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Computer Science

Chang-Lung Tsai

Instructor, Computer Science

  • Ph. D., Electrical Engineering- National Central University
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering- University of southern California
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering- Chung Cheng Institute of Technology
Dr. Tsai got his bachelor’s degree of Electrical Engineering from Chung Cheng Institute of Technology at 1988. After then, he served for Taiwan government for many years and then went abroad for pursuing master’s degree at University of Southern California. While he finished his study at USC, he was recruited by government and served again. From 1999, he started to pursue his Ph. D. and got the degree at 2006. After then, he served for Vanang University and transferred to serve for Chinese Culture University from Feb 2007 to July 2018 at Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering.
Currently, Dr. Tsai is staying at Montgomery county of Maryland and teaching at University of North America. His research is focused on Internet hacking, cybersecurity, and multimedia processing. Dr. Tsai has published more than 20 journals and 50 conference papers.
He likes to make contribution for teaching, advising, and doing research.

Culinary Arts

Frederick Lewis

Instructor, Culinary Arts

  • The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, Napa California
    18 CEU credits in Baking and Pastry (1996)
  • Baltimore International Culinary College, Baltimore, Maryland
    AA Degree in Restaurant and Food Service Management (1989)
    AA Degree in Restaurant and Cooking Skills (1988)
    Certificate of Excellence in A La Carte Techniques/ Management (1988)

Career

Chef Owner Fairfax Hill Restaurant and Greenhouse Biergarten (2014-2020)

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Teaching English for Early Childhood

Dr. Shawn R. Ratliff

Instructor, Teaching English for Early Childhood

•  Ed.D. Organizational Lead, Argosy University

•  M.A. Economic Development-North Park University

•  B.A. Business Management-Ferris State University

Dr. Ratliff has had extensive experience in the education field, with over several years of experience in teaching students. He started his career at Oakton Community College with a concentration in teaching education program, ESL and GED. Currently, Dr. Ratliff works at Prince William County School, providing reading, math and history lessons to students.

Sherry Hughes

Instructor, Teaching English for Early Childhood

•  M.A. Education- George Mason University

Ms. Hughes holds a master’s degree in Education from George Mason University. She has 19 years’ professional experience in higher education, served as the principle of Hopkins House and as the director of St. Lukes Preschool.  She loves guiding students to reach their full potential and motivating them to learn!

Jasmine Khurana

Instructor, Teaching English for Early Childhood

  • M.S. Human Development and Family Studies
  • B.A. Sociology and Elementary Education
  • Tesol Certification
Ms. Kaur has had over 25 years of experience in the education field. She served as the Director of Education for a non-profit organization with a focus on Language Arts and Heritage studies where she worked to train educators, and develop age appropriate content for children and adults alike. She was the Kindergarten Coordinator at an After- school program for over 10 years in Lexington, MA.. She currently continues to train educators, conducts interactive learning workshops for a wide variety of age groups, and has been teaching ESL to young children and adults. Having lived in Canada, Japan and India, she enjoys cooking different cuisines and learning about different cultures.

 

 

Technical Business English

Christina Sapp

Instructor, Technical Business English

•  M.A. Early Childhood Education- City University of New York

•  B.A. Elementary Education-City University of New York

Instructor Christina Sapp joined Columbia College as an instructor in ESL program since 2010. Prior to coming to Columbia College, she was a teacher in Prince George’s County Public Schools and Hillsborough County Public School, teaching Language Arts, Reading, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Writing. During 16 years of teaching experience, she has tried to enrich the lives of students and prepare them for success in the future. She will be happy to motivate students in study as well as bring them professional knowledge.

