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ACU students greeted by 17 new faculty

For immediate release
Sept. 2, 2002

As students return to Abilene Christian University for the 2003 fall semester, 17 new faculty members are in place, ready for the new academic year.

New Faculty Additions
Fall 2003

  • Carol Evans, instructor of English

  • Dr. Caron Gentry, assistant professor of political science

  • Dr. Jason Holland, assistant professor of mathematics

  • Jacob Michael, instructor of English

  • Dr. Tom Pirtle, assistant professor of biology

  • Kenneth R. Pybus, assistant professor of journalism and mass communication

  • Dr. Mark Riggs, associate professor of mathematics

  • Dr. Edward Robinson, assistant professor of biblical studies and history

  • Dr. Ian Shepherd, assistant professor of management sciences

  • Dr. Donnie Snider, associate professor of education

  • Dr. Autumn Sutherlin, assistant professor of chemistry

  • Dr. Jerry Taylor, assistant professor of Bible, missions and ministry

  • Dr. Jerita Whaley, assistant professor of education

  • Mike Wiggins, assistant professor of art and design

  • Dr. Gary Tucker, associate professor of education

  • Dr. Mark Tucker, professor of library science

  • Dr. Ron Morgan, associate professor of history

        In addition, six faculty members received doctoral degrees in the past year.

New Doctorates for ACU faculty 
Fall 2003

  • Rodney Ashlock -- Ph.D., Baylor University, instructor of Bible, ministry and missions

  • Samantha Murray -- D.B.A., Mississippi State University, assistant professor of management sciences

  • Julie Pruett -- D.M.A, University of Texas, assistant professor of music

  • Tracy Shilcutt -- Ph.D, Texas Christian University, instructor of history

  • Steve Wages -- Ph.D, Florida State University, assistant professor of family and consumer sciences

  • Odies Wright -- Ph.D, University of New Mexico, instructor of exercise science and health


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