Department of Biology
Rev. William Stang, M.D., VITA
- Mobilizations: Roselawn Air Disaster, Hurricane Katrina, Warrior Forge. Deployments: Iraq, Bosnia, & Kosovo (twice)
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- PROFESSIONAL DEVELOMENT
- PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT
- PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
- AWARDS AND HONORS
- PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
On Faculty of Saint Joseph's College since 1977; Five years postgraduate training and over twenty three years of full-time teaching in Biology, Chemistry and CORE; Multiple years administrative experience as Assistant to the President, division coordinator, department chair, director, varsity soccer head coach and Vice Religious Superior; Award winning, tenured Professor at St. Joseph's College; Created the five year program for modernization of the Biology and Chemistry programs and obtained two Scholl grants to upgrade Biology and Chemistry department physical holdings; Extensive involvement as a member of medical, ministry and adolescent counseling "teams"; Several years multicultural ministry to inner city blacks and Hispanics; Post Graduate degrees include: Doctor of Medicine, Master of Arts in Microbiology and Master of Divinity; Continuing professional development through Clinical Pastoral Education programs and supervised psychological counseling; An officer in the United States Army and Army National Guard from 1986 – 2011 with United States Army schools in basic and advanced officer training, and a master’s level degree in leadership and management from the US Army Command and General Staff College while gaining 25+ years of experience in coordinating and supervising military personnel of different cultural, religious, and professional backgrounds.
M.D. Indiana University School of Medicine, 1987 "With Highest Distinction"
M.A. Indiana State University, 1981 (4.0 cumulative index) Microbiology and Immunology
M.Div. Catholic Theological Union, 1977 Pastoral Counseling Concentration
B.S. St.. Joseph's College, 1972 "cum laude" Biology
Certificate, St.. Joseph's College, 1972, Secondary Education/Science - (licensed State of Ohio)
- CORE Faculty Development Grant, Summer 2005 - This four week program involved reading and discussing texts used in various sections of the Saint Joseph's College general education CORE program. It's goal was to strengthen methods for teaching these texts and relating them to each other and basic themes of the program. I was both presenter and attendee.
- "Mentoring", October 2004 - This was a one week Army leadership training program in Willingen Germany. It concentrated on goals and methods of supervisor mentoring of subordinates.
- Peacekeeping train-up - This two month program went into more depth on LDESP topics and added leadership training. This training included: staff coordinatio; proper dealing with civilians, civilian leaders and media; team building; supervision and training of subordinates; assessment; program development and proper performance of Chaplain roles and responsibilities.
- LDESP, summer 2003 - This was one week in residence plus several weeks of correspondence courses in preparation for deployment to the Balkans. Courses included Balkan history, culture and language, the causes, conflict and cessation of the Bosnian war, the Dayton peace accords, "Who's Who" of Bosnian religious and political leaders and current situation.
- Faculty Development Grant, Summer 1999 – This was a series of workshops for improving skills of Core professors. It included techniques for improving lectures and discussions and included skill building in use of multimedia.
-NEH, Core Fine Arts Utilization, Eight Day workshop on incorporating the fine arts into Core. Spring term - 1996, Saint Joseph's College
- FIPSE, 1995- Examining departmental priorities, keystone courses, and integration of department goals with Core.
- Shelby, Cullum, Davis Workshop, 1980, The interface of the business community with the humanities (liberal arts).
- NEH, Professional Development Program, 1990, Spring term, Saint Joseph's College
- Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE), (Nationally accredited program of supervised training in Ministry skills), Two Quarters.
- Second Quarter, Mendota Mental Health
Institute, Wisconsin, three months, 1981. This was a one third class
room, two thirds field work program. I was part of
the Mental Health Team in an Adult Psychiatric Unit (high security
lock-up). The program concentrated on:
-discipline management -patient education -personal growth -personal awareness
-counseling skills -mental illness diagnosis -mental illness therapies -ecumenical ministry
-interpersonal relations -teamwork methodologies
- First Quarter, Ethan Allen Institute, maximum security facility for serious, violent youth offenders, Wales Wisconsin, three months, 1974. I was minister and adviser on the "Adolescent Unit Rehabilitation Team. Field work and supervision concentrated on many areas similar to those in the previously mentioned CPE but added: disciplinary systems, discipline education, behavioral modification, academic tutoring, self acceptance therapy, adolescent psychology
- Director of Religious Education (DRE),
Certificate 1977. Diocesan program to train people to organize,
implement, and administer religious education programs at the parish level, Cleveland OH.
