This fall, West Virginia Wesleyan welcomes eight new members to the College's full-time faculty.
Katharine L. Antolini is a visiting instructor of history. Dr. Antolini earned her B.A. at West Virginia Wesleyan College, an M.A. at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, an M.A. at West Virginia University and her Ph.D. at West Virginia University. She has extensive teaching experience having taught as an adjunct instructor for WVWC since 2004. She has also taught for WVU as a graduate instructor 2001 thru 2005 and for Marshall University School of Extended Education, as an adjunct Sociology Instructor from 1998 to 2000.
Karim F. Badwan is an assistant professor of dramatic arts. Badwan received his B.A. from West Virginia Wesleyan College and his Specialized Training and Skills as Martin Professional: SSE Field Technician, High End Systems: Technical Training Certification, High End Catalyst, Vari*Lite Series 1000/2000/3000 Luminaries Training. Badwan is a lighting designer who works in many mediums, from theatre and dance to television and film. He has been working in New York for the past two years during which time he has designed Gypsy, Lend Me a Tenor, and Baby for the Professional Performing Arts School, where he also taught.
New full-time faculty members at West Virginia Wesleyan College are, from left, Katharine Antolini, Chris Cosner, Molly Clark, Andrew Bloxham, Karim Badwan, C.C. Corathers and Angela Barrickman
Angela Barrickman is a visiting instructor of mathematics. Barrickman received her B.A. from Hollins College and her M.S. from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. She has taught as an adjunct mathematics/statistics professor for Spartanburg Methodist College in Spartanburg, SC, and also as a graduate teaching assistant in the mathematics department at Virginia Tech. Most recently, she has worked professionally as a senior project manager for Resurgent Capital Services since 2007.
Andy Bloxham, is an assistant professor of art. Bloxham earned his B.A. and his M.F.A. from Louisiana Tech University. Andy began teaching at Louisiana Tech University as a graduate teaching assistant during the winter quarter of 2007. By the fall quarter of that same year, he was awarded "Teacher of Record" for digital photography. By 2008, Bloxham was also teaching advanced and intermediate digital photography in addition to other photography classes for Maine Media Workshops in Rockport, ME during the summers. During the 2010-2011 academic year, he was an Assistant Professor in the Visual Communications Program at Cecil College in North East, MD where he created a new class titled "Fictional Photography."
Canea C. Carothers is an instructor of nursing. Carothers received both her B.S.N. and her M.S.N. from West Virginia Wesleyan College. Carothers, known as "CC" for short, is the first Nursing student to receive an M.S.N. degree from WVWC. While working toward her M.S.N., CC taught as a clinical instructor for our nursing department.
Amelia M. Clark is a visiting instructor of sociology. Dr. Clark earned her B.A. from Tulane University, her M.St. from Oxford University and her Ph.D. from the University of the Witwatersrand. Molly has taught at WVWC since 2002 as an adjunct in the Sociology department. She received her Ph.D. in 2000 in Johannesburg, South Africa from the University of the Witwatersrand Department of Archaeology where she was a research assistant working on the Rose Cottage Cave Program. Her research interests include origins of modern human behavior, lithic technology and social complexity, band and tribal societies, role of material culture in society, and African Archaeology.
Christopher Cosner is a visiting assistant professor of art. Cosner received his B.A. from West Virginia Wesleyan College and his M.F.A. from Academy of Art University. Cosner has taught as an adjunct in the Art department for West Virginia Wesleyan College and for Fairmont State University since 2008. He has over 20 years of experience providing graphics services to civilian and government clients. As an undergraduate student, he won the Senior Achievement Award in Art in 2008 from WVWC.
David F. Simmons is a visiting instructor of mathematics. Simmons earned his B.S. from Colorado School of Mines and his M.S. from Marshall University. David has 30 years teaching experience with students ranging from sixth grade through college and adults. He has been an adjunct Math instructor at Wesleyan for two years. He also continues to work in engineering to stay abreast of technology and current workplace practices.