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
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:

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

Co-Chair – Application Review Committee (Initial Applications)
Co-Chair – Complaint Review Committee
 
586-260-4495
jshaheen@accet.org

Linsay Oakden - Assistant Executive Director

Education:

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
loakden@accet.org


Mary Clare DiGiacomo, Ph.D. - Assistant Executive Director

Education:

  • 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     

Commission Liaison – Financial Review Committee
202-955-1113 ext. 102

Scott Faulstick - Senior Accreditation Coordinator

Education:

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
sfaul@accet.org


Donna Hutchison - Senior Accreditation Coordinator

Education:

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

Previous Work Experience:

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

Co-Chair – Program Review Committee

202-656-5135
dhutchison@accet.org


James Doran - Senior Accreditation Coordinator

Education:

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

 

Eric Lee - Accreditation Coordinator

Education:

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
elee@accet.org


Stephen Barkley - Accreditation Coordinator

Education:

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
sbarkley@accet.org


Cristina Rodarte - Accreditation Coordinator

Education:

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 

Co-Chair – Program Review Committee
 
510-473-7046
crodarte@accet.org

Maia Williams - Accreditation Coordinator

Education:

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

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

Previous Work Experience:

      • Haverford College, Graduate Assistant

Chair – Branching Review Committee
202-955-1113 ext. 111
mwilliams@accet.org

Miia Rasinen - Accreditation Coordinator

Education:

  • M.A. – Instructional Design and Technology, West Virginia University
  • B.A. – American Studies, University of Notre Dame 

202-955-1113 ext. 112
mrasinen@accet.org

Anneka Bell - Operations Administrator

Education:

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
abell@accet.org

Christina D'Antoni - Administrative Assistant and Event Coordinator

Education:

B.A. – English, College of Charleston

Previous Work Experience:

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

202-955-1113 ext. 100
cdantoni@accet.org