IU East welcomes 12 new faculty members this fall

October 31st, 2011

As Indiana University East continues its trend of record-breaking enrollments and strategic growth of academic programs, the campus is addressing its need for additional instructors with the hire of 12 new faculty members. The additional faculty will further enhance the campus’ mission as a comprehensive bachelor’s and master’s degree institution.

This fall IU East is pleased to welcome its newest faculty listed below under the school in which they teach.

School of Business and Economics
Matthew Wills, assistant professor of informatics, received his Doctor of Science in Health Information Systems from Dakota State University in Madison, South Dakota, where he also worked as a graduate teaching and research assistant.

School of Education
Richard Roames, visiting clinical assistant professor and director of field experiences, received his Doctor of Education in Educational Administration from the University of Akron. He received his Master of Arts in Religious Education from Wheaton College, Wheaton, Ill., and his Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Milligan College in Tennessee.

Previously, he was a visiting professor of education and the director of Secondary Transition to Teaching Program at IU Bloomington. Before joining the faculty at IU, Roames was a professor emeritus of education and dean of the School of Education at Purdue University Calumet. He was also the director of graduate studies.

School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Katherine Frank, Dean of School of Humanities and Social Sciences and professor of English, received her Ph.D. in English from the University of Washington in Seattle. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in English from Bates College and her Master of Arts in English from the University of Washington. Frank was formerly the chairperson of English and Foreign Languages at Colorado State University – Pueblo where she also served as the president of the Faculty Senate and an associate professor of English.

Rosalie Aldrich, assistant professor of communication studies, received her Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Kentucky. She received her Master of Art in Communication from Michigan State University and a Bachelor in Business Administration (B.B.A.) in Marketing and Management from Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Mich. Previously, Aldrich was an adjunct instructor at Indiana State University and Ivy Tech Community College in Terre Haute.

Justin Carroll, assistant professor of history, received his Ph.D., Master of Arts, and Bachelor of Arts in U.S. History from Michigan State University. Previously, he was an instructor for the Visiting International Professionals Program at Michigan State University. Carroll will soon have a review of The Bourgeois Frontier: French Towns, French Traders & American Expansion published by Jay Gitlin in The Journal of the Early Republic.

Aimee Prater, visiting lecturer in psychology, received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Ball State University. Previously, she was an adjunct professor and instructor at Ball State University.

Dianne Moneypenny, visiting lecturer in Spanish, received her Ph.D. in Spanish Literature from the University of Kentucky. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Spanish from IU Southeast, her Master of Arts in Spanish from the University of Louisville. Previously, she was an adjunct instructor at IU East.

School of Nursing
Sharon Stoten, assistant professor of nursing, received her Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Purdue University. She earned her Master of Science in Nursing Administration from Indiana University. Stoten received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Associate Applied Science degree from Purdue University. Previously, Stoten was a clinical assistant professor at IUPUI.

Carolyn Britt, lecturer in nursing, received her Master of Science in Nursing from IUPUI. She received her Associate of Science in Nursing from Ivy Tech Community College and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from IU East. Previously, she was a clinical nurse specialist at Miami Valley Hospital. She was also a mental health staff nurse at Good Samaritan Hospital and clinical instructor at Wright State University.

Melanie Harrison, lecturer in nursing, received her Master of Science in Nursing from Ball State University and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Purdue University. She has been an adjunct lecturer in nursing at IU East. Prior to joining IU East as an adjunct, Harrison was a clinical nursing instructor at Ivy Tech Community College in Richmond and was a charge nurse at Reid Hospital and Health Care Services.

School of Natural Science and Mathematics
Young You, visiting assistant professor of mathematics, received his Ph.D. in Mathematics from Purdue University where he was also an instructor in the Department of Mathematics. He received his Master of Science in Mathematics and his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Chonnam National University in Korea.

Jon Young, lecturer in physics, received his Ph.D. in Physics from Indiana University. Previously, he was a visiting assistant professor at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Mich.

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