Six new faculty members have joined the College of Engineering and Applied Science, the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and the Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences at UCCS. They are:
John Adams, instructor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, College of Engineering and Applied Science -- Adams previously served as a lecturer at Colorado College. He earned undergraduate and doctoral degrees from the University of Western Australia.
Diane Belger, instructor, Accounting Department, College of Business -- Belger rejoins UCCS after serving as an adjunct faculty member at Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa, as a member of the faculty at Pikes Peak Community College, and working in accounting positions for local nonprofit groups. She previously served as an adjunct faculty, senior instructor of accounting and director of advising for the UCCS College of Business from 1990 to 1997. She earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Colorado and holds a Colorado Certified Public Account license.
Melissa Benton, associate professor, Nursing Department, Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences -- Benton previously served as an assistant and associate professor of nursing at Valdosta (Ga.) State University and held clinical positions at Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center, San Francisco. She earned an associate’s degree from City College of San Francisco, a bachelor’s and master’s degree from California State University Dominquez Hills and a doctoral degree from Arizona State University.
Carter previously served as an instructor and teaching assistant at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and as an instructor at Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Brown University and doctoral degree from the University of California Santa Cruz.
Leah Davis-Witherow, instructor, Department of History, College of Letters, Arts and Sciences -- Davis Witherow previously served as an adjunct lecturer at UCCS and as a curator at the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum. She earned a bachelor’s degree from California State University, Long Beach, and a master’s degree from the University of Colorado.
Jay Dawes, assistant professor, Health Sciences Department, Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences -- Dawes previously served as an assistant professor in the Department of Health Sciences at Texas A&M University Corpus Christi. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oklahoma, and master’s and doctoral degrees from Oklahoma State University.