Ten New Full-time Visiting Faculty, Instructional Technology Librarian Join Guilford
Ten new full-time faculty members have joined Guilford in visiting, non-tenure track positions. National searches were conducted during the 2010-11 academic year.
Megan White, Biology
Megan White earned a doctorate in biology from Wake Forest University and has a B.S. in biology from Judson College in Marion, Ala., and an M.S. in environmental analysis and management from Troy University in Troy, Ala. She has taught at Guilford Technical Community College. Among other scholarly publications, she has a chapter in Hormones, Brain and Behavior, Second Edition, published by Academic Press, San Diego, Calif.
Richard Schilhavy, Business Management
Richard Schilhavy is ABD at the Bryan School of Business and Economics in anticipation of earning a doctorate in information systems from UNCG. He has a B.S in business administration from the University of Evansville in Indiana and an M.S. in information systems from Indiana University. He was a teaching assistant at UNCG since 2004. In addition to articles in the field, he has contributed a chapter in The Handbook of Research in Mobile Business, an Idea Group Reference Publication.
Wenling Wang, Business Management
Wenling Wang recently earned a doctorate in marketing at Drexel University, has a B.A. in journalism from Beijing Technology and Business University, and an M.S. in international marketing management from the University of Leeds. She has been a teaching assistant and has additional professional experience as a research executive and an account executive for two different firms in Shanghai.
Michael Bruno, Chemistry
Michael Bruno earned a doctorate in biochemistry and structural biology from Cornell University and an A.B. in biophysical chemistry from Dartmouth College. He has held postdoctoral positions at the Duke University Medical Center and UNC Chapel Hill. He has also taught at N.C. Central University and has established a research and publication record.
Chafic Bou-Saba, Computing and Information Technology
Chafic Bou-Saba earned a doctorate in electrical and computer engineering from N.C. A&T State University. He has a B.S. in computer science from Notre Dame University in Lebanon and an M.S. in computer science from N.C. A&T. He has previously taught full-time at A&T and part-time at Guilford. He has professional experience as a computer engineer and a software engineer, and has a record of scholarly publications as well.
David Temple, Education Studies
David Temple earned a doctorate in curriculum and teaching at UNCG in 2006, a B.A. in English/education from Elon University and a master’s degree in school administration from UNCG. He has taught English for the Chatham and Orange County school systems in North Carolina and served as a high school principal in North and South Carolina and in Virginia. He has taught part-time at Guilford College since 2008.
Mylène Dressler, English
Mylène Dressler earned a doctorate in English at Rice University and has a B.A. in English from the University of San Francisco. She has extensive publications, both fiction and non-fiction, including three novels: The Floodmakers, The Deadwood Beetle and The Medusa Tree. She has held numerous writing residencies and conducted writing workshops and tutorials as visiting writer at Allegheny College, Columbus State University and Westminster College. She has recently taught at the University of Texas at Austin and the University of St. Thomas in Houston.
Parag Budhecha Parker, English
Parag Budhecha Parker, the new director of the writing program, earned a doctorate in composition and rhetoric from Miami University of Ohio and has a B.A. in English and an M.A. in rhetoric, composition, and the teaching of English from the University of Arizona. She has published articles on effective practices for college writing centers and first year writing programs. She has taught at UNCG and was a Mellon Fellow and served as associate director of the Duke University Writing Program.
Edith Lebrato Shepherd, Foreign Languages
Edith Shepherd holds a master’s of education in Spanish degree from UNCG and a B.A. from Guilford College. She is also a past member of the Guilford Alumni Board. Edith recently retired from Greensboro College where she taught Spanish since 1989. She has also previously taught at Guilford as a part-time lecturer. She has also served as assistant presiding clerk of N.C. Meeting of Friends, clerk of Deep River Quarterly Meeting and presiding clerk of Deep River Friends Meeting.
Jeremy Rinker, Peace and Conflict Studies
Jeremy Rinker earned a doctorate in conflict analysis and resolution from George Mason University and has a B.A in political science from the University of Pittsburgh and an M.A. in Asian religion from the University of Hawaii. He has recently taught at DePauw University in Indiana and Lutheran College in Virginia.
Jessica Sender, Instructional Technology
Jessica Sender was hired this summer as instructional technology librarian with the rank of assistant librarian. As a professional librarian, she also holds faculty rank. She earned a master of library science from Indiana University and a B.A. from The College of Wooster. She previously served as Instruction assistant and reference assistant in the Teaching and Learning Department with Indiana University Libraries.