New Faculty and Staff Join IWU

August 22, 2011

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Forty-one new faculty and staff members have joined Illinois Wesleyan University for the 2011-2012 academic school year, including a new Chaplain and Provost and Dean of the Faculty. The Reverend Elyse Nelson Winger will serve as the University Chaplain. Jonathan Green will be the Provost and Dean of the Faculty.

Six faculty members are Emily Kelahan, assistant professor, Department of Philosophy; Manori Perera, assistant professor, Department of Chemistry; Joseph Plazak, assistant professor, School of Music; Sumer Seiki, assistant professor, Department of Educational Studies; Amanda Vicary, assistant professor, Department of Psychology and David Wallace, assistant professor, Department of Business Administration.

Fourteen visiting faculty members are Lydia Bertschi, visiting instructor, School of Nursing; Patricia Burt, visiting instructor, School of Music; Jim Courtad, visiting associate professor, Department of Hispanic Studies; Jennifer Crider, visiting instructor, Department of Educational Studies; Ann L. Eckhardt, visiting instructor, School of Nursing; Krishna Kaphle, visiting assistant professor, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science; Tim Pitchford, visiting assistant professor, School of Music; Qi Song, visiting assistant professor, Department of Modern Classical Languages and Literature; Joseph Roberts, visiting assistant professor, The Ames Library; Naofumi Tatsumi, visiting instructor, Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literature; Greg Tinkler, visiting assistant professor, Department of Psychology; David Tucker, visiting assistant professor, Department of History; Justin Vickers, visiting assistant professor, School of Music and Adam Woodis, visiting assistant professor, Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literature.

Noel Kerr returns to the faculty as assistant professor, School of Nursing, having served as a visiting assistant professor in 2010-2011.

Fourteen faculty members who were on visiting appointments will return as visiting faculty members, including Laurine Brown, Department of Environmental Studies and Health; Karen Bussone, Department of Business Administration; Jared Calaway, Department of Religion; Amy Coles, Department of History; Rose Danek, Department of Psychology; Saundra DeAthos-Meers, School of Theatre Arts; Eva Ferguson, School of Music; Pennie Gray, Department of Educational Studies; Jeanne Koehler, Department of Educational Studies; Robert Mangialardi, School of Music; Monica Moore, The Ames Library; Marie Nebel-Scwalm, Department of Psychology; Amy Yeates, School of Nursing and Aaron Zerhusen, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science.

Nineteen IWU staff members are Katherine (Katy) Buoscio, Admissions; Alexandra Cameron, Office of Residential Life; Patrick (Mike) Flanigan, Arnold Bookstore; Kenton (Kent) Frost, Physical Plant; Talley Gentry, Registrar’s Office; Kate Grey, Office of Residential Life; Karyn Groseth, The Ames Library; Justin Harner, Physical Plant; Christie Khalid, Office of Residential Life; Elizabeth Kosuth, Academic Advising Center; Tera Lippert, Office of Residential Life; Kara Mehrkens, Advancement Office; Nigel Olsen, Physical Plant; Ankit Patel, Center for Natural Science Learning and Research; Katy Ritter, The Ames Library; Carlo Robustelli, Advancement Office; Travis Rundle, Physical Education and Athletics; Colin Stewart, Dean of Students Office and Joe Volin, Office of Residential Life.

Contact: Kristin Fields, ’12, (309) 556-3181