Broughton, Irv; Instructor
Phone: (509) 533-3824
Irv Broughton has taught at SFCC Since 1976. He came from the University of Washington where
he taught in the School of Communications. He's author of ten books including Producers on
Producing and Forever Remembered: The Fliers of WWII. Irv is a filmmaker and a three-time
winner of the NW Film and Video Festival. He holds B.A. and M.A. degrees from Florida State
and an M.A. in Creative Writing from Hollins College. A former collegiate basketball player
at FSU, he still loves his "hoops" and is a huge fan of FSU football and basketball.
He likes bonsai.
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Edlin-Marlowe, Sara; Instructor
Phone: (509) 533-3222
SARA EDLIN-Marlowe teaches theatre and speech at SFCC; she has also taught in the Applied Education Division at
Spokane Community College. Currently she is the faculty advisor for Whitworth.fm, a webcast station (formerly KWRS),
at Whitworth. For ten years, Sara worked for Spokane Public Radio where she was the "Morning Edition" host. Sara's
professional credits include: The Basket, Safe Passages, a water safety video made by the Army Corp of Engineers,
and a small part in Godfather I. She has numerous credits as a voice talent on the East and West coasts and appeared
on the Brian Keith Show filmed in Hawaii. Sara earned her Associate's degree at the University of Florida in
Gainesville; her Bachelor's is from the University of Miami where she double majored in Radio-TV-Film and Theatre;
She earned her Master's in Fine Arts with the emphasis on directing from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
Edlin-Marlowe tours with her one woman shows: Sacagawea and her new adventure, the Canadian artist, Emily Carr.
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Estrada, Hadda; Dean, for Global Education and Strategic Partnerships
Office: 017-0106 SFCC/015-0114 SCC
Phone: (509) 533-3844/7033
My name is Hadda Estrada, and I was born and grew up in Paris, France. I spent most of my life in France where I got the
opportunity to travel throughout Europe. After I graduated from the University of Marne-la-Valle in Business Administration, I
decided to pursue my interest in communication and languages.
I moved to Monroe, Louisiana and went to the University of Louisiana at Monroe (ULM) where I furthered my education in Business
Administration. In 2001, I graduated with my BA in Economics. Soon after, I enrolled in the Master of Arts in Communication with
a concentration in Mass Communication. I received my MA from ULM and began teaching Communication courses for over 7 years. As a
Speech Instructor, I taught students from diverse academic, socioeconomic, and cultural backgrounds to combat fears associated
with public speaking and to help them realize speaking attributes.
In 2006, I began working as a Retention Advisor and Communication Studies Instructor and was strongly committed to academic
advising, retention and graduation efforts. I was involved in all aspects of the Student Success Center's functions, to include
advising, teaching, program development and management. I also taught multiple sections of University Seminar each semester.
This class was part of ULM's First Year Experience and the Learning Communities program, a very critical component that impacted
every incoming freshman at the institution. I worked very closely with students each semester to help them transition both
socially and academically to the university.
In 2010, my family and I moved to Spokane. We enjoy being outdoors, going on hikes, and riding our bikes. Our love and passion
for traveling and discovering other cultures is never-ending. All my family lives in Europe, so we try to visit them as much as
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Hansen, Chris; Drama Instructor
Phone: (509) 533-4332
Chris Hansen is a graduate with his BA in theatre from Eastern Washington University. He has spent two years with Coeur d'Alene Summer Theatre as Master Carpenter and while at Eastern received the prestigious Francis B.
Huston Medallion for exceptional artistic achievement.
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Huff, Yasuka; Japanese Instructor
Phone: (509) 533-3367
My name is Yaska Huff and I have been teaching Japanese at SFCC for over 8 years. After I graduated with a BA from Gonzaga
University in Spokane, I worked with K-12 students at Spokane District 81 which provided me with the opportunity to meet many
teachers who introduced me to a variety of teaching methods with not only teaching Japanese, but also other subjects. After I
received a MA from Gonzaga University, I taught undergraduate and graduate students at the Education Department at Gonzaga
University; such as "Computer Methods in the Classroom", "Network & Telecommunication". Before I came to SFCC as the
Japanese instructor, I taught computer software applications for senior citizens at IEL (Institute for Extended Learning) I also
taught a Business Japanese class for the Master of International Management degree program at Whitworth University.
I have lived in the U.S. for over twenty years, while my family still lives in Japan, so I try to visit them as much as possible.
Before I moved in Spokane, I lived in Martin, Tennessee and Portland, Oregon as a student. While I was living in the U.S, I
visited many places within the U.S. and other countries in Europe which led me to see what opportunities I had.
