Faculty and Staff
Office Location: Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus, P2 222B
MSB and MSE, Johns Hopkins Univ
BA, North Carolina State University
BiographyMeet Dr. Margaret Tabiri, a highly skilled professor at Montgomery College. She is the Chair of Business, Economics, Accounting, Computer Applications, Hospitality Management & Paralegal Studies (BEACAHMPS) for the Germantown and Takoma Park campuses. With over 25 years of corporate experience as a financial analyst, contracts manager, and financial consultant, she brings a wealth of knowledge to her students. Margaret has been teaching at Montgomery College since 2006, starting as an adjunct teaching Mathematics and Statistics and then moving on as a full-time professor teaching Business and Statistics. She has an impressive educational background, including a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from North Carolina State University, a Master of Science in Business focusing on Finance, and a Master of Science in Education with a Math focus, both from Johns Hopkins University and a Doctor of Business Administration from the University of Maryland Global Campus. Additionally, she has taught Math at Montgomery County Public Schools and the Maret School in Washington, DC. Margaret is a licensed Insurance and Financial Consultant and actively participates in several community engagements while serving on the board of three organizations.
Office Location: Germantown Campus, HT 418
Sherry Mirbod has taught various accounting courses since 1986 and is a full time accounting professor at Montgomery College since 200.4 She has a bachelor’s degree from University of Tehran and a doctoral degree in Business Administration, accounting specialty from NOVA Southeastern University in Florida. Sherry is also a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the Maryland Association of CPAs and Maryland Society of Accountants. In addition to over 25 years of teaching experience, she has worked for different CPA firms and provided auditing, financial accounting and income tax services for various clients which enable her to bring a real-world learning environment to the classroom.
Office Location: Germantown Campus, P2/221C
Andrea has previously worked in the corporate and governmental sectors. Andrea started her professional career as a diplomat for her native country Barbados. After migrating to the US, Ms. Foster has worked in a number of corporate positions in the information technology sector.
Ms. Foster has taught in higher education for the last 19 years both as a part-time and full time faculty. She has been with Montgomery College for the last eight years. A published author, in the areas of migration and international business. She holds a Master degree in Computer Systems Management; and a dual Master degree in Business Administration and International Management.
At Montgomery College Professor Foster is actively involved in a number of activities focused on building student success. One such project is through a partnership between Montgomery College and Guardian Life Insurance focused on learning personal finance skills and expanding entrepreneurship.
Office Location: Germantown Campus, HT 422
- CMAP106 – Computer Use and Management
- CMAP 120 - Introduction to Computer Applications
- CMAP232 – Word Processing Applications
- CMAP242 – Database Applications
- CMAP 252 – Spreadsheet Applications
- CMAP272 – Professional Website Development
Office Location: Germantown Campus, HS255
I got my Ph.D. in economics at The University of Maryland, but my interest in economics really started as an undergrad at Randolph-Macon College in Virginia. My main reason for going to graduate school was to teach, but I took a detour after graduation, working for an economics consulting firm in DC (while also teaching part-time at Montgomery College). I finally achieved my goal of teaching full-time in 2007. My areas of expertise are in economic history and public finance and my dissertation was on how the lovely C & O Canal bankrupted the state of Maryland. I've been working on how to achieve a half-decent hand stand.
Courses TaughtECON 201, ECON 202, ECON 103
Office Location: Germantown Campus, HS 245
Harry M. Singleton joins the Montgomery College full-time faculty as a professor of legal studies, having served in this role part-time since 2009. Experienced in developing online courses, Professor Singleton has been coordinating and revamping the College paralegal studies program to increase enrollment and ensure that it meets the guidelines for American Bar Association approval. A graduate of Yale Law School and The Johns Hopkins University, he has taught courses ranging from legal ethics to civil litigation. His professional experience includes serving as a practicing attorney in civil law, a consultant to government and private entities on civil rights and congressional affairs, and the U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education for Civil Rights, where he instituted new management policies and guided staff in resolving complaints. Professor Singleton received the Quality Matters Award for his online course, Real Property, as well as the Montgomery College Faculty Excellence Award in 2010 and 2013
Office Location: Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus, P2 222A
BiographyHarry M. Singleton joins the Montgomery College full-time faculty as a professor of legal studies, having served in this role part-time since 2009. Experienced in developing online courses, Professor Singleton has been coordinating and revamping the College paralegal studies program to increase enrollment and ensure that it meets the guidelines for American Bar Association approval. A graduate of Yale Law School and The Johns Hopkins University, he has taught courses ranging from legal ethics to civil litigation. His professional experience includes serving as a practicing attorney in civil law, a consultant to government and private entities on civil rights and congressional affairs, and the U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education for Civil Rights, where he instituted new management policies and guided staff in resolving complaints. Professor Singleton received the Quality Matters Award for his online course, Real Property, as well as the Montgomery College Faculty Excellence Award in 2010 and 2013.
