by Ward Mullens, Published June 21, 2011
YPSILANTI - The Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents approved the appointment of one new lecturer and seven lecturer promotions its regular meeting June 21.
All appointments/promotions are effective Aug. 31, 2011.
The new lecturer and his department are:
• Edwin Joseph, of Grand Rapids, lecturer III, geography and geology. Joseph previously was an associate professor of environmental studies and sustainability at Grand Valley State University from 2010-2011. He also had been an associate professor in Grand Valley's Department of Geography and Planning from 2006-2011. Joseph received his doctorate in development studies (geographic information systems management); his master's degree in continuing and adult vocational education; and his bachelor's degree in agriculture, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Lecturer promotions are:
• Imandeep Grewel, of Ann Arbor, lecturer II, teacher education. Grewel previously was a ninth-grade algebra teacher at Rudolf Steiner High School in Ann Arbor from 1997-2011. She also was a faculty administrative assistant there during that same time period. Grewel received her master's degree in educational psychology from Eastern Michigan University; and both her master's degree in child development and her bachelor's degree in home science from Punjab University in Chandigarh, India.
• Matthew Hanson, of Ypsilanti, lecturer II, communication, media and theatre arts. Hanson has been a sound recording engineer at The Brookwood Studio in Ann Arbor from 1989-2011. He also served as engineer on Ron Asheton's 1992 "The Empty Set" album. Hanson received his bachelor's degree in telecommunications and film, and English, from Eastern Michigan University.
• Lydia Kret, of Trenton, lecturer II, School of Health Sciences. Before coming to EMU, Kret was a nutrition specialist for Wayne Count Head Start from 1994-2011. Kret received her bachelor's degree in food and nutrition from Michigan State University.
• Thomas Meyer, of Ypsilanti, lecturer II, mathematics. Most recently, Meyer was a math teacher at Van Buren Public Schools from 1972-2005. Meyer received two master's degrees (one in mathematics) and his bachelor's degree in mathematics from Eastern Michigan University.
• Karen Sanford, of Canton, lecturer II, teacher education. Before coming to EMU, Sanford taught in Birmingham Public Schools from 1994-2011. From 1997-2003, she was an enrichment specialist at West Maple and Quarton elementary schools. Previously, she taught at Midvale Elementary and Birmingham-Covington 3-8. Sanford received her master's degree in elementary education from Eastern Michigan University and her bachelor's degree in elementary education from Central Michigan University.
• Janice Voss, of Ann Arbor, lecturer II, teacher education. Previously, Voss was executive director of King Child Supervision from 1993-2005. From 1992-1993, she was a first- and fifth-grade teacher at Hebrew Day School. Voss received her master's degree in education from Eastern Michigan University and her bachelor's degree in education from the University of Michigan.
• Mark Whitters, of Chelsea, lecturer III, history and philosophy. From 1999-2011, Whitters was an adjunct professor at Wayne State University, Eastern Michigan University and Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit. Whitters received his doctorate in biblical studies from The Catholic University in Washington, D.C.; his master's degrees in classics/Semitics from the University of Minnesota and in classics from the University of Michigan; and his bachelor's degree in classics from Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa.