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2003

FMU announces addition of 20 new faculty members

    FLORENCE, S.C. – Officials at Francis Marion University have announced the addition of 20 new faculty members for the 2003-2004 school year.

    Joseph Aniello of Nashville, Tenn., has joined the FMU faculty as a visiting assistant professor of management and interim director of the Donald E. Kelley Small Business Institute. He earned the B.S. degree in marketing from Fairfield University, the M.B.A. degree in marketing from Fordham University, and the Ph.D. degree in human resource development from Vanderbilt University.

    Shirley Carr Bausmith of Florence, S.C., has returned to FMU as an assistant professor of education and NCATE specialist. She received the B.S. degree in elementary education (summa cum laude) and the M.Ed. degree in remediation from Francis Marion University, and the Ph.D. degree in special education from the University of South Carolina. She previously worked as a job locator and part-time graduate faculty member at FMU, and most recently taught at West Florence High School.

    Robert Brooks of Jackson, Miss., has been appointed an assistant professor of theatre history. He earned the B.S. degree in chemical engineering and the M.A. degree in speech and theatre from Kansas State University, and the Ph.D. degree in theatre from Louisiana State University.

    Richard G. Doughty of Marion, S.C., has been promoted from part-time instructor of political science to instructor of political science. He received the B.A. degree from Williams College and the M.I.A. degree from Columbia University. He formerly taught at Horry-Georgetown Technical College and Pee Dee Academy.

    Jean C. Duckett of Conway, S.C., has joined the faculty as an assistant professor of education. She received the B.A. degree in elementary education from Furman University, and the M.Ed. degree in elementary school guidance and counseling and the Ph.D. degree in elementary school curriculum and instruction from the University of South Carolina. She most recently taught in the Marion 1, Williamsburg County and Horry County school districts.

    Elizabeth A. Ferszt of Royal Oak, Mich., comes to FMU as an instructor of English. She received the B.A. degree in English (cum laude) from the University of Michigan, the M.A. degree in English from the University of South Carolina, and is a candidate for the Ph.D. degree in English from Wayne State University.

    Bryan L. Fisher of Bloomington, Ind., has been named an assistant professor of speech communication. He earned the B.A. degree in American studies from the University of California at Davis, and the M.A. degree in American Culture studies from Bowling Green State University. He has done post-graduate work in speech communication and American studies at Indiana University.

    Howard Justin Frye of Spring Hill, Fla., comes to FMU as an assistant professor of art education. He received the A.D. degree from Southern West Virginia Community College and B.A. degrees in broadcast-speech and art education (cum laude) from Marshall University. He also earned the M.S. and Ed.D. degrees in art education from Florida State University.

    Philip C. Fulmer of Marion, S.C., has been promoted from part-time instructor of physics to assistant professor of physics. He received the B.S. degree in health physics (summa cum laude) from Francis Marion University, and the M.S. degree in health physics and the Ph.D. degree in nuclear engineering from Texas A&M University.

    Michael P. Hughes of West Melbourne, Fla., has joined the faculty as an assistant professor of finance. He earned the B.S.E.T. degree in engineering tech-ops (cum laude), the M.B.A. degree in business administration, and the Ph.D. degree in finance from the University of Central Florida.

    Brad R. Johnson of Kankakee, Ill., has been appointed an associate professor of accounting. He received the B.A. degree in mathematics and economics from the University of California at Los Angeles, the M.S.A. degree in accounting from California State University Northridge, the M.B.T. degree in taxation from the University of Southern California, the J.D. degree from the Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College, and the Ph.D. degree in accountancy and taxation from the University of Houston.

    Jacqueline C. Jones of Dillon, S.C., has joined the Francis Marion faculty as an assistant professor of English. She earned the A.B. degree in Afro-American studies from Smith College and the Ph.D. degree in English from the Graduate School of the City University of New York. She also did M.A. coursework in English at Atlanta University.

    Meredith A. Love of Oxford, Ohio, has been named an assistant professor of English. She received the B.A. degree in English (cum laude) from Loyola University in New Orleans, the M.A. degree in English literature from Clemson University, and the Ph.D. degree in composition and rhetoric from Miami University (Ohio).

    Marty D. Matthews of Columbia, S.C., has been promoted from lecturer of history to assistant professor of history. He earned the B.A. degree in political science and the M.A. degree in United States history from North Carolina State University, and the Ph.D. degree in United States history from the University of South Carolina.

    Janis McWayne of Columbia, S.C., comes to FMU as an assistant professor of health education. She earned the B.A. degree in psychology from the University of Colorado. She received the M.P.H. degree in health promotion and education and the Ph.D. degree in health promotion education and behavior from the University of South Carolina.

    Jeannette M. Myers of Central, S.C., has been appointed an assistant professor of astronomy and director of the Dooley Planetarium. She received B.S. degrees in physics and astronomy from Mankato State University, and the M.S. degree in physics and the Ph.D. degree in astrophysics from Clemson University.

    Joey R. Poole of Columbia, S.C., has joined the faculty as an assistant professor of English. He earned the B.A. degree in English from Clemson University and the M.F.A. degree in creative writing from the University of South Carolina.

    Kris Varazo of Columbia, S.C., comes to FMU as an assistant professor of chemistry. He received the B.S. degree in chemistry and biochemistry from the University of West Florida, and the Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Georgia. He also did postdoctoral research at the University of South Carolina.

    Damian M. Von Frank of Tallahassee, Fla., has been named a visiting assistant professor of economics and finance. He earned the B.S. degree in economics and psychology (magna cum laude) from Francis Marion University, and the M.S. degree in economics and the M.B.A. degree in business administration from Florida State University. He is a candidate for the Ph.D. degree in economics from Florida State University.

    Abigail M. Wurster of Buffalo, N.Y., has joined the faculty as an assistant professor of theatre and costume design. She received the B.A. degree in theatre and television arts (magna cum laude) from Valparaiso University, and the M.F.A. degree in costume design and technology from Illinois State University.

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Last Published: March 1, 2004 10:25 AM
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