West Virginia University at Parkersburg is starting its spring semester with two new full-time faculty added to its roster. The new faculty members are Kaitlin Reddinger, mathematics instructor, and Bobbie Mendenhall, early childhood development instructor.
Reddinger earned her bachelor of arts and sciences in mathematics with a minor in creative writing from Clarion University. As she was earning her undergraduate degree, Reddinger worked for Fairfield University as a biostatistics researcher and then decided to pursue her master’s degree. She earned her master of arts in applied mathematics with a concentration in scientific computation at Bowling Green State University.
“Although I thoroughly enjoyed all the research opportunities I’ve had over the years, I truly felt the calling to education during my grad school years,” said Reddinger. “Upon graduating in August, I began to look for openings at institutions where providing quality instruction was the number one priority. WVU Parkersburg obviously made that list.”
Mendenhall previously worked for WVU Parkersburg as a contractor, program coordinator and as an adjunct faculty member. She joins now as full-time early childhood development faculty. She has a bachelor of arts in education from WVU Parkersburg and a master of science in education from University of Dayton. She also has teaching licenses from both Ohio and West Virginia Departments of Education. She holds a STARS level VII, credentialed trainer certificate from the West Virginia State Training and Registry System (WV STARS).
“I am delighted to welcome these two new faculty members to the WVU Parkersburg family,” said President Fletcher Lamkin. “I know they will add so much to our already outstanding group of faculty, helping to guide our students in their education process and on to successful careers.”