- Practica in Psychological Counseling Three years as a psychological counselor in Chicago grade and high schools under the supervision of Dr. Greene and Dr. Bush (both Ph.D. in clinical psychology). Fifteen hours per week for two years (1974-5 and 1976-77) at an inner city grade school, and twenty hours per week for one year (1975-6) at St. Francis de Sales High School. These field courses combined academic studies and practical experience. I studied theories and practices of psychological counseling, behavioral modification, mental illness diagnosis, child and adolescent development and disciplinary systems. After initial training I was made a student counselor. Ongoing training was provided to aid my counseling.
Biology - Chemistry Improvement Program - Assessed the Biology and Chemistry programs at Saint Joseph’s College. Developed a plan, using the “Management by Objectives for Results” planning process. Obtaining grants for $50,000 we achieved nearly $200,000 worth of facility upgrades. We also increased acceptance rates into medical schools from 14% of applicants in 1988 to 88% in 1996; brought biology students to over 10% of the student body in 1996; and increased chemistry students from 0.29% to 0.98% (1996) of the student body
Varsity Soccer – I was head coach of the Saint Joseph's College Soccer program from 1978-1983. In those five years we rebuilt a declining club program and achieved varsity status in 1980. We also saved and renovated the practice fields and facilities built by the Chicago Bears for their summer training.
Non-Western Art Collection – This began as a personal project to save African Art pieces threatened by modernization in Africa. Most objects that appear on the market have no documentation of origin or purpose. I have obtained over 100 pieces and been able to document origin, cultural background, religious role and artistic heritage of the vast majority of these pieces. I have also built a library of over 30 books on African Art. The pieces have been used to augment education in our College Core program and have been displayed in numerous local shows, including a two-month show at the Carnegie Institute in Rensselaer.
Gallagher Charitable Society – Since 1987 I have been faculty sponsor of this Society. It’s purpose is to help impoverished children in Jasper County Indiana. Its works have included repair and upgrade of county park facilities donations to the Muscular Dystrophy Telethon and an annual Christmas Party for children living below poverty level. Each year roughly 150 children are served and about $3,000 worth of presents are distributed. I personally collect and repair toys annually for the event.
Air Disaster Counseling and Pastoral Support Team - An American Eagle flight crashed in Roselawn, IN on October 31, 1994 with all 64 killed. My duty included work inside the morgue and organizing ministry for the military units there. I also facilitated the work of an Army psychologist and of Critical Incident Stress Debriefing teams from northern Indiana to aid soldiers for six months after the event
Deputy Task Force Chaplain - For nearly six months in 2001 I served with elements of the 101st Airborne and 3rd Infantry Division of Task Force Falcon in Kosovo. I was deputy to the Task Force Chaplain, CH (MAJ) Leon Kircher, at Camp Bondsteel. I assisted in supervising chaplains and became acting task force chaplain while he was on medical leave. I created a visitation program to religious and historical sites. I also provided Catholic coverage to all Americans in Kosovo and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
Task Force Chaplain - For 14 months in 2004-5 I served as Task Force Chaplain for a multinational task force in Bosnia. Our main troops were Americans of the 38th Infantry Division, plus major Portuguese, Polish and Turkish units in MNB (N) Bosnia Herzegovina. I was responsible for training the unit ministry teams and supervising and coordinating their efforts. Besides providing worship opportunities for soldiers of all faiths, the ministry teams had major roles in unit morale and ethical climate. We also advised our command and staff on religious customs. I was the Task Force's liason to the Catholic, Muslim and Orthodox religious leaders of Northern Bosnia. As the only Catholic Chaplain in all of former Yugoslavia, I also provided Catholic sacraments and services at four military bases in Bosnia as well as the two main U.S. bases in Kosovo.
Catholic Support Chaplain – During the summer of 2008 I served as one of the Catholic Support Chaplains for Multinational Coalition – Iraq (MNC-I). Besides American Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines, there were coalition troops of many nations. I supported the MNC-I Chaplain by providing general Chaplain support and Catholic religious services at various bases around Baghdad International Airport. I also provided Catholic services at various U.S. forward operating bases and camps in southeast Iraq.
Indiana State Chaplain (JFHQ)– From 2006-2011 I was State Chaplain overseeing all Chaplaincy operations in both the Army and Air National Guard of Indiana. At the highpoint of mobilization Indiana had more than 5,000 Guardsmen deployed oversees. We provided all of the deployed Chaplaincy support they needed as well as Chaplains in state to meet the needs of their families, care for the wounded and honor the dead. At the same time we took steps to increase our number of Chaplains and went from 30% Chaplain strength to 100% Chaplain strength by my retirement. While increasing Chaplain staffing of National Guard units we increased full-time Chaplain strength to cover family/soldier support operations and two major Army training sites (Atterbury& Muscatatuk)
1. "The Use of Supervised Field Experience in the Preparation of Prophets, Disciples and Apostles of the Old and New Testament." 1976, Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, Unpublished
2. "The Effect of Partial Hepatectomy on Murine Splenic Immune Response." 1981, Master's program research and thesis at Indian State University. Unpublished
3. "African and Indonesian Masks and Figures, Their Cultural, Artistic and Religious Significance." Unpublished Book, 1992
Missionaries of the Precious Blood, 1995, Grant of $50,000 ($25,000 from the SJC C.PP.S.) to the Core building. I facilitated the creation of this grant and was charged with commissioning the sculpture it funded.
Scholl Grant, 1989, Obtained and Executed cash grant of $25,000 from Scholl Foundation.
Scholl Grant, 1991, Obtained and Executed cash grant of $25,000 from Scholl Foundation. The two Scholl grants led directly to $200,000 worth of improvements in Biology and Chemistry labs and study areas at Saint Joseph's College at no financial cost to the College.
NSF "CAUSE" GRANT, 1979. I was a member of the committee to execute expenditure of over $100,000 for equipment in Saint Joseph College science labs. This included individual purchases of over $20,000.
- Assistant to the President for Mission Awareness, St. Joseph's College, Rensselaer Indiana, 1993-1996.
- Natural-Science Division Coordinator, St. Joseph's College, Rensselaer, 1995-2008
- Biology Department Chairman, St. Joseph's College, Rensselaer Indiana, 1992-94.
- Director of Core Science, St. Joseph's College, Rensselaer Indiana, 1991-93, 95-present.
- Math-Science Division Coordinator, St. Joseph's College, Rensselaer, 1988-91
- Religious Superior of the Missionairies of the Precious Blood at Saint Joseph's College, 2005-
- Head Coach, Soccer, St. Joseph's College, Rensselaer Indiana, 1978-83
- Chaplain, St. Joseph's College, Rensselaer Indiana, 1993-95.
- Institutional Planning Committee, St. Joseph's College, Rensselaer Indiana, 1996-.
COLLEGE ACADEMIC RANK
- Professor in Biology, St. Joseph's College, Rensselaer Indiana, 1996-present.
- Associate Professor in Biology, St. Joseph's College, Rensselaer Indiana, 1988-96. Tenured
- Assistant Professor in Biology, St. Joseph's College, Rensselaer Indiana, 1981-88
- Instructor of Biology, St. Joseph's College, Rensselaer Indiana, 1977-81
Field Education - Member of Supervisory Team, for Theologians from Catholic Theological Union, Chicago (1976-77)
Academic Cabinet: 1982-3, 1988-91, 1995-2008
President's Advisory Council, 1993-96
President's Senior Staff, 1993-96
Core Curriculum, 1991-3, 1995-present
Search Committees for Vice President of Academic Affairs (twice), Vice President of Business Affairs 1993 and Vice President of Institutional Development, 1995
Search Committees for faculty in Biology and Chemistry (six hires), 1991-present
Student Life, 1978-83, 1987-93
Judicial Review Board, 1991-93
Faculty Welfare, 1988-93
NON-ACADEMIC, NON-MILITARY PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
- Religious Superior of the Missionairies of the Precious Blood at Saint Jospeh's College, 2005-
- Vice Religious Superior, Missionaries of the Precious Blood at Saint Joseph's College, 1980-83, 1988-1993
- Physician, Christian Hospital, Sahiwal Pakistan, Winter 1987
- Psychological Counsellor, Our Lady Gate of Heaven Grade School, Chicago, 1974-75, 1976-77.
