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CADD - Civil - Engineering - Electronics - Industrial - Division Staff -

Computer Aided Design and Drafting / Architecture


Dr. Dolgalev is a faculty member in the CADD program at the Virginia Beach Campus. He holds a Master of Architecture degree from Moscow Architectural Institute and a Ph.D. from the Central Research and Design Institute. He also had post-doctoral training at Syracuse University. Before coming to TCC he was practicing architecture in New York and designed a number of large projects around the country.

Faculty Website: http://faculty.tcc.edu/SDolgalev/

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Dr. Sergei Dolgalev, Program Head
office: H-118, ATC
email: SDolgalev@tcc.edu


Mr. Tortomasi is an adjunct instructor with the CADD program at the Virginia Beach Campus.  He has his Associates in Applied Science Degree in Drafting and Design from Tidewater Community College; his Bachelor of Science Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Old Dominion University; and, his Masters Degree in Education from Old Dominion University.

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Mr. Tom Tortomasi
email: TTortomasi@tcc.edu
Civil Engineering Technology


Mr. Cartwright is the program head and faculty advisor for the Civil Engineering Technology department. He has an Associate of Science degree in Engineering from TCC, a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech and a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering from the University of Arkansas.

Faculty Website: http://faculty.tcc.edu/CCartwright/

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Mr. Chris Cartwright - Program Head
office: H-116, ATC
email: CCartwright@tcc.edu


Mr. Allen is an adjunct faculty member for the Civil Engineering Technology department.  He holds an Associate of Applied Science degree in Civil Engineering from Tidewater Community College, a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering Technology from Old Dominion University and a Masters degree in Public Administration from Troy University.  Mr. Allen is a licensed Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia and an active member of the American Water Works Association and the Water Environment Federation.

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Mr. Randall Allen


Mr. Bevins is an adjunct faculty member in the Civil Engineering Technology department. He has an Associate of Applied Science degree in Civil Engineering Technology from TCC.

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Mr. Jeff Bevins
email: JBevins@tcc.edu


Mr. Denison is an adjunct instructor in the Civil Engineering Technology program since 1992. He teaches Concrete Technology, Civil Materials and Masonry. Bringing over 28 years of industrial experience to the classroom, he holds several industrial certifications including the American Concrete Institute (ACI) Concrete Field Testing Technician, ACI Flatwork Technician, VDOT Field Inspector, VDOT Plant Technician, University of Maryland NRMCA Certified Concrete Technologist Level 2, 3 and 4, and the North Carolina Department of Transportation Division of Highways certification. Mr. Denison also maintains membership to several professional organizations including ASTM, Hampton Roads Concrete Advisory Council, The Green Building Council of America, Post Tensioning Institute, American Society of Highway Engineers, The Precast Concrete Institute, ACI, and TCC Civil Engineering Technology Curriculum Advisory Board.

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Mr. Bill Denison


Mr. Vierrether is an adjunct instructor in the Civil Engineering Technology. He is a graduate of Old Dominion University with a BS in Engineering Technology. He has been employed with MSA, PC for 15 years and is the acting Director of Surveying. Mr. Vierrether is married with two daughters and resides in Portsmouth and is a member of the Virginia Association of Surveyors and the Churchland Rotary Club.

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Mr. Jeff Vierrether
Engineering -Transfer


Mr. Gordy is the program head and faculty advisor for the transfer Engineering program. He holds both Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering from Old Dominion University.

Faculty Website: http://faculty.tcc.edu/PGordy/

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Mr. Paul Gordy -
Program Head
office: H-115, ATC
email: PGordy@tcc.edu


Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (Kettering University 1987)

Masters of Engineering (Purdue University 1992)

Masters of Education (Ferris State University 2006)

Work Experience:

Powertrain Control System Engineer at General Motors from 1987-1996.

Math, Physics, and Robotics teacher at Norview High School from 2004-2011.

