New Faculty (2007-2008)

College of Agriculture

Matt Chang
Ph.D., 2007, Economics, University of Utah
M.S., 1998, Economics, University of Utah
B.A., 1992, Economics, Tamkang University

Baohui Song
Ph.D., 2006, Agricultural Economics, University of Kentucky
M.S., 2003, Economics, University of Kentucky
Previous position: Post Doctorial Researcher, University of Kentucky

College of Behavioral And Social Sciences

Gabriel Aguilera, Political Science
Ph.D., 2006, Government, Harvard University
M.A., 2006, Government, Harvard University
MPIA, 1993, International Relations, University of California, San Diego
B.A., 1989, Political Science, Stanford University
Previous position: Visiting Scholar, Claremont Institute for Economic Policy Studies

Brian Brazeal, Anthropology
Ph.D., 2007, Anthropology, University of Chicago
M.A., 2001, Anthropology, University of Chicago
B.A., 1999, Anthropology, Reed College
Previous position: Predoctoral Fellow, Carter G. Woodson Institute for African and African American Studies, University of Virginia

Anita Chaudhry, Economics
Ph.D., 2008, Economics, University of Wyoming
M.S., 2003, Agriculture and Resource Economics, University of Connecticut
M.A., 2001, Economics, University of Southern California
B.S., 1999, Economics, Lahore University of Management Sciences
Previous position: Junior Social Scientist, International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Lahore, Pakistan

Chris Coughlin, Child Development Program
Ph.D., 1992, Human Development and Family Sciences, Oregon State University 
M.S., 1990, Human Development and Family Sciences, Oregon State University
B.S., 1988, Psychology, University of Oregon
Previous position: Assistant Professor of Child Development, Zayed University, United Arab Emirates

Michael Coyle, Political Science
Ph.D., 2006, Justice and Social Inquiry, Arizona State University
M.T.S., 1997, American Studies, Harvard University
B.S., 1993, Religious Studies, Arizona State University
Previous position: Faculty Associate, School of Justice and Social Inquiry, Arizona State University

Jesse Dizard, Anthropology
Ph.D., 2003, Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley
M.A., 1990, Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley
A.B., 1986, Comparative Literature, Brandeis University
Previous position: Director of Research and Statewide Program Manager, Subsistence Division, Alaska Department of Fish and Game

Michael Ennis, Psychology
Ph.D., 2006, Psychobiology, University of California, Davis
M.A., 2003, Psychobiology, University of California, Davis
M.A., 1998, Experimental Psychology, University of North Texas
B.A., 1993, Psychology, University of North Texas
Previous position: Adjunct Faculty, Psychology, Los Rios Community College District

Dave Hibbard, Psychology
Ph.D., 2000, Developmental Psychology, University of Texas
M.S., 1990, Educational Psychology/Counseling, California State University, Hayward
B.S., 1987, Psychology, Oklahoma State University
Previous position: Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology, Illinois Wesleyan University

Margaret Leigey, Political Science
Ph.D., 2007, Criminology, University of Delaware
M.A., 2004, Criminology, University of Delaware
B.A., 2002, Criminology/Pre-Law, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Previous position: Graduate Instructor, Sociology and Criminal Justice, University of Delaware

Chi-Hung Liao (Charles), Economics
Ph.D., 2008, Economics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
M.E.S., 2000, Environmental Economics, Yale University
B.S., 1996, Geography and Economics, National Taiwan University

Michael Mann, Health and Community Services
Ph.D., 2007, Health and Human Performance, University of Florida
M.S., 2004, Health Science Education, University of Florida
B.S., 1999, Health Science Education, University of Florida
Previous position: Director of Project Challenge, Ocala, Florida; Instructor, Department of Health Education and Behavior, University of Florida

Sally Parker, Political Science
J.D., 2000, Law, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
B.A., 1996, Political Science, California State University, Chico
Previous position: Lecturer, Department of Political Science, California State University, Chico

Ryan Patten, Political Science
Ph.D., 2006, Criminal Justice, Washington State University
M.A., 2003, Criminal Justice, Washington State University
B.A., 2000, Environmental Policy and Land Use Planning, Western Washington University

Noriyuki Sato, Geography
Ph.D., 2008, Geography, Indiana University
M.A., 2001, Geography, Indiana University
B.A., 1997, Geography, Indiana University
Previous position: Research Assistant, Department of Geography, Indiana University

Sue Steiner, School of Social Work
Ph.D., 1993, Social Welfare, University of Washington
M.S.W., 1986, Social Work, San Francisco State University
B.A., 1981, Sociology, Brandeis University
Previous position: Associate Professor, School of Social Work, Arizona State University

