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SFA Board of Regents approves faculty, staff changes

October 31, 2014 - University Marketing Communications
NACOGDOCHES, Texas - The Stephen F. Austin State University Board of Regents approved faculty and staff changes during its quarterly meeting Monday.

The following faculty appointments were approved for the James I. Perkins College of Education: Terry Overton, professor of human services and director of the school psychology program; Patrick De Walt, assistant professor of elementary education; Sarah Drake, clinical instructor of human sciences; Elizabeth Gound, visiting instructor of secondary education; Jennifer Newquist, visiting assistant professor of human sciences; and D'Anna Mae Nowack, clinical instructor of human services.

Appointments within the College of Liberal and Applied Arts include: Kristin Bailey-Wallace, James Morris and Ann Wilder, assistant professors of social work; Eralda Lameborshi, visiting assistant professor of English; Jonathan Quam, visiting lecturer of mass communication; and Austin Roche, visiting lecturer of psychology.

Other faculty appointments approved Monday include: Ashley Hall, visiting lecturer of business communications and legal studies in the Nelson Rusche College of Business; Alexander Amato, lecturer of music, and Daniel Anguiano, visiting assistant professor of art, in the College of Fine Arts; Shelby Laird, assistant professor of forestry in the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture; and Crystal Talavera, clinical instructor of nursing in the College of Sciences and Mathematics.

The Board of Regents approved staff appointments within the Perkins College of Education, including: Ashley McFarland, Elaina Schultheis and Blake Winfield, charter school teachers. Regents also approved the appointment of Rebecca Self, assistant lab coordinator in the Richard and Lucille DeWitt School of Nursing within the College of Sciences and Mathematics.

Staff appointments within the Department of Athletics include: Kail Kaiser and Dylan Lockwood, athletic team operations coordinators; Brian Newton, athletic media relations assistant director; Michael Courtney, assistant track coach; Thomas Howe, assistant football coach; and Peter Suarez, assistant softball coach.

Additional staff appointments include: Kara Haney, Channing Moore and Nancy Perez, admissions counselors; Heather Hawkins, assistant director for alumni affairs; Kimberly Cobb, accountant II in the Controller's Office; Shelby Hayes, assistant director of Human Resources; Preston Cooke, network support specialist I, and Robert Thompson, network support specialist II, in Information Technology Services; Terri Ford, compliance coordinator in the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs; Brandon Douglas, hall director, and Travis Hardwick, area coordinator, in the Residence Life Department; and Ryan Perry, marketing communications specialist in the Office of University Marketing Communications.

Regents approved the following changes of status within the Rusche College of Business: Todd Brown, from associate professor and chair of economics and finance to associate professor and interim associate dean; Steven Bullard, from dean of forestry to dean of forestry and interim dean of business; Jack Ethridge, from professor of accounting to professor of accounting and director of the Master of Public Accounting Program; Mikhail Kouliavtsev, from professor of economics and finance to professor and director of the Master of Business Administration Program; Matthew Lindsey, from associate professor of management, marketing and international business to associate professor and interim chair of business communication and legal studies; Ryan Phelps, from associate professor of economics and finance to associate professor and assurance of learning coordinator; Michael Stroup, from professor of economics and finance to professor and interim chair of economics and finance; and S. Ann Wilson, from professor and chair of general business to professor, chair of general business and interim associate dean.

Changes of status within the Perkins College of Education include: Adam Akerson, from assistant professor of elementary education to assistant professor and Early Childhood-6 coordinator; Neill Armstrong, from associate professor of secondary education to associate professor and coordinator of undergraduate certification program; Michael Bobo, from professor of kinesiology and health science to professor and dance program co-coordinator; Susan Casey, from assistant professor of elementary education to assistant professor and coordinator of Master of Education in Early Childhood program; David Goodman, from lecturer of kinesiology and health science to lecturer and program coordinator; Paula Griffin, from instructor of elementary education to assistant professor and Early Childhood-6 online coordinator; Patrick Jenlink, from professor of secondary education and educational leadership to professor and coordinator of doctoral program; Davanna McAninch, from lecturer of elementary education to lecturer and resource room director; Jana McCall, from charter school teacher to charter school teacher and academic coordinator; Lisa McCleary, from assistant professor of human services to assistant professor and doctoral supervisor; Monique Nunn, from project CONFIANZA coordinator to project CONFIANZA director; Elizabeth Rhodes, from professor of kinesiology and health science to professor and dance program co-coordinator; Lydia Richardson, from clinical instructor of human services to instructor of human services; and Dawn Williams, from associate professor of elementary education to associate professor and middle-level grades online coordinator.

Additionally, the following changes of status were approved in the College of Fine Arts: Tim King, from professor of music to professor and choral activities director; Scott Lagraff, from associate professor of music to associate professor and associate director of the School of Music; Bradley Meyer, from visiting assistant professor to assistant professor of music; and Gary Wurtz, from professor of music to professor and associate director of the School of Music.

The Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture has the following changes of status within their college: Jamie Bouldin, from assistant director of student engagement to academic adviser; Dean Coble, from professor of forestry to professor holding the Minton Professorship; Kenneth Farrish, from professor of forestry to professor holding the Arnold Professorship; Gary Kronrad, from professor of forestry to professor holding the Bonehill Professorship; Brian Oswald, from professor of forestry to professor holding the Denman Professorship; and H. Michael Williams, from professor and associate dean of forestry to professor and associate dean holding the Nelson Professorship.

Regents also approved the following changes of status within the College of Sciences and Mathematics: Norman Markworth, from professor of physics and astronomy to professor and co-director of the teaching excellence center; John T. Moore, from professor of chemistry to professor and interim chair of biology; Deborah Pace, from professor and chair of mathematics and statistics to associate dean; Stephanie Perry, from adjunct faculty member in mathematics and statistics to visiting lecturer of mathematics and statistics; Clint Richardson, from associate professor of mathematics and statistics to associate professor and interim chair; Nola Schmidt, from director of Project CONFIANZA to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics curriculum coordinator; and Victoria Shimer, from temporary administrative assistant to science and math project coordinator.

Other changes of status at SFA include:

Academic Affairs - Dana Cooper, from associate professor of history to associate professor and academic innovative officer;

Academic Advising Center - Brittany Fish, from admissions counselor to academic adviser;

Information Technology Services - Melinda Colby, from assistant director of Banner Project office to director of Information Technology Services project office;

Library - Michael Gillen, from programmer/analyst I to library database administrator; and Zachary Wisniewski, from library assistant II to assistant manager of library access services;

Procurement and Property Services - Amberr Melo, from secretary in the Early Childhood Lab to contracting specialist;

Student Affairs - Jeffrey Schultz, from counselor to counselor with completion of state licensure; and

Student Publications - Katy Crawford, from assistant to the executive director of alumni affairs to student publications coordinator.

The Board of Regents also approved the following retirements: Geralyn Franklin, associate dean, and M. Gail Weatherly, assistant professor of general business, in the Rusche College of Business; and David Treadaway, co-director, and Jo Treadaway, co-director, of the Pineywoods Conservation Center.