New faculty begin at Northwestern

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New faculty begin at Northwestern

August 16, 2010 

 2010 New Faculty
New faculty members begin the 2010-2011 academic year at Northwestern Oklahoma State University. (Front row, from left) Roxann Clark and Dr. Colleen Golightly, (Back row, from left) Mindi Clark, Dr. Claudia Young and Dr. James Bell are photographed during New Faculty Orientation. Peggy Johndrow is not pictured. 
Northwestern Oklahoma State University welcomes six new faculty members to campus to begin the 2010-2011 school year. Two new faculty members have been hired in the School of Arts and Sciences, and the remaining four will work for the School of Professional Studies.

Short biographies of each faculty member from the School of Arts and Sciences are listed below:

Dr. James Bell, associate professor of English and Chair of the English, Foreign Language and Humanities Department, comes to Northwestern from the College of the Ozarks (Mo.), where he served as an associate professor of English and director of institutional assessment. He holds a bachelor of science degree in secondary education: English and psychology from Lamar University (Texas); a master of arts degree in English and drama from Texas Women’s University; and a Ph.D. in English from Texas Tech University.

Dr. Claudia Young, assistant professor of Spanish, previously served as an instructor in the Department of Classical and Modern Languages at Texas Tech University. She holds a bachelor of arts degree in Spanish language and literature from Escuela Nacional de Estudios Profesionales; a master of arts degree in Spanish from the University of Texas at San Antonio; and a Ph.D. in Spanish from Texas Tech University.

Short biographies of each faculty member from the School of Professional Studies are listed below:

Mindi Clark, instructor of agriculture, holds a bachelor of science degree in agricultural education from Oklahoma State University and a master of education degree in guidance and counseling (PK-12) from Northwestern. She previously was an instructor of agricultural education and FFA advisor for the Fairview Public Schools. She was named the 2010 Outstanding Young Teacher for the Oklahoma Agriculture Education Teachers Association.

Roxann Clark, instructor of education, holds a bachelor of arts degree in Christian education from Platte Valley Bible College (Neb.), a bachelor of science degree in elementary education from Northwestern, and a master of science degree in teaching from Pittsburg State University (Kan.). She has previously served as instructor of music and Christian education at Dakota Bible College (S.D.) and elementary school teacher for the Neodesha Public Schools (Kan.). She also has held positions with the Vici Public Schools and Intermountain Bible College (Colo.).

Dr. Colleen Golightly, assistant professor of education, earned a bachelor of science degree in elementary education from the University of Central Oklahoma, and a master of science degree in education and doctor of education degrees from Oklahoma State University. She has held professional positions as assistant professor of education at Chadron State College (Neb.), assistant professor of education at Wayland Baptist University (Texas), elementary teacher for the Guthrie Public Schools, and elementary music teacher for the Crescent Public Schools. She also has experience as an English instructor for missionary classes in Costa Rica.

Peggy Johndrow, instructor of nursing, holds a bachelor of science degree in nutrition from Auburn University (Ala.), a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Jacksonville State University (Ala.), a master of science degree in nursing from the University of Alabama, Birmingham, and a nurse practitioners certificate from Troy State University (Ala.). Her professional experience includes assistant professor of nursing with the Mid America Learning On-Line Program (Texas), assistant professor of nursing at the Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing (Texas), assistant professor of nursing at Troy State University, and assistant professor of nursing at Auburn University.

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