The College welcomes two new faculty members this semester, one joining the staff of the Equine Business Management program, and a second as an instructor of mathematics.
William McGuire, of Fayetteville, joins the College as a visiting instructor in the Equine Business Management program.
He earned his bachelor’s degree in animal sciences from Kansas State University and a master’s degree from that college in reproductive physiology. He earned his doctorate in physiology from Colorado State University.
McGuire has worked as an instructor at several colleges and in various positions in the animal industry. He has been director of and instructor in the equine program at Arkansas State University, area program director and agent for the Cooperative Extension Service at New Mexico State University, and department head and instructor for the equine program at Cloud County Community College in Kansas. In those roles, he taught animal science, human physiology and anatomy classes, and coached the livestock and horse judging team.
He has also worked as assistant general manager at Sequel Stallions, for Moorman’s Manufacturing Company as a prairieland beef team representative, and at the Roman L. Hruska U.S. Meat Animal Research Center as a research physiologist. Most recently, McGuire has been an animal breeding consultant for the Agricultural and Food Systems Institute.
With experience teaching math to students from elementary school age to the college level, Mara Metzger, of Syracuse, has joined the faculty as a visiting instructor of mathematics.
She most recently served as coordinator of the PTECH program at Onondaga Community College, helping students navigate college and tutoring various subjects and college success strategies. Metzgar developed the STEAM curriculum program and taught STEAM subjects at the Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science and Technology in Syracuse. She also teaches SAT preparation courses at Onondaga Community College and Manlius Pebble Hill School, writes national math and science curriculum materials, and trains adults to be Montessori teachers in the United States and Europe.
Metzgar’s background includes mathematics teaching positions at Scottsdale Community College and the University of Advancing Technology in Arizona. She has taught at and developed curriculum for Montessori schools in Texas, New Jersey, and Syracuse, and has worked for Evans Newton, Inc., developing coaching and professional development initiatives for high school teachers and administrators.
Metzgar earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Arizona State University and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Phoenix. She also holds an AMS credential from the Princeton Center for Teacher Education with an elementary certification.