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Welcome, New Faculty 2012-13

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 2012-2013 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

Justin Amellio

Justin Amellio, M.F.A., Assistant Professor of Theatre, Acting & Directing, Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts; M.F.A. in Theatre/Movement Pedagogy from Virginia Commonwealth University (2011); B.A. degrees in Musical Theatre Performance and English Literature from S.U.N.Y. College at Cortland (2003). Previous experiences include co-founding and Artistic Directing Easy Street Players, serving as Associate Artistic Director and Artistic Associate for One Theatre Company and Bare Boned Theatre Company respectively, while in Chicago, IL. Favorite directing and choreography credits include the Richmond premiere of [title of show] at Richmond Triangle Players (2011 RTCC Award, Best Musical), Anything Goes with national tour diva Kathy Halenda (Riverside Theatre Center, VA), and Lend Me a Tenor (One Theatre Company, Chicago) to name a few.  As an Assistant Professor of Theatre at IUSB, Justin is thrilled be teaching acting and directing while serving as a director in the mainstage season.

Nuran Bradley

Nuran Bradley, M.S., Lecturer in Mathematics, Department of Mathematical Sciences, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences; received her M.S. in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science as well as her B.A. in Mathematics from IU South Bend. Nuran has taught previously in visiting appointments, as an associate faculty member, and in the Academic Center for Excellence at IU South Bend. 

Kristen Budd

Kristen Budd, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; comes to IU South Bend after a visiting appointment at Miami of Ohio. In 2011, she received her Ph.D. in Sociology from Purdue University and her research interests are in criminology, corrections, and public and institutional responses to crime and delinquency.  Her dissertation was entitled, “Moral Panics and Changing Sociolegal Responses Toward Stigmatized Outsiders: Public Perceptions of Convicted Sex Offenders and Sex Offender Laws.”  She is one of our own graduates, holding a B.A. from IU South Bend in Sociology with minors in Criminal Justice and Women’s Studies.


Aimee Cole

Aimee Cole, M.F.A., Lecturer in Theatre, Costumer & Costume Shop Manager, Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts; M.F.A. in Costume Technology from Florida State University (1991) and her B.S. in Clothing and Textiles from Michigan State University (1988). She previously taught at The University of Evansville and Cornell University. Professional credits include Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Vee Corporation’s “Sesame Street Live” and The Santa Fe Opera.

Lori Cox

Lori Cox, R.N., M.S.N., Clinical Lecturer in Nursing, School of Nursing, College of Health Sciences; received the B.S.N. from the University of Michigan and an M.S.N. from IUPUI in the area of Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist. She has hospital experience as a Clinical Nurse Specialist, Emergency Care Center, and has an extensive background in teaching at both hospital and university settings. She has taught at IU South Bend since 2009 as a visiting lecturer in the School of Nursing, teaching both didactic and clinical courses for critical care, and the management and capstone clinical courses for our 8th semester students. She has also been active in scholarship, recently co-authoring a publication in Clinical Nurse Specialist on “Nursing Identification of Delirium.” She brings a wealth of experience to our Critical Care and Management Courses.

Thomas Devaney

Thomas Devaney, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of History, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; received the Ph.D. from Brown University; specializes in Medieval History.  His areas of interest focus primarily on European History but he also studied and taught pre-modern history in the Islamic world and emphasizes transnational perspectives.  He most recently taught at the University of Puget Sound.  His dissertation was entitled “An ‘Amiable Enmity’: Frontier Spectacle and Intercultural Relations in Castile and Cyprus.”  His research on festivals, spectacle and the Spanish frontier has already begun to find its home in excellent publication venues.

Geoffrey Duce

Geoffrey Duce, D.M.A., Assistant Professor of Music, Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts; D.M.A. in Piano Performance from Manhattan School of Music (2007). Originally from Scotland, he previously studied in Berlin (Diploma) and Manchester (MMus, BMus).  At IUSB he will be coaching, accompanying and teaching music theory courses.  Performances have included a solo recital in London’s Wigmore Hall, concertos with the Sinfonie Orchester Berlin in the Berlin Philharmonie, and appearances as a collaborative pianist on Carnegie Hall’s Main Stage and in recording for BBC Radio.

