Friday, July 25, 2014

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Marie Vicario-Fisher
Professor of Environmental and Hazardous Materials Management/Technology

Professional Summary
Ms. Vicario-Fisher is the professor responsible for the Environmental and Hazardous Materials Management/Technology Program (the Program) at Southwestern College. She has over 12 years of combined experience in the fields of environmental engineering and environmental education. As a full-time professor in the Program, she is responsible for teaching the majority of course work that is offered under the Program’s two areas of study (environmental management and occupational safety and health). She is also responsible for promoting and developing the Program, and supporting students in the Program through mentoring and internship placement.

Education
School of Public Health, San Diego State University, M.P.H. - Environmental Health
University of California, Davis, B.S. - Environmental Toxicology

Nick Vent
Adjunct Professor of Environmental and Hazardous Materials Management/Technology

Professional Summary
Mr. Vent is a Supervising Environmental Health Specialist with the San Diego County Environmental Health Department’s Hazardous Materials Division (HMD). He is also an instructor for San Diego County's Joint Hazardous Incident Response Team (HIRT) and most of the Fire and Law agencies in the County of San Diego. He was an analytical chemist for 10 years, Facility Manager and chemist for a Treatment Storage and Disposal Facility in San Diego for 3 years, and has now been with the HMD for over 17 years, resolving Emergency Response problems within San Diego County.

Education
National University, B.S. - Occupational Health and Safety

Ted Cudal
Adjunct Professor of Environmental and Hazardous Materials Management/Technology

Professional Summary
Mr. Cudal has instructed and developed courses for San Diego State University Defense Conversion Program, San Diego Gas & Electric Company, San Diego Regional Environmental Business Assistance Center in addition to Southwestern College. As an Environmental Health and Safety consultant, Mr. Cudal conducted Hazard Awareness and First Responder training for the Environmental Protection Agency, Region XIII. Mr. Cudal is experienced in providing, developing and implementing proactive safety, health, emergency response, and security programs.

Education
Northcentral University, Ph.D. - Management of Engineering and Technology, In-progress
School of Public Health, San Diego State University, M.P.H. - Industrial Hygiene, In progress
National University, M.B.A.
West Coast University, M. S. - Environmental Management
Iowa State University, B.S. - Distributed Studies

Carlos Bejar
Adjunct Professor of Environmental and Hazardous Materials Management/Technology

Professional Summary
Mr. Bejar is the emergency Services Manager for the City of Chula Vista Fire Department. He is in charge of implementing and coordinating tasks associated with the office of Emergency Services for the city. He is the founder and vice-president of ESH Systems International, an emergency preparedness and response software package. Mr. Bejar also works with private health and safety training service providers in the US and Mexico. He serves on a voluntary basis as Technical Advisor and Instructor to the State of Baja Office of Disaster Preparedness, and local Fire and Police Departments and is also a volunteer to Baja’s Major Disaster Tactical Response Team. He works closely with the Department of Disaster Preparedness, The Secretariat of Health Services and The Federal Secretariat of Environmental Affairs (PROFEPA).

Education
Southwestern College, A.S. – Fire Science