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William Woods welcomes new faculty as fall semester begins

Nine new faculty members joined William Woods University (WWU) as fall semester classes began on campus this week.

WWU welcomed Anthony Andenoro, Professor of Business, Chair of Graduate Programs and Director of the WWU Leadership Center; Stacey Bonderer, Assistant Professor of Education Literacy; Erin Cardea, Associate Professor of Equestrian Studies; Stephen Cooper, Professor of Social Work and Director of the Social Work Program; Alison Cope-Lovell, Instructor of English/Freshman Composition;  Brittany Frederick, Assistant Professor of Interpreting; Katherine Friesen, Assistant Professor of Education and Director of First Year Experience; Krista Frohling, Assistant Professor of Photography and Blayne Murphy, Assistant Professor of Physical Education.

Dr. Andenoro is a graduate of Texas A&M University, where he received both his Doctor of Philosophy in Leadership Development and Master’s (Educational Administration) degrees, and the University of Toledo, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication. He comes to William Woods from St. Thomas University in Miami, Florida, where he was serving as the Executive Director and Professor in the school’s Institute for Ethical Leadership. His past experience includes serving as an Assistant Professor of Leadership Studies at Iowa St. University; Assistant Professor of Leadership Education at the University of Florida (2012-2018); Assistant Professor of Organizational Leadership at Gonzaga University (2008-2012) and Assistant Professor of Leadership Studies at Fort Hays (Kan.) State University.

Bonderer is a graduate of the University of Missouri (Columbia), receiving both a Master’s (Education) and Bachelor’s (Secondary Education) degree. Past experience includes 15 years service as an Adjunct Professor at William Woods, teaching Education classes; and serving as an English, Debate and Public Speaking Teacher at Fulton High School (2012-2022) and Rock Bridge High School in Columbia (1987-2012).   

Cardea earned two Master’s degrees, one in Equestrian Education from William Woods and one in Equine Science from the University of Edinburgh(Scotland), and a Bachelor’s in Equestrian Science from WWU. She returns to William Woods from Johnson and Wales University in Providence, R.I., where she was serving as an Associate Professor of Equine Studies since 2016. Overall, her past experience in the Equestrian industry since 2002 includes work as a riding instructor, riding program director, trainer and stables owner operator.  

Dr. Cooper holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin, and both Master’s (Social Work) and Bachelor’s (Psychology) degrees from Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches, Texas. He joins WWU from Stephen F. Austin University, where from 2002-2021 he served as BSW Program Coordinator and Associate Director of Research in the School of Social Work; Associate Dean in the College of Liberal and Applied Arts; Coordinator of the Center for Rural Social Work Research and Program Director for the Community Research Center for the School of Social Work. He also served as Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor and Lecturer at the university, and has more than 15 years of practice experience in the field of Social work.

Cope-Lovell received both a Master’s of Arts (English and Creative Writing) and Master’s of Education (Higher Education Leadership) from Stephen F. Austin University, and a Bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Houston. She comes to WWU from Heritage Academy in Columbia, Mo., where she was serving as a Language Arts Instructor. Her past experience also includes working as an Adjunct Professor at Lone Star College (2013-present), Instructor at Stephen F. Austin (2013-present) and Writer/Editor in the Student Assessment Division at the Texas Education Agency in Austin, TX.

Dr. Frederick received her Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, her Master’s (Education) from Illinois College in Jacksonville, Ill. and a Bachelor’s in American Sign Language/English Interpretation from Columbia College in Chicago. Her past experience includes serving as an Assistant Lecturer of ASL at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Ill. (2019-present); ASL Adjunct Instructor at DePaul University (2016-2019) and ASL Adjunct Professor at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Ill. (2015-2016).

Dr. Friesen earned her Doctor of Philosophy in Education from Iowa St. University, a Master’s in Leadership Studies from Marquette University and Bachelor’s in Secondary Education from Kansas St. University. She joins William Woods from St. Thomas University in Miami, where she served as Program Director and Affiliate of Higher Education Specialization for the university’s Institute for Ethical Leadership. Prior experience includes serving as Program Coordinator and Graduate Instructor in the Program for Women in Science and Engineering, and Graduate Instructor at Iowa St.

Frohling is a graduate of Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Ill. (Master’s in MFA Mass Communication and Media Arts), and Webster University in St. Louis (Bachelor’s in Photography). Since 2016 she has held Adjunct Professor of Photography positions at the Art Institute of St. Louis, Lindenwood University (St. Charles, Mo.), Webster University, East Central College (Union, Mo.) St. Charles Community College, Lincoln Land Community College, Southern New Hampshire University and Jefferson College.

She has also owned L’Amore Rose Photography in St. Louis since 2008.

Murphy received an Educational Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership from Arkansas St. University, a Master’s degree of Science in Education from Hannibal LaGrange University and a Bachelor’s degree (Education) from Williams Baptist College in College City, Ark. He joins WWU from Mexico (Mo.) High School, where he served as Science teacher and Assistant Baseball Coach. Past experience includes serving as a middle school teacher at Missouri Military Academy, Industrial Technology Teacher at Lange Middle School in Columbia, Mo., teacher/coach at Bowling Green (Mo.) High School and Assistant Baseball Coach/Recruiting Coordinator at Hannibal LaGrange College.