College Welcomes New Faculty Members to Campus

April 06, 2010

Mount Union College announces the addition of four new faculty members to the college community.

 

Benjamin Burlingham of Bloomington, Indiana has been selected to join the chemistry department. Burlingham earned his bachelor's degree from Grove City College and his Ph.D. from Indiana University.

Before joining the faculty of Mount Union, Burlingham worked as an instructor in the chemistry department at Indiana University. He has published articles in the Journal of Organic Chemistry, Journal of Chemistry Education, and the Journal of the American Chemistry Society.

Sandra Ekstrand of Aurora, Ohio has been selected to join the business administration, accounting, and economics department. Ekstrand earned her bachelor's degree from Malone College, and a master's degree from Case Western Reserve University.

Before joining the faculty of Mount Union, Ekstrand worked as the associate director of human resources and organizational development at Northeastern Ohio University's College of Medicine.

Hanna Freij of Ravenna, Ohio has been selected to join the history department as an assistant professor. Freij earned his bachelor's degree and master's degree from San Francisco State University and a doctoral degree from the University of Pittsburgh.

Before joining the faculty at Mount Union, Freij worked as an assistant professor at Kent State University and the University of Utah. He has published articles in the Journal of Political and Military Sociology, The Journal of Conflict Studies, and Nationalism and Ethic Politics.

Emily Goss of Arlington, Massachusetts has been selected to join the foreign language department as an assistant professor. She earned her bachelor's degree at Oberlin College and her master's degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she is currently working on her doctoral degree.

Before joining the faculty at Mount Union, Goss worked as a translator and researcher at the Cadmus Group, Inc. and as an instructor at Boston University.

Jennifer Hillyer of North Canton, Ohio has been selected to join the biology department. Hillyer earned her bachelor's degree and her master's degree from Youngstown State University.

Before joining the faculty at Mount Union, Hillyer worked as an instructor at Kent State University, Stark State College, and Youngstown State University.

Patricia Kelvin of Poland, Ohio has been selected to join the communication

department as an associate professor. Kelvin earned her bachelor's degree from the University of California, Davis, her master's degree from Humboldt State University in California, and her Ph.D. from The Ohio State University.

Before joining the faculty at Mount Union, Kelvin worked as an assistant professor at Youngstown State University. She also works as an editorial writer at The Vindicator.

Ken Lodewyk of Langley, British Columbia, has been selected to join the human performance and sports management department as an assistant professor. He earned his bachelor's degree from Calvin College, a master's degree from the University of British Columbia, and a doctoral degree from Simon Fraser University.

Before joining the faculty at Mount Union, Lodewyk worked as an assistant professor of human kinetics at Trinity Western University, and as a teacher at Fraser Valley Christian High School.

Paulo Machado of Silver Spring, MD has been selected to join the art department as an assistant professor. Machado earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland and his master's degree from the Maryland Institute College of Art.

Before joining the faculty at Mount Union, Machado worked as a lecturer at Maryland University, and a teacher at Bell Multicultural High School. He has also contributed art to the group exhibitions "Drawn to the Walls," "Futur Skulpture," "Sculpture Now," and "Drama of the Ordinary."

Matthew Metzgar of Stow, Ohio has been selected to join the economics, accounting, and business administration department as an assistant professor. He earned his bachelor's degree from West Virginia University, a master's degree from Wheeling Jesuit University, and a doctoral degree from the University of Tennessee.

Before joining the faculty at Mount Union, Metzgar worked as a visiting assistant professor at Kent State University and a graduate teaching associate at the University of Tennessee.

Martha L. Shockey of Fairview Heights, Illinois has been selected to join the sociology department as an assistant professor. She earned her bachelor's degree from St. Ambrose College, a master's degree and a doctoral degree from the University of Iowa.

Before joining the faculty at Mount Union, Shockey worked as an adjunct professor at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, St. Charles Community College, and Appalachian State University.

Angela Smith Alder of Canton, Ohio has been selected to join the political science department as an assistant professor. She earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, a master's degree in educational administration from the University of Nebraska-Omaha, and a master of laws degree from Harvard Law School.

Before joining the faculty at Mount Union, Smith Alder worked as an instructor at Kent State University and as director of advising at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Teachers College. She has published articles in the Nebraska Law Review and the Creighton Law Review.

Shawn Watters of Canton, Ohio has been selected to join the education department. She earned her bachelor's degree and her master's degree from Kent State University.

Before joining the faculty at Mount Union, Watters worked as a teacher at the Stark County Educational Service Center and as an instructor at Walsh University.

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