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Menasha, Wis. (Oct. 12, 2015) – The University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley has hired three new faculty members for the 2015-16 academic year.

Saleh Alnaeli has joined the Department of Computer Science, Engineering, Physics and Astronomy (CSEPA) as an assistant professor of computer science for both on-campus classes and Non-Online Distance Education (NODE) classes. In this role, he will be responsible for the further development of the program and curriculum in addition to teaching classes on topics such as Java, C++, web development and assembly language. With more than 12 years of teaching experience, Alnaeli has taught in Libya and the Czech Republic and holds a Ph.D. from Kent State University. In addition to teaching, he has experience in industrial settings on both programming and analysis projects.

Michelle Pietrzak has taken on the role of assistant professor of health and exercise science, with half of her teaching on campus at UWFox and half via distance education with UW Colleges Online. Pietrzak earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in physical education from UW-La Crosse, has served as a health and exercise science instructor at UWFox for 10 years and spearheaded the online development of the department’s nutrition and weight control class. In her new role as assistant professor, she will teach classes on topics such as athletic injuries, first aid and emergency care, beginning/intermediate bowling, and nutrition and weight control.

Amy Phillips is UWFox’s newest Developmental Math Lab specialist. In this role, Phillips will be responsible for providing developmental math tutoring and educational support to students and managing all Developmental Math Lab personnel, operations and curriculum. She will also collaborate with teaching staff to better define and utilize lab services and prepare students to advance in all curriculum initiatives. Prior to her appointment at UWFox, Phillips worked as a developmental math instructor and tutoring advisor for th Department of Corrections at the Oshkosh Correctional Facility, as an adjunct math instructor and as a tutor facilitator. She holds a master’s degree in mathematics education from UW Oshkosh.


Sara Montonati
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