Several new faculty and staff have joined Southwestern College.
• Jackie Glasgow, assistant professor of education, Ed.D. from Wichita State University. Glasgow has a wealth of public school experience and most recently has been serving as the assistant superintendent for the Wellington School District. She has held leadership positions in a number of professional societies and has been actively involved in civic organizations. Glasgow also serves as a Kansas Learning Network coach.
• Jackson Lashier, assistant professor of religion, Ph.D. in religion from Marquette University. He is a Raynor Fellow and a John Wesley Fellow. Lashier has served as a youth minister in Iowa.
• Carrie Lane, assistant professor of psychology, Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Texas at Arlington. Her focus of study was the evolution of gender differences in adult crying. Lane had been associate professor of psychology at Florida State University.
• Kurt Keiser, associate professor of business and chair for the business division, Ph.D. in economics from Colorado State University. Keiser has been serving as the chair of the business department at Adams State University where he actively engaged in both institutional and specialty accreditation processes. He has worked with enrollment management and has co-authored a study on student engagement. Keiser won the Lubin-Winant Research Fellowship in 2001.
• Kevin Minister, Institute for Discipleship scholar in residence, working toward a Ph.D. in religious studies at Southern Methodist University. He was awarded the Schubert M. Ogden Fellowship for Academic Excellence in the Theology and has published in the New Interpreter’s Theological Companion to the Lectionary.
• Zhu Chuanfang (Camellia), incoming visiting scholar from Huangshan University (HU), master’s degree in English language and literature, teaches English in the HU department of foreign language. Her area of research is English literature and culture of English speaking countries and she has published on the vagueness of vocabulary in English advertising.
• Vital Voranau, Center for Belarusian Studies visiting scholar, completing Ph.D. at the University of Masaryk in the Czech Republic. He has served as the president of the Belarusian Cultural-Education Society in Poznan and has actively translated and published a number of works. (He published the first translations of “The Adventures of Winnie the Pooh” and “Waiting for Godot” into Belarusian.) Voranau has a strong interest in Irish Literature.
• Graeme Forbes, visiting scholar for theology, Ph.D in philosophy from the University of Sheffield. His academic interest is in contemporary metaphysics with an emphasis on time. Forbes won the Oxford Studies in Metaphysics Younger Scholar’s Prize.
New staff members at Southwestern include:
• Anthony Gropper, laptop technician,
• Alyssa Harshfield, coordinator of new media and social networking,
• Grahm Whitley, network specialist technician,
• Scott Nuss, sports information director,
• Korie Hawkins, admission counselor,
• Raymond Schnack, apartment manager of Reid Hall,
• Jacob McGuire, residence director for Broadhurst Hall,
• Alissa Sheppard, head cheerleading coach,
• Christopher Allen, assistant men’s soccer coach,
• Kevin Griffin, assistant football coach,
• Timothy Jasper, assistant men’s and women’s golf coach,
• Rena Rodriguez, director of international student services,
• Erica Fanello, academic success coach for professional studies.
“We’ve added some wonderfully talented people to our community this year,” says academic dean Andy Sheppard. “They have a lot of energy, enthusiasm, creativity, and they are all really smart. It will be great to see the positive impact that they will have on our students.”