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April 23, 2014   
Posted: August 23, 2010
Coastal Carolina University welcomes new faculty members

Fifty-nine new faculty members have joined Coastal Carolina University for the 2010-2011 academic year. A listing of new faculty members by academic college follows:

Spadoni College of Education

Kristal Curry is an assistant professor of secondary social studies education. She earned a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction from Indiana University in Bloomington, a master's degree from the University of North Florida, and a bachelor's degree in classical studies and history from Tulane University in New Orleans. Curry traveled to India to participate in the Project Citizen program and assisted in the development of a reformatted Butts Institute.

Jeremy Dickerson is an associate professor of instructional technology in the Department of Foundations, Literacy and Technology. Dickerson earned an Ed.D. in technology education from North Carolina State University. Dickerson has published numerous journal articles and book chapters, and has presented at professional conferences in the United States, Canada and Europe.

Ed Jadallah is an associate professor and chair of the Department of Leadership, Middle Level and MAT – Secondary Education. Jadallah's expertise includes curriculum design and evaluation, social studies education and global studies. He has taught in postsecondary education for 26 years and served in administrative roles for 13 years. His most recent position was at the University of Maine where he served as chair of the Teacher Education Faculty and was a cooperating faculty in the School of Policy and International Affairs. He worked on a collaborative grant with Zayed University in the United Arab Emirates and developed a Global Education Institute and Study Tour for pre-service and in-service teachers.

Caroline Knight is an assistant professor in the Department of Early, Elementary, Physical and Special Education. She earned a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction with a specialization in children's literacy from the University of Minnesota. She was an assistant professor in literacy education at the State University of New York at Plattsburgh and was on faculty at North Central University in Minnesota. She has taught for more than 10 years and was an adjunct professor at St. Mary's University in Minnesota.

Cheng-Yuan "Corey" Lee is an assistant professor in the Department of Foundations, Literacy and Technology. He earned a Ph.D. from the University of Central Florida. Lee has strong interests in distance education, mobile learning, interactive multimedia and graphic/website design.

Jamia Thomas-Richmond is an assistant professor in the Department of Foundations, Literacy and Technology. She earned a Ph.D. in philosophy in education with a specialization in exceptional student education from the University of Central Flordia. Richmond was a visiting assistant professor in the College of Education at the University of Central Florida Daytona Beach campus for four years. Richmond launched a business, Richmond Educational Center for Exceptional Students and Supports (R.E.C.E.S.S.), which focused on meeting the needs of exceptional students, their families and the schools in which they are served.

Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities And Fine Arts

Richard Aidoo is an assistant professor of politics. He earned a Ph.D. in political science from Miami University. His research interests focus on development in Africa.

Christina Anderson is a professor of communication. She earned a Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky in health communication. As a graduate student, she taught at the University of Dayton and Kentucky as well as Ball State University and the University of Wisconsin.

Susan Bergeron is an assistant professor of geography. She earned a Ph.D. in geography from the University of West Virginia. Her research focuses on the application of geographical information systems.

Colin Burch is a lecturer of English. He earned a master's degree from Queens University. He specializes in creative writing, specifically literary nonfiction.

Adam Chamberlain is an assistant professor of politics. He earned a Ph.D. in American politics from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As a scholar he is interested in American politics.

Jeff Case is an assistant professor of graphic design. He earned a master's degree in visual communication from the University of Arizona. He is a multimedia artist with expertise and in cutting-edge technology such as rapid prototyping, 3-D scanning, web technologies and virtual reality.

Stephen Daniel is a professor of communication. He earned a master's degree in political communication and mass media theory from Virginia Tech. He conducts research in the areas of persuasion, health communication and media framing. At Virginia Tech, he studied media framing and wrote his thesis on newspaper framing of the Duke lacrosse rape scandal.

Carolyn Dillian is an assistant professor of anthropology in the Department of History. She earned a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley. She has taught at Berkeley and at Rutgers University Her research focus is on trade and exchange in the prehistoric period.

James L. Everett is the chair of the Department of Communication. He earned a master's degree and Ph.D. from the University of Colorado in organizational ecology, organizational culture and organizational communication. He served as vice provost and acting dean of arts and sciences at the University of Alaska Southeast, was a professor and director of the graduate school at the University of Tasmania, and was an associate professor of business at Queensland University of Technology.

Eleanor Finnegan is a lecturer of religious studies. She earned a master's degree in theological studies from Vanderbilt University and a bachelor's degree in religious studies from Colgate University.

Lucero Flores-Paez is a lecturer in Spanish and is completing a Ph.D. from University of California, Riverside. She will soon defend her dissertation: "Reimaginando la intenidad nacional en diferentes narrativas contemporaneas."

Gwen Fowler is a lecturer of journalism. She earned a master's degree in journalism from the University of South Carolina. She has more than 25 years of experience in daily newspapers, and was an editor at The Greensboro (N.C.) News & Record and at The Sun News in Myrtle Beach.

Greg Goelzhauser is an assistant professor of politics. He earned a Ph.D. in political science from Florida State University. His research interests focus on the law and courts.

Ronald Green is an assistant professor of religious studies. He earned a Ph.D. in Buddhist studies and a master's degree in religions of South Asia, both from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He earned a master's degree in Japanese literature from the University of Oregon, and a master's degree in sociology from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He also earned a bachelor's degree in philosophy from the University of North Carolina, Charlotte.

Steven Gross is an associate professor of theatre. He earned a Ph.D. in conducting from Yale University and a master's degree in conducting from Northwestern University. Gross has worked extensively on Broadway as a conductor and pianist, conducted in opera houses in London, Paris, Berlin, Hamburg, Vienna and Zurich, and appeared with orchestras in cities such as Tel-Aviv, Sao Paolo, Marseilles and Cincinnati.

Catherine Harrison is a lecturer of English. She earned a master's degree in writing from Towson University and a master's degree in secondary education from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland. She specializes in composition, technical and business writing.

David Kellogg is an assistant professor of English. He earned a Ph.D. and a master's degree in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He specializes in composition and scientific writing.

Lori Knox is a professor of world languages and culture. She earned a Ph.D. from Louisiana State University (LSU). Her area of expertise is medieval French literature and gender studies. Her dissertation received the Ann Veronica Simon Outstanding Gender Studies Dissertation Award from LSU.

Sharon Moses is an assistant professor of anthropology in the Department of History. She earned a Ph.D. in anthropology from Cornell University. She has taught at American University, Cornell and Flathead Valley Community College. Her primary focus is on identity formation, reconstruction of past ritual behavior, and multivocality of children's material culture.

Alejandro Muñoz is a professor of world languages and cultures. He earned a Ph.D. from the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid. His expertise is in Spanish and Hispanic-American literature, and more specifically 20th-century Spanish literature. Miñoz has taught in Spain, New Zealand and Thailand.

Jennifer Murray is a lecturer of United States history. She earned a Ph.D. from Auburn University. Her specialty is U.S. military history with primary focus on the Civil War era and the Gettysburg Battlefield National Park.

Kate Faber Oestreich is an assistant professor of English. She earned a Ph.D. in English from Ohio State University. She specializes in English literature of the 19th-century; critical theory, especially those concerned with feminism, hierarchies of sexual pleasure, cultural materialism, and sartorial semiotics; and multimodal composition.

Denise Paster is an assistant professor of English. She earned a Ph.D. in English from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She specializes in composition and rhetoric with a scholarly interest in reflective pedagogies, teaching with technologies and qualitative research methods.

Tripthi Pillai is an assistant professor of English. She earned a Ph.D. in English from Loyola University. She specializes in renaissance English literature, especially drama and critical theory.

Matthew M. Shrewsbury is the assistant director of bands, He earned a bachelor's degree in music education from the University of South Carolina. He earned a master's degree from Coastal Carolina University, where he is the founding and current artistic director of the Upstate Winds.

Daniel Cross Turner is an assistant professor of English. He earned a Ph.D. in English from Vanderbilt University. He specializes in modern and contemporary literature with emphasis on the literature and culture of the American South.

Jonathan Trerise is an assistant professor of philosophy. He earned a Ph.D. from the University of Missouri at Columbia and a bachelor's degree in philosophy from California State University, Fullerton. He was previously a lecturer at Florida International University in Miami.

Jesse Willis is an assistant professor of music. He earned a bachelor's degree from Texas Tech University and a master's degree from Indiana University. He is the director of percussion studies at CCU, instructs the Spirit of the Chanticleer percussion section and directs all of the CCU percussion ensembles.

College of Science

Sarah Banks is an assistant professor in recreation and sports management. She received a master's degree and Ph.D. in parks, recreation and tourism management from North Carolina State University. Her research interests include environmental issues in outdoor recreation such as interpretive trails and tourism impacts.

Joyce Barnes is a lecturer of computer science and information systems. She earned a master's degree in educational technology from Lesley College, Cambridge. She has also completed significant course work toward her doctorate at Eastern Carolina University. For six years, she served as the division chair for business and commercial technologies at Halifax Community College in Weldon, N.C.

Lisa Barella is an assistant professor in exercise and sport science. She earned a master's degree from Villanova University and a Ph.D. in sport and exercise psychology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Her research interests include investigating how exercise influences quality of life, cognitive function, and psychological outcomes in older adults and chronic disease populations.

Megan Cevasco is an assistant professor of biology. She earned a bachelor's degree from Cook College at Rutgers University where she majored in international environmental studies. She went to the University of Bristol in Bristol, United Kingdom, for her master's degree in palaeobiology. She earned a Ph.D. in biological sciences from the City University of New York.

Alicia Day is a lecturer in recreation and sports management and director of Chanticleer Outdoor Adventures. She received a master's degree in recreation and sport management from Georgia Southern University and a bachelor's degree in adventure education from Prescott College. She most recently served as an adventure educator and interim director of the Southern Adventures Outdoor Center at Georgia Southern University.

Andrew Felker is a lecturer in mathematics and statistics. He earned a master's degree in math from Purdue University. Felker taught at John Tyler Community College and Prince George's Community College. His teaching interests include math for liberal arts majors and business calculus.

Eric Fu is a lecturer in mathematics and statistics. He earned a master's degree in math at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a bachelor's degree in math and physics and the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. He is interested in mathematical analysis and mathematics education.

Maxwell Hair is a lecturer in chemistry and physics. He earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Kennesaw College and a Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee, where he studied solventless, surface-mediated catalysis of Suzuki coupling reactions.

Juliana Harding is an assistant professor in marine science. She earned a Ph.D. in marine science from the College of William and Mary. She served as a senior marine scientist with the Department of Fisheries Science at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science and as a visiting assistant professor at the College of William and Mary.

Michael Hutchinson is an assistant professor in recreation and sports management. He earned a Ph.D. in sport management from Texas A&M University. His research interests include branding and internal marketing strategies.

Brian Larkins is an assistant professor of computer science and information systems. He earned a Ph.D. in computer science and engineering from Ohio State University. Larkins has conducted research in the areas of secure web transaction architectures and Internet security at AT&T/Lucent Bell Laboratories.

Jennifer L. Maynard is a lecturer in mathematics and statistics. She earned a master's degree in mathematics from Northern Arizona University. She taught at Horry-Georgetown Technical College, Northern Arizona University, Coconino Community College and Yavapai College.

Christopher Moore is an assistant professor in chemistry. He earned a Ph.D. in chemical physics from Virginia Commonwealth University. He was previously an assistant professor of physics at Longwood University in Virginia. His primary research interests are in electronic materials and pedagogy toward improvement of scientific reasoning.

Michael Murphy is an assistant professor of computer science and information systems. He earned a Ph.D. at Clemson University in computer science. He has conducted research in computer virtualization, computer science education, sensor networks and distributed systems.

Christine Rockey is a lecturer in exercise sport science. She earned a master's degree in wellness and exercise science from the University of Mississippi. She has taught at Texas State University, Missouri Western State University and the University of Mississippi.

Evelyn Sabino is a visiting assistant professor in chemistry. She earned a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Chicago. She has extensive experience in developing and coordinating gateway courses for science students.

Dustin Thorn is an assistant professor in recreation sport management. He earned a Ph.D. in sport administration from the University of Louisville. His research interests include areas of organizational behavior applied to the sport setting, as well as sport marketing and consumer behavior.

Mike Trapp is a lecturer in marine science and director of the Environmental Quality Lab in the Burroughs & Chapin Center for Marine and Wetland Studies. He earned a Ph.D. in marine and atmospheric chemistry from University of Miami. His dissertation was on the chemistry of iron and other dust-related trace elements in trade wind aerosols and precipitation.

Matthew Walters is an assistant professor of military science. He earned a bachelor's degree from The Citadel.

Floyd L. Wiseman is a lecturer in chemistry. He earned a Ph.D. in physical chemistry at the Louisiana State University. As a graduate student, he studied the aqueous hydrolysis reactions of aspirin analogs.

E. Craig Wall Sr. College Of Business Administration

Janice Black is an associate professor of management in the Wall College of Business. She earned a Ph.D. from Texas Tech University. Black has served on the faculty of Cal State Bakersfield, New Mexico State, Michigan State, Wayland Baptist University and other institutions of higher learning.

Carol Macgregor Cissell is a lecturer in accounting. She earned a master's degree in accounting from Northeastern University.

Kurt Hozak is an assistant professor of management. He earned a Ph.D. in business administration from Ohio State University.

Lu Liang is a visiting scholar. She earned a Ph.D. in human geography at Sun Yat Sen University.

Dmitriy Nesterkin is an assistant professor of management. He was previously a visiting professor at Towson State University. He earned a Ph.D. from the University of Arkansas. Born in present-day Russia, Nesterkin and his family immigrated to the United States during his teenage years.

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