Christopher Corbin, Adjunct Professor of the Fire Science Program at VTC, is a 2000 graduate of VTC, earning a B.S. in Architectural Engineering. In 1999, Chris began his fire service journey as a volunteer fire fighter and in 2004 started his career as a firefighter / EMT in the City of South Burlington. Working through the ranks as Senior Firefighter in 2008, Chris currently serves a Lieutenant in South Burlington, being promoted as an officer in August 2013. Along with teaching at VTC, Chris is also a Fire Instructor II with the Vermont Fire Academy, teaching many aspects of the fire service, as well as the coordinator of the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) in Vermont. Chris currently serves as the labor President for the South Burlington Career Firefighters, a position he has held for 7 years.
Chris believes that the fire service is a dynamic profession; one that requires passionate and appropriate involvement. It is critical to lead with pride and professionalism, maintaining situational awareness, which is vitally important to successfully complete the mission at hand. As a fire service educator, instilling knowledge, skills, and abilities in both new and experienced fire fighters not only fulfills Chris’ passion for the fire service, but also allows him to maintain awareness of the latest knowledge available to a member of the fire service. He believes focus on physical and mental wellness and fitness is essential to not only serve the public safely and effectively, but also to meet the expectations of the men and women serving next to you. Educated in Architectural Engineering and with past experience in construction allow for a clear understanding of how a building will contribute to, and be impacted by, today's fire propagation.
Chris holds Pro-Board certifications as a Fire Officer II and Fire Instructor I as well as a NFPA-Certified Fire Inspector I. He is also an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician and an IAFF / IAFC / ACE Peer Fitness Trainer. In his spare time, Chris enjoys traveling, playing the bagpipes and working on his 1954 Chevy.
Karen began her career in Nursing at a large teaching hospital. While working there she also obtained her BS in Nursing and in May of 2010 received the distinguished Baccalaureate Nursing Student Award.
“I had the opportunity to mentor and orient new nurses to the profession and to our hospital, which I thoroughly enjoyed.” After transferring to a small critical access hospital, Karen gained experience as a charge nurse, mentor, ICU nurse, and many other roles.
She is now working towards her Masters of Science in Nursing Education.
In the hospitals, Karen had the opportunity to work with several Vermont Tech Nursing Grads,
“I was amazed at their knowledge and their performance in the clinical setting. I wanted to become a part of this excellent movement and transition into nursing practice.”
Karen has been a part of the Vermont Tech Nursing Team since August of 2016 and has found a strong support network in her senior leadership team and fellow nursing colleagues.
“I love teaching. My most favorite way to teach is through active learning with case studies, group presentations, NCLEX questions, and clinical reasoning scenarios.”
Nursing requires dedication and passion. Karen encourages new students to set up a schedule and develop their time management skills so they can better stay on top of their work.
Karen says, “The students that come through our program have many wonderful qualities. Students are self-directed, possess time management skills, and are committed to their learning."
Karen recently completed her first half-marathon and enjoys exploring all over Vermont.
Graduating from nursing school in 1995, Aimee Creelman knew all along that her passion was in Maternal Child Health Nursing. Immediately upon graduating from the Master of Science in Nursing Program in San Francisco, Aimee was hired to develop and run a Breastfeeding Center and become a Lactation Consultant in a busy urban hospital. After five productive and challenging years in this position, Aimee, her husband and daughters moved to the Dominican Republic for a year to volunteer, learn Spanish and have an intercultural experience. Upon return to the U.S., the family decided to settle in Brattleboro, VT. Here, Aimee has worked on the Maternity Unit at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital since 2002. In addition, she has worked as a Lactation Consultant in private practice, and has a breast pump rental business. Aimee’s passion for Maternal Child Health continues to evolve in a global sense, as she began a non-profit with three other Brattleboro Nurses. This non-profit, MANOS (Maternal and Neonatal Outreach Services) provides maternal and neonatal support services to healthcare workers in under-resourced areas. We currently work in Nicaragua. In 2014, Aimee was hired as a Clinical Associate with VTC in Brattleboro. She quickly learned that she loves to work with nursing students and teach. She was hired as a Full Time Assistant Professor beginning in the Fall 2015 and is enjoying the evolution of her career. In her spare time, Aimee enjoys her family time, learning the banjo, swimming in rivers and lakes, skiing and singing with the local Women’s Chorus.
Dr. Craig A. Damon teaches courses primarily for the three computing programs: Software Engineering, Computer Engineering Technology and Information Technology. He teaches broadly across the curriculum, ranging from first semester introductory courses up to and including the upcoming Master's of Software Engineering program. Some of his favorite undergraduate courses to teach include Intro to IST, Java Programming, Object Oriented Programming, Computer Organization, Software Engineering, System Analysis and Design, Computer Graphics, Human-Computer Interaction and Computer Architecture. He also teaches both Android and iOS development, usually as part of the sophomore projects course and is always thrilled to be able to work with our many gifted students for their senior projects.
Prior to his appointment at Vermont Tech, Dr. Damon taught Computer Science at UVM, including running the graduate program there. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University. Beyond teaching, Craig has multiple decades industry experience across a broad range of roles, working in almost every facet of software companies. He has founded four software companies and served as a part of the senior management team of three others, including taking one company public.
Craig was not fortunate enough to be born in Vermont, but moved to Vermont to return his wife Leslie to the state where she grew up when it was time to raise their son. When he is not teaching, Dr. Damon is probably programming, watching old movies or helping his son research statistics from the British Premier League (and yes Craig does have data on every pass made in the league over recent years on his home server).
Before joining the faculty, Professor Diebold worked in the civil engineering and land surveying profession. During this time he supervised field crews in all aspects of land surveying, designed and managed civil engineering projects, and reviewed land survey and civil engineering drawings. Professor Diebold is a licensed land surveyor in Vermont and an engineering intern. His responsibilities at Vermont Tech include teaching Survey I, CET 1011, Environmental Engineering and Science, CET 2030, and Engineering and Surveying Computer Applications II, CET 1032. When there is student interest, Professor Diebold teaches Evidence and Procedure for Boundary Line Location, CET 3010.
Dr. Stephanie Dorosko teaches both Science and Veterinary Technology courses, including Zoology, Animal Nutrition, Animal Anatomy and Physiology, and Animal Behavoir.
Stephanie earned both a doctor of veterinary medicine (DVM) degree and a Ph.D. in nutritional biochemistry and metabolism at Tufts University – a clinical degree and a research degree, as she describes them.
Stephanie worked part-time as a veterinarian while working on her doctorate, which involved public health and the breastmilk transmission of HIV from mother to child. She has published a number of articles in scientific journals such as Journal of Virology and Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Stephanie did post-doctoral work at Dartmouth Medical School as an assistant research professor before coming to teach at Vermont Tech. While teaching full-time, Stephanie is also a veterinarian at a clinic on the weekends and in the summer.
Stephanie says she enjoys getting students excited about learning, as well as guiding them through the transitional process from students to adults who have to balance work and life. Stephanie is an adviser to 28 students and in 2016 she earned the “Carolyn Donahue Friend of Equal Opportunity Education Award” from the Vermont Educational Opportunity Association. It honors a person who helps low-income students, first-generation students or students with disabilities succeed in college.