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Three new faculty join APSU this summer

September 10, 2001

Nancy Frimel Matthews, Clarksville, was appointed an assistant professor of mathematics in the Developmental Studies Program (DSP). The other two join the Woodward Library faculty: Aaron William Dobbs, Clarksville, is an assistant professor and network services librarian, while Devin Sean Hogan, Antioch, has been named instruction librarian.

Matthews has worked part time in the DSP since 1997. As of July 2000, she served as assistant to the director of DSP at the APSU Center at Fort Campbell, in addition to working as an instructor of mathematics for DSP.

From APSU, she earned a bachelor of science in mathematics, master of arts in education and an Ed.S. degree. She has made numerous presentations to professional organizations and published several study guides that accompany math textbooks.

Dobbs earned a master of science from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville School of Information Sciences in 1994 and a bachelor of arts in psychology from Wagner College, Staten Island, N.Y., in 1990.

Since May 2000, he worked in Woodward Library as a temporary information services librarian until his appointment this month to a full-time faculty position in the library. During 1994-95, he worked in a branch of Brooklyn Public Library and, during 1995-97, in the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Bicentennial Library, followed by a year as information resources manager, Suntrust Equitable Securities Corp., Nashville.

Hogan comes to APSU from Brentwood Library in Brentwood, Tenn., where he has been reference librarian since September 1999. Previous experience includes work at the University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa, where he first worked as a bibliographic instruction teaching assistant before becoming a computer technician for the College of Communication. Prior to that, he was a software trainer for SIRSI Corp, Huntsville, Ala., and a technical services assistant at the University of Alabama-Huntsville.

He earned a master's degree in library and information studies from the University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa. In 1987 he simultaneously earned two bachelor's degrees-in mathematics and in secondary education-from the University of Alabama-Huntsville.