Faculty Promoted, Granted Tenure

William Woods University recently promoted five faculty
members and granted tenure to two more.

Dr. Roger Wen
was promoted to professor of
education and business, while three others were promoted to associate professor: Matt
Dube, English; Mary Mosley, Spanish, and Jennie Petterson, equestrian
studies.  In addition, Cindy
Robb was promoted to assistant professor of
athletic training.
Faculty granted tenure were Allan Ensor, special education,
and Greg Smith, English.  
Wen began teaching at WWU
in 2003 and was granted tenure in 2010. A Fulton resident, he came from
Northeastern Oklahoma A&M
College in Miami, Okla.,
where he served as the director
of the educational technology center. Before that, he was the
instructional technologist.
He earned his Bachelor
of Science and M.S. degrees at Pittsburgh State University and his Ph.D. at the University of Missouri. In addition to teaching undergraduates, he teaches graduate education programs for the Graduate College and serves as dean
of WWU’s Online Campus.  
His doctoral dissertation was, “Student Attitudes Toward Fully Internet Dependent
Learning (FIDL): Assessment Based on Learning Style.” He has put this interest
to work at William Woods developing the university’s online courses.
Dube, who joined WWU in 2006, has a B.A. in English and
textual studies from Syracuse University, an M.F.A./M.A. in English
literature and creative writing from Western Michigan
University and a Ph.D. in American
literature, with a focus on creative writing, from the University of Louisiana at
Before coming to William Woods, Dube was a visiting assistant professor at
Grand Valley State University
in Allendale,
Mich. He also has taught at Ivan Franko National
University, L’viv, Ukraine, and the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.
Dube was a University Fellow at the University of Louisiana at
Lafayette, 1998-2001, and was a Fulbright Student Scholar to the Ukraine,
Mosley, who also joined
the faculty in 2006,
received her B.A. in Spanish and
English, from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Wash.
She earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in Spanish from
the University of Missouri.
A Fulton resident, Mosley
has taught Spanish for a number of years and has also written and
edited Spanish textbooks. She taught at Shimer College and Ohio State University
before going into publishing as an editor of
foreign language textbooks for Scott, Foresman and Co. She has been
a freelance editor, writer,
researcher and translator since 1984, a
lobbyist since 1993 and
an adjunct professor of
Spanish at William Woods University 2002-2006.
Mosley has won numerous awards, including the Women Mean Business
Award from the Missouri
Business and Professional Women, the St.
Louis Educational Equity Coalition
Individual Non-Educator
Award and the Missouri Women’s
Network Leadership Award.
Petterson, in addition to being
promoted to associate professor, has
been named chair of the equestrian studies division. Petterson, who began
teaching at WWU in 2005, earned
both her Bachelor of Science
and Master of Education degrees at William Woods University. She has coached, trained
and shown numerous champion riders and horses, and has coached the WWU judging
teams to several national
Before returning to Fulton, Petterson ran a successful
lesson, boarding and training facility in Kuna, Idaho, where she
trained, rode and coached Pintos, Paints and Arabians. She has accumulated
numerous Pinto World Championships, Canadian National
Championships and top 10 awards. Over the years her students
have achieved horse of the year rankings in events
ranging from showmanship, western pleasure
and horsemanship to bareback equitation and show hack.
Robb, a Columbia resident, joined
the athletic training faculty in 2002. She
taught previously at William Woods as an adjunct
instructor in the 2001-02
year and worked for Peak Performance Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Center
of Columbia.
Previously she was the head athletic trainer at
both Central Methodist College and Columbia College. She is a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association and the Missouri Athletic Trainers’ Association and has been a certified athletic trainer since 1989.
She earned a B.A. in exercise science from Missouri Western State College
in St. Joseph and did graduate work in exercise science at the University of Missouri. She received an M.A. in sports sciences from the University of Denver.
Ensor came to William Woods in 2006, after
retiring from the Missouri School for the Deaf, where he
was director of clinical and ancillary service and director of the Resource
Center on Deafness since the mid-80s. He was
an adjunct professor at
William Woods for 13 years before joining the full-time
A resident of the Hallsville
area, he is a nationally certified school
psychologist and a member of both the National Association of School
Psychologists and the Missouri Association of School
Ensor earned a B.A. in history from Kansas State College at Pittsburg, a
B.S.E. in psychology
from Missouri Southern State College, an M.S. in clinical
psychology from Pittsburg State
University, and a Ph.D. in school
psychology from the University of Missouri.
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