Opening Faculty Meeting 2012 New Faculty Intros

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>> Hi, it's my pleasure to introduce to you some folks
who have joined the administration
in academic affairs.
First, Brian Beatty, where is Brian?
Down here.
Brian? Okay, there he is.
Okay, please stand up.
Brian, of course, is no stranger to all of you.
But what is new for Brian is
that he is the new associate vice president or AVP
for Academic Affairs Operations.
Brian was selected after the retirement
of Enrique Riveros-Schafer
to hold this redefined academic associate vice president
position after we did a national search.
You all know him well as he was an associate professor and chair
of the Department of Instructional Technologies
who served on many senate committees and been a member
of the senate himself.
He was also chair of the academic program review.
He received his PhD from Indiana University and has had a career
in the Navy as well
as considerable industry experience before academia.
Thank you Brian for joining us.
[ Applause ]
Next, we have Betsy Kean and Betsy is
up here, please stand up.
She is the interim dean of the graduate College of Education.
Although Betsy has been affiliate
with San Francisco State for about six years now,
she comes to us after 10 years at Sacramento State
and several years at the University of Nebraska.
Her PhD is in chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
And she formerly was a public teacher.
Not surprisingly,
her scholarship focuses on Science Education.
Welcome Betsy.
[ Applause ]
And finally, joining dean team is Linda Oubre, our new dean
of the College of Business.
She comes to us most immediately from UC Davis where she served
as head of corporate relations and business development
and chief diversity officer for their College of Business.
After receiving her undergraduate degree from UCLA,
she earned her MBA from Harvard.
She then pursued a lengthy career in business including
at the LA Times as an executive at Walt Disney Company
and as the cofounder of Bright Smile.
Welcome, Linda.
[ Applause ]
And I'm actually now very happy to turn the podium
over to Linda Oubre who will introduce the new faculty
in the College of Business, Linda.
>> Thank you provost Rosser.
I think what we like to do is have all the faculty stand
up as your name is called.
For the College of Business,
I like to introduce Shengel Lin, is Shengel here?
Okay, Shengel, [laughter] Shengel Lin received his PhD
in economics from George Mason University.
His dissertation chair, Vernon Smith,
is a 2002 Nobel Laureate in Economics.
Shengel's field of research is in area of financial economics
and econometrics and he will be joining our finance faculty.
Shengel comes to us most recently from the hot school
of business at UC Berkeley where he was a post doctoral fellow.
He is published in "The Proceedings
of the National Academy of Sciences."
So I will give my hand even though he's not here.
[Applause] Susan Roe, I think I saw earlier.
Here's Susan.
Susan is joining the Hospitality
and Tourism Management Department.
She received her PhD in Hotel Administration from UNLV.
Susan's field is Human Resources and Organizational Behavior.
She spent several years in Human Resources
at the Wynn Las Vegas Resort, Bellagio hotel,
and Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts.
She has published an article
in the Gaming Research and Review Journal.
Let's give a hand to Susan.
[ Applause ]
Mark Starik.
Hi, Mark. Mark Starik joins us
from George Washington University
in Washington D.C. were he was a professor and department chair.
Mark earned his PhD in Strategic Management
from the University of Georgia.
His field of expertise is in Management and Sustainability.
Mark will be a member of the Management Department
and will also serve as a director of the Center
for Ethical and Sustainable Business.
Mark is a very prolific author, with recent publications appear
in the "Journal of Business Ethics"
and "Business Strategy and the Environment."
[ Applause ]
And last but not least is Caterina Tantalo,
who comes to us most recently from the University of Texas
at Arlington, where she was a lecturer
in Strategic Management.
Caterina received her PhD in Management Science
from LUISS Guido Carli University in Rome, Italy.
I hope I said that right [laughs].
Her field is in Strategic Management and Sustainability.
She has published an article in the
"International Journal of Technology."
Catarina has joined our Management Department as well.
[ Applause ]
Thank you.
And next, I'd like to introduce Betsy Kean, the interim dean
for the College of Education.
[ Applause ]
>> Again with the new faculty in the Graduate College
of Education, please stand as I call your name.
Davide Celoria,.
Dr. Celoria has an Ed.D. from the University
of California Berkeley.
