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Sept. 3, 2015 - King’s College announced four one-year full-time faculty appointments for the 2015-16 academic year.

Dr. Yang Liu is an instructor of chemistry. He previously was an assistant research professor and adjunct professor at Wilkes University, a visiting scientist at The Commonwealth Medical College, and a postdoctoral research scientist at Columbia University Medical Center. He earned his doctorate from Michigan State University and his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Jilin University in China.

Dr. Jamie Rafter is a visiting assistant professor of biology. She earned her doctorate in biological and environmental science from the University of Rhode Island, where she served as an instructor and teaching assistant. She graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree from King’s in 2010.  

A King’s graduate and the College’s Financial Project Manager, Robert J. Thomas, CPA, will serve as assistant technical professor of accounting. He previously worked as controller at Alvernia University, King’s, and Lackawanna Junior College. He also served as the assistant vice president for finance at the University of Scranton, where he earned his MBA in 2013. 

Dr. Birute Williams will serve as instructor of chemistry. She was awarded the Adjunct Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award at King’s in 2013 and previously taught at Misericordia University, Juniata College, Montana State, and Vilnius University in Lithuania, where she earned her doctorate in organic chemistry.

Dr. Yang Liu

Dr. Yang Liu

Dr. Jamie Rafter

Dr. Jamie Rafter

Robert J. Thomas

Robert J. Thomas

Dr. Birute Williams

Dr. Birute Williams