Faculty Emeritus

In her 21 years as an English instructor at LC State, Terryn has gained the respect and admiration of students and colleagues alike. She has devoted her career to education, focusing on English and English as a Second Language (ESL) in the region. Terryn earned her bachelor’s in agronomy with a chemistry emphasis at Washington State and then a masters at the University of Idaho in teaching ESL. She served as a consultant and instructor in the LC State ESL program for a year in 1989, but then went to UI for 10 years to teach English composition and ESL courses. During that time she spent a year teaching English language skills to Russian immigrants and underprivileged Israeli adolescents in Herziliya, Israel. Overall, Terryn has traveled to and worked in 10 countries.

In 2000, Terryn became an adjunct instructor at LC State, teaching first- and second-year English composition classes. After a small break, she returned to the college in 2009 as a lecturer, teaching the same courses. In 2011, she started to oversee classroom instruction and curriculum development for various college-level classes for dual credit in local high schools in conjunction with the college’s summer program. In 2013, she returned to the Humanities Division as an English instructor.
Tarryn describes herself as a parent (her son attends LC State), farmer, minimalist, traveler, voracious reader, a volunteer with youth organizations such as Pony Club and 4-H, and a gamer because her guilty pleasure is playing MMORPGs with her 84-year-old father.

Lynne’s librarian career started at Apple Computer, Inc., in California in the mid-1980s when she was an information specialist and later a senior information specialist and a supervisor of technical services/acquisitions and serials for the Apple Library. After 11 years, she moved on to be a researcher for Microsoft in Redmond, Wash. She also worked at the Richland Public Library, Columbia Basin Community College and the Washington State University Tri-Cities campus. In 1999, she started her LC State career as electronic resources librarian and assistant professor. She rose to professor and head of technical services and also served as interim library director for a year in 2016-17. During her time, she helped oversee the change to electronic resources including Valnet and the Washington-Idaho Network. She also oversaw the library’s web pages. In 2019, Lynne was assigned the library’s collection development management during a restructure. She was instrumental in reorganizing, developing policies/procedures, and forms that streamlined the library’s collection development procedures.

In her 20 years at LC State, Lynne served on numerous committees, including Faculty-Senate, Faculty Affairs, Curriculum, Faculty Development, Winter Revels and Web Advisory, along with several search committees. She also was a member of the Idaho Library Association and the Northwest Endusers Group where she held offices for both organizations.

Jim has been a part of LC State since the mid-1980s when he was a student. He graduated in 1988 with a Business Administration degree, served on the program’s advisory committee for three years, and began teaching at the college in 1994 as an assistant professor in the Business Mid-Management program. He became a professor in 2003 in what is now the Business Technology & Service Division. He has taught a variety of business classes, including marketing, retailing, computer applications, and management. He was chosen as the college’s Faculty of the Year in 2002 and was the Delta Epsilon Chi National Advisor of the Year in 1998 and 2002. He also served on a variety of campus committees and projects.

“I am so proud to have worked in Career & Technical Education where teachers are instructors, advisors, mentors, trainers, career developers and more,” Jim says. “My biggest rewards come from seeing students realize their fullest potential, hearing of them accomplishing their goals, and learning about their successes in their chosen careers. I truly love knowing that I had a small part in helping students exceed their own expectations.”

Jim graduated from Clearwater Valley High in Kooskia. He and his wife Rhanda have been married 35 years. They have a daughter, Kali, and a son, Mitch, who is married (Stephanie) and has two daughters (Addy and Sydney). Jim enjoys woodworking, fishing, working on the family’s small farm, and volunteering.

Sean started as an assistant professor in Humanities at the college in 1994 and has won several honors throughout his career. He received a Fulbright Scholarship to teach a semester in Bahrain in the Persian Gulf (2011-12), received the President’s Award for Outstanding Teaching at LC State (1999), the Foundation Award for Excellence in Teaching at LC State (2006), and the LC State International Club’s International Enlightenment Award (2008). He also was the lead coordinator for the college when it received the Partnership Achievement Award by the National Park Service for its work with the Nez Perce National Historical Park on the digital site survey, and was a producer/instructor of two “Local Legacies” projects that were part of the Library of Congress Bicentennial Celebration (2000).

