Faces of Retrenchment, Clarion University

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These are some of the faces and brief descriptions of the faculty at Clarion University who expect retrenchment letters on October 15, 2013.

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  • 1. The Faces of Retrenchment
  • 2. A caveat At this point, no specific individuals have been identified or received letters of retrenchment. Some retrenchments may be prevented through retirements. The following Faces represent our best guesses of who will be retrenched and is based on information provided by the individual faculty members who appear here. Only some faculty who are likely to receive letters of retrenchment have contributed to this project.
  • 3. Teaches Computer Information Sciences and Management courses Co-chair, Technology Subcommittee of Venango College Strategic Directions Steering Committee Co-chair, Presidential Commission on Sexual Harassment Chair, Humanities & Sciences Search Committee, 2011 to present Chair, Humanities and Science Faculty Evaluation Committee, 2011 to present Member, Faculty Senate Venango College Committee Member, University-wide Conduct Board Moderator and reviewer, Penn-York Undergraduate Research Conference Advisor, Photography Club Nancie Hunter, MBA, MAEd-CIS Venango Humanities & Sciences 2003 to present Tenure track since 2011 The Faces of Retrenchment Project
  • 4. Leah Chambers, PhD English 2010 to present Teaches first-year writing Coordinated Incoming Eagles Institute Summer Bridge Program Developed Engaged Learners Program Co-director, grant recipient, 537 Clarion, Community Learning Workshop Developed survey for directed self-placement for first year writing Research on noncognitive factors leading to academic success Advisor, Tobeco The Faces of Retrenchment Project
  • 5. Jennifer May, MEd Academic Enrichment 2000 to present Tenure track since 2007 DEd, Administration and Leadership, December 2013, Indiana University of PA Coordinator, Disability Support Services Founder/Co-Advisor, Delta Alpha Pi, International Honor Society for Students with Disabilities Chair, Presidential Commission on Disabilities Member, Facilities Planning Committee, Presidential Commission on Affirmative Action, Middle State Steering Committee, PASSHE Task Force Committee for Online Procedures for Students with Disabilities Outstanding Faculty Equity Award (2012) Executive Board of Directors for ARC of Clarion and Venango Counties (Vice-President, 2008- 2010; Treasurer, 2011-Present) APSCUF Department Representative; Chair, Nominations and Elections Committee TheFacesofRetrenchmentProject
  • 6. Joseph Croskey, MA Academic Enrichment, 2007-present ABD, Administration and Leadership, Indiana University of Pennsylvania Coordinator of Transitions (2007), Director of Advising Center (2011-12) Advisor, Sigma Sigma Sigma President, African-American Caucus Chair, Student Affairs Committee, Faculty Senate APSCUF Executive Committee for Action through Politics (CAP) Published and presented on strategies for providing effective advising The Faces of Retrenchment Project
  • 7. Tami Doverspike, MEd Academic Enrichment 2005 to present TheFacesofRetrenchmentProject Educational Talent Search, Outreach Coordinator and Academic Skills Instructor (August 2005- present), teaching study skills, career exploration, and college preparation; facilitating college visits and accessing financial aid Golden Eagle Pre-College Program Coordinator (Summer 2009) Tutoring and Testing Coordinator, (20082009) Summer Start Coordinator (Summer 2008) Learning Skills Specialist, Upward Bound (Summer 2008) People to People Student Ambassador Delegation Leader (2006-2011)
  • 8. Director of Bands since 2004 Conductor/Director of the Wind Ensemble/Symphonic Band, Golden Eagle Marching Band, and Jazz Band Member, Tenure Committee Member, APSCUF Representative Council Advisor, Kappa Kappa Psi, Tau Beta Sigma, Phi Mu Alpha, Sigma Alpha Iota, and Campus Crusade for Christ Hubert Toney, Jr., PhD Music 2004 to present TheFacesofRetrenchmentProject
  • 9. Ellen Foster, PhD English 2004 to present Teaches writing, grammar, literature, and Honors courses Drop-in academic advisor for Venango College students Coordinator of Venango Honors Program, 2009-2012 Faculty Senate Chair, 2012/2013 Venango Campus Forum Chair, 2005-2011 Chair, Clarion APSCUF Nominations and Elections Committee, 2007-2012 Co-editor of the Broadview edition of Clarence Vice-President, Communications, Sedgwick Society 20 conference presentations in literature, medical humanities, composition, and Honors education from 2004 through 2013 World Book Night Giver TheFacesofRetrenchmentProject
