New faculty members announced at Baker
Five new full-time faculty members begin at Baker University's College of Arts and Sciences this month.
Stuart Dorsey, vice president and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, said it is an outstanding group.
"All of them are exceptionally well-qualified and are willing to help our students reach their goals," Dorsey said.
New full-time faculty members include Kelli Gariglietti, assistant professor of psychology and coordinator of the counseling center; Sandra Schumm, associate professor of Spanish; Charmaine Henry, assistant professor of biology; Tracy Floreani, assistant professor of English; and David DeHetre, assistant professor of computer science.
Baker's small class sizes and emphasis on liberal arts attracted many of these top new faculty members, Dorsey said.
Gariglietti recently received her Ph.D. in counseling psychology from K.U. Her experiences include providing individual, couple and family therapy.
Schumm received her Ph.D. in Spanish from the University of Kansas in 1992. Previously, she taught Spanish at Missouri Western College. Her areas of expertise include 20th century Spain and Latin America.
Henry earned her Ph.D. in anatomy, cell biology and injury sciences from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and her bachelor's degree from the University of the Virgin Islands.
Floreani is another University of Kansas graduate, recently earning her Ph.D. in English. She earned her bachelor's degree in English with a minor in Italian from the University of Texas. Her areas of expertise are 20th century American literature and American ethnic literatures.
DeHetre has been working at the University of Kansas teaching introductory computer science courses. He recently earned his master's degree in science with an emphasis in computer science from there.