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                              School of Architecture
Jason Chandler
Assistant Professor

Mr. Chandler attended Cornell University where he graduated with a bachelor of
architecture. He later attended Harvard University Graduate School of Design and
graduated with a master of architecture. He has been in private practice since 1997 and
prior to that, he worked with several architects as project designer. Mr. Chandler is a
member of the American Institute of Architects and a registered architect in the State of
Florida. He has taught as an adjunct professor at FIU since 1998 and as a lecturer at UM
School of Architecture. Courses taught include graphic communication, design, method
and materials, and lighting.

Janine King
Associate Professor

Prior to joining FIU, Ms. King was the chair of the Department of Interior Design-
College of Design and Planning at the University of Florida, where she worked since
1993. She holds a BA in art history, a BA in fine arts and a master of interior
architecture, the latter from the University of Oregon. Ms. King is the chair of the
Interior Design Continuing Education Council, as well as a member of an editorial
review board and a publication board member of the Journal of Interior Design. She has
been the recipient of numerous awards, honors and grants.

Henry E. Lares, Visiting 1st year
Assistant Professor

Mr. Lares graduated from FIU with a BA in history, and a minor in psychology and
religious studies. He also took some courses in architectural history and design at FIU
and later graduated from Texas A&M with a master of architecture. Mr. Lares‘ previous
work experience includes working as an architectural draftsman and an AutoCAD
operator. He also worked as a design teacher at Texas A&M and a lecturer in Paris,
giving on-site lectures at the Place Dauphin, Place Royal and the Place Victoire. Mr.
Lares has been an assistant designer with a consulting firm since 1992.

                            College of Arts & Sciences
Office of the Dean
R. Bruce Dunlap

Dr. Dunlap graduated from Beloit College with a BS in Chemistry and holds a PhD in
Chemistry from Indiana University. Dr. Dunlap was originally hired in 1971 at USC as
the first biochemist in the Department of Chemistry. He went on to collaborate with the

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new (1974) School of Medicine there, where he still teaches one course a year. During
his 31 years at USC, he has published over 150 refereed journal articles and his research
has received nearly $5 million in support from the National Institutes of Health, the
National Science Foundation, and the American Cancer Society. He has received
numerous recognitions for his work, including a 1993 R&D 100 Award for Innovations
in Science and Technology from Research and Development Magazine.

He has held numerous leadership positions at USC including six years as Chair of the
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. As Chair, he provided leadership for a
department of 26-tenure track faculty, 30 professional staff, 33 research faculty and
postdoctoral fellows, 115 graduate students and 160 undergraduate majors. During this
period, he hired eight new faculty, collaborated in the design and funding for a new
150,000 square foot Graduate Science Research Center, and moved the department into
the facility. He also developed the Department‘s first Friends of Chemistry and
Biochemistry, which contributed in excess of $2.5 million for the department while he
was chair. Throughout his career, Dr. Dunlap has been involved in the development of
interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research initiatives. Working with an oncologist
at the Richland Memorial Hospital, he built a network of cancer researchers that
subsequently received laboratory space at the hospital‘s new Center for Cancer
Treatment and Research. Later, he helped to build the nanoscience center at USC
through support from the National Science Foundation. Finally, he has taken leadership
for the South Carolina Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network, which promotes
biomedical research and its funding in institutions of higher education in South
Carolina. He has served as advisor or co-advisor for 44 graduate students who have
earned the PhD degree.

An active community fund-raiser, Dr. Dunlap chaired the Education Funds Crusade
Committee for the American Cancer Society. For three successive years, his committee
increased the funds raised—leading to a Diamond Award from the ACS—indicating
outstanding performance. He also chaired the statewide campaign for the American
Cancer Society that raised over $2.5 million.

Michael Heithaus
Assistant Professor

Prior to joining FIU, Dr. Heithaus was a staff scientist at the Center of Shark Research,
Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota, FL. He attended the Simon Fraser University in
British Columbia where he graduated with a PhD from the Behavioral Ecology Research
Group. During 2002, Dr. Heithaus was on loan to National Geographic Television as a
research fellow in the remote imaging department. He has over 20 major publications;
his most recent currently in press: ―Novel insights into the behavior of sea turtles from
animal-borne cameras,‖ Journal of the Marine Biological Association UK. He has been a
guest lecturer in undergraduate courses such as animal ecology, marine biology,
advanced freshwater biology, animal behavior, and marine ecology. In addition, Dr.
Heithaus has been the recipient of numerous honors, awards and grants from sources

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such as the National Science Foundation, the National Geographic Society Expeditions
Council, and the Australian Geographic Society, among others. He is an avid scuba
diver who enjoys nature photography and has published photographs in several
reference books and magazines.

Leung Kim
Assistant Professor

Dr. Kim holds a PhD in biochemistry and molecular biology from Rutgers University.
He attended the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, where he
graduated with a MS in biochemistry. Dr. Kim‘s professional career includes teaching at
the Korea Institute of Technology, postdoctoral fellow and later research fellow in the
Lab of Cell and Developmental Biology at the National Institute of Health. Dr. Kim‘s
publications and articles have appeared in Genes and Development, Molecular and
Cellular Biology, Journal of Biological Chemistry, Journal of Cell Biology, Current
Opinions in Genetics and Development, as well as a recent article ―Receptor-dependent
and Tyrosine Phosphate base-Mediated Inhibition in GSK3 Regulates Cell Fat Choice‖ in
Developmental Cell.

Polly K. Phillips

Dr. Phillips attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she
graduated with a MS in biology and a PhD in physiology. She taught at Miami-Dade
Community College courses such as human anatomy and physiology, general biology,
energy and the environment, as well as general zoology. Dr. Phillips also worked as
associate professor of physiology and director of alumni affairs at the American
University of the Caribbean in St. Maarten and was recently adjunct faculty at Barry
University. She has numerous publications in professional journals such as the Journal
of Thermal Biology, the online journal Science in Africa, and Comparative Biochemistry
and Physiology, among others. Dr. Phillips has assisted with museum research on
taxonomy of the family Cicadidae at over 40 different institutions since 1996. She has
also assisted with field studies on environmental adaptation and communication in
North American, Costa Rican and South African cicadas.

Maureen Walter

Maureen Walter has been teaching at FIU since 1999, however she was teaching as a
visiting and/or adjunct instructor. She graduated from FIU with a MS in biology. As a
teaching assistant, she taught human biology lab, marine biology lab and ecology lab.
Ms. Walter is a member of the Biological Sciences Department Library Committee and a
member of Biological Sciences Department Academic Advising Committee. Ms. Walter
has also been involved with FIU‘s Freshmen Interest Groups and has advised incoming
freshmen and current students on the University curriculum requirements.

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Douglas Heller, Visiting 1st year
Assistant Scholar

Dr. Heller joined FIU as an assistant scholar/scientist to teach organic chemistry and
forensic science to undergraduate students. He will also assist the International Forensic
Research Institute in business development, public outreach and other strategic
initiatives. Dr. Heller graduated from the University of Chicago with an MBA in
finance/economics, a MS in organic chemistry and a PhD in organic chemistry. He
previously worked with Ivax Corporation managing and planning the set up of a multi
million-dollar oncology drug. He also worked with Arch Development, the technology
transfer/venture capital affiliate of the University of Chicago and the US Department of
Energy‘s Argonne National Laboratories. While at the University of Chicago, he worked
as a teaching assistant/research assistant in the Department of Chemistry.

Watson James Lees
Associate Professor

Dr. Lees graduated from Harvard University with a PhD in chemistry and had
previously attended McGill University in Montreal where he obtained his BS in
chemistry. His research interests include the rate of protein folding, development of
new materials for optical memory and design of improved drugs with multivalent
interactions. Most recently, Dr. Lees was assistant professor at Syracuse University,
where he taught both graduate and undergraduate courses. Graduate courses included
biochemistry, physical organic chemistry I and II; undergraduate courses included
analytical biochemistry, organic chemistry and independent study course on polyvalent
interactions. He has been the recipient of several research grants, has numerous
publications and holds a patent in ―meso 2, 5-Dimercapto-N,N,N,N –
tetramethyladipamide and its use in reducing disulfide bonds.‖

Alexander M. Mebel
Assistant Professor

Dr. Mebel did his undergraduate studies at the Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys
where he obtained his BSc in physical chemistry. He later attended the Kumakov
Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry of the Russian Academy of Science where
he graduated with a PhD in physical chemistry. Dr. Mebel worked as an associate
research fellow at the Institute of Atomic and Molecular Sciences in Taipei, Taiwan. He
also worked as a visiting assistant professor in Tamkang University in Tamsui, Taiwan.
Dr. Mebel has over 180 publications and articles in scientific journals including the
Journal of Chemical Physics, the International Journal for Quantum Chemistry, and the
Chemical Physics Letters.

