Buena Vista University: New Hires and Promotions of Women

Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa, has announced several appointments and promotions for women on its faculty.

Liz Throop was named visiting professor of anthropology and interim dean of the Harold Walter Siebens School of Business. She was dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences at Saint Mary’s University in Winoma, Minnesota.

Dr. Throop is a graduate of Macalester College. She holds a master’s degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of California at San Diego.

Beverly Ahern is a new assistant professor of exercise science. She has been a coach and physical education instructor in several Iowa school districts.

Ahern is a graduate of William Penn University and hold a master’s degree from the University of Northern Iowa.

Karin Strohmyer was hired as an assistant professor of education/special education. She was an administrator in the Fountain Fort Carson school district in Colorado.

Dr. Strohmyer is a graduate of the University of Nebraska at Kearney. She holds a master’s degree from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and a doctorate in school leadership and special education from Walden University.

In addition to the new hires, Mary Gill, professor of communication, has been named interim vice president for student services and interim dean of students.

Dr. Gill holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of South Dakota. She earned a Ph.D. at the University of Nebraska.

Suzi Kalsow was named associate vice president for academic affairs and dean of the university’s Graduate and Professional Studies program. She was dean of the School of Education and Exercise Science.


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