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New Faces: 2018-19

Learn more about the new faculty members joining each school during the 2018-2019 school year:

Loyola College

David Belz, Communication

Lecturer

  • Education: M.A., Liberal Arts, St. John’s College, Annapolis
  • Experience: Loyola University Maryland, Departments of Communication & Writing, Instructor of composition, communication and public relations; Master’s Degree in Accountancy Program, Instructor of business communication; Writing Department internship program coordinator, Towson University; Department of English, Instructor of Writing; Stevenson University, Department of Business, Instructor of business communication; College of Notre Dame of Maryland, Departments of English & Business Instructor of English and professional communication; Maryland Institute College of Art, Departments of Graphic Arts & Literature. Instructor of English composition and literature; Johns Hopkins University, Graduate School of Business & Education, Instructor of marketing and business communications
  • Areas of Research/Specialization: Advertising and public relations; professional writing, editing, publishing, and corporate communications consulting
  • Awards: National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for Teachers of English; Maryland Arts Council Fiction Award; City Paper Fiction Competition; Antietam Review Poetry Award for “Gaia;” Advertising Association of Baltimore’s Best in Baltimore Award; Maryland/Delaware Press Association Award; International Newspaper Marketing Association/Editor & Publisher Award; District Two Addy Award
  • Publications: Corporate communications writing and editing - Out in Front (Baltimore Gas & Electric Company magazine), VIP (Baltimore Gas & Electric Company magazine; Loyola (Loyola College magazine) Today (College of Notre Dame magazine), Insight (United Way of Central Maryland newsletter); Forum (USF&G Corporation). Essays/Op-ed - The Sun Magazine, The Evening Sun, The Baltimore Sun, The Baltimore Examiner, The New Southern Literary Messenger, MacGuffin, The Cynic, The Arbutus Patch. Fiction and poetry - The Loch Raven Review, The New Oregon Review, The Antietam Review. Collected works: White Asparagus. Apprentice House Press.
  • Professional Affiliations: Fiction Editor, The Loch Raven Review; Associate Prose Editor, Brick House Publishing

Carlos Gardeazabal Bravo, Modern Languages and Literaturescarlos gardeazabal

Visiting Assistant Professor 

  • Education: Ph.D., University of Connecticut; M.A., Instituto Caro y Cuervo, Seminario Andres Bello 
  • Experience: Instructor, University of Connecticut; Resident Director, UConn Study Abroad Program in Granada, Spain
  • Areas of Research/Specialization:  Human rights narratives in Latin American literature; Literature of migration; Ecocriticism; Critical theory and affect theory in the Latin American canons; Spanish as a second language
  • Awards: Excellence in Teaching, University of Connecticut, 2017; Graduate Award for Outstanding Scholarship, Spanish program, Department of Literatures, Cultures and Languages, 2015
  • Presentations: ¿Hacia una nueva narrativa de derechos humanos? Reflexiones sobre la violencia en Rebelión de los oficios inútiles de Daniel Ferreira”. Panel: «Nuevas perspectivas sobre la violencia en la cultura colombiana». KFLC. Lexington, KY. April 19-21, 2018. “Reflective Empathy and Human Rights Narratives: The Case of Horacio Castellanos Moya’s Insensatez.” Seminar: «Topographies of Narrative Empathy: The Social and the Cognitive». March 28 – April 1. ACLA 2018. UCLA, Los Angeles, California. “Cuerpo, violencia y memoria en Los estratos de Juan Sebastián Cárdenas.” Mesa «Violencia y memoria en la cultura colombiana contemporánea». XX Congreso de Colombianistas. University of San Diego, California. August 5, 2017.“Memoria, trauma y empatía en el Ruido de las cosas al caer de Juan Gabriel Vásquez”. Panel «Olvido y desmemoria». LASA 2017. Lima, Perú. May 1, 2017. “Derechos humanos, melancolía y comunidad en Señales que precederán al fin del mundo de Yuri Herrera.” LASA 2016. Panel: «Derechos humanos, violencia y comunidad en México». New York.May 29 PP, 2016. “Derechos humanos en la frontera: una lectura de Señales que precederán al fin del mundo de Yuri Herrera. / Human Rights in the Border: a Reading of Yuri Herrera’s Signs Preceding the End of the World.” Borderlands: A Critical Graduate Symposium. University of Connecticut, Storrs. April 30 PP, 2016.“Derechos humanos y empatía en perspectiva: el caso de Rodrigo Rey Rosa y Horacio Castellanos Moya” NeMLA 2016. Seminar «Human Rights Narratives in Latin America: Memory and Citizenship». Hartford, Connecticut. March 20 PP, 2016. “Comunidades emocionales y terror en El ruido de las cosas al caer de Juan Gabriel Vásquez” LASA 2015: Precariedades, exclusiones, emergencias. Panel: «Human Rights and Crisis in Literature and Visual Culture». San Juan, Puerto Rico. May 28 PP, 2015.“Human Rights, Irony and the Politics of Empathy in the Narratives of Post-conflict Guatemala.” NeMLA 2015. Panel: «Human Rights Narratives in a Globalized Latin America». Toronto, Canada. May 1 PP, 2015.“Políticas de la empatía en la post-dictadura: Dos veces junio de Martín Kohan” NeMLA 2015. Round Table: «The Struggle for Recognition: The Hispano-American Novel in the 21st Century» Toronto, Canada. May 2PP, 2015.
  • Publications: Slow Violence in Evelio Rosero’s Los Ejércitos.” Ecofictions and Ecorealities of Latin America and the Hispanic/Latino-a/Latinx Worlds. Eds. Ana María Mutis, Ilka Kressner, and Elizabeth Pettinaroli (Forthcoming). “Derechos humanos y corporeidad en Los ejércitos de Evelio Rosero.” Chasqui: revista de literatura latinoamericana Vol. 46, 1, pp. 139-152. 2017. “Derechos humanos, sujeto liberal y empatía en Los ejércitos de Evelio Rosero.” Evelio Rosero y los ciclos de la creación literaria. Eds. Felipe Gómez Gutiérrez and María del Carmen Saldarriaga. Bogotá: Editorial Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, pp. 193-216, 2017. “Una relectura de la violencia en Los papeles del infierno de Enrique Buenaventura.” Teatro: Revista de Estudios Culturales / A Journal of Cultural Studies No. 28, 2014, pp. 135-153.  “Niebla de Unamuno más allá de Kierkegaard. Amor y polifonía como superación del naturalismo.”Folios no. 39, 2014, pp. 173-85.
  • Professional Affiliations: Latin American Studies Association (LASA). 2013-present. Modern Language Association (MLA). 2013-present.American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA). 2016-present. Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA). 2013-present. Asociación de Colombianistas. 2012-present.

Kristina Collins, Education Specialtieskristina collins

Clinical Faculty and Literacy Division Director, Loyola Clinical Centers

  • Education: M.S., Professional Writing – Teaching College Writing; B.A., English – Telecommunications
  • Experience: 14 years of experience in K-12 and higher education; Maryland certified teacher for English Language Arts with endorsement for Reading and Special Education
  • Areas of Research/Specialization: Language, literacy, culture, and teacher development and training
  • Awards: 2014 Loyola Literacy Educator of the Year
  • Publications: Whose Language Is Legit? Intersections of Race, Ethnicity, and Language (2016) Margarita Zisselsberger and Kristina Collins

Tiffany Curtis, Writingtiffany curtis

Visiting Affiliate Assistant Professor

  • Education: Ph.D., English, University of Southern Mississippi
  • Experience: Affiliate Instructor, Loyola University Maryland, Adjunct Lecturer, Mississippi State University, Adjunct Lecturer, Marymount Manhattan College
  • Areas of Research/Specialization: Composition, Technical Writing
  • Presentations: “Identity: How  Milan Kundera Renders a Love Story,” South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference, November 2012, Durham, NC; “A Multiculturalist Comparison of The Tempest and Oonya Kempadoo’s Tide Running: Interloping vs. Integration in Elizabethan and Postmodern Societies,” British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference, February 2010, Savannah, GA; “The Religious Existentialism of Flannery O’Connor: A Kierkegaardian Reading of The Violent Bear It Away,” The National Popular Culture & American Culture Associations Conference, March - April 2010, St. Louis, MO.
  • Publications: New South, “Babcia” (2015); Res Rhetorica, “Rhetoric: My Sales Pitch” (2015). 
  • Professional Affiliations: Conference on College Composition and Communication; National Council of Teachers of English

Noelle Dichiera, Communicationnoelle dichiera

Lecture

  • Education: M.A., Publication Design, University of Baltimore; Maryland State Certification in Art, PreK-12; B.A., Photography/Studio Arts, Notre Dame of Maryland
  • Experience: 17 years as an adjunct in the Communication Department; 3 years as a high school Photography/Digital Media teacher
  • Areas of Research/Specialization: Graphic Design
  • Professional Affiliations: AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts), AIMS (Association of Independent Maryland and DC Schools), MAEA (Maryland Art Education Association)

Kevin Drummey, Mathematics and Statisticskevin drummey

Lecturer

  • Education: Ph.D., Statistics, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
  • Experience: National Security Agency - Technical Leader, Operations Research Division and Technology Services Division; Applied Research Mathematician, Mathematics Research Group; Adjunct Faculty Instructor of Probability and Statistics, National Cryptologic School; Adjunct Associate Professor and Adjunct Lecturer, University of Maryland Baltimore County; Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Towson University
  • Areas of Research/Specialization: Probability and Statistics, Data Mining and Modeling, Bayesian Networks, R Programming and Computing
  • Awards: Deputy Director’s Individual Leadership Award, National Security Agency (2014); Technology Device Award, National Security Agency (2013); Cost Savings and Productivity Award, National Security Agency (2012); Invention Award, National Security Agency (2006); Mentor of the Year Award (Honorable Mention), National Security Agency (2003); Distinguished Leader-In-Fact Award, National Security Agency (1998); Distinguished Alumnus Award, on occasion of Silver Jubilee of Statistics Graduate Program, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Department of Mathematics and Statistics (2010); Outstanding Graduate Student Research Day Presentation Award, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Department of Mathematics and Statistics (1990)
  • Publications: “Agent-Learning in the Multi-Agent Contracting System (MACS),” Journal of Decision Support Systems, Vol. 45, pp. 140 – 149; “Effective Estimation of Posterior Probabilities: Explaining the Accuracy of Randomized Decision Tree Approaches,” Proceedings of the 5th IEEE International Conference on Data Mining; “A Statistical Comparison of Rankings produced by Summarization Evaluation Measures,” Proceedings of the 2000 Annual Natural Language Processing Summarization Workshop; “Task-based Training and User Performance on Full Text Retrieval,” Proceedings of the 20th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval; “How Many Dinosaurs Are There?,” Special Proceedings Volume of the Statistical Education section of the American Statistical Association; “NSA and Mathematics Outreach: Business Partners,” Journal of Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, Vol. 1, No. 4, of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics; Robust Bayesian Estimation of a Univariate Normal Mean,” Special Proceedings Volume of the 1990 Taipei Symposium in Statistics: New Developments in Statistical Theory and Applications.     
  • Professional Affiliations: Member of the American Statistical Association (ASA) and Past President of the Maryland Chapter of ASA; Member of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS); Journal Referee for articles appearing in: Journal of Environmental Modeling and Assessment, Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference, Journal of IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control Theory, and Communications in Statistics.

