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New Faces: 2019-20

Learn more about the new faculty members joining each school during the 2019-2020 school year:

Loyola College

Victoria Barnett-Woods, Englishvictoria barnett-woods

Visiting Assistant Professor

  • Experience: U.S. Peace Corps, 2008-2010
  • Courses Taught: EN 101, Early modern literature, World Literature, British Literature 1700-present, Caribbean literature, Writing and Culture
  • Areas of Research: Eighteenth-century transatlantic, colonialism, Golden Age of Piracy, transatlantic slave trade, Afro-Caribbean diaspora, domestic fiction, the “rise” of the novel
  • Awards: ASECS Research Award, Loughran Fdn Endowment Research Grant, Bodleian Library, Oxford
  • Presentations: “Zuline, Zelica, and the Haitian Revolution.” ASECS Annual Conference. Denver, CO. March 2019. Invited Panelist: “Transatlantic Domesticity and the Limits of a Genre in A Woman of Colour. British Society for Eighteenth Century Studies, Oxford, UK, January 2019.  “Shifting Men and Seas: Piracy, the Maritime Picaresque, and the Eighteenth Century Caribbean.” Northeast Association of Eighteenth-Century Studies. Amherst, MA, 2017.Invited Panelist: “Models of Morality: The Bildungsroman and Social Reform in The Female American and The Woman of Colour.” American Literature Association Conference. San Francisco, CA., 2016. “(T)racing Labor: The Labor Politics of the West Indian Plantation and the Industrial Revolution.” NASSR Annual Conference. Winnipeg, Canada, 2015. “Coded Decoloniality: Code-switching in Postcolonial Caribbean Literature.” Translating Creolization Symposium. St. Michael, Barbados. 2015.
  • Publications: Creole Enlightenment: The Anglophone Caribbean and the Rise of the Novel, Invitation from Oxford University Studies of the Enlightenment. Editor, Cultural Economies of the Atlantic World: Objects and Capital in the Transatlantic Imagination. Routledge Press, forthcoming.  “Models of Morality: The Bildungsroman and Social Reform in The Female American and The Woman of Colour.” Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal 45:7 (2016). 613-623.  “Fetishes and the Fetishized: Obeah and the Material World of the Black Atlantic” in Cultural Economies of the Atlantic World: Objects and Capital in the Transatlantic Imagination. Routledge, forthcoming.  “Creole Nationalism, Mobility, and Gendered Politics in Zelica the Creole.” Transatlantic Women Travelers, forthcoming.  “Histories of Imperial Vision.” Review Article of Abigail Swingen's Competing Visions of Empire and Lisa Lowe's The Intimacies of Four Continents. New Perspectives on the Eighteenth Century, Spring 2017, p. 68. “Review of Sunil Agnani’s Hating Empire Properly: The Two Indies and the Limits of Enlightenment Anticolonialism.” South Asian Review, vol. 38:1 (2017), p.127.  
  • Professional Affiliations: American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies, North American Society for the Studies of Romanticism, Modern Language Association

Isacar Bolaños, History isacar bolanos

Visiting Assistant Professor

  • Education: Ph.D., History, Ohio State University
  • Experience: Courses Taught – Islamic Civilization, Ottoman Empire, Modern Middle East, Global Environmental History, World History
  • Areas of Research/Specialization: Modern Middle East, Environmental History, History of Science and Technology
  • Awards: The American Academic Research Institute in Iraq (TAARII) Dissertation Fellowship; Institute of Turkish Studies (ITS) Dissertation Writing Grant
    Select Presentations: “Water Without Borders: Tribes and Water Rights along the Ottoman-Qajar Frontier,” American Society for Environmental History (ASEH) (Riverside, CA, March 2018); “The Hazine-i Hassa Nezareti and the Expansion of Irrigation in Hamidian Iraq,” Middle East Studies Association (MESA) (Washington, D.C., November 2017);  “Bubonic Plague in India and the Ottoman Response: The View from Basra and the Gulf, 1896-1898,” American Association for the History of Medicine (AAHM) (Minneapolis, MN, April 2016)
  • Publications: “The Ottomans During the Global Crisis of Cholera and Plague: The View From Iraq and the Gulf,” International Journal of Middle East Studies 51 (4) (2019) [forthcoming]
  • Professional Affiliations: Middle East Studies Association; American Society for Environmental History; World History Association

Neeta Deshpande, Mathematics and Statistics


  • Education: Masters of Science in Statistics, Devi Ahilya University, Indore, India
  • Experience: 30 classes for Howard Community College since 2013; Teacher's Assistant, Calverton Elementary School; Hindi Teacher, Hindi USA
  • Areas of Research/Specialization: Statistics and pedagogy 

