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A Salute to WilmU’s Longtime Adjunct Professors: Class Acts

Wilmington University depends on a large community of adjunct faculty to achieve its mission of providing accessible, student-focused education. Dedicated adjunct professors, associate and assistant professors, and instructors teach and mentor students through the lens of their real-world professional experience.

Center of Teaching Excellence Director Dr. Adrienne Bey

Center of Teaching Excellence Director Dr. Adrienne Bey

While there are many longtime adjuncts, we feature five: Manubhai (Mike) Karia, William Post, Joseph Euculano, Karen MacMurray, and Dennis Clark. They have been lecturing and leading discussions in WilmU classrooms for more than three decades.

“Working anywhere for over 30 years shows your commitment to an organization’s mission,” says Dr. Adrienne Bey, director of WilmU’s Center for Teaching Excellence, which hires and trains faculty members. “We’re a mission-driven university that tends to attract a mission-driven faculty. These five serve as role models and inspirations, not just to students but also to other teachers.”

The longest-serving adjunct professors began teaching before Wilmington College became Wilmington University in 2007, before the construction of the Peoples Library and the Dover site, before WilmU’s very first ventures into online education.

Adjunct faculty members

From Left: Manubhai (Mike) Karia, William Post, Joseph Euculano, Karen MacMurray, and Dennis Clark

Here, in their own words, is what has made teaching their calling.

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