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Course Listing - by Instructor

Name Biography
Cassandra Ammons Cassandra M. Ammons is a native of Atlanta, Georgia. She is the American Sign Language (ASL) Instructor at Clayton State University, Continuing and Professional Education (CaPE). She graduated from Clark Atlanta University with a BA in Accounting and received her Certification in The ASL Immersion Training Program for Interpreters from Floyd College. Cassandra finds gratification in taking her students on a journey through any subject, watching them grasp the information, complete the course feeling confident, and wanting to continue the learning experience.
Derek Anderson Mr. Anderson served for 8 years in the U.S. Navy supervising preventive & corrective maintenance of engineering plants; air conditioning, refrigeration, hydraulics, fuel, water, distilling, boilers and related equipment. He has worked in the industrial technology field for over 30 years. He has been an instructor with Clayton State since 2000. He has many certifications including the Georgia Board of Construction Industry's Conditioned Air Non-Restricted license, diplomas for Conditioned Air Technology and Advanced Commercial Refrigeration, and Stationary Engineer.
Vince Bailey Vince Bailey is a 28 year media veteran who began his career as a United Way volunteer reader for the blind in his hometown of Gary, Indiana. After serving as Program Director for TCI Cablevision of Gary, Vince and his family moved to Little Rock, Arkansas. There he perfected his craft working in various capacities including: News Photographer / Editor at CBS Channel 11, Morning Radio Personality at Power 92 FM, Cable Television Coordinator for the City of Little Rock, Production Supervisor for Comcast Cable, Commercial Manager for WB 42 and Media Manager for the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. For the past fifteen years he has operated Vince Bailey Productions, a full service audio video production and consulting company based in Lawrenceville, Georgia. Past clients include the USDA National Forest Service, US Department of Commerce, The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, UnitedHealthcare, SCLC, State Farm, Lowe's, Wells Fargo, and Job Corps Centers around the country. He is an announcer for professional sporting events and media broadcasts including the Atlanta Dream (WNBA Basketball team), pro boxing, professional Ballroom Dancing, audiobooks, voicemail systems, and continues to provide voice talent for commercial clients nationwide. Vince has received numerous awards and recognition for his work in television and radio but his greatest achievement is the training and mentoring he has provided for many young media professionals. He has served on many boards and committees related to youth and personal development including: Chairman of the Atlanta Job Corps Community Advisory Council, Atlanta Business League Board of Directors, Chair of the Georgia Black United Fund, Youth Council Chair and Vice Chair of the Fulton County Workforce Investment Board, and member of the Fulton County Schools Career and Technical Education Advisory Council.
David Bergen
Michael Brown
Shawn Bulloch
Wanda Cody All of my formal training was received on the job at Upholstery Styles by Liz. This was a family owned business from the late 1979s until 2011. I received my training from Elizabeth Davis, my mother, the first African American woman in the southeast to own and operate her own upholstery shop. Learning how to operate sewing machines to refinishing furniture were just a few of the tasks that required for upholstery, Over the years I have worked on my gift through various DIY projects and sold many pieces online and other various locations.
Cecelia Cromartie Cecelia Cromartie is a RMA with over 17 years of experience. Her background includes working as a Medical Assistant Instructor at Everest Institute where she was named Teacher of the Year after one year of teaching. She has worked in various environments including OB/GYN, Cardiac, and Internal Medicine. Additionally, she is currently working as an Independent Contractor doing Wellness Coaching and Paramedical Exams. Cecelia is truly dedicated to helping students to achieve their goals.
Amanda Daniels Amanda Daniels has over 16 years of pharmacy technician experience working in various environments - retail, institutional, and mail order pharmacies. Her accomplishments include: precepting new and existing staff members and enhancement of pharmacy technician training program at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta (Egleston and Scottish Rite campuses). She has developed comprehensive training sessions for employees in the areas of compounding sterile and hazardous medication preparations. Her strengths include: policy and procedure review, customer service, training skill assessments, precepting adults, and organizational skills. Additionally, she is currently teaching Pharmacy Technician Certification Program class at Clayton State University Continuing Education. She currently holds certification of Pharmacy Technicians (CPhT) from National Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) and is a member NPTA (National Pharmacy Technician Association).
Kiah Davis
Temp Davis Your instructor is Temp S. Davis IV, MBA, CFS. Securities offered through LPL Financial, member FINRA/SIPC. Investment advice offered through IFG Advisory, LLC, a registered investment advisor. IFG Advisory, LLC is a separate entity from LPL Financial.
Nicole Dunbar Nicole Dunbar, CMP, CFRE Owner, Kenbar Events Nicole is a dedicated Meeting and Event Planner with 15+ years experience. She is a detail-oriented professional with strengths in event creation, planning and execution. She earned the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) accreditation from CFRE International, and holds the distinguished Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation, available only to the select group of qualified senior industry professionals. Nicole has worked in a range of event management roles in various industries including travel, social service, health care, financial services, and higher education. She has managed a multitude of events in her career including annual association conferences, corporate meetings, awareness and fund raising events with attendance from 20 to over 7,500. A few of the companies she has worked with are United Airlines/United Vacations, Costa Cruises, Cruise Lines International Association, Northstar Travel Media, Allergan, Amadeus, and Pleasant Holidays.
