West Virginia University at Parkersburg
WVU Parkersburg announces faculty promotions,
CONTACT: Dr. Joseph Badgley, dean of academic affairs, 304-424-8242.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nine West Virginia University at Parkersburg faculty members have received promotions in rank and four have been awarded tenure, effective with the fall semester.
Receiving promotions are David Lancaster, from instructor to assistant professor; William Brown, Dorothy Cox, Willard Douglas, Cynthia Gissy, Catherine Mutz and Randy Oldaker, all from assistant professors to associate professors, and Patricia Gaston and Nancy Nanney, both from associate professors to professors.
Tenure, a special status awarded by an institution following a term of service, is awarded to William Brown, Willard Douglas, Cynthia Gissy, and Cheryl Robinson.
Lancaster is an assistant professor of education and a member of the faculty since 2001. He received his associate in arts, associate in science and bachelor of arts degrees from WVU Parkersburg, and his master's from Salem-Teikyo University. Mrs. Gissy is also a member of the Education Department. The associate professor of education received her bachelor's and master's degrees from West Virginia University and has been at the college since 1998.
Brown is chair of the Technology Division and associate dean for technology. He received his bachelor's degree from Clemson University and his master's from Ohio University. Dr. Douglas has been at the college since 1998. He received his bachelor's degrees from the College of the Ozarks and Sparks Regional Medical Center and his master's and doctorate from the University of Southern Mississippi.
An associate professor of psychology and sociology, Mrs. Cox received an associate degree from Parkersburg Community College, a bachelor's from West Virginia State College, and her master's from Marshall University. She teaches at WVU Parkersburg's Jackson County Center. An associate professor of social sciences, Mrs. Mutz is also coordinator of the college's ADA Services. She received her bachelor's degree from the University of Delaware and her master's from West Virginia Graduate College. She has been at the college since 1999.
Oldaker is an associate professor of German, Japanese and English. On the Humanities Division faculty since 1994, he received his associate degree from PCC and his bachelor's and master's from WVU. Dr. Gaston joined the WVU Parkersburg faculty in 1992. A member of the Humanities Division, she earned her bachelor's and master's degrees from Western Michigan University and her doctorate from the University of Florida.
Dr. Nanney serves as chair of the college's Humanities Division. She earned her bachelor's degree from Stanford University,a Certificate in Elementary Education from the University of California at Santa Barbara; a Certificate in Secondary Education from the University of Alaska, and her Ph.D. from the University of Hawaii. She has been at WVU Parkersburg since 1999. A member of the Health Sciences Division, Ms. Robinson has been at the college since 1995. She received her associate degree from PCC and her bachelor's and master's degrees from WVU. An assistant professor of nursing, she is an R.N.
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