The name may sound very familiar to folks at Marietta College, but Carole Hancock '75 is just happy to be one of 10 new faculty members this fall.
"I remember being 21 years old standing outside on the (Christy Mall) and knowing that I wanted to teach at Marietta College," Hancock said.
Her name is familiar because her husband, Whit, served as a physics professor for 33 years at Marietta College. He was honored by a former student and his wife, Dave '78 and Brenda Rickey, when they named the planetarium after Whit and R. Lester Anderson '55.
Hancock will join the faculty this fall as an Associate Professor of Education. Hancock will be taking over for Carolyn Backus, who retired in May. Marietta College classes begin Aug. 29.
Hancock graduated from Marietta College in 1975, and brings vast teaching experience at both the high school and collegiate level.
She worked as a Title I reading, first grade, and third grade teacher for 17 years at Salem-Liberty and Lowell Elementary Schools in the Fort Frye Local School District. After her work there she moved to Washington State Community College where she served as the coordinator of the Education Transfer Program for 19 years.
"I will be teaching mostly childhood education, specifically reading and integrated arts," Hancock said. "I will also be handling the majority of field experience for students."
Despite the quick transition period and new responsibilities, Hancock continues to have the passion for Marietta College that she had during her undergraduate years. "This job has been something I've always wanted and I'm excited for the next step in my life to be here at Marietta."
The Office of Academic Affairs announces the other new faculty members as well and they include:
Lauren Brubaker is a Visiting Assistant Professor in Mathematics. She earned her Ph.D. in Engineering Applied Mathematics from the University of Akron in August. She also earned a Master of Science in Applied Mathematics from Akron in 2006 and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Marietta in 2003.
Paul Daniell is an Assistant Professor of Petroleum Engineering. He earned his Ph.D. and Master of Science in Chemical Engineering from West Virginia University and a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Daniel Lehman is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science. He earned his Ph.D. in Political Science from Temple University in May. He also earned a Master of Arts in Political Science in 2006, and Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and American Studies from Temple in 2002.
Bonnie Martinez is joining the faculty as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry. She earned a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Lehigh University in 2002 and a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Marietta in 1990.
Jessie Penich in an Instructor of Chemistry. He earned a Master of Science in Chemistry in 2011 and a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry (2008) from the University of Pittsburgh.
Patrick McCormick was added as an Instructor Mathematics. He earned a Master of Science from Ohio University in 2003 and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Marietta 2001.
David Mead returns to Marietta College as an Associate Professor of Accounting. He was an Associate Professor of Finance from 2004-06 before becoming the Vice President for Business Affairs at Otterbein University. He earned an MBA from Xavier University and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Otterbein. He is also a CPA.
Jamie Moshin is an Assistant Professor Communication and Co-Director of Forensics. He earned his Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Washington in 2010, his Master of Arts in Communication Arts and Sciences from Penn State in 2006 and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Willamette University in 2001.
Andrew Wehrman is joining Marietta as an Assistant Professor History. He earned his Ph.D. in History from Northwestern University in June, a Master of Arts in History from Northwestern in 2005, a Master of Arts in Teaching (2004) and a Bachelor of Arts (2003) from the University of Arkansas.