Carroll Community College has added several new faculty members and an administrator during the current semester.
* Laura Bittner joined the faculty as a full-time psychology instructor after having taught at Essex, Harford and Baltimore City community colleges and the Baltimore City Police Academy.
She also worked as a mental health counselor developing treatment plans and doing group therapy for a state-run agency for children and as a mental health therapist for youth for the Johns Hopkins Medical Plan and Hopkins Hospital.
Ms. Bittner is teaching general psychology, human growth and development, and introduction to special education. She also has returned to school to become a licensed psychiatrist assistant.
* Bruce Weal joined the faculty as a full-time speech and English instructor. He has been on the staffs of Wilkes College in Pennsylvania, Auburn University in Alabama, the University of New Hampshire and Catonsville Community College.
He has a bachelor's degree in theater from the University of Maryland Baltimore County and a master's degree in speech communication from UM's College Park campus.
Mr. Weal and his wife, Christine, live in Howard County with their 9-year-old daughter, Allison.
* William Kelvey has been hired as a geography instructor, teaching earth science and environmental science.
He has bachelor's and master's degrees from Texas A&M; University in geography.
Previously, he worked as a field appraiser for the State Controller of Public Accounts while teaching part time at Tyler Junior College in Texas.
Mr. Kelvey and his wife, Yvonne, and three children live in Westminster.
* Michael Barretti, an adjunct faculty member since 1987 and resident of Hampstead, was appointed a full-time staff member this fall.
He is teaching human development, abnormal psychology, mental health skills, and explorations of nature and society. He -- also conducts the Human Services Internship program, which all Human Services majors must complete for their associate degree.
Until this year, Mr. Barretti was a certified school psychologist with Baltimore schools.
He is doing private consultation work along with teaching child ,, and adolescent development to graduate students at Western Maryland College.
He has a bachelor's degree from Towson State University, a master's degree and certificate of advanced study in psychology from Loyola College in Baltimore. He is completing his doctorate in education from Nova University in Florida.
* David Warner, director of transportation for Carroll County public schools, has begun working as an assistant evening administrator at the college.
He oversees the operation of evening classes at the 1601 Washington Road campus, the South Center Street annex and the four high school and middle school satellite locations.
Mr. Warner also will work with security and maintenance forces at the college, as well as do several special projects in those areas.
He began teaching in Carroll County in 1962, retiring six years ago from the transportation department.
He became a part-time projects manager for the town of Manchester after his retirement.
He has bachelor's and master's degrees from Western Maryland College. He and his wife, Penny, live in Manchester.