Culinary Adjunct Faculty PCC
Andrew DuCulinary Adjunct Faculty PCC

(520) 206-5147

Desert Vista Campus

Hotel & Restaurant Management PCC / NAU
Armando TrujilloHotel & Restaurant Management PCC / NAU

Professor of Practice, NAU/Pima Community College Partnership

(520) 206-2176 Office



Armando Trujillo directed the Hotel & Restaurant Management program for Pima Community College as well as the Northern Arizona University program in Tucson. He lives in Tucson, Arizona. His degrees are from the University of Arizona.


Armando is a graduate of the University of Arizona. He worked in the restaurant industry managing several chain and independent operations. He entered the academic field as a teacher of English, history, and ESL for Tucson Unified School District.


Armando teaches course for NAU and for Pima Community College. In addition, he also writes curriculum for new courses and programs for the college and the university.


Armando is a member of several local and national associations that represent the industry. He is a past board member of the SALARA, the Southern Arizona Lodging and Resort Association, and a member of the Arizona Restaurant Association. As the past academic representative for Pima College and Northern Arizona University he supports the community by assisting organizations with consulting requests and by developing hospitality management training presentations for businesses.


He also taught teachers pursuing their master’s degree in Bilingual and Multicultural Education for Northern Arizona University. Armando’s final assignment in K-12 education was starting and directing the Hispanic Studies Department for TUSD.

Culinary Faculty PCC
Barry InfusoCulinary Faculty PCC

(520) 206-5164

Desert Vista Campus

Culinary Adjunct Faculty PCC
Bella ChanCulinary Adjunct Faculty PCC

(520) 206-2127

Desert Vista Campus


Bella Chan joined Pima Community College in 2015 as an adjunct faculty member. Prior to joining Pima, Bella was an instructor at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University’s School of Hotel and Tourism Management. Her teaching areas include Nutrition, Artisan Bread Making, Pastry Production, Food Safety, Foodservice Management, and Quantity Food Production.


Born in Hong Kong and grew up in the US, Bella had lived and worked in Canada, France, Hong Kong, and the US. She obtained her BSc in Hospitality Management from Eastern Michigan University, a MSc in Food Science and Nutrition from the Hong Kong Chinese University, and a diploma in culinary arts and pastry from the Cordon Bleu in Paris. She’s currently working towards her PhD in Hospitality Management from Iowa State University.


Other than experiences with the foodservice industry, Bella is also experienced in the rooms division of hotels as she spent many years working in hotels both in Hong Kong and New York City. Bella is a Certified Hospitality Educator, as well as a certified instructor and registered examination proctor in food protection from ServSafe®, and a certified ISO22000 Auditor.


Culinary Adjunct Faculty PCC
Bruce RogersCulinary Adjunct Faculty PCC

(520) 206-5147

Desert Vista Campus

Culinary Adjunct Faculty PCC
Candace O’NeilCulinary Adjunct Faculty PCC

(520) 206-5147

Desert Vista Campus

Hotel & Restaurant Management Adjunct Faculty PCC / NAU
Carlo BuscemiHotel & Restaurant Management Adjunct Faculty PCC / NAU

Carlo Buscemi, CHA

(520) 206-2087

Northwest Campus, G232




Carlo Buscemi is an instructor for PCC and NAU Hospitality Administration/HRM. He has been teaching at both institutions for the last 9 years.


Carlo has been a past member of several professional and social organizations, such as Rotary International, AHLA, Chaine Des Rotisseurs and many others.


He is actively involved in the developing the curriculum of the various classes that he teaches, and he takes pride in the professional success of his students.


Carlo’s education was completed in Italy, he attended the Hotel School there, and started working in Hotels in Italy, Switzerland, Germany and the Netherlands, in 1970, he and his family, came to the USA, where he pursued his career in Hotel Management for several companies, he was promoted to General Manager in 1983 for full service hotels, Hiltons, Holiday Inns and Ramadas. He is fluent in several languages and brings a wealth of experience to our students.


He was awarded the CHA certificate by AHLA in 1988, and he is a certified GM for Hilton Hotels, Holiday Inns and Windham Hotels.


Culinary Adjunct Faculty PCC
Christopher JohnsonCulinary Adjunct Faculty PCC

(520) 206-5147

Desert Vista Campus

Culinary Faculty PCC
Darryl WongCulinary Faculty PCC

(520) 206-5043

Desert Vista Campus

Culinary Faculty PCC
Dolores FritzscheCulinary Faculty PCC

Chef Dolores Fritzsche trained in London, England at the Le Cordon Bleu Cooking School where she studied French Patisserie. Specializing in restaurant desserts, chocolate work, decorative sugar work, French pastry, and baking, Chef Fritzsche earned certificates in Basic, Intermediate, and Superior Patisserie. In 2004 she was awarded the “Diplome de Patisserie”, the highest honor given to Patisserie Chefs from Le Cordon Bleu in London.


