Arkansas’ faculty support center selects two new co-directors

The University of Arkansas’ Cordes Center provides support to teaching faculty.
The University of Arkansas’ Cordes Center provides support to teaching faculty. | File photo
The University of Arkansas’ Wally Cordes Teaching Faculty Support Center has announced that Lorraine Brewer and Jack Kern will be joining the center as co-directors, serving alongside Mary Savin.

Brewer will be taking the place of Linda Myers for the final year of her term after her departure to the University of Tennessee. Kern’s will be replacing John Pijanowski for a three-year term.

Brewer is an instructor in the university’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. She received her bachelor's degree from Sterling College and her M.S. in biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin. She teaches sections of 200-400 students, facilitates courses for more than 1,800 students each semester, and advises more than 100 students.

Kern is a clinical professor in the university’s kinesiology program in the College of Education and Health Professions. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse and his master’s from Southwest Texas State. He was inducted in the Teaching Academy in 2012.

Savin is a microbial ecology and soil biology professor. She received her B.S. in biology from the University of Notre Dame and her M.S. in biodegradation and Ph.D. in soil ecology from the University of Rhode Island.

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