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63 New Faculty/Staff Join University

Aug. 28,  1998


A total of 63 faculty and staff at UW-River Falls this fall semester will mark the start of their first academic year following either their recent hirings or promotions to new positions. Here is a listing by division and deparment:

College of Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Sciences

Animal and Food Science: Diane Clark, lecturer, B.S. UW-River Falls; previous experience at Spring Valley Schools, Stillwater Area Schools, and other Wisconsin public schools. Steven C. Kelm, assistant professor , A.B.D. and M.S. Iowa State University, B.S. California Polytechnic State University; previous experience Iowa State. Peter Rayne, lecturer, B.S. UW-River Falls; previous experience at Penn Paddock Veterinary Service, State of Wisconsin Department of Administration, and UW-RF.

Plant and Earth Science: Marybeth Davies, lecturer - geology; M.S. Boise State University, B.S. UW-River Falls; previous experience at Phillips Petroleum Company, UW-RF, and Boise State University. Michael Wharton, lecturer, plant and earth science; B.L.A. University of Minnesota; previous experience at UW-RF, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

College of Arts and Sciences

Dean: Gorden O. Hedahl, Dean - College of Arts & Sciences; Ph.D. University of Minnesota; M.A. and B.S. University of North Dakota; previous experience at University of Alaska-Fairbanks, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, and University of Wisconsin System.

Biology: Ms. Jodie Deshler, laboratory manager; B.S. University of Minnesota; previous experience University of Minnesota. Debby Filler, lecturer -biology; Ph.D. and B.S. University of Minnesota; previous experience at University of Minnesota and Rutgers University.

Chemistry: Mr. Kenneth Croes, laboratory manager; B.S. UW-River Falls; previous experience Iowa State University and 3M Company. Lori S. Harring, lecturer; Ph.D. University of Colorado, Boulder and B.S. UW-Green Bay; previous experience at The Pillsbury Company, Solvay Animal Health, 3M Company and Purdue University. Evan M. Kaneski, lecturer; B.S. UW-River Falls; previous experience at UW-RF and University of Minnesota. Lisa Carol Kroutil, assistant professor; Ph.D. Washington University in St. Louis and B.S. University of Missouri at Rolla; previous experience at Beloit College, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Washington University in St. Louis, and University of Missouri at Rolla.

English: Barbara Carroll; M.S. Columbia University and M.A. and B.A. New York University; previous experience at UW-Eau Claire and Cardinal Stritch College. Kathleen S. DeVore, lecturer - English; Ph.D. University of Minnesota and M.A. and B.A. Regis College, Weston; previous experience at University of Minnesota. Teresa Eberhardt, lecturer - English; M.A. DePaul University and B.A. College of St. Catherine; previous experience Video Arts, Inc. and Dontech. Denise Haughian, lecturer - English; M.A. and B.A. UW-Eau Claire; previous experience at UW-EC and UW-Stout. Scott J. Muskin, lecturer; M.F.A. University of Minnesota and B.A. Grinnell College; previous experience University of Minnesota. Nancy Raeburn, lecturer; M.F.A. University of Minnesota and B.A. Macalester College; previous experience at University of Minnesota. Linda Tetzlaff, lecturer; M.A. University of Minnesota and B.A. Augsburg College; previous experience University of Minnesota, Normandale Community College, and Concordia College.

Geography: John Flynn, lecturer; Ph.D. and M.A. University of Minnesota and B.A. University of Cincinnati; previous experience College of St. Catherine, Century, University of Minnesota, Anoka Ramsey Community College, Inver Hills Community College, UW-River Falls, and North Hennepin Community College.

History: John P. Ness, lecturer; Ph.D., M.A. and B.A. University of Minnesota; previous experience at University of Minnesota, Metro State University, Hamline University, St. Olaf College, St. John's University, UW-Eau Claire, and Concordia College.