Jim Sutton, Sociology
Ph.D. (ABD), 2008, Sociology, Ohio State University
M.A., 2002, Sociology, Ohio State University
B.A., 1998, Sociology, California State University, Long Beach
A.A., 1996, Liberal Studies, Long Beach City College
Previous position: Visiting Professor, Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Martin van den Berg, Psychology
Ph.D.,  2006, Psychology, University of Virginia
M.A., 1998, Psychology, Leiden University, the Netherlands
Previous position: Adjunct Assistant Professor, Psychology Department, James Madison University

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College of Business

Mitch Casselman, Management
Ph.D., 2007, Management, Knowledge Strategy & Performance, University of Melbourne
M.A., 1997, Public Administration, Carleton University
B.Comm., 1985, Finance and Information Systems, Carleton University
Previous position: Sessional Lecturer, Department of Management and Marketing, University of Melbourne

Michael Gundlach, Management
Ph.D., 2003, Management, Florida State University
B.A., 1994, Philosophy, Emory University
Previous position: Assistant Professor of Management, College of Business, Bond University, Gold Coast, Australia

College of Communication And Education

Cara Deleon, Communication Design
M.F.A., 2005, Film Production, Savannah College of Art and Design
M.A., 2003, Film Studies, University of Iowa
B.A.,1999, Russian Studies and History, Macalester College
Previous position: Assistant Professor of Film and Video, Communication Arts Department, Johnson C. Smith University

Chiara Ferrari, Communication Design
Ph.D., 2007, Cinema and Media Studies, University of California, Los Angeles
M.A., 2003, Media Arts, University of Arizona
Laurea, 2000, Philosophy, Univerisita’ degli Studi di Genova, Italy
Previous position: Teaching and Research Assistant, Cinema and Media Studies, Department of Film, Television, and Digital Media, University of California, Los Angeles

Michelle Givertz, Communication Arts and Sciences
Ph.D., 2002, Communication, University of Arizona
M.A., 1996, Communication Studies, University of Michigan
B.S., 1994, Communication Studies, University of Kansas
Previous position: Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Speech Communication, Oregon State University

Kevin Johnson, Communication Arts and Sciences
Ph.D., 2007, Communication Studies – Rhetorical and Language, University of Texas at Austin
M.A., 2002, Communication Studies, California State University, Long Beach
B.A., 1999, Communication Studies, California State University, Long Beach
Previous position: Assistant Director of Debate, Department of Communication Studies, University of Texas at Austin

Rebecca Fawns-Justeson, Professional Studies in Education
Ed.D., 2006, Educational and Counseling Psychology, University of the Pacific
M.A., 1996, Education, California State University, Chico
B.A., 1992, Liberal Studies, California State University, Chico
Previous position: Instructor/Supervisor, Tri-Placement Program, California State University, Chico

Linda Keeler, Kinesiology
Ed.D., 2006, Sport and Exercise Psychology, West Virginia University
M.A., 2006, Community Counseling, West Virginia University
M.A., 2000, Kinesiology, University of Maryland
B.A., 1994, Psychology, Colgate University
Previous position: Full-time Temporary Faculty, Leisure and Sport Sciences, Department of Kinesiology, East Tennessee State University

Susan Porter, Professional Studies in Education
Ph.D., 2008 (anticipated), Education with an emphasis in Language, Literacy, and Culture, University of California, Davis
M.A., 1985, Special Education, University of the Pacific
B.A., 1977, Psychology, University of California, Davis
Previous position: Program/Policy Consultant, California Commission on Teacher Credentialing

Teri Todd, Kinesiology
Ph.D., 2007, Educational and Counseling Psychology, McGill University
M.A., 1989, Physical Education, McGill University
B.S., 1981, Physical Education, Concordia University
Previous position: Lecturer, McGill University

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College of Engineering , Computer Science, And Construction Management

Kristin Cooper-Carter, Concrete Industry Management
M.A., 1999, Program Administration and Evaluation, California State University, Chico
B.S., 1988, Organizational Communication, California State University, Chico
Previous position: Manager, North State Renewable Energy

John Schwarz, Construction Management
J.D., 1984, Law, University of California, Hastings College of Law
M.A., 1984, Recreation Administration, California State University, Chico
B.A., 1979, Recreation Administration, California State University, Chico
Previous position: Lecturer, Construction Management, California State University, Chico

Dirk Vanderloop, Concrete Industry Management
D.P.A., 2004, Technology Management, University of Southern California
M.S., 1992, Systems Management, University of Southern California
B.A., 1978, Industrial Arts, California State University, Chico
A.A., 1976, Aircraft Maintenance, Los Angeles Trade-Technical College
Previous position: Senior Lecturer and Program Coordinator, Manufacturing Technology/Concrete Industry Management, California State University, Chico

