Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Faculty members earn promotions


Three Ohio University-Chillicothe faculty members have earned promotions and/or tenure, effective with the beginning of the 2016-17 academic year:

•    Dr. Cindy Matyi, Psychology. Matyi was promoted to the rank of Senior Lecturer. Matyi, a licensed psychologist, earned her bachelor’s degree from Bowling Green State University and her Ph.D. from Ohio University. She joined the OU-C faculty in 1990. Matyi was a member of the OU-C Online Task Force Committee, which pioneered the campus’ efforts to implement online learning concepts into the curriculum, with an emphasis on maintaining quality. She has been active in professional outreach efforts, such as providing training on signature wounds and other issues faced by combat veterans to various organizations.

•    Dr. Mary Jane Preece, Human Services Technology. Preece was promoted to Associate Lecturer. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Capital University as well as her master’s and doctoral degrees from Ohio University. She joined the OU-C faculty full-time in 2010 and was previously an adjunct faculty member on the Chillicothe, Athens and Lancaster campuses. Preece is a licensed clinical counselor with supervising counselor credential as well as a certified rehabilitation counselor. She is active in her profession and serves as a board member of the Ohio Mental Health Counseling Association and treasurer of the Ohio Rehabilitation Counseling Association.

·   Dr. Dywayne Nicely, Mathematics. Nicely was promoted to Associate Professor and also earned tenure. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees, both in mathematics, from Marshall University and a doctoral degree from Baylor University. He is a member of the American Mathematical Society, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. He earned a competitive Baker Fund Award from Ohio University to support a research project designed to help local high school students develop the analytical skills, particularly in mathematics, they need to succeed in college. The project tracked the progress of Chillicothe High School students in two math courses.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I would to congratulate all three professors, but a very heart felt congrats to Dr. Mary Jane Preece, she taught me while I was at OUC, a very special lady in my book.