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Business Faculty and Staff

Annette Sawyer-Sisseck
Business Accounting Navigator
*For advising and educational plans

Paul Gerhardt, PhD
Professor and Business Department Coordinator
Faculty Page

George Karavitis
Assistant Adjunct Professor
253-912-2399 ext 8963
Faculty Page

Shawn Newman
Adjunct Faculty
253-912-2399 ext 5930
Faculty Page

Taryn Givenchy
PT Online Instructor
253-912-2399 ext 5090
Faculty Page

Meredith Wright
Applied Business and Construction Management Program Specialist 2

Office of Professional/Technical Education


Earn a certificate, associate degree or bachelor's degree in business. Great careers start with a business education from Pierce College. Contact us to find out more about our program now! Earn a Certificate in Business; Certificate in Entrepreneurship; Human Resource Management Certificate; Project Management Certificate; Social Media Marketing Certificate; and Supervision and Management Certificate. More information can be found on the Applied Business web page.