Education Program

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Education Faculty

Dr. Erica R. Osmond, Instructor & Coordinator for Education and Speech Communication, has been a full time faculty member for RCBC since 2008.  Dr. Osmond developed the curriculum for the General Education course Public Speaking and teaches both the Public Speaking course, as well as the Effective Oral Communication course.  She has experience teaching in both traditional and distance learning environments and was a past recipient of the Instructional Technology Council’s Award for Excellence in Learning.  In addition, Dr. Osmond is the current advisor for the RCBC Education Club and serves as a Success Coach.  Dr. Osmond has experience as a middle school teacher and earned degrees in Speech Communication, Corporate and Public Communication, and Higher Education & Adult Learning.

Dr. Patricia A. Cerulli, Senior Adjunct Professor, was formerly K-12 public school teacher, and elementary school principal. Served as Rowan University Director of Beginning Teacher Induction Center and adjunct professor of Teaching as a Profession course.  Previously Dean of Liberal Arts at Rowan College at Burlington County.  Dr. Cerulli developed the initial curriculum for Teaching as a Profession course for RCBC and is currently instructor of Historical Foundations of American Education course.

Mrs. Sandy Furness, Senior Adjunct Professor has been at RCBC for six years and teaches both the Historical Foundations of American Education course, as well as the Teaching as a Profession course.  Mrs. Furness’ background consists of developing and teaching a complete Management Training Curriculum for a Government Department; co-owning a company devoted to assisting businesses in the development and training of their staff; developing and teaching various training courses for adults, and she also has been a high school business teacher.  Her degrees are in education and school administration. 

Dr. Brita A. Theadford, Senior Adjunct Professor, has served as a Elementary School teacher, Principal, Teacher Evaluator and District Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction for public schools in New Jersey.  Served as a Lead Chairperson for the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) Model Curriculum – Biology.  Adjunct Professor for the Rowan University’s Mathematics and Science Partnership McSIIP grant.  Dr. Theadford is Professional Development Trainer for Educational Information and Resource Center (EIRC) and is an Instructor of the Teaching as a Profession course.