Whitney Erickson, DNP, RN, CENAssociate Professor, Nursing
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Location: Spring Valley
- DNP, Walden University
- BSN and MNSc, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
- ADN, Texarkana College
Gary Ketzenbarger is Professor of Theatre and Communications at the Roaring Fork Campus, Colorado Mountain College. He is also the Program Director for the Theatre Department and the Artistic Director for the Sopris Theatre Company, which is located at the Spring Valley residential site.
Gary holds a B.A. in Religious Studies from the University of Denver, an M.A. in Theatre from the University of Colorado/Boulder, and is a dissertation shy of attaining his Ph.D. in Theatre from that same institution. He was recently awarded “Faculty of the Year” (2013-2014) at the Roaring Fork Campus where he teaches, and was subsequently awarded college-wide Faculty of the Year.
He has a long history of involvement in the theatre, both academically and professionally. In addition to being a professor of theatre, he is a playwright, an actor, and a director. He wrote Half and Half, Confession of Faith and Resume for Immortality, a one-man show he performed at the United Solo Theatre Festival (New York City).
He is the winner of two Best Actor awards (CCTC) and has performed at the Colorado Shakespeare Festival. He has been a long-time company member of the Lake Dillon Theatre Company (a professional organization) where he has been both an actor and director.
Some of Gary’s favorite roles include Lt. Colonel Vershinin in Anton Chekhov’s The Three Sisters; Duke Orsino in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night; Salieri in Peter Shaffer’s Amadeus; George in Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?; Dr. Dysart in Peter Shaffer’s Equus; Johnnypateenmike in Martin McDonaugh’s The Cripple of Inishmaan; John Honeyman in Lee Blessing’s A Walk in the Woods; Henry Drummond in Lawrence and Lee’s Inherit the Wind; Charles Smith in David Mamet’s November; Dr. Astrov in Anton Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya; and Mr. Lockheart in The Seafarer.
Gary’s directing credits include The Real Inspector Hound by Tom Stoppard; Collected Stories by Donald Margulies; Rumors by Neil Simon; The Oldest Profession by Paula Vogel; Oleanna by David Mamet (in which he also performed); The Syringa Tree by Pamela Gien; Dangerous Liaisons by Christopher Hampton; A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum by Sondheim, Shevelove, and Gelbart; The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams; and Anton in Show Business by Jane Martin.
Gary has a wife, Kelly, and three children, Kara, Luke and Gabrielle. In a varied and interesting life he has also worked as a merchant seaman, an underground miner, a dog sledding guide, a white-water rafting guide, among other non-theatrical occupations.
He is very excited to be presiding over Colorado Mountain College’s AA with an emphasis in Theatre degree and looks forward to continued success with the program.
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Professor, Digital Media & Graphic Design Program Coordinator
Brian Tinker understands the practical knowledge today’s students need to succeed in the modern mass communication environment. This understanding was developed during years of professional practice in marketing, advertising, and visual communications. His award-winning experience includes positions across the marketing communications spectrum, including creative director, marketing director, and designer.
His academic experience includes serving on the faculty of University of Nevada Las Vegas, Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design, The Art Institutes, and The New School of Architecture & Design. A particular focus of his academic endeavors is forward-thinking curriculum design, for which he has been awarded contracts by UNLV, American Public University and The Art Institutes.
“This is the most exciting time ever to be a designer,” said Brian. “The challenges and opportunities are unprecedented. Today’s designer is really a professional communicator, and is expected to communicate via an ever-expanding number of means. They must have a host of skills and aptitudes, including aesthetic judgment, marketing savvy, and technical proficiency. It’s about a lot more than cropping a photograph or setting some type. Videography, audio engineering, social media expertise, and more are all areas where today’s designer is expected to practice.”
“This means that choosing the right place to study is crucial to starting a successful career. Students who complete our Bachelor of Applied Science sequence (which includes an AAS in Graphic Design) enter the marketplace with the specific skillset that employers and clients tell us they desire: Strong technological foundations; a portfolio that demonstrates creative problem solving in a variety of media; understanding of commercial business environments; critical thinking skills developed in an inter-disciplinary environment.”See Brian’s work
Karen Hamick began her career in nursing education as adjunct faculty with Colorado Mountain College in 2011. As of 2012 she is full-time faculty for the nursing program. Karen is licensed in the state of Colorado as a Registered Nurse.
Her clinical experience includes 16 years of nursing, including 5 years as a staff nurse. Karen has also worked as a heart failure coordinator and a clinical specialist for the emergency department. Her teaching experience includes being a medical/surgical nursing instructor.
At the Spring Valley Campus Karen currently teaches Pharmacology, Gerontology, Medical-Surgical lecture and clinicals.
Associate Professor, Sustainability Studies
I was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona – hot, dry, and prickly. As a young person, I wondered, “What’s the meaning of life?”, so I got a B.A. in Religious Studies but never found out. I was sick of school, so I moved to the US Virgin Islands. There, while working in ecotourism, I became infatuated with humans’ efforts to make our livings and enjoy our lives sustainably; that is, without destroying the environment and without destroying each other.
After a humbling car crash and years of living hand-to-mouth, I returned to school to pursue graduate studies in nature-society relations, specifically the human dimensions of climate change. I acquired an M.S. in Geography and an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Resilience and Adaptation. I have worked on interdisciplinary projects funded by the National Science Foundation and by environmental NGOs, and have conducted community-based research in places such as the Caribbean, Tanzania, and arctic Alaska.
My approach to sustainability can be described as critical political economy of the environment, or political ecology. Fundamentally, I am interested in the nexus of environmental responsibility and social justice, as these two areas are inextricably linked. I work with quantitative and qualitative data, philosophy, maps, and art, and enjoy collaborations with students, community partners, and scholars from many fields. As a teacher, I am committed to making my courses rigorous, applied, and innovative.
I am ecstatic to be joining Colorado Mountain College as the Roaring Fork campus’s lead faculty member in Sustainability Studies in 2017. I view this position as the next step in my life-long investigation into the meaning of life, which I am now confident pertains to sustainable living! I look forward to developing meaningful relationships with my students, colleagues, and community; I look forward to planting roots.
Let’s work together to make the world a better place. There is plenty to do.