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Released: 09/22/1999

<p> LSUA welcomes four new faculty members for the fall semester. Dr. Frances Gibbons will serve as associate professor of English in the Division of Liberal Arts. She received her BA and MA in the Teaching of English as a Second Language in Venezuela and at Columbia University in New York, respectively. Her Ph.D. is in American literature from the University of Florida at Gainesville. Dr. Gibbons has taught at all education levels, primary, secondary and higher education, in Venezuela and the United States. </p><p> Richard Gwartney comes to us from his position as managing and artistic director for the City Park Players. He joins the Division of Liberal Arts as instructor of speech and theater, and director of forensics and theater at LSUA. Gwartney received his bachelor in fine arts from the University of Tulsa and his master&acute;s in theater from the University of Oklahoma. He has completed a significant amount of work towards a doctorate in theater through LSU. Gwartney&acute;s previous teaching experience includes 4 years at USL in the performing arts department. </p><p> In the Division of Nursing and Health Sciences, Ms. Sarah Wooley, MSN, RN, joins LSUA as associate professor. She came here from Metarie and most recently worked for Memorial Medical Center as a transplant ICU nurse. She has 10 years of experience in the associate degree nursing and diploma programs. She taught at Touro Infirmary and has 5 years of experience with Delgado. She graduated with her BS and MSN from the University of Southern Mississippi and has some work toward her doctorate with LSU. </p><p> Elizabeth Jackson, MSN, RNC, joins the Division of Nursing and Health Sciences as an associate professor of nursing. Ms. Jackson received her associate degree in nursing at LSU and her bachelor&acute;s and master&acute;s degrees from Northwestern. She previously served as staff RNC at Rapides Regional Medical Center where she worked as a staff nurse level II in the newborn nursery. She moved to a full-time position this semester with LSUA after working as an adjunct for both LSUA and Louisiana College. </p>