Lakeland adds several new faculty for 2007-08 year
Academics - posted on 8/22/2007
Lakeland College is welcoming several new faculty members to its roster for the 2007-08 school year. Nathan Lowe is a new assistant professor in composition and rhetoric. He earned an MFA in creative writing from the University of Idaho in 2005 and a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Iowa in 2001.
He comes to Lakeland from Washington State University where he taught writing and humanities courses and served as a tutor in the university's writing center. He also has experience as an editor working with literary journals.
April Arvan is the college's new instructor of sports studies. She earned a bachelor's in secondary education from Lakeland in 1993, a master of education from Lakeland in 1995 and is working on a doctorate in education with a sports leadership emphasis. She served as Lakeland's head women's basketball coach from 1994 until this past spring, and is the college's all-time wins leader.
Rick Dodgson has been hired as assistant professor of history. He earned a bachelor's in American studies and social anthropology from the University of Wales in the United Kingdom in 1994, a master's in political science from Ohio University in 1995 and a doctorate in history in 2006.
He comes to Lakeland from the University of Tennessee at Martin where he was an assistant professor of history. He has worked in graduate student services and taught at Ohio University. His primary field is 20th century American history and his secondary fields are 19th century American, Chinese and African history.
Alicia Helion is a new assistant professor of psychology. She earned a doctorate from UW-Milwaukee in 2006, a master's in psychology from Brown University in 2003 and a bachelor's in psychology from North Dakota State University in 2001.
She taught and conducted research both at UWM and Brown, and presented at several conferences. She has studied racial disparities in health, including evaluations of health messages for racial and ethnic minorities both in the lab and the community.
Charles Krebs is the college's new assistant professor of theatre and speech. He earned a bachelor's in scenic and lighting design from State University of New York in 1977, a master's in acting from the University of New Orleans in 1983 and a MFA in directing from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale in 2000.
Krebs comes to Lakeland from UW-Sheboygan where he worked in a similar position and had a highly-successful run directing a number of productions for the UWS theatre department. He also held numerous leadership positions, including chair of the UWS Dean search committee and chair of the UWS strategic planning committee.
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