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2005

FMU announces addition of 21 new faculty members

    FLORENCE, S.C. – Officials at Francis Marion University have announced the addition of 21 new faculty members for the 2005-2006 school year.

    Nancy R. Adams of Mount Pleasant has joined the faculty as an instructor of nursing. She earned the B.S.N. degree in nursing from Clemson University, the M.S. degree in nursing administration from the Medical University of South Carolina, and a Post Master’s Certificate as an adult nurse practitioner from MUSC.

    David R. Anderson of Baltimore, Md., has been appointed an assistant professor of physics. He received the B.S. degree in honors theoretical physics from the University of Essex and the Ph.D. degree in theoretical physics from the University of York.

    Jane Ellen Brandis of Florence returns to FMU as a clinical coordinator for the School of Education. She received the B.S. degree in elementary education from FMU and the M.Ed. degree in educational administration from the University of South Carolina. She previously served as a teacher specialist at Spaulding Elementary School in Lamar.

    Rhonda M. Brogdon of Olanta has been appointed an instructor of nursing – medical/surgical. She earned the B.S.N. degree from Clemson University, the M.B.A. degree from Webster University, and the M.S.N. degree from the University of Phoenix Online.

    Charles G. Carpenter of Rome, Ga., comes to FMU as a professor of accounting. He received the B.S. degree from Elmhurst College, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Illinois.

    Karen P. Coughenour of Cordovahas joined the faculty as an assistant professor of education. She received the B.S. degree in elementary and early childhood education from Pennsylvania State University, the M.Ed. degree in special education from Winthrop University, and is a candidate to receive the Ph.D. degree in special education from the University of South Carolina.

    Susan L. Giusto of Florence has been appointed an assistant professor of mass communication. She earned the B.A. degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Tulsa, and the M.S. degree in interpersonal and intercultural communication from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She previously was a part-time faculty member in the Department of Mass Communication at FMU.

    Kristen B. Gravitte of Raleigh, N.C., joins the faculty as an assistant professor of English. She received the B.A. degree in English (with honors) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the M.F.A. degree from North Carolina State University.

    Susan B. Grubbs of Florence has joined the FMU faculty as an assistant professor of nursing – psychiatric/mental health. She earned the B.S. degree in nursing from the University of South Carolina, the M.Ed. degree in education from FMU, and the M.S. degree in psychiatric/mental health nursing from USC.

    Teresa K. Herzog of Missoula, Mont., has been appointed an assistant professor of psychology. She earned the B.A. degree in psychology from Edgewood College, and the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in psychology from the University of Montana.

    Julia M. Hucks of Florence joins the faculty as an assistant professor of nursing – community health. She received the B.S.N. degree in nursing (cum laude) and the M.N. degree in community health nursing from the University of South Carolina.

    Farrah M. Hughes of Riverside, R.I., comes to FMU as an assistant professor of psychology. She received the B.A. degree in psychology (with honors) from Wake Forest University, the M.A. degree in psychology from the University of Tennessee, and is a candidate for the Ph.D. degree in clinical psychology from Tennessee.

    Lynn D. Kennedy of Timmonsville joins the faculty as an assistant professor of nursing. She received the A.S. degree in nursing from Florence-Darlington Technical College, the B.S.N. degree in nursing from the Medical University of South Carolina, and the M.N. degree in nursing from the University of South Carolina.

    Laura L. Morris of Morgantown, W.V., comes to Francis Marion as an assistant professor of English. She earned the B.A. degree in creative writing and English from Carnegie Mellon University and is a candidate for the M.F.A. degree in creative writing/fiction from West Virginia University.

    Mary Louise Nagata of Muncie, Ind., has joined the faculty as an assistant professor of history. She received the B.G.S. degree from the University of Maryland, and the M.A. degree in Japanese history and the Ph.D. degree in history from the University of Hawaii.

    Patrick G. Rabon of Columbia returns to FMU as an instructor of English. He earned the B.A. degree in English (with honors) from FMU, and the M.A. degree in English from the University of South Carolina.

    Rebecca A. Randall of Columbia joins the faculty as an assistant professor of English. She earned the B.A. degree in English/writing from Berry College and the M.F.A. degree in creative writing from the University of South Carolina.

    Yong B. Shin of Rome, Ga., has been appointed an assistant professor of management information systems. He received the B.S. degree in business information systems from Utah State University, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in management information systems from Mississippi State University.

    Karen E. Thompson of Florence joins the faculty as an assistant professor of nursing – women’s health. She earned the A.A.S. degree in nursing from Suffolk County Community College, the B.S.N. degree in nursing from SUNY Institute of Technology at Utica/Rome, and the M.N. degree in nursing from the University of South Carolina.

    Colleen F. Thorndike of Charlotte, N.C., returns to FMU as an instructor of English. She received the B.A. degree in English from FMU, and the M.A. degree in English from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

    Barbara C. Westphal of Santee has been appointed an associate professor of nursing – pediatric. She earned the B.S.N. degree in nursing from Lenoir-Rhyne College, the M.S.N. degree in nursing from Emory University, and the Ed.D. degree in education from the University of South Carolina.

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