MSG Justin Hicks, Military Science

Senior Military Instructor

  • Education: Working towards B.S., Forestry & Sustainable Horticulture 
  • Experience: 18+ years US Army; Combat Arms
  • Awards: 3 Bronze Star Medal, 2 Meritorious Service Medal
  • Presentations: US Army Jumpmaster, Pathfinder, Advanced land Navigation Course, Army Reconnaissance Course, warrior leaders course, Advanced Leaders Course, Senior Leaders Course

Helen Hofling, Writinghelen hofling

Visiting Assistant Professor

  • Education: MFA, Writing, The Writer’s Foundry at St. Joseph’s College
  • Experience: Lecturer, St. Joseph’s College Brooklyn; Adjunct English Professor, Stratford University; Writing and Research Instructor, John’s Hopkins Peter Carey Business School Summer Intensive; Associate Editor, PEN America, A Journal for Writer’s and Readers.
  • Areas of Research/Specialization: Poetry and Prose Writing, Visual Poetry, Hybrid Forms
  • Presentations: “Prison Branding in the Age of Mass Incarceration,” PEN World Voices Festival, New York, NY, (2016); “Print Renaissance,” PEN World Voices Festival, New York, NY, (2015)
  • Publications (selected): “Angle vs. Glass,” “Satin vs. Nature,” collage-poems, Berkeley Poetry Review, Issue 48, (2018); “Body & Career,” short fiction, The Columbia Review, Vol. 99, Issue 2, (2018); “Silent Music Video,” poem, Prelude Magazine, Issue 3, (2018); “The Suitcase,” short fiction, Hobart, (2018); “My Husband,” poem, Barrow Street, (2017); “Cornell’s Dream Box: A Diagram,” essay, The Vassar Review, (2017)
  • Professional Affiliations: Association of Writers & Writing programs, Modern Language Association, PEN Prison Writing Program

Steven Lane, Biologysteven lane

Lecturer

  • Education: Ph.D., Organismal Biology and Ecology, University of Montana
  • Experience: Graduate Instructor, University of Montana; Graduate Researcher, University of Montana
  • Areas of Research/Specialization: Physiological Ecology of Invertebrates; Evolutionary Physiology; Ecology and Physiology of Polar Gigantism
  • Presentations: Lane et al. (2017). Scaling of respiratory variables in cutaneous gas exchange by sea spiders. Oral presentation at Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting. Jan. 8, 2017; Lane et al. (2016). Epibionts on sea spiders: no control, no problem. Oral presentation at Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting. Portland, OR. Jan. 7, 2016; Lane and Roberts (2012). Effects of age and lifetime flight behavior on flight capacity in Drosophila melanogaster. Oral presentation at Entomological Society of America. Knoxville, TN. Nov. 12, 2012; 74[Lane et al (2009). The use of structure by grass shrimp Palaemonetes pugio as a refuge against predators. Poster presented at Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation Conference. Portland, OR. Nov. 2, 2009.  
  • Publications: Lane, S. J., B. W. Tobalske, A. L. Moran, and H. A. Woods. 2018. Costs of epibionts on Antarctic sea spiders. Marine Biology. 165: 137; Lane, S. J., A. L. Moran, C. M. Shishido, B. W. Tobalske, and H. A. Woods. 2018. Cuticular gas exchange by Antarctic sea spiders. Journal of Experimental Biology. 221: 1-9; Lane, S. J., C. M. Shishido, A. L. Moran, B. W. Tobalske, C. Arango, and H. A. Woods. 2017. Upper limits to body size imposed by respiratory-structural trade-offs in Antarctic pycnogonids. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 284: 20171779. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2017.1779; Lane, S. J., C. M. Shishido, A. L. Moran, B. W. Tobalske, and H. A. Woods. 2016. No effects and no control of epibionts in two species of temperate pycnogonids. Biological Bulletin 230: 165-173; Lane, S. J., W. A. Frankino, M. M. Elekonich, and S. P. Roberts. 2014. The effects of age and lifetime flight behavior on flight capacity in Drosophila melanogaster. Journal of Experimental Biology 217: 1437-1443. 
  • Professional Affiliations: Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology

April Newton, Communication

Lecturer

  • Education: Ph.D. candidate, Journalism, University of Maryland; M.S., Broadcast Journalism, Syracuse University; B.A., Media Studies, Northern Michigan University
  • Experience: Adjunct Instructor at Loyola University of Maryland, Towson University, Marquette University (Milwaukee, WI), Concordia University of Wisconsin (Mequon, WI), University of Wisconsin-Parkside (Kenosha, WI), Salisbury University (Salisbury, MD), freelance journalist, television news producer
  • Areas of Research/Specialization: Gender and media, digital media, and media ethics
  • Awards: Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching, Diederich College of Communication, Marquette University, 2012
  • Presentations: "Harvest of Shame: How a documentary becomes a classic of the genre," Joint Journalism and Communication History Conference, 2015; "Anchor Appearance: Matters of Gender," Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, 2016
  • Publications: Newton, A. and Steiner, L. (Forthcoming) Pretty in Pink: The Ongoing Importance of Appearance in Broadcast News. In Carter, Steiner, & Allen, (Eds.) Journalism, Gender and Power. Oxfordshire, England: Routledge. 
  • Professional Affiliations: Research Co-chair, AEJMC Commission on the Status of Women, 2018-19; Midwinter Research Co-chair, AEJMC Commission on the Status of Women, 2017-18, 2016-17; Member, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication; Member, Journalism and Women Symposium 

Nguyen Nguyen, Communicationnguyen nguyen

Digital Media Lecturer 

  • Education: M.M., Jazz Piano Performance, University of Maryland; B.A., Integrated Arts/Music, Bard College: Art, The Cooper Union
  • Experience: Senior Video Producer/Editor, Science Magazine; Film & Video/Studio Art/Photography Teacher, Georgetown Day School (Upper School)
  • Areas of Research/Specialization: Digital media, Videography, Video editing, 2D and 3D animation, Motion graphics, Graphic design, Illustration, Jazz piano, Film scoring, Audio production, Audio editing, Narration 
  • Awards: 2018 Gold Medal in website design, EXCEL awards; 2018 Silver Medal, Malofiej Infographics World Summit; 2017 American Web Design Award for video, Graphic Design USA; 2015 American Web Design Award, Graphic Design USA; 2015 Strathmore Fine Artist in Residence; 2014 D.C. Commission on the Arts grantee; 2005 Thomas J. Watson Fellow
  • Presentations: “Making We Don’t Know,” Imagine Science Film Festival, 2016
  • Publications: “Cooper Artist and Scientist are Making Waves.” Cooper Union Alumni Association (2016); 
    “The Gulf (All You Can Eat).” The Lunchbox Publications, Stephon Watson (2015); “The Gulf”, Graphic Novel Series 1-4: Nguyen Khoi Nguyen, (2014); “Graphic Novelist Breaks Boundaries with Multimedia Approach.” Amanda Andrei (2014); “Meet A Local Cartoonist.” Mike Rhodes, Comics DC (2014) 