Claudia Dugan, Modern Languages and Literaturesclaudia dugan

Visiting Instructor

  • Education: Ph.D. Candidate Instructional Leadership for Changing Populations, M.A. Instructional Leadership; B.A. Liberal Arts, History and Psychology with Spanish Teaching Certification
  • Experience: Educational Leader with 20+ years of experience which include teaching as an Associate Professor at Howard Community College, also holding positions of department chair and coordinator of world languages; working with a language Company that served diplomats, military personnel and executives in the Washington, D.C. Area and teaching Spanish for the Howard County Public School System
  • Areas of Research/Specialization: Culturally Responsive Teaching
  • Awards: Christa McAuliffe Scholarship Award
  • Presentations: Multiple Presentations at the local, state and national level. Most recent presentations: Empowering All Learners with Positive Identity Themes; The flavors of the Nahuatl Language in the Spanish of México; Metacognition with Voice-thread; Digital Games that foster respect
  • Professional Affiliations: President of the Maryland Foreign Language Association, MFLA, Member of ACTFL

Yohana Gil-Berrio, Modern Languages and Literaturesyohana gil berrio


  • Education: Ph.D., Spanish Applied Linguistics, Temple University
  • Experience: Courses Taught— Spanish language courses at the basic, intermediate, and advanced levels; Spanish for Business and Health Professions; Latin America through Film; The Cultures of Latin America; World Society in Literature and Film
  • Areas of Research/Specialization: Heritage and Second Language Acquisition, Heritage Language Development, Individual Differences, Language and Identity, Spanish in the U.S., Task-Based Language Teaching (TBLT)
  • Awards: Service Award (Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Temple U), Doctoral Dissertation Completion Grant (Temple University), Advanced Graduate Scholar Award (Center for the Humanities at Temple U), Margaret Wang Scholarship (College of Education, Temple U)
  • Presentations: “Hablantes de herencia en cursos de español como L2: Consideraciones para el entrenamiento de instructores.”  101st The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP). San Diego, California, July 8-11, 2019; “Social and instructional determinants of language-related episodes in a Spanish L2 classroom.” Innovations and Epistemological Challenges in Applied Linguistics: 18th Triennial AILA World Congress. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 23-28, 2017; “La construcción de identidades en la prensa estadounidense digital.” Innovations and Epistemological Challenges in Applied Linguistics: 18th Triennial AILA World Congress. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 23-28, 2017; “Learning outcomes of L2-heritage Spanish learner interaction.” 4th Annual Language, Linguistics and Life Conference, Temple University, April 14, 2017; “El impacto del contexto social e instruccional durante la interacción.” Congreso de Español como Segunda Lengua. Universidad de Costa Rica & El Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica; Cartago, Costa Rica, March 8-10, 2017; “The social and instructional context of language-related episodes in a high school L2 Spanish classroom.” Hispanic Linguistics Symposium (HLS). Georgetown University, October 7-9, 2016; “Social and instructional determinants of peer interaction among adolescent L2 Spanish learners. The 35th Second Language Research Forum (SLRF). Teachers College, Columbia University, September 22-25, 2016; “Examining U.S. news media discourses on the Michael Brown case: The Representation of social actors in bilingual online newspapers.” The American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL). Orlando, Florida, April 9-12, 2016; “The individual and social impact of meta-analytic talk on L2 Spanish accuracy and use.” The American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL). Toronto, Canada, March 21-24, 2015; “Personal pronoun and gender in three Colombian cities.” The Ninth Annual Global Temple Conference. Temple University, November 12, 2014.
  • Publications: Dissertation— Pair Interaction in Spanish Language Classrooms that Enroll Heritage and L2 Learners
  • Professional Affiliations: The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) and L’Association canadienne de linguistique appliquée (ACLA)

Sarah Ingle, Englishsarah ingle


  • Education: Ph.D. in English Language and Literature from the University of Virginia
  • Experience: Courses Taught in English and American Studies at UVA: Performing Race and Ethnicity, Theories and Methods of American Studies, Major American Writers, Black Writers in America, Intro to Academic Writing, Crime and Justice in African American Literature, Southern Literatures, Conjuring Race and Gender, Detective Fiction, etc.
  • Research Areas: American Studies, African American literature and culture, 19th-century and early 20th-century American literature and culture, race and ethnicity studies, folklore and literature, the American South, conjure tales
  • Awards: Travel Grant from The Center of the Americas, University of Virginia, 2018; Sylvia Lyons Render Award for Approaches to Teaching Charles W. Chesnutt, 2018; Invited Speaker for The Park Church Summer Lecture Series, Center for Mark Twain Studies, Elmira College, June 21, 2017; Quarry Farm Research Fellowships, Center for Mark Twain Studies, Elmira College, summer 2015 and summer 2017; Postdoctoral Lectureship, University of Virginia, Department of English, 2014-17
  • Presentations: “Conjuring Poe’s Doppelgänger and the Business of (Re)Construction: Charles Chesnutt and the Poe House of Fayetteville, NC,” South Atlantic Modern Language Association, November 2018; “Conjured Time: Forgetting and Fortune-Telling in Huckleberry Finn,” American Literature Association, San Francisco, May 2016; “The Place of the Conjurer: Genre, William Wells Brown, and the Conjure Tale,” American Literature Association, Boston, May 2015; “’Honor bright’: Legacies of Mark Twain and the Honor Code at a Southern University,” Mark Twain Studies Conference, Elmira, NY, August 2013; “Unruly Eyeballs: Nat Turner, Emerson, and the Body Politic in Poe’s ‘A Predicament,’” Emerson, Hawthorne, and Poe Conference, Florence, Italy, June 2012: “An Undiscovered Country: Transnational Spirits and National Amnesia in Pauline Hopkins’s Of One Blood,” American Literature Association, San Francisco, May 2012; “Conjured Nostalgia: Mary Alicia Owen and the Gothic Imperialism of the Conjure Tale,” The American Literature Association, Boston, May 2011
  • Publications: “The Gothic Grapevine: Teaching Chesnutt’s Conjure Tales as Gothic Fiction” Approaches to Teaching Charles W. Chesnutt, ed. Susanna Ashton and Bill Hardwig (New York: MLA, 2017), 62-67; “The Terrain of Chesnutt’s Conjure Tales.” Chesnutt, Charles. The Conjure Stories. ed. Robert Stepto and Jennifer Greeson (New York: Norton, 2011), 149-164.
  • Professional Affiliations: Modern Language Association, American Studies Association, African American Literature and Culture Society, C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists

Felicia Jamison, Historyfelicia jamison


  • Education: Ph.D., History, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Certificate in Public History
  • Experiences: Courses Taught – U. S. History Survey I and II, African American History as Public History, African American History through Film
  • Areas of Research: U. S. History, U. S. History South, African American History, African American Women’s History, the African Diaspora
  • Awards: President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship, Charles Hyde Internship in Public History, Joyce A. Berkman Endowed Fund in Women’s History
  • Presentations: “Through the Courts and By Word of Mouth: African-American Landowners in Liberty County, Georgia, 1864-1920,” paper presented at the Association for the Study of African American Life and History Annual Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana, October 2018. “Writing Is My Freedom: Creating Safe Writing Spaces for Women of Color in the Academy,” a roundtable discussion at the Association for the Study of African American Life and History Annual Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana, October 2018. "African American Women, the Task System and Property Ownership during Slavery,” paper presented at the Slavery, Memory, and African Diasporas Seminar at Howard University, October 2018. “’I Had Time for Myself’: Enslaved Women, Labor, and Property Ownership in the Antebellum South,” paper presented at Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis at Rutgers University, October 2018.  
  • Professional Affiliations: Association of Black Women Historians, Southern Historical Association, Southern Association for Women Historians, Georgia Historical Society, American Historical Association

Kyle Ann Mino, Chemistrykyle mino


  • Education: Ph.D., Analytical Chemistry, University of Florida, B.S., Chemistry, Elon University
  • Experience: Analytical Scientist for start-up biofuel company, Subject Matter Expert for novel trace explosives detection instrument development, Courses Taught – General Chemistry I & II, General Chemistry Laboratory I & II
  • Areas of Research: Mass Spectrometry Method Development, Mass Spectrometric Imaging, Biofuel Analysis, Biomass Analysis, Trace Explosive Detection
  • Awards: Alumni Graduate Fellowship, University of Florida Department of Chemistry, Undergraduate ACS Award, Elon University Department of Chemistry
  • Presentations: “MALDI-LIT-MSn Imaging Applied to Characterizing Cellulose and Hemicellulose Content in Different Regions of Wood Tissue.” National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO, August 2012. “Tandem-MS Analyses of Cellulose and Hemicellulose Applied Toward Understanding MS Images of Wood Tissue.” Proceedings of the 86th Florida Annual Meeting and Exposition, Innisbrook, FL, May 2010. 
    Publications: Lunsford, K.A., Peter, G.F., Yost, R.A., Direct Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization Mass Spectrometric Imaging of Cellulose and Hemicellulose in Populus Tissue. 2011. Analytical Chemistry 83: 6722-30.
    Lunsford, K. A., MALDI Tandem Mass Spectrometric Techniques for the Analysis and Imaging of Lignocellulosic Materials. Ph.D. Dissertation. University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 2011.
  • Professional Affiliations: American Society for Mass Spectrometry

MAJ Timothy Mitroka, Military Sciencetimothy mitroka

Assistant Professor

  • Education: United States Military Academy '04 (BS - Engineering Management); Missouri University of Science & Technology '11 (MS - Engineering Management); University of Virginia '13 (M.Ed. - Kinesiology)
  • Experience: 2004-present: Active duty military service as an Engineer Officer in the U.S. Army; 2007-2008: Military Transition Team, Staff Maneuver Advisor to Iraqi Army Battalion Operations Officers, Baghdad and Diyala Province, Iraq; 2008-2010: Commander, U.S. Army Engineer Dive School, Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center, NSA Panama City, FL; 2012-2013: Infrastructure Training Advisory Group, Site Leader and Facility Engineer Advisor to Afghan Garrison Commander, Qala e Naw, Baghdis Provice, Afghanistan; 2013-2016: Instructor, Department of Physical Education, United States Military Academy, West Point, NY
  • Areas of Research/Specialization: Military Science and Leadership Development
  • Awards: Bronze Star Medal (x2); Bronze de Fleury Medal, The Engineer Regiment, U.S. Army 
    Publications: "No mission too far, no water too cold for the United States Army Dive Company (Provisional)." Engineer: The Professional Bulletin for Army Engineers, Apr 1, 2006; "Army divers conduct a pier rehabilitation mission." Engineer: The Professional Bulletin for Army Engineers, Oct 1, 2006.

