Waynesburg University welcomed four new full-time faculty members as students began classes for a new academic year Monday, Aug. 29.
Dr. Kelly McGurgan will be joining the Department of Education as an assistant professor of education. She will be responsible for teaching Early Literacy Development, Introduction to Teaching Pre-K, Language Development Pre-K Education-Grades 2-4 and Literacy: Differentiation and Remediation.
Dr. McGurgan received a Doctor of Philosophy degree in education from Penn State University, a master’s degree in teaching and learning from Lock Haven University and a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education and early childhood education from Grove City College.
Dr. Dennis Winkler has come to Waynesburg as an assistant professor of graduate counseling. He will be teaching online courses in the Graduate Counseling Program, including Counseling Trauma Survivors, Counseling Practicum, Counseling Internship and Lifespan Development.
Dr. Winkler received a Ph.D. in counselor education and supervision from Waynesburg University, a Master of Science degree in clinical mental health from Loyola University and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Sojourner Douglass College.
Timothy Gilbert is now an instructor of criminal justice in the Department of Criminal Justice and Social Sciences. He will be teaching a mix of courses in person and online that include Criminal Investigation, Homeland Security and Intelligence, Drugs Investigations and American Policing at the undergraduate levels, as well as Drugs and Crime Investigation at the graduate level.
Gilbert received a Master of Arts degree in criminal investigation from Waynesburg University and a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice at California University of Pennsylvania (now PennWest California).
Eric Brewer will serve as an instructor of music in the Department of Fine Arts. He will be teaching Music Theory 1 and Music History 1: Ancient to Baroque and serve as the director of the Symphonic Band.
Brewer received a master’s degree in music from Yale University and bachelor’s degree in music from Baldwin Wallace University.