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 John-AdamsJohn Adams, MBA John Adams, Assistant Professor of Accounting at IRSC, received his B.S. degree in Finance from the University of Florida and a Masters Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting from Florida Atlantic University. Prior to employment at IRSC, Professor Adams held various CFO and Accounting Management positions in Business, Government, and Non-Profit Institutions. Professor Adams is located at the IRSC Main Campus, 3209 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34981, telephone 772-462-7056. The instructor is available during regularly scheduled office hours and can be e-mailed at jadams@irsc.edu.

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Donna-ArnoldProfessor Arnold holds the rank of Associate Professor in the Business Administration and Management Department, and Adjunct Professor in the Economics Department, at Indian River State College. She teaches a wide variety of business and economics courses, specializing in Internet courses.

Professor Arnold was graduated from Indian River Community College, and went on to receive a Bachelor’s degree in finance, and a MBA (Master’s Degree in Business Administration) from Florida State University. She also has completed one year of course work towards a Ph.D. in finance and economics from Florida State University. Professor Arnold has taught at Florida State University and Indian River State College for a total of 28 years. Her business experience includes employment with Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith as an Account Executive (Stockbroker); a Researcher for a successful hedge fund; and as a Financial Consultant for an accounting firm.

Professor Arnold is located at the IRSC Main Campus, 3209 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34981, telephone 772-462-7661. The instructor is available during regularly scheduled office hours and can be e-mailed at darnold@irsc.edu.

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Angie-BaileyDr. Bailey received an Associate’s Degree in Education & Theater Arts, BS in Liberal Arts, Master Degree in Business Management and her Doctoral degree in Organizational Leadership in Management. She has a background in developing programs, grants, reviewing contract deliverables and policies. She has experience in collaborating with Children’s Mental Health Services, specifically including individual, group and family counseling, assessment, case management and judicial/community advocacy. In addition, Dr. Bailey has an extensive background in planning, organizing, grant operations and funding, staff advancement and training, and organizational programming.

Dr. Bailey is located at the IRSC Main Campus, 3209 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34981, telephone 772-462-7090. The instructor is available during regularly scheduled office hours and can be e-mailed at abailey@irsc.edu.

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Ron-CarlsonDr. Carlson received his Doctorate in Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University His dissertation was on Measuring Firm Stock Performance from Mergers & Acquisitions in the Aerospace and Defense Industry. He received his Master’s in Business Administration from Barry University and his Bachelors of Science from Barry University.

Before entering teaching Dr. Carlson directed Global Business Development for Honeywell and Rockwell which included strategic partnerships, joint ventures, mergers & acquisitions, marketing, sales, and program management. This encompassed structuring and negotiating business contracts on six continents requiring travel of around seven million air miles. Prior, he spent nine years in Europe (4 years in Germany and 5 years in the United Kingdom) as an expatriate responsible for business development and customer service, covering Europe, Africa, and the Mid-East. He is also a commercial pilot and was a maintenance test pilot. He is licensed by the Federal Communication Commission as Chief Engineer for telecommunications broadcast stations including television, and has served as Chief Engineer for an FM radio station.

Dr. Carlson is located at the IRSC Main Campus, 3209 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34981, telephone 772-462-7658. The instructor is available during regularly scheduled office hours and can be e-mailed at rcarlson@irsc.edu.

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Tammy-Edington Tammy Edington, Assistant Professor, received her Associate of Arts from Dallas County Community College, her Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Texas A&M University-Commerce, and her Master’s in Business Administration with a minor in Accounting also from Texas A&M University-Commerce. She started at IRSC as an adjunct in Accounting before joining the faculty as an Assistant Professor in Business and Accounting. Prior to joining IRSC Professor Edington was an accounting software consultant and trainer specializing in Sage ERP software and financial applications.

Professor Edington is located at the IRSC Main Campus, 3209 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34981. The instructor is available during regularly scheduled office hours and can be e-mailed at tedingto@irsc.edu.

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Arleen-GreenAssistant Professor Arlene Green received her Associate of Arts from Indian River State College, her Bachelor's degree from Barry University, and her Masters in Management from Florida Institute of Technology. She taught Business classes at Barry University for 5 years and has been at Indian River State College since 1995. She became a full time instructor at IRSC in 1998. She was awarded with the Dan K. Richardson Endowed Teaching Chair in Entrepreneurship for years 2004-2006 & 2012-2014.

Professor Green is located at the IRSC Mueller Campus, 6255 College Lane, Vero Beach, FL 32966, telephone 772-226-2533. The instructor is available during regularly scheduled office hours and can be e-mailed at sgreen@irsc.edu.

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Frank-HarberDr. Harber, received his A.A. degree in Business Administration from IRSC, a B.P.S. degree from Barry University, a Masters of Business Administration degree from Florida Institute of Technology and his Ed.D. from the University of South Florida in Tampa. The instructor was awarded the Marilyn C. Link Endowed Teaching Chair in Financial Management for 2005-2007. He has been a marketing director for a Savings and Loan, owned an Advertising Agency, and has been the National Accounts Manager for a newspaper.

Dr. Harber is located at the IRSC Main Campus, 3209 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34981, telephone 772-462-7659. The instructor is available during regularly scheduled office hours and can be e-mailed at iharber@irsc.edu.

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James-HowseJames Howse, Assistant Professor of Accounting at IRSC, received his B.S. degree in Finance from the University of Florida and a Masters in Taxation from Florida Atlantic University. He is presently completing a Doctorate in Organizational Management from Capella University. Prior to employment at IRSC, he taught at Florida Atlantic and held various positions in banking and finance with such companies as Barnett Bank, Great Western Financial and Dean Witter.

Professor Howse is located at the IRSC Main Campus, 3209 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34981, telephone 772-462-7670. The instructor is available during regularly scheduled office hours and can be e-mailed at jhowse@irsc.edu.

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Chris-McChesneyDr. Chris McChesney received his B.A. in Sociology from the University of Colorado, Masters in Business Administration from the University of Colorado at Denver, and Ph.D. in Business Administration from Northcentral University. Before entering teaching, he owned several businesses and worked in the Communication, Real Estate, and Consulting fields.

Dr. McChesney is located at the IRSC Stuart Square, 924 SE Central Pkwy, Stuart, FL 34994, telephone 772-419-5691. The instructor is available during regularly scheduled office hours and can be e-mailed at cmcchesn@irsc.edu.

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Ann-McMullianDr. Ann McMullian is a professor of agriculture at Indian River State College. She started at the college in 1990 and since 1993 she also serves as the department chairman of the Agriculture Department at the above named college. The Agriculture department includes 3 A.A.S degree programs: Agriculture Production Technology, Landscape and Horticulture Technology, and Golf Course Operations. Dr. McMullian received her Master’s and Ph.D. in animal science from the University of Florida, Gainesville. Since then all of her post doctorate work has been in Horticulture and Biology at the University of Nebraska at Kearney and the University of Florida. At IRSC Dr. McMullian counsels agriculture and horticulture students, oversees all Agriculture programs including the Aquaculture program, and teaches a variety of Horticulture and Biology classes.

Dr. McMullian is located at the IRSC Pruitt Campus, 500 N.W. California Blvd., Port Saint Lucie, FL 34986, telephone 772-336-6211. The instructor is available during regularly scheduled office hours and can be e-mailed at amcmulli@irsc.edu.

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 Crystal-Carlson-MyerCrystal Carlson-Myer, Assistant Professor Crystal Carlson-Myer, Assistant Professor, graduated with a Master of Accountancy from Georgia Southern University and received a Bachelor of Science in Business and Information Technology from Middle Georgia State University. Professor Myer also holds a CPA license issued by the state of Georgia. Prior to working at IRSC, she taught at the University of South Carolina Aiken and practiced as a Certified Public Accountant specializing in the taxation of individuals, businesses, and non-profits.

Crystal Carlson-Myer is located at the IRSC Main Campus, 3209 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34981. The instructor is available during regularly scheduled office hours and can be e-mailed at ccarlso1@irsc.edu.

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Prashanth-PillyAssistant Professor Prashanth Pilly moved to Florida from India 10 years ago with his family. He completed his BS in Anthropology from Berhampur University, India and Masters in Management from the University of Phoenix. He is currently pursuing a doctorate in Business Administration-Marketing from Northcentral University. His first job was to work as the Personal assistant to the CEO of an Australian export house based in India, that exported bulk loads of clinker and fishmeal. He then worked as the Regional Marketing Executive for India’s 2nd largest laminate manufacturing company. He went onto work as the Marketing Manager for one of India’s premier garment export houses. After moving to Port Saint Lucie, he taught in a private school and later ran a small business. He started as an adjunct in the Business Dept. in 2012 and currently teaches in the Business Department of Indian River State College as an Assistant Professor.

Professor Pilly is located at the IRSC Main Campus, 3209 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34981, telephone 772-462-5640. The instructor is available during regularly scheduled office hours and can be e-mailed at ppilly@irsc.edu.

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Michael-PlattMichael C. Platt is in his fifteenth year at Indian River State College as a faculty member and is certified by the State of Florida to teach in the Golf Course Operations, Landscape and Horticulture Technology, and Public Administration fields. He is also the Director of the Golf Course Operation program. Mr. Platt received his Bachelors of Business Administration with a concentration in Golf Course Management from Methodist College and a Masters of Public Administration from Troy State University, and is currently working on graduate level courses in Soil and Water Science at University of Florida. Mr. Platt certified by the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America in; Sustainable Landscape Design, The Mathematics of Golf Course Maintenance, Turfgrass Physiology, Insect Management for Warms Season Turfgrasses, and Disease Management for Warm Season Turfgrasses and holds a State of Florida Restricted-Use Pesticide Applicator License and the Limited Lawn and Ornamental License before entering teaching he held several management positions in the golf industry and owned his own landscape installation, maintenance, and landscape supply business.

Professor Platt is located at the IRSC Ken Pruitt Campus, 500 N.W. California Blvd., Port Saint Lucie, FL 34986, telephone 772-336-6223. The instructor is available during regularly scheduled office hours and can be e-mailed at mplatt@irsc.edu.

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James-ReapJames R. Reap, Associate Professor and Department Chair of Accounting at IRSC, received his B.S. degree in Accounting and an M.B.A. from Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, PA. In addition, he has a Masters of Accounting degree from Nova Southeastern University and a C.P.A. license issued by the State of Florida. Prior to employment at IRSC, he taught at Wilkes University and worked in the accounting department at Owens-Illinois (Technoglas) in Pittston, PA.

Professor Reap is located at the IRSC Main Campus, 3209 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34981, telephone 772-462-7672. The instructor is available during regularly scheduled office hours and can be e-mailed at jreap@irsc.edu.

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Herbert-RicardoDr. Herbert P. Richardo, Professor of the Business Management Department received his Bachelors of Liberal Arts from Barry University, Masters in Business Administration degree from Nova Southeastern University and PhD from Capella University. Before entering teaching he worked in several management positions. His last position was Administrator for Fresenius Medical Care North America.

Dr. Ricardo is located at the IRSC Main Campus, 3209 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34981, telephone 772-462-7624. The instructor is available during regularly scheduled office hours and can be e-mailed at hricardo@irsc.edu.




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