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College of Education introduces new faculty

ATHENS, Ohio (Sept. 15, 2003) -- James Heap, dean of the Ohio University College of Education, announces the hiring of 10 new faculty members at the Athens campus. "I am delighted with the new additions to the College of Education," Heap says. "They each bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the College of Education and to its students." Also, Heap says he is happy that an appointment has been made in education at the Lancaster campus. The new faculty members are as follows:

David Bower, assistant professor of middle childhood education, comes to the college from Albuquerque, N.M., where he served as a middle school principal for five years. Bower's administrative background includes seven years as an administrator, one year as a coordinator of high school restructuring and a year as an administrative intern. Before entering school administration, Bower taught English, theater and video production for 20 years.

Frans Doppen, assistant professor of middle childhood education, comes to the college with prior teaching experience at middle, secondary and post-secondary levels of schooling in Florida and The Netherlands. His research interests focus on historical inquiry, curriculum standards, student assessment and international education.

JoAnn Dugan, associate professor of emergent literacy, is a former assistant professor at Clarion University of Pennsylvania, where she taught graduate and undergraduate courses in literacy, language and reading. Dugan is editor of the college Reading Association Yearbook. She also has coordinated a literacy center as well as a clinical practicum in assessment and remediation. In addition, she has 10 years of teaching experience in higher education and 12 years' experience in preschool through fifth-grade classrooms.

Eun-Young Jung, assistant professor of special education, has worked as a research assistant for the federally funded research center Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Service Institute, where she reviewed and evaluated materials for their cultural and linguistic appropriateness for professionals in early childhood education and young children with disabilities and their families. She also developed training materials for early childhood educators and child-care providers for the Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations of Early Learning, funded by Head Start and Child Care Bureaus. Jung's research interests focus on the peer-related social interactions of young children with and without disabilities in inclusive preschool settings.

William Kline, associate professor of counselor education, brings more than 20 years of experience in teaching and private practice to the college. Kline comes to the college from Idaho State University, where he worked extensively with doctoral students and directed several dissertations. He has served on the editorial boards of various professional counseling journals and is the current editor of Counselor Education and Supervision. In addition, Kline is a licensed professional clinical counselor and a certified clinical mental health counselor and group psychotherapist.

Jennifer Malmberg, instructor of phonics and emergent literacy, brings a wealth of knowledge about the literacy field to the position and plays an active role in literacy advocacy. Malmberg also brings strong skills in curriculum and development to the position through her work on the Athens City School District's Language Arts Benchmarks for first through eighth grades. Her research interests include investigating instructional practices of grammar teaching and redefining grammar in a more psycholinguistic way.

David Moore, assistant professor in instructional technology, comes to the college from Portland (Ore.) State University, where he was manager of distributed education with primary responsibilities for faculty development, instructional design support and distance learning.

Renee Smith, instructor of instructional technology, is new to the position, but not new to the college, as she has taught classes here in the past. Originally from Austin, Texas, Smith received her master's in computer education and technology from Ohio University. She has been a first-grade teacher at Nelsonville-York, Ohio, and a special education teacher in Texas.

Shuyan Wang, instructor of instructional technology, recently completed her doctorate in instructional technology at Ohio University. Wang's research agenda includes the use of electronic portfolios in the classroom and the study of instructional design.

Mary Weems, visiting assistant professor of cultural studies, has a doctorate in education from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and a master's in English/creative writing from Cleveland State University. Weems brings a different stance to cultural studies with strong interdisciplinary experience including a background in poetry and literature.

Kaye Martin, associate professor of teacher education at Ohio University Lancaster Campus, has taught courses in social studies methods, reading and language arts methods, and middle childhood curriculum and instruction. Most recently, she taught in the teacher education program at Muskingum College. Her research interests include teacher education and Japanese education.

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