Salem Adds Faculty

August 9, 2012

Salem College welcomes six new professors and one returning emeritus professor in disciplines ranging from biology to creative writing to join its esteemed faculty for the 2012-2013 academic year.

"These new and returning faculty provide a wonderful combination of fresh perspectives and seasoned experience that will deeply enrich our academic programs,” says Dr. Susan Calovini, Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs and Dean of the College. “I am excited to introduce them to our students and campus community this fall."

New and returning faculty are:

Dr. Kathryn Adams, Visiting Assistant Professor of Education, B.S., Intermediate Education, UNC-Greensboro; M.A., Middle Grades Education, Appalachian State University; Ph.D., Curriculum and Teaching, UNC-Greensboro

Dr. Karen Hixson, Associate Professor of Exercise Science, B.S., Health and Physical Education, Springfield College; M.A., Physical Education (Exercise Science), UNC-Chapel Hill; Ph.D., Exercise and Sports Science (Exercise Physiology and Wellness), UNC-Greensboro

Dr. Wade Mattox, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Mathematics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Ms. Aimee Mepham, Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing and Interim Director of the Center for Women Writers, B.A., English, Albion College; M.F.A., Creative Writing, Washington University of St. Louis

Dr. Craig Miller, Visiting Emeritus Professor of Chemistry, B.S., Chemistry, Lewis and Clark College; Ph.D., Organic Chemistry, University of Illinois-Urbana

Dr. Darlene Rodriguez, Assistant Professor of Not-for-Profit Management and Director of Not-for-Profit Management and Arts Management programs, B.A., Liberal Studies and Psychology, Florida International University; M.P.A., International Development and Non-Governmental Organizations, Rutgers University; M.S.W., Community Empowerment and Program Development, The University of Georgia; Ph.D., Public Administration and Policy, The University of Georgia

Dr. Laura Watts, Assistant Professor of Biology, B.S., Biology and Business Administration, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor; Ph.D., Immunology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center