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Sept. 16, 2008
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EMU Regents approve seven new lecturer appointments

YPSILANTI — The Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents approved the appointments of seven new lecturers at its regular meeting Sept. 16.

Of the seven appointments, four are female and three are male. These faculty appointments were effective Aug. 29.

New lecturers and their departments are:

Sue Brokaw, of Ypsilanti, lecturer I, foreign languages. Brokaw has been a lecturer of English courses at Eastern Michigan University from 2003-08. Previously, she was a freelance editor for the University Renal Research and Education Association from 2004-2005. Brokaw received her master’s degree in teaching English to students of other languages (TESOL) from Eastern Michigan University and her bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

Megan Gore, of Maybee, lecturer I, communication, media and theatre arts. Gore previously was an adjunct lecturer at Eastern Michigan University from 2005-2008 and an associate director with WDIV-TV4 in Detroit from 2004-08. Gore received both her master’s degree and bachelor’s degree from Eastern Michigan University.

Sarah Heidt, of Ypsilanti, lecturer I, history and philosophy. Heidt had been a lecturer of philosophy at Eastern Michigan University from 2006-08 and an adjunct professor at Ecumenical Theological Seminary in Detroit from 2006-08. Heidt received her doctorate in philosophy from Yale University and her bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Yale College.

Anthony Kurek, of Temperance, lecturer I, accounting and finance. Before coming to EMU,  Kurek was an auditor and tax accountant for Plante & Moran PLLC in Toledo, Ohio, from 2005-08. During that period, he also was a campus recruiting team member and campus lead for Plante &Moran’s efforts to serve as a contact with the University of Toledo. Kurek received both his master’s degree in accounting and his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Eastern Michigan University.

Michelle Rose, of Howell, lecturer I, developmental mathematics. Rose has been a math adjunct faculty at Washtenaw Community College from 2006-08 and at Lansing Community College from 2005-08. She also has been a course evaluator at Marygrove College from 2006-08. Rose received her master’s degree in the art of teaching from Marygrove College in Detroit and her bachelor’s of science degree in elementary certification from the University of Michigan-Flint.

John Seibert, of Ann Arbor, lecturer III, communication and theatre arts. Seibert had been a lecturer at Eastern Michigan University from 2003-08. Before that, he was a visiting assistant professor of theatre at the University of Michigan-Flint from 2001-02. Seibert received his master’s degree in theater arts from the University of Minnesota and his bachelor’s degree in speech communication education from Southern Illinois University.

John Zastoupil, of Ann Arbor, lecturer I, music and dance. Before coming to EMU, Zastoupil was music director of the Michigan Pops Orchestra from 2006-07 and a graduate student instructor with the University of Michigan Bands from 2005-07. Zastoupil received his master’s degree in music from the University of Michigan and his bachelor’s degree in music education from Baylor University.


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