LYNDON CENTER -- Lyndon State College President Joe Bertolino has announced the hiring of three tenure track faculty members. The new faculty members are filling the shoes of retirees and strengthening some growing academic departments.
Dr. Ron Blizzard will be teaching sports management in Lyndon's growing Exercise Science program. Sports management deals with the business end of sports and is a new position within the department. Blizzard taught courses at Newbury College in Brookline, Mass., as well as holding the positions of assistant athletic director and director of academic support at Pine Manor College in Chestnut Hill, Mass. Blizzard has an Ed.D. in educational leadership from Johnson & Wales University.
Dr. Janel Hanrahan has been hired by the Atmospheric Sciences department. She holds a Ph.D. in mathematics with an atmospheric science focus from the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Her post-doctoral work dealt with climate variability and was completed at the University of Alberta. Hanrahan's appointment adds considerable depth to the higher mathematics required by the departmental subject matter.
William Morison brings practical experience to LSC's Business Administration department by virtue of his long tenure at an engineering firm. Morison also has 15 years of college teaching experience, much of it at Community College of Vermont. He has extensive experience with the online classroom, corporate training, student advising, and teaching leadership courses to those in the Vermont workforce. Morison holds an MBA from Southern New Hampshire University.
Bertolino also announced temporary faculty hires.
Bruno Battistoli begins a year-long stint as assistant professor to replace China-bound journalism professor Dan Williams. Williams was granted a Fulbright Scholarship to teach multi-platform journalism to Chinese university students in Xi'an. Battistoli is a doctoral candidate at Syracuse University's Newhouse School of Public Communication, where he has been teaching journalism part time. He will be teaching at Lyndon for one year while Williams is in China on his Fulbright scholarship.
Dr. Iryna Sharaievska joins the Mountain Recreation Management department for a year's appointment as an assistant professor. Sharaievska just defended her dissertation this summer at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Leisure Behavior in the Recreation, Sport and Tourism Department. Sharaievska is a native of Ukraine, has been studying in the U.S. since 2008, and will be teaching a number of the core courses.
LSC librarian Graham Sherriff will be filling in as acting library director for Garet Nelson while Nelson is on sabbatical.
Bertolino announced that two visiting faculty from last year will be returning. John Castaldo returns to the Business Administration Department for a second one-year appointment. He is also the department chair. Donna Smith, a 1996 graduate of Lyndon State College, returns to the Electronic Journalism Arts Department for a third year as a visiting instructor.
New part-time faculty this fall are: Scott Boskind, Education; William Fitzgerald, Exercise Science; Aimee Hopkins, Mathematics; Curtis Mathewson, Business Administration; Morris McCain, Social Sciences; Walter Morris, Social Sciences; Luke O'Brien, Mountain Recreation Management; John Perry, Social Sciences; Allison Poulin, Mountain Recreation Management; Christopher (CJ) Scott, Mountain Recreation Management; Cindy Shaw, Mathematics; Judy Sherburne, Exercise Science; and Christopher Watson, Mathematics.