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Welcome, New Faculty 2010-11

The quality of our faculty represents the heart of our academic mission. Listed here are the talented new faculty members in tenure-track and lecturer appointments or visiting full-time positions who have joined the IU South Bend faculty in the 2010-2011 academic year as well as those faculty members in visiting full-time positions this year who have had previous part- or full-time appointments at IU South Bend.

New Tenure Track & Lecturer Faculty
Visting Faculty - First-Time Appointments
Visiting Faculty - With Previous Appointments

NEW TENURE-TRACK & LECTURER FACULTY

Benjamin Balthaser
Benjamin Balthaser, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of English, focusing on 20th Century Multi-Ethnic U.S. Literature, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences,earned his Ph.D. in Literature at the University of California, San Diego in 2010. He recently defended his dissertation entitled  “I Hear Foundations Shaking: Transnational Modernism from the Great Depression to the Cold War.”
Vicki Bloom
Vicki Bloom, M.S.L.S., Library Science, Dean of the Library and Media Services, received her Master's degree in Library Science from Wayne State University, and served previously as the Head of Reference Services, Rivera Library at the University of California, Riverside Libraries. She is a published scholar on academic and electronic reference sources and management systems; a prolific book reviewer on diverse topics including social sciences, humanities and gerontology; and an active leader in the American Library Association.
Jane Cera
Jane Cera, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Visual Arts, Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts, Visual Arts, received her Ph.D. in Teacher Leadership in Art Education from The Ohio State University in 1998 and an M.A. in Art Education from University of Southern Mississippi in 1990. Her dissertation investigated the development of Teacher Leadership, and continuing research focuses on the necessary role and function of Teacher Leadership in the successful implementation of socio-cultural curriculum in Art Education.
Jennifer A. Colanese
Jennifer A. Colanese, M.S. (Criminology), ABD (Ph.D.), Acting Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, focusing on Institutional and Community Corrections, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, ABD at Indiana University Bloomington. Her dissertation is an ethnographic study of a Girl Scouts program in a detention center which she hopes will increase understanding of social justice programs that focus on incarcerated girls and women.
Peter Connor
Peter Connor, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Mathematics, focusing on Actuarial Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, received his Ph.D. in Mathematics from Indiana University Bloomington in 2009. He comes to IU South Bend most recently from Bellarmine University in Louisville, KY, and his dissertation was entitled “Adding Handles to Wei’s Genus Two Doubly Periodic Minimal Surface.”
Carmen Dielman
Carmen Dielman, B.S., B.G.S., Clinical Lecturer in Dental Education, College of Health Sciences, received both her Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene and Bachelor of General Studies from IU South Bend.  Over the past 26 years Carmen has been involved in the dental field working in private practice as a dental assistant, later receiving her dental hygiene degree, leading annual dental mission trips to Haiti, teaching as an associate faculty member in the Dental Education department last year here at IU South Bend, and now looks forward to her full time role as a Dental Education Clinical Instructor.
Hang T. Dinh
Hang T. Dinh, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Computer and Information Sciences in the Informatics Program, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, focusing on Algorithms/Computing Foundations, received her Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut in Computer Science and Engineering in 2010, with a dissertation entitled “On the Performance of A* Search and Local Search.”
Elizabeth Dunn
Elizabeth Dunn, Ph.D., Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Professor of History, received her Ph.D. in American History from the University of Illinois, and previously served as the Interim Dean of the College of Arts and Letters at Bemidji State University in Minnesota. She is an extraordinary scholar in American intellectual history; co-author of Charles Darwin, the Copley Medal, and the Rise of Naturalism (2009, Longman Press); recipient of numerous grants and awards; consultant/evaluator with the Higher Learning Commission; and was editor of the Journal of the American Studies Association of Texas (1997-98).
Carolynn Hine-Johnson
Carolynn Hine-Johnson, Ed.D., Assistant Professor of Theatre and Dance, Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts, received her Ed.D. in Dance Education from Temple University in 1999 and her B.A. in Liberal Studies from Bethel College in 1987. Her past experiences include owning and operating her own dance studio, performing professionally and presenting papers at scholarly conferences. Currently, she is Assistant Professor of Dance at IUSB where she teaches dance and is also working on designing a Dance Major that includes three concentrations: Ballet/Modern dance, Dance for Musical Theatre and World (Ethnic) dance.
Kevin Lamarr James
Kevin Lamarr James, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Sociology and Director of the Natatorium and Civil Rights Heritage Center, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, received his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Illinois at Chicago in May of 2010, and most recently was a visiting faculty member at IU South Bend. His dissertation was entitled “Kiss and Tell: Determinants and Processes of HIV Status Disclosure among a Sample of Newly Diagnosed Men.”
Sharon Jones
Sharon Jones, M.S.N., Acting Assistant Professor of Nursing, College of Health Sciences, received her M.S.N. in Nursing in 2006; she is a PhD candidate at Loyola University in Chicago.
Samantha Joyce
