#PeopleOfPeace | WPU Welcomes New Faculty Members to Campus for Fall 2018

Aug 29, 2018

William Peace University prides itself in bringing exceptional and talented new faculty to campus. With fall semester underway, please join us in welcoming our new faculty members to the WPU community.

“In our commitment to providing high-quality education to our students, we’re happy to welcome four new full-time faculty to the William Peace University family this year: Rebecca Bagley, Anthony Biasello, Harry Lusic, and Ruth Reece,” said Dr. Charlie Duncan, Vice President for Academic Affairs. “They’re each delighted to join our already outstanding faculty and look forward to working with and mentoring our Peace students.”

Rebecca Bagley grew up in the mountains of upstate New York and after digging out of snow for most of her life she decided to move to North Carolina to finish up her bachelors degree. A few years later, she went back up north to Philadelphia to earn her Masters of Fine Arts in Graphic and Interactive Design at the Tyler School of Art at Temple University. Rebecca has been illustrating since a young age and when she heard about graphic design, she knew it was the best career for her because it encompasses so many things: illustration, layout, typography, photography and motion.

She currently resides in Pittsboro, NC with her husband, daughter and her cat. She loves to research all things related to graphic design, and spends her spare time illustrating for children’s books, travelling, hiking and drawing with her daughter, Olive.

“The WPU campus is small and beautiful and I feel a true sense of community here.”

Headshot of WPU faculty member, Anthony Biasello

Anthony Biasello, J.D., Assistant Professor of Business.

Anthony Biasello, J.D.
Assistant Professor of Business

Anthony “Tony” Biasello is an enthusiastic learning facilitator who is an expert in several areas of business and law. He has taught undergraduate business courses at multiple colleges across the United States. Tony’s teaching credentials are enhanced by his industry experience, which has spanned more than 25 years in varied positions for multinational companies. He served for two years as an expatriate executive in Europe. Tony’s is from Enterprise, AL.

“WPU gives students unique opportunities to gain business knowledge, develop critical thinking skills and demonstrate their abilities in real-world situations.”


Hrvoje Lusic, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Hrvoje Lusic, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Hrvoje “Harry” Lusic was born in Ljubljana, Slovenia. He attended college in the United States as an undergraduate on a swimming scholarship at Wright State University. Hrvoje then enrolled in the Ph.D. program at North Carolina State University and completed his studies in 2009. He subsequently worked as a research fellow at Boston University and Harvard Medical School. His research interests are in the field of medicinal and bio-organic chemistry.



Ruth grew up in Winston-Salem where she earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Appalachian State University. She later earned AG certification at Lenior Rhyne College. Ruth taught for 38 years in public high schools in Greensboro, Statesville, Wilmington, and Raleigh. For the last five years she has been an adjunct teaching Mathematics at WPU.

Ruth is married and has two married children with two grandsons. Her hobbies include caring for her grandsons, reading, and crafts. Ruth and her husband have also been staying busy raising a new labradoodle puppy.

“I love WPU’s frendly, family spirit.”