SC Online Faculty and Staff

Kevin Burgess

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Online Admissions Counselor and Recruiting Specialist

As native of New Hampshire, I came to Sterling without ever visiting. I had a good feeling about Sterling, and that feeling didn't seem to pan out my freshmen year. It took me running back home for me to finally understand that God wanted me here. After a year at Keene State College I was ready to come back and get serious about my studies, and Sterling became my home. I will be Graduating in December with a BS in History and Professional Studies. 

Piper Harding

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Director of Admissions for Sterling College Online

Piper is passionate about the non-traditional student, having been one herself. After being out of school for twelve years, Piper decided to go back to school and chose Thomas Edison State College – Online. She received her BA in Humanities in 2003. Piper grew up in SoCal where she was trained professionally as an actress/singer. She is on the board at Hutchinson Theatre Guild, performs and choreographs for The Family Community Theatre and enjoys performing with her fellow community members in the Sterling Theatre Troupe.

Betsy Lambert

SCO Recruiting Specialist

Betsy started as a part time online recruiting specialist in July 2013 and loves being a part of the SC community.  Helping people achieve their academic goals amidst their busy lifestyles is something she finds rewarding. She is also a substitute teacher in the area.  Betsy and her family relocated to Sterling almost 10 years ago from the Chicago suburbs.  Betsy is a huge fan of Sterling College football due to the fact that her husband, Andy is the head football coach. They have four daughters, their oldest one graduating from SC spring 2014.

Adedrea I. Smart

Adedrea Smart 2012
Coordinator of Online Student Services

Adedrea Smart graduated from Sterling College in 2012 with a degree in Behavioral Science. She is now serving the Sterling College community as Coordinator of Online Student Services.

Adedrea enjoys music, writing poetry, and visiting friends. She is a HUGE fan of Sterling College Athletics and plans to attend every single basketball game. She also plans to participate in Suit Coat Tuesday.

Adedrea is married to Cecil Smart ’10, who serves SC as an assistant men’s basketball coach, assistant resident director of Kilbourne, and part-time admissions recruiter.

Shuxiang Sun

Sunny Sun 2012
Instructional Designer & Programmer for Sterling College Online

Before coming to Sterling College, Sunny Sun worked as a teaching assistant Georgia State University and as a primary school and high school teacher. He also worked as a television news editor, as a newspaper journalist, and as a Web site and database programmer. Sunny's combination of educational and technological experience serves him well as an instructional designer /program developer for Sterling College online. Sunny works with subject-matter experts to coordinate, design, and maintain online and hybrid courses.

Will Teufel

Will Teufel 2012
Director of Online Programs


A former public school teacher, Will made the decision to work in higher education by working for Sterling College. His favorite aspect of Sterling College is the friendly campus atmosphere and the privilege of helping adult learners reach their educational goals. In his spare time, Will enjoys family time, writing and arranging music, playing instruments, web design, and computing.



Contact information

Phone: (620) 278-4249