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UW Trustees Approve Personnel Items


September 12, 2008 — University of Wyoming trustees today (Saturday) approved the following personnel items: 

Administrative appointments:

Academic Affairs

Ingrid C. Burke as director of the Haub School and Ruckelshaus Institute of Environment & Natural Resources. Burke received a B.S. (1980) in biology from Middlebury College and a Ph.D. (1987) in botany from the University of Wyoming.

Faculty Appointments:

College of Agriculture

John Ritten as instructor in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics. Ritten received a B.S. (2001) in marketing from Arizona State University, an M.B.A. (2004) from New Mexico State University and a Ph.D. (2008) in natural resource economics from Colorado State University.

Meijun Zhu as assistant professor in the Department of Animal Science. Zhu received a B.S. (1991) and an M.S. (1994) in biochemistry from the China Agricultural University and a Ph.D. (2004) in meat science from Iowa State University.

Christine E. Wade as assistant professor in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences. Wade received a B.S. (2001) in psychology and mathematics, an M.S. (2005) and a Ph.D. (2008) in developmental psychology from the University of Wyoming.

Jonathan H. Fox as assistant professor in the Department of Veterinary Sciences. Fox received a B.Sc. (1993) in veterinary science from the University of Liverpool and a Ph.D. (2002) in veterinary medical sciences from Virginia Tech.

College of Arts and Sciences

Adam P. Henne as an assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology. Henne received a B.A. (1997) in psychology from Drew University, an M.S. (2008) in ecology and a Ph.D. (2008) in anthropology from the University of Georgia.

Melissa S. Murphy as assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology. Murphy received a B.A. (1994) from Haverford College-Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. (2004) in anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania.

William K. Lauenroth as professor in the Department of Botany. Lauenroth received a B.S. (1968) in range management from Humboldt State University, an M.S. (1970) in botany from North Dakota State University and a Ph.D. (1973) in range science from Colorado State University.

Thomas A. Minckley as assistant professor in the Department of Botany. Minckley received a B.S. (1996) in ecology and evolutionary biology from the University of Arizona and an M.A. (1999) and a Ph.D. (2003) in geography from the University of Oregon.

Milan Balaz as instructor in the Department of Chemistry. Balaz received an M.Sc. (1999) in organic chemistry from the Comenius University-Slovakia and a Ph.D. (2003) in organic chemistry from Universite Louis Pasteur-France.

Katherine T. Northrop as associate professor in the Department of English. Northrop received a B.A. (1987) in art history from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.F.A. (1995) in creative writing from the University of Iowa.

Nicole Quackenbush as assistant professor in the Department of English. Quackenbush received a B.A. (1996) in English from Kalamazoo College, an M.F.A. (2000) in creative writing and a Ph.D. (2008) in rhetoric composition from the University of Arizona.

Jason C. Thompson as assistant professor in the Department of English. Thompson received a B.A. (1996) in classics and English composition from Pacific Lutheran University, an M.F.A. (2000) in creative writing and a Ph.D. (2008) in rhetoric composition from the University of Arizona.

Po Chen as assistant professor in the Department of Geology and Geophysics. Chen received a B.S. (2000) in economics and geophysics and a Ph.D. (2005) in seismology from the University of Southern California.

John P. Kaszuba as associate professor in the Department of Geology and Geophysics. Kaszuba received a B.S. (1982) in geology from Beloit College, an M.S. (1986) in geology from Virginia Tech and a Ph.D. (1997) in geochemistry from the Colorado School of Mines.

Subhashis Mallick as professor in the Department of Geology and Geophysics. Mallick received a B.S. (1976) in geological sciences and an M.S. (1978) in exploration geophysics from the Indian Institute of Technology-India and a Ph.D. (1987) in geology and geophysics from the University of Hawaii.

Clifford S. Riebe as assistant professor in the Department of Geology and Geophysics. Riebe received a B.S.E. (1992) in civil engineering from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. (2000) in geology from the University of California-Berkeley.

Craig C. Douglas as professor in the Department of Mathematics. Douglas received an M.S. (1978), an M.Phil. (1980) and a Ph.D. (1982) in computer science from Yale University.

Herve G. Picherit as assistant professor in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages. Picherit received a B.A. (2001) in French and English from the University of Wyoming and an M.A. (2003) and a Ph.D. (2008) in French literature from Stanford University.

Nicole C. Lamartine as assistant professor at the Department of Music. Lamartine received a B.M. (1997) in vocal performance from New Mexico State University and an M.M. (2000) in vocal performance and a D.M.A. (2003) in choral conducting from the University of Arizona-Tucson.

Beth D. Vanderborgh as assistant professor at the Department of Music. Vanderborgh received a B.M. (1988) from Manhattan School of Music, an M.M. (1990) from Eastman School of Music and a D.M.A. (1995) in Cello from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Wenyong Wang as assistant professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Wang received a B.S. (1993) in physics from Nankai University-China, an M.S. (1996) in physics from Peking University-China and a Ph.D. (2004) in physics from Yale University.

Akram J. Barghothi as instructor in the Department of Political Science. Barghothi received a B.A. (1995) in history and an M.A. (1997) in political science from Appalachian State University and a Ph.D. (2008) in political science from the University of South Carolina.

Andrew D. Garner as assistant professor in the Department of Political Science. Garner received a B.S. (2002) in political science from Kennesaw State University and a Ph.D. (2007) in political science from the University of Mississippi.

Benjamin M. Wilkowski as assistant professor in the Department of Psychology. Wilkowski received a B.A. (2002) in psychology from Ohio University and an M.S. (2005) in psychology and a Ph.D. (2008) in social/personality/health psychology from North Dakota State University.

Lawrence M. Jackson as assistant professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance. Jackson received a B.F.A. (2000) from the University of Southern Mississippi and an M.F.A. (2007) from Florida State University.

Adam Mendelson as assistant professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance. Mendelson received a B.A. (1996) in drama from Tufts University and an M.F.A. (2006) in design and technology from the University of Nebraska.

John O'Hagan as assistant professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance. O'Hagan received a B.F.A. (1997) and an M.F.A. (2005) in theatre arts, from the University of Idaho.

College of Business

Timothy J. Considine as professor in the Department of Economics and Finance. Considine received a B.A. (1975) in economics from Loyola University, an M.S. (1977) in agricultural economics from Purdue University and a Ph.D. (1981) in natural resource economics from Cornell University.

Alexandre Skiba as assistant professor in the Department of Economics and Finance. Skiba received an M.S. (2001) and a Ph.D. (2003) in economics from Purdue University.

Hilla Maaria Skiba as assistant professor in the Department of Economics and Finance. Skiba received a B.A. (2002), an M.A. (2004) in economics and a Ph.D. (2008) in finance from the University of Kansas.

Aaron Strong as instructor in the Department of Economics and Finance. Strong received a B.A. (1996) in mathematics from Luther College and an M.A. (2001) and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Colorado.

Matthew F. Keblis as assistant professor in the Department of Management and Marketing. Keblis received an A.B. (1986) in economics from the University of Chicago, an M.S. (1989) in operations research from Illinois Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. (1995) in industrial and operations engineering from the University of Michigan.

College of Education

Craig Shepherd as instructor in the Department of Adult Learning and Technology. Shepherd received a B.S. (2002) in psychology from Brigham Young University and a Ph.D. (2008) in instructional technology from the University of Georgia.

Kevin C. Roxas as assistant professor in the Department of Educational Studies. Roxas received a B.A. (1992) in government and accounting from the University of Notre Dame, an M.A. (2000) in education from the University of San Francisco and a Ph.D. (2008) in teaching, curriculum and educational policy program from Michigan State University.

Stephanie J. Slater as instructor in the Department of Secondary Education. Slater received a B.S. (1992) in mathematics and a B.S. (1992) in biology from Harding University, an M.S. (2007) in science education from Montana State University and a Ph.D. (2008) in science education from the University of Arizona.

College of Engineering and Applied Science

Fan Maohong as associate professor in the Department of Chemical Petroleum and Engineering. Maohong received a B.S. (1984) in chemical engineering from Wuhan University of Science and Engineering, an M.S. (1992) in chemistry from Beijing University and a Ph.D. (2000) in mechanical engineering from Iowa State University.

Jonathan A. Brant as assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering. Brant received a B.S. (1998) in civil engineering from the Virginia Military Institute-Lexington and an M.S. (2000) in environmental engineering and a Ph.D. (2003) in the environmental engineering from the University of Nevada.

