Mount Union Hires Fourteen New Full-Time Faculty for 2017-2018

August 21, 2017

ALLIANCE, Ohio - The University of Mount Union has announced the hiring of fourteen new full-time faculty members in 10 different academic disciplines for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Adair Bandy
Carroll Glick
Hutsky Machamer
Mercer Narducci
Schwendiman Sensor
 Shonk  Teeling-Smith
 Towne  Wensel

 

  • Dr. Kenneth Adair comes to Mount Union as a visiting assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry. Prior to Mount Union, Adair served as a faculty member at Case Western Reserve University, Defiance College and the University of Dayton. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Ohio Wesleyan University and both his master’s and Ph.D. from the University of Oregon.
  • Dr. Elizabeth Bandy comes to Mount Union as a visiting assistant professor of communication after a highly successful career as a media consultant in California. She also taught at the University of San Francisco, San Francisco State University and Stanford University. Bandy earned her bachelor’s degree from Miami University, her master’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin and her Ph.D. from Stanford University.
  • Prior to coming to Mount Union as an associate professor of physical therapy, Dr. Mark Carroll taught at the University of Findlay and has worked clinically as a physical therapist. Carroll earned his bachelor’s degree at The Ohio State University, his master’s degree at Mount Vernon Nazarene University and his Ph.D. at Bowling Green State University.
  • Meredith Glick comes to Mount Union as a visiting instructor of communication. Glick holds a bachelor’s degree from Grove City College and a master’s degree from The University of Akron. Previously, she has served as an adjunct faculty member at Mount Union, Stark State College and Kent State University.
  • Prior to coming to Mount Union, Dr. Andrew Hutsky, taught at George Mason University and at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Hutsky earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown, and his master’s and doctorate degrees at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. At Mount Union, Hutsky will serve as assistant professor of geology.
  • Visiting assistant professor of Economics, Accounting and Business Administration, Dr. Albert Machamer comes to Mount Union after extensive experience in the business world as a consultant, plant manager, CEO, and turnaround advisor. He previously taught at Baldwin-Wallace University and Cleveland State University. Machamer holds his bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees from Kent State University.
  • Instructor of biology Heather Milliken Mercer comes to Mount Union most recently from teaching at Kent State University and in the Boardman Local Schools. Milliken Mercer earned her bachelor’s and two master’s degrees from Kent State University.
  • Elizabeth Narducci comes to Mount Union as assistant professor of physical therapy. Most recently, Narducci worked as a physical therapist at University Hospital and taught as an adjunct faculty member with the Cleveland Clinic’s Orthopedic Residency program. She earned her bachelor’s at Kenyon College and her doctor of physical therapy at Walsh University. Narducci is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in exercise physiology at Kent State University.
  • Kelly Schwendiman comes to Mount Union this fall as clinical assistant professor of nursing after teaching at the Aultman College of Nursing and Health Sciences and serving extensively as a nursing preceptor. Schwendiman holds an associate’s degree from Stark State College of Technology, and her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Kent State University.
  • Instructor of physical therapy Jennifer Sensor comes to Mount Union after having taught a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses and labs at Kent State University, The University of Akron, and NEOMED. Sensor earned her bachelor’s degree from Pennsylvania State University and is completing her doctorate in cell and molecular biology in Kent State University and NEOMED’s joint program.
  • Coming back to Mount Union in a one-semester visiting lecturer in German position is Juliann Shonk. Shonk earned her bachelor’s in German education and her master’s in educational leadership at Mount Union. Prior to returning to her alma mater, Shonk taught at the high school level and was the 2016 recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship to study the German educational system.
  • Assistant professor of physics and astronomy Dr. Richelle Teeling-Smith earned her bachelor’s degree at Kent State University and her master’s and doctorate degrees from The Ohio State University. Prior to coming to Mount Union, Teeling-Smith taught at Marion Technical College.
  • Karen Towne comes to Mount Union as clinical assistant professor of nursing. Towne earned her bachelor’s degrees from Ohio University and Kent State University and her master’s degree from Case Western Reserve University. Prior to coming to Mount Union, she taught at Ursuline College and Kent State University. Towne has also worked as a public health nurse with the Portage County Health Department.
  • Dawna Wensel comes to Mount Union as a visiting instructor of sociology and criminal justice. Before coming to the University, Wensel served in law enforcement in various capacities. Wensel earned her bachelor’s degree from Kent State University and her master’s degeree from the University of Cincinnati. She is currently working on her doctorate at The University of Akron.

In addition, Mount Union welcomes Jeff Neitzke in the administrative staff position of assistant director of bands. A long-time adjunct faculty member at Mount Union, Neitzke holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois and a master’s degree from the University of Akron.

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