On Campus / Summer 2008

Faculty Members Awarded Tenure and Promotions

Two Mount Mercy professors, Dr. Carol A. Tyx and David J. Doerge, have distinguished themselves through their commitment to teaching excellence, scholarship, and mentorship of students, and have been granted tenure effective in the 2008-09 academic year. Additionally, Dr. John D. Robeson has been promoted to associate professor of mathematics.

David J. Doerge

David J. Doerge

Doerge, associate professor of political science, began teaching at Mount Mercy in 2001. He received his Master’s degree in Political Science from Arizona State University and has completed work toward his Ph.D. at the University of Hawaii. Doerge has worked for the United States Congress as a defense and arms control specialist. He also worked with the highest level of United Nations officials and government diplomats on a range of international issues. Doerge is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and is widely published on issues about arms control, the United Nations, and the changing domestic base of American foreign policy. Each summer Doerge guest lectures at the University of Southern California Law School.

 

Dr. Carol A. Tyx

Dr. Carol A. Tyx

Tyx, associate professor of English, began teaching at Mount Mercy in 2000. She received her Ph.D. in English, with concentrations in American Literature and Nonfiction Writing from the University of Iowa. Tyx has served the past two summers with Christian Peacemaker Teams in Columbia, South America, participating in human rights monitoring and violence reduction work. She has had several articles and poems published, and her poem, “Prayer of the Iris,” appeared in Sojourners Magazine in the March 2008 edition.

 

 

Dr. John D. Robeson

Dr. John D. Robeson

Robeson began teaching at Mount Mercy in 2002. He received his Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Iowa, where he received the Outstanding Teacher Award. Robeson also holds four U.S. patents and has had an article, “Bases for Modules,” published in Expositiones Mathematicae 2004.

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