Kenny Grimes
Instructor - Engineering
757 822-7278

office: H118, ATC

email: KGrimes@tcc.edu

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Industrial and Mechanical Engineering Technology


Professor Michael Plumb is the Program Head for the pending Mechanical Engineering Technology Program. He holds a degree in Applied Engineering from the University of Louisville, a Masters Degree in Management from Golden Gate University, and a Ph D in Engineering Management from Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia. He is a retired naval officer, who served in Explosive Ordnance Disposal, Deep Sea Diving (Mixed Gas) and Salvage, and Expendable Ordnance Management commands.

Faculty Website: http://faculty.tcc.edu/MPlumb/

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Mr. Michael Plumb -
Program Head
office: H-119, ATC

email: MPlumb@tcc.edu

Mr. Pruden is the Program Head for the Industrial Engineering Technology Program.  He is an Assistant Professor in Industrial Technology. I received a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research in 1983 from Virginia Tech. With my engineering degree, I spent 5 years in the manufacturing environment working in the automotive industry working on fuel injectors/throttle bodies/engine parts. During the evening, I completed a master’s degree in Engineering Administration at George Washington University in 1988. I shifted industries and worked at Canon Virginia over the next 15 years building printers and cartridges. My duties included material handling, plant layout, project management, and eventually introducing lean manufacturing techniques to all local Canon plants.

Mr. Jay Pruden, Program Head

757 822-7696

Office: H118, ATC

email: JPruden@tcc.edu


Mr. Hebert is an adjunct faculty member in the industrial engineering technology program. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Southwestern Louisiana. He has also completed additional graduate course-work in Engineering Management from Old Dominion University and Human Resources Development from The George Washington University. Mr. Hebert is a 2002 graduate of the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Leadership Development Program. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Virginia.

Mr. Carl Hebert

email: CHebert@tcc.edu


Mr. Lane has taught industrial engineering related courses at Tidewater Community College since 1988.  He earned his Associates in Applies Science Degree in Industrial Technology from TCC in 1985; his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Technology (with an emphasis on Industrial Technology) from Saint LEO College in 1991; and, his Masters in Management Science (MSM) Degree from Troy State University in 1994.

Mr. Lane retired from the “Commander, Naval Air Force” activity as a GS-14 “Aviation Maintenance Logistics” Civilian Deputy in 2005.

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Mr. Ben Lane
email: CLane@tcc.edu


Mr. Pence has taught industrial engineering related courses at Tidewater Community College since 1996. Mr. Pence earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Care Administration from Souther Illinois University and a Masters of Science Degree in Human Resources Management from Troy State University. He also holds a specialist credential with concentrations in Total Quality Mangement and Methods for Managing Quality and Process Improvement. He is certified as an ISO9000 Auditor/Lead Auditor and in Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance, LTd. and the International Register for Certificated Auditors (IRCA).

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Mr. Roger Pence
email: RPence@tcc.edu
Electronics Engineering Technology


Mr. Koon is the program head and faculty advisor for the Electronics Engineering Technology program. He holds an Assoicate of Applied Science degree in Electronics from TCC.

Faculty Website: http://faculty.tcc.edu/AKoon/

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Mr. Al Koon

office: H-275B, ATC
(inside H-275 classroom)

email: AKoon@tcc.edu

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Ms. Dawn Silverman is the instructional assistant and lab technician for the Electronics department. Ms. Silverman has an Associate of Applied Science degree in Network Engineering from TCC.

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office: H-274A, ATC
(inside H-274 classroom)

email: DSilverman@tcc.edu
Division Staff


Mr. Ekker is the academic dean for the Division of Engineering and Industrial Technology. Mr. Ekker earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Illinois-Urbana, MBA from Chaminade University of Honolulu, and Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineer Degree from the Naval Post Graduate School. Retiring after 22 years of active duty service in the U.S. Navy as a nuclear trained submarine officer, he joined the Engineering Management and Systems Engineering Department at Old Dominion University as a PhD Graduate Research Assistant where he completed his PhD course work and is currently a PhD candidate.

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David A. Ekker

Academic Dean

757-822- 7198

Office: ATC Room H-144


Mrs. Zimba is the Administrative Assistant for the Division of Engineering and Industrial Technology. Mrs. Zimba has been with the college for a number of years and has extensive experience both in the division and at the college.

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Mrs. Donna Zimba - Administrative Assistant


Office: H-144, ATC
email: DZimba@tcc.edu

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