Six new faculty members join Eastern Oklahoma State College this fall


Pictured are (left to right) Kyle Kitchens, animal science; Dr. Brandon Hendrix, music; Marshall Carby, speech and theatre; Dr. Randall Maples, chemistry; and Dr. Andrea Green, biology and chemistry.
WILBURTON, OK (September 6, 2013) – Five new full-time faculty members began teaching classes at Eastern Oklahoma State College this fall.

Eastern welcomed two new faculty members in the Science and Mathematics Division. Dr. Andrea Green is teaching biology and chemistry and Dr. Randall Maples is teaching chemistry.

Green earned her Ph.D. in biology from the University of Arkansas this summer. She previously taught biology at Northeastern State University for three years and served as a graduate teaching assistant in the Biological Sciences Department at the University of Arkansas for eight years. Green also has several years of field research experience with organizations including the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Audubon Arkansas and the National Audubon Society.

Maples joins Eastern from Oklahoma State University where he earned his Ph.D. in chemistry and had served as a post-doctoral research fellow in the Department of Physiological Sciences since 2011. Several of his research articles have been published in academic journals and as a research assistant, he developed a method for the detection of chemical warfare agent precursors and degradation products for the U.S. Department of Defense and Homeland Security.

Eastern’s Language, Humanities and Education Division also added two faculty members, including Marshall Carby and Brandon Hendrix.

Carby is teaching speech and theatre courses and will also direct a theatre production this fall. He serves as the college’s resident technical director for all productions. Carby earned a master’s degree in fine arts from the University of New Orleans. He has directed professionally with companies including Capital T in Austin, Tex. and has earned several directing awards through the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, the William Inge Festival and the Williams Literary Festival.

An Eastern alumnus, Hendrix will teach music and serve as the Director of Instrumental and Choral Ensembles. He earned a doctorate of musical arts degree in composition from the University of Texas at Austin. As a conductor and composer, Hendrix has led performances of his music throughout the United States, including performances by the Queens College Brass Ensemble, the Stone Fort Wind Quintet, Quintet Attacca and the University of Oklahoma Symphony Orchestra. His band and percussion music is published by HoneyRock Publications and Imagine Music Publishing, and his trumpet music is featured on the recording "Current" available from Curvepoint Media. His wife, Carissa, is an adjunct piano instructor at Eastern and will serve as the college’s accompanist for concerts and other performances.

Kyle Kitchens will be teaching animal science and serving as the livestock judging coach at Eastern this year. A native of Red Oak, Kitchens is an Eastern graduate who was an active member of the livestock judging team, Aggie Club and the Student Government Association during his time as a student. He earned his bachelor’s degree in agriculture from Fort Hays State University and is currently working on his master’s degree in international agriculture at Oklahoma State University.

Finally, Christy Stanfield is returning to Eastern after previously teaching nursing courses in McAlester from 2007-2011. She will now teach courses in both Wilburton and McAlester. Stanfield earned her master’s degree in nursing from the University of Oklahoma. She also works part-time at the McAlester Regional Health Center.

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