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October 2, 2017   Columns Articles | Inside UGA | UGA welcomes new faculty for 2017-2018

UGA welcomes new faculty for 2017-2018

October 2, 2017
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Below is a list of new tenured and tenure-track faculty who have joined the university since September 2016. This information was provided by the Office of Faculty Affairs, which acts as a liaison between the university and the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia on matters related to faculty appointments, promotion and tenure.

College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
James Anderson, assistant professor, agricultural leadership, education and communication; Todd Riley Callaway, assistant professor, animal science; Dan Croom, associate professor, agricultural leadership, education and communication; Hendrik den Bakker, assistant professor, Center for Food Safety; Laura Ellestad, assistant professor, poultry science; Abolfazi Hajihassani, assistant professor, plant pathology; Cain Hickey, assistant professor, horticulture; Shimat V. Joseph, assistant professor, entomology; Matthew Levi, assistant professor, crop and soil sciences; Abhinav Mishra, assistant professor, food science and technology; Reagan Noland, assistant professor, crop and soil sciences; Jonathan Oliver, assistant professor, plant pathology; Cristiane Pilon, assistant professor, crop and soil sciences; Ramesh Selvaraj, associate professor, poultry science; Manpreet Singh, professor, poultry science; Kevin J. Vogel, assistant professor, entomology; Li Yang, assistant professor, plant pathology; and Ashley M. Yopp, assistant professor, agricultural leadership, education and communication.

College of Arts and Sciences
Yohannes Abate, associate professor, physics and astronomy; Jorge Depric, assistant professor, sociology and Latin American and Caribbean studies; James Enos, assistant professor, art; Maryann Erigha, assistant professor, sociology; Amanda Frossard, assistant professor, chemistry; Rachel Roberts-Galbraith, assistant professor, cell biology; Mary Goll, assistant professor, genetics; Berna Gueneli, assistant professor, Germanic and Slavic studies; Christina Hanawalt, assistant professor, art; Gabriel Kooperman, assistant professor, geography; Emily Koh, assistant professor, music; Dennis E. Kyle, professor, cell biology; Xiaorong Lin, professor, microbiology; Jiaying Liu, assistant professor, communication studies; Isha W. Metzger, assistant professor, psychology; Alison Farley Raffle, assistant professor, music; Rohan Sikri, assistant professor, philosophy; Liza Stepanova, assistant professor, music; Steven Edge Wheeler, associate professor, chemistry; and Qian Xiao, assistant professor, statistics.

College of Business
Paul Demere, assistant ­professor, accounting; Weifeng Li, assistant professor, management information systems, Erin Long, assistant professor, management; Steven Malliaris, assistant professor, finance; Daniel Rettl, assistant professor, finance; Aaron Schecter, assistant professor, management information systems, Eli Sellinger-Liebman, assistant professor, economics; Ruchi Singh, assistant professor, insurance, legal studies and real estate; Rosanna Smith, assistant professor, marketing; and Nathan Yoder, assistant professor, economics.

College of Ecology
Richard John Hall, assistant professor, ecology.

College of Education
Robert Chalmers, assistant professor,educational psychology; Collette Chapman-Hilliard, assistant professor, counseling and human development; Sherell McArthur, assistant professor, educational theory and practice; Christopher M. Modlesky, professor, kinesiology; Steven Salaga, assistant professor, kinesiology; Tarkeshwar Singh, assistant professor, kinesiology; and Walker Swain, assistant professor, lifelong education, administration and policy.

College of Engineering
Fred R. Beyette, professor, electrical and computer engineering; Nathaniel J. Hunsu, assistant professor, electrical and computer engineering; Brandon Rotavera, assistant professor, environmental, civil, agricultural and mechanical engineering; and James N. Warnock, professor, chemical, material and biomedical engineering.

School of Forestry and Natural Resources
Gino Jude D'Angelo, assistant professor, forestry and natural resources.

College of Journalism and Mass Communication
Anne Gilbert, assistant professor, journalism and mass communication; Booker Mattison, assistant professor, journalism and mass communication; Taylor Miller, assistant professor, journalism and mass communication; and Jonathan W. Peters, assistant professor, journalism and mass communication.

School of Law
Christopher M. Bruner, professor, law; and Sandra G. Mayson, assistant professor, law.

School of Pharmacy
Yao Yao, assistant professor, pharmaceutical and biomedical science.

School of Public and International Affairs
Matthew R. Auer, dean and professor, public administration and policy; Sun Y. Kim, assistant professor, public administration and policy; George Krause, professor, public administration and policy; Gregory Thaler, assistant professor, international affairs; and Katherine Anna Willoughby, professor, public administration and policy.

School of Public Health
Jenay Beer, assistant professor, health promotion and behavior; Carmen J. Buxo Martinez, assistant professor, epidemiology and biostatistics; Lesley Clack, assistant professor, health policy and management; Zhuo Chen, associate professor, health policy and management; Glenn V. Ostir, professor, health promotion and behavior; and Lisa Renzi-Hammond, assistant professor, gerontology; and Lili Tang, associate professor, environmental health science.

College of Veterinary Medicine
Brandy Burgess, assistant professor, population health; Daniela De Souza Rajao, assistant professor, population health; Karine Gendron, assistant professor, veterinary biosciences and diagnostic imaging; Catherine M. Logue, professor, population health; Kristina Meichner, assistant professor, pathology; Jarrod J. Mousa, assistant professor, infectious diseases; Hemant Naikare, associate professor, Tifton Diagnostic Lab; and Lisa Nolan, dean and professor, veterinary medicine-Dean's Office.

Source: Faculty Information Database, Sept. 7, 2017-OIR for faculty hires Sept. 14, 2016, through Dec. 31, 2017

 

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