Journalism: Patricia J. Berg, assistant professor; Ph.D., M.A. and B.A.University of Minnesota; previous experience at University of Minnesota and UW-River Falls. Richard Burgsteiner, lecturer; B.S. Western Carolina University; previous experience at Penn State University and Southwestern Technical College.

Mathematics and Computer Systems: Sarah E. Hansen, lecturer -mathematics and computer Systems; M.A. St. Louis University and B.A. College of St. Catherine; previous experience at Inver Hills Community College, Metro State University, Saint Louis University, Concordia Language Villages, and College of St. Catherine. Charyl S. Junker, lecturer - Mathematics and Computer Systems; M.S.T. UW-River Falls and B.S. University of Minnesota; previous experience at Century College and UW-River Falls.

Modern Languages: Eileen K. Coleman, lecturer; B.A. University of St. Thomas; previous experience at University of St. Thomas. Caroline L. Grabow, lecturer; M.A. Middlebury College and B.A. UW-Madison; previous experience Lourdes High School, Rochester, Minn,, Montessori School-Madrid, Ies Schools-Minneapolis and University of Wisconsin Arboretum. Li Lin, lecturer; B.A. Sichuan University; previous experience at Southwest Agricultural University, Capital University of Business and Trade, and Chongqing Institute of Industrial Automatic Instruments.

Music: Amelita Grace Cajiuat, assistant professor; D.M.A. University of South Carolina, Master of Church Music Scarritt Graduate School, M.M. Austin Peay State University and B.S. Wesleyan University; previous experience at Shepherd College, Smith College, University of South Carolina and Austin Peay State University.

Philosophy: Gregory D. Gilson, lecturer; Ph.D., M.A. and B.S. UW-Madison; previous experience at UW-Madison. Kevin Stueven, lecturer; M.A. University of Minnesota, B.S. and B. S. (Teaching) Mankato State University; previous experience at Ridgewater College, Lahore American School, Verdala International School, and International University High School.

Political Science: Wesley D. Chapin, assistant professor; Ph.D. University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign; M.A. Marquette University and B.S. UW-RF; previous experience at UW-River Falls, UW-Eau Claire, and University of Illinois,Urbana/Champaign.

Physics: Ian Hillerud, lecturer; B.Sc. and B.Ed. University of Alberta; previous experience St. Luke's Collegiate Institute, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology and University of Alberta.

Speech Communication and Theatre Arts: Pat Hanson, lecturer ; M.A. American University and B.A. Creighton University; previous experience at Creighton University, Metro Waste Control and Control Data. Debra L. Kathan, lecturer; M.S. and B.S. UW-La Crosse; previous experience at St. Croix County Personnel Office, UW-La Crosse and UW-River Falls. Richard Vogel, assistant professor, speech communication and theatre arts; Ph.D. University of Tennessee-Knoxville, M.A. Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, and B.A. State University of New York at Oswego; previous experience at University of Alabama at Birmingham, University of Montevallo, Alabama State University, Southwest State University, University of Tennessee/Knoxville, Western State College, and Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.

College of Education and Graduate Studies

Dean: Karen Viechnicki, Dean - College of Education and Graduate Studies; Ph.D. Kent State University; M.A.Ed. University of Akron and B.A. Beaver College; previous experience at Ohio University, Kent State University, and Baldwin-Wallace College.

Communicative Disorders: Virginia Traylor, lecturer; B.A. University of Minnesota; previous experience at University of Minnesota and Independent School District 196.

Education Technology Center: Karen Ryan, director, Educational Technology Center; M.A.T. Webster University, B.F.A. Fontbonne College and B.A. St. Louis University; previous experience Harris-Stowe State College and St. Louis University.

Health & Human Performance: Torrion Amie, lecturer; previous experience as guest choreographer at UW-River Falls, choreographer for high schools, junior high schools, and private institutions. Jocelyn Gorham, lecturer; B.A. University of Minnesota; previous experience at UW-River Falls and Macalester College. Dennis Schommer, lecturer; M.S. St. Cloud State University and B.A. Southwest State University; previous experience at North Hennepin Community College, Southwest State University, and St. Cloud State University.

