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
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


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

Previous Work Experience:

      • Distance Learning Consortium – Director/Owner
      • American Institute for Paralegal Studies – Director/Owner
      • YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago – Program Director

Co-Chair – Application Review Committee (Initial Applications)
Co-Chair – Complaint 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, Reno

Previous Work Experience:

      • University of Nevada Reno, Core English Programs – Adjunct Instructor
      • Girl Scouts of Sierra Nevada Day Camp – Director
      • Office of Geriatric Medicine – Research Assistant

Commission Liaison – Completion and Placement Review Committee

202-955-1113 ext. 109

Scott Faulstick - Senior Accreditation Coordinator


M.S. – Applied Linguistics, Georgetown University B.S./B.A. – Linguistics and French Literature, Georgetown University

Previous Work Experience:

      • SOME CET – Assistant Director/Job Developer
      • Technical Education Center – Directior of ESL Instruction/Curriculum Specialist
      • LADO International College – ESL Instructor
      • University of Warsaw, Foreign Language Teacher Training College – Lecturer
      • Nagy Lajos Gimnazium – English (EFL) Teacher

Co-Chair – Application Review Committee (Initial Applications)

202-955-1113 ext. 107

Donna Hutchison - Senior Accreditation Coordinator


B.S. – Business Education, James Madison University (formerly James Madison College)

Previous Work Experience:

      • ACCET – Commission Representative
      • Southern Careers Institute – Corporate Director of Education
      • and TechSkills – Director of Compliance
      • ACCET – Associate Executive Director

Co-Chair – Program Review Committee


Megan Ackerman-Yost - Senior Accreditation Coordinator


M.A. – Linguistics (TESOL concentration), Syracuse University

B.S. – Plant Science, Cornell University

Previous Work Experience:

      • Educational Testing Services – Rater for TOEIC Speaking
      • Syracuse University – ESOL Teaching Assistant
      • Syracuse University, English Language Institute – ESOL Instructor
      • NOVA – English Instructor (Japan)

Commission Liaison – Financial Review Committee
Co-Chair – Complaint Review Committee

202-955-1113 ext. 106

James Doran - Senior Accreditation Coordinator


Juris Doctor – Georgetown University

M.A. – English and History, University of Glasgow

Previous Work Experience:

      • LADO International Institute – Center Director
      • Barnes, Richardson, and Colburn – Attorney, International Trade and Customs
      • Escuela Union Pacific and Intercom – Director of Studies and Language Teacher

Chair – Change of Ownership Review Committee
Chair – Branching Review Committee

202-955-1113 ext. 113

Mary Clare DiGiacomo, Ph.D. - Senior Accreditation Coordinator


Ph.D. – Old Dominion University, Community College Leadership

M.Ed. – Lesley University, Technology in Education

B.A. – Stonehill College, Child Development

Previous Work Experience:

  • Athens Technical College – Dean for General Education and Online Learning
  • University of Georgia – Manager of Leadership and Management Development
  • Piedmont Virginia Community College – Coordinator for Distance Learning and Instructional Design
  • Thornton Academy – Instructional Technology Coordinator

202-955-1113 ext. 110

Eric Lee - Accreditation Coordinator


M.A. – Political Science, University of Cincinnati

B.A. – Political Science, College of Wooster

Previous Work Experience:

      • Calvert Group, Ltd. – Environmental, Sustainability and Government Research Assistant
      • American University, School of Communications – Staff Assistant
      • Heart Rhythm Society – Continuing Medical Education Coordinator

Chair – Application for Reaccreditation

202-955-1113 ext. 108

Carol Crehan - Accreditation Coordinator


M.A. – Applied Linguistics, Columbia University Teachers College, New York

B.A. – Communications and Media, University of California, San Diego

Previous Work Experience:

      • University of Cambridge, Teaching House – CELTA Teacher/Trainer
      • 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 – Teacher Training, Sri Lanka

Co-Chair – Program Review Committee


Stephen Barkley - Accreditation Coordinator


M.A. – Ed. Tech and TESOL, University of Manchester

B.A. – Philosophy, San Francisco State University

Previous Work Experience:

      • Booz Allen – Deputy Team Leader, English Department, King Fahd Naval Academy (Saudi Arabia)
      • Language Solutions – English Trainer, Far Samson Vessel (Norway)
      • Inlingua – Academic Manager (UK)
      • Manchester Academy of English – English Instructor (UK)

Co-Chair – Completion and Placement Review Committee
202-955-1113 ext. 114

Cristina Rodarte - Accreditation Coordinator


M.A. – International Education, American University

B.A. – French & Francophone Studies, Santa Clara University

Previous Work Experience:

      • Stafford House – Student Services Manager
      • Management Concepts – Instructional Designer 
      • Hubert H. Humprey Fellowship Program at American University  – Assistant
      • Lille France and Antofagasta (Chile) – English Teacher 


Maia Williams - Accreditation Coordinator


M.S.Ed. – Higher Education, University of Pennsylvania

B.S. – Psychology & Sociology and Anthropology, Towson University

Previous Work Experience:

      • Haverford College, Graduate Assistant

202-955-1113 ext. 111

Anneka Bell - Operations Administrator


A.A. – Accounting, Prince George’s Community College

Previous Work Experience:

      • JMT Scholarship Fund Foundation – Assistant
      • Council of Great City Schools – Receptionist/Clerk Typist
202-955-1113 ext. 103

Christina D'Antoni - Administrative Assistant and Event Coordinator


B.A. – English, College of Charleston

Previous Work Experience:

  • Bibliolabs – Publisher Relations Assistant
  • The Local Palate – Editorial Intern

202-955-1113 ext. 100