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August 24, 2009

Media Contact: Hannah Buchanan
Public Affairs Specialist
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UT Tyler Welcomes 27 New Faculty for 2009-10 Academic Year

The University of Texas at Tyler officials introduced new faculty members at the 2009-10 Opening Convocation Aug. 24.

New faculty members, listed by college, are:

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

 

Brian Bondari, Assistant Professor of Music

              D.M.A. – University of Kansas 

              Former Position: Lecturer, University of Kansas

 

Laura Boyd, Senior Lecturer of Chemistry

              D.A. – University of Mississippi

              Former Position:  Teaching/Research Assistant, University of Mississippi

 

Dennis Cali, Professor of Speech Communication and Chair, Department of Communication

              Ph.D. – Louisiana State University

              Former Position: Professor, Mount St. Mary’s University

John Clark, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

              Ph.D. – University of Alabama

              Former Position: Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Troy University

Jennifer Pooler Courtney, Assistant Professor of English

              Ph.D. – University of North Carolina

              Former Position:  Lecturer, University of North Carolina

 

Susan Doty, Senior Lecturer of Economics

              M.B.A. – Bryant College

              Former Position: Director, Center for Economic Education and Instructor, University of Southern Mississippi

Christina Graves, Assistant Professor of Mathematics

              Ph.D. – Syracuse University

              Former Position:  Teaching Associate, Syracuse University

 

Stephen Graves, Assistant Professor of Mathematics

              Ph.D. – Syracuse University

              Former Position: Teaching Associate, Syracuse University

Thomas Guderjan, Assistant Professor of Anthropology

              Ph.D. – Southern Methodist University

              Former Position: President, Maya Research Program

Vanessa Joyner, Senior Lecturer of Journalism

              M.F.A. – Marywood University

              Former Position:  Graphic Artist, AT&T Yellow Pages

Mary Anna Kidd, Senior Lecturer of Journalism

              M.A. – Regent University

              Former Position:  Instructor, University of Nebraska at Omaha

Mary Linehan, Associate Professor of History and Chair, Department of History

              Ph.D. – University of Notre Dame

              Former Position:  Visiting Associate Professor, University of Toledo

Michael Thrasher, Associate Professor of Music and Director, School of Performing Arts

              D.M.A. – University of North Texas

              Former Position:  Associate Professor of Music, North Dakota State University

Charles Walts, Assistant Professor of Speech Communication and Director of Forensics

              Ph.D.  – Southern Illinois University

              Former Position:  Assistant Professor and Associate Director of Debate, William Jewell College

Hui Wu, Professor of English and Chair, Department of Literature and Languages

              Ph.D. – Texas Christian University

              Former Position:  Associate Professor, University of Central Arkansas

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY

 

James Browne, Associate Professor of Management

              Ph.D. – University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana

              Former Position:  Visiting Assistant Professor of Human Resource Management, The University of Texas at Tyler

 

D. Harold Doty, Dean, College of Business and Technology and Professor of Management

              Ph.D. – The University of Texas at Austin

              Former Position:  Professor of Management, University of Southern Mississippi

 

Andrea Ellinger, Professor of Human Resource Development

              Ph.D. – The University of Georgia

              Former Position: Associate Professor of Human Resource Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Jeremy St. John, Visiting Assistant Professor in Management

              Ph.D. – University of North Texas

              Former Position: Program Development Management, Tyler Junior College

Veronda Willis, Assistant Professor in Accounting, School of Business Administration

              Ph.D. – University of Colorado

              Former Position:  Assistant Professor of Accounting, The University of Texas at San Antonio

Chen Wu, Assistant Professor of Finance

              Ph.D. – Arizona State University

              Former Position: Research Assistant and Teaching Assistant, Arizona State University

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND PSYCHOLOGY

 

Teresa Kennedy, Professor of Education, School of Education

              Ph.D. – University of Idaho

              Former Position: Deputy Director, The GLOBE Program, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

 

 

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE

 

Michael Huh, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

              Ph.D.  – Texas A&M University

              Former Position:  Lecturer, Texas A&M University

COLLEGE OF NURSING AND HEALTH SCIENCES

 

Katheryn Courville, Clinical Instructor

              M.S.N. – Texas Woman’s University

              Former Position:  Staff Nurse, Good Shepherd Medical Center - Longview

 

Anne DeWitt, Clinical Instructor

              M.S.N. – The University of Texas at Tyler

              Former Position: House Supervisor, University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler

 

Julie George, Clinical Instructor

              M.S.N. – The University of Texas at Tyler

              Former Position: Adjunct Faculty, Arkansas State University, and RN, St. Bernard’s Regional Medical Center, Jonesboro AR

Kara Jones, Clinical Instructor

              M.S.N. - The University of Texas at Tyler

              Former Position:  RN Case Manager, Encompass Home Health

 

 
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