Course Listing - by Instructor

Joe Abbate Abbate, who studied environmental science at UNCW, is a naturalist interested in fostering local environmental stewardship through outdoor educational adventures.
Benjamin Billingsley Billingsley is a painter and printmaker living in Wilmington. He holds an M.F.A. from UNC Greensboro and has exhibited work in the Southeastern United States as well as in Estonia, Russia, Japan and at the Pedvale Open Air Art Museum in Sabile, Latvia (summer 2013). Billingsley is a third-generation artist and art instructor. He has taught studio art and art history at Cape Fear Community College full-time since 2001. In 2006, he received the Marilyn Goodman Anderson Endowed Award for Excellence in Teaching. He has twice participated in the Big Print Block Party organized by Cape Fear Press in Carolina Beach, printing large scale woodblocks with a steamroller.
Candice Bredbenner
Phil Bruschi Bruschi is an adjunct professor of communication studies and president of Mind Aerobics, a company offering healthy aging programs. He studies voice, performs at local venues, teaches a course on Frank Sinatra and his Music and most recently, presented a Cabaret Night featuring songs from popular movies.
Cleve Callison Callison, station manager of WHQR Public Radio, has a B.A. in English from Duke University, and an M.A. and Ph.D in English from the University of Wisconsin. His specialization in graduate school was in Anglo-Saxon (Old English) language and literature. His dissertation was "An Edition and Translation of Two Anglo-Saxon Sermons". He has taught History of the English Language at the University of Northern Iowa, at Wake Forest University, and for the Institute for Learning in Retirement at Miami University (Ohio).
Jennifer Chin
Jason Clamme
Natasha Davis
Christina Dragonetti
Elliot Engel
W. Taylor Fain
Nate Futrell
Charlotte Hackman
Don Harty Don Harty, owner of Mahanaim Adventures, provides guided kayaking and backpacking adventures. He has multiple certifications in first aid, safety and wilderness leadership and considerable experience leading kayaking, hiking, backpacking and backcountry camping trips. He recently completed his first 50- mile and 110-mile backpacking trips on the Appalachian Trail.
Peter Henriques Peter Henriques, Ph.D., associate professor emeritus of history, George Mason University
Laura Hinton
Marie Killoran Killoran is an American Contract Bridge League teacher, tournament director and silver life master.
Helena Kopchcik Spencer Helena Kopchick Spencer is assistant professor of music history and bassoon and affiliated faculty in Women's and Gender Studies at UNCW. She is a musicologist specializing in 19th century French opera and ballet, with a secondary research area in Tudor-era sacred polyphony. Spencer holds degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music (B.M. performance) and the University of Oregon (M.M. performance, Ph.D. musicology), with additional studies at Michigan State University.
John LaSala John LaSala earned his doctorate in applied physics at Stanford University in 1987 and as an active duty U.S. Army officer served a total of 12 years as a physics professor and lab director at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point. Upon retirement from the Army, he spent 15 years in industry, where he applied his expertise in lasers and optics to develop new products and businesses. Before moving to Wilmington he served in the Class of '67 Endowed Professor of Physics Chair at West Point. LaSala is a member of the Adult Scholars Leadership Progam class of '14 and serves a student mentor in UNCW's Cameron Executive Network.
Patricia Lawler
Ashley Ludman
Stephen McFarland
Diane Pasulka Diana Pasulka teaches in the UNCW Department of Philosophy and Religion. She is an associate professor and has published on the Catholic doctrine of purgatory and about conceptions of the afterlife.
Jill Peluses
James Reeves
Susan Roscher
Michael Seidman Michael Seidman is currently a professor in UNCW department of history; he also taught at Rutgers University (1983-90) and has written four books, three of which focus on the Spanish Civil War and Revolution. Dr. Seidman's research specialty is modern Europe and social/individual history. His latest book is The Victorious Counterrevolution: The Nationalist Effort in the Spanish Civil War (University of Wisconsin Press, 2011).
Rabbi Paul Sidlofsky
Mark Spano
Bill Stewart
Fran Tabor
Dominic Talanca
Alyssa Taylor
Timothy Taylor
Barbara Waxman Barbara Waxman received her Ph.D. from the City University of New York and has taught literature courses at UNCW for three decades. Her teaching interests include multicultural U.S. literature, literature about later life, contemporary women's literature, Victorian literature, the memoir and the culinary memoir. Her publications include two books on depictions of aging in contemporary fiction and nonfiction, as well as articles and book chapters on African American, Jewish American and U.S. Latino literature.