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Sept. 1, 2006

Birmingham-Southern College announces 10 faculty appointments

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Birmingham-Southern College has announced the addition of 10 faculty members beginning with the 2006-07 academic year. They include:

Kathy Chandler, assistant professor of education. Chandler received a bachelor of science in early childhood and elementary education from Samford University and a master's degree and Ph.D. in early childhood education from UAB.

Enrique A. Gómez, instructor of physics. Gómez received a bachelor of science degree from Oakes College, University of California at Santa Cruz, and a master of science degree in physics from UAB. He is currently completing work on his dissertation and expects to receive a Ph.D. from UAB in December.

Heather J. Meggers-Wright, assistant professor of psychology. Meggers-Wright received a bachelor of arts degree in psychology and political science from Westminster College in Missouri, and a master's and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She recently completed a post-doctoral residency in primary care psychology in St. Louis, Mo.

Gretchen A. Repasky, assistant professor of biology. Repasky received a bachelor of science degree in biochemistry from Lehigh University and a Ph.D. in cell and molecular biology from New York University. She also completed a four-year post-doctoral research fellowship at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill's Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Joseph P. Smith, instructor of mathematics. Smith received a bachelor of science degree from King's College in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., and a master of arts and Ph.D. in mathematics from Binghamton University, State University of New York.

Timothy B. Smith, assistant professor of art history. Smith received a bachelor's and a master of art history degree from the University of South Carolina, Columbia, and a Ph.D. from Florida State University.

Cooper D. (Bud) Spivey, instructor of art. Spivey received a bachelor of fine arts and a master of arts in education from UAB.

Carol Standifer, instructor of education. Standifer received a bachelor of science in special education and a master of education degree from Auburn University.

Peter A. Van Zandt, visiting assistant professor of biology. Van Zandt holds a bachelor of science in fisheries and wildlife from Michigan State University, a master of science in wildlife ecology from Utah State University, and a Ph.D. in biology from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Toronto and a post-doctoral researcher at Washington University.

Alicia A. Weaver, instructor of sociology. Weaver received a bachelor of philosophy degree in interdisciplinary studies from Miami University of Ohio and a master of sociology degree from Ohio State University. She expects to defend her dissertation and receive a Ph.D. from Ohio State.

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