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Computer Science & Information Technology
Peter J. Clarke
Assistant Professor

Dr. Clark graduated with a PhD in computer science from Clemson University. His
research interests include software engineering, software testing, software maintenance
and programming languages. His professional teaching experience includes working as
a teaching assistant at Clemson‘s Department of Computer Science; an adjunct lecturer
in the Department of Computer Science of the University of the West Indies in Barbados;
a teaching assistant at the Department of Computer Science at Binghamton University,
and a lecturer at Barbados Community College. Dr. Clark is a member of the
Association for Computing Machinery and the IEEE Computer Society.

Chi Zhang
Assistant Professor

Professor Zhang is a PhD candidate in computer science at Northeastern University in
Boston. He expects completion during 2003 and his thesis is ―Receiver-oriented and
measurement-based transmission control for heterogeneous networks‖. He has been a
research assistant since 2002 at Northeastern‘s College of Computer Science. Professor
Zhang has a US patent pending on ―retrieval of cursive Chinese handwritten
annotations based on radical model.‖ He has taught object-oriented design; advanced
operating systems; object oriented database; internetworking: principles, protocols and
applications; as well as computer networks: theory, modeling and analysis.

Earth Sciences
Michael Sukop
Assistant Professor

Dr. Sukop holds a PhD in soils with a minor in civil engineering from the University of
Kentucky and a MS in soils from Washington State University. He holds professional
registrations as a certified hydrogeologist and certified geologist in California, and as a
professional geologist in Kentucky. Dr. Sukop‘s interests include groundwater and
solute transport modeling from pore to aquifer scales, fluid dynamics in unsaturated
porous media, multiphase lattice Boltzmann models, porous media, fractals,
multifractals, cellular automata, percolation phenomena, stochastics, geostatistics, and
surface chemistry. His professional experience includes working as principal
hydrogeologist for numerous projects throughout the western United States, including
groundwater aspects of large water resources studies, Superfund sites, municipal and
industrial wastewater treatment and disposal systems, industrial facilities, military
installations and landfills. Dr. Sukop is a technical expert in groundwater and
unsaturated zone hydraulics and modeling, groundwater and unsaturated zone
chemistry, including contaminant transport modeling and sorption phenomena.

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Prasad Bidarkota
Assistant Professor

Dr. Bidarkota holds a PhD in economics from Ohio State University. Her primary
teaching and research fields include econometrics, macroeconomics and finance. She
most recently taught economics at Kansas State University and previously was a lecturer
at La Trobe University‘s School of Business in Australia. Courses taught include
doctoral level econometrics II and time series analysis; undergraduate courses include
principles of macroeconomics, intermediate macroeconomics, econometric methods,
applied economics, principles of microeconomics, risk management, investment and
portfolio management as well as management information systems.

Jonathan B. Hill
Assistant Professor

Dr. Jonathan Hill holds a PhD in economics from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
He has been a visiting lecturer and/or professor of economics and econometrics at the
University of California-San Diego; San Diego State University; China Agricultural
University in Beijing; University of Colorado in Denver, and the University of Colorado
in Boulder. Dr. Hill‘s teaching experience includes advanced econometrics and
forecasting at the masters level and undergraduate courses in public economics as well
as introduction to statistics with computer applications. His research interests include
time series econometrics, theoretical econometrics, statistics, applied econometrics,
business forecasting and public economics.

Mihaela I. Pintea, visiting 1st year
Assistant Professor

Ms. Pintea is currently working on her PhD in Economics at the University of
Washington in Seattle. Her areas of interest include economic growth, economies in
transition and econometrics. She has worked as an instructor and teaching assistant at
the University of Washington, where she taught introductory macroeconomics,
introductory microeconomics, and econometrics. Ms. Pintea is fluent in Romanian,
English, and French, with a working knowledge of Italian.

Heather Andrade
Assistant Professor

Dr. Andrade graduated from Rutgers University with a PhD in literatures in English.
Most recently at Barry University, her teaching experience includes Caribbean literature,
survey of African American literature, Black women writers, world literary
masterpieces, American literature, literary analysis, introduction to literature and first
year composition I and II. Dr. Andrade also taught at Fairleigh Dickinson University
and Rutgers University. Her teaching interests include African American literature,
Caribbean literature, postcolonial studies, gender studies and cultural studies.

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Environmental Studies
Anne Hartley
Assistant Professor

Dr. Hartley holds a PhD in botany from Duke University and an MES in geographical
information systems from Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Her
research interests include ecosystem dynamics, global change, carbon-nitrogen linkages,
plant-microbial interactions, GIS and remote sensing. Dr. Hartley‘s professional
experience includes working as a postdoctoral scientist in the Biology Department at
Indiana University; research associate II at the University of Michigan; postdoctoral
scientist in the Atmospheric Sciences Department at Indiana University, and a teaching
assistant at Duke University. She has been the recipient of numerous grants, awards
and fellowships.

Raymond Scattone
Assistant Professor

Dr. Scattone graduated from the University of Delaware with a PhD in urban affairs and
public policy and from Johns Hopkins University with an MA in public policy. Dr.
Scattone's research interests are in the environmental, social and political dimensions of
sustainable development, including analysis on both practical and theoretical levels. He
is particularly interested in what policies and programs that have been offered in the
name of sustainable development actually mean to people and the environment. His
research has centered on federal, state and local brownfields initiatives in the United
States, as well as national and international energy policies and programs. He has
examined these areas in accordance with environmental justice and sustainable
development concerns. Dr. Scattone is also very interested in looking at the role of the
social scientist in contemporary society and the integration of science, technology, the
environment and society.

Keqi Zhang
Assistant Professor

Dr. Keqi Zhang received his Ph.D. from the Department of Geography, University of
Maryland at College Park in December 1998. Since 1999, he has been a Research
Assistant Professor at FIU‘s International Hurricane Center. Specific research include
development of algorithms to automatically identify ground and non-ground points and
to extract three-dimensional shapes of building and trees from airborne LIDAR (Light
Detection And Ranging) measurements; development of high resolution storm surge
model; development of georeferenced, three-dimensional, visualization and animation
platforms for hurricane-induced flooding and wind damage; analysis of long-term and
storm-induced beach erosion using shoreline position data from LIDAR measurements,
field GPS surveys, aerial photographs, and historical maps, as well as examination of
long-term trend and interdecadal variations in the number and severity of coastal
storms using hourly water level records from tide gauges. Dr. Zhang has authored and
co-authored 25 papers in journals, refereed conference proceedings and book chapters.

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Currently, he is leading a team to map storm surge influenced areas in south Florida
using airborne LIDAR, and to develop the high-resolution storm surge model and a 3D
visualization and animation system for storm surge flooding. He is a member of FIU‘s
GIS Advisory Committee and co-director of the Laboratory for Coastal Research.

International Relations
Claire Apodaca
Assistant Professor

Dr. Claire Apodaca holds a PhD in political science from Purdue University and most
recently has been a lecturer in the Department of International Studies at the University
of Miami. Courses taught included globalization and human rights, women‘s human
rights, global perspectives, research design and methods as well as statistical methods.
Previously, Dr. Apodaca had worked as a visiting assistant professor of international
relations at FIU where she taught theories of international relations, US foreign policy,
international protection of human rights, introduction to international relations and a
graduate seminar in research design and methods.

Bongman Seo, Visiting 1st year

Mr. Seo is a doctoral candidate with the Department of Geography at the University of
Minnesota. He previously attended Seoul National University in South Korea, where he
obtained both his BA and MA. His NSF-funded dissertation research is on the
globalization of Japanese city banks in global syndicated credit markets. His interests
include ways in which Korean financial subsidiaries in Los Angeles or Korean American
financial firms have affected cross border flows between Korea and the US after the 1997
financial crisis. Most recently, Mr. Seo presented at the Association of American
Geographers (AAG) in New Orleans – ―Who dominates Asian financial markets?
Network positions of Japanese city banks in Asian syndicated credits market.‖

Modern Languages
Nancy Franco, Visiting 1st year

Ms. Franco has been an adjunct lecturer at both FIU and Broward Community College
since 1998. She has been teaching different levels of Spanish to native and non-native
speakers. An FIU alumnus, Ms. Franco graduated magna cum laude with a BA in
Spanish and later with an MA. She is a Florida certified teacher. In 2001, Ms. Franco
received the Adjunct Faculty Excellence in Teaching award.

