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For the 2010-11 academic year, Loyola welcomes 21 new full-time instructors. The College of Arts and Sciences has 14 new faculty members, the School of Education has one new faculty member, and the Sellinger School of Business and Management adds six.

Learn more about the new faculty members for each school:


Gerard R. Blair
Visiting Affiliate Assitant Professor of Communications
DeChiaro College Center M014r/ext. 5337

  • Ed.D. in Management from The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.
  • Served as adjunct professor, Brand Marketing, Advertising and Communications, 2006-present, Loyola University Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Served as classroom teacher and administrator for 10 years in elementary and middle Schools, Baltimore City Public Schools, Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Served as president and CEO, Marketing and Management Consultant, 2006-present, Blair & Associates, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Served as divisional president of marketing, 2001-2006, Atlantic Automotive/MileOne, Pikesville, Maryland
  • Received the ADDY Awards for Excellence, NRMA Excellence Awards, and Software Publishers’ Association Awards for various advertising and marketing campaigns.

H. Allen Brizee
Assistant Professor of Writing
Humanities 250k/ext. 2550

  • Ph.D. in English from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. Primary area: rhetoric and composition; and secondary areas: professional writing and public rhetoric.
  • Served as Online Writing Lab (OWL) coordinator June 2007-June 2010, writing lab tutor August 2007-June 2009, graduate teaching assistant, August 2005-June 2009, department of English, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana.
  • Served as instructor of technical writing, September 2003-May 2005, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland.
  • Professional writing experience includes technical reports, journal articles, book chapters, book reviews, course websites, online publications, user/training manuals, and proposals.
  • Served as editor, Conference on College Composition and Communication Memberweb Editorial Board, 2010-present; review editor, Present Tense: A Journal of Rhetoric in Society, 2010-present.

Timothy B. P. Clark
Visiting Affiliate Assistant Professor of Mathematical Sciences
Knott Hall 308/ext. 5088

  • Ph.D. in Mathematics, from University of Albany, SUNY, Albany, New York.
  • Served as visiting assistant professor, 2008–present, Northwestern University, mathematics department, Evanston, Illinois.
  • Served as teaching assistant, 2002-03, University at Albany, SUNY, department of mathematics and statistics, Albany, New York.
  • Served as graduate assistant, 2005-07, Teaching Mathematics for Understanding, a mathematics/science partnership between the University of Albany, the City School District of Albany, and the Schenectady City School District., funded by the New York State Department of Education.
  • Research Interests: commutative algebra, algebraic combinatorics, homological algebra.
    Received Distinguished Dissertation Award, College of Arts and Sciences, Spring 2009; and Positive Difference
  • Award, Office of Learning Disabled Student Services, 2005, University of Albany, Albany, New York.
Suzanne Crouse
Visiting Affiliate Assistant Professor of Modern Languages & Literatures
Maryland Hall 351e/ext. 2520
  • M.A. in Spanish, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia
  • Certificate of Proficiency in Spanish, May 2002, Escuela Oficial de Idiomas, Barcelona, Spain.
  • Served as part-time lecturer, summer 2010, conducting an intensive Spanish 204 capstone course; Graduate Teaching Assistant, August 2008-May 2010, assisted in coordinating and chaperoning study abroad program to Spain, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia.
  • Served as Student Support Specialist Assistant/Recruiter, August 2004- July 2008, delivering English classes and scholastic support to families of migrant Mexican farm workers, Lincoln Intermediate Unit 12, Migrant Education Program, New Oxford, Pennsylvania.
  • Served as English teacher/aupair, October 2001-June 2002, teaching English to host family and caring for children through cultural exchange program, Barcelona, Spain.

Larissa Miranda D’Souza
Visiting Affiliate Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Donnelly Science Center 356/ext. 2862

  • Ph.D. in Chemistry, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma.
  • Served as visiting affiliate professor, 2008-09, chemistry department, Loyola University Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Served as graduate teaching/research assistant, spring 2000-summer 2007, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma.
  • Teaching Interests: organic chemistry, general chemistry, polymer chemistry.
  • Research skills: organic synthesis, polymer synthesis (conventional and controlled free radical techniques), NMR, FT-IR and UV (visible spectroscopy), GC Mass Spectrometry, and size exclusion chromatography.
  • Received multiple awarded certificates in Chemistry from the University of Bombay, Bombay, India.
  • Married to Frank D’Souza, professor in the finance department, Sellinger School of Business and Management.

Ron Gallop
Assistant Professor of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
Newman Towers W105R/ext. 5291

  • Ph.D. in Communication Disorders, with a focus on stuttering, from James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia
  • Served as instructor, organic speech disorders, January 2009; teaching assistant, fluency and advanced children’s language disorders, Fall 2007-08 and Spring 2009, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia.
  • Clinical practicum includes experience with child cases with severe language delay, articulation, voice disorder, fluency, autism and cognition, patients with swallowing disorders, apraxia of speech, memory, dysphagia, and other cognitive issues.
  • He believes his rich background and skills honed in former careers in stand-up comedy, creative writing, and financial business support empowers him to get the attention of, share, and inspire students to explore the fascinating fields of language and speech.

Brooke Hunter
Visiting Affiliate Assistant Professor in English
HU242G/ext. 2980

  • Ph.D. in English, The University of Texas at Austin, Texas
  • Served as assistant instructor, department of English; assistant instructor, department of rhetoric and writing; and teaching assistant, College of Natural Science, University of Texas at Austin Texas.
  • Teaching interests; Medieval literature survey; Chaucer; British literature survey; great books; literary theory; Medieval romance; and composition.
  • Awarded Martin Crow Scholarship in Geoffrey Chaucer Studies 2006 and 2008 – award to fund conference presentations at the International Congress of the New Chaucer Society.
  • Speaks English, Latin, and German.

Maiju Lehmijoki-Gardner
Visiting Affiliate Assistant Professor in Theology
HU042l/ext. 2218

  • Ph.D. in Philosophy, department of history, University of Turku, Turku, Finland.
  • Affiliate professor/”Privatdozent” (Dosentti) at the department of Church History, 2001, at the University of Helisinki, Finland.
  • Served as affiliate professor 2000-07, department of Theology, Loyola University in Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Earned bachelor degree in Nursing, 2010, Metropolia School of Applied Science, Helsinki, Finland.
  • Awarded Valoisa keskiaika 2008– award from Glossa, the society of Medieval studies in Finland in recognition of research and teaching concerning the Middle Ages; and Kristillinen mystiikka, 2007 – book nominated as a finalist for the Christian Book of the Year Award 2007.
  • Speaks Finnish, English, Swedish, Italian, Latin, German, and French.

Theresa M. Geiman
Visiting Affiliate Assistant Professor in Biology
DST 100b/ext. 2590

  • Ph.D. Molecular and Cellular Oncology Program, The George Washington University, Washington, D. C.
  • Courses in Graduate Certificate in College Teaching Program, 2008-present, University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire.
  • Served as Scientist I, 2004-present, Laboratory of Cancer Prevention, NCI-Frederick, SAIC-Frederick, Maryland
  • Served as PRAT Fellow, 2000-02, Laboratory of Receptor Biology and Gene Expression, Epigenetic Gene Regulation and Cancer Group, NCI, NIH, Bethesda, Maryland.
  • Research interests: study epigenetic mechanisms including methylation and chromatin remodeling of gene regulation during development, differentiation, and cancer.
  • Awarded NCI Director’s Innovation Career Development Award, NCI, NIH, 2008.

Kari Ann O’Grady
Assistant Professor of Pastoral Counseling
Columbia 380N/ext. 7721

  • Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, department of counseling psychology and special education, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah.
  • Research interests: spirituality in counseling, science research and training, multicultural concerns, women’s issues, scientific and psychological theory, and philosophy and research methodology.
  • Served as instructor for multiple undergraduate courses January 2008- April 2009, Utah Valley University, Orem Utah.
  • Served as instructor for multiple graduate courses January 2005-December 2007, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah.
  • Served as research assistant, 2002-08, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah. Assisted with constructing and conducting studies, reviewing literature, writing and presenting scholarship at various professional conferences throughout the country and Europe, including presenting at Oxford to scholars from around the world and from various professional backgrounds.
  • Presented scholarly paper; The role of inspiration in scientific scholarship and discover, for the APA Division 36 Mid-Winter Conference 2003 in Columbia, Maryland.

Mary A. Susana Peterson
Visiting Affiliate Assistant Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures
Maryland Hall 460/ext. 5374

  • Law degree, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima, Peru.
  • Master's study in sociology, diversity, history, religion, University De San Martin de Porres, Lima, Peru.
  • Skilled in Spanish language, Latin American culture, Roman-Latin-American law, communication and sociology, foreign language teaching, and conflict resolution/mediation.
  • Served as Spanish Language Lecturer, 2005-08, University of Maryland, Maryland.
  • Served as Teaching Assistant Intercultural Communication, Spanish Instructor, Graduate School, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Maryland.
  • Served as volunteer in interpretation for Spanish speakers, District Court in Annapolis, Annapolis, Maryland.
  • Personal interests: guitar and Quena; karate and soccer.

Amanda R. Regan
Visiting Affiliate Assistant Professor of Classics
Humanities 323/ext.5681

  • Ph.D. in Classical Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
  • Served as lecturer in Greek Language and Civilization, 2009-10, The Pennsylvania State University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Teaching experience in Greek and Latin courses, large lectures in Classical Mythology, and an Upper-Division Civilization Course, Classical Epic.
  • Teaching and research interests: Hellenistic poetry, the reception of Alexandrian aesthetics in Renaissance literature, and Flavian history.
  • Received APA Outstanding Student Award, 2008.

Karen B. Smedley
Visiting Affiliate Assistant Professor of Communications
DeChiaro College Center M014e/ext. 5246

  • M.S. in Journalism, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York.
  • Served as affiliate instructor, September 2008-present, communications department, Loyola University Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Served as corporate communications trainer/adjunct faculty, 2004-present, Community College of Baltimore County, Catonsville, Maryland.
  • Served as president, 2004-present, Smedley Benson Group, Parkville, Maryland (an established marketing and communications consulting practice providing a wide range of services for businesses, colleges, nonprofit organizations, and entrepreneurs).
  • Received the Unsung Hero Award presented by Baltimore Public Relations Council for advancing the mission of Maryland’s community colleges.

Lisa D. Zimmerelli
Assistant Professor of Writing
Humanities 250I/ext. 2369

  • Ph.D. in English with specialization in Rhetoric and Composition Studies, University of Maryland at College Park, Maryland.
  • Served as assistant professor, 2005-09, University of Maryland University College, Adelphi, Maryland.
  • Served as director 2007-present; assistant director, September 2005-06; lead advisor and coordinator, 2002-04,  Effective Writing Center, University of Maryland University College, Adelphi, Maryland.
  • Awarded the Alice L. Geyer Dissertation Prize and the College Park Branch of the American Association of University Women 2010 Ph.D. Award for her dissertation "A Genre of Defense: Hybridity in Nineteenth-Century American Women's Defenses of Preaching."
  • Served as executive board member, Mid-Atlantic Writing Centers Association, 2002-present; and chair of elections, Mid-Atlantic Writing Centers Association, 2002-present.


Mark A. Lewis
Assistant Professor of Teacher Education
Beatty Hall 121-5/ext. 5277

  • Ph.D. candidate in Curriculum and Instruction, Literacy Studies, University of Colorado at Boulder, Colorado.
  • Served as instructor of EDUC 400, 500, and 600 level courses in the School of Education, Fall 2006 – Spring 2010, University of Colorado at Boulder, Colorado.
  • Served as instructor, Upward Bound, University of Colorado at Boulder, Coloummers 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010, Upward Bound, University of Colorado at Boulder, Colorado; instructor at the summer institute for high school Native American students and taught creative writing, Native American literature, and ACT prep.
  • Served as teacher, 2000-10, Bogle Junior High School, Chandler Unified District, Chandler, Arizona. Taught 7th and 8th grade English language arts, 8th grade English as a second language, 8th grade academic team leader, and language arts department chair.
  • Serving as chair, Conference on English Education-Graduate Strand, August 2008-present; and serving as graduate student representative on CEE Executive Council, 2009-11.


Michael A. Banks
Visiting Affiliate Assistant Professor of Management and International Business
Sellinger Hall 415

  • Ph.D. in Management, department of management, University of Houston, Houston, Texas
  • Concentration, business policy and strategy; supporting field, quantitative research methods
  • Served as assistant professor, 2009-10, New Mexico State University,
  • Served as instructor/doctoral candidate 2005-10, University of Houston, Houston, Texas
  • Served as research analyst, 2000-03, Merrill Lynch, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Courses taught include: MBA Strategic Management, Organizational Behavior, Entrepreneurship, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Introduction to Management and Organizational Behavior
  • Awarded Best Paper Award: 2007 Academy of Management Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, MED Division.

