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August 25, 2008

Media Contact: Hannah Buchanan
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UT Tyler Welcomes 37 New Faculty for 2008-09 Academic Year

The University of Texas at Tyler officials introduced new faculty members at the 2008-09 Opening Convocation Aug. 25.

New faculty members, listed by college, are:

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

 

Troy Anderson, Assistant Professor of Biology

              Ph.D. – Kansas State University

              Former Position: Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

 

Regan Beckham, Assistant Professor of Mathematics

              Ph.D. – University of Delaware

              Former Position:  Graduate Student, University of Delaware

 

Shaun Black, Senior Lecturer of Chemistry

              Ph.D. – University of Michigan

              Former Position: Adjunct Senior Lecturer, UT Tyler

Jessica Coleman, Lecturer of Biology

              M.S. – UT Tyler

              Former Position: Adjunct Lecturer, UT Tyler

Sheldon Davis, Professor and Chair, Department of Mathematics

              Ph.D. – Ohio University

              Former Position:  Professor, Miami University

 

Jason Jolicoeur, Senior Lecturer of Criminal Justice

              M.A. – Wichita State University

              Former Position: Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Fairmont State University

Naomi Kagawa, Assistant Professor of Speech Communication

              Ph.D.  – University of Minnesota

              Former Position:  Graduate Assistant, University of Minnesota

 

Choong-Nam Kang, Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science

              Ph.D. – University at Buffalo, State University of New York

              Former Position: Visiting Assistant Professor, Trinity College

David Milan, Assistant Professor of Mathematics

              Ph.D.  – University of Nebraska-Lincoln

              Former Position: Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Nathanael O’Reilly, Assistant Professor of English

              Ph.D. – Western Michigan University

              Former Position: Visiting Instructor of English, Albion College

Cameron Rose, Assistant Professor of Music/Director of Choral Activities

              D.M.A.  – University of Utah

Former Position:  Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Utah

Paul Seitz, Visiting Assistant Professor of Music

              D.M.A.  – University of Wisconsin-MadisonFormer Position:  Visiting Professor, University of Nevada-Las Vegas

 

 COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY

 

James Browne, Visiting Assistant Professor of Management

              Ph.D. – University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana

              Former Position:  Professor of Management, Colorado State University

 

Amanda Davis, Assistant Professor of Business Communication

              Ph.D. – UT Austin

              Former Position:  Graduate Assistant Instructor, UT Austin

Nancy Francis, Visiting Lecturer of Accounting

              M.B.A. – UT Tyler

              Former Position:  Adjunct Lecturer, UT Tyler

Gus Gordon, Associate Professor of Accounting

              D.B.A. – Louisiana Tech University

              Former Position: CEO, Operadora Ganso Azul

Jana Rutherford, Assistant Professor in Marketing

              Ph.D. (ABD) – Florida Atlantic University

              Former Position:  Instructor, Florida Atlantic University

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND PSYCHOLOGY

 

Bambi Bailey, Associate Professor, School of Education

              Ph.D. – Miami University

              Former Position: Associate Professor, Midwestern State University

 

Rosemary Barké, Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology

              Ph.D. – University of North Dakota

              Former Position:  Consultant, Licensed Psychologist, Heath Services Provider, State of Missouri

 

Lori Fos, Lecturer, School of Education

              M.S. – The University of Southern Mississippi

              Former Position: Instructor, University of Southern Mississippi

Jason Mixon, Visiting Assistant Professor, School of Education

              Ed.D. – Sam Houston State University

              Former Position: Principal, Pine Tree High School

Dona Packer, Assistant Professor, School of Education

              Ed.D. – University of Louisiana at Monroe

              Former Position: Visiting Assistant Professor, UT Tyler

Suzanne Thomas, Assistant Professor, School of Education

Ph.D.  – University of Florida

Former Position:  Visiting Assistant Professor, UT Tyler

Leann Wyrick-Morgan, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology

              Ph.D. – University of Northern Colorado

              Former Position: Adjunct faculty, Adams State College

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE

 

Clifton Farnsworth, Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering

              Ph.D. - University of Utah

              Former Position:  Research Assistant, University of Utah

 

David Hoe, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering

              Ph.D. – University of Toronto

              Former Position:  Adjunct Professor, UT Arlington

 

Y.J. Lin, Professor and Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering

              Ph.D. – University of Illinois at Chicago

              Former Position:  Associate Professor, University of Akron

 

Sara McCaslin, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

              Ph.D. – UT Arlington

Former Position:  Adjunct Lecturer, UT Tyler

Hector Ochoa, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering

              Ph.D. – UT El Paso

Former Position:  Visiting Assistant Professor, UT Tyler

COLLEGE OF NURSING AND HEALTH SCIENCES

 

Patricia Bowden, Clinical Instructor

              M.S.N. – UT Tyler

              Former Position:  Graduate Teaching Assistant, UT Tyler

 

Fan Gao, Assistant Professor

              Ph.D. – The Pennsylvania State University

              Former Position:  Research Assistant Professor, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

 

Teresa Hunt, Clinical Instructor

              M.S.N. – Arkansas State University

              Former Position:  Assistant Professor, Arkansas State University Mountain           Home Campus

 

Pamela Lake, Clinical Instructor

              M.S.N. – UT Tyler

              Former Position:  Adjunct Clinical Instructor, University of Colorado HSC

Mary Lilly, Assistant Professor

              Ph.D. – Indiana University

              Former Position:  Clinical Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

 

T. Scott Marzilli, Professor and Chair, Department of Health and Kinesiology

              Ph.D. – Florida State University

              Former Position:  Associate Professor, University of West Florida

 

Beth Mastel-Smith, Associate Professor

              Ph.D. – Texas Woman’s University

Former Position:  Assistant Professor, Texas Woman’s University

 

Nancy Torre, Clinical Instructor

              M.S.N. – University of Southern Mississippi

              Former Position:  Instructor, Tyler Junior College

 

 
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