Kent State University Geauga and the Regional Academic Center Announces Promotion of Faculty Members

Kent State University Geauga and the Regional Academic Center recently promoted six faculty members.

“Kent State University Geauga and the Regional Academic Center is exceptionally proud of the academic accomplishments of this group of scholars,” said Angela Spalsbury, Ph.D., dean and chief administrative officer of Kent State Geauga and the Regional Academic Center.

Sharon Ginal, a faculty member in Nursing Technology, was promoted to associate lecturer. Sharon teaches in the Associate of Science in Nursing (ADN) program at the Regional Academic Center and is the co-advisor of the Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honor Society of OADN for the campus.

Kerry Myers, a faculty member in Nursing, was also promoted to associate lecturer. Kerry teaches in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program at the Geauga Campus and is the faculty advisor for the Geauga Campus Student Nurses Association (GSNA).

Erin Bailey, Ph.D., a faculty member in Biology, was promoted to associate professor. Erin is an expert in biology and regularly shares her scientific expertise with local students at Berkshire Schools Science Night.

Daniela Popescu, Ph.D., a faculty member in Biology, was also promoted to associate professor. Daniela has been studying the impact of vitamin K on the levels of sulfatides during remyelination, and her research project was funded by a $44,000 National Multiple Sclerosis Society Pilot Grant.

Judy Paternite, Ph.D., a faculty member in Information Technology, was awarded the rank of professor. Judy, who has worked at Kent State Geauga for over 20 years, teaches IT classes and conducts corporate training classes for workforce development.

John Metz, a faculty member in English, was promoted to senior lecturer. John spearheaded the expansion of the Writing Center at the Geauga Campus to help students become more proficient in the writing process, gathering, developing, and organizing ideas.

POSTED: Monday, May 13, 2019 - 9:00am
UPDATED: Monday, May 13, 2019 - 9:07am