Volume 56, Number 2 August 25 , 2008
New tenure-track faculty 2008-09
College of Business
Theresa Hammond, associate professor of accounting. Will teach courses in managerial accounting. Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Most recent position: associate professor of accounting, Boston College. Research interests: diversity in public accounting.
Sanjay Jain, assistant professor of management. Will teach courses in strategic management. Ph.D. in management from New York University. Most recent position: assistant professor of management and human resources, University of Wisconsin, Madison. Research interests: technology strategy, institutional entrepreneurship, innovation management, university technology commercialization, qualitative methods.
Colin Johnson, associate professor of hospitality management. Will teach courses in hospitality management, and food, wine and culture. Ph.D. in economic and social sciences from the University of Fribourg (Switzerland). Most recent position: professor of hospitality, recreation and tourism management at San Jose State University. Research interests: services internationalization, sustainable tourism and tourism, hospitality development in emerging economies.
Frank La Pira, assistant professor of management. Will teach courses in entrepreneurship. Ph.D. from the Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship at Swinburne University of Technology in Australia. Most recent position: entrepreneurship unit coordinator, moderator and lecturer at the University of Ballarat (Australia). Research interests: role of spiritual intelligence in entrepreneurial decision making, factors influencing Italian immigrant entrepreneurs to relocate to Australia, celebrity entrepreneurs and their decision making.
Leyla Ozsen, assistant professor of decision sciences. Will teach courses in operations management. Ph.D. in industrial engineering and management sciences from Northwestern University. Most recent position: assistant professor of industrial engineering at Purdue University. Research interests: logistics, supply chain management, healthcare management.
College of Creative Arts
Danielle Mysliwiec, assistant professor of art. Will teach courses in drawing, color workshop and painting. M.F.A. in painting and digital arts from Hunter College. Most recent position: adjunct professor, School of Visual Arts in New York. Research interests: visual language, women in the art world.
Joshua Singer, assistant professor of design and industry. Will teach courses in design process and graphic design. M.F.A. in process driven design from California College of the Arts. Most recent position: lecturer in art and design at San Jose State University. Research interests: graphic design, mapping systems, typography, digital media.
Elaine Chan Smith, assistant professor of broadcast and electronic communication arts. Will teach courses in research and social aspects of electronic media. Ph.D in communications from the University of Southern California. Most recent position: teaching assistant, University of Southern California. Research interests: New Media and communication technologies, video game playing and competence motivation, social contexts of media use, media entertainment and well-being.
College of Ethnic Studies
College of Health and Human Services
Diane Dameron Allen, associate professor of physical therapy, coordinator of adult neurorehabilitation and evidence-based practice sequence courses. Ph.D. in education (quantitative methods and evaluation), University of California, Berkeley. Most recent position: adjunct associate professor, Department of Physical Therapy, Samuel Merritt College. Research interests: clinical tests and measures, outcome assessment, movement assessment, neurorehabilitation, measurement theory, item response modeling, basic statistics.
Kwong-Liem Karl Kwan, assistant professor of counseling. Will teach counseling. Ph.D. in counseling psychology, University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Most recent position: associate professor, University of Missouri. Research interests: development and assessment of counseling constructs specific to Asians and Asian Americans, ethical practice of counseling pertaining to clients in Asia.
Hsin-Ya Liao, assistant professor of counseling. Will teach counseling process. Ph.D. in counseling psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Most recent position: NIMH/NRSA postdoctoral fellow, quantitative methods, department of psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Research interests: intergroup relations and diversity, culture and help-seeking attitudes, vocational interest structure and assessment, Asian Americans seeking counseling help.
Pavlina Latkova, assistant professor, recreation parks and tourism. Will teach: leisure travel and tourism and ecotourism principles and practices. Ph.D. in international development from Michigan State University. Most recent position: academic research assistant, Michigan State University. Research interests: residents' attitudes toward tourism development, travel perceptions and behaviors, leisure and life satisfaction, community-based tourism development, niche tourism.
Wen-Wen Li, assistant professor of nursing. Will teach health assessment lab, pathophysiology and advance physiology. Ph.D. in gerontological nursing, University of California, San Francisco. Most recent position: postdoctoral fellow and nurse manager, UCSF. Research interests: culturally sensitive care for minority elders with cardiovascular disease.
Candida R. Madrigal, assistant professor of social work. Will teach diversity, multiculturalism, international social work, human/civil rights, social justice, mental health, child welfare, and direct social work practice. Ph.D. in social work, University of Texas at Arlington and Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Monterrey, Mexico. Most recent position: research assistant, University of Texas. Research interests: international social work, immigration, human rights, Latina American immigrants in the U.S., mental health and substance abuse affecting underserved populations.
