Several new academic appointments have been made. Dr. Samuel Hardy has been named interim chair of the Department of Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Special Education. Dr. Hardy began teaching fulltime at ASU in 2002 as an assistant professor of educational leadership. Previously he served as an adjunct professor in the College of Business Administration for several years. He is a member of the Rotary Club of Augusta, March of Dimes, the CSRA Regional Development Authority, and United Way. He received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration as well as a doctoral degree in curriculum and instruction, all from the University of South Carolina.
Dr. David K. Saunders, chair of the Department of Biology, came to ASU from Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas, where he was a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences. His research interests include physiological ecology and blood viscosity and hematology in vertebrates. He received a bachelor’s degree in biology from Oklahoma Panhandle State University, a master’s degree in zoology from Emporia State University, and a doctoral degree in physiology from Kansas State University.
Dr. Paula J. Dohoney, chair of the Department of Kinesiology and Health Science, comes to ASU from Mississippi State University, where she was an assistant professor and coordinator of graduate and undergraduate physical education teacher education programs. She received a bachelor’s degree in physical education from Tennessee Tech University, a master’s of education degree from the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, and a doctoral degree in physical education pedagogy from Middle Tennessee State University.
Dr. Raymond Whiting, professor of political science, has been named special assistant to the vice president for academic affairs. In this role, his primary responsibility will be identifying strategies to improve retention and graduation rates. Dr. Whiting has chaired the retention committee for several years. He holds bachelor, doctoral, and juris doctorate degrees from Syracuse University and joined ASU in 1990.
Ms. Kimberly F. Gray, a 2000 graduate of ASU’s Master of Public Administration degree program, has been named director of grants administration and sponsored programs. In this newly created position, Ms. Gray will oversee campus-wide planning efforts with respect to sponsored programs , identify funding opportunities from government, nonprofit, and corporate entities, and act as the university’s administrator for pre-awards and post-awards of all grants and contracts. She previously served as planning director at the CSRA Regional Development Center. In addition to her MPA, Ms. Gray also earned a bachelor’s degree in French from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio.
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