Samantha Joyce, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Communication Arts, Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts, received her doctoral degree in Media Studies at the University of Iowa in 2010, her M.A. in Radio and Broadcasting from San Francisco State University in 2006, and received her BA in Mass Communication, Journalism from the Universidade Federal Fluminense in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2001. Her dissertation (Race Matters: Race, Telenovela Representation, and Discourse in Contemporary Brazil) investigates how different factors surrounding a telenovela - narrative, audience reaction, media criticism and commentary played a dynamic role in creating a meta-discourse about race in Brazil. Her overall interests are: Communication and Cultural Studies, and media as agents of positive social change, interrogating power, representation, and the role of media in cultural formation, ethics, Entertainment Education, criticism, race, class, gender and sexuality.
Igor Juricevic
Igor Juricevic, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychology, focusing on Cognitive Psychology, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, received his Ph. D. in Experimental Psychology from the University of Toronto in Canada in 2006. He was most recently a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Nevada, Reno and his dissertation was entitled “Looking at Perspective Pictures from too Far, too Close, and Just Right.”
Robert Kenagy
Robert Kenagy, J.D., Assistant Professor of Business Law, School of Business and Economics, received his J.D. degree from the College of William and Mary in 1977. He is licensed to practice law in Michigan and Indiana and worked for Whirlpool Corporation from 1986 until 2010 where he was VP and Associate General Counsel. His areas of practice included securities, corporate, and commercial law; product safety; supply chain and marketing matters; and patent matters. He held several other senior positions in legal affairs and has been active in leadership roles in the public schools and the YMCA in the region. He will be teaching courses in business and commercial law at undergraduate and graduate levels.
Tami Martinez
Tami Martinez, M.A., Lecturer in Communication Arts, Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts, received the Master of Arts in Communication, Media Studies Emphasis from from Andrews University in 2010 and her, B.A. in Communication from  Andrews University in 1993. Prior to teaching, she worked in the related fields of Marketing and Public Relations. She has her own communications consulting business, Synergistic Communications; and, one of her interests and areas of research is cross-cultural communication. She recently created a template for a three-day, intensive training "boot camp" in journalism best practices for student editors and staff of a public, 4-year college or university student newspaper. Foundational to this training is cross-cultural awareness and understanding.
John Spear Mayrose
John Spear Mayrose, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Music, Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts, received his Ph.D. in Music Composition from Duke University in Durham in 2006 and his B.M. in Guitar Performance (Magna Cum Laude) from South Carolina Honors College in 1998. His compositions draw inspiration from science and mathematics and are a stylistic fusion of post-minimalism and rock music and electronica.  He performs regularly as a soloist on guitar and on electric guitar and bass in pulsoptional, a band of composers based in Durham, NC.
Alex Meisami
Alex Meisami, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Finance, School of Business and Economics, received his M.S. in Finance in 2009 and his Ph.D. in Finance in 2010 from the University of Texas at San Antonio. He received his B.A. in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin in 2003.  His teaching and research interests include corporate finance, international finance, and investments.  He has a recent publication in the Journal of Banking and Finance titled: "Lost in translation: Delayed ex-dividend price adjustments of Hong Kong ADRs". His dissertation involved three essays on capital structure, corporate mergers in India, and entry in foreign markets through acquisition. He will be teaching courses in undergraduate and graduate-level finance.
Barbara Mociulski
Barbara Mociulski, M.D., B.F.A., Lecturer in New Media (Graphic Design), Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts, received a Doctor of Medicine from the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis in 1981 and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from IU South Bend in 2002. Barbara has taught previously as an associate and visiting faculty member at IU South Bend. Barbara enjoys working in a variety of media and also watching her students find their own artistic satisfactions.
Joshua Rubin
Joshua Rubin, M.A.,Writing CenterAdministrator and Lecturer in English, Department of English, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, previously held a visiting appointment at IU South Bend.
Barbara Mociulski Barbara M. Thomas, Ed.D., Assistant Professor of Elementary Education, School of Education, earned her doctoral degree in educational leadership at Ball State University in 2010, her Education Specialist degree at IU Bloomington in School Administration in 1986, her Master of Science in Special Education at IU South Bend, and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from Central College in Iowa. Her presentations have centered on the application of theory into practice. She has been a teacher and school administrator in public schools. Research interests include the principal as a literacy leader and mentoring new teachers and principals into the profession.
Timothy Willig
Timothy Willig, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of History, focusing on Colonial/Early U.S. History, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, received his Ph.D. in History from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, in 2003. He was most recently at Onondaga Community College in Syracuse, NY. He published his first monograph entitled Restoring the Chain of Friendship: British Policy and the Indians of the Great Lakes, 1783-1815, published in 2008 by University of Nebraska Press.
Jeffrey Marsh Wright
Jeffrey Marsh Wright, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Music, Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts, received his Ph.D. in Musicology from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 2007 and a B.M.A. in Music and Mathematics from DePauw University (Magna Cum Laude) in 2005. Jeff’s interests include European music history, American music, music and politics, gender and sexuality in music, and popular music.

