Culver-Stockton College (C-SC), a private Christian liberal arts college offering 80 major and minor tracks, today announced the awarding of promotion to three members of the faculty. These individuals have been recognized for their overall excellence and commitment to developing students of promise at C-SC.

C-SC Promotions

Those faculty members receiving promotion during the 2022-2023 academic year are Dr. Jay Hoffman, Professor; Mr.David Lane, Senior Lecturer; and Dr. Angel Knoverek, Associate Professor, who was also granted tenure.

“It is always a privilege to recognize faculty members who exemplify academic excellence,” said Provost Dr. Lauren Schellenberger. “The decision to award promotion is the result of extensive reviews by faculty colleagues, the President, and the Board of Trustees, and each of this year’s awardees are very deserving.”

Hoffman joined the college in 2008 as an assistant professor of athletic training. After several years as the athletic training program director and assistant professor of health and movement science at Graceland University in Iowa, he returned to C-SC in 2015. Since then, he has served on “the Hill” as associate dean of Graduate and Professional Studies and program director and chair of the Athletic Training and Health Sciences program. Hoffman received a promotion to Professor. He earned his Bachelor of Science in physical education from Cornell College in Iowa; a Master of Science in physical education, recreation, and dance from Illinois State University; and a Doctor of Health Science degree from Nova Southeastern University in Florida. Lane has led the C-SC Theatre Department since 2018. Prior to his recent promotion to senior lecturer, he served as a lecturer of speech and theatre education. He is also responsible for directing two theatre productions each year and sponsors the theater club. He actively serves on several C-SC committees and is the recipient of numerous theatre awards. He is a volunteer in various community theater outlets. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in accounting from the University of Iowa and a Master of Arts in theatre education from Fontbonne University in St. Louis.

Knoverek ’93 has served in the role of assistant professor in the Psychology Department at C-SC since 2017. She earned tenure and a promotion to Associate Professor. She is a licensed clinical professional counselor in the state of Illinois and is an approved clinical supervisor. Knoverek has extensive experience in both academic and field settings. She owns and operates Mindshift Center in Quincy, Illinois, a private counseling practice as well as a training and consultation business for professionals. She is a frequent presenter and has been featured in several professional publications. As a dual major, Knoverek earned a Bachelor of Science in English and a Bachelor of Science in psychology from C-SC, a Master of Science in clinical psychology from Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois, and a doctorate in philosophy, counselor education, and supervision from Regent University, Virginia Beach, Virginia.


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NOTE: A number that appears immediately after a person’s name (i.e. Jane Doe ’18) is a reference to the year that person earned their bachelor’s degree from Culver-Stockton.

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