Katina Edwards Katina has worked in pharmaceutical services for 16 years. Responsibilities include training pharmacy technicians to assist the pharmacist in the packaging and distribution of prescription medications, inventory control, compounding, customer service, staff scheduling, and conducting interviews. She obtained certification as a pharmacy technician through the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB). Additionally, she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Clayton State University and is a Registered Nurse. Katina enjoys playing a role in helping individuals to achieve an optimal level of health and wellness.
Shannon Edwards
Diane Gray
Lou Hampton Louis N Hampton has a combination of 20 plus years of combined information technology, Program and project management experience. Louis is a former Sr. Director, Program Management with Convergys Corporation, Broadband Solutions Group. Following his career at Convergys, Lou has served as the Operations Manager of Project Management with a State of Georgia Agency (the Georgia Technology Authority (GTA)), Sr. Project Manager with Delta Airlines, Sr. Project Manager with CDC (through contract with SRA International) and currently with the State of Georgia as a Program Manager with Georgia Technology Authority (GTA). Lou has successfully managed a number of software, and infrastructure technology projects and embraces the knowledge that the PMI PMBOK has contributed to this success. Louis is a continuous adult learner. He is a member of Project Management Institute (PMI) and a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP). He also holds a Masters Certificate in Project Management from George Washington University.
Daphne Hickson
Angie Hodges
Sarah P Holmes Sarah Pitts Holmes is the Executive Administrator for an OB/GYN practice and Clinical Research Facility. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Southern Wesleyan University in 1983. Having twenty eight years of experience as a practice administrator has allowed her to manage her practice effectively as well as assist her physician. She strives to keep the practice on the cutting edge of medical technology and clinical research. Sarah has achieved many accomplishments in her career as an administrator. She was conferred with the title of Certified Medical Manager, Healthcare Compliance Officer, Certified Practice Manager, HIPPA Compliance Specialist, and Certified Coding Specialist. Sarah has been honored twice as Medical Manager of the year and selected as a member of Who's Who of Professional Business Women and Who's Who Historical Society of Professionals. She sits on the National Advisory Board of (PAHCOM) Professional Association of Healthcare Office Management and is the current president of the Atlanta Chapter. Sarah has been on the Continuing Education faculty at Clayton State University for five years where she teaches the Medical Coding Specialist Certificate Program.
Christopher Johnson
LeAndra Jordan LeAndra Jordan comes with a MBA with a concentration in Human Resources from DeVry University's Keller Graduate School of Management in Atlanta, Georgia. Her interest in training spiked after the tragedy of 9/11, due to the spiraling effect it had on the job industry. Her education and direct practical experience in Business Information System fed the internal flame to become an IT trainer. She refused to keep her talents a secret. It was then that she became a valued member of the Clayton State University - Continuing Education team. Currently, LeAndra serves as a Microsoft Certified Trainer Regional Lead for the Microsoft Learning program. LeAndra is more than capable of meeting the challenges of the global marketplace.
Brent Lambert-Zaffino
Kendra Matthews Kendra Matthews has over 20 years of human resource, organizational development and management experience working in various environments, such as Fortune 500, retail, restaurant, real estate, government, federal contractor, as well as working with non-profits and start-ups. Her accomplishments include: developing Employee Handbooks, policies and procedures, conducting OD analyses for state agencies and non-profits, compliance with various employment laws from a federal and multi-state perspective. She has also developed training sessions for employees as well as executive leadership, such as diversity, leadership and management. Her strengths include: strategic planning and management, policy and procedure development, customer service, workforce planning, and organizational development. Additionally, she is currently teaching Human Resources, Management, and Leadership classes at Clayton State University Continuing Education. She currently holds the certification of Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) from the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) since 2001.
Tamara McNeil
Juliana Mercado
Norman Miller
Michel Monty
Demetra Morgan Demetra Morgan, SPHR, has over 15 years of human resource experience, working in both the private and public sector, in industries such as manufacturing (union and non-union), sales, legal, fast food franchises, restaurants, higher education and State government. She has an affinity for organizational development and strategic planning, particularly with non-profits and community-based organizations. Her accomplishments include developing employee onboarding and orientation programs, policy manuals, standard operating procedures, employee handbooks, recruitment and retention strategies, professional development and training programs, job descriptions, performance appraisals, total compensation and benefits. Her strengths include risk management, organizational planning, customer service, employment law, workforce development and training, employee and labor relations. She is well versed in strategic, operational and administrative HR functions, as she performs all three on a daily basis. In 2011, she earned the certification of Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) from the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), after completing continuing education courses at Clayton State University.
Donna Mullins
Camilla Ngurre-Paul Camilla is a self-driven, results oriented visionary and entrepreneur. She has over 20 years of management consulting experience in the fields of finance, accounting, construction and government contracting. Camilla possesses extreme analytical and logical acumen, with precise mathematical and astute interpretive abilities.
For over 10 years she has successfully run her own consulting business with a portfolio just shy of 20 small to medium sized commercial and non-profit businesses. Her company, CJN Consulting, has managed over $100 Million in contracts as well as strategically supported clients in project management, bookkeeping, human resources and payroll management, learning and development, administration, finance and technology.

