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Two Thiel College faculty members promoted and awarded tenure and two others promoted


Two Thiel College faculty members promoted and awarded tenure and two others promoted

GREENVILLE, Pa.—Two Thiel College professors were awarded tenure and promoted to associate professor and two others were promoted to professor for this academic year.

Professor of English Jared Johnson, Ph.D. and Department Chair and Professor of Environmental Science and Chemistry Anna Reinsel, Ph.D. ’06 were promoted to full professor.

Department Chair, Director of ESOL Program, and Associate Professor of Languages Kristin Carlson, Ph.D. and Department Chair and Associate Professor of Psychology Natalie Homa, Ph.D. were awarded tenure.

  • Johnson joined Thiel College in 2012. He graduated from Flagler College (B.A., 1999); the University of Tennessee-Knoxville (M.A., 2002); and the State University of New York-Stony Brook (2009, Ph.D.)
  • Reinsel started at Thiel College in 2011. She graduated from Thiel College (B.A., 2006) and the University of Akron (Ph.D., 2011).
  • Carlson joined Thiel College in 2015. She graduated from La Universidad Complutense, Madrid (1994); Rider University (B.A., 1995) and Purdue University (M.A., 2006, and Ph.D., 2014).
  • Homa started at Thiel College in 2017. She graduated from Baldwin-Wallace University (B.S., 2008) and St. Louis University (2011, M.S. and 2013, Ph.D.).

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Thiel College is an independent college founded in the Lutheran tradition. Located in Greenville, Pa., the College offers 60 majors and minors, 24 varsity sports, and an 11:1 student-faculty ratio. The College is also home to a Master of Science in speech-language pathology, a Leadership Master of Business Administration and a Management Master of Business Administration. Both master’s degree programs offer innovative and accelerated five-year paths which allow students to earn a bachelor’s and master’s degree in five years. The speech-language pathology program also has an accelerated 15-month graduate-level program. The M.B.A. program also has a 12-month post-graduate program. A dedicated faculty paired with dynamic research and internship opportunities produce numerous graduate school and job placements. Coeducational from its beginnings, the College remains committed to combining tradition with innovation.

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