D&E Faculty Earn Promotions

ELKINS – Three Davis & Elkins College faculty members have been granted promotions. Recognized at the annual Founders’ Day Convocation were Stephen S. Mattingly, Melissa A. McCoy and Dr. Christina H. Swecker.

Mattingly, a 14-year faculty member, was promoted to associate professor of computer science. At D&E, he teaches courses focusing on software development, database systems, programming and ethics, among other areas.

In addition to his background as an educator, he has worked as a professional software developer, project manager and management consultant.

Mattingly holds a Master of Science degree in information systems from American University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in computer science and philosophy from Washington & Lee University. He also has completed additional studies at George Washington University and Oxford University.

McCoy was promoted to professor of nursing and was also recently appointed director of the D&E Associate Degree Program in Nursing. At D&E, her current teaching focus is medical terminology and the NCLEX-RN prep course, concept synthesis. Her previous teaching areas focused on medical-surgical nursing and management of care. She has been teaching at D&E since 2004.

A Registered Nurse, McCoy also has worked in critical care settings. She is pursuing a PhD from West Virginia University and has a strong research interest in patients living with Type 2 diabetes mellitus in rural West Virginia. She holds a Master of Science degree in nursing specializing in family nurse practitioner from Radford University, and a Bachelor of Science in nursing and an Associate in Science in nursing, both from Bluefield State College. In addition, she is certified in advance cardiac life support, basic life support and pediatric advanced life support.

Swecker, who has been a member of the College faculty for 27 years, was promoted to professor of nursing. At D&E, her current teaching focus is on management of care, maternal-newborn and women’s health, medical-surgical, nursing care of older adults and disruptions in health.

She has worked as a Registered Nurse at the University of Virginia Medical Center and Ruby Memorial Hospital, and as a registered extern at Duke University Medical Center.

Swecker holds a Doctor of Natural Health degree from Clayton College of Natural Health, a Master of Science in nursing from the University of Virginia and a Bachelor of Science in nursing from West Virginia Wesleyan College.

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