Five new faculty members join teaching ranks at MMC
September 9, 2013
Five new scholars have joined the faculty at Martin Methodist College for the 2013-14 academic year, and two familiar ones have new assignments.
- Dr. Michelle M. Meinhart, assistant professor of music. She holds a bachelor of music degree in piano performance from Eastern Illinois University, the master of music degree in music history and the Ph.D. degree in musicology from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati. She has had prior teaching experience at Northern Kentucky University, the University of Cincinnati and Xavier University.
- Dr. Melissa Martiros, assistant professor of music. She holds a bachelor of arts degree with a concentration in piano from Westfield State College, a master of music degree in piano performance from Bowling Green State University; a master of science degree in special education, and a doctor of musical arts degree in piano performance and pedagogy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has taught at Bluffton University, the University of Wisconsin-Fond Du Lac, Silver Lake College, and the Lindeblad School of Music in New Jersey.
- Dr. Melissa Bruninga-Matteau, assistant professor of history. She holds a bachelor of arts in English from Gustavus Adolphus College, a bachelor arts degree in history from the University of Montana, and the master of arts and Ph.D. degrees in history from the University of California, Irvine. She has prior teaching experience at Irvine Valley College, Yavapai College, and at the American Public University.
- Mary Charlotte Brown, instructor and assistant director of the Warden Memorial Library. She holds a bachelor of arts degree in English from Athens State University and a master of library and information science degree from the University of Alabama.
- Amy L. Huff, instructor of nursing. She holds an associate in nursing degree from Motlow State Community College, and the bachelor of science in nursing and master of science degree in nursing from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. She has taught at Middle Tennessee State University and at Motlow State Community College and for the past three years has served as director of nursing and allied health programs at Motlow.
Two current faculty members have new assignments.
- Andrew Brown, instructor of communications and coordinator of international studies. He served as registrar during the 2011-12 academic year and taught on a part-time basis last year while pursuing graduate work at the University of Memphis.
- Dr. Fern Greenbank, assistant professor of media and cultural studies. She has served as director of the Story Center has worked with student media over the past several years. She is program coordinator for this new academic major.