ASC Staff Biographies

Joseph Huston, Instructional Leader: Math and Science

Joe Huston, Director

Education

  • B.B.A., Finance, Florida International University
  • M.A., Mathematics Education, University of Central Florida

Biography

Joe Huston joined the ASC staff in February 2008 as the instructional leader for mathematics and science. His involvement with the ASC has included staff management, development and training; strategic planning and program review; grant writing; program development and implementation; and service on various campus committees. Huston has a background in financial and personnel management and has taught in classrooms at the high school and college mathematics levels. His professional interests include retention and success strategies for developmental education, learning theory and the development of electronic resources to supplement classroom learning.

Christine McKeel, Oviedo Campus Support Specialist

Christine McKeel, Oviedo Campus Coordinator

Education

  • B.S., Aerospace Engineering, Virginia Tech

Biography

Christine McKeel began her career with Seminole State in 2011 as a math instructional support specialist on the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus.  In this role, she tutored all levels of math taught at the college and was involved in pilot programs for embedded tutoring as well as online tutoring platforms. McKeel has a background in engineering, working for several years in the defense industry.  She began working full time for the ASC in August 2017, serving as supervisor of the Academic Success Center on the Oviedo Campus.

Evodney Speed, Altamonte Springs Campus Support Specialist

Evodney Speed, Altamonte Springs Campus Coordinator

Education

  • M.A., English, Clemson University

Biography

In September 1997, Evodney Speed came to Seminole State, where she served as an English paraprofessional, a college preparatory writing lab instructor, a library and media services liaison, an ESOL lab manager and a manager of the Learning Resource Center at the College's Hunt Club facility. In 2008, she assumed a management position in the Altamonte Springs Campus ASC, where she is responsible for staff management, development and training; grant writing; and service on various committees. Speed has taught at the high school and college levels. Her professional interests include skills and strategies in student retention, learning theory and developmental education.

Computer   Paraprofessional

Matthew Norris, Computer Paraprofessional

Education

  • A.A., Seminole State College of Florida
  • A.S., Data Processing Technology, Seminole State College of Florida

Biography

Matthew Norris began his career with Seminole State in 1988 as a part-time computer paraprofessional in the Writing Center. He has remained with the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus ASC for more than 20 years, supporting its relocation, transformation and expansion, as well as its continual technological advancements. Norris became the ASC's full-time computer paraprofessional in July 2006.

Jean-Paul Swiatkowski, Instructional   Leader: Writing

Jean-Paul Swiatkowski, Instructional Leader in Writing

Education

  • A.A., Seminole State College of Florida
  • B.A., Humanities, University of Central Florida

Biography

Jean-Paul Swiatkowski began his career with Seminole State in 1988 as a student tutor in the Writing Center. He has remained with the ASC for more than 20 years, helping the center through various changes and transitions. Swiatkowski began working full time in the ASC in 1996, assuming the role of supervisor for English and writing tutoring. He served as a peer mentor supervisor from 2005-08, training exemplary students to help other students by guiding and acclimating them to the rigors of achieving academic success through their first year of college. In addition to working in the ASC, Swiatkowski has taught developmental writing courses at the College for more than 15 years.