Stacy L. Serber, assistant professor of nursing. Will teach medical-surgical, health assessment. Ph.D. in nursing, University of California, Los Angeles. Last position: researcher, UCLA. Research interests: pain and cerebral blood flow dynamics in brain trauma patients, relationship between cerebral blood flow, brain grey matter volume and autonomic nervous system function in heart failure patients.
Maria Veri, assistant professor of kinesiology. Will teach classes related to the sociocultural, philosophical and historical bases of sport and physical activity. Ph.D. in cultural studies, sociology of sport, University of Tennessee-Knoxville. Last position: lecturer in CSU system and private institutions of higher education in the Bay Area. Research interests: the influence of race and gender on the experience of groups and individuals in sport an physical activity settings.
College of Science and Engineering
Andrew D. Bolig, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry. Will teach organic chemistry. Ph.D. in chemistry from Colorado State University. Most recent position: postdoctoral fellow, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Research: transition metal catalyzed C-H activation/Hydrogen transfer reactions, highly active economical catalytic cobalt C-H activation processes, synthesis of new diimine ligands, their nickel complexes and support on silica, catalytic polymerization of ethylene.
Jose Ramon de la Torre, III, assistant professor of biology. Will teach courses in general microbiology, environmental microbiology, and genomics. Ph.D. in biochemistry and molecular biology from University of California, San Francisco. Most recent position: research associate in civil and environmental engineering at the University of Washington. Research interests: physiology, ecology and evolution of ammonia-oxidizing bacteria of the subkingdom Archaea, and their role in carbon and nitrogen cycling in marine and hydrothermal environments.
Bettina M.J. Engelbrecht, assistant professor of plant physiological ecology. Will teach plant physiological ecology and ecology courses. Ph.D. in botany from University of Darmstadt, Germany. Most recent positions: research scientist, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany and research associate, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama. Research interests: mechanisms underlying plant species distributions, and thus community composition and diversity.
Tim T. Janssen, assistant professor of geosciences. Will teach oceanography. Ph.D. in coastal oceanography, Delft University of Technology. Most recent position: postdoctoral research associate, Naval Postgraduate School. Research: nonlinear wave group transformation, wave evolution in strongly dissipative coastal areas, nonlinear statistics of extreme wave events and waves generated by wind.
Andisheh Mahdavi, assistant professor of physics and astronomy. Will teach astronomy starting spring 2009. Ph.D. in astronomy and astrophysics from Harvard University. Most recent position: postdoctoral fellow, University of Victoria, BC. Research: detection of dark matter, gas and galaxy offsets in merging clusters, constraints on nonthermal contribution to the plasma equation of state for clusters of galaxies.
Weining Man, assistant professor of physics. Will teach physics. Ph.D. in physics from Princeton University. Most recent position: assistant research scientist, New York University, visiting research collaborator, Princeton University. Research: photonic bands and gaps in 3D and 2D quasicrystals, ordering and disordering phase transition of di-block copolymer thin films, ellipsoid and oblate spheroid packing.
College of Education
College of Humanities
Lawrence F. Hanley, associate professor of English. Will teach courses in 20th century American literature and cultural studies. Ph.D. in English from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Most recent position: assistant professor at The City College of New York. Research interests: 20th century American working-class literature, pedagogy, the politics of higher education in the U.S.
Tara Lockhart, assistant professor of English. Will teach courses in composition theory and pedagogy, professional writing and literature and film. Ph.D. candidate in English from the University of Pittsburgh. Most recent position: research assistant at the University of Pittsburgh. Research interests: feminist epistemology and the essay as form and genre.
Isabelle Peschard, assistant professor of philosophy. Will teach courses in formal logic and philosophy of science. Ph.D. in philosophy from École Polytechnique and Paris-Sorbonne, France. Ph.D. in physics from University of Aix-Marseille, France. Most recent position: research fellow at Center for Philosophy of Technology and Engineering Science, University of Twente, Netherlands. Research interests: values in science, theories of enactive cognition, philosophy of perception.
Mary Soliday, professor of English. Will teach courses in reading and writing about literature, evaluating writing and composition pedagogy. Will also coordinate the writing across the curriculum (WAC) and writing in the disciplines (WID) programs through Undergraduate Studies. Ph.D. in English from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Most recent position: professor at The City College of New York. Research interests: evaluating WAC/WID programs, history of composition studies and English remediation, stance and judgment in university-level writing.
Bas Van Fraassen, distinguished professor of philosophy. Will teach courses in philosophy of science, the role of models in scientific practice and philosophical logic. Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Pittsburgh. Most recent position: McCosh Professor of Philosophy at Princeton University. Research interests: philosophy of science, empiricism and structuralism, chance and probability and representation in the sciences and the arts.
Shelley Wilcox, associate professor of philosophy. Will teach courses in ethics, political philosophy, philosophy of law and feminist philosophy. Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Most recent position: assistant professor at Temple University. Research interests: social and political philosophy, feminist philosophy, applied ethics particularly citizenship theory.
College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
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