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2007

FMU Announces New Faculty Members

FLORENCE, S.C. – Officials at Francis Marion University have announced the addition of new faculty members for the 2007-2008 school year.

Richard A. Almeida of Conway, S.C., has joined the faculty as assistant professor of political science. He earned the B.A. degree in political science from the University of Massachusetts, the M.A. degree in political science from the University of Memphis, and the Ph. D. degree in political science from the University of Missouri.

Thomas J. Anderson of Fayetteville, Ark., has joined the faculty as an assistant professor of chemistry. He received the B.S. degree in chemistry from Louisiana State University, the M.S. in chemistry and Ph. D. in organic chemistry from the University of Arkansas.

Tracy Bushee Aniello of Florence has joined the faculty as an instructor of nursing. She earned the B.A. degree in research psychology and liberal arts, a B.S. and an M.S. in nursing from the University of South Carolina.

EunJung Chang of Bloomington, Ind., has joined the faculty as an assistant professor of art education. He received the B.A. degree in studio arts from Ducksung Women’s University, the M.S. degree in education and the Ph.D. degree in art education in curriculum and instruction from Indiana University.

Terri L. Earnest of Russellville, Ark., has joined the faculty as an assistant professor of sociology.  He earned the B.B.A. degree in marketing, the M.S. degree in sociology and the Ph.D. degree in sociology from Mississippi State University.

Karen K. Gittings of Darlington has joined the faculty as an instructor of nursing. She received the B.S. degree in nursing from University of Maryland and the M.S. degree in nursing education from Duquesne University.

Jack G. Griffith Jr. of Myrtle Beach has joined the faculty as an assistant professor of speech communications. He received the B.A. degree in history/political science from High Point University, the Master of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, the Master of Theology in biblical studies from Duke Divinity School, the M.A. degree in communication, radio and television from Wheaton College Graduate School in Wheaton, Ill., and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Southern Mississippi.

Kathryn G. Haselden of Sellers has joined the faculty as an assistant professor of education.  She received the B.A. degree in special education and learning disabilities from Converse College, and the M.Ed. degree in special education and learning disabilities and the Ph.D. in research, cross-categorical disabilities from the University of North Carolina.

Crystal R. Hill-Chapman of Effingham has joined the faculty as an assistant professor of psychology. She received B.A. degrees in psychology, English and education in 1997, the M.S. degree in school psychology in 2000 from Francis Marion University, and the Ph.D. degree in philosophy from Texas A & M University.

Rodger G. Holland of Gray, Ga., has joined the faculty as an associate professor of accounting. He earned the B.S. and the M.A. degrees in accounting from the University of Alabama and the Ph.D. in accounting from Ohio State University.

Audrey D. Johnson of Pullman, Wash., has been appointed an assistant professor of English.  She received the B.A. degree in secondary education/English and the M.A. degree in literature from Clemson University, and the Ph.D. degree in British literature from Washington State University.

Lara L. Jones of Athens, Ga., has been named an assistant professor of psychology. She earned the B.S. degree in human nutrition and foods from Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University (Virginia Tech), the B.S. degree in psychology from the University of North Carolina, the master of human resources from the University of South Carolina and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in cognitive/experimental psychology from the University of Georgia.

Kristin A. Kiely of Tallahassee, Fla., has joined the faculty as an assistant professor of Spanish. She received the B.A. degree in Spanish and psychology and the M.A. degree in Spanish from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and the Ph.D. in Spanish from Florida State University.

Dawn L. Larsen of Gallatin, Tenn., has joined the faculty as an associate professor of theatre history. She earned the A.A. degree in speech and theatre from Cottey College in Nevada, Mo., the B.A. degree in speech and theatre from the University of Missouri, the M.A. degree in communication arts from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tenn., and the Ph.D. in speech communication from Southern Illinois University.

John Porter Lillis of Birmingham, Ala., has joined the faculty as an assistant professor of sociology. He earned the B.S. degree in sociology from Columbus State University, the M.S. degree in sociology from Auburn University, and the Ph.D. degree in medical sociology from the University of Alabama.

Maria M. Lundberg of Florence has joined the faculty as an assistant professor of mass communication. She received the B.A. degree in education from the University of Connecticut and the M.A. degree in journalism and mass communication from the University of Oklahoma.

Cynthia A. Nixon of Timmonsville has been named special projects coordinator and adjunct professor of education. She earned the B.A. degree in secondary education from Fairmont State College in Fairmont, W.Va., the M.A. degree in special education/mental retardation and the Ed.D. degree in special education from West Virginia University.

Frances B. Roberts of Bishopville has been named child care director for the Gail and Terry Richardson Center for the Child. She earned the B.S. degree in early childhood education from Winthrop University, the M.Ed. degree in early childhood from Francis Marion University in 1981 and received certification from the University of South Carolina as an early childhood specialist.

Marla S. Sanders of Florence has joined the faculty as an assistant professor of education.  She received the B.A. in history (summa cum laude) and M.Ed. in divergent learning from Columbia College, and the Ph.D. in educational research and policy studies from North Carolina State University.

Hubert H. Setzler III, of Charlotte, N.C., joined the FMU faculty as a visiting assistant professor of management. He earned a B.A. degree in English and business from Newberry College, and the M.B.A. and the Ph.D. degrees in information technology from the University of North Carolina.

Laura K. Sims of Knoxville, Tenn., has been named director of the Performing Arts Center. She received the B.A. degree in theatre from Auburn University and the M.F.A. degree from the University of Missouri in stage management.

Timothy E. Sprano of Florence has joined the faculty as an assistant professor of mathematics. He received the B.S. degree in mathematics from Liberty University, the M.S. degree in mathematics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute (Virginia Tech), and the Ph.D. degree in mathematics from the University of Idaho.

Todd R. Vaccaro of Palm Bay, Fla., has joined the faculty as an assistant professor of physics. He earned the B.S. degree in physics/astronomy from Vanderbilt University, the M.S. degree in astronomy from San Diego State University and the Ph.D. in astronomy from the University of Florida.

E. Natasha Vanderhoff of Louisville, Ky., has joined the faculty as an assistant professor of biology. She received the B.S. degree in biology from Loyola University of Chicago, and the M.S. in biology and Ph.D. in ecology, evolution and behavior at the University of Louisville.

 

NEW TEMPORARY/PERMANENT PART-TIME FACULTY/STAFF

Deborah Berry-Taylor of Marion has joined the faculty as an instructor of nursing.

Lisa Ferree of Florence has joined the faculty as an instructor of speech communication.

Elaine D. Harrington of Florence has joined the faculty as an instructor of mathematics.

Derrick L. Hoeben of Florence has joined the faculty as an instructor of English.

Chireen H. Hyler of Florence has joined the faculty as an instructor of nursing.

Frances C. Long of Conway has joined the faculty as an instructor of nursing.

Gayle P. Morgan of Pamplico has joined the faculty as an instructor of English.

P. Evans Myers V, of Florence has joined the faculty as an instructor of biology.

Regina Smeltzer of Darlington has joined the faculty as an instructor nursing.

Jane Terry of Florence has joined the faculty as instructor of English.

 
COACHES

Anthony L. Addorisio has been named assistant men’s soccer coach.

Jami G. Cornwell has been named assistant women’s basketball coach.

Heather M. Macy has been named head women’s basketball coach.

 

Faculty members were also recognized for length of service.

FACULTY SERVICE AWARDS

10 years
Craig C. Alberty
Betty P. David
Timothy L. Hanson
Christopher D. Johnson
Peter D. King
Sue Butler Orr
 
20 years
Kenneth M. Autrey
Margie M. Covington
Thomas N. Dorsel
C. Allan Lockyer
Betty F. Ramey
 
30 years
Julia E. Krebs

 

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Last Published: September 5, 2007 9:53 AM
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