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Sept. 21, 2007
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EMU regents approve seven lecturer appointments

YPSILANTIThe Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents approved the appointments of seven new lecturers at its regular meeting Sept. 21.

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

New lecturers and their departments are:

Lisa Barley, lecturer III, management. Barley has been a lecturer at Eastern Michigan University since 1998 and also lectured at Indiana University from 1997-1998. Barley received her doctorate from Wayne State University and her master’s and bachelor’s degrees from Kent State University.

Laura Buhl, of The Dalles, Oregon, lecturer I, geography and geology. Buhl previously was an associate planner and planning assistant for Wasco County from 2005-2007, and was a housing program assistant for the Mid-Columbia Housing Authority from 2004-2005. Buhl received her master’s degree in community and regional planning from the University of Oregon and her bachelor’s degree in American studies from Mills College.

Christine Day, of Canton, lecturer III, management. Day  has been an adjunct professor at EMU since 1990 and has extensive human resources experiences with Ford Motor Company, where she has worked since 1977. Day received her doctorate in organizational development and communications from Union Graduate School, and two master’s degrees — in English and American literature and speech communications —  and a bachelor’s degree, all from Eastern Michigan University.

Harry Derderian, of Farmington Hills, lecturer I, marketing. Before coming to EMU,  Derderian was a senior account manager for Small Parts, Inc., in Southfield, from 2000-2007, and was a senior program manager with Ralco Industries in Auburn Halls from 1989-2000. Derderian received his MBA from Western New England College and his bachelor’s degree in public relations from Boston University.

Frances Doe, of Farmington Hills, lecturer I, marketing. Doe has been a part-time student teacher supervisor at EMU since 2006. Prior to that, she was a third-grade teacher with Lincoln Consolidated Schools in Ypsilanti from 1978-2006.  Doe received two master’s degree — in reading, and guidance and counseling — and her bachelor’s degree in early elementary education, all from Eastern Michigan University.

Amy Johnson, of Ypsilanti, lecturer I, communication and theatre arts. Johnson had been a communication instructor at EMU since 2006.  Before that, she was a speech and English teacher at Normal Community West High School in Normal, Ill., from 2002-2005. Johnson received her bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University,

John Staunton, of Ypsilanti, lecturer III, English. Before coming to EMU, Staunton lectured at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, from 2003-2007. He also lectured at Hanover College from 2001-2003 and at Indiana University from 2000-2003 Staunton received his doctorate and master’s degree from Fordham University, his education specialist’s degree from Indiana University, and his bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame.


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