Contact: Abigail Fota, College Relations Associate - Media, 610-740-3790


Allentown, PA (April 14, 2004) - The Cedar Crest College Board of Trustees has promoted two faculty members to full professors. These two professors have served the College and the community with their outstanding teaching abilities and professional contributions and will be acknowledged at a ceremony on Thursday, April 15, 2004 at 4:30 p.m. in the Miller Family Building, Harmon Hall of Peace.

Dr. Carol Pulham, of Allentown, has an extensive history as a professor at the College since 1983. Dr. Pulham previously served as the Director of Academic Advising, Chair of the English Department and Chair of the Humanities Department. Most recently, Dr. Pulham has served as co-chair of the Middle States Self-Study and in May of 2003, Dr. Pulham accepted the position of Associate Provost. After fulfilling so many positions, Pulham has gained valuable insight as to how the College functions as one interconnected community.

Dr. Pulham received her B.A. in English and music from Cedar Crest, ranking first in her class. She also obtained certification to teach English secondary education. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. in English from Lehigh University. Pulham comes from a family of educators. Her mother, brother and sister are all teachers and her father was the first teacher of the legal research course in the paralegal program at Cedar Crest.

Suzanne Weaver, of Allentown, has been associate professor of social work since 1993 and has taught at Cedar Crest since 1987. Weaver specializes in biomedical ethics, gerontology and women's issues. Weaver has served on the Board of Trustees of The Ethics Institute, a joint venture of Cedar Crest College and Lehigh Valley Hospital. She has also served as the Director of the Center for Health and Aging and the Director of the Certificate Program in Gerontology. Weaver is recognized for designing college-wide central curriculum courses including the "Ethical Life: Moral and Social Responsibility" with fellow faculty member Dr. Elizabeth Meade. "The Ethical Life" course has received local and state recognition at conferences and was presented as a pedagogical demonstration at an international conference in Canada in June of 1999. Weaver has presented at numerous international, national and state professional conferences. After receiving the Visiting Scholar Award from The Center for Applied Ethics at Hong Kong Baptist University, Weaver spent the summer of 1998 lecturing, conducting research and visiting health care institutions in China. Weaver also conducted research that focused on third world medicine while on a humanitarian trip in Nepal.

Weaver received her B.A. in social work from Kutztown University and her M.S.W. from Marywood College.

Dr. Pulham and Suzanne Weaver will give presentations at the Promotion and Tenure Ceremony on April 15. For more information, call the College Relations Office at 610-740-3790.

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Abigail Fota
College Relations Associate - Media


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