For Spring 2022
Dr. Steve Boehm
Assistant Professor, Political Science, Sociology, and Geography, Texas Lutheran University
Steve Boehm holds a PhD in Criminal Justice and a Master’s in Sociology from Texas State University. His dissertation research studied how felony probationers perceive themselves and the challenges of being on probation. Prior to his academic career, he worked as a newspaper photographer and writer, and as a teacher for at-risk youth, but he was always a sociologist at heart with an interest in how people behave and misbehave. He also likes cats and guitars.
Dr. Mark Davis
Associate Professor, Biology, University of Evansville
Dr. Mark Davis earned his bachelor's degree in biology at St. Vincent College, a masters in biology from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, and a masters and PhD degree in molecular microbiology from the University of Illinois. His primarily research involved lipid biosynthesis in E. coli and sulfate/iron reduction in bacteria.
His current research involves development of detection tools for adenoviruses and the association between musical instruments and bacteria. Most recently, he has been involved in publishing articles the field of biology education and faculty development.
Dr. Davis has taught courses in the Department of Biology at the University of Evansville for the last 22 years. Courses taught include clinical microbiology, microbiology, virology, immunology, and microbial ecology along with environmental science. Along with being a biology professor, Dr. Davis is the Faculty Athletic Representative for the University of Evansville to the NCAA and the MVC.
Dr. Davis lives in Evansville with his wife, two children (two others are out of college), three fish, and two dogs. He enjoys walleyball, bowling, golf, and pickleball. He is also the entertainment director and practical joker of the biology department.
Professor Mike McClure
Emeritus Professor, Math and Science
Emeritus Professor Mike McClure earned his Master of Science degree from Murray State University and worked 8 years in the field of veterinary toxicology, developing quantitative and analytical methods to study toxins and their metabolites in plants and animal tissues. Professor McClure has 36 years of teaching experience with the Kentucky Community & Technical College System. His in-class teaching experience includes general college chemistry, chemical engineering, and organic chemistry. He is passionate about using instructional technology to re-shape the educational experience, and has taught chemistry online in the learn-on-demand environment for 22 years. Mike is a member of the American Chemical Society, the Kentucky Academy of Science, and the ACS History of Chemistry Division. In 2001 he received the Hopkinsville Community College Outstanding Teacher Award.
Dr. Rob Montgomery
Professor, Business, University of Evansville
Taught 20 courses over thirty years and three universities. Currently a full professor of marketing in 22nd year at the University of Evansville.
Dr. Ron Palomares
Associate Professor, Psychology & Philosophy, Texas Woman’s University
Dr. Palomares is a practicing psychologist and licensed specialist in school psychology in Denton, Texas. He is an associate professor in the Department of Psychology and Philosophy at Texas Woman’s University in Denton, while also working part-time as a clinical psychologist. He is presently the Vice Chair of the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists, appointed by the Texas Govenor in 2015. Dr. Palomares served in the Texas Army National Guard and later commissioned into the U.S. Air Force as a missile launch officer where he served on active duty until his departure after obtaining the rank of captain, to pursue his doctoral degree in psychology. He has provided international psychological relief services in Nepal and South Sudan while contracted with Elisabeth Scheffer and Associates, as well as to military service members and their families as a Military Family Life Consultant, posted to Fort Hood (TX) and various military posts in Germany. Dr. Palomares is a fellow of the American Psychology Association, and member of the National Association of School Psychologists, as well as a past member of the Board of Trustees of the Texas Psychological Association. Dr. Palomares obtained his BA degree in psychology from Texas A&M University, a MA in counseling psychology from the Lesley University, and PhD in school psychology from Texas A&M University. Dr. Palomares is a Knight of Honor in the Brandenburg Bailiwick of the Knightly Order of Saint John of the Hospital of Jerusalem (Johanniter Order), originating in 1099 and is the oldest charitable organization in existence today.
Professor Eric Renschler
Associate Professor of Theatre, University of Evansville
Eric Renschler is a graduate of the University of Evansville with bachelors degrees in Theatre and Education, and received a Master of Fine Arts degree in Theatre Design from the University of Michigan in 1989.
With over 300 stage designs to his credit, Eric’s work has been seen throughout the US, Europe, and Asia and has contributed to over 40 Broadway productions and tours. In 2006, after twenty years working on and off-Broadway, Eric returned to the University of Evansville where he teaches courses in Theatre Design and Collaboration, and served as department chair from 2015-2021.
A 2011 Global Scholar Award allowed him to expand his experience in the international design arena with a year-long comparative study of national design aesthetics as exhibited through theatrical scenography.