Faculty Diversity Fellows

2015-2016

Dr. Samali Datta, Chemistry
Samali earned her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from University of Calcutta, India in 1997. Subsequently, she earned B. Tech. (Bachelor of Technology) and M. Tech. (Master of Technology) in the area of Polymer Science and Technology from University of Calcutta and Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, respectively. During her Master’s study, she was selected for DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) scholarship program and conducted research work in polymer science at TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITÄT DRESDEN, Dresden, Germany as a visiting student. 
She earned her Ph.D. in Coatings & Polymeric Materials from North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND in 2009. After that, she worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at the same university from 2009 – 2011. Her research work involved preparation of low cost, environmentally-friendly electrically conductive polymer nanocomposites using carbon-based nanomaterials. During her postdoctoral program, she presented her work at many conference proceedings and also published her work in peer-reviewed journals. She joined Montgomery County Community College in 2013 as an adjunct faculty of chemistry.



Rebecca Villegas Lamar, Education
Rebecca has her Master’s in Educational Leadership with an Emphasis in Early Childhood Education. She is finishing her Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership with an emphasis in Professional Development in Administrative roles in the Early Childhood Education field. She graduated from Montgomery County Community College in 2005 with an Associate in Early Childhood Education. She has been an Adjunct Faculty member in the education department at the College for the last five years. She has held a variety of training positions over the last seven years, including Corporate Trainer for Brightside Academy, as well as a Certified Instructor for Delaware Valley Association for the Education of Young Children (DVAEYC). She currently resides in Norristown, where she is a community leader who focuses her volunteer hours in education and working with the Latino population on a variety of initiatives.

2014-2015

Natasha Patterson, Public Health (hired full-time, is now
Assistant Professor of Public Health)

2013-2014

Gayathri Moorthy, Engineering (hired full-time, is now
Instructor of Engineering)

2012-2013

Theresa Napson-Williams, History (hired full-time, is now
Assistant Professor of History)

2011-2012

Paul Johnson, Management (hired full-time, is now
Instructor of Management)

2010-2011

Michael Perez, Anthropology

2009-2010

Maria Valderamma, Biology

2007-2008

Dr. Fran Lassiter, English (hired full-time, is now
Assistant Professor of English)

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