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Nine new faces added to FMU faculty for 2020-21

on Tuesday, 25 August 2020. Posted in Good life, News, Education, Local News

Nine new faces added to FMU faculty for 2020-21
Nine new faculty members, seven women and two men, have joined the Francis Marion University staff for the 2020-21 academic year.

Francis Marion University is welcoming nine new faculty members to campus for the 2020-21 academic year.

The new faculty members come from universities across the nation and around the globe. Credentials include advanced degrees from Clemson, Duke, Utah State, and Rutgers.

Here’s a look at this year’s incoming faculty:

• Dr. James Wairimu, assistant professor of Management Information Studies. He holds a master’s degree is business Information Technology from Kenya Methodist University, in agricultural sciences from Tennessee State University, and a doctorate in business administration from University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

• Dr. Kit SaizdeLaMora, assistant professor of Early Childhood Education. She holds a master’s degree in Education from Adelphi University, and a doctorate in teacher education and teacher development from Montclair State University.

• Dr. Michele Norman, assistant professor of Speech Language Pathology. She holds a master’s degree in speech language pathology from the University of the District of Columbia, and a doctorate of philosophy in audiology and speech pathology from the University of Memphis.

• Dr. Tiffany Pressley, assistant coordinator of Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She holds a master’s degree in psychiatric mental health and a doctorate in psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner from the University of South Alabama.

• Dr. Rebekah Wada, assistant professor of Speech Language Pathology. She holds a master’s degree in speech language pathology, and a doctorate of philosophy in disability disciples from Utah State University.

• Dr. Mark Kanaparthi, assistant professor of Mechanical Engineering. He holds a master’s degree in physics from Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, and a doctorate in mechanical engineering from Clarkson University.

• Dr. Lisa Manglass, assistant professor of Physics. She holds a master’s degree in radiological health science from Colorado State University, and a doctorate in environmental engineering and Earth science from Clemson University.

• Dr. Tesia Stephenson, assistant professor of chemistry. She has a doctorate in organic chemistry from Duke University.

• Dr. Stephanie Williams, assistant professor of Psychology. She holds a master’s degree in school psychology and a doctorate of philosophy in school psychology from the University of South Carolina.

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