Monday, March 27, 2006

Fairmont State recently honored Dr. D. Stephen Haynes and Dr. Ashley Martin with Faculty Recognition Awards.

The awards were presented during a reception Thursday, March 23, in the Falcon Center. The Faculty Development Committee selects outstanding faculty members each year to receive the Faculty Recognition Awards. The winners are selected because of their clear commitment to continuing development in their fields and service to their community.

"In recognizing these two faculty members, we celebrate commitment to the art of teaching and a passion for learning," said Dr. Daniel Bradley, FSU President. "As educators, we are dedicated to making sure our students learn and grow. At the same time, we are constantly searching for ways to continue our own learning and growth as individuals, as scholars and as teachers."

Dr. D. Stephen Haynes

Haynes joined the Fairmont State faculty in 1970. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Georgia Tech and a Ph.D. in Physics from Florida State University.

Haynes has taught General Physics, Atomic and Nuclear Physics, Electronics, Special Problems in Physics, Demonstrations in Physics, Advanced Mechanics, Physical Science and College Algebra. He has extended his service to students beyond the classroom, having served as an advisor to Pre-Dental students and to Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship. He also taught Physics with Fairmont State's Project AMPLE for many years.

Haynes's research activities have included the Oak Ridge National Laboratory Fellowship to conduct research on the clean burning of coal at the Morgantown Energy and Technology Center. He has several publications in the field of nuclear physics research.

His service to the university has included membership on several Faculty Senate standing committees including Admissions and Credits (Chair), Faculty Development, Athletic, Faculty Personnel, Academic Appeals Board, and the Committee on Committees. He also represented his school on Faculty Senate. His service on ad-hoc and special committees has included Academic Vice President Search, Division Chair Search, Legislative Advocacy (Co-chair), and Promotion and Tenure Guidelines.

Haynes has also been active in the local community. He has been a member of the Board of Directors for the Prickett's Fort Memorial Foundation since 1988. He had a leading role in "Prickett's Fort: An American Frontier Musical" for 15 years. He has also made presentations on frontier history on "Saturday AM Live," and to 4-H clubs, scout troops and public and home school classes.

He is married to Sarah Faughn Haynes. They have a daughter and a son.

Dr. Ashley Martin

Martin has been a member of the Fairmont State faculty since 1979. He earned a Bachelor of Science from Memphis State University and a Ph.D. from Florida State University.

He has taught almost every course offered by the Physics department, as well as Intermediate and College Algebra. He has revised and prepared curricula for Introduction to Physics and Intermediate Algebra, integrating online assessments and resources for WebCT and Vista. Additionally, he prepared new curriculum for College Algebra, integrating assessments and resources for Vista, and made them available for all students taking the College Algebra course. Beyond the classroom, he serves students as the advisor to Pre-Pharmacy majors and has served as the faculty advisor to the Science Honorary.

Martin's professional achievements include a Faculty Fellowship with the ASEE and Contract Research for NASA at the George C. Marshall Space Flight Center.

He has represented his school on Faculty Senate and has served as vice president of that body. He has also served on several Senate committees. He has also served on the Hunt-Haught Hall Facilities Committee and has been the Coordinator of the Physics/Physical Science program.

Martin is active in the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks as a member of Grafton Lodge #308. He has served on every local lodge committee, currently holding the office of Lodge Secretary. He has spearheaded many initiatives for Taylor County youth, including Student of the Month programs at Taylor County Middle School and Grafton High School, a local lodge scholarship, Youth Citizen of the Year and a Christmas "Giant Toy Giveaway." He has received many local, state and national awards in his tenure with the Elks.

He has been married to his wife Rhonda for 21 years. They have two married sons and three grandchildren.