ALUMNI “WALL OF HONOR” The West Liberty University Alumni Board of Directors instituted a project in 1990 to demonstrate to current students, visitors, and friends that the college has some very successful graduates. This project, known as the “Alumni Wall of Honor,” is a dramatic way to honor some of the college’s most distinguished alumni and display pride in the accomplishments of its graduates. The concept was suggested by then Associate Professor of Physics Robert W. Schramm, who is a 1958 graduate of the college and a 2002 Alumni Wall of Honor inductee. The Alumni Wall of Honor is housed in the south end of the Union known as the Alumni Lounge.
Christina Fisanick GreerInducted 2016
Christina Fisanick Greer, Ph.D. grew up in Moundsville, W.Va. and is a graduate of John Marshall High School. After graduating Magna Cum Laude from West Liberty in 1996, she went on to earn a master’s and a doctoral degree, both in English, from Ohio University in Athens. Her first post-graduate teaching position was at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she also served as director of the Writing Program. After five years, she decided to move home to West Virginia.
In 2008 she accepted a teaching position at California University of Pennsylvania. While at Cal U, she has been promoted and tenured. She teaches writing, literature, and Honors courses. In 2010 she won the Cal U Excellence in Technology Award, brought several grants to the university, and regularly collaborates with the Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh.
She has published dozens of academic and popular articles. In addition, she is the author of more than 30 books, including two memoirs. Two-Week Wait: Motherhood Lost and Found explores her 20-year struggle to become a mother. Her other memoir, The Optimistic Food Addict: Recovering from Binge Eating Disorder, takes a closer look at her decades-long battle with binge eating disorder.
She is a member of a number of honor societies, including Sigma Tau Delta, Alpha Delta Kappa, Alpha Chi and Psi Chi. She serves on the College of Liberal Arts Board and in other capacities at West Liberty University. A resident of Wheeling, she and her husband James Greer ’97 have one son, Tristan.