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WILMORE, KY—Asbury College welcomes several new faculty for the 2006-07 academic year.

Timothy Crook is assistant professor of education. Crook holds his M.A.Ed. from Georgetown College and earned his B.A. from Asbury College. He previously served as a part-time instructor of education at the College. Crook has more than 30 years experience in education as both a teacher and administrator.

Steven Dawson is assistant professor of social work and sociology and department chair. Dawson holds his M.S.W. from the University of Kentucky, M.Div. from Asbury Theological Seminary and B.A. from Miami University (Ohio). Dawson previously served as a part-time instructor of social work at the College. In addition to teaching, Dawson has served as the project coordinator for the College’s Transformations Project coordinating multiple programs funded through the $2-million grant from the Lilly Endowment.

Megan Salyer is instructor of Spanish. Salyer holds her M.A. from the University of Kansas and B.A. from Transylvania University. She previously taught Spanish courses at the University of Kansas as a graduate teaching assistant.

Malinda Stull is assistant professor of biochemistry. Stull holds her Ph.D. from Penn State College of Medicine and earned her B.A. from Asbury College. She was previously a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Cincinnati. One of her research interests is breast cancer. She is the author of several publications found in scientific journals.

Nathan Waggoner is instructor of media communications. Waggoner earned both his M.A. and B.A. from Asbury College. He has served as the director of the WGM Student Center on campus since 1999. Waggoner has also been producer and director of media for the media production company, Aaron and Hur Productions, since 2002.

Anne Witherington is instructor of biology. Witherington holds her M.S. from Northeastern University and B.S. from Stonehill College. She has served as part-time instructor of biology at the College since 1996.

New part-time faculty for the College include:

  • Clyde Beavers, instructor of music
  • Stephen Boyd, instructor of business
  • Timothy Davis, instructor of theatre
  • Megan Estelle, instructor of general education
  • Valerie Eveland, instructor of music
  • Nicole Farley, instructor of general education
  • David Harden, instructor of English
  • Marlene Helm, instructor of education
  • Dorothy Kempf, instructor of health, physical education and athletics
  • Matthew Lewis, instructor of health and physical education
  • Nam-Hee Lim, instructor of music
  • Ann Livengood, instructor of physical education
  • Joseph Okello, instructor of philosophy
  • Lee Rainwater, instructor of physical education
  • Nancy Sleeth, instructor of English
  • Greg Stepp, instructor of music
  • Timothy Thompson, instructor of general education
  • David Wheeler, instructor of English.