New Faculty for 2003-2004 Academic Year
08/01/2003

Lisa Arnold, Assistant Professor of Nursing
Lisa Arnhold has accepted a full-time position as an assistant professor of nursing in Fort Hays State University's nursing department. Arnold was a nurse practitioner at the First Care Clinic of Hays and the Family Healthcare Center and Emergency Department of Hays Medical Center. Her bachelor of science degree and master of science degree in nursing were earned from FHSU in 1992 and 1998, respectively.

Jamaca Asbridge, Admissions Counselor
Jamaca Asbridge, 2003 graduate of Fort Hays State University, has joined the Office of Admissions as a new full-time admissions counselor. She began her new position June 6, 2003. Asbridge received an associate of applied science in office technology from Colby Community College and a bachelor of business administration in information systems management from FHSU. She is a member of the Kansas State High School Activities Association.

Dr. James Brown, Assistant Professor of Music
Dr. James Brown has joined Fort Hays State University as a full-time assistant professor of music. He begins his position Aug. 18. Brown received a bachelor of music degree in voice performance from Loyola University, New Orleans, a master of music degree in voice performance from The Juilliard School, New York City, and a doctor of musical arts from The State University of New York at Stony Brook. Brown has been the head teacher's assistant in voice at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Dr. Margaret Miller Butcher, Instructor of Communications Studies
Dr. Margaret Butcher has joined the Department of Communications Studies as a new full-time instructor of communications studies. She began her position Aug. 18. Butcher received her bachelor of science in radio, TV and film and her master of science in mass communication from Arkansas State University. She earned her Ph.D. in communication from the University of Missouri. She has been a non-traditional/adjunct instructor of English, ESL, mass communication and speech at Dodge City Community College.

Morgan Campas, Admissions Counselor
Fort Hays State University's Department of Admissions welcomes Morgan Campas as a new full-time admissions counselor. She began her position on Aug. 17. She received her bachelor of arts degree in sociology from FHSU in May 2003. She also received certificates in ethnic studies and applied sociology. Campas has been a trial court clerk for Ellis County District Court.

Ann Crowley, Instructor of Music
Duties of a Fort Hays State University Department of Music faculty member will be increasing with the fall 2003 semester. Ann Crowley will advance from a part-time to full-time faculty member beginning with the upcoming term. Crowley's higher education started with a bachelor of music in education from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. The next step was a master of music earned at the University of North Texas in Denton. She is currently working towards a doctor of musical arts in horn performance from the University of North Texas. Before starting at FHSU, Crowley was an adjunct instructor at Cameron University, Lawton, OK. She has also been a band director, private instrumental instructor, brass chamber coach and symphony instructor in a variety of locations.Crowley is a member of four professional organizations: Mortar Board National Senior Honor Society, Pi Kappa Lambda, Sigma Alpha Iota and International Horn Society. Crowley has received an Outstanding Graduate Student in Instrumental Studies Award at the University of North Texas and the Sigma Alpha Iota National College Honor Award.

John Crutcher, Instructor of Health & Human Performance and Assistant football coach
John Crutcher has joined Fort Hays State University as a full-time instructor of health and human performance and assistant football coach. He began his position June 8. Crutcher received a bachelor of science in health science from the University of Texas at El Paso and a master of science in sports and exercise science from Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond. Crutcher has been a graduate assistant football coach at Eastern Kentucky University.

Lance Dible, Instructor of Health & Human Performance and Assistant Coach for Women's Basketball
Fort Hays State University welcomes a new faculty member for the 2003-04 academic year. Lance Dible, former graduate assistant women's basketball coach, is now a full-time assistant coach for the women's basketball team and instructor in the Health and Human Performance Department. Prior to his graduate studies at FHSU, Dible graduated with a bachelor of science in biology from Kansas Wesleyan University in December 2000. In May 2003 he received a master of science in sports administration. Dible's coaching experience extends beyond his graduate position at FHSU. He was the assistant boys basketball coach for Tescott High School, Tescott, KS, assistant varsity women's coach and head junior varsity coach at Kansas Wesleyan University, Salina, and the coach for Mid-America Youth Basketball, Rexford. Dible's teaching experience includes a student teaching position in the science department of Tescott High School and a graduate teaching position in the Health and Human Performance Department at FHSU. The new faculty member has also served as a volunteer for Big Brothers and Big Sisters of America.