Michael Patterson, Military Sciencemichael patterson

Joan Ricart-Huguet, Political Sciencejoan ricart-huguet

Assistant Professor

  • Education: Princeton University Ph.D., 2018; Columbia University MA, 2011; Autonomous University of Barcelona BA, 2009
  • Experience: In recent years, I have consulted for Princeton's Innovations for Successful Societies in Mexico. I also worked as a co-principal investigator with Innovations for Poverty Action in Uganda and at the World Bank in Poverty Reduction and Economic Management.  
  • Areas of Research/Specialization: I study comparative politics and historical political economy. My interests include political elite formation, education, colonial legacies, and culture, with a focus on Africa.
  • Awards: Ethics, Politics, & Economics Research Grant, Yale University. 2018 ($10,000); Program in African Studies, Princeton University. 2018, 2016 ($3,500); The Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice. 2018, 2014 ($12,700); Graduate Fellow at the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies. 2017 (one-year full fellowship); University Center for Human Values, Princeton University. 2015 ($114,000) (with Betsy Levy Paluck); The Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice. 2014 ($18,000) (with Betsy Levy Paluck)
  • Presentations: Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association. 2019, 2018, 2017, 2015, 2014; Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association. 2019, 2017, 2014, 2012; Association for the Study of Religion, Economics, and Culture. Boston, MA. 2019 
    Yale University MacMillan Comparative Politics Workshop. New Haven, CT. 2019 
    Yale University African Politics Working Group. New Haven, CT. 2018; World Economic History Congress. Boston, MA. 2018; Politics and History Network. New Haven, CT. 2019; Institute for the Study of Religion, Economics, and Society at Chapman University. Orange, CA. 2018; UCLA Comparative Politics Association Conference. Los Angeles, CA. 2018; Africanisms Conference at Northwestern University. Evanston, IL. 2018; Harvard Experiments Working Group Annual Conference. Cambridge, MA. 2018; University of Pennsylvania Graduate Student Conference. Philadelphia, PA. 2018. 
  • Publications: Ricart-Huguet, Joan. 2019. Democracy in Africa: Historical Pitfalls and Contem-  porary Developments. In: Ewout Frankema, Ellen Hillbom and Felix Meier zu Selhausen (eds.), The History of African Development, African Economic History Network (AEHN). Forthcoming. Ricart-Huguet, Joan and Elliot D. Green. 2018.  “Taking  it Personally:  the Effect  of Ethnic Attachment on Preferences for Regionalism. Studies in Comparative International Development, 53: 67–89. Weinreb, Jason and Joan Ricart-Huguet. 2014. “A Correction to Potters and van Winden (1992)”. Public Choice, 159.1: 23–26.
  • Professional Affiliations: African Studies Association; American Political Science Association; Midwest Political Science Association  

Javier Sampedro, Modern Languages and Literaturesjavier sampedro

Visiting Assistant Professor

  • Education: Ph.D., Hispanic Studies, University of Pennsylvania
  • Experience: Courses Taught – Spanish Language, Intermediate and Advanced Levels, Cultural History of Spain, Comparative Caribbean Literatures, Latin American Literatures, Introduction to Literature, Postcolonial Theory.
  • Areas of Research/Specialization: Pan-Caribbean Literary Theory and Cultural Studies.
  • Awards: National Endowment for the Humanities —Institute for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities: Textual Data and Digital Texts in the Undergraduate Classroom (2018); Excellence in Teaching Award —Department of Hispanic and Portuguese Studies, University of Pennsylvania (2012); Excellence in Teaching Award —Department of Hispanic and Portuguese Studies, University of Pennsylvania (2010); Benjamin Franklin Fellowship —University of Pennsylvania (2008)
  • Presentations: VII Coloquio Internacional “La diversidad cultural en el Caribe”, May 20-25, Havana, Cuba. Paper:  Criollización en el pensamiento caribeño: Carpentier y Glissant (2019); Keynote Speaker, Cinema Culture in Contemporary Cuba, Cuban Film Conference —Austin College, Sherman, TX (2018); THATCamp, Gainesville, FL; Mapping old and new routes between Florida and Cuba, a Digital Humanities Project (2017); HASTAC, Orlando, FL; Digital Poster: Displacement and Desplazamiento:  Rediscovering the Florida-Cuba Connection in a Digital Landscape (2017); SAMLA Annual Conference, Jacksonville, FL, 2016; Paper: Negrismo, Négritude and the Caribbean Imaginary(2016); NEMLA, Harrisburg, PA; Paper: Vanguardia en la Perla Mayor: la Revista Avance y el Desafío Afro-Antillano (2014); Annual Carolina Conference on Romance Literatures —University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 2012. Paper: The Irreverence of the Symbol in Virgilio Piñera: Beyond the Language of the Absurd (2010).
  • Publications: Sampedro, Javier. “Creolización en el pensamiento caribeño: Carpentier y Glissant” Caribbean Studies, (under peer review)(2019); Sampedro, Javier. “One Body, Three Voices: Translation and Representation of Négritude in Lydia Cabrera y Wifredo Lam.”Anales Del Caribe. CEC, Casa de las Américas, No 2018; Sampedro, Javier. “Literary Adaptation, Intertextuality and Identity Discourse in Two Caribbean Dramatic Pieces” Caribbean Studies Vol. 46, No. 1 (January - June 2018), 137-157; Sampedro, Javier. “Caribbean Strategies in La Última Cena, by T. Gutiérrez Alea.” Polifonía: Revista Académica De Estudios Hispánicos, vol. 6, no. 1, 2016, pp. 141–145.
  • Professional Affiliations: Caribbean Studies Association (CSA)(2018 - Present); Modern Language Association (MLA)(2013 - Present); Southeast Modern Language Association (SAMLA)(2017); Northeast Modern Language Association (NEMLA)(2011-13); The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (2011-14)

Nathaniel Windon, English

Visiting Assistant Professor

  • Education: Ph.D., English, Pennsylvania State University
  • Experience: Visiting Assistant Professor, Loyola University Maryland (2018-2019); Lecturer, Loyola University Maryland (2017-2018); Lecturer, Georgetown Scholars Program at DC Correctional Facility (Summer 2018); Lecturer, Pennsylvania State University (2013-2017); Lecturer, University of Connecticut (2011-2013).
  • Areas of Research/Specialization: Nineteenth-century American and African-American literature
  • Awards: National Endowment for the Humanities Post-Doctoral Fellow, Library Company; Dissertation Fellow, Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas-Austin; Research fellow, New England Regional Fellowship Consortium; Dissertation fellowship award, Center for American Literary Studies (CALS) at Pennsylvania State University.
  • Presentations: “Agelessness: Betsy Bailey’s Little Hut and Frances Harper’s Iola Leroy,” (Modern Language Association, Seattle, 2020); “Interpersonal Pensions: Albion Tourgée, William Dean Howells, and the Arrears Act of 1879,” (“Literary Tourgée,” Chautauqua Institution, 2019);  “Quieting the Pension Parade,” (American Literature Association, Boston, 2019).
  • Publications: “What’s in a Name? Vincent Ogé, Toussaint Louverture, and George Boyer Vashon’s Revision of the Haitian Revolution.” (American Literature); “Superannuated: Old Age on the Antebellum Plantation,” (American Quarterly); “The Slope of the Years: Sister Carrie and Narratives of Aging in Late Nineteenth-Century American Literature,” (Studies in American Fiction).
  • Professional Affiliations: MLA; C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists

Amit Yavantikar, Mathematics and Statisticsamit yavantikar


  • Education: M.S., Mathematics, Oklahoma State University
  • Experience: Courses Taught- Calculus for Business and Social Sciences, Calculus I, Trigonometry and College Algebra.
  • Area of Research: Differential Equations as it applies to Fluid Mechanics and Financial Engineering.
  • Awards: Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award, College of Science, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, US; University Grants Commission Junior Research Fellowship (UGC -JRF), India.  
  • Presentations: "Assessing the risk-return outcomes of Stocks", Coastal Carolina University, SC,  November 2017.