Sean served on several committees and was chair of the Faculty Development Committee (2000-01), Technology Advisory Committee (2001-02), and Student Affairs Committee (1994 and 1997). Sean earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the University of North Texas. He earned a doctorate in Telecommunications & Film at the University of Oregon in 1992.

Sean says what he enjoyed most working at the college was being able to design and teach the courses that he loved as well as helping guide the aesthetic and civic development of his students, along with working with interesting people.

One of the most well-known and well-liked professors at the college, Rhett taught a variety of psychology classes at LC State for 34 years. He is among the top annually in the voting by the student body for their favorite faculty member, winning the Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year award 20 times.

Rhett earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the University of Oregon and then his doctorate at Harvard. He accepted a position at LC State and also has taught four summers at Landegg International University in Wienacht, Switzerland.

Rhett won several honors through the years, including being the first professor at LC Sate to be honored as the Carnegie Foundation for Advancement of Teaching’s Idaho Professor of the Year in 2005. He received the college’s Foundation Award in 2020 for excellence in teaching and scholarly activities. He received the President’s Award for Excellence in Diversity and Cross-Cultural Understanding and was honored by both professional and student organizations for excellence in teaching. In 2016, he received the Warrior Service Award for his outstanding service and dedication to the college.

He has authored and co-authored numerous publications, and has been an active researcher, publisher and presenter in the areas of moral development and appreciation of beauty. He was awarded sabbatical leaves in 2013 to complete research analysis on his project, “Stages of Understanding Beauty,” and 2006 to study depiction of the Psyche myth at the museums in Paris.

Ray’s career at LC State began in 1993 and he was the sole art professor during much of his time here, teaching students the basics of art and art appreciation, to more advanced watercolor, composition and painting methods. Early in his career, he was head of the department of visual arts within the Arts and Communication Division, which later became part of the Humanities Division. Ray has had his work displayed in exhibits and shows throughout the region. His work represents years of theory and consideration of what constitutes and questions the sublime, merging craft and light-hearted experimentation.

Ray earned his Master of Fine Arts in Painting, Drawing and Printmaking from the University of Madison. He came to LC State from Northern Michigan University, where he was assistant professor of art and design. At LC State, he has assisted with exhibits on campus, in local high schools and at the Center for Arts & History. He painted 340 bowls for the YWCA’s SOUPort Our Shelter fundraisers during a three-year period and has also volunteered as an art juror, art donator, and exhibition curator. Other area non-profits have benefited from his work, including the Lewiston Food Bank, Habitat for Humanity and the Lewiston Civic Theater.

On campus, Ray serves as a faculty representative to the College Assistant Migrant Program, LC’s Native American students as well as the Idaho Commission on Hispanic Affairs. He was honored with the LC State President’s Award for Excellence in Diversity and Cross-Cultural Understanding.

Jane’s cross-country educational journey began at the University of Rhode Island where she earned a degree in zoology and then went to Iowa State where she received her master’s in zoology. She was an assistant professor at the College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls for four years, then taught in New York for two years before becoming an adjunct professor in the Natural Sciences Division at LC State in 1990. She climbed the tenure track to professor and served as assistant to the division chair for six years. She also taught a distance learning course at Idaho State. At LC State, Jane taught the range of biology classes from human biology to endocrine physiology. She also taught courses in chemistry, health, natural sciences and nursing.

Jane’s professional awards and accomplishments include the Idaho INBRE Award for Excellence in Biomedical Research and Education. She also was honored with the LC State H.L. Talkington Achievement Award, the President’s Award for Outstanding Teaching, the Adjunct Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the Faculty Excellence Award presented by the college’s Naval ROTC program.