John Gallagher

John Gallagher, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Social Work, Indiana University School of Social Work, South Bend; graduated in May of 2012 with his Ph.D. in Social Work from the University of Texas at Arlington. The title of his dissertation was Evaluating Drug Court Effectiveness and Exploring Racial Disparities in Drug Court Outcomes: A Mixed Methods Study. His research interests involve exploration of effective treatment approaches for African American drug court participants, and policy analyses on the effectiveness of drug court law. He has taught at Alvernia University (Addiction Studies) and the University of Texas at Arlington (School of Social Work). He has previously published five peer reviewed articles in the areas of ethics, drug court law, and homelessness. He has practiced addiction and mental health counseling fulltime for approximately 12 years, is a licensed social worker and a licensed clinical addiction counselor. 

Julia Gressick

Julia Gressick, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Instructional Technology, School of Education; recently defended her dissertation and completed the degree requirements for her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology at the University of Wisconsin Madison. Her dissertation was titled Adventures in Argument: Pedagogically Optimizing Arguing to Learn. Julia has a rich classroom background having taught mathematics and having provided classroom teachers with support as they developed online collaborative learning activities. She is joining our educational technology faculty.

Terri Hebert

Terri Hebert, Ed.D., Assistant Professor of Elementary Education, School of Education; earned her Ed.D. from Stephen F. Austin State University and has been most recently on the faculty at the University of Central Arkansas. She has published a book entitled, High Stakes Teaching: Practices That Improve Student Learning. In addition, she has several publications and presentations related to improvement of teaching and learning. She is currently interested in the effectiveness of inquiry-based STEM integration within K-12 schools. She is a successful grant writer and has worked extensively with public schools in Texas in a program titled "Teaching Excellence in Mathematics and Science."

Sean Hottois

Sean Hottois, M.F.A., Assistant Professor of New Media (INMS), Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts; Received the M.F.A. from Fort Hays State University (2005) and in 2001 he attained both a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design and a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design from the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky. Sean has also held assistant faculty appointments in Indiana and the United Arab Emirates.

Casey Lard

Casey Lard, M.F.A., Lecturer in Painting and Drawing, Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts; Received the M.F.A. in Painting and Drawing from Tulane University (2010) and B.F.A. from Louisiana Tech University. Her thesis paintings and writing analyze the interconnectedness of sexuality and objectification as it relates to self-portraiture. Figurative painting and drawing continues to be her primary focus.  She has recently relocated from south central Pennsylvania where she served as an adjunct faculty member at Shippensburg University, Harrisburg Area Community College, and Pennsylvania College of Art & Design.

Jennifer Loop-Miller

Jennifer Loop-Miller, R.N., M.S.N., Clinical Lecturer, School of Nursing, College of Health Sciences; received her B.S.N. from Valparaiso University (2002) and her M.S.N. in Nursing Education from Indiana Wesleyan University. She has strong hospital experience as a Critical Care Nurse in the Emergency Department and Intensive Care Unit. Jenny brings a wealth of college and university teaching experience, including at IU South Bend as an associate faculty member (2009-2010) and visiting lecturer (2010-2012). Her teaching spans the curriculum, from the introductory Fundamentals of Nursing course to the upper level didactic and clinical courses.  Jenny is at the forefront of bringing technology to the classroom and has been a key member in our adoption of the Cerner Electronic Health Record. 

Jeffrey Luppes

Jeffrey Luppes, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of German, Department of World Languages, College of Liberal Arts and Science; earned his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. His dissertation, entitled “To our Dead: Local Expellee Monuments and the Contestation of German Postwar Memory” illustrates his interests in representations of German wartime experiences. His background also includes training in Political Science and American-European relations, especially anti-Americanism. He was in a visiting position last year at IU South Bend.

Jessica McCormack

Jessica McCormack, D.M.A., Assistant Professor of Voice, Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts; received the D.M.A. in Voice with a related field in Opera from the University of North Texas, and her Master of Music from Southern Methodist University’s Meadows School of the Arts. She also holds a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Toronto.

