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Three FMU Professors Named Trustee Research Scholars

    FLORENCE---Jeffrey Pompe, professor of economics, Jackson F. (Jeff) Lee Jr., professor of education, and Jon W. Tuttle, professor of English, have been named Francis Marion University's Board of Trustees' Research Scholars for 2005. 

    The Research Scholar designation signifies outstanding scholarly achievements and the promise of continued scholarly activity in the future.

    “I am delighted that these three outstanding faculty members are being honored as trustees’ research scholars,” said FMU President Fred Carter.  “All three are distinguished colleagues and extraordinary professors.”

    The Research Scholar appointments are for three-year terms and are renewable. The three new appointees join Fred David, Lorraine de Montluzin, John A. Britton, Larry J. McCumber and Benjamin Woods as the university’s eight Research Scholars.

    Pompe was cited for his study of environmental economic and community development issues.  He is co-author of one book, Environmental Conflict: In Search of Common Ground, published in 2002 by State University of New York Press.  He has contributed to three other books, South Carolina Governance Project in Civic Education (2003), Encyclopedia of Business and Finance (2001) and Land Rights: the 1990s Property Rights Rebellion (1995).

    He also has published more than 40 articles in numerous journals and publications, many dealing with coastal resources, property rights, and cultural economics.  He and former FMU faculty member James Rinehart were presented the Award for Outstanding Paper in Entrepreneurship and Private Enterprise in 1997 by the Association of Private Enterprise Education.

    A native of Russelton, Pa., Pompe joined the FMU faculty in 1988.  Prior to that, he was a graduate and research assistant at Florida State University.  He also has been a bassoonist with the Ft. Lauderdale Symphony and with the Atlantic Symphony Orchestra.

    He is a reviewer for Coastal Management, Journal of Environmental and Economic Management, and Delaware Sea Grant.  He has been a member of the American Economic Association, the Southern Economic Association, the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association, the Atlantic Economic Society and the Coastal Society.

    He earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in music from Duquesne University before receiving a master’s and doctorate in economics from Florida State University.

    Lee was cited for his work in public education for more than 30 years.

    Lee has been a member of the FMU faculty since 1972 and holds the Phillip N. Truluck Professorship in Public Policy.  Earlier this year, he was named associate dean of the School of Education.  He was director of the Pee Dee Math/Science Hub from 1993 to 2003, assistant state director of the Coastal Rural Systemic Initiative from 1999 to 2003, and director of the Coastal-Pee Dee Regional Math and Science Center from 2003-2004.

    He is co-author of five books, The SCSSI Curriculum Leadership Institute (2001), Electricity and Magnetism (1993), Electrical Energy (1993), American Education and the Dynamics of Choice (1991) and Providing for Individual Differences in Student Learning: A Mastery Learning Approach (1984). He also has published numerous articles, developed workbooks and supplementary classroom materials, conducted workshops and made scholarly presentations.

    Lee is a member of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, National Middle School Association, Phi Delta Kappa and South Carolina Science Council. He also was on the founding board of directors of the South Carolina Educators for the Practical Use of Research and is the founder and past president of College and University Science and Mathematics Educators.

    Prior to coming to FMU, Lee taught in the Durham City (N.C.) Schools, was activities director for the adolescent unit at John Unstead Hospital in Butner, N.C., was a research associate at the N.C. Advancement School in Winston-Salem, was a research assistant at Piedmont Technical Institute in Roxsboro, N.C., and was education supervisor at the N.C. Museum of Life and Science in Durham.  He also was part-time director of professional development for Florence School District One.

    A native of Wilmington, Del., and raised in Fayetteville, N.C., Lee earned a bachelor’s degree (1965), a master’s in biology (1965) and a doctorate in curriculum and instruction (1978) from Duke University.

    Tuttle joined the FMU faculty in 1990 where he specializes in dramatic and modern literature.  A former head of the FMU Honors Program, Tuttle is playwright-in-residence and literary manager at Trustus Theatre in Columbia.   Tuttle’s plays have won national and regional awards and received almost 100 productions and staged readings in 25 states.

    His plays include—Holy Ghost, which is scheduled for its premiere production at Trustus in August 2005; The White Problem, which was commissioned by and premiered at the University of South Carolina before moving to the 2001 Piccolo Spoleto Festival; Drift, winner of the 1998 S.C. Playwrights’ Festival Award and 2003 silver medallist in the Pinter Review international competition; The Hammerstone, winner of the 1994 S.C. Playwrights’ Festival Award and scheduled for production at FMU in 2006; Terminal Café, winner of the S.C. New Voices’ Award; Sonata for Armadillos, which has been produced several times off-Broadway and more than 30 times around the country; and A Fish Story, a finalist in the 1993 Interplay International Play Festival competition.

    Tuttle also has published numerous articles, made many academic presentations, conducted writers’ workshops and served as adjudicator for various playwriting and fellowship competitions.  He is a member of Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society and Alpha Psi Omega Dramatic Fraternity.

    A native of Albuquerque, N.M., Tuttle earned a bachelor’s degree in mass communications from the University of Utah, and master’s and doctoral degrees in English from the University of New Mexico, where he also taught.  He also earned a certificate in modern British literature and culture from Edinburgh University in Scotland.

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Last Published: December 13, 2004 7:59 AM
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