"Mary Beth Lock" Archive

Faculty promotions announced

Congratulations to Wake Forest faculty who have received promotions, effective July 1.

Promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure

Kristen Beavers, Health and Exercise Science

Erin Binkley, Counseling

Elizabeth Clendinning, Music

Mark Curtis, Economics

Lisa Dragoni, School of Business

Amanda Gengler, Sociology

Kristina Gupta, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Seth Hayden, Counseling

Stephanie Koscak, History

Tin Cheuk Leung, Economics

Sarah McDonald, Biology

Jennifer Rogers, Counseling

Promotion to Full Professor

J.K. Curry, Theatre and Dance

Brook Davis, Theatre and Dance

Patricia Dos Santos, Chemistry

Jennifer Erway, Mathematics and Statistics

Kevin Jung, School of Divinity

Oana Jurchescu, Physics

Sandeep Mazumder, Economics

Soledad Miguel-Prendes, Spanish and Italian

Shannon Mihalko, Health and Exercise Science

Jarrod Whitaker, Study of Religions

Promotion to Full Professor of Law

Chris Coughlin, School of Law

Promotion to Associate Dean

Mary Beth Lock, Z. Smith Reynolds Library

Promotion to Associate Librarian

Stephanie Bennett, Z. Smith Reynolds Library

Promotion to Librarian

Craig Fansler, Z. Smith Reynolds Library

Promotion to Assistant Librarian

Ashelee Gerald Hill, Z. Smith Reynolds Library

Promotion to Associate Teaching Professor

Diana Arnett, Biology

Tammy Cashwell, Counseling

Allison Forti, Counseling

Laura Giovanelli, English

Molly Knight, German and Russian

Promotion to Teaching Professor

Tom Brister, Politics and International Affairs

Steve Gunkel, Sociology

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Z. Smith Reynolds new staff and promotions

The following is a guest post from Mary Beth Lock, associate dean and director of access services for Z. Smith Reynolds Library:

Headshot of Veronica Brady, Z Smith Reynolds Library Business Manager

Veronica Brady

The Z. Smith Reynolds Library is delighted to announce that Veronica Brady will be joining the library staff as Library Business Manager, beginning on March 1, 2020. Veronica comes to us from Tyler, Texas where she worked most recently as the Innovation Manager for the Mayor’s Innovation Pipeline, and oversaw the administration of programs and the strategic plan of both the Innovation Pipeline and City University. She is well qualified to join the administrative team at the Z. Smith Reynolds Library, and will be assuming many of the leadership roles vacated by former associate dean Susan Smith who recently retired. Veronica’s portfolio will include managing policies and procedures for the library on financial and budget issues and serve as the liaison with Financial Services. She will also serve on the Senior Business Administrators group and the Academic Business Managers group. Veronica will aid in preparing the annual budget for the library, and utilize thorough assessment methods to ensure that our budget is allocated in ways that will best meet the library’s goals

Kathy Shields has been appointed as the Research Services Lead at ZSR. Kathy has been with ZSR since 2016 and currently serves, and will continue to serve, as the liaison to Psychology and History. In her new capacity, Kathy will work with our liaison group on professional development, help coordinate our communication and training around our upcoming switch to a new library catalog and search engine, and coordinate new faculty training and faculty outreach.

Amanda Foster Kaufman has been promoted to Learning and Instructional Services librarian. Amanda has been with ZSR since 2013 and has been serving as an Associate Teaching Librarian teaching 12 sections of our LIB100 classes each year. In her new job, Amanda will be coordinating ZSR’s instruction program including outcomes and assessment, and working with instructors on professional development. She will still be teaching LIB100 classes, although at a reduced course load.

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Faculty promotions announced

Congratulations to Wake Forest faculty who have received promotions, effective July 1.

Promotion to Full Professor

Erik Johnson, Biology
John Petrocelli, Psychology
Kendall Tarte, French Studies
Timo Thonhauser, Physics
Julie Wayne, School of Business

Promotion to Associate Professor

Christina Dalton, Economics
Francis Flanagan, Economics
T.H.M. Gellar-Goad, Classics
Sarah Hogan, English
Tiffany Judy, Spanish and Italian Studies
Dónal Mulcahy, Education
Andrew Rodekohr, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Joanna Ruocco, English
Katherine Shaner, School of Divinity
Penelope Sinanoglou, History
John Sumanth, School of Business
Mir Yarfitz, History

Promotion to Professor of Law

Harold Lloyd, School of Law
Andrew Verstein, School of Law

Promotion to Clinical Professor of Law

Mark Rabil, School of Law

Promotion to Senior Librarian

Lauren Corbett

Promotion to Librarian

Mary Beth Lock, Z. Smith Reynolds Library

Promotion to Full Teaching Professor

Leah Roy, Theatre & Dance

Promotion to Associate Teaching Professor

Rian Bowie, English
Jenny Pyke, English
Ali Sakkal, Education
Randi Saloman, English
Silvia Tiboni-Craft, Spanish and Italian
David Wren, Chemistry

Promotion to Associate Professor of the Practice

Brian Calhoun, Education
Chris Copeland, School of Divinity
James Ross, Health & Exercise Science

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Categories: Inside WFU

Lock appointed assistant dean of Z. Smith Reynolds Library

This is a guest post from Tim Pyatt, Dean of Z. Smith Reynolds Library:

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Mary Beth Lock as Assistant Dean for the Z. Smith Reynolds Library. In this new role, she will coordinate promotions and contract renewals for library faculty, oversee library committees, and serve as part of the library renovations planning team. She will continue to manage access services for the library.

Ms. Lock earned her master’s degree in Library Science from North Carolina Central University and her Bachelor of Science in Environmental Biology at Wayne State University. Having taken a variety of interesting and thought provoking topics over the last two years while engaging deeply with Wake Forest faculty and other graduate students, she will be graduating with her Masters in Liberal Studies in Spring, 2019.

She has participated in the planning for the Conference for Entrepreneurial Librarians since its inception in 2009, serving as co-chair for the 2013 conference. Resulting from her participation in the conference, she was also co-editor for the book, The Entrepreneurial Librarian: Essays on the Infusion of Private-Business Dynamism into Professional Service, published in 2011. She recently participated in the Leading Change Institute, which brings together librarians, information technologists, and others who seek to further develop their skills for the benefit of higher education.

Ms. Lock is committed to excellence in library services and has been part of the planning committees for events such as the Dean’s List Gala, Undergraduate Research Day, and Wake the Library. In her new role, she will help us promote excellence in librarianship and library services – we are delighted to have her accept this new role at ZSR.

Tim Pyatt
Dean, ZSR Library

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Categories: Guest PostInside WFU

Staff and faculty milestones November 2017

See a list of staff and faculty milestones for November 2017:

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