CJN Consulting, Inc. provides Construction Management, Project Management, Computer Based Training, Accounting, Bookkeeping HR & Management Support Services to Commercial, Government & Non Profit Organizations. Our Consulting services mobilize the right people, skills and technologies to help organizations optimize their resources and increase bottom line. As a Minority, Woman Owned Small Business with SBA 8(a) certification, CJN Consulting, Inc. is committed to excellence, innovation, flexibility and cutting edge solutions that optimize bottom lines, reduce waste and redundancy for our clients
Shirley Norman
Camilla Paul Camilla is a self-driven, results oriented visionary and entrepreneur. She has over 20 years of management consulting experience in the fields of finance, accounting, construction and government contracting. Camilla possesses extreme analytical and logical acumen, with precise mathematical and astute interpretive abilities. For over 10 years she has successfully run her own consulting business with a portfolio just shy of 20 small to medium sized commercial and non-profit businesses. Her company, CJN Consulting, has managed over $100 Million in contracts as well as strategically supported clients in project management, bookkeeping, human resources and payroll management, learning and development, administration, finance and technology. CJN Consulting, Inc. provides Construction Management, Project Management, Computer Based Training, Accounting, Bookkeeping HR & Management Support Services to Commercial, Government & Non Profit Organizations. Our Consulting services mobilize the right people, skills and technologies to help organizations optimize their resources and increase bottom line. As a Minority, Woman Owned Small Business with SBA 8(a) certification, CJN Consulting, Inc. is committed to excellence, innovation, flexibility and cutting edge solutions that optimize bottom lines, reduce waste and redundancy for our clients
Robert L. Perry Mr. Perry is currently a safety engineering inspector for Georgia Department of Labor and has been since July 2007. Prior to that he worked as a stationary engineer for the Ford Motor Company for 29 years before retiring. He has been a part time instructor of Power Plant Technology since the fall of 1993. He is also an Examining Engineer and a member of the Georgia State Association of Power Engineers.
Kevin Postich With over 25 years of experience managing complex Projects and Programs, Kevin Postich brings a wealth of knowledge into the classroom. Currently Kevin is a practicing Sr. Project Manager with Fiserv Corporation in Norcross, GA. There he leads projects employing best practices as outlined by the Project Management Institute (PMI) to ensure success in all areas, as measured by project sponsors and stakeholders. Kevin enjoys bringing difficult concepts into easy-to-understand, everyday language so those students choosing this great career path will not only continue as a project manager but thrive as a project manager!
Synthia Reese
Mark Smith
Aaron Smithson
Thomas Stein
Teresa Steppe
Kalika Wade CELEBRITY PHOTOGRAPHER? SOUND DESIGNER? RECORDING ENGINEER

Kalika S. Wade is a photographer, sound designer, and musician based in Atlanta GA. She graduated from the school of Film and Digital Media, and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Sound Design, Audio Engineering from the acclaimed Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD).

When she studied at SCAD, she took courses in film production and grew even fonder of still photography. She started a small business, KW2Studios, a full service photography and graphic design studio with her husband, SCAD alumni and US Army Captain Doniel Wade.

Unlike many photographers, Kalika is equally passionate about business as she is in her art. She has also earned a Master of Business Administration from Ashford University, Clinton, IA.

She has an extensive background in Set Photography, Sound Design, music composition, and post-production, including experience in assembling and editing sound elements for film, video, animation and commercial production.

Over the years, she has executed quality photography for some of the most elite clients, including many celebrities. In addition, her photography work has been featured on celebrity media feeds, magazine publications, and on Atlanta's HotspotATL (hot107.9) website for providing quality photography services for American Hip Hop Recording Artist, T.I and Dekalb County Commissioner Stan Watson.

She has provided still photography on various TV sets, including WeTv's Growing up Hip Hop private screening, Academy Award winner, Mo'nique's independent movie screening of Blackbird, and the set of WeTv's David Tutera and Porsha Williams' Naked clothing line launch.

Today, Kalika continues to focus on her passion for photography and business, and enjoys educating others.


Cheryl Williams
Stephanie Woodard
Angela Worrell Angela Worrell is the owner/operator of a home based Sewing & Alteration business located in McDonough, GA. and sewing instructor. Angela has over 40 years of sewing experience, she specializes in bridal wear and alterations. Her garments have been worn by ministers, models and blushing brides alike. They have been featured in pageants, school bands, weddings, fashion shows and many other special occasions. She is well known for her ability to "work miracles" with projects that seem impossible and for her prompt pleasant service to her clients. In fact, she strives to make every sewing project or sewing lesson a pleasant and unique experience for each individual. Angela is a native of Asheville, North Carolina where there was great emphasis in arts and crafts. She immersed herself in a host of courses and activities in the genre as a child and began developing the gift and passion for sewing at the early age of seven.
Shanique Worthey