Ohio University Southern announces staffing changes | Business

Assistant Professor of Nursing Mashawna Hamilton was recently named associate director of nursing at Ohio University Southern. Hamilton has been educating student nurses at the Southern Campus since 2005.

Hamilton will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day management of approximately 200 students within both the associate of science in nursing (ADN) and the traditional bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree programs. She will co-report to Ohio University Southern Dean Dr. Nicole Pennington and Dr. Deborah Henderson, director of the Ohio University School of Nursing/Associate Executive Dean for Nursing Education.

During her years with Ohio University Southern, Hamilton was awarded the 2014 Elsevier Leading Stars in Education (ELSIE) Award. This is a national annual award recognizing the work of outstanding nursing faculty members who show exceptional skill, innovation and effectiveness in promoting student learning, professionalism and self-confidence. Hamilton also was recognized by Ohio Magazine for Excellence in Education and has been the recipient of the Ohio University Southern Outstanding Faculty Award for Teaching. She has published manuscripts regarding innovative teaching strategies and presented at multiple national, regional and state nursing conferences. She was tenured and promoted to associate professor in 2017.

Hamilton earned her bachelor of science in nursing from Marshall University in 1996 and a master of science in nursing, with an emphasis in nursing education, from Ohio University in 2009.

Hamilton is both a native and current resident of Greenup County, Kentucky, where she resides with her husband of 23 years, Tim. She is also the mother of two Ohio University Southern Bobcats, Elijah and Emma.

Hamilton replaces former associate director of nursing Molly Johnson, who has been named the Assessment and Evaluation coordinator for all Ohio University nursing programs. Ohio University Southern will remain her home campus; however, Johnson will divide her time between all campuses.

Johnson is both a native and current resident of Lawrence County, Kentucky. She earned her bachelor of science in nursing from Marshall University and a master of science in nursing, with a pediatric nurse practitioner specialization, from the University of Kentucky. She has been certified by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board as a pediatric nurse practitioner since 2005.

Teaching at Ohio University Southern since 2008, Johnson earned a Nurse Educator Certification from the National League for Nursing in 2012. She was tenured and promoted to associate professor in 2015.

Pauley recognized by national organization

Dr. Amanda N. Pauley, an assistant professor in the department of obstetrics and gynecology at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, has been chosen as the recipient of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists 2017 District IV Donald F. Richardson Outstanding Faculty Award.

The award is given to an individual who has been consistently dedicated to the education of ACOG Junior Fellows and has supported their involvement in the organization. Pauley was unanimously nominated by the department’s resident physicians and then selected by an ACOG council for the award.

A board-certified physician who practices with Marshall Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pauley is a 2008 graduate of the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and also completed her residency at Marshall.

As a recipient of the award, Pauley will deliver the Donald F. Richardson Memorial Lecture during the district’s annual meeting in October in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Pauley is also currently participating in the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics Surgical Education Scholars program.

She is a native of Pinch, West Virginia, and currently lives in Milton with her husband and children.

Magyar appointed as new business coach

Debbie Magyar has joined the statewide network of business coaches under the West Virginia Small Business Development Center.

Magyar graduated from the University of Kentucky and received her MBA from Mount Vernon Nazarene University. She leads the WVSBDC offices in the West Virginia University’s Brickstreet Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Morgantown. The office serves small businesses in the surrounding counties of Harrison, Marion, Monongalia, Preston and Taylor counties.

As a business coach, Debbie will provide confidential, one-on-one consulting for businesses interested in improving or expanding. WVSBDC coaches are skilled individuals with professional certifications that include exporting, innovation, technology and economic development, finance, management and marketing.

For more information on the West Virginia Small Business Development Center, visit www.wvsbdc.com.