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2004

FMU professors appointed to academic chairs

Francis Marion University has announced that seven professors have recently been appointed or re-appointed to academic chairs at the university.

Professor Roger W. Allen, a native of Montgomery, Ala., has been appointed to the Mamie Cole Gray Chair in Mathematics. He earned the B.S. degree in mathematics from Auburn University and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in mathematics from the University of Virginia. He joined the FMU faculty in 1971.

Professor Larry J. McCumber, a Mullins native, has been appointed to the James Bryan Gray Chair in Microbiology. He earned the B.S. degree in biology from the University of South Carolina and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in medical sciences from the University of Florida. He has been a member of the FMU faculty since 1982.

Professor Duane P. Myers, a Detroit native, has been re-appointed to the A.R. Avent Chair in History. He earned the B.A. degree in history from Johns Hopkins University and the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in history from Yale University. He joined the FMU faculty in 1972.

Professor William M. Ramsey, a Florence resident, has been appointed to the Pee Dee Savings Bank Chair in English. He earned the A.B. degree in English from Bates College and the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He became a member of the FMU faculty in 1988.

Professor David J. Stroup, a Florence resident, has been appointed to the Palmetto Chair in Biology. He earned the B.S. degree in biology from the University of Akron and the Ph.D. degree in biology from West Virginia University. He joined the FMU faculty in 1987.

Professor Joel H. Thayer, a native of Galion, Ohio, has been appointed to the Joan and Jerry Gladstone Chair in Sociology. He earned the B.A. degree in sociology from Stetson University and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in sociology from Florida State University. He became a member of the FMU faculty in 1979.

Professor Charlene Wages, an Atlanta native, has been appointed to the Hugh K. Leatherman Chair in Public Service. She earned the B.S. degree in psychology from the University of Georgia and the B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in psychology from Georgia State University. She joined the FMU faculty in 1986.

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Last Published: November 19, 2004 10:23 AM
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