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Learn more about the new faculty members joining each school during the 2012-2013 school year:

Loyola College of Arts and Sciences

Andrew Adams, Biology

Visiting Affiliate Instructor of Biology
Donnelly Science 149/Ext. 5640

  • M.A. in Biology (Ecology and Environmental Science) from Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, Connecticut.
  • Served as a Graduate Assistant for a number of 100-200 level biology courses, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, Connecticut, January 2011-2012.
  • Served as environmental educator at: Riverbend Environmental Education Center, Gladwyne Pennsylvania, June 2001-August 2001; Pickering Creek Audubon Center, Easton, Maryland, September 2009-June 2010; and Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center, Petersburg/State College, Pennsylvania, June-August 2009. Served as Sea Turtle Biologist at the Bald Head Island Conservancy, Bald Head Island, North Carolina, July 2010-September 2010.
  • Experience includes: presented educational programs on topics including sea turtles, nocturnal wildlife, island ecology, reptiles and amphibians, crabbing and cast netting, and guided kayak tours; worked as an environmental educator for a 400 acre Audubon center located on a tidal tributary on the eastern shore of the Chesapeake Bay; worked as an Environmental Educator for the summer, leading summer nature camps, nature center visits, traveling programs, and various other programs using live animals; and created a written and photographical account of all herpetofauna on Bald Head Island to be published into a field guide of island fauna.

Theresa Geiman, Biology

Assistant Professor of Biology
Donnelly Science 272/Ext. 2590

  • Ph.D. in Molecular and Cellular Oncology Program, The George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
  • Courses in Graduate Certificate in College Training Program, University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire.
  • Served as Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Loyola University Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland 2010-present; Special Volunteer, Epigenetics Section, Laboratory of Cancer Prevention, NCI-Frederick, Frederick, Maryland 2011-present; Teaching Assistant for graduate course, Protein Purification, Hood College, Frederick Maryland, 2010; and Scientist I, Epigenetics Section , Laboratory of Cancer Prevention, SAIC-Frederick, Frederick, Maryland 2004-2010.
  • Invited reviewer of manuscripts and grants for Asian Biomedicine, Genetics and Epigenetics, Medical Research Scotland.
  • Research Interests include: Study epigenetic mechanisms (including methylation and chromatic remodeling) of gen regulation during development, stem cell differentiation, and cancer.
  • Research publications include: Tao, Y., Liu, S., Briones, V., Geiman, T.M., and Muegge, K. Treatment of breast cancer cells with DNA demethylating agents leads to a release of Pol II stalling at genes with DNA-hypermethylated regions upstream of the TSS. Nucleic Acids Res, in press, 2011.
  • Profession Societies include: International Society for Stem Cell Research, 2010-present;
  • Associate Member American Association for Cancer Research (Associate member) 2001-present; and Women in Cancer Research, 2001- present.

Robert Carp, Chemistry

CarpInstructor of Chemistry
Donnelly Science 356/Ext. 2862

  • Ph.D. candidate in Organic Chemistry from University of California – Riverside, Riverside, California.
  • Served as part-time faculty at Crafton Hills College, Yucaipa, California 2011 – 2012. Taught general Chemistry laboratory, introductory Chemistry laboratory and development of experiments for organic chemistry and introductory organic chemistry laboratories.
  • Served as teaching assistant and research assistant at the University of California Riverside, Riverside, California 2006-2012.
  • Presented at Chemistry Seminar, McDaniel College “Cannabinoid Analogues as Lead Compounds for the Treatment of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis” March 2011.

David Jacobson, Classics

JacobsonAssistant Professor of Classics
Humanities 331/Ext. 5949

  • Ph.D.in Classics from University of California Berkley, Berkley, California.
  • Served as Postdoctoral fellow, Introduction to the Humanities Program, Stanford University, Stanford, California 2011-2012.
  • Served as Lecturer and Researcher at University of California at Berkley, Berkley, California, 2011.
  • Teaching and Research Interests include: Greek literature and language; Critical theory and performance; gender; reception studies.
  • Teaching Experience as sole instructor includes courses: Greek tragedy in translation; Introduction to Greek Civilization; Greek prose-Plato, Lysias: Greek poetry-Euripides; Intensive Greek; Introductory and Intensive Latin.
  • Conference presentation: “Deictic Ambiguity, Audience Address, and the Program of the City Dionysia.” 2nd International Conference on Hellenic Civilization: “Space and Time in Ancient Theatre”. Alexandroupolis, Greece. (May 2008)
  • Languages; Greek, Latin, French, Italian, and Spanish.

Katherine Hughes, Communication

HughesVisiting Affiliate Assistant Professor of Communication

  • Ph.D. in Mass Communications from Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York.
  • Served as instructor, James Madison University, School of Media Arts & Design, Harrisonburg, VA 2005-2011.
  • Served as study abroad program leader, Ireland in Text and Image, James Madison University, summer 2010. Co-led a five-week study abroad program touring Ireland with twenty-one students.
  • Course taught include: Fundamental Skills of Media Arts & Designs I, Fundamental Skills of Media Arts & Designs II, Mediated Communication: Issues & Skills, Writing for New Media, Interactive Design for the Web I, Interactive Design for the Web II, New Media and Society, Portraying the Irish on Film, and Journalism Seminar.
  • Served as teaching associate 2003-2005; and teaching assistant, 1995 and 2002-2003, Syracuse University. S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.
  • Professional experience includes: Project Director, Carney Interactive, Alexandria, Virginia, 1999-2002; Production Supervisor/Project Manage, Learn2.com (formerly Street Technologies), Golden, CO, 1997-1999; Asset Mangager, Time Warner Cable, Broadband Applications, New York, New York, 1996; and Freelance HTML Programmer, People Magazine Online, New York, New York, 1996.
  • Refereed Conference Presentation: Hughes, K.A. (2007, April 19). The Changing Format of Blackboards: From Chalk to Multimedia, presenter at the annual convention of the Broadcast Education Association: Las Vegas, NV. Panel Session entitled: “Teaching in the Entertainment Age: Challenges & Strategies.

Sibren Isaacman, Computer Science

IsaacmanAssistant Professor of Computer Science

  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey.
  • Received A.B. in Physics with “distinction in all subjects” from Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.
  • Served as an assistant in instruction at Princeton University, 2008 –2011; and Graduate Fellow, McGraw Center, 2010-2012, Princeton New Jersey.
  • Served as teacher at Lincoln International Academy, Managua, Nicaragua, 8/2006-6/2007.
  • Recipient of the Wallace Memorial Fellowship in Engineering for the “highest scholarly excellence in graduate work” at Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 2011.
  • Research interests include Mobile Networking, Human Mobility, and Collaborative Caching in Challenged Networks.
  • Proposed, designed and developed a distributed recommendation engine to be used in opportunistic mobile networks with Technicolor Research Labs in Paris, France, 2009 – 2010.

Gregory Stefanelli, Computer Science

StefanelliVisiting Affiliate Assistant Professor of Computer Science

  • Ph.D. candidate in Educational Leadership, Educational Technology, University of Phoenix, Phoenix, Arizona.
  • Served as Director of Educational Technology/Technology Instructor, Gerstell Academy, Finksburg, Maryland, 2007 to present.
  • Served as Principle Engineer, WeatherWise Consulting, Finksburg, Maryland. Services included providing technical and engineering services and instruction, and computer forensic services to public and government organizations, desktop application training, network security, and computer forensic services, 1990-present.
  • Served as Associate Professor/Division Asst.; Technical Studies Division Lead Distance Learning Trainer Coordinator; Industry Certification Program, Carroll Community College, 1997-2005.
  • Courses taught include; Introduction to Computers and Computing, Introduction to Data Communications and Kid’s College.
  • Technical accomplishments include; Lead engineer responsible for justification and selection of VXIbus (Instruments on a Card design) instrumentation during proposal efforts for the TARGET Mk30 Mobile Test System (Navel Underwater Systems Center), the T-45 Trainer Tester (McDonnell Douglas Corporation), and IFTE (Integrated Family of Test Equipment) Second Source (U.S. Army).
  • Published The Maryland Distance Learning Network Users Guide The Interactive Learning Network User Guide, written under the Interactive Video Grant sponsored by the Maryland Higher Education Commission, 1995.

Anindo Roy, Engineering

Assistant Professor of Engineering

  • Doctor of Philosophy from the College of Engineering and Information Technology, Department of Applied Sciences from University of Arkansas, Little Rock, Arkansas.
  • Served as post-doctoral research associate in Rehabilitation Robotics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, Massachusetts 2006 – 2009.
  • Served as assistant professor in the Department of Neurology, Division of Rehabilitation Medicine at University of Maryland, School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 2009 – Present.
  • Served as adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Studies at University of Maryland, School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, 2009 – Present.
  • Published peer-reviewed articles include: Roy, A., Krebs, H.I., Williams, D.J., Bever, C.T., Forrester, L.W., Macko, R.F, Hogan, N. Robot-aided neurorehabilitation: a robot for ankle rehabilitation. IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 25 (3):569-582, June 2009; and Roy, A., Iqbal, K. PID Stabilization of a position-controlled robot manipulator acting independently or in collaboration with human arm. Journal of Arkansas Academy of Sciences, 57: 131-139, 2003.
  • Invited to present Going Distal: Lower Extremity Robotics for Chronic and Acute Stroke at the Workshop on Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Robotics for Upper and Lower Extremity, 33rd Annual International Conference for the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Boston, MA, August 2011.
  • Research interests include Automatic Control Systems, Contact Robotics, Human Performance Enhancement Technologies, Dynamical and Physical Systems Modeling, Biomechanics, and Design and Control.
  • Received research grant of $4,153,100, from the VA RR&D Center of Excellence for “Task Oriented exercise & robotics in neurological disease.”

Melissa Girard, English


Assistant Professor of English
Humanities 236G/Ext. 2126

  • Ph.D. in English Language and Literature from University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois.
  • Served as Assistant Professor, Department of English, and as Affiliate Faculty, Women’s Studies, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, 2011-2012.
  • Research and teaching interests include modern and contemporary poetry and poetics, U.S. literatures and cultures, literary modernism, gender and women’s studies, history of literary criticism, theories of affect, emotion, and the body, food studies, and composition.
  • Publication forthcoming: ‘“Jeweled Bindings’: Modernist Women’s Poetry and the Limits of Sentimentality.” Oxford Handbook of Modern and Contemporary American Poetry. Ed. Cary Nelson. New York: Oxford UP, forthcoming 2012. 96-119. (11,500 words)
  • Has book manuscript in process, Lines of Feeling: Modernist Women’s Poetry and the Limits of Sentimentality.
  • Served as Poetry Judge, Storymoja Hay Festival Poetry Competition, Storymoja and International PEN, Nairobi, Kenya, 2010.

Timothy D. Michael, English


Assistant Professor of English

  • Ph.D. in English from Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
  • Served as Assistant Professor of English at Loyola University Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland, 2012 to present.
  • Served as Collegiate Assistant Professor in the Humanities at the University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, 2009- 2012.
  • Served as Co-Chair, Society of Fellows, The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, 2011-2012.
  • Book manuscript currently under review: British Romanticism and the Principles of Political Knowledge.
  • Areas of Interest and Competence: British Romanticism; Eighteenth-century literature and philosophy; Lyric poetry of all ages; Philology and the philosophy of language; History of literary criticism and theory; World literature and genre.
  • Language proficiency in Anglo-Saxon, Arabic, German and Spanish.

Remi Chiu, Fine Arts

ChiuAssistant Professor of Fine Arts

  • Ph.D. in Musicology from McGill University, Montreal, Canada.
  • Served as instructor: Schulich School of Music, McGill University, winter 2012; Faculty of Arts, McGill University, Winter 2011, Fall 2009, Winter 2007, and Fall 2006; Unison Academy of Music, Toronto, Canada 2001-2004; and New Conservatory of Music, Toronto, Canada, 1994-2004. Taught Renaissance Music, Basic Materials of Western Music, The Art of Listening, Music History, and Piano.
  • Recipient of American Musicological Society Paul A. Pisk Prize, 2010.
  • Publication (in press): “You Have Wounded My Heart! Song of Songs, Motets, and the Wound of Desire.” Conference proceedings of “On The relationship of Imitation and Text Treatment? The Motet Around 1500,” Bangor, Wales, 29 March-1 April 2007. Epitome musical. Tours: Centre d’études supérieures de la renaissance. In press.
  • Languages include English, French, Latin, German (reading knowledge), and Cantonese (spoken).

Daniel Pinha, Fine Arts

PinhaVisiting Affiliate Assistant Professor of Fine Arts

  • Master of Fine Arts, Scenic Design, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland.
  • Serving as Set Designer for upcoming shows in 2012: Genesis Reboot – Synetic Theatre, Washington, DC; Peter Pan – No Rules Theatre Company, Washington, DC; and The Illusion – Forum Theatre, Washington, DC; and past productions: American Voices – National Portrait Gallery/Smithsonian, Washington, DC, 2011; The Carpetbagger’s Children – Ford’s Theatre, Washington, DC, 2010; and Teddy Roosevelt and the Ghostly Mistletoe – Kennedy Center, Washington, DC, 2009.
  • Served as Art Director and Set Designer for films: The Doors – Washington, DC, 2009; Corrompendo Paulo – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2004; and Aqueles Dias – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2003.
  • Computer expertise: Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Vectorworks, AutoCAD, CorelDraw, Maya.
  • Fluent in Portuguese.

Christopher Walker, Fine Arts

WalkerVisiting Affiliate Assistant Professor of Fine Arts

  • Master of Fine Arts from the Department of Cinema & Photography College of Mass Communication and Media Arts, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois.
  • Served as: Test Photographer, Eastman Kodak Company, Rochester, New York, 2001-2012; Digital Retouch Artist, Studio/Commercial Photographer, AMP Photo and Design Studios, Lincoln, Illinois, 2004-2007; Photography Columnist, Camping Life magazine, Ehlert Publishing Group, Ventura, California, 1998-2005.
  • Freelance Photographer, Clientele has included: The Associated Press, Avon Cosmetics, Bob Evans Restaurants, The Chicago Tribune, The New York Times, and USA Today, 1988-1992 and present.
  • Courses taught include: Photography I, Photography II, Alternative Processes, Artificial Lighting, Special Problems in Art, Introduction to Digital Photo Imaging, Basic Photojournalism, Middle American Places and Issues, Publication Photography and Photostory.
  • Outreach service: Co-investigator with Associate Professor Vaughn DeCoster on The Therapeutic Use of Photography to Express Post-Combat Readjustment of Veterans & Families; the project will utilize upperclassmen photo students, Department of Social Work, University of Southern Indiana, 2011.
  • Research interests include rural culture and how the dynamic of living in the United States has changes in recent decades.

Ann Cooper, History

CooperVisiting Affiliate Assistant Professor of History

  • Ph.D. in History from University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas.
  • Dissertation entitled “Public Health, the Native Medical Service, and the Colonial Administration in French West Africa, 1900 – 1944”.
  • Served as visiting assistant professor in History at Towson University, Towson, Maryland 2011 – 2012.
  • Served as Assistant Instructor in the Rhetoric Department 2008-2009, and Teaching Assistant in the History Department 2001-2008, University of Texas, Austin, Texas.
  • Translated from French to English, Conquery-Vindrovitch, Catherine. “African Urban Spaces: History and Culture.” In African Urban Spaces in Historical Perspective edited by Toyin Falola and Steven Salm. Rochester: University of Rochester Press, 2005.
  • Proficient in French.
  • Research Experience at the Senegal National Archives in Dakar, Senegal, May 2005.

Richard Lutjens, Jr., History

LutjenVisiting Affiliate Assistant Professor of History

  • Ph.D. candidate in History from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois. Major concentration in Modern German History and History of the Holocaust with a minor in Gender Studies.
  • Studied at Freie Universität in Berlin, Germany 2007 – 2009 and studied as an exchange student at Johannes Gutenberg Universität in Mainz, Germany 2001 – 2002.
  • Teaching Experience and courses taught; History of the Holocaust, Germany Post-1945, Hitler’s Rise to Power 1928-1933, Weimar and Nazi Germany.
  • Awarded the Takiff Family Foundation Fellowship from the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., 2010-2011.
  • Awarded the Corrie ten Boom Award, USC Shoah Foundation Institute, Los Angeles, California, 2007.
  • Presented paper: “Understanding Life in Hiding in Nazi Berlin, 1941-1945,” at workshop Everyday Approaches to the Persecution of the Jews of Greater Germany and the ‘Protectorat’, 1941-45: Berlin, Germany, November 2010.
  • Highly proficient in both written and spoken German.

Timothy Clark, Mathematics and Statistics

Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
Knott Hall 308/Ext. 5088

  • Ph.D. in Mathematics from University at Albany, SUNY, Albany, New York.
  • Served as visiting affiliate assistant professor of Mathematics and Statistics at Loyola University Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland 2010 – 2012. Taught Review of Math for College, Pre-calculus, Mathematics, Numbers and the Real World, and Algebraic Structures.
  • Served as visiting assistant professor at Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 2008 – 2010. Taught Finite Mathematics, Differential Calculus on One Variable, Integral Calculus of One Variable, Accelerated Mathematics for Mathematical Methods in the Social Sciences (Linear Algebra, Differential Equations and Multivariable Calculus with Economics application), Combinatorics and Discrete Mathematics, Number Theory, and Edge Ideals: Graph Theory and Commutative Algebra (Undergraduate research).
  • Research Interests include Commutative Algebra, Algebraic Combinatorics, and Homological Algebra.
  • Recipient of Distinguished Dissertation Award, University of Albany College of Arts and Sciences, spring 2009.

Yolopattli Hernandez-Torres, Modern Languages and Literatures

Hernandez-TorresAssistant Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures
Maryland Hall 456/ Ext. 2463

  • Ph.D. in Spanish from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, Illinois. Area of specialization in Colonial Spanish American Literature and Cultures with a minor in Colonial Spanish American Art History.
  • Served as visiting assistant professor of Spanish at Lycoming College, Lycoming, Pennsylvania 2010 – 2012.
  • Participates in Study Abroad Program in Universidad de Navarra, Spain, January-July 2001.
  • Paper delivered: “Witchcraft, Power, and Death: Dangerous Women in Northern Mexico in the Late Colonial Period,” at the Society of Early Americanists’ Seventh Biennial Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 2011.
  • Received Teaching Excellence Nomination in the List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by their students, campus-wide semester evaluation carried out by the Center of Teaching Excellence, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2003-2006 and 2009.
  • Native Spanish speaker, near native fluency in English and intermediate reading knowledge in Portuguese and Latin.
  • Research Interests include: colonial Spanish-American literatures and cultures; nineteenth-century Spanish American literature; Spanish medieval and early modern studies; visual studies; cultural studies; and studies of race.

Zulema Marcela Murillo, Modern Languages and Literature

Visiting Affiliate Instructor of Modern Languages and Literature

  • Master of Arts in Spanish, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio.
  • Law degree, Universidad Católica, Columbia, South Carolina, July 2010.
  • Served as Spanish Instructor: Columbia College, Columbia, South Carolina, May 2012-present; Languages Serviced Group, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio, February 2012-May 2012.
  • Served as Spanish Tutor, Bowling Green State University, Bowling State, Ohio, 2010-May 2012.
  • Served as English as a Second Language Teacher: Escuela de Idiomas de Ejercito (Army Language School), La Paz, Bolivia, 200-2009; Military School “Gualberto Villaroel”, La Paz, Bolivia, 2008-2009.
  • Presenter, 10th Ohio Latin Americanist Conference. Bowling Green, OH “Bolivia’s New Constitution and the Officialization of the indigenous languages”, 2011.
  • Languages: English, French (certification of French language abilities administered by the International Centre for French Studies), and Spanish (native speaker).

Maria Ruiz Rosique, Modern Languages and Literature

Ruiz-RosiqueAffiliate Instructor of Modern Languages and Literature

  • M.A. in World Languages, Literatures and Linguistics from West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia.
  • M.A. in EFL Teaching Training for Secondary School Education in Spain from University of Muricia, Muricia, Spain.
  • Served as Digital Faculty Consultant for McGraw-Hill Campanies, New York, New York, 2011-2012.
  • Served as Graduate Teaching Assistant and Instructor of Record at West Virginia University, World Languages, Literatures and Linguistics Department, Morgantown, West Virginia, 2010-2012.
  • Course taught: Spanish 101 and Spanish 102.
  • Grants and honors include: Serving as a student intern to Dr. Lourdes Cerezo, Collaboration with faculty at the undergraduate level, University of Murcia, Murcia, Spain, 2009-2010; and Erasmus Scholarship, Year-abroad study program as part of B.A. funded by the European Union, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK, 2008.
  • Languages: Spanish (native language), English (Advanced level), and French (intermediate level).

Inna R. Edara, Pastoral Counseling

Visiting Affiliate Assistant Professor of Pastoral Counseling

  • Ph.D. in Pastoral Counseling from Loyola University Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Served as part time lecturer at Fu Jen Catholic University, Taipei, Taiwan, September 2005-June 2008. Taught General Psychology; Psychology of Life; Counseling Theory and Practice (TA); and Philosophy of Life (Life Education).
  • Served as coordinator of “Formation and Education” of the scholastics in the seminary of the Society of the Divine Word, Taipei, Taiwan, March 2005-July 2008.
  • Collaborated for two years with Laurdes Home in Taiwan in caring for people with HIV/AIDS, and educating them on prevention care, September 1996-July 1998.
  • Published Chen, Siurong; Chen, Kun-zhen; Huang, Guan-chiu; Lin, Rui-de (Edara, Inna); Wang, Shi-xing (April 2005). Emotional Management from Christinan Perspective (in Chinese). In Witness, 26-49. Taipei, Taiwan: Zhijie Company.
  • Professed Member and Catholic Religious Priest of the Society of the Divine Word (an international Catholic male religious order of priests and professed brothers).

Lawrence M. LeNoir, Pastoral Counseling

LenoirAffiliate Assistant Professor and Director of MS Admissions

  • Ph.D. in Pastoral Counseling From Loyola University Maryland, Columbia, Maryland.
  • Served as Assistant Professor of Pastoral Studies, Washington Theological Union, Washington DC, 2006-2012. Taught Personal Identity; The Helping Relationship; Pastoral Care and Identity; Pastoral Care of Marriage and Family; Violence, Addiction and Divorce; Leadership in the Christian Community; Theories of Pastoral Counseling; Theological Reflection I & II.
  • Served as Consultant and Major Conference Coordinator to Religious Orders and Parishes, 2006-2012.
  • Serves as Psychotherapist in Private Practice, York Road, Towson, Maryland, 1997-present.
  • Published: LeNoir, L.M. (in press), Intensive Formation: Addressing Serious Formation Issued in Troubled Seminarians, Seminary Journal; LeNoir, L.M., (2010), Graceful Aging: A reflection, New Theological Review, Nov. Vol. 23, No. 4, 21-29; LeNoir, L.M., (2010), Ministering in an Age of Narcissism, Now Theological Review, May Vol. 23, No. 2, 73-76.

Colin J. Rhoades, Pastoral Counseling

RhoadesVisiting Affiliate Assistant Professor of Pastoral Counseling

  • Ph.D. in Pastoral Counseling from Loyola University Maryland, Baltimore Maryland.
  • Professional credentials: Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), and National Certified Counselor (NCC).
  • Served as Affiliate (adjunct) Faculty, Loyola University Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland, January 2012-present. Taught Use of Tests in Counseling: Graduate Level Psychology; and Psychology and Spirituality: Graduate Level Psychology.
  • Served as Practicum Supervisor, Loyola University Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland, August 2003-May 2004 & January 2012-present. Practicum Supervisor: Provides individual clinical supervision to first year Masters level students; supervision includes, but is not limited to the following areas: case conceptualization, ethical and boundary issues, the therapeutic relationship, the use of theory in therapy, the development of individual therapeutic style, and clinical feedback to enrich the students’ professional identity, knowledgebase, and skillset.
  • Served as Ad Hoc Reviewer, Journal: Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, Division 36 of the American Psychological Association, June 2011-present. Ad Hoc Reviewer serves as a subject matter expert (SME) and reviews manuscripts submitted for publication; provides comprehensive feedback to the editor and author; and offers publication recommendation to the editor based on quality, relevance, psychometric integrity, and other determinants.
  • Publication: Rhoades, C.J. (2011). Objective and perceived spiritual and religious compatibility as predictors of marital functioning. Loyola University Maryland. ProQuest Dissertations and Theses, http://search.proquest.com/docview/930806082?accountid=12164

Dominik Finkelde, Philosophy

Visiting Affiliate Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Donnelly Science 272/Ext. 2590

  • Ph.D. in Philosophy from Hochschule für Philosophie, München, Germany.
  • Served as assistant professor at the Munich School of Philosophy, Munich, Germany, October 2009-2012.
  • Courses taught include: Political Structuralism; Literature and Philosophy around 1920; German Literature in the context of the fall of the Berlin wall; Topographies of Weimar subjects, and Contemporary philosophy – Phenomenology; Hermeneutics; Poststructuralism.
  • Research Interests include political philosophy, political theology, contemporary continental philosophy, literary theory, psychoanalysis and philosophy.
  • Published article: Force of Law and Enmity, in: Jewish Law and Modern Legal Theory, Lauder/Augsberg (Hg.), Mohr Siebeck Verlag, spring 2012.
  • Presented: Hegel’s Theory of the Founding Act of Ethics. (Congress of the American Philosophical Association. Eastern Division, Washington DC, 27.-30. December 2011.)
  • Proficient in speaking and writing in Dutch, English, French, and Spanish.

Fuat Gursozlu, Philosophy

GursozluAssistant Professor of Philosophy

  • Ph.D. in Philosophy from Binghamton University, Binghamton, New York.
  • Areas of specialization include Social and Political Philosophy, and Normative Ethics.
  • Areas of teaching competence include History of Philosophy (Ancient and Modern), Applied Ethics, Contemporary Continental Philosophy, and Asian Philosophies.
  • Serves as Assistant Professor of Philosophy Loyola University Maryland, Baltimore Maryland, 2012-present.
  • Served as Lecturer, the Ethic Program, Villanova University, Villanova, Pennsylvania, 2011-2012; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2011; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Gateway College, Manhattan, New York, 2011; and Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 2009-2010.
  • Courses taught include: World Philosophies, Environmental Ethics and Policy, Business Ethics, History of Social and Political Philosophy, Ethical Traditions and Contemporary Life, Ethics of International Development, Social and Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Low, and Normative Ethics.
  • Works in progress include “Virtue for Demographic Pluralism” and Ethics of Democratic Engagement (A book length project on democracy, pluralism, and political virtues).
  • Member the Concerned Philosophers for Peace.

Jeffrey Witt, Philosophy

WittAssistant Professor of Philosophy

  • Ph.D. in Philosophy from Boston College, Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Visiting Post-Graduate Student, the University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland, 2011.
  • Serves as Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Loyola University Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland, 2012; served as Teaching Fellow, Boston College, Boston MA, 2007-2011; and served as Graduate Research Assistant at Boston College, Boston Massachusetts, in Philosophy, 2006-2007.
  • Areas of Expertise include: AOS: Fourteenth Century Scholasticism, History of Medieval Philosophy, Faith and Reason, Medieval Epistemology, Medieval Metaphysics and AOC: Aquinas, Aristotle, Ethics; History or Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, and Renaissance/Early Modern Reception of Scholasticism.
  • Course taught include Philosophy of the Person I from 2007-2010 and Philosophy of the Person II from 2008-2011.
  • Organized an International Conference on Adam Wodeham (with Olli Hallamaa and John T. Slotemaker), the “Adam Wodeham Workshop”, Helsinki Finland, in 2011.
  • Member of the Renaissance Society of America, and the Society of Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy.

Moira Lynch, Political Science

LynchInstructor of Political Science

  • Ph.D. candidate in Political Science from University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • Served as Instructor, summer 2011; and Teaching Assistant, 2006-2012, Department of Political Science, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Taught International Relations Theory, Global Governance, Global Politics, The Israeli-Palestinian Situation, and Democracy and Citizenship.
  • Teaching interests include: traditional justice, democracy and democratization, international humanitarian law, comparative politics, norms and institutions, human rights theory, international human rights law, Civil War, international relations theory, and European politics.
  • Publications: Lynch, Moira. “Transitional Justice Methods, Processed and Practices,” in The Encyclopedia of Transitional Justice, Lavinia Stan and Nadya Nedelsky, eds. New York: Cambridge University Press. (Forthcoming 2012) [2,500-word entry]; and Lynch, Moira. Review of Ellen L. Lutz and Caitlin Reiger (eds.). Prosecuting Heads of State. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009. Law and Politics Book Review 20(7): 287-291 (2010).
  • Languages: French (proficient), Arabic (conversational), and Spanish (conversational).

Clifford D. Evans. Psychology

EvansVisiting Affiliate Assistant Professor of Psychology
Beatty Hall 206

  • Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.
  • Served as Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 2008-2012.
  • Primary courses taught include: Introduction to Psychology; Social Psychology; Introduction to Psychological Statistics/Design and Analysis I; Special Topics in Social Psychology: Attitudes and Persuasion; Stereotyping, Prejudice, and Minority Experience; Intergroup Relations; and Political Ideology.
  • Areas of pedagogical interest include gender roles, and goals and motivation.
  • Published Evans, C.D., & Diekman, A.B. (2009) On motivated role selection: Gender beliefs, distant goals, and career interest. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 33, 235-249.
  • Research interests include: implicit theories of judgment and ideology; gender traditionalism and motivation; and expression of intergroup pride.

Michiko Iwasaki, Psychology

IwasakiAssistant Professor of Psychology
Beatty Hall 221E/Ext. 2743

  • Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana.
  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington School of Medicine—Division of Public Behavioral Health and Justice Policy, 2006-2008.
  • Served as assistant professor (tenured-track): Department of Psychology, Loyola University Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland, 2012-present; and Department of Counseling & Counseling Psychology, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia, 2009-2012.
  • Courses taught: Introduction to Human Services, Human Development, Practicum, Internship, Intellectual Assessment, Multicultural Psychology, and Lifespan Psychology.
  • Areas of interest include: Minority mental health, Geropsychology, Inter-racial marriages, Family caregiving, Long-term care, Positive Psychology, and Community outreach/participatory research.
  • Ongoing research: Effects of Inter-Racial Marriage on Caregiving Practice and Coping with Microaggresion: A focus on Japanese Females & Japanese American Females, funded by West Virginia University new faculty research grants, 2009-present.
  • Publications include: Iwamasa, G.Y., & Iwasaki, M. (2011). A multidimensional model of successful aging: Perception of Japanese American older adults. Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology, 26, 261-278.; and Iwasaki, M., McCurry, S.M., Borson, S., & Jones, A.L. (2010). The future of Long-Term Care The “Own Your Future” Campaign. Journal of Aging and Policy, 20 (4), 1-15.

Inge Heyer, Physics

HeyerVisiting Affiliate Assistant Professor of Physics
Knott Hall 212D/Ext.2732

  • Ph.D. in Science Education: Astronomy Education from University of Wyoming, Laramie Wyoming.
  • Received Master’s Degree in Astronomy with a research focus in Frequency and Distributions of Binary T Tauri Stars, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • Served as Instructor at University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming, 2011-2012; Served as Public Information Officer, Joint Astronomy Centre, Hilo, Hawaii, 2006-2010; Instructor at John Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 1993, 2005; and Instructor at University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1991.
  • Deputy Press Officer for the American Astronomical Society 2009-present.
  • Received Space Telescope Science Institute 2004 award for WFC thermal vacuum testing at Goddard Space Flight Center.
  • Space Telescope Science Institute 1995 Hubble Space Telescope Star of Outreach Award for public outreach activities.
  • Native-level fluency in German, both oral and written and oral conversation-level fluency in Japanese.

Brianne Roos, Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Visiting Affiliate Instructor of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
Newman Towers W 1050/Ext. 2630

  • M.S. in Speech Language Pathology from Loyola College in Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Served as Affiliate Professor, Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Department at Loyola University Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland 2008 – Present.
  • Served as Speech Pathologist at Milton J. Dance Head & Neck Rehabilitation Center, Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland and Med-Star Health: Union Memorial Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital and Nursing Center, Baltimore, Maryland 2007-present.
  • Served as Speech Pathologist at R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland 2004 – 2007.
  • Awarded Americorps National Service Award 2001 – 2002.
  • Participated in research discussion and administered cognitive test battery (SCATBI) for longitudinal study: Serial Assessment of Mild Head Injury (SAMHI), conducted at Shock Trauma and funded by the US Army to exam long-term physical, cognitive, neuropsychological effects of mild TBI.
  • Served as full-time volunteer speech pathologist with Mercy Volunteer Corps at the Navajo Nation Indian Reservation in St. Michaels, Arizona working with 25 Navajo students with special needs, 2001 – 2002.

Thomas Thompson, Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Visiting Clinical Affiliate Instructor of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

  • Master of Science/Speech-Language Pathology from Towson University, Towson, Maryland.
  • Serves as owner and Speak Language Pathologist. Duties include: Owning/Operating a Speech Therapy private practice specializing in neurological rehabilitation; providing outpatient neurological rehabilitation to individuals suffering from speech, language, cognitive and swallowing disorders resulting from TBI, CVA, progressive neurological disease and brain cancer; and providing onsite SLP diagnostic, treatment and consultative services to facilities, human services organizations, and individuals, Thompson Speech Therapy LLC, Towson, MD, May 2006-present.
  • Served as Part Time Clinical Faculty, Towson University, Towson, Maryland, May 2006-June 2008.
  • Served as Staff Speech-Language Pathologist: RehabWorks/RehabCare, Baltimore, Maryland, November 2005-May 2011; and Staff Speech-Language Pathologist on Acute Rehabilitation Inpatient CVA and TBI Units, Kernan Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Hospital, Baltimore, MD, July 2000-November 2005.
  • Served as Speech Language Therapist, Carroll County Public Schools, January 1997-December 1999.
  • Professional Development Highlights: Grand Rounds Presented to Sheppard Pratt Neuropsychiatry Department 2011: The Role of Technology in Recovery and Reintegration Post-Brain Injury; Guest Lecturer- Towson University Graduate Clinic Class 2010: Technological Solutions to Complex Problems in Neurological Outpatient Rehabilitation; Presenter to Brain Injury Association of Maryland Annual Conference 2009: Technology Taking Us Back to the Future: Speech Therapy, Technology, and Returning to Life After ABI.

Rebekah Eklund. Theology

EklundAssistant Professor of Theology

  • Th.D. with concentrations in New Testament (primary); Theology & Ethics (secondary) from Duke Divinity School, Durham, NC.
  • Currently serves as Assistant Professor of Theology at Loyola University Maryland.
  • Master of Divinity from North Park Theological Seminary, Chicago, Illinois with High Honors; excellence in Greek and Preaching.
  • Teaching experience at Duke Divinity School from 2008-2012. Courses taught; Introduction to Hellenistic Greek, New Testament, American Christianity, Christian Ethics, and Old Testament I.
  • Elected Member of the Executive Board of the Evangelical Covenant Church 2005-2011.
  • Reading Competencies in Hellenistic Greek, Biblical Hebrew, French and German.

Dominic Micer, Writing

MicerVisiting Affiliate Assistant Professor of Writing

  • Ph.D. in English from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.
  • Served as Assistant Professor of English: Purdue University North Central; Westville, Indiana, 2010-2012 and University of Southern Indiana; Evansville, Indiana, 2005-2010.
  • Course taught include: English Composition I, English Composition II, Advanced Composition, Technical Writing, The American Novel, Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric, Rhetoric and Composition I, Rhetoric and Composition II, Technical Writing, Critical and Investigative Writing, Professional Writing, and American Literary History.
  • Published Article: “Intercultural Dialogue and the Production of A Rhetorical Borderland: Service-Learning in a Multicultural and Multilingual Context.” With David Hitchcock and Ann Statham, Reflection, spring 2009.
  • Conference Workshop includes; Developing an Activist Service-Learning Composition Program. Conference on College Composition and Communication. Louisville, KY, March 2010.
  • Recognition and Achievements include; Indiana Campus Compact Scholarship of Engagement Grant, Purdue University North Central, Westville, Indiana, spring 2012 and Co-Director of National Endowment for the Arts Big Bend Read Grant, Evansville, Indiana 2009-2010.

School of Education

Kalinda Jones, Education Specialties

JonesAssistant Professor of Education Specialties
Timonium 50d/Ext. 1513

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Guidance and Psychological Services with a specialization in Counseling Psychology from Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana.
  • Served as Visiting Assistant Professor, Saint Xavier University Counseling Department, Chicago Illinois, 2011-2012.
  • Served as Adjunct Faculty at the Counseling Department of Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan, 2011.
  • Served as Adjunct Faculty in summer 2008 and Student Supervisor 2006-2009, the Counseling Department, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana.
  • Participating in ongoing research: Middle school and high school teachers’ self-efficacy beliefs regarding working with students displaying chronic disruptive behaviors; and, school counselors’ self-efficacy beliefs related to consulting with teachers in their work with students displaying chronic disruptive behaviors.
  • Worked as School-Based Mental Health Therapist at Juvenile Detention Center Mental Health Family Service Association in Terre Haunte, Indiana.
  • Specialized training in the Treatment of Juvenile Sex Offenders.
  • Obtained Michigan teaching certificate with endorsement in school counseling, biology, and science.
  • Member of the American Educational Research Association Special Interest Groups: Classroom Management, and, Chaos and Complexity.