He joins the Department of Equity, Leadership Studies
and Instructional Technologies.
His research interest are in the areas of leading
for education change and the role of education leaders
in school reform and transformation,
all from an equity and social justice perspective.
His research centers
on exploring the relationships among education policy,
leadership practice, and teacher practice in a time
of increasing complexity.
Dr. Celoria was most recently the associate superintended
of the Pacifica School District.
[ Applause ]
Amber Friesen.
Dr. Friesen received her PhD
in Special Education Early Literacy Intervention
from Indiana University
where she was a visiting assistant professor in special
and early childhood education.
She joins the Department Of Special Education
in the Early Childhood Special Education Program.
Her research interests include early interventions
that both support and empower young children
and their families.
She's especially interested in early literacy acquisition,
family literacy practices
and meaningful home-school collaborations.
[ Applause ]
Maya Henry.
Dr. Henry earned her PhD in Speech Language Pathology
from the University of Arizona.
She joins the Department of Special Education
in the Communicative Disorders Program.
Her research interests include the nature and treatment
of acquired neurogenic disorders of language.
Her work has included studies of how the brain supports language
and how speech and language are affected by stroke
and by neuro generative disease.
She was most recently a postdoctoral fellow
at the Memory and Aging Center, Department of Neurology,
at the University of California, San Francisco.
[ Applause ]
Maria Zavala.
Dr. Zavala is joining the Department
of Elementary Education.
Her PhD is in learning sciences in K-12 mathematics education
from the University of Washington.
Her research interests include equity and social justice
in teaching and learning of mathematics.
She has a focus on the contextual,
social and political factors that impact education
of Latino-Latina youth across their schooling
but particulalarly in mathematics.
Let us welcome all of our new faculty.
[ Applause ]
Dean Ken Monteiro will now introduce the new faculty
in the College of Ethnic Studies.
[ Applause ]
>> Good morning, college.
The College of Ethnic Studies has one hire this year,
very special hire.
We wish to introduce to you Dr Anantha Sudhakar,
newest assistant professor in the Asian American .
Anantha earned her PhD in English
from Rutgers University at New Brunswick.
Anantha's areas of expertise include Asian American,
South Asian, and Arab American literature, history, culture,
critical race studies, women and gender studies as applied
to social justice and community organizing.
So, as you see, she continues a tradition in ethnic studies
of being multi- interdisciplinary approach
and her commitment to community relevant
and just applications to her academic work.
Anantha has s book manuscript in preparation that'd based
on a dissertation on South Asian American culture and community
from 1991 to 9/11, and other publications
on post 9/11 South Asian
and Arab American arts and literature.
She was recently cited by the national center
for international diversity based at the University
of Michigan as an exemplary diversity scholar.
This citation recognizes early career scholars
who have demonstrated a successful commitment
to diversity-related research and teaching.
Anantha comes to-- as most recently
from a prestigious chancellor postdoctoral fellowship,
and I think it's the only one of the nation that's continues
in Asian American Studies Program at the University
of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
So, please join our college in welcoming Dr. Anantha Sudhakar.
>> Thank you.
[Applause] I'd like to introduce my colleague Don Taylor
from the College of Health and Social Sciences.
[ Applause ]
>> Good morning.
The College of Health and Social Sciences welcomes five new
faculty to the college.
I'm going to wait and see who comes up first
to make sure I have the right introduction.
Alex Gerould has served many years as lecturer
in San Francisco State and is the new assistant professor
in the Criminal Studies-- Criminal Justice Studies Program
in this newly formed school of Public Affairs
and Civic Engagement, PACE for short.
Alex received his bachelor of arts in broadcast communications
from here at San Francisco State in 1989, his MA in history
from San Francisco State in 2002 and his JD from the University
of San Francisco law school.
His areas of specialization include criminology theory,
criminal law, crime and punishment
and historical perspective and crime and gender.
This fall, he's teaching two sections
of CJ401 Criminal Profiling in a class dealing
with forensic evidence, criminal psychology and legal issues
around investigations.
Alex is in the process of writing a book
on the Alexander family homicides, a former--
a famous murder case in Los Angeles in 1984
which involved the family of Kermit Alexander
and all pro-player for the San Francisco 49ners.
