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FMU announces new faculty members

FLORENCE – Officials at Francis Marion University have announced the addition of 23 new faculty members for the 2011-2012 school year.  

Jonathan M. Acuff of Manchester, N.H. has joined the faculty as an assistant professor of political science. He earned the Ph.D. in political science from the University of Washington, M.A. degrees in political science from University of Iowa and University of Washington respectively, an M.A. in Education and a B.A. in history from the College of William and Mary. 

Amy E. Altman-Shaw of Florence has joined the faculty as an assistant professor of nursing. She earned the M.S. degree in nursing administration and the B.S. degree in nursing from the Medical University of South Carolina. 

Robert T. Carr of Effingham has joined the faculty as an assistant professor of chemistry. She earned the Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Pennsylvania State University and the B.A. in biology and chemistry from Thiel College. 

Arthur J. DeGraw of Florence has joined the faculty as an assistant professor of mathematics. He earned the Ph.D. and M.A. in mathematics from University at Albany (SUNY) and the B.A. in mathematics from Union College. 

Jessica M. Doucet of Florence has joined the faculty as an assistant professor of sociology. She earned the Ph.D., M.A. and B.A. in sociology from Lousiana State University.            

William E. Duffy of Greensboro, N.C. has joined the faculty as an assistant professor of English. He earned the Ph.D. in rhetoric and composition and M.A. in English from the University of North Carolina Greensboro. He also earned a B.A. in English from Elon University. 

Brandon D. Goff of Jackson, Tenn. has joined the faculty as an assistant professor of music industry. He earned the D.M.A. in music composition and theory from the University of Memphis, the M.M. and B.M. in composition from Arkansas State University. 

Crystal L. Graham of Latta has joined the faculty as an instructor of nursing. She earned the M.S. in nursing from the Medical University of South Carolina and the B.S. in nursing from the University of South Carolina. 

Jeanne Gunther of Hillsborough, N.C. has joined the faculty as an assistant professor of education. She earned the M.Ed. in reading State University of New York at Albany and the B.A. in early childhood education from the State University of New York at Fredonia.

Tiffany K. Hardy of Columbus, Ohio has joined the faculty as an assistant professor of psychology. She earned the Ph.D. and M.A. in psychology from Ohio State University and the B.A. in psychology from Berry College. 

Tamara E. Ivins of Carrboro, N.C. has joined the faculty as a reference librarian instructor. She earned the M.S. in library science from the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill) and the B.A. in theater and classical studies from Davidson College. 

Vicki A. Martin of Effingham has joined the faculty as an instructor of nursing. She earned the M.S.N. in nursing education from Walden University and the B.S.N. from the University of South Carolina. 

Jacob A. Moldenhauer of Richardson, Texas has joined the faculty as an assistant professor of physics. He earned the Ph.D. and M.S. in physics from the University of Texas at Dallas and the B.A. in physics from University of the Ozarks. 

Maria Jose Garcia Otero of Lawrence, Kan. has joined the faculty as an assistant professor of Spanish. She earned the Ph.D. and M.A. in Spanish literature from the University of Kansas and the B.A. in English Philology from Universidade de Santiago de Compostela in Spain. 

Sharon K. O’Kelley of Athens, Ga. has joined the faculty as an assistant professor of mathematics. She earned the Ph.D. in mathematics education from the University of Georgia; the M.S. in mathematics education from Montana State University; the juris doctor from Seattle University School of Law.; and the B.A. in English from Erskine College. 

Annette Louise Searfoss of Shippensburg, Pa. has joined the faculty as an assistant professor of education. She earned the Ph.D. of Philosophy in curriculum and instruction from Pennsylvania State University, M.Ed. in early childhood education from Shippensburg University and the B.A. in elementary education from University of North Carolina (Wilmington). 

Allison M. Steadman of Florence has joined the faculty as an assistant professor of costume design. She earned the M.F.A. in costume design from the University of Tennessee and the B.A. in theatre from Mississippi University for Women. 

Lindsay Sturkie of Effingham has joined the faculty as an instructor of education. She earned the M.Ed. in instructional accommodation and the B.S. in elementary education from Francis Marion University. 

Stephanie Thomas of Florence has joined the faculty as a reference librarian. She earned the M.L.S. from the University of South Carolina and the B.A. in English (professional writing) from Francis Marion University. 

Dawn Todd of Florence has joined the faculty as an instructor of nursing. She earned the M.S.N. in nursing education and the B.S.N. from Mobile College. 

Michelle Veenstra of Lansing, Mich. has joined the faculty as an assistant professor of English. She earned the Ph.D. and M.A. in English from Michigan State University and the B.A. in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

Regina C. Yanson of Schenectady, N.Y. has joined the faculty as an assistant professor of management. She earned the M.B.A. from Niagara University and the B.A. from the State University of New York (Fredonia). 

Paul Zwiers of St. Louis, Mo. has joined the faculty as an assistant professor of biology. He earned the Ph.D. in biology from the University of Maryland (College Park) and the B.S degrees in biology and music from Westminster College. 

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Last Published: October 5, 2011 9:05 AM
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