WWC Welcomes New Faculty Members

December 01, 2006 | Kristi Spurgeon

Five people have joined the Walla Walla College faculty this year:

Linda Ivy, assistant professor of psychology, completed her undergraduate and doctoral studies at the University of Oregon. She teaches graduate-level classes in the School of Education and Psychology. Ivy has a son, Chris, and two cats.

Ronald LeBlanc, visiting professor of marketing, is a professor emeritus at Idaho State University, where he taught undergraduate and graduate marketing for more than 26 years. LeBlanc completed his master’s and doctoral degrees at the University of Arizona. He and his wife, Linda, have five horses, five kittens and two dogs.

Mary McClay, assistant professor of nursing, teaches mental health nursing on the Portland campus. She has a master’s degree in nursing from the University of Mary in Bismark, North Dakota, and 15 years teaching experience. McClay and her husband, Bruce, have two adult children, Johanna and Douglas.

Annette Melgosa, periodical librarian, has a master’s degree in library science from the University of London, and is completing her thesis for a master of education from the University of Southern Queensland. Melgosa and her husband, Julian, have two children, Claudia, 19, and Andrew, 16.

Julian Melgosa, dean of the School of Education and Psychology, completed his doctoral studies at Andrews University. Most recently, Melgosa served as president of the Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies in the Philippines.