Glenville State Welcomes Three New Faculty MembersBy Kevin Hardbarger | August 28th, 2014 | Category: Pioneer on the Street | 2 comments
Glenville State College has three new professors on campus this year. They are Dr. Wen Wen Du, who is an Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Dr. Michael P. Bobic, who is an Assistant Professor of Social Science, and Dr. Gregory Lemmons, who is an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice.
Dr. Wen Wen Du is originally from China but has lived in Kentucky for the last 11 years. His first impressions of Glenville were that the people are very nice and different; that there are many hills; and that there is only one stoplight in town. He also said that he didn’t like being 40 minutes away from Wal-Mart, as there are many in China. He would like to see more restaurants here but is otherwise content because he came to Glenville to escape the large city and for the quiet way of life. He hopes to have a long career on our campus.
Dr. Michael P. Bobic is from Kingsport, Tennessee. Before coming to Glenville, he was a graduate assistant at the University of Tennessee, and an adjacent faculty member at Tennessee State. He also worked at Southern Illinois University, Roane State College in Tennessee, and Emanuel State College in Franklin Springs, Georgia. He also worked at Indiana State, and before coming to Glenville, worked at West Virginia Wesleyan.
He sees Glenville as being in the middle of nowhere. He loves the beauty of the campus says he has one of the nicest offices he has ever been in out of all of his schools. He would like the college start a fencing club. He and his wife, who is from the area after her reitirement will buy a house in Glenville.
Gregory Lemmons is originally from Cincinnati, but spent the last 14 years in Knoxville, Tennessee. This is his first full-time job as a professor. He previously worked four years for Glenville State College as an adjunct professor teaching online classes. He likes that Glenville is a small community and loves the college. He would like to see more sporting events for young kids, more restaurants, and more interesting things to do in town. His wife plans to study at Glenville State.