Chowan University Announces Promotions
Chowan University proudly takes advantage of every opportunity to exercise use of their tagline, "Faith in your future." Not only do they encourage students to excel, but they are also excited to promote faculty and staff members who go above and beyond the call of duty. As of June 1st the following promotions are in effect.
Jay Howell was promoted from Executive Director of Information Technology to Assistant Vice President of Information Technology. His responsibilities include providing technical direction for the University and supervising the Department of Information Technology.
Class of 2013 graduate, Miss Chowan University 2012-2013, and former Director of Residence Life for Chowan University, Danielle Coleman, is still a part of the Chowan family with her new position as the Assistant Dean of Students for Residence Life.
Brooke Reich, a staff member of two years has been promoted from Associate Director of University Relations to Senior Development Director and Director of University Relations and Communication. Reich will provide strategic leadership to shape and deliver the public voice of Chowan University.
Among the Chowan University faculty, Carolyn Modlin has been appointed a Faculty Marshal. She serves as Professor of Education and is the Director for Disability Services. Her work includes teaching and assisting students who may need accommodations in order to be successful in their University academic studies.
Linda Hassell, a former Faculty Marshal, will serve as the Chief Faculty Marshal for 2016-2017. Along with her duties in Library Services, Hassell is in charge of cataloging materials in all formats for Whitaker Library.
Hunter Taylor and Jill Awuni have both been promoted to Assistant Professor. Taylor was promoted to Assistant Professor of Business Administration where he teaches Business Mathematics, Foundations of Business and Foundations of Management Theory. Awuni, known as mother figure to many international students at Chowan, has been promoted to Assistant Professor of Religion and Business Administration. She teaches courses in Understanding the Bible and Critical Thinking.
Jennifer Place has been granted tenure and promoted to Associate Professor. Through her advising, the Department of Psychology offers first year Psychology majors an opportunity to be matched with upper class Psychology majors into mentoring “teams” for support and assistance throughout the academic year.
Tom Eisenmenger was promoted to Assistant Professor of Information Systems. Eisenmenger also serves as faculty advisor for Sigma Beta Delta, International Honor Society for Business, Management and Administration students. He teaches courses in Computer Networking and Artificial Intelligence.
Tom Collins, Chair of the Department of Sports Science, has been granted tenure. He teaches courses in Sport Marketing and Public Relations. In addition to his promotion to tenure, he has also been promoted to Full Professor.
Steve Harders, who works with students in the Theatre@Chowan productions on campus each spring and fall, is now promoted to Full Professor of Communication and Drama. Harders also serves as Coordinator of the Fine Arts Studio.
Greg Taylor is currently researching the history of the North Carolina State Penitentiary and was promoted to Full Professor of History. Taylor presently teaches Modern American History with a focus on North Carolina and is coordinator of the African American studies track.
Chair of the Biology Department Heather McGuire was promoted to Full Professor of Biology. She works with students to conduct research in an Ecology Field Camp and teaches courses on General Biology and Wildlife.
Also given tenure was Mukta Bhandari who was recently promoted to Associate Professor of Mathematics. He works with faculty and staff members to present the Math Colloquium held periodically at Chowan each semester.
Chowan is also looking forward to the return of former faculty member Chris Rupsch who rejoins the faculty as Dean of the new School of Fine and Applied Arts.
Congratulations to all these individuals for achieving this important step in the development of their careers in higher education!