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Trine faculty grows
Eleven join fall teaching staff
Eleven people have joined the Trine University faculty for the fall 2008 semester.
Dr. William Barry, Dr. Sameer Sharma, and Dr. Andrea Mitofsky are new assistant professors in the Allen School of Engineering & Technology. Barry earned a doctoral degree at Carnegie Mellon University and came to Trine from Norwich University in Northfield, Va. He also taught for six years in Thailand. Sharma earned a doctorate at Oklahoma State University, where he worked as a graduate research assistant before joining the Trine faculty. Mitofsky completed a doctorate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and worked there as a teaching assistant in the doctoral program prior to accepting the teaching position at Trine.
Dr. Sherry Shipley is a visiting assistant professor in the Ketner School of Business after completing a doctorate at Indiana State University. She had worked at Northwest State Community College in Archbold, Ohio. A visiting associate professor in the Allen School of Engineering & Technology, Ron Mercer earned a master’s degree at the University of St Francis. He previously worked for AmCast Automotive in Fremont
Timothy Murphy, Justin Young, Thomas Barnes, and Ed Bentley are new instructors. Murphy earned a master’s degree at the University of Texas, and taught at Virginia Tech, where he is a doctoral candidate and USDA fellow. Young completed a master’s degree at Murray State University and worked for SassyKat Media in Indianapolis before accepting his position in the Jannen School of Arts & Sciences. Barnes was employed at Kishwaukee Community College in Malta, Ill., and Bentley is completing a master’s degree at the U.S. Sports Academy after serving in ammunition management and force reconnaissance for the U.S. Army and Marine Corps. Barnes and Bentley are in the Ketner School of Business, and Bentley is assistant men’s basketball coach in the Department of Athletics. Barnes is head women’s basketball coach.
Diane Wallinger is a visiting instructor in the Ketner School of Business, and previously worked for Tri Star Manufacturing Co. in Angola. Amy Alexander of Edon High School in Edon, Ohio, is teacher-in-residence in the Franks School of Education after completing bachelor’s degrees at Bowling Green State University and the University of Findlay.