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María Antonieta García

Ms. García graduated from FIU with a BS in French and later attended UM where she
graduated with a MA in French. She has all the required courses for a Florida Teacher‘s
Certificate and is currently working on her DML. Ms. García has been a lecturer in
Spanish at UM, an adjunct French/Spanish coordinator at FIU and Miami-Dade
Community College, as well as a field coordinator for FIU‘s summer program in Angers,
France. Courses taught include beginning French language and culture; intermediate
and advanced French conversation, French literature, as well as beginning and
intermediate Spanish language and culture.

Sam Lussier
Assistant Professor

Professor Lussier is currently a candidate for a doctorate in education at FIU. He
graduated from the University of Miami with a master of music. He is a composer,
orchestrator, jazz arranger, trumpet and piano player. Since 1995, Mr. Lussier has
worked as adjudicator for the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, as well
as a Clinician and Adjudicator for Miami-Dade County and Broward County Public
Schools. He has also taught jazz, trumpet, music education, music appreciation,
fundamentals of music, jazz arranging, jazz rehearsal techniques and evolution of jazz.

Nancy Rao
Assistant Professor

Dr. Rao has degrees from National Taiwan Normal University (BA) and the University
of Michigan (MM and PhD), where she worked on the music of Schoenberg, Crawford,
Babbitt, and Carter. Her article "Partnership of Ruth Crawford and Charles Seeger in
Modern Composition" was published in American Music. She has taught at Michigan
and Oberlin and regularly delivers papers at music theory conferences. Special interests
include 20th-century American music, women composers 1900-1950, and contemporary
Chinese composers. She has taught at Rutgers University, the Oberlin Conservatory, the
University of Michigan and the National Taipei Teacher‘s College. Courses taught
include monophony and polyphony, 16th century counterpoint, tonal harmony,
orchestration, 20th century music analysis, as well as interdisciplinary courses such as
gender, genre and musical forms in the works of Fanny Hensel, Clara Schumann and
Amy Beach. Dr. Rao‘s research interests include modern music and American women
composers in the 20th century; compositional theory of America in 1920–1950; music of
American ultra modernist tradition; music of Chinese composers in the last two decades
of the 20th century, and race, ethnicity, gender and historiography of American music.

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Michael Siciliano, Visiting 1st year
Assistant Professor

Professor Siciliano attended the University of Wisconsin, where he graduated with a BM
in clarinet performance. He later attended the University of Chicago where he obtained
both his MA and PhD in music. Dr. Siciliano has been a music lecturer and/or visiting
instructor at the University of Wisconsin, Grand Valley State University, and the
University of Chicago. He was also a clarinet instructor at Joan‘s Studio for the
Performing Arts in Chicago and a private theory instructor. Dr. Siciliano has performed
at the Madison Savoyards, with the University of Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra, the
University of Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, the Wind Ensemble, the Contemporary
Music Ensemble, and the Symphonic Band. While in Chicago, he performed with the
Lyric Opera Center, the University of Chicago New Music Ensemble, the Symphony
Orchestra, and the Chamber Orchestra.

Sean Allen-Hermanson
Assistant Professor

Dr. Allen-Hermanson holds a PhD in philosophy from the University of Toronto. His
area of specialization includes philosophy of mind and cognitive ethology. He has been
the recipient of numerous fellowships and awards. His teaching experience includes a
graduate seminar in philosophy of the mind, philosophy of biology, introduction to
philosophy, artificial intelligence, theories of mind, mind and machines, introduction to
philosophy, intermediate logic, introductory logic, ethics and logic.

Christopher Mark Grau
Assistant Professor

Dr. Grau attended Johns Hopkins University, where he earned his MA and his PhD in
philosophy. He specializes in ethics, philosophy of mind and philosophy of action. His
areas of competence are philosophy of film, metaphysics, philosophy of religion,
Wittgenstein, and logic. Dr. Grau has taught at Brooklyn College, Dartmouth College,
Johns Hopkins, and the University of Maryland. Courses taught include introduction to
philosophy, philosophy of religion, history of modern philosophy, utopia and history,
professional ethics and ―the concept of a person,‖ among others. Dr. Grau has also
produced various film-related websites and is the producer and editor of the
―Philosophy and The Matrix‖ section of the official Warner Brothers website for the film
The Matrix.

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Wenzhi Li
Assistant Professor

Dr. Li attended Shandong University in China, where he obtained his BS in physics. He
later graduated with a MS in condensed matter physics from Beijing Normal University
and went on to graduate with a PhD from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of
Physics and Center for Condensed Matter Physics. Dr. Li‘s research interests include
synthesis and characterization of novel nanomaterials including nanowires, carbon
nanotubes, nanotubes arrays, nanotubes junctions and nanoparticles. He has over 40
papers published in reviewed scientific journals such as Science, Nature and Applied
Physics Letters as well as several patents. Dr. Li‘s professional experience includes the
Department of Physics at Boston College where he worked as a senior research scientist
and the Institute of Physics and Center for Condensed Matter Physics of the Chinese
Academy of Sciences in Beijing, China.

Political Science
Jamie Carson
Assistant Professor

Dr. Carson graduated from Michigan State University with a PhD in political science.
His research and teaching interests include American politics, research methods
(econometrics, maximum likelihood estimation, strategic choice and selection models,
time series analysis) and formal theory-game theory, social choice theory and game-
theoretic applications. At Michigan State, he taught introduction to methods of political
analysis, American legislative process, American executive process, political parties and
interest groups, campaigns and elections, introduction to American national
government, environmental politics and American government and politics.

Alan Melchior, Visiting 1st year
Associate Professor

Dr. Melchior has held positions as assistant professor of political science at the Rollins
School of Public Health at Emory University, the University of Mississippi and Townson
University in Maryland. He graduated with a PhD in government and politics from the
University of Maryland in College Park and has an MA in political science from Wayne
State University. Dr. Melchior‘s publications include ―A Case for Particularism in Public
Administration Theory,‖ co-authored with Mary Beth Melchior, published in
Administration and Society, as well as ―Public Entrepreneurism: A New Paradigm for
Administration?‖ published in the Handbook of Organization Theory and Management:
The Philosophical Approach.

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María Félix-Ortiz
Assistant Professor
Dr. Félix-Ortiz graduated with a PhD in clinical psychology from UCLA. Her research
interests are in etiology and prevention of drug use and abuse, especially among Latino
youth, and in the development of client-led support groups as adjuncts to structured
addiction treatment. She recently worked as a research consultant in partnership with
Behavioral Assessment, Inc, UCLA Psychology and others. She has taught at the
University of Southern California courses such as minority mental health, introduction
to clinical psychology as well as graduate courses in cognitive behavioral therapy
didactic practicum, assessment, and group therapy seminar. Dr. Félix-Ortiz was a Ford
Predoctoral Fellow and was awarded the Joseph A. Gengerelli Award for Most
Distinguished Dissertation in the UCLA Department of Psychology. She was also the
recipient of USC‘s Psi Chi Outstanding Teacher Award in 1995 and in 1997. Her
publications have appeared in the Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences and Journal
of Personality and Social Psychology. Dr. Félix-Ortiz is experienced in administering,
interpreting and reporting on several cognitive, personality and neuropsychological
screening tests.

Kevin M. O’Neil
Assistant Professor

Dr. Kevin O‘Neil holds a PhD in psychology-social/personality from the University of
Nebraska in Lincoln as well as a JD with high distinction from the same institution. His
teaching experience includes a seminar in law and psychology at Barnard College and
research design and methods for masters-level students at John Jay College of Criminal
Justice. His most recent publication explores the effects of attitudes towards the death
penalty on capital sentencing verdicts-Psychology, Public Policy and Law. He has also
published a guide to running surveys and studies on the worldwide web (available

Laura Ogden
Assistant Professor, Sociology and Environmental Studies

Ms. Ogden is a PhD candidate in anthropology at the University of Florida. Her fields
of academic interests include cultural anthropology, specializing in environmenta l
anthropology, political ecology, economic anthropology, and history and theory of
ethnography. She is a fellow in the US EPA Science to Achieve Results Environmental
Fellowship; co-principal investigator in a project funded through the Critical Ecosystem
Studies Initiative – Public Participation in Ecosystem Restoration Planning; and served
as a consulting anthropologist to the Governor‘s Commission for a Sustainable South
Florida from 1997 to 1999. She developed the ―Environmental Anthropology‖ course at
UF‘s Honors College, and developed two courses while a visiting instructor at FIU:

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―Global Environment and Society‖ and ―The Everglades: Cultural History and
Environmental Restoration.‖

Leonid Bekker, Visiting 1st year

Mr. Bekker has been with FIU since 2001 as a part-time instructor but has become a
visiting instructor starting with the Fall 2003 semester. He is an FIU graduate, with a MS
in statistics. He also attended the Military Academy of Radioelectronics in St.
Petersburg, Russia, where he obtained a MS in electrical engineering. Mr. Bekker has a
soon to appear publication in Statistics and Probability Letters, ―Shape and Crossing
Properties of Mean Residual Life Functions,‖ written with J. Mi.

