New faculty members join Western Maryland

December 01, 1996

Western Maryland College has welcomed nine full-time and 13 part-time undergraduate faculty members for the 1996-1997 academic year.

The new full-time members are:

Timothy J. Baylor, assistant professor, sociology. He has researched the Native American culture, including the American Indian Movement (AIM).

Lauren Dundes, assistant professor, sociology. Dundes is coordinator of the Integrated Youth Apprenticeship Method, a nonprofit summer enrichment program in East Baltimore.

Susan Futeral-Myrowitz, visiting assistant professor, social work. She is executive clinical director of the Futeral Institute of Clinical Social Work in Randallstown and is a consultant to the Baltimore City Board of Education.

Maj. Karen Helmeyer, professor, military science. Commander of the college's ROTC battalion, she was an analyst for the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon.

Vera Jakoby, assistant professor, philosophy and religious studies. She is a specialist in 19th- and 20th-century continental philosophy.

Robert Lemieux, assistant professor, communication. Lemieux formerly was an instructor at the University of Georgia.

Duane R. Pilch, visiting assistant professor, chemistry. He previously taught at Mount St. Mary's College in Emmitsburg.

Rachel E. Stone, assistant professor, education. Stone, who is deaf, is a recognized expert in the fields of deaf education and special education.

Thomas Zirpoli, the Laurence J. Adams Distinguished Chair in Special Education and chief executive officer of Target Inc. He previously served as associate professor and program director/chairman of programs in gifted and special education at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn.

Part-time lecturers were named in art and art history, biology, English, foreign languages, philosophy and religious studies, psychology, and theater arts.

Pub Date: 12/01/96

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