West Virginia University at Parkersburg recently added 13 new full-time faculty to its roster. In addition, 13 full-time faculty members are working toward their doctoral degrees. A luncheon was held last week at the college’s culinary academy to celebrate and welcome the added faculty members.
New faculty members include:
“Our new faculty this academic year collectively bring a vast array of experience, education, training and ideas to our already successful academic degrees and programs,” said Dr. Rhonda Tracy, senior vice president for academic affairs. “We are vested in their success and are confident we will have a productive year as they contribute to our mission at WVU Parkersburg.”
Important responsibilities of all full-time faculty include professional development and contribution to the discipline by discovering new knowledge. At WVU Parkersburg, 13 faculty members are currently seeking doctoral degrees. These include:
Staff member Anthony Underwood, vice president for student services, is also working toward his doctoral degree, and faculty members, Rose Beebe, David Lancaster, Melissa Spivy and Cynthia Gissy, have earned their doctoral degrees within the last three years.
“Not only do our faculty members teach full-time instructional loads, we have a stellar group who are pursuing doctoral degrees in order to expand and enhance their own learning,” said Tracy. “They truly exemplify lifelong learning and are wonderful examples to our students of how learning is a continuous process.”