Instructors-Brecksville Campus

Meet A Few of Our Staff/Program Chairs/Instructors

 

Campus President

Gary Azotea  - Gary Azotea comes to the Stautzenberger family with an extensive career in education. He has served as a consultant and President to several different college campuses throughout the Cleveland area since 1994. He believes strongly in career education. His own son is a product of that having graduated from a Pharmacy Tech program and still working in that field today. He brings his special depth of knowledge of education to us.

Gary’s personal goal is to change students’ lives through their career education. As stated by his co-workers, Gary “gives freely of his time” with an open door policy for his students and staff. He is a “listening ear” for ideas, suggestions and comments - and a genuine willingness to try those news ideas. If you see Gary in the hall or walking around campus, say hello! Gary looks forward to meeting all of his students.

Academic Dean

Andy O’Neal  - Andy O'Neal, Dean of Stautzenberger College's Brecksville Campus, has been in post-secondary education administration for over 23 years. Various positions he has held include: Department Chair, Associate Dean, Academic Dean, and Vice Provost. He enjoys coaching faculty to prepare students for the workforce as well as helping graduates find employment. Additionally, he has been teaching college-level courses for 8 years.

Andy earned his Master of Business Administration degree from University of Northwestern Ohio in 2011. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in vocational education from University of Toledo. Andy has developed curricula for diploma, associate degree, and baccalaureate degree programs. Two technical programs he wrote gained accreditation approval and are highly profitable even today.

Seeing students succeed has been Andy's lifelong passion. When he watches his students walk across the stage at graduation, he is happy to have played a part in their futures. “It is also important for me to see students begin their careers because I know that they will become gainfully employed in their field of study, strong leaders, and an important part of their community,” Andy says.

Andy's goal is to see all students succeed in their course work. He is always ready to assist students with their professional ambitions. “Education changes lives,” Andy reminds his students. “Let's work together as you work towards your goal of graduation.”  

Corporate Dean of Students

Danielle Harriott - While it's easy to focus on what you cannot control, there is a major aspect of your life you could choose: your career. Starting a career you love is a rewarding experience that could help you secure a better future as well as boost your happiness and self-confidence. As Rockford Career College and Stautzenberger College's Corporate Dean of Students, Danielle Harriott finds joy in helping students reach their career goals.

Danielle identifies with our students so well because, in 1997, she became an RCC alumni. She went on to earn her Associate of Applied Science in Paralegal degree from Rockford Business College. Danielle also holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management degree from National Louis University in Elgin, Illinois. For over 17 years, she enjoyed working in the paralegal field.

By returning to RCC, Danielle was able to share her paralegal experience with students. In 2012, she started her education career as an adjunct instructor for the paralegal program. “I quickly fell in love with education and helping my students shine,” Danielle says. In May of 2013, she became the paralegal program director. Finally, she accepted the academic dean position.

“I am extremely passionate about people and teaching others how to believe in themselves,” states Danielle. “Being a part of a student’s journey to a new career from start to finish is a gift.” Her commitment to student success is reflected in not only her students' accomplishments but also the numerous awards she has received. Danielle earned the Swank Award for Leadership and Excellence in 2017, Employee of the Quarter Award in 2014, Lambda Epsilon Chi Honor Society Award in 2001, and Alpha Beta Kappa Honor Society Award in 1999.

Animal Welfare Management Program Instructor Dayna Linehan, DVM

Animal Welfare Administration Programs

Danya Linehan, DVM - Do you love animals enough to dedicate your entire life to them? Our animal welfare administration instructors do. Danya Linehan, DVM has completely immersed herself in the animal world both personally and professionally.

Even with the passage of time, Danya's compassion toward animals has never faded. She started working at a veterinary clinic in 1983, graduated from Ohio State Veterinary School in 1993, and began teaching for American Higher Education Development Corporation schools in 2006. Danya is fortunate to have had a wide variety of experiences within the animal welfare field. She has worked in private practice, holistic medicine, wildlife rehabilitation, humane education, shelter medicine, and higher education.

Today, Danya continues to stay busy with a number of animal-related jobs. She is a part-time shelter veterinarian at the Cat Welfare Association. At Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice, she helps pets at the end of life transition peacefully in their homes. Danya even operates her own small non-profit organization, Felines in Need. On top of it all, she is the lead instructor for our online animal welfare administration program. 

