Date: April 14, 2008
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PNC Promotes Faculty Members
WESTVILLE - Purdue University North Central announces that the Purdue University Board of Trustees approved the promotion of three faculty members. These promotions become effective with the 2008 -2009 academic year. Those promoted are:
Dr. David Pratt, to associate professor of Education. Pratt has been with PNC since 2002. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Pepperdine University. He holds a master’s degree from Chapman University and a master’s from University of California, Santa Barbara. He also earned his Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Among the classes he has taught at PNC are Exploring Teaching as a Career, Introduction To Educational Technology and Computing, Classroom Applications of Educational Technology, Student Teaching in the Elementary School and Advanced Educational Psychology.
Dr. Kam Chi Chan, to associate professor of Education. She joined the PNC faculty in 2002. Chan has her bachelor’s degree from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and holds a master’s degree and Ph.D. from Ohio State University. Among the courses she has taught at PNC are Multiculturalism and Education, Social Studies in the Elementary School, Multicultural Education and she has been supervised student teachers.
Dr. Jeff Shires, to associate professor of Communication. Shires has been with PNC since 2002. He earned his bachelor’s degree from University of Missouri-Columbia and a master’s degree from Indiana State University. He earned his Ph.D. from University of Missouri-Columbia. Shires has taught Fundamentals of Speech Communication, Mass Communication & Society, Introduction to Television Production, Introduction to Communication Research Methods, Mass Communication Ethics, Discussion of Technical Problems and
Communication and Emerging Technologies.
“These promotions recognize the achievements of Dr. Pratt, Dr. Chan and Dr. Shires,” said Dr. James B. Dworkin Chancellor of Purdue North Central. “They are recognized to be dedicated teachers who consistently promote excellence in the classroom. They are willing to pass their knowledge and experience along to their students and challenge them to learn and explore. All three are engaged on our campus and in our communities. We are proud to have these outstanding professionals as members of our PNC faculty.”
Academic tenure is acquired on promotion to associate professor. Candidates promoted to this rank have a significant record of accomplishment as a faculty member and show promise of continued professional growth and recognition.