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Two new college directors join APSU

Dr. Phillip Moery has been appointed director of the School of Business, and Dr. Phil Roberson, the new director of the School of Education, at Austin Peay.

Their full-time appointments begin July 1, 2004.

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 the Imogene Bradley Ahles Professor of Excellence program since 2002.
Dr. Phillip Moery has been appointed director of the School of Business, and Dr. Phil Roberson, the new director of the School of Education, at Austin Peay.

Their full-time appointments begin July 1, 2004.

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 the Imogene Bradley Ahles Professor of Excellence program 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.

Since 2002, Roberson has served as associate professor and director of teacher education at King College, Bristol.

He 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.

Roberson previously served as associate professor and director of teacher education for Milligan College, Milligan, Tenn., from 2000-02. 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.

In 2003, he made a professional presentation on “No Child Left Behind: Implications for Teachers and Parents” at the East Tennessee Literary Conference.

Roberson is a member of the Tennessee Association of Colleges for Teacher Education Executive Committee, Tennessee Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges for Teacher Education and the Ad hoc Committee on Early Childhood Education Licensure Revisions for the Tennessee Department of Education.
—Rebecca Mackey