Godfrey, Ill. –Two new full-time faculty members and a new director of nursing programs recently joined the staff at Lewis and Clark Community College.
Susan Dawson, R.N., M.S.N., Ed.D. assumed the position of director of nursing programs in July. This month, Cathleen Korondi joined the dental assisting/dental hygiene program as an instructor, and Chris Reese joined the physics department as an instructor.
“All of these professionals are well credentialed in their disciplines and bring valuable college teaching experiences to Lewis and Clark,” said Vice President of Academic Affairs Linda Chapman. “Dr. Reese and Ms. Korondi are experienced online instructors as well as lecture, lab, and clinical instructors. Drs. Dawson and Reese are prolific writers in their respective disciplines of nursing and physics.”
Prior to her appointment at Lewis and Clark, Dawson was dean and vice chancellor of academic affairs at Allen College, in Waterloo, Iowa— a college providing nursing and health science bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
She has directed three nursing programs (Allen College, McKendree University and Maryville University), and taught in seven. She holds advanced practice registered nursing certifications from Illinois, Missouri and Iowa.
Dawson earned her Ed. D. from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, a Master of Science in nursing from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, a post-master’s nurse practitioner at Vanderbilt University, a Master of Arts from Webster University School of Business, a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Webster, an associate degree in nursing from St. Louis Community College at Meramec and licensed practical nursing degree from O’Fallon Technical Center.
Cathleen Korondi joined the college as dental assisting/dental hygiene instructor. She has held an adjunct faculty position in dental hygiene at Illinois Central College since 2004 and is experienced teaching online, in traditional lecture classrooms and in clinical dental hygiene settings.
Korondi earned her associate degree in applied science in dental hygiene from Illinois Central College, a Bachelor of Science in health arts from the University of St. Francis, a master’s in education from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and most recently, a master online teaching certificate from the University of Illinois, Springfield.
She also earned additional post-degree certifications in nitrous oxide analgesia and local anesthesia and completed multiple nationally-respected three-day professional training programs in instrumentation, nutrition, accreditation review and teaching methodology.
Chris Reese joined Lewis and Clark this semester as a physics instructor. Since 2004 he worked as a research scientist at Washington University. Prior to that, he taught as an assistant professor of physics at the University of Minnesota, Morris.
Reese earned a Bachelor of Science in physics with a minor in mathematics from the University of North Dakota. He remained there to earn his Master of Science in physics before moving to New Mexico where he earned his Ph.D. in physics at New Mexico State University.
Reese has extensive college teaching experience and has taught online as well as in the classroom and the laboratory.
In addition to his undergraduate teaching experience, he has conducted undergraduate research programs, presented papers, reviewed articles for a number of professional journals, developed a long list of publications and conducted external reviews for several NASA research programs.