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Faculty Profile

on April 5, 2011 by Janet Edwards

Edward Chang, PhD

Go is a board game for two players that originated in China and Japan more than 2,000 years ago. Like computer programming, the game takes a great deal of strategizing. It’s no surprise then, that Edward Chang, PhD, associate professor of computer science, enjoys playing Go in his spare time.

on March 1, 2011 by Angel

Robyn Otty

St. Louis weather may be a bit chillier than that of Las Vegas, but that does not deter Robyn Otty’s excitement about her recent move. For one, winter brings one of her favorite sports, hockey.

on February 22, 2011 by Janet Edwards

Faculty Profile

Barb Shiplett, PhD Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy “I have a fear of heights. I didn’t know this until I got into a gondola. I would like to overcome that fear by hang gliding or propelling down a zip line,” said Barb Shiplett, PhD, assistant professor of physical therapy at Maryville. Obviously, Shiplett is not afraid… Continue Reading

on December 7, 2010 by Angel

Leilani Carver, PhD

Most Maryville professors can claim to have a similar characteristic – a love of teaching. For Leilani Carver, assistant professor of communication, her love goes a little beyond teaching; she loves to learn.

on October 12, 2010 by Janet Edwards

Michele Muraski

Michele Muraski, PhD Associate Professor of Nursing Michele Muraski, PhD, associate professor of nursing, said it’s no surprise that she’s a teacher: it’s simply what nurses do. “When you become a nurse, you automatically become a teacher,” she said. “There is so much patient education involved every day in the profession. It is just natural… Continue Reading

on September 21, 2010 by Angel

Gail Keutzer

Gail Keutzer Associate Professor, University Library A library is often viewed as a quiet place of learning, but that does not mean that the staff of the Maryville University library must remain silent. On the contrary, Gail Keutzer, associate professor of the University Library, uses her voice beyond the normal definition of “inside voice.”

on September 14, 2010 by Janet Edwards

Porismita Borah

Porismita Borah, assistant professor, doesn’t bear any of the telltale signs of having just submitted and successfully defended a doctoral dissertation. For instance, she still has hair. A St. Louis resident for about a month now, she has yet to finish unpacking her house, papers already await her grading, and yet she was glad to… Continue Reading

on September 7, 2010 by Sarah Kidwell

Steve Coxon

This year is Steven Coxon’s first as assistant professor of gifted education and literacy at Maryville. Coxon is also completely new to the area. “I came from Williamsburg, Virginia, and I’ve only been in St. Louis for a week,” Coxon said. “I’m just happy I can find my way here in the morning without a… Continue Reading

on August 31, 2010 by Angel

Rebecca Dohrman, PhD

Rebecca Dohrman, PhD Assistant Professor, Communication If you happen to see someone walking around campus wearing an “I ‘heart’ Belleville, IL,” you’ve probably come across new assistant professor of communication, Rebecca Dohrman, PhD. You may even be tempted to run up to her and tell her that you love Belleville, too. At least, that’s what… Continue Reading

on June 1, 2010 by Sarah Kidwell

Paula Bohr

Paula Bohr, PhD Director, Occupational Therapy Program Paula Bohr, PhD, has been working at Maryville University for the past nine years. Along with her  teaching duties, as director of occupational therapy she also is responsible for program administration including compliance with accreditation standards, scheduling program classes, assigning faculty to teach, and mentoring faculty members. Google… Continue Reading

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