MOUNT UNION COLLEGE WELCOMES NEW FACES

April 22, 2010

 

ALLIANCE, Ohio?Mount Union has announced the addition of four new faculty members to the college community.

Clark Archer of Rockhill, South Carolina has been selected to join the computer science & information systems department as an associate professor. Archer earned his bachelor of science degree in mathematics from Mount Union College, master of arts degree in mathematics from Bowling Green State University, master of science degree in statistics/biometry from Florida State University, and his doctoral degree in management information systems from Kennedy-Western University.

Before joining the faculty of Mount Union, Archer worked as an associate professor of computer science at Winthrop University, as well as a research statistician, statistics instructor and assistant chair for the department of mathematics and statistics at the University of South Carolina

Clara Becerra of Canfield has been selected to join the foreign language department as an assistant professor. Becerra earned her bachelor of arts degree in Spanish and English from Licendiado Universidad Pedagogica, a master of arts degree in Spanish from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, and a doctoral degree in Spanish from the University of Texas at Austin.

Before joining the faculty of Mount Union, Becerra worked for Youngstown State University as a part-time faculty member for Spanish in the department of foreign languages. At Youngstown State she also instructed in the areas of methodology, media technology, and computer skills.

Mark Blegen of Akron has been selected to join the human performance and sport management department as an assistant professor. Blegen earned his bachelor of arts degree in sport science from St. Olaf College, a master of science degree in exercise physiology from St. Cloud State University, and a doctoral degree in exercise physiology from Kent State University.

Before joining the faculty of Mount Union, Blegen worked as a graduate assistant at St. Cloud State University as well as for Kent State University. During this time, he conducted research, analyses, fitness tests and performed several projects regarding nutrition, exercise and environmental physiology.

Patricia Boehm of Boardman has been selected to join the music department as an assistant professor. Boehm earned her bachelor of music degree in voice and opera from Jacksonville University, a master of music degree in opera production from Florida State University, and a doctoral degree of philosophy in music education from Kent State University.

Prior to coming to Mount Union, Boehm worked as an adjunct music faculty member for the University of Akron, Jacksonville University, and Kent State. She also worked as a graduate teaching assistant at The Hugh A. Glauser School of Music and as a full-time general music teacher for elementary students at St. Andrew's Episcopal Day School.

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