Faculty Promoted, Granted Tenure
|5/30/2013||Mary Ann Beahon|
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||(573) 592-1127|
William Woods University recently promoted five faculty members and granted tenure to two more.
Dr. Roger Wen was promoted to professor of education and business, while three others were promoted to associate professor: Matt Dube, English; Mary Mosley, Spanish, and Jennie Petterson, equestrian studies. In addition, Cindy Robb was promoted to assistant professor of athletic training.
Faculty granted tenure were Allan Ensor, special education, and Greg Smith, English.
Wen began teaching at WWU in 2003 and was granted tenure in 2010. A Fulton resident, he came from Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College in Miami, Okla., where he served as the director of the educational technology center. Before that, he was the multi-media instructional technologist.
He earned his Bachelor of Science and M.S. degrees at Pittsburgh State University and his Ph.D. at the University of Missouri. In addition to teaching undergraduates, he teaches graduate education programs for the Graduate College and serves as dean of WWU’s Online Campus.
His doctoral dissertation was, “Student Attitudes Toward Fully Internet Dependent Learning (FIDL): Assessment Based on Learning Style.” He has put this interest to work at William Woods developing the university’s online courses.
Dube, who joined WWU in 2006, has a B.A. in English and textual studies from Syracuse University, an M.F.A./M.A. in English literature and creative writing from Western Michigan University and a Ph.D. in American literature, with a focus on creative writing, from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
Before coming to William Woods, Dube was a visiting assistant professor at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Mich. He also has taught at Ivan Franko National University, L’viv, Ukraine, and the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.
Dube was a University Fellow at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 1998-2001, and was a Fulbright Student Scholar to the Ukraine, 2001-2002.
Mosley, who also joined the faculty in 2006, received her B.A. in Spanish and English, from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Wash. She earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in Spanish from the University of Missouri.
A Fulton resident, Mosley has taught Spanish for a number of years and has also written and edited Spanish textbooks. She taught at Shimer College and Ohio State University before going into publishing as an editor of foreign language textbooks for Scott, Foresman and Co. She has been a freelance editor, writer, researcher and translator since 1984, a lobbyist since 1993 and an adjunct professor of Spanish at William Woods University 2002-2006.
Mosley has won numerous awards, including the Women Mean Business Award from the Missouri Business and Professional Women, the St. Louis Educational Equity Coalition Individual Non-Educator Award and the Missouri Women’s Network Leadership Award.
Petterson, in addition to being promoted to associate professor, has been named chair of the equestrian studies division. Petterson, who began teaching at WWU in 2005, earned both her Bachelor of Science and Master of Education degrees at William Woods University. She has coached, trained and shown numerous champion riders and horses, and has coached the WWU judging teams to several national championships.
Before returning to Fulton, Petterson ran a successful lesson, boarding and training facility in Kuna, Idaho, where she trained, rode and coached Pintos, Paints and Arabians. She has accumulated numerous Pinto World Championships, Canadian National Championships and top 10 awards. Over the years her students have achieved horse of the year rankings in events ranging from showmanship, western pleasure and horsemanship to bareback equitation and show hack.
Robb, a Columbia resident, joined the athletic training faculty in 2002. She taught previously at William Woods as an adjunct instructor in the 2001-02 year and worked for Peak Performance Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Center of Columbia.
Previously she was the head athletic trainer at both Central Methodist College and Columbia College. She is a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association and the Missouri Athletic Trainers’ Association and has been a certified athletic trainer since 1989.
She earned a B.A. in exercise science from Missouri Western State College in St. Joseph and did graduate work in exercise science at the University of Missouri. She received an M.A. in sports sciences from the University of Denver.
Ensor came to William Woods in 2006, after retiring from the Missouri School for the Deaf, where he was director of clinical and ancillary service and director of the Resource Center on Deafness since the mid-80s. He was an adjunct professor at William Woods for 13 years before joining the full-time faculty.
A resident of the Hallsville area, he is a nationally certified school psychologist and a member of both the National Association of School Psychologists and the Missouri Association of School Psychologists.
Ensor earned a B.A. in history from Kansas State College at Pittsburg, a B.S.E. in psychology from Missouri Southern State College, an M.S. in clinical psychology from Pittsburg State University, and a Ph.D. in school psychology from the University of Missouri.