As a new academic year kicks-off this week, Ivy Tech Community College’s Bloomington campus welcomes eight new full-time faculty members in mathematics, communication, philosophy, psychology, anatomy and physiology, economics, and biology.
“Full-time faculty members are critical to the success of our students,” said Chancellor Jennie Vaughan. “It is important to invest resources in our faculty in order to best serve students.”
Both Dr. Carmen Paniagua, assistant professor, and Ted Touloukian, instructor, will teach mathematics.
Dr. Paniagua earned her M.S. and Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has taught at Purdue University as visiting assistant professor for the School of Industrial Engineering and has taught as adjunct instructor of mathematics at Ivy Tech Community College’s central Indiana region.
Touloukian earned his Bachelor’s in Civil Engineering from the University of Michigan and his Master’s in Math Education from Indiana University–Purdue University Indiana. Previously, Touloukian taught mathematics at Columbus North High School.
Alex Semchuck, assistant professor of communication, earned his Bachelor’s in Mass Communication from Purdue and his Master’s in Communication Studies from Indiana State University. He works as adjunct instructor for IU Northwest and has experience teaching at ISU, University of Phoenix, and Ivy Tech’s Wabash Valley region. Semchuck operates his own upstart video production company.
Chris Green, instructor of psychology, earned his B.A. in Behavioral and Social Sciences and his M.A. in Sociology at Western Kentucky University. He also holds an M.A. in Psychology from Walden University and is pursuing his Ph.D. in Psychology at Walden. He has previously taught as adjunct instructor at Bowling Green Technical College and WKU.
Dan Halluska, assistant professor of anatomy and physiology, earned his Bachelor’s at IU in Kinesiology and his Master’s from IU in Anatomy and Cell Biology. Previously, he worked as full time nursing instructor for anatomy and physiology at Medtech College. He also worked as adjunct instructor at Marian University and at Ivy Tech’s Anderson campus.
Dr. Pierre Atchade, assistant professor of economics, earned his M.S in Economics from National University of Benin and his M.A. in Economics from ISU. He earned his Ed.D. in Adult, Higher, and Community Education from Ball State University. Dr. Atchade taught as adjunct instructor for Ivy Tech’s Columbus campus and for Indiana Wesleyan University. He also worked at BSU, where he served as professor of Summer Scholars for the early outreach admission office.
Erika Snodderley, instructor of biology, earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s in Biochemistry at Purdue. She has extensive industry experience, including working for Dow Agrosciences as senior biochemist, staff scientist at Covance, QC method transfer associate at Cook Pharmica and technical services representative at Baxter. She previously taught a course as adjunct instructor at Ivy Tech’s Bloomington campus.
Dr. Malik McCluskey (not pictured), assistant professor of philosophy, earned his B.A. in Political Science at Morehouse College and his Ph.D. in Philosophy at the University of North Carolina. Previously, he taught as adjunct faculty at Howard University and UNC. McCluskey was adjunct faculty for Ivy Tech’s Bloomington campus before he began full time as assistant professor. He also previously served as director of the office of diversity initiatives for the IU Kelley School of Business.
With the addition of eight new people, Ivy Tech Bloomington now employs 87 full-time faculty members and six deans.
For a listing of all academic program offerings at Ivy Tech’s Bloomington campus, log on www.ivytech.edu/bloomington, click page menu, and then academic degree offerings.
About Ivy Tech Community College
Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering associate degrees, long- and short-term certificate programs, industry certifications, and training that aligns with the needs of the community. The College provides a seamless transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a bachelor's degree.