Six faculty and staff members at Dakota Wesleyan University were recognized at the Honors Banquet Friday for promotion, tenure or degree advancement.
Joan Lubben was promoted to associate professor of mathematics and granted tenure. Lubben has been teaching at DWU since 2009. She received her bachelor’s degree in geology from Rice University, and her Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Christine Mauszychi was promoted to assistant professor of accounting. She was also recognized for earning a Masters of Professional Accountancy from the University of South Dakota. Mauszycki has been teaching at DWU since 2010. She earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting from DWU and is a certified CPA in South Dakota.
L. Brian Patrick was promoted to associate professor of biology and granted tenure. He has been teaching at DWU since 2009. Patrick earned his bachelor’s degree and his Master of Arts degree in biology – systematics and ecology – from the University of Kansas, and his Ph.D. in ecology from Kent State University.
Lori Bork, a nursing professor, earned a Doctorate in Education with a specialization in online teaching and learning from Northcentral University. Bork has been teaching nursing at DWU since 2001. She received her Associate of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees from DWU, and her Master of Science from South Dakota State University.
Diana Goldammer, director of student life, earned a Doctorate in Higher Education Leadership from Walden University. Goldammer has been at DWU since 2006, first in university relations before moving to student life in 2009. She received her bachelor’s degree in English and secondary education from Augustana College, and her master’s degree in business communications from Jones International University.
Amy Novak, DWU president, earned a Doctorate in Interdisciplinary Leadership from Creighton University. Novak has been with DWU since 2003, serving in many positions, including provost and executive vice president since 2008, and named the university’s president in 2013. She earned her bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Notre Dame and a master’s degree in economics from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.