Category: First Year Faculty Thoughts

First Year Faculty Thoughts

Sue Iliff, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, School of Occupational Therapy B.S., Occupational Therapy, University of Kansas M.A., Occupational Therapy, Texas Woman’s University Ph.D., Occupational Therapy, Texas Woman’s University Accepting a faculty position at Belmont University was a serendipitous moment in my life.  Everything seemed to fall into place in a very short period of time.  I …

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First Year Faculty Thoughts

Ken Corbit, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Public Relations B.A., Communication Studies, Arkansas State University M.A., Communication Studies, Arkansas State University Ph.D., Strategic Communication, University of Alabama   Integration into a new institution has the potential to be a comic adventure of signature mishaps. Yet, my assimilation into the Belmont community has been nearly seamless. Throughout …

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First Year Faculty Thoughts

Janet Hicks, Ph.D. Professor & Director of Mental Health Counseling BS, Education, Eastern New Mexico University (1990) MS, Counseling, Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi (1997) PhD, Counselor Education, Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi (2005) My first semester at Belmont has been a wonderful challenge. My students perform at a higher cognitive level and exhibit …

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First Year Faculty Thoughts

Jeremy Fyke, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Communication Studies and Corporate Communication BA Communication Studies, Texas State University (2005) MA Organizational Communication, Texas State University (2007) Ph.D. Organizational Communication, Purdue University (2011) Reflecting on my first semester, three words come to mind: collegiality, uniqueness, and commitment. First, I was struck by the friendly spirit at Belmont, from …

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First Year Faculty Thoughts

Catherine Graham, Ph.D. Director, Honors Program LEAD Track PhD English, University of Kentucky MEd Counseling, Vanderbilt University MA English, College of William and Mary BA English, University of Tennessee In my role with the Honors Program, I have been impressed by the intellectual curiosity of the students and by their admirable goals. The students demonstrate …

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