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University of Pikeville welcomes new faculty

September 15, 2011 12:00 AM
Pikeville, KY

Eleven new professors were welcomed to the faculty at the University of Pikeville this fall.

Vicki Poole Adams, instructor of religion and campus chaplain, earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Kentucky and her master of divinity degree from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

Ron Barnhart joins the faculty as an assistant professor of mathematics. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Grove City College, a master’s degree from West Virginia University and a doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh.

Canda Byrne is an associate professor of nursing. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Pittsburg State University, master’s in nursing from Wichita State University and doctorate of nursing practice from Rush University.

Cindy Clark joins the University as an assistant professor of health education. She received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Minnesota State University and her doctorate from Southern Illinois University.

Ben Clayton, assistant professor of chemistry, earned his bachelor’s degree from East Tennessee State University and master’s and doctorate degrees from the University of Memphis.

Donna DeSarro-Raynal, assistant professor of religion, earned her bachelor’s degree from the College of William and Mary, a master’s in divinity from Union Presbyterian Seminary, a master’s of theology from Princeton Theological Seminary and a doctorate from Union Presbyterian Seminary.

Michael McGill joins the faculty as an assistant professor of communication. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Susquehanna University and master’s degree from Bowling Green State University.

Amanda Runyon is an instructor of developmental English. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Pikeville College.

Valerie Stackman is an assistant professor of sociology and criminal justice. She earned her bachelor’s degree from St. John Fisher College and master’s and doctorate degrees from Howard University.

Mathys Meyer, assistant professor of biology, earned his bachelor’s degree from Knox College and a master’s degree from Illinois State University.

Tim Whittier is an associate professor of biology. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Idaho State University and master’s and doctorate degrees from University of Hawaii.

 
 

Pictured, front row, from left: Byrne, Stackman, Adams, Runyon and DeSarro-Rynal. Back row, from left: Barnhart, Clayton, Whittier, McGill and Meyer.

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