10 WSU-Tri-Cities faculty named to part-time positions

Tri-City HeraldJanuary 3, 2014 

Ten faculty members at Washington State University Tri-Cities have been named to part-time leadership positions as part of the university's continued restructuring efforts.

The faculty members are expected to retain the teaching, research and administrative responsibilities they had before, a release said.

"In streamlining our administrative structure, we are solidifying ownership for academic programming with those who are most closely involved in the programs themselves: our world-class research and teaching faculty," said Michael Mays, interim Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, in the release.

-- Carol Wilkerson, who is interim director of the Office of Student Affairs, will also be coordinator of academic programs. She will work with academic program directors to implement course schedules, resolves student and faculty concerns and work on academic management.

-- Kathleen McAteer, who is a clinical assistant professor in biological sciences, will be coordinator of undergraduate education. She will promote undergraduate research, implement a freshman seminar and spearhead instructional innovation among other duties.

-- Maria Moscatelli, director of field services and teacher professional certification for the College of Education, will be coordinator of outreach and student success. Her new tasks will include developing a College in High School program and a summer bridge program for freshmen and serving as a liaison between the offices of Academic Affairs, Student Services and Enrollment Management.

-- Susan Campbell, a nursing instructor, has been named as interim director of the College of Nursing at the Richland campus.

-- Robert Bauman, associate history professor; Allan Felsot, professor of entomology and environmental toxicology; and Paul Strand, associate psychology professor, were named as academic program leads for the College of Arts & Sciences.

-- Nancy Ashley, clinical associate professor of information systems, will be the academic program lead for the College of Business

-- Michele Acker-Hocevar, associate professor of educational leadership, and Judy Morrison, associate professor of science education, will be academic program leads for the College of Education.

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