The College of Liberal Arts and Education welcomed the following new faculty members in September 2004:
Barry Dauphin, instructor of Psychology, received a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Syracuse University, and also completed a predoctoral internship at Yale University School of Medicine and a postdoctoral fellowship at the Detroit Psychiatric Institute. In addition to teaching, Dauphin works with children and adults at his private practice in Birmingham.
Darien C. Small, instructor of English, joins UDM with over 15 years of experience as a professional photographer, writer and graphic designer. Prior to UDM, Small taught media design at the University of Maryland. He completed a Master’s in Technology for Edcuators from The John Hopkins University, and recently began a Master’s of Fine Arts in New Media Production, concentrating in using digital media as a tool for storytelling.
Sheri Pickover, instructor of Counseling and Addiction Studies, has over 13 years of experience counseling disadvantaged families in Southeast Michigan. She is currently completing her Ph.D. in Education and Human Services at Oakland University, expected in 2005, and also holds a Master’s in Psychological Services from the University of Pennsylvania.
Linda Haynes Slowick, instructor of Psychology, is currently completing her Ph.D. in industrial and organizational psychology from Wayne State University, where she has also taught several courses in human resource management and organizational studies. In addition to teaching, she is the founder and CEO of Working Enterprises Management Consulting, which provides services to organizations interested in improving work performance and environment.
Luisa Rodriguez Conal recently joined UDM as an assistant professor of English. While teaching at Arizona State Univeristy, she was twice awarded the Faculty and Academic Professionals Recognition Award for her services to students. Rodriguez Conal holds a Ph.D. in Rhetoric, Composition and the Teaching of English from the University of Arizona and bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English from California State University.
Susan Fascio-Vereen joins the College of Liberal Arts and Education as an instructor in Psychology. She recently completed her Ph.D. at Mississippi State University, where she also taught a variety of psychology classes at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Fasico-Vereen also holds a master’s in School Psychometry from Mississippi State University and a master’s in Special Education from the University of New Orleans.