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


  • 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

    Judy Hendrickson - Deputy Executive Director

    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

    John Shaheen - Associate Executive Director

    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 102

    Linsay Oakden - Assistant Executive Director

    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

    Scott Faulstick - Senior Accreditation Coordinator

    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

    John Gregg - Senior Accreditation Coordinator

    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

    Eric Lee - Accreditation Coordinator

    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

    Megan Ackerman-Yost - Accreditation Coordinator

    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

    Cristina Rodarte - Accreditation Coordinator

    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

    Matthew Nessan - Accreditation Coordinator

    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

    Anneka Swamy - Operations Administrator

    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

    Meagan Paulk - Administrative Assistant

    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

    Grace Kye - Administrative Assistant

    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