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Welcome, new faculty

This week, we welcome new faculty in the College of Science and Mathematics. They are Dr. Matthew Jones, Dr. Chad Brooks, Amy Freshley Lebkuecher, Dr. Andrew Wilson and Dr. Warner Jackson Caldwell.
This week, we welcome new faculty in the College of Science and Mathematics. They are Dr. Matthew Jones, Dr. Chad Brooks, Amy Freshley Lebkuecher, Dr. Andrew Wilson and Dr. Warner Jackson Caldwell.

In August 2005, Dr. Matthew Jones, assistant professor of mathematics, earned a Ph.D. from the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta. His M.S. in Operations Research also is from Georgia Tech. He graduated from Middle Tennessee State University in 1999 with a bachelor's in mathematics and a bachelor's in physics. His research interests are in the area of stochastic processes and applied probability.

Dr. Chad Brooks, assistant professor of biology, comes to APSU from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, where he has been a research fellow in the department of microbiology and immunology since 2004. In 2004, he earned his Ph.D. in Microbial Pathogenesis from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. His master's in cellular and molecular biology is from Middle Tennessee State University, and his bachelor's in microbiology is from the University of Tennessee-Martin. He has co-authored articles in peer-reviewed publications and has made several scholarly presentations.

An assistant professor of biology, Amy Freshley Lebkuecher comes from Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where she has been a clinical instructor of radiation therapy since 1988. In 1999-2004, she also served as director of oncology services for Gateway Health System, Clarksville. A radiation therapy columnist for “Advance” magazine, Lebkuecher earned an M.S. in Health Services Administration and a B.S. in Health Arts, both from the College of St. Francis, Joliet, Ill. She received certification as a radiation therapist from Vanderbilt School of Applied Health and as a radiologic technologist from Robinson Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Andrew Wilson, associate professor of mathematics, earned an Ed.D in Mathematics Education from Vanderbilt University in 2004. His M.S. in Applied Mathematics is from the University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Okla., and his bachelor's in geology with a math minor is from Murray (Ky.) State University. From 1988-94, he did additional graduate work in math and educational technology at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. Most recently, he taught part time at APSU. Since 1990, he also has worked as a mathematics consultant for UT-Knoxville. He has a lengthy record of scholarly presentations, workshops and papers.

Before beginning his college education at APSU, Dr. Jack Caldwell of Dickson completed a 22-year career with the U.S. Air Force. He graduated in 1977 from APSU with a B.S. in Agriculture and earned his Ph.D. and M.S. in Nutrition from Clemson University, Clemson, S.C. He has made several scholarly presentations and authored or co-authored 22 scientific papers. In 1983-2000, he worked as a scientist and administrator for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Rockville, Md. He has been teaching at APSU as an interim associate professor of agriculture. Dennie B. Burke