|Public Affairs - Press Release|
MUW welcomes 21 new faculty members
By Jill D. O’Bryant
COLUUMBUS, Miss. -- Mississippi University for Women added 21 new faculty members this fall.
“MUW is pleased to welcome all of the new faculty members this fall,” said Dr. Sam Gingerich, provost and vice president for academic affairs. “These individuals bring a wealth of national and international educational and work experiences with them. They will truly provide some unique learning opportunities for students as they enrich the academic offerings of the campus.
“The faculty and division heads did an excellent job recruiting these exceptionally qualified candidates.”
New in the Division of Business and Communication are Nina Collum from Mississippi State University, instructor in accounting; Margaret Mary Henry from The Christian Science Monitor in Boston, Harriet Stark Gibbons distinguished professor of journalism; and Scott Tollison from East Mississippi Community College-Golden Triangle Campus, instructor in MIS.
Dr. Rebecca Kelly, previously with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, has joined the faculty at the Culinary Arts Institute as assistant professor of nutrition.
Joining the Division of Education and Human Sciences are Donna Burlingame of Edmond, Okla., clinical instructor in speech-language pathology; Dr. Keith Mask from Harding Graduate School of Religion in Memphis, Tenn., assistant professor of family studies; Dr. Janet McCarra of Columbus, assistant professor of education and coordinator of field experiences; Dr. Kay Reeves from Hamilton High School in Memphis, Tenn., assistant professor of differentiated instruction graduate studies; and Dr. Monica Riley from Mississippi State University-Meridian Campus, assistant professor of education.
Jason Thoms, instructor in music education and director of choral ensembles, is new to the Division of Fine and Performing Arts. He previously was the musical director and founder of Color et Talea in Grand Ledge, Mich.
Newly hired in the Division of Health and Kinesiology are Dr. Will Peveler of Tuscaloosa, Ala., assistant professor of health and kinesiology; and Golda Vandiver from East Mississippi Community College-Golden Triangle Campus, instructor of health and kinesiology.
New to the Division of Humanities is Dr. Kim Whitehead of Columbus, instructor in English.
There are four new faculty members in the Division of Nursing. They are Dr. Rebecca Cagle from Delta State University, associate professor of nursing (MSN); Sacha Dawkins from Millport, Ala., instructor in nursing (BSN); Judy Raymond from Little Rock, Ark., instructor in nursing (BSN); and Cathy Smith of Tupelo, instructor in nursing (BSN).
Tess Creel from Mississippi State University, instructor in mathematics; Dr. Michael Elioff from Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore, Calif., assistant professor of chemistry; Dr. George Pinchuk from Mississippi State University, assistant professor of microbiology; and Dr. Jiben Roy from Salem International University in West Virginia, assistant professor of chemistry; have joined the Division of Science and Mathematics.
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