Maisha Dible, Admissions Counselor
Maisha Dible, 2002 Fort Hays State University graduate, has joined the Office of Admissions as a new full-time admissions counselor. She began her position June 22. Dible received a bachelor of fine arts in interior design from FHSU. She was involved in several FHSU activities, including track and field and basketball.

Dr. Stephen G. Donnelly, Assistant Professor of Chemistry
The Department of Chemistry at Fort Hays State University will have a new addition to its list of faculty for the 2003-04 academic year. Dr. Stephen G. Donnelly accepted a position as an assistant professor. Donnelly is coming to FHSU from the National Center for Atmospheric Research, where he was an engineer in the stratospheric/tropospheric group. Donnelly received a bachelor of science degree from Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Weatherford, OK. He completed his graduate work at the University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, where he obtained a master of science degree and a doctorate. He has worked as a research associate for the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences. His academic experience includes teaching assistantships at Southwestern Oklahoma State University and the University of Rochester and substitute teaching at Trinity High School, Manchester, NH. NASA's Group Achievement Award for participation in the Airborne Southern Hemisphere Ozone Experience/Measurements for Assessing the Effects of Stratospheric Aircraft campaign was award to Donnelly in 1994. He is also a member of the American Chemical Society. Donnelly's research has been published in several publications, including the magazine Science.

Caroline Fox, Coordinator of Academic Advising and Career Exploration
Caroline Fox has joined Fort Hays State University as a full-time coordinator of academic advising and career exploration. She began her position on June 8. Fox received a bachelor of science degree in history and a master of science in student counseling and personnel services from Kansas State University. Fox has been an academic advisor at Washburn University.

Brent Goertzen, Assistant Professor of Leadership Studies
Brent Goertzen has joined Fort Hays State University as a full-time assistant professor of leadership studies. He will begin his position Aug. 18. Goertzen received a bachelor's degree in advertising from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, a master's degree in college student personnel from Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH, and a Ph.D. in community and human resources from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Goertzen has been an instructor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Christine Hober, Assistant Professor of Nursing
Fort Hays State University welcomes Christine Hober as a part-time assistant professor of nursing. She began her position on Sept.15. Hober has been a part-time adjunct nursing instructor at North Central Kansas Technical College and a registered nurse in the Surgical Unit at Hays Medical Center. Hober's position will be full-time beginning Dec. 20.

Dr. Sharla Hutchison, Assistant Professor of English
Dr. Sharla Hutchison has joined Fort Hays State University as a full-time assistant professor of English. She began her position on Aug. 18. Hutchison received a bachelor of arts degree in English from Oklahoma State University, and a master of arts and Ph.D. in English from the University of Oklahoma. Hutchison has been a lecturer at the University of Oklahoma.

Daron Jamison, Special Assistant to the President
Fort Hays State University welcomed Daron Jamison as the new full-time special assistant to President Dr. Edward H. Hammond on Aug. 18. Jamison received bachelor's degrees in business administration and organizational leadership from FHSU in May. He served as the student body president from June 2001-2003. He represented students to the Kansas Board of Regents, state legislature and governor. He also hired and managed a staff of six people; oversaw a budget of $500,000; served on various campus-wide committees which represented students and created the student organization Tigers In Service. He also served as chair of the Students' Advisory Council for the State of Kansas from June 2001-2003. During May-July of 2001, he worked as an intern in Washington D.C. for Congressman Jerry Moran. He also was a member of the Board of Directors for FHSU's Center for Civic Leadership and for Ellis County's Big Brothers/Big Sisters, was a speaker at various leadership camps and high schools and was involved in various student organizations and church youth activities. Jamison also received the President's Award, which is given when an individual makes a substantial contribution to the university. Jamison was the first student ever to receive the award, which has only been given three times in the last 17 years.

