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Francis Marion welcomes new faculty for 2021-22

on Wednesday, 08 September 2021. Posted in Education, Local News

Shown above are six of the 10 new faculty members that began work at Francis Marion University this fall.

Francis Marion University welcomed ten new faculty members to campus for the 2021-22 academic year which began Aug. 23.

The new faculty members boast an impressive educational pedigree, with credentials including advanced and terminal degrees from Rutgers University, Penn State University, UNC Chapel Hill, the University of Michigan, James Madison University, and Boston College.


Here’s a look at this year’s incoming faculty:

• Dr. Kathleen Brandenburg, assistant professor of nursing, received her bachelor’s degree from Duquesne University, and her master’s degree from Clarion University. She earned her doctorate in nursing research from Catholic University of America.

• Dr. Courtney Clayton is the new dean of the Francis Marion University School of Education. Clayton received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania in French Literature, her master’s degree from the University of San Francisco Graduate School of Education, and a doctorate in curriculum and instruction from Boston College’s Lynch School of Education

. • Michelle Dawson, will serve as a clinical assistant professor and the coordinator of Clinical Education. Dawson received her bachelor’s degree in speech-language pathology and audiology from Old Dominion University, and her master’s degree in communicative Sciences and Disorders from James Madison University.

• Dr. Erika Manning, visiting assistant professor of Biology, received her bachelor’s degree in psychology and history from Furman University, a master’s degree in cognitive psychology and neurobiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a doctorate from the Medical University of South Carolina.

• Dr. Kyle Morgan, assistant professor of Political Science, received his bachelor’s degree in political science from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a doctorate in political Science from Rutgers University.

• Dr. Michael Potter, assistant professor of Mechanical Engineering, received his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and physics from Ohio Northern University, and a master’s degree and a doctorate in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan. • Dr. Ednaliz Rodriguez-Medina is a visiting assistant professor of Biology. Rodriguez-Medina received her bachelor’s degree in pre-medicine from the University of Puerto Rico and general physician degree from the Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara.

• Gabrielle Scott is an instructor of nursing and received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing from Francis Marion University.

• Dr. Jared Steward-Ginsburg, assistant professor of Education, received his bachelor’s degree in family, youth, and community sciences from the University of Florida, and his master’s degree in child and family studies and doctorate in special education from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

• Dr. Nathaniel Voeller, assistant professor of English, received his bachelor’s degree from Montana State University at Bozeman, and both his master’s and doctorate degrees in English, rhetoric and composition from Penn State University.

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