Nine new faces added to FMU faculty for 2020-21
Francis Marion University is welcoming nine new faculty members to campus for the 2020-21 academic year.
The new faculty members come from universities across the nation and around the globe. Credentials include advanced degrees from Clemson, Duke, Utah State, and Rutgers.
Here’s a look at this year’s incoming faculty:
• Dr. James Wairimu, assistant professor of Management Information Studies. He holds a master’s degree is business Information Technology from Kenya Methodist University, in agricultural sciences from Tennessee State University, and a doctorate in business administration from University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.
• Dr. Kit SaizdeLaMora, assistant professor of Early Childhood Education. She holds a master’s degree in Education from Adelphi University, and a doctorate in teacher education and teacher development from Montclair State University.
• Dr. Michele Norman, assistant professor of Speech Language Pathology. She holds a master’s degree in speech language pathology from the University of the District of Columbia, and a doctorate of philosophy in audiology and speech pathology from the University of Memphis.
• Dr. Tiffany Pressley, assistant coordinator of Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She holds a master’s degree in psychiatric mental health and a doctorate in psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner from the University of South Alabama.
• Dr. Rebekah Wada, assistant professor of Speech Language Pathology. She holds a master’s degree in speech language pathology, and a doctorate of philosophy in disability disciples from Utah State University.
• Dr. Mark Kanaparthi, assistant professor of Mechanical Engineering. He holds a master’s degree in physics from Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, and a doctorate in mechanical engineering from Clarkson University.
• Dr. Lisa Manglass, assistant professor of Physics. She holds a master’s degree in radiological health science from Colorado State University, and a doctorate in environmental engineering and Earth science from Clemson University.
• Dr. Tesia Stephenson, assistant professor of chemistry. She has a doctorate in organic chemistry from Duke University.
• Dr. Stephanie Williams, assistant professor of Psychology. She holds a master’s degree in school psychology and a doctorate of philosophy in school psychology from the University of South Carolina.