SNU welcomes 5 new faculty members

The Office of Academic Affairs at Southern Nazarene University (SNU) welcomes five new faculty members to staff for the 2004-2005 academic year: Andrew Baker, Dia Campbell-Detrixhe, Brent Eskridge, Lynn Korvick, and Mark Winslow.

ANDREW BAKER joins the Art Department as Assistant Professor where he will teach courses in Visual Communications and Fine Arts while developing Art curriculum and coursework for the revitalization of the Art/Graphic Arts degree at SNU. Baker comes to SNU from Rochester, New York, where he worked as a graphic designer for Fillip Design Corporation. Baker holds a Bachelor of Science in Photography, Graphic Design, and Ceramics from Indiana Wesleyan University, a MFA in Graphic Design from Rochester Institute of Technology, and has studied extensively abroad in Europe and Australia.

DIA CAMPBELL-DETRIXHE joins the School of Nursing as Assistant Professor where she will teach such courses as Health Assessment with Lab, Mental Health Nursing, and Gerontological Nursing. Before coming to SNU, Campbell-Detrixhe served as Sophomore Course Coordinator/Nursing Instructor for the Health & Sciences Division and Nursing Program at Redlands Community College in El Reno, Oklahoma. Campbell-Detrixhe is also a member of several professional organizations including the Oklahoma Nurses Association, American Nurses Association, National Gerontological Nursing Association, Adult Day Services Association of Oklahoma, Inc., Oklahoma Gerontological Nurses Association, Oklahoma Alliance on Aging, The Gerontological Society of America, and The Eden Alternative. Campbell-Detrixhe received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master of Science in Nursing Education from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and will begin Doctoral studies in Spring 2005 from Texas Woman’s University.

BRENT ESKRIDGE joins the Computing and Information Systems Department as Assistant Professor where he will teach such courses as Web Design II, Introduction to Computer Science I, and Data Structures. Before coming to SNU, Eskridge served as a Graduate Research Assistant for the Department of Computer Science at the University of Oklahoma in the Robotic Intelligence and Machine Learning Lab while working as a software consultant for els Solutions in Oklahoma City. Eskridge is a member of the International Society for Genetic and Evolutionary Computation (ISGEC) and currently conducts research in robotic intelligence and machine learning. Eskridge received a Bachelor of Science in Physics and Math from Southern Nazarene University, a Master of Science in Computer Science from the University of Oklahoma, and is currently working to pursue a doctorate in Computer Science from the University of Oklahoma.

LYNN KORVICK joins the School of Nursing as Assistant Professor where she will teach such courses as Nursing Care of Childbearing Family with Clinical. Before coming to SNU, Korvick served as the Director of Nursing at Rose State College in Midwest City. Korvick is a member of such professional organizations as Sigma Theta Tau, American Nurses Association, and AWHONN. Korvick holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Rochester and Ball State University as well as a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

MARK WINSLOW joins the Physics Department as Associate Professor where he will teach such courses as Atomic/Nuclear Physics, General Physics I & II, Physics for Scientists and Engineers I & II, Primary Math and Science Education, and Intermediate Math and Science Education. Winslow comes to SNU from Independence, Kansas, where he served as Physics and Astronomy Instructor at Independence Community College. Winslow is a member of the American Association of Physics Teachers, National Science Teachers Association, and National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Winslow received a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Greenville College, a Master of Science in Physics from the University of Kansas, and is currently working to complete a doctorate in Science Education from Kansas State University.

For more information about new faculty at SNU, contact the Office of Academic Affairs at 405.491.6304 or email jkrassow@snu.edu.