Welcome East Campus Deans and Faculty

A message from Dr. Stacey Johnson, Campus President, East and Winter Park

Greetings East and Winter Park Campuses,

I am pleased to announce and welcome our two new East Campus deans and our new tenure-track faculty and replacements.

Welcoming Lynn Dorn and Linda Neal as Our New Deans

Lynn Dorn has been selected as dean of science and Linda Neal has been selected as dean of communications on East Campus. Both Lynn and Linda have made significant contributions to Valencia in their roles as faculty and interim deans. I am confident that they will lead with innovation and creativity in the science and communications divisions on East Campus.

Lynn Dorn, Dean of Science

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Lynn Dorn, a proud Valencia ambassador for over 30 years, holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and education from Lander University and a master’s degree in biology from Rollins College.

Lynn’s passion for education began with teaching positions in the junior and senior high school levels, where she taught for 10 years, and continued until she became an adjunct instructor with Valencia in 1980. Later, she also served as an adjunct instructor at Columbia College and Barry University until she was hired as a tenure-track biology professor at Valencia in 1997. During her time at Valencia, Lynn has assisted with student internships, served as a biology coordinator and has advised countless students with general education science requirements. She earned tenure in 2000. Valencia’s science division benefited greatly from Lynn’s drive to improve student learning over the last three decades.

Linda Neal, Dean of Communications

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Linda Neal holds a bachelor’s degree in English education with a minor in technical and professional writing from the University of South Florida and a master’s degree in creative writing from the University of Central Florida.

Linda worked as a retail manager for almost 10 years and has been with Valencia for her entire teaching career – beginning as an adjunct English instructor in 1998.  She also worked as an adjunct instructor at Herzing College and Florida Metropolitan University. Since becoming a tenured faculty member in 2007, Linda has embodied the professionalism needed to excel in the classroom and now as a dean. Constantly striving to better herself and Valencia, Linda has served in a variety of capacities, including working as a Teaching and Learning Academy activity coordinator, and assisting with faculty development and with the campus president’s leadership team. Linda’s integrity, character and passion for learning will provide a solid foundation for the communications division in the years ahead.

Please join me in congratulating both Lynn and Linda!

Welcoming the East Campus Tenure-Track Faculty and Replacements

New Tenure-Track Positions (newly added faculty positions)

  • Joshua Guillemette (East, Mathematics)
  • Michael Savage (East, History)
  • Dave Brunick (East, Computer Programming/Analysis)
  • Jerry Hensel (East, Computer Programming/Analysis)
  • Wendy Hawkinson (East, Sound & Music Tech)

Tenure & Tenure-Track Replacements (faculty filling existing positions)

  • Ginny Kopf (East, Theatre)
  • Wendy Toscano (East, Paralegal Studies)
  • Keri Siler (East, Mathematics)
  • Randy Gordon (East, English)
  • Dan Dutkofski (East, Humanities)


  • Jodi Criner said:

    Congratulations to both ladies! I look forward to meeting each dean here at east campus. It's great to see women continue to obtain such high level administrative positions!

    PMThu, 13 Jun 2013 14:21:48 +0000Thu, 13 Jun 2013 14:21:48 +0000pm13,2:21 pm

  • Roxanne Graves said:

    Yay! Congratulations!

    PMSat, 15 Jun 2013 16:02:51 +0000Sat, 15 Jun 2013 16:02:51 +0000pm13,4:02 pm

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