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Welcome, New Faculty 2014-15

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 2014-2015 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

Krista Bailey

Kristine (Krista) Bailey, M.L.S., Indiana University South Bend, 2011; Lecturer in Sustainability Studies, Assistant Director, Center for a Sustainable Future, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences;

Larry Bennett

Larry Bennett, Ph.D., Jane Addams College of Social Work, University of Illinois Chicago, 1990, Professor of Social Work and B.S.W. Coordinator, Indiana University School of Social Work, South Bend

Laurel Cerbin

Laurel Cerbin, M.S.N., Walden University, 2010; Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing, College of Health Sciences;Registered Nurse; In addition to extensive clinical experience, previous academic apppointments at IU Northwest School of Nursing

Amy Gretencord

Amy Gretencord, B.S., Health Services Management, IU South Bend, 2005; A.S. in Radiography, IU South Bend, 2003;Clinical Assistant Professor of Radiography, College of Health Sciences; Has considerable clinical experience in radiography

Matthew Holloway

Matthew Holloway, M.S., 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.

Edwin Joseph

Edwin Joseph, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin - Madison, 2003; Professor of Sustainability Studies, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences; formerly on the faculty at Eastern Michigan University and Grand Valley State University; specialization in Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Jann Joseph

Jann Joseph, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin - Madison, 1998; Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Professor of Education, School of Education; Previously Dean of the College of Education at Eastern Michigan University. Had previously served as an associate dean in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and other roles at Grand Valley State University

Yi Jin Kim

Yi Jin Kim, Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington, 2014, Assistant Professor of Social Work, Indiana University School of Social Work, South Bend

Vinod Kumar Thichempully Krishnadas

Vinod Kumar Thichempully Krishnadas, Ph.D., Indiana University Bloomington, 2009, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences; will join the IU South Bend faculty in Spring 2015; has extensive experience in the field of Criminal Justice having worked in India, and with the United Nations in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and West Africa. His publications have appeared in various journals and his book Public Events and Police Response. Understanding Public Order Policing in Democratic India was published in 2013 by Oxford University Press. His areas of research interest are policing, ethnic conflicts, public disorder and state response, counter terrorism, and quantitative techniques.

Thomas Limbert

Thomas Limbert, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Music, Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts; received the Ph.D. in Music Composition from Duke University (2010).  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, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Furman University and Montgomery College. Thomas was previously a visitor at IU South Bend.

Mohammad Merhi

Mohammad Merhi, Ph.D., University of Texas - Pan American, 2014, in Computer Information Systems; Assistant Professor of Decision Sciences, Judd Leighton School of Business & Economics; Taught as an instructor at University of Texas - Pan American.

Hasan Reza

Hasan Reza, Ph.D., School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago, 2014, Assistant Professor of Social Work, Indiana University School of Social Work, South Bend

Jannike Seward

Jannike Seward, Ph.D. in Special Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2008, Assistant Professor of Special Education, School of Education; She will join the IU South Bend faculty in Spring 2015

Caitlin Vlaeminck

Caitlin Vlaeminck, MSN, Indiana University South Bend, 2010; Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing, College of Health Sciences; Has several years of clinical nursing experience as well as experience as a Family Nurse Practitioner

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VISITING FACULTY - FIRST-TIME APPOINTMENTS

Joseph Campbell

Joseph Campbell, M.S. Ed. in Counselor Education, Western Illinois University, 2007; Ph.D. candidate at Southern Illinois University in the Department of Educational Psychology and Special Education (has completed all degree requirements and doctoral degree will be conferred in December 2014); Visiting Lecturer in Counseling and Human Services, School of Education; Is an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS), Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in Illinois, a National Certified Counselor (NCC), worked in outpatient mental health, HIV testing and counseling, and substance abuse programs with children, adolescents, and adults.  Research focus includes career counseling and group work approaches for career decision making among undecided undergraduate students.  Current research is focused on high-risk groups and counseling trainees’ knowledge and attitudes about LGB competence and HIV testing and prevention. 

David Dearman

David Dearman, Ph.D., University of Memphis in Accounting, 1998; Visiting Associate Professor of Accounting, Judd Leighton School of Business & Economics; Taught previously at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, University of Arkansas - Fort Smith, Arkansas State University, and Missouri State University

Scott Desmond

Scott Desmond, PhD., University of Washington, 2004; Visiting Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences; Has previous experience on the faculty at Purdue University and IUPUI, and Saginaw Valley State University

Pablo Garofalo

Pablo Garofalo, Ph.D., University of Houston, 2014; Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics, Judd Leighton School of Business & Economics; Previous adjunct teaching at the University of Houston

Sungkyu Jang

Sungkyu Jang, Ph.D., Florida State University, 2012; Visiting Assistant Professor of Public Administration, Department of Political Science, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; 

Nicole Mentag

Nicole Mentag, M.S.N., Ball State University, 2014; Visiting Clinical Lecturer in Nursing, College of Health Sciences; Has considerable clinical experience as a nurse

Mariah Mlynarek

Mariah Mlynarek, Doctor of Music Arts, in piano, University of Michigan, 2012; Visiting Assistant Professor of Music, Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts;

Christine Noria

Christine Noria, Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 2005, in developmental psychology; Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences; Previously had faculty positions at Goshen College teaching a variety of courses. Among her research experience is involvement in projects in parenting intervention to prevent child neglect and promote preschool readiness.