Gi-Hyeon Park as assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering. Park received a B.S. (1991) and an M.S. (1993) in geological sciences from Seoul National University-Korea and a Ph.D. (2006) in civil and environmental engineering from the University of California-Irvine.

Carl P. Frick as assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Frick received a B.S. (1999), an M.S. (2003) and a Ph.D. (2005) in mechanical engineering from the University of Colorado.

College of Health Sciences

Jill E. Senner as assistant professor in the Division of Communication Disorders. Senner received a B.S. (1991) in communication sciences and disorders from Northwestern University-Illinois, an M.S. (1996) in audiology and speech science from Purdue University and a Ph.D. (2002) in speech and language science from Northwestern University-Illinois.

Qin Zhu as assistant professor in the Division of Kinesiology and Health. Zhu received a B.S. (1999) in physical education and a M.Ed. (2002) in exercise science from Shanghai University and a Ph.D. (2007) in human performance from Indiana University.

Kelli M. Larsen as instructor in the Division of Social Work. Larsen received a B.A. (2000), an M.S.W. (2001) and a Ph.D. (2008) in social work from the University of Maryland-Baltimore.

Kathleen McKinney as assistant professor in the Division of Social Work. McKinney received a B.A. (1987) in psychology from Eckerd College and an M.A. (1992) in family studies and a Ph.D. (1997) in human development from Michigan State University.

Thomas E. Radosevich as clinical assistant professor in the Family Practice Residency Program-Casper.

Mary Purtzer as assistant professor in the School of Nursing. Purtzer received a B.S. (1975) in nursing from the University of Nebraska-Omaha and an M.S. (2005) in nursing and a Ph.D. (2007) in education from the University of Wyoming.

Ji Li as assistant professor in the School of Pharmacy. Li received a B.S. (1989), an M.S. (1992) and a Ph.D. (1998) from Lanzhou University-China.

Christy M. Weiland as clinical assistant professor in the School of Pharmacy.

University Libraries

Chad E. Hutchens as assistant librarian in Collection Development. Hutchens received a B.A. (1999) from the University of Colorado-Boulder and an MLIS (2004) from the University of Texas-Austin.

Academic Professional Appointments:

College of Agriculture

Kimberly Chapman as assistant extension educator in the Cooperative Extension Service. Chapman received a B.A. (2005) and an M.S. (2007) in rural sociology from the University of Missouri-Columbia

Kentz Willis as assistant extension educator in the Cooperative Extension Service. Willis received a B.S. (2004) in nutrition and food science from South Dakota State University.


College of Arts and Sciences

Carla D. Beckett as assistant lecturer in the Department of Chemistry. Beckett received a B.S. (1991) in agriculture, an M.S. (1993) in agronomy and an M.S. (2008) in analytical chemistry from the University of Wyoming.

Joyce Stewart as assistant lecturer in the Department of English. Stewart received a B.A. (1994) in English from Felician College and an M.A. (1998) in English from Creighton University.

Mark W. Person as assistant lecturer in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages. Person received a B.A. (1983) and an M.A. (1986) in German from the University of Wyoming.

Jennifer L. Turpen as assistant lecturer in the Department of Music. Turpen received a B.M. (1996) in music education from the State University of New York and an M.M. (1998) and a D.M.A. (2000) in saxophone performance from the University of Georgia.

College of Engineering and Applied Science

Lindy M. Johnson as assistant lecturer. Johnson received a B.S. (2001) in civil engineering and an M.S. (2002) in geotechnical engineering from the University of Wyoming.

Ryan G. Kobbe as assistant lecturer. Kobbe received a B.S. (2003) in architectural engineering from the University of Wyoming and an M.S. (2005) in civil engineering from Washington State University.

Kim Buckner as assistant lecturer in the Department of Computer Science. Buckner received a B.S. (1993) in computer science from Chapman University and an M.S. (1998) and a Ph.D. (2003) in computer science from the University of Tennessee.

College of Health Sciences

Catherine L. Ross as assistant lecturer in the Division of Communication Disorders. Ross received a B.S. (1976) in speech correction from Southwest Missouri State University-Springfield and an M.S. (1999) in speech language pathology from the University of Wyoming.

The UW Trustees also approved a changes in an administrative appointment:

College of Education

Susanne Young as associate dean.

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