Things I love to do are out-door activities such as sailing, x-country skiing, and hiking. I enjoy taking a walk with my wonderful
dogs, Luna and Cocolo, and doing Yoga.
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Hyatt, Mary; Instructor
Phone: (509) 533-3593
I have been teaching for 42 years, 10 at Mead High School and 32 at SFCC. I teach speech, composition and film courses on campus
as well as on line. I have no plans of retiring because I love learning and working with students. Maybe I'll make it 50 years of
I love teaching film and have seen Citizen Kane so often that I have almost all of the lines memorized. I'm really
into independent and foreign cinema more than the traditional Hollywood style films of entertainment. Speech is my favorite class
to teach because it gives me the chance to really get to know the students. I conduct a very interactive class and become more of
a coach than an instructor. When I teach composition, my major goal is to help students write in a style that is organized and
clear for a specific audience.
I am most known around the SFCC campus for my cars (4 different corvettes) and my little white dog Sophie that I take
with me to class every day. I train with my Golden Retriever in agility exercises, the ones where the dog goes on teeter totters,
in tunnels, up ramps etc. I love down hill skiing and have a season pass to Mt. Spokane. The other season I ride a dirt motorcycle,
but I'm not as reckless as I use to be.
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Islam-Zwart, Khalil; Instructor
Phone: (509) 533-3267
Khalil Islam-Zwart is a father, husband, teacher, researcher, and generally engaged citizen.
He grew up in Tacoma, WA, and after attending Pierce College, transferred to EWU where he earned his
undergraduate degree and subsequently worked as an administrator in the Division of Student Affairs. While working at
EWU, Khalil completed a Masters in Public Administration and found his passion for working with students, particularly
those who are from under-represented populations, was no longer being fed by his administrative job requirements. He
left EWU in 2003 to work towards a PhD at Washington State University. He is currently working towards completing his
dissertation and teaching courses for SFCC and EWU.
Khalil's top priority is his family. They like to spend free time exploring Spokane, looking for
family-friendly places to play and learn. During the summer months, he and his family pull a 29-foot trailer around
the west coast and are particularly fond of camping and hiking along the central Oregon coast.
Khalil is currently teaching CMST 101 for SFCC. He also teaches statistics, research methods courses,
critical media studies, cultural studies courses, and group communication courses. Other teaching interests include
intercultural communication, organizational/business communication, interpersonal communication, persuasion, and
His research interests focus on the intersections between organization, culture, and identity. He's focused
much of his efforts on volunteer voice and narratives, examining how volunteers in grass-root non-profit organizations
structure their volunteer and workplace identities and experiences.
In the Spokane community, Khalil has worked on numerous social justice and human rights issues, some of
which include: the Spokane Human Rights Commission; the Pride Foundation; the Spokane NAACP; and numerous like-minded
organizations. He believes the most important part of being in a community is engagement with that community.
In his spare time, Khalil can be found playing with his girls, taking pictures of people and landscapes,
biking around the neighborhood, and using his sit-on-top kayaks in local waterways. Khalil is also an avid Mac user
and is constantly looking for ways to use technology to enhance learning and fun.
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Marlowe, Bill; Instructor
Phone: (509) 533-3592
William C. Marlowe is a wannabe Renaissance Man. He teaches, acts, directs,
stage manages and designs. Now in his 12th year as Director of Drama at Spokane
Falls Community College, he came to the college following 15 years as a free-lance
artist working across the country. Nationally, Bill has directed the nation's
premier outdoor drama TECUMSEH! as well as working for five years as Actor/Artistic
Director at the Birmingham Children's Theatre directing several National Tours. He
received the regional Obelisk Award for Best Actor for his role as the Kabuki Emperor
in The Nightingale.
Bill has worked as an Equity stage manager in New York for Mark Twain: The Musical for
two seasons and one season in Hartford, Connecticut. Some of his memorable local roles
include: Pseudolous in A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, Henry VIII in Royal
Gambit, Herod in Jesus Christ Superstar, Doolittle in My Fair Lady, Melvin P. Thorpe in
The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas, Lazar Wolf in Fiddler, Max Prince in Laughter on
the 23rd Floor, and numerous roles in his six seasons at Interplayers including the eleven
roles in A Tuna Christmas which won him the local Critics Circle Award for Best Actor in
Spokane for that season. He is also appearing in the recent film The Big Bang as a Russian
mobster with Antonio Banderas, LLCool J and Sam Elliot.
His local directing credits include: Titus Andronicus, The Importance of Being Earnest,
Curse of the Starving Class, The Tempest, Insect Comedy, Strange Bedfellows, Twelfth Night,
The Good Doctor, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Oedipus Rex, Buried Child, Macbeth, Working,
You Can't Take It with You, The Taming of the Shrew, Camelot, Run For Your Wife, How to
Eat Like a Child, The Crucible, Lysistrata, Oedipus, The Government Inspector, Comedy of
Errors, Othello, The Insanity of Mary Girard, and the critically acclaimed Civic production
of Wit in which he won the Critics Circle Award for Best Director. He was recently awarded
the Outstanding Faculty Award by the Community Colleges of Spokane and in 2006 received the
Arts in Education award from the city of Spokane. When scholarship funding dried up several
years ago for drama students, he started the fundraising for the first endowed scholarship
account through the CCS Foundation which now has over $25,000 and last year $2,000 in scholarships
were awarded to deserving students.
Bill most enjoys the opportunity that the Falls affords him as a creative artist and as a
mentor to students. In the summer he enjoys gardening, playing Dungeons and Dragons and camping
trips with Sara, his wife of 27 years, and his two dogs Bilbo and Baggins.
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Massey, Larry; Instructor
Phone: (509) 533-3518
Larry came to teaching college after 20 years in the business world. He was in sales and marketing and senior executive
management for markets in North America, Europe, Australia, Asia, Africa, and Latin America before a ''youthful
retirement'' in 1998.
Larry has recently been tenured at SFCC, and has also taught Communication
and Speech Communication courses at the University of Washington, Gonzaga University, and Bellevue Community College.
Courses he has taught include Intercultural Communication, Small Group Communication, Public Speaking, Organizational
Communication, and the introductory course to Communication.
Larry is a graduate of Gonzaga
University, summa cum laude , with concentrations in Philosophy and Communication. He has his MA in Communication from
the University of Washington, and has completed one year toward the Ph.D. at the UW, in the Department of Communication.
He is a member of the Iota Rho Chapter of Lambda Pi Eta , the National Communication Association Honor Society, and Phi
Sigma Tau, the National Philosophy Association Honor Society.
His approach to teaching Communication
courses is from a grounding in the ''real world'' as well as scholarly theory, having spent his previous career in the
practical application of the art.
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Reames, Steven; Instructor
Phone: (509) 533-3611
| The Graduate; McCabe and Mrs. Miller;
Solaris; Taxi Driver; Apocalypse Now; Manhattan; Blade Runner; A Fish Called Wanda; Wings of Desire; Three Colors:
Blue; Fargo; Twelfth Night; Lost in Translation; Across the Universe; and everything Kurosawa ever made.
Whenever the sun is shining or the snow is falling, Steve is happy. The Little Spokane River is
the center of the universe, and he loves to paddle up and down. Above ninety degrees, the river is mandatory. In the
winter and spring, Steve's goal is to ski up, down and horizontally as much and as often as possible. Some snow is
good; more snow is better.
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Rickett, Craig; Communication Instructor
Phone: (509) 533-3608
Craig Rickett joined the faculty of SFCC September, 1991. His focus in Communication Studies is public speaking and oral advocacy.
For 20 years, Mr. Rickett coached the intercollegiate speech and debate program at SFCC and was active in the Northwest Forensic
Conference and Pi Kappa Delta (national honorary society for competitive speech and debate). Mr. Rickett is the co-author of the
text book, Debating by Doing (McGraw Hill, 1996).
In addition to teaching public speaking and debate, Mr. Rickett taught in the drama program at SFCC for 14 years, directing and
acting. He was awarded Certificates of Merit from the American
College Theater Festival adjudicators for his direction of
Shakespeare's, A Midsummer Night's Dream and for his portrayal of Uncle Peck in Paula Vogel's Pulitzer Prize
winning play, How I Learned to Drive. In addition to acting and directing on campus, Mr. Rickett performed
the role of Tom Wingfield in the Tennessee Williams' classic, Glass Menagerie, playing opposite Academy and
Tony award winning actress, Ms. Patty Duke. Mr. Rickett's play, Seeds of Change is scheduled for production
in May, 2013 at Interplayers' Theatre in Spokane.
Mr. Rickett occasionally writes and publishes poetry. His poems have appeared in SFCC's own Wire Harp creative arts magazine,
The Crab Creek Review, The Broome Review, and The Rockhurst Review.
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Rickett, Darlene; Instructor
Phone: (509) 533-3308
Darlene Rickett, originally from Bethany, Oklahoma, and a 1977 graduate from Southern
Nazarene University, holds a Masters in Speech Education and is a professor in the
Communication Department at Spokane Falls Community College in Spokane, Washington.
Darlene specializes in Intercultural Communication and is involved
in a variety of intercultural programs, including Japan Week, a yearly community event.