Ke Ren

Ke Ren, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, 2014; Visiting Assistant Professor of History, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences; Specializes in the history of late Imperial and Modern China.

Dawn Rutecki

Dawn Rutecki, M.A. in Anthropology, University of Buffalo (SUNY at Buffalo), 2008; PhD candidate and graduate student at Indiana University Bloomington in Anthropology. Adjunct Lecturer in Anthropology, and Future Faculty Teaching Fellow, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Specialty in Archeology and Social Content and Socio-cultural Anthropology with a minor in Geography

Anthony Smith

Anthony Smith, J.D., Indiana University Bloomington, 2012; Visiting Assistant Professor of Business Law, Judd Leighton School of Business & Economics; Has taught previously at Ivy Tech Community College in Bloomington.

Alessandra Sulpy

Alessandra Sulpy, M.F.A., Indiana University Bloomington, 2010 in Fine Arts (Painting and Drawing specialty area); Visiting Lecturer in Fine Arts, Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts; Has taught previously at Winona State University, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, and Southern Utah University

Sara Timm

Sara Timm, M.S. in Education, Indiana University South Bend, 2013; Visiting Lecturer in Instructional Technology, School of Education; Previously taught as a special education teacher at Prairie View Elementary School

Tae Kyu Wang

Tae Kyu Wang, Ph.D., Florida State University, 2013 in Public Administration; Visiting Assistant Professor of Public Affairs, Department of Political Science, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences;

Leah Westfall

Leah Westfall, M.A. in Communication, Andrews University, 2012 emphasis on management; Visiting Lecturer in Communication Studies, Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts; Has previously taught as an adjunct faculty member at Indiana University South Bend and Andrews University

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VISITING FACULTY - WITH PREVIOUS APPOINTMENTS

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. She was previously an associate faculty member and visitor at IU South Bend.


Yuri Cataldo, M.F.A., major in design, Yale University's School of Drama, 2008; Visiting Lecturer in Theatre, Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts;

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Janice Caudell, M.S. in Education, major in Elementary Education, Indiana University South Bend, 1986; Visiting Lecturer in Elementary Education, School of Education; Taught extensively at area school corporations

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Allison Foley

Allison Foley, M.Sc. in Archaeology, Univeristy of Edinburgh, 2004; Is enrolled in the Ph.D. Program in Physical Anthropology at Indiana University Bloomington with a minor in archaeology and medical science. Visiting Lecturer in Anthropology, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Previously, Allison was a Future Faculty Teaching Fellow with an appointment as a Visiting Lecturer in Anthropology as well as a Visiting Lecturer.

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. 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 and visitor at IU South Bend. 

Erinn Kelley

Erinn Kelley, M.A. in English, Indiana University South Bend, 2012; Visiting Lecturer in English, Department of English, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences; Has previously been a visiting facuilty member and also taught as an adjunct at IU South Bend

Diane Lemanski

Diane Lemanski, B.S., Dental Hygiene, University of Michigan, 2012; Visiting Clinical Lecturer in Dental Education, College of Health Sciences; Has several years of clinical experience in dental hygiene

Nelson Mlotshwa

Nelson Mlotshwa, M.S. in Accounting, Indiana University South Bend, 2011;  Visiting Lecturer in Accounting, Judd Leighton School of Business & Economics; Has previously been a visiting faculty member and also taught as an adjunct at IU South Bend.

Bonita Nelson

Bonita Nelson, B.F.A. in Fine Arts, Indiana University South Bend, 2006; graduate student in the English MA program at Indiana University South Bend; Visiting Lecturer in Printmaking, Department of Fine Arts, Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts; Formerly was an adjunct and had a visiting appointment in English at Indiana University South Bend

Jake Plummer

Jacob Plummer, Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 2009 in Organic Chemistry; Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences; Has previously taught at Claremont Colleges (CA) and Greenville College (IL)

Prasad Rudramuniyaiah

Prasad Rudramuniyaiah, M.S. in Business Information Technology, Middlesex University (UK), 2004; Ph.D. candidate at the University of Missouri - St. Louis; Visiting Assistant Professor of Decision Sciences, Judd Leighton School of Business & Economics; 

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Gail Spitzer, M.L.S., Indiana University South Bend, 2008; Master of Holistic Nutrition, Clayton College of Natural Health (AL), 2006; Visiting Lecturer in Health and Physical Education; School of Education; Has taught as an adjunct at Indiana University South Bend for several years.

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John Thompson

John Thompson, M.F.A. in Graphic Design, Savannah College of Art and Design (GA), 2014; Visiting Lecturer in New Media, Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts; Has taught at ITT Technical Institute in South Bend

David Tobey

David Tobey, Ph.D. in Management, New Mexico State University, 2010; Visiting Assistant Professor of Management, Judd Leighton School of Business & Economics; Has taught as an adjunct faculty member at George Washington University (Washington, DC) and New Mexico State University

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. She was previously an associate faculty member and visitor at IU South Bend.

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New Faculty Colleagues for the 2008-09 Academic Year
New Faculty Colleagues for the 2009-10 Academic Year
New Faculty Colleagues for the 2010-11 Academic Year
New Faculty Colleagues for the 2011-12 Academic Year
New Faculty Colleagues for the 2012-13 Academic Year