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Southwest Baptist University has named 11 new faculty and academic administrators for the 1998-99 year.

Michael Arnold is assistant professor of education and coordinator of the new graduate program in educational administration. Since 1996, he had been principal at Laclede County R-I Junior/Senior High School. He received his doctor of education degree in educational administration from St. Louis University.

Harold Chambers is assistant professor of chemistry at SBU. Most recently he was an adjunct instructor at the College of Charleston, S.C. He earned his master of science degree and his doctor of philosophy degree in physics from Purdue University.

Joshua Compton is on one-year appointment as lecturer in speech communication at SBU. He previously taught at Willard High School. Compton earned his bachelor of science degree in 1997 from SBU and is now seeking a master of science in education degree.

Michelle Craig is instructor in education at SBU's Mountain View Center, where she is an elementary teacher. Craig earned her master of science in education degree from SMSU and is completing the doctor of philosophy degree in elementary education/reading at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

C. Michael Fuhrman is professor of Christian studies and director of the in-service guidance program for ministerial students. Fuhrman formerly served as pastor of Northgate Baptist Church, in Kansas City. He earned his master of divinity degree and doctor of philosophy degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Ky.

Dwight Haun is an instructor in education at SBU. Since 1984, Haun had been a mathematics teacher and coach at Bolivar Middle School. Haun earned his master of science in education degree in 1990 from SMSU.

Kathryn N. Ladd also is an instructor in education. She previously worked as assistant principal in the Lebanon public schools. Ladd earned her master of science degree from SMSU and is completing her doctor of education degree at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Brett A. Miller is assistant professor of speech communication and will assist with SBU's speech and debate team. He previously taught at Parkview High School. Miller earned his master of arts degree from SMSU and is completing his doctor of philosophy degree at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

H.K. Neely Jr. is dean of SBU's College of Christian Studies and is serving as vice president for denominational relations. Since 1980 he has been dean of the Logsdon School of Theology at Hardin-Simmons University, Abilene, Texas. Prior to that, he was a faculty and staff member at SBU. Neely earned his master of divinity degree and doctor of theology degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas.

Melinda Smashey is an assistant professor of music for SBU. She has been a private piano instructor in the Kansas City area and was an adjunct instructor at SBU in 1994. Smashey earned her master of music degree and doctor of musical arts degree in piano performance from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Todd Sukany is an instructor in English at SBU. He previously developed technical support manuals for Mark-It Systems, of Bolivar, and was a teacher in the Pleasant Hope public school. Sukany earned his master of arts degree from Southeast Missouri State University.

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