  • 10. First Frederick Douglass Scholar, Clarion University, 2001 1 of 2 Frederick Douglass Scholars, Lock Haven University, 2002 Acquired office for Black Studies Program/ Frederick Douglass Scholars 11 years of teaching, mentoring, and research in the English Department Member, Minority Student Service Mentoring Program Member, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA Member, Southern Regional Education Board/Compact for Faculty Diversity Past Editor, Making Connections: A Journal for Teachers of Cultural Diversity Editor, Iola Publications Parent of Athena, 2011 Clarion graduate Uraina N. Pack, PhD English 2002 to present TheFacesofRetrenchmentProject
  • 11. Elisabeth Donato, PhD French 1999 to present Tenure track since 2001 Member of Faculty Senate, Chaired Faculty Senate in 2007-08 Initiated student exchange with Catholic University of Lille, France Organizer of yearly French Film Series since 2008 Took students to France on three study abroad summer courses, including the PASSHE Summer Honors Program (2005) Advisor, French Club and Students for Choice Presents and publishes on French popular culture TheFacesofRetrenchmentProject
  • 12. Regina Jack, MEd Academic Enrichment 1992 to present Full-time as of 1999 Coordinator of Testing and Tutoring, Supervisor for Supplemental Instruction, Director of the Ralston Learning Center (computer lab) Served in Educational Opportunities Program, 1992-2008 In Curriculum and Instruction EdD program, Indiana University of Pennsylvania Serves on the Presidential Commission on Disabilities and the Pregnancy & Parenting Resources Initiative Recipient of Outstanding Social Equity Faculty Award, 2010 Advisor, Koinonia Christian Fellowship, 11 years The Faces of Retrenchment Project
  • 13. Nell ter Horst, PhD German, 1997-present Tenure track since 1999 Established study abroad and internship opportunities in Bamberg, Germany Initiated the distance education collaborative with PASSHE language faculty Developed the Film minor Chaired the Modern Languages department Advisor, German Club Published Lessing, Goethe, Kleist, and the Transformation of Gender: From Hermaphrodite to Amazon (2003) and many articles in leading peer- reviewed journals Plays cello in the Clarion University Orchestra Vice president, SAFE The Faces of Retrenchment Project
  • 14. Director of Clarion University-Community Symphony Orchestra Performed over 86 times on campus and 67 times off campus Guest Conductor/Clinician for 38 PMEA district, region, and county honors bands and orchestras Created the first Wind Ensemble at Clarion University Advisor, Clarion University Chapter of NAfME Has taught Basic Conducting, Instrumental Conducting, Music History, Aural Skills I-IV, Applied horn, Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Marching Band, Instrumental Methods, and Marching Band Techniques, as well as supervised student teachers. Casey C. Teske, DMA Music 1996 to present TheFacesofRetrenchmentProject
  • 15. Rob Bullington, MFA Theatre 1995 to present Taught and mentored 100s of young actors, many working in the field Directed 29 dramatic productions of CU Theatre The Cripple of Inishmaan and Make Sense Who May were invited to Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival Region II Acted in 11 productions of CU Theatre and Summer Theatre Performed in orchestra for 10 productions of CU Theatre Advisor, Alpha Psi Omega Taught 8 workshops for Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival The Faces of Retrenchment Project
  • 16. Rhonda McMillen-Toth, MEd Academic Enrichment 1995 to present TRIO director of Educational Talent Search, annually serving an average of 900 local residents, ages 12 through adult. Services target low-income, first generation potential college students. and provide exposure, encouragement, and assistance in enrolling in postsecondary education. Wrote and received federal grants bringing over $5.3 million to university Wrote and received funding of over $53,000 for 20 programming grants from state and private agencies and foundations Served as Coordinator of the Program of Scholastic Enrichment, to The F