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.
Marlys Eddy is an associate professor and program director of Landscape Design and Sustainable Horticulture. She is a plant and soil scientist with a focus on sustainable agriculture and viticulture. Her teaching is focused on plant biology courses including Botany, Greenhouse Management, and Introduction to Horticulture. Marlys also works on native plant conservation for the Green Mountain and Finger Lakes National Forest of the US Forest Service. Marlys has traveled to the Findhorn Ecovillage in Scotland to study sustainable agriculture and to participate in the day to day life of the intentional community. Prior to her appointment at Vermont Tech, Marlys worked as a soil testing and fertility consultant for grazers and vineyards, an agricultural research assistant with the University of Vermont Apple Team, and an environmental educator with the Vermont Institute of Natural Science. Marlys is from Belmont, Vermont, and enjoys cross-country skiing with her dog.
Ralph Esposito has over thirty years semiconductor experience with IBM involved in both the technical and business aspects of the company. He worked on numerous projects encompassing process and chip design, product qualification, product introduction into manufacturing and the competitive aspects of the business. His activities included extensive project leadership and people management utilizing skills such as planning, coordinating, communicating, training and negotiating.
Ralph also has over thirty years of experience in education. He taught a variety of technical courses as an adjunct at numerous colleges and at IBM. In addition to teaching, he developed courses and training programs for colleges and IBM.
In 2002, Ralph started teaching full-time at Vermont Tech. Here he is continuing his passion for teaching and interacting with the students while bringing into the classroom his industrial experience. He teaches at both the Randolph and Williston campuses and therefore deals with a variety of students, ranging from traditional to those already in the workforce.
Outside of work, his interests are walking, traveling, photography, music, books on tape, trying new restaurants, and enjoying his grandchildren.
Mary Findley is a full-time tenured professor in VTC's English Department. Her areas of expertise include: English Literature, Writing, Gothic Literature, Stephen King, Edgar Allan Poe and Horror. Her PhD work is specifically centered around horror's manifestation in popular culture and what it reveals about the American psyche. She has created two academic areas at the Popular Culture Association: Stephen King and The Vampire in Literature, Culture and Film, and she currently chairs The Vampire area. She is published in her field and is currently working on a novel.
Matt Gallagher has been teaching in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at Vermont Tech since 2003. His concentration is in embedded engineering systems that use microcontrollers, programmable logic devices and sensors. His teaching style is heavy upfront on a class learning the subject matter together in a formal way, then allowing students to pursue their individual interests in self directed projects.
"Projects allow students to connect the dots themselves and mimic more closely what will be asked of them when they leave here and get paid to learn, ie. when they go to work."
Prior to coming to Vermont Tech he worked for ten years at IBM Microelectroncis in CMOS and bipolar technology development and in foundry application engineering. While there he began teaching a class on semiconductor processing which led to his desire to shift career paths. His graduate work was in the area of non-linear fiber optics at Dartmouth College which he continued for a year at Ericsson Business Networks as a visting research scientist.
Outside of work his interests are running, biking, swimming, nordic and alpine skiing. He's a persistent guitar player and reads any book that comes recommended by trusted sources.
I have been teaching and working in manufacturing and engineering-related fields for more than 30 years. I was originally trained as an All Around Machinist by the Bryant Grinder Corporation. I have an Associate of Science degree in Manufacturing Technology; a Bachelor's of Science degree in Industrial Arts Education and a Master's of Arts degree in Education. I have developed and taught state-approved manufacturing apprenticeship programs for both New Hampshire and Vermont as well as high school and college-level manufacturing and engineering curricula. Prior to coming to Vermont Tech as an Assistant Professor, I was the Mechanical Engineering Lab Manager at the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering at the University of San Diego and I was a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Sustainable Product Design and Innovation major at Keene State College. Throughout my career, I have been heavily involved with SkillsUSA, a national career and technical student organization (CTSO) that focuses on developing youth leadership through technical education. I am extremely excited to bring my passion and enthusiasm for manufacturing and applied engineering to the students and community of Vermont Tech.
Dr. Grimes is the Dental Hygiene Program Director at the Vermont Technical College. Prior to the transition of the program to Vermont Tech she taught in the Dental Hygiene Department at the University of Vermont since 1984. Her areas of expertise are the Dental Sciences, Emergency Procedures, Clinical Dental Hygiene, Oral Pathology and the Administration of Local Anesthetics. She was the recipient of the 2001 UVM Kroepsch Maurice Award for teaching excellence.
Ellen received her Baccalaureate Degree in Dental Hygiene Education from the University of Bridgeport, Fones School of Dental Hygiene. She earned a Master's Degree in Educational Psychology from Montclair State University and a second Master's Degree in Public Administration from the University of Vermont. She earned a Doctoral Degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at UVM in 1999.
Ellen was the President of the Vermont Dental Hygienists' Association from 1993-1994 and has served that organization in numerous capacities over the past 25 years. In 1998 she was honored with the VDHA Outstanding Dental Hygienist of the Year Award. Ellen was appointed as an accreditation site visitor for the ADA Commission on Dental Accreditation in 1999 and served on the Dental Hygiene Review Committee for the commission from 2003 – 2007 and was reappointed to a second term. She is a consultant for the Northeast Regional Board of Dental Examiners and was serves on its Examination Committee. In addition, she served on the Dental Hygiene National Board Test Construction Committee from 2008 - 2012 and was reappointed for a second term beginning in 2016. She is the author of the textbook Medical Emergencies: Essentials for the Dental Professional now in its second edition.
While taking her first introductory flight, Robin Guillian became enamored with aviation. She was intrigued by the complex systems that were involved, the hand-eye coordination that was required, and the fact that she could work outdoors. She first became a certified flight instructor before moving on to flying commercial cargo and commercial passenger planes.
Guillian logged more than 5,000 hours as an airline transport pilot. Based for four years in Brussels, Belgium, she flew Boeing 727s as a Flight Engineer and First Officer for Express One International. This was perhaps her most challenging and rewarding position as she worked 12-hour shifts in the dark in some of the world's worst weather and congested airspace. There she learned the importance of working as a tight team. “You have to manage morale to get through the night,” she says. “You need to be a cohesive team and get through emergencies together – all while having fun!”
She later flew Boeing 737s as a First Officer for Aloha Airlines, based in Hawaii. She flew around the islands and could be home in time to meet her son after school. More recently she spends as much time as possible with a new passion: flying floatplanes on Lake Champlain.
Guillian earned a master's degree in mediation in 2013, realizing that this knowledge would help in any field and everyday life. “It goes with everything you do – whether at home, in a classroom or a cockpit,” she says. Outside of her teaching role she is also a conflict management trainer, mediator and justice of the peace. She's been researching the challenges of conflict resolution training in the airline industry. In 2013, she made a presentation on the topic at the American University Intercultural Management Institute's annual conference.
As she continually updates aviation coursework, Guillian takes pride in creating an extremely relevant program for her students. The aviation world changes so quickly (policy, expectations of employers, technology, rules, ratings and more) that courses cannot be based on textbooks, she says. “I love Vermont Tech's can-do attitude and its emphasis on creating graduates who are ready to get jobs.”
Guillian clearly gets a lift from teaching. “The cool thing about teaching flying is that you get to be with people who are very passionate about what they are learning,” she says. “You get to spend time with people during the best part of their day.”