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Wofford announces promotions, new appointments


2009-10-02

For faculty and staff

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Wofford College has announced the following promotions and new appointments:

Faculty promotions:
Lillian Gonzalez, promoted to associate professor, accounting and finance (B.A. from Wofford College; MPAcc from Clemson University; CPA)

Dr. Katherine Janiec Jones, promoted to associate professor, religion (B.A. from Davidson College; M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago)

Dr. Li Qing Kinnison, promoted to associate professor, foreign languages (Chinese) (B.A. from Inner Mongolia Teachers University; M.A./TESOL from Azusa Pacific University; Ph.D. from Michigan State University)

Dr. Tracy Jean Revels, promoted to professor, history (B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. from Florida State University)

New faculty appointments:
Dr. J. David Alvis, assistant professor, government (Ph.D. from Fordham University)

Dr. Kenneth J. Banks, assistant professor, history (B.A. from Concordia University; M.A. and Ph.D. from Queen’s University)

Dr. James Bednar, assistant professor, philosophy (B.A. from Hanover College; M.A. from Kent State University; Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University)

Maj. Paul R. Bollinger, professor and chair, military science (B.A. and M.A. from Chapman University; Ph.D. candidate, Indiana University)

Dr. Tiezhu Dong, assistant professor, foreign languages (Ph.D. from the University of California Berkeley)

Dr. Denise T. Frazier, assistant professor, foreign languages (Spanish) (M.A. and Ph.D. from Tulane University)

Ryan Johnson, assistant professor, accounting (B.S. from Appalachian State University; M.S.A. from Appalachian State University; CPA, CFE)

Dr. Rickey H. Madden, associate professor, accounting and finance (B.S. from Erskine College; M.B.A. from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill; Ph.D. from University of Georgia)

Dr. Levi McLaughlin, assistant professor, religion (B.A. and M.A. from the University of Toronto; Ph.D. from Princeton University)

Dr. Michael L. Merriman, assistant professor, accounting and finance (B.A. from the University of Notre Dame; M.B.A. from Duke University; M.A. and Ph.D. from Kent State University)

Dr. Kaye Savage, associate professor, environmental studies (B.A. from Pomona College; B.S. from Portland State University; Ph.D. from Stanford University)

Dr. Charles F. Smith, assistant professor, biology (B.S. from the University of South Carolina; Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut)

Dr. Iliana Villanueva, assistant professor, foreign languages (Spanish) (B.A. from the University of Texas at El Paso; Ph.D. from the University of California, Irvine)

Dr. Carey R. Voeller, assistant professor, English (B.A. from Portland State University; M.A. from the University of Montana; Ph.D. from the University of Kansas)

Appointed lecturers:
Zoila Bautista, foreign languages
Cathy Bowers, English
Dr. Paige Ellisor-Catoe, English
Dr. Tim Fisher, philosophy
Kevin Mulhearn, fine arts
Emily Neely, sociology

Staff promotions/position changes:
Jhon Akers, director of job location and development (Note that “Jhon” is the correct spelling)
Bryan Blackwell, director of administrative systems
Tammie Burgess, assistant registrar
Millicent Lann, interim director of multicultural affairs
Wells Shepard, director of admission
Allyn Steele, director of community sustainability and coordinator of Bonner Scholars
Jessalyn Story, director of service learning and director of Bonner Scholars

New staff members:
Katherine Aul, environmental studies program assistant
Amanda Bell, athletics marketing intern
Yon Boone, athletics football equipment manager
Drew Bryan, resident director
Lindy Bunch, Campus Ministries office manager
Courtney Cochran, athletics media relations intern
Kristen Davis, admission counselor
Jane Forbes, account/finance department assistant
Samantha Hall, admission counselor
Josh King, resident director
Jennifer Lister, associate director of admission
Sara G. Loree, reference and Web services librarian
Collins McCraw, admission counselor
Carolyn B. Sparks, assistant director of financial aid
Craig Sudduth, coordinator of Web content
Eric Turnbolm, assistant women’s soccer coach

Other appointments:
Nan Li, Fulbright Scholar, teaching assistant in foreign languages (Chinese) (B.A. and M.A. from Beijing Capital Normal University)
Dr. Leona C. “Shelley” Mishoe, American Council on Education Fellow
Natalie W. Spivey, visiting assistant professor, biology