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Spring personnel change at Trine
New hires, appointments announced
Trine University welcomes new faculty members and announces new appointments for spring semester 2009.
Karl Ousterhout has been hired as an associate professor in the Wade Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering. Ousterhout earned a doctorate in mechanical engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1991. He has worked since 1995 for International Custom Equipment in Tucson, Ariz., as the engineering manager overseeing product design, fabrication, and product quality assurance and control on custom engineered automated powder coating equipment. He was an assistant professor at the University of Arizona from 1991-1999 in the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering.
Don Pomeroy is a new instructor of accounting in the Department of Business Administration. He earned his master’s in public accounting at the University of Texas San Antonio in 1991. He is a certified public accountant and certified management accountant, and has worked as a controller for major corporations throughout the country.
Sarah Young has joined Trine as an instructor of composition and technical writing in the Language and Humanities Department. She earned a master of science in language education at Indiana University in 2006. Young has worked as an English teacher at Lakeland High School in LaGrange, Ind., University High School of Indiana in Carmel, Ind., and Dawson Springs Independent High School in Dawson Springs, Ky. She was an associate instructor at Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind., and an English teacher for Educational Services International in Budapest, Hungary.
Hong Yue has been hired as an assistant professor in the Mathematics and Informatics Department. Yue earned a Ph.D. in mathematics at Concord University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada in 2007 and a Ph.D. in physics at Wuhan University, China, in 1997. She has taught mathematics, analysis, and physics at Wuhan University, University of Oulu in Finland, and Concord University in Quebec.
Professor Bill Barge has assumed the role of Mathematics and Informatics Department chair following the retirement of Professor Dave Syler.
Ketner School of Business Dean VK Sharma has been named dean-elect of the Allen School of Engineering & Technology. A national search is underway for Sharma’s successor as Ketner School of Business dean.