Angela Hissong has been promoted to occupational therapy instructor. She has worked in various capacities at Penn State since 1993, serving as an adjunct instructor, full-time instructor and field work coordinator for the four-year occupational therapy program, member of the UP AgrAbility Project and as a grants writer. She has a bachelor of science degree in occupational therapy from the Medical College of Virginia, a master of education degree in special education from Shippensburg University and a doctorate in education from Penn State University.
Marcia Ludlow will join the campus as a nursing instructor. She previously served as a family nurse practitioner at the Crooked Oak Family Health Center, Nightingale Health Center, York Hospital and Oyster Point Family Practice. She was a staff nurse at York Hospital, Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem, N.C., and school nurse at the Cumberland County Health Department in Fayetteville, N.C. She also was a rehabilitation nurse at Mariner Health Care in Seneca, S.C. She has a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Clemson University, a master of science degree in nursing from Millersville University and has completed post-master's work in nursing education at Millersville University.
Ermek Nurkhaidarov will join the campus as an assistant professor of mathematics. Nurkhaidarov previously was an instructor at Karaganda State University, was a graduate teaching assistant at the University of Connecticut and assistant professor of mathematics at the University of Montana-Western. He has a bachelor of science degree in mathematics from Karaganda State University and a master of science degree and a Ph.D. in mathematics, both from the University of Connecticut.
Lisa Ward, who has been with Penn State since January, has been promoted to the post of nursing instructor at Mont Alto campus. As a previous nursing instructor for HACC, Mountain State University and Hagerstown Community College, she has served as a nursing supervisor and staff nurse at Chambersburg Hospital and a staff nurse at St. Joseph Hospital in Towson, Md. She has a bachelor of science degree in nursing from the College of Notre Dame in Baltimore and a master of science degree in nursing from Mountain State University in Martinsburg, W.Va.