ACCET Staff

The ACCET staff is here to assist you during the accreditation application processes. Please take advantage of our expertise. We look forward to working with you.


William V. Larkin, Ed.D. - Executive Director


Education:

  • Ed.D. – Widener University
  • M.S. Ed. – Indiana University
  • B.A. – Knox College

Previous Work Experience:

  • Pennsylvania Institute of Technology, President and CEO
  • Art Institute of Philadelphia, President
  • Pennsylvania Department of Education, Deputy Secretary for Postsecondary and Higher Education
  • Milton Hershey School, Director of Organizational Development
  • Widener University, Dean of Student Services
  • Saint Joseph’s University, Dean of Student Life

    202-955-1113 ext. 105
    wvlarkin@accet.org


    Charlie Matterson - Associate Executive Director


    Education:
    B.A. – History, University of Northern Iowa

    Previous Work Experience:

    • ACCET Accreditation Coordinator
    • American Language Academy – Director of Program Operations/Program Director/ESL Instructor
    • United States Peace Corp – EFL Instructor

    Chair: On-Site Evaluation Review Committee
    202-955-1113 ext. 102
    chmatterson@accet.org


    Judy Hendrickson - Deputy Executive Director


    Education:
    M.A. – Public Administration/Government, University of Maryland
    B.A. – Political Science, Ohio Wesleyan University

    Previous Work Experience:

    • Maryland Higher Education Commission – Director of Academic Affairs
    • HumRRO Technical Education Center – Associate Director
    • George Washington University, Cooperative Education and Training Program – Associate Director/Director of Research and Planning

    Commission Liaison: Standards and Policy Review Committee
    Commission Liaison: Appeals Panel
    202-955-1113 ext 101
    jhendrickson@accet.org


    John Shaheen - Associate Executive Director


    Education:
    B.S. – Psychology, Georgetown University
    M.A. – Recreation, Central Michigan University

    Previous Work Experience:

    • Distance Learning Consortium – Director/Owner
    • American Institute for Paralegal Studies – Director/Owner
    • YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago – Program Director

    Chair: Change of Ownership Review Committee
    202-955-1113 ext 115
    jshaheen@accet.org


    Linsay Oakden - Assistant Executive Director


    Education:
    B.A – English Literature, University of Nevada Reno
    M.A. – English Writing, University of Nevada Reno

    Previous Work Experience:

    • Adjunct Instructor, Core English Programs at University of Nevada Reno, Truckee Meadows Community College, Western Nevada College
    • Director, Girl Scouts of Sierra Nevada Day Camp
    • Research Assistant, Office of Geriatric Medicine

    Commission Liaison: Completion and Placement Review Committee
    202-955-1113 ext. 109
    loakden@accet.org


    Scott Faulstick - Senior Accreditation Coordinator


    Education:
    B.A. – French, Georgetown University
    B.S. – Linguistics, Georgetown University
    M.S. – Applied Linguistics, Georgetown University

    Previous Work Experience:

    • Assistant Director, SOME CET
    • Vocational ESL Program Director, Silver Spring, MD
    • ESL Instructor & ESL Instructor Trainer, Hungary & Poland

    Chair: Application Review Committee (Initial Accreditation)
    202-955-1113 ext. 107
    sfaul@accet.org


    John Gregg - Senior Accreditation Coordinator


    Education:
    BGS Film, Photography, Anthropology, University of Iowa

    Previous Work Experience:

    • Education Coordinator, Baltimore School of Massage, Baltimore, MD
    • Director of Education – North American Trade Schools, Baltimore, MD
    • Director of Education – MEDIX School, Towson, MD

    Chair: Program Review Committee
    202-955-1113 ext. 110
    jgregg@accet.org


    Eric Lee - Accreditation Coordinator


    Education:
    B.A. – Political Science, College of Wooster
    M.A. – Political Science, University of Cincinnati

    Previous Work Experience:

    • Research Assistant, Calver Instruments
    • Continuing Medical Education Coordinator, Heart Rhythm Society

    Chair: Application Review Committee (Reaccreditation)
    202-955-1113 ext. 108
    elee@accet.org


    Megan Ackerman-Yost - Accreditation Coordinator


    Education:
    BS – Plant Pathology, Cornell University
    MA – Linguistics, Syracuse University

    Previous Work Experience:

    • EFL Instructor, Tadotsu, Japan
    • ESL Instructor, Syracuse University and English Language Institute, Syracuse, NY
    • TOEIC Scorer, Educational Testing Service

    Commission Liaison: Financial Review Committee
    202-955-1113 ext. 106
    mackerman@accet.org


    Cristina Rodarte - Accreditation Coordinator


    Education:
    BA – French and Art History, Santa Clara University
    MA – International Education, American University

    Previous Work Experience:

    • English Instructor, France and Chile
    • Critical Thinking Instructor, Community College of Washington, DC
    • Instructional Designer – Leadership and Management

    Chair: Branching Review Committee; Relocations; Name Changes
    202-955-1113 ext. 113
    crodarte@accet.org


    Matthew Nessan - Accreditation Coordinator


    Education:
    M.A.T. – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, University of Southern California
    B.A. – English Literature, Texas Christian University
    Graduate Certificate – International Policy, Monterey Institute of International Policy

    Previous Work Experience:

    • American Language Institute Lecturer, California State University Long Beach
    • American Culture and Language Program Instructor, California State University San Bernardino
    • English Language Program Instructor, University of Southern California
    • Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Mali

    Co-Chair: Application Review Committee (Initial Accreditation)
    202-955-1113 ext. 111
    mmnessan@accet.org


    Anneka Swamy - Operations Administrator


    Education:
    A.A. – Accounting/Business, Prince George’s Community College

    Previous Work Experience:

    • Assistant, JMT Scholarship Fund Foundation
    • Accounts Receivable Specialist, Transwestern Commercial Services

    202-955-1113 ext. 103
    aswamy@accet.org


    Meagan Paulk - Administrative Assistant


    Education:
    B.S. – Public Health, University of Maryland, College Park
    MSW – Social Work, University of Maryland, Baltimore (in progress)

    Previous Work Experience:

    • Volunteer Coordinator, Volunteer Maryland, AmeriCorps
    • Public Health Educator, Adventist Healthcare

    Database and Website Liaison
    202-955-1113 ext. 104
    mpaulk@accet.org


    Grace Kye - Administrative Assistant


    Education:
    B.S. – Psychology, New York University
    B.A. – Statistics, Minor: Child & Adolescent Mental Health Studies, New York University

    Previous Work Experience:

    • Research Assistant, Cognitive/School Psychology Research, NYU
    • Program Assistant, Boys & Girls Club of America

    202-955-1113 ext. 100
    gkye@accet.org