New instructors join UCCS faculty ranks

August 30, 2010
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There are 15 new instructors who recently joined UCCS in non-tenure track faculty positions.

Their names, titles, department and college, and brief information about them follow.

Holly Bradshaw, clinical instructor, Nursing, Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences, is a medical and surgical staff nurse for Memorial Hospital. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern Colorado, Pueblo.

Norma Brown, instructor, Nursing, Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences, comes to UCCS from Del Sol Medical Center in El Paso, Texas, and its Newborn Follow-up Clinic. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from University of Texas at El Paso.

John Covell, instructor, Languages and Cultures, College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, brings experience in deaf education and signing to UCCS. He holds a bachelor’s in mathematics and science education from UCCS, and master’s and doctoral degrees from Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas.

Penny Culbreth-Graft, scholar in residence, School of Public Affairs, previously was city manager for the City of Colorado Springs. She holds two bachelor’s degrees from California Polytechnic University, Pomona, Calif., a master’s from California State University and a doctoral degree from the University of La Verne, La Verne, Calif.

Elizabeth Cutter, instructor, Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education, has served UCCS as an adjunct lecturer since 2008. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, and a master’s degree from Colorado College, Colorado Springs.

Erik Hanson, instructor, Philosophy, College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. He holds a bachelor’s degree from CU-Boulder, a master’s degrees from the University of Bristol and the University of London and a Ph.D. from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind.

Sipai Klein, senior instructor, English, College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. He holds a bachelor’s degree Yeshiva University, New York, a master’s from City College of New York, and a Ph.D. from New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, N.M.

Olivia Lundberg, instructor, Visual and Performing Arts, College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, was a part-time lecturer/honoraria faculty at UCCS. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Davis, and a master’s degree from the Massachusetts College of Art & Design, Boston.

Christy Maslach, instructor, Sociology, College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, previously taught at UCCS and Pikes Peak Community College. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from UCCS.

Joshua Ritter, instructor, English, College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Baylor University, Waco, Texas, and a master’s degree from the McAfee School of Theology, Atlanta, Ga.

Colleen Stiles, instructor, College of Engineering and Applied Science, previously worked in business development. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota and an master’s from Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, N.C.

Eric Steen, instructor, Visual and Performing Arts, College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Oregon State University, Corvallis, Ore., and a master’s degree from Portland State University, Portland, Ore.

Jane Rigler, instructor, Visual and Performing Arts, College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern university, Evanston, Ill., and master’s and Ph.D from the University of California, San Diego.

Marlena Stanford, instructor, English, College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, previously taught at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, and Harrison High School. She holds a master’s degree from CSU.

Thomas Wahl, instructor, English, College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. He holds bachelor’s degrees from Seattle University and a master’s from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Photography by Brad Armstrong

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