Sept. 6, 2006
Morningside College has welcomed eight new faculty members to campus this fall.
New faculty members include the following: Lynne Carroll, R.N., B.S.N., assistant professor of nursing; Dr. S. Aun Hassan, assistant professor of economics; Jeffrey Herlihy, visiting instructor of Spanish; Dr. Patricia Kultgen, assistant professor of biology; Susanne Lubbers, visiting instructor of education; Dr. Wayne Marty, visiting professor of biology; Dolie Thompson, visiting instructor of photography; and Dr. Leslie Werden, assistant professor of composition and rhetoric.
Carroll has 27 years of experience in the nursing field. She comes to Morningside from Cass County Memorial Hospital in Atlantic, Iowa, where she had been the coordinator of outpatient behavioral health since 2001. Carroll received her R.N. from Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing, Omaha, Neb., in 1978 and a bachelor of science in nursing degree from Methodist College of Nursing and Allied Health in Omaha in 2000. She received a master of science in nursing degree from Methodist College of Nursing and Allied Health this past May. Carroll is a certified C.P.R. instructor and is a member of the American Nurses Association.
Hassan had been at Texas Tech University since 2001, where he most recently served as visiting assistant professor of economics. Hassan was also a graduate instructor of economics and a research assistant for the Department of Health Services Research and Management during his time at Texas Tech. He was regional manager at Xian Electric in Pakistan from 1997 to 2000 and was assistant manager at Bank of Punjab in Pakistan from 1995 to 1997. Hassan received a bachelor of arts degree from Punjab University in Pakistan in 1993. He received a master’s degree in economics from Punjab in 1995 and a doctorate in economics from Texas Tech in 2005.
Herlihy graduated with a bachelor of arts degree from Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Mass., in 2000. He received the Titulo de Estudios Avanzados, the Spanish equivalent of a master of arts degree, from La Universidad Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain, in 2003 and is currently working on his doctorate there. Herlihy was a Spanish instructor at Pope John XXIII High School, Everett, Mass., from 2003 to 2005 and was a high school biology and literature instructor in Quito, Ecuador, in 2000. He has also been a translator for “The Boston Globe.”
Kultgen was previously at Isothermal Community College in Spindale, N.C., where she had been a biology instructor since 2003. She served as a teaching assistant, supervisor of undergraduate research, and coordinated summer undergraduate research in physiology while pursuing her doctorate degree at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Kultgen received the Meritorious Research Award for Young Investigators from the American Physiological Society in 2002. She graduated with a bachelor of arts degree from Ripon College in Wisconsin in 1997 and received her doctorate in cell and molecular physiology from North Carolina in 2002.
Lubbers comes to Morningside from Sioux City East High School, where she had been a grades 9-12 language arts teacher since 1992. She was the chair of East’s English department during the 2004-05 academic year and served as the school’s debate coach from 1992 to 1994 and as head volleyball coach from 1994 to 2000. Lubber’s first teaching position came at Allison-Bristow Community Schools in Iowa, where she was a grades 6-12 language arts teacher and high school head girls’ basketball and softball coach during the 1991-92 academic year. Lubbers graduated from the University of South Dakota with a bachelor of science in education degree in 1991 and earned a master’s degree in education from Southwest Minnesota State University in 2006.
Marty was a long time professor of biology and director of natural sciences at Westmar University in Le Mars, Iowa. Marty taught at Westmar from 1959 to 1997. During his time at Westmar he also served as the Eagles’ cross country coach. Marty did research and taught zoology, microbiology, and parasitology during a sabbatical at Silliman University in the Philippines from 1978 to 1979. He was a graduate teaching assistant at Iowa State University from 1957 to 1959 and has also taught at the University of South Dakota, Mount Marty College, and Briar Cliff College. Marty graduated with a bachelor of arts degree from Westmar in 1953 and received his master’s and doctorate degrees in zoology from Iowa State in 1959 and 1962, respectively.
Thompson graduated with a bachelor of arts degree from Briar Cliff College in 1979 and received a master of fine arts degree in photography from Savannah College of Art & Design in 2003. She has won numerous awards for her photography, including the Juror’s Award at the 2003 Philips Mill Photographic Exhibition in New Hope, Pa., and the 2001 Mae Poetter Photography Award from Savannah College of Art & Design. Thompson was an adjunct professor of photography at the University of South Dakota in 2003, a teaching assistant at Savannah College of Art & Design in 2002, and an instructor at Morningside’s Art Critique Days in 1998, 2000, and 2003.
Werden graduated from the University of Minnesota with a bachelor of arts degree in communications in 1991. She received a master’s degree in English from Winona State University in 2001 and earned her doctorate in English from the University of North Dakota in 2006. Werden was a visiting scholar at Winona State in July 2005 and was a graduate teaching assistant at North Dakota from 2001 to 2005. She served as an adjunct instructor and a teaching assistant at Winona State from 1998 to 2000. While at North Dakota, Werden became director of the university’s annual writers conference and served as reading editor and marketing advisor for “North Dakota Quarterly,” the university’s literary journal.