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September 26, 2016   Columns Articles | Inside UGA | UGA welcomes new faculty for 2016-2017

UGA welcomes new faculty for 2016-2017

September 26, 2016
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Below is a list of new tenured and tenure-track faculty who have joined the university since the list was in Columns one year ago. 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

Todd Applegate, professor, poultry science; Andrew P. Benson, assistant professor, poultry science; Brett Blaauw, assistant professor, entomology; Benjamin Campbell, assistant professor, agricultural and applied economics; George A. Cavender, assistant professor, food science and technology; Derek R. Dee, assistant professor, food science and technology; Francisco Diez-Gonzalez, professor, food science and technology; Nelissa Jamora, assistant professor, agricultural and applied economics; David Jespersen, assistant professor, crop and soil sciences; Daniela Lino Lourenco, assistant professor, animal and dairy science; Mark A. McCann, professor, animal science; Ellen McCullough, assistant professor, agricultural and applied economics; Samuel L. Pardue, professor, poultry science and dean and director; Adam N. Rabinowitz, assistant professor, agricultural and applied economics; Levi Russell, assistant professor, agricultural and applied economics; Jennifer Johnson Tucker, assistant professor, animal science; and Jared Ross Whitaker, assistant professor, crop and soil sciences.

College of Education

Usree Bhattacharya, assistant professor, language and literacy education; Amy B. Ellis, associate professor, mathematics and science education; Tisha Y. Ellison, assistant professor, language and literacy education; Christopher Logan Fiorella, assistant professor, educational psychology; Seung H. Han, assistant professor, lifelong education, administration and policy; Robert C. Lynall, assistant professor, kinesiology; Georgianna L. Martin, assistant professor, counseling and human development services; Kathryn H. O'Brien, assistant professor, communication sciences and special education; and Shiyu Wang, assistant professor, educational psychology.

College of Engineering

Rodney Averett, assistant professor; Brian Bledsoe, professor; Sung Hee Kim, associate professor; Rawad A. Saleh, assistant professor, Wenzhan Song, professor; and Zhong Ru Xie, assistant professor.

College of Family and Consumer Sciences


Gajanan S. Bhat, professor, textiles, merchandising and interiors; Margaret O. Caughy, professor, human development and family science; Ginnefer O. Cox, assistant professor, foods and nutrition; Carla J. Moore, assistant professor, foods and nutrition; Monica Sklar, assistant professor, textiles, merchandising and interiors; and Kenneth J. White, assistant professor, financial planning, housing and consumer economics.

College of Journalism and Mass Communication


Kate Fortmueller, assistant professor, entertainment and media studies.

College of Pharmacy


May Xiong, associate professor, pharmacology and biomedical sciences.

College of Public Health
Steven E. Bellan, assistant professor, epidemiology and biostatistics; Sarah Deyoung, assistant professor, health policy and management; Charles A. Easley, assistant professor, environmental health science; Dale E. Green, associate professor, health policy and management; Carolyn Lauckner, assistant professor, health promotion and behavior; Changwei Li, assistant professor, epidemiology and biostatistics; Juliet Nabbuye Sekandi, assistant professor, epidemiology and biostatistics; Andrea Swartzendruber, assistant professor, epidemiology and biostatistics; and Donglan Zhang, assistant professor, health policy and management.

College of Veterinary Medicine


Renee Barber, assistant professor, small animal medicine and surgery; Joseph W. Bartges, professor, animal medicine and surgery; Fiona Louise Bateman, assistant professor, small animal medicine and surgery; Karen Jl Burg, professor, small animal medicine and surgery; Timothy Burg, professor, veterinary biosciences and diagnostic imaging; Janet Anne Grimes, assistant professor, small animal medicine and surgery; Eric T. Harvill, professor, infectious diseases; Tracy L. Hill, assistant professor, small animal medicine and surgery; Travis Laver, assistant professor, small animal medicine and surgery; Clare Ryan, assistant professor, large animal medicine; Mandy L. Wallace, assistant professor, small animal medicine and surgery; and Lois A. Zitzow, associate professor, population health.

Franklin College of Arts and Sciences


Rebecca L. Atkins, assistant professor, music; Shuyang Bai, assistant professor, statistics; Benjamin Bakker, assistant professor, mathematics; Douda Bensasson, assistant professor, plant biology; Casey Maury Bergman, associate professor, genetics; Alexander K. Bucksch, assistant professor, plant biology; Michael J. Calway-Fagen, assistant professor, art; Maria B. Cassera, associate professor, biochemistry and molecular biology; Julia M. Diaz, assistant professor, marine programs; Erin L. Dolan, professor, biochemistry and molecular biology; Katherine B. Ehrlich, assistant professor, psychology; Ronald D. Etheridge Jr., assistant professor, cellular biology; Naomi Graber, assistant professor, music; Diana B. Graizbord, assistant professor, sociology; Jonathan Haddad, assistant professor, Romance languages; Cindy Hahamovitch, professor, history; Yi Hong, assistant professor, computer science; Daichi Kamiyama, assistant professor, cellular biology; Jaewoo Lee, assistant professor, computer science; Eric Morales Franceschi, assistant professor, English; Scott R. Nelson, professor, history; Georgios Petridis, assistant professor, mathematics; Melanie Ann Roberts Reber, assistant professor, chemistry; Laura Rider, assistant professor, mathematics; Roberta Salmi, assistant professor, anthropology; Gerald Shannon, assistant professor, geography; Kristen Shockley, assistant professor, psychology; Christine Szymanski, professor, microbiology; Demitra Thomloudis, assistant professor, art; and Weiwei Wu, assistant professor, mathematics.

School of Ecology

Ricardo M. Holdo, associate professor; and Benjamin ­Barrow Parrott, assistant professor.

School of Law


Gregg D. Polsky, professor.

School of Public and International Affairs


Lefteris J. Anastasopoulos, assistant professor, public administration and policy; Alexa Bankert, assistant professor, political science; Kristin Garrett, assistant professor, political science; Amanda Murdie, professor, international affairs; and Kathleen E. Powers, assistant professor, international affairs.

School of Social Work


Anna Scheyett, dean and professor, social work.

Terry College of Business


John R. Busenbark, assistant professor, management; Hua Chen, assistant professor, marketing; Frank L. Heflin, professor, accounting; Roozbeh Hosseini, assistant professor, economics; Joshua Alan Lee, assistant professor, accounting; Justin Leiby, assistant professor, accounting; Ugur Lel, associate professor, finance; Fadel Matta, assistant professor, management; David McCarthy, assistant professor, insurance; Marc Andrew Ragin, assistant professor, insurance; Cesare Robotti, associate professor, finance; and Pengyuan Wang, assistant professor, marketing.

Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources


Jon Paul Caulfield, professor; Joseph Locke Conrad, assistant professor; Caterina Villari, assistant professor; and Kyle Woosnam, associate professor.

Source: Faculty Information Database, Sept. 8, 2016-OIR

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