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Welcome, New Faculty 2011-12

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 2011-2012 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

Kenneth Douglas
Kenneth Douglas, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Music, Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts, received his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro in 2011 in Music Education; his master's degree is from Michigan State University. He was previously a lecturer for 2 years at the University of Tennessee Martin. According to a statement in the 2011 Raclin School of the Arts annual report document Aspire, he has performed and presented his research nationally and internationally and his "research interests include lifelong learning, teacher training, movitation, and improvisation."
Catherine Hebert

Catherine Hebert, M.A., Lecturer in Spanish, Department of World Language Studies, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, received her M.A. in Spanish from Western Michigan University in 2007. She has taught previously as a visiting faculty member at IU South Bend.

Gihoon Hong

Gihoon Hong, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Economics, School of Business & Economics, received his Ph.D. in Economics in 2011 at University of Virginia where he received his M.A. in Economics in 2006. His dissertation was 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.

Nan Liu
Nan Liu, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Accounting, School of Business & Economics, received her Ph.D. in Accounting from Georgia State University in 2011. Her dissertation was "The Role of Dividend Policy in Real Earnings Management," and her teaching and research interests include financial and managerial accounting. Her professional experience includes the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China from 1993 to 2002.
Xing Lu
Xing Lu, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Finance, School of Business & Economics, received his Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Alabama in 2011 and M.S. in Computational Business from the University of Derby, England in 2003. His dissertation was comprised of three essays in Behavioral Finance: "Internet Message Boards Affect Stock Returns," "Google Knows When You Know Your Stock," and "A Better Way to Measure Search Engine Optimization Marketing." His teaching and ressearch interests include corporate finance, investments, financial markets and institutions, equity offerings, and behavioral finance.
Carol Massat
Carol Massat, Ph.D., Professor and Director of Social Work Program, South Bend, Indiana University School of Social Work, earned her B.A., Masters in Social Work and Ph.D. in Social Work from University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. Dr. Massat edits School Social Work Journal, has an edited book, School Social Work: Practice, Policy, and Research, and numerous peer reviewed journal publications. Her research has been funded by the National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect, and by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Dr. Massat came to IU South Bend from the Jane Addams College of Social Work, University of Illinois at Chicago, where she served as Associate Professor and as Presiding Officer of the UIC Senate.
Bruce D. McDonald

Bruce D. McDonald, III, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Public Administration,Department of Political Science, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was here last year as a Visiting Lecturer.  He came to us from the Askew School of Public Administration and Policy at Florida State University.  This past July, Dr. McDonald successfully defended his dissertation, "A Human Capital Model of the Defense-Growth Relationship."

Francis McGoron
Francis McGoron, Ed.D., Assistant Professor of Elementary Education, School of Education, earned his Master of Education in Early Childhood and his Doctor of Education in Special Education from the University of Cincinnati. Frank’s dissertation was titled "Efficacy of Preschool Teacher Math Talk". He has presented extensively on early childhood math methods and hopes to complete research in classroom settings serving disadvantaged populations.
Kimberly McInerney

Kimberly McInerney, M.N.A., 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 IU South Bend in 2005 with a major in mass communication and a concentration in public relations with a minor in speech. She has worked in the field in several positions as a Public Relations professional and brings her experiences into the classroom. Kimberly had a previous appointment as a Visiting Lecturer at IU South Bend.

Joyce Palmateer
Joyce Palmateer, M.S.N., FNP-BC, Clinical Lecturer in Nursing, College of Health Sciences, joins the School of Nursing faculty with extensive background in both clinical practice and teaching the profession of nursing. She received her BSN from Loyola University, Chicago and her MSN from Rush University, Chicago.  Joyce is a Family Nurse Practitioner with expertise in Cardiac Rehabilitation. She has worked in highly autonomous clinical practice settings, promoting wellness as well as managing acute and chronic health care needs across the lifespan. She is proficient in Spanish, and maintains professional affiliations that reflect her extensive involvement and expertise. She was a nursing instructor at Ancilla College. She has also precepted students and served as a guest lecturer at Rush University, Chicago and was a student preceptor at Valparaiso University.  She has been an adjunct faculty person for us here at IU South Bend – including this past summer for our MSN program.
Eric Souther
Eric Souther, M.F.A., Assistant Professor of New Media, Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts, earned his M.F.A. in 2011 in Electronic Integrated Art from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. He received his B.F.A. in New Media from Kansas City Art Institute. Eric's statement in the 2011 Raclin School of the Arts annual report document Aspire, lists his interests in "unseen signals, language, digital life, and the complexities of data. I create interactive systems that manipulate audio and video in real-time."
Kathleen Sullivan
Kathleen Sullivan, Ph.D., Lecturer and Learning Strategies Specialist, School of Education and the Academic Resource Center, earned her Ph.D. in English from the University of Notre Dame. She will work with the Randy Isaacson in the School of Education and with Dr. Virginia Heideman in the Academic Center for Excellence. Dr. Sullivan will be teaching the U100 Threshold Seminar and working with the peer mentor program.
Kyoko Takanashi
Kyoko Takanashi, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of English, Department of English, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, earned her PhD in English LIterature from Indiana University Bloomington and her M.A. in English Literature from SUNY Buffalo.  This spring, she successfully defended her dissertation, “Vehicles of Narrative:  Circulation, Technology, and Literary History from Fielding to Eliot.” Kyoko was previously in visiting appointments at IU South Bend.
Hayley Wood-Klauer
Hayley Wood-Klauer, B.S., 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.Hayley has worked in both general and periodontal private practices and was in a visiting position last year at IU South Bend.

