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APSU welcomes new faces, leadership to campus

Have you noticed there are more new faces on campus than in a plastic surgeons waiting room this summer? Austin Peay officials announce the hirings of the following new employees:

•Dr. Thomas Buttery has been appointed dean of the College of Professional Programs and Social Sciences.

Buttery comes from Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kan., where he had served as professor and dean of the College of Education and Technology since 2000.
Have you noticed there are more new faces on campus than in a plastic surgeon's waiting room this summer? Austin Peay officials announce the hirings of the following new employees:

•Dr. Thomas Buttery has been appointed dean of the College of Professional Programs and Social Sciences.

Buttery comes from Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kan., where he had served as professor and dean of the College of Education and Technology since 2000.

He received a bachelor's in elementary education from Kean University, Union, N.J., followed by two master's degrees and an Ed.D. in curriculum and instruction from Indiana University, Bloomington. In 1978-79, he held a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Georgia, Athens.

Prior to his service at Fort Hays State University, he was professor and assistant for academic programs at East Carolina University, Greenville, from 1989-2000. From 1984-89, he was professor and department chair at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, and from 1979-84, he was professor of teacher education at the University of Louisiana, Monroe. Between 1971-79, he taught at the University of Georgia and Indiana University.

Buttery has attained national prominence in his profession. At its 1997 national
conference, the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (AACTE) presented him a national writing award for his “Handbook of Research on Teacher Education.” Twice, he received the Distinguished Research Award in Teacher Education from the Association of Teacher Educators. The 2001 Education Excellence Award was given him by the FHSU College of Education for “inspirational leadership and innovation in the pursuit of excellence.”

• Dr. Charles Pinder has been appointed dean of the College of Graduate Studies.

Since 1994, he served as professor and chair of the department of technology for Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, Ky.

Pinder earned his bachelor's degree in industrial arts education from Maryland State College, his master's in industrial education and technology from Kent State University and his doctorate in industrial education from the University of Maryland. He completed his post-doctoral work in design technology at Trent Polytechnic, England, in 1986.

His previous work experience includes serving as coordinator of the graduate program in technology education for Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, from 1978-94. He was Virginia Tech's director of the Governor's School of Technology from 1989-92, graduate coordinator from 1985-88 and associate director for the Standards for Industrial Arts/Technology Education Programs Project from 1978-85.

Pinder's professional honors include the International Technology Education Association's 2002 Award of Distinction, Kent State University's Distinguished School of Technology Alumni Award 1998 and Virginia Technology Education Association's Outstanding Work in the Area of Research Award in 1989.

• Dr. Phillip Moery has been appointed director of the School of Business.

Moery comes to APSU from Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tenn., where he had served as both director of the Labry School of Business and Economics and Imogene Bradley Ahles Professor of Excellence since 2002.

He earned his bachelor's in agriculture from the University of Arkansas, followed by the partial completion of a master's in agricultural economics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He received his doctorate in economics from The George Washington University.

Prior to his service at Cumberland University, Moery was professor of economics and finance at Brenau University, Gainesville, Ga., from 1989-2002. From 2000-01, he was founder and chair of the board for NBOG Bancorporation Inc. He was executive director of the Greater Hagerstown Committee from 1988-89, associate professor of economics at Sheperd College, Shepherdstown, W.Va., and president of Moery and Company, a lobbying firm, from 1975-81.

He is a special reader for the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) Criteria and Reports Committee, consultant with the SACS Consulting Network and member of the Financial Executives Institute.

• Dr. Phil Roberson is the new director of the School of Education.
He had served as associate professor and director of teacher education at King College, Bristol, since 2002.

Roberson earned his bachelor's degree in American Studies from Harding University, Searcy, Ark., followed by a master's in American history from Texas Tech University and a Master of Religious Education from Abilene Christian University. He received his doctorate in child development from Oklahoma State University.

He served as associate professor and director of teacher education for Milligan College, Milligan, Tenn., from 1998-02. He was associate professor and chair of education at Utah Valley State College, Orem, Utah, from 1995-98, and assistant professor of elementary and early childhood education at the University of Nebraska at Kearney from 1991-95.

Roberson is president-elect of the Tennessee Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, as well as a member of the Advisory Council on Teacher Education and Licensure to the Tennessee Board of Education, the Professional Development Panel of the National Association for the Education of Young Children and the Ad hoc Committee on Early Childhood Education Licensure Revisions for the Tennessee Department of Education.

•Carol Clark has been appointed special assistant to the president.

She had served as director of the Tennessee Small Business Development Center at APSU since 2001.

Clark earned her Bachelor of Business Administration from APSU. She currently is enrolled in the University's master's in corporate communication program.

Her previous experience includes serving as vice president of operations for The Commerce Companies, Clarksville, from 1998-2000. She was member services representative for The Better Business Bureau of Middle Tennessee-Clarksville Branch from 1997-98.

Clark was honored with an Association for Small Business Development Centers “State Star” for Tennessee in 2003. She was an Athena Award nominee in 2002, a member of Leadership Clarksville's Class of 2001, the Kiwanis Club of Hilldale's Kiwanian of the Year for 1998-99 and 1999-2000 and a nominee for State Volunteer of the Year in 1997 for her work with the Association for Retarded Citizens (ARC) of Tennessee.

•Jonathan Jeans and Jennifer Atkinson have been hired as admissions counselors in the Office of Admissions. In addition, Kenya Freeman has been hired as admissions clerk.

•Audrey Artin has been appointed secretary 2 for the department of history and philosophy.

•Kimara Clark is a new counselor in counseling, testing and career services.

•Shan Duhe has been hired as assistant athletic trainer in athletics.

•Leida Perez has been appointed laboratory manager for the biology department.

•Tina Travis has been hired as secretary 2 for military science.
—Rebecca Mackey