- Psychological Counsellor, St. Xavier High School, Chicago, 1975-76
UNITED STATES ARMY:
- Command and General Staff College, 2000. Graduated “Top Ten percent”. This is a master’s level degree program provided by the United States Army. It trains officers to perform tasks as commanders and staff for units of 3,000-5,000 soldiers with multi-million dollar budgets. About one third of the training was specific to Army tasks. The remaining two thirds involved leadership skills applicable to any program. Training areas included: Budgeting, Material acquisition, Program development, management and evaluation, Leadership: climate, methods, direct vs. indirect leadership, Training and oversight of subordinates, Staff building and dynamics, both models and practical exercises, Personal development and continuing education, Feeding, sheltering, clothing of personnel, Crisis management, Assessment methods
- Chaplain Officer's Advanced Course, 1994 -95, United States Army, Fort Monmouth N.J. This was a two phase, one semester, training program. It's emphasis is training for staff and advanced leadership positions. Training areas included: advanced leadership development and styles of leadership; program development, administration and evaluation; “Total Quality Management” and “Management by Objectives for Results” management processes; administrative structures and staff roles and budgeting and fund accountability.
- Chaplain Officer's Basic Course, 1991-92, United States Army, Fort Monmouth N.J. This was a three phase, two semesterl, training program. It emphasized ministerial skills and basic leadership. Training areas included: alcohol, drug, personal, marriage, and family counseling; ministry in ecumenical and multicultural settings; basic leadership; basic program development, “Management by Objectives for Results” management processes; development and administration of religious programs; crisis management; and support program development.
Positions - Experience:
- United States Army Medical Officer Trainee, 38th Infantry Division, Indianapolis Indiana, 1986-1988
- 113th Engineer Battalion, Battalion Chaplain, Gary Indiana, 1988-1994
- 38th Aviation Brigade, Brigade Chaplain, Shelbyville Indiana, 1994-2002
- Deputy Task Force Chaplain, Task Force Falcon 3rd I.D. and 101st Airborne, Kosovo, 2001
- 76th Infantry Brigade, Brigade Chaplain, Indianapolis, 2002-3 – Promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel
- Task Force Chaplain, Task Force Eagle, 38th Infantry Division, Bosnia and visiting Catholic Chaplain for Kosovo Task Force Falcon 2004-5
- 38th Infantry Division, Division Chaplain, 2005-2006
- Joint Forces Headquarters – Indiana, State Chaplain, 2006-2011Retired at the rank of Colonel
- Multi National Coalition – Iraq, Catholic Support Chaplain, Summer 2008
- Military Awards: These include the “Legion of Merit”, "Meritorious Service Medal" (three awards) "Army Commendation Medal" (seven awards), “Army Achievement Medal” (two awards), "NATO Medal (two awards), Mississippi Volunteer Service Medal, Georgia Commendation, Joint Meritorious Unit Citation, and four campaign ribbons for service in Bosnia, Kosovo and Iraq.
- State Military Awards: Adjutant General's Staff Award and Indiana Meritorious Service Award, (659th recipient).
AWARDS AND HONORS: besides those mentioned above
- Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, SJC 1993
- Nominee, Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, SJC 1992
- AOA Honor Medical Society, 1987,
- Top 10% of medical graduates in the United States, 1987.
- Medical School Graduation Speaker, representing the class of 1987 at graduation.
- Wooden Cask Award, Saint Joseph's College Student Association, awarded for contribution to students outside the classroom
- "Scientia" Award, 2000, 2002and 2010 by the Saint Joseph's College Senior class, awarded for contribution in the classroom
- American Medical Association
- Indiana and Jasper County Medical Associations
- Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
- American Society of Microbiology
- Association of Sister, Brother and Priest Physicians
- Rotary International
- United States Army National Guard Association
- Association of the United State's Army
- Knights of Columbus
- Veterans of Foreign War
- American Legion