This book looks at Los Angeles history, street games,
victimology and the death penalty.
Welcome, Alex.
[ Applause ]
Her full name is Maria Ernita Joaquin, but she asked
that you call her Ernie.
She's an assistant professor
for the Public Administration Graduate Program
in the new School of Public Affairs and Civic Engagement.
And we'll be teaching the introductory MPA courses
in public administration and policy.
Her research and professional interest largely involve
investigating the causes and affects
of the declining capacity of public service organizations
and the driver's nature and effectiveness
of public management reforms especially
as the effect accountability, performances,
and citizen engagement.
She's been writing on these areas
since she received her doctorate in political science in 2007
from Northern Illinois University.
Ernie grew up and received her early education
in the Philippines and she is excited to connect
with the Filipino-American and Asian-Americans here
at San Francisco State.
Having lived in the Illinois corn fields as a PhD student
in the Los Angeles dessert for her early teaching years,
she has really glad to be here.
[Laughter] She loves bird watching and photography
and can't wait to explore the Bay Area without freezing
or burning up in the process.
Welcome, Ernie.
[ Applause ]
Marty Martinson received her master's
in social justice education from the University
of Massachusetts Amherst and her master's and doctorate
in public health from the University
of California Berkeley.
Her research interests include critical gerontology,
political economies of aging
and social construction of aging and health.
Her dissertation explores elder subjective meanings
of community involvement and healthy aging.
Marty's professional interests also include engaged teaching
and use of critical pedagogues and community health education.
She is a consultant and former project director
of the California Senior Leaders Program and Alliance,
a program enhances availability of and provides support
for community building and advocacy efforts
of diverse elders throughout the state.
This semester, Marty will be teaching the undergraduate
community health education theory course and the master's
in public health course, health education planning, management
and administration for community change.
Welcome, Marty.
[ Applause ]
Robert Pope has joined the nursing faculty
as an assistant professor this fall
and actually I received an e-mail
from Robert this morning reminding me
that he has a Friday-only morning course in his teaching.
But we'll welcome him and talk a little bit about him.
He graduated from California State University,
Hayward with a master's of science degree in nursing
as a geriatric nurse practitioner,
and earned his doctorate from the University
of California, San Francisco.
While training as a geriatric nurse practitioner
at a VA Hospital, he began seeing older vets
with substance use disorders and developed an interest
in understanding the basic social processes surrounding
elicit drug use among older African-Americans.
Prior to be awarded at the prestigious SAMHSA pre
and post-fellowship, Dr. Pope was awarded a John A. Hartford
Scholarship whose mission is building academic geriatric
nursing capacity.
Dr. Pope has presented his research,
findings on social determinants of substance abuse
in older African-Americans at national
and international conferences.
And he's published a paper in his research in the Journal
of Transcultural Nursing.
As an assistant professor in this school of nursing,
he is teaching nursing 312, the nursing foundations course
which is also the GWAR course and nursing 324:
geriatric nursing theory which he's teaching now.
Welcome, Robert.
[ Applause ]
And Tony Sparks, he's been a lecturer at San Francisco States
since 2006 and joins the faculty as an assistant professor
in urban studies and planning another program
in the school of PACE.
He received his MA in cultural studies
from Claremont Graduate University and a PhD
in geography from the University of Washington.
His research interests are in poverty, social policy,
and the social dimension of law and governance.
His current research focuses
on San Francisco's behavioral health court and the governance,
a mental illness in San Francisco.
He will be publishing his first book soon, about Homelessness
and Citizenship in Seattle's Tent City 3.
Welcome, Tony.
[ Applause ]
And now, it is my pleasure to introduce Paul Sherwin,
the Dean of Liberal and Creative Arts.
>> Thank you Dean Taylor.
We're a big college and I have 11 new faculty to introduce.
So, you'll be listening to me for a while.
Since earning her PhD from the University of Minnesota,
Sarah Crabtree had been assistant professor Fairleigh
Dickinson University who has one year spent as a fellow
at UCLA center for 17th and 18th century studies.
A history at the Atlantic world she has taught were eager
to teach courses on such topics as US cultural
and intellectual history, US women's history,
public history and Atlantic piracy.
