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Westminster welcomes four new full-time faculty members

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Posted on Wednesday, September 12, 2018

NEW WILMINGTON, PA – Westminster College welcomed four new faculty members to its ranks this fall.

Kristen Amick, associate professor of biology, joins Westminster from Allegheny College, where she was associate professor of biology. Amick earned her undergraduate from Penn State Behrend and her Ph.D. from The George Washington University. Amick can be reached at 724-946-7213 or

Trisha Cowen, assistant professor of English, comes to Westminster from the University of Central Arkansas, where she had been a visiting professor of creative writing. Cowen earned a bachelor of fine arts from Emerson College, and her master’s and Ph.D. from Binghamton University. She can be reached at 724-946-6341 or

Shannon Whitcomb, lecturer of anatomy and physiology, earned a bachelor’s in ecology/environmental biology from Lock Haven University and a master’s in fisheries biology from Iowa State University. She previously served as an adjunct instructor in the Department of Biology and Geosciences at Clarion University of Pennsylvania. She can be reached at 724-946-7212 or

Eric Gaber, visiting entrepreneur in residence, is president of E&C Services Inc., an executive recruiting and management consulting firm in Pittsburgh. He also served as an adjunct business professor at LaRoche College. In addition to classroom duties, he will oversee the new Westminster Entrepreneurship Lab at LindenPointe, Hermitage. He earned a bachelor’s in business administration-marketing from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Eberly School of Business. He can be reached at 724-946-7161 or