Cottey College is pleased to welcome five new full-time faculty members to its ranks for the 2018-2019 academic year, as well as to the larger Nevada community. Dr. Jann Weitzel, President of Cottey College, stated “We are pleased to welcome these new faculty members to an already outstanding team. Together with our returning faculty, they will help Cottey students create incredible futures.”
Dr. Kristina Adams has been hired as assistant professor and coordinator of secondary education. Dr. Adams holds a B.S.Ed., a M.Ed., and a Ph.D. in instructional leadership and academic curriculum from the University of Oklahoma. Before coming to Cottey, Dr. Adams served as program coordinator of secondary education and science/math instructor for the natural sciences department at St. Gregory’s University in Shawnee, Oklahoma.
Prof. Tara Booth accepted the position of visiting assistant professor of art, replacing Brianne Fulton Miller. Prof. Booth holds a B.F.A. from Michigan State University and an M.F.A. in ceramics from the University of Delaware. She comes to Cottey from Kansas State University where she served as an Artist in Residence and adjunct professor.
Dr. Nancy Kohn accepted the position of assistant professor of biology, replacing Dr. Chris Peterson. Dr. Kohn holds a B.S. from Albright College in Pennsylvania, an M.S. from Saint Louis University in Missouri, and a Ph.D. in biology from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Prior to Cottey, she was a visiting assistant professor at Lyon College in Arkansas.
Dr. Amber Morczek accepted the position of assistant professor of criminology. Dr. Morczek holds a B.A. from State University of New York Institute, an M.S. from State University of New York College at Buffalo, and a Ph.D. in criminal justice and criminology from Washington State University. Since 2011, Dr. Morczek has taught a wide variety of classes ranging from those specifically relating to the intersection of race, class, and gender to foundational criminal justice coursework at Washington State University.
Dr. Diya Paul accepted the position of visiting assistant professor of environmental studies. Dr. Paul holds a B.A. from the University of Pune, India; and M.A. from Delhi University, India, an M.S. from Oklahoma State University, and a Ph.D. in geography from Rutgers University.