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C-N Hires Eight New Faculty Members


Carson-Newman recently opened the 20011-12 academic year with eight new faculty members, two of whom are C-N alumni. The group represents six of the institution’s eight Schools and includes two visiting instructors.

“The most important work of my office is to recruit faculty members and we are so excited to add these talented teachers, scholars, and leaders to our faculty,” C-N Provost Kina Mallard said. “Our dedication to academic rigor and Christian excellence is dependent on retaining and recruiting faculty members who continue to push high the bar of preparation and expectation. I am pleased this incoming class of faculty members will do that in the classroom, through their research, and in their mentoring relationships with students.”

Paul Hosmer, Assistant Professor of Physics: After receiving the BA in physics from Hillsdale College, Hosmer took both the MS (physics) and the PhD (nuclear physics) from Michigan State University. Though he most recently taught at Michigan’s Spring Arbor University, he has also served in the U.S. Navy and was an instructor for the Naval Nuclear Power Training Command.

Stephen Huff, Visiting Instructor of Interior Design: Huff followed the AA in architectural drawing at the Phoenix Institute of Technology with the BS in interior design from the University of Tennessee and the MS in Technology from East Tennessee State University. Presently in the dissertation stage of doctoral work at Virginia Tech, Huff has previously served as an assistant professor at North Carolina’s High Point University.

Alex Hutchens, Visiting Instructor of Business: Hutchens holds a BA in English from Elon University and an MBA (strategic planning) from Wake Forest University. His 30 years of experience includes teaching and administration, as well as upper management experience in both the business and non-profit sectors.

Naomi Larsen, Associate Provost: Larsen earned an AA in general education from Immanuel Lutheran College, both the BA and MA in sociology from Minnesota State University and the PhD in sociology from Iowa State University. She most previously served as dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Spring Arbor University.

Paul Martino, Professor of Chemistry: Martino followed the BS in chemistry from Shepherd University with a PhD in biochemistry at the University of Virginia. He joined C-N following 17 years as a chemistry professor at Flathead Valley Community College, located in Kalispell, Montana.

John McClellan, Assistant Professor of Philosophy: McClellan is currently in the dissertation phase of completing a PhD in philosophy at the University Tennessee, having earned a BA in philosophy from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. His experience includes a graduate teaching assistantship at UT.

Julia Price, Assistant Professor of Education: Price recently retired as principal of Hamblen County’s Alpha Primary and Intermediate School. She received the BS from C-N and both the MA and EdD from ETSU. She has taught as an adjunct professor at C-N for the last two decades.

Andrew Smith, Assistant Professor of Religion: Following a BA in religion from C-N, Smith earned the MDiv from Mercer University and the PhD from Vanderbilt University. His teaching experience includes service at both Vanderbilt Divinity School and Belmont University.

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