Faculty and Staff
Office Location: Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus, CM 202G
Educational BackgroundPhD, in Iberian-American Literature and Culture, Georgetown University (minor in Applied Linguistics)
BA(s) and Licenciatura(s) (Masters equivalent) in Philosophy, Spanish Literature, and Spanish Linguistics, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú.
- Editorial Board Member of the US-China Education Review A (academic magazine).
- Latest Publication: “Historia, temporalidad y ficción en Historia de Mayta, y La fiesta del Chivo, de Mario Vargas Llosa y El general en su laberinto, de Gabriel García Márquez.” Critica.Cl. 01/30/2023new window.
- Served in the Academic Appeals Committee and the Sabbatical Committee.
- Published over 50 academic articles, including 12 + interdisciplinary articles co-authored with MC Mathematics full-professor Stephen Kcenich.
- Dr. Luna-Escudero-Alie is co-authoring a book with Mathematics & Statistics Prof. Stephen Kcenich about Borges and Mathematics.
- Created along with Prof. Stephen Kcenich a learning community of Spanish and Mathematics featuring Jorge Luis Borges.
- Participated in the Scholarship in Excellence in Teaching, the Quantitative Reasoning Fellowship in the Disciplines, the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Open Pedagogy Fellowship, and the Smithsonian Fellowship.
- Nominated by Howard University students for a national excellence in teaching award, 2006.
- Certificate of Distinction in Teaching: in Recognition for Excellence in Teaching during the academic year 2001-2002. Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2002.
Office Location: Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus, CM 202 reception area
Ms. Singleton is from Brazil, and joined Montgomery College in 2008. She speaks English, Portuguese, and Spanish, and she is learning Korean. Her hobbies are traveling, dancing, reading, and cooking.
Office Location: Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus, CM 202H
Educational BackgroundMA, in Ethics from UMBC, Maryland
BA, in Philosophy and Biopsychology from UMBC, Maryland
Professor Jenkins holds an MA degree in Applied Ethics from UMBC, where he wrote his thesis on ethical issues in the diagnosis and treatment of Multiple Personality Disorder (now Dissociative Identity Disorder). He holds BA's in Philosophy and Biopsychology, also from UMBC.
Professor Jenkins teaches Introduction to Philosophy, Ethics, Logic, Morality and
the Law, Philosophy of Religion, and a number of applied ethics courses. He has received
fellowships to from the National Endowment for the Humanities for Summer Institutes
on Buddhist East Asia (2018) and Experimental Philosophy (2012). During his sabbatical
semester in Fall of 2017, Professor Jenkins served as Visiting Professor at Xi’an
University of Arts and Sciences 西安文理学院, Xi’an, China.
Professor Jenkins is the lead facilitator for Ethics in Engineering, Cybersecurity, Computer Science, and Data Science. He is the coach of the Ethics Bowl Team, and a rotating member of the Montgomery College IRB.
Prof. Jenkins won the Montgomery College Full-time Professor of the Year for the academic year 2021-2022.
Office Location: Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus, CM 202C
Educational BackgroundMA, in Latin American Literature from the University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland
BA, in Spanish and Social Work from McDaniel College, Maryland
Additional InformationProfessor Jones is the Co-coordinator of the Global Classrooms Faculty Fellowship (GCFF), since 2016, along with Professor Carla Naranjo, (Germantown Campus). Through this fellowship, faculty pair with colleagues throughout the world to create direct and authentic global content in their classes. MC faculty from various disciplines within the Humanities area and beyond have connected with partner institutions in El Salvador, Ethiopia, Korea, Costa Rica, Argentina, Senegal, England and others to provide their students virtual global exchanges with students from these countries (from the GCFF website).
Office Location: Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus, P4 203
Educational BackgroundMA, in Political Science with a specialization in International Relations from Northeastern University
MA, in ESL from Simmons College, Boston, Massachusetts
BA, in Social Work at Wayne State University in Detroit
Educational BackgroundPhD, in French and Francophone Modern Studies from the University of Maryland College Park, Maryland
MA, in American Studies and MA, in French from the University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
Licence d'Anglais mention LLCE Langues Littératures et Civilisations Etrangères Université de Framche in Comté Besançon, France
Licence d'Anglais mention FLE Français Langue Etrangère Université de Framche in Comté Besançon, France
Certificate in African Languages Acquisition from Indiana University, Indiana
Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies from the University of Maryland College Park, Maryland, Anticipated May 2019
Educational BackgroundMA, in Teaching French to Speakers of Other Languages from University of Paris III, Sorbonne-Paris, France
BA, in French Literature and in Arabic language from the University of Lyon II - Lyon, France
Certificate in Language Translation Studies from Ecole Supérieure d'Interprètes et de Traducteurs E.S.I.T., Sorbonne - Paris, France
Trained as a translator French, Arabic, English from University of Paris III, Sorbonne-Paris, France
Additional InformationProfessor El Korm was chosen to participate on the "2021-2022 Scholarship of Excellence in Teaching Fellowship" under the leadership of Professor Joan Naake.
