Cedarville Welcomes Record Number of New Faculty

by Kaitlyn Coughlin, Public Relations Writer

Cedarville University welcomed a record number of faculty members for the 2012-2013 academic year. 

The University hired 24 new faculty members due to the growth of its undergraduate programs, expansion of new graduate programs and also due to retirements.

Academic vice president Thomas Cornman, Ph.D., said that the University hired many experienced professionals specifically to the nursing and pharmacy programs to provide a greater depth of knowledge and practice for students.

“Our goal is to hire experts in the fields we need and to add to our team those who can help our students integrate faith, life and learning,” Cornman said. “This year’s class of new faculty represents an exceptional group of individuals who share our values and desires to educate our students.”

School of Pharmacy

  • Miriam Ansong received her Pharm.D. from Howard University College of Pharmacy and completed her postgraduate residency in pharmacy practice at the Detroit Medical Center and Drug Information Specialty at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She will serve as director of the drug information center and associate professor of pharmacy practice.
  • Marty Eng received his Pharm.D. from University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Pharmacy, and will serve as associate professor of pharmacy practice.
  • Phillip Thornton graduated with a Ph.D. in pharmacology from Wake Forest University and completed postdoctoral research fellowships at the Institute for Brain Aging and Dementia at the University of California at Irvine and at the Disease Pharmacotherapy Traineeship ASCP Foundation. He will serve as vice chair of experiential programs and associate professor of pharmacy practice.
  • Thaddeus Franz received his Pharm.D. from The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy and will serve as director of experiential programs and assistant professor of pharmacy practice.
  • Denise Simpson received her Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of the West Indies and completed postdoctoral fellowships in medicinal chemistry at the University of Iowa and the University of Kansas. She will serve as assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences.

College of Professions

  • Alejandro Camacho received his Master of Science (M.S.) in agricultural economics from the University of Georgia and is completing his Ph.D. in marketing from the University of Georgia. He will serve as associate professor of marketing.
  • Loren Reno, retired Lt. Gen., received his M.S. in systems management from the University of Southern California. He served for 38 years in the U.S. Air Force and will now serve as dean of the school of business administration and professor of management.
  • Seth Hamman received his M.S. in computer science from Yale University. He will serve as assistant professor of computer science.
  • George Qin received his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Iowa State University and will serve as assistant professor of mechanical engineering.
  • Nicholas Carrington received his Master of Arts (M.A.) in professional writing from Missouri State University. He will serve as instructor of technical and professional communication.
  • David Leitch received his Master of Education (M.Ed.) from Cleveland State University and J.D. from Cleveland Marshall College of Law. He will serve as assistant professor of special education.
  • Kyle Mack received his M.Ed. from Wright State University and will serve as instructor of education.

College of Arts and Sciences

  • Lindsey McCarty received her Ph.D. in applied and interdisciplinary mathematics from the University of Michigan and will serve as director of institutional research and assistant professor of mathematics.
  • Sarah Gilchrist received her M.S. in mathematics from Wright State University and will serve as assistant professor of mathematics.
  • Geoffrey Holloway received his Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Illinois and will serve as associate professor of chemistry.
  • Thomas Rice received his Master of Engineering in geological engineering from Colorado School of Mines and will serve as assistant professor of geology.
  • Glen Duerr received his Ph.D. in political science from Kent State University and will serve as assistant professor of international studies.
  • Heather Hill received her Ph.D. in English rhetoric and composition from the University of Washington and will serve as assistant professor of English.
  • Joseph Kucharski received his Master of Fine Arts in costume design from the University of California, Irvine, and will serve as assistant professor of theatre.

College of Health Professions

  • L. Delyte (Dee) Morris received her Ph.D. in exercise physiology with an emphasis in research methodology and design from Indiana University in Bloomington and will serve as professor of allied health and coordinator for the allied health major.
  • Elizabeth Sled received her Ph.D. in rehabilitation science from Queen’s University and will serve as assistant professor of kinesiology and allied health.
  • Hannah Stedge received her M.S. in athletic training from Indiana University in Bloomington and will serve as clinical education coordinator and instructor of athletic training.
  • Elizabeth Delaney received her M.S. in nursing administration and her M.S. as a family nurse practitioner from Wright State University. She will serve as assistant professor of nursing.

Other Academic Areas

  • Sharon Kerestes received her M.Ed. from Wright State University and will serve as curriculum materials center librarian and assistant professor library science.

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University attracts 3,400 undergraduate, graduate and online students to more than 100 areas of study. Celebrating 125 years of inspiring greatness, Cedarville is a Christ-centered learning community recognized nationally for rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings and leading student satisfaction ratings. Visit the University online at www.cedarville.edu.