Magaret Dr. Hoo-Ballade

Instructor, Technical Business English

•  Magaret Dr. Hoo-Ballade

•  Ed. D. Education-George Washington University

•  M.A.T. Curriculum instruction-Trinity University

•  B.A. History-University of Rochester

Dr. Hoo-Ballade holds a Doctor Degree in Education from George Washing University and master’s degree in Curriculum Instruction. She had been directing research teams at Green Technology Group and had been serving as a consultant at CRW Management. With her extensive experiences, she is ready to be a great consultant of student’s future by giving great advice. Also, Dr. Hoo-Ballade worked ten years at DC Public Schools, teaching English, Language Arts, and Research Method. She joined our school to help the student to learn technical Business English in October 2013.

Natasha Thomas

Instructor, Technical Business English

•  M.A. Business-Strayer University

•  B.A. Business-Strayer University

 Instructor Natasha Thomas joins Columbia College as a Business Instructor in the Business management administration program. Prior to coming to Columbia College, she was a Business Instructor at Career Technical Institute in the medical office professional program. Natasha received her B.A. in Business Administration and MBA from Strayer University. Natasha is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Science of business technology at Capella University. Natasha’s teaching interests include operations management, marketing management, leadership and organizational behavior and business management theories. She has assisted with redesigning and redeveloping courses as a Business instructor at Columbia College and Career Technical Institute. Her primary research interest is to explore the role of digital communication channels in daily work practices that affect manager to employee relationship development in the workplace informed by social exchange theory.

 

Dr. Shawn R. Ratliff

Instructor, Teaching English for Early Childhood

•  Ed.D. Organizational Lead, Argosy University

•  M.A. Economic Development-North Park University

•  B.A. Business Management-Ferris State University

Dr. Ratliff has had extensive experience in the education field, with over several years of experience in teaching students. He started his career at Oakton Community College with a concentration in teaching education program, ESL and GED. Currently, Dr. Ratliff works at Prince William County School, providing reading, math and history lessons to students.

Business Administration

Natasha Thomas

Instructor, Technical Business English

•  M.A. Business-Strayer University

•  B.A. Business-Strayer University

 Instructor Natasha Thomas joins Columbia College as a Business Instructor in the Business management administration program. Prior to coming to Columbia College, she was a Business Instructor at Career Technical Institute in the medical office professional program. Natasha received her B.A. in Business Administration and MBA from Strayer University. Natasha is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Science of business technology at Capella University. Natasha’s teaching interests include operations management, marketing management, leadership and organizational behavior and business management theories. She has assisted with redesigning and redeveloping courses as a Business instructor at Columbia College and Career Technical Institute. Her primary research interest is to explore the role of digital communication channels in daily work practices that affect manager to employee relationship development in the workplace informed by social exchange theory.

 

Dr. Shawn R. Ratliff

Instructor, Teaching English for Early Childhood

•  Ed.D. Organizational Lead, Argosy University

•  M.A. Economic Development-North Park University

•  B.A. Business Management-Ferris State University

Dr. Ratliff has had extensive experience in the education field, with over several years of experience in teaching students. He started his career at Oakton Community College with a concentration in teaching education program, ESL and GED. Currently, Dr. Ratliff works at Prince William County School, providing reading, math and history lessons to students.

General Education

Ok Cha Soh

Okcha Soh

Vice President

Professor, General Education and Psychology

Ph.D. in Social Psychology, Union Institute & University, Cincinnati, Ohio

M.A., Theology of Missions, Capital Bible Seminary, Lanham, Maryland

M.A, Counseling Psychology, Bowie State University, Bowie, Maryland.

Psychology, counseling and general education professor with 24 years’ professional experience in higher education. Heavily engaged in minority human rights’ protection and advance activities. Served as the president of Washington Coalition for Comfort Women Issues, Inc. Activities include organizing seminars and conferences and presenting lectures to more than 45 universities and organizations internationally. Spearheaded the nationwide campaign to pass House Resolution #121 at the U.S. Congress (2007). As a part of those efforts, testified at the U.S. Congressional Hearing on behalf of Comfort Women (February 2007). Currently serve as the president, Korea-U.S. National Prayer Breakfast-Washington, D.C.

 

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