Patti Burks joined the Business Studies Division at Brookhaven College in Januaryof 2001. She teaches computer information technology courses, specializing in Web design and development. She has a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of North Texas in business computer systems and a Master of Science in management information systems from the University of Texas at Dallas. Patti previously taught Web development at the Art Institute of Dallas. She has extensive experience as a programmer, systems analyst, supervisor and information systems consultant at ARCO Oil and Gas Company, and also worked as an independent Web development consultant.
Primary Fields: Web Design • Web development • Programming
Patti Burks:office: Bldg. K, Room K104phone: 972-860-4329email:
Charles Cadenhead joined the Business Studies Division at Brookhaven College in 2000 to teach computer information technology courses. He earned a Bachelor of Science in multidisciplinary studies from Texas Tech University and a Master of Science degree in computer education and cognitive systems from the University of North Texas. He has taught elementary science in the Dallas Independent School District and worked as a corporate trainer and a systems analyst.
Primary Fields: Microsoft • Networking • CCNA • A+ • Information Security
Charles Cadenhead:office: Bldg. K, Room K109phone: 972-860-4178email:
Bill Hammerschlag, Ph.D. has been a full-time faculty member since 1986. He has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University, a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Southern Methodist University and a doctorate in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington. He was a senior systems designer specializing in industrial microcomputer development at United Technologies prior to joining the Brookhaven College faculty.
Primary Fields: PC support • Software Development • Online Development
Dr. Bill Hammerschlag:office: Bldg. K, Room K105phone: 972-860-4882email:
Thomas (Toby) Lackey joined the Business Studies Division at Brookhaven College in the fall of 2009 as an instructional associate. He is one of the coordinators for the computer literacy/introduction to computers lab. He provides assistance and support to more than 900 students enrolled in the introduction courses each semester. Toby also teaches MySQL, bringing over 10 years industrial database experience and testing to his students and work. He holds an associate degree in computer science from Brookhaven College.
Primary Fields: Introduction to Computers • Structured Query Language
Thomas (Toby) Lackeyoffice: Bldg. K, Room K103Bphone: 972-860-4567email:
Sherry Lowery joined the Business Studies Division at Brookhaven College in August of 2010. She teaches computer information technology courses, Web design, and Early College High School computer classes. She has a Bachelor of Science in Administrative Systems and a Master of Business Administration in Computer Information Systems from Tarleton State University. Sherry previously taught computer classes and web design at Cisco College.
Primary Fields: ECHS • Web Design
Sherry Loweryoffice: Bldg. K, Room K110phone: 972-860-4354email:
Mary Milligan joined the Business Studies Division in August of 2004. She teaches computer information technology courses, specializing in Visual BASIC, C ++ and introduction to computer technology. She has a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in computer science both from Stephen F. Austin State University. She has experience as a trainer with Chubb Computer Services and as a programmer/analyst at Amoco Production Company, now BP Amoco. Mary teaches Visual Basic Net, Java, C++, Computer Literacy, PowerPoint and Access. She also works with Brookhaven's outreach program promoting computer studies as well as the college as a whole at public school career fairs.
Primary Fields: Introduction to Computing • Introduction to Programming
Mary Milligan:office: Bldg. K, Room K102phone: 972-860-4234email:
Ramiro Villarreal has been a faculty member at Brookhaven College since 1986. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio and a master’s degree from Texas A&M University with a major in mathematics and minor in electrical engineering. Ramiro served in the Air Force as a voice processing specialist and worked at Texas Instruments as a telecommunications engineer prior to joining the Brookhaven College faculty.
Primary Fields: Computer Science • C/C++ • Java • Mobile Programming (Android and Apple)
Ramiro Villarreal:office: Bldg. K, Room K213aphone: 972-860-4176email:
Tarrilynn Wall has been an instructional associate for Computer Information Technology in the Business Studies Division since January of 1998. She is the coordinator for the computer literacy/introduction to computers lab and provides assistance and support to more than 900 students enrolled in the course each semester. Tarrilynn also is the first point of contact for all of the CIT/COSC online courses and brings more than 30 years of experience working with students in computer and math courses at Vernon Regional Junior College and Midwestern State University. Tarrilynn has an associate’s degree in computer programming and a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics from Midwestern State University.
Primary Fields: Computer Literacy • Introduction to Computers
Tarrilynn Wall:office: Bldg. K, Room K103aphone: 972-860-7444 x4746email: