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Drake welcomes 28 new faculty members this fall

September 3, 2009
Here are the new faculty members joining Drake University for the fall semester:

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

Art and Design Department

Williams, Hilary

Visiting Assistant Professor of Graphic Design

B.A., Studio Art and Environmental Studies, Williams College, Williamstown, Mass.

M.F.A., Studio Art: Graphic Design, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tenn.

Field:  Graphic Design

From:  University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tenn.

Biology Department

Busch, Marc

Assistant Professor of Biology

B.S., Biological Sciences, University of California, Irvine, Calif.

Ph.D., Microbiology, University of California, Davis, Calif.

Field:  Microbiology

From:  University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis.

Christensen, Debora

Assistant Professor of Biology

B.S., Community Health Education, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa

B.S., Zoology, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa

Ph.D., Zoology, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa

Field:  Physiology

From:  Drake University

The Study of Culture and Society Department

Adams-Thies, Brian

Assistant Professor of Anthropology

B.A., Theology, Creighton University, Omaha, Neb.

M.A., Latin American Studies, University of Arizona, Tucson, Ariz.

Ph.D., Cultural Anthropology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Ariz.

Field:  Cultural Anthropology

From:  Drake University

Drake University Language Acquisition Program

Paredes, Sofía

Instructor of Spanish

B.A., Spanish Literature and Pedagogy, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador, Quito, Ecuador

M.A., Latin American Literature and Cultural Studies, Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar, Quito, Ecuador

A.B.D., Spanish Linguistics, University of California, Davis, Calif.

Field:  Second Language Acquisition

From:  Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas

Environmental Science and Policy Department

Szramek, Kathryn

Assistant Professor of Environmental Science

B.A., Geology, Carleton College, Northfield, Minn.

M.S., Geology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.

Ph.D., Geology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.

Field:  Geology

From:  Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Va.

Law, Politics and Society Department

Olson, Trisha

Visiting Assistant Professor of Law, Politics and Society

B.S., Legal Studies, University of California, Berkeley, Calif.

J.D., Yale Law School, New Haven, Conn.

M.A., Medieval History, University of York, York, United Kingdom

M.A., Medieval Law and History, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Ill.

Field:  Medieval Law and History

From:  University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Ill.

Mathematics and Computer Science Department

Grout, Jason

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

B.S., Math and Computer Science, Missouri State University, Springfield, Mo.

M.S., Mathematics, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah

Ph.D., Mathematics, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah

Field:  Mathematics

From:  Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa

Manley, Eric

Instructor of Computer Science

B.S., Computer Science and Mathematics, University of Nebraska, Omaha, Neb.

M.S., Computer Science, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Neb.

Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Neb.

Field:  Computer Science

From:  University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Neb.

Philosophy and Religion Department

Crowell, Bradley

Assistant Professor of Religion

B.A., Religion, Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, Ill.

M.A., Religion, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.

M.Div., Religion, Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, Pa.

Ph.D., Near Eastern Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.

Field:  Near Eastern Studies

From:  Drake University

Roth, Martin

Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy

B.S., Philosophy, Willamette University, Salem, Ore.

Ph.D., Philosophy, University of California, Davis, Calif.

Field:  Philosophy

From:    University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Ill.

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

Economics Department

Zheng, Liping

Assistant Professor of Economics

B.A., Economics, Jilin University, Changchun, China

M.A., International Finance, University of International Business and Economics, Beijing, China

M.A., Economics, University of New Hampshire, Durham, N.H.

A.B.D., University of New Hampshire, Durham, N.H.

Field:  Economics with Cognate in College Teaching

From:  University of New Hampshire, Durham, N.H.

Finance Department

Bale, Jill

Visiting Assistant Professor of Finance

B.S., Accounting and History, Concordia College, Moorhead, Minn.

M.B.A., Moorhead University, Moorhead, Minn.

Ph.D., University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Neb.

Field:  Finance and Economics

From:  Doane College, Crete, Neb.

Management and International Business Department

Muslin, Ivan

Visiting Assistant Professor of Management

B.A., Political Science and History, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, Ill.

M.B.A., Nova Southeastern University, Davie, Fla.

A.B.D., Business Administration, University of Memphis, Memphis, Tenn.

Field:  OB/HR and Strategic Management

From:  University of Memphis, Memphis, Tenn.

Marketing Department

Adkins, Natalie

Assistant Professor of Marketing

B.A., Business Administration, Marketing, West Virginia University, Morgantown, W.Va.

Ph.D., Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, Va.

Field:  Marketing, Sociology

From:  Creighton University, Omaha, Neb.

Statistics Department

Vaughan, Amy Grace

Assistant Professor of Practice in Statistics

B.A., Business Administration, Murray State University, Murray, Ky.

M.B.A., Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Ga.

M.S., Statistics, University of Georgia, Athens, Ga.

Ph.D. University of Georgia, Athens, Ga.

Field:  Statistics

From:  University of Georgia, Athens, Ga.

COLLEGE OF PHARMACY AND HEALTH SCIENCES

Andreski, Michael

Assistant Professor of Social and Administrative Pharmacy

B.S., Pharmacy, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

M.B.A., Florida Southern College, Lake, Fla.

Ph.D. candidate, Pharmaecutical Socioeconomics, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

Field:  Pharmaceutical Socioeconomices

From:  University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

Clarke, Cheryl

Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice

B.S., Pharmacy, Drake University

Field:  Pharmacy Practice

From:  The Wellmark Foundation, Des Moines, Iowa

Huey, Kimberly

Associate Professor of Health Sciences

B.S., Exercise Physiology, Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, Wash.

M.S., Exercise Physiology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Ariz.

Ph.D., Biomedical Sciences, University of California, Sand Diego, LaJolla, Calif.

Field:  Physiology

From:  University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Ill.

Kjos, Andrea

Assistant Professor of Social and Administrative Pharmacy

PharmD., Pharmacy, Drake University

Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn.

Field:  Social and Administrative Pharmacy

From:  University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn.

Schmidt, Ginelle

Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice

B.A., Biology, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa

PharmD., Pharmacy, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

Residency, ASHP PGY1 Pharmacy, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa

Residency, ASHP PGY2 Ambulatory Care, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa

From:  University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Residency Program, Iowa City, Iowa

LAW SCHOOL

Vestal, Allan

Dean, Professor of Law

B.A., Political Science, Yale University, New Haven, Conn.

J.D., Yale Law School, New Haven, Conn.

From:  Dean, University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, Ky.

Bartrum, Ian

Assistant Professor of Law

B.A., History, Hamilton College, Clinton, N.Y.

LL.M., Yale Law School, New Haven, Conn.

J.D., Vermont Law School, South Royalton, Vt.

From:  Yale Law School, New Haven, Conn.

Lowe, Sara
Assistant Professor of Law Librarianship
B.A., History, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, Mo.
M.A., History, Indiana University, Bloomington, In.
M.L.S., Indiana University, Bloomington, In.
From: Drake University

SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM AND MASS COMMUNICATIONS

Magazines Department

Blachford, Lori

Associate Professor and Peggy Fisher and Larry Stelter Chair of Magazine Journalism

B.A., Journalism, University of North Dakota, N.D.

M.C.L., Communication Leadership, Drake University

From:  Drake University

News-Internet Department

VanWyke, Jill

Assistant Professor of Journalism

B.A., Journalism, Drake University

M.S., Education, Drake University

From:  Drake University

Public Relations Department

Everling, Kelly

Assistant Professor of Journalism

B.A., Communications, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Ind.

M.A., Public Relations, Ball State University, Muncie, Ind.

Ph.D., Media and Information Studies, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Mich.

Field:  Public Relations

From:  Michigan State University, East Lansing, Mich.

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

Buckmiller, Thomas M.

Assistant Professor of Education

B.A., Elementary Education, Mount Marty College, Yankton, S.D.

M.Ed., Educational Administration, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa

Ph.D., Globalization and Lifelong Learning/Adult Education, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Penn.

Field:  Adult Education

From:  The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Penn.