King named associate provost for academic affairs at FMU; Stoeckmann to serve as chair of biology
FLORENCE – Dr. Peter King has been named associate provost for academic affairs at Francis Marion University. He replaces Dr. Ken Kitts who has held the position since 2003.
As associate provost for academic affairs and enrollment management, King will coordinate the offices of admissions, financial assistance and the registrar.
Dr. Ann Stoeckmann will replace King as chair of the Department of Biology. Both appointments are effective April 1, 2011.
“Dr. (Fred) Carter and I are delighted that these two distinguished faculty members have accepted these appointments,” said FMU Provost Richard Chapman. “Both are highly respected by their colleagues, and they bring a great deal of experience to these administrative positions.”
King previously served as a professor of biology and coordinator of the biology pre-professional programs at FMU, and has been cited for his service to the community and state and for service on numerous university committees. He was appointed chair of the biology department in 2007.
He earned a certificate of horticulture at Sydney Technical College, a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Technology in Australia, a bachelor’s degree in animal biology and geography from the University of New England in Australia, and a doctorate in zoology from N.C. State University.
Prior to joining the FMU faculty in 1996, the Australia native taught at N.C. State University and worked as a research assistant and laboratory demonstrator at the University of New England. Before embarking on his academic career, King was a farmer.
Stoeckmann of Dunmore, Pa., came to FMU in 2004 as an assistant professor of biology. She was named associate professor of biology in 2007. Stoeckmann earned the B.S. degree in zoology from the University of Washington and the Ph.D. degree in zoology from Ohio State University.
As chair of the department, Stoeckmann is responsible for the management and leadership of the Department’s teaching, research, and service functions.