BLOOMINGTON – Ivy Tech Community College’s Bloomington campus welcomed four new faculty members for the 2017-18 academic year. Faculty are instructors of nursing, math and physics, English, and education.

Ivy Tech Community College’s Bloomington campus welcomed four new full-time faculty members for the 2017-18 academic year. 


IMG_0014.jpgMarie Herrera, Instructor of Nursing

Marie Herrera started her nursing education at Ivy Tech Bloomington, earning an AS in nursing.  Additionally, she holds an MS in nursing education from Ball State University, and a BS in nursing from Indiana Wesleyan University. Herrera has served as a primary charge nurse at IU Health Bloomington Hospital since 2009. She also has nursing experience in an emergency room, MRI, medical surgical and rehabilitation. Herrera has taught as an adjunct faculty member at Indiana University and Ivy Tech.

IMG_0005.jpgSamuel Teye, Instructor of Math & Physics

Samuel Teye holds a MS in physics from Ball State University and a BS in physics from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Ghana. In Ghana, Teye interned in electrical engineering and as an electrocardiographic technician. He served as a graduate teaching assistant for two years at Ball State.

IMG_9998_1.jpgMarsha Turner-Shear, Assistant Professor of English

Dr. Turner-Shear holds an Ed.D. in school administration, an M.A.T. in English and an BS in English, speech communication from Indiana University. She taught English at Bedford-North Lawrence for nine years before transitioning to school administration. As an administrator she served as a principal at Washington Catholic Middle School and Marlin Elementary. Additionally, she served for nine years as the Assistant Superintendent and Superintendent of Spencer-Owen Community Schools. Dr. Turner-Shear has been teaching as an adjunct instructor for Ivy Tech since 2009.

IMG_9990.jpgJasmine Zachariah, Ed.D., Assistant Professor of Education

Dr. Zachariah holds an Ed.D. in curriculum studies in early childhood education and an MS in early childhood education from Indiana University. She served as the lead teacher at the Indiana University Campus Children’s Center for 21 years. Additionally, Dr. Zachariah has more than 20 years of experience teaching education at the post-secondary level. She has taught for four different universities and colleges including Mar Thoma Parallel College, Kerala Agricultural University, Indiana University and Ivy Tech Community College.

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.