Kassandra Kleymann, Program Specialist for Department of Communication Disorders
Kassandra Kleymann, 1997 graduate of Fort Hays State University alumnus, has joined the Department of Communication Disorders as a new full-time program specialist. She began her new position July 7, 2003. Kleymann received a bachelor of arts in psychology, a bachelor of science in speech-language pathology and a master of science in speech-language pathology from Fort Hays State University. She also received certification in assistive technology from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. Kleymann has been a speech-language pathologist at High Plains Educational Cooperative, Ulysses; at Greeley County Hospital, Tribune; at Northwest Kansas Educational Service Center, Oakley; and at Kearny County Hospital, Lakin.

Dr. Randall Lloyd, Assistant Professor of Political Science
The Political Science and Justice Studies Department at Fort Hays State University has added Dr. Randall Lloyd as an assistant professor of political science. Lloyd is a veteran of the collegiate teaching profession. He has taught at the University of South Carolina, the University of Nevada and Eastern Kentucky University. The University of Nevada is where Lloyd has earned all three of his academic degrees: a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering, a master of arts in political science and a doctorate in American politics with a minor in public administration. Lloyd is a member of American Political Science Association, Southern Political Science Association and Midwest Political Science Association. He has worked for the Nevada Policy Research Institute and was a part of the state budget study at the University of Nevada's Natural Resource Institute.

Marcella Marez, Instructor of Communication Studies
Duties of a faculty member in Fort Hays State University's Department of Communication Studies are increasing with the fall 2003 semester. Marcella Marez accepted a promotion from a part-time to full-time instructor of communication. Prior to the promotion, Marez was a graduate teaching assistant of communications. She has also been an instructor in the FHSU Information Networking and Telecommunications Department. Marez has field experience as a public relations assistant at the YMCA of Boulder Valley in Boulder, CO. Marez earned both of her academic degrees from FHSU: a bachelor of arts in information networking and telecommunications and a master of science in communication with an emphasis in public relations.

Roberta Martine, Instructor of Sociology & Social Work
Fort Hays State University will welcome Roberta Martine as a new full-time instructor of sociology and social work beginning Aug. 18, 2003. Martine received a bachelor of arts in English from St. Mary of the Plains in Dodge City, a master of arts in anthropology from the University of Colorado in Denver, CO, and a master of science in telecommunications from the University of Colorado in Boulder, CO.She has been a professional research assistant at the University of Colorado.

Pam McGowne, Program Specialist and Staff Accompanist, Department of Music
Fort Hays State University welcomed Pam McGowne as a new full-time program specialist and staff accompanist in the Department of Music on Jan. 4, 2004. McGowne received her bachelor's degree in piano performance from Fort Hays State University. She has served an accompanist for the Hays USD 489 since 1985, during which she accompanied all the solos at contests and accompaniment for the choirs and Chamber Singers. She also organized ticket sales, publicity, costumes and contacted businesses for their support for the shows. McGowne served as an accompanist for the Big Apple Choral Festival at Carnegie Hall in New York City in 1987 and 1991, was an accompanist for Sir David Wilcox in Lincoln Center for the Big Apple Choral Festival in New York City in 1989, has accompanied choirs at the Worlds of Fun Choral Festival every May, was an accompanist for the Kansas Ambassadors of Music European Tour in 1993 and 1998, and has been a private piano instructor since 1969.

Matthew Means, Assistant Professor of Music
Matthew Means has joined Fort Hays State University as a full-time assistant professor of music. He will begin his new position Aug. 18. Means received a bachelor of music from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, CO, a master of music from The Cleveland Institute of Music, and a professional studies diploma from the Cleveland Insititute of Music. Means has been a visiting lecturer in music at the University of Northern Colorado.

Dawn Mermis, Coordinator of Student Publications
Fort Hays State University recently hired a new coordinator of student publications. Dawn Mermis will take on the role of coordinator and oversee the production and management of the University Leader newspaper and the Reveille yearbook. Mermis received her bachelor's degree in journalism and public relations from FHSU. She also received her master's in communications from FHSU. "Dawn not only brings knowledge and experience, but also energy and enthusiasm to this position," said Dr. Diane Scott, assistant vice president for student affairs. "She has hit the ground running working with her new staff ensuring the continued success of both the Leader and Reveille Publications."

Pat Moeder, Full-time University Nurse
Fort Hays State University 's Student Health Center has announced that Pat Moeder joined the staff as a full-time university nurse on Sept. 28. She is a graduate of the Asbury Hospital School of Nursing and has been a registered nurse for 31 years. Moeder was the administrator of the Trego County Health Department for 13 years and was a staff nurse at Trego County-Lemke Memorial Hospital for two years.

Denise Orth, Instructor of Allied Health
Denise Orth, instructor of allied health, received her associate of science in radiology technology, her bachelor of science degree in medical diagnostic imaging and her master's of communication from FHSU.She is currently a staff technologist for the Hays Medical Center and a clinical instructor, education coordinator and adjunct faculty member for FHSU. Orth is a member of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and the American Society of Radiologic Technologists and she is president-elect of the Kansas Society of Radiologic Technologists and District IX president.
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Leslie Paige, Grant Facilitator for the Graduate School and Docking Institute of Public AffairsFort Hays State University welcomes Leslie Paige as the new full-time grant facilitator for the Graduate School and Docking Institute of Public Affairs. Paige received her bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Cincinnati in 1974, her master's in school psychology in 1981 and her educational specialist's degree in school psychology in 1987 from FHSU. Before joining the administration of FHSU, Paige worked as a school psychologist for numerous schools and coordinated and directed several projects for schools. Paige has published her research in various journals and has served as the president of the Kansas Association of School Psychologists and has chaired many committees in the National Association of School Psychologists. She also served in the Central States School Psychology Conference from 1991-1996. Paige has received several honors, including the Kansas Association of School Psychologists' School Psychologist of the Year in 1994, National Association of School Psychologists' School Psychologist of the Year in 1996 and the National Association of School Psychologists Presidential Award in 2001.

Dr. Chapman Rackaway, Assistant Professor of Political Science
Dr. Chapman Rackaway, assistant professor of political science beginning Aug. 18, 2003, received his bachelor of arts degree in political science with a minor in German from Millikin University, Decatur, IL, his master of arts in political science from the University of Missouri, Columbia, and his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Missouri, Columbia. Rackaway is currently an adjunct professor of political science at the University of Missouri and at Columbia College.

Alejandro Sanchez-Aizcorbe, Assistant Professor of Modern Languages
The Department of Modern Languages at Fort Hays State University welcomes a new faculty member.
Alejandro Sanchez-Aizcorbe is now a full-time assistant professor of modern languages at FHSU. Prior to accepting the position at FHSU, Sanchez-Aizcorbe was a visiting instructor at Stephen F. Austin State University.
Sanchez-Aizcorbe earned a bachelor of arts in humanities with specialization in language and literature from Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru in Lima, Peru. His master of arts degree in Spanish was obtained at the University of Kentucky. He is working towards a doctorate in Spanish from the University of Kentucky.

Dr. Kathleen Sanders, Assistant Professor of Teacher Education
Dr. Kathleen Sanders, an assistant professor of teacher education beginning Aug. 18, 2003, received her bachelor of arts degree in elementary education from Stephens College, Columbia, MO, her master of arts degree in literature for youth and her Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction from Kansas State University. She is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Wichita State University. Sanders is involved in the International Reading Association, the Kansas Reading Association, the Mid-Kansas Reading Council, the National Council of Teachers of English, Phi Delta Kappa, Kansas Reading Professionals in Higher Education and the Wichita Area Reading Council.