Toja Okoh, Historyoghenetoja okoh

Assistant Professor

  • Education: Ph.D., History, New York University
  • Experience: Assistant Professor, University of Akron; Consultant, Council on Foreign Relations; Content Development Specialist, JSTOR; Lecturer, New York University; Lecturer, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Areas of Research/Specialization: Modern Africa/West Africa, Nigerian History, the social and political histories of gender, citizenship, and identity formation
  • Awards: Mortar Board Pioneer Award for Teaching and Mentorship, Fulbright Fellow; Doris Quinn Award for research in Africa
  • Presentations (recent): “Teaching with CFR and Foreign Affairs Resources,” presented at the Council on Foreign Affairs College and University Educators Workshop in New York City, April 2018;  “Rich Literature, Fragmented Archive: Doing Historical Work in the Niger Delta,” presented at the Mid-Atlantic and Great Lakes African Studies Conference in Pittsburgh, March 2018; “Ekwe: Creating Supportive Spaces in the Academy,” presented at the Summit on Women Faculty at Kent State University, Kent OH, February 2018; “Considering Minority Citizenship in the Context of the Nigerian Civil War,” presented at the African Studies Association Annual Conference in Chicago, November 2017.
  • Publications (recent): Contesting from the Margins: Minority Identity and Citizenship in Nigeria, 1928-1960, book manuscript in progress and under consideration by Cambridge University Press; The Ekwe Collective: Black Feminist Praxis,” Departures in Critical Qualitative Research, v. 5.3 (Fall 2016): 77-99, published with Joelle Cruz, Amoaba Gooden, Kamesha Spates, Chinasa Elue and Nicole Rousseau;  “Who Controls Warri? How Ethnicity Became Volatile in the Western Niger Delta (1928-1952),” Journal of African History, v. 57 (July 2016): 209-230.
  • Professional Affiliations: the African Studies Association, the Nigerian Studies Association, and the American Historical Association.

LTC Ammilee Oliva, Military Scienceammilee oliva

Lieutenant Colonel (LTC), Department Chair and Professor

Katherine Parr, Writing

Visiting Affiliate Assistant Professor

  • Education: MFA, Poetry, Johns Hopkins University; M.A., Humanities, St. Edward’s University
  • Experience: Instructor, Johns Hopkins University; Instructor, St. Edward’s University; Writing Center Faculty, St. Edward’s University; Instructor, Community College of Philadelphia
  • Areas of Research/Specialization: Creative Writing – Poetry, Fiction, Essay; English Literature
  • Awards: St. Edward's University Outstanding Master of Liberal Arts Graduate Award (2011); St. Edward's University MLA Excellence Award (2011)
  • Presentations & Readings (Selected): Hey You, Come Back! Reading Series; Tudor & Stuart Reading Series; Panelist, St. Edward’s University MLA Symposium (2011); MonkeyWrench Books Reading Series
  • Publications (Selected): “What Adam Knew” New Orleans Review; “City & Desert” New Literati Journal; “Afternoon at the Museum” New Literati Journal; “Growing Up Texas” Compass Magazine; “Unfaithfully Yours” Cinematical

Emily Yoon Perez, English

Lecturer

  • Education: Ph.D., English, University of Maryland, College Park
  • Experience: Lecturer, University of Maryland College Park; Teaching Assistant, University of Maryland College Park; Language Arts Teacher, Shenandoah Middle School; English Teacher, C2 Education; Writing Tutor, University of Texas at Dallas School of Management Writing Lab
  • Areas of Research/Specialization: Multi-Ethnic American Literature, African American Literature, Asian American Literature, Critical Race Studies, Twentieth- and Twenty-First Century American Literature, Hemispheric American Studies, Black Diaspora Studies
  • Awards: Carl Bode Dissertation Prize; College of Arts and Humanities Nominee for the Charles A. Carmello Distinguished Dissertation Award; ARHU Graduate Student Travel Award; T.A. Enhancement Grant, University of Maryland; Mary Savage Snouffer Dissertation Fellowship; Jacob K. Goldhaber Travel Grant; Distinguished Teaching Assistant Award, University of Maryland Center for Teaching Excellence; Graduate Dean’s Fellowship, University of Maryland Graduate School; Summer Research Fellowship, University of Maryland Graduate School 
  • Presentations: “(Un)Documenting the ‘Good’ Immigrant in Fae Myenne Ng’s Bone,” American Literature Association Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA (May 2018); “Queer Imagination and Self-Care in Krys Lee’s ‘Beautiful Women,’” Association of Asian American Studies Annual Meeting, Portland, OR (April 2017); “Rapping Black Joy: Tate Kobang and the Baltimore Uprising,” Northeast MLA Convention, Baltimore, MD (March 2017); “Reading American Through Minority Subjectivity in Monique Truong’s The Book of Salt,” Association of Asian American Studies Annual Meeting, Miami FL (April 2016); “The Recovery of Memory in James Baldwin’s Just Above My Head,” American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA (March 2015); “Beyond Assimilation: Rewriting Immigration in Chang-rae Lee’s On Such a Full Sea,” Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association Conference, Baltimore, MD (November 2014); “Locating Race ‘In France’: Foreign Encounters in Andrea Lee’s Sarah Phillips,” Northeast MLA Convention, Harrisburg, PA (April 2014); “Mapping Mobile Minorities in Cristina García’s Monkey Hunting,” American Women Writers of Color Conference, Ocean City, MD (November 2013); “A Lesson in Worldliness: The Figure of the American in Amitav Ghosh’s Sea of Poppies,” Futures of American Studies Institute at Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH (June 2012); “From the Inside Looking In: Toni Morrison and Rewriting Heart of Darkness,” New England American Studies Association Conference, Plymouth, MA (November 2011)
  • Publications: “Rapping Black Joy: Tate Kobang and the Baltimore Uprising” (Forthcoming in Modern Language Studies, February 2019
    Professional Affiliations: Association of Asian American Studies (AAAS), American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA), American Studies Association (ASA), Circle of Asian American Literary Studies (CAALS), Modern Language Association (MLA), Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

