Careers in Management and Supervisory Development – Faculty

Southeast Center, SCOM 214 | 971-722-6146 | Program Coordinator: Carmen Lawyer

Natural Leaders

Masters and PhDs. Organizational leaders and entrepreneurs. Counselors, public administrators, and certified professional project managers. Since 1976, the MSD Program faculty have been bringing a broad range of experience and a wealth of knowledge to the classroom. Many have had the benefit of extensive careers in management and supervision, or as working consultants and trainers in corporate and government entities. In PCC’s MSD Program, you’ll learn to lead from the best and brightest in the field.

Tim Alexander

Tim Alexander is a former science teacher and counselor for the Beaverton School District. He also served nineteen years as a pharmaceutical sales representative, twelve years as a Certified Business and Life Coach, thirteen years designing and facilitating life skills and business seminars and seven years as an adjunct faculty member in PCC’s MSD Program, where he designs and facilitates classes in Conflict Management, Listening Skills, Interpersonal Communication, Leadership, Coaching Great Performances, and MSD 101, Principles of Management and Supervision.

He volunteers at Mercy Corps International in the “Re-entry Transition Program,” providing value clarification workshops for former incarcerated individuals.

Credentials: B.A. General Science; M.S. Secondary Education (Counseling); C.P.C. (Certified Professional Coach).

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Nicole L. Booker

Nicole L. Booker, M.S. is currently overseeing events and services for Warner Pacific College’s Adult Degree Program Career Center. She has been working in this role for almost four years. In addition to her fulltime duties, Nicole also enjoys teaching PT for both PCC and Warner as an Adjunct Instructor. Nicole earned both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Warner Pacific’s Adult Degree Program and just recently began work on her business development plan to become a career coach. In her spare time, Nicole enjoys thrift store and consignment shopping with her four girls and being active with friends and family, serving in her church community.

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Carl Casanova

Senior Executive Coach, Adjunct Professor

Carl has served for over 20 years in the human development profession—as a mental health therapist, adjunct professor, certified seminar leader, and Executive Coach with Fortune 500 Companies. Carl is the author of “What Every Successful Person Knows”, “Help I Am Angry”, and is the co-author of “Blueprint for Success” with Ken Blanchard and the late Dr. Stephen Covey. Carl is renowned for his motivational style and commitment to organizational professional development. As well as founding New Vibe Training, he is an adjunct professor at Portland Community College, Portland State University, and Multnomah University teaching communication, coaching, and business courses.

Carl is passionate about inspiring individuals and organizations to achieve excellence and realize personal and professional ongoing success. He has a deep love of sports and enjoys running and cycling in his intentional recreational time.

Master of Science Degree, (Counseling, Psychology), Oregon State University, Graduated 1993
Bachelor of Arts Degree, (Psychology), Southern California College, Graduate 1984

Carl has provided training and executive coaching for the following organizations and many more: Daimler/Freightways, Friends of the Children, George Fox University, Good Samaritan Hospital, Hoop, Incorporated, Kaiser Permanente, Lake Oswego Schools, Merrill Lynch, Reed College, Nike, Incorporated, Oregon Parks & Rec, Planar Advance, Inc., Portland School Dist., Trailblazer Org., Providence Health, The Standard, T-Mobile, TriMet, U.S. Army, City of Tigard

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Michael Dolan

Michael Dolan does communications consulting and training on everything from memo writing to public involvement, including training over the Internet. He administers The Public Involvement Network. He has taught at PCC for 10 years.

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Kathy Edwards

Kathy Edwards’ focus for every class is to blend ideas based on years of corporate organization and training in national as well as community banks with today’s current methodologies and trends. Whether it’s learning how to development effective customer relationships or designing individual goals, the emphasis will be on the practical application of concepts and techniques in the workplace. She holds an M.S. from Portland State and B.S. from Oregon State, both in Education and has been an adjunct faculty member for PCC since 1978.

