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Four New Faculty Members Join County College of Morris

Professionals Bring Real-World Experience to Benefit CCM Students

County College of Morris (CCM) this academic year has welcomed four new members to its faculty, who bring extensive credentials and real-world practice to further enhance the academic experience of CCM students.

The new faculty members are:

Lesley Anne Andrew of Mendham, assistant professor of nursing, possesses more than 25 years of experience working in the field of nursing. She has served as a unit educator in the Cardiac Care Unit at Morristown Medical Center and the Medical Intensive Care Unit at Hackensack Medical Center and has won multiple awards for service excellence. She holds an M.S. in nursing from Fairleigh Dickinson University, a B.S. in nursing from Rutgers University, and a B.S. in biology from Queen’s University, Ontario, Canada. She also is in the process of completing her Doctor of Nursing practice degree at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

Michele DaSilva of Stanhope, director of clinical education for the Respiratory Therapy program, has more than 15 years of experience in the field of respiratory therapy and healthcare education. She has served as a cardio-pulmonary education coordinator at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center, director of clinical education at Sussex Community College and respiratory care practitioner at Sunrise Health Center. She holds a B.A. in general studies and an A.S. in respiratory therapy from Fairleigh Dickinson University. She also serves as the education chair for the New Jersey Society of Respiratory Care.

Jamie Jewett of Providence, RI, associate professor of dance, is director of Lostwax, a multimedia dance theater company. He recently returned from a year as a visiting professor at ema Fructidor in France. He also has taught his unique blend of dance and digital media at Brown University, Rhode Island College and Dean College.  He has been an artist in residence at HERE Arts Center in New York, at STEIM in Amsterdam, and at Perishable Theatre in Providence, RI. He holds a Ph.D. in new media and performance from Brown University, an M.A. in computer music and multimedia composition from Brown University, an MFA in choreography from Ohio State University, and a B.A. in dance and Buddhist studies from Naropa University, Boulder, CO.

John Rutkowski of Hopatcong, program director of Respiratory Therapy, has a long history in both respiratory therapy and education. He has held teaching positions at Hudson County Community College, Montclair State University and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He also served as a co-investigator for a grant project focused on the development of an artificial mechanical ventilation simulator and has been involved in clinical research with pulmonary and critical care physicians. He holds an M.A. in public administration, health care policy and management from Seton Hall University, an M.A. in business administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University, a B.A. in chemistry from New Jersey City University and an A.S. in respiratory therapy from York College of Pennsylvania.