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Faculty Development Programs


The Kenan Fund for Faculty and Student Enrichment

The William R. Kenan Jr. Charitable Trust has helped endow the Kenan Fund for Faculty and Student Enrichment at Transylvania University. The program is designed to provide a comprehensive network of support for faculty and student research in the liberal arts environment. The four components of the program are aimed at fostering excellence in classroom teaching and learning through the development and renewal of knowledge and skills.

The four components are:

  • The Kenan Faculty Research Grants
  • The Kenan Student Summer Research Program
  • The Kenan Sabbatical Support Fund
  • The Kenan Distinguished Visiting Professorship


The Bingham Program for Excellence in Teaching

Transylvania's Bingham Program for Excellence in Teaching helps attract, inspire, and reward faculty members in their efforts to make the classroom an imaginative place of learning and discovery.

The program, which was endowed in 1987 by a gift from Mary and Barry Bingham Sr., funds major teaching awards annually, as well as one-time start-up grants for young teachers who show exceptional promise. Additionally, stipends for summer faculty study and enrichment are provided through an ancillary program, the David and Betty Jones Fund for Faculty Development, which the Bingham Board of Trust oversees.

Together, these programs have proven to be invaluable for promoting a superior level of teaching and learning in a liberal arts environment.

For additional information on the Bingham Program, contact the Dean of the College.

See the current Bingham fellows list

Kirk Abraham, associate professor of exercise science
Gary L. Anderson, professor of music
Brian Arganbright, associate professor of French
William T. Baldwin, professor of business administration
Larry J. Barnes, professor of music
W. Alan Bartley, associate professor of economics
Gregg Bocketti, associate professor of history
Sarah Bray, assistant professor of biology
Sharon C. Brown, professor of physical education
Michael Cairo, associate professor of political science
Simonetta Cochis, associate professor of Spanish
Elizabeth Corsun, assistant professor of English
Lissa Ellen Cox, associate professor of philosophy
Eva Csuhai, professor of chemistry
James C. Day, professor of physics
Veronica Dean-Thacker, professor of Spanish
Don T. Dugi, professor of political science
Kathleen Lentz Egner, associate professor of education
Robert England, associate professor of computer science
G. Rod Erfani, professor of economics
Melissa Fortner, associate professor of psychology
Peter S. Fosl, professor of philosophy
Jeffrey B. Freyman, professor of political science
Daniel L. Fulks, professor of accounting
John J. Furlong, professor of philosophy
Tylene S. Garrett, professor of computer science
Martha G. Gehringer, instructor in writing, rhetoric, and comm.
Jack Girard, professor of art
Kurt Gohde, professor or art
Ben Hawkins, professor of music
Angela B. Hurley, professor of education
Mark Jackson, associate professor of psychology
Kimberly S. Jenkins, associate professor of mathematics
Judy Jones, professor or accounting
Paul H. Jones, professor of religion
Don Lane, professor of physical education
Jerome M. LeVan, associate professor of mathematics
Barbara LoMonaco, professor of anthropology
Amy Maupin, associate professor of education
Melissa McEuen, professor of history
Kenneth Moorman, professor of computer science
Martha Ojeda, associate professor of Spanish and French
Gregory Partain, professor of music
Michael R. Pepper, professor of business administration
Julia T. Poynter, associate professor of business administration
Brian L. Rich, professor of sociology
Robert E. Rosenberg, associate professor of chemistry
Frank Russell, professor of history
Gerald L. Seebach, professor of chemistry
David L. Shannon, professor of mathematics
Kenneth D. Slepyan, professor of history
Belinda Sly, associate professor of biology
Timothy Soulis, professor of drama
Ryan Stuffelbeam, assistant professor of mathematics
John Svarlien, professor of classics
Amelia El-Hindi Trail, associate professor of education
Margaret B. Upchurch, professor of psychology
Todd F. Van Denburg, associate professor of psychology
Anthony P. Vital, professor of English
James Wagner, professor of biology
Richard A. Weber, professor of German
Tiffany Wheeler, assistant professor of education
Scott Whiddon, assistant professor of writing, rhetoric, and comm.
Nancy C. Wolsk, professor of art



Monroe Moosnick Professorships in the Natural Sciences

The Monroe Moosnick Professorships provide annual salary supplements to two professors in the natural sciences who best emulate the commitment to teaching, lifelong learning, and service to students modeled by the long-time Transylvania professor for whom the award is named.

In honor of Monroe Moosnick's commitment to the scientific fields that nurture medical studies, the four-year professorships go to faculty members in chemistry, biology, or physics.

Current Moosnick Professors are:
  • Jamie Day, professor of physics
  • Belinda Sly, associate professor of biology
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