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Hartwick Welcomes New Faculty for 2018-19

August 21, 2018

Hartwick College will welcome 18 new full-time faculty appointments for the 2018-2019 academic year. They are:

Marie Bashaw, Associate Professor of Nursing (tenure track)
B.S.N., SUNY Binghamton
M.S., D.N.P., Wright State University

Melody Best, Visiting Assistant Professor of Nursing (term appointment)
B.S., Hartwick College
M.S., University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Ph.D. (ABD), SUNY Binghamton

Kyle Burke, Assistant Professor of History (tenure track)
B.A., M.A., University of Southern Florida
M.A., Ph.D., Northwestern University

Umayyah Cable, Assistant Professor of English (tenure track)
B.A., Smith College
M.A., Ph.D., University of Southern California

Elena Chernyak, Assistant Professor of Sociology (tenure track)
B.A., M.A., St. Petersburg State University, Russia
M.A., Assumption University, Windsor, Canada
M.S.W., Ph.D., University of Windsor, Canada

Lynn DeMaria, Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology (term appointment)
B.A., The College of St. Rose
M.D., Albany Medical College

Akhtar Ghassemi, Associate Professor of Nursing (tenure track)
M.S.N., Iran University of Medical Sciences and Health Services, Tehran, Iran
Ph.D., University of Rochester, Warner Graduate School of Education

Barbara Kahl, Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts (tenure track)
B.A., St. Mary’s College
M.F.A., University of Minnesota

Margaret Kiss, Visiting Assistant Professor of Nursing (term appointment)
M.N.E., South University, Savannah, GA

Jodi Krzyston, Assistant Professor of Nursing (tenure track)
A.A.S.N., SUNY Delhi
M.S.N., Walden University

Jaeseong Lim, Assistant Professor of Finance & Accounting (tenure track)
B.A., Korea University, Seoul, South Korea
M.S., KAIST College of Business, Seoul, South Korea
Ph.D., University of Hawaii – Manoa

Lorena Marra, Assistant Professor of Nursing (tenure track)
B.S., Utica College
M.S., Binghamton University

Steven Nanni, Visiting Assistant Professor of Music (term appointment)
B.Mus., The Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory of Music, Milan, Italy

Namita Sugandhi, Assistant Professor of Anthropology (tenure track)
B.A., New York University
M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago

Karina Walker, Assistant Professor of Spanish (tenure track)
B.A., M.A., SUNY Binghamton
Ph.D., SUNY Albany

Nicole Zhang, Assistant Professor of Nursing (tenure track)
B.A., B.S., Ph.D., SUNY Binghamton

Weiwei Zhang, Assistant Professor of Business Administration (tenure track)
B.A., HeiLongJiang University, Harbin, China
M.A., Jilin University, Changchun, China
Ph.D., Boston University

Yi Zheng, Assistant Professor of Finance (tenure track)
B.S., Nanjing Forestry University, Nanjing, China
M.S., University of Texas – Dallas
Ph.D., University of North Texas