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Joseph Hernadez

Joseph Hernandez earned his master’s degree in business administration from Marylhurst University. He also has a post master’s certificate in college teaching, and a post baccalaureate certificate in leadership. Joseph currently teaches business for Portland Community College and also currently serves as a career coach for Clackamas Community College.

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Steve Hopf

Steven J. Hopf, C.P.M. joined the purchasing profession in 1984, and received his Lifetime C.P.M. certification in June 2011. He currently serves as Finance Division Manager and Adjunct Professor at Portland Community College. The division includes procurement, MWESB outreach, contract administration, records management, and central distribution services. He completed his Doctoral studies in Adult Education and Higher Education Leadership and hopes to complete his dissertation in 2014. He has been a public servant dedicated to Ethics and Accountability for over twenty years. Steve’s continuing education interests include Change Management, Continuous Quality Improvement, and Principle-Centered Leadership. His current projects include incorporating the principles of sustainability and Living Systems Theory into financial operations and the classroom.

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Kathleen Janicki

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Carmen Lawyer

Carmen Lawyer provides support for faculty and students in the Sciences, Math, Business Administration, and Management/Supervisory Development. With 23 years in MSD, Carmen is the go-to person for navigating the MSD program. She gives special attention to MSD students, answering questions and connecting students with instructors, Carmen collaborates with the Department Chair, advising students on program requirements, course schedules, and helping with Financial Aid time frame extensions. Additionally, Carmen oversees the Professional Program Awards program, contacting students and issuing the awards. In her spare time, Carmen enjoys making jewelry and photography.

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Casey Layton

Casey Layton holds a master’s degree in Management and Organizational Leadership from Warner Pacific College. Casey has 7 years experience in the hospitality industry and experience in materials management. In 2010, she worked as an intern for the Multnomah County Talent Development department and participated in the Portland Community College Faculty Internship Program. Casey has spent the past 3 years managing a growing master’s degree program at Multnomah University. Casey has been teaching for Management and Supervisory department for the past 2 years.

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Ron Louie

Ron Louie is the Hillsboro, Oregon chief of police. Ha has an extensive background in public administration, public safety, consulting and teaching. A published author in Crisis Intervention and Strategic Planning, he has trained many diverse groups. He holds an M.A. degree from San Francisco State University, and M.A. and a B.A., magna cum laude, from Hayward State University and an A.A. degree, with Honors, from College of San Mateo.

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James Mozena

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Linda Paulson

Over the past 25 years, as owner of RelationshipSync, LLC, Linda Paulson has conducted numerous training seminars, in customer service, interpersonal and workforce communications. She has created training programs in continuous process improvement, customer-centered leadership, team building, and employee relations for a wide sector of organizations in Oregon. Linda has written a book entitled: “The Wings of Harmony: Soaring Toward More Meaningful & Satisfying Relationships With Others,” focusing on four “tried & true” principles of communication. She holds a M.Ed. in organizational development and training with a minor in human development from Oregon State University and a B.S. in nutrition and behavioral sciences from the University of Washington. Linda was voted Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year in 2003 for IMPD.

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Rebecca Robinson

Rebecca has taught courses at PCC since 1999. She was co-owner of Training & Development Programs, a consulting company for 6 years. Prior to joining TDP, Robinson spent 21 years in private industry as a manager, where her responsibilities included developing and facilitating training programs. She holds a MSM – Master of Science degree in Management with an emphasis on organizational development from Marylhurst University, and a BS in Plant and Soil Science from the University of Massachusetts.

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Rob Russell

Rob Russell has taught at PCC for over 35 years. In his early career he managed in private companies for twenty-two years until beginning his private consulting practice in 1984. As a consultant/trainer, he has worked with public and private organizations in 27 states and 6 foreign countries where he focused on management skills, leadership development, and interpersonal relations. The State of Oregon once named him their “Outstanding External Consultant” of the year. He has served as Chapter President for Portland’s American Society for Training and Development.

