New faculty join for fall semester

More than 50 new faculty members joined UCCS for the fall semester. Over the next few weeks, those who hold instructor, assistant professor or associate professor positions will be introduced to the campus. Today’s installment includes 11 instructors from the colleges of Business, Education, Letters, Arts and Sciences and the Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

Allison Postell, instructor, Department of Philosophy, College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. Postell previously was a lecturer in the Department of Philosophy, a lecturer at St. John Vianney Theological Seminary, Denver, and both a lecturer and graduate assistant at the University of Dallas.

She earned a bachelor’s degree from St. Norbert College, De Pere, Wisc., and master’s and Ph.D. from the University of Dallas.

Leslie Rapparlie, instructor, Department of English, College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. Rapparlie previously was a writing coach in the communication program at the Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania, a lecturer at Montclair (N.J.) State University and a lecturer and staff member at Rutgers University.

She earned a bachelor’s degree from Gettysburg College, a master’s from Minnesota State University, Mankato, and a master’s from Rutgers University.

Anthony Santella, instructor, Department of Marketing, College of Business. Santella previously was a visiting lecturer and interim director of student engagement for the Spiro Institute of Entrepreneurial Leadership at Clemson University and an assistant professor at Lander University, Greenwood, S.C.

He earned a bachelor’s degree from Thiel College and a master’s from Auburn University.

Roy Jo Sartin, instructor, Department of History, College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. Sartin previously was a lecturer at UCCS and an adjunct faculty member at Colorado State University, Pueblo, and Pikes Peak Community College.

He earned a bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech University and a master’s from UCCS.

Morgen Thomas
Morgen Thomas

Morgen Thomas, instructor, Department of Sociology, College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. Thomas previously was an adjunct instructor at UCCS and Pikes Peak Community College in addition to holding positions in private industry.

She earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from UCCS.

Sarah Treschl, senior instructor, Department of English, College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. Treschl previously served as an instructor in the Department of English and as an adjunct instructor at Pikes Peak Community College.

She earned a bachelor’s degree from Elon University, and a master’s degree from North Carolina State University.

Scott Van Ness, instructor, Department of Management, College of Business. Van Ness previously ran his own financial services agency, was an adjunct faculty member at UCCS, and is a retired United States Air Force officer.

He earned a bachelor’s degree from CU Denver, a master’s from Golden Gate University, San Francisco, and Ph.D. from the University of the Rockies.

Kevin Van Winkle, instructor, Department of English, College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. Van Winkle previously was an adjunct instructor and graduate teaching assistant at Colorado State University, Pueblo.

He earned a bachelor’s degree from UCCS, a master’s from CSU-Pueblo and Ph.D. from Texas Tech University.

James Vivian
James Vivian

James T. Vivian, instructor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. Vivian previously was an instructor at IntelliTec College, a lecturer at UCCS and a research associate at Montana State University, Bozeman.

He earned a bachelor’s from Michigan State University, a master’s from Montana State University and a Ph.D. from the University of Nevada, Reno.

Patricia Witkowski
Patricia Witkowski

Patricia Witkowsky, instructor, Department of Leadership, Research and Foundations, College of Education. Witkowsky previously held positions at Colorado State University, Pueblo.

She earned a bachelor’s from Occidental College, a master’s from the University of Maryland and Ph.D. from the University of Northern Colorado.

Kathryn Woods
Kathryn Woods

Kathryn Woods, instructor, Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences. Woods previously was a staff nurse, a faculty instructor for the Tarrant County (Texas) College District, a school nurse i and both a staff nurse and paramedic.

She earned a bachelor’s from Texas Woman’s University, and a master’s from the University of Texas, Arlington.

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