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09-17-2011


UC Faculty Member Jennifer Marsh Earns Promotion

Williamsburg, Ky. - University of the Cumberlands (UC) professor Ms. Jennifer Marsh has been promoted to associate professor of Spanish as announced by Dr. Larry Cockrum, Vice-President for Academic Affairs at UC.

Marsh, who joined the UC faculty in 2001, holds a B. A. in Spanish and Geography from the University of Illinois and an M. A. in Spanish Translation from the City University Graduate Center of New York.

In addition to teaching Spanish classes, Marsh is an instructor in INSIGHTS, Cumberlands freshman orientation program. She also enjoys working as a grader of AP Spanish Exams in the summers and preparing students for a study abroad program in Spain.

Marsh is passionate about travel and has visited eighteen countries including Argentina, Mexico, Spain, and Cuba. She is currently working on her Ph.D. in Hispanic Studies.

The requirements for promotion at UC include effective teaching, substantial professional growth and a required number of years of service, among other things. To be tenured, a professor must exhibit evidence of distinction, promise of continued growth and assurance that the faculty will be strengthened far into the future. Tenure is usually given after seven years of full time service at the university, and after having been promoted to Associate Professor.

Located in Williamsburg, KY, University of the Cumberlands is an institution of regional distinction, which currently offers four undergraduate degrees in more than 40 major fields of study; nine pre-professional programs; seven graduate degrees, including a doctorate and six master’s degrees; certifications in education; and online programs.

Article Provided by Tabitha Bradley, University of the Cumberlands Multimedia and Athletic Services Department Student Assistant