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Citadel News Service
1 Sep 2009

The Citadel welcomes new and returning faculty

This fall, The Citadel welcomes 11 new faculty members and two visiting professors to its ranks while nine have returned from sabbaticals and several others have earned tenure and promotions.

Faculty members mingle before their annual welcome back luncheon in Buyer Auditorium Aug. 21.

Classes got under way on Aug. 26.

The Citadel is a teaching college with a student faculty ratio of 15 to 1 with highly qualified faculty teaching all classes. Around 90 percent of faculty members hold doctorates or the highest degree in their specialty.

New professors
-- Assistant professors David Donnell and Claudia Rocha

Business Administration -- Assistant professor Robert Riggle and Associate Professor Michael Fekula

English -- Assistant Professor Kathryn Strong

History -- Assistant Professor Amanda Mushal

Physics -- Assistant Professor Luke Sollitt

Political Science/Criminal Justice -- Assistant  Professors Keith Bell, Scott Buchanan and Brad Collins

Psychology -- Assistant Professor Genelle Sawyer

Capt. Hunter Bowers, assistant professor of Military Science
Sgt. Maj. Kenneth Riley, battalion sergeant major
Sgt. 1st Class Keith Polidoro, instructor of Military Science 

Aerospace Science
Capt. Johnathan Reeves, assistant professor
Capt. Robert Swenson, assistant professor

Navy and Marine Science 
Lt. James R. Lamz II, assistant professor
Lt. Leif E. Gunderson, assistant professor

Visiting Professors
Tracy Bealer, visiting assistant professor of English
Rudolph Barnes, Citadel Fellow, Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice.

Returning from sabbaticals
Michael Barrett, History
Harry Davakos, Health, Exercise and Sport Science
Al Finch, Psychology
Margaret Francel, Math and Computer Science
Kenneth Henson, School of Education
Margaret Lally, English
Jim Leonard, English
Conway Saylor, Psychology
Steve Silver, Business Administration

Kevin C. Bower, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, tenure and promotion to associate professor
Danny J. Gustafson, Department of Biology, tenure and promotion to associate professor
Renee N. Jefferson, School of Education, tenure
David Lee Preston, Department of History, tenure and promotion to associate professor
George Rudolph, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, tenure
Kistin A. Steele, Library, tenure and promotion to associate professor
Elroy Urroz, Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures, tenure
John Zardus, Department of Biology, promotion to associate professor
Mark Bebensee, School of Business Administration, promotion to professor
Thomas Jerse, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, promotion to professor
Darin Matthews, Department of Psychology, promotion to professor

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