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September 5, 2006
Sacramento State Bulletin

New faculty on campus

The incoming class of scholars joining the Sacramento State faculty this year comes from around the country and one new professor has even held an academic appointment in Brazil. In all, the faculty will add 44 new members, who all have an array of scholarly accomplishments and cutting-edge research interests.

“We have faculty leaving very good schools and positions to come to Sacramento State,” said Mike Lee, associate vice president and dean for academic programs. “I think that many of these new faculty members want to come here because of the CSU’s emphasis on educating students. They will get a chance to balance teaching with their research interests.”

For example, Russell Loving Fong, JD joins the Division of Criminal Justice after practicing criminal law. He was appointed to Sacramento County Defense Panel to represent elderly, Southeast Asians, Hispanic, and African-American citizens.

Christine Vourakis, co-editor and co-founder of the Journal of Addictions Nursing and a tenured full professor at Samuel Merritt College, joins the nursing department as a full professor.

Saad Merayyan will teach in the Department of Civil Engineering and comes to the University from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a specialization in water resources and homeland security.

Seung Bach, who was once a member of the Sacramento State faculty before joining Xavier University, will teach strategic management in the College of Business Administration.

David Andersen comes from Vanderbilt University to join the Department of Government. His research specializes in international relations, security and foreign policy as well as decision-making theory and conflict resolution.

Katherine Chalmers, most recently an assistant professor of economics at Bowling Green State University in Ohio, joins the Department of Economics. (SSIS), specializing in economic development.

Miguel Caio joins the Department of Psychology after working as a program specialist at the New England Center for Children in Southborough, Mass. Caio, who has done research in the area of autism, has had his work on behavior analysis published in many scholarly journals. He had held an academic appointment as a clinical assistant professor at Northeastern University and has been an adjunct professor at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

NEW FACULTY, 2006-07

David Andersen, Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies, Government
Seung Bach, Business Administration
Jessica Bagger, Business Administration
Dian Baker, Health and Human Services, Nursing
Coskun Cetin, Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Mathematics
Katherine Chalmers, Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies, Economics
Michelle Dang, Health and Human Services, Nursing
Feng Deng, Business Administration
Heather Diaz, Health and Human Services, Kinesiology
Rafael Diaz-Escamilla, Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Mathematics
Russell DiSilvestro, Arts and Letters, Philosophy
Molly Dugan, Arts and Letters, Communication Studies
Kathryn Ecklund, Education, Counselor Education
Elizabeth Erickson, Health and Human Services, Recreation & Leisure Studies
Michelle Felten, Arts and Letters, Theatre and Dance
Roxanne Ferguson, Health and Human Services, Nursing
Michelle Foss, Arts and Letters, Communication Studies
Elaine Gale, Arts and Letters, Communication Studies
Benjamin Gherman, Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Chemistry
Peter Grandbois, Arts and Letters, English
Timothy Howard, Arts and Letters, Communication Studies
Jacqueline Irwin, Arts and Letters, Communication Studies
Lisa Jorgensen, Health and Human Services, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Helen Lee-Keller, Arts and Letters, English
Hao Lin, Business Administration
Russell Loving, Health and Human Services, Criminal Justice
Maria Mayberry, Arts and Letters, Foreign Languages
D. Michael McKeough, Health and Human Services, Physical Therapy
Saad Merayyan, Engineering and Computer Sciences, Civil Engineering
Caio Miguel, Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies, Psychology
James Miranda, Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Chemistry
Wendy Mustain, Health and Human Services, Kinesiology
John Panneton, Health and Human Services, Criminal Justice
Becky Penrod, Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies, Psychology
James Rae, Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies, Government
Jennifer Rayman, Education, Special Education
Lori Klett Roberto, Student Services Professional, Psychological Counseling Services
Michael Schmandt, Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Geography
Heather Sellens, Education, Teacher Education
Christy Stevens, Librarian, University Library
Christine Vourakis, Health and Human Services, Nursing
Ta-Chen Wang, Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies, Economics
Yan Zhou, Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies, Economics

 


 

 

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