New Tenure Track & Lecturer Faculty
Visting Faculty - First-Time Appointments
Visiting Faculty - With Previous Appointments
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VISITING FACULTY - FIRST-TIME APPOINTMENTS

Matthew Brown
Matthew Brown, M.A., Visiting Lecturer in English, Department of English, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, received his M.A. in English Composition from the University of Toronto in 2002
Patricia Childress
Patricia Childress, D.M.A., Visiting Lecturer in Music Education Education and Conductor of the Indiana University South Bend Wind Ensemble, Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts received her Doctor of Musical Arts from Michigan State University in 2003, Master of Music from Western Michigan University in 1984, and Bachelor of Music from Arizona State University in 1980.  She is an active music educator, conductor, clinician, and adjudicator. As a guest conductor, lecturer, and clinician, she has presented instrumental performances and lectures for Michigan State University, Rutgers University, The Ohio State University, Indiana University, Western Michigan University, and numerous music educators associations.
Kimberly Claeys
Kimberly Claeys, M.N.A., Visiting Lecturer in Communication Arts, Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts received her Master of Nonprofit Administration from the University of Notre Dame in 2010 and her B.A. from Indiana University in 2005. She has worked in the field as a Public Relations professional and brings her experiences into the classroom.
Andrew DeSelm
Andrew DeSelm, M.A., Visiting Lecturer in English, Department of English, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, received his M.A. degree from SUNY at Buffalo in Film/Cinema Studies in 2008. The title of his thesis was "Fixing Hitchcock."
Allison J. Foley
Allison J. Foley, M.Sc., in Archaeology (University of Edinburgh, 2004), is a Future Faculty Teaching Fellow with an appointment as a Visiting Lecturer in Anthropology, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, is enrolled in the Ph.D. Program in Physical Anthropology at Indiana University Bloomington. The title of her dissertation is “Trauma in the Central Illinois River Valley: A Paleopathological Analysis of the Morton Site.”
Sallie Hanson
Sallie Hanson, M.F.A., Visiting Lecturer in Theatre and Dance, Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts, received her M.F.A. from the University of Nevada Las Vegas in 1993. In addition, Sallie holds a B.S. in Apparel Design and Technology from Purdue University in 1989 as well as a Secondary Educational Teaching Certification through Western Michigan University.  Sallie has worked both academically and professionally in theatre for over 25 years.
Gi Hoon Hong
Gi Hoon Hong, M.A., ABD (Ph.D.), Visiting Lecturer of Economics, School of Business and Economics, is a Ph.D. candidate in Economics at University of Virginia where he received his M.A. in Economics in 2006. His dissertation is entitled “U.S. and Domestic Migration Decisions of Mexican Workers,” and his teaching and research interests include labor economics, applied microeconomics, demographic economics, and international trade.
Bridgid McAuliffe
Bridgid McAuliffe, M.F.A., Visiting Assistant Professor of New Media, Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts, received her M.F.A. in Fine Arts from the University of Denver in 2009 and a B.F.A. in Fine Arts from Colorado State University in 2001. With a background in photography and music, and an interest in social issues, identity, and storytelling, McAuliffe focuses on video and animation installations and performances, where she can combine her various interests. Her M.F.A. thesis was a multimedia installation and live cinema performance focusing on percussive dance as vehicle to explore cultural identity, history and empowerment in generations of women.
Bruce McDonald
Bruce McDonald, III, ABD (Ph.D.), Visiting Lecturer in Political Science, Department of Political Science, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, is a Ph.D. Candidate in Public Administration and Policy at Florida State University. His Dissertation is "A Human Capital Model of the Defense-Growth Paradigm."
Vidyalakshmi Rajagopalan
Vidyalakshmi Rajagopalan, Ph.D., Visiting Postdoctoral Research Associate, received the doctoral degree in Biology in 2007 from Purdue University.
Beverly Sedlacek
Beverly Sedlacek, M.S.N., Visiting Lecturer in Nursing, College of Health Sciences, received her M.S.N. from Case Western Reserve University in 1985.
Hayley Wood
Hayley Wood, B.S., Visiting Clinical Lecturer in Dental Education, College of Health Sciences, received her Bachelor of Science degree in dental hygiene from The Ohio State University.  At Ohio State Hayley had the opportunity to be involved in many different projects including research, the Ohio Project where she provided dental care to underserved children, and table clinic presentations at the American Dental Hygiene Association’s Annual Session. Over the past year Hayley worked in both general and periodontal private practices and now looks forward to being a part of IU South Bend.
Shengxiong Wu
Shengxiong Wu, M.A., ABD (Ph.D.), Visiting Lecturer of Finance, School of Business and Economics, is a Ph.D. candidate in Finance at Kent State University where he received the M.A. in Economics in 2006. He also received an M.A. in Economics of Development from Erasmus University Rotterdam in the Netherlands in 2004. His research interests include market microstructure, risk management and Chinese stock markets, and will be teaching courses in corporate finance, investments, risk management, and international finance.