School of Education

Nouf Bazaz, Educational Specialtiesnouf bazaz

Clinical Assistant Professor 

  • Education: Ph.D. Candidate, Counselor Education, George Washington University; M.A., Trauma and Violence Transdisciplinary Studies, New York University (2012) 
  • Experience: Courses Taught - Internship in School Counseling, Cross - Cultural Counseling, Marriage and Family Counseling, Counseling Refugees & Immigrants Program Experience - Previously directed refugee and immigrant mental health program 
  • Areas of Research/Specialization: Working with survivors of conflict, trauma, and violence; Refugee Mental Health; Multicultural Counseling 
  • Awards - Dean’s Scholar Award, Presidential Academic Scholarship 
  • Presentations: A human rights framework to mental health in Kashmir. Panel presentation at Global Muslim Mental Health Conference, Cambridge, UK (Sept 2019); Serving refugee youth in school-based, community & individual settings. Presentation at Ethiopian Community Development Council (ECDC) Annual Conference, Arlington, VA.(Apr 2019); Expert panel on integration among unaccompanied immigrant and refugee youth. Panelist at USCCB/ Migration and Refugee Services Foster Care and Family Reunification National Conference, Washington, DC. (Plenary Session)(Dec 2018); Clinical/ case training on applying strengths based approaches to serving Muslim refugees & asylum seekers (Part 2). Training for Intercultural Counseling Connection & Inspirit Counseling Services, Baltimore, MD.(Dec 2018); Building Cultural Humility in Behavioral Health with Muslim and Afghan Clients. Training at Maryland Department of Health, Center for Global Migration and Immigrant Health, Baltimore, MD.(Oct 2018); Addressing Trauma & Resiliency in Immigrant Children’s Mental Health. College Park Youth and Family Services, College Park, MD.(Oct 2018); Cultural considerations when working with trauma survivors. Keynote Address at the Building Bridges Conference, Lutheran Social Services, Fargo, ND.  (Keynote Address)(Mar 2017).
  • Publications: Bazaz N. (2016) God as my witness: Mothering & militarization in Kashmir. In Pappano, M. & Olwan, D. (Eds.), Muslim mothering: Local and global histories, theories, and practices (pp.52-68). Bradford, Ontario: Demeter Press.
  • Professional Affiliations: American Counseling Association; Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development 

Kharod France, Education Specialtieskharod france

Clinical Assistant Professor

  • Education: Ph.D., Counselor Education, The George Washington University; M.A., Psychology in Education, Columbia University
  • Experience: Courses Taught – Practicum I & II, Internship I & II, Group Counseling, Individual Assessment, Advanced Group Counseling, Substance Abuse Assessment & Treatment, Doctoral Internship, Counseling Interview Skills, Advanced Theories in Counseling 
  • Areas of Research: Clinical Supervision and Counselor Identity Development
  • Awards: 2017 Outstanding Humanistic Counselor Educator & Supervisor, Association of Humanistic Counseling (AHC)
  • Presentations: France, K. (2017, March). A Qualitative Analysis of Triadic Supervision: Implications and Recommendations. Education session at the American Counseling Association (ACA) annual conference. San Francisco, CA; France, K. (2016, November). Multicultural Competence in Clinical Supervision: Past, Present and Future. Education Session at the Maryland Counseling Association annual conference. Baltimore, MD; France, K., Chan, C. (2016, June). A Qualitative Study of Triadic Supervision: Current Practices, Recommendations & Next Steps. Education session at the 12th International Interdisciplinary Conference on Clinical Supervision. Adelphi University. Garden City, NY; France, K. (2016, April). A Qualitative Study of Triadic Supervision: Implications for Counselor Educators & College Counseling Centers. Education session at the annual American College Counseling Association (ACCA) conference. United States Military Academy. West Point, NY; France, K. (2016, February). Triadic Supervision: An Exploration of Supervisors, Perceptions, Experiences and Practices. Education Session at the 13th annual Educational Symposium for Research and Innovations (ESRI), The George Washington University, Washington DC
  • Publications: Beveridge, S., Karpen, S. & France, K. (2012). Importance and Frequency Ratings of Ethical Dilemmas Experienced by Forensic Rehabilitation Counselors, Private Sector Rehabilitation Counselors and Public Sector Rehabilitation Counselors. The Rehabilitation Professional, 21:1
  • Professional Affiliations: American Counseling Association (ACA), American School Counselor Association (ASCA), Association for Humanistic Counseling (AHC), American College Counseling Association (ACCA)

Jessica Haddaway Enos, Montessori Education


  • Education: Doctoral Candidate, Curriculum and Instruction, University of Maryland- College Park; MAT, Johns Hopkins University
  • Experience: Courses Taught: Foundations of Educational Research; Conducting Research on Teaching; Guided Experience in College Teaching; Looking Inside Schools and Classrooms; Literature for Children and Youth; Curriculum and Instruction in Elementary Education: Language Arts; Principles and Methods of Teaching in Elementary Schools
  • Areas of Research/Specialization: Teacher Preparation; Urban Schools; Teacher Racial Identity Development; Qualitative Research Methods
  • Awards: AmeriCorps Education Award recipient; Association of Teacher Educators Emerging Scholar; Support Program for Advancing Research and Collaboration (SPARC) Dissertation Grant, University of Maryland- College Park
  • Presentations: "Opening the Door to Understanding Preservice Teacher Beliefs: The Role of the Teaching Metaphor," Annual Meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators, Chicago, 2016; "Promoting Teacher Candidates' Cultural Competence Through Children's Literature," Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Washington, D.C., 2016
  • Professional Affiliations: Association of Teacher Educators; American Educational Research Association

