WLU Learners Find Top Professors, Employees Member

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., Might 11, 2021 — West Liberty College pupils named its professors of the calendar year and team of the 12 months just lately for the Tutorial Yr 2020 – 2021.

From left (major): Kate Billings, Michael Blackwell and Dr. Aaron Harper, (bottom) Dr. Joseph Horzempa, Moonjung Kang and Dr. Jason Metz. 

However there was no formal ceremony owing to the ongoing pandemic, the Student Govt Association (SGA) presented each honoree with an correct plaque and award letter informing them of the honor.

The chosen school, the name of their higher education and a brief bio follows:

Dr. Aaron Harper, the University of Liberal Arts 

Harper is an associate professor of Philosophy and acquired a doctoral degree in Philosophy from the College of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a master’s in philosophy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his bachelor’s also in philosophy from Creighton College. His primary study locations are 19th Century Philosophy and Ethics, with unique desire in Friedrich Nietzsche. He also is an lively scholar in the philosophy of activity.

Michael Blackwell, the Gary E. West College of Business

Blackwell is the system director of the undergraduate software and an teacher of Accounting. He earned an MBA at Wheeling Jesuit University and a bachelor’s in small business administration in accounting at WLU.  Blackwell serves on the Faculty of Organization Curriculum Committee, the University of Small business Evaluation Committee and is an advisor for the Kappa Delta Kappa Fraternity.

Dr. Joseph Horzempa, the College of Sciences  

Horzempa is an associate professor of Biology and co-director of WLU’s MA/MS in Biology. He attained the two a bachelor and Grasp of Science degree from California College of Pennsylvania and received his doctoral degree from Duquesne College. He and his learners keep on his operate on developing new antibiotics and vaccines as they investigate the biology of the bacterium, Francisella tularensis, a bacterium he has investigated considering the fact that he was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine from 2006 – 2011. Horzempa was named West Virginia’s 2017 Professor of the Yr by the College Advantage Foundation.

Dr. Jason Metz, the School of Training and Human Performance 

Metz is assistant professor of Workout Physiology and joined WLU’s faculty in fall of 2016. He concluded his doctoral degree in 2017 at the College of Pittsburgh. Prior to that he earned a master’s diploma in Training Science from California University of Pennsylvania and attained a bachelor’s diploma in Work out Science from Frostburg Point out College. He has properly trained and consulted with professional and Olympic amount athletes and just lately took up mountain bicycle racing as a sport. Metz been given a Gold recognition award for the Training Is Drugs program that he began in this article at WLU in 2018.

Moonjang Kang, the School of Arts and Communications 

Kang is a professor of Visible Conversation Design and style at WLU. She joined WLU in 2009 just after earning a bachelor’s of wonderful arts in Graphic Design and style, Concentration: Visible Conversation Structure, at Hansung University and an MFA in Graphic Layout, Focus: Packaging Layout, at Hongik College, both of those in South Korea. Kang is a native of Korea and developed the graphic style examine abroad plan with the Division of Visible Communication in Hanbat.

Kate Billings, Staff members Member of the Yr

Billings is the director of Student Functions and Title IX Coordinator at WLU. Billings joined the University in 2014 and is dependable for arranging campus events and routines, supervising university student clubs and overseeing the Greek life technique of fraternities and sororities. A native of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., she earned a Bachelor of Science in Internet marketing and Consulting/Leadership diploma from Binghamton College (New York) and an MBA from West Liberty University.

The Professor of the 12 months and Staff of the 12 months Award method is coordinated by the SGA, which collects student nominations and votes, prior to announcing the award each individual spring.

Ordinarily, it is offered at the Spring Convocation but thanks to the require for social distancing, the presentation was accomplished in a different way this spring.

The 2020-2021 Govt Board of SGA contains:

  • Isabella Yakicic, President
  • Grace Dodson, Vice President
  • Max Fiedorczyk, Treasurer
  • Taylor Newkirk, Secretary
  • Trey Jack, Director of Programming