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2016-2017 New Faculty

Because the quality of our faculty is integral to our mission of academic excellence, innovation, and outreach, the Provost’s Office seeks to recruit and hire passionate, forward thinking, and committed teachers, researchers and scholars. These new faculty members infuse the university community with fresh enthusiasm, talent and dedication.

Animal, Dairy and Veterinary Sciences

Kell C. Brown Munns, Lecturer

Applied Economics

Sherzod B. Akhundjanov, Assistant Professor
Ryan Larsen, Assistant Professor
Sara Sutherland, Professional Practice Assistant Professor

Applied Sciences, Technology, and Education

Mark Koven, Assistant Professor
Trevor P. Robinson, Professional Practice Assistant Professor
Windi D. Turner, Assistant Professor
Austin Welch, Professional Career and Technical Education Instructor
Amber Williams, Lecturer

Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Sciences

Clara E. Cho, Assistant Professor
Natalie Norris, Professional Practice Assistant Professor

Plants, Soils and Climate

Steven L. Voelker, Assistant Professor

Art and Design

Christopher Kanyusik, Assistant Professor

Music

Sara Bakker, Assistant Professor
Dallas K. Heaton, Lecturer
Errik M. Hood, Assistant Professor
Lawrence Niel Martin, Lecturer
Jessica Roderer, Temporary Assistant Professor
Lane Weaver, Assistant Professor

School of Accountancy

Devon Erickson, Assistant Professor
Rachel M. Martin, Assistant Professor
Jayson Talakai, Temporary Assistant Professor

Economics & Finance

Timothy J. Bond, Professional Practice Professor
Quyen Nguyen, Assistant Professor
Danjue Shang, Assistant Professor

Management

Julena M. Bonner, Assistant Professor
Cassandra Davis, Assistant Professor
Alexander C. Romney, Assistant Professor
Gary R. Thurgood, Assistant Professor

Management Information Systems

Lindsay R. Bennion, Lecturer
Magno Queiroz, Assistant Professor

Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education

Sarah Leopold, Assistant Professor
Renee Polanco Lucero, Assistant Professor
Leigh H. Stott, Clinical Assistant Professor

Family, Consumer, and Human Development

Aryn M. Dotterer, Assistant Professor
Joshua R. Novak, Assistant Professor
David Schramm, Assistant Professor
Cindy R. Stokes, Lecturer
Shawn Whiteman, Associate Professor

Kinesiology & Health Science

David A. E. Bolton, Assistant Professor
Christopher Dakin, Assistant Professor
Matthew Vierimaa, Assistnat Professor

Nursing and Health Professions

Carol Grady, Assistant Department Head and Professional Practice Professor

Psychology

Shane W. Bench, Assistant Professor
Sarah