                            College of Business Administration
Kannan Raghunandan

Dr. Raghunandan (Raghu) has a bachelors degree in mechanical engineering from
Madras University and an MBA (PGDM) from the Indian Institute of Management
(Calcutta). He worked as an internal auditor with Tube Investments of India Ltd.,
before obtaining his PhD in business administration from the University of Iowa. Before
coming to FIU, he taught at Bentley College, the University of Massachusetts at
Dartmouth, and was the Radcliffe Killam Distinguished Professor of Accounting at
Texas A&M International University. Dr. Raghu‘s teaching interests include accounting
and auditing. He is the author of three computer-assisted instructional software
packages in the areas of financial and managerial accounting. His research interests
have spanned audit opinions, internal auditing, and corporate governance. He has
multiple publications in each of the following premier accounting and auditing journals:
Journal of Accounting Research; Contemporary Accounting Research; Auditing: a
Journal of Practice and Theory; Accounting Horizons, and Issues in Accounting
Education. He also has multiple publications in practitioner journals such as Journal of
Accountancy, CPA Journal and Internal Auditor. His recent research has been cited in
testimony before the U.S. Senate (the post-Enron hearings) and he has served as a
consultant to the U.S. General Accounting Office. He is currently serving as Associate
Editor of Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory. He has served on the Editorial
Boards or as ad-hoc reviewer of many other journals including Contemporary
Accounting Research, Accounting Horizons, and Issues in Accounting Education.

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Dasaratha Rama

Dr. Rama obtained her bachelors in electrical and computer engineering at the Indian
Institute of Technology in Delhi. She later attended the University of Iowa where she
graduated with a PhD in business administration. She is also a certified management
accountant. Her teaching experience includes teaching at Bentley College, University of
Massachusetts and Texas A&M International University. Courses taught and teaching
preferences include accounting information systems, systems and auditing, systems
analysis and design, database systems as well as e-commerce and web development.
Dr. Rama has written numerous articles in professional journals such as Auditing: A
Journal of Practice and Theory; Accounting Horizons; Issues in Accounting Education,
and Technical Communications Quarterly, among others.

Decision Sciences & Information Systems
Kaushik Dutta
Assistant professor

Dr. Kaushik Dutta is a PhD candidate in information technology management at
Georgia Institute of Technology. He earned a MS in computer science at the Indian
Statistical Institute and a BS in electrical engineering at Jadavpur University. He has
worked as a software engineer and his research interests include electronic commerce,
database systems and data management. His research has been published or is
scheduled to appear in refereed journals such as Management Science, IEEE Internet
Computing, VLDB Journal, and IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, among others.

Michael J. Prietula
Eminent Scholar / Professor

Dr. Prietula holds a PhD in information systems from the University of Minnesota and
was most recently professor of decision and information analysis at the Goizueta School
of Business at Emory University, where we was also an adjunct professor of psychology.
Dr. Prietula worked as a research scientist at Honeywell‘s Systems Research and
Development Center, and has taught at Dartmouth College; Carnegie Mellon University;
the Fisher School of Accounting at the University of Florida, and was department chair
at Johns Hopkins University, where he also held an adjunct appointment in the School
of Medicine. He has published in journals such as Organizational Science, Human
Factors, Cognitive Science, Management Science, Information Systems Research, MIS
Quarterly, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Journal of Experimental Social
Psychology, the ORSA Journal on Computing, and the Harvard Business Review. He
has co-edited two books: Computational Organization Theory (Erlbaum, 1994) and
Simulating Organizations: Computational Models of Institutions and Groups (MIT
Press, 1998). Dr. Prietula‘s primary research areas are human-computer interaction and
computational models of individual and group behaviors. Dr. Prietula has received
numerous research grants and has worked on such systems as MacMerle (artificial
intelligence scheduling), Rheumer (medical expert advisor), Steambal (an engineering

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tutorial and simulation), Plural-Soar (distributed artificial intelligence), jEstor (software
effort estimation), and TrustMe (social science simulation). His current projects include
CM (book and market simulation based on A Behavioral Theory of the Firm), TrustUs
(evolutionary social science simulation), Clifford (research browser), FAHE (a model of
expert advice), the ACT Emotion Engine, Affect (simulated emotional agents), and
Norm (a norm and group evolution model). Dr. Prietula has also served as a musician, a
stage manager and member of the Board of Directors for a theatre company, taught an
acting workshop for MBAs and Executives, and is a certified PADI scuba diving

Brice Dupoyet
Assistant Professor

Dr. Dupoyet‘s areas of interest include international finance, fixed income securities and
derivatives, and investment. He graduated with a PhD in finance and business
economics from the University of Washington in Seattle. He has taught finance courses
such as options and futures, financial theory and analysis, corporate finance, as well as
business economics and managerial economics. Dr. Dupoyet is fluent in French and
English and has working knowledge of Chinese (Mandarin) and Spanish. His industry
experience includes working as a financial analyst for E&J Gallo Winery and a financial
planner assistant with Merrill Lynch.

Suchismita Mishra
Assistant Professor

Dr. Mishra recently graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a PhD in
finance, where she also graduated with a MA in international economics. Previously,
she attended Utkal University in India, where she earned her BA in economics and her
MA in applied and analytical economics. Her teaching interests include corporate
finance, international finance, financial institutions, and investments, including
derivative securities. Dr. Mishra‘s research interests include asset pricing models and
tests, market microstructure, international asset valuation and risk management, market
efficiency, corporate takeovers and divestitures, and investments. In addition, Dr.
Mishra is experienced in FORTRAN, SAS, Shazam, RATS, MATLAB, CRSP, and

Management & International Business
Alan Lee Carsrud, 1st year of multi year appointment

Dr. Alan Carsrud graduated from Texas Christian University with a BA in Psychology
and Sociology. He later attended The University of New Hampshire where he obtained
both his MA and PhD in Psychology. Post-doctoral studies include applied, industrial

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and organizational psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Carsrud‘s
professional and academic positions include senior lecturer in Electrical Engineering
teaching and directing the Entrepreneurship for Engineers Program at UCLA; senior
lecturer and academic coordinator at UCLA‘s Price Center of Entrepreneurial Studies;
visiting associate professor of Entrepreneurship at Bond University School of Business in
Queensland, Australia; visiting professor at Nanyang Technological University in
Singapore; visiting scholar at the University of the Republic in Montevideo, Uruguay
and adjunct associate professor at Pepperdine University‘s School of Business and
Management. Dr. Carsrud‘s research interests include the relationship of micro and
macro level variables to entrepreneurial strategies and firm success; international
entrepreneurship and regional economic development; the analyses of strategy and
complex organizational behaviors and their relationship to personality factors, and
transfer of technology and university-based research to entrepreneurial firms. Dr.
Carsrud has been a principal investigator and co-principal investigator in many research
projects and has numerous professional business publications.

Aya Chacar
Assistant Professor

Dr. Chacar obtained her PhD from the University of California at Los Angeles. She has
just joined FIU from the London Business School, one of the top 10 business schools in
the world, where she was an Assistant Professor of Strategic and International Business.
Dr. Chacar has also visited at Ohio State University, the University of Utah, and
Balamand University. Dr. Chacar‘s research and teaching are on business and corporate
strategy and the management of innovation and change. Her research has been singled
out twice for publication in the yearly Academy of Management Proceedings, which
compiles the best 5% of papers, and twice for publication in the yearly Strategic
Management Society‘s ‗best of the conference‘ edited books. Her most recent paper,
with her PhD student, Bala Vissa, now at INSEAD, won the best paper award from the
International Management Division at the Academy of Management Meeting in Denver
in 2002. Her latest publication is titled ―Innovation and Value Creation in Major League
Baseball: 1860-Present‖, with Bill Hesterly and is forthcoming in Business History.

