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County College of Morris Hires Six New Faculty Members

New Professors Bring Diverse Experience to CCM Students

This year, County College of Morris (CCM) has hired six new full-time faculty members in the Divisions of Business, Mathematics, Engineering and Technologies; Division of Health and Natural Sciences; and Division of Liberal Arts.

“We’re pleased to be adding additional high-caliber professionals to our faculty to replace those who have retired,” said Dr. Edward J. Yaw, CCM president. “These new faculty members and the experience they bring will contribute significantly to our mission of providing a high-quality higher education for our students.”

The new faculty members are:

Dr. Greg Erianne, associate professor, Biology, previously taught for 15 years at a community college in Waterbury, CT.  He holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in Experimental Pathology from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, a B.S. in Biology from Rutgers University and a B.A. in Professional Aeronautics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.  A licensed pilot, he also worked as an air traffic controller. 

Kelly Fitzpatrick, assistant professor, Mathematics, has taught at CCM since 2010 as an adjunct faculty member and also on a one-year appointment in the Mathematics department. Prior to that, she worked in hedge fund management as an execution trader with Trigon Investment Advisors. Her other experience includes derivatives and equity strategy at MLC International and credit and global risk management at Lehman Brothers. She earned her M.A. in Mathematics of Finance from Columbia University and B.A. in Mathematics from the State University of New York at Geneseo.

Olivia Hetzler, assistant professor, Sociology, Economics and Anthropology, previously taught at the University of Missouri and as an online instructor at Columbia College. She also worked as a social worker for the State of Missouri and as a program assistant at the Robert L. Perry Juvenile Center in Boone County, MO. She earned her Ph.D. and M.A. in Sociology from the University of Missouri and B.A. in Psychology from Columbia College.

Dee McAree, assistant professor, English and Philosophy, has taught at CCM since 2009 as an adjunct professor. She previously worked as a contributing editor for the Government Engineering Journal, as a staff reporter for The National Law Journal and as a corporate paralegal for Lowenstein Sandler. In addition, she spent a year serving as an English instructor at the Akiba Institute in Seoul, South Korea. She earned her M.A. in Creative Writing from CUNY/City College of New York and B.A. in English from Montclair State University.

Kristin Nelson, associate professor, Psychology and Education, previously taught as an instructor at The New School, Ramapo College, College of St. Elizabeth and Rider University and as a visiting assistant professor at McDaniel College, Westminster, MD. In addition, she held research positions at the University of California, Berkeley, CA, and Stanford University School of Medicine. She earned her Ph.D. in Economic Geography from the University of California at Berkeley, Ph.D. in Personality Psychology from Stanford University and B.A. in Art History from Harvard University.

John Soltes, instructor, English and Philosophy, is an award-winning journalist with extensive experience in reporting, writing and social-networking platforms. His articles have appeared in the New York Times, The Hollywood Reporter and at Time.com, among other publications. Included among his awards and accomplishments, he received a German Fulbright Commission Scholarship to study Germany’s economy. He earned his M.S. in Journalism from Columbia University and B.A. in Journalism/Media Studies from Rutgers University.