Davis & Elkins College Promotes Faculty Members

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

ELKINS - Six full-time Davis & Elkins College faculty members have received promotions as announced by President Chris A. Wood. Rising in rank are Dr. Carol Carter, Michael Doig, Dr. Katherine Osborne, Dr. Denice Reese, Karen Seel and Dr. Jennifer Tesar.

Carter was promoted from associate professor to professor of business. She also serves as chair of the Division of Business and Entrepreneurship. She holds a Ph.D. in human resource education, a Master of Science in marketing and a Bachelor of Science in marketing from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.

Since coming to D&E in 2011, Carter has put an emphasis on teaching entrepreneurship skills. She also instructs courses in business strategies and marketing research, among others. Her research interests include training programs for women in the business world, global management training issues in developing countries, and undergraduate entrepreneurship training and development in high technology fields.

Prior to coming to D&E, she was a professor and associate director of the Stephenson Entrepreneurship Center at Louisiana State and the owner of Dressing for Two and World Wide Health Services. She also is the co-lead author of “EntreLA,” a curriculum for entrepreneurship for the Louisiana State Board of Education to teach the subject to juniors and seniors in Louisiana public schools.

Doig was promoted from assistant professor to associate professor of art and is currently chair of the Division of Creative Arts. He earned his Master of Fine Arts from State University in Buffalo, N.Y., and Bachelor of Fine Arts from West Virginia University.

In addition to instructing art entrepreneurship, art history, drawing and painting, Doig serves as the arts and crafts coordinator for the Augusta Heritage Center and was a master teacher of studio art for the West Virginia Governor’s School for the Arts. In 2015, he received the Lois Latham Award for Teaching Excellence at D&E. Doig completed two summer residencies at Buxton & Landstreet Gallery and Studios in Thomas, W.Va. His paintings have been displayed in the Huntington Museum of Art, Tamarack and the White Room Gallery in Thomas, the Iron Horse Tavern in Morgantown, and Taylor Brooks Annex Gallery in Charleston.

Osborne was promoted from assistant professor to associate professor of English and is chair of the Department of English. She holds a Ph.D. and Master of Arts degree in English from the University of Kentucky and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Hanover College. With a special interest in Victorian literature, Osborne also instructs courses on women in literature, 19th and 20th Century British literature, literacy investigations, Gothic literature and place studies.

Osborne’s article titled “His and Hers: Gendered Ownership and Victorian Marriage in ‘Dombey and Son’ and ‘Lady Audley’s Secret’” and was recently published in Victorian Literature and Culture, a journal of literary criticism published by Cambridge University Press.

Reese was promoted from assistant professor to professor of nursing. She earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland and received the Director’s Award for Outstanding DNP Graduate. She also holds a Master of Science in nursing, Bachelor of Science in nursing and Bachelor of Arts in biology from Case Western Reserve University. Employed at D&E since 2004, her areas of teaching expertise include pediatric nursing, disruptions in health and mental health, nursing school success strategies and pharmacology.

Reese is a certified pediatric nurse practitioner and is on the National Certification Board of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and Nurses.

Seel was promoted from assistant professor to associate professor of nursing. She holds a Master of Science in nursing from Liberty University and a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Bob Jones University. Her numerous certifications include a post masters certificate in nursing education from Rutgers University and certifications in emergency nursing, advanced cardiac life support, pediatric advanced life support, neonatal resuscitation, oncology nursing, trauma nursing and basic life support.

Seel’s teaching areas include medical surgery, emergency nursing, medical terminology and disruptions in health.

She has worked extensively as a registered nurse for the emergency department and Cancer Care Center at Davis Memorial Hospital and is a member of the Emergency Nursing Association, West Virginia Nurses Association and Alpha Delta Kappa, the International Honorary Organization of Women Educators.

Tesar was promoted from assistant professor to associate professor of education. She holds a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction in social studies education, Master of Education with license in adolescent to young adult and integrated social studies and a Master of Arts in sociology, all from Ohio University, and a Bachelor of Arts in criminal justice from Kent State University.

A member of the D&E faculty since 2010, Tesar’s teaching areas include education technology, teaching social studies to children (K-adult), the school in American society and assessment. She has been published numerous times for articles related to social studies education in peer reviewed journals and presented at state and national conferences throughout the country.

Related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Davis & Elkins College is located in Elkins, 2 hours east of Charleston, 3 hours south of Pittsburgh and 4 hours west of Washington, D.C. For more information, please visit the College website at www.dewv.edu or call 304-637-1243.