John Pankow

John Pankow, M.S., Lecturer in Mathematical Sciences, Department of Mathematical Sciences, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences; received his M.S. in Education from IU South Bend in 1996 and also received his B.A. in Mathematics from IU South Bend. John has taught previously as an associate and visiting faculty member at IU South Bend. He brings to the classroom 18 years of experience in the Information Services field.  His teaching philosophy emphasizes engagement, preparation, and high expectations for his students.

Jason Resler

Jason Resler, M.F.A., Assistant Professor of Theatre, Costume Design, Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts; M.F.A. from University of Minnesota- Twin Cities and B.A. from Western Michigan University. As a costume designer Jason has worked with a number of theatre companies in Minneapolis and elsewhere including: Illusion Theater, Park Square Theatre, Minneapolis Musical Theatre, Commonweal Theatre Company, History Theatre, Minnesota Centennial Showboat, Guthrie Theater, Phoenix Theatre (AZ), Idaho Shakespeare Festival and Great Lakes Theater Festival (OH) as well as for schools such as St. Mary’s University of Minnesota. He has worked with the dance company Time Track Productions on the piece “I Love Tomorrow” which was performed both in Minneapolis and at Dance Theatre Workshop in New York. Jason has been an assistant on shows with Theatre Latte Da, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, and The Acting Company (NY). In addition to design Jason has a background in costume technology constructing costumes for the Jungle Theatre, Barrington Stage Company, Minnesota Opera, Drury Lane, Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus and Disney on Ice with whom he also toured as a wardrobe supervisor. In addition Jason has served as a costume shop manager with the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire and with Stages St. Louis. www.claponcue.com    

Leon Schjoedt

Leon Schjoedt, PhD., Associate Professor of Management, School of Business and Economics; Leon was born in Denmark and served in the Danish Army and Army Reserves for 6 years and in banking for several years.  He was awarded his Ph.D. 2002 in the areas of entrepreneurship, strategy and organizational behavior from the award-winning program at University of Colorado at Boulder. He has taught at several universities including Drexel University, Copenhagen Business School, Thammasat University in Bangkok, Thailand, University of Central Florida, as well as Illinois State University.  His research focuses on entrepreneurial behavior and has appeared in numerous journals as well as in a number of book chapters.  Leon is very active professionally, presenting at numerous academic meetings, and serving on the editorial review boards of three academic journals. He will be teaching the capstone course in Business Policy as well as courses in our small business and entrepreneurship major.

Kyle Schwieterman

Kyle Schwieterman, M.A. in Teaching, Lecturer in Mathematics, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Mathematics Tutoring Administrator, supporting the ACE Program (Academic Center for Excellence); comes to IU South Bend from Bowling Green State University where this year he completed an M.A. in Teaching in the field of Mathematics. He also had teaching experience at Bowling Green. 

Caroline Shapcott

Caroline Shapcott, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Mathematics, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; recently received the Ph.D. from Drexel University (Philadelphia) where she was an award winning teaching assistant and where she conducted research in analytic combinatorics and produced a dissertation called “Part-products of Random Integer Compositions.” She has a strong interest in student development and creative reflection on the learning experience along with a promising research plan.

Vicar Valencia

Vicar Valencia, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Economics, School of Business and Economics; Vicar is originally from the Philippines.  Before coming to IU South Bend he was a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Economics at Rochester Institute of Technology.  He earned his Ph.D. in 2009 from the University of Melbourne, where his dissertation focused on corporate governance, innovation, and research and development alliances.  His research interests are in applied microeconomics and empirical industrial organization.  He will initially be teaching courses in basic and intermediate-level micro- and macroeconomics.  Previously, he worked as a high school teacher as well as in several banks.

Beth Wahler

Elizabeth Wahler, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Social Work, Indiana University School of Social Work, South Bend; She is a 2012 doctoral graduate of the University of Kentucky at Lexington. Her dissertation was entitled, The Relationship of Social Stress, Economic Hardship, and Psychological Distress to Addiction Severity Among Kentucky Substance Abuse Treatment Participants. She comes to IUSB from the University of Kentucky Center on Drug and Alcohol Research, where she worked as a clinician and supervisor in a translational research program focused on assisting low-income parents with overcoming barriers to self-sufficiency and safety. In addition to her full-time work with the Center, she also taught Research, Ethics, and Introductory social work courses in the University of Kentucky Masters of Social Work Program. Her research interests involve the intersection of poverty and other factors associated with social disadvantage and their impact on the development and perpetuation of mental health and substance abuse problems. She has already been successful in publishing her work in peer reviewed social work journals.

