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Tuesday, September 29, 1998

Six Faculty Members Receive Doctorates

SALISBURY, MD--Salisbury State Universitys Office of the Provost recently announced Drs. Anita Brown, Joseph Howard, Robert Joyner, Dorothea (Thea) McDowell, Brian Stiegler and Starlin Weaver successfully completed their doctoratal studies.

Brown, a visiting assistant professor in the Chemistry Department in the Richard A. Henson School of Science and Technology, completed her undergraduate work at Salisbury State in 1990 and completed her doctorate work under the direction of Dr. Douglas Doren at the University of Delaware. The title of her dissertation was Theoretical Studies of Adsorption on Surfaces: Silane on Silicone (100)-(2X1) and HOCL on Ice lh.

Howard, a visiting assistant professor in the Physics Department in the Henson School, received his Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma in June. His dissertation was on Prospecting for Elements: Galactic Halo Planetary Nebulae and Virgo Spiral Galaxy Color Profiles. Howard completed studies at James Madison University (Bachelor of Science); and University of Oklahoma (Master of Science).

Joyner, director of clinical education in the Department of Nursing and Health Sciences Respiratory Therapy Program in the Henson School of Science and Technology, recently received his Ph.D. from the Dartmouth Medical School, Department of Physiology. A 1991 graduate from SSUs Respiratory Therapy Program, Joyner successfully defended his dissertation, Hemodynamic Effects of and Intravenous Infusion of a Volatile Vasodilator.

Having successfully defended her dissertation, Predictors of Declarative and Procedural Knowledge in Nursing Students Using Computer Mediated Instruction, McDowell received her Ph.D. with emphasis in nursing informatices from the University of Maryland, Baltimore, School of Nursing. McDowell, an assistant professor in the Henson Schools Department of Nursing and Health Sciences, received her Master of Science in nursing from the University of Maryland, Baltimore; and her Bachelor of Science in nursing from the University of Virginia.

Stiegler successfully defended his dissertation, Peruvian Political Metafictions, and was award his Ph.D. by Pennsylvania State University recently. An assistant professor in the Department of Modern Languages and Intercultural Studies in the Charles R. and Martha N. Fulton School of Liberal Arts, Stiegler received his Master of Arts from Penn State and his Bachelor of Arts from Loyola College.

An assistant professor of education in the Samuel W. and Marilyn C. Seidel School of Education and Professional Studies, Weaver received her Ph.D. from Virginia Tech, having successfully defended her dissertation, Using Portfolios to Assess Learning in Chemistry: One Schools Story of Evolving Assessment Practice. She received both her Bachelor of Arts in biology and Master of Education in science education from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

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