ACCET Staff

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

Education:

  • 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
wvlarkin@accet.org

Judy Hendrickson – Deputy Executive Director

Education:
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
jhendrickson@accet.org

John Shaheen – Associate Executive Director

Education:
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: Change of Ownership Review Committee
202-955-1113 ext 102
jshaheen@accet.org

Linsay Oakden – Assistant Executive Director

Education:
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
loakden@accet.org

Scott Faulstick – Senior Accreditation Coordinator

Education:
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
Chair: Application Review Committee (Initial Accreditation)
202-955-1113 ext. 107
sfaul@accet.org

John Gregg – Senior Accreditation Coordinator

Education:
BGS Film, Photography, Anthropology, University of IowaPrevious 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
jgregg@accet.org

James Doran – Senior Accreditation Coordinator

Education:
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
202-955-1113 ext. 113
jdoran@accet.org

Eric Lee – Accreditation Coordinator

Education:
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
elee@accet.org

Megan Ackerman-Yost – Accreditation Coordinator

Education:
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
mackerman@accet.org

Carol Crehan – Accreditation Coordinator

Education:
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
  • Peace Corps Volunteer – Sri Lanka
202-955-1113 ext. 111
ccrehan@accet.org

Anneka Swamy – Operations Administrator

Education:
Accounting – Prince George’s Community College

202-955-1113 ext. 103
aswamy@accet.org

Meagan Paulk – Administrative Assistant

Education:
B.S. – Public Health, University of Maryland, College Park
MSW – Social Work, University of Maryland, Baltimore (in progress)

Previous Work Experience:

  • Volunteer Coordinator, Volunteer Maryland, AmeriCorps
  • Public Health Educator, Adventist Healthcare
Database and Website Liaison
202-955-1113 ext. 104
mpaulk@accet.org

Grace Kye – Administrative Assistant

Education:
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
gkye@accet.org