Three long-time University of Findlay faculty members, Dr. Marie Louden-Hanes, Dr. Paul Chwialkowski, and Dr. Patrick Malone, have been awarded emeritus status by the Board of Trustees.
Dr. Marie Louden-Hanes holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Education, a Master of Art in Art History, and a Ph.D. in American Culture Studies; all from Bowling Green State University. She began teaching at, then, Findlay College in 1986 as a part-time instructor and served as both a professor and administrator in her 35 years at the University.
Throughout her career at Findlay, Louden-Hanes has taught a variety of courses, including art appreciation, art history, upper-level courses, and first-year seminars. As a teacher, she worked to nurture students’ appreciation of art. Aside from teaching, she has also served in multiple administrative capacities as the director of the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies Program, Interim Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, Dean of Undergraduate Studies, and Special Assistant to the President, and has been an instrumental part in developing and organizing multiple initiatives on campus.
Louden-Hanes has received numerous awards and recognitions during her time at Findlay including being selected as the Richard E. Wilkin Faculty Chair in the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, recipient of the Elizabeth and Professor Shiv Kumar Gupta Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Area of Fine Arts, the Beta Sigma Phi International Sorority Founder’s Day Woman of the Year Award, and the University of Findlay Founders Award for Academic Excellence.
Dr. Paul Chwialkowski received his Bachelor of Arts in political science and history from the University of Toledo in 1977, his Juris Doctor from the University of Toledo College of Law in 1980, and his Ph.D. from Duke University in 1991. He began his career at University of Findlay in 1997 as an Assistant Professor of Social Science, Criminal Justice, and Public Administration.
Chwialkowski has served multiple academic programs including law, history, public administration, criminal justice, and graduate studies as a professor and academic advisor during his nearly 24 years at UF, and has gone above and beyond for his students.
Along with being a full-time faculty member, he helped to develop UF’s innovative 3+3 Law Program, served on multiple committees, maintained an active research agenda, and provided expert testimony on a number of topics. Chwialkowski’s work has been published in numerous journals including “Northwest Ohio History,” “The Chief of Police,” “Education and Urban Society,” and a scholarly book, “In Caesar’s Shadow: The Life and Career of Robert L. Eichelberger.”
Associate Dean Emeritus
Dr. Patrick Malone was invited to UF by then President DeBow Freed and founding Dean, Donald Stansloski, in 2005. As one of the founding administrators in the College of Pharmacy, Malone worked closely with Dr. Freed, Dean Stansloski, and Assistant Dean John Stanovich to bring the college to life.
Malone’s familiarity and expertise with accrediting institutions, particularly the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) was invaluable. He worked tirelessly for the past fifteen years serving in the role as assistant, and then associate dean for Internal Affairs, ensuring adherence of the program with external governing bodies, adherence of students to college and university policies and procedures, and carefully tracking progression status for each student. He served as a resource for many faculty members in matters related to student affairs and advising.
During his time at Findlay, Malone enjoyed many professional successes, including the publication of ten award-winning, internally recognized pharmacy textbooks through a major publisher.
The University congratulates these individuals on their accomplishments and is honored to recognize them as emeriti for their dedication to the University and its students.