Laurence Ross, Writing

Visiting Assistant Professor

  • Education: MFA, Writing, University of Alabama
  • Experience: Instructor, Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth; Director, P.3Writes, U.S. Triennial Prospect New Orleans; Adjunct Instructor, Dillard University; Visiting Professor of the Humanities, Bard Early College New Orleans; Instructor, University of Alabama
  • Areas of Research/Specialization: Critical Art Writing, Cultural Criticism, Creative Nonfiction 
  • Awards: Excellence in Teaching by a Master’s Student, UA Graduate School, 2009; Excellence in Teaching by a Master’s Student, UA College of Arts and Sciences, 2009; Outstanding Teaching Award by an MFA Student, UA Department of English, 2009
  • Presentations: “An Interview with Photographer Colin Roberson,” Hello Mr. LIVE, New Orleans, LA, (2016); “A Partial Guide to Camp: On the Eyes of the Beholder,” Burlesque Press: Hands On Literary Festival, New Orleans, LA (2015); “Migratory Patterns: Fowl Art from Byzantium to Britney,” The Babel Working Group Biennial Meeting, Toronto, Canada (2015)
  • Publications (Selected): “On Dead Reckoning: The Waterways of Turner and Canaletto,” Pelican Bomb (2017); “On Light, Falling: Virginia Woolf, Joaquín Sorolla, and Sally Mann,” Pelican Bomb (2016); “On Bias: Toward Fashion,” The Georgia Review, Summer 2016; “Film Review: They Glow In The Dark,” Huffington Post (2013); “As I Unscrew: A Letter,” Brevity, (2010)

Andrew Ross, Historyandrew ross

Assistant Professor

  • Education: Ph.D., University of Michigan; M.A., University of Michigan; B.A., Magna Cum Laude, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Experience: Assistant Professor of History, University of Southern Mississippi (2014-2018); Visiting Assistant Professor of History, Kenyon College (2011-2014)
  • Areas of Research/Specialization: Modern French and European History, History of Sexuality, Cultural History, Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • Awards: Nina Bell Suggs Endowed Professorship, University of Southern Mississippi; Aubrey Keith Lucas and Ella Ginn Lucas Endowment for Faculty Excellence Award, University of Southern Mississippi, Edouard Morot-Sir Fellowship in French Studies, Institut français d’Amérique; Georges Lurcy Fellowship, Georges Lurcy Charitable and Educational Trust
  • Presentations: “Embodying Indecency: Policing Acts and Identities in Nineteenth-Century Paris,” American Historical Association, Washington, DC; “Teaching Gender and Sexuality in French History,” Western Society for French History, Reno, NV; “The Brothel, the Police, and the Economy of Desire in Nineteenth-Century Paris,” Department of French and Francophone Studies, University of Illinois – Chicago, Chicago IL
  • Publications: Public City/Public Sex: Homosexuality, Prostitution, and Urban Culture in Nineteenth-Century Paris (Forthcoming with Temple University Press, Fall 2019); Co-edited with Nina Kushner, French Histories of Sexuality: Enlightenment to the Present Day (Under Contract with University of Nebraska Press); “Sex in the Archives: Homosexuality, Prostitution, and the Archives de la Préfecture de Police de Paris,” French Historical Studies 40.2 (2017): 267-290; “Serving Sex: Playing with Prostitution in the Brasseries à femmes of Late Nineteenth-Century Paris,” Journal of the History of Sexuality 24.2 (2015): 288-313; Co-Authored with Douglas Bristol, “Hunting Homosexuals at Southern Miss: From the Journal of William D. McCain, 1955-1965,” OutHistory.org (December 2015), http://outhistory.org/exhibits/show/southern-miss-docs/intro; “Dirty Desire: The Uses and Misuses of Public Urinals in Nineteenth-Century Paris,” The Berkeley Journal of Sociology 53 (2009): 62-88.
    Professional Affiliations: Governing Council Member, Western Society for French History; Webmaster, Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender History; Member, Society for French Historical Studies; Member, American Historical Association

Nicole Shoenberger, Sociologynicole shoenberger

Assistant Professor 

  • Education: Ph.D., Sociology; Concentration in Criminology, Minor in Quantitative Methodology from Bowling Green State University
  • Experience: Associate Professor of Sociology, Penn State Behrend; Graduate Student Lecturer, Bowling Green State University; Lecturer, Indiana University of Indiana
  • Areas of Research/Specialization: Criminology, criminal justice, deviance, delinquency, disproportionate minority contact in the criminal justice system, research methods
  • Awards: Excellence in Teaching Award, National Society of Leadership and Success, Penn State Behrend, Erie, PA, 2017; Distinguished Award for Excellence in Teaching, Humanities and Social Sciences, Penn State Behrend, Erie, PA, 2016

Mary Speer, Modern Languages and Literaturesmary speer

Visiting Assistant Professor

  • Education: Ph.D., Latin American Literature and Culture, Johns Hopkins University
  • Experience: Courses Taught - Spanish Elements I and II, Modern Spanish Culture, Introduction to Literature in Spanish, Latin American Culture 
  • Areas of Research: Modern Reception of Latin American Literature in China, Modern Latin American Literature, Colonial Latin American Literature
  • Awards: Owens Fellowship and Gilman Fellowship, The Johns Hopkins University; FLAS Language Fellowship (Mandarin Chinese, Fudan University, Shanghai)
  • Presentations: “Latin American Magical Realism and García Márquez from a Chinese Perspective,” Latin American Studies Association Conference, Barcelona, May 2018; “Intertextualities:  One Hundred Years of Solitude in Xi Xi’s and Wang Anyi’s Fiction”, American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting, UCLA, March 2018; “Transplanting Roots:  Han Shaogong’s Homage to García Márquez in China”, PLAS The Contexts and Receptions of Gabriel García Márquez, Johns Hopkins University, March 2017; “The Las Casas/Sepúlveda Debate: Just War, Natural Law, and Barbarism”, XIV Congreso internacional de literatura hispánica, Córdoba, Argentina, August 2014.

  • Publications: Tutoring the King:  Juan Ginés de Sepúlveda’s Victory Over Bartólome de las Casas.  Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, forthcoming; Dissertation: Minzu and the Reception of Gabrel García Márquez in China
  • Professional Affiliations: American Comparative Literature Association; Latin American Studies Association

Jesse Tarbert, History

Visiting Assistant Professor

  • Education: Ph.D., History, Case Western Reserve University
  • Experience: Visiting Assistant Professor, Loyola University Maryland, 2016-17 and Spring 2018
  • Areas of Research/Specialization: Modern American History, Business History, Policy History, History of Capitalism
  • Awards: Ohio Academy of History Dissertation Award, 2017
  • Presentations: “Corporate Lessons for Public Governance: Corporate Elites and the American State after World War One,” Adolf A. Berle Symposium on Corporations, Law and Society, Adolf Berle Center, Seattle University School of Law, May 17–18, 2018; “The Corporate Bar and the Modern American State: The Shifting Channels of Business Influence in American Politics,” Business History Conference, Baltimore, Maryland, April 5–7, 2018; “American Business and Government in the 1920s: Reassessing the New Era ‘Associative State,’” Policy History Conference, Nashville, Tennessee, June 1–4, 2016; “Bringing Business Efficiency to the American Presidency in the New Era, 1918–1933,” Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting, Providence, Rhode Island, April 7–10, 2016
  • Publications: When Good Government Meant Big Government: Business Influence, Civil Rights, and the Quest to Strengthen the American State, 1918–1933 (Book forthcoming with Columbia University Press, History of U.S. Capitalism series)
  • Professional Affiliations: American Historical Association, Business History Conference 

Grace Yong, Physicsgrace yong

Lecturer

  • Education: Ph.D., Physics, Wayne State University
  • Experience: Postdoc and adjunct professor, Towson University
  • Areas of Research/Specialization: Solid State Physics Oxide Perovskites
  • Publications (selected): Possible Mechanisms in Atomic Force Microscope-Induced Nano-Oxidation Lithography (Negative AFM tip case) in Epitaxial La0.67Ba0.33MnO3- Thin Films in a Humid Environment; G. J. Yong, W. E. Vanderlinde, E. Kevin Tanyi, D. M. Schaefer, C. Stumpf, Rajeswari M. Kolagani J. Vac. Sci. Technol. B 34 021601 (2016); Large Photoinduced Conductivity Reduction in Thin Films of Metallic Ferromagnetic Manganites; V. N. Smolyaninova, G. Yong, Rajeswari M. Kolagani, Amlan Biswas, H. K. Ermer, K. Wang, and A. Piazza Appl. Phys. Letts. 99 222507 (2011); Epitaxial Integration of Photoresponsive Bi0.4Ca0.6MnO3 with Si(001); G. J. Yong, Rajeswari M. Kolagani, B. Hofmann, S. Adhikari, Y. Liang, and V. Smolyaninova; J. Appl. Phys. 109 063913 (2011) Colossal Magnetoresistive Manganite Based Fast Bolometric X-ray Sensors for Total Energy Measurements of Free Electron Lasers; 
    G. J. Yong, Rajeswari M. Kolagani, S. Adhikari, R. M. Mundle, D. W. Cox, A. L. Davidson III, Y. Liang, O. B. Drury, S. P. Hau-Riege, C. Gardner, E. Ables, R. M. Bionta, and S. Friedrich Sensor Letters 6 p741-5 #5 Oct (2008)  The cover photo is our work; Polarized Raman Study of the Phonon Dynamics in Pb(Mg1/3Nb2/3)O3 Crystal O. Svitelskiy, J. Toulouse, G. Yong, and Z.-G. Ye Phy. Rev. B 68 104107 (2003) 
    Pretransitional Diffuse Neutron Scattering in the Mixed Perovskite K1-xLixTaO3; G. Yong, J. Toulouse, R. Erwin, S. M. Shapiro and, B. Hennion  Phys. Rev. B 62 14736 (2000); Experimental Evidence for Intra- and Inter-Unit-Cell Josephson Junctions in a YBa2Cu3O7- Single Crystal; D. C. Ling, G. Yong, J. T. Chen and L. E. Wenger  Phys. Rev. Letts. 75 2011 (1995); Observation of Nonbolometric Responses to Microwave Irradiation on YBaCuO Films; K. Chang, G. Yong, L. E. Wenger and, J. T. Chen  J. Appl. Phys. 69 7316 (1991)

Sellinger School of Business and Management

John Dougherty, Economicsjohn dougherty

Assistant Professor

  • Education: Ph.D., Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics, The Ohio State University
  • Experience: Adjunct Instructor, Eastern Mennonite University; US Peace Corps Education Volunteer, South Africa
  • Areas of Research/Specialization: International Economic Development, Microfinance and Microinsurance Programs, Climate Change Mitigation, and Behavioral/Experimental Economics
  • Presentations: Dougherty, J. “Investigating the Impact of Climate Change on Index Insurance Demand." Selected paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association, August 1, 2017, Chicago, Illinois. Dougherty, J. “Index Insurance and Moral Hazard in a Microfinance Context." Selected paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association, August 2, 2016, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Professional Affiliations: American Economic Association (AEA), Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA), and Catholic Research Economists Discussion Organization (CREDO)

Kimberly Hart, Marketingkim hart

Visiting Affiliate Professor 

  • Education: MBA, concentration marketing, Loyola College, Maryland; B.A., Hood College, concentration management
  • Experience: Adjunct Faculty, Loyola University, Maryland; Co-Owner, Beach Bites; Marketing Manager, Medifast; Assistant Manager Corporate Branding & Communications, McCormick & Company, Disney Vacation Planner, MickeyTravels
  • Awards: CP McCormick Gold Award for leadership on the Bac’n Bits® revitalization project; Emeritus member of McCormick Multiple Management Board; Selected for McCormick's Emerging Leader Program

Jake London, Information Systems, Law and Operationsjake london

Assistant Professor

  • Education: Ph.D., Management Information Systems (in progress), Clemson University; MBA, Augusta University; B.S., Computer Science, University of Georgia
  • Experience: Co-Owner of Restaurant Media Partners (2003-2010); Information Analyst for Evaluations at the Medical College of Georgia (2009-2013)
  • Areas of Research/Specialization: Spillover effects of individual use of IT on cognitive function—specifically creativity, knowledge and identity; Big Data and Social Media Analytics
  • Awards: Graduate Research Assistant Excellence Award (2016); Graduate Teaching Assistant Excellence Award (2017); Doctoral Consortium – International Conference on Information Systems (2017)
  • Presentations: On Meaning and Measurement: A Review of Content Validity in IS, Boston, MA (2016); Information Leakage as Diagnostic Communication, Fort Worth, TX (2015)
  • Publications: London, J., Matthews, K., & Grover, V. (2017). On Meaning and Measurement: A Review of Content Validity in IS. AMCIS 2017 Proceedings. Grover, V., London, J., & Craig, K. (2016). A Historical Observation of the Intellectual and Institutional Structures of the Field. Communications of the Association for Information Systems, 38(1). London, J., & Sun, H. (2015). Information Leakage as Diagnostic Communication. International Conference on Information Systems SIGBPS 2015 Workshop on Business Processes and Services.

John Ned, Financejohn ned

Visiting Assistant Professor

  • Education: Ph.D., Business Administration, Concentration in Finance, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley; MBA, University of Houston-Victoria; B.S., Accounting, McNeese State University
  • Experience: 2017-2018 - Visiting Assistant Professor of Finance, Pepperdine University; 2016-2017 - Instructor, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
  • Areas of Research/Specialization: Corporate Finance, Commercial Banking
  • Presentations: March 2018 - Pepperdine University School of Public Policy, Davenport Institute for Public Engagement and Civic Leadership - speaker: "Financial Regulatory Reform: Reflections on Dodd-Frank Act (2010)"
  • Professional Affiliations: American Finance Association (AFA), Financial Management Association (FMA), PhD Project Finance and Economics Doctoral Student Association (FEDSA)

School of Education

Marie Heath, Education Specialtiesmarie heath

Associate Professor

  • Education: Ed.D., Instructional Technology, Towson University
  • Experience: Graduate Program Director for M.Ed. and M.A.T. in Secondary Education for Towson University; Lecturer in Secondary Education for Towson University; Social Studies Teacher for Baltimore County Public Schools
  • Areas of Research/Specialization: Technology use and civic engagement in online and offline spaces; social media and youth engagement; public schools and technology integration
  • Awards: Towson University Innovation in Teaching Award; Burton, Dietz, Jones, Rosecrans Graduate Fellowship in Instructional Technology
  • Presentations: Heath, M.K., & Krutka, D.G. (2018, April). What does it mean for practices in the social studies to be high leverage?. Presentation to Division K - Teaching and Teacher Education/Division K - Section 05: Preservice Teacher Education Coursework: Curriculum and Teaching to Improve Teacher Knowledge, Understanding, and Pedagogical Practices at the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association (AERA), New York, NY; Heath, M.K., & Gleason, B.W. (2018, March 28). Exploring narrative through social media: An approach to conceptualizing story, inquiry, and pedagogical approaches. Full paper presentation at the 29th international conference of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE), Alexandria, VA; Heath, M.K. (2017, April 30). Technology integration, beliefs, and pedagogical practices in middle school social studies: A phenomenological case study.  Presentation to Division K - Teaching and Teacher Education/Division K - Section 1: Teaching and Teacher Education in the Content Areas at the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association (AERA), San Antonio, TX.
  • Publications: Heath, M.K., (2017). The Cognitive Apprenticeship Model and backchanneling technology to support reflection in early clinical experiences: A new practice for field-based courses in the Professional Development Schools. School-University Partnerships: The Journal of the National Association of Professional Development Schools, 10(3), 16-29; Heath, M.K., (2017). Teacher-initiated one-to-one technology initiatives: How teacher self-efficacy and beliefs help overcome barrier thresholds to implementation. Computers in the Schools, 34 (1-2), 88-106. 
  • Professional Affiliations: American Educational Research Association (AERA); Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE); National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS); Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) 

