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2001

FMU announces 18 new faculty members

FLORENCE, S.C. – Officials at Francis Marion University have announced the addition of 18 new faculty members for the 2001-2002 school year.

Edward Arroyo of Statesboro, Ga., has joined the FMU faculty as an instructor of computer science. He earned the Ph.D. degree in mathematics from the City University of New York.

Lillian McCarter Batarseh has been named a part-time instructor of education. She received the B.A. degree in religious education from Winthrop College and the M.E. degree from The Citadel.

Marsha Ligon Dargan of Darlington has joined the FMU faculty as an assistant professor of art education. She earned the B.A. degree in fine arts, an interdisciplinary M.A. degree, and the M.F.A. degree from the University of South Carolina.

Doyle C. Daughtry of West Point, N.Y., has joined the faculty as an instructor of mathematics. He earned the B.S. and M.A. degrees in mathematics from East Carolina University.

Amy Durham of Marion has been named an instructor of speech. She received the B.A. degree in communication arts from Berry College and has completed the requirements for the M.A. degree in communications studies from West Chester University of Pennsylvania.

David P. Franck of Martin, Tenn., has been appointed an assistant professor of economics. He received the B.S.B.A degree in marketing from East Carolina University, the M.S. degree in economics from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and the Ph.D. degree in economics from the University of Georgia.

Sheryl A. Hodge of Kansas City, Mo., comes to Francis Marion as an assistant professor of education. She earned the B.S.E. degree in biology, general science and physical education from Emporia State University and the M.A. degree in educational research and psychology from the University of Missouri – Kansas City. She is a candidate for the Ph.D. degree in education and sociology from the University of Missouri – Kansas City.

B. Lee Hurren of Reno, Nev., has joined the faculty as an assistant professor of education. He attended Francis Marion before receiving the B.A. degree in foreign language and literature from Southern Utah University. He received the M.Ed. degree in secondary education from the University of Nevada, Reno, where he is currently a Ph.D. candidate in education.

Kathleen L. Johnson of Chapel Hill, N.C., has been named an assistant professor of Spanish. She earned the B.A. degree in Spanish language and literature from Kalamazoo College, the M.A. degree in Spanish and Spanish American literature from the University of Michigan, and the Ph.D. degree in Spanish American literature from the University of North Carolina.

Victor S. Kaufman of Springfield, Mo., joins the FMU faculty as an assistant professor of history. He received the B.A. degree from Kansas State University, as well as a certificate in contemporary history and the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Ohio University.

Jennifer Liethen Kunka of Lafayette, Ind., has joined the FMU faculty as an assistant professor of English and director of FMU’s Writing Center. She received the B.A. degree in English and history and the M.A. degree in English and American literature from Marquette University. She is a candidate for the Ph.D. degree in English literature from Purdue University.

Karl Magnus Nystedt of Dundee, United Kingdom, has been appointed an assistant professor of management information systems. He earned the B.S. degree in business administration from the Blekinge Institute of Technology in Sweden, and is a candidate for the Ph.D. degree in computing from the University of Aberray Dundee in the United Kingdom.

Silviu Podariu of Manhattan, Kan., has been named an assistant professor of physics. He received the B.S. degree in physics and the M.S. degree in theoretical physics from Bucharest University in Romania. He has completed the requirements for the Ph.D. degree in physics, with a concentration in cosmology, from Kansas State University.

Mavis Reed-Diggs of Charleston has been named an assistant professor of English. She earned the B.A. degree in English and the M.F.A. degree in creative writing from the University of Alabama.

Ana Maria Rios of Columbia has joined the FMU faculty as an assistant professor of computer science. She received the B.T. degree in electronics and communications from Escuela Politecnica Nacional Institute of Technology in Ecuador, and the M.E. degree in computer engineering from the University of South Carolina.

Damon A. Scott of Crawfordsville, Ind., has been named an assistant professor of mathematics. He earned the B.S. degree in mathematics from Butler University, and the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in mathematics from Duke University. He also holds an M.A. degree in music theory from the Eastman School of Music.

Allen E. Smith of Unicoi, Tenn., has been appointed an associate professor of management information systems. He received the B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in business administration from the University of South Carolina, and the M.A. degree in human resources management from Pepperdine University.

Mary Thomas Williams has joined the FMU faculty as a part-time instructor of mathematics. She earned the B.A. degree in mathematics from the University of South Carolina and the M.A.T. degree in mathematics from the University of North Carolina.

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Last Published: May 14, 2004 6:46 AM
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