UMass Dartmouth recruits 39 new faculty members from across U.S.

New faculty members join intellectual community of UMass Dartmouth for 2015-2016 academic year

Provost Karim

UMass Dartmouth has recruited 39 new faculty members set to begin the 2015-2016 academic year. The new group of faculty members has come from across the United States to support student success, advancement of knowledge, engaged learning and innovative research.

"It is with great excitement we welcome this fantastic group of faculty to join the University’s intellectual community," UMass Dartmouth Provost Dr. Mohammad Karim said. "We are confident that each will have impact in his or her respective area of scholarship and research, while also significantly contributing to the transformative educational experience of our students."

Joining UMass Dartmouth will be:

Alireza Asadpoure

Assistant Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering          

Education: Ph.D. Structural Mechanics, Johns Hopkins University

Rowland Barrett

Full Time Lecturer, Psychology       

Education: Ph. D. in Psychology, University of Pittsburgh

Brian Broadrose

Assistant Professor, Sociology/Anthropology               

Education: Ph. D. Anthropology, Binghamton University

Joseph Chang    

Assistant Professor, Marketing        

Education: Ph.D. in Marketing, Manchester Business School, UK

Christina Cipriano Crowe               

Assistant Professor, Psychology

Education:Post-Doctoral Training, Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, Yale University

Sara Dalton

Full Time Lecturer, Mathematics     

Education: Ph. D. in Mathematics, UMass Dartmouth

Christine Dao     

Full Time Lecturer, Chemistry & Biochemistry              

Education: Ph. D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Rhode Island

Lori B. De Hertogh            

Full Time Lecturer, English

Education: Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition, Washington State University

Marta Del Pozo  

Assistant Professor , Spanish          

Education: Ph.D. in Hispanic Literatures and Cultures, UMass Amherst

Katherine DeLuca

Assistant Professor, English

Education: Ph.D. in Composition and Literacy Studies, Ohio State University

Eli Evans             

Full Time Lecturer, English              

Education: Ph. D. in Comparative Literature, University of California, Santa Barbara

Meghan Fair

Full Time Lecturer, English

Education: Ph.D. in Literature, University of Rhode Island

Jennifer Fallas

Full Time Lecturer, English

Education: Ph.D. in English, Salve Regina

Shipeng Han       

Assistant Professor,Accounting & Finance   

Education: Ph.D in Accounting, University of Memphis

Ali Hasaba           

Full Time Lecturer, Med Lab Science            

Education: Ph.D. Biomedical Sciences, Northeastern University

Jenny Howe

Full Time Lecturer, English              

Education: Ph.D. in English Literature, Tufts University

Rui Huang           

Full Time Lecturer, Decision & Information Sciences (CCB)    

Education: Ph. D. in Business Administration, University of Oklahoma

Margarita Huayhua           

Assistant Professor, Sociology/Anthropology               

Education: Ph. D. in Anthropology, University of Michigan

Konrad Jamro    

Assistant Professor , Management 

Education: Ph.D. in Organization & Management, University of California

Sharon Keating  

Full Time Lecturer, Adult & Child Nursing     

Education: Ph. D. in Nursing, UMass Dartmouth

Alison Klein

Full Time Lecturer, English              

Education: Ph.D. in English, University of New York

Jennifer Koop    

Assistant Professor, Biology            

Education: Ph. D. in Biology, University of Utah

Jamie Lawton    

Full Time Lecturer, Chemistry & Biochemistry             

Education: Ph. D.  in Chemistry, Northeastern University          

Meng Li

Assistant Professor, Decision & Information Sciences               

Education: Ph. D. Management Science, University of Texas at Dallas

Shelley Lynch     

Full Time Lecturer, Community Nursing       

Education: Certificate of Advance Graduate Studies, Family Nurse Practioner, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Science

MaryBeth Matthews

Full Time Lecturer, English              

Education: Ph.D. in English Literature, University of South Florida

Elizabeth McCliment        

Full Time Lecturer, Biology              

Education: Ph. D. Marine Biology and Biochemistry, University of Delaware

James March Mistler

Full Time Lecturer, Med Lab Science

Education: M.A. Professional Science, UMass Dartmouth

Jacqueline O'Dell

Full Time Lecturer, English

Education: Ph.D. in English, Tufts University

Yun (Melody) Tang O'Donnell

Full Time Lecturer, Med Lab Science

Education: M.S. in Biomedical Engineering & Biotechnology, UMass Dartmouth

Stephen Padgett

Assistant Professor, Community Nursing     

Education: Ph. D. in Nursing, University of Washington

Christine Panarese          

Full Time Lecturer, STEM Education & Leadership    

Education: Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, Boston College

Nathan Rubien   

Full Time Lecturer, Med Lab Science            

Education: B. S. Medical Laboratory Science, University of Rhode Island

Pinyarat Sirisomboonsuk

Full Time Lecturer, Decision & Information Sciences

Education: Ph. D. in Operations Management, Texas Tech University

Zak Sitter             

Full Time Lecturer, English              

Education: Ph. D. in English, Brown University

Liang Song          

Assistant Professor, Accounting & Finance  

Education: Ph. D. in Management, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Amir Taghavy     

Assistant Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering           

Education: Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering, Tufts University

Heather Turcotte

Assistant Professor, Crime & Justice Studies

Education: Ph.D. in Politics, University of California, Santa Cruz

Shannon Zellars-Strohl    

Full Time Lecturer, English

Education:  M.A. English Literature, Indiana University

UMass Dartmouth distinguishes itself as a vibrant, public research university dedicated to engaged learning and innovative research resulting in personal and lifelong student success. The University serves as an intellectual catalyst for economic, social, and cultural transformation on a global, national, and regional scale.


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