Faculty Diversity Fellows


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 Masters 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 in 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 research, she presented her work in many conference proceedings and also published her work in peer review journals.   
She joined Montgomery County Community College in 2013 as an adjunct faculty of chemistry. She enjoy teaching the students, working closely with them and helping them in achieving their academic goals.

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 Associates in Early Childhood Education.  She has been an Adjunct Faculty member in the education department at the college for the last five years. She is has held a variety of training and presentation positions including, Corporate Trainer for Brightside Academy as well as a Certified Instructor for Delaware Valley Association for the Education of Young Children (DVAEYC). She has been in the training field for the last seven years. She currently resides in Norristown, were she is a community leader who focuses her volunteer hours in education and working with the Latino population in a variety of initiatives.  She lives with her husband and two children who attend the local middle school.


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


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


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


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


Michael Perez, Anthropology


Maria Valderamma, Biology


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