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Prof. Talks

Welcome to Prof Talks, an interdisciplinary interactive interview series at MCCC featuring diverse professionals from a wide array of fields.  The purpose of this series is to enrich MCCC students with the experiences of these individuals, giving our students new insights into academic journeys and career paths. This is a special project led by Dr. Stephanie Nnadi and Amanda M. Leftwich, M.S.L.S. Contact Dr. Stephanie Nnadi ( or Amanda M. Leftwich ( for more information. 

Guest Talk Speakers

Dr. Loretha Moore (she/hers) began her career at Montgomery County Community College as an Adjunct Professor in 2014 and as a Biology Diversity Fellow in 2017 and 2021. Recently, she has been promoted to Biology Instructor, where she teaches General Biology for non-majors and Anatomy and Physiology. She has a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Manhattan College, a master's degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology from Fordham University, and a Ph.D. in Cellular and Developmental Biology from Stony Brook University. Dr. Moore is a mentor for new faculty members.

Friday, February 10, 2023 at 12:30pm 

Dr. Soh Lee (she/her), a native of Seoul, South Korea graduated from Han Yang University, in Seoul and received MM in piano pedagogy from West Chester University and DMA in piano performance from Rutgers University. As a pianist, Soh has been actively performed in Seoul, South Korea, as well as New Jersey and Pennsylvania area in United States. She performed as a guest artist at West Chester University and often appeared as a soloist and accompanist for the Afternoon Music Club of Phoenixville, PA. She performed with the South Orange Symphony Orchestra in NJ as a winner of the South Orange Symphony Orchestra Artist Competition. She has been a pianist of MC3 Trio that was formed as an extension of Montgomery County Community College in 2013. Most memorable performance with MC3 Trio includes 18th-century fortepiano chamber music for 2014 candlelight concert series at the Laurel Hill Mansion in Fairmount Park, Philadelphia and Lee played on 18th-century fortepiano for this concert series.

Lee performed with Montgomery County Community College Orchestra for 2016 spring concert as a guest soloist and played with Summertime Chamber Orchestra as a piano soloist at Wayne Art Center. Most recent performances include performance at MLMTA Teacher’s Recital in 2022. Dr. Lee is a member of Pi Kappa Lambda, a national music honor society, and listee in Who’s Who in America. She previously taught at Valley Forge Christian College, Ursinus College, and Millersville University. She currently teaches Piano Lab Class, Applied Piano and Music Fundamentals at Montgomery County Community College. With a life-long commitment to church music, she has been a church pianist in Seoul, South Korea and Pennsylvania local area.

Friday, March 24 2023, at 12:30pm

Dr. John Northrop (he/his) is a board-certified psychiatrist who currently serves as the assistant chief of behavioral health at the Philadelphia VA Medical Center. Additionally, he is an associate clinical professor of psychiatry and the associate forensic psychiatry fellowship program director at the Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Northrop holds a BA in Philosophy from Johns Hopkins University and an MDPhD from the University of Pennsylvania. He specializes in serious mental illness, trauma, and residential recovery. He also maintains a private practice of forensic psychiatry.

Friday, April 21, 2023, at 12:30pm | Join Session Here