Sept. 7, 2004
announces nine new faculty members who will begin teaching
with the fall 2004 semester.
New faculty members
include: Dr. Shirley R. Bruce,
assistant professor of biology and chemistry; Michael
J. Buse, assistant
professor of mass communication; Dr.
David W. Chobar,
associate professor of education; Twyla
Malloy, visiting instructor of business administration
and economics; Terri P. McGaffin,
visiting assistant professor of art; Dr.
Sean R. Meehan, assistant professor of English;
Dr. Rachel J. Meyer,
visiting assistant professor of biology and chemistry; Clifford
N. Towner, assistant professor of music; and
Dr. Shelley C. Wiley,
visiting assistant professor of religious studies.
In addition, Regina
C. Bade has been promoted to math specialist
and Dr. Daniel P. Petra has
been hired as director of assessment and institutional research.
had been a post doctoral fellow in the department
of immunology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer
Center, Houston, Texas, since 2000. She has also been a research
assistant at Texas Tech University Health Science Center in
Odessa and a medical technologist and an immunohematology
supervisor at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa. Bruce received
a bachelor of science degree in life science and chemistry
from the University of Texas of the Permian Basin in 1994
and a doctorate in microbiology and immunology from the University
of Kentucky in 1999. She has published several articles and
is a frequent presenter.
had been a teacher's assistant in cinematography
at Chapman University, Orange, Calif., from 2002 to 2004.
He has also taught courses in video production at the Irvine
Fine Arts Center, Irvine, Calif., and the Meadowbrook Family
Center in Seattle, Wash. Buse received a master of fine arts
degree from Chapman in 2004. He is a member of Gamma Beta
Phi Honor Society.
comes to Morningside from Graceland University,
Lamoni, Iowa, where he was an assistant professor of secondary
education during the 2003-04 academic year. He has also been
a part-time faculty member at Baker University, Overland Park,
Kan., and an adjunct faculty member at Central Missouri State
University and Rockhurst University, Kansas City, Mo. Before
entering the education profession, Chobar was a senior organizational
development representative for internal, cultural, and technical
training for GE Transportation Systems, Blue Springs, Mo.;
president and CEO for APECS Training Group, Shawnee Mission,
Kan.; and a training specialist for SPRINT Telecommunications,
Kansas City, Mo. He has been director of business development
at Beckloff Associates, Inc., a pharmaceutical research and
development company in Overland Park, since 2002. Chobar holds
a master's degree in industrial technology from the University
of Northern Colorado and a doctorate degree in adult education
from Kansas State University.
had been an adjunct accounting and business instructor
at Western Iowa Tech Community College since 2003. She obtained
her CPA in 1983 and is a member of the Iowa Society of Certified
Public Accountants. She was an accountant for Catholic Schools
of Sioux City from 1999 to 2003 and president and director
of A Dream Fulfilled Adoption, Inc., in Hinton , Iowa , from
1995 to 1999. Malloy received a master's degree in business
administration from the University of South Dakota in 1992.
was a visiting assistant professor of art at South
Dakota State University during the 2003-04 academic year.
She was a part-time faculty member in the art department at
Morningside from 1990 to 2003. McGaffin has also been a teaching
assistant at the University of South Dakota, an instructor
and artist-in-residence at the Sioux City Art Center, and
an assistant to the director and associate director of exhibits
at the Putnam Museum, Davenport, Iowa. McGaffin received a
master's degree in painting from the University of South Dakota
had previously been a teacher and curriculum coordinator
in the English department at Mercersburg Academy, Mercersburg,
Pa., since 2002. Meehan was a visiting professor of English
at the University of Iowa in the spring of 2001, a general
education instructor at Iowa from 1997 to 1999 and 2001 to
2002, and a teacher at the Newark Academy, Livingston, N.J.,
from 1991 to 1994. Meehan was editor of "Iowa Journal of Cultural
Studies" from 1997 to 2000 and is a member of the National
Council of Teachers of English and the Modern Languages Association.
He received a master's degree in English and American literature
from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1996 and
a doctorate in English and American literature from the University
of Iowa in 2002.
had been a graduate teaching assistant and a graduate
research assistant in the biology and microbiology department
at South Dakota State University since 2001. She was an adjunct
professor at College of St. Mary, Omaha , Neb., from 1997
to 2001 and a graduate teaching assistant of biology at the
University of Nebraska-Omaha from 1995 to 1997. She is licensed
as a registered nurse in South Dakota and is a former business
manager of Watertown Radiology, Ltd., in Watertown , S.D.
Meyer received a master's degree in biology from the University
of Nebraska-Omaha in 1997 and a doctorate in biological sciences
from South Dakota State in 2004.
comes to Morningside from Wright State University,
Dayton, Ohio, where he was a graduate teaching assistant of
music since 2002. He was the music director at Archbishop
McNicholas High School, Cincinnati, Ohio, from 1995 to 2003,
and the music director at Lynchburg-Clay Local Schools, Lynchburg,
Ohio, from 1993 to 1995. He is a member of the College Band
Directors National Association, the Music Educators National
Conference, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. Towner received a master's
degree in music education from Wright State University in
had been an assistant professor of religion at Concordia
College, Moorhead, Minn., since 2001. She was a member of
the faculty at Nash Community College, Rocky Mount, N.C.,
from 1995 to 2001. She is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian
Church, U.S.A., and is a steering committee member for the
Religion in Latin America and the Caribbean Group of the American
Academy of Religion. Wiley graduated from the master's division
of the Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Austin, Texas,
in 1985 and earned a doctorate from Northwestern University
's Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in 1993.
has been a mathematics tutor at Morningside since
the fall of 2000. She was also an adjunct teacher of intermediate
algebra during the 2002-03 academic year. Before coming to
Morningside, Bade was an insurance office receptionist at
Peatrowsky & Associates, Norfolk, Neb., from 1995 to 1996.
Bade graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in
1989 and received a master's degree in statistics from Nebraska-Lincoln
had previously been the program coordinator for
academic affairs for the South Dakota Board of Regents in
Pierre since 1999. Petra was interim coordinator of assessment
at the University of South Dakota from 1997 to 1999. He was
an assistant professor of sports medicine and director of
the sports medicine department at Dakota Wesleyan University,
Mitchell, S.D., from 1994 to 1995. Petra earned a master's
degree in exercise physiology from Temple University, Philadelphia,
Pa., in 1989 and a doctorate in educational administration
with an emphasis in adult and higher education from the University
of South Dakota in 2003.