Goshen College introduces new employees for 2009-10

GOSHEN, Ind. – Goshen College is pleased to announce and welcome new employees for the 2009-10 academic year. Several persons were hired and started earlier in the year, and several have changed positions within the institution.

Andrew Ammons is an assistant professor of biological sciences. He received a bachelor’s degree from Berea College and a doctorate in entomology from Purdue University. He was most recently in a postdoctoral position at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas. Ammons’ doctoral thesis topic was “Quantitative trait loci (QTL) and candidate genes influencing ethanol vapor sensitivity in honeybees” and his continuing research interests are in honeybee genetics.

Chantell Barnhill is the admission office assistant. She received a bachelor’s degree from Ball State University and is pursuing a master’s degree in English at Indiana University South Bend.

Joe Bean is the director of printing and mailing services. He received a bachelor’s degree from Goshen College in 2001 through the Division of Adult and External Studies program. He has previously worked in the restaurant industry serving as a branded foods director, district supervisor and operations director, and was employed by both large diversified organizations and small family-owned organizations. Most recently Bean was employed as a career and employment specialist with the Job Corp program in South Bend.

Anne Berry is an assistant professor of art. She is a 1999 graduate of Goshen College and received a master of fine arts degree from the School of Visual Communication Design at Kent State University. Her graduate work focused on environmental graphic design.

Julie Bruneau is an assistant professor of English, after serving in that role for an interim position for the past year. She received a bachelor’s degree in English from Colby College, a master’s of education degree from the University of Hartford (Conn.) and completed her doctorate at Notre Dame. Her dissertation was “Perceval the Welshman: Identity in Medieval British Romance.” Bruneau has taught English at Highlands Ranch High School in Littleton, Colo., worked at Notre Dame’s Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning, and served on the curriculum committee for Notre Dame’s first-year writing program.

Rachel Campagnoli is a graphic designer in the Public Relations Office. She received a bachelor’s degree from Ball State University and previously worked as a graphic designer for the South Bend Tribune.

Seth Conley is an assistant professor of communication, teaching courses in television broadcasting and video production. He received a bachelor’s degree from Indiana Wesleyan University. He worked as a news anchor and reporter for WLFI-TV, the CBS affiliate in West Lafayette, Ind.

Andrea Dalton is a part-time assistant professor of Bible, religion and philosophy. She received a bachelor’s degree from Messiah College and a master’s degree from Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary.

Karen Day is the administrative assistant in the Academic Resource and Writing Center. She received a bachelor’s degree from Cumberland College.

Josh Garrett is an assistant professor of American Sign Language. He has been interpreting professionally since 1998 and holds three national interpreter certifications. He has been training and mentoring interpreters for the past six years. Garrett was elected and served on the Indiana Chapter of Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (ICRID) state board. He has taught at Purdue University.

Kristi Glick is an assistant professor of art. She will teach a variety of classes with a primary media focus on metals. She is a 1997 graduate of Goshen College and received a master’s of fine arts degree in metal design from East Carolina University. She has worked as a studio artist in Charlottesville, Va., and she has had work in national and international juried exhibits in the United States and in London.

Doug Gossman is the head coach for women’s tennis. He received a bachelor’s degree from Grace College. Gossman has been teaching tennis for the past 23 years, including coaching high school teams in Warsaw, Goshen and Middlebury, Ind., and Coconut Grove, Fla.

Randy Horst is an associate professor of art. He is a 1983 Goshen College graduate and received a master of fine arts degree in drawing from Bowling Green State University. He taught at both Bowling Green and Goshen College before teaching art and art history for the past 15 years at The University of Montana Western in Dillon, Mont. He previously worked as an art director at both Mennonite Mutual Aid and Great Harvest Bread Company.

Gregory Imbur is an assistant professor of education and will teach methodology courses as well as taking significant leadership in accreditation and licensure work in the department. He received a bachelor’s degree from the College of William and Mary, a master’s degree from Middlebury College and a doctorate in the social foundations of education from the University of Virginia. He most recently taught at the University of Wisconsin-Plattville, and previously studied and taught at Abo Akademi University in Vasa, Finland, and taught English in Hungary.

Ana Juarez is the program director for Latino Studies Semester. She received a bachelor’s degree from Grace College and a master’s degree in social administration from Case Western Reserve University.

David King is a technology intern for Information Technology Services and will spend the year assisting with the implementation of a new campus-wide wireless system. He is a 2009 graduate of Goshen College.