New Tenure Track & Lecturer Faculty
Visting Faculty - First-Time Appointments
Visiting Faculty - With Previous Appointments
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VISITING FACULTY - WITH PREVIOUS APPOINTMENTS

Margaret Chapman
Margaret Chapman, M.F.A., Visiting Assistant Professor of English, Department of English, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, received her M.F.A. in creative writing from The Art Institute of Chicago in 2006. She is co-author of the book Poetry for Beginners. She had a visiting appointment last year at IU South Bend.
James Champaigne
James Champaigne, M.S., Visiting Lecturer in Computer and Information Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, received his M.S. in Elementary Education from IU Bloomington in 1974.
Lori Cox
Lori Cox, M.S.N., Visiting Lecturer in Nursing, Nursing Program, College of Health Sciences, received the B.S.N. from the University of Michigan and an M.S.N. from IUPUI – Critical Care CNS. She has had previous visiting appointments at IU South Bend.
Kerri K. Lawson
Kerri K. Lawson, M.L.S., Visiting Lecturer in English, Department of English, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, received her M.L.S. from Indiana University South Bend in 1998. Kerry has taught previously both as a visiting and an associate faculty member at IU South Bend.
David Dodd Lee
David Dodd Lee, M.F.A., Visiting Assistant Professor in English, Department of English, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, received an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Western Michigan University in 1992.  He has been teaching Creative Writing at IU South Bend since 2004.  This year, he will launch the Lester M. Wolfson Poetry Award, which is a national poetry competition. He has had previous visiting appointments at IU South Bend.
Jennifer Loop-Miller
Jennifer Loop-Miller, B.S.N., Visiting Lecturer in Nursing, College of Health Sciences, received her B.S.N. in 2002 from Valparaiso University. She has completed graduate coursework at Indiana Wesleyan.. She has had previous visiting appointments at IU South Bend.
Bruce Nowlin
Bruce Nowlin, M.A., Visiting Lecturer in Elementary Education, School of Education,doctoral student in Higher Education Administration and Leadership at Indiana State University. Holds a Master of Arts in Education in Early Childhood Education from Ball State University. His presentations have been in the areas comprising early childhood education.
Heather Stears
Heather Stears, M.S., Visiting Lecturer in Nursing, College of Health Sciences, received her M.S. from Michigan State University in 2009. She has had previous visiting appointments at IU South Bend.
Kyoko Takanashi
Kyoko Takanashi, ABD, Visiting Lecturer in English, Department of English, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, is currently a PhD candidate in English Literature (with an interdisciplinary minor in Eighteenth-Century Studies) at Indiana University Bloomington. She received the MA in English Literature from University of Buffalo, SUNY in 2002. She has held a previous visiting appointment at IU South Bend.

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Visting Faculty - First-Time Appointments
Visiting Faculty - With Previous Appointments
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New Faculty Colleagues for the 2008-09 Academic Year
New Faculty Colleagues for the 2009-10 Academic Year