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Colby-Sawyer College Welcomes Seven New Faculty Members

NEW LONDON, N.H., Sept. 10, 2009 – Colby-Sawyer College welcomed seven new faculty members this fall in its Business Administration, Exercise and Sport Sciences, Humanities, Nursing, and Social Sciences and Education Departments.

“Over the past several years, we have undertaken a concerted effort to increase the size of our full-time faculty," says Academic Vice President Deb Taylor. "We have been very fortunate to attract talented new members of the faculty to deepen and broaden our curricular offerings and to help us provide our expanding numbers of students with the personalized educational experience that is the hallmark of the Colby-Sawyer academic experience.”

Jeffrey A. Phillips has joined the Business Administration Department as an assistant professor, teaching Introduction to Organizations, Liberal Arts Economics, and Managerial Accounting. He holds a B.A. in Economics from Clark University, M.A. in Economics from the University of Maine, and M.B.A. with a concentration in Finance from Nichols College. Phillips has previously held positions as an assistant professor of economics at the State University of New York and as an assistant professor of economics and finance at Thomas College.

Jeremy Baker has joined the Exercise and Sport Sciences Department, where he will teach Principles and Concepts of Exercise Science, Athletic Training Assessment of Athletic Injuries, Pathology of the Body Systems, as well as co-teach Research Methods in Exercise and Sport Sciences. In the future, Baker will also teach courses in exercise physiology.

Baker gained teaching experience as an instructor at Everest College and as a teaching assistant at the University of Oklahoma's Health and Exercise Science Department. Additionally, he has extensive experience as an athletic trainer through positions at various high schools, colleges and sports medicine clinics. Baker earned a B.A. at Taylor University and M.S. and Ph. D. at the University of Oklahoma.

Michael Jauchen has joined the Humanities Department as an assistant professor, where he will teach courses in creative writing, fiction writing, early and modern American literature, contemporary fiction and theory, film and composition. He will also be involved in the college's literary magazine and with Word Order, the English Department's student club.

Jauchen earned a B.A. in English from Wheaton College (in Wheaton, Ill.) and an M.A. and Ph.D. in English/Creative Writing from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He previously taught at the University of Louisiana and his creative work has appeared in a number of literary magazines.

The Nursing Department welcomed two new colleagues, assistant professors Margie Lim-Morison and Lisa E. Wilson. Lim-Morison will teach a new Introduction to Health Systems class, the Nursing Leadership Capstone course and other courses in nursing. She is also creating a new course in health law.

Lim-Morison continues to serve as an on-site administrative supervisor at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC), after gaining many years of experience as a nurse and in various positions that drew on her legal and medical expertise. She earned a B.S.N. from the University of Connecticut and a J.D. from the University of Colorado. Lim-Morison is currently pursuing an M.S.N. in Education from Franklin Pierce University.

Wilson will teach psychiatric nursing and supervise nursing students during their clinical rotations in psychiatry at DHMC. She was previously employed as a faculty member with the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, where she lectured, advised students and worked with student nurses during their clinical rotations and in health assessment laboratories. She holds a B.S. from Granite State College and M.S. from the University of New Hampshire and is currently working on a Ph.D. in Education at Capella University.

The Social Sciences and Education Department recently welcomed Julie K. Pellerin and Kathleen P. Farrell as assistant professors. Pellerin will teach Language and Early Literacy Development in Early Childhood Education and supervise student interns as part of the Early Childhood Education Teaching Internship. She earned a B.S. at Colby-Sawyer College and M.Ed. from Notre Dame College and taught in the Kearsarge Regional School District from 1985 to 2006.

Farrell will initially teach courses such as Individual and Community, Race and Ethnic Relations, and Sociology of the Family. She previously served as an assistant professor of Anthropology and Sociology at the University of Wisconsin. Farrell earned a B.A. at Trinity College (Hartford, Conn.) and M.A. in Sociology and Ph. D. in Sociology at Syracuse University.

-Kimberly Swick Slover