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

Burnell Anderson
Burnell Anderson, M.S., Educational Specialist, Visiting Lecturer in Elementary Education, School of Education, Bernie earned his Educational Specialist degree from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota and his master's degree from University of Wisconsin - River Falls. He was an elementary building principal for many years and most recently was an active adjunct faculty at the University of St. Thomas. Bernie knows much about standards and we look forward to working with him and learning from him.
Jenny Bucksbarg

Jenny Bucksbarg, M.A., Visiting Lecturer in English (Fall), College of Liberal Arts & Science, received her M.A. in English from IU South Bend and her B.A. in English from Purdue. She has taught previously as an associate faculty member at IU South Bend.

Aimee Cole
Aimee Cole, M.F.A., Visiting Lecturer in Costume Design, Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts, received her M.F.A. in Costume Design from Florida State University and her B.S. in Clothing and Textiles/Apparel Design from Michigan State University. She has had previous appointments at the University of Evansville, Cornell University, and the University of Notre Dame.
John Edward Cory
John Edward Cory, Jr., M.S., Visiting Lecturer in Criminal Justice, Department of Criminal Justice, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, had a 30+ year career in law enforcement including several years with the FBI.  He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and has a Masters in Law Enforcement Administration from Calumet College of St. Joseph. He is currently a Doctoral Candidate in Organizational Leadership at Argosy University in Chicago.
Sunil Devi
Sunil Devi, Ph.D., Visiting Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Physics, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, received her Ph.D. in Nuclear Physics from the University of Delhi.
Marcia Holland Marcia Holland, M.L.S., M.A.., Visiting Lecturer in English (Fall), Department of English, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, received her M.L.S.from IU South Bend, as well as her M.A. in English. She also received B.A.s in both Psychology and BIology from IU South Bend. Marcia has taught previously as an associate faculty member at IU South Bend.
Jeffrey Luppes
Jeffrey Luppes, Ph.D., Visiting Assistant Professor of German, Department of World Language Studies, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, PhD in German from the University of Michigan (2010) and an M.A. in Political Sciences from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Last year he was a lecturer at the University of Michigan. His published research is on the role that post-World War II trauma discourse has played in the formation of modern national identity through German popular culture.
Audrey Ricke
Audrey Ricke, M.A., Visiting Lecturer in Anthropology and Future Faculty Fellow, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, received her B.A. and M.A. in Anthropology at Wichita State University and is a Ph.D. candidate in Anthropology at Indiana University Bloomington. Her current research focuses on the expression of German identity in Brazil.  She teaches courses on Latin America, and transnational celebrations as well as introductory courses to socio-cultural anthropology.
Alessandra Simmons
Alessandra Simmons, B.A., Visiting Lecturer in English and Future Faculty Fellow, Department of English, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, received her B.A. in Literature from the University of California, Santa Cruz and is currently working on an M.F.A. in Creative Writing, in particular poetry, at Indiana University Bloomington.  She will be teaching First-Year Writing and Creative Writing at IU South Bend this year.
Avery Tompkins
Avery Tompkins, Ph.D., Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, He received his PhD in Sociology from Syracuse University this past May. He conducts qualitative research in queer and transgender studies from interdisciplinary sociological perspectives. While he enjoys teaching courses in his research areas, his favorite course to teach is Introduction to Sociology.
Katie Willison
Katie Willison, M.A., Visiting Lecturer in Spanish, Department of World Language Studies, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, M.A. in Spanish from Vanderbilt University (2010). Taught Spanish at Vanderbilt between 2008 and 2010 and at Alicante, Spain this summer, and most recently she taught Rhetoric at the University of Iowa.  She is visiting lecturer of Spanish for this year.

