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Five Faculty Receive Promotions in Rank
- 8/14/2020

Five Faculty Receive Promotions in Rank


The Board of Directors recently awarded promotion from associate lecturer to senior lecturer to two faculty and promotion in rank from lecturer to associate lecturer to three faculty members.


The faculty promoted to senior lecturer are Amy Mercer and Diette Ward.


Mercer joined the Lee University staff in 2009 as a lecturer and technical services/serials librarian for Squires Library where she has served since 2003. In addition, she contributes in the areas of reference service, library instruction, student advising, and departmental liaison duties. Mercer earned a Master's in Library Science and Bachelor of Arts (BA) from the University of Kentucky.


Ward joined Lee's faculty in 2007 as a lecturer and was promoted to associate lecturer and instruction/electronics resources librarian at the Squires Library in 2016. Before coming to Lee, she spent five years working at the Science Library at the University of California, Riverside. Ward received a Master of Science (MS) in library and information sciences from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and a Bachelor of Music Education from Lee.


The faculty promoted to associate lecturer are Amanda Jones, Jessica Price, and Ashlee Stephens.


Amanda Jones graduated from Lee in 2009, where she was a Hicks Scholar and the recipient of the Mathematics Education Award, and came to work at Lee as a lecturer in mathematics in 2013. She received an MS from Clemson University and a Bachelor of Science (BS) from Lee. Prior to teaching at Lee, Jones taught algebra and geometry at Cleveland High School and was a graduate teaching assistant in calculus while at Clemson. She also was the graduate teacher of record at Clemson in Introduction to Mathematical Analysis.


Price joined the Lee faculty as a lecturer in nursing in 2016. She earned an MS in nursing from Southern Adventist University and a BS in nursing from Tennessee Wesleyan College. Price has served as a community health nurse at Sweetwater Hospital Home Health since 2012. Her primary duties have included patient care as a field nurse, intake nurse, education and training of new employees, public relations, and educational presentations to other staff members. Price has more than six years of clinical experience in both intensive care and community health nursing.


Stephens joined Lee's faculty as a visiting lecturer in mathematics in 2016. She earned a Master of Arts (MA) in teaching from Clemson University and a BS in mathematics from the University of Louisiana, Monroe (ULM). Prior to Lee, Stephens worked at Eastside High School as a student teacher, at Greenville Technical College as a mathematics adjunct instructor, and was a teaching assistant in the Mathematics Department at Clemson. Stephens was a National Merit Finalist in 2008 and a recipient of the ULM Emerging Scholars Program.

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