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2000

FMU ANNOUNCES NEW FACULTY MEMBERS

FLORENCE, S.C. – Officials at Francis Marion University have announced the addition of 30 new faculty members for the 2000-2001 school year.

Lawrence P. Anderson of Vermillion, S.D., has joined the faculty as chair of the Department of Fine Arts and Mass Communication and as professor of graphic design, printmaking, and drawing.  He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of South Dakota and his master’s degree from the University of Kentucky.

Vernon W. Bauer of Wake Forest, N.C., has been appointed an assistant professor of biology.  He received a B.S. degree in biological science from Clemson University and the Ph.D. degree in genetics from North Carolina State University.

J. Mark Blackwell of Myrtle Beach comes to Francis Marion as a part-time instructor of philosophy and religious studies.   He earned the B.A. degree in English from George Mason University, the Master of Divinity degree from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky., and is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Sheffield (England).

Daniel Byrne of Rockville, Md., joins the FMU faculty as an instructor of history.  He received the B.A. degree in history from the University of Notre Dame and is a doctoral candidate at Georgetown University.

H. Wayne Cecil of Wilmington, N.C., has been named an assistant professor of accounting.  He earned the B.S. and M.B.A. degrees from the University of North Carolina, the M.P.A. degree from the University of Texas, and the Ph.D. degree in business administration from the University of Kentucky.

Marilyn K. Chapman of Florence has joined the FMU faculty as a part-time instructor of English.  She received the B.S. degree in education from Southeast Missouri State University and the M.S. degree in education from Elmira (N.Y.) College.  She currently teaches at South Florence High School, and previously taught in Florence School District One from 1989 to 1999.

Gary D. Coker of Lake City has been appointed an instructor of computer science.  A 1984 graduate of Francis Marion with a B.S. degree in mathematics, he later earned a graduate degree in math from the University of Wales.  For the past five years, he has taught at both Florence-Darlington Technical College and at Carolina Academy in Lake City.  Three of the past four years, he has been named “Teacher of the Year” at Carolina Academy.  He is also a former faculty member at Williamsburg Technical College (1990-95).

David L. Cowles of Provo, Utah, has joined the FMU faculty as an associate professor of English.  He received the B.A. and M.A. degrees in English from Brigham Young University and the Ph.D. degree in English language and literature from the University of Chicago.

Susan B. Curtis of Florence has been named an instructor of English.  She received the B.A. degree in philosophy and religion (cum laude) from Winthrop University and the M.A. degree in English from the University of South Carolina.

Mary R. Dittman of Florence has been named an instructor of marketing.  She earned the B.S. degree in marketing from the University of Nevada (Reno) and the M.B.A. degree from FMU.  Since 1996, she has been a merchandising manager with ESAB Welding & Cutting Products in Florence.  She previously worked as a marketing manager with the Florence Morning News.

Lisa A. Eargle of Winston-Salem, N.C., has been appointed an assistant professor of sociology.  She received the B.S., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees in sociology from the University of South Carolina.

Anne-Marie Goff of Florence has been named an instructor of nursing.  The department head for nursing at Florence-Darlington Technical College for the past three years, she earned the A.A.S. degree in nursing from Corning (N.Y.) Community College, the B.S. degree in nursing from Syracuse University, and the M.S. degree in maternal/child health nursing (teaching) from Boston University.   She is a candidate for the Ph.D. degree at USC.

Risa P. Gorelick of Lafayette, La., has joined the Francis Marion faculty as an assistant professor of English.  She received the B.A. degree in English (with honors) from Goucher College in Baltimore, Md., and the M.A. degree in English composition and rhetoric from Miami (Ohio) University.  She is a candidate for the Ph.D. degree at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Albert G. Hayward of Florence has been named an associate professor of education.  A graduate of Pleasant Hill High School, he earned the B.S. degree in biology and chemistry (magna cum laude) from Voorhees College and both the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from The Atlanta (Ga.) University.  He undertook additional studies at Georgia Tech, USC, South Carolina State University, The Citadel, and FMU. He has been the principal at Williams Middle Magnet School in Florence since 1998.  He previously taught at North Carolina Central University, Fayetteville State University, S.C. State, and Winyah High School in Georgetown County.  He also spent six years working in the Horry County Schools, and was principal at Andrews (S.C.) High School from 1985 to 1990.

