ROCK HILL, S.C. - Faculty members picked Tim Daugherty as their new chair of the faculty conference during an election March 4.
Daugherty, an associate professor of psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences, will replace Marilyn Smith, a professor of business administration who has served since 2002. He will become the faculty chair in July, with his term expiring in June 2006.
"I am impressed – even awed – with the talent and work ethic of my faculty colleagues at Winthrop," Daugherty said. "Serving as their representative will be both an honor and a challenge.
"This is an exciting time in higher education. Winthrop faculty members consistently rise to meet modern demands and forge creative solutions. I look forward to listening intently to this dynamic group and seeking to represent them with fidelity."
According to the Faculty Manual, the chair is the official representative of the faculty to the Board of Trustees and represents the faculty on ceremonial occasions. The chair must be a full-time tenured faculty member.
Membership in the Faculty Conference is extended to every person who holds rank as professor, associate professor, assistant professor and instructor at Winthrop. Lecturers, adjunct faculty and visiting faculty are not members of Faculty Conference.
Daugherty taught at Valparaiso University and The Citadel before joining Winthrop in 1999. A clinical psychologist, he grew up in the Midwest but has put down roots in the South. He earned a doctorate from the University of Miami and interned at the Medical University of South Carolina.
His specialty areas include psychopathology, assessment, family dynamics, therapy process, post traumatic stress and developmental disabilities.