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August 12, 2019

Avila Welcomes New Faculty for 2019-20

Avila University will welcome seven new full-time faculty and instructors, plus adjunct faculty in fields throughout campus for the 2019-20 academic year, bolstering its already well-regarded faculty.

Highlighted by the appointment of new Dean Darrin Smith, Ph.D. to the College of Science and Health, the new group of full-time faculty will teach subjects ranging from kinesiology to the computer sciences.

“I’m very pleased to welcome our new group of faculty, instructors, and lab manager to the College of Science and Health,” Smith said. “One of the greatest investments to the institution is the people and these additions will help consolidate the strengths we already have in a wide array of fields in the College.  We will better serve the students of Avila with these strengths.  I’m excited to kick off my tenure at the University with such a talented, diverse group of educators and researchers.”


New Full-time Faculty

Khaled Al Rawashdeh

Assistant Professor

College of Science and Health

School of Computer Science and Mathematics

 

Lindsay Beardall

Instructor/Lab Manager

College of Science and Health

School of Natural and Applied Science

 

Lida Khalafi

Visiting Assistant Professor

College of Science and Health

School of Natural and Applied Science

 

Michael Norwood

Instructor

College of Science and Health

School of Natural and Applied Science

 

Anna Riffe

Visiting Instructor

College of Science and Health

School of Computer Science and Mathematics

 

Darrin Smith

Dean

College of Science and Health

 

Omonseigho Esangbedo Talton

Visiting Assistant Professor

College of Science and Health

School of Natural and Applied Science


New Adjunct Faculty

Okanniwa (Niwa)

Babayemi

Psychology

Michael

Bednar

Humanities

Karen

Bentley

Psychology

Lilli

Biggs

Nursing

Jason

Blankenship

Psychology

Joan

Decoursey

Nursing

Luke

Eide

Business

Bryan

Fox

Psychology

Angie

Hardage

Psychology

Lisa

Hatfield

Education

Mark

Heck

Education

Alfred

Hoppert

Psychology

Mahsa

Hosseini

Science

Nicole

Mathis

Psychology

Catherine

Miller

Education

Cherly

Moore

Nursing

Melissa

Morgan

Social Work

Mark

Raymer

VISCOM

Tamila

Reed

Psychology

Sydney

Renwick

Psychology

Laura

Richards

Advantage Institute

Jeffrey

Slutsky

VISCOM

Casey

Smith

Psychology

Brandie

Smith

Nursing

Angela

Stein

Education

Jean

Stephens

Advantage Institute

Jennifer

Stevenson

Education

Megan

Wilgenbusch

Nursing

Elaine

Wilson

Education

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Each year Avila students volunteer more than 140,000 hours through community service and study programs beginning with our annual day at Harvesters - The Community Food Network.

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