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New Faculty 2016-17

Welcome to the Hornet Family!

Sacramento State is proud to welcome more than three dozen new faculty for the 2016-17 academic year.

  Robin Altman

Robin Altman
Assistant Professor

Biological Sciences
College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Ph.D.; University of California, Davis

Expertise: Cardiovascular and neurophysiology, Alzheimer's disease, cognitive impairment, biology education

  Saray Ayala-Lopez

Saray Ayala-Lopez
Assistant Professor

Philosophy
College of Arts and Letters

Ph.D.; Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Expertise: Philosophy of science, philosophy of mind, feminist philosophy

  Jacqueline Brooks

Jacqueline Brooks
Assistant Professor

Sociology
College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies

Ph.D.; Ohio State University

Expertise: Sociological theory, intersecting forms of social inequality (e.g., race, class, and gender) and research methods

  Yuan Cheng

Yuan Cheng
Assistant Professor

Computer Science
College of Engineering and Computer Science

Ph.D.; University of Texas at San Antonio

Expertise: Security, privacy, social computing, cloud computing

  Chong Un Choe-Smith

Chong Choe-Smith
Assistant Professor

Philosophy
College of Arts and Letters

Ph.D.; Georgetown University
J.D.; University of California, Davis

Expertise: Ethics, political philosophy, philosophy of law

  Jay Cummings

Jonathan Cummings
Assistant Professor

Mathematics and Statistics
College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Ph.D.; University of California, San Diego

Expertise: Combinatorics

  Lisa D'Angelo

Elizabeth D'Angelo
Assistant Professor

Speech Pathology and Audiology
College of Health and Human Services

Ph.D.; University of California, Davis

Expertise: Neurological disorders in cognition and language, children and adults; dysphagia

  James D. Fox

James Fox
Associate Librarian

University Library

M.A.; Columbia University

Expertise: Art history, historical manuscripts, book arts

  Ryan Fuller

Ryan Fuller
Assistant Professor

Management Area
College of Business Administration

Ph.D.; University of California, Santa Barbara

Expertise: Business communication, conflict management, crisis communication

  Leah Geer

Leah Geer
Assistant Professor

Undergraduate Studies in Education
College of Education

Ph.D.; University of Texas at Austin

Expertise: Linguistics, second language acquisition, phonetics, signed languages, finger spelling

  Sarah Graham

Sarah Graham
Assistant Professor

Graduate and Professional Studies
College of Education

Ed.D.; Sacramento State

Expertise: Educational leadership, second language acquisition, instructional leadership

  JungYun 'Christine' Hur

JungYun Hur
Assistant Professor

Recreation, Parks and Tourism Administration
College of Health and Human Services

Ph.D.; Purdue University

Expertise: Hospitality management

Katherine Jamieson


Professor and Chair

Kinesiology and Health Science
College of Health and Human Services

 

Farzan Kazemifar


Assistant Professor

Mechanical Engineering
College of Engineering and Computer Science

 

  Matthew Krauel

Matthew Krauel
Assistant Professor

Mathematics and Statistics
College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Ph.D.; University of California, Santa Cruz

Expertise: Mathematics, algebra

  Sara M. Kross

Sara Kross
Assistant Professor

Environmental Studies
College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies

Ph.D.; University of Canterbury (Christchurch, New Zealand)

Expertise: Agroecology, conservation biology, animal behavior, wildlife management

  Angela Leslie

Angela Leslie
Assistant Professor

Undergraduate Studies in Education
College of Education

Ed.D.; University of San Francisco

Expertise: Latinas in education, urban education, gender bias in schooling

  Anne Luna-Gordinier

Anne Luna-Gordinier
Assistant Professor

Sociology
College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies

J.D./M.A.; University of Arizona
Ph.D.; Howard University

Expertise: Social inequality, Native American studies, environmental justice, gender studies, historical materialism, radical criminology

  Elizabeth Lyon

Elizabeth Lyon
Assistant Professor

Accounting Area
College of Business Administration

J.D.; UC Hastings College of the Law
LL.M.; University of San Francisco

Expertise: Income tax, employment tax

  Tialitha Macklin

Tialitha Macklin
Assistant Professor

English
College of Arts and Letters

Ph.D.; Washington State University

Expertise: Writing assessment, response to student writing, composition, rhetoric

  Shawna Malvini Redden

Shawna Malvini-Redden
Assistant Professor

Communication Studies
College of Arts and Letters

Ph.D.; Arizona State University

Expertise: Organizational communication (organizational change, identity, emotion, sense-making), airport security, health care/behavioral health, teen social media

Rosa Martinez


Assistant Professor

English
College of Arts and Letters

 

  Rachel Miller

Rachel Miller
Assistant Professor

Art
College of Arts and Letters

Ph.D.; University of Pittsburgh

Expertise: Art history, early modern art in Europe and on global Catholic missions

  Urvashi Mulasi

Urvashi Mulasi
Assistant Professor

Family and Consumer Sciences
College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies

Ph.D.; University of Minnesota

Expertise: Nutrition and dietetics

  Jennifer Coleman Noble

Jennifer Noble
Assistant Professor

Criminal Justice
College of Health and Human Services

J.D.; University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

Expertise: Sentencing law, white-collar crime

  Aaminah Norris

Aaminah Norris
Assistant Professor

Teaching Credentials
College of Education

Ph.D.; University of California, Berkeley

Expertise: Critical multicultural education, race, gender, 21st century pedagogical approaches, digital media and learning

  Meagan O'Malley

Meagan O'Malley
Assistant Professor

Graduate and Professional Studies
College of Education

Ph.D.; University of California, Santa Barbara

Expertise: School climate measurement and intervention, student voice and empowerment, school mental health

  Arlene Ortiz

Arlene Ortiz
Assistant Professor

Graduate and Professional Studies
College of Education

Ph.D.; Pennsylvania State University

Expertise: School psychology, bilingual assessment, evidence-based practice, response-to-intervention

  Terrence J. Pitre

Terence Pitre
Associate Professor
Director of MSA Program

Accounting
College of Business Administration

Ph.D.; Michigan State University

Expertise: Financial accounting

  Heidy Sarabia

Heidy Sarabia
Assistant Professor

Sociology
College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies

Ph.D.; University of California, Berkeley

Expertise: Immigration, U.S.-Mexico border, globalization, Latinos in the United States

  Carly Scarton

Carly Scarton
Assistant Professor

Graduate and Professional Studies
College of Education

Ph.D.; Pennsylvania State University

Expertise: LGBTQ+ issues in counseling, school counseling

  Khal Schneider

Khal Schneider
Assistant Professor

History
College of Arts and Letters

Ph.D.; Univesity of California, Berkeley

Expertise: American Indian history, the 19th century, California and the West

  Nick Shepard

Nicholas Shepard
Assistant Professor

Design
College of Arts and Letters

M.F.A.; School of Visual Arts, N.Y.

Expertise: Fine art photography, still life, art history, conceptual art, digital imaging, photographic truth and manipulation

  Xiaoyan Sun

Xiaoyan Sun
Assistant Professor

Computer Science
College of Engineering and Computer Science

Ph.D.; Pennsylvania State University

Expertise: Cybersecurity, system security

  Paolo Taboga

Paolo Taboga
Assistant Professor

Kinesiology and Health Science
College of Health and Human Services

Ph.D.; University of Udine (Italy)

Expertise: Biomechanics, sport science, paralympics, prostheses, running

  Joseph Taylor

Joseph Taylor
Assistant Professor

Information Systems

College of Business Administration

Ph.D.; Washington State University

Expertise: Crowdsourcing, emerging technology, strategy, innovation

  Kristina S. Vassil

Kristina Vassil
Assistant Professor

World Languages and Literatures
College of Arts and Letters

Ph.D.; University of Michigan

Expertise: Modern Japanese literature, Asian American studies, Japanese language pedagogy

  Ebony M. Williams

Ebony M. Williams
Assistant Professor

Graduate and Professional Studies
College of Education

Psy.D.; John F. Kennedy University

Expertise: Cultural competency, LGBTQ, social justice

  Peter Williams

Peter Williams
Assistant Professor

Art
College of Arts and Letters

M.F.A.; University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Expertise: Digital art

 Joshua Wiscons

Joshua Wiscons
Assistant Professor

Mathematics and Statistics
College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Ph.D.; University of Colorado, Boulder

Expertise: Group theory, mathematical logic

  Terrence Wright

Terrence Wright
Assistant Professor

Biological Sciences
College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Ph.D.; Emory University

Expertise: Neuroscience