Mary Baldwin University Appoints New Faculty Members

September 17, 2003

Mary Baldwin announces the appointment of the following new faculty members and adjunct faculty members:

Full-Time Appointments:

  • Paul A. Callohas been named assistant professor of biology. He comes to Mary Baldwin from the University of Maryland at College Park. He was a post-doctoral research assistant and instructor, Jump Start Program in Animal Behavior and Physiology, Howard Hughes Medical Institute and College of Life Sciences. He earned his B.S. and M.S. from Virginia Tech and his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland.
  • Paul D. Deeblehas been appointed assistant professor of biology. He comes to Mary Baldwin from the University of Virginia Cardiovascular Research Center, Department of Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics. He also was an adjunct assistant professor at Piedmont Virginia Community College. He earned his B.S. from Pennsylvania State University and his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia.
  • Heather E. Macalisterhas been named assistant professor of psychology. She was with Duke University, Center for Teaching, Learning, and Writing. She received her A.B. from Smith College, M.Ed. from the State University of West Georgia, a Ph.D. from University of Georgia and a certificate in Instructional Technology from Duke University.
  • Kerry Millshas been appointed an instructor of art at Mary Baldwin University in Richmond in the Baldwin Online and Adult Programs. Mills, an art historian, received a B.S., B.F.A., and an M.A. from Virginia Commonwealth University.
  • Jim R. Sconyers Jr., a printmaker, has been appointed assistant professor of art. He was associate instructor at Indiana University. He received his M.A. from the University of North Carolina at Asheville and his M.F.A. from Indiana University.
  • Noshua Watsonhas been named instructor in economics. She was a reporter for Fortune Magazine in New York. She was also a freelance writer for the New York Stock Exchange magazine, National Bureau of Economic Research, and Data Art Software Co. During graduate school, she served as research assistant in the Economics Department at Stanford University. She received her B.A. from Mary Baldwin University and an M.A. from Stanford University.

New Adjuncts

  • Pamela B. Beasleyhas been appointed an adjunct assistant professor of music. She comes to Mary Baldwin from Liberty University, where she was a voice instructor/lecturer. Beasley received her B.M.E. from the University of Montevallo and her M.M. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
  • Suzanne S. Blackwellhas been appointed as an adjunct instructor of English. She was an instructor in the James Madison University Writing Program, and co-advisor to e-Vision, JMU’s online journal. She received her B.A. and M.A. from James Madison University.
  • Gregory Brownhas been appointed adjunct instructor of music. He is a performer, composer, a recording artist, and a private guitar instructor, teaching theory and technique. He received his B.S. from City University, Washington.
  • Elizabeth Fultonhas been appointed adjunct instructor in physical education. She will teach fencing and advanced fencing in the spring. She will also serve as assistant coach of the fencing club/team. As a student, she was co-captain of the fencing club from 2000-2003. She received her B.A. from Mary Baldwin University in art history.
  • Martha Saundershas been appointed adjunct assistant professor of art. She was on the faculty of the Virginia Commonwealth University, in it’s off-campus graduate art studios. In 1998, she was the visiting artist at Mary Baldwin. She received her B.F.A. from Virginia Commonwealth University and her MFA from Mount Royal School of Painting.
  • Melissa M. Sumnerhas been appointed adjunct instructor of music. She is also the Director of Music at Clover Hill United Methodist Church. She received her B.A. from Emory and Henry College and her M.M. from University of Tennessee.
  • John Wallacehas been appointed adjunct assistant professor of mathematics. Former owner of Casting Analysis Corp in Weyers Cave, he taught in the Chemical Engineering and Material Science Department at the University of Minnesota. He received his B.S., M.S., Eng.Sc.D. from Columbia University.
  • Kenneth E. Whipplehas been appointed adjunct professor of mathematics. He is a retired associate professor mathematics from Georgia State University. He received his B.S. and Ph.D. from Auburn University.