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Gail Rutherford

Gail has been an educator for more than 25 years, and have taught at PCC since 2005. For five years she worked for Columbia Regional Programs, helping to remove barriers to the PPS Talented and Gifted Program, for the deaf, blind and orthopedically impaired. Her Bachelor of Science degree is from the University of Wisconsin, and she earned a Masters Degree in Education at Lewis and Clark College.

Life experiences on both sides of the equation have prepared Gail for teaching in Management and Supervisory Development. She owned and operated The Martin Gallery and Rutherford Art Academy, has been Chairman of Portland’s arts festival, Art Quake, President of the Women’s Architectural League, Program Chair for the Board of Young Audiences and belonged to the Oregon Symphony Auxiliary.

Helping her to empathize with those being managed, Gail has worked as babysitter, carhop, waitress, at a canning factory, as desk clerk, and at libraries at the U. of Wisconsin and in Springfield, Oregon. She’s had bosses both terrible and wonderful, giving her invaluable experience and an understanding of what it feels like to be encouraged and made to feel “visible” in one’s efforts on the job. “I’ve come to know that a good manager or supervisor can make or break a business or organization. Teaching the skills to raise awareness and accomplish this worthy goal, is very rewarding to me.”

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Iris Savich

Iris A. Savich, M.A. has worked part time with the Management and Supervisory Development program since 1989 teaching a variety of classes in the areas of: gender conflict resolution, assertive communication, time management, self-esteem and team building. In 1996 and 2000, she received Instructor and Faculty of the Year Awards. As part of her consulting firm, TAP Unlimited Corporation, she has worked with over 200 organizations and served on a national board for Dietary Managers from 2009-2012.

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Mary Schutten, MA

Vice President of Business Development and Services for LLI
Adjunct member for Portland Community College in the MSD Department

Ms. Schutten currently works as VP for Business Development for Liker Leadership Institute. She has over twenty-five years of experience in education, project management, facilitation, team problem solving training, team building, and management development. She has consulted extensively in the areas of continuous improvement (aka Lean) and management development. For over twelve years she was a senior trainer and manager at the Boeing Company for the 737 and 757 manufacturing lines. Ms. Schutten has trained and consulted with private, non-profit and public sectors and has included organizations such as LSI Logic, Intel, ConMetCo, Alcatel, Wacher, Matell, Race for the Cure and the State Public Health Division (partial list).

Interesting facts: Ms. Schutten loves all sports and competes competitively in triathlons and endurance swimming. Ms. Schutten also owns two patents for IdentiMed, L.L.C.

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Mike Swett

Michael Swett, Ph.D. has been teaching online at PCC in the Institute for Management and Professional Development since 1998; he has taught online and campus classes in management, criminal justice, and psychology for PCC and other metro-area institutions since 1981; his Psychology of Communication course, commissioned by UC Berkeley Extension Online, won a national award from the University Continuing Education Association when it went live. His Kindle book, Psychology for the Curious, is for sale currently.

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Mark Van Heuvel

Mark J. Van Heuvel is an Adjunct Faculty Member at PCC instructing various courses in Project Management, Innovation, and other supervisory management courses. Mark holds an MBA and is Managing Director of Leiden Capital Group, a West Coast Based Merger and Acquisition Firm. Mark has written numerous publications including Your Winning Project, The Business Exit Manual, Before You Buy a Business and The Business Staging Guide.

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Ed Washington

Ed Washington served as a member of Portland’s Metro Council. He is a former marketing manager for US West. Washington serves as president of the Portland chapter of the NAACP. He has taught leadership and non-verbal communication courses for PCC. Washington was voted the Institute for Management and Professional Development's Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year in 1999.

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Christopher Williams

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Joe Wright

Joe Wright holds Masters’ degrees from Portland State and City Universities. He has conducted human behavioral courses and workshops as an advisor and instructor at Portland Community College for over 15 years.

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