New Faculty Members Start Their First Term

Walla Walla University introduced nine new faculty members to the campus this year.

Bob Cushman, biology department chair, completed his undergraduate work at WWU, and holds a doctorate degree in geology from Colorado School of Mines. He and his wife, Judy, have two sons.

Onduru Odongo, chemistry assistant professor, holds a bachelor's degree in education from Kenyatta University in Nairobi, Kenya, with concentrations in chemistry and physics. He received his doctorate degree from the State University of New York at Binghamton.

Doug Logan, School of Engineering dean, received a bachelor's degree from WWU, and his master's and doctorate degrees from Stanford University. He and his wife, Suzan, have three children.

Brian Roth, engineering assistant professor, completed his undergraduate work at WWU, and continued his education at Purdue and Stanford universities.

Richard Scott, assistant librarian, received his bachelor's degree from Union College, and earned his master's from the University of Kentucky. He and his wife, Caprice, have one child.

Heidi Haynal, mathematics assistant professor, completed undergraduate work at Ohio State University. She was awarded her master's and doctorate degrees from the University of California in Santa Barbara. She and her husband, Paul, have one son.

Karin Thompson, music department chair, received her bachelor's degree from WWU. She also holds a master's degree from the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University and a doctorate degree from the University of Maryland.

Rosemarie Buck Khng, nursing assistant professor, holds a bachelor's degree from WWU, and a master's of science from Loma Linda University. She has two children.

Emily Tillotson, social work assistant professor, received her bachelor's and master's degrees at WWU. She and her husband, Trevor, have one daughter.

November 01, 2008 / Walla Walla University
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Becky St. Clair, WWU GLEANER correspondent