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Loyola welcomes new faculty for the 2011-12 academic year

August 19, 2011

Loyola University New Orleans welcomes a cadre of nearly 40 new faculty members for the 2011-12 academic year.

Academic Affairs – Center for International Education

Jessica L.H. Haley, instructor in the Loyola Intensive English Program, master of arts in modern languages, specialty TESL, University of Mississippi

College of Business

Ashley Francis, visiting assistant professor of management, master of business administration in business, Tulane University

Joo Hyung Ha, assistant professor of accounting, doctorate in accounting, Oklahoma State University

Rustin T. Yerkes, assistant professor of finance, ABD in finance, University of Alabama

College of Humanities and Natural Sciences

Barbara Barnett, visiting assistant professor of religious studies, doctorate in religious ethics, University of Chicago

Waitman W. Beorn, visiting assistant professor of history, doctorate in history, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Patrick Corbin, director of the Math Center, doctorate in mathematics, Tulane University

Charles S. Corprew III, assistant professor of psychological sciences, doctorate in psychology, Tulane University

Kendall J. Eskine, assistant professor of psychological sciences, doctorate in psychology-Brooklyn College of the City University of New York

Marc C. Maddox, visiting assistant professor of religious studies, doctorate in anthropology, Tulane University

Charles P. Nichols, visiting assistant professor of psychological sciences, doctorate in psychological sciences, University of Missouri-Columbia

Jonathan L. Peterson, assistant professor of philosophy, doctorate in philosophy, University of Toronto

Lori F. Ranner, instructor of history, master of philosophy in Byzantine studies-University of Oxford

Michael F. Rombeiro, visiting assistant professor of philosophy, doctorate in philosophy, Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.

Kristin D. Sanders, instructor of English, master of fine arts in creative writing, Louisiana State University

Jai A.P. Shanata, assistant professor of chemistry, doctorate in chemistry, California Institute of Technology

Ian A. Smith, visiting assistant professor of philosophy, doctorate in philosophy, University of Utah

Darryl L. Steinert, visiting assistant professor of physics, doctorate in physics, Michigan State University

Clifton J. Stephenson, assistant professor of chemistry, doctorate in chemistry, University of South Carolina

Leopoldo A. Tablante, visiting assistant professor of languages and cultures, doctorate in information and communication sciences, Université Paris 13

Sylvester R. Tan, S.J., visiting assistant professor of English/languages and cultures, master of arts in Medieval studies-University of Toronto

Aimée K. Thomas, visiting assistant professor of biological sciences, doctorate in biology education, University of Southern Mississippi

Timothy J. Welsh, assistant professor of English, doctorate in English, University of Washington

Naomi Yavneh, director of Honors Program/associate professor of languages and cultures, doctorate in comparative literature, University of California Berkeley

College of Law

Hilary Allen, assistant professor of law, master of laws in securities and financial regulations, Georgetown University

Edward Cantu, Westerfield Fellow, juris doctor, University of Texas at Austin

Tuneen Chisolm, Westerfield Fellow, juris doctor, University of Pennsylvania Law School

Stacey Lantagne, Westerfield Fellow, juris doctor, Harvard Law School

Maria Pabón López, dean and professor of law, juris doctor, University of Pennsylvania Law School

Suzanne Scalise, academic success instructor, juris doctor, Loyola University New Orleans

College of Social Sciences

Natasha Bingham, assistant professor of political science, master of arts in political science, Louisiana State University

Rachel Cupit, assistant professor in the Department of Counseling, doctorate in counselor education, University of New Orleans

Julia M. D’Antonio-Del Rio, visiting assistant professor of sociology, doctorate in sociology, Louisiana State University

Gerardo R. López, professor of political science, doctorate in educational administration, University of Texas at Austin

Andrew Nelson, visiting assistant professor in the School of Mass Communication, master of arts in journalism, University of Missouri-Columbia

Mark Poepsel, assistant professor in the School of Mass Communication, doctorate in journalism, University of Missouri-Columbia

Daniella Zsupan-Jerome, assistant professor in the Loyola Institute of Ministry, doctorate in theology and education, Boston College

University Library

Elizabeth Kelly, assistant professor in the university library, master of science in information studies, Florida State University

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