Joan Spasyk

Department: Computer & Information Systems

Andre St. Denis

Phone: (802) 728-1370
Department: Electrical/Electromechanical Engineering Technology

Craig Stalnaker

Phone: (802) 728-1309
Department: Veterinary Technology

Carolyn Stannard-Carlo, MSN, RN

Phone: (802) 772-8811
Department: Nursing

Professor Stannard-Carlo is a Registered Nurse who received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh in 1990 and her Master of Science in Nursing Administration at the State University of New York, Institute of Technology at Utica/Rome in 1997.  She spent her first nine and half years of nursing in critical care with a focus in trauma nursing at Albany Medical Center Hospital in Albany, New York.  Carolyn loves bedside nursing and continues to provide direct patient care each week at South Western Vermont Medical Center in Bennington, Vermont on their medical-surgical units. She thinks it is essential that nursing educators “still practice what they teach!” 

Carolyn has been working for Vermont Technical College since 1998.  She has had the privilege of teaching across all three nursing programs in all capacities. Over the years she has also been involved in leadership, mentoring, curriculum development and accreditation across all nursing programs.  Recently Carolyn has become a full time faculty member for our Online BSN Nursing Program.  She also is a recipient of the 2014 Harold G. Wirtz Master Teacher Award and the 2008 Robert Wonkka Advising Award.

Carolyn lives in Schaghticoke, New York with her husband Steven and their three Children Samantha, Alex and Isaac.  She enjoys exercising and playing sports with her family.  In her spare time she loves to garden, landscape and fish.

James Suozzi, DO, NRP, FACEP

Department: Paramedicine

Sarah Suscinski

Department: Equine Studies

Deborah Swartz, MSN, RN

Phone: (802) 728-1706
Department: Nursing

I have 26 years of experience in nursing education, and have been a faculty member at Vermont Tech since 1994. I received a BSN from the University of Vermont in 1983, and a MSN from the University of Phoenix in 2001. I previously worked in the nursing education department at Central Vermont Medical Center, and prior to that worked as a staff nurse and charge nurse on a medical surgical unit at that same facility. I am a member of the Vermont State Nurses Association, as well as the American Nurses Association. In 2007, I was appointed by the Governor to the Vermont Board of Nursing where I currently serve as Board Secretary and Co-chair of the education committee. I also serve on the NCLEX committee for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing. A native Vermonter, I am the mother of 3 grown sons and live with my husband and dog and cat.

Sara Tator

Department: Nursing

Jonathan Thereault, NRP

Department: Paramedicine

Faye Tolar

Department: Respiratory Therapy

Growing up in Indianapolis, Faye attended Indiana University where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, continued on to complete a Certificate in Respiratory Therapy at Northwestern Medical School and then a Masters of Education at Trinity College.  She has worked for the University of Virginia Hospital as a Respiratory Therapist and Piedmont Virginia Community College as a Clinical Coordinator.  She spent time with the Medical College of Virginia Hospital as an Education Coordinator, Fletcher Allen Health Care as a Respiratory Therapist and Champlain College as the Program Director for the Respiratory Therapy program before coming to Vermont Tech in 2004.

Faye is affiliated with the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) and the Vermont/New Hampshire Society for Respiratory Care (VT/NHSRC).  Faye has served as Secretary and Delegate for the VT/NHSRC and currently is the Vermont representative for the AARC’s Political Advocacy Contact Team.  Since 1986, Faye has been a Registered Respiratory Therapist and is currently licensed in the state of Vermont as a Respiratory Care Practitioner.

Faye finds the dynamic field of respiratory care with its combination of high technology and direct patient care to be very rewarding.  As an educator, Faye enjoys most being able to help students understand the concepts behind the delivery of respiratory care.

Tracy Towers

Department: Dental Hygiene

Joyce Twing

Phone: (802) 728-1215
Department: Business Technology & Management

I came to Vermont Tech in 1989 after being a high school teacher for 15 years. From my first day of Grade 1, I knew I wanted to be a teacher. I love interacting with students and watching them grow personally and professionally. My college degree is in English Education, thus, most of the classes I teach focus on written and interpersonal communication. I am especially fascinated with the impact digital media has had on business communication and marketing. I teach at the Randolph Center campus and at the Williston campus, and this gives me the opportunity to work with all of Vermont Tech’s Business students.