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

Nuran Bradley
Nuran Bradley, M.S., Visiting Lecturer in Mathematics and Math Tutoring Administrator, Department of Mathematical Sciences, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, and Academic Resource Center (ACE),, received her M.S. in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science fromIU South Bend. Nuran has taught previously in a visiting appointment and also as an associate faculty member at IU South Bend.
Staci Lugar Brettin
Staci Lugar Brettin, Ph.D., Visiting Lecturer in Management, School of Business & Economics, recently received her Ph.D. in Business Administration from Anderson University. Her dissertation is "The Market Oriented Innovator's Dilemma," an exploration of how market learning style, market & entrepreneurial orientations, and new product development influence firm-level radical innovation orientation. She received her M.B.A. from Bethel College and her professional experience includes Director of Prospect Research at Holy Cross College; Business Advisor & Trainer at the South Bend Area Small Business Development Center; Owner & Marketing Strategist of Brettin Design; Account Director & Marketing Strategist at Villing & Company; and Associate Marketing Manager at Environmental Test Systems. Staci has served as an associate faculty member since 2007, teaching New Venture Creation, assisting with the Entrepreneur Lecture Series, and coordinating student submissions for the Kem Krest Entrepreneurship Competition.
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 South Bend in 1974. He had previously received his B.A. in Elementary Education from IU South Bend in 1972. He has done extensive data modeling in Excel and FoxPro for finance, sales and inventory control systems.
Margaret Chapman
Margaret Chapman, M.A., Visiting Lecturer in English, Department of English, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, received her M.A. in Rhetoric and Composition from Western Michigan University in 2008. She had a visiting appointment last year at IU South Bend.
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.
Laura Cutler
Laura Cutler, B.F.A., Visiting Lecturer in Fine Arts, Raclin School of the Arts,has a BFA in Fine Arts, Painting, and Ceramics from the Otis College of Arts and Design in California. She has worked on her MFA in Figurative Fine Art from the New York Academy of Art. She has taught at California State University, Northridge, University of LaVerne, Crossword School for Art and Science and is co-owner of The Thaddeus C. Gallery in LaPorte, IN. She has won awards from the Midwest Museum of Art, South Shore Arts and an Individual artist Grant from the Indiana Arts Commission.
Judith Dalka
Judith Dalka, M.S., Visiting Lecturer in Mathematics, Department of Mathematics, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, received her masters degree from Oregon State University in General Science (mathematics and statistics). She is a former mathematics instructor at Goshen High School and taught Advanced Placement Calculus and Pre-Calculus courses throughout her career. She has taught previously as an associate faculty member at IU South Bend.
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." Andrew was in a visiting position last year at IU South Bend.
Allison Foley
Allison Foley, M.Sc.,Visiting Lecturer in Anthropology, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences,received her masters degree in Archaeology from the University of Edinburgh in 2004, and 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." Last year Allison was a Future Faculty Teaching Fellow with an appointment as a Visiting Lecturer in Anthropology.
Rebecca Gerdes
Rebecca Gerdes, M.A., Visiting Lecturer in English, Department of English, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, received B.A. and M.A. degrees in English from IU South Bend. She plans to eventually pursue a Ph.D. Rebecca was a visiting faculty member at IU South Bend last year.
Sally Hanson
Sally 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. She had a visiting appointment at IU South Bend last year.
Matthew Holloway
Matthew Holloway, M.S., Visiting Lecturer in Computer and Information Sciences, Department of Computer and Information Sciences, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, received his MS in Systems Engineering from Oakland University in Michigan in 1989. Matthew has taught previously as an associate and visiting faculty member at IU South Bend.
Brynn Leavitt Brynn Leavitt, M.S., Visiting Lecturer in French, Department of World Languages, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, earned her M.S. in Education (French and ENL—English as New Language) from Indiana University South Bend (2010).  Brynn’s teaching experience includes English language instruction at the British School of Siena, Italy (2006), and French language instruction at the secondary and college levels. She is now continuing her appointment as full time instructor of French at the Department of World Languages since January 2011.
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.  David serves as series editor and judge of the 42 Miles Poetry Prize, a national poetry competition administered by the English Department. He has had previous visiting appointments at IU South Bend.
Patricia Lewis
Patricia Lewis, M.L.S., Visiting Lecturer in Mathematical Sciences, Department of Mathematical Sciences, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, received her M.L.S. from Indiana University South Bend in 2003. Pat has taught as an associate faculty member at IU South Bend for several years as well as a visiting faculty member and has received the IU South Bend Associate Faculty Distinguished Teaching Award in 2006 and an Indiana University Part-Time Teaching Award in 2007 (article). Pat had a visiting position at IU South Bend last year. (photo courtesy IU Home Pages)
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.
Jennifer Muniz

Jennifer Muniz, D.M.A., Visiting Assistant Professor of Music, Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts, (accompanying and theory) has a Bachelor of Music from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, and a Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts from the Manhattan School of Music. She has served as an adjunct professor at Goshen College and staff accompanist for the Master of Sacred Music program at Notre Dame. She has served as an adjunct faculty member at IU South Bend since 1996.

John Pankow
John Pankow, M.S., Visiting Lecturer in Mathematical Sciences, Department of Mathematical Sciences, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, received his M.S. in Education from Indiana University South Bend in 1996. John has taught previously as an associate and visiting faculty member at IU South Bend.
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.
Christopher Wedrychowicz
Christopher Wedrychowicz, Ph.D., Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Department of Mathematical Sciences, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, received his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in Mathematics from SUNY Albany. He was a lecturer in mathematics at SUNY Albany for two years and was in a visiting position at IU South Bend last year. His research area is ergodic theory.

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