Kari Wilson

Kari Wilson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Mass Communication, Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts; received her Ph.D. (2012) and M.A. (2008) in Mass Communication from Purdue University. Her dissertation, “Identification with Media Celebrities: A Self-Discrepancy Theory Based Examination of Actual, Ideal, and Ought Identification” explored the effects of three types on identification with thin female celebrities on college women’s body image concerns and weight management behaviors. Her continued research explores intersections between mass and interpersonal communication including individuals’ relationships with television characters, effects of media and technology on relationships, and portrayal of relationships within the media, as well as media effects on health beliefs and behaviors.

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VISITING FACULTY - FIRST-TIME APPOINTMENTS

David Barry

David Barry, Ph.D., Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; completed his doctorate in Sociology this summer from Western Michigan University. His scholarly interests include religious, ethnic, and national identities, nationalism and xenophobia, social tolerance, and the study of post-communist societies. He enjoys outdoor activities (e.g., backpacking, kayaking, and gardening) with his wife Deanne and 1.5 year-old son Felix.

Jennifer Bauer

Jennifer Bauer, R.N., M.S., F.N.P., Visiting Clinical Lecturer in Nursing, College of Health Sciences; received her B.S.N. from Purdue University and her F.N.P. from the Purdue University - Calumet. She has experience as a nurse practitioner in wellness and in the urgent care settings. She has taught for IU South Bend as an associate faculty member in the senior community clinical setting since 2010. She will teach in both the BSN and MSN programs.

Judy Bellville

Judy Bellville, R.N., M.S.N., Visiting Clinical Lecturer in Nursing, College of Health Sciences; received her B.S.N. from the University of Michigan and her M.S.N. from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She has substantial experience as a staff nurse in urgent care and has taught for IU South Bend as an associate faculty member in the clinical setting. She has taught students in cardiac, medical/surgical and neuropsychological health settings, and will teaching our neuropsychology clinical courses.

Elise DeCamp

Elise DeCamp, M.A.., Visiting Lecturer in Anthropology, and Future Faculty Fellow, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences;  earned her M.A. in Anthropology from IU Bloomington in 2009 and her B.A. in Anthropology from DePauw Univeristy in 2005. She is currently a doctoral student at IU Bloomington in the Anthropology Department. Her dissertation, with an expected defense in Summer 2013, is based upon her research on the circulation and contestation of ideas about racial difference in the Midwest through the live performance medium of stand-up comedy. She has conducted fieldwork in comedy clubs throughout Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio, interviewing the local audience members attending the shows as well as the traveling comedians. She will be teaching ANTH-A390: Racial and Ethnic Humor in the U.S. that draws insights from her research and encourages students to offer further feedback on humor’s broader social implications.

Diane Lemanski

Diane Lemanski, B.S.D.H., Visiting Clinical Lecturer in Dental Education, College of Health Sciences; received her A.S.D.H. from Ferris State University and her B.S.D.H. from the University of Michigan. She completed her student teaching practicum at IU South Bend. Diane brings a wealth of experience and information from her 30+ years of experience in Dental Hygiene.

Thomas Limbert

Thomas Limbert, Ph.D., Visiting Assistant Professor of Music, Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts; received the Ph.D. in Music Composition from Duke University (2010) and a B.A. in Music and Philosophy from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1997).  In addition to his ongoing work as a composer of both acoustic and electronic music, Thom is active as a percussionist, audio engineer and researcher with interests in temporality, the intersections of technology and performance, as well as African music, specifically the Mbira Dzavadzimu of Zimbabwe. Thom is a member of Pulsoptional, a composers collective and performing ensemble who were in residency at IU South Bend last spring. He has previously taught at Duke, UNC, Furman University and Montgomery College.

