Several Jamestown Community College faculty members were promoted with the start of the 2012-13 academic year.
Promoted to full professor were Gregory Rabb and Mary Kay Szwejbka. A member of the JCC faculty since 1986, Rabb, who teaches political science, earned a bachelor's degree at Canisius College, a master's degree at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a juris doctorate at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Rabb also serves as JCC's global studies coordinator.
Dr. Szwejbka, professor of human services and education and director of JCC's education program, joined JCC's faculty in 2002 as an assistant professor for the Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses. She earned bachelor's and master's degrees at SUNY Fredonia and a doctorate in education with a specialization in curriculum planning and development at SUNY Buffalo.
Yu Kanazawa, who was promoted to associate professor of art, earned a bachelor's degree at Kutztown University and a master's degree at Edinboro University. A JCC faculty member since 2003, he also serves as coordinator of the art program and director of visual and performing arts.
Carmella Bartimole, who was also promoted to associate professor, coordinates the Counseling and Career Planning Center on JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus. She joined JCC's faculty in 1998. Dr. Bartimole earned a bachelor's degree at Sacred Heart University, a master's degree at St. Bonaventure University and a doctorate at SUNY Buffalo.
Brent Harkness, Cynthia McKane, Michael Weaver and Laura Williams were promoted to assistant professor.
Harkness, who teaches welding technology, holds an associate degree from Alfred State College and a bachelor's degree from Ferris State University. He joined JCC's faculty in 2007.
Ms. McKane, a JCC alumna and reference librarian at JCC since 2008, earned a bachelor's degree at SUNY Plattsburgh and a master's degree at SUNY Buffalo.
Weaver, assistant professor of mechanical technology and director of engineering science technology, has been on the JCC faculty since 2008. He earned an associate degree at JCC and a bachelor's degree at Buffalo State College.
Ms. Williams, who has taught nursing courses at the Cattaraugus County Campus since 2008, holds an associate degree from Alfred State College a bachelor's degree from SUNY Brockport and a master's degree from Daemen College.