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19 New Faculty Appointed

19 New Faculty Appointed

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     Nineteen new full-time faculty members have joined the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown.

     Halvor Aakhus, visiting instructor of English writing, holds an MFA from the University of Florida and BA from the University of Southern Indiana.

     Dr. Daniel Broyld, visiting instructor of history, holds a PhD from Howard University, MA from the State University of New York College at Brockport, BA from Hofstra University, and an associate’s degree from Sage Junior College.

     Dr. Christopher R. Cook, assistant professor of political science, holds a PhD and MA from the University of California, MA from California State University, and BA from Fitchburg State College.

     Victoria C. Czarnek, instructor of mathematics, holds an MS from Virginia Tech and BA from the College of William and Mary.

     Dr. Christine R. Dahlin, assistant professor of biology, holds a PhD from New Mexico State University, MS from Northern Arizona University, and BS from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry.
 
     Dr. Jacob Easley, chair of the Education Division and associate professor of education, holds a PhD from the Pennsylvania State University, completed graduate studies at Georgia State University, holds an MA from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and BA from Morehouse College.

     Dr. Nickole George, assistant professor of nursing, holds a PhD and MA from the University of Pittsburgh and a BS from the Pennsylvania State University.

     Shailesh Kadakia, visiting instructor of electrical engineering technology, holds an MSE from the University of Texas, Austin and BE from the University of Bombay, Numbai, India.

     Dr. Charles Kanyi, visiting assistant professor of chemistry, holds a PhD from Binghamton University and MSE and BE from MOI University, Kenya.

     Dr. Ross Kleinstuber, assistant professor of justice administration and criminology, holds a PhD and MA from the University of Delaware and BA from Rowan University.

     Dr. Ahmad S. Massasati, instructor of cartography/geographic information systems, holds a PhD and MS from the University of Utah, MS from the University of Missouri-Rolla, and BS from the University of Aleppo, Syria.

     Bethany McConnell, assistant professor of special education, holds a PhD from the Pennsylvania State University, MEd from Johns Hopkins University, and BS from Saint Francis University.

      Dr. Brian E. Moyer, assistant professor of mechanical engineering technology, holds a PhD and MS from the University of Pittsburgh and a BS from Carnegie Mellon University.

     Dr. Manisha Nigam, assistant professor of chemistry, holds a PhD and MS from the Ohio State University, MSc from the Indian Institute of Technology, India, and BSc from Kanpur University, India.

     Frank W. Pietryga, instructor of electrical engineering technology, holds an MS in electrical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and a BS in electrical engineering technology from Pitt-Johnstown.

     Dr. Raghvendra S. Sengar, assistant professor of chemistry, holds a PhD from Duquesne University, MS from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, and BS from Christ Church College, Kanpur University, India.

     John G. Teacher, instructor of theatre arts, holds an MFA from Virginia Tech and BA from Lock Haven University.

     Dr. Scott Tracy, assistant professor of secondary education science, holds an EdD from Duquesne University, and MEd and BS from California University of Pennsylvania.

     Dr. Paul A. Washington, assistant professor of natural sciences/geology, holds a PhD from the University of Connecticut, MS from the State University of New York at Albany, and BS from Allegheny College.

     Founded in 1927, Pitt-Johnstown is located in the Laurel Highlands of Western Pennsylvania and is the first and largest regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh.  The University offers a high-quality educational experience in a supportive living-learning environment designed to prepare students for the real world of the 21st century.  Pitt-Johnstown is recognized by the Princeton Review as a “Best Northeastern College,” and by G.I. Jobs as a “Military Friendly School.”  Additionally, Pitt-Johnstown has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

Pitt-Johnstown…at the forefront of leading baccalaureate colleges…

Posted by Shook, Kimberly on 8/30/2011 10:55:00 AM