Chef Fritzsche’s passion is culinary instruction. Since 2005, she has taught in both private industry and as an adjunct instructor for Pima Community College teaching courses in Cakes (CUL 153), Pies (CUL 156), Garde Manger (CUL 150), Art of Chocolate (CUL 162), Bakery and Pastry Production (CUL 160 / CUL 260), Gluten-Free Baking (CUL 166), and Catering Operations (CUL 185).


Chef Fritzsche has managed her own business for over 10 years providing catering services and instruction in patisserie. She also enjoys sharing her culinary experience with the community as a volunteer for multiple organizations such as The Boy Scouts of America, Primavera Foundation, Cakes for a Cause, and many other youth and women’s groups.

Travel & Tourism Faculty PCC
Dottie SutherlandTravel & Tourism Faculty PCC

(520) 206-7629

East Campus


Dottie received her Bachelor’s Degree with honors in Public Affairs from Georgia State University in 1993. She was awarded the Outstanding Senior Award in recognition for outstanding academic achievement by the Mortar Board Senior Honor Society. She was one of three students awarded the Georgia State University President’s Plaque for Outstanding Academic Excellence.

In August 2001, she received her Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the Eller School at University of Arizona.
Dottie has been a travel consultant, trainer, and instructor for over 25 years. She has served as guest speaker and advisor for various adventure and nature-based tourism summits and organizations for the past nineteen years. Her academic studies and years of experience have allowed her to visit over 20 countries both as a consultant and educator.

In addition to her travels, Dottie also edits textbooks for various publishers.
In 2003, Dottie and her daughter started Katie’s Heart, a non-profit charity dedicated to providing new toys for Southern Arizona kids in hospitals and cancer centers. They also provide stuffed bears for Southwest Ambulance drivers.
Dottie has been a full-time member of the business and tourism faculty since 1995.

Culinary Adjunct Faculty PCC
Elizabeth MikeselCulinary Adjunct Faculty PCC

Elizabeth Mikesell has been a Chef Instructor at Pima Community College for 10 years.  She chaired the American Federation Chef and Child Foundation, whose mission is to educate children and families in understanding proper nutrition through community-based initiatives.  She was invited to the White House by Michelle Obama for the kick-off of the “Chefs Move to Schools” initiative and works with youth who are learning to cook and eat healthy food.

Hotel & Restaurant Management Adjunct Faculty PCC
Greg WatsonHotel & Restaurant Management Adjunct Faculty PCC

(520) 206-2180

Northwest Campus, B219


Greg Watson is a hospitality industry veteran; raising venture capital, developing, owning, and operating hotels throughout the Midwest. He has been an adjunct instructor for Pima Community College since 2009. He has taught hospitality courses at a variety of campuses including northwest campus, east campus, and downtown campus; as well as teaching for PCC’s online and Pasqua Yaqui HRM programs. In addition to his academic service to PCC, he serves as the director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at Eastern Arizona College and teaches leadership for Arizona State University. He has an MBA from the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign and is currently completing his PhD in Business with a dissertation focusing on consumer behavior.


Mr. Watson is committed to customer service excellence and believes that as the quantity of services provided within tiers of the industry varies, quality and excellence cannot be sacrificed! This standard of service excellence is at the center of his value and belief system. He has applied this standard of excellence from limited service hotels to full service resorts. 

Mr. Watson has engaged in consulting and research, nationally and internationally, for both the private sector and public sector. He has conducted research for the Appropriations Committee of the House of Representatives and served as the Research Director for two public policy think tanks. Described as a serial entrepreneur, Mr. Watson has started numerous businesses; and today, if he can’t be found in the classroom teaching, he can usually be found helping someone else with their business. This has resulted in numerous businesses being launched, ranging from hospitality, e-commerce, to a former student’s of Mr. Watson’s launching a product on the QVC home shopping channel in the summer of 2015.


Culinary Adjunct Faculty PCC
Jan OsipowiczCulinary Adjunct Faculty PCC

(520) 206-5025

Desert Vista Campus

Culinary Adjunct Faculty PCC
Jeanne YarabCulinary Adjunct Faculty PCC
(520) 206-5025
Desert Vista Campus
Jeanne Yarab has been teaching in the Culinary Program for Pima Community College for the past 10 years.
Yarab has lived most of her life in Tucson, AZ and graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Food Service Management and Nutrition. She is currently the Food Services Manager for a local high school.
Hotel & Restaurant Management Adjunct Faculty NAU
Jennifer HagerHotel & Restaurant Management Adjunct Faculty NAU

Adjunct Faculty NAU

Northwest Campus

Culinary Adjunct Faculty PCC
Marc PanasCulinary Adjunct Faculty PCC

(520) 206-5147

Desert Vista Campus


Chef Panas started cooking at the tender age of 7 years old in the kitchen with his mother, grandmother, great grand mother and aunts of differing nationalities

Worked in his first professional kitchen at 22 cooking Italian food, working all stations, ending up on sauté, his favorite station

Worked at the 5 star hotel / resort ‘The Pointe” in Scottsdale and Phoenix Arizona

Progressed his way upward to executive chef of the Bombay Beach Club, Carlsbad, California

Graduated form Scottsdale Culinary Institute, Le Cordon Bleu with honors

Chef instructor at Le Cordon Bleu Scottsdale Arizona

Chef proprietor Livorno Tucson Az

Chef proprietor Dragonfly Café Scottsdale, Az

Private chef

Chef consultant

Chef Instructor Pima Community College Tucson Arizona

Past board member Tucson Originals

Appeared national TV, cooking

Local Radio guest, cooking tips

Hotel & Restaurant Management Adjunct Faculty PCC / NAU
Maria LaneHotel & Restaurant Management Adjunct Faculty PCC / NAU

Northwest Campus


Maria Lane teaches in the Hotel & Restaurant Management Program for NAU.Maria has served he Tucson community in a variety of capacities. She spent 8 years as a board member for the Metropolitan Tucson Convention & Visitor’s Bureau (MTCVB) serving three years on the Executive Committee. Maria also served 8 years for SALARA (Southern Arizona Lodging & Resort Association).


Lane holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management. She brings 20 years expertise to her teaching from former employment as General Manager of the Arizona Inn and the Lodge on the Desert.

Culinary Program Coordinator PCC
Mario Diaz de SandyCulinary Program Coordinator PCC

(520) 206-5302

Desert Vista Campus, A153

Hotel & Restaurant Management Adjunct Faculty PCC
Michael JuellHotel & Restaurant Management Adjunct Faculty PCC

(520) 206-7645

East Campus, E5 519



Michael Juell has worked in the hospitality industry for over thirty years; operating hotels and restaurants.  Today Juell is an operations manager with the Doubletree hotel in Tucson, AZ.


After years of management experience, Juell started a consulting company Sutter& Pine Hospitality.  He specializes in offering complete solutions for hotels, resorts and restaurants.  The consulting firm provides support in the following areas: Task Force Operations Management, Analysis of Revenue Centers and Aquatics Management.


Juell is highly praised by his students for responding to their requests, teaching industry specific information on developing smooth hospitality operations, and by mentoring students in their career field.


Hotel & Restaurant Management Adjunct Faculty NAU
Patrick CrayHotel & Restaurant Management Adjunct Faculty NAU

General Manager Arizona Inn, Tucson, AZ


Patrick Cray is the general Manager and Chief Financial Officer for the  Arizona Inn. Mr. Cray is a Certified Public Accountant and an instructor of Finance for Northern Arizona University in Tucson.

Patrick graduated from the University of Denver with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Accounting. He has more than 20 years of hospitality experience in Tucson, Arizona and Las Vegas, Nevada. Prior to joining the hospitality industry Mr. Cray worked in various manufacturing businesses. Patrick has volunteered for many organizations including the Boy Scouts of America.

Culinary Adjunct Faculty PCC
Redha KouchitCulinary Adjunct Faculty PCC

(520) 206-5147

Desert Vista Campus

Culinary Adjunct Faculty PCC
Robert OserCulinary Adjunct Faculty PCC

(520) 206-5147

Desert Vista Campus

Culinary Adjunct Faculty PCC
Serge DelageCulinary Adjunct Faculty PCC

Culinary Labratory Specialist PCC
Stacey WronaCulinary Labratory Specialist PCC

(520) 206-5231

Desert Vista Campus


Stacey Wrona has worked at Pima since 2012. As Lab Specialist, she ensures that the day-to-day operations of the culinary programs run smoothly. She is a member of PCC’s first cohort of the Supervision in the 21st Century learning academy.

Stacey has worked in the food service industry since 1998 in a variety of roles, including head chef, kitchen manager, pastry chef, recipe tester, and private cooking lesson instructor. Her experience spans many types of kitchens across the country, which lends to her broad perspective of the industry.

Stacey holds a Bachelor’s degree in Studio Arts from Bradley University and continues to paint in her spare time. She is passionate about healthy, local, and sustainable cooking.

Hotel & Resaurant Management Adjunct Faculty NAU
Stewart SmithHotel & Resaurant Management Adjunct Faculty NAU

Northwest Campus


Stewart Hayden Smith graduated with a B.A. in business management from Arizona State University and a graduate of Thunderbird Graduate School of Global Management with a B.S. in International Management.  Thirty years’ experience in the restaurant industry. Chief Operating Officer for Chart House Incorporated with divisional responsibilities for operations and financial profitability for 21 restaurants and 2,000 employees.  


Smith has operated and owned a group of 21 restaurants in Florida, Georgia, North and South Carolina – Sunvail Incorporated.  His last owner/operator enterprise was Hayden for Fish in Tucson, Arizona.


Smith is a much sought after consultant.  He has helped numerous enterprises reach profitability through industry specific financial management and operational control.


Smith, “To have the opportunity to teach others and have them learn not only from my successes, but also from my failures, is very fulfilling.  It is my hope to be integral in the future success of our students.”