Katie James, Education Specialtieskatie james

Visiting STEM Lecturer

  • Education: ME.d., Curriculum and Instruction, Frostburg State University System of Maryland; Certification in Educational Leadership (in progress), Frostburg State University System of Maryland
  • Experience: Supervisor of STEM Kids on Campus, Black Rocket Productions; K-12 STEM Director/Coordinator, Allegany County Board of Education; Instructional STEM/Science Coach, Allegany County Public Schools; Middle School Science Teacher, Allegany County Public School and Baltimore County Schools; STEM Educator, iFly Indoor Skydiving; Professional Development Specialist of Virtual and Blended Education, Global Personalized AcademicsAreas of Research/Specialization: STEM Education, Professional Development, Instructional Coaching, Technology Integration, Education Leadership, Curriculum Development
  • Awards: STEM Innovation Schools from Maryland Business Round Table; SMART Certified Technology Trainer; Highly Effective Mentor Teacher Award; Physics Unraveled: Threads of the Universe and Chemistry Distilled: Understanding the Interaction with Matter Academy participation award
  • Presentations: STEM Master Teacher for Maryland State Department of Education Educator Effectiveness Academy’s on effective pedagogy and transdisciplinary/cross curricular STEM lesson; STEM FEST, Frostburg State University in conjunction with the USA Science and Engineering Festival; Selected participant for National Staff Development Council Coaching Academy funded by Wachovia’s Teachers and Teaching Initiative from which participants created and instructed Maryland Coaching Academy funded through awarded Maryland State Department of Education grant; Flip for Digital Storytelling, National Science Teacher Association Conference in Baltimore, MD; Walk the Line, Easy as Pi Conference, American Chemical Society; iFly Expo booth on STEM Education, National Science Teachers Association Conference, Baltimore, MD. How to Create Your Own QR Code Scavenger Hunt, Frostburg State University Discovery Center; Web-ex SPARKS PASCO Scientific webinar for Middle School Teachers; Infusing Technology into Physics and Chemistry content 2-day seminar with field work, Maryland Association of Science Teachers
  • Professional Affiliations: 2005-2015 (rejoin 2018) Maryland Association of Science Teachers;  Maryland State Education Association; National Science Teacher Association; Learning Forward: The Professional Learning Association (Formerly National Staff Development Council); Maryland Council of Staff Developers board member;  pK-20 committee member of ACPS, GCPS, FSU, and ACM; 2008-2014 member of ADK- Alpha Delta Kappa- International Honorary Organization for Women Educators

Regina Massella, Education Specialtiesgina massella

Lecturer

  • Education: Ph.D., Notre Dame of Maryland University; M.S. and B.S., University of Maryland, College Park
  • Experience: 18 years classroom teaching (elementary, middle, high school – social studies and reading); Department Chair, Social Studies, BCPS; Assistant Principal, CCPS and HCPS; High School Principal, Howard High School; Administrative Director of High Schools, HCPS; Director of Shared Accountability
  • Areas of Research/Specialization: Teacher and Administrative Leadership
    Selected Awards: Washington Post Distinguished Leader 2014; Middle School Teacher of the Year, Baltimore County Public Schools
  • Presentations: Up Close and Personal: Using Primary Documents and Photographs in Historical Investigations:  Maryland Council for Social Studies; Teaching Controversial Topics:  Maryland Council for Social Studies’ Step by Step:  Teaching Mass Murder and the Holocaust for High School Students:  National Council for Social Studies; Teaching History Through the Eyes of the Artist: Middle States Association for Social Studies, and National Council Social Studies; Are You a Drip? Data Rich Information Poor:  Maryland Association for Secondary School Principals; Names Behind the Numbers:  Maryland Assessment Group
  • Professional Affiliations: Maryland Association of Secondary School Principals; National Association of Secondary School Principal; ASCD

Jill Minorjill minor

Education Specialties

  • Clinical Assistant Professor-Coordinator of Clinical Experiences
  • Education: Ed.D., Counselor Education and Supervision, University of Cincinnati; M.Ed., Agency and Community Counseling Xavier University; B.A. Speech Communication, Miami University
  • Experience: Assistant Professor University of Cincinnati; Lecturer Northern Kentucky University; 13 years experience as a Professional School Counselor
  • Areas of Research/Specialization: Social and emotional needs of gifted children, clinical counseling supervision, school counseling leadership, ethical decision making in counseling, trauma informed practices
  • Awards: Golden Apple Teaching Award CECH University of Cincinnati; Outstanding Doctoral Student Award Recipient CECH University of Cincinnati; Excellence in Teaching Award recognized nominee Northern Kentucky University; Positive Impact on Students recognized by Vice President of Student Affairs Northern Kentucky University
  • Presentations: Minor, J. & Beal, A. (2018, February). I have an internship student.  Now What?  Supervision Tips and Strategies. Presentation at Kentucky School Counseling Association Conference in Lexington, KY; Minor, J. & Beal, A. (2018, February). Toxic Stress and Brain Development:  Interventions and Practices for School Counselors. Presentation at Kentucky School Counseling Association Conference in Lexington, KY; Minor, J. & Beal, A.  (2018, January). Trauma-Sensitive Schools: Principles, Practices and Interventions. Presentation at the Xavier University Winter Workshop in Cincinnati, OH; Minor, J. (2016, January). Unique but United: Legal and Ethical Issues for Professional Counselors and Professional School Counselors.  Presentation at the Greater Cincinnati Counseling Association Winter Workshop in Cincinnati, OH.
  • Publications: Minor, J & Duchac, N. (2017). Enhancing elementary school counselors’ work with gifted students: Recommendations for professional practice. The Practitioner Scholar: Journal of Counseling and Professional Psychology; Duchac, N., Minor, J., Spitzer, K., & Frye, T. (2016). Applying the military success model to school age children. Journal of Military and Government Counseling.
  • Professional Affiliations: American School Counseling Association, American Counseling Association, Association for Creativity in Counseling, Association of Counseling Education and Supervision

Larry Walker, Education Specialtieslarry walker

Lecturer

  • Education: Ed.D., Morgan State University
  • Experience: Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Congressional Fellow; Legislative Director for Congressman Major R. Owens (supervising the legislative staff and developing the Congressman’s legislative agenda); seven years of experience working in public school settings; taught at Howard University and has experience mentoring graduate and professional students 
  • Areas of Research/Specialization: Four threads - 1) examining the experiences of educational leaders from diverse backgrounds; 2) investigating the experiences of students throughout the PreK-Ph.D. education pipeline with a focus on trauma; 3) identifying data driven programs that successfully recruit and retain Black male teachers (with a focus on HBCUs) and 4) determining the impact state and federal education policies have on underserved communities.
  • Presentations: various presentations at national and international conferences sponsored by AERA among others. 
  • Publications: Various authored/coauthored peer reviewed journal articles which have appeared in the Teachers College Record and Journal of Multicultural Education; several book chapters; co-edited two books. 
  • Professional Affiliations: AERA, Phi Delta Kappa, Pi Lambda Theta


     

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