Christine Mahady, Education Specialtieschristine mahady


  • Education: Ed.D., Educational and Organizational Leadership, University of Pennsylvania; M.A., Marriage and Family Therapy, Seton Hill University; M.M., The Boston Conservatory
  • Experience: The Boston Conservatory, Boston, MA: Assistant Coordinator of Summer Arts Programs; The Boston Conservatory Autism Higher Education Foundation, Boston, MA: Music Teacher; The Boston Symphony Orchestra Educational Outreach Program, Boston, MA: Teacher; Propel Charter School, Pittsburgh, PA: Creative Arts Coordinator/ Creative Arts Teacher; Greensburg Central Catholic Junior-Senior HS: Principal; Seton Hill University, Masters Degree in Innovative Instruction:  Online Adjunct, Undergraduate Research Courses; Saint Vincent College, Latrobe, PA: Lecturer of Music; St. Mary's College of California: Part-Time Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership
  • Areas of Research/Specialization: Women's perceptions of career advancement into the college presidency, Educational leadership and learning needs of women, influence of emotional intelligence on the advancement of women; Feminist approaches to instruction and educational leadership; Innovative instruction and adult learning theory in higher education. 
  • Awards: PELS Scholarship – Simulation writer, University of Pennsylvania, 2015; Teacher with the Boston Conservatory and Higher Education Foundation (The Boston
    Conservatory, 2008); Technology in Classrooms STEAM Grant (Propel Charter School, 2011)
  • Presentations: Mahady, Christine (2018) – Dissertation Defense, The University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education; Mahady, Christine (2017) – Dissertation Proposal, The University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education; Mahady, Christine (2016) – Innovative School Study Tour of the San Francisco Bay Area, University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education; Mahady, Christine (2013) – Presentation and Research (Digital Portfolio), Educational Leadership. The University of Pennsylvania; Mahady, Christine (2013) – Discussion facilitator among emerging K-12 leaders: Arts Education, Shipley School, Bryn Mawr, PA with school leadership cohort from The University of Pennsylvania; Mahady, Christine, Kiedel Sally, (2013) Female Bullying in Independent Schools, Middle School research and paper presented at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA; Mahady Christine, Dougherty Ben, Jepson Peter, Keidel Sally (2012) – Presentation of paper and research experiential learning in improving the history classroom, evidence based decision making on improving instruction and curriculum; Mahady Christine, Lauren Martin (2012), Guest Lecturers, Technology in the Classroom Bethany College, WV
  • Professional Affiliations: American Educational Research Association

Quinn Smelser, Education Specialtiesquinn smesler

Clinical Instructor

  • Education: Doctoral Candidate, The George Washington University, Counseling; Master of Arts, Texas State University, Professional Counseling; Bachelor of Arts, The University of Texas at Austin, Psychology
  • Experience: Clinical Experience - Trauma-Informed, Play Therapist, Group Facilitator; Courses Taught - Techniques in Counseling, Child and Adolescent Development, Play Therapy, Children and Loss, Career Counseling
  • Areas of Research: Trauma and play therapy, trauma and parenting, intergenerational trauma, trauma-informed schools, play therapy in schools, child-parent relationship therapy, ethical practice with children
  • Awards: Association for Play Therapy Leadership Academy Graduate and Honoree, The George Washington University Graduate School of Education and Human Development Merit Scholarship
  • Presentations: Presentations at Professional Meetings: Smelser, Q.K. (2019, August). Play therapy for at-risk youth& Play therapy for sexual and gender identity exploration.Presented at the Norma Leben Play Therapy Symposium for the University of Texas School of Social Work, Austin, TX.; Smelser, Q.K. (2019, June). Play therapy for sexual and gender identity exploration.Presented at the 7th Annual Mid-Atlantic Play Therapy Training Institute, Arlington, VA; Gil, E., Altvater, R., Smelser, Q.K., DeRaedt, M., Bryan, H. & Shaw, J. (2019, June). Effective and Innovative Play Therapy Techniques: A Panel Presentation.Presented at the 7th Annual Mid-Atlantic Play Therapy Training Institute, Arlington, VA.; Smelser, Q.K. (2018, June). Play therapy for sexual and gender identity exploration.Presented at the 6thAnnual Mid-Atlantic Play Therapy Training Institute, Arlington, VA; Gil, E., Bryan, H., Goldin, M., Mcleod, A., & Smelser, Q.K. (2018, June). The play therapist goes to court: Clinical preparation for testifying.Presented at the 7th Annual Mid-Atlantic Play Therapy Training Institute, Arlington, VA; Smelser, Q.K. (2017, October). Exploring gender and sexuality using play therapy. Discussion group conducted at the Association for Play Therapy (APT) Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN; Smelser, Q.K. (2017, July).Using play therapy and family interventions for gender expansive children. Presented at the 1st Annual Association for Child and Adolescent Counseling Conference (ACAC), Arlington, VA; Smelser, Q.K. (2017, July). Reframing ‘At-Risk’ to trauma-informed care: A play therapy approach. Presented at the 1st Annual Association for Child and Adolescent Counseling Conference (ACAC), Arlington, VA; Smelser, Q.K. (2017, April). Taking the disorder out of gender identity: Exploring gender using play-based therapies for children.Presented at the 4th Annual Human Rights Campaign’s Time to Thrive Conference, Washington, D.C.
  • Publications:
    • Refereed Chapters in Books: Ybañez-Llorente,K.&Smelser,Q.K. (2018). Getting started: Intake and clinical assessment in family therapy. In B. Flamez and J. Hicks (Eds.). Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy: Theory, Skills, Assessment, and Application(Chapter 7). San Diego, CA: Cognella Academic Publishing; Gil, E. & Smelser, Q.K. (2018). Puppets in family therapy with a case of trauma and sexual abuse. In A. Drewes and C. Schaefer (Eds.). Puppet Play Therapy: A Practical Guidebook. New York, NY: Routledge; Gil, E. & Smelser, Q.K. (in press 2019). Prescriptive play therapy for children with problem sexual behaviors. In H. Kaduson and D. Cange (Eds.). Prescriptive Play Therapy: Tailoring Interventions for Specific Childhood Problems. New York, NY: Routledge; Gil, E. & Smelser, Q.K. (in press 2019). Prescriptive play therapy for sexually abused children. In H. Kaduson and D. Cange (Eds.). Prescriptive Play Therapy: Tailoring Interventions for Specific Childhood Problems. New York, NY: Routledge.
    • Refereed Journal Articles: Kjellstrand Hartwig, E. & Smelser, Q.K. (January, 2018). Practitioner perspectives in animal-assisted counseling. Journal of Mental Health Counseling; Ybañez-Llorente,K.&Smelser,Q.K.(April,2014).Clientasexpert: Incorporating spirituality using the Tree Ring Technique. Counseling and Values Journal.
  • Professional Affiliations: American Counseling Association, Association for Play Therapy, Association for Child and Adolescent Counseling, Association for Counselor Educators and Supervisors, Chi Sigma Iota, National Board of Certified Counselors

