DENVER, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- William Howard Taft University is pleased to announce the 14th Annual Roger J. Duthoy Scholarship recipient is Stephanie McInerney from Meridian, Idaho. Ms. McInerney is currently a faculty member at the College of Western Idaho. She impressed the scholarship review committee with her diverse background in science education and industry.
In addition to her duties at the College of Western Idaho, Ms. McInerney serves as an associate scientist for the J.R. Simplot Co. Her academic background is in the biological sciences where she completed a master's degree in Cell and Developmental Biology from the Oregon Health and Science University and a bachelor's degree in biology from the University of Nevada.
Ms. McInerney's previous education experience includes teaching science to 5th – 9th graders in Taiwan and serving as a principal for a charter academy. Her immediate goal upon completion of the doctorate is to work with students and faculty in the growing area of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).
"I am so thrilled to receive this scholarship to pursue my doctorate in education. I know that this opportunity will enable me to become a better educator and hopefully one day an administrator for students pursuing their undergraduate degrees in the exciting fields encompassed by STEM departments across the country. I am very grateful for the support William Howard Taft University has offered me and can't wait to get started!"
About William Howard Taft University A quarter-century after its founding, Taft University (www.taft.edu) has evolved into one of the most respected nationally-accredited distance learning institutions in the country offering degree programs through The Boyer Graduate School of Education and The W. Edwards Deming School of Business.
With over 30 years of delivering quality, affordable and flexible distance education programs to thousands of professionals and adult learners, we understand the needs of today's mature students. Most students find the learning experience engaging, meaningful, and rigorous, while allowing them to fit their educational goals around work, family, and personal life. Taft University faculty are uniquely qualified and credentialed in the subject areas that they teach. The combination of theory and relevant real-world experience provides learning outcomes that students can begin to apply immediately to their work environments. Presently the University offers nationally accredited programs in business, education, and taxation.
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