Mark Anthony Johnson
Assistant Professor of Finance
Sellinger Hall 204/ext. 2473

  • Ph.D. in Financial Economics, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana. Specializations: investments, corporate finance, and financial institutions.
  • Served as visiting assistant professor of finance, Loyola University Maryland, August 2009-June 2010.
  • Served as teaching assistant, University of New Orleans, Louisiana, June 2008-August 2009.
  • Served as executive MBA tutor, University of New Orleans, LA, May 2007-August 2009.
  • Areas of research interest: behavioral finance, financial markets, investments and corporate finance.
  • Served as editorial assistant, Review of Financial Economics, May 2007-August 2009.
  • Received Tutor of the Year Award, University of New Orleans, Louisiana. An award given by the graduating Executive MBA cohort to the tutor who student’s felt was vital to their success throughout the graduate program.

Elizabeth H. Jones
Visiting Affiliate Assistant Professor of Management and International Business

  • Ph.D. in Organization and Management, Capella University, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • Served as associate faculty member, 2001-present, department of business and economics, College of Notre Dame of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Served as adjunct faculty member, 1993-2005, National Cryptologic School, Fort Mead, Maryland. National Security Agency (NSA) Subject Matter Expert for gender issues; communications, discrimination, harassment prevention, and cultural implications.
  • Served as federal executive, 1979-present; chief, Reverse Engineering and Evaluation Division, 2003-present; and NSA Senior Leadership Development Program, 1999-2003, National Security Agency, Fort Mead, Maryland.
  • Developed workbook, Sexual Harassment Prevention, 1993. A workbook taken by thousands of federal works and still mandatory training for all NSA employees.
  • Received Exceptional Civilian Service Award, 2010, recognizing leadership and innovation; NSA’s highest civilian honor.

Ian D. Parkman
Assistant Professor of Marketing
Sellinger Hall 402/ ext. 2948

  • Ph.D. candidate in Marketing, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon.
  • Research interests: knowledge-intensive product and service development, the creative industries, product design, and corporate image and reputation.
  • Served as graduate teaching fellow instructor and teaching assistant, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon.
  • Teaching interests include marketing strategy, entrepreneurial marketing, sports marketing, marketing communications, business-to-business marketing, innovation, and new product development.
  • Professional experience includes manuscripts under review, peer-reviewed conference proceedings and presentations, and consulting projects.
  • Awarded Lundquist Center for Entrepreneurship Research Fellowship to travel to China, 2008.
  • Professional affiliations include; American Marketing Association, Academy of Marketing Science, Industrial Designers Society of America, and Product Development and Management Association.

Rebecca K. Trump
Assistant Professor of Marketing
Sellinger Hall 405/ext. 2751

  • Ph.D. in Marketing, University of Arizona, Eller College of Management, Tucson, Arizona
  • Research Interests: primarily interested in the impact of brands on consumers’ identities; also interested in how various measurements of a brand’s impact on the self relate to one another and the contextual effects on consumer-brand bonds.
  • Served as instructor, summers 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009; guest lecturer, fall 2007, fall 2008, and spring 2009, University of Arizona, Eller College of Management, department of marketing, Tucson, Arizona.
  • Teaching interests: introduction to marketing/marketing management, consumer/buyer behavior, brand management, marketing research, marketing and public policy, advertising and public relations, and integrated marketing communications.
  • Served as reviewer: Society for Consumer Psychology, 2009; and Association for Consumer Research, North American Conference, 2007 and 2009.
  • Received Dean’s Teaching Award, Eller College of Management 2008 and 2009, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona.

Yuxing Yan
Visiting Affiliate Assistant Professor in Finance
Office SH427/ext. 2022

  • Ph.D. in Finance, McGill University, Montreal, Canada.
  • Served as technical director, 2003-2010, Wharton Research Data Services, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Served as visiting financial economist, June-September 2006, Shanghai Stock Exchange, Shanghai, China.
  • Served as tenure track assistant professor, 1998-2002, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
  • Areas of interest in teaching; investment, financial modeling and financial databases.
  • Areas of interest in research; investment and microstructure.

Updated 09/09/10