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12 to join Shepherd faculty

July 28, 2002

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Twelve faculty members will join the Shepherd College teaching staff for the 2002-03 academic year.

  • Kevin Badanes, Blacksburg, Va., has been appointed associate professor of music. Prior to coming to Shepherd, Badanes was an assistant professor of music and a director of choral ensembles at Virginia Polytechnic and State University, a director of choral activities at St. Bonaventure University and a graduate assistant at State University of New York at Stony Brook.

  • Ruth Conley, Peoria, Ill, has been appointed assistant professor of biology. Prior to coming to Shepherd, Conley taught at Bradley University and Wesleyan University.

  • Melanie Ford, Wheeling, W.Va., has been appointed assistant women's basketball coach/lecturer. Prior to coming to Shepherd, Ford was a Division II women's basketball graduate assistant at Wheeling Jesuit University.

  • Rebecca Fox-Lykens, Magnolia, Del., has been appointed assistant professor of education. Prior to coming to Shepherd, Fox-Lykens taught high school students integrated with adult students in grades 11 and 12 at Kent County Vocational Center and students in grades 9-12 at Polytech High School.

  • Kathleen Gaberson, Pittsburgh, has been appointed professor of nursing and chair of the Department of Nursing. Prior to coming to Shepherd, Gaberson taught at Duquesne University's School of Nursing as a professor, an associate professor and an assistant professor. She was an assistant professor of nursing education at the University of Pittsburgh's School of Nursing graduate and undergraduate programs, and an associate at Carlow College's School of Nursing.

  • Carol Grant, Harpers Ferry, W.Va., has been appointed visiting assistant professor of business administration. Prior to coming to Shepherd, Grant was an adjunct professor at the University of the District of Columbia and Montgomery College in small business management, principles of business management, marketing and political science. She has served as an adjunct professor at Shepherd since August 2001.

  • Marian Kirk, Willis, Texas, has been appointed assistant professor of education. Prior to coming to Shepherd, Kirk was a teacher at Richmond/Roberts Elementary in Houston and Wilkerson Intermediate in Conroe, Texas, and principal at Washington Intermediate and Runyan Elementary in Conroe, Texas.

  • Jeremy Millett, Earlington, Ky., has been appointed visiting assistant professor of political science. Prior to coming to Shepherd, Millett taught political science as a part-time lecturer at Murray State University in Kentucky and was an associate professor of political science at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

  • Timothy Redding, Hanover, Pa., has been appointed assistant men's basketball coach. Prior to coming to Shepherd, Redding was a summer assistant basketball coach at Wake Forest University, the University of Maryland, United States Naval Academy, Coach Wootten's Basketball Camp, Keystone State Basketball Camp, and Philadelphia 76ers camp.

  • James Sayers, Winchester, Va., has been appointed visiting instructor of computer and information sciences. Prior to coming to Shepherd, Sayers was an elementary educator at Frederick County Public Schools in Winchester.

  • Stephanie Slocum-Shaffer, Knoxville, Md., has been appointed assistant professor of political science. Prior to coming to Shepherd, Slocum-Shaffer was a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Political Science, an associate provost, an assistant provost and an instructor at Gettysburg College.

  • Xiaoming Wu, Storrs, Conn., has been appointed assistant professor of computer and information sciences. Prior to coming to Shepherd, Wu was a teaching assistant teaching database management systems in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences at New Jersey Institute of Technology and was a teaching assistant teaching advanced calculus, business calculus and real variables at Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences.

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