Accounting and Payroll Clerk Diploma Program Watson T. Ragin

Accounting and Payroll Clerk Diploma Program

Watson T. Ragin - You never know what the future has in store for you. Watson T. Ragin was born and grew up in a small, quiet town in South Carolina. Little did he know that life would take him all over the country and into a number of career fields.

Although Watson is currently our accounting and payroll clerk program chair, his career has been varied. Watson served as an officer in the United States Army in both stateside and overseas assignments. For 21 years, he was the financial controller for a Milwaukee-based manufacturing company at its Tampa, Florida facility. Watson also worked as an economic development compliance auditor for the State of North Carolina and a manufacturing cost accountant for Phillips Petroleum Company. For a few years, he was a portfolio analyst and accountant in the banking industry. This unique opportunity allowed him to better understand investing as well as stock and bond trading and how they relate to accounting.

Watson's most recent professional endeavors have been in the education field. He has taught at several institutions of higher learning in both online and on-ground capacities. Some of the courses Watson has taught include: economics, accounting, finance, general business and management, ethics, international business, and success skills. Watson's Master of Business Administration degree was earned at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in business administration (with an emphasis in accounting and economics) from South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, South Carolina.

Watson enjoys seeing his students succeed in our online program. When he is not teaching, he loves spending time with his spouse and two adult children. He currently resides in Tampa, where he enjoys the warm sunshine. 

Addiction Counseling Diploma Program

Dr. Cailyn Green - With 8 years of education experience in both online and in-person capacities, Dr. Green is well-prepared to guide our students in becoming addiction counselors. Classes she has taught include Introduction to Psychology, Introduction to Criminal Justice, Addiction Science, Forensic Psychology, Criminal Justice Research Methods, Social Psychology, and Criminology. She earned her Ph.D. in criminal justice with a focus on addiction counseling from Walden University. At Sage Graduate School, she completed her Master of Science degree in forensic mental health. Additionally, Dr. Green holds a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Western New England University.

Dr. Green is also a Certified Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) out of the state of New York. This makes her a Qualified Health Professional (QHP) in the field of addiction, counseling, ethics, and case management. A very passionate instructor, Dr. Green supports her students on their career path of choice.  

 

Addiction Counseling Diploma Program J. Michael Donovan, Ph.D.

Business Administration Programs

J. Michael Donovan, Ph.D. - What type of leader do you want to be? Many people seek out leadership roles but are convinced they'll never earn one or don't prepare by developing the proper attitudes and skills. As a leader in many areas, Dr. J. Michael Donovan hopes to cultivate the leadership potential in his students.

In 2009, Dr. Donovan joined the American Higher Education Development Corporation as a business instructor and helped design AHED’s contemporary business management program. After working in human resources management positions at Proctor and Gamble and Honeywell, he became CEO of an international management consulting firm serving clients such as: GE, Ford, Harley Davidson, Asia Pacific Breweries, Novartis, KLM Airlines, Merck, Miller Brewing, Allied Signal, and many others. He received his Ph.D. from the Weatherhead School of Business at Case Western Reserve University and his undergraduate degree from Rutgers University.

To help others succeed in leadership roles, Dr. Donovan shares his knowledge through writing and teaching. He has published over 30 articles and two books: So You Think You Can LEAD? A guide to discovering and harnessing your potential for leadership (2017); and LEADING – What leaders do to help others achieve results (2020). Currently, he is working on a new book titled Learning to Improve Work – A Beginner’s Guide to Lean Six Sigma Methodology. As the lead instructor for Stautzenberger College's business administration program, Dr. Donovan brings a mix of academic knowledge and  practical business experience to his students. He hopes to inspire the next generation of leaders. 

Cannabis Dispensary Administration Diploma Program

Jasmine Viola  - “I just want to leave people better than I found them.” That's the guiding principle for Jasmine Viola, Lead Instructor of Stautzenberger College's Cannabis Dispensary Administration Diploma Program. With over eight years of experience in patient-centered care, Jasmine strives to enhance each patient's quality of life.

A pioneer within Ohio's medical cannabis field, Jasmine oversees the operations of five different dispensaries. She carefully follows the regulations set forth by the Medical Marijuana Control Program. Even with the transitions resulting from COVID-19, Jasmine has never allowed her dedication to medical cannabis patients to wilt.

Jasmine loves educating others and firmly believes that knowledge is power. She holds four master's degrees from Tiffin University and a bachelor's degree in sociology from Bowling Green State University. Before choosing a career in the medical cannabis industry, Jasmine worked in the criminal justice field. In her spare time, Jasmine loves a good book and hot green tea. Good luck pulling her away from those!  

 

Lisa Rister

Central Sterile Processing Technology Diploma Program

Lisa Rister - No matter which state you're in, you'll find central sterile processing technicians in medical centers. Their work is pivotal to patient and medical staff safety. Lisa Rister can attest to this, as she has worked as a central sterile processing technician in five different states.

Lisa leads the central sterile processing technology program at Brecksville Campus. She joined us in April 2019, after nine years of experience in the sterile processing field. Three of those years were spent traveling between Wisconsin, South Dakota, West Virginia, Mississippi, and Ohio. In 2017, she became certified by the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM).

Lisa wants to see all of her students succeed and reach the career of their dreams. Teaching has become one of her favorite activities, as she is excited to see new central sterile processing technicians enter the field. Outside of teaching, Lisa enjoys spending time with her husband, children, and grandchildren. Going to Cleveland Browns football games is another one of her hobbies.  

Dental Assisting Diploma Program Kathy Becker, CDA, CODA, EFDA

Dental Assisting Diploma Program

Kathy Becker CDA, CODA, EFDA - What's even better than achieving your career goal? Sharing what you love about your career with others. As our dental assisting program chair, Kathy Becker CDA, CODA, EFDA has the opportunity to show her students why dental assisting is such a rewarding profession.

Kathy has over 34 years of experience in dental assisting. She holds both national and Ohio dental assisting certifications. In 1991, she graduated from the Case Western Reserve University Expanded Functions Dental Auxiliary programs. In addition to teaching a nationally accredited dental assisting program, Kathy has written curricula for several programs. Kathy is also a proud member of the American Dental Assistants Association.

Today, Kathy prepares students at Brecksville Campus for their future careers. Using her knowledge and experience gained over the decades, she teaches about chairside assisting, infection control, treatment, and front office procedures. Two of her students won gold medals at the SkillsUSA Ohio Championship. Being an educator has allowed Kathy to not only share her passion for the field but also introduce new dental assistants to the world. 

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Associate Degree Program

Dawn Coffield, MPH, BS, RDMS - Dawn received her Bachelor’s degree in Radiologic and Imaging Sciences (BS) from Kent State University.  She has worked full-time for the last 14 years in general ultrasound but also spent some time specializing in OB/GYN sonography for the last four years.  In that setting, she was introduced to teaching in the clinical setting.  She found that she enjoyed being able to teach, so she pursued her Master’s degree in Public Health Policy and Management (MPH) from Kent State University.  She is proficient in preparing for difficult exams and hopes to share her skill with students.  She wants to foster learning in her students and help others succeed in this rewarding field - sonography is more than just telling the gender of a baby!

In her free time, Dawn enjoys spending time with her husband and their three children on their affectionately named “Funny Farm”.  She also enjoys camping. 

Digital Marketing Associate Degree Program

John Maier - For students' future success, it's vital that career programs supplement lectures with first-hand experience. Lead Instructor John Maier offers both to his students. With over 21 years of experience in the education field, as well as 30 years in a professional environment, John knows how to bridge the gap between education and real-world experience.

His numerous professional roles have included: teacher, Program Chair in Mobile Application Development, Interactive Art Director, and even Senior Director of Product Experience for several Fortune 100 companies. Outside of the education field, John has first-hand knowledge of the agricultural and energy, medical device manufacturing, healthcare, financial technology, architectural and 3d modeling, and film and video game sectors.

Currently, John holds degrees in chemistry, biology, computer animation, general studies, and communications. He believes that education and personal improvement should never cease and strives to impart this to his students. We are proud to have him instruct both our virtual office/remote administration program and digital marketing associate degree program. 

Early Childhood Education Programs

Steve Schutz - You want to help children excel in school, and we understand the significance of their first few years of education. That's why we've welcomed compassionate, experienced instructors like Steve Schutz into our family. Since 2002, Steve has been teaching students eligible for special education services. In 2007, he became an adjunct instructor. Currently, he teaches online programs for an early childhood center. 

Steve's career began in social service. For nine years, he was employed with two different social service agencies that serve people with disabilities. Steve's various roles included: developmental trainer, vocational case manager, residential case manager, program manager, and behavior therapist.

