Concord University News
For Immediate Release: 
Aug 19 2002

Concord Welcomes New Faculty & Staff

Athens, W.Va. - Dr. Dean W. Turner, vice president and academic dean, welcomed both returning faculty and staff and new faculty and staff to Concord College’s 131st academic year. Almost 200 people were in attendance at the 9:00 a.m. opening ceremony in the College Center Ballroom on Friday, August 16.

The dean introduced the following new faculty members:

RODNEY J. BLACKMAN – Assistant Professor of Travel Industry Management; B.A., The Master ’s College; M.A., University of Northern Iowa; Re.D., Indiana University, from Indianapolis, Indiana

THOMAS C. GAMBILL – Associate Professor of Communication Arts; M.A., Miami University; B.S. & Ph.D., Kent State University, from Kansas City, Missouri

MICHELLE L. GOMPF – Assistant Professor of English; B.A., Hollins College; M.A., University of Rochester; Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Greensboro, from Beaver, West Virginia

JOHNNIE B. LINN III – Assistant Professor of Economics; B.S., M.I.T.; J.D., University of Miami School of Law; M.S. & Ph.D., Texas A&M University, from Clayton, North Carolina

SUSAN E. MARTIN – non-tenure track Instructor in Travel Industry Management; B.A., Concord College; M.A., Marshall University, from Athens, West Virginia

JENNI R. RADFORD – non-tenure track Instructor in Communication Arts; B.A., Concord College; M.A. Emerson College (expected August 2002), from Beckley, West Virginia

JOE C. SAUNDERS – Assistant Professor of Chemistry; B.S., Messiah College; Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, from State College, Pennsylvania

DANIEL M. SAVAGE – Associate Professor of Political Science; B.A., East Central University; M.A. & Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara, from Chickasha, Oklahoma

JACK D. SHEFFLER – Assistant Professor of Art; B.F.A., Carnegie Mellon University; M.F.A., Northwestern University, from Proctor, Vermont

DONALD R. VANDYGRIFF – non-tenure track Assistant Football Coach/Instructor in Physical Education; B.S. & M.A., Union College, from Athens, West Virginia

The Concord College Human Resources Office announced the following employee information since July 1, 2001:

Classified Employee New Hires:

VICKIE BLANKENSHIP,
Accounting Assistant I

CHRIS D’ANTONIO, Athletic Trainer

DAVID SHUMATE, Library Technical Assistant

DARRICK SCOTT, Counselor, Upward Bound

KAREN CARTER-HARVEY, Counselor, Student Support Services

VICKIE HART, Administrative Secretary, McNair

ANDREA TABOR, Administrative Secretary, Alumni

MARCELLA SNYDER, Resident Hall Director

WILLIAM SIGMAN, Security Guard

MARSHAL PHILLIPS, Accounting Assistant I

TRACY GRAVELY, Sports Coach

ANNA MILLS, Resident Hall Director

Classified Employee Retirements:

WAYNE FERGUSON, March 13, 2002, Auto Mechanic

TOMMY EARNEST, July 30, 2002, Campus Police Officer

TOM KEATON, July 30, 2002, Electrician

Non-Classified Employee New Hires:

ELIZABETH CAHILL, Financial Reporting Officer

STEVEN LEE, Athletic Director

Non-Classified Employee Retirements:

DR. J. DOUGLAS MACHESNEY, Vice President for Development, June 30, 2002

The Vice President and Academic Dean reported the following faculty information since July 1, 2001:

New or Additional Assignments:

DR. JOSEPH ALLEN, Chair, Division of Natural Sciences

DR. JOHN DAVID SMITH, Chair, Division of Social Sciences

MS. CAROLYN COX, Registrar

MS. SUSIE LUSK, Assistant Registrar

Retirements:

DR. SMILEY WEATHERFORD, August 15, 2002

MR. GERALD ARRINGTON, May 16, 2002

MR. ROGER LESTER, May 16, 2002

Received Doctorate:

DR. ANDREW NECESSARY

Resignations:

DR. CARSON HOLLOWAY, Political Science

MS. ANN LILE, Communication Arts

Promotions:

DR. JANE SMITH, Professor of Music

DR. JOSEPH ALLEN, Associate Professor of Geology

DR. ELLEN DARDEN, Associate Professor of Social Work

DR. ANGELIQUE EDWARDS, Associate Professor of Physical Education

DR. ROY RAMTHUN, Associate Professor of Travel Industry Management

DR. SUSAN ROBINETT, Associate Professor of Business

MS. CECILIA FIZER, Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Tenure:

DR. ANGELIQUE EDWARDS

DR. SUSAN ROBINETT

Temporary to Probationary (tenure track):

MS. NANCY BURTON, Education

DR. THOMAS BREWSTER, Education

MS. JENNIFER HVOZDOVIC KOERBER

Leave of Absence:

MR. ROB WALLACE

Fellowships:

DR. ELOISE ELLIOTT, WVU

Returning from Sabbatical:

DR. KENDRA BOGGESS

DR. ELIZABETH ROTH

At the orientation ceremony, President Jerry Beasley thanked those who prepared the campus for the fall semester and the faculty who advised 640 students over the summer. “Our enrollment will be close to last year’s enrollment of 3,055,” he stated. He also thanked faculty members Dr. Thomas Brewster and Ms. Kathy Hawks for teaching the College’s first Master’s-level classes this summer, and Dr. Stephen Rowe and the technology center committee for their hard work the past year.

The President hosted a reception for new faculty members at his home, and a dinner for faculty and staff in the College Center Ballroom.

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Photo: (back row) John Fazio, Don Vandygriff, Joe Saunders; (front row) Rod Blackman, Johnnie Linn, Dan Savage, Tom Gambill, Susan Martin

PO BOX 1000, VERMILLION ST., ATHENS, WV 24712.