Carol Hicks, Montessori

Visiting AMI Director of Elementary Training, Montessori Education

  • AMI Elementary Director of Training, elementary education, Association Montessori Internationale, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • Masters of Education, Montessori education from Loyola University Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Received Permanent Certification in Elementary Education, K-8, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
  • Association Montessori Internationale elementary teacher trainer with experience as Auxiliary Trainer and Director of Training.
  • Twelve years of experience as elementary Montessori teacher and six years of experience as education director of a Montessori public school.
  • Achievements Include: Parent Communication-Developed and implemented parent education and communication for low income parents at a Montessori public school program; and Program Evaluation-Wrote paper presenting an analysis of a highly regarded Montessori school program in Milwaukee, WI detailing factors that enabled the schools to meet or not meet AMI school standards.

Maryanne Ralls, Teacher Education

RallsVisiting Affiliate Instructor of Teacher Education

  • Certificate of Advanced Study in School Management in School Administration/Reading, Loyola College, Baltimore, Maryland.
  • M.Ed. in Learning Disabilities/Reading from Loyola College, Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Served as Education Consultant, Thatcher Law Firm, 2008-2012.
  • Served as Affiliate Faculty, Graduate/Undergraduate Reading and Special Education, Department of Teacher Education, Loyola University Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland, 1983-Present.
  • Courses taught include: Undergraduate: Diagnosis of Reading Disabilities; Graduate: Early Identification of Learning Disabilities; Introduction to Special Education; Remedial Reading Techniques; Current Issues in Reading/Language Arts; and Assessment in Reading.
  • Courses taught In-service include: Introduction to Special Education; Teaching Students with Special Needs in the Regular Classroom; Conducting Educational Evaluations; and Developing Quality IEP; Implementing Discipline Policies and Procedures.
  • Certifications include: Elementary Education 1-6 and Middle School; Reading Teacher; Elementary/Middle School Principal/Supervisor; Special Education Kindergarten-12; Special Education Principal/Supervisor; Superintendent.

Margarita Zisselsberger, Teacher Education

ZisselsbergerAssistant Professor of Teacher Education

  • Ph.D. from Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.
  • Certification from the University of the State of New York, Permanent PreK-6 Reading Teacher and from California State University, Multiple Subject/C.L.A.D.
  • Published and in press: Zisselsberger, M., Assaf, L., Singh, S. (spring ’12, in press). Delving into third space: Supporting writing development in multilingual and multicultural setting. Writing and Pedagogy 4 (1); and Secada, W., Zisselsberger, M., Langer-Osuna, J. & Avalos, M. (2011). The linguistic analysis of mathematics textbooks. In M. Setati, T. Nkambule & L. Goosen (Eds.), Proceedings of the ICMI Study 21 Conference: Mathematics education and language diversity, São Paolo, Brazil.
  • Conference presentation: Validating students’ cultural and linguistic diverse background in the writing classroom for the annual National Council of Teachers of English conference, Chicago, Illinois, November 2011.
  • Received awards from the National Council of Teachers of English, Cultivating New Voices, 2010, and the National Reading Conference, Outstanding Research Award, 2008.
  • Served as Senior Research Assistant for Language in Math, IES Funded Grant, 2010-2012; Adjunct Instructor Fall 2011, spring 2009, at University of Miami, Miami, Florida.
  • Served as Adjunct Instructor, Miami-Dade College, Miami, Florida Fall 2009.
  • Served as Adjunct Instructor Spring 2008, summers 2005-2008, Cambridge College, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
  • Wrote and received a grant entitled “Cinderella Around the World” to buy books and art materials to do a multicultural study, International Bank of Japan/Teach for America.

Sellinger School of Business and Management

John Krahel, Accounting

KrahelInstructor of Accounting
Sellinger 317/ Ext. 5416

  • Ph.D. in Accounting from Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey.
  • Served as instructor in the departments of Accounting and Information Systems at Rutgers Business School, Rutgers University; Newark, New Jersey, summer 2009 to summer 2012. Taught Intermediate Accounting I, Introduction to Financial Accounting, and Managerial Accounting.
  • Published research paper, Consequences of XBRL Standardization on Financial Statement Data, with David Chan and Miklos A. Vasarheli. 2012. Journal of Information Systems Vol.26, Issue 1, pp. 155-167. XBRL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language) has become an important element of the financial reporting landscape. This paper provides a discussion of the effects of XBRL on the usefulness of financial data. Using the theoretical framework of the technology acceptance model (TAM), we examine XBRL’s potential to improve the usefulness of reported financial information. As XBRL gains wider acceptance, we examine five axes along which XBRL standardization will propagate: current data, disclosure format, historical data, data fidelity and assurance, and third-party date. We also call attention to new research opportunities that may arise as XBRL and related technologies mature.
  • Research interests include formalization of accounting standards, XBRL, standardization, accounting pedagogy, executive compensation and behavioral auditing.

Sung Soo Lim, Economics

LimVisiting Affiliate Instructor of Economics
Sellinger 202/Ext. 2868

  • Ph.D. in Applied Economics from University of Minnesota at Twin Cities, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • Fields of interest include: Development Economics, Labor and Demographic Economics, Health Economics, Risk and Uncertainty, Household Economics, Applied Econometrics.
  • Served as Lecturer in Principles of Macroeconomics at the College of Notre Dame of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland, summer 2008.
  • Served as teaching assistant at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, 2004-2007.
  • Teaching interests include: Principles of Economics, Development Economics, Labor Economics, Applied Econometrics, International Economics and Heterodox Economics.
  • Co-Published, Lim, Sung Soo, A. Winter-Nelson, and M. Arends-Kuenning, “Bargaining Power and Agricultural Household Supply Response: Evidence from Ethiopian coffee growers,” World Development, 35 (7), 1204-1220, July 2007.

