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Faculty professional development highlights in 2019

January 7, 2020 | Tags: Student Success, Faculty Excellence, School of Design, School of Creative & Performing Arts, Theatre, Fashion, Digital Filmmaking

This fall, Stephens College faculty presented on professional development activities they undertook this year, supported by grants awarded by the College’s professional development committee. Faculty may submit applications for spring grants by February 15, 2020.



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Stephens launches new graduate program in health information management

December 17, 2019 | Tags: Faculty Excellence, Alumnae Achievement, College & Campus, School of Health Sciences, Admissions

Continuing its commitment to excellence in the health sciences, Stephens College announces the launch of a new Master of Science in Health Information Management (MS-HIM).



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Houck hired as founding director of nursing

November 11, 2019 | Tags: Faculty Excellence, College & Campus, School of Health Sciences

Dr. Noreen Houck joined the School of Health Sciences faculty this fall as the founding director of nursing at Stephens College. She served previously as associate professor and chair of the nursing department at the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh. 



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Stephens low-residency M.F.A. program expands leadership

October 14, 2019 | Tags: Faculty Excellence, Alumnae Achievement, College & Campus, School of Creative & Performing Arts

The Stephens College M.F.A. in Television and Screenwriting, established in 2014, has named Dr. Rosanne Welch as the new executive director. Program founder and former director Ken LaZebnik will serve as Writer-in-Residence, while Khanisha Foster ’17, a graduate of the M.F.A. program, will serve as associate director. The program also features 15 faculty mentors and a rotating group of guest lecturers, all working writers, members of the Writers Guild and successful industry professionals.



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Singh joins School of Health Sciences faculty

September 9, 2019 | Tags: Faculty Excellence, School of Health Sciences

Dr. Rakesh Singh joined the Stephens College faculty this fall as assistant professor of pharmacology in the School of Health Sciences. Singh taught previously at the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine, the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Kansas.



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Foster named Health Information Management Director

September 5, 2019 | Tags: Faculty Excellence, College & Campus, School of Health Sciences, Alumnae Achievement

Dr. Susan L. Foster ’06 B.S., ’10 M.B.A. joined the Stephens faculty this fall as Health Information Management Director. Foster has worked for more than 25 years in health informatics and information management and higher education, serving as director of health information management at Missouri Western State University and Crowder College. She also is a Registered Health Information Administrator, is certified in healthcare privacy and security and has experience as a privacy officer. 



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Hemphill joins musical theatre faculty

August 29, 2019 | Tags: Faculty Excellence, College & Campus, School of Creative & Performing Arts, Theatre

Broadway actor Jennifer Hemphill has joined the Stephens College faculty this fall as assistant professor of musical theatre and chair of the musical theatre program. She will direct, choreograph and star in Stephens’ production of the hit ABBA show “Mamma Mia!” in September. Tickets are on sale starting today, Aug. 30.



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Pedersen rejoins Stephens as visiting artist

August 29, 2019 | Tags: Faculty Excellence, School of Creative & Performing Arts, Theatre, Fashion

Matthew Pedersen, a costume designer, wearable artist and stylist based in Brooklyn, New York, has returned to Stephens College as a visiting artist for the 2019-20 academic year. He will teach courses in the B.F.A. in Costume Design.



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Gibson returns to Stephens as visiting artist

August 29, 2019 | Tags: Faculty Excellence, School of Creative & Performing Arts, Theatre

Darren Gibson, a dance director, ballet master and musical theatre performer, has rejoined Stephens College for the 2019-20 academic year. He will teach courses and mentor students in the B.F.A. in Musical Theatre.



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Blakemore named Master of Physician Assistant Studies Director

August 24, 2019 | Tags: Faculty Excellence, College & Campus, School of Health Sciences

Dr. Megan Blakemore, PA-C, was named director of the Master of Physician Assistant Studies program this past spring. An assistant professor in the PA program since its inception in 2016, Blakemore previously served as interim program director. 



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