horter College Announces Promotion, Tenure
Three Shorter College faculty members were promoted and one was granted tenure during the March 30 meeting of the Shorter College Board of Trustees.
Dr. Martha Shaw was promoted to the rank of professor of music and granted tenure; Mr. Ron Tarlton was promoted to assistant professor of accounting; and Mr. Michael Wilson was promoted to the rank of librarian.
Dr. Shaw, a resident of Rome, has been a member of Shorter’s music faculty since 1999 and serves as professor of music and director of choral activities. Her 15 years of experience as a public school music specialist contribute significantly to her work at Shorter, where she teaches music education methods classes, supervises student teachers, and conducts the Shorter Chorale. She is also the founding director of the Spivey Hall Children’s Choir. Dr. Shaw earned her Bachelor of Music Education degree with an emphasis in voice from Shorter College, a Master of Science in Music Education degree with an emphasis in choral conducting from the University of Tennessee, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree with an emphasis in conducting from the University of South Carolina.
A Marietta, Ga., resident, Mr. Tarlton teaches accounting in the college’s Professional Studies program for working adults. He joined the college’s faculty in 1998. He is a professional accountant with experience in private industry, public accounting, and college-level teaching. He earned both the Bachelor of Business Administration and the Master of Science in accounting degrees from Wichita State University.
Also a Marietta resident, Mr. Wilson joined the Shorter College faculty in 1998. He serves as librarian for the college’s North Atlanta, Lawrenceville, and Riverdale campuses. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Georgia State University and the Master of Library and Information Science and Specialist in Library and Information Science degrees from the University of South Carolina. He is currently pursuing a Doctor of Education degree with a concentration in instructional technology and distance education at Nova Southeastern University.