ECC Faculty Earn Degrees, Publish Works

ECC Faculty Earn Degrees, Publish Works

May 28, 2020 |

During the 2019-2020 academic year several East Central College faculty members completed degrees or certificates.

Listed below are the faculty members who received degrees, followed by the degree earned:

Tim Derifield — completed a Master’s in Social Work

Connie Wissbaum — completed a Doctor of Nursing Practice

Jenifer Goodson — completed a Bachelor’s in Sociology

Sue Henderson — completed a Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Assessment and Research

Duane Clonts — completed Certified Production Technician Instructor

Elizabeth Flotte — completed her Doctorate in Educational Practice.


Two ECC faculty members had their work published over the academic year.

Health Information Management (HIM) instructor Nanette Sayles published a book on HIM technology. The book is titled Health Information Management Technology: An Applied Approach, Sixth Edition, and it available at

Earlier in the academic year, Dr. Bob Mahon, English professor, had two sonnets published in Vol. 11 of “The Cave Region Review” magazine.

One of the sonnets, “Sixth Anniversary Sonnet,” was nominated by the magazine’s editors for the Pushcart Prize, an annual set of awards for small magazine publications.

In addition, four of Mahon’s poems were published in the “Elder Mountain: A Journal of Ozarks Studies.” Read his poems here.