At the time of her hiring,
Sarah had three publications plus three articles under review
at prestigious journals.
She's nearing completion of a book manuscript "A Holy Nation:
The Transatlantic Quaker Ministry in an Age
of Revolution" which explores how these sets of principles
and activist agenda clash
with nation states due among other things to their embrace
of pansophism [assumed spelling], their opposition
to slavery and their advocacy of gender equality.
A second manuscript taking shape will consider how various 18th
century transatlantic religious groups asserted on ideal
of plainness and responds to prevalent excesses
in the early stages of consumer and industrial revolution.
Welcome, Sarah.
[ Applause ]
Sachi Cunningham brings a distinctive set of skills
and experiences to a precision as a multimedia specialist
in the journalism department.
She majored in history at Brown University and received her MJ
from Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism.
Sachi spent last year learning bad issues facing residence
of coastal communities in Mexico and Central America
by putting the finishing touches
on two grant-funded documentary project she directed,
produced, wrote, and edited.
Previously, she had been senior associate producers
and had been a multimedia journalist
at the LA Times for 3 years.
Generating its first multiple platform stories in conjunction
with KQED Radio California report,
the Center for Investigative Reporting and Current TV.
With her single handedly, she was a team member,
she has produced her remarkably varied fascinating
and socially responsible body of work is international in scope.
Along the way, garnering two Emmys, a first place award
in New Media from the Southeast Asian journalist association
and many other [inaudible].
Welcome, Sachi.
[ Applause ]
A native of Germany, Frederik Green [phonetic] received his BA
from Cambridge University in the UK and his PhD from Yale
in East Asian Languages and Literatures.
He joins our foreign languages
and literature Chinese program after--
as a tenure line faculty member
at Macalester College in Minnesota.
He will bring state teaching and research interests
that include Chinese literature from a late imperial period
to the present, Chinese cinema and contemporary culture,
translation and cross cultural interaction
and Sino-Japanese relations--
Sino-Japanese relations with two articles to his credit,
among them, a 2011 study inarguably the top journal
in his field.
He's third currently under review and his well on the way
to a competing a path-breaking book manuscript:
Trans-Cultural Romanticism: Cosmopolitanism, Nationalism
and Nostalgia in Literature and Film of 20th Century China.
On the horizon on his second book project, examining,
continuity and rapture in post socialist Chinese cinema.
Welcome, Frederik.
[ Applause ]
How in one minute properly get introduced Cathy Kudlick
to our campus community.
I think she's the ideal person to carry
on Paul Longmore's legacy, director [inaudible],
the Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability.
I'm convinced that Paul whose death we lamented two years ago
which share my estimation of her as a person,
an [inaudible] advocate of social justice
and a powerfully creative thinker.
Appointed as a tenure professor in history,
Cathy had been a member of UC Davis' faculty since 1989.
Her credentials include a Berkeley PhD, two major books
on diseases and disability in post-revolutionary France
with a third ambitious study in progress and service
on the board of directors of society for disabilities studies
and a president of the disability history association.
Much as Paul did, she has contributed mightily
to defining the field of disability studies
as an interdisciplinary enterprise.
I expect that on her leadership,
the Longmore Institute will become an internationally
recognized force for challenging what most of us take for granted
about disability and ability, and so,
also about the human condition, thereby provoking change
and typical attitudes towards disability and disabled people.
Welcome, Cathy.
[ Applause ]
Silvan Linn, maybe he has--
oh, Silvan, you're here, out there, okay.
Hold degrees from institutions
with strong industrial design programs.
A BS in design in University in Ottawa and an MS in design
with a concentration in arts, media and engineering
from Arizona State where he received NSF funding every year,
a rarity for someone not in a traditional stem fields.
This facility with both traditional fabrication
techniques in such technologies as digital 3D printing,
laser scanning, and rapid prototyping, measures well
with the curricular needs of the design and industry department
as thus his expertise in both industrial design
and visual communication.
He has considerable experience in product development
from designing low cost, low tech inflatables well working
in Shanghai to devising a sophisticated rollator capable
of identifying obstacles
in assisting a visually impaired elderly person to navigate
in unfamiliar environment by means
of the unique audio feedback system.