Sumit K. Kundu
Associate Professor

Dr. Sumit K. Kundu holds a PhD in international business from Rutgers University. He
has an MBA in finance and an MBA in marketing from Rutgers University and
University of Calcutta, respectively. He also received an MBA in international business
from the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade. Dr. Kundu has taught several international
business courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels at Saint Louis
University, the State University of New York, Northeastern University, and Rutgers
University. His extensive international experience includes teaching at Chulalongkorn
University (Thailand), City University of Hong Kong (China), Saint Louis University
Madrid Campus (Spain), and the Indian Institute of Management. Dr. Kundu has been
the recipient of several teaching awards namely, Outstanding Graduate Teacher of the
Year Award (2003), Teacher of the Year for Executive Master‘s in International Business

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program (2003), and Teacher of the Year for the Full time MBA program (2003). On the
research front, Dr. Kundu has published several articles in prestigious journals, namely,
Journal of International Business Studies, Management International Review, Journal of
Business Research, Journal of International Management, Journal of International
Marketing, and Journal of Small Business Economics. His research interests are in the
areas of internationalization of service industries, theories of multinational enterprise,
global strategic alliances, international entrepreneurship, and emerging multinationals.
Dr. Kundu has received several competitive research grants at various institutions. He
has chaired and served on dissertation committees, and presented numerous papers in
the Academy of International Business and Academy of Management conferences. Dr.
Kundu has also served as the President and Program Chair for the Midwest Academy of
International Business Conference in 2003 and 2002 respectively. His corporate
experience includes cash flow management and international marketing for Unilever
PLC, Fedders Lloyd PLC, and Phillips Petroleum PLC. Dr. Kundu has been a consultant
to several multinational corporations such as MasterCard International, Ingersoll Rand-
Hussmann International, Boeing, and CPI-Sears Portrait Studio.

Anthony Miyazaki
Assistant Professor

Dr. Anthony Miyazaki holds a PhD in Marketing from the University of South Carolina.
He comes to FIU from the University of Miami where he taught strategic marketing
management, market analysis, and strategic planning in the undergraduate, MBA, and
executive MBA programs. He also taught the marketing modules for the Spanish-
language executive MBA programs. Dr. Miyazaki often incorporates the case method
into his course structure, having received training in this method at both the University
of Western Ontario and Harvard Business School. He has been the recipient of school-
wide and university-wide Excellence in Teaching Awards. Prior to obtaining his
doctorate, Dr. Miyazaki held positions in bank marketing and industrial marketing. Dr.
Miyazaki's academic research focuses on buyer and seller decision making under
uncertainty, perception and management of risk and uncertainty, risk communication,
and the marketing and consumption of high-risk products. His research considers the
perspectives of the firm, the consumer, and regulatory (i.e., policy-related) agencies. He
also examines pricing and price-setting, as well as corporate charisma and
organizational image.

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                             College of Education
Educational & Psychological Studies
William Bryce Hagedorn
Assistant Professor

Dr. Hagedorn has a CACREP accredited PhD in counseling and counselor education
from the University of North Carolina. He is a licensed professional counselor in North
Carolina and a national certified counselor. Dr. Hagedorn taught contemporary topics
in counseling, stress management and helping skills while a doctoral teaching assistant
at the University of North Carolina. He was also a counselor in private practice as well
as substance abuse counselor/assessment and crisis counselor with the Moses Cone
Behavioral Health Center, the University of North Carolina Counseling and Consulting
Clinic; and the Choices Counseling Center. Dr. Hagedorn also has specialized training
as a cognitive behavioral intervention instructor. He is a member of the American
Counseling Association; the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision; the
Association of Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling; the Counseling
Association for Humanistic Education and Development; and the International
Association of Addictions and Offender Counselors.

Educational Leadership & Policy Studies
Jeffrey S. Brooks
Assistant Professor

Dr. Brooks attended the University of Missouri where he obtained his BA, his MEd in
curriculum and instruction and later his PhD with specializations in educational policy
analysis, educational leadership, organizational analysis, foundations of education and
qualitative research methodologies. Dr. Brooks‘ professional experience includes
working as a substitute teacher, teaching intern, graduate teaching assistant, middle
school teacher, graduate research assistant and adjunct professor. Courses taught
include communications in educational administration, school law, microcomputer
applications for administrators, and ethics in educational administration. Dr. Brooks is a
member of the American Educational Research Association, the Politics in Education
Association, the International Society of General Semantics, and the Midwest
Philosophy of Education Society.

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                            College of Engineering
Nikolaos Tsoukias
Assistant Professor

Dr. Tsoukias attended the University of California–Irvine where graduated with both an
MS and a PhD in chemical and biochemical engineering. He studied chemical
engineering at the National Technical University of Athens, Greece. Dr. Tsoukias has
worked as a postdoctoral fellow at both the Department of Chemical and Biochemical
Engineering of the University of California-Irvine and the Department of Biomedical
Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. He was also a lecturer at the Whiting School
of Engineering, Johns Hopkins University. His latest research experience includes
angiogenesis and tissue oxygenation; high performance computing simulations of
oxygen transport in three-dimensional microvascular networks in the presence of
hemoglobin-based blood substitutes; oxygen and nitric oxide transport in the
microcirculation in the presence of blood substitutes; the estimation of the endogenous
NO production distribution from dynamically changing flow rate maneuvers, and lung
mechanics: modeling the expiratory flow properties after laser or staple lung volume
reduction surgery in emphysema.

Roman Chomko, Visiting 1st year
Associate Scholar & Scientist

Dr. Chomko attended the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, where he
graduated with a BS in natural sciences, earned a diploma of engineer-scientist and later
a MS with high honors in applied physics. He went on to attend the University of
Miami and he graduated with a PhD in physics, with 18 credits taken in biomedical
engineering. Since 1999, he has worked as a research associate and assistant scientist at
the NASA sponsored Atmospheric and Ocean Optics Group of UM‘s Physics
Department. Dr. Chomko‘s research interests include physics of nanosystems and
devices; micromagnetic dynamics of nanoscale devices; electromagnetic fields; wave
scattering and propagation; NASA ocean color sensors; and perpendicular recording

Sakhrat Khizroev
Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Dr. Khizroev graduated with a PhD in electrical and computer engineering from
Carnegie Mellon University. He graduated from UM with an MS in physics and from
Moscow PhysTech with a MS in quantum electronics. Dr. Khizroev has over 60
publications in scientific journals in the area of nanoscale applications of magnetism;
more than 90 provisional patents and more than 32 US and international patents filed on

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behalf of IBM Research and Seagate Research. His research interests include nanoscale
magnetic applications and recording; nanoscale patterning of biological materials;
nanoscale devices for bioengineering applications; nanoscale metrology and MRAM.
Dr. Khizroev‘s research at Carnegie Mellon and IBM Almaden Research Center
demonstrated the presence of ―practical‖ magnetic properties in devices with
dimensions smaller than 50 nm.

Roberto R. Panepucci
Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Dr. Panepucci attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he
graduated with a PhD in electrical and computer engineering. He obtained his BS and
MS at the University of São Paulo. His professional experience includes providing
consulting services for a state of the art micro and nano fabrication company. As a
senior research associate at Cornell, he worked on the development of fabrication
processes for novel nanophotonic devices based on Si as an optical material. His
research interests include optical properties of III-V nanofabricated structures and
nanophotonics; nano-systems fabrication using the element/device/component
technology developed at FIU.

Industrial and Systems Engineering
Seongmoon Kim
Assistant Professor

Dr. Kim‘s research interests include stochastic dynamic vehicle routing and scheduling;
stochastic operations research and Markov decision processes; transportation logistics;
supply chain management and network optimization with heuristic search algorithms.
He graduated from the University of Michigan with a PhD in industrial and operations
engineering. Dr. Kim‘s teaching interests include linear programming; nonlinear
programming; dynamic programming; network flows; stochastic processes; facilities
planning and material handling; statistical quality control; engineering economy and
financial engineering. He has regularly published articles in The Business Logistics,
Korea‘s oldest and most prestigious magazine in the field of logistic.

Wonbong Choi
Associate Professor

Dr. Choi attended North Carolina State University in Raleigh where he graduated with a
PhD in materials science and engineering. Since 1998, he worked as a senior
researcher/ project manager for Samsung AIT, where he developed world‘s first carbon
nanotube field emission display and developed selectively grown carbon nanotube and
CNT-FET device. He also worked as a research scientist in the materials laboratory at
the Agency for Defense Development in Korea. Dr. Choi is fluent in English and

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Korean. He has been invited to speak at numerous conferences throughout the US and
Europe as well as published over 40 articles in professional journals. Dr. Choi has 15
granted patents, 25 applied for, and he invented the first vertical transistor in carbon
nano-tubes. Dr. Choi‘s research areas include carbon nanotubes functional devices,
nanotubes transistors and nanoelectronics.

