Professional Studies Faculty


Marc Canner, Ph.D.

Dean, College of Professional Studies | Professor of Linguistics

  • Ph.D. in Linguistics: Second Language Acquisition from University of South Carolina, 2013
  • M.A. in Linguistics from University of South Carolina, 2011
  • Teacher Certification: Second Language Pedagogy from University of New Mexico, 1991
  • Diploma with Honors: Advanced Russian from U.S. Army Defense Language Institute, 1986
  • B.A. in Soviet Studies: International Security Affairs from University of New Mexico, 1984

Elaine Ackerman, PH.D.

Instructor of Education and Psychology

  • Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Gonzaga University, 2005
  • M.S. in Psychology, with a focus in College Instruction from Eastern Washington University, 1993
  • B.A. Double major in Psychology and Sociology from Eastern Washington University, 1988


Carol Anderson3

Carol Anderson

Instructor of Linguistics

  • M.A. in Teaching English as a Second Language from Eastern Washington University, 2018
  • M.A. in Leadership Studies from Azusa Pacific University, 1999
  • B.A. in General Studies from Eastern Washington University, 1991



Karmen Gregg

Instructor of Health and Nutrition

• Ph.D. candidate in Mind-Body Medicine with a specialization in Integrative and Functional Nutrition from Saybrook University, 2020
• M.S. in Integrative and Functional Nutrition from Saybrook University, 2017
• B.S. in Human Nutrition and Sociology from University of Idaho, 2014


Frank Hamilton, PH.D.

Instructor of Psychology

  • Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Washington State University, 1972
  • Psychology Internship at the V.A. Medical Center and University of Oregon Medical Center in Portland, OR, 1970–1971
  • M.A. in Psychology from Temple University, 1967
  • B.A. in Psychology from Whitworth University, 1965