Eileen A. Joy of Knoxville, Tenn., has joined the FMU faculty as an assistant professor of English. She earned both the B.A. degree in English and the M.F.A. degree in creative-writing/fiction from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is a candidate for the Ph.D. degree in English literature at the University of Tennessee.

Timothy A. Kirchoff of St. Louis, Mo., has been named an instructor of physics.  He received the B.S. degree in astronomy and physics (magna cum laude) from Minnesota State University-Mankato and the M.S. degree in physics from the University of Missouri-St Louis.

Linda D. Lange of Huntington, W.V., has joined the FMU faculty as an assistant professor of education.  She earned the A.B. Ed. degree in psychology, the Ed.S. degree in education and psychology, and the Ph.D. degree in educational psychology, all from the University of Michigan.  

Sylvia Rabb Lufkin of Florence has been named interim chair of nursing.  She received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in nursing from the University of North Carolina and the doctor of education degree from the University of South Carolina.  Since 1994, she has been vice president for patient services at McLeod Regional Medical Center.

John R. Mattox of Boston, Mass., has been appointed an associate professor of physics and astronomy at Francis Marion, and director of the university’s planetarium and observatory. He earned a B.S. degree in physics from the University of Florida, and both the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in applied physics from Stanford University.

Tammy H. Pawloski of Westlake Village, Calif., joins the FMU faculty as an associate professor of education. She received a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from USC Aiken, and master’s, educational specialist and Ph.D. degrees from the University of South Carolina.

 Winnie A. Riley of Florence is returning to Francis Marion University as an instructor of computer science. She earned the B.S. degree in accounting from McNeese State University in Louisiana, and the M.A. and A.B.D. degrees in accountancy from the University of Mississippi.  She taught accounting at FMU from 1993 to 1994, and has also been on the faculty of Florence-Darlington Technical College.

 Terry Roberts of Florence has been named a part-time instructor of music at FMU. He holds a bachelor’s degree in music from Florida State University (where he is also a candidate for the Ph.D. degree) and a master’s degree in music from Eastern Kentucky University. He previously served as music director at the Palmetto School for College Prep in Darlington, and is also a guest conductor, free-lance hornist and soloist.

Neal A. Stephens of Dillon has been appointed a part-time instructor of marketing.  He earned both the B.B.A. and M.B.A. degrees from Francis Marion.  He previously taught as an adjunct professor at Coker College and is co-owner of Suzie Q’s in Dillon.

John W. Stamey Jr. of Bermuda Run, N.C., has joined the FMU faculty as an assistant professor of computer science. He received the B.S. and M.A. degrees in mathematics from Wake Forest University and the M.S. degree in computer science from Clemson University.

 John C. Urbanski of West Columbia has been appointed an assistant professor of management at Francis Marion. He received a bachelor’s degree from College Misericordia in Pennsylvania, an M.B.A. degree from Hofstra University in New York, and the Ph.D. degree in business administration from the University of South Carolina.

 Debra E. Wallace of Florence has been named a part-time instructor of English.  She earned the B.A. degree in English and psychology from Coker College and has completed all the requirements for the M.Ed. degree from FMU.  She previously taught at Hartsville, Lamar, Marlboro County, and Darlington high schools.

Kenneth S. Walters of Manlius, N.Y., joins the FMU faculty as an assistant professor of psychology. He received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Western Illinois University and a master’s degree in clinical psychology from the University of Nebraska, where he is a candidate for the Ph.D. degree in clinical psychology.

 Russell E. Ward Jr. of Ravenna, Ohio, has been named an assistant professor of sociology at FMU. He earned the B.A. and M.A. degrees in sociology from Bowling Green State University and is a candidate for the Ph.D. degree in sociology from Kent State University.

 David R. White of Tucson, Ariz., has been appointed an assistant professor of political science at Francis Marion. He received a bachelor’s degree in political science from Bucknell University, and the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in political science from the University of Arizona.

 Nancy L. Wilson of Darlington has joined the FMU faculty as a part-time instructor of biology. She earned the B.S. degree in microbiology from the University of Michigan and the Ph.D. degree in biochemistry from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA).

#22/8-29-2000

Last Published: June 3, 2004 11:32 AM
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