Culver-Stockton College welcomes new faculty members
Thursday, August 19, 2010
CANTON, Mo. – Culver-Stockton College announces the appointment of four new faculty members beginning in the 2010-2011 school year.
"It's through the hard work and dedication of our faculty and staff that Culver- Stockton College has earned its position as a well known, well respected institution of higher learning, and we look to our new faculty members to help carry on this tradition. Each new faculty member brings with them knowledge and abilities that will only help further Culver-Stockton's commitment to providing students of promise with a superb education. We are fortunate to have such strong colleagues joining our school and welcome them all to the C-SC family," said Richard Valentine, president of Culver-Stockton College.
Tyler Tomlinson, who will be a lecturer in the C-SC communication department, is the former weekend sports anchor for WGEM News in Quincy, Ill. Tomlinson also served as an adjunct professor at Culver-Stockton College and Quincy University, teaching principles of performance and communications. He earned his master’s degree in arts, majoring in mass communication, from University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, Mo., and his bachelor of arts from Culver-Stockton College.
Tomlinson is a deacon in the Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity and a volunteer with the Salvation Army. In addition to serving as a lecturer at C-SC, Tomlinson will also serve as assistant coach for the Lady Wildcats basketball team.
Chad DeWaard, Ph.D., joins Culver-Stockton College as assistant professor of political science. DeWaard comes to C-SC from Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa, where he served as assistant professor of politics since 2008. DeWaard has also been a Special Olympics volunteer and worked with Big Brothers Big Sisters in DuQuoin, Ill.
DeWaard previously taught courses at University of Tennessee, Bradley University, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale and Central Texas College. He earned his bachelor’s degree in arts and master’s degree in arts from University of Northern Iowa, and his doctorate of philosophy from Southern Illinois University.
Aron Potter, who is working toward a doctorate in higher education leadership, joins Culver-Stockton College as a lecturer in physical education. Potter comes to C-SC from University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, Mo., where she served as an instructor. Potter is a Culver-Stockton alumna and was inducted into the C-SC Athletic Hall of Fame in 2007. She is also a member of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.
Potter also taught courses at Missouri Southern State University, Coffeyville Community College and Martin Warren Elementary. She earned a bachelor of science from Culver-Stockton College and a master of science in physical education, exercise and sport science from Central Missouri State University.
Abbie Brewer, who is currently working toward a doctorate of musical arts, will serve as a part-time instructor of music and staff accompanist at C-SC. Brewer most recently worked as a piano teacher in Coralville, Iowa. She also has extensive performance experience, taking part in the Asolo Song Festival in Paderno del Grappa, Italy, and the Chopin Festival at Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, Calif.
Brewer has also worked as a piano accompanist for Odyssey Children’s Chorus in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and a piano and voice teacher at Fountain Valley Music in Fountain Valley, Calif. She received her bachelor’s degree in music education from Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa, and earned her master of music from Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, Calif.
“We are delighted to welcome our new faculty members to the C-SC family,” said D’Ann Campbell, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college. “While they have a great deal to live up to, I believe that these four individuals are up to the challenge. They bring a wealth of experience, expertise and enthusiasm to C-SC.”
Classes begin at Culver-Stockton College on Monday, Aug. 23.
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