Silvan also has some publications that revealed him
to be a highly reflective and socially responsible as well
as an excellent writer.
Welcome, Silvan.
[ Applause ]
The visiting assistant professor at Austin college last year,
Anne Linton received her PhD from Yale in spring 2011.
She garnered the [inaudible] prize
for the year's best dissertation in the French Department
and she served as the student member of the editorial board
of Yale French Studies among previewed journal in literature,
criticism, and theory.
Her clinical acumen is evident in an article
on Balzac's appropriation of features
of a then controversial painting by Delacroix published
in 19th century French studies the flagship journal
in her primary field.
The dissertation which is revising for submission
to university press is theoretically bolder and large
in scope, joining 100 of medical--
identical case studies, legal documents
and both popular canonical novels.
She discloses a common 19th century obsession
with an anxiety about her maphrodism or androgyny
that threatens to overturn widely accepted gender,
norms and hierarchies.
And her strategic interests are aligned with a research interest
but extend to the wider arena of interdisciplinary topics in 19th
and 20th century French cultural studies and literature.
Welcome, Anne.
[ Applause ]
Number 7, although [inaudible] has received his MS
in applied linguistics and second language acquisition
from Oxford 2007 and his PhD in linguistics from the University
of Nottingham in 2011, his career in TESOL teaching English
to speakers about the languages dates back to the early 1990s.
He has taught a remarkable variety
of courses including graduates, seminars in San Francisco,
Spain, Brazil and UK, and he has contributed large scale research
project at Nottingham, Oxford, and Cambridge.
Early on, he produced many textbooks
and teaching materials aimed to the English Language Learners
with diverse proficiency levels in special needs.
His more recent work maintains a decidedly applied component,
but he's also from the grounded in linguistic
and pedagogical theory in this nice balance as evident
in publications in such journals
as [inaudible] coordinately language, learning
and technology and applied linguistics.
Our MA TESOL program has much regained from his breath
of expertise in areas ranging from corpus linguistics
and lexicography to language testing
in educational technology.
[ Applause ]
Directly after earning his PhD at University of Iowa,
Samuel McCormick joined the faculty who produced school
of communication 2007.
A sampling of the courses he often there are contemporary
rhetorical theory, rhetoric in the western world,
rhetoric in Marxism, rhetoric in ordinary democracy,
is indicative of the pedagogical range
and interdisciplinary interest he will bring
to our communication studies department.
It was not for nothing that we appointed Samuel a two-year
credit or tenure.
He's already strong publication record was all augmented
by three 2001 articles as well as the monograph "Letters
to Power: Public Advocacy
Without Public Intellectuals" issued
by Penn State University press and recipient
of a major annual award from a professional association.
He reexplores some of rhetorical strategies deployed
by Seneca the Younger, Christine de Pizan, Kant and Kierkegaard
in delivering unwelcome advice to figures of power.
A second book on the near horizon will focus
on contemporary US politics examining tactics
that local communities use in an attempt
to make their voices heard by the powers that be.
Welcome Sam.
[ Applause ]
>> Alexander Pappas has followed an impressive career root
that has brought her to this point.
2004 PhD Wisconsin, visiting assistant professor
in Michigan 2004-'05, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow
at University of Pennsylvania 2005-'06,
assistant professor University of Arkansas beginning fall 2006,
fellow Harvard, Center for Hellenic Studies 2011-'12.
And now, Raoul Bertrand Chair in Classics to San Francisco State.
Alex would be a newly tenured associate professor of Arkansas
if she hadn't accepted an appointment year
as an assistant professor with two years credit to a tenure.
She has produced three recent articles
and with an editors encouragement,
she's on the verge of submitting her manuscript graphic art,
alphabetic images in ancient Greece
to a major university press.
This study offers innovative readings of adverse body
of works in which words and images are
in inextricably interconnective in fascinating ways.
She's also making progress
on a second monograph examining literary
and visual representation of Greek dreams.
Her students will benefit from summaries on these topics
and from the broader way of courses, she's prepared to teach
on Greek language, literature and culture.
Welcome Alex.
[ Applause ]
Adding last year
to the [inaudible] department's already strong animation area,
Ben Ridgeway comes with the background
that includes high level experience
in the video game industry as a designing conceptual artist
and extensive teaching portfolio developed this in.