George Dulikravich
Professor and Chair

Professor Dulikravich has authored and co-authored approximately 300 technical
publications in diverse fields involving computational and analytical fluid mechanics,
subsonic, transonic and hypersonic aerodynamics, and theoretical and computational
electro-magneto-hydrodynamics. Dr. Dulikravich attended Cornell University where he
graduated with a PhD in aerospace engineering and applied mathematics. He is also a
registered professional engineer in Texas. His areas of expertise include multi-
disciplinary aero-thermo-structural-electro-magnetics analysis; inverse design;
optimization turbo machinery aerodynamics; heat transfer, and elasticity simulation and
design optimization. His teaching experience includes courses taught at the Department
of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, the University of Texas at Arlington; the
Department of Aerospace Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University; and the
Institute of Mathematics at the University of Novi Sad in Yugoslavia, among others.

Hexiong Yang
Associate Professor

Dr. Yang is currently working at Center for the Study of Matter at Extreme Conditions,
where he is studying the properties of materials at various conditions (high
temperatures and pressures.) He attended the University of Washington in Seattle
where he graduated with a PhD in crystallography and mineralogy. Prior to joining FIU
in the summer of 2003, Dr. Yang worked as a staff scientist with the Jet Propulsion
Laboratory. He conducted research on interactions between minerals and microbes to
understand the effects of crystal properties on microbial activities. His research interests
include high-resolution crystallography, atomic ordering, nanomaterials and materials

                            College of Health & Urban Affairs
School of Public Health
Dev S. Pathak

Prior to joining FIU, Dr. Pathak was interim dean, School of Public Health; interim chair,
Division of Health Services Management and Policy; director, Center for Health
Outcomes, Policy, and Evaluation Studies (HOPES); and, Merrell Dow Professor in the
Division of Pharmacy Practice and Administration at the Ohio State University.

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Professor Pathak received his MS in economics from Southern Illinois University, and
MBA and DBA in marketing and finance from Michigan State University. He is widely
published in peer-reviewed journals. He has authored/co-authored and edited/co-
edited 19 books, monographs and/or special journal issues, and more than 160 peer-
reviewed articles. His articles are published in journals such as Journal of Health Care
Management, Health Economics, Annals of Pharmacotherapy, Drug Information
Journal, Journal of Health Care Marketing, American Journal of Psychiatry, Journal of
Nervous and Mental Disease, Journal of Retailing, Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical
Economics, and Journal of Pharmaceutical Marketing and Management. Dr. Pathak is
frequently invited to speak at national and international meetings related to his research
interests. These include topics such as economic evaluation of health care and
pharmaceutical programs and services with special emphasis on health status valuation
using utility analysis and health related quality of life measurements, drug distribution
and public policy, health care marketing, and strategic planning and health care
organizations. He has functioned as an adviser to various business and professional
organizations including Pfizer (New York, NY), Searle (Peapack, NJ), Glaxo-Welcome
Inc. (Research Triangle Park, NC), Procter and Gamble Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Cincinnati,
OH), Upjohn (Kalamazoo, MI), Ritzman Pharmacy, Inc. (Akron, OH), and Ministerio de
Salud (Lima, Peru). In 2002, Dr. Pathak received The Ohio State University Alumni
Award for Distinguished Teaching. He also received the Research Achievement Award
from Economics, Marketing and Management Section of the American Association of
Pharmaceutical Scientists in 2000. In 1994, he received the Research Achievement
Award from the American Pharmaceutical Association, and the Chaterjee Memorial
Award from the Indian Pharmaceutical Association for outstanding contribution to the
discipline of pharmaceutical administration in 1989.

Jessy Devieux, Visiting 1st year
Scholar, Public Health

Dr. Devieux is a research professor of Public Health at Florida International University
working with the AIDS Prevention Program (APP). She graduated from Vanderbilt
University with a PhD in clinical psychology. She is a licensed psychologist in Florida
and Tennessee, has a certification in redecision therapy and related techniques as well as
clinical membership certification in transactional analysis. Prior to joining FIU, she
worked as a clinical associate professor at the University of Miami, an assistant professor
at Meharry Medical College in Nashville and an assistant professor at Tennessee State
University in Nashville. Dr. Devieux has two books and monographs published and
over fifteen juried or refereed journal articles. Her research has focused on AIDS
prevention and education, with over $16 million in sponsored research during the past
10 years.

Robert Malow, Visiting 1st year
Scholar, Public Health

Robert Malow, Ph.D., ABPP, is a diplomat in health psychology and a licensed clinical
psychologist. He is a research professor of Public Health at Florida International
University, and director of the Florida International University AIDS Prevention

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Program (APP). The APP includes a research team of highly trained, experienced and
dedicated assessors, interventionists, data entry operators and analysts, statisticians,
manuscript and grant writers, and grant specialists. The APP is anchored by several
federally funded projects in the area of translational design and technology transfer. It
aims at addressing the gap between research and practice in HIV/AIDS prevention. Its
focus is the translation and transfer of effective interventions for culturally diverse
groups. The APP‘s international projects include collaborations with community sites in
the Caribbean and South Africa. Dr. Malow has conducted numerous HIV prevention
studies with socio-economically disadvantaged, minority, drug-abusing, adolescent and
adult populations. He has authored over 100 scientific publications including several
recent adolescent HIV prevention articles. Dr. Malow has had considerable experience
as a principal investigator on eight NIH funded projects including HIV prevention
studies with high-risk adolescent, mentally ill and adult drug abusers.

Mary Jo Trepka
Associate Professor, Public Health

Dr. Trepka majored in chemistry and German at Grinnell College in Iowa and later
graduated from the University of Minnesota, School of Medicine with an MD degree.
She went on to attend the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and graduated
with a MSPH. For the past four years, she has been the director of the Office of
Epidemiology and Disease Control with the Miami-Dade County Health Department.
She has taught at FIU as an adjunct professor since January 2000. Dr. Trepka is a
member of the American Board of Preventive Medicine in Public Health & General
Preventive Medicine as well as a fellow in the American College of Preventive Medicine.
She holds medical licenses in Florida and Colorado and is a member of the American
Public Health Association, the American College of Preventive Medicine, the Council of
State and Territorial Epidemiologists, as well as the Florida Public Health Association.

Won Suh
Assistant Professor, Health Services Administration

Professor Suh is a doctoral candidate in health services administration with a
concentration in strategic management of health care organizations and healthcare
finance. He is participating in a joint program at the University of Alabama at
Birmingham. He graduated from the University of Houston with a MHA in healthcare
administration. Mr. Suh‘s fields of interest include strategic management of healthcare
organizations, healthcare finance, healthcare policy, information system for healthcare
executive scanning, organizational theory and research methods. His teaching interests
are institutional change and strategic management of healthcare organizations,
healthcare finance, organizational behavior, managed care and research methods. He
worked as a researcher and consultant for the Korean Health Industry Development
Institute and as a resident at the Seoul School Health Center in Seoul.

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School of Health
Jean Mead
Assistant Professor, Communication Sciences & Disorders

Dr. Mead graduated from Marshall University where she obtained her BA and MA in
communication disorders. She later graduated from West Virginia University with a
EdD in leadership studies. Her teaching experience includes Southeastern Louisiana
University where she taught voice disorders, diagnostics, assessment of individuals w ith
special needs, public school methods and materials; and clinical supervision. In
addition, her clinical experience includes working as a speech-language pathologist for
over 10 years, where she was responsible for identifying, diagnosing and treating
communication science disorders in infants, children, adults and the elderly.

Mark J. Witkind, 1st year of multi year appointment
Associate Professor, Communication Sciences & Disorders

Dr. Witkind‘s educational background includes a BA in speech and hearing sciences
from the University of Miami, a MS in speech-language pathology and a MEd in
program development and health services from Columbia University, a professional
certificate in health care management from the City University of New York and a
doctorate in speech-language pathology from Nova Southeastern University. His
professional experience includes over 12 years as specialty clinical supervisor and
coordinator of the Continuing Education Programs in USF‘s Department of
Communication Sciences and Disorders. Dr. Witkind developed the curriculum and
taught the professional ethics course; he coordinated and supervised the clinical
practicum for language/phonology; taught diagnostics I and II, and taught
undergraduate and graduate courses in voice and fluency disorders. In addition, Dr.
Witkind is a licensed and registered speech and language pathologist in Florida and
New York.

