New music, math faculty join Culver-Stockton
Thursday, June 04, 2009
CANTON, Mo. – When fall classes start on August 24, Culver-Stockton College will welcome two new faculty members in the music and math departments.
“We are extremely pleased to be adding these exceptional individuals to our faculty,” said R. Joseph Dieker, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college. “The quality of our academic programs and the success of our curriculum, EXP@CSC, hinges on the expertise of faculty members, like these, who not only have excellent teaching skills but the ability to engage students in new ways of learning.”
Trent A. Hollinger, Baltimore, Md., will become assistant professor of music and band director at Culver-Stockton. Hollinger earned his doctor of musical arts, wind conducting, and master’s of music in wind conducting, composition, and saxophone, at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore. He earned his bachelor’s degree in music education and saxophone and composition at Lebanon Valley College, Annville, Pa.
Hollinger comes to C-SC from the Peabody Conservatory where he was a graduate assistant in wind conducting and in music education and assistant conductor of the Peabody Wind Ensemble, Peabody Preparatory Youth Orchestra, and Peabody Camerata. He has also been interim director of bands and adjunct professor of music at the Sunderman Conservatory of Music, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, Pa.; and director of instrumental studies, director of bands, and assistant professor of music at Cornerstone University, Grand Rapids, Mich. His other work has included serving as music theatre director at Lebanon Valley College and head of music at Appel Farm Summer Arts and Music Camp, Elmer, N.J. He has served as a music tutor, individual instructor, guest clinician and conductor and adjudicator.
Jonathan M. McCrary, Fayetteville, Ark., will become assistant professor of math at Culver-Stockton. He is completing his doctorate in mathematics at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, where he also earned his master’s degree in math. He received his bachelor’s degree in mathematics and computer science at Drury University, Springfield, Mo.
McCrary has been a graduate teaching assistant in trigonometry and calculus at the University of Arkansas as well as a math tutor. He received the university’s doctoral academy fellowship for four years and the department chair award in math and computer science. His research has included artificial intelligence, game theory, knot theory, and hyperbolic manifolds.
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