Lycoming welcomes new faculty members to campus for 2017-18 academic year

Lycoming welcomes new faculty members to campus for 2017-18 academic year

Lycoming College welcomes twelve new faculty members for the 2017-2018 academic year. From left to right, seated: Jennifer Irwin, Michael Heyes, Carolyn Fornoff and Daniel Hall. Standing: Carrie Winship, Lauri Rintelman, Stephen St. Francis Decky, Jeffrey Moore, Andreas Rentsch, Marshall Welch, Jennifer Kuzio and Abby Templar Rodrigues.

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Twelve new faculty members have joined the Lycoming College community, bringing with them a broad diversity of expertise from Mexican and Central American literature, to the setting of Emily Dickinson poetry to music.

“Lycoming is proud to welcome such a talented and committed group of new professors to campus who will add to our culture of student learning,” said Philip Sprunger, provost and dean of the College. “These faculty will advance our goal of offering a liberal arts education modernized for the 21st century.”

Stephen St. Francis Deckey is a visiting assistant professor of film and video arts. He received a Master of Fine Arts from Tufts University.

Carolyn Fornoff, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of Spanish. She received a Bachelor of Arts from Rice University, and a Master of Arts and doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania.

Daniel Hall, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of music and the choir director. He received a Bachelor of Arts from Weber State University, a Master of Music from Bringham Young University and a doctorate from the University of Miami.

Michael Heyes, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of religion. He received a Bachelor of Arts from St. Olaf College, a Master of Arts from the University of Washington and a doctorate from Rice University.

Jennifer Irwin, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of business administration. She received a Bachelor of Arts from Western Michigan University, a Master of Library and Information Science from the University of Washington and a doctorate from the University of Oregon.

Jennifer Kuzio is a student teacher supervisor. She received a Bachelor of Arts from Wells College, and an elementary teaching certificate from Lycoming College.

Jeffrey Moore is a student teacher supervisor. He received a Bachelor of Science and Master of Education from Clarion University.

Andreas Rentsch is an assistant professor of art. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Ecole d’Arts Appliques in Vevey, Switzerland, and a Master of Fine Arts from Stony Brook University.

Lauri Rintelman is a lecturer of Spanish. She received a Bachelor of Arts from Lycoming College, and is in the finishing stages of completing her Master of Arts from Wilkes University.

Abby Templar Rodrigues is a visiting instructor of sociology. She received a Bachelor of Science from Missouri State University, a Master of Arts from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and is in the finishing stages of completing her doctorate from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Marshall Welch III is the Stanley ’80 and Jolene (Hall) ’80 Sloter endowed chair in entrepreneurship and senior lecturer. He received a Bachelor of Arts from Gettysburg College, a Master of Science from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Master of Business Administration from Thunderbird School of Global Management.

Carrie Winship is a visiting instructor of theatre. She received a Bachelor of Arts from Emory & Henry College, a Master of Arts from Indiana University, and is in the finishing stages of completing her doctorate at the University of Missouri.