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2013 New Tenure-Track Faculty

CSULB welcomes to campus an exceptional group of 34 new tenure-track faculty members with impressive credentials.

 

College of the Arts

Andrea Caban

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Andrea Caban
Assistant Professor, Theatre Arts

  • MFA, University of California, Irvine
  • Research, Scholarly and Creative Interests: Solo Performance/Theatre of Community Engagement

 

Adam Con

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adam Con
Assistant Professor, Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

  • Ph.D., Florida State University
  • Research, Scholarly & Creative Interests:  Application and teaching of Choral Conducting as it relates to the Tai Chi Chuan perspective.

 

 Christopher Miller

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christopher Miller
Assistant Professor, School of Art

  • MFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • Research, Scholarly & Creative Interests: Explore the abstract by employing a wide array of two-dimensional and three-dimensional processes

 

Mariah Proctor-Tiffany

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mariah Proctor-Tiffany
Assistant Professor, School of Art

  • Ph.D., Brown University
  • Research, Scholarly & Creative Interests: Art History – Medieval & Islamic

 

Ryan Taber

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ryan Taber
Assistant Professor, School of Art

  • MFA, California Institute of the Arts
  • Research, Scholarly & Creative Interests: Contemporary Craft

 

College of Education

Edwin Achola

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Edwin Achola
Assistant Professor, Advanced Studies in Education and Counseling

  • Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Research, Scholarly & Creative Interests: Post-secondary education for students with disabilities, culturally responsive pedagogy, transition planning

 

College of Engineering

Mehrdad Aliasgari

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mehrdad Aliasgari
Assistant Professor, Computer Engineering and Computer Science

  • Ph.D., University of Notre Dame
  • Research, Scholarly & Creative Interests: Computer Security and Applied Cryptography

 

Bob Minaie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bob Minaie
Boeing Endowed Professor of Manufacturing Engineering and Tenured Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

  • Ph.D., University of Minnesota

 

Mahdi Yoozbashizadeh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mahdi Yoozbashizadeh
Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

  • Ph.D., University of Southern California
  • Research, Scholarly & Creative Interests: Additive Manufacture

 

Ted Yu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ted H. Yu
Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering

  • Ph.D., California Institute of Technology
  • Research, Scholarly & Creative Interests: Alternative Energy, Batteries, Fuel Cells, Solar Cells, Artificial Photosynthesis

 

College of Health and Human Services

 James Backer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

James Becker
Assistant Professor, Kinesiology

  • Ph.D., University of Oregon
  • Research, Scholarly & Creative Interests: Biomechanics/Sports Medicine

 

Virginia Gray

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Virginia Gray
Assistant Professor, Family and Consumer Sciences

  • Ph.D., Mississippi State University
  • Research, Scholarly & Creative Interests: Community Nutrition, Global Issues in Nutrition

 

Pei-Fang Hung

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pei-Fang Hung
Assistant Professor, Communicative Disorders

  • Ph.D., University of Oregon
  • Research, Scholarly & Creative Interests: Aphasia and acquired neurogenic communication disorders

 

Vennila Krishnan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vennila Krishnan
Associate Professor, Physical Therapy

  • Ph.D., University of Delaware
  • Research, Scholarly & Creative Interests: Physical Therapy/ Biomechanics

 

Kristina Lopez

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kristina Lopez
Assistant Professor, School of Social Work

  • Ph.D., University of Michigan
  • Research, Scholarly & Creative Interests: Latino Children w/Autism and Their Families

 

Rebecca Nash

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rebecca Nash
Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice

  • Ph.D., Simon Fraser University
  • Research, Scholarly & Creative Interests: Social network analysis, white-collar crime and counter-terrorism networks

 

Lucy Van Otterloo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lucy Van Otterloo
Assistant Professor, School of Nursing

  • Ph.D., University of San Diego
  • Research, Scholarly & Creative Interests: High Risk Pregnancy Outcomes

 

Roudi Nazarinia Roy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Roudi Nazarinia Roy
Assistant Professor, Family and Consumer Sciences

  • Ph.D., Kansas State University
  • Research, Scholarly & Creative Interests: Transition to Parenthood and Social and Cultural Influences on Parental Role

 

Christine Scott-Hayward

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christine S. Scott-Hayward
Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice

  • Ph.D., New York University
  • Research, Scholarly & Creative Interests: Crime, Law, and Society; Sentencing and Corrections would be a better description.

 

Long Wang

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Long Wang
Assistant Professor, Family and Consumer Sciences

  • Ph.D., Purdue University
  • Research, Scholarly & Creative Interests: Sports Nutrition, Therapeutic Lifestyle Change, Obesity, Functional Foods, Health Disparity

 

College of Liberal Arts

Maricela Correa-Chavez

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maricela Correa-Chavez
Assistant Professor, Psychology

  • Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Research, Scholarly & Creative Interests: Culture and Human Development/Teaching and Learning

 

Kimberly Kelly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kimberly R. Kelly
Assistant Professor, Human Development

  • Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
  • Research, Scholarly & Creative Interests: Socio-emotional influences on child linguistic and cognitive development, parent-child interactions, and autobiographical memory narratives

 

Linna Li

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Linna Li
Assistant Professor, Geography

  • Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Research, Scholarly & Creative Interests: Geographic Information Science, Spatial Analysis, and Geographic Data Quality

 

Charles Mahoney

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charles Mahoney
Assistant Professor, Political Science

  • Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
  • Research, Scholarly & Creative Interests: International relations, security studies, terrorist organizations, private military and security companies.

 

Rita Patraporn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rita Patraporn
Assistant Professor, Sociology

  • Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
  • Research, Scholarly & Creative Interests: Community economic development, urban social policy, immigration, race and ethnicity

 

Subrina Robinson
Assistant Professor, Communication Studies
Ph.D., Southern Illinois University

 

Jessica Russell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jessica Russell
Assistant Professor, Communication Studies

  • Ph.D., Michigan State University
  • Research, Scholarly & Creative Interests: Strategic Communication in Health and Interpersonal Contexts

 

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Ryan Blair

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ryan C. Blair
Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Statistics

  • Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Research, Scholarly & Creative Interests: Topology: 3-manifold and knot theory

 

Benjamin Hagedorn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Benjamin Hagedorn
Assistant Professor, Geological Sciences

  • Ph.D., Monash University, Australia
  • Research, Scholarly & Creative Interests: Environmental Geochemistry / Water Resources

 

Darren Johnson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Darren Johnson
Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences

  • Ph.D., Oregon State University
  • Research, Scholarly & Creative Interests: Marine Biology

 

Lisa Martin-Hansen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lisa Martin-Hansen
Department Chair and Tenured Professor, Science Education

  • Ph.D., University of Iowa
  • Research, Scholarly & Creative Interests: Active Learning of Science

 

Enrico Tapavicza

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enrico Tapavicza
Assistant Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry

  • Ph.D., Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Research, Scholarly & Creative Interests: Computational Chemistry and Biochemistry

 

Counseling and Psychological Services

Abby Bradecich

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abigail A. Bradecich
Psychologist, Counseling and Psychological Services

  • Psy.D., Chicago School of Professional Psychology
  • Research, Scholarly & Creative Interests:Connections between therapy and theatre, women's issues including trauma and sexual assault

 

Humberto Hernandez

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Humberto R. Hernandez
Psychologist, Counseling and Psychological Services

  • Ph.D., Washington State University
  • Research, Scholarly & Creative Interests: Psychological well being & self efficacy of Latina/o college students, working with college athletes and addressing men's issues in counseling

 

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