(April 27, 2017) – Hagerstown Community College recently recognized Cindy Dove, associate professor and program coordinator of biotechnology, as the faculty of the year for 2016.
Dove began teaching at HCC in 2000 as an adjunct faculty member, as well as the Science Learning Center coordinator. She became a full-time faculty member at HCC in 2005. Since joining HCC, she has been a leader in student learning outcomes assessment and has played an integral role in obtaining and administering several National Science Foundation grants.
Dove earned a bachelor’s degree in biology with a minor in chemistry from Frostburg State University, and went on to obtain a master’s degree in plant pathology from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Following her graduation, Dove worked as a research associate at Washington State University for five years, studying diseases of wheat. During this time, she realized that she would rather teach science than work in a laboratory and she returned to school to earn her doctorate in education from the University of Idaho.
Pictured: Guy Altieri, HCC president; Cindy Dove, associate professor and program coordinator of biotechnology; and Dave Warner, HCC vice president, academic affairs and student services.