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UW Trustees Approve Personnel Appointments


November 21, 2011 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees approved the following appointments during its November meeting.

Faculty Appointments

College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Theatre and Dance -- Shaun D. Sorensen as assistant professor. He received a B.S. (2004) in theatre from Eastern Oregon University and an M.F.A. (2007) in theatre arts/design and technology from the University of Idaho.

College of Education

Department of Professional Studies -- David J. Hvidston as assistant professor. He received a B.S. (1979) in elementary/special education from the University of North Dakota, an M.A. (1988) in educational administration and an Ed.D (2002) in educational leadership, both from UW.

Department of Secondary Education -- Andrea C. Burrows as assistant professor. She received a B.S. (1992) in science education/biology from the University of Central Florida, an M.S. (1994) in science education from Florida State University, and an Ed.D. (2011) in curriculum and instruction program from the University of Cincinnati.

College of Engineering and Applied Science

Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering -- Dongmei Li as assistant professor. She received a B.S. (1994) from Shandong University of Technology in Jinan, China, an M.S. (1997) from Tianjin University in Tianjin, China, an M.S. (1999) and Ph.D. from the University of Colorado.

Department of Mechanical Engineering -- Ray Stuart Fertig III as assistant professor. He received a B.S. (2001) and M.S. (2003) in mechanical engineering from UW and a Ph.D. (2010) in materials science from Cornell University.

College of Health Sciences

Division of Kinesiology and Health -- Karen Lux as assistant professor. She received a B.S. (1998) in physical education from Northern Illinois University, an M.S. (2000) in physical education curriculum and instruction from the University of North Carolina at Greenboro and a Ph.D. (2009) in curriculum and instruction from the University of Georgia.

School of Pharmacy -- Lanae Salveson as clinical assistant professor. She received a Pharm.D. (2010) from UW.

University Libraries

Kelly Visnak as assistant librarian. She received a B.A. (1993) in behavioral science from Metropolitan State College, an M.S. (1997) in library and information management from Emporia State University and a Ph.D. (expected 2012) in library science from Dominican University.

Academic Professionals

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Cooperative Extension Service -- Mae Smith as assistant extension educator. She received a B.S. (2008) in rangeland ecology and watershed management from UW and an M.S. (2011) in rangeland ecosystem science from Colorado State University.

CHANGES IN APPOINTMENTS

Administrators

College of Engineering and Applied Science -- Jay A. Puckett as associate dean for facility development.

Faculty

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources -- Todd E. Cornish as interim head of the Department of Veterinary Sciences.

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