Welcome to the Hornet Family!

Sacramento State is proud to welcome new faculty for the 2018-19 academic year.

Frank Adamson

Brian Oppy, PhD

Assistant Professor

Doctorate in Education Leadership Program
College of Education

PhD, Stanford University

Expertise: Educational equity and opportunity in the US and international education policy; qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods.

Kimberly Aguilar

Kimberly Aguilar

Assistant Professor

Department of Communication Studies
College of Arts and Letters

PhD, The University of Utah

Expertise: Instructional communication and interpersonal communication.

Zafor Ahmed

Assistant Professor

Information Systems and Business Analytics Area
College of Business Administration

PhD, Carleton University

Expertise: Enterprise systems implementation; control balancing and stakeholder engagement in IS; project management.

Stacey Ault

Brian Oppy, PhD

Assistant Professor

Division of Social Work
College of Health and Human Services

EdD, University of San Francisco

Expertise: Education, trauma and critical post traumatic growth; school to prison pipeline;expressions of blackness and anti-blackness, self-care amidst vicarious trauma.

Johannes Bauer

Brian Oppy, PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Chemistry
College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

PhD, Free University Berlin

Expertise: Molecular biology of aging.

Gwenaelle Begue

Brian Oppy, PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Kinesiology and Health Science
College of Health and Human Services

PhD, Montpellier University

Expertise: Exercise genomics; molecular biology of exercise.

Denys Brand

Assistant Professor

Department of Psychology
College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies

PhD, University of Auckland

Expertise: Behavior analysis; choice behavior, procedural integrity.

Lesley Brown

Associate Librarian
University Library

MLIS, Florida State University

Expertise: Operations and Procedural Development, Process Improvement, Motivation and Coaching

Megan Brunsvold Mercedes

Megan Brunsvold Mercedes

Assistant Professor

Department of Theatre and Dance
College of Arts and Letters

MFA, University of Washington

Expertise: Modern contemporary dance, dance science, choreography and performance.

Kyle Caler

Kyle Caler

Assistant Professor

Division of Social Work
College of Health and Human Services

PhD, Rutgers University

Expertise: Disability studies and social theory.

Eric Claravall

Eric Claravall

Assistant Professor

Department of Teaching Credentials
College of Education

Ed.D, San Francisco State University

Expertise: Disciplinary literacy and digital literacy development among students with disabilities.

Susanna Curry

Susanna Curry

Assistant Professor

Division of Social Work
College of Health and Human Services

PhD, UC Los Angeles

Expertise: Homelessness and housing, instability, foster care, transition to adulthood

Eden Donahue

Eden Donahue

Assistant Professor

Department of Nursing
College of Health and Human Services

DNP, CSU Fresno

Expertise: Community health nursing and school nursing.

Mya Dosch

Mya Dosch

Assistant Professor

Department of Art
College of Arts and Letters

PhD, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York

Expertise: Art of the Americas, public art, protest art, art in Mexico City, art history pedagogy.

Samuel Dunn

Assistant Professor

Department of English
College of Arts and Letters

PhD, Purdue University

Expertise: Rhetoric, composition, professional writing.

Ethan Evans

Ethan Evans

Assistant Professor

Division of Social Work
College of Health and Human Services

PhD, UC Davis

Expertise: Healthcare equity and policy reform.

Kevin Ferreira Van Leer

Kevin Ferreira Van Leer

Assistant Professor

Department of Undergraduate Studies in Education
College of Education

PhD, Boston College

Expertise: Immigration, migration, community based participatory action research, social and cultural development, early childhood education, impact of culture, language and race on development.

Jonathan Fleck

Jonathan Fleck

Assistant Professor

Department of World Languages and Literature
College of Arts and Letters

PhD, UT Austin

Expertise: Translation studies (Spanish-English); medical interpreting; literature and culture.

Sharon Flicker

Sharon Flicker

Assistant Professor

Department of Psychology
College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies

PhD, University of New Mexico

Expertise: Romantic relationships; family therapy; cognitive-behavioral therapy.

Alma Flores

Alma Flores

Assistant Professor

Department of Undergraduate Studies in Education
College of Education

PhD, UC Los Angeles

Expertise: Chincanx/latinx students; chicana/Latina mother-daughter pedagogues; immigrant students and families.

Kristina Flores Victor

Kristina Flores Victor

Assistant Professor

Department of Political Science
College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies

PhD, UC Davis

Expertise: American politics, Latino politics, California politics, immigration.

Nicole Fox

Nicole Fox

Assistant Professor

Division of Criminal Justice
College of Health and Human Services

PhD, Brandeis University

Expertise: Aftermath of mass atrocity.

Laura Gaeta

Laura Gaeta

Assistant Professor

Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
College of Health and Human Services

PhD, University of Oklahoma

Expertise: Aural rehabilitation with older adults; multicultural issues related to hearing health care service delivery

Jose Garcia

Jose Garcia

Assistant Professor

Department of Civil Engineering
College of Engineering and Computer Science

PhD, UT Austin

Expertise: Concrete durability and sustainability.

Masoud Ghodrat Abadi

Masoud Ghodrat Abadi

Assistant Professor

Department of Civil Engineering
College of Engineering and Computer Science

PhD, Oregon State University

Expertise: Active transportation; traffic control devices; engineering education.

Sayonita Ghosh Hajra

Sayonita Ghosh Hajra

Assistant Professor

Department of Mathematics and Statistics
College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

PhD, University of Georgia

Expertise: Applied mathematics (PDEs), topology mathematics education, teacher education and preparation.

David Gibbs

Associate Librarian
University Library

MLIS, UC Los Angeles

Expertise: Collection development and management, scholarly communication.

Henry Gonzalez

Henry Gonzalez

Assistant Professor

Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies

PhD, University of Arizona

Expertise: Fatherhood, immigrant and Latinx families, children’s positive development, parenting and coparenting, diverse family systems, child and family health, quantitative methodology.

Julie Griffin

Julie Griffin

Assistant Professor

Department of Geology
College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

PhD, UC Davis

Expertise: Paleoclimate, sedimentary geochemistry.

Abigail Higgins

Abigail Higgins

Assistant Professor

Department of Mathematics and Statistics
College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

PhD, Washington State University

Expertise: Mathematics Education with a focus on issues of equity, access and success in the classroom.

Kathy Kasic

Kathy Kasic

Assistant Professor

Department of Communication Studies
College of Arts and Letters

MFA, Montana State University

Expertise: Film directing and production, documentary filmmaking

Andrew Kreckmann

Andrew Kreckmann

Assistant Professor

School of Music
College of Arts and Letters

DMA, Texas Tech University

Expertise: Director of Choral Activities; Choral conducting; Music Education.

Angela Laflen

Angela Laflen

Assistant Professor

Department of English
College of Arts and Letters

PhD, Purdue University

Expertise: Academic and professional writing; digital rhetoric; multimodal literacy; writing response; writing center pedagogy.

Bao Lo

Bao Lo

Assistant Professor

Department of Ethnic Studies
College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies

PhD, UC Berkeley

Expertise: Race and ethnicity; immigration; Asian americans.

Erik Luvaas

Erik Luvaas

Assistant Professor

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

PhD, University of Idaho

Expertise: Psychophysiological benefits of nature-based recreation and leisure.

Andy Mantell

Andrew Mantell

Assistant Professor

Department of Construction Management
College of Engineering and Computer Science

MSCE, UC Berkeley

Expertise: Construction of Heavy Civil Engineering Infrastructure Projects.

Rachael C. Marshall

Rachael Marshall

Assistant Professor

Department of Graduate and Professional Studies in Education
College of Education

PhD, University of Tennessee Knoxville

Expertise: Career development and counselor identity development, wellness, and burnout. Specifically exploring decision making and mindfulness as methods to promote identity development and prevent burnout.

Samantha McClellan

Senior Assistant Librarian
University Library

MLS, Indiana University

Expertise: Information Literacy.

Sara McClellan

Sara McClellan

Assistant Professor

Department of Public Policy and Administration
College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies

PhD, University of Colorado at Boulder

Expertise: Public Sector Communication, planning and stakeholder engagement.

Michael Mink

Michael Mink

Professor

Department of Kinesiology and Health Science
College of Health and Human Services

PhD, University of South Carolina

Expertise: Health Promotion; Public Health Management; Social Marketing.

Eliza Morris

Assistant Professor

Department of Physics
College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

PhD, Harvard University

Expertise: Biophysics and Environmental Physics.

Grace Mubako

Grace Mubako

Assistant Professor

Accounting Area
College of Business Administration

PhD, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Expertise: Audit Judgment and Decision making, internal auditing.

Susan Nakaoka

Susan Nakaoka

Assistant Professor

Division of Social Work
College of Health and Human Services

PhD, UC Los Angeles

Expertise: Race and community development; critical race theory and social work; Asian American studies.

John Park

John Park

Assistant Professor

Department of Philosophy
College of Arts and Letters

PhD, Duke University

Expertise: Ethics & Philosophy of the Mind.

Megan Raschig

Megan Raschig

Assistant Professor

Department of Anthropology
College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies

PhD, University of Amsterdam

Expertise: Cultural and medical anthropology; health disparity and state violence in the US; spiritual healing in Latinx communities.

Sahar Razavi

Sahar Razavi

Assistant Professor

Department of Political Science
College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies

PhD, Northern Arizona University

Expertise: Comparative Politics with a regional focus on the Middle East and a specialization in Iran.

Bita Rivas

Bita Rivas

Assistant Professor

Department of Graduate and Professional Studies in Education
College of Education

PhD, Argosy University Denver

Expertise: Marriage and family Therapy; addiction counseling; professional counseling, and supervision.

Tarek Salama

Tarek Salama

Assistant Professor

Department of Construction Management
College of Engineering and Computer Science

PhD, Concordia University

Expertise: Modular and offsite constructing; planning and scheduling; building information; modeling; concrete; fiber reinforced polymers.

Clara Scarry

Clara Scarry

Assistant Professor

Department of Anthropology
College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies

PhD, Stony Brook University

Expertise: Primate behavioral ecology, evolution of cooperation.

Amanda Shigihara

Amanda Shigihara

Assistant Professor

Department of Sociology
College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies

PhD, University of Colorado at Boulder

Expertise: Social Psychology, deviance, criminology, life course.

Abhijeet Shirsat

Abhijeet Shirsat

Assistant Professor

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

PhD, Bowling Green State University

Expertise: Hospitality Management; Human Behavior; Social Media; Business Management

Ray Tang

Ray Tang

Assistant Professor

Department of Mechanical Engineering
College of Engineering and Computer Science

PhD, UC Davis

Expertise: Problem solving; intelligence systems; energy system; control system; AI.

Xuyu Wang

Xuyu Wang

Assistant Professor

Department of Computer Science
College of Engineering and Computer Science

PhD, Auburn University

 

Samuel Brett Williams

Assistant Professor

Department of English
College of Arts and Letters

PhD, Rutgers University

Expertise: Screenwriting; Playwriting; Television Writing

Topaz Wiscons

Topaz Wiscons

Assistant Professor

Department of Mathematics and Statistics
College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

PhD, University of Colorado at Boulder

Expertise: Abstract algebra and teacher preparation for K-12 teachers.

Jingwei Yang

Jingwei Yang

Assistant Professor

Department of Computer Science
College of Engineering and Computer Science

PhD, Iowa State University

Expertise: Software Engineering; Requirements Engineering; Knowledge Engineering.

Yuan Ye

Yuan Ye

Assistant Professor

Marketing and Supply Chain Management
College of Business Administration

PhD, University of Houston

Expertise: Service Outsourcing; Healthcare operations management; forecasting; inventory control; data analytics.