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New deans, department chairs, and
July 9, 2007 --
State University’s Division of Academic Affairs and Research has
announced the following new appointments as of July 1.
In the College of Communications, Department of Radio-Television, Dr.
Osabuohien Amienyi has been appointed the new chair. Dr.
Amienyi succeeds Richard Carvell as chair of the department. Carvell,
Radio-Television chair since 1988 and former station manager of KASU,
will continue as director of broadcasting and will also continue to
serve on the radio-television faculty.
Dr. Amienyi, who holds a doctorate from Bowling Green State University,
Ohio, was a film producer and videographer in Nigeria and has worked in
radio and television in the United States. He served a Fulbright
Fellowship in Malawi in 2005.
In the Department of Communication Studies, Dr. Tom Baglan, a member of
the ASU faculty since 1980, has been appointed the new chair. Dr.
Baglan succeeds Dr. Dennis White, who retired at the end of June. Dr.
Baglan holds a doctorate from Florida State University.
In the College of Education, Department of Teacher Education, last
year's interim chair, Dr. Dianne Lawler-Prince, has been appointed
as the new chair, and Dr. Gregory Meeks, last year's interim assistant
chair, has been appointed new assistant chair. Dr. Lawler-Prince has
been on faculty since 1989 and holds a doctorate in education from
Peabody College, Vanderbilt University. Dr. Meeks has been on faculty
since 2003 and holds a doctorate from the University of North Texas.
In the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of
Criminology, Sociology, and Geography, Dr. Troy Adams has been appointed
the new chair, succeeding last year’s co-chairs Dr. Gretchen Hill and
Dr. Lawrence Salinger. Dr. Adams received his doctorate in Sociology
from the University of Michigan in 1990, and he has taught at Eastern
Michigan University from 1984-2007. Dr. Adams’ areas of interest include
school discipline at the secondary level, discipline policy, school
violence, and the impact of race and class on educational attainment.
In the College of Sciences and Mathematics, Department of Mathematics
and Statistics, Dr. Debra Ingram, on faculty since 2000, has been
appointed the new chair, succeeding Dr. Jerry Linnstaedter, who retired
in June. Dr. Ingram holds a doctorate from the University of Memphis.
Finally, in the Independent Department of Military Science, Maj. Jeffrey
Helms is the new professor of military science, succeeding Lt. Col.
Larry Aikman, Jr. Maj. Helms is a graduate of West Point and is a
nationally certified counselor with a master’s degree in counseling and
leadership development from Long Island University. He was previously
stationed in Germany, and he also served in Iraq.
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