Eric Blum, MPA in Public Affairs - University of Washington, BA in Government, Politics, Philosophy, and Economics - Claremont McKenna College. Mr. Blum’s academic expertise includes government, politics, economics, personal finance and management. He has served as a political consultant, and an educational administrator for nearly twenty years. His professional expertise includes organizational development, financial management and budgeting, strategic planning, curriculum development, supervision, teambuilding, planning and general management.
Roy Johnstone, M.A. in Education, National University, B.S. in Economics, University of Wisconsin. Mr. Johnstone has over twenty years teaching experience. He has taught a wide variety of social sciences at various levels including: Secondary, Business College, and University. His focus is in economics and psychology. In addition, Mr. Johnstone served with Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship for four years in Iowa and has a long-term commitment to his local church as part of the worship team and as a trustee.
Robyn Glessner, MA in History - Unviersity of London, BA in History - California Baptist University. Ms. Glessner is a seasoned history instructor with experience teaching courses as broad and diverse as Early American Republic, Colonial America, History of California, History of England. She leads teams of students on international service projects and participates in the annual Advanced Placement (AP) US History exam reading conference.
Tony Angelo, PsyD in Psychology - Loma Linda University, BS in Psychology - University of California, Riverside. Dr. Angelo’s academic expertise is in psychology. Mr. Angelo served as a pastor, clinical psychology, human resources manager and director of psychological services.
Pauline Soria, DPA (in progress) and MPA in Public Administration - California Baptist University, BS in Workforce Education and Development - Southern Illinois University. Ms. Soria has served as a Communications Officer with the Riverside County Sheriff for the past two decades. In this capacity, she has trained and educated department staff.
John Nash, MTh in World Missions - Dallas Theological Seminary, BS in Agriculture - University of Arizona. Mr. Nash has a decades long career as a bookkeeper, manager, and teacher. John's specialty is teaching math and science.
Mark Leonard, MBA - California State University, San Bernardino, BA in Music Education – University of North Dakota. Mr. Leonard spent the early part of his professional career teaching music in public and private schools. He has worked in marketing for more than a dozen years in a variety of industries including non-profit, education, manufacturing, and healthcare. Mr. Leonard founded a consulting firm in 2011 specializing in marketing and strategic planning. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Inland Empire Barnabas Group, Oak Valley College, and previously for the Inland Empire chapter of the American Marketing Association. Mr. Leonard is a leader in his local church in Redlands, The River Christian Reformed Church. He teaches marketing and directs the entrepreneurship program at OVC.
Gayle Linn, MS in Educational Leadership, California Baptist University, BA in English, University of Texas. Gayle is an accomplished English teacher with vast experience teaching a wide range of students from Kindergarten through college. Her range of experience also extends to administrative service, having held positions of Dean of Academic Affairs for Community Christian College to Principal at Banner Elementary School. Gayle began her career serving in ministry with Campus Crusade for Christ (now Cru).
Gregg Simmons, MAEd – San Diego State University, BS in Business– University of Redlands. Mr. Simmons is a career coach and consultant with decades of experience working with students and athletes. Most recently, Mr. Simmons helped establish a career resource and counseling center for the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).
Terry Morrow, PhD – Dr. Terry L. Morrow began full-time ministry in 1984. He is the long-term pastor of Hillside Community Church in Wrightwood, CA, where he has led the church through growth and extensive building projects. He holds a B.A. from Corban University, a M.A. from Simpson University, and a Ph.D. in Theology from Trinity Theological Seminary. He is the author of 7 books on how the believer is to walk by faith and in the truths of God’s word. His purpose statement for both his personal life and that of his staff and church is: “We exist to empower people to passionately live out their love for Jesus.” Terry and his wife, Patti have been married for over 40 years. They have two grown children and 7 grandchildren.
Gene Valdez, MBA – During his 38 years business career, Mr. Valdez was both a business loan consultant and commercial banker. The majority of his career (30 years) was spent in the banking industry. Mr. Valdez held senior executive lending positions with such banks as Wells Fargo, Community Bank and Citizens Business Bank. His specialty was serving the needs of privately owned businesses with annual sales of $250,000 to $50,000,000. Mr. Valdez earned his MBA from USC and his BA from UCLA.
Robert Brocco, MAS – Mr. Brocco has nearly 30 years of Christian school teaching experience. Of this, almost 10 years has been as a college instructor. His approach to teaching is one of a holistic, Kingdom mindset. Mr. Brocco possess a graduate degree in Applied Finance with study of financial markets and the appropriate use of economic principles, and the requisite calculations that is involved in these markets.
Christina Cornejo, MS – Ms. Cornejo holds a unique skill set having worked in private industry, taught science at the college level, and earning both science and business degrees. She teaches Scientific Principles and Practice blending her business and science experience in the classroom. She holds a BS in Science - Biology from UC Riverside and an MBA from CSU San Bernardino. She has nearly 10 years Christian college teaching experience.
Debbie Martis, MBA - University of Redlands, BS in Business - California State University, San Bernardino. Professor Martis is the Founder and CEO of Rebirth Homes, a Christian nonprofit serving women who have been victims of human trafficking. Prior to launching Rebirth Homes, Professor Martis served as Executive Director of Sandals Church, VP of Operations for Newport Boats, Director of Support Services for Campus Crusade for Christ, and Director of Financial Services for Resort Condominium International Management.
Nick In't Hout, MA - Fuller Theological Seminary, BA in Education, Calvin College. Professor In't Hout serves as Pastor of Discipleship and Families at The River Reformed Church. Prior to his current role, he served as Director of Youth Ministry.
Expect More from OVC Professors
Oak Valley College professors are more than experts in their field. Each of them are passionate Christians looking to contribute to your personal, professional, and spiritual development.
First and foremost, each faculty member is dedicated to teaching you, the student.
Secondly, faculty members will teach you how to succeed in the world around you. Our commitment is to see you excel.
Although we are interested in theories, because theories help explain how the world works, we are dedicated toward real-world application of ideas and theories to every day situations. That is why you will experience a great deal of projects, case studies, and interactive assignments. We believe in learning by doing. One of our mottos is learn it today...apply it tomorrow.