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WVU Parkersburg faculty member selected as one of five finalists for 2007 West Virginia Professor of Year honors.
CONTACT: Phil McClung, professor of psychology, 304-424-8268.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
A West Virginia University at Parkersburg faculty member is a finalist for the West Virginia Professor of the Year honors.
Phil McClung, professor of psychology, has been selected as one of five finalists in the annual award program sponsored by the Faculty Merit Foundation of West Virginia.
Each year the Foundation honors an outstanding faculty member at a West Virginia college or university. This marks the second consecutive year that McClung has joined the ranks of the state's elite college professors as a program finalist.
"We are so proud of Phil. This honor is a testament to his continuing commitment to the profession of teaching," Marie Foster Gnage, president of WVU Parkersburg, said.
The Foundation conducted interviews Jan. 17 with the five finalists. A reception in their honor will be held at the Governor's Mansion on March 4. The reception will be followed by a dinner at the Cultural Center in Charleston, where the 2007 Professor of the Year will be announced and presented a $10,000 award sponsored by United Bank.
The other finalists represent Marshall University, Shepherd University, Wheeling Jesuit University, and West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine.
McClung received an associate degree from Parkersburg Community College and his bachelor's, master's and doctorate from West Virginia University. He has been a faculty member of WVU Parkersburg's Social Sciences Division since 1990. Prior to that, he served in various capacities in the college's Student Services Division beginning in 1978, including a tenure as director of its Career Planning and Placement Center.
McClung teaches courses in psychology, human development, personality theories, industrial psychology, ecological psychology, organizational psychology, and psychological assessment.
The Faculty Merit Foundation was created in 1984 to recognize and reward outstanding innovation and creativity among the faculties of West Virginia’s public and private institutions of higher education.