Bos promoted to professor at Tusculum College
Dr. Antonio Bos, who has taught at Tusculum College for 11 years, has been promoted to professor of business administration.
Dr. Bos’ promotion was approved by the college’s Board of Trustees during its meeting on May 19.
He earned his doctorate at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and was a post-doctoral fellow in Health Economics at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Md.
He has research interests in health economics, especially concerning the relationship between the social-economic circumstances and the health status of the elderly in Brazil, his home country.
“I provide a unique perspective based on my international background, personal experiences and research endeavors,” Dr. Bos says. “In all my years at Tusculum, I have always been able to maintain a good rapport with students and I enjoy teaching at our college.”
Professional organizations in which he is involved include the American Economics Association, International Health Economics Association, and American Health Economics Association.
Casteel promoted to associate professor at Tusculum College
Dr. DiAnn Casteel, who has taught in both the traditional and adult programs at Tusculum College, has been promoted to associate professor of education.
Dr. Casteel’s promotion was approved by the college’s Board of Trustees during its meeting on May 19.
She taught in Tusculum’s Graduate and Professional Studies program for eight years and began teaching traditional classes in the fall 2004 semester.
Dr. Casteel has 30 years of experience as a teacher and administrator in the Greene County School System. She has also taught as an adjunct faculty member at Virginia Intermont College, Walters State Community College, and for Tusculum in the early 1990s.
She earned her doctorate in educational leadership and policy analysis at East Tennessee State University and also received an M.A. as a reading specialist from ETSU. She is also a Certified Novell Administrator, has written book review articles for a professional journal, “The School Administrator,” and presented a paper to the Mid-South Educational Research Association.
Dr. Casteel has also served as a grant reviewer for the U.S. Department of Education and the Tennessee Department of Education. Active in the community, Dr. Casteel has served and provided leadership in such organizations as 4-H, the Girl Scouts, and USS Greeneville Inc, the organization that helped work for a naming of a U.S. Navy submarine for Greeneville and provides support for the sailors on the boat. She was a member of Rotary International’s first Women’s Group Study Exchange Team to visit India. As a result of this trip, she began to contribute books and materials that led to the formation of a Library/English Medium School in Chirala, India, and also obtained sponsors for more than 20 cases of materials and books for use in the library/school.
Darko promoted to associate professor at Tusculum College
Dr. George Darko, who has taught at Tusculum College since 2003, has been promoted to associate professor of economics.
Dr. Darko’s promotion was approved by the college’s Board of Trustees during its meeting on May 19.
He teaches organizational management courses, primarily Finance and Economics, in the Organizational Management program.
Previously an instructor at Mid-Continent College in Kentucky, Dr. Darko earned his Doctorate of Arts in economics from Middle Tennessee State University, and also received his master’s degree from that school. He completed undergraduate studies at Arkansas State University.
He is involved in a number of community service projects in the Knoxville area. He recently published an article in the Journal of International Trade and Economic Development entitled, “The gains from trade in a small monetary economy” (with Richard Dusansky & Pankaj Maskara & Nadeem Naqvi).
McCallister promoted to associate professor at Tusculum College
Ron McCallister, who has taught at Tusculum College since 2000, has been promoted to associate professor of computer science.
McCallister’s promotion was approved by the college’s Board of Trustees during its meeting on May 19.
McCallister was born in Alaska but grew up in Nashville. He attended Middle Tennessee State University and received a B.A. in history. He earned a master’s in history at East Tennessee State University, then later a second master’s, this time in computer science.
He joined Tusculum College’s history department in 1994-95, served there two years, then became Director of Institutional Research, the Director of Advising, the Director of Registration, and the Coordinator for the Society of Cicero. After leaving administrative work he rejoined the Tusculum faculty in computer science and served as program chair for three years. He is currently serving as Chair of the Admissions & Standards Committee, and is working on a doctorate from the University of Tennessee. He is an avid pilot and motorcyclist and enjoys spending time with his wife and young daughter.
McCallister was recently appointed the Director of the School of Arts and Sciences at the college. He will assume these duties beginning July 1. As school director, he will serve as the key coordinator for all academic programs in the Arts & Sciences disciplines, both in the traditional college programs and the Gateway program of the Graduate and Professional Studies program.
Paulling promoted to professor at Tusculum College
Dr. John Paulling, who has taught at Tusculum College for 12 years, has been promoted to professor of mathematics.
Dr. Paulling’s promotion was approved by the college’s Board of Trustees during its meeting on May 19.
He serves as the Chair of the Department of Mathematics, Physics, and Computer Science at the college where he has taught all mathematics courses except for Trigonometry and basic Math.
Dr. Paulling previously held professorial appointments at the University of South Carolina, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, Wofford College, and Texas Tech University.
He is the author of 17 books and two research papers in mathematics and has translated an advanced mathematics text for Springer Verlag. Dr. Paulling has conducted workshops on the use of graphing calculators, and taught courses in programming, foreign languages (German and Spanish), culture (German, Spanish, and Caribbean), and literature. Dr. Paulling completed a doctorate in Applied Mathematics from North Carolina State University and joined the US Army, where he completed language school qualified in at least seven foreign languages, served in the Office of the Chief of Staff, Pentagon, and was a member of the team responsible for directing and advertising the transfer to an all volunteer force. Interested in many areas of knowledge, he studied German at the Universität Freiburg, and had extensive undergraduate coursework at Georgia Institute of Technology in physics, English, and German.