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2002

FMU announces addition of 14 new faculty members

 FLORENCE, S.C. – Officials at Francis Marion University have announced the addition of 14 new faculty members for the 2002-2003 school year.

 Fangjun H. Arroyo of Florence has joined the FMU faculty as an assistant professor of mathematics. She earned the M.A. degree in mathematics from Hunter College of the City University of New York and the Ph.D. degree in mathematics from the Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York.

 Jerry K. “Buddy” Bilbrey Jr. of Louisville, Ky., has been named an assistant professor of computer science. He received the B.S. degree in industrial engineering from Tennessee Technological University and the M.E. degree in computer engineering from the University of South Carolina. He is a candidate for the Ph.D. degree in industrial engineering from the University of Louisville.

 Wendy Caldwell of Centerville, Ohio, has joined the faculty as an assistant professor of Spanish. She earned the B.A. degree in Spanish and English from the College of Charleston, the M.A. degree in Spanish from the University of South Carolina, and the Ph.D. degree in Spanish from the University of Georgia.

 A. Renee Dowdy of Florence has been named an instructor of mathematics. She received the B.S. degree in mathematics and the M.Ed. degree in secondary mathematics from Francis Marion University. She also completed graduate coursework in statistics at the University of Tennessee.

 Kenneth R. Dye of Columbia has returned to the FMU faculty as an assistant professor of education and coordinator of the M.A.T. program in learning disabilities. He received the B.A. degree in psychology and pre-medicine from Duke University, the M.R.C. degree in rehabilitation counseling from the University of Florida, and the Ph.D. degree in counselor education from the University of South Carolina. He was previously an associate professor of education at FMU from 1972 to 1994, and director of guidance and placement/director of counseling and testing at FMU from 1972 to 1997.

 Jeffrey E. Fiscus of Cary, N.C., has joined the faculty as an instructor of chemistry. He received the B.S. degree in chemistry from the College of William and Mary and the Ph.D. degree in physical chemistry from the University of South Carolina.

Gregory G. Fry of Storm Lake, Iowa, has been named an assistant professor of art-graphic design. He earned the B.D.A. degree in printmaking from Indiana University of South Bend and the M.F.A. degree in printmaking from the University of South Dakota.

 Kirk C. Heriot of Dahlonega, Ga., comes to FMU as an associate professor of management. He received the B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in industrial management from Clemson University, and the M.B.A. degree from the University of South Carolina.

 Dollie J. Newhouse of Columbia has been named an instructor of English. She earned the B.A. degree in English from West Virginia University and the M.A. degree in English from the University of South Carolina.

 Brad M. O’Brien of Lexington has been appointed an instructor of English. He earned the B.A. and M.A. degrees in English from the University of South Carolina.

 Susan E. Ruppel of Benbrook, Texas, has been named an assistant professor of psychology. She earned the B.A. degree in psychology from Texas Lutheran College, the M.A. degree in psychology from Stephen F. Austin State University, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in psychology from Texas Christian University.

 David A. Sacash of Phoenixville, Pa., has been appointed an assistant professor of mass communication. He earned both the B.A. degree in telecommunications (broadcasting) and the M.A. degree in journalism from Kent State University.

 Matthew W. Schmeer of Richmond Heights, Mo., has joined the faculty as an assistant professor of English. He received the B.A. degree in English and the M.F.A. degree in creative writing from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

 Gabriele Theuner of Bruchsal, Germany, has been appointed an associate professor of marketing. She earned a joint honors degree in business and engineering as well as a doctorate from the University of Transport and Communications in Dresden.

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Last Published: April 30, 2004 12:28 PM
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