Summer College Lecturer Bios

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Originally from Florida, Jason Wilke arrived in Seattle in September 2012 after 8 years in the DC suburbs in Virginia. Jason is a linguist, genealogist, tech guy, and organizer. He’s lived in 4 countries and speaks German, French, and Spanish. Jason is a cancer survivor, having defeated a rare tumor in 1987. While sensitive to bright light, the sunglasses are nothing more than a battle scar in the war against cancer. In his free time, Jason likes to travel and is a board game enthusiast. Top of the playlist are Ticket to Ride, Stone Age, and Small World.
Introduction to Internet Basics, Monday, 8/12, 8:30-9:30am; Introduction to Social Networking,Tuesday, 8/13, 9:45-10:45am; Genealogy, Thursday, 8/15, 8:30-9:30am.


photoLinda M. Khandro is something of a mixed salad! A geologist with a Masters Degree in Teaching Earth Science, and Washington State Teaching Certificate, she has been teaching college earth and space sciences (geology, astronomy, oceanography, meteorology, environmental science) in face to face, hybrid, and online classes since 1991. She has also logged many years and topics teaching or assisting with earth and space science outreach for children and seniors.The “mixed salad” part? She’s been involved in a variety of creative endeavors over the years; visual arts and photography, poetry, dance, and music. The latter means percussion study and performance, and harp study, performance, and recording. She calls this “the good life”! Astronomy, Meteoroids and Comets: the "Detritus" of the Solar System, Wednesday, 8/14, 9:45-10:45am.



Stephanie Tschanz is originally from the mid-west and studied psychology at Wright State University. After several years in the community mental health and social work fields, Stephanie transitioned into a position as an Employment and Training Specialist with the State of Washington’s Employment Security Department. In this role, she regularly researches local labor market and economic analysis data to assist customers in choosing “in demand” training and career paths. In her free time, Stephanie enjoys traveling, photography, hiking and working with animals in her volunteer position at the Woodland Park Zoo. Current Labor Market Trends, Wednesday, 8/14, 11:00am-12:00pm.



Dan Jaffee is a Professor of Atmospheric and Environmental Chemistry at the University of Washington-Bothell . 

He is also an adjunct Professor in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Washington Sphotoeattle.  Areas of expertise include global and regional atmospheric pollution, especially mercury, carbon monoxide, ozone, nitrogen oxides, aerosols and other metals and in long range transport of air pollution in the Arctic and Pacificregions. Over the past 15 years Dan has studied these pollutants at sites in Alaska, Russia, Japan, and several island stations in the Pacific Ocean. Dan enjoys teaching environmental science and developing new environmental science curriculum for college and secondary school classes.  On his website you will find information on both his research and teaching, along with email addresses for current members of his group and various pictures from Washington and Alaska.  I invite you to explore the information on my webpage and send any questions to me at

Climate Change & Global Warming, Tuesday, 8/13, 8:30-9:30am.





Diane Sullivan has worked for Shoreline Community College off and on for the past seven years. Most recently she worked in the Workforce Education Division where she started a weekly job club for the community.  During this time she learned the ins and outs of developing a Personal Brand and using LinkedIn to showcase that brand. Diane also independently rebuilt and reorganized the entire administrative structure of Continuing Education Plus 50 Career Builder. Diane has previous work history in the IT industry, has earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Legal Studies and loves research. Self Branding: Getting the Most & Best Out of Linkedin, Thursday, 8/15, 9:45-10:45am.




Barb Bumgardner enjoyed her work as a classroom teacher and school library media specialist in the Shoreline School District in Seattle, Washington, for many years. She is now excited as she continues to learn new things about photography and art, and even combining them at times! She loves to travel, and has presented educationaltechnology seminars in cities all over the United States, as well as several international schools in Europe. Barb enjoys nature---whether it is the flowers in her own yard, bicycling along the Burke Gilman Trail, or visiting scenic spots in the Pacific Northwest., Smart Phones & Digital Photography, Wednesday, 8:30-9:30am.



Gabriel Skoog wasawarded a Fulbright-Hayes in 2006 to carry out research Turkey.  He lived in Istanbul for two years before returning to Seattle to complete a Masters in the University of Washington Near Eastern Languagesand Civilizations department in 2009.  He completed a PhD in the UW Ethnomusicology Department in 2012 with a dissertation titled On Strange Shepherds, Golden Microphones, and Electric Guitars: Genre, Scene, and the Rise of Anadolu Pop in the Republic of Turkey. He was a lecturer in the UW History department during the 2012-2013 year.  His interests include ethnology, music, language, comparative religion, and history. The Middle East: What's Happening? Monday, 8/12,





Elly Henderson is the Shoreline Community College AmeriCorps VISTA Healthy Futures Coordinator in the Center for Equity and Engagement. She received her Bachelor of Science in Health Studies from Portland State Universityin 2011 and has previously served as an AmeriCorps Ready to Learn Providence member (’11-’12).  Introduction to Volunteering, Tuesday, 8/13, 11:00am-12:00pm.





Alan Newberg maintains a studio in Bremerton, is a founding member the Collective Visions Gallery, and is also an adjunct professor at Olympic College in Bremerton. Before moving to the Puget Sound area in 1989, Alan was a professor of art (1969 -1989) and for seven years was chair of the Art Department at Montana State University-Billings. He holds a B.A. from Sioux Falls University in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, an M.A. from the University of Wyoming in Laramie, Wyoming, and an M.F.A. from the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon. He is married to Ellen Newberg, director of Kitsap Regional Library. He is active in RESULTS, a grass roots citizen's advocacy organization dedicated to creating the political will to end hunger. Reflections on Contemporary Art: A Seminar & Discussion, Monday, 8/12, 8:30-9:30am.