WMU News

Carey, Martell, other appointments approved

Dec. 8, 2000

KALAMAZOO -- The appointments of Dr. Thomas A. Carey as chairperson of the Department of Management and Dr. John E. Martell Jr. as assistant dean of the Lee Honors College were approved at the Dec. 8 meeting of the WMU Board of Trustees.

In related action, the board also approved the appointment of Dr. W. Bryan Stauffer as interim director of the Sindecuse Health Center, effective Nov. 27.

Carey, a WMU faculty member since 1974, will take the reins of the Department of Management on Jan. 1. During his tenure at WMU, he has been the recipient of several teaching awards and he has been honored by the Michigan Association of Governing Boards of State Universities. He also has been the long-time editor of an award-winning management newsletter. Carey earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Notre Dame in 1969 and master's and doctoral degrees from WMU in 1973 and 1975, respectively.

He replaces Dr. Daniel J. Farrell, whose return to the faculty and six-month administrative leave also were approved by trustees at the meeting.

Martell has been assistant to the dean of the Lee Honors College since 1988. His new post as assistant dean became effective Oct. 23. Martell, who has been at WMU since 1970, has been an academic advisor in the College of Arts and Sciences and also taught social science in what was the College of General Studies. He earned bachelor's and master's degrees from WMU in 1965 and 1966, respectively, and a doctoral degree from the University of Michigan in 1981.

Stauffer has been a staff physician at the Sindecuse Health Center since 1993. A 1968 graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Stauffer was in private practice in Kalamazoo as a pediatrician before joining the University staff. He is an active member of the medical staffs of both Bronson Methodist Hospital and Borgess Medical Center.

Stauffer replaces Dr. Diane Berty, whose resignation, effective Nov. 7, also was accepted by the board during its meeting.

In related matters, the board also approved a return to the faculty, effective Nov. 27, for Dr. Tracey Mabrey, who had been serving as interim director of the School of Social Work. The board also gave its approval for a change of department affiliation for Dr. Norman M. Kiracofe, who is going from the University Counseling and Testing Center to the Department of Counseling Education and Counseling Psychology, effective Jan. 2.

Media contact: Cheryl Roland, 616 387-8400, cheryl.roland@wmich.edu

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