IU East announces new faculty

November 29, 2010 |

Indiana University East has new full-time faculty members on staff this fall. The additional faculty will further enhance the campus’ mission.

“The additional faculty further enhances the campus’ mission as a comprehensive bachelor’s and master’s degree institution,” says Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Larry Richards, “and we plan to add more next fall.”

IU East is pleased to welcome its newest faculty listed below under the school or area in which they teach.

School of Business and Economics
Fredricka Joyner, associate professor of business administration and organizational behavior, received her Ph.D. in Community Formation from the Union Institute in Cincinnati, Ohio. She earned her Master of Arts in Organization Management from Antioch University in Los Angeles and her Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts from the New College of the University of South Florida, in Sarasota, Fla.

She was previously a clinical assistant professor at IUPU Columbus. Her current research is to collect pre- and post-MBA data on emotional intelligence competencies.

Carla Messer, visiting lecturer in business, received her Master of Business Administration from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, and a Master of Arts from Western Michigan University. She was previously an adjunct lecturer at IU East and began as full-time faculty in January 2010. In 2008, Messer founded Best Work LLC, a performance improvement firm delivering assessment, training and coaching, where she continues to work as the chief results officer.

School of Education
Lori Dilworth
, visiting lecturer in math education, received her Masters of Education in Secondary Math from the University of Louisville and her Bachelor of Art in Mathematics from Western Kentucky University.

Previously, Dilworth was a math teacher at Central Hardin High School in Cecilia, Ky. She also formerly taught math as a substitute teacher for the Franklin County Community School Corporation in Brookville, Ind., and Mt. Carmel School in Mt. Carmel, Ind., where she also worked as a special education aide.

Rebekah Dimick Eastman, visiting clinical lecturer and director of field experiences in the School of Education, received her Master of Arts in Teaching Biology from Brown University in Providence, R.I. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Earlham College in Richmond, Ind., where she majored in biology and minored in mathematics.

She was previously an adjunct professor for the Graduate Programs in Education and the Biology Department at Earlham College before joining the faculty at IU East.

School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Linda Applegate
, visiting lecturer of English, received her A.S. in Architectural Technology from Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio. She later received her Bachelor of Arts in Language Arts Education and her Master of Arts in English with a concentration in Composition and Rhetoric from Wright State University.

Previously, Applegate taught language arts at Miami Valley Career Technology Center in Clayton, Ohio, and Dual Enrollment English at Wright State University. Applegate was formerly an adjunct professor at IU East and began as full-time faculty in January 2010.

Jerri Libert, visiting lecturer of history and political science, received her Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies with a Concentration in History and her Bachelor of General Studies with a Concentration in History from Indiana University East.  She received her Master of Arts in Political Science from Ball State University.

Libert was formerly the coordinator for Supplemental Instruction at IU East and began as full-time faculty in January 2010.

Stephanie Whitehead, assistant professor of criminal justice received her Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from Indiana University. She was previously a graduate research assistant at IU and is a former project support specialist for the Research Foundation of State University of New York.

School of Natural Science and Mathematics
Ágnes Roberts
, visiting lecturer in physics, received her Ph.D. in Physics from Indiana University. She was previously an adjunct lecturer at IU East. Roberts received her degree in mechanical engineering from Budapest Technical University where she majored in production systems engineering and also minored in robotics. While there, Roberts received the Philosophy Faculty Award and the Hungarian Student Science Conference award as well as the Dean’s fellowship for thesis research.