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English professor Martha Billips ’78 was promoted to full professor. She began teaching at Transylvania in 1997 after earning a Ph.D. in English from the University of Kentucky.

Spanish and French professor Martha Ojeda was promoted to full professor. She joined the Transylvania faculty in 1997. She holds a Ph.D. in Spanish from the University of Kentucky.

Women’s studies professor Simona Fojtová was tenured and promoted to associate professor. She has been on the Transylvania faculty full time since 2007 after spending time on campus as a visiting assistant professor. She holds a Ph.D. in American studies from the University of New Mexico.

Writing, rhetoric, and communication professor Scott Whiddon was tenured and promoted to associate professor. He joined the Transylvania faculty in 2006 after teaching and earning a Ph.D. in English/rhetoric and composition from Louisiana State University.

Education professor Tiffany Wheeler ’90 was tenured and promoted to associate professor. Wheeler came to Transylvania in 2002 and holds an Ed.D. in curriculum and instruction with a focus on literacy from the University of Kentucky.

Art history professor Wei Lin was tenured and promoted to associate professor. She came to Transylvania from The Ohio State University, where she taught and earned a Ph.D. in art history.

Spanish professor Jeremy Paden was tenured and promoted to associate professor. He joined the Transylvania faculty in 2008 from Georgia State University and holds a Ph.D. in Spanish from Emory University.

Biology professor Sarah Bray was tenured and promoted to associate professor. She was an assistant professor of biology at Midland Lutheran College, now Midland University, before coming to Transylvania in 2007. She holds a Ph.D. in botany from the University of Florida.

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