Mollie Ravenscroft named 'Outstanding Professor of the Year’ at PSC

Professor of the Year

Assistant Professor of Forestry Jeff Jones, who also serves as chair of the Faculty Assembly (far right) and Campus Provost Leonard Colelli, recently presented Assistant Professor of Sociology Mollie Ravenscroft with the “Outstanding Professor of the Year” award at Potomac State College of West Virginia University.

Mollie Ravenscroft, assistant professor of sociology, was selected as the “Outstanding Professor of the Year’ for 2013 at Potomac State College (PSC) of West Virginia University (WVU).

Ravenscroft began teaching full-time at the College in 2005. Prior to that she served as an adjunct at the College and worked in the mental health field for approximately 20 years. According to one of her peers, “Mollie works tirelessly to ensure that Potomac State students receive a superior education in sociology and in women and gender studies.”

Ravenscroft is co-chair of the Social Justice Council, co-advisor of the PSC Serves You Club and serves as the Social Justice Liaison between PSC and WVU. Furthermore, she serves on the Faculty Executive Committee, has served on faculty search committees and the Honors Committee, as well as teaching honors classes in addition to her regular teaching schedule.

Off campus, Ravenscroft serves as a board member of Mineral County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) and the Mineral County Developmental Center and Workshop. She maintains memberships in the American Sociological Association and the Society for the Study of Social Problems.  

Ravenscroft and her husband of 25 years, Kent Moreno, who serves as a behavior analyst for the West Virginia Department of Education, have two children, a daughter, Megan, who will graduate from Davis and Elkins College this spring and a son, Benjamin, who is a junior at Keyser High School.

The ‘Outstanding Professor of the Year’ recognition comes with a plaque and a $1,000 award