On campus, she is the International Club advisor, a member of the International Education
Committee, and a member of the Diversity Dimensions team for the First Year Experience
Initiative. Darlene also chairs SFCC's Intercultural Week, a campus and community event
with extended programs, speakers, and activities. She worked collaboratively to initiate
an International Peer Mentoring program, matching American and International students.
Darlene has participated in the Summer Institute for Intercultural
Communication, and she is a certified administrator for the Intercultural Development
Inventory, as well as the Intercultural Conflict Style Inventory. She has lived in
London and in Budapest, Hungary, where she taught at the Budapest University of
Technology and Economics. Currently, she is the campus liaison for the Hungarian
exchange program. In 2005, she was nominated to receive the Equity in Diversity
award for the Community Colleges of Spokane. Darlene has been teaching college students
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Spencer, Jenni; Comm. Instructor
Jenni holds a B.A. in communication from Washington State University. After earning her undergraduate degree, she
continued on to receive her M.A. in communication with an emphasis in intercultural communication from the University
of New Mexico. For the past 14 years Jenni has taught a variety of communication classes including public speaking,
intercultural communication, small group communication, and introduction to communication. She enjoys teaching
communication classes because they are practical and students can see the relevance to their lives.
One of Jenni's passions is intercultural communication and travel. She has lived in Japan on two
different occasions, once as a study abroad student and once as a teacher on the JET program. In addition to teaching,
she has worked as a study abroad advisor at the University of Oregon. She recently moved back to eastern Washington
after living in Olympia, Washington, for the past seven years.
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Valenzuela, Gabriel; Instructor
Phone: (509) 533-3472
Gabriel Valenzuela hails from Portland, Oregon. Gabriel earned his B.A. in Spanish and Italian from the University of Oregon and
later earned his M.A. in Spanish and Italian Literature from the University of Oregon in Eugene. Gabriel's thesis focused on the
principal motifs present in the genre Naturalism in the late 19th century novel by Manuel Zeno Gandía. Other interests of study
and research include the Spanish Golden Age through the 16th and 17th century poets (Góngora, Lope de Vega, Garcilaso de la Vega,
among others), Cervantes and also the masterpieces of 16th and 17th century theatre (Calderon de la Barca, Tirso de Molina, among
others). Gabriel, like most Spanish students at one point or another, has followed Don Quijote on all of his journeys and the
quixotic nature of Don Alonso has indeed rubbed off! Having studied Italian, Gabriel has also descended into the deepest circles
with Dante Alighieri and Virgil in La Divina Commedia. His primary focus and interest in Italian is found in Boccaccio's
Decamerone, and on quite the opposite end of the spectrum, the genre "Gialli", which is the Detective Novel series.
Teaching language and culture is a deeply rooted passion. His first experience was in a classroom very similar
to the one found on the SFCC campus: In his 3rd year at the UO, Gabriel was assigned a position whereby he gained valuable
experience teacher assisting in Spanish classrooms at Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon. It was through these months of
tutoring and teacher assisting that Gabriel began to hone his skills and learn many lessons by watching the teachers in their
classes, and two years later he earned a fellowship to teach Italian at the University of Oregon while contemporaneously pursuing
coursework toward an M.A.
An Oregonian through and through, Gabriel has learned that not all roads lead to NE Portland and is now
discovering the jewel which is Spokane. He is very excited to learn what "snow" really means, and at the same time escape from the
land of the incessant rain cloud. He is proud to represent SFCC and work with such remarkable colleagues and bright students.
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Wolfsen-Norton, Amy; Instructor (Department Chair)
Phone: (509) 533-3825
Amy was born and raised in southern California, but has lived in Washington long enough that she considers herself to
be from Washington. Raised with six brothers, Amy learned that communicating effectively plays a key role in getting
one's point across. After graduating high school, Amy earned her B.A. from Walla Walla College and her M.A. from
Washington State University. She then left Washington to complete her Ph.D. course work at the University of Utah.
She returned after accepting a permanent teaching position at Spokane Falls Community College in 2006.
Amy believes in being a life long learner. In fact, her brothers call her a "lifer" because
she loves teaching and taking classes. Amy hopes to instill this love for learning in every student in each-and-every
class she teaches. In speech classes specifically, Amy strives to help her students become more effective
communicators in interpersonal, organizational, cultural, and public contexts.
classroom, Amy loves most sports, especially those that take her outside. In the winter, Amy enjoys to snowshoe and
ski. In the summer, getting outside includes hiking, camping, backpacking, and waterskiing. Prospective trips in the
future include hiking the John Muir Trail, rafting the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon, and hiking in Alaska.
Internationally, Amy would like to return to Africa and Europe and travel to Costa Rica and Australia to name a few.
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