Five members of faculty promoted to associate professor

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 granted tenure.

            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 with him.

            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 computer engineering.