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KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS & SCIENCES 2008-09 Opening Day Meeting. MONDAY August 25, 2008. Past Chairpersons. Anthropology & Sociology – Dr. David Webb Geography – Dr. Robert Martin Political Science – Dr. Jack Treadway. New Chairpersons.

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kutztown university college of liberal arts sciences 2008 09 opening day meeting

KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITYCOLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS & SCIENCES2008-09Opening Day Meeting

MONDAY

August 25, 2008

past chairpersons
Past Chairpersons

Anthropology & Sociology – Dr. David Webb

Geography – Dr. Robert Martin

Political Science – Dr. Jack Treadway

new chairpersons
New Chairpersons
  • Anthropology & Sociology – Dr. James Delle
  • Geography – Dr. Richard Courtney
  • Political Science – Dr. Kristin Bremer
new secretaries
New Secretaries

Anthropology & Sociology – Penny Jonas

Computer Science –Mary Ann Keinard

Nursing – Danielle Santos

Social Work – Jean Horning

Dean’s Office – Sherry Lillington

faculty promotions
Faculty Promotions
  • Associate Professor
    • Dr. Timothy O’Boyle – Anthropology/Sociology
    • Dr. Nancy Butler – Biology
    • Dr. Lyn Phy – Mathematics
faculty retirements
Faculty Retirements

Anthropology/Sociology

Prof. Samuel Westmoreland

Computer Science

Dr. Henry Gordon

Criminal Justice

Dr. John C. Meyer Jr.

Mathematics

Dr. Thomas Pirnot

Physical Sciences

Dr. Madan M. Varma

Political Science

Dr. Cheryl Wilf

Dr. Jack Treadway

Dr. Gary Brey

faculty hiring
Faculty Hiring
  • 2006-07 17 Tenure Track Faculty
  • 2007-08 24 Tenure Track Faculty
  • 2008-09 23 Approved Tenure Track Searches
anthropology sociology

New Faculty

Anthropology & Sociology
  • Karen Benjamin Guzzo, Ph.D. – tenure track
    • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Joleen R. Loucks, A.B.D. – tenure track
    • State University of New York at Albany
  • Ann Boulis, Ph.D.
    • University of Pennsylvania
  • Cheryl Holmes, Ph.D.

-- Boston College

biological sciences
Biological Sciences
  • Angelika Antoni, Ph.D. – tenure track
    • University of Montana
  • Gregory Setliff, Ph.D. – tenure track
    • University of Minnesota
  • Angela Hoptak-Solga, Ph.D.
    • Lehigh University
  • Diane Kraft, M.S.
    • New York University
  • George Schmitz, Ph.D.
    • University of Wisconsin at Madison
  • Mary Buatti Small, M.S.
    • Fordham University
computer science
Computer Science
  • Randy Kaplan, Ph.D. – tenure track (Jan. ‘08)
    • Temple University
  • Dale Parson, Ph.D. – tenure track
    • Lehigh University
  • Gregory Schaper, Ph.D. – tenure track
    • University of Central Florida
  • Yong Zhang, Ph.D. – tenure track
    • University of South Carolina
criminal justice
Criminal Justice
  • Annmarie Cordner, Ph.D. – tenure track
    • University of Maryland at College Park
  • Gary Cordner, Ph.D. – tenure track (Jan ‘08)
    • Michigan State University
  • Jonathan Kremser– tenure track
    • University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • William Plouffe, Jr., J.D. – tenure track (Jan ‘08)
    • University of Tulsa, College of Law
electronic media
Electronic Media
  • Cara Schollenberger, M.S. – tenure track
    • Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
english
English
  • Anne DeLong, Ph.D. – tenure track
    • Lehigh University
  • Stefanie Hundt,Ph.D.– tenure track
    • Lehigh University
  • Yuni Jeongyun Ko, Ph.D.
    • State University of New York at Binghamton
  • Michael Pogach, M.A.
    • Arcadia University
  • William D. Prystauk, M.A.
    • Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
geography
Geography
  • John Frye, Ph.D. – tenure track
    • University of Georgia
  • James Rasmussen, A.B.D. – tenure track
    • University of Florida
mathematics
Mathematics
  • Jonathan Yeakel, M.Ed.
    • Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
modern language studies
Modern Language Studies

Aída Díaz de León, Ph.D. – tenure track (Spanish)

University of Kansas

Carolina Moctezuma, Ph.D. – tenure track (Spanish)

Texas Tech University

Pedro González, M.A.(Spanish)

University of California – Los Angeles

Robert Losch, M.A. (PA German)

New York University

modern language studies1
Modern Language Studies

Xiaomei Niu, M.A. (Chinese)

Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China

Sibel Sayili-Hurley, Ph.D. (German)

Purdue University

Angela Solomon, Ph.D. (German)

Rutgers University

nursing
Nursing

Deborah Mandel, A.B.D. – tenure track

Rutgers University

Donna Sabella, MSN, M.Ed. – tenure track

Widener University

philosophy
Philosophy
  • Mohammad Ashraf Adeel, Ph.D. – tenure track
    • University of Hawaii
  • Joseph Jedwab,A.B.D. – tenure track (Jan ‘09)
    • University of Oxford – Oriel College, England
physical sciences
Physical Sciences
  • Kunal Das, Ph.D. – tenure track
    • State University of New York at Stony Brook
  • Evan Cooper, Ph.D.
    • Duke University
  • Michele Cramer, M.S.
    • University of Virginia
  • Mukesh Kumar, Ph.D.
    • University of the Sciences – Philadelphia
physical sciences1
Physical Sciences

Jennifer Mangan, Ph.D.

University of Colorado

Doreena Patrick, Ph.D.

University of Pennsylvania

Phillip A. Reed, Ph.D.

Lehigh University

political science
Political Science

David Day, M.P.A.

Memphis State University

Steve Lem, Ph.D.

State University of New York at Binghamton

Adrian Petrescu, Ph.D.

University of Pittsburgh

psychology
Psychology
  • Steve Howell, Ph.D. – tenure track
    • McMaster University, Ontario, Canada
  • Jason Lanter, Ph.D. – tenure track
    • Miami University, Ohio
  • Stefanie Skoniecki, M.A.
    • Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
social work
Social Work
  • Edward Hanna, D.S.W. – tenure track
    • University of Pennsylvania
  • Veronica Sabater, Ph.D. – tenure track
    • New York University
  • Kimiko Tanaka, Ph.D. – tenure track
    • Columbia University
f y i
F.Y.I.

Four CLAS Academic Departments relocated to/in Old Main.

Department of Psychology collaborated with Kutztown Area High School to offer the first college level course (Psychology 011) to their juniors and seniors at the High School.

Department of Nursing implemented a 100% online option for the undergraduate nursing courses.

f y i continued
F.Y.I. (continued)

Dr. Jim Delle, Chairperson of the Department of Anthropology/Sociology, and 16 students from KU organized an exhibition entitled “Lenape: The Original People” at Reading Public Museum (May 17–Sep 14, 2008)

The Modern Language Studies Department is offering Chinese for the first time at KU.

f y i continued1
F.Y.I. (continued)

With help from the KU Foundation, the CLAS Dean’s Scholarships were established.

In 2007-08, scholarships were awarded to four outstanding CLAS students; those students will continue to receive the scholarship for 2008-2009.

Additionally in 2008-2009 six outstanding CLAS incoming freshmen were awarded Dean’s Scholarships.

Dean’s Scholarships were also awarded to four CLAS underclassmen who presented work at the Berks County Research and Creativity Conference.

grants awarded to faculty
Grants Awarded to Faculty

Dr. Nancy Butler; Seasonal Effects of Physics and Bio-optical Properties on Zooplankton Assemblages Along the COBY Transect; Center for Information Technology; $15,097

Dr. Janice Gasker; Compass – Contract for GA support; Compass; $8,500

Drs. Robert Martin & Robert Ziegenfus; Air Quality: Webpage Development for “Berks County Ozone Pollution Data” Page on KU Website; PA Dept. of Environmental Protection; $15,000

grants awarded to faculty continued
Grants Awarded to Faculty (continued)

Dr. Winnie Peterson; Sonia Kovalevsky High School; Association for Women in Mathematics; $1,900

Dr. Paul Washington; DNCR Topographic & Geologic Survey; Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; $12,396

Dr. Jack Treadway; IUP Labor Education Contract; IUP; $25,000

Dr. Oskars Rieksts; Resource Center: Intelligent Robotics; The Tyco Foundation, Inc.; $5,000

grants awarded to faculty continued1
Grants Awarded to Faculty (continued)

PASSHE – Professional Development Grant Awardees:

Dr. Maria Sanelli; Frederick Douglass Institute Living Learning Community; $10,500

Dr. Deborah Franz; Collaborative for Excellence in Teacher Preparation in Pennsylvania (CETP-PA); $5,000

Dr. Kurt Friehauf; Kutztown University Women in Science Program; $7,650

Dr. Edward Simpson; Biogeographic Diversity of Tetrapod Trace Fossils: The Mississippian Mauch Chunk and Older Strata: Eastern Pennsylvania; $5,801

grants awarded to faculty continued2
Grants Awarded to Faculty (continued)

PASSHE – Professional Development Grant Awardees:

Dr. John Riley Jr.; Kutztown University High School Model United Nations Conference; PASSHE; $10,000

Dr. James Delle; Race, resistance, and Remembrance: Archaeology & Social Memory of Christiana Riot; PASSHE; $4,496

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Grants Awarded to Faculty (continued)

  • KU Research Committee Awards:
fall 2008 estimated new student enrollment
Fall 2008 EstimatedNew Student Enrollment *

University CLAS %

Freshmen 1873 488 26%

Transfer 704 259 37%

Total

New Students 2577 747 29%

* As of 8/12/08

2008 09 clas priorities
2008-09 CLAS Priorities
  • Program Reviews
  • Computer Science – ABET Accreditation
  • Nursing – MSN Accreditation
  • Social Work – BSW Reaccreditation
  • Retention Analysis
  • Better Communication across CLAS
  • Student Focus
today s activities
Today’s Activities

Freshmen Meeting

Today from 1:30 to 3 p.m.

Schaeffer Auditorium

Faculty are invited to attend

the meeting to discuss

The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch