ACTC Promotes Four Faculty to Full Professor

Four ACTC faculty members were promoted from Associate Professor to Professor effective July 1.

Debra L. Justice, a Louisa resident and Lawrence County High School graduate, was promoted to Professor of English. She has a Master of Arts Degree in English from Marshall University and a Master of Science Degree in Organizational Communication from Murray State University. She taught at Hopkinsville Community College before starting at ACTC in 2006.

Justice teaches writing, communication, humanities and literature courses. She is a member of the ACTC Faculty Council, ACTC Faculty Rules Committee and the KCTCS English as a Second Language and English Curriculum Committees.

She has received a prestigious Teaching Excellence award from the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) and several ACTC Teaching Excellence awards.

David Childress was promoted to Professor of Computer Technology. A Louisville resident and Huntington resident, he has a Master of Science Degree in Information Systems and a Master of Arts Degree in Adult and Higher Education from Morehead State University.

He teaches computer and database design courses and is also Coordinator of the Computers and Information Technology (CIT) Program. He serves on the ACTC Distance Learning and Sustainability Committees and the KCTCS Computer Literacy and CIT Committees.

Childress started at the college in 1998 and has received several ACTC Teaching Excellence Awards, the prestigious NISOD Award, two KCTCS Master Teachers Awards and Volunteer Award from the Army Corps of Engineers.

John Bradley was promoted to Professor of Automotive Technology. An area native, Ashland resident and Boyd County High School graduate, he received his Associate of Applied Science Degree in General Occupational Technical Studies from ACTC.

Bradley started at the college in 1999 and teaches all aspects of automotive technology. He serves on the State Automotive Curriculum Committee.

Jacqueline L. Cavins was promoted to Professor of Surgical Technology. She is also Coordinator of the Surgical Technology Program. A Louisa resident, she has an Associate Degree in Nursing from the college and a Bachelors Degree in Nursing from Morehead State University.

She has been at ACTC since 1997, and teaches many of the surgical technology courses. She serves on the colleges Surgical Technology and Pharmacy Technology Selective Admissions Committees.