Sellinger School of Business and Management

Dobin Yim, Information Systems, Law and Operations

Assistant Professor

  • Education: University of Maryland, College Park (Ph.D.), UC Irvine (MBA/M.A.), Brown University (M.S./B.S.)
  • Experience (Industry): Hewlett Packard, SAP, Limited Brands, Applied Materials, World Wildlife Federation; (Teaching - Courses Taught): Big Data Analytics, Deep Learning, IoT, Internet Computing, Information Systems Security, Data Mining, Web Analytics, Text Analytics, and Introduction to Information Systems
    Areas of Research/Specialization: (Research) Social Value Creation through Information Systems - Healthcare Infomediaries, Green IS, and Crowdsourced News; (Specialization): Business Analytics, Data Science, Cloud Architecture
  • Awards: (Research Awards) Research Fellowship (Fordham University), Research Grant (Fordham University), Summer Research Award (Fordham University), Research Grant (University of Maryland, College Park), CalIT2 Fellowship (UC Irvine); (Teaching Awards) AWS Faculty Ambassador, Google Faculty Workshop, Educator Grant (AWS, Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure, IBM)
  • Presentations: “Social Responsibility Platforms and Sustainability Reporting”, INFORMS Annual Meeting, Phonex, 2018; “Do Images Enhance Subjectivity Effect on News Sharing?”, Americas' Conference on Information Systems, Boston, 2017; “Remembering Beauty or Artifacts? Empirical Investigation of Mobile Photo Evaluation”, International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Dublin, Ireland, 2016; “Doing Good for Whom? An Empirical Investigation of Corporate Social Responsibility and Firm Performance”, International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), SIG Green Workshop, Dublin, Ireland, 2016
  • Publications: Al-Hasan, A., Yim, D., & Lucas, H. C. (2018). “A Tale of Two Movements: Egypt During the Arab Spring and Occupy Wall Street”, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management; Taylor, J., Vithayathil, J., & Yim, D. (2018). “Are corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives such as sustainable development and environmental policies value enhancing or window dressing?”, Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management; Permwonguswa, S., Khuntia, J., Yim, D., Gregg, D., & Kathuria, A. (2018); “Knowledge sharing in a health infomediary: role of self-concept, emotional empowerment, and self-esteem”, Health Systems, 7(3), 181-194; Khuntia, J., Yim, D., Tanniru, M. and Lim, S. (2017). “Patient Empowerment and Engagement with a Health Infomediary”, Health Policy and Technology, 6(1), 40-50; Mierzejewska, B., Yim, D., Napoli, P., Lucas, H., and Al-Hasan, A. (2016) “Evaluating Strategic Approaches to Competitive Displacement: The Case of the U.S. Newspaper Industry”, Journal of Media Economics, 30(1), 19-30; Khuntia, J., Sun, H., and Yim, D. (2016). “Sharing News through Social Networks”. International Journal on Media Management, 18(1), 59-74; Yim, D., Khuntia, J. and Lee-Argyris, Young (2015). “Identifying Bands in the Knowledge Exchange Spectrum in an Online Healthcare Infomediary”, International Journal of Healthcare Information Systems and Informatics, 10(3), 63-84.
  • Professional Affiliations: INFORMS, AIS, IEEE