Office Location: Takoma Park Silver Spring Campus, P-2 221E Takoma
Professional Certification: Certified Public Accountant
Professional Membership: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Office Location: Takoma Park Silver Spring Campus, NP/228
Dr. Satarupa (Rupa) Das offers on-campus and online classes for Introductory Macro and Micro courses as well as honors module for those courses. She is also the Takoma Park Silver Spring chapter advisor of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and the advisor of Economics Club of Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus.
Dr. Das has taught various courses of Economics including courses at graduate and
undergraduate level. Her teaching experience includes teaching at various institutions
such as Indiana University Bloomington, Western Carolina University, Northern Virginia
Community College (NVCC) and Strayer University. Courses taught include introductory
Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Intermediate Microeconomics, International Trade and
Managerial Economics. She has more than twelve years of online teaching experience.
Dr. Das is a dedicated teacher. She won the Faculty Outstanding Service Award at Montgomery College in 2014 and the NISOD Award of Excellence in 2015. She has received the 2011 Smithsonian Faculty Fellowship from Paul Peck Humanities Institute. She has presented her teaching ideas at several national and regional conferences. Her teaching related writings have been published in the Online Classroom and Teaching Professor newsletters. Her article "Using Museum Exhibits: An Innovation in Experiential Learning" has been published in the journal College Teaching in April 2015. Dr. Das also is a Liaison for East Coast Colleges Social Science Association (ECCSSA).
Dr. Das has obtained her Masters in Economics from the prestigious Delhi School of Economics in Delhi, India. She has a Ph.D. in Economics from Indiana University, Bloomington.
Subject Taught: LGST
Marjorie G. DiLima was admitted to the Maryland Bar in 1995. In addition to her law degree, Marjorie received her LL.M. in Taxation from Georgetown University and her M.B.A. from St. Thomas University.
Marjorie's is the Managing Partner of Fait & Di Lima, LLP. Her firm concentrates in Family Law and all related Family Law topics. Marjorie has focused a portion of her practice on issues arising from alcohol and drug abuse in the family. Marjorie is an active member of several associations, among them the Montgomery County Bar, Maryland State Bar, and Women's Bar. Marjorie currently serves on the Family and Juvenile Law Section Council for the State of Maryland and is the chair of the Rules Committee of the Council. Marjorie is co-President of the Collaborative Divorce Association and former President and current Bencher of the Inns of Court. Marjorie also sits on Peer Review Panels in Attorney Grievance cases.
Marjorie is a Certified Mediator for all family law issues, a Collaborative Law attorney and a trained Best Interest Attorney to represent children. As an adjunct Professor at Montgomery College, Marjorie is teaching Family Law to Paralegal Studies students.
Marjorie has received several honors for her work and has been named a Maryland Super Lawyer for several years.
BiographyI have been teaching economics, my life’s passion, at MC for about four years, beginning in the Fall of 2008. From 1979-2009 I was an economist (Senior Specialist in Economic Policy) at the Congressional Research Service (CRS), of the Library of Congress (CRS is a policy research agency of the Congress similar to the Congressional Budget Office or the General Accountability Office). At CRS , I wrote hundreds of reports, thousands of memoranda, gave hundreds of briefings, and testified before Congress on a wider variety of economic subjects. Although my specialty was the economics of taxation, particularly energy, environmental, and natural resource tax policy, I also wrote on a wide variety of more complex economics subjects of policy importance to the Congress. I graduated from Wayne State University (WSU), in Detroit Michigan with a B.A and M.A. in economics. Detroit, and its suburbs is where I grew up after emigrating from Sicily, Italy in 1959. At WSU I also went through the Ph.D. program, completing all requirements except for the dissertation. While I was a Ph.D. candidate I also worked a corporate economist of a major corporation in Michigan.
Courses Taught: ECON 201, ECON 202
Office Location: Germantown Campus, HS 257
I have has been teaching economics full-time at Montgomery College since 2001. Before coming to MC, I served as an economist with our federal government. I've also taught part-time at various universities and community colleges including the University of Maryland and Northwestern University. My special expertise is in the economics of public policy, especially environmental and natural resources policy. I'm author of the really cool book, "Economics for Life: 101 Lessons You Can Use Every Day!". I love economics! In addition to holding degrees in economics, I also have earned degrees public administration and business administration. Lastly, I'm a tennis player and the tennis club adviser. Let me know if you want to hit some balls!
Master of Public Administration, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Master of Science, Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Maryland
Bachelor of Science with High Honors, Economics, University of Delaware
Associate of Science, Business Administration, Delaware County Community College
ECON 201, ECON 202, ECON 202HM, ECON 105