FSC professors appointed
to endowed chairs
LAKELAND, Fla. (June 5,
2003) - The Florida Southern College Board of Directors has approved
the appointment of two professors to endowed chairs. Both appointments
begin this fall.
Dr. Malcolm M. Manners, professor of citrus and environmental horticulture,
has been appointed to the John and Ruth Tyndall Chair in Citrus
Sciences. The Tyndall chair was established to "provide an excellent
vehicle to advance teaching in the field of citrus."
Manners joined the FSC faculty in 1981 and earned his doctorate
from the University of Florida in 1992. He has served as advisor
to the Citrus Club and as judge at the Polk County Science Fair.
He has published articles in Citrus Industry, Fine Gardening, and
Southern Living. In 1995, Manners received the Exemplary Teaching
Award from the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of
the United Methodist Church, and this year will receive the Ben
and Janice Wade Award for Excellence in Teaching, one of the most
significant teaching awards given by FSC.
Dr. Perry A. Castelli, chair of the education department, has been
appointed to the Nina B. Hollis Chair in Education. The Hollis Chair
is conferred on a professor and scholar whose work as an outstanding
faculty member and role model brings recognition to Florida Southern
Castelli received his doctorate in education policy, planning and
administration at the University of Maryland, College Park, in 1986.
He joined FSC in 2001 following a career in public school music
education, college and university teaching, and service as dean
of education at Barton College. He has written two textbooks and
a number of scholarly articles, lectures on stress management and
suicide prevention, and participates in national and regional meetings
on pedagogy and teacher preparation.
About Florida Southern College
Florida Southern is a four-year, private, co-educational liberal
arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The college
offers more than 40 undergraduate majors and a master of business
administration degree accredited by the Commission on Colleges of
the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Located in Lakeland,
Fla., the college is home to the largest, single-site collection
of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture in the world.