UNCW Welcomes New Faculty

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

The University of North Carolina Wilmington welcomes new faculty along with almost 3,500 new students to campus this fall.

More than 40 new faculty members will join 14 departments across campus. They represent the best in teaching, research and service, and are ready to fully engage with UNCW students and with their colleagues, said Marilyn Sheerer, interim provost and vice chancellor of academic affairs.

"Once again, UNCW has been able to attract top-notch faculty to this excellent university,” Sheerer said. “As I met and talked with them during New Faculty Orientation, I was very impressed with their credentials and their apparent desire to contribute in meaningful ways as part of a new academic community. We welcome our new faculty scholars to UNCW and know that they will further enhance our academic programs in a variety of ways."

New and existing faculty will strengthen the university’s programs by bringing their unique perspectives, energy, and specialized training into UNCW’s classrooms, laboratories, and field placements with them every day, said Diana Ashe, interim director of the Centers for Teaching Excellence and Faculty Leadership. The centers provide resources, programs and workshops to support faculty.

“We have brought in experts on everything from Latin jazz to gerontology to seagrasses,” she said. “They are eager to share their talents in the classroom and to explore their research areas alongside our existing faculty and our very lucky students. This is an exceptionally engaged group of new faculty, and I look forward to seeing what new ideas and new opportunities they bring to the university in the coming years.”