Marthann Schulte, Academic Liaison for Virtual College
Marthann Schulte has joined Fort Hays State University as a full-time academic liaison for the Virtual College. She began her position on June 8. Schulte received a bachelor of arts degree in history education and a master of arts degree in history from FHSU. Schulte has been a part-time instructor at FHSU.

Michelle Selk, Instructor of Communication Studies
The Communication Studies Department at Fort Hays State University made an addition to its list of faculty members. Michelle Selk accepted a full-time position as an instructor of communication studies. Selk previously taught as an adjunct instructor of the arts and sciences at Northwest Iowa Community College in Sheldon, IA. She earned a bachelor of arts in communication, emphasizing speech and drama, and English, emphasizing literature, from Northwestern College and a master of arts in communication, emphasizing producing and managing, from Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA. She is currently working toward a doctorate in communication with an emphasis in film studies from Regent University. Selk is a member of Popular Culture Association, Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Sigma Tau Delta, National Honor Society of Secondary Schools, International Thespian Society and National Forensic League. Selk has presented two of her research projects at the Popular Culture Association's regional and national conferences.

Dr. Elayne Shields, Assistant Professor of Accounting and Information Systems
Dr. Elayne Shields, assistant professor of accounting and information systems beginning Aug. 18, 2003, received her bachelor of arts degree in business and communication from Carlow College, Pittsburgh, PA, her master of science degree in management information systems and her master of business administration from the University of Pittsburgh, and her doctorate of education from Duquesne University of Pittsburgh. She is currently the president and consultant for Shields Integrated Solutions Inc., Pittsburgh, PA. Shields is involved in the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, the Pittsburgh Technology Council, Women in Technology International, the Project Management Institute, Expanding Your Horizons, Toastmasters International, National Technology Students Association and the Carlow Alumni Association Board.

Jayson Taylor, Instructor of Art
A part-time instructor in the Department of Art at Fort Hays State University advanced to a full-time instructor for the 2003-04 academic year. Jayson Taylor accepted a promotion from a part-time to full-time instructor of art. Taylor earned his bachelor of fine arts in ceramics from the Kansas City Art Institute. His master of fine arts in ceramics and sculpture was earned from FHSU. Taylor also has experience as a studio assistant/resident artist at the Richard Carter Studio in Napa, CA.

Dr. Orlan Thomas, Instructor of Music
Fort Hays State University has hired a new faculty member to teach at its partner school, SIAS International University, in China. Dr. Orlan Thomas accepted a full-time position as an instructor of music. He will be teaching music literature and oral English at SIAS. Thomas and his wife of 41 years, Marcella, claim Lubbock, Texas, as their home address in the United States. Thomas' teaching experience includes positions at the University of Nebraska and Texas Tech University. He has been teaching for a total of 44 years and officially retired from TTU in 2000. Woodwinds are Thomas' specialty, specifically the oboe. Thomas earned both his bachelor of music and master of music from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. His doctor of musical arts was earned at the University of Rochester in New York. The Outstanding Undergraduate Advisor Award in the College of Arts and Sciences at TTU was awarded to Thomas in 1991. Several periodicals, The Instrumentalist, Woodwind Anthology, Journal of the International Double Reed Society and The Double Reed, have published Thomas' research on oboes.

Joel Thompson, Admissions Counselor
Joel Thompson is no stranger to Fort Hays State University. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in communication with an emphasis in public relations from FHSU in May. He was a member of the FHSU varsity wrestling team and now serves as one of the squad's assistant coaches. Thompson's role at FHSU has changed again. He is also an admissions counselor, a position in the Office of Admissions, which began in August. Thompson is also a graduate of Labette Community College, where he earned an associate of arts degree in general studies in May 1999.

Dr. Kenneth Trantham, Assistant Professor of Physics
Dr. Kenneth Trantham, an assistant professor of physics beginning Aug. 18, 2003, received his bachelor of science degree from Arkansas Tech University, Russellville, AR, his master of science degree from the University of Missouri-Rolla, and his Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Trantham is currently an assistant professor of physics at Arkansas Tech University.

Dr. Sandra Tweed, Visiting Assistant Professor of Nursing
The Nursing Department at Fort Hays State University is hosting a visiting faculty member. Dr. Sandra Tweed accepted a position as a visiting assistant professor of nursing.Tweed comes to FHSU from the University of Alaska in Anchorage. She has also taught at the University of New York at Buffalo, the University of Wisconsin, Rush University and the University of Kansas. Tweed earned a bachelor of science degree in nursing from the University of Kansas, a master of science in psychiatric nursing from Rutgers University and a doctorate in nursing and psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Tweed's research has been published extensively in publications such as Nursing Clinics of North America, Journal of Addictions Nursing, Research in Nursing and Health and The Kansas Nurse.

Beth Walizer, Instructor of Teacher Education
Beth Walizer has joined Fort Hays State University as a full-time instructor of teacher education. She will begin her position on Aug. 18. Walizer received a bachelor of science degree in elementary education and a master of science degree in education administration from FHSU and is currently working toward a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction with an emphasis in reading from Kansas State University.
Walizer has been a part-time instructor at FHSU.

William Weber, Instructor of Mathematics and Computer Science
William Weber has joined Fort Hays State University as a full-time instructor of mathematics and computer science. He will begin his position Aug. 18. Weber received a bachelor of arts degree in mathematics education and a master of arts in teaching of mathematics from Fort Hays State University.

David Weiden, Assistant Professor of Political Science and Assistant Director of the Docking Institute
David Weiden joined Fort Hays State University as a full-time assistant professor of political science and assistant director of the Docking Institute. He began his position July 17. Weiden received a bachelor of arts degree in political science and theatre from the University of Colorado at Boulder, a juris doctorate from the University of Denver, College of Law, with an emphasis on constitutional law, criminal law and criminal procedure, and is working toward a Ph.D. in government from the University of Texas at Austin. Weiden taught in the Department of Political Science at the U.S. Naval Academy before coming to FHSU.

Dr. Steve Williams, Professor and Chair of Management and Marketing
Dr. Steve Williams, a professor of management and marketing and chair of the Department of Management and Marketing, received his bachelor of science degree in business management from Metropolitan State College, Denver, his master of science in business from Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, and his doctor of philosophy in business administration from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

Yu "Amy" Xia, Assistant Professorship in the Department of Management and Marketing
Fort Hays State University offered a full-time assistant professorship in the Department of Management and Marketing to a recent doctoral degree recipient. Yu "Amy" Xia is completing her doctorate in operations management with a minor in management information systems from Washington State University. She accepted the full-time assistant professorship at FHSU, which began Aug. 18. Xia's higher education began with a bachelor degree in electronic engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in Wuhan, China. She has earned two master's degrees, one in finance from Shanhai Jiaotong University and the other in statistics from Washington State University. Operations management, including quality management, is the area of study that Xia has taught primarily. These topics are also among her primary research interests. Xia's qualifications also include professional industry experience. She has been a method analyst, a technical consultant, an accountant and an assistant financial manager. Xia's research has been published in several periodicals, including Scientific Management Research, China Merchants Bank Monthly and the Journal of Operational Research Society.

Carl Young, Instructor of History
Fort Hays State University welcomed Carl Young as a new full-time instructor of history on Jan. 1. Young earned a bachelor's degree in history in 1992 from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. He also received a graduate diploma and a master's degree in East Asian Studies in 1994 and 1996 from Australian National University, Canberra, Australia. Young is currently registered as a doctoral candidate in Asian History in the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London, London, England.Young served as a teaching assistant at the School of Oriental and African Studies as well as a visiting instructor and an adjunct instructor in the Department of History at Brigham Young University, Provo, UT. Young has received the Korea Foundation Scholarship, the Korea Foundation Fellowship for his doctoral research in Korea, the Japan Foundation Study Tour Award and several honors. Young has had articles published in the Review of Korean Studies and the Journal of the British Association of Korean Studies. He has also given conference presentations in Italy, Germany, the United States and the United Kingdom.

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