Jane was co-principal investigator on a number of large IMBRE grants, which benefitted the college, and has served on the INBRE Statewide Steering Committee and been the co-administration of the LC State IDeA Network of Biomedical Research of the IMBRE grants since 2004. She has done much consulting work and led workshops, and has been a science fair co-coordinator and judge for the Moscow School District.

Jack was born and raised in Spokane, earned an associate degree at Community Colleges of Spokane and then worked as an electro-mechanical designer for a computer banking systems company near Post Falls for about 10 years while earning a Graphic Communications degree from Eastern Washington University.

Jack began at an instructor at LC State in 1990 while his wife Shelley finished a medical internship at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston. The couple planned to move back to Spokane, but St. Joe’s offered Shelley a full-time job and the rest, as they say, is history. Jack earned a master’s in Education at the University of Idaho.

Jack worked his way through the tenure track and became a full professor in 2000. He helped rehaul drafting instruction at LC State as the program became Engineering Technology. He taught a variety of classes, even some during the evenings, and helped with the development of online engineering courses at the college. He says meeting new challenges motivates him, which is why he learned boundary, location and route surveying, jet boat design drafting, CNC machining, patent illustrating in both the U.S and Canada, and freelance writing for several hunting and fishing publications. He plans to expand his writing as well as raise and train upland pointing bird dogs in retirement.

Jack and Shelley raised five children – Karlei, Makary, Ciera, Jordan and Nathan. He said he is grateful to LC State for providing the opportunities to meet some dear friends and live in our wonderful community.

Gary says in his 42 years as an educator, in both K-12 and higher education settings, he has been blessed to be able to do what he enjoys most: “being able to teach, sharing the thrill of students learning, and helping teacher candidates achieve their own goals to move on to do the same in their own classrooms.” Gary started at LC State in 1991 as an assistant professor in the Education Division. During his career in helping prepare future teachers, he held several positions, chaired two Faculty Senate committees and has been honored with the President’s Award for Outstanding Teaching and the School of Professional Studies Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. Gary has been involved in many activities to initiate, promote, and nurture ways to integrate instructional technologies into LC State operations, teacher education curricula, and K-12 school partnerships. Gary’s IT knowledge led him to serve as the first college employee to be the LC State webmaster, which led to the first internet presence for several college operations/entities.

Gary says a highlight of his career was “working with my colleagues (faculty, staff, and administration) to make our teacher education programs as strong as they can be and to make LC State be the best possible learning environment for our students.” Another highlight he said was teaming with the college’s K-12 partners.

Gary earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees, along with his Ph.D., from The Ohio State University. He and his wife Nora, have been married for 40 years and have two sons, Brian and Alex.

Mark’s 35 years of working at LC State includes the last six as chair of the Technical & Industrial Division. Mark is a graduate of Culdesac High and earned an AAS degree in Major Appliance Repair at LC State in 1978. He was appointed as an instructor in the Major Appliance Repair program at the college on Aug. 1, 1986. Through the years, the program went through changes, including name changes, and is now the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC-R) Technology program.

Mark earned a bachelor’s in Management Technology and a master’s in Vocational Education at the University of Idaho, while teaching a variety of classes at the college. In his early years, his classes ranged from industrial safety to English and psychology. He later taught some graduate level classes at UI in addition to his class load at LC State.

Mark continued to help others throughout his career. He held several repair workshops on Sears, Whirlpool, G.E. and other company products. He was at LC State’s Workforce Training office from 2005-2013.

Mark has been named the Outstanding Vocational Instructor of the Year, the Idaho SkillsUSA Advisor of the Year, and the Alumni Faculty of the Year. He produced 25 Idaho State SkillsUSA gold medalists with 13 national medal winners, including five gold, in both appliance and HVAC repairs.

Mark and his wife Erion have been married 43 years and have three children (Joshua, Seth and Jessi) and seven grandchildren. In retirement, he plans to continue to work on his mini-farm with a couple of cats, a dog and four llamas.