Catherine Peirce
Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy

Dr. Peirce attended Nova Southeastern University where she graduated with a PhD in
occupational therapy. Her concentration was on research, community-based services for
people with chronic conditions and occupational therapy programming. Her research
skills include qualitative methodologies including focus group, in-depth interview,
descriptive and true experimental design. As an adjunct professor at Nova
Southeastern University, she taught courses on wellness and health promotion and
grant writing. Dr. Peirce also worked as a clinical consultant where she provided and
coordinated training of occupational therapists and other rehabilitation professionals.
Dr. Peirce is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association, the Florida
Occupational Therapy Association, the National Adult Day Services Association, and
the National Council on Aging. She also holds a Florida license in occupational therapy.

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School of Nursing
Kathryn Anderson
Assistant Professor

Dr. Anderson has several degrees, including a BSN from the University of Wisconsin in
Madison, a MS in guidance and counseling and a MS in marriage and family from the
University of Wisconsin at Stout; a MS in psychiatric mental health and a PhD in
nursing from the University of Minnesota. She is licensed/certified in Wisconsin as a
marriage and family therapist and as an RN and as a medical assistance provider.
Nationally, she is a clinical member of AAMFT. Her prior appointment was as a
professor in the Department of Family Health Nursing at the University of Wisconsin in
Eau Claire. She has also worked as a family therapist, psychotherapist and as a family
mental health consultant. Dr. Anderson has been the recipient of numerous awards and
research grants. Courses taught include advanced theories and practice in family health,
nursing I, nursing II, family concepts affecting family health, as well children and
families with health deviations, among others.

Charles M. Bobo
Assistant Professor

Mr. Charles Bobo holds several degrees, including a Juris Doctor in Law from Georgia
State University College of Law, MS in Nursing and an MBA from Florida Atlantic
University, an Associate Degree in Nursing from MDCC, as well as a BA in English from
the University of Florida. His teaching experience includes introduction to professional
nursing practice; skills lab instructor/skills seminar lecturer; pharmacology (guest
lecturer); primary prevention; tertiary prevention and synthesis of care across the
lifespan; and nursing trends and issues (lecturer). Mr. Bobo is a registered nurse in
Georgia and Florida and is a Certified Critical Care Registered Nurse, is certified in
Advanced Cardiac Life Support and certified in Basic Cardiac Life Support. He is a
member of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, American Nurses
Association, American Association of Nurse Attorneys, American Bar Association,
Georgia Bar Association, and the Florida Bar Association.

Juan E. González
Assistant Professor

Mr. González attended Barry University, where he obtained a BS in biology with a
minor in chemistry, a BS in nursing and a MS in the anesthesiology-CRNA program. He
has worked as a CRNA clinical instructor for SRNA‘s at Jackson Memorial Hospital; as a
CRNA at Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood and the Summit Medical Center in
Nashville. Mr. González also worked as an RN at Baptist Hospital and the Bascom
Palmer Eye Institute.

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Sharon Simon
Assistant Professor

Ms. Simon is a registered nurse with an MS in nursing from the University of Miami.
She has a broad nursing background, as she worked in critical care, surgical units, post
anesthesia care units and same day surgery. She has been working as an RN II in
ambulatory surgery at Cedars Medical Center, where she also held the position of hand
surgery coordinator. In the latter position, she educated surgery staff and emergency
personnel on the care of a patient with a severed limb.

School of Policy and Management
H.T. Smith, 1st year of multi year appointment
Lecturer, Criminal Justice

Professor Smith graduated from Florida A&M with a BS in mathematics and later from
the UM School of Law with Juris Doctorate degree. He was the first African-American
assistant public defender and later the first African-American assistant county attorney
with Miami-Dade County. Mr. Smith has been in private practice since 1977,
specializing in civil, criminal, personal injury and wrongful death. In 1973, he was
admitted to the Florida Bar and is admitted to practice before the US Supreme Court,
Florida Supreme Court, US Second Circuit Court of Appeals, US Fifth Circuit Court of
Appeals, US Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, US District Court - Southern District of
Florida and the US District Court – Eastern District of Wisconsin. Mr. Smith is a Golden
Heritage Life Member of the NAACP; an advisory board member of First Union
National Bank for Miami-Dade/Monroe County Chapters. He has been the recipient of
numerous honors, most recently the Leadership and Service Award – Virgil Hawkins
Florida Chapter of the National Bar Association; the Community Service Award of
Metro Miami Action Plan Trust, and the Citizen of the Year Award by The King of Clubs
of Greater Miami, Inc.

                 School of Journalism & Mass Communication
Yolanda Cal
Assistant Professor

Dr. Cal graduated with a PhD in advertising from the University of Texas at Austin,
where she also taught psychology of advertising, introduction to creativity, mass media
and society, and worked as a slide and archives librarian. Dr. Cal also taught public
relations and humanities courses at Alabama State University. Her research experience
includes ―Perceptions, exceptions and stereotypes: visual representation and the
Monster‘s Ball‖ (accepted for AEJMC Convention in 2002), and Emerging Scholarship
Conference Paper in Women‘s and Gender Studies, ―The Blacker the Berry, the Sweeter
the Juice: Halle Berry and the Black Barbie Image,‖ among others.

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Fernando Figueredo, Visiting, 1st year
Associate Professor

Mr. Figueredo graduated from the University of Florida with a BS in industrial
engineering and later graduated from FIU with an MBA. He has lectured at UM, UF
and FIU as well as been a speaker and panelist in professional conferences including the
Annual International Conference for the Public Relations Society of America, the Annual
International Advertising Association Conference, the Annual Conference on Social
Communications in Brazil, and the Latin America Technology Conference in Tampa,
among others. Mr. Figueredo is the vice president for corporate communications at
AOL Latin America and previously worked in the same capacity with Lucent
Technologies. In 1999, he was the recipient of the Silver Anvil Award for implementing
the year‘s top international integrated communications campaign; he was one of the
seven recipients honored by Hispanic Magazine receiving the Hispanic Leadership
Award for 2000, and honored by UF in 2001 as the recipient of the Corporate Leadership

Michael Sheerin, Visiting, 1st year
Assistant Professor

Mr. Sheerin is an FIU graduate with a MS in communications. He has a BS in medical
technology from UM and a BS in communications from FIU. As an adjunct professor at
FIU, he has taught courses in visual communications, new technologies in mass
communication, basic videography and video production. Since 2002, he has also
worked as a visual effects producer and art director, designer and multimedia specialist.
Mr. Sheerin is a member of the AEJMC, FIU‘s Kappa Tau Alpha (National Honor
Society), FIU‘s School of Journalism and Mass Communication Advisory Board and the
Florida Chapter of Siggraph. In 2002, he was awarded merit recognition for excellence
in teaching FIU‘s Academy for the Art of Teaching.

                                 College of Law
Lillian R. Aponte

Professor Aponte graduated from the University of Florida, Levine College of Law with
a JD with honors, where she was also awarded the book award for legal research and
writing, the book award for appellate advocacy, and the book award for jurisprudence.
Her teaching experience includes working as a teaching assistant (appellate advocacy
and legal research and writing) at the University of Florida. She also worked as a
litigation associate with a private firm, a certified intern with the Office of the State
Attorney – Domestic Violence Division, and as a clerk with the Supreme Court of

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Karen Pita Loor

Professor Loor attended Washington College of Law, American University where she
graduated cum laude with a JD. She is a member of the Florida Bar Association, the
District of Columbia Bar Association and the American Bar Association. Ms. Loor‘s
professional experience includes working as an appellate attorney, a felony attorney and
a juvenile attorney with the Public Defender Service in Washington DC. She also
worked as a staff attorney with the Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center in Miami.

Peggy Maisel
Associate Professor, Clinical Programs

Ms. Maisel‘s educational background includes a Masters of Arts in Teaching from
Antioch School of Law, a JD from Boston University School of Law, an MA from the
Occidental College in Los Angeles, as well as a BA from Pomona College. Her
academic experience includes working at the University of Natal in Durban, South
Africa. In 1996, she was a Fulbright Professor of Law and from 1997 to 2001, she worked
as associate professor of law. During this time, Ms. Maisel led the design and several
revisions of two new core courses entitled Introduction to Law and Foundations of
South African Law: Critical Issues. She has co-authored two textbooks for these new
courses, published in 2001 and 2002. In addition, she assisted with the restructuring of
the Campus Law Clinic into units specializing in development and land reform, gender
and children‘s rights, and juvenile and administrative justice.