Lisa Kirkton is an assistant professor of nursing. She is a 1997 graduate of Goshen College. She has been employed at Oaklawn Psychiatric Center as office psychiatric nurse, outpatient nurse case manager and coordinator of outpatient services, and is board certified in psychiatric mental health nursing.

Tracy Marble Buller is an associate professor of nursing. She is a graduate of Lutheran Hospital School of Nursing and Ball State University, and received a master of science in nursing degree in community health nursing from Indiana Wesleyan University.

Lynn McClung is a part-time recruiter for the Division of Adult and External Studies. She is a 2006 graduate of Goshen College’s organizational leadership program. She has started two businesses and was employed by Zimmer, Inc. in Warsaw, Ind., as the assistant to the president and associate manager for contract compliance and administration.

Paul Meyer Reimer, a 1984 Goshen College graduate, is as associate professor of physics. He received a master’s degree from Purdue University and a doctorate from the University of Illinois. He created Goshen College’s first Web site in 1994, while working as an adjunct professor and Web developer for the past 16 years.

Diane Miller is a part-time payroll clerk in the Human Resources Office. She received an associate’s degree from Hesston College.

Roberta Miller is an administrative assistant at Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College, and her role includes being the volunteer coordinator for educational programming and farm manager for the agroecology program. She is a 1973 Goshen College graduate. Miller has directed The Garden Project of the Greater Lansing Food Bank in Lansing, Mich., and worked at Aurora Services, Inc., a small publishing company.

Steven Miller will be a half-time assistant professor of history for this academic year. He is a 1999 Goshen College graduate and he earned a master’s degree and doctorate from Vanderbilt University. Miller recently published a major book titled Billy Graham and the Rise of the Republican South (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2009), which received a favorable review from The New York Times. He has previously taught at Goshen, Vanderbilt and Webster University.

Jan Plummer is the assistant controller. She is a 1987 graduate of Goshen College. She worked as a tax manager in Chicago and has been self-employed in tax planning, preparation and consulting.

Jim Routhier is the head coach of women’s volleyball. He received a bachelor’s degree from Ball State University. He spent 35 years teaching, coaching at Concord High School in Elkhart, Ind.

Mervin Stutzman is the assistant director of student financial aid. He received a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Mennonite University. He has run a drywall business, been business manager at a private school in Puerto Rico and worked as an accountant.

Laura Wheeler is an associate professor of graduate nursing. She received a bachelor’s and master’s degree in nursing from the University of Cincinnati. She has been working since 2005 as a family nurse practitioner for the Goshen Primecare System in an internal medicine practice.

Christine Willard Noria is an assistant professor of psychology. At the University of Notre Dame, she received a bachelor’s degree in psychology and Spanish, a master’s degree in developmental psychology and a doctorate in developmental psychology. She has also completed a master’s of education in human development at Lehigh University in the school psychology program. Last year she also completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Notre Dame’s First Year of Studies in Academic Advising.

Several faculty have also moved to new positions within the institution: Kevin Gross moved from Information Technology Services senior analyst to institutional research analyst; Vickie Miller changed from computer support specialist to assistant director of human resources; Floyd Saner changed from professor of computer science/director of instructional technology to director of institutional research, educational technology and assessment; Mary Beth Schlabach changed from cataloging and acquisitions specialist to cataloging and acquisitions librarian; Dan Stutzman moved from AV Systems Specialist to Senior Desktop Architecture Specialist in the Information Technology Department. Victoria Waters added the position of Mennonite Historical Library (MHL) serials manager to her ongoing position as MHL associate librarian; and Mandy Yoder moved from applicant administrative assistant to administrative assistant to the vice president for enrollment.

The adjunct professors this year will be: Rebecca Balon in the American Sign Language Department; Lisa Gautsche in the Education Department; Joshua Brandon Holden in the Mathematics Department; Patti McGlauchlen in the Education Department; and Carl Meyer in the Communication Department.

In addition, the Center for Intercultural Teaching and Learning (CITL) has one visiting research fellows:

Aliah Carolan-Silva recently completed a doctorate in curriculum, teaching and educational policy at Michigan State University. Her dissertation research focused on family-community-school relationships and families’ use of resources to support education. She received a bachelor’s degree from the College of William and Mary in Virginia. Her research for CITL will be, “The Influence of Latino Students’ Social Networks on Their Academic Achievement.”

Editors: For more information about this release, to arrange an interview or request a photo, contact Goshen College News Bureau Director Jodi H. Beyeler at (574) 535-7572 or jodihb@goshen.edu.

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