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UW Trustees Approve Personnel Items

November 23, 2015

The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees approved the following appointments during its meeting Friday, Nov. 20:

Administrative Appointments

Academic Affairs

International Programs

Mary Scott as acting director. She received a B.A. (2003) in fine arts and Spanish, and an M.A. (2005) in Spanish, both from UW, and a Ph.D. (2013) in world art studies from the University of East Anglia. Scott has been an assistant lecturer at UW since 2013.

Student Affairs

Office of the Registrar

Lane Buchanan as registrar. He received a B.S. (1994) in mathematics, a B.S. (1994) in secondary education/mathematics and an M.P.A. (2003), all from UW. Buchanan has been associate registrar since 2002.

Faculty Appointments

Academic Affairs

American Heritage Center

Molly Marcusse as assistant archivist. She received a B.A. (2010) in ancient Near Eastern civilizations from the University of Michigan, and an M.L.S. (2013) in archives, records and information management from the University of Maryland. Marcusse has been a Byzantine archives assistant at Dumbarton Oaks Research Library, Trustees for Harvard University since 2014.

Honors Program

Nina McConigley as assistant professor. She received a B.A. (1997) in English from Saint Olaf College, an M.A. (2002) in English from UW, and an M.F.A. (2006) in creative writing from the University of Houston. McConigley has been an assistant lecturer at UW since 2013.

School of Environment and Natural Resources

Kevin Monteith as assistant professor. He received a B.S. (2003) and an M.S. (2006) in wildlife and fisheries sciences, both from South Dakota State University, and a Ph.D. (2011) in biological sciences from Idaho State University. Monteith has been a research professor in the UW Department of Zoology and Physiology since 2013.

College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Statistics

Annalisa Piccorelli as assistant professor. She received a B.A. (2003) in mathematics from Miami University, and an M.S. (2007) and Ph.D. (2010) in epidemiology and biostatistics, both from Case Western Reserve University. Piccorelli has been an assistant professor at the University of Akron since 2011.

College of Education

Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education

Cynthia Brock as professor. She received a B.S. (1981) in elementary education/math education from Oregon State University, an M.Ed. (1985) in reading and language arts from Washington State University, and a Ph.D. (1997) in educational psychology from Michigan State University. Brock has been a lecturer in literacy studies at the School of Education University of South Australia since 2013. She will serve as the Wyoming Excellence Chair in Literacy and was hired with tenure at the rank of professor.

College of Engineering and Applied Science

Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering

Shawn Griffiths as assistant professor. He received a B.S. (2009) in civil engineering from Utah State University, an M.S. (2011) in civil engineering from the University of Arkansas, and a Ph.D. (2015) in civil engineering from the University of Texas. 

Johnn Judd as assistant professor. He received a B.S. (2002) and an M.S. (2005) in civil engineering, both from Brigham Young University, and a Ph.D. (2015) in civil engineering from Virginia Tech. Judd was a structural engineer in Utah until 2011 and an instructor at Virginia Tech until 2015.

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Dilpuneet Aidhy as assistant professor. Aidhy received a B.E. (2004) in metallurgical engineering from Punjab Engineering College, and a Ph.D. (2009) in materials science and engineering from the University of Florida. Aidhy has been a postdoctoral research scientist at Oak Ridge Associated Universities since 2012.

College of Health Sciences

School of Pharmacy

Bethany Lessard as clinical assistant professor. She received a Pharm.D. (2009) from Northeastern University-Bouve College of Health Sciences. Lessard has been a clinical pharmacist at BMC HealthNet Plan in Boston since 2014.

University Libraries

Research and Instruction

Piper Martin as assistant librarian. She received a B.A. (1998) in English literature from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and an M.L.I.S. (2002) from the University of Texas. Martin has been a humanities librarian at Wright State University Libraries since 2003.

Academic Professional Appointments

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Department of Animal Science

Caleb Boardman as assistant lecturer. He received an A.A. (2010) in agribusiness from Coffeyville Community College, and a B.S. (2012) in agribusiness, and an M.S. (2014) in animal science, both from Texas A&M University. Boardman has been a graduate assistant at Texas A&M since 2013.

College of Health Sciences

School of Pharmacy

Charlie Cruz as assistant lecturer. He received a B.S. (1998) in medical technology from Lorma College, an M.A. (2003) in science education from Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University, and a Ph.D. (2014) in management from Saint Louis College. Cruz has been a lecturer at Shaqra University since 2010.

Outreach School

UW-Casper

Oksana Wasilik as assistant lecturer. Wasilik received a Diploma in Management (2000) from Ivanovo State Power University, and an M.A. (2005) in adult and continuing education, an M.S. (2010) in applied statistics, and a Ph.D. (2011) in instructional technology, all from UW. Wasilik has been an instructional technology educational specialist at UW-Casper since 2013.

Changes in Appointment

Administrator

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Dean’s Office

Mark Stayton will serve as interim associate dean for academic and student programs.

College of Law

Michael Duff will serve as associate dean.

University Libraries

Cassandra Kvenild will serve as interim associate dean.

Deborah McCarthy will serve as interim associate dean.

Faculty

College of Law

Jacquelyn Bridgeman ends her appointment as interim dean in the College of Law and continues as a tenured professor in the College of Law.


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