11 full-time faculty members join University

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As classes commenced recently, 11 full-time faculty members joined the Waynesburg University undergraduate teaching community.

“We are blessed to welcome such outstanding scholars to the Waynesburg University family,” said Waynesburg University Acting Provost Dr. Jacquelyn Core.

Dr. William Batchelder was named Assistant Professor of History at Waynesburg University. He received his B.S. degree from Grove City College, an M.S. from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland and an M.S. and Ph.D. from The Ohio State University. Batchelder will teach The United States to 1865, Western Civilization to 1500 and Twentieth-Century World History and Culture.

Dr. Cory Goehring was named Assistant Professor of English at Waynesburg University. He received his B.S. from Washington and Jefferson College; an M.A. from the University of Massachusetts; and a Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh. Goehring will teach College Composition I and II.

Neeley Lantz was named Instructor of Business Administration at Waynesburg University. She received her B.S. degree from West Virginia University and her M.B.A. from Waynesburg University. Lantz will teach Business Foundations I, Principles of Management and Personnel/Human Resources Management.

Amanda Machesky was named Instructor of Nursing at Waynesburg University. She received her B.S. degree from Waynesburg University and her M.S.N. degree from Walden University. Machesky will teach Nursing Care for the Childrearing Family and Advanced Scholarship for Evidence-Based Practice.

Danielle McGinnis also was named Instructor of Nursing at Waynesburg University. She received her B.S.N. from Waynesburg University and her M.S.N. from West Virginia University. McGinnis will teach Fundamentals of Nursing and Pharmacology.

Christina Miser was named Instructor of Nursing at Waynesburg University. She received her BSN and MSN from West Virginia Wesleyan College. Miser will teach Orientation to Professional Nursing and Nursing Care of the Adult Patient with Chronic Illness.

Andrew Palko was named Instructor of Athletic Training and Head Athletic Trainer at Waynesburg University. He received his B.S. from Waynesburg University and his M.S. from Ohio University. Palko will teach Introduction to Athletic Training and Athletic Training Practicum I.

Melanie Rush was named Instructor of Nursing at Waynesburg University. She received her BSN from Duquesne University and her MSN from Waynesburg University. Rush will teach Fundamentals of Nursing and Pharmacology.

Drue Stapleton was named Assistant Professor of Athletic Training & Assistant Athletic Trainer at Waynesburg University. He received his B.S. from the State University of New York, an M.Ed. from Salisbury University and a Ph.D. from West Virginia University. Stapleton will teach Athletic Training Practicum III and Therapeutic Modalities.

Brandon Szuminsky was named Instructor of Communication at Waynesburg University. He received his B.A. and M.B.A. from Waynesburg University. Brandon has been teaching part-time for several semesters in the Department of Communication and Department of English & Foreign Languages. Szuminsky will teach Understanding Media, News Writing and Reporting and Communication Theory and Research.

James Tanda was a Supervisory Special Agent for the Department of Justice and joined Waynesburg University in January as an Instructor of Criminal Justice. He received his B.A. degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and is an AFT Certified Explosives Specialist. Tanda teaches Criminal Justice Administration, Private Security Administration, White Collar Crime and Terrorism.

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Contact: Ashley Wise, Communication Specialist
724.852.7675or awise@waynesburg.edu