Teaching Excellence Award winner making a difference at FinnU
Finlandia University’s psychology department welcomed award-winning professor Kamara Taylor to begin the 2017-18 academic year. Taylor arrived at Finlandia after three years at Illinois Central College, where she earned the Teaching Excellence Award and Faculty Fellowship.
“Coming to Finlandia from a community college has been a natural move, as I wanted to be at a college that was teaching and relationship focused,” Taylor said. “Being in this role [...]
Finlandia University’s International School of Art & Design has welcomed Dylan Evans Weiler as Assistant Professor of Studio Arts/Intermedia. After several years spent living and working in southern California, Houston, Seattle, Portland, Grand Rapids and Interlochen, Weiler is returning to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
“Returning to Michigan has provided the opportunity to reconnect and establish a new sense of place in this natural environment,” said Weiler, who earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts at Northern Michigan University, which [...]
Finlandia University’s Medical Assistant Program welcomed back a familiar face this fall as alumnus Nathan Ekdahl came back to the program to serve as an instructor and practicum coordinator.
“I wanted to join Finlandia University to continue to help others further their education,” said Ekdahl, an advocate for the healthcare profession. “A career in healthcare will always be needed as our population ages. I’m excited to start my journey here at FinnU.”
Ekdahl graduated from Finlandia’s Medical Assistant Program in [...]
“Our students will love Zoe,” Director of TRIO SSS Cindy Cowell said. “With a degree in counseling, plus a love of leading co-curricular trips with students, she will be a great resource for our students. We will rely on both her positive energy and expertise in supporting students as [...]
Highly educated and experienced physical therapist comes to Hancock from Newberry
Finlandia University’s Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program is now being led by experienced physical therapist Pam Brown, PT, MPT, CIMT. Brown, who is serving as PTA Program Director & Assistant Professor, began at the university in May and will begin teaching courses during the fall semester.
“We are excited to have Pam on our PTA team. Her combination of education, clinical and leadership experience will serve the students, [...]
Finlandia University is happy to welcome Darren Bausano to the university’s family. Bausano is serving as the Administrative Assistant for Suomi College of Arts & Sciences and International School of Business.
Bausano has a bachelor’s degree in sports science from Northern Michigan University. One of the things that attracted Bausano to Finlandia was the opportunity to continue his education. He’s intending on taking courses in marketing or business in the future, either at Finlandia’s International School of Business or by utilizing [...]
“Having grew up in Houghton, I’ve always had a passion for the history of the area,” Campbell-Olszewski expressed. “I’m looking forward to connecting and sharing my passion with the students and staff here at Finlandia.”
Campbell-Olszewski started her education at Northern Michigan University from 2001-2006. While attending, she earned her Bachelor’s [...]
Finlandia is proud to introduce Alyson DeLandsheer, one of the newest additions to the Finlandia University family. DeLandsheer takes a lead role at our university as the Coordinator of University Relations.
“I love this community,” DeLandsheer expressed. “Being here makes me feel like I have another family. I am also excited to be working in a higher ed environment.”
DeLandsheer is originally from Ironwood, Michigan. After living in Colorado for many years, she and her husband came back to their roots in [...]
Finlandia University is proud to introduce Dr. Claudia Youakim, a University of Florida graduate, as Assistant Professor of Sociology beginning this semester.
“Sociology allows us to deepen our thought process,” said Dr. Youakim. “It’s a subject that allows students to take a look outside of themselves. To examine their surroundings and their relationship to a broader societal context.”
Dr. Youakim earned a PhD in Sociology from the University of Florida with a dissertation titled Racial and Ethnic Identity: Arab Americans in [...]