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Waynesburg begins classes, welcomes new faculty

Three full-time faculty have been added

Matthew Stultz Aug 26, 2019

Waynesburg University began its 2019-20 academic year today with three new full-time faculty members in the undergraduate and graduate teaching communities.

Dr. Kenneth Cairns joined the University earlier this year as an assistant professor of criminal justice. He will teach Corrections, Victim & Justice Sysytem, Forensic Psychology and Deviant Behavior. He received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Adelphi University and both a master’s degree in clinical psychology and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Case Western Reserve University.

Wesley Hershelman has been added as an instructor of business administration. He will be responsible for teaching Principles of Financial Accounting and Principles of Managerial Accounting, as well as Leadership & Stewardship. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and an MBA from Waynesburg University.

Dr. Kelley McNichols will serve as an assistant professor of counseling in the Graduate and Professional Studies Counseling Program. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, as well as a Master of Science and Ph.D. from Duquesne University.

Prior to the first day of classes, the freshman class moved in Thursday, Aug. 22 and participated in the annual Matriculation Ceremony that afternoon. Over the weekend, they participated in various service projects across Greene County and in Morgantown, West Virginia.