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Four Lakeland College faculty members have received tenure and were promoted to associate professor. April Arvan, Rick Dodgson, Alicia Helion and Nathan Lowe have been full-time Lakeland faculty members since 2007.
In addition, Meg Albrinck, the college's vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college, was promoted to full professor.
Arvan came to Lakeland as an undergraduate student, and she earned a bachelor's degree and master's degree at Lakeland. She served as Lakeland's head women's basketball coach from 1994-2007, and retired as one of the most successful coaches in the college's history. She began teaching at Lakeland as an adjunct in 1994 and was offered the full-time, tenure-track faculty appointment in sport studies in 2007. She is responsible for building the curriculum in the sport studies emphasis within the exercise science and sport studies major.
Dodgson has been an energetic member of the history department, developing new courses focused on mid-20th century American culture (television, rock-and-roll, hippies), and developing connections with the Sheboygan community to allow Lakeland and its students to play key roles in fostering public access to political debates. He has been a regular contributor to the Core curriculum and he has taught an array of courses that serve the history and political science programs. Dodgson was awarded the Underkofler Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award in 2012.
Helion has provided high quality applied learning for students in various fields of psychology, including health, cross-cultural and physiological psychology. Helion has supervised the psychology lab, and for several years has provided guidance and support for students to present their research at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association in Chicago. She has also taken her students' projects with her when conducting humanitarian service in Kenya, Uganda, Mozambique and Cambodia, and she was awarded the Student-Faculty Undergraduate Research Grant in 2011-12.
Lowe has developed a reputation for rigorous and engaged instruction that is supported by a strong commitment to student success. He has created several new courses in creative nonfiction and has taught courses throughout the Core, the honors curriculum, and the introductory writing sequence. Lowe has played a key role in college assessment efforts, has coordinated the Core I faculty, and has served actively on the Honors Committee. He has represented the institution through Alumni College and 1862 Society presentations.
Albrinck joined Lakeland's faculty as assistant professor of literature and writing in 1999 and was promoted to associate professor in 2005. She has developed and taught a range of courses throughout the introductory writing sequence, the Core curriculum and the English major, and she was awarded the Underkofler Award in 2003. Albrinck was named interim vice president for academic affairs and dean in 2008, and accepted the permanent role in 2010. She oversees all aspects of Lakeland's academic programs and for maintaining the college's accreditation relationship with the Higher Learning Commission. She has published her research on World War I literature and culture in various publications and presented at conferences in the United States and England.