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New Faculty and Staff Join UWRF

OCT. 30, 2006-- "UW-River Falls is indeed fortunate to have attracted an exceptional group of new faculty and staff," says Chancellor Don Betz. "They are joining the university family at a moment of change and opportunity. Their experience, dedication and passion for teaching and learning will directly contribute to our success, and to helping students learn."

College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Science: Cheryl Dintemann , university services associate, internship office; Andrew Lacy , animal and research technician, laboratory farms; Angela Nelson , animal and research technician, laboratory farms. Plant and Earth Science : Nathaniel Bartholomew , lecturer, Ph.D. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, M.S. North Carolina State, B.S. Brigham Young University; Garrett Gill , lecturer, M.L.A. Texas A&M University, B.S. University of Wisconsin-Madison. Animal and Food Science : Nicholas Di Lorenzo , lecturer, Ph.D., M.S. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, B.S. National University, La Plata Argentina; Sylvia Kehoe , assistant professor, Ph.D. Pennsylvania State University, M.S. Iowa State University, B.S. University of California-Davis; NathanO 'Conner , lecturer, B.S. University of Wisconsin-River Falls; Hans Zoerb , lecturer, Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison, M.S. University of Colorado-Boulder, B.S. University of Wisconsin-Madison.

College of Arts and Sciences: English : Mialisa Hubbard , assistant professor, Ph.D. Texas Technical University, M.S., B.S., University of Arkansas; Robyne Tiedman , assistant professor, Ph.D. University of Connecticut, M.A. National Taiwan Normal University, B.A. University of Minnesota. History and Philosophy : Victoria Houseman , Ph.D., M.A. Washington University-St. Louis, B.A. Indiana University; Florence Mae Waldron , lecturer, Ph.D., M.A., University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, B.A. Williams College. Speech Communication and Theatre Arts : Denise Baker , costume designer, B.A. University of Wisconsin-River Falls; Shana Weiss , lecturer, M.A. College of St. Scholastica, B.A. St. Olaf College; Seth Smith , lecturer, M.S., B.S., Minnesota State University-Mankato.   Chemistry : Dustin Andert , lab manager, B.A. University of St. Thomas. Psychology : Gerald Boock , lecturer, M.S.E., B.S., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire; Satoris Youngcourt , lecturer, Ph.D. Texas A&M University, M.S. Missouri State University, B.S. Central Missouri State University; Janice Iverson , lecturer, M.A. Argosy University, B.A. Southwest State College, Minnesota. Art : Kaylee Spencer , lecturer, Ph.D. Texas A&M University, M.A. University of California-Riverside, B.A. Gustavus Adolphus; Karen Griffiths, lecturer, M.F.A. Indiana University, B.F.A. Utah State University. Geography and Mapping Sciences : Mathew Dooley , assistant professor, M.A., B.A. University of Nebraska. Music : Roger McVey , Assistant professor, Ph.D. University of Kansas-Lawrence, M.A. Indiana University, B.M. East Carolina University. Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice : Thomas Petta , lecturer, M.S. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, B.S. University of Wisconsin-River Falls; Deborah Smith , lecturer, Ph.D. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, B.A. University of California-Santa Cruz.

College of Business and Economics: Nicole Akright , university services program associate; Tina Kelly , university services program associate. Business Administration-Management : Joy Benson , assistant professor, D.B.A., B.S. Southern Illinois University-Carbondale; Marina Onken , assistant professor, Ph.D. University of Nebraska, M.B.A. North Dakota State, B.S. South Dakota State. Business Administration-Accounting : June Li , associate professor, Ph.D. University of Kentucky, M.S., B.S. St. Cloud State University. Business Administration-Marketing : Stacy Vollmers , assistant professor, Ph.D. Florida State University, B.S. Moorhead State University.

College of Education and Professional Studies: Kris Paulson , dean's assistant; Kelli Bowe , manager, Western Wisconsin Partnership. Teacher Education : Molly Gerrish . lecturer, M.S., B.S. University of Wisconsin-River Falls; Kelly Pylkas-Bock , lecturer, M.S. Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, B.S. University of Wisconsin-River Falls; Corey Mohan , lecturer, M.S. University of Wisconsin-River Falls, B.S.W. University of Illinois; Tim Junko , lecturer, M.S. University of Wisconsin-River Falls, B.S. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities; Teresa Kruizenga , assistant professor, M.E. St. Mary's University of Minnesota, B.S. University of Wisconsin-River Falls. Communicative Disorders: Naomi Hashimoto , assistant professor, Ph.D., B.S. Northwestern University, M.S. University of Washington. Health and Human Performance : Andrew Kotelnicki , coach/lecturer, M.K. Western Illinois University, B.S. University of Wisconsin-River Falls.

Outreach and Graduate Studies: Cynthia Wells-O'Malley , outreach program manager, B.A. St. Cloud State University.

Office of the Dean for Student Development and Campus Diversity: Aaron Gilbee , AmeriCorps VISTA, B.A. Cameron University.

Career, Counseling and Student Health Services: Jennifer Elsesser , personal counselor, M.S. Winona State University, B.S. St. Cloud State University; McKenna Schumacher , career counselor, M.A. University of St. Thomas, B.A. University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire; Kristin Wenzel , career counselor, M.S. Minnesota State University-Mankato, B.S. Iowa State University. Chalmer Davee Library: Jane Betz , library services assistant; Cate Dodson , library services assistant; Alyson Jones , academic archivist, M.L.S./M.A. Simmons College, B.A. Gettysberg College; Maureen Olle-La Joie , academic librarian, M.L. Wayne State University, B.S. University of Detroit Mercy; Lisa Pillow , academic librarian, M.L.S. Kent State University, B.A. The Ohio State University.

Facilities Management: Dan Burggraf , maintenance mechanic; Virgil Davis , groundskeeper; Pete Johnson , power plant operator; Mel MacFarlane, HVAC/refrigeration specialist; Eric Price , custodian; Pat Weeks , maintenance mechanic.

Student Services and Programs: Nicholas Anders , sr. electronic technician; Daniel Cernohous , custodian; Brenda Landrum , university services associate; Norman Maier , custodian; Charles Rickard , system analyst; Stephen Rohl , custodian; Kristie Feist , resident hall area coordinator, M.E., B.S. North Dakota State University; Minda Matthys , director, CHILD Center, B.S. University of Wisconsin-Stout.

Human Resources: Debra Schwab , human resources manager.

Information Technology Services: Nick Dangeur , instructional program manager; Joseph Barbey , information process consultant; Jan Pospichal , IS network services/sr.

Enrollment Services: Janet Hansen , university services associate, registrars office.


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