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Faculty promoted at Ohio University-Zanesville

ZANESVILLE, Ohio -- University professors receive promotions only after years of scholarly research and service to community and university, while still maintaining a rigorous teaching schedule and advising plenty of students.

This fall, four faculty members at Ohio University - Zanesville met these requirements and advanced in university rank. Sheida Shirvani has been promoted to professor of Communication Studies, Sally Fusner to associate professor of Nursing, Michael Nern to associate professor of English and Sharon Staib to associate professor of Nursing.

Shirvani, a resident of Columbus, earned her doctoral degree from North Texas State University, her master's degree from Eastern New Mexico University, and her bachelor's degree from Damavand College, Tehran, Iran. She has been with Ohio University-Zanesville since 1987.

Fusner, who resides in Dresden, received her doctoral degree from Ohio University, and both her master's and bachelor's degrees from The Ohio State University. Fusner has been with Ohio University-Zanesville since 1991.

Nern, a resident of Zanesville, earned his master's degree from Ohio University and his bachelor's degree from Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. He has been with Ohio University-Zanesville since 1987.

Staib received her master's degree from The Ohio State University, her bachelor's from Walsh University in Canton, Ohio, and her associate's degree from Marion Technical College. A resident of McConnelsville, Staib has been with Ohio University-Zanesville since 1988.

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Media Contact: Public Relations Coordinator Connie Shriver, (740) 588-1509 or shriverc@ohio.edu

Editors: Photos of the four faculty are available on the Web at www.zanesville.ohiou.edu/pr/promos.asp

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