Twenty New Faculty Join IWU for 2007-08 Academic Year
August 27, 2007
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Twenty new faculty members have joined Illinois Wesleyan University
for the 2007-08 academic school year.
The eight new tenure-track faculty are Brian Brennan, instructor of chemistry; Joshua
Brown Kramer, instructor of mathematics and computer science; Brad Sheese, assistant
professor of psychology; Jeungbo Shim, instructor of business administration; Scott
Susong, assistant professor of theatre arts; and Jason Themanson, assistant professor
Mark Criley, who has served in a visiting role since 2003 has been added as a tenure-track
faculty appointment as instructor of philosophy.
The new visiting faculty members are:
Lauren Bordson, visiting assistant professor in The Ames Library; Letania Ferreira,
visiting instructor in Hispanic Studies; Nathan Frank, visiting assistant professor
of physics; Fernando Guerrero, visiting instructor in Hispanic Studies; Alexander
Hughes, visiting assistant professor of philosophy; Sarah Miller, visiting librarian
and assistant professor in The Ames Library; Julie Pelton, visiting assistant professor
of sociology; Adriana Ponce, visiting assistant professor in the School of Music;
Kate Roark, visiting assistant professor in the School of Theatre Arts; Andrew Smith,
visiting instructor of philosophy; Jennifer Smith, visiting instructor of economics;
Taye Woldesmiate, Scholar at Risk, visiting associate professor of political science.
As previously announced, Karen Schmidt, has joined Illinois Wesleyan as University
For the 2007-08 academic year, the University employs 194 full-time faculty members,
up from 189 in 2006-07.
Contact: Sherry Wallace, (309) 556-3181