Before joining the faculty, Professor Diebold worked in the civil engineering and land surveying profession. During this time he supervised field crews in all aspects of land surveying, designed and managed civil engineering projects, and reviewed land survey and civil engineering drawings. Professor Diebold is a licensed land surveyor in Vermont and an engineering intern. His responsibilities at Vermont Tech include teaching Survey I, CET 1011, Environmental Engineering and Science, CET 2030, and Engineering and Surveying Computer Applications II, CET 1032. When there is student interest, Professor Diebold teaches Evidence and Procedure for Boundary Line Location, CET 3010.
Dr. Stephanie Dorosko teaches both Science and Veterinary Technology courses, including Zoology, Animal Nutrition, Animal Anatomy and Physiology, and Animal Behavoir.
Stephanie earned both a doctor of veterinary medicine (DVM) degree and a Ph.D. in nutritional biochemistry and metabolism at Tufts University – a clinical degree and a research degree, as she describes them.
Stephanie worked part-time as a veterinarian while working on her doctorate, which involved public health and the breastmilk transmission of HIV from mother to child. She has published a number of articles in scientific journals such as Journal of Virology and Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Stephanie did post-doctoral work at Dartmouth Medical School as an assistant research professor before coming to teach at Vermont Tech. While teaching full-time, Stephanie is also a veterinarian at a clinic on the weekends and in the summer.
Stephanie says she enjoys getting students excited about learning, as well as guiding them through the transitional process from students to adults who have to balance work and life. Stephanie is an adviser to 28 students and in 2016 she earned the “Carolyn Donahue Friend of Equal Opportunity Education Award” from the Vermont Educational Opportunity Association. It honors a person who helps low-income students, first-generation students or students with disabilities succeed in college.
Marlys Eddy is an associate professor and program director of Landscape Design and Sustainable Horticulture. She is a plant and soil scientist with a focus on sustainable agriculture and viticulture. Her teaching is focused on plant biology courses including Botany, Greenhouse Management, and Introduction to Horticulture. Marlys also works on native plant conservation for the Green Mountain and Finger Lakes National Forest of the US Forest Service. Marlys has traveled to the Findhorn Ecovillage in Scotland to study sustainable agriculture and to participate in the day to day life of the intentional community. Prior to her appointment at Vermont Tech, Marlys worked as a soil testing and fertility consultant for grazers and vineyards, an agricultural research assistant with the University of Vermont Apple Team, and an environmental educator with the Vermont Institute of Natural Science. Marlys is from Belmont, Vermont, and enjoys cross-country skiing with her dog.
Ralph Esposito has over thirty years semiconductor experience with IBM involved in both the technical and business aspects of the company. He worked on numerous projects encompassing process and chip design, product qualification, product introduction into manufacturing and the competitive aspects of the business. His activities included extensive project leadership and people management utilizing skills such as planning, coordinating, communicating, training and negotiating.
Ralph also has over thirty years of experience in education. He taught a variety of technical courses as an adjunct at numerous colleges and at IBM. In addition to teaching, he developed courses and training programs for colleges and IBM.
In 2002, Ralph started teaching full-time at Vermont Tech. Here he is continuing his passion for teaching and interacting with the students while bringing into the classroom his industrial experience. He teaches at both the Randolph and Williston campuses and therefore deals with a variety of students, ranging from traditional to those already in the workforce.
Outside of work, his interests are walking, traveling, photography, music, books on tape, trying new restaurants, and enjoying his grandchildren.
Mary Findley is a full-time tenured professor in VTC's English Department. Her areas of expertise include: English Literature, Writing, Gothic Literature, Stephen King, Edgar Allan Poe and Horror. Her PhD work is specifically centered around horror's manifestation in popular culture and what it reveals about the American psyche. She has created two academic areas at the Popular Culture Association: Stephen King and The Vampire in Literature, Culture and Film, and she currently chairs The Vampire area. She is published in her field and is currently working on a novel.
Matt Gallagher has been teaching in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at Vermont Tech since 2003. His concentration is in embedded engineering systems that use microcontrollers, programmable logic devices and sensors. His teaching style is heavy upfront on a class learning the subject matter together in a formal way, then allowing students to pursue their individual interests in self directed projects.
"Projects allow students to connect the dots themselves and mimic more closely what will be asked of them when they leave here and get paid to learn, ie. when they go to work."
Prior to coming to Vermont Tech he worked for ten years at IBM Microelectroncis in CMOS and bipolar technology development and in foundry application engineering. While there he began teaching a class on semiconductor processing which led to his desire to shift career paths. His graduate work was in the area of non-linear fiber optics at Dartmouth College which he continued for a year at Ericsson Business Networks as a visting research scientist.
Outside of work his interests are running, biking, swimming, nordic and alpine skiing. He's a persistent guitar player and reads any book that comes recommended by trusted sources.
I myself am a VTC nursing graduate! I came to nursing after I had graduated from UVM with a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science/Pre-Vet. The summer that I graduated from UVM I was lucky enough to spend time in Tanzania, Africa. My experiences there opened my eyes to the health care field and I decided that I wanted to pursue my nursing degree. Prior to working as a nurse I worked on farming sustainability and animal husbandry and then also in early childhood education. Since obtaining my nursing license I have gained experience in the long-term care setting, adult medicine and pediatrics. I began working towards my Master’s Degree in Nursing Education in 2015 and in 2017, I was lucky enough to begin working as a clinical instructor for Vermont Technical College. I am now working as full time faculty with the second year students (ADNs). I also work per diem at the University of Vermont Medical Center. In my spare time, you will find me at the barn with my horses. My husband and I are also avid skiers and love being outside as much as we can.
I have been teaching and working in manufacturing and engineering-related fields for more than 30 years. I was originally trained as an All Around Machinist by the Bryant Grinder Corporation. I have an Associate of Science degree in Manufacturing Technology; a Bachelor's of Science degree in Industrial Arts Education and a Master's of Arts degree in Education. I have developed and taught state-approved manufacturing apprenticeship programs for both New Hampshire and Vermont as well as high school and college-level manufacturing and engineering curricula. Prior to coming to Vermont Tech as an Assistant Professor, I was the Mechanical Engineering Lab Manager at the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering at the University of San Diego and I was a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Sustainable Product Design and Innovation major at Keene State College. Throughout my career, I have been heavily involved with SkillsUSA, a national career and technical student organization (CTSO) that focuses on developing youth leadership through technical education. I am extremely excited to bring my passion and enthusiasm for manufacturing and applied engineering to the students and community of Vermont Tech.