New Faculty Institute

Featured New Faculty (2015-16)

  • Ertan Agar, Ph.D.

    Ertan Agar, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor

    Electrochemical energy conversion and storage, mass/charge transport phenomena, electrochemical reaction kinetics, flowable slurry electrodes.

  • Elizabeth Altman, D.B.A.

    Elizabeth Altman, D.B.A.

    Assistant Professor

    Strategic Management, Innovation, Platform-based businesses, Business Ecosystems, Organizational Change

  • Kacey Beddoes, Ph.D.

    Kacey Beddoes, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor

    Gender in engineering; research methodologies; engineering education; sociology of disciplines, sociology of education

  • Michael Black

    Michael Black

    Assistant Professor of English

  • Danielle Boutwell, M.A.

    Danielle Boutwell, M.A.

    Instructor in French Studies

    French Studies and Culture

  • K. Suzie Byun, Ph.D.

    K. Suzie Byun, Ph.D.


    Physical Chemistry, Computational Chemistry, Structural Biology, Organic Chemistry

  • Min Hyung Cho, Ph.D.

    Min Hyung Cho, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor

    Computational Mathematics/Electromagnetics, Numerical Solution of PDEs, Scientific Computing.

  • John Christian, Ph.D.

    John Christian, Ph.D.


    Geotechnical engineering, civil engineering, earthquakes, reliability, computational mechanics

  • John Cluverius, Ph.D.

    John Cluverius, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor

    American Politics, Political Methodology

  • Joel Day, Ph.D.

    Joel Day, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor of Security and Global Studies

    Religious Terrorism, Identity Politics, Security, National Security, Political Violence, Alternatives to Violence

  • Ann Dean

    Ann Dean

    Associate Professor, Director of the First Year Writing Program

  • Lynn DiBenedetto, Ph.D.

    Lynn DiBenedetto, Ph.D.


    clinical gross anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, neuroanatomy, microbiology

  • Joyita Dutta, Ph.D.

    Joyita Dutta, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor

    Biomedical image reconstruction and analysis

  • Mazen El Ghaziri, Ph.D, RN

    Mazen El Ghaziri, Ph.D, RN

    Assistant Professor

  • Elana Feldman, Ph.D.

    Elana Feldman, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor

    Organizational behavior, relationships at work, time/temporality, qualitative methods

  • Huiqi Gan, Ph.D.

    Huiqi Gan, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor

    Financial accounting, capital market research, management accounting research, and behavioral research.

  • Elizabeth Herbin-Triant, Ph.D.

    Elizabeth Herbin-Triant, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor

    United States History, African-American History, History of the U.S. South

  • Robert  Holmes, Ph.D., M.B.A.

    Robert  Holmes, Ph.D., M.B.A.


    Health Policy, Disadvantaged Populations and Integrating health and social services

  • Natalie Houston, Ph.D.

    Natalie Houston, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor

    Digital Humanities, Victorian Literature, Poetics, History of the Book

  • Michelle Hunt, M.S., DPT

    Michelle Hunt, M.S., DPT


    Anatomy and Physiology

  • Elissa JohnsonGreen

    Elissa JohnsonGreen

    Assistant Professor in Music

  • Pei-Chun Kao, Ph.D.

    Pei-Chun Kao, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor

    Gait rehabilitation, Biomechanics and neuromuscular control of Human walking

  • Chan-Wung Kim

    Chan-Wung Kim

    Lecturer, MSF Program Coordinator

  • Mona Kleinberg, Ph.D.

    Mona Kleinberg, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor

    Political Communication, Political Psychology, Race & Gender, and Methods

  • Silas Laycock, Ph.D

    Silas Laycock, Ph.D


    Neutron stars and black holes in X-ray binaries, pulsars, multi wavelength  astronomy, time domain astrophysics.

  • Sumudu Lewis, Ph.D.

    Sumudu Lewis, Ph.D.

    Lecturer, UTEACH Director

  • Cheryl Llewellyn, Ph.D.

    Cheryl Llewellyn, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor

    Intersections of gender and migration; race; sexuality; feminist methodologies

  • Chung-Dar Lu

    Chung-Dar Lu


    Bacterial Physiology and Genetics

  • Taras Lyubchenko, Ph.D.

    Taras Lyubchenko, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor

    Immunology, Autoimmunity, Cell Biology, Signal Transduction.

