Meet UMSL’s newest faculty members

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UMSL’s newest faculty members gathered for a group photo during Monday’s orientation session. (Photo by Jessica Rogen)

New scholars have joined the University of Missouri–St. Louis mission to transform lives.

Like their research, UMSL’s 29 new faculty members aim to educate, discover and challenge tradition. Those community members were on campus Monday for an orientation organized by the Center for Teaching and Learning.

The new full-time faculty include:

Academic Affairs

Marie Mora, associate provost and professor of economics

 

College of Arts and Sciences

Julie Beauregard, assistant professor of music education

Ankit Chaudhary, assistant teaching professor of mathematics and computer science

Lav Gupta, assistant professor of mathematics and computer science

Jack Harms, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry

Meghann Humphries, assistant teaching professor of biology

Adaron Jackson, assistant teaching professor of music and director of jazz studies

Lara Kelland, E. Desmond Lee Endowed Professor in Museum Studies and Community History

Timothy Keller, visiting assistant professor of mathematics and computer science

Nikos Michailidis, assistant teaching professor of anthropology

Abderrahmen Mtibaa, assistant professor of mathematics and computer science

Marisa Omori, assistant professor of criminology and criminal justice

Kimberly Welch, assistant professor of English

 

College of Business Administration

Vijay Anand, associate professor of information systems and technology

Anshuman “Alan” Singh, associate professor of information systems and technology

Vivek Singh, assistant professor of information systems and technology

George Zsidisin, John W. Barriger Professor of Supply Chain Management

 

College of Education

Lindsay Athamanah, assistant professor

Jennifer Bumble, assistant professor

Miriam Jorge, associate professor

Erin McClure, assistant professor

Doris Villarreal, assistant professor

 

College of Nursing

Yuanlu “April” Sun, assistant professor

Umit Tokac, assistant professor

 

College of Optometry

Tareq Nabhan, assistant clinical professor

Brittany Wright, assistant clinical professor

 

University Libraries

Jaleh Fazelian, associate dean

 

School of Social Work

Annah Bender, assistant professor

 

Missouri Institute of Mental Health

Jing Zhang, assistant research professor

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