Cameron University has announced the names of faculty members who will take over as chairs in several academic departments. Effective August 1, Dr. Muhammad Javed will assume the position of interim chair in the Department of Mathematical Sciences. Lt. Col. Peter Salfeety was appointed chair of the George D. Keathly Department of Military Science in June. Previously, Dr. Kyle Moore was named academic chair of the Department of Chemistry, Physics and Engineering.
“Our department chairs play a significant role on our campus and we are fortunate to have Drs. Javed and Moore and Lt. Col. Salfeety join that elite group,” Dr. Ronna Vanderslice, Vice President for Academic Affairs, said of the appointments. “I look forward to working with them in the upcoming year.”
In addition to taking the position of interim chair in the Department of Mathematical Sciences, Dr. Javed will maintain his role as chair of the Department of Computing and Technology, which he has held since 2019. Javed earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Engineering and Technology in Pakistan, a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Oklahoma, a Master of Business Administration degree from Oklahoma City University and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Oklahoma.
Lt. Col. Peter Salfeety has more than 17 years of active-duty service in the U.S. Army, including three combat deployments. His education includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Regional Geography from the United States Military Academy and a Master of Arts degree in Organizational Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University. Salfeety’s military decorations include two Bronze Star Medals, four Meritorious Service Medals and three Army Commendation Medals. Prior to joining the CU faculty, Salfeety served as an instructor for the Field Artillery Captains Career Course at Fort Sill.
Since joining the CU faculty in August 2012, Dr. Kyle Moore has taught a variety of classes, including Biochemistry, with emphasis on human metabolism and metabolic diseases, as well as General Chemistry and Descriptive Chemistry with associated labs. His research interests include bioenergetics and membrane proteins. Moore earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry from Southwestern Oklahoma State University and a Ph.D. in Biomolecular Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.