New faculty join PC for 2018-2019 academic year

New faculty join PC for 2018-2019 academic year

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Five new faculty members have joined the undergraduate faculty at PC this fall. The accomplished group of teachers brings a wealth of experience to the classroom.

Dr. Daniel Benjamin Bailey, assistant professor of political science, joins the College from Texas Tech University. There, he instructed courses on environmental politics, public policy and American government. Bailey also has interests in state and local politics and political behavior. His professional affiliations include the American, Midwest and Southern Political Science Associations and the American Society of Public Administration.

Dr. Kurt Gleichauf, assistant professor of economics and business administration, has nearly 30 years of industry experience including marketing, finance and management. He has worked with companies in Germany, England and South Carolina and has taught business courses at the University of South Carolina and UNC-Charlotte. Gleichauf has also worked in student advisement and mentoring and faculty development. His memberships include the Academy of Management and the Academy of International Business.

Dr. Annette Hunter, visiting assistant professor of education, has worked in education for more than 30 years, including higher education, elementary and secondary instruction, and private tutoring and instruction across South Carolina and Pennsylvania. Hunter’s many awards include the 2015 Professional College Teaching Award, Future Careers for Students Award, Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers and Who’s Who in American Education.

Dr. Patricia L. Jones joins the Presbyterian College faculty as associate professor of education and executive director of teacher education. Dr. Jones comes to PC from Myrtle Beach, S.C. She has taught at Coastal Carolina University and developed multiple education programs at Tennessee Wesleyan University. Her areas of expertise include strategic planning, program evaluation, and accreditation. She has also received multiple awards for individual teaching and advising.

Dr. Marharyta (Margo) Petukh, joins the faculty as assistant professor of biology as the College launches its new computational biology program. Petukh comes to PC from the Joint Institute for Computational Sciences at the University of Tennessee. She has worked in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Clemson University and with the faculty of Physics at Belarusian State University. She has earned several research awards at Clemson and has memberships with the American Chemical Society and Biophysical Society.

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