An assistant professor at two institutions most notably
as head of Northeastern University's animation program
and a body of work is a maker of experimental films
that over the years have demonstrated increasing
intellectual sophistication
and technical virtuosity while attracting
and competent increasing their variety.
Then the reason 3D animation dispensed almost entirely
with narrative.
Piece for eye and ear and mind,
they present richly college geometrical shapes
that the times you really assumed organic form recurring
and seemingly in the cycles, yet with surprising
and beautiful transformation.
At some deep level, these animations explore the nature
of the cognition and perception as well as dreams
and heighten states of consciousness.
His work has been showcased
in film festivals worldwide has received many awards
at prestigious venues.
Welcome Ben.
[ Applause ]
Finally, [inaudible] appointment marks the first time creative
writing has not hired someone whose forte isn't limited to one
or two of the department, three areas of emphasis.
Fiction, poetry and play writing,
a talented fiction writer, Hanan is also adepth
to creative non-fiction a multifaceted literary form,
the breadth of his teaching at Stanford in UC Berkeley
in of his writing is remarkable.
He start creative non-fiction novel writing
and journalism of many sorts.
He has published accounts of traveled places
and circumstances for News Week, The New York Times and UPI.
In 2011, McSweeney's issued his lengthy special population unit,
"Arab Soldiers in Israel's Army."
There's an e-book "On Shaky Ground:
A California Town Fights Nuclear Power in a Seismic Fault Zone"
and a documentary about US Israel relation is
in the works for PBS FRONTLINE.
He has written screen plays in short stories.
It's grim and hilarious.
A recently completed novel,
the monkey [inaudible] will soon find a publisher.
And he has a contract
for an astonishingly strange non-fiction story quest memoir,
meditation titled Unholy Scriptures
for its suicide scandal and the Bible that rock to holy city.
[Laughter] Okay, welcome Hanan.
[Applause] And now, welcome one and all.
Now shoulder to that
to [inaudible] introduce the new faculty and joining the College
of Science and Engineering.
[ Applause ]
>> Thank you Dean Sherwin.
It's my honor to introduce two new outstanding faculty
in the College of Science and Engineering,
Kevin Eshleman [phonetic], okay.
Kevin is a new assistant professor
in our psychology department.
He received a BA in Psychology from UC Santa Cruz and a PhD
in Industrial Organizational Psychology
from Wright State University.
Kevin's research efforts are devoted
to understanding how organizations can improve
by protecting their most valuable resource,
their employees.
Kevin spent the pass three years
as civilian research psychologist
with the Air Force Research Laboratory.
Last year, Kevin was recognized
as a top contributing Air Force scientist
with the class two civilian award which was given to him
for his research and organizational interventions
to foster greater well-being and innovation amongst
to Air Force scientist.
But the time we made the higher in decision last spring,
Kevin was a year past his PhD,
but he already had 12 published papers
with 5 more submitted for publication.
Kevin's professional philosophy is driven
by theorist Kurt Lewin's notion
that there is nothing more practical than a good theory.
However, Kevin says that his personal philosophy is driven
by the notion that there is nothing more pleasing
than a good veggie burger.
[Laughter] Welcome Kevin.
[ Applause ]
Andrea Swei.
Andrea is a new Assistant Professor
in our Biology Department.
She received a BA in Integrative Biology from UC Berkeley.
She then stayed at UC Berkeley
as a National Science Foundation pre-doctoral fellow receiving a
PhD in Integrative Biology in 2009.
Andrea comes to SF State from the National Institutes
of Health postdoctoral fellowship at UC San Francisco.
It's especially fitting that Andrea has a postdoc
at UC San Francisco 'cause that is where she was born.
[Laughter] At the time we made the hiring decision last spring,
Andrea had published 7 papers in peer-reviewed journals,
one of which received national recognition from the Faculty
Of 1000 as a top article in the biomedical sciences.
Andrea's research focuses on tick-borne pathogens.
When she tells people that she works on Lime disease,
they often give her ticks they have collected from their dogs.
[Laughter] Andrea asked me to tell you that she loves dogs,
but she already has plenty of ticks in her collection,
so please don't give her anymore.
Thank you-- [Applause]