President's Newsletter March 2017

Faculty Excellence


A large group of successful tenure and promotion recipients was announced in January, including:

Dr. Travis Berger - Tenure
Dr. Samuel Bradley – Tenure and Promotion to Associate Faculty
Dr. Greg Chown – Tenure and Promotion to Associate Faculty
Dr. Corey Harris – Tenure and Promotion to Associate Faculty
Dr. Joseph Kremer – Promotion to Associate Faculty
Dr. Ryan Lange – Tenure and Promotion to Associate Faculty
Mr. Peter Rampson – Tenure and Promotion to Associate Faculty
Dr. Erin Way – Tenure and Promotion to Associate Faculty

In addition, a sabbatical has been approved for Dr. Janae Sholtz.

Many members of Alvernia’s faculty and staff are celebrating employment anniversaries at our recognition ceremony on Tuesday, March 21 (2 p.m., McGlinn). Among them, three faculty members are celebrating significant milestones. Ellen Engler (education) and Polly Mathys (CIS) are celebrating 30 years, and Carol Schwanger (Music) is celebrating 40 years of educating students.

Bongrae Seok (philosophy) and Jodi Radosh (communication) published new books this spring. “Moral Psychology of Confucian Shame” is Bongrae’s fourth book, and is part of a series on critical inquiries in comparative philosophy published by Rowan & Littlefield International. Jodi co-authored an interactive book titled “Shoot, Edit, Share” on the basics of video production.

Speaking of Alvernia authors, if healthy eating is still on your list of New Year’s resolutions, be sure to join biology instructor Diane Kraft, who will discuss her co-authored book “The A-Z Guide to Food As Medicine” as this spring’s Literary Festival presentation in the Francis Hall Atrium, April 20 (4 p.m.).

Joshua Smith, (chemistry), gave an abbreviated chemistry lecture at Reading High in December and worked with students to complete a laboratory experience through the Reading Collegiate Scholars program. More visits are planned for the spring semester by Elena Lawrick (multilingual services) and Sue Guay (communication).


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