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BW welcomes 2021 new faculty

As the new school year begins, BW is welcoming 10 full-time faculty members to its community. Nine individuals are new to the BW. Charita Gadson served as an adjunct in communication sciences and disorders before assuming a full-time role this year.

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Lorelei Batislaong

Associate Professor of Music Education
Last Degree Earned:
The University of Texas at Austin, Ph.D.
Primary Teaching Focus:
General Music Education


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Kara Caine

Assistant Professor of Music Therapy and Director of Cleveland Music Therapy Consortium
Last Degree Earned:
University of Kansas, Ph.D. candidate
Primary Teaching Focus:
Music Therapy

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Angela Douglas

Assistant Professor of Nursing
Last Degree Earned: Vanderbilt University, Master of Science in Nursing. Completing Doctor of Nursing Practice at Case Western Reserve University.
Primary Teaching Focus: Health Assessment and Advanced Medical/Surgical

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Jonathon Fagert

Assistant Professor of Engineering
Last Degree Earned:
Carnegie Mellon University, Ph.D.
Primary Teaching Focus:
Engineering, Intro. to Engineering,
Statics/Dynamics, Senior Design/Capstone, Engineering Seminar

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Charita Gadson

Associate Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Last Degree Earned:
Case Western Reserve University, Master of Arts, Speech-Language Pathology
Primary Teaching Focus:
Neurogenic Speech, Swallow and Communication Disorders

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Waymon Holloway

Assistant Professor of Anatomy
Last Degree Earned:
Ohio University, Ph.D.
Primary Teaching Focus:
Human Anatomy & Physiology, Clinical Gross Anatomy, Evolutionary Biology

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Khari Joyner

Assistant Professor of Applied Cello
Last Degree Earned:
The Juilliard School, Doctor of Musical Arts
Primary Teaching Focus:
Cello, Chamber Music

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Michelle Kocar

School Leadership Coordinator and Associate Professor of Education
Last Degree Earned:
Northcentral University, Ed.D.
Primary Teaching Focus:
School Leadership, Superintendent and Principal Licensure

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Kathy Meyers

Associate Program Administrator and Associate Professor of Nursing
Last Degree Earned:
Case Western Reserve University, Ph.D.
Primary Teaching Focus:
Leadership, Professionalism, Quality and Safety, Qualitative Research Methodologies, Physical Assessment

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Yvonne Smith

Professor of Nursing and Nursing Department Chair
Last Degree Earned:
Kent State University, Ph.D.
Primary Teaching Focus:
Research and Evidence Practice in Nursing, Leadership and Ethics in Nursing Practice

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