Faculty

Faculty

Frances Benavidez
Director of Tohono O'odham Studies

MA, Indigenous Education, Arizona State University, BA, Women & Gender Studies, Arizona State University

Edison Cassadore
Literature and Humanities Instructor

Ph.D. and M.A. (Pi Lambda Theta) in Comparative Cultural and Literary Studies, University of Arizona; Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Publishing, Harvard University; and B.A. in English, University of Arizona. Member of the San Carlos Apache Tribe.

Linda Chappel
Art Instructor

Master’s in Art history from the University of Arizona and a Bachelor of Science in Fine Arts from the University of Madison Wisconsin

Kimberly Danny
Agriculture & Natural Resources Instructor

MS in Soil, Water and Environmental Science from The University of Arizona; BS in Environmental Engineering from Northern Arizona University. 

Donald Ferree
Physics Instructor

M.Sc. in Physics, University of Tennessee: B.S. in Physics, Ohio State University.

Tim Foster
IT Instructor

M.A. Applied Sociology Northern Arizona University and B.A. in Sociology, Arizona State University.

Ron Geronimo
O'odham Language Center Co-Director

M.A. in Linguistics and B.A. in Elementary Education, University of Arizona. Member of the Tohono O'odham Nation.

Hamidou Keita
Chemistry Instructor

PhD, in Chemistry, Clemson University; MSc in Polymer Chemistry, Bilkent University, Turkey.

Teresa Newberry
Science Instructor

Ph.D. in Biology, University of New Mexico; M.S. in Natural Resources, University of Michigan; B.S. in Physical Science, San Jose State University.

Jason Post
GIS Instructor

Ph.D., Geoscience from Texas Tech Master of Science, Geography from Texas Tech  Bachelor of Science, Environmental Science from University of California  Associates Degree, Biology & Biochemistry from Marymount California University

Jacelle Ramon-Sauberan
Tohono O'odham Language and Culture Instructor

MA, American Indian Studies, The University of Arizona BA, Journalism, The University of Arizona

Delores Saraficio
GED Instructor

B.S. in Physical Education, Arizona State University. Member of the Tohono O'odham Nation.

Mark Saraficio
GED Instructor

Bachelor of Science, Applied Biological Sciences from Arizona State University Master of Science, Secondary Education in Biology from Arizona State University

Marcia Valadez
Social Work Instructor

Doctorate in Education (EdD), Hamline University, Master in Social Work (MSW), University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSW), Child Welfare and American Indian Studies, University of Minnesota. 

Neal M. Wade
Business Instructor

MBA, University of Phoenix; B.A. in History, University of Arizona.

Diona Williams
Early Childhood Education Instructor

M.Ed., Early Childhood Education and Special Education, Grand Canyon university, MA, Organizational Management, Specializing in Human Service, Ashford University

Robert Wambolt
Director of TOCC Development, LLC

B.A. in Mathematics, Prescott College. Licensed General Residential Contractor.