FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

June 20, 2000

CONTACT: Ward Mullens

ward.mullens@emich.edu

EMU REGENTS APPOINT 29 NEW TENURE-TRACK FACULTY

YPSILANTI - The appointments of 29 new tenure-track faculty for the 2000-2001 academic year were approved by the Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents at its regular meeting June 20. All of the appointments are effective Aug. 23.

The new tenure-track faculty and their departments are:

Jessica Alexander, assistant professor, Department of Communication and Theatre Arts. She earned her master's of fine arts degree from Eastern Michigan University in 1996.

Randal Baier, assistant professor, Department of Learning Resources and Technologies. He earned his master's degree in information and library services from the University of Michigan in 1988.

Wendy Burke, assistant professor, Department of Teacher Education. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Illinois in 1999.

Ella Burton, assistant professor, Department of Leadership and Counseling. She earned her doctorate in education at Wayne State University in 1987.

Ann Marie Cano, assistant professor, Department of Psychology. She earned her Ph.D. from State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1998.

Daniel Clemans, assistant professor, Department of Biology. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in 1990.

Joseph Csicsila, assistant professor, Department of English Language and Literature. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, in 1998.

John DeHoog, assistant professor, Department of Fine Arts. He earned his master of fine arts degree from Rhode Island School of Design this year.

Margo Dichtemiller, assistant professor, Department of Teacher Education. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1994.

Heidi Estrem, assistant professor, Department of English Language and Literature. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Nevada, Reno, this year.

Roberta Faust, assistant professor, Department of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. She expects to earn her Ph.D. from Ohio State University this summer.

Veronica Grondona, assistant professor, Department of English Language and Literature. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh in 1998.

Deborah Harmon, assistant professor, Department of Teacher Education. She earned her Ph.D. from Colorado State University in 1999.

Andrea Kaston, assistant professor, Department of English Language and Literature. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin in May.

Barbara Leapard, assistant professor, Department of Mathematics. She is currently working on her A.B.D. at the University of Toledo.

Jon Margerum-Leys, assistant professor, Department of Teacher Education. He is expected to earn his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan this year.

Nelson Maylone, assistant professor, Department of Teacher Education. He earned his master's degree from Wayne State University in 1989.

Stephen McGregor, assistant professor, Department of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. He is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Toledo.

Greg Mitchell, assistant professor, Department of Industrial Technology. He earned his master's degree from Wayne State University in 1976.

Adam Moore, assistant professor, Department of History and Philosophy. He earned his Ph.D. from Ohio State University in 1997.

Muralidharan Nair, assistant professor, Department of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. He is expected to earn his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia this summer or fall.

Brian Nelson, assistant professor, Department of Fine Arts. He earned his master of fine arts degree from Michigan State University in 1995.

David Nordstrom, professor, Department of Interdisciplinary Technology. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa in 1963.

Eric Owen, instructor, Department of Learning Resources and Technologies. He earned one master's degree from the University of Michigan in 1999 and expects to earn a second master's degree from Western Michigan University this year.

Denise Pilato, assistant professor, Department of Interdisciplinary Technology. She earned her Ph.D. from Michigan State University in 1998.

Raymond Quiel, instructor, Department of Communication and Theatre Arts. He expects to earn his Ph.D. from Wayne State University in 2001.

Eric Schultz, assistant professor, Department of Management. He earned his Ph.D. from Rutgers University in 1997.

Lauren Sickels-Taves, assistant professor, Department of Geography and Geology. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh in 1988.

John Tonkovich, associate professor, Department of Special Education. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Tennessee in 1978.

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