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May 10, 2000
Susan Beasy Latto, UMD Public Relations Director (218) 726-8830

UMD ANNOUNCES FACULTY RETIREES

UMD has announced the retirement of 11 faculty members. They include:

Dr. James L. Anderson, director UMD Health Service

John Hatten, professor of Communication Science and Disorders

Jackson Huntley, professor of Communications

Thomas L. Kerrigan, professor of Art

Clinton Kolaski, associate professor of Mathematics

Donald Maypole, professor of Social Work

Robert Powless, professor of American Indian Studies

C. Stevenson Rowley, professor of Accounting

Harry E. Watts, associate professor of Art

Janine Watts, associate professor of Psychology and Mental Health

Melbourne Whiteside, professor of Biology

FACULTY BIOGRAPHIES

Dr. James L. Anderson, director UMD Health Service
Dr. Anderson is a board certified pediatrician. He holds an appointment as a clinical professor with the Department of Family Medicine and has been actively involved in the clinical teaching programs at the School of Medicine Duluth for more than 20 years. He has been Director of UMD Health Service since July 1998, and previously was associate director since 1980.

John Hatten, professor of Communication Science and Disorders
John Hatten began his career at UMD in 1967. In those 33 years he has taught an extensive number of courses in the field of communication disorders, and he has served as the Associate Dean of the UMD Graduate School. He has coauthored several books, and has served as president of the Minnesota Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Jackson Huntley, professor of Communications
Jackson Huntley, Professor of Communication and Director of Advisement and Retention retires after 31 years of service to UMD. During that time he chaired the Department of Communication for two four-year terms. Additionally he has served as Acting Dean and Associate Dean for Student Affairs for the College of Liberal Arts. He has been named Outstanding Person in Communication Education by his state professional organization and was given the John Tate Award for Undergraduate Advising.

Thomas L. Kerrigan, professor of Art
Thomas Kerrigan began his academic career at UMD in 1975 as head of the Art Department's ceramic studio. Throughout his tenure, he has pursued a vigorous creative and teaching schedule. His ceramic works have been exhibited in hundreds of regional, national, and international exhibitions. His sculptures and ceramic vessels are in many significant collections, including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Featured on the Duluth Government Services Building is one of his architectural murals.

Clinton Kolaski, associate professor of Mathematics
Clinton Kolaski joined UMD in the Fall of 1984. He has taught a variety of courses in the mathematics department including graduate courses in complex variables, real analysis, linear algebra, and the theory of special functions. He has participated in numerous visiting summer appointments at the Los Alamos National Laboratories where he worked in the area of harmonic analysis and was a liaison among mathematicians, physicists and engineers. He is listed in the Who's Who in the Midwest and has published in many professional journals including the Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society.

Donald Maypole, professor of Social Work
As the first director of the Department of Social Work at UMD, Professor Maypole led the development of the Masters of Social Work Program and its national accreditation. The program's curriculum model and special focus on the needs of American Indians are unique in social work education in the United States. He has coauthored one college textbook, and has written over three dozen articles published in professional journals. He is listed in Who's Who in America.

Robert Powless, professor of American Indian Studies
Professor Powless has completed over 40 years of work in the field of education--as a high school teacher and administrator, a counselor and coach, and a university professor. He served as head of the UMD Department of American Indian Studies, and received the UMD Student Association Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award in 1974, and the Jean C. Blehart Distinguished Teaching Award in 1995.

C. Stevenson Rowley, professor of Accounting
Professor Rowley began his career at UMD in 1986. He has taught in the areas of Cost Accounting, Computer Applications, and Financial & Managerial Accounting. He has authored and published many articles in the fields of cost analysis, capital budgeting, and accounting for hedging transactions.

Harry E. Watts, associate professor of Art
Associate Professor Watts joined the UMD faculty in Industrial & Technical Studies in 1968, directing the Printing and Graphic Arts Program from 1968-1972. He returned to UMD in 1989 adding the field of wood processes to his graphic arts teaching assignments. He moved to the UMD Art Department in 1995, where he taught courses in graphic technique and prepress management. He received the Premiere Craftsman Award from the International Association of Printing House Craftsmen in 1989, and most recently worked on assessing the performance of various software for graphic design courses.

Janine Watts, associate professor of Psychology and Mental Health
Janine Watts has served as an Associate Professor in the UMD Department of Psychology since 1993. She began her career at UMD in 1977 in the Department of Home Economics and the Department of Child, Family Development where she was presented an Outstanding Faculty Award. She has taught courses in the fields of child, adolescent, and adult development, as well as marriage, parenting and family relationships. Her research, grants, publications, and conference presentations focused on strengthening parent-child relationships.

Melbourne Whiteside, professor of Biology
Professor Whiteside came to UMD in 1985 as head of the Department of Biology. Besides administrative and teaching duties, he maintained an ecological research program on zooplankton community interactions and larval fish. Sites of his research work were on Lake Superior, Lake Itasca, and in Denmark. He taught courses in Biology & Society, Ecology Laboratory, Plankton Ecology and Coral Reef Field Studies in the Florida Keys. He also directed thesis research for masters degree students.




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