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APSU community welcomes (even more) new faculty

Last week, we began introducing the faculty members welcomed to Austin Peay this fall.

We started with the new faculty from the College of Professional Programs and Social Sciences and the School of Technology and Public Management at Fort Campbell. This week, we bring you new faculty in the College of Arts and Letters, College of Science and Mathematics and Felix G. Woodward Library, as well as temporary hires.

College of Arts and Letters:
Last week, we began introducing the faculty members welcomed to Austin Peay this fall.

We started with the new faculty from the College of Professional Programs and Social Sciences and the School of Technology and Public Management at Fort Campbell. This week, we bring you new faculty in the College of Arts and Letters, College of Science and Mathematics and Felix G. Woodward Library, as well as temporary hires.

College of Arts and Letters:

*Dr. Ruth R. Caillouet, associate professor in the department of languages and literature, earned her doctoral, master's and bachelor's degrees in English from Louisiana State University. Since 2002, she has been an assistant professor of English at Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio, after 20 years of teaching secondary English in Louisiana public schools. She has made several professional presentations and is a member of the Modern Language Association and the National Council of Teachers of English.

*Taylor Emery earned an M.A. with honors in English from APSU, and her bachelor's degree also is from APSU. She has taught as an adjunct instructor at APSU since 1999. She has several professional publications and scholarly presentations to her credit, and she is a member of the College English Association, Tennessee and Kentucky Philological Associations and the Jane Austen Society of Tennessee.

*Jeeyoun “Kathy” Lee, assistant professor of communication and theatre, most recently was a visiting assistant professor at Plattsburgh State University of New York. She earned her master's degree in broadcasting and theatre arts from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in August 2002. Her bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication also is from the University of Nebraska. Professionally, she has produced the documentaries “The Reflections of the Little Bighorn,” “The 1985 Rulo Cult Murders” and “Korea's Hidden Secrets.” She is a member of the Asian American Journalist Association, South Asian Journalist Association, Broadcast Education Association and the Radio Television News Directors Association.

*Dr. David L. Major, associate professor of English, comes to APSU from William Penn University, Oskaloosa, Iowa, where he was associate professor of English and communication and chair of the Humanities Division. He earned both his bachelor's and master's degrees in English from Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green. His Ph.D. is from Oklahoma State University. He has published several scholarly articles and book reviews and made professional presentations. His professional memberships include South Central Modern Language Association and the Society for Technical Communication.

College of Science and Mathematics

*Rex A. Ameigh comes to APSU as the director of radiologic technology and assistant professor of biology. He earned a Master of Science in Logistics Management in 1988 from Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne. He holds two bachelor's degreesradiologic technology from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, and general education from Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, La. Most recently, he was the clinical coordinator for the Radiography Program, Nashville General Hospital. Certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and a member of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists, he served a one-year term on the Oklahoma Society of Radiologic Technologists.

*Dr. Robert A. Hyatt comes to APSU from Oak Ridge, where he has been senior GIS (geographic information systems) specialist for Advanced Information Management Technologies and Pacific Western Technologies since 2000. From 1997-2000, he was a research GIS specialist for the Research Triangle Institute in North Carolina. He earned his Ph.D. in geography from the University of Georgia, Athens. His master's degree is from Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, and his bachelor's degree is from California State University, Northridge. In addition to more than 25 years of experience in geographic analysis, he has given many scholarly presentations and written for professional publications.

*Dr. Rebecca M. Jones, assistant professor of chemistry, earned a doctorate in chemistry in June 2004 and a master's degree in August 2002, both from the University of Cincinnati. She received a baccalaureate degree with distinction in chemistry and with honors in the liberal arts from Ohio State University, Columbus. She was awarded the Henry Hochstetter Prize for excellence as a graduate teaching assistant in May 2000, 2002, 2003 and 2004. A member of the American Chemical Society, she has several scholarly publications and has made professional presentations.

*Dr. Gilbert R. Pitts, assistant professor of biology, comes to APSU from Vanderbilt University, where he has been a senior research associate in the department of biological sciences since August 2002. He earned both a Ph.D. and master's degree in animal physiology and a bachelor's degree in animal science, all from the University of Minnesota, St. Paul. He has an extensive listing of scientific publications. Among his professional affiliations, he is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

*Dr. Suzan Jacqueline Vogel is a new associate professor of mathematics, coming to APSU from Nashville State Community College, where she has been teaching since 2003. During that time, she also taught in the Regents Online Degree Program through Volunteer State Community College, Gallatin. Vogel earned her doctorate in mathematics education from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where she also earned a master's degree in education and a master's degree in mathematics. She received her bachelor's degree in mathematics from Carson Newman College, Jefferson City, Tenn. She has given scholarly presentations and been involved with securing grants.

Felix G. Woodward Library

*Gina Jo Garber, assistant professor, has held a temporary appointment since 2003 as a digital services librarian/instructor in Woodward Library. From 1996-03, she worked as the supervisor for the Reserves/University Archives and Special Collections. In 1992 she earned a bachelor's degree in history from APSU. She received a master's degree in library and information science from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville in May 2003. Garber is active in the American Library Association, Southeastern Library Association and Tennessee Library Association.

*Nancy J. Snyder, assistant professor, comes to APSU from Indiana University Libraries, Bloomington, where she has been an instruction assistant for the past year. She earned a dual Master of Library Science and Master of Information Science in December 2003 from Indiana University. Her bachelor's degree is from Kalamazoo College in Kalamazoo, Mich. She is a member of the American Library Association.

Temporary faculty who have been reappointed are Dr. Stephen Finch, education; Bernard Flythe, music; Dr. Nancy Matthews, education; Jean Purdom, public management; and Ken Shipley, art.

New temporary faculty for 2004-05 are Dr. David Arnett in the department of languages and literature, Lesley Davidson in accounting, Jack Caldwell in agriculture, Emily Bergen and James Means in communication and theatre, Shelly Gray in languages and literature, Melissa Hunter and Linh Tran in mathematics, Dr. Earl Newby in education, Tanya Simons in music, Minoa Uffelman in history, Melissa Lyons in health and human performance and Albert Wuaku in sociology/social work and African American studies.

Several people have signed temporary, one-semester contracts. They are Michael Dunn, communication and theatre; Eugene Hurley, astronomy and physics; and Carolyn Henry, Kenneth Jackson, Michele Padgett, Debbie Winters and Paula Lee, all in nursing.
—Dennie Burke