Faculty

Patrick Tatano

Patrick Tatano, Professor and Chair
Office: Science 204A
Phone: x4584
E-mail: ptatano@capecod.edu

B.S. Biology, Fairfield University
M.S. Biology, University of Dayton

Patrick came to the College in 1990 as an Adjunct Faculty member in the Department of Natural Science. He has been a full time member since 1995. Patrick has taught courses in Biology, Environmental Science, Anatomy & Physiology, and Astronomy. Originally from Connecticut where he began teaching at the community college level in 1976, he has resided on the Cape for the past 25 years. Active in local government, he has served as the Chairman of the Sandwich Board of Health and as that town's Manager of Public Lands.

 

Jenifer AlaiJenifer Alai, Instructor
Phone: x4581
E-mail: jalai@capecod.edu

 

B.S. Chemistry, St Lawrence University
M.S. Analytical Chemistry, University of Colorado, Boulder

Started at CCCC as an adjunct in 2007, teaching Chemistry for the Health Sciences, and began full-time in 2013. Earlier, she worked for 10 years in the field of environmental consulting, and has taught chemistry at the High School level.

Jenifer enjoys reading, gardening, and music.

 

Eric Arsznov

Eric Arsznov, Instructor
Office: Science 210
Phone: x4373
E-mail: earsznov@capecod.edu

B.S. Physics
M.S. Physics and Astrophysics

Eric teaches physics and astronomy at the college, having joined the faculty in 2010. Prior to  that, he taught at Lansing Community College, Lansing, Michigan, and the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. With a background in astrophysics, his current interests focus on physics education research and include curriculum development, assessment for learning and representational coherence.

 

Frederick Bsharah

Frederick Bsharah, Instructor
Office: Science 216
Phone: x4580
E-mail: fbsharah@capecod.edu

B.S. Civil Engineering
M.S. Engineering Systems

Frederick has over 10 years adjunct experience and started at CCCC in 2007 as an adjunct faculty member. Prior to joining the college as a full-time instructor, he spent approximately 30 years working as an engineering for Boeing and Ford Motor Company. His expertise is in product and process development, innovative processes, quality management, and manufacturing engineering. He is also trained in lean manufacturing and has earned Six Sigma Black Belt quality certification.

His outside interests include skiing, photography, amateur radio, and robotics.

 

Hemant Chikarmane

Hemant M. Chikarmane, Professor
Office: Science 206
Phone: x4422
E-mail: hchikarm@capecod.edu

B.S., M.S. Microbiology/Chemistry, St. Xavier's College, Bombay University, India
Ph.D. Molecular Biology, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bombay, India

Teaches microbiology and public health. Joined the faculty full time in 1999. He was previously Director of Biotechnology at a biotech company in Woburn, and a Visiting Scientist at the Hokkaido Fisheries Institute in Japan. He was also an Investigator at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole. During 1992-1995, he taught the microbiology course at CCCC as an adjunct. Before coming to the U.S., he taught microbiology and molecular biology in India.

His outside interests include archaeology, history of science and technology, anthropology, Indian and western classical music, jazz and blues.

 

Amy Clark

Amy Clark, Assistant Professor
Office: Science G4
Phone: x4815
E-mail: aclark@capecod.edu

B.A. Physical Anthropology, UMass Amherst & University College, London
B.A. Zoology, UMass Amherst
M.S. Biology, UMass Amherst

Amy has been teaching a variety of college science courses including Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II, Survey of Human A&P, and Concepts in Biology I as an adjunct since 2002 and as full time faculty since 2008. Her main academic interests include comparative vertebrate anatomy, evolution and systematics while her graduate degree focused on vertebrate diversity in riparian ecosystems. Interests outside the classroom include marine biology, baseball, yoga and hockey.

 

Catherine Etter

Catherine Etter, Professor
Office: Science 215
Phone: x4598
E-mail: cetter@capecod.edu

B.S. Biology, Providence College
M.L.A. Biology, Harvard University
Ph.D., Salve Regina University

Catherine has been teaching environmental science/technology courses since 1995. She has worked in the commercial environmental field since 1984 as chemist, scientist, or quality control supervisor. She continues to stay current in environmental technology field with commercial environmental jobs. She has many professional certificates from advanced courses.

 

 Lynda Farley-LaRocca

Lynda Farley-LaRocca, Professor
Office: Science G6
Phone: x4597
E-mail: lfarley@capecod.edu

B.S. Biology, Randolph-Macon College
M.S. Biology, Wake Forest University
Ph.D. Biology, Boston University

Began teaching at CCCC as an adjunct faculty member from the fall of 1996 until the spring of 2006, when she became a full-time faculty member. Lynda currently teaches Human Anatomy and Physiology courses and an online Survey of Human Anatomy and Physiology course. Other courses taught at CCCC include Concepts in Biology I and II. Her research background is in the field of sensory neurobiology, using animal models to answer questions about how chemical stimuli are acquired and processed by the nervous system.

In addition to teaching at the college, Lynda is also an AAAI/ISMA (American Aerobic Association International /International Sports Medicine Association) certified group aerobic instructor. Her other outside interests include music, food, nature, bicycling, and family activities.

 

Gail Maguire, Professor and Chair

Gail T. Maguire, Professor
Office: Science G12
Phone: x4424
E-mail: gmaguire@capecod.edu

B.A. University of New Hampshire
M.S. Colorado State University
Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania

Began at CCCC as an adjunct faculty member in 1989, and became a full-time faculty member in 1995. Gail teaches Human Anatomy and Physiology courses, a Survey of Human Anatomy and Physiology course, and occasionally a Biology course. She is a Director for the Wequaquet Lake Protective Association, and has been monitoring water quality in that lake since 1995. Although she teaches human A&P, her background is in animal pathology, specifically wild animal diseases.

 

Margaret Rich

Margaret M. Rich, Professor
Office: Science 214
Phone: x4433
E-mail: mrich@capecod.edu

B.S. Chemistry, Washington College
Ph.D. Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh.

Began teaching part-time at the college in 1977, and full-time in 1996. After her Ph.D., she was a post-doctoral fellow at the Medical College of Virginia. She taught at several colleges in Pennsylvania and Connecticut before moving to the Cape in 1976. She teaches general Chemistry, Survey of Chemistry, Chemistry for the Health Sciences, Organic Chemistry, and Environmental Chemistry.

 

Staff

Robert Robida

Robert Robida, Lab Manager
Office: Science G4
Phone: x4425
E-mail: rrobida@capecod.edu

B.S. University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth