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UW Trustees Approve Personnel Appointments


September 12, 2011 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees approved the following appointments during its September meeting.

Administrative Appointments

Student Affairs

Keener H. Fry as executive director of Alumni Relations. He received a B.S. (1981) in accounting from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and an M.S. (1993) in sports management from Marshall University. He has served as a senior associate and associate athletics director at UW and at Marshal University, and as director of athletics at East Tennessee State University.

Patrick N. Call as executive director of Residence Life and Dining Services. Call received a B.A. (1988) in radio and television and an M.S. (1992) in higher education administration and student personnel from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. He has served as director of Residence Life and Student Housing at the University of New Mexico and as director and assistant director of Residential Education at the University of Arizona.

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Kelly Crane as associate director.

College of Health Sciences

Lona J. Cantine as clinical director of the Family Medicine Residency Program, Casper; and Joe Montelongo as director of the Family Medicine Residency Program, Cheyenne.

Faculty Appointments

American Heritage Center -- Rachael A. Dreyer as assistant archivist. She received a B.A. (2004) in English and history from Grinnell College and an M.S. (2009) in information from the University of Michigan School of Information.

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Department of Animal Science -- Allison Meyer as instructor. Meyer received a B.S. (2005) in animal science from Michigan State University, an M.S. (2007) in animal science from the University of Missouri and a Ph.D. (2011, expected) in nutritional physiology and ruminant nutrition from North Dakota State University.

Department of Molecular Biology -- Daniel L. Levy as assistant professor. He received a B.S. (2000) in biology and chemistry from the California Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. (2006) in biochemistry from the University of California, San Francisco.

Department of Veterinary Sciences -- Jeffrey J. Adamovicz as assistant professor. He received a B.A. (1984) in biotechnology from the University of Northern Iowa and a Ph.D. (1996) in immunology from the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences.

College of Arts & Sciences

Department of Art -- Rachel Sailor as assistant professor. Sailor received a B.A. (1992) in art from Oregon State University, an M.A. (1994) in art history from the University of Oregon and a Ph.D. (2007) in American art, 18th-20th centuries.

Department of English -- Julia Obert as assistant professor. Obert received a B.A. (2004) in English from the University of Western Ontario, an M.A. (2006) in English literature from the University of British Columbia, and a Ph.D. (2011) in English literature from the University of California, Irvine.

Department of History -- Carolyne L. Ryan as assistant professor. Ryan received a B.A. (2004) in history and anthropology from Lawrence University, an M.A. (2006) and Ph.D. (2011) in history from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Department of Modern and Classical Languages -- Concepcio Domenech as assistant professor. Domenech received a B.A. (1990) and an M.A. (1992) in anthropology from the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain, an M.A. (2006) and Ph.D. (2010) in Spanish literature from the University of Colorado.

Department of Physics and Astronomy -- Hannah Jang-Condell as assistant professor. Jang-Condell received an S.B. (1997) in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and an A.M. (1999) and Ph.D. (2004) in astronomy from Harvard University.

Department of Physics and Astronomy -- Adam D. Myers as assistant professor. Myers received an M.S. (2000) in physics and astronomy and a Ph.D. (2004) in astronomy from Durham University.

Department of Zoology and Physiology -- Anna Lisa D. Chalfoun as assistant professor. Chalfoun received a B.A. (1995) in biology from Smith College, an M.S. (2000) in wildlife/conservation biology from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a Ph.D. (2006) in fish and wildlife biology from the University of Montana-Missoula.

Department of Zoology and Physiology -- Brian D. Cherrington as assistant professor. Cherrington received a B.A. (1996) in history from Washington University, an M.S. (2001) and a Ph.D. (2005) in biomedical sciences from Colorado State University.

Department of Zoology and Physiology -- Amy M. Navratil as assistant professor. Navratil received a B.S. (1999) in microbiology and a Ph.D. (2005) in biomedical science from Colorado State University.

Department of Zoology and Physiology -- Kara G. Pratt as assistant professor. Pratt received a B.S. (1989) in biology from the University of Delaware, and a Ph.D. (2004) in neuroscience from Brandeis University.

Religious Studies Program -- Ali H. Raddaoui as associate professor. Raddaoui received a B.A. (1981) in English language, literature, and civilization from the University of Tunis, an M.A. (1986) and Ph.D. (1988) in applied linguistics from Indiana University, Bloomington.

College of Business

Department of Accounting -- Eric N. Johnson as associate professor. Johnson received a B.A. (1978) in accounting from Whittier College, an M.B.A. (1982) from Arizona State University and a Ph.D. (1989) in accounting from Arizona State University.

Department of Economics and Finance -- Benjamin Gilbert as assistant professor. Gilbert received a B.A. (1999) in economics and English literature from Whitman College and a Ph.D. (2011) in economics from the University of California, San Diego.

Department of Economics and Finance -- Sridhar Gogineni as assistant professor. Gogineni received a Master of Management Studies (2002) from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, an M.A. (2005) in financial economics from Ohio University and a Ph.D. (2011) in finance from the University of Oklahoma.

