The ACCET staff is here to assist you during the accreditation application processes. Please take advantage of our expertise. We look forward to working with you.

William V. Larkin, Ed.D. – Executive Director


  • Ed.D. – Widener University
  • M.S. Ed. – Indiana University
  • B.A. – Knox College

Previous Work Experience:

  • Pennsylvania Institute of Technology, President and CEO
  • Art Institute of Philadelphia, President
  • Pennsylvania Department of Education, Deputy Secretary for Postsecondary and Higher Education
  • Milton Hershey School, Director of Organizational Development
  • Widener University, Dean of Student Services
  • Saint Joseph’s University, Dean of Student Life
202-955-1113 ext. 105

Judy Hendrickson – Deputy Executive Director

M.A. – Public Administration/Government, University of Maryland
B.A. – Political Science, Ohio Wesleyan University

Previous Work Experience:

  • Maryland Higher Education Commission – Director of Academic Affairs
  • HumRRO Technical Education Center – Associate Director
  • George Washington University, Cooperative Education and Training Program – Associate Director/Director of Research and Planning
Commission Liaison: Standards and Policy Review Committee
Commission Liaison: Appeals Panel
202-955-1113 ext 101

John Shaheen – Associate Executive Director

B.S. – Psychology, Georgetown University
M.A. – Recreation, Central Michigan University

Previous Work Experience:

  • Distance Learning Consortium – Director/Owner
  • American Institute for Paralegal Studies – Director/Owner
  • YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago – Program Director
Chair: Complaint Review Committee
Co-Chair: Application Review Committee
202-955-1113 ext 102

Linsay Oakden – Assistant Executive Director

B.A – English Literature, University of Nevada Reno
M.A. – English Writing, University of Nevada RenoPrevious Work Experience:

  • Adjunct Instructor, Core English Programs at University of Nevada Reno, Truckee Meadows Community College, Western Nevada College
  • Director, Girl Scouts of Sierra Nevada Day Camp
  • Research Assistant, Office of Geriatric Medicine
Commission Liaison: Completion and Placement Review Committee
202-955-1113 ext. 109

Scott Faulstick – Senior Accreditation Coordinator

B.A. – French, Georgetown University
B.S. – Linguistics, Georgetown University
M.S. – Applied Linguistics, Georgetown UniversityPrevious Work Experience:

  • Assistant Director, SOME CET
  • Vocational ESL Program Director, Silver Spring, MD
  • ESL Instructor & ESL Instructor Trainer, Hungary & Poland
Co-Chair: Application Review Committee (Initial Accreditation)
202-955-1113 ext. 107

John Gregg – Senior Accreditation Coordinator

BGS Film, Photography, Anthropology, University of Iowa

Previous Work Experience:

  • Education Coordinator, Baltimore School of Massage, Baltimore, MD
  • Director of Education – North American Trade Schools, Baltimore, MD
  • Director of Education – MEDIX School, Towson, MD
Chair: Program Review Committee
202-955-1113 ext. 110

Megan Ackerman-Yost – Senior Accreditation Coordinator

BS – Plant Pathology, Cornell University
MA – Linguistics, Syracuse University

Previous Work Experience:

  • EFL Instructor, Tadotsu, Japan
  • ESL Instructor, Syracuse University and English Language Institute, Syracuse, NY
  • TOEIC Scorer, Educational Testing Service
Commission Liaison: Financial Review Committee
202-955-1113 ext. 106

James Doran – Senior Accreditation Coordinator

Juris Doctor – Georgetown University Law Center
M.A. – English & History, University of Glasgow

Previous Work Experience:

  • Director, LADO International Institute
  • Attorney, International Trade & Customs, Barnes, Richardson, and Colburn
  • Director of Studies/Language Teacher, Escuela Union Pacific and Intercom
Chair: Branching Review Committee
Chair: Change of Ownership Review Committee
202-955-1113 ext. 113

Eric Lee – Accreditation Coordinator

B.A. – Political Science, College of Wooster
M.A. – Political Science, University of Cincinnati

Previous Work Experience:

  • Research Assistant, Calver Instruments
  • Continuing Medical Education Coordinator, Heart Rhythm Society
Chair: Application Review Committee (Reaccreditation)
202-955-1113 ext. 108

Carol Crehan – Accreditation Coordinator

BA – Communications and Media Theory, University of California, San Diego
MA – Applied Linguistics, Columbia University Teachers College

Previous Work Experience:

  • CELTA Teacher/Trainer – Teaching House, University of Cambridge
  • Qatar Foundation, Academic Bridge Program – English Faculty
  • U.S. State Department, English Language Fellow Program — Senior Fellow for Curriculum Design and Communications
  • Columbia University Teachers College – Acting Director, TESOL Certificate Program
  • Peace Corps Volunteer – Sri Lanka
202-955-1113 ext. 111

Anneka Swamy – Operations Administrator

Accounting – Prince George’s Community College

202-955-1113 ext. 103

Grace Kye – Administrative Assistant

B.S. – Psychology, New York University
B.A. – Statistics, Minor: Child & Adolescent Mental Health Studies, New York UniversityPrevious Work Experience:

  • Research Assistant, Cognitive/School Psychology Research, NYU
  • Program Assistant, Boys & Girls Club of America
202-955-1113 ext. 100