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August 26, 2008

Birmingham-Southern College announces new faculty appointments

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Birmingham-Southern College has announced the addition of 10 faculty members beginning with the 2008-09 academic year. They include:

Edwin Brands, assistant professor of geography and coordinator of new Urban Environmental Studies program. Brands earned a bachelor of arts from Grinnell College and a master of arts and a Ph.D. in geography from the University of Iowa.

Clare Clifford, visiting assistant professor of English. Clifford earned a bachelor of arts degree from Virginia Tech, a master of arts from Northeastern University and a Ph.D. from the University of Alabama. She will teach for a two-year appointment.

Stephen Curry, lecturer in mathematics. Curry earned a bachelor of science and a master of arts degree from the University of Alabama and a master of education from the University of Montevallo. He earned a Ph.D. in mathematics from Auburn University.

Lucerne DeSa, assistant professor of piano. DeSa earned a bachelor of music degree in piano from the University of California Irvine, a master of music degree from the University of Southern California and a D.M.A. in piano performance from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Charlotte Ford, associate professor and director of the BSC N.E. Miles Library. Ford is a graduate of Earlham College and earned a master of library science and Ph.D. from Indiana University.

Louanne Jacobs, associate professor of education. Jacobs earned a bachelor of science degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, a master of education from Alabama A&M University and an Ed.D. in educational leadership from the University of Alabama and UAB.

Robin Mozer, instructor of English. Mozer is a graduate of Birmingham-Southern with a double major in English and music. She earned a master of fine arts in creative nonfiction writing from Pennsylvania State University.

Kelly Russell, assistant professor of education. Russell earned a bachelor of science degree, master of education and a Ph.D. in early childhood education from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Amelia Spencer, assistant professor of education. Spencer is a graduate of Birmingham-Southern. She earned a master of arts degree in both early childhood special education and rehabilitation counseling from the University of Alabama. She earned a Ph.D. in early childhood education from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Kent Zirlott, visiting assistant professor of economics. Zirlott earned a bachelor of science degree from Spring Hill College and a master of arts and Ph.D. in economics from the University of Alabama. He will teach in a one-year appointment.

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