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Mount Union Welcomes New Faculty Members

August 7, 2013

ALLIANCE, Ohio — The University of Mount Union has added 19 new faculty members to its ranks.

Dr. Andy Bain of Hampshire, England, will join the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice as assistant professor. Prior to joining the Mount Union faculty, Bain worked as course leader in the University of Portsmouth’s Institute of Criminal Justice Studies. He earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in criminology and criminal justice from the University of Portsmouth, a post-graduate diploma in psychology from Open University, Milton Keynes, a Master of Science degree in criminal justice studies from University of Portsmouth and a Bachelor of Science degree in sociology/psychology from Southampton University.

Professor Tim Beitzel, MSN, RN of North Canton, OH, will join the Department of Nursing as assistant professor. Prior to coming to Mount Union, Beitzel worked as clinical assistant professor of nursing at Walsh University. He earned a Master of Science degree in nursing education and a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from South University and a registered nurse degree from Aultman Hospital School of Nursing.

Dr. Jay Boyalakuntla of Pittsburgh, PA, will join the Department of Engineering as assistant professor of mechanical engineering. Prior to joining the Mount Union faculty, Boyalakuntla worked as assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology. He earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree and a Master of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and a Bachelor of Engineering degree in mechanical engineering from Birla Institute of Technology and Science in India.

Dr. Thanh (Tony) Bui of Jacksonville, FL, will join the Department of Accounting as assistant professor. He previously worked as director of portfolio management and financial analyst for Camarda Financial Advisors, LLC. Bui earned a Doctor of Business Administration degree in accounting from Argosy University and a Master of Science degree in finance and Bachelor of Science in banking degree from National Economics University in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Professor Stacey Cederbloom of Salem, OH, joins the Mount Union faculty as visiting instructor of Mathematics. Cederbloom earned a Master of Arts degree in education from Ashland University and a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from Mount Union.

Dr. Rebecca DiLiddo will join Mount Union as Collaborative for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Director for Instructional Design and Pedagogy. Previously, she served as Dean of the Division of Math, Science, Technology and Health at Schenectady County Community College. She earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in botany from The Ohio State University and a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Milligan College.

Professor Joel Evans of Hubbard, OH, will join the Mount Union faculty in the fall as visiting instructor of marketing. Evans is the owner of Joel Evans Photography in Hubbard and general manager of Pizza Works in Hubbard. He earned a Master of Business  Administration degree and a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Youngstown State University.

Dr. Osama Jadaan will join the Department of Engineering as professor and chair of the department. Previously, Jadaan served as chair and professor in the Department of General Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. He earned a Doctor of Philosophy in engineering mechanics from the Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Engineering degree in civil engineering and a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from the Pennsylvania State University.

Dr. Deok-im Jean of Oxford, OH, will join the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry as visiting assistant professor. She previously served as a teaching assistant in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Miami University. Jean earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in chemistry from Miami University and a Master of Science degree in chemistry and Bachelor of Science in chemistry from Dankook University in Korea.

Dr. Chad Korach of Miller Place, NY, will join the Department of Engineering as visiting assistant professor of mechanical engineering. He previously worked as assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at State University of New York at Stony Brook. Korach earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in mechanical engineering from Northwestern University and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree and Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree from Georgia Institute of Technology.

Dr. Chris Marks of Denton, TX, will join the Department of Biology as assistant professor. He previously served as a postdoctoral fellow at University of North Texas. He earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in biology, a Master of Science degree in biology and a Bachelor of Arts degree in secondary education from The University of Akron.

Dr. Keith Miller of Chapel Hill, NC, will join the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry as assistant professor. He earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in biochemistry and biophysics from University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Mount Union.

Professor Samantha Naug, RN, BScN, MBA of North Canton, OH, will join the Department of Nursing as director of the nursing laboratory and clinical experiences and instructor of nursing. Previously, she worked as director of clinical and laboratory experiences at Walsh University. She earned a Master of Business Administration in management degree from Walsh University and a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Laurentian University.

Dr. Kate O’Hara of Macedonia, OH, will join the Department of Education as field placement and internship coordinator. Previously, she served as adjunct instructor at Rutgers Graduate School of Education and Seton Hall University College of Education and Human Services. She earned a Doctor of Education degree in mathematics education from Rutgers, a Master of Arts in teaching degree from Monmouth University and a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from University of Dayton.

Dr. Carolyn Reid of Columbus, OH, will join the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry as assistant professor. She previously served as a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at The Ohio State University. She earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in organic chemistry from Tulane University and a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from University of the West Indies, Jamaica W.I.

Dr. Bryan Robinson of Latham, NY, will join the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice as assistant professor. He previously worked as assistant professor at The Sage Colleges. Robinson earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in sociology from State University of New York and a Master of Arts degree in sociology and a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy from Auburn University.

Professor Kelsey Scanlon of Louisville, OH, will join the Department of Human Performance and Sport Business as instructor of exercise science. She previously worked as exercise physiology lab instructor at Mount Union. She earned a Master of Science degree in exercise physiology from Kent State University and a Bachelor of Science degree in exercise science from Mount Union.

Professor Russell Tietz of Akron, OH, will join the Department of Economics, Accounting and Business Administration as assistant professor. He previously taught financial accounting at Kent State University. He earned a Master of Business Administration degree in finance and a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Akron.

Dr. Michelle Vaughan of Fulton, MO, will join the Department of Psychology as assistant professor. She previously served as an assistant professor at Westminster College. She earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in counseling psychology and a Master of Arts degree in psychology from the University of Akron and a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Baker University.

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