I am a seventh generation Vermonter, but I spent five years in Atlanta, Georgia, where I worked in marketing and sales training. I have published several business textbooks for the McGraw-Hill Publishing Company. One of my passions as a high school teacher was working with Future Business Leaders of America, a student leadership organization. I served as the Vermont state advisor for six years, and I was on the FBLA National Board of Directors for two years. I have also enjoyed the opportunity to travel across the United States as an education and industry trainer.

One of my personal passions is helping to home school my 12-year-old granddaughter. I am an enthusiastic participant in social media, and I enjoy keeping in touch with Business graduates to follow their personal and professional successes. I love to spend time with friends and discover new destinations… new restaurants… and new wines. I was honored and humbled to receive the Harry G. Wirtz Master Teacher Award and the W. Robert Wonkka Advising Award at Vermont Tech. Every fall I look forward to meeting new students and welcoming returning students and helping them to experience their potential.

Doris Van Mullen, BSN, RN, FCN, MEd

Department: Nursing

Doris is a clinical associate in the nursing program at the Williston campus and teaches in the skills lab and clinical areas. She holds degrees in nursing and education from the University of New Hampshire and Notre Dame College as well as RN and FCN certificates.

Doris has experience as a nursing supervisor and director of nursing at different hospitals. She has also won awards during her time as a nurse in Tennessee. She keeps her knowledge up to date by attending conferences and presenting lectures nationwide.

In her spare time, she enjoys gardening and knitting.

Kenneth Vandermark

Department: Electrical/Electromechanical Engineering Technology

Chengjun Wang

Phone: (802) 728-1342
Department: Computer & Information Systems

CJ Wang has been with Vermont Tech as a faculty since 2012. He is very passionate about teaching and quick to respond to his students’ emails. He has taught many courses, including C Programming, Operating Systems, Software Engineering, Senior Project, Advanced Web Design, Computer architecture, Computer organization, Object-Oriented Programming, Advanced System Administration, and Introduction to Java Programming.

Prior to pursuing his Ph.D. at Auburn University, he co-founded a high tech company in China and worked for it as Chief Software Engineer developing software for telecom products for over 12 years. The products he developed were certified by Nortel Networks and SIEMENS and won many contracts. He was awarded Outstanding Reviewer by the Journal of Computers & Electrical Engineering in 2014. As a reviewer, he has done reviews for many journals and conferences, including Parallel Computing- Elsevier, Computers & Electrical Engineering- Elsevier, The International Conference on Information Technology, The International Conference on Computing, Communications and Networking Technologies, and The International Symposium on Digital Forensics and Security.


  • C. Wang and S. Baskiyar, “Extending flash lifetime in secondary storage,” Microprocessors and Microsystems, pp. 167-180, vol. 39, Elsevier, 2015.
  • S. Baskiyar and C. Wang, "Split Disk-Cache Architecture to Reduce Read Miss Ratio," in Parallel and Distributed Computing and Networks (PDCN 2010), Innsbruck, Austria, Feb, 2010.
  • C. Liu, X. Qin, S. Kulkarni, C. Wang, S. Li, A. Manzanares, and S. Baskiyar, “Distributed energy-efficient scheduling for data-intensive applications with deadline constraints on data grids,” Proc. 27th IEEE International Performance Computing and Communications Conference (IPCCC), Dec. 2008.
  • C. Liu, S. Baskiyar, and C. Wang, “A distributed peer to peer grid scheduler,” Proceeding of the 18th International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing and Systems (PDCS), Dallas Nov. 2006.
  • S. Baskiyar, and C. Wang, “A method and apparatus for a second channel between cache and memory,” United States patent pending, Nov. 2006.
  • J.Pang, C. Chen, C. Wang, Y. Wang, and Y. Shu, "HT-7 Machine Control System," IEEE Transaction on Nuclear Science, Vol. 41, No.1, February 1994.

Doug Wells

Department: Renewable Energy

Doug is a seasoned veteran in the renewable energy field with more than ten years of project management, design, and sales experience.  Doug founded and manages a successful solar installation company in Central Vermont and is a NABCEP certified installer.  His other interests include hiking, mountains, reading, music, and sustainable development.

Jessamyn West

Phone: (802) 728-1306
Department: English

William White

Phone: (802) 728-1288
Department: Mechanical Engineering Technology

Linda Wise

Department: Mathematics

Joseph Witt, III

Phone: (802) 728-1787
Department: Construction Management