New year, new faculty

University of Missouri–St. Louis

Twenty new full-time faculty members took part in a two-day new faculty orientation organized by the Center for Teaching and Learning ahead of the start of the fall semester. (Photo by August Jennewein)

A new academic year means new faces on campus – and not just new students. The University of Missouri–St. Louis introduced more than 20 new full-time faculty members to the university community this August during a two-day new faculty orientation organized by the Center for Teaching and Learning.

The orientation centered on student success and kicked-off with an introduction of current students who shared their UMSL experiences during roundtable discussions. Faculty also explored areas ranging from campus safety to classroom technology – even taking a deep dive in to tools such as Canvas and Google Apps for Education.

The orientation is more than just a review of the university’s policies and procedures. Andy Goodman, director of the CTL, said it is an opportunity to ensure new faculty have the tools and supports needed to enhance the teaching and learning environment at UMSL.

New full-time faculty include:

 

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

Elizabeth Buchta, Assistant Teaching Professor, Art and Design

Scott Gericke, Lecturer, Art and Design

Robert Inglis, Assistant Professor, Biology

Andrew Kersten, Professor and Dean

Manon Allard-Kropp, Assistant Teaching Professor, Language and Cultural Studies

Hiroko Yoshii, Assistant Teaching Professor, Language and Cultural Studies

Galina Piatnitskaia, Teaching Professor, Mathematics and Computer Science

Steven Riegerix, Assistant Teaching Professor, Mathematics and Computer Science

Fadi Wedyan, Visiting Associate Professor, Mathematics and Computer Science

 

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

John Meriac, Associate Professor, Global Leadership and Management

Matias Enz, Assistant Professor, Supply Chain and Analytics

 

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

Andresa De Souza, Assistant Teaching Professor, Educator Preparation, Innovation, and Research

Mary Edwin, Assistant Professor, Education Sciences and Professional Programs

Martille Elias, Assistant Teaching Professor, Educator Preparation, Innovation, and Research

Miriam Jorge, Associate Professor and Dr. Allen B. and Helen S. Shopmaker Endowed Professor, Educator Preparation, Innovation and Research         (Starting Jan. 1, 2019)

Shea Kerkhoff, Assistant Professor, Educator Preparation, Innovation, and Research

Phillip Waalkes, Assistant Professor, Education Sciences and Professional Programs

Deng Yuwen, Assistant Research Professor, Education Sciences and Professional Programs

 

COLLEGE OF NURSING

Mei Bai, Assistant Professor

Karen Scaglione-Ferguson, Assistant Teaching Professor

Elise Schaller, Assistant Teaching Professor

 

COLLEGE OF OPTOMETRY

Coral Pucci, Assistant Clinical Professor

Sarah Sweeney Dohrman, Assistant Clinical Professor

 

SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK

Erica Koegler, Assistant Professor

Riisa Rawlins-Easley, Assistant Teaching Professor

 

PIERRE LACLEDE HONORS COLLEGE

Edward Munn Sanchez, Teaching Professor and Dean

 

OFFICE OF RESEARCH ADMINISTRATION

Paul Evensen, Academic Director – Public Policy Research Center

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