New Faculty and Staff
The school welcomed ten new faculty members: Dr. Lynne Beaty, assistant professor of biology; Patrick Kelly, lecturer in mathematics education; Brittany Kramer and Dr. Cody Wood, lecturers in mathematics; Dr. B. Chase Russell, assistant professor of mathematics; Dr. Zachariah Riel and Dr. M. Faly Mbengue, assistant teaching professors of mathematics; Dr. Kellie Brosius-Jircitano, assistant teaching professor of chemistry; Debra Lynn Loop, instructor in nursing; and Dr. Kim Raines, assistant teaching professor of nursing.
Dr. Courtney Nagle, associate professor of secondary mathematics education, was the 2018 winner of the Allegheny Mountain Section Award for Distinguished Teaching from the Mathematical Association of America for 2018.
Terry Blakney has been promoted to associate teaching professor of statistics. Jonathan Hall has been promoted to associate teaching professor of physics. Tracy Halmi has been promoted to associate teaching professor of chemistry. Dr. Courtney Nagle has been promoted to associate professor of secondary mathematics education with tenure. Jodie Styers has been promoted to assistant teaching professor of secondary mathematics education.
Dr. Pam Silver, interim associate dean for academic affairs and distinguished professor of biology, was recently honored with a Distinguished Service Award for her twenty-one years of service and devotion to Freshwater Science, a peer-reviewed scientific journal. Silver served in various roles at the journal, including editor-in-chief for the last thirteen years, until her retirement from the journal this spring.
You can read more about Silver’s honor and work on the journal at www.behrendblog.com.