The advice, activities and insight of the College of Education and Human Services
Visiting Committee help to connect the teaching and research activities of the
College more closely to the community beyond West Virginia University.
- Rose Marie Antonucci
- William “Bill” Bingman
- Mary Kay Bond
- Joanie Davis McKittrick
- Sharon DeWitt
- Shannon Fioravanti
- Jamie French
- Christopher Hamilton
- Ranjit Majumder
- Susan Striar May
- Donna Hoylman Peduto
- Marra Sigler
- Francis “Joe” Super
- Diane T. Woodrum-Leuthold
Rose Marie Antonucci
Rose Marie received her Masters of Science (M.S.) in Rehabilitation Counseling 1976 and Bachelors of Science (B.S.) in Psychology from West Virginia University 1973. She holds active certifications and licenses in the following: Certification of Rehabilitation Counseling (CRC) and Pennsylvania Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).
Rose Marie has served as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for the Disability Management Solutions Division of CIGNA Group Insurance in the Pittsburgh (PA) Claims Service Center for the past 20 years. Retired 4/20/17.
Prior to joining CIGNA Group Insurance, Rose Marie served for 12 years in both Senior Case Manager and Case Manager roles for Travelers Medical Management Services. Her career also includes having worked as a Mental Health Therapist, Case Manager & Psychiatric Therapist in both out-patient and in-patient facilities for 4 years.
- Provision of supervision, medical & vocational case management services, project management, marketing, training & serving clients with medical & psychiatric disabilities.
- Served as Liason & Mentor to Graduate Students & New VRC employees, Vocational Rehabilitation Presenter & Ergonomic Educator to in house claims business partners & external employer clients throughout tenure.
- Developed & served on various projects: CEU coordinator for network wide CRC & CCM colleagues; rehabilitation vendor recruiting, vetting, contracting to serve our customers throughout the country; internal employee recognition program; VR process developer for continuous improvement & efficiency.
- Active member of MS Clinical Rehabilitation & Mental Health Counseling program Advisory Board.
William "Bill" Bingman
A Proud MountaineerWilliam S. Bingman received his Associate Arts from Potomac State College in 1963, his Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education from West Virginia University in 1965, his Master of Arts Degree in 1967 and his Doctor of Education Degree from WVU in 1972.
William (Bill) spent his entire 45-year career in public education, first as a fifth grade teacher in Somerset, Pennsylvania ,next as a teaching graduate assistant at WVU, and later as a Professor of Education at Frostburg State University in Frostburg, Maryland, retiring in 2010.
In 1982 while teaching at Frostburg State University he cofounded the Children’s Literature Centre which has grown to achieve national prominence by sponsoring The Spring Festival of Children’s Literature Conference; three children’s events: Storybook Holiday, Pirates Ahoy, and Harry Potter Night; The CLC Book Award; The CLC Adopted School Program and the Summer Author Institute.
Serving as the CLC Director, Bill facilitated an international collaboration with Mary Immaculate College in Limerick Ireland which has continued for the past twenty years. In addition, The Centre has made possible numerous author/illustrators presentations for area schools, county libraries and municipalities. Furthermore, It has maintained a close working relationship with The Book Guild of Washington D.C. and Shenandoah University’s Children’s Literature Conference
Bill is active in the community serving as the Chaplain in the Frostburg Elks, Board Member of Frostburg First, and a member of the Frostburg Lamppost Committee.
Finally he is honored to serve as chairman of the CEHS Visiting Committee and be of service to the College Of Education and Human Resources of West Virginia University.
Sharon DeWitt graduated from California State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education and followed two years later with a Master of Arts Degree in Elementary Education from West Virginia University.
Sharon spent her entire career teaching elementary and middle school students in West Virginia, first as a Career Education Specialist at Shepherd College, and completed her career teaching sixth grade English at Mountaineer Middle School in Morgantown where she served as the Secretary of the Faculty Senate and as a PLC (Professional Learning Community) Leader.
Sharon is a life member of the Morgantown Service League and served as a member of the Morgantown Community Visions Foundation’s Vision 20/20. She is the Secretary of the Metropolitan Theatre Foundation Board and a Life and Old Gold member of the West Virginia University Alumni Association. She is a member of Women of WVU. She also serves on the Alumni Development Committee of West Virginia University, the Blaney House Visiting Committee, and the WVU College of Education and Human Services Visiting Committee beginning on July 1, 2017.
Sharon and her husband, Tom, also a WVU graduate, have homes in Morgantown, WV and Naples, Florida.
Shannon LeHere Fioravanti
Shannon LeHere Fioravanti (BSJ ’81) began her 30+ year career in journalism and public relations in Morgantown, where she was a newscaster and reporter with WCLG AM and FM. Following graduation, Shannon worked for Mutual Broadcasting System in Washington, D.C., was later appointed news director at WASH-FM in the city, and served as a reporter/anchor for KDKA Radio in Pittsburgh. Shannon was named deputy bureau chief of Westinghouse Broadcasting’s Washington D.C. radio news bureau in 1988, and in 1992, was named The American Political Science Association’s first MCI Fellow in Telecommunications.
Following her fellowship, Shannon worked as a legislative aide to Senator Conrad Burns of Montana, and in 1993, joined Verizon Communications, where she was director of media relations and later of external affairs. Shannon is an honors graduate of West Virginia University and The Ohio State University, where she earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Journalism. She was a Kiplinger Fellow in Public Affairs reporting at OSU. Shannon is an active volunteer in her community, and serves on the board of directors of OperaDelaware. She chairs the Legacy and Development Committee of The Wilmington Children’s Chorus, is on the Vision Committee of the Wilmington Christian School, and provides communications support to The College School at the University of Delaware. A passionate advocate of education, especially among children with learning differences, Shannon serves on the Board of Visitors Committee in honor of her late mother, Rita Riffee LeHere, a 1943 graduate of WVU’s College of Education. Shannon and her husband Paul reside in Wilmington, Delaware with their daughter Francesca.
Jamie French works at the National Science Foundation (NSF), an independent federal agency dedicated to promoting the progress of science, located in Alexandria, VA. She serves as Division Director of the Division of Grants and Agreements, which awards over $4.9 billion in grant funding each year to support basic research. Prior to NSF, Jamie worked as a Senior Policy Analyst for the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, where she managed a program providing grant assistance to state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies.
She began her career at DOJ with the Federal Bureau of Prisons, where she was an evaluation assistant on a national study of drug treatment programs in federal prisons. She completed her counseling practicum at the Robert F. Kennedy Federal Correctional Institution in Morgantown.
Jamie received two degrees from WVU, a B.A. in Psychology from the Eberly College of Art and Sciences (1992) and M.A. in Counseling from CEHS (1994). A native of Raleigh County, WV, Jamie and her husband Rick (WVU B.A.’88, M.A.’89) reside in Arlington, VA.
Susan Striar May
Susan Striar May received her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Special Education from Queens College, City University of New York. She holds a Masters of Arts degree from Yeshiva University in New York City in Special Education. Ms Striar May was a special educator and administrator with the New York City Board of Education before moving to West Virginia to become an adjunct faculty member at the West Virginia School of Graduate Studies in special education and an administrator at a local behavioral health center in Charleston. Ms. Striar May was also the Deputy Court Monitor for E.H., et. al. (Hartley) vs Khan Matin, a West Virginia statewide court case in behalf of people who were institutionalized. She was an integral player in implementing the consent judgement, successfully closing the state-run facilities for people with developmental disabilities.
For the past 35 years she has worked full and part time for The Council on Quality & Leadership. She has traveled extensively in the United States, Ireland & Canada conducting training and accreditation reviews with organizations that support people with developmental disabilities. Ms Striar May also was the President of S & S May Special Program Consultants that included a multi-year contract with the West Virginia Department of Health & Human Services, Bureau for Medical Services, a contract with the Bureau of Children & Families, and multiple private, non-profit organizations.
She is a former vice-president and member of the West Virginia Developmental Disabilities Council and member of the West Virginia Quality Improvement Advisory Council.
Susan currently resides in Boca Raton, Florida with her husband Stuart. During the summer months they spend their time in Elizabeth, West Virginia where they own a vacation home.
Donna Hoylman Peduto
Director of Operations, West Virginia State Board of Education
As Director of Operations for the West Virginia Board of Education (WVBE), Ms. Peduto is a key liaison to the WVBE members, the West Virginia Department of Education executive leadership, Governor’s Office, chairs of the legislative education committees, as well as other leaders and organizations around the state. In positions at both the WV State Board of Education and WV Department of Education she has had experience in drafting policy and code, i.e. School Innovation Zones Act, WV Code §18-5B. and Policy 3236. Through her affiliation with national organizations such as Council of Chief State of School Organization, she is also familiar with drafting national education policy.
Prior to coming to the WV Board of Education, Ms. Peduto served as Director of the Learning Lab Network Sites for the Stupski Foundation; a San Francisco based educational foundation, committed to establishing a national network of high schools to incubate effective and innovative practice within the K12 environment.
Additionally, she has served in the Offices of Professional Preparation and Organizational Effectiveness at the West Virginia Department of Education as Assistant Director, and was Director of K-12 Initiatives at the EdVenture Group, where she supported the development and execution of projects related to K-12 technology training, curriculum, and research and consulting.
Ms. Peduto also has experience in evaluating state and national education projects for the USDOE, the National Science Foundation and other state and national organizations.
Ms. Peduto is a graduate of West Virginia University with both a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and a Master of Arts in Reading.
Diane T. Woodrum-Leuthold
Diane T. Woodrum-Leuthold holds a BA from Marshall University, a MA and Ed. D. from West Virginia University, and a Certificate of Advanced Studies from Loyola University. She did her post-doctoral work in School Psychology at the West Virginia College of Graduate Studies. She began working at West Virginia University in 1983 and retired in 2002 as a Professor Emeritus of Special Education. She then served as Chair of the Education Department for Waynesburg University from 2002-2010. She is now a licensed School Psychologist with Fremouw-Sigley Psychological Associates. Diane has five children and seven grandchildren and spends summers in Quebec, Canada. She self-proclaims to be the “Biggest Mountaineer Fan in the WORLD!”