Kerry Tan, Economics

TanAssistant Professor of Economics
Sellinger 321/Ext. 2460

  • Ph.D. in Economics from the Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.
  • Served as instructor: the Ohio State University, Columbus Ohio, summer 2008-autumn 2011; and Loyola University Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland, 2012-present.
  • Courses taught include: Current Economic Issues in the United States, Economics of Sports, Government and Business, and Principles of Microeconomics.
  • Areas of specialization for research include: Industrial Organization and Empirical Microeconomics.
  • Areas of specialization in teaching include: Industrial Organization, Microeconomics, and Sports Economics.
  • Working Papers: “The Influence of Low-Cost Carriers on the Use of Regional Airlines,” “Incumbent Response to Entry by Low-Cost Carriers in the U.S. Airline Industry,” and “The Effects of De-Hubbing on Airfares.”

Ravikanth Srinivasan, Information Systems and Operations Management

SrinivasanAssistant Professor of Information Systems and Operations Management
Sellinger Hall 301/Ext. 5484

  • Ph.D. in Operations & Sourcing Management with a minor in Information Systems from Eli Broad Graduate School of Management, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan.
  • Served as visiting instructor at Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 2011 - 2012.
  • Work experience includes: Manager, Accenture with Texas Instruments, Plano, Texas and Sprint, Overland Park, Kansas, 2004-2006; and Sr. Consultant, Keane Inc. as Lead supply chain analyst, Whirlpool Corporation, Benton Harbor, Michigan, 2002-2004.
  • Research Interests include: Strategic outsourcing; Risk management; Structural and Infrastructural impacts on operations; and IT-SCM Linkages.
  • Courses Taught: Manufacturing Planning and Control; Supply Chain Application & policy (Capstone course); Introduction to supply chain management; Project management (Lab sessions); and Quantitative business research methods (Recitation sections): Fall 2006.
  • Teaching Interests include: Introduction to supply chain, manufacturing planning and inventory control, supply chain application and policy and project management.
  • Granted a patent for “method and apparatus for zoom control with a scroll bar” through IBM and awarded outstanding consultant for achieving high customer satisfaction at IBM, 1999-2000.

Melanie Yeo, Information Systems and Operations Management


Instructor of Information Systems and Operations Management
Sellinger 306/Ext. 2937

  • Ph.D. candidate in Operations and Information Systems from Alberta School of Business, University of Alberta, Alberta, Canada.
  • Served as Instructor courses including: Probability and Statistics for Business; Information Security, Management to Information Systems; and Lab Instructor for Data Analysis and Decision Making; Probability and Statistics for Business, University of Alberta, Alberta, Canada.
  • Research interests lie in examining the both the economics of information systems, security and privacy, as well as the organizational behaviors the lead to decision that deviate from the rational behavior expected in typical mathematical models. Finds applications in the areas of knowledge management, decision support, and behavioral operations as well as information security and privacy.
  • Published book: Yeo, M.L. (2003). Personal firewalls for administrators and remote users. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education.
  • Refereed Presentation: Kolfal, B., Patterson, R., Yeo,L. (2010) Market Impact on IT Security Spending. Presented by L. Yeo at the 9th Workshop on the Economics of Information Security (WEIS 2010) Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, June 7, 2010.

John W. Michel, Management and International Business

MichelAssistant Professor of Management and International Business
Sellinger 413/Ext.5995

  • Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management from the University at Albany, State University of New York, Albany, New York.
  • Serves as Assistant Professor of Management (Tenure-track) at the Sellinger School of Business & Management, Loyola University Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland, 2012-present.
  • Served as assistant professor of Management at the College of Business and Economics, Towson University, Towson, Maryland 2007 – 2012.
  • Served as Visiting Professor of Management at the Quality Leadership University, Panama City, Panama, winters 2009-2012.
  • Refereed Journal Publications: Michel, J.W., Wallace, D.L., & Rawlings, R.A. (forthcoming). “Charismatic leaders: The role of admiration and system-justification.” Leadership & Organization Development Journal; and Michel, J.W., Kavanagh, M.J., & Tracey, J.B. (forthcoming). “Got support? The impact of supportive work practices on the perceptions, motivation, and behavior of customer-contact employees. Cornell Hospitality Quarterly.
  • Research Interests include: Supportive and fun workplace practices; leadership and interpersonal influence; management development prosocial behavior; employee selection and retention.
  • Teaching Interests include: Human resource management; organization behavior; staffing and retention, work motivation; leadership; performance management, research methodology; training and development.

Chris Koch, Marketing

Visiting Affiliate Instructor of Marketing
Sellinger Hall 427

  • Ph.D. candidate in Marketing from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee.
  • Dissertation entitled: Exploring and Explaining Consumer Minimalism and Its Effect on Happiness.
  • M.B.A in Entrepreneurship from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN.
  • Teaching interests include: Consumer Behavior, Consumer Research, Integrated Marketing Communications, Sales & Sales Management, Qualitative Methods, and Principles of Marketing.
  • Research Interests include: Consumer Minimalism, Happiness, The Green Concept, Corporate Social Responsibility, Business Ethics, and Video Gaming (Culture & Communities).
  • Produced twelve management-oriented papers that were published in Encyclopedia of Management, 4th Edition.
  • Manuscript in Progress: Koch, Chris (2009). “Valuing Green in Consumer Consumption Experience,” to be submitted to The Journal of Marketing Theory and Practice.
  • Presented “Valuing Green in Consumer Consumption Experiences” at the Academy of Marketing Science, 14th Biennial World Marketing Congress, Oslo, Norway, 2009.

Guangzhi (Terry) Zhao, Marketing


Assistant Professor of Marketing
Sellinger Hall 415/Ext 2693

  • Ph.D. in Marketing from the Paul Merage School of Business, University of California, Irvine, California.
  • M.A., School of Management, Marketing major, Sim Yat-sent University, P.R. China.
  • Served as Assistant Professor of Marketing, The School of Business, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, 2005-2012.
  • Taught Ph.D. level course on Consumer Behavior; MBA Courses: Consumer Behavior, Promotion Strategies, and Marketing Communication; and undergraduate courses: Intro to Consumer Behavior and, Promotion Strategies.
  • Published article “The Impact of Regulatory Focus on Adolescents Response to Antismoking Ad Campaigns.”
  • Served as Ad hoc reviewer for national conferences: the American Marketing Association Summer Educator Annual Conference, 2006-present; and the Society for Consumer Psychology Annual Winter Conference, 2005-present.
  • Served on the University of Kansas Judicial Board, 2009-2012, board member.