Pitt-Bradford has promoted five members of the
faculty from assistant professor to associate professor.
Those being promoted effective Sept.
1 are Dr. Wayne Brinda, education; Dr. Om Singh, biology; Dr. Ye “Ken” Wang,
computer information systems and technology; Dr. Tammy Haley, nursing; and
Klaus Wuersig, engineering. In addition, Brinda, Singh and Wang have been
Brinda is the director of secondary
teacher education. He earned his doctorate from Duquesne University in 2004 and
has served as a museum teacher fellow at the United States Holocaust Memorial
Museum. His teaching and research emphasis is on adolescent literature, theater
and Holocaust education.
Singh’s area of research focuses on
extremophiles, organisms that grow under extreme conditions. He is the editor of
the book “Extremophiles: Sustainable Resources and Biotechnological
Implications.” He is an active researcher who makes research opportunities
available for Pitt-Bradford students, several of whom have published articles
Wang holds a doctorate of philosophy
in business administration from Washington State University. He has taught a
variety of information systems courses, including systems analysis and design,
electronic commerce, and information systems strategy.
Haley is the coordinator of the
bachelor’s program in nursing at Pitt-Bradford. She also teaches at all levels
of the associate degree nursing program, both in the classroom and clinical
setting. She has been a member of the nursing faculty since 2003.
Wuersig retired from the State
University of New York – Alfred in 1998 as a full professor. From 1998 until
2000, he and other experts set up programs in information technology, math and
science at a new university for women in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The
classes he teaches at Pitt-Bradford are mostly related to electrical and