Jerry Markham

Professor Markham graduated with a J.D. from the University of Kentucky, College of
Law and later with a LL.M from Georgetown University in Washington DC. Professor
Markham comes to the FIU College of Law from the University of North Carolina where
he had been a member of the law faculty for 12 years. Before that, he served for 10 years
as an adjunct professor at the Georgetown University School of Law. He is a nationally
recognized scholar and proven classroom teacher in the fields of corporate finance,
banking, commodities trading, securities and international trade law. He has written
numerous law review articles that have been published by law school journals at
Georgetown, Vanderbilt, Yale, Columbia, Duke, Iowa, Emory, Notre Dame, Fordham,
Washington & Lee, Temple, Seton Hall and San Diego. He is the author of a three
volume financial history of the United States and has co-authored four casebooks on
corporate law and banking regulation. He also has published a two-volume treatise and
a history book on the law of commodity futures regulation, and was the principal co-
author of a two-volume treatise on securities regulation. In 1994, Professor Markham
was a lecturer at the Université Jean Moulin in Lyon, France. He also has lectured in
Sydney, Warsaw, Beijing, Mexico City, Montevideo, Fukuoka, and Bangkok. He is
coeditor and contributor to an English handbook on United States securities regulation.
He served as chair of the International Commodity Regulation Committee for the
American Bar Association and as co-chair of the Commodity Subcommittee of the

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Securities Litigation Committee of the American Bar Association. Before his move to
academia, Professor Markham had been secretary and counsel, Chicago Board Options
Exchange, Inc.; chief counsel, Division of Enforcement, United States Commodity
Futures Trading Commission; and a partner with the international firm of Rogers &
Wells (now Clifford Chance) in Washington, D.C. In law school, he served as Editor-in-
Chief of the Kentucky Law Journal and was named to the Order of the Coif.

Charles Pouncy
Associate Professor

Professor Charles Pouncy is a graduate of Fordham University and the Cornell Law
School. Professor Pouncy has been a law professor since 1995, previously serving on the
faculties at the University of Florida, College of Law and the Temple University School
of Law. He teaches in the areas of business associations, corporate finance, commercial
law, banking law and professional responsibility. Professor Pouncy has written in a
wide range of areas, including corporate law, stock markets in developing countries, law
and economics, and critical race and gender theory. His articles have appeared in
leading journals, including the Cardozo Law Review, the S.M.U. Law Review, the
Rutgers Law Review, and the University of Pennsylvania, Journal of International
Economic Law. Professor Pouncy also has lectured widely, and in 2000 taught Business
Associations and Securities Regulation to Chinese law professors at Jilin University
School of Law in Changchun, Jilin, P.R.C. In addition, he had served as a Senior Trial
Attorney at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and at the Office of Thrift
Supervision, U.S. Department of the Treasury.

Howard Wasserman
Assistant Professor

Mr. Wasserman graduated magna cum laude with a JD from Northwestern University
School of Law, where he served as associate articles editor of the Law Review and was
named to the Order of the Coif. His bar admissions include United States Court of
Appeals for the Third Circuit, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, US
District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and the Illinois Bar. After law school,
he worked as a litigation associate at a Chicago law firm, and then clerked for Chief
Judge James T. Giles of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of
Pennsylvania and for Judge Jane R. Roth on the United States Court of Appeals for the
Third Circuit. Before coming to FIU, Professor Wasserman served for two years as a
visiting assistant professor of law at Florida State University College of Law. He teaches
and publishes in the areas of civil procedure, evidence, civil rights and free speech. In
his academic career thus far, he has published a number of scholarly articles, including
pieces in the Emory, Tulane, Kentucky, and George Washington law journals.

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Inna Ilinskaya
Reference and Instructional Services Librarian

Ms. Ilinskaya graduated from the Department of Information Studies, University of
California with a MLIS. Her specialized coursework included information access,
information resources for business, government information, computer–based
information resources, and design of library and information services as well as
electronic publishing. She worked as a research assistant at UCLA‘s Department of
Information Studies, where she served as associate editor for An English-Russian
Dictionary of Library and Information Science Terminology. Ms. Ilinskaya is also
experienced as a records specialist, developing curricula for RRM‘s classes, and
counseling departments on records management procedures. In Russia, she worked as a
cataloger and librarian; the latter in the US Consulate General in St. Petersburg.

Amy Kane
Evening and Weekend Service Librarian

Ms. Kane is a graduate of the University of Washington, where he obtained an MLIS
from The Information School. Her experience includes working as a graduate reference
assistant at the University of Washington, Bothell/Cascadia Community College. Ms.
Kane assisted patrons with research, including catalog searching, electronic databases
and print resources. She also assisted librarians with various projects, including the
development of a bibliography and research web site and collection development

Denise Robistow

Ms. Robistow graduated from Simmons College with a MLIS and her cataloging
experience includes a year in a large academic library (University of South Florida) and
eight years non-professional technical services experience in two major academic
libraries (MIT and Harvard University). At the University of South Florida‘s Tampa
Bay Library Consortium, she worked on upgrading USF‘s special collections, a grant -
funded project to catalog backlog of early American literature. She is experienced with
AACR2r, LCRI, LCSH, MARC21 formats, LC classification and the principles of
authority control. Ms. Robistow is a member of the American Library Association,
Florida Library Association, Special Libraries Association and Suncoast Information

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                                Academic Affairs
Kyle Perkins
Vice Provost for Budget & Operations

Dr. Perkins holds a PhD in linguistics from the University of Michigan. As an
undergraduate, he studied German and English at Union College, where he received his
BA. Dr. Perkins‘ entire professional career has been at Southern Illinois University,
where he held a variety of academic administrative roles including acting chair of
linguistics, associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts, associate vice chancellor for
academic affairs--planning (1992-1999) and then planning and budget (1999-2002).
During this period, Dr. Perkins also served as interim provost and vice chancellor
(Spring 2002-December 2002). He was promoted to professor of linguistics in 1985, and
has held a joint appointment as professor of internal medicine at Southern Illinois in the
School of Medicine since in 1997. He was the College of Liberal Arts Outstanding
Teacher in 1984. He has also been a visiting associate professor of linguistics at the
American University in Cairo, Egypt (1982-83 academic year). His professorial
appointment will be as Professor of TESOL in the College of Education.

At SIU, Dr. Perkins led the development of a strategic faculty hiring plan intended to
raise the National Research Council rankings of SIU‘s competitive programs, and to
enhance core doctoral programs lacking critical mass; he developed and coordinated the
academic planning procedures, including an annual campus resource allocation
management plan, and he had responsibility for academic facility and space
utilization/allocation within the academic affairs area.

A nationally recognized expert on language testing, Dr. Perkins is the author/co-author
or editor of four books and over 100 articles. His most recent publication is a multi-
authored assessment on ―risk-factor fusion for predicting multifactorial diseases‖ in
IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 49, 72-76, 2002.

Marie Zeglen
Vice Provost for Planning & Institutional Effectiveness

Dr. Marie Zeglen came to FIU from Cleveland State University, where she held the
position of vice provost for planning, assessment, and information resource
management. Dr. Zeglen holds a PhD in sociology (with a specialization in research
methods and statistics, family studies and social gerontology) from Washington State
University. She holds a BA in anthropology from Ohio State University where she was
inducted into Phi Beta Kappa as well. Dr. Zeglen's past academic administrative
appointments include director of biomedical communications and manager of computer
resources and services at the College of Veterinary Medicine in Washington State
University (1976-84); senior policy and planning analyst in the office of analysis services
and associate director of information systems in the University of Wisconsin System

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(1984-1989); executive director of policy analysis in the University System of New
Hampshire (1989-1995); associate provost for planning and institutional research at
Northern Arizona University (1996-2000); and finally vice provost for planning,
assessment and information resource management since 2000 at Cleveland State
University, where she reported jointly to both the President and the Provost.

Dr. Zeglen has extensive experience in enterprise-wide data system implementation,
strategic and master planning, accreditation and program review, and fundraising to
support strategic program change. Nationally, she serves as a member of the ten person
national Academic Planning Academy for the Society for College and University
Planning, and she also serves as an examiner for the Baldrige based Governor's Award
for Excellence in Ohio.

She presented a paper, ―The Budget Iceberg: Using Planning to Create Capacity for
Change‖ at the July 2002 national meetings of both the Society for College and
University Planning and the National Association of College and University Business
Officers. Her most recent publication, ―Policy Analysis: Scouting for the Academic
Wagon Train,‖ can be found in Doing Academic Planning by B.P. Nedwek (ed.).

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