Social Work: Ms. Debbie Silberstein, lecturer; M.S. California State University, B.A. UW-Madison; previous experience at St. Paul Youth Service Bureau, Children's Home Society, HMO-PHP and Share, Family Service of Los Angeles, and California State Department of Mental Health.

Teacher Education: Margaret Griffin, assistant professor; Ph.D. Michigan State University; M.S. and B.A. University of Tennessee-Knoxville; previous experience at Tennessee Technological University, Cabrini College, Community College of Philadelphia, Beaver College, Iowa State University, Michigan State University and University of Tennessee. Nancy Healy, lecturer; Ph.D. University of Minnesota, M Ed. University of Minnesota, B.A. Bethel College; previous experience at University of Minnesota, Bethel College, and Elementary Schools in Columbia Heights, Minn., and Coon Rapids, Minn. Michael S. Martin, academic counselor; M.S. and B.S. UW-Whitewater; previous experience at UW-Whitewater. James M. Mitchell, lecturer; Ph.D. University of Minnesota, M.Ed. University of Massachusetts at Boston, M.A. Boston College and B.A.. University of Massachusetts at Amherst; previous experience at University of Minnesota. Katherine Navarre, lecturer; Ph.D. Kansas State University, M.S. UW-River Falls, B.A. UW-Stout; previous experience at UW-River Falls, South Washington County Schools, and Ellsworth Public Schools.

School of Business and Economics

Business Administration: Maureen Anderson, lecturer; M.B.A. and B.S. Mankato State University; previous experience at The University of St.

Thomas, Minneapolis Public Schools, Brown Institute, and Rasmussen School of Business and Minneapolis Business College. Stephen D. Brady, assistant professor; Ph.D. Stanford, M.S. Stanford and M.S. and B.S. University of

Tennessee; previous experience at UCLA, Rand, Stanford, Naval Postgraduate School, Santa Clara University, San Diego State University, University of Tennessee and UCLA. David Bonko, lecturer,; M.B.A. and B.A. St. Thomas;

previous experience Concordia University. Michael M. Driscoll, lecturer; M.A. University of St. Thomas and B.A. Coe College; previous experience at Land O'Lakes, Inc., University of St. Thomas and University of Minnesota. Dawn Hukai, assistant professor; A.B.D. University of Minnesota and

B.S. UW-Parkside; previous experience at Carlson School of Management-University of Minnesota. Ronald T. Raymond, lecturer; M.B.A. University of St. Thomas and B.S. U-River Falls; previous experience at Anoka Ramsey Community College and University of St. Thomas.

Administrative Appointments

Academic Success Center: Sally Berkholder, career counselor; M.S. and B.S., UW-River Falls; previous experience at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College, UW-River Falls, and School District of New Richmond. Lisa White, Trio/Multicultural Services adviser; B.A. Grinnell College; previous experience at Lawrence University and Grinnell College.

Leadership Center: Paul D. Mitchell, campus activities coordinator; M.S. Eastern Illinois University and B.A. Southern Illinois University at Carbondale; previous experience at Eastern Illinois University and Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.

Brenda Ratzloff, coordinator/intramurals and recreation; B.S. UW-River Falls; previous experience at UW-River Falls.

Career Services: Lisa K. Kramer, career counselor; M.S. and B.S. UW-River Falls, previous experience at UW-River Falls, Century College, and Minneapolis Business College.

Student Services Center: Steven J. Stocker, director, Hunt/Knowles Complex; B.S. UW-River Falls; previous experience at UW-River Falls.

Public Safety: Priscilla Stevens, director; B.A. John Brown University; previous experience at Wheaton College.

Publications: Kevin Bertelsen, director; M.A. The College of William and Mary and B.A. Texas Lutheran College; previous experience at UW-La Crosse.

Registrar: Judy George, registrar; B.A. Fresno State College; previous work experience Oregon State University and UW-River Falls.


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