New Featured Faculty: Wendy Tietz, Zhiqiang (Molly) Wang, and Nicole Willey
Wendy Tietz, Ph.D.
Professor | Department of Accounting | Kent Campus
Dr. Wendy Tietz is being recognized for her innovative teaching in accounting. She is a leader in Hy-Flex instruction, recognized both here at Kent State and externally. In addition, she was an early adopter of the Teams Full Experience for Academics. Among many other awards, Dr. Tietz has received the Michael and Mary Ann Cook/Deloitte Foundation Prize for Innovation in Undergraduate Teaching, awarded by the American Accounting Association, among many other highly prestigious teaching awards. She has disseminated her educational innovations through publishing in Issues in Accounting Education and in Accounting Education: An International Journal and regularly presents at regional and national meetings. Tietz is also a co-author of an accounting textbook, Managerial Accounting, by Braun & Tietz, 6th edition, Pearson Publishing, 2020, and Financial Accounting, by Thomas, Tietz & Harrison, 13th edition, Pearson Publishing, 2021.
Zhiqiang (Molly) Wang, Ph.D.
Professor | Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry | Geauga Campus
Dr. Zhiqiang (Molly) Wang is currently serving as a Faculty Fellow in the Center for Teaching and learning where she is studying Critical Thinking as an essential skill in the STEM disciplines. Dr. Wang has received numerous awards for her scholarship, and is recognized for her excellence in teaching as the recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award in 2017. Dr. Wang has fifty publications in high caliber scholarly journals and is a co-author of a book chapter of “The Encyclopedia of Biological Chemistry”. In addition, she actively engages in local community service as a science fair judge, Science Olympiad coach, Keynote speaker and organizer of “Women in STEM” and Honors Symposium presenter.
Nicole Willey, Ph.D.
Professor | Department of English | Tuscarawas Campus
Dr. Nicole Willey is being recognized for her leadership in faculty development. Dr. Willey serves as the Mentoring Program Coordinator at the Tuscarawas Campus where she coordinates professional development programming for faculty in all streams and stages. Recently, while serving as Faculty Fellow in the Center for Teaching and Learning, Dr. Willey created a mid-career faculty development program for regional campus faculty. Dr. Willey’s research interests include mothering, masculinities, memoir, pedagogy, nineteenth-century American literature, and slave narratives. She is the author of Creating a New Ideal of Masculinity for American Men: The Achievement of Sentimental Women Writers in the Mid-Nineteenth Century and co-edited the collections Motherhood Memoirs: Mothers Creating/Writing Lives and Feminist Fathering/Fathering Feminists: New Definitions and Directions.