  • Kelsey Mangano, Ph.D., R.D.

    Kelsey Mangano, Ph.D., R.D.

    Assistant Professor

    Nutritional Epidemiology; Nutritional Sciences

  • Zhu Mao, Ph.D.

    Zhu Mao, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor

    Structural Health Monitoring, Uncertainty Quantification, Time Series Analysis, Surrogate Modeling, Haptic Decision-Making, Intelligent Infrastructure and Sustainability

  • John McCarthy

    John McCarthy

    Associate Professor

  • Sarah McMenamin, Ph.D.

    Sarah McMenamin, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor

    Developmental Biology

  • José Jorge Mendoza, Ph.D.

    José Jorge Mendoza, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor

    Moral and Political Philosophy, Latin American Philosophy, and Philosophy of Race

  • Garrett Michaelsen

    Garrett Michaelsen

    Assistant Professor

    Musicianship and Musicology

  • Suzanne Moore, D.V.M.

    Suzanne Moore, D.V.M.


    Pathophysiology, Anatomy and Physiology, Clinical and Surgical Veterinary Medicine

  • Todd Morgan, Ph.D.

    Todd Morgan, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor

    Open Innovation; New Product Development; Strategic Orientation; Entrepreneurship

  • Michael Myre, Ph.D.

    Michael Myre, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor

    Huntingtin Normal Function; Signal Transduction; Cell Motility; Calmodulin-Binding Proteins; Molecular Biology

  • Xiaoxia Newton, Ph.D.

    Xiaoxia Newton, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor, Research and Evaluation in Education

    Research Methods (Multilevel Modeling Analysis), Program Evaluation (Logic Modeling), Mathematical Content Understanding and STEM education.

  • Sheree Pagsuyoin, Ph.D.

    Sheree Pagsuyoin, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor

    Environmental fate of emerging contaminants, Low-cost water treatment, Environmental systems modeling

  • Siavash Pakdelian, Ph.D.

    Siavash Pakdelian, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor

    Electric machines and drives, Power electronics

  • Giulia Po DeLisle, Ph.D.

    Giulia Po DeLisle, Ph.D.

    Lecturer in Italian Studies

    19th & 20th Century Italian Literature, Women’s Studies & Life Writing, Italian Cinema, Foreign Language Education

  • Brenna Quinn, Ph.D., RN, NCSN

    Brenna Quinn, Ph.D., RN, NCSN

    Assistant Professor

    School Health, Nursing Leadership, Seamless Education in Nursing

  • Misha Rabinovich, M.F.A.

    Misha Rabinovich, M.F.A.

    Assistant Professor

  • Cassandra Rohland, Ph.D., CPA

    Cassandra Rohland, Ph.D., CPA


    Auditing expertise, Professional Skepticism, Accounting Education and Practice.

  • Spencer Ross, Ph.D.

    Spencer Ross, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor

    Public Policy / Transformative Consumer Research; Sustainability; Mindfulness; Digital / Interactive Marketing; Branding

  • Scott Stapleton, Ph.D

    Scott Stapleton, Ph.D

    Assistant Professor

    Solid Mechanics, Composite Materials, Textiles, Multi-Scale Modeling, Finite Element Modeling, Adhesively Bonded Joints, Sandwich Structures, Tissue Engineering, Discrete Element Method

  • Jianxin Tang

    Jianxin Tang


  • Herpreet Thind, Ph.D., M.P.H.

    Herpreet Thind, Ph.D., M.P.H.

    Assistant Professor

    Physical Activity; Yoga; Obesity

  • Olga Tines

    Olga Tines


    Management Values & Ethics

  • Max Ubelaker Andrade, Ph.D.

    Max Ubelaker Andrade, Ph.D.

    Lecturer in Latin American Studies

  • Xiaojing Yuan, Ph.D.

    Xiaojing Yuan, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor

    Politics in Corporate Finance, Pensions, Product Market Networks, & Security Issues

  • Johannes (Jos) Zwanikken, Ph.D.

    Johannes (Jos) Zwanikken, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor

    Theory and Computation in Soft Matter and Dynamic Systems, with applications in polymers, interfacial phenomena of electrolytes, and biological ensembles.

  • Christopher Allen, Ph.D.

    Christopher Allen, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor

    Intimate Partner Violence, Sexual Assault, Violence Prevention, Program Evaluation, Psychometrics