vermont Tech, I was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at UVM for 5 years in both the College of Medicine and Department of Chemistry. My biomedical research was related to the biochemical explanations of how tobacco smoke causes lung diseases such as asthma and cancer. With a B.S. in Biochemistry (Certified by the American Chemical Society) and M.S. and PhD in Pharmacology & Toxicology, I have had the amazing opportunity to teach a wide range of science classes here at Vermont Tech. They include: Environmental Biology (BIO1020), Anatomy and Physiology 1 (BIO2011), Anatomy and Physiology 2 (BIO2012), Introductory Chemistry (CHE1020), General Chemistry (CHE1031), Organic Chemistry (CHE2060), and Basic Physics (PHY0100).

In addition to being an Adjunct Professor in the Science Department, I am also a Professional Tutor at the Vermont Tech Center for Academic Success, and the Program Leader for the Vermont Tech Rosie’s Girls STEM Leadership Camp. There are so many wonderful ways to be involved with the Vermont Tech community and to make a lasting difference in a student’s life!

Amy St. Denis

Phone: (802) 728-1229
Department: Veterinary Technology

Andre St. Denis

Phone: (802) 728-1370
Department: Electrical/Electromechanical Engineering Technology

Craig Stalnaker

Phone: (802) 728-1309
Department: Veterinary Technology

Carolyn Stannard-Carlo, MSN, RN

Phone: (802) 447-8335
Department: Nursing

Professor Stannard-Carlo is a Registered Nurse who received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh in 1990 and her Master of Science in Nursing Administration at the State University of New York, Institute of Technology at Utica/Rome in 1997.  She spent her first nine and half years of nursing in critical care with a focus in trauma nursing at Albany Medical Center Hospital in Albany, New York.  Carolyn loves bedside nursing and continues to provide direct patient care each week at South Western Vermont Medical Center in Bennington, Vermont on their medical-surgical units. She thinks it is essential that nursing educators “still practice what they teach!” 

Carolyn has been working for Vermont Technical College since 1998.  She has had the privilege of teaching across all three nursing programs in all capacities. Over the years she has also been involved in leadership, mentoring, curriculum development and accreditation across all nursing programs.  Recently Carolyn has become a full time faculty member for our Online BSN Nursing Program.  She also is a recipient of the 2014 Harold G. Wirtz Master Teacher Award and the 2008 Robert Wonkka Advising Award.

Carolyn lives in Schaghticoke, New York with her husband Steven and their three Children Samantha, Alex and Isaac.  She enjoys exercising and playing sports with her family.  In her spare time she loves to garden, landscape and fish.

Carroll Stokes

Department: Science

Lisa Sullivan, DNP, MSN, RN

Phone: (802) 879-2369
Department: Nursing

Sarah Suscinski

Department: Equine Studies

Deborah Swartz, MSN, RN

Phone: (802) 728-1706
Department: Nursing

I have 26 years of experience in nursing education, and have been a faculty member at Vermont Tech since 1994. I received a BSN from the University of Vermont in 1983, and a MSN from the University of Phoenix in 2001. I previously worked in the nursing education department at Central Vermont Medical Center, and prior to that worked as a staff nurse and charge nurse on a medical surgical unit at that same facility. I am a member of the Vermont State Nurses Association, as well as the American Nurses Association. In 2007, I was appointed by the Governor to the Vermont Board of Nursing where I currently serve as Board Secretary and Co-chair of the education committee. I also serve on the NCLEX committee for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing. A native Vermonter, I am the mother of 3 grown sons and live with my husband and dog and cat.

Faye Tolar

Department: Respiratory Therapy

Growing up in Indianapolis, Faye attended Indiana University where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, continued on to complete a Certificate in Respiratory Therapy at Northwestern Medical School and then a Masters of Education at Trinity College.  She has worked for the University of Virginia Hospital as a Respiratory Therapist and Piedmont Virginia Community College as a Clinical Coordinator.  She spent time with the Medical College of Virginia Hospital as an Education Coordinator, Fletcher Allen Health Care as a Respiratory Therapist and Champlain College as the Program Director for the Respiratory Therapy program before coming to Vermont Tech in 2004.

Faye is affiliated with the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) and the Vermont/New Hampshire Society for Respiratory Care (VT/NHSRC).  Faye has served as Secretary and Delegate for the VT/NHSRC and currently is the Vermont representative for the AARC’s Political Advocacy Contact Team.  Since 1986, Faye has been a Registered Respiratory Therapist and is currently licensed in the state of Vermont as a Respiratory Care Practitioner.

Faye finds the dynamic field of respiratory care with its combination of high technology and direct patient care to be very rewarding.  As an educator, Faye enjoys most being able to help students understand the concepts behind the delivery of respiratory care.

Tracy Towers

Department: Dental Hygiene

Joyce Twing

Phone: (802) 728-1215
Department: Business Technology & Management

I came to Vermont Tech in 1989 after being a high school teacher for 15 years. From my first day of Grade 1, I knew I wanted to be a teacher. I love interacting with students and watching them grow personally and professionally. My college degree is in English Education, thus, most of the classes I teach focus on written and interpersonal communication. I am especially fascinated with the impact digital media has had on business communication and marketing. I teach at the Randolph Center campus and at the Williston campus, and this gives me the opportunity to work with all of Vermont Tech’s Business students.

I am a seventh generation Vermonter, but I spent five years in Atlanta, Georgia, where I worked in marketing and sales training. I have published several business textbooks for the McGraw-Hill Publishing Company. One of my passions as a high school teacher was working with Future Business Leaders of America, a student leadership organization. I served as the Vermont state advisor for six years, and I was on the FBLA National Board of Directors for two years. I have also enjoyed the opportunity to travel across the United States as an education and industry trainer.

One of my personal passions is helping to home school my 12-year-old granddaughter. I am an enthusiastic participant in social media, and I enjoy keeping in touch with Business graduates to follow their personal and professional successes. I love to spend time with friends and discover new destinations… new restaurants… and new wines. I was honored and humbled to receive the Harry G. Wirtz Master Teacher Award and the W. Robert Wonkka Advising Award at Vermont Tech. Every fall I look forward to meeting new students and welcoming returning students and helping them to experience their potential.

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