During that time, Steve earned three degrees. He graduated with his bachelor's degree in psychology from MacMurray College. He also holds a master's degree in counseling psychology from Illinois School of Professional Psychology and a second master's degree in special education from Northern Illinois University. Steve has also served as a counselor at Catholic Charities and Universal Technical Institute.
Since 2002, Steve has enjoyed living in Roscoe, Illinois. When he's not teaching, he enjoys spending quality time with his wife, Joan, and their daughter, Teresa. 

 

Healthcare Administration Associate Degree Program Janet Little

Healthcare Administration Associate Degree Program

Janet Little - You want a comprehensive education. At Stautzenberger College, we know how important it is to connect the theories you read in a textbook to your career. That's why we hire instructors who know how to incorporate their own professional experiences into your lessons. Janet Little is just one of these amazing instructors.

Janet joined the American Higher Education Development Corporation in April 2012 and has been teaching exclusively online since January 2014. She earned her bachelor's degree in business administration (major health administration) from Davenport University. Janet also holds a master's degree in healthcare administration from the University of Phoenix. Additionally, Janet is a certified professional coder (CPC) through the AAPC.

With 29 years of experience in healthcare, Janet has plenty of real-life scenarios to draw from when teaching. The majority of her career was spent at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit. She also taught at Dorsey Schools and Marygrove College. Currently, Janet is the Manager of Coding, Auditing, and Compliance for the University of Toledo Physicians, LLC. As the lead instructor for our healthcare administration and medical billing and coding programs, Janet passes on everything she's learned from these environments to the next generation. 

Healthcare Science Associate Degree Program

Jennifer Kline - Healthcare is a vast field with a plethora of possible career paths. Dr. Jennifer Kline, lead instructor for our healthcare science associate degree program, prepares students for the numerous options. With over 20 years of healthcare experience, Dr. Kline has held many roles, such as: teacher, epidemiologist, public health professional, infection preventionist, and nurse. She has served her community in direct patient care nursing, clinical reimbursement, care planning, and infection prevention and control in both acute and post-acute settings.

In addition to teaching, Dr. Kline is currently employed full-time as the Manager of Infection Prevention for a large health system in her hometown. She holds a doctorate degree in public health with a specialization in epidemiology from Walden University. Dr. Kline is certified in infection control through the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology. She graduated with her bachelor’s degree in healthcare management from Rasmussen University. Also, she holds a nursing degree from Rock Valley College.

Public health and education are Dr. Kline's passions. She enjoys staying current with the newest healthcare trends and guidelines. However, she also loves to spend her free time with her husband, daughter, and dogs. Her 10-year-old daughter inspires her to stay motivated despite challenges. 

Human Resource Administration Diploma Program Veronica Rice McCray

Human Resource Administration Diploma Program

Veronica Rice McCray - You're a “people person,” and that's why you want to be a human resources administrator. Our HR instructor feesl the same way. Who better to teach you than someone who's had a people-oriented career for over two decades? Veronica Rice McCray is the experienced HR professional who leads Stautzenberger College's human resources administration diploma program.

In 2013,Veronica joined Stautzenberger College as an online instructor. Later, she would become part of the American Higher Education Development Corporation as well. During her tenure, Veronica taught a variety of business courses before becoming the lead instructor for the online HR program. She holds an undergraduate degree in sociology, a Master of Arts in Education degree (with a major in human resource development and dual minors in leadership and training and development), and a Master of Business Administration degree (with a major in organizational leadership and minor in human resources).

For over 20 years, Veronica has been proudly working in higher education. She has taught and tutored at a variety of colleges and universities in northwest Ohio and southwest Michigan. Other roles she has served include project manager, human resources consultant, and career coach. All of these positions have provided her with opportunities to serve others on a daily basis and get to know many wonderful individuals. Veronica is happy to help her students develop fundamental people skills as they pertain to training and development, employee compensation, managing diversity, risk administration, and other essential HR topics. 

Logistics & Supply Chain Administration Associate Degree Program

Daniel Haloukas DBA, CPSM - Daniel Haloukas is no stranger to the supply chain and logistics world. Currently, he is the Vice President of Procurement for Global Technology Operations at Discovery, Inc. Previously, he was employed by International Flavors & Fragrances as a Global Indirect Materials and Services Procurement Head for all regions. For over 23 years, Daniel worked for Fortune 500 companies such as: Cadbury Schweppes, Philip Morris USA, and Colgate-Palmolive.

