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Sept. 2, 2005

Birmingham-Southern College announces 10 faculty appointments

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Birmingham-Southern College has announced the addition of 10 faculty members beginning with the 2005-06 academic year. They include:

Gaston A. Brouwer, assistant professor of mathematics. Brouwer received a master of science degree from the Technical University of Delft in The Netherlands and a master of science degree from UAB. He recently earned a Ph.D. in applied mathematics from UAB.

Sally A. Clark, assistant professor of mathematics. Clark received a bachelor of science degree from Auburn University at Montgomery, a master of science degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a Ph.D. from Auburn University.

Rachel Clevenger, instructor of English and director of the Writing Center. Clevenger received a bachelor of arts degree and a master of education degree from Mississippi College and a Ph.D. in rhetoric and composition from the University of Southern Mississippi.

Steven G. Laughlin, assistant professor of library science. Laughlin received a bachelor of library science degree and a master of library science degree from the University of Texas at Austin and a master of public administration from UAB.

Traci Mendel, assistant professor of music. Mendel received a bachelor of music degree from Centenary College of Louisiana, and a master of music and a doctorate of music in composition from Florida State University. Additionally, she studied at the Czech-American Summer Music Institute in Prague, Czech Republic.

Jessica Ramos-Harthun, assistant professor of Spanish. Ramos-Harthun received a bachelor of arts degree from William Penn College, a master of arts degree from American University, and a Ph.D. in Spanish literature from the University of Alabama.

Pamela P. Sawallis, assistant professor of library science. Sawallis received a bachelor of arts degree from Stetson University, Deland, Fla., a Certificat d´Etudes Françaises from the Université de Neuchâtel in Switzerland, and a master of library science degree from Simmons College, Boston, Mass.

Kevin Shook, assistant professor of art. Shook received a bachelor of fine arts degree from the Mary Schiller Myers School of Art at the University of Akron and a master of fine arts in printmaking from the University of Delaware.

Jan Vičar, visiting adjunct professor of music. Vičar holds a Ph.D. from the Philosophical Faculty of Palacký University in Olomouc, Czech Republic, and was a Fulbright/CIES Scholar in Residence in 1998-99 at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota.

Darlene R. Wright, assistant professor of sociology. Wright received a bachelor of science degree from Troy University and a master of arts degree in sociology and a Ph.D. in medical sociology from UAB.

 
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