Gregory Watkins, Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronic Engineering and Manufacturing Technology
Ph.D., 2002, Mechanical Engineering, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
M.E.M., 1990, Engineering Management, Old Dominion University
B.S., 1985, Mechanical Engineering, North Carolina State University
Previous position: Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering Technology, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

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College of Humanities And Fine Arts

Denise Minor, Foreign Languages and Literatures
Ph.D., 2007, Spanish Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition, University of California, Davis
M.A., 1992, Spanish, San Francisco State University
B.A., 1980, Political Science, International Relations, Boise State University
Previous position: Associate Instructor, Spanish Composition, University of California, Davis

Mahan Mirza, Religious Studies
Ph.D. (ABD), 2007, Islamic Studies, Yale University
M.Phil., 2005, Islamic Studies, Yale University
M.A., 2005, Islamic Studies, Yale University
M.A., 2003, Islamic Studies and Christian-Muslim Relations, Hartford Seminary
B.S, 1995, Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas
Previous position: Instructor, Summer Programs, Yale University

Jason Nice, History
Ph.D., 2004, History, University of York, England
B.A., 2000, History, University of California, Berkeley
Previous position: Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin Green Bay

David Scholz, Music
D.M.A., 2006, Conducting, University of Minnesota
M.A., 1999, Choral Conducting, Michigan State University
B.M., 1994, Vocal Music Education, St. Olaf College
Previous position: Director of Choral Activities, University of Texas at Tyler

John Traver, English
Ph.D., 2007, English, University of Notre Dame
M.A.R., 2001, Bible Studies, Westminster Theological Seminary
B.A., 1999, English and Philosophy, Covenant College
Previous position: Staff member and proof-reader, Religion and Literature

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College of Natural Sciences

Leslie Atkins, Physics
Ph.D., 2004, Physics, University of Maryland
M.S., 2000, Physics, University of Washington
B.S., 1998, Physics, University of Virginia
Previous position: Associate Research Scientist, LessonLab Research Institute

Dawn Clifford, Nutrition and Food Science
Ph.D., 2006, Nutritional Sciences, Colorado State University
M.S., 2004, Nutritional Sciences, Colorado State University
R.D., 2000, Greater Los Angeles VA Dietetic Internship Program
B.S., 1999, Nutrition and Dietetic, Northern Arizona University
Previous position: Instructor, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Colorado State University; Clinical Dietitian, Hartshorn Health Service, Colorado State University

Kathy Gray, Mathematics Department
Ph.D., 2007, Mathematics, University of Montana
M.A., 2001, Mathematics, University of Montana
B.S., 1996, Wildlife Biology, University of Montana
Previous position: Adjunct Instructor, Math Department, University of Montana

Julie Monet, Geosciences
Ed.D., 2006, Science Education, Rutgers University
M.S., 2001, Applied Geosciences, San Francisco State University
B.S., 1995, Geology, Sonoma State University
Previous position: Adjunct Faculty, Science Education, Rutgers University

Phyllis Salopek, School of Nursing
R.N., 2000, Family Nurse Practitioner, Western University of Health Science
M.S., 1998, Nursing, California State University, Chico
B.S., 1989, Nursing, California State University, Chico
A.S., 1984, Biology, Butler County Community College
Previous position: Instructor, Department of Nursing, California State University, Chico

Irene Salter, Department of Biological Sciences
Ph.D., 2002, Neuroscience, University of California, San Francisco
M.A., 1997, Psychology, Stanford University
B.A., 1997, Human Biology, Stanford University
Previous position: Middle-school science teacher, Archway School, Oakland, CA; GEMS Associate Specialist, Lawrence Hall of Science, Berkeley, CA

Julie Schneider, Nutrition and Food Science
Ph.D., 2005, Nutritional Biology, University of California, Davis
B.S., 1999, Dietetics, California State University, Sacramento
Previous position: Post doctoral scholar, Department of Nutrition, University of California, Davis; Adjunct Faculty, Family and Consumer Science Department, California State University, Sacramento

Erik Wasinger, Chemistry Department
Ph.D., 2003, Inorganic Chemistry, Stanford University
B.S., 1995, Chemistry, California Institute of Technology
Previous position: Postdoctoral Scholar, Division of Chemistry, Argonne National Laboratory

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Information Resources

Aaron Bowen, Meriam Library
M.A.I.S., 2006, University of Washington Information School
B.A., 2006, International Studies, University of Washington Jackson School of International Studies
B.S., 2001, History and Classical Studies, The College of Wooster
Previous position: Information Specialist, Center for Studies of Demography and Ecology, University of Washington

Liz Colson, Meriam Library
M.A., 1985, Library and Information Science, University of Iowa
B.A., 1979, Psychology, Grinnell College
Previous position: Reference Librarian, Meriam Library, California State University, Chico

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