Lakeland College welcomes three new full-time faculty
Academics - posted on 9/4/2009
Lakeland College will welcome three new full-time faculty members to its ranks this fall.
Russell Pettitt is Lakeland's new instructor of instrumental music and director of bands. Pettitt is working toward a doctor of musical arts from the University of Oklahoma, and he has a master of music in euphonium performance from the University of Arkansas (2001) and a bachelor of music in music education from George Mason University (2000).
Pettitt comes to Lakeland from Oklahoma where he worked for the University of Oklahoma as a conducting associate, which included conducting performances and rehearsals with the wind symphony and symphony band, teaching and logistical assignments with the Pride of Oklahoma Marching Band and teaching group and individual conducting lessons.
A former high school, middle school and elementary school band teacher in Texas and Virginia, Pettitt has directed and coached numerous instrumental groups at all talent levels, and been honored both for his own performances and his directing.
Cynthia Lindstrom joins Lakeland as a new assistant professor of computer science. She has a doctor of education in computing and information technology from Nova Southeastern University in Florida (2008), a master of science in systems analysis from the University of Wisconsin Green Bay (1998) and a bachelor's degree in management information system from Michigan Technology University (1984).
Lindstrom was an adjunct instructor for Lakeland's Kellett School of Adult Education for a dozen years from 1993-2005. She designed and developed courses at Lakeland's Green Bay Center and taught a variety of different courses in systems analysis and design, database management and various programming languages.
Lindstrom comes to Lakeland from The Manitowoc Company where she worked as business systems analyst for nearly three years. She was system engineer for Humana in Green Bay from 1989-2006, designing, developing and supporting Humana's e-commerce applications.
Lisa Huempfner joins Lakeland as a visiting assistant professor of Spanish. She has a doctor of education in educational leadership and policy studies from the University of Vermont (1998), a master's in Hispanic literature from the University of Arizona (1989) and a bachelor's in journalism and Latin American studies from Arizona (1987). She was a Fulbright Scholar in Madrid, Spain, in 1995-96 conducting doctoral research, and she has a diploma from Universidad de Barcelona following a one-year of intensive course in Hispanic studies.
Huempfner comes to Lakeland from Illinois State University where she was assistant professor of Spanish and director of the Foreign Language Teacher Education Program. She started at ISU in 2001. She has also worked as a Spanish test development specialist and educational consultant, and was a visiting Spanish professor at Purdue University Calumet from 1998-99.
A recipient of several grants and awards, Huempfner is very active outside the classroom, having published several articles and presented numerous papers on her research. She has lived in Spain, France, Mexico and Peru.
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