Alicia McGill

Alicia McGill, Ph.D., Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences; received her BA in Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology from Bryn Mawr College and her MA and PhD in Anthropology from Indiana University.  Alicia has academic interests in anthropology of education and heritage studies. Her dissertation Aal a Wi Da Wan? (We are all one): Cultural Education, Heritage, and Citizenship in the Belizean State (IUB, 2012) focuses on youth’s perspectives on heritage and the ways educational practices related to cultural diversity, history, and archaeology influence ideas about citizenship, nationalism, identity, and racial and ethnic politics. At IU South Bend she is teaching introductory courses in cultural anthropology and human origins and prehistory as well as topical courses about Latin American cultures and youth culture.  

Jessica Urschel

Jessica Urschel, M.A., Visiting Lecturer in Psychology, Department of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences; received her B.A. in Psychology from Indiana University South Bend and her M.A. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Western Michigan University. She is a doctoral candidate at Western Michigan in Behavior Analysis. Jessica has taught previously as a graduate instructor at Western Michigan and as a visiting lecturer at Hillsdale College. 

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VISITING FACULTY - WITH PREVIOUS APPOINTMENTS

Burnell Anderson

Burnell Anderson, M.S., Educational Specialist, Visiting Lecturer in Elementary Education, School of Education; 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. He has had a previous visting appointment at IU South Bend.

Matthew Brown

Matthew Brown, Ph.D., Visiting Assistant Professor of English (Fall semester), Department of English, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences; received his Ph.D. in English from the University of Notre Dame in 2011 and his M.A. in English Composition from the University of Toronto in 2002. His doctoral dissertation was titled "Radical History and Sacral KIngship in Late Medieval England." He has had a previous visting appointment at IU South Bend.

Jenny Bucksbarg

Jenny Bucksbarg, M.A., Visiting Lecturer in English, Department of English, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences; received master's degree in English from Indiana University South Bend in 2011 and a B.A. in English from Purdue North Central in 2002. She was previously an associate faculty member 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 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. He has had previous visting appointments at IU South Bend.

Brian Davis

Brian Davis, Ph.D., Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences; received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in Physics in 1998 and his M.S. in Physics from Michigan in 1992. His B.S. degree is from Michigan State University. He has taught at IU South Bend as an associate faculty member since 2001. his scientific and teaching interests span all areas of the natural world. In addition to teaching in the standard physics curriculum, he has taught courses on the physics of sound and on the physics of life.  As an avid outdoorsman, he is an accomplished caver, hiker and rock climber, and his research further demonstrates his passion for the outdoors -- he builds and studies working models of geysers, much like those found in Yellowstone National Park.

Andrew DeSelm

Andrew DeSelm, M.A., Visiting Lecturer in English (Fall semester), 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.


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.

Heather Jones

Heather Jones, M.S., Visiting Lecturer in French, Department of World Languages, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; received an MLS from Indiana University South Bend in 2007 and a B.A. in History from Bethel College in 2000. She has also taught courses in French, Spanish, and Arabic at Notre Dame and Saint Mary's College. Her areas of specialization include Post-colonial Literatures and Literary translations; the study of which culminated with the translation of Ananda Devi’s novella Madman Joe. However, her research interests also include modern issues of human migrations and transnational identities. She also enjoys observing cultural fusions occurring in every-day life, whether it be during my frequent travels, or in and around South Bend.  She was previously 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.  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.

Katie Willison

Katie Martinez, M.A., Visiting Lecturer in Spanish, Department of World Language Studies, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, M.A. in Spanish from Vanderbilt University (2010). She taught Spanish at Vanderbilt between 2008 and 2010 and at Alicante, Spain in summer 2011,and also teaching Rhetoric at the University of Iowa.  She was a visiting lecturer of Spanish last year. 

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.

Maria G. Ochoa Villcana

María G. Ochoa Villicana, M.A., Visiting Lecturer in Spanish, Department of World Language Studies, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences; received master's degree in Spanish from the University of Notre Dame in 2011 and a B.A. in Spanish from University of California, Berkeley in 2007. She was previously an associate faculty member at IU South Bend.

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