Department of Management and Marketing -- Barry Brewer as assistant professor. Brewer received a B.S. (1991) from the United States Air Force Academy, an M.S. (1995) in logistics management from the Air Force Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. (2006) in business administration from Arizona State University.

Department of Economics and Finance -- John L. Mittelstaedt as professor. Mittelstaedt received a B.A. (1986) in physics and religion from Saint Olaf College, a Master of Theological Studies (1989) from Harvard Divinity School and a Ph.D. (1995) in marketing from the University of Iowa.

College of Education

Department of Secondary Education -- Victoria R. Gillis as professor. Gillis received a B.S. (1968) in biology from North Georgia College, an M.A.T. (1969) in secondary education from Emory University and a Ph.D. (1994) in reading education from the University of Georgia.

Department of Secondary Education -- James C. Haynes as assistant professor. Haynes received a B.S. (1986) in horticulture landscape and design, a B.S. (1991) in agricultural education, an M.S. (2007) in agricultural education from Tarleton State University and a Ph.D. (2010) in agricultural education from Oklahoma State University.

Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education -- Tammy L. Mielke as instructor. Mielke received a B.S. (1991) in education from Dr. Martin Luther College, an M.A. (2002) in English with specialty in children's literature, and a Ph.D. (2007) from Coventry University.

College of Health Sciences

Division of Communication Disorders -- Mark M. Guiberson as assistant professor. Guiberson received a B.A. (1997) and M.A. (1999) in communication disorders and speech sciences from the University of Colorado, and a Ph.D. (2006) in child development and communication disorders from Colorado State University.

School of Nursing -- Barbara J. Phillips as assistant professor. Phillips received a B.S.N. (1978) from Creighton University, an M.S.N. (1984) from the University of Southern Mississippi, an M.B.A. (1990) from the University of Colorado and Ph.D. (2008) in nursing informatics from the University of Colorado.

School of Pharmacy -- Baskaran Thyagarajan as assistant professor. Thyagarajan received a Bachelor of Pharmacy (1994) from Madras Medical College in Chennai, India, a Master of Pharmacy (1996) from Banaras Hindu University Institute of Technology in Varanasi, India and a Ph.D. (2001) in pharmacy from Karl-Franzens University of Graz in Austria.

College of Law

Demetria D. Jackson as assistant professor. Jackson received a B.A. (2002) in political science from the University of Houston and a J.D. (2005) from the University of Texas.

Academic Professional Appointments

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Cooperative Extension Service -- Brian Sebade as assistant extension educator. Sebade received a B.S. (2008) and an M.S. (2010) in rangeland ecology and watershed management from the University of Wyoming.

College of Arts & Sciences

Department of Art -- David L. Jones as assistant research scientist. Jones received a B.F.A. (2000) in sculpture from the University of Georgia and an M.F.A. (2004) in sculpture from the University of Tennessee.

Department of English -- Richard Fisher as assistant lecturer. Fisher received a B.A. (2002) in English and an M.A. (2006) in English from the University of Wyoming.

Department of English -- Jason S. Kirkmeyer as assistant lecturer. Kirkmeyer received a B.A. (2002) in English and secondary education and an M.A. (2004) in English from the University of Wyoming.

Department of Geology and Geophysics -- Janet C. Dewey as assistant research scientist. Dewey received a B.S. (1990) in geology from Mississippi State University and an M.S. (1993) in geology from Auburn University.

Department of History -- Barbara E. Logan as assistant lecturer. Logan received a B.A. (1986) in English and psychology from Queens College, CUNY, an M.A. (1988) in English from SUNY, Binghamton University and a Ph.D. (2002) in Latin and Greek from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Department of Modern and Classical Languages -- Jennifer Diane Lavanchy as assistant lecturer. Lavanchy received a B.A. (2004) in history and Spanish and an M.A. (2006) in Spanish, an M.A. (2008) in history from the University of Wyoming.

Department of Psychology -- Maria I. Kuznetsova as assistant lecturer. Kuznetsova received a B.A. (2000) in economics from Syktyvkar State University in Russia and an M.S. (2005) in applied clinical psychology from the University of South Carolina-Aiken.

Department of Zoology and Physiology -- Carly N. Jordan as assistant lecturer. Jordan received a B.S. (2003) in biology, and an M.S. (2005) in biomedical and veterinary sciences from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and a Ph.D. (2011) in cellular biology from the University of Georgia.

College of Education

Department of Educational Studies -- Theresa J. Burant as assistant lecturer. Burant received a B.S. degree (1981) in resource management from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, an M.Ed. degree (1988) in education from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse, an Ed.S. degree (1995) in language, reading and learning disabilities and a Ph.D. degree (1998) in teaching and teacher education from the University of Arizona.

College of Engineering and Applied Science

Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering -- 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.

College of Health Sciences

Division of Social Work -- Bethany A. Cutts as assistant lecturer. Cutts received a B.S.W. (2003), and an M.S.W. (2005) from the University of Wyoming.

School of Nursing -- Kimberly A. Raska as assistant lecturer. Raska received a B.S. (1993) in geology, a B.S.N. (2001), an M.S., and an F.N.P. (2003) from the University of Wyoming.

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