Educational BackgroundMA, US/UK History, University of Maryland Baltimore County
BA, History, College of Wooster
AA , General Studies, Montgomery College
Additional InformationBesides teaching History and Political Sciences courses, professor Furgol tutors at the Academic Success Center at Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus.
Prof. Furgol works as well as a FEMA Reservist - Disaster Survivor Assistant, since 2020 to present, and at Maryland Responds Medical Reserve Corps Volunteer, from 2020 to present.
BiographyDr. Samuel Belsham Moki earned a Ph.D. in political science with a minor in public administration in 2002 from Howard University in Washington, D.C. He has taught courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels at several universities within the Washington Metropolitan Area for over 20 years.
His academic experience is complemented with over seven years of senior management experience as the associate director for the Environmental and Sustainability Services Division with Prince George’s County Government, Maryland from 2006 to 2013. Between 2015 to the present, Dr. Moki has served as a public board member for promotional evaluations at the United States Department of State, Department of Commerce and the Department of Agriculture. He currently serves as a Commissioner in the Governor’s Commission for African Affairs in the State of Maryland and also, as a Commissioner for the State’s Attorney’s Multicultural Commission in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Dr. Moki has authored several books, book chapters and peer-reviewed articles. He is the COO and Co-Owner of Bethel Assisted Living Homes in Prince George’s County, Maryland.
Educational BackgroundPhD. Political Science, Howard University,
MS, Environmental Management, The University of Maryland University College
MS, Criminal Justice, The University of New Haven, CT.
LL.B Bachelor of Law, The University of Yaounde, Cameroon
BiographyBonard is an international arbitration attorney focusing on dispute resolution in Latin America and Africa. Bonard is the author of Ontological Branding: Power, Privilege, and White Supremacy in a Colorblind World (Lexington: 2022). As an MC alumnus, Bonard enjoys teaching when his schedule permits.
Educational BackgroundJD, Georgetown University
MA, Philosophy, Catholic University
BA, Biology & Philosophy, Loyola College in Maryland
Educational BackgroundMA, University of Connecticut
BA, American Studies, University of North Carolina
Additional InformationProfessor Petty followed the route of Lewis and Clark during the Bicentennial (2004-07) and he wrote articles about his journey. As an avid and enthusiastic hiker, Professor Petty hiked the Appalachian Trail from ME to GA (1,172 miles).
BiographyProfessor Pozos has more than 10 years’ experience teaching Spanish and English (ESL). She has been living in the United States for almost 16 years. Over the course of her career, she has taught all levels of Spanish to students of all ages, ranging from middle school to working adult professionals. Prior to joining Montgomery College, Professor Pozos taught Spanish at the college level at The George Washington University.
Educational BackgroundMA in Education from the University Euro Hispanoamericana,
BA in English (Translation) from the Universidad Veracruzana,
Office Location: Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus, CM 202
Professor Suliman is currently writing her PhD thesis at the Johns Hopkins University, Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, Department of Near Eastern Studies. Her dissertation’s topic is about the titles and representation of male and female dancers in Ancient Egypt.
She obtained her MA degree in 2014, also from JHU, in Near Eastern Studies. Prof. Sulliman has a BA (2008) from Helwan University, Egypt, in Education and Library Science.
Professor Rania Suliman (Arabic) received from the Johns Hopkins University: the Dean’s Teaching Fellowship at Krieger School of Art and Sciences award.
She invited a guest speaker for her Arabic 101 class on November 10, 2021. The guest speaker was: Maryum Saifee, Senior Advisor Secretary's Office of Diversity & Inclusion, US Department of State.
Besides teaching Arabic courses at Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus and Rockville campus, she is currently teaching a course at the JHU about Lives in Ancient Egypt: Society, Family, and Gender.
BiographyResearch Interests: Environmental history, national parks, U.S. South
In addition to teaching at MC, Dr. Warrick is a public historian at the United States Capitol and is currently writing an administrative history of Mammoth Cave National Park.