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Faculty & Advisory Committee

Doris Dunn, Instructor

Doris began at Skagit Valley College as a CIS student in 1994, subsequently was hired as an Information Technology technician before realizing her true calling – teaching information technology. Doris is passionate about assisting students to realize their potential, to define their strengths and discover their area of expertise. This can be accomplished while implementing current technology and ensuring competency in basic technology skills.

Doris is currently involved in fostering global relationships to implement online delivery systems that can be partnered with universities in around the world, beginning with our contacts in Chile.

Don Fotheringham, Instructor

Don began his career in education in 1979 teaching high school in Canada. From there he moved to the United States and the private sector where he worked in corporate technology training, teaching application software, database design and programming.

He returned to education at Skagit Valley College in the fall of 2000. As the CIS program moved toward an online delivery, Don developed many tutorials and videos as supplemental materials for his courses. While online learning is not without its disadvantages and not suited for all candidates, he believes the opportunities and flexibility it affords greatly outweigh those drawbacks and, as technology improves, will be an increasingly attractive choice for many students.

Sandra Bell

Sandra has been working in the computer industry for a number of years; she followed in her husband Ken's footsteps and graduated from the CIS program at Skagit Valley College in March 2004. Sandra started working with Skagit County government as an Intern in January 2004; within 10 months she was hired full time as an Application Support Specialist. She has moved up the ranks and is now a Systems Manager.

When not enjoying her day job at the County, Sandra can be found serving her community through the Mount Vernon Lions Club, her Church, or spending time with her mentor, Ken.