Francis Marion University welcomes new faculty for 2018-19 academic year

Francis Marion University welcomed 22 new faculty members to campus as the 2018-19 academic year began.

The new group of faculty includes professors in some of the University’s burgeoning new programs, like Industrial Engineering and Speech Language Pathology and is the mark of FMU’s continued academic growth.

The new faculty members arrive to campus from a wide-array of academic backgrounds and hold terminal degrees from universities across the country, including Emory University, Columbia University, Penn State University, the University of Arkansas, the University of Tennessee, North Carolina State, and the University of Missouri.

A list of this year’s new faculty is below.

School of Business

Dr. Guruprasad Gadgil, assistant professor of Business, earned his B.S. and M.S. from the University of Mumbai, M.S. from Robert Morris University and Ph.D. from the University of North Texas.

School of Education

Dr. Rebecca Crawford, assistant professor of Education, earned her B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky.
Dr. Jodi Zeis, assistant professor of Education, earned her M.S. from Old Dominion University, Ed. S. from the University of Virginia and Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina.

School of Health Sciences

Ms. Kellie Gainey, instructor of Nursing, earned her B.S. and M.S. from Francis Marion University and is earning her D.N.P. from Executive Leadership in Nursing Practice from Francis Marion University.

Dr. Nia Johnson, assistant professor of Speech Language Pathology, earned her M.S. from the University of South Carolina and E.D.D. from Nova Southeastern University.

Dr. Skye Lewis, assistant professor of Speech Language Pathology, earned her B.A. from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, M.A. from Appalachian state University and Ph.D. from East Carolina University.

Ms. Anna Townsend, instructor of Nursing, earned her B.S.N. from the University of South Carolina and M.S.N. from Frontier Nursing University.
Mrs. Ashley Wilson, assistant professor of Physician Assistant Studies, earned her B.S. and M.P.A.S. from the Medical University of South Carolina.

College of Liberal Arts

Department of Biology

Dr. Nathan Harness, assistant professor of Biology, earned his B.S. from Truman University and Ph.D. from the University of Missouri.

Department of English and Modern Languages

Dr. Delilah Clark, assistant professor of English, earned her B.A. from Texas Tech University, M.A. from the University of Louisiana Monroe and Ph.D. from the University of Arkansas Fayetteville.

Dr. Lochran Fallon, assistant professor of English, earned his B.A. from Ursinus College, M.A. and M.Ed. from Millersville University and Ph.D. from Penn State University.

Dr. Benjamin Hilb, assistant professor of English, earned his B.A. from Tufts University, and M.A. and Ph.D. from Emory University.

Dr. Kyrie Miranda, assistant professor of Spanish/French, earned her M.A. from the University of New Orleans and Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee.

Department of Mathematics

Dr. Gregory Dungan II, assistant professor of Mathematics, earned his B.S. from Florida state University, M.S. from the University of Connecticut and Ph.D. from Florida State University.

Ms. Johanna Gibson, instructor of Mathematics, earned her B.S. from Francis Marion University and M.A. from the University of North Carolina-Pembroke.

Dr. William McGuffey, instructor of Mathematics, earned his B.S. and M.S. from Auburn University, and Ph.D. from Teachers College, Columbia University.

Dr. Daniel Scofield, assistant professor of Mathematics, earned his B.S. from Grove City College and M.S. and Ph.D. from North Carolina State University.

Dr. Thomas Schnibben, instructor of Mathematics, earned his B.A. from Wofford College and Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina.

Department of Physics and Engineering

Dr. Hunter Sims, assistant professor of Physics, earned his B.S. from Tulane University and Ph.D. from the University of Alabama.

Dr. Brett Shields, assistant professor of Industrial Engineering, earned his B.S. from King University, M.S. from East Tennessee State University and Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.

Department of Psychology

Dr. Christopher Bullock, assistant professor of Psychology, earned his B.A. from the University of North Carolina-Wilmington, and M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Florida.

Rogers Library

Ms. Tamara Law, assistant professor reference/instruction librarian, earned her B.A. and Masters of Library and Information Science from the University of South Carolina.

Author: Rachel Howell

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