VOLUME 18 #3

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DEPARTMENTS

Faculty grows with top-quality hires

foreman
Michael Klein

ON THE GREEN | At a time when colleges and universities around the country are reducing the numbers of their faculty and not filling vacant positions, UD has been moving in the opposite direction by growing the quality and size of its faculty.

In fact, says President Patrick Harker, 2010 has been a great year for faculty hiring at the University.

“Our plan has been to aggressively hire while other top-tier universities aren’t,” Harker says. “In nearly all of this year’s searches, we were able to hire the candidate who was our first choice, and we have recruited several senior faculty from universities that lead in their disciplines.

“Faculty talent is essential to academic quality, and it is with top-notch faculty that we will be able to improve our programs and strengthen our impact.”

Among the tenure-track faculty joining the campus is a new named professor who is also an alumnus: Michael Klein, EG ’77, is the Dan Rich Chair of Energy and director of the UD Energy Institute. Klein formerly served as Board of Governors Professor of Chemical Engineering at Rutgers University, where he earlier was dean of engineering for 10 years. Klein was a member of UD’s faculty from 1981-98.

Following is a list, by college, of others who have joined the faculty this fall. The list may not include all recently hired faculty, such as those who joined or will join UD at times other than the start of the current academic year or those who are not currently in a tenure-track position.

 

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Hong Li, assistant professor of bioresources engineering

Zhaohui Qin, associate professor of plant and soil sciences

 

College of Arts and Sciences

Petr Plechác, professor of mathematical sciences

Iain Crawford, associate professor of English

Francisco Sayas Gonzalez, associate professor of mathematical sciences

Phillip Penix-Tadsen, assistant professor of foreign languages and literatures

Ramnarayan Rawat, assistant professor of history

Joel Rosenthal, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry

Tania Roth, assistant professor of psychology

Csilla Szabo, assistant professor of biological sciences

Eric Tranby, assistant professor of sociology and criminal justice

Bruce Tychinski, assistant professor of music

Donna Woulfe, assistant professor of biological sciences

 

Lerner College of Business and Economics

Kamile Asli Basoglu, assistant professor of accounting and management information systems

Fred Bereskin, assistant professor of finance

Christopher Edmonds, assistant professor of accounting and management information systems

Olga Gorbachev, assistant professor of economics

Jung-Eun Yoo, assistant professor of hotel, restaurant and institutional management

 

College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment

Lodevicus Claessens, assistant professor of geography

 

College of Education and Human Development

Rena Hallam, associate professor of human development and family studies

Jason Hustedt, assistant professor of human development and family studies

 

College of Engineering

James Clause, assistant professor of computer and information sciences

Feng Jiao, assistant professor of chemical engineering

Juejun Hu, assistant professor of materials science and engineering

X. Lucas Lu, assistant professor of mechanical engineering

Ioannis Poulakakis, assistant professor of mechanical engineering

Thomas Schumacher, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering

Hagit Shatkay, associate professor of computer and information sciences

Jonghwan Suhr, assistant professor of mechanical engineering

Kristina Winbladh, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering

Chengmo Yang, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering

 

College of Health Sciences

Jihong Liu, associate professor of behavioral health and nutrition

Jillian Trabulsi, assistant professor of behavioral health and nutrition

Source: Office of the Provost

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