New Southwestern College faculty and staff were introduced at the annual Welcome Back Dinner held Monday, Aug. 13.

New faculty include:

J.K. Campbell, associate professor of education and chair for the Division of Education.  He earned a bachelor of science degree in elementary education from Wichita State University; a master of education from Wichita State University; a master of environmental science from Friends University; and a doctor of education degree in educational leadership from Wichita State University. Susan Dutcher, visiting assistant professor of psychology.  Dutcher is a licensed psychologist and a licensed clinical marriage and family therapist.  She has a master’s degree from Friends University and a doctorate degree from George Fox University. David Youland, assistant professor of business.  He earned his bachelor of science degree in business administration and a master of business administration in marketing from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management. Jennifer Hemphill, associate professor of theatre. Hemphill earned a bachelor of fine arts degree in acting from the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University and a master of fine arts degree in acting from Kent State University. Aaron Knodle, assistant professor of music. Knodle earned a bachelor of music in organ performance and a bachelor of arts in music education from Luther College, as well as a master’s degree in choral conducting from Boston University. He will complete his doctorate in choral conducting from the University of Cincinnati - College Conservatory of Music in December. Nick Bartkoski, assistant professor of business. He earned his bachelor of science degree in journalism and bachelor of arts degree in English from the University of Kansas, a master of business administration from the University of Kansas, and a doctor of philosophy in business administration with an emphasis on strategy from the University of Oklahoma. Micah Fry, instructor of communication. She received her associate of arts in mass communication from Cowley College, a bachelor of arts in communication and master of arts in communication from Wichita State University.

New staff members at Southwestern include:

Sarah Kate Reilly, faculty assistant for performing arts Cedric Sunray, transfer admission representative Trevor Jossart, sports information director Mike McCoy, acting athletic director Terri Anderson, assistant track and field coach DeMarcus Spurlock, graduate assistant football coach. Brandon Steed, graduate assistant football coach LonDarius Thomas, graduate assistant football coach Jacob Gibbs, graduate assistant baseball coach Ezequiel Suarez, graduate assistant tennis coach Dylan Kester, graduate assistant baseball coach Landon Fox, graduate assistant golf coach Sashane Watson, graduate assistant volleyball coach Brandon Branch, graduate assistant men’s basketball coach Jacee Kramer, graduate assistant strength and conditioning coach Jose Chavarria, graduate assistant athletic trainer. Dylan Madigan, graduate assistant athletic trainer. Ashley Ortega, Fort Riley site coordinator Kayleigh Richardson, assistant director of residence life Shannon Vargas, vice president for finance and chief financial officer Jennifer Caughron, director of marketing, Professional Studies

Southwestern College is a private liberal arts college, founded in 1885 by Methodists in south central Kansas. Today its Winfield campus is the residential hub that guides students to lives of meaning and service, with well-rounded academic and extra-curricular offerings attracting traditional-aged students from throughout the nation and world. Southwestern College Professional Studies provides options for online students in any location and has been named a top provider for persons serving in the military. The college continues to be affiliated with the United Methodist Church and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission to offer bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees.