Two new faculty members have joined William Woods University this semester: Dr. Timothy Hanrahan, assistant professor of physical education; and Dr. Vern Hart, assistant professor of physics.
Hanrahan comes to WWU from Columbia Public Schools, where he was a health and physical education teacher. His areas of expertise are physical and health education k-12, educational administration k-12, classroom design and delivery, classroom management, and measurement and assessment.
He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in exercise science in physical/health education at Truman State University, and then received his Master of Arts degree in education at the University of Central Missouri. He earned his Doctor of Philosophy degree in education administration K-12 at Walden University.
Hanrahan is an American Red Cross certified instructor, with additional certificates in first aid and CPR. He holds lifetime certificates in both physical and health education.
Hart earned his Bachelor of Science degree in physics at Brigham Young University and his Ph.D. in physics from Utah State University.
In the research area, he has served as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Radiation Oncology; research assistant at Utah State University and research fellow at Brigham Young University.
His teaching experience includes being an adjunct instructor of physics at Carroll University in Waukesha, Wis., and an AP/honors physics teacher at Clear Creek High School in League City, Texas; and a teaching assistant at Utah State University.
Hart has also authored numerous refereed journal articles and conference papers. He is a member of the American Association of
Physicists in Medicine, the American Physical Society and Sigma Pi Sigma.