On the academic side, Daniel has served as an Adjunct Professor at Rutgers University in the Supply Chain Management Department, where he taught Global Procurement and Supply Chain Strategies. He is also an adjunct instructor at Monmouth University, where he teaches Logistics, Leadership, Ethics & Compliance, and Operations. Additionally, Daniel is on the Board of Directors for the Institute of Supply Management's New Jersey chapter. Daniel holds a BA in Business Management, MBA in International Business, and DBA in Global Supply Chain Management. We are proud to have him as the Lead Instructor for our online Supply Chain & Logistics program. 

Medical Assistant Diploma Program

Marlaine Zitewicz Medical Assistants are the heart of any medical practice - they are the first and last staff member that a patient interacts with at an appointment.  As a medical assistant, you have many different patients with different issues, but there is nothing more satisfying than being a part of that care.

Marlaine Zitewicz graduated from Akron Medical & Dental Institute nearly 3 decades ago.  She did her externship in Urgent Care/Occupational Health and stayed in that specialty for over twenty years while moving up in the field.  She has managed many different clinics in the Akron area and worked as a hospital credentialing provider.

Wanting to share this love of the field with new people and inspire them to start in the medical field, Marlaine jumped on the opportunity to work as medical assistant instructor.  She loves watching that “light bulb” moment for students and knowing she has helped mold and inspire the next generation of medical assistants. 

Medical Office Billing and Coding Diploma Program Janet Little

Medical Office Billing and Coding Diploma Program

Janet Little - You want a comprehensive education. At Stautzenberger College, we know how important it is to connect the theories you read in a textbook to your career. That's why we hire instructors who know how to incorporate their own professional experiences into your lessons. Janet Little is just one of these amazing instructors.

Janet joined the American Higher Education Development Corporation in April 2012 and has been teaching exclusively online since January 2014. She earned her bachelor's degree in business administration (major health administration) from Davenport University. Janet also holds a master's degree in healthcare administration from the University of Phoenix. Additionally, Janet is a certified professional coder (CPC) through the AAPC.

With 29 years of experience in healthcare, Janet has plenty of real-life scenarios to draw from when teaching. The majority of her career was spent at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit. She also taught at Dorsey Schools and Marygrove College. Currently, Janet is the Manager of Coding, Auditing, and Compliance for the University of Toledo Physicians, LLC. As the lead instructor for our healthcare administration and medical billing and coding programs, Janet passes on everything she's learned from these environments to the next generation. 

Paralegal Studies Programs Patty Humbert

Paralegal Studies Programs

Patty Humbert - Lawyers need great paralegals to assist them with their work, just as you need exceptional instructors to assist you with your career training. Our paralegal instructors have many years' worth of experience and knowledge to share with you. Whether you plan to pursue a diploma or associate degree, Patty Humbert is proud to be a part of your paralegal training.

In 2004, Patty began teaching at Stautzenberger College as an adjunct instructor for the paralegal program. Over the years, she developed and taught many of our paralegal courses and supervised paralegal externship students. Patty received her Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Her Juris Doctor degree was earned at the University of Toledo, College of Law.

Prior to joining the post-secondary education arena, Patty practiced many types of law. She has private practice experience in the areas of real estate, bankruptcy, and plaintiff personal injury law. Patty also represented union members in a prepaid legal services program. Now, she is the lead instructor for our online paralegal associate and diploma programs. When teaching, she draws upon all of her practice experience to prepare students for their new careers. I

Practical Nursing Diploma Program Davida A. Smith

Practical Nursing Diploma Program

Davida A. Smith - When you visit the doctor's office, don't you want the medical staff to be experienced and knowledgeable? In the same way, we believe that your instructors should be professionals who are well-versed in their respective fields. Davida A. Smith, MSN, RN has 30 years of experience in healthcare.

Currently, Davida is the associate director of Stautzenberger College's practical nursing program. Her three decades of nursing experience includes 14 years in nursing education and administration at the college and university levels. Davida holds a master's degree in nursing education and administration. She has taught for both associate and bachelor's degree programs.

Davida's nursing experience in the acute care setting includes medical/surgical, critical care, coronary care, and staff education. In the post-acute care setting, Davida participated in homecare, provided staff
education, and acted as the senior registered nurse case manager of the cardiac and respiratory team. She has held many titles in nursing education such as: Associate Director, Nursing Program Coordinator, Clinical Coordinator, Clinical Instructor, and Lab/Simulation Coordinator.

In her spare time, Davida enjoys being with family, traveling, and sewing. Her compassion for others also extends outside of the healthcare and education fields. She frequently volunteers at church events, happy to assist with the food pantry and serve meals. No matter where she is, Davida is always delighted to lend a helping hand. 

Surgical Technology Associate Degree Program

Shawn Asdell, CST FA - We have to be on the “Cutting Edge” because Surgeons Depend on Us!

Shawn has been a Certified Surgical Technologist for more than 30 years.  She has worked in several specialty areas including Orthopedics, Neurosurgery and Cardiovascular, so she has lots of knowledge and skill to bring to her job.  She has also experienced the role of a traveler in Cardiovascular surgery and was able to be the first assistant and become that surgeon’s “left hand”.  She has years of experience as both a Program Chair and an instructor and clinical instructor in Surgical Technology.  She has further expanded her knowledge by working for 6 years in Plastic surgery.  She is excited to be able to share her wealth of knowledge and impressive skills with all of the students here at Stautzenberger College.  She loves “knowing she was a part of the TEAM of patient care” and looks forward to her own students experiencing that.

In her free time, Shawn loves to travel with her animals.  She enjoys visiting family, seeing the great countryside, and learning about the history of the places she visits.  Being outdoors is her therapy.  

Veterinary Assistant and Grooming Diploma Program

Mary Mould, M.Ed, RVT - Doesn't your pet deserve the best? As loving members of our families, our animals should be safe and feel comfortable when receiving checkups and care. That's why Mary Mould, M.Ed, RVT is committed to training the next generation of veterinary technicians and groomers.

Mary has been teaching distance education for over 20 years. In 1999, she graduated from the St. Petersburg College Distance Program as a registered veterinary technician. Later, she returned to earn her bachelor's in veterinary technology and master's in distance education. Classes that Mary has taught include behavioral medicine, grooming, animal welfare, clinical pathology, and radiography. “I feel this experience as an instructor and student has been extremely helpful in understanding my students and the different variables that go along with distance learning,” Mary notes.

In 2020, Mary began teaching for the American Higher Education Development Corporation schools. Today, she is proud to be the lead instructor for the veterinary assistant/grooming program. Whether she is instructing or helping students navigate their new career programs, she always stays busy. Mary is also an associate professor at San Juan College, where she teaches clinical pathology and radiography. Additionally, she writes curricula for Tarleton State University's bachelor's programs. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband as well as her best furry friend, Lillybean.

Veterinary Technician Associate Degree Program

David Denovchek - From a young age, David always showed a natural love for animals - always going out of his way to interact with any furry, scaly or interesting creature that crossed his path.  While marine life was especially interesting to him, he found he had an irrational aversion to open bodies of water, so he directed his love of animals to all land-bound types. 

Not sure how to use this love of animals as a way to pay bills, he found excellent advice in a local veterinarian who posed the question, “Why not be a Vet Tech? Everyone always needs more Vet Techs.”  And David’s fate was sealed.  He graduated from The Vet Tech Institute in 2008 and worked for a local veterinary hospital in Hubbard, Ohio.  Always looking to add to his skill set and field new challenges, David found new roles and learned new skills in the field which eventually led him into management and training. He has joined our staff to help mold and train the next generation of Veterinary Technicians with the help of his amazing team here at Stautzenberger College.

Virtual Office/Remote Administration Diploma Program

John Maier - For students' future success, it's vital that career programs supplement lectures with first-hand experience. Lead Instructor John Maier offers both to his students. With over 21 years of experience in the education field, as well as 30 years in a professional environment, John knows how to bridge the gap between education and real-world experience.

His numerous professional roles have included: teacher, Program Chair in Mobile Application Development, Interactive Art Director, and even Senior Director of Product Experience for several Fortune 100 companies. Outside of the education field, John has first-hand knowledge of the agricultural and energy, medical device manufacturing, healthcare, financial technology, architectural and 3d modeling, and film and video game sectors.

Currently, John holds degrees in chemistry, biology, computer animation, general studies, and communications. He believes that education and personal improvement should never cease and strives to impart this to his students. We are proud to have him instruct both our virtual office/remote administration program and digital marketing associate degree program.