West Virginia University at Parkersburg
WVU Parkersburg announces faculty promotions, tenure awards.
CONTACT: Dr. Joseph Badgley, executive dean of academic affairs, 304-424-8242.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Six West Virginia University at Parkersburg faculty members have received promotions in rank and seven have been awarded tenure, effective with the fall semester.
Receiving promotions are Kathryn Frum and Julie Heller, both from instructor to assistant professor; Connie Cadle and Chris Cunningham, both from assistant professor to associate professor; and Debra Baker and Deborah Murphy, both from associate professor to professor.
Tenure, a special status awarded by an institution following a term of service, is awarded to Charles Almond, Tina Buchanan, Beth Cox, Jenny Dawkins, Catherine Mutz, Nancy Nanney, and Douglas Weaver.
A member of the college's Health Sciences division, Frum received her ADN and BSN from West Virginia University and her MSN from Otterbein College. She has been a faculty member at WVU Parkersburg since 2002. Also in the Health Sciences division, Heller received her BSN from St. Louis University and joined the Parkersburg campus faculty in 2002. Both are assistant professors of nursing and R.N.'s.
An associate professor of reading, Cadle teaches at the college's Jackson County Center. A member of the Humanities Division faculty, she joined the college in 1992. She received her bachelor's degree from West Virginia Institute of Technology; a master of arts degree from Freedom University, and master and Ed.S. degrees, both from Marshall.
At the college since 1993, Cunningham received his Associate in Arts degree from Parkersburg Community College and his bachelor's and master's degrees from Marshall. An associate professor of mathematics, he is a member of the Natural Sciences and Mathematics Division.
A professor of business, Baker received her bachelor of arts degree from West Liberty State College and her MBA from California State University. She has been at the college since 1990.
Murphy is a professor of nursing. A member of the Health Sciences
Division since 1993, she received a diploma from Sewickley Valley Hospital
School of Nursing; an A.S. degree from Robert Morris College; a B.S.N. from the
University of Pennsylvania, and an M.S.N. from Catholic University of America.
She is also an R.N.
Almond is an assistant professor of computer and information technology. He received his bachelor's degree from Wheeling Jesuit University. He is a member of the college's Technology Division.
An assistant professor of welding, Buchanan received her A.A.S. degree from WVU Parkersburg; a bachelor's degree from WVU and a master's from Marshall. She is a Certified Welding Inspector and Educator, American Welding Society.
Cox is a member of the college's Humanities Division. An associate professor of art, she received her bachelor's in fine arts from Ohio University and her MFA degree from Boston University. She has been at the college since 1996.
Dawkins joined the college in 2002. She is an assistant professor of computer information and technology. She received her bachelor's degree from West Liberty State College and a master's degree from the West Virginia Graduate College.
Mutz is an associate professor of social sciences and coordinator of the college's ADA Services. On staff since 1999, she earned her bachelor of arts degree from the University of Delaware, and her master's degree from the West Virginia Graduate College.
A professor of English, Nanney also serves as chair of the Humanities Division. She received her bachelor's degree from Stanford University and her Ph.D. from the University of Hawaii. She has been at the college since 1999.
Weaver is a member of the Technology Division faculty. An assistant
professor of computer science, he joined the faculty in 1999. He received
his bachelor's degree from Cedarville College, and a master of religious
education degree from Grand Rapids Baptist Seminary.
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