LYNDON CENTER -- Lyndon State College starts the new academic year with four new full-time faculty members and 11 new adjunct instructors.
John Castaldo joins the faculty as visiting assistant professor of business administration. John has been teaching in the Vermont State College (VSC) system part-time since 1989 and has a solid track record of effective teaching. He worked at Barre Granite Association from 1995 to 2010, first as manager of finance and administration and then as the executive director. This combination of teaching and real-world experience in the accounting and business realms makes John an ideal fit for Lyndon's hands-on, experiential education.
This fall the Mountain Recreation Management department is welcoming Sean Doll as their newest instructor. Sean has taught the past few semesters in the department as an enthusiastic and engaged part-time faculty member, and the college is pleased to bring him on board now in a full-time position. He has recreation experience spanning 10 years at New Hampshire's Mount Washington Resort, including assisting in the overall operations of the Bretton Woods Ski Area. He is a Resort Industry Leadership Institute (RiLi) graduate and has served as a RiLi coach. Sean has a wide range of experience in the field and highly beneficial industry connections.
Britt Moore has joined the college faculty as a tenure-track instructor in the Music and Performing Arts Department. She is currently working on her master's degree, and has worked in Lyndon's Music Business and Industry program since its inception, as well as working with the Twilight Players theater group on set production. Britt is an accomplished musician who is currently working on recording an album of her own music and is exploring the creation of a record label.
Donna Smith returns this fall as a visiting instructor in electronic journalism arts. For Donna, a '96 alum of Lyndon State College, this will be her second year as a visiting instructor on a two-year appointment. She has spent 10 years at WMUR-TV in Manchester, N.H., as a news producer. Her experience in electronic journalism as a producer, anchor, reporter, writer and editor will continue to be an asset to the department and to the college's students.
Joining the ranks of part-time instructors this fall are Kristy Ellis, graduate education; Angie Gittleman, English; George Hacking, criminal justice; Lawrence Hayes, atmospheric sciences; Lilias Ide, mountain recreation management; Nicole Leone, mathematics; Ellen Luna, English; John Mackenzie, English; Barbara Morrow, English; William Moore, mountain recreation management; David Sleigh, criminal justice; and Nicholas Vaden, music business and industry.