by Ward Mullens, Published June 21, 2011
YPSILANTI - The Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents approved four administrative/professional appointments and two administrative/professional transfers at its regular meeting June 21. The appointments are:
James Carroll, of Ann Arbor, interim department head of physics and astronomy since September 2009, was appointed department head of physics and astronomy, effective July 1. Carroll joined Eastern Michigan University as an associate professor in 1998. Carroll received both his doctorate and master's degrees in physics from West Virginia University. He received his bachelor's degree in physics from Bethany College in West Virginia.
Christopher Gardiner, of Ann Arbor, interim department head of mathematics from 2008-2010, has been named department head of mathematics, effective July 11. Gardiner joined EMU as an assistant professor in 1984. Gardiner received his doctorate in mathematics (dynamical systems and low-dimensional topology) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and his master's degree and bachelor's degree in mathematics from the University of Melbourne in Melbourne, Australia.
Jann Joseph, of Allendale, Mich., has been appointed dean of the College of Education, effective July 1. Her appointment includes tenure at the rank of professor in teacher education. Before coming to Eastern Michigan University, Joseph was associate dean for professional development and administration for Grand Valley State University's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences from 2006-2011. She also was an associate professor of biology at Grand Valley State from 2004-2011. Joseph received her doctorate in curriculum and instruction (science education) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison; and both her master's degree in plant science and a bachelor's degree in agriculture from the University of the West Indies at St. Augustine in Trinidad and Tobago.
Anders Linde-Laursen, of Huntington, W. Va., has been appointed department head of sociology, anthropology and criminology, effective July 15. His appointment includes tenure at the rank of professor. Previously, Linde-Laursen was professor and chair of Marshall University's Department of Sociology and Anthropology from 2008-2011. Prior to that, he was an associate professor at Virginia Commonwealth University's School of World Studies (anthropology and international studies) from 2006-2009. He was coordinator of the anthropology program there from 2006-2008. Linde-Laursen received his doctorate in ethnology from Lund University in Sweden; and both his master's and bachelor's degrees in ethnology from Copenhagen University in Denmark.
Calvin Perry McFarland Jr., of Saginaw, Mich., has been appointed director, Academic Advising and Career Planning, effective June 6. Before coming to Eastern Michigan University, McFarland was director of orientation programs at Saginaw Valley State University from 2009-2011; assistant director of academic advising there from 2001-2011; and director of minority student services there from 2002-2009. McFarland received both his master's degree in human resources and his bachelor's degree in business administration from Central Michigan University.
Mary K. Ramsey, of Hammond, La., has been appointed department head of English language and literature, effective July 5. Her appointment includes tenure at the rank of professor. Previously, Ramsey was an assistant professor of English at Southeastern Louisiana University from 2007-2011 and a visiting assistant professor of English at Fordham University from 2006-2007. Before that, Ramsey was an assistant professor of English at Georgia State University from 1998-2006. Ramsey received her doctorate in medieval studies from Yale University; two master's degrees in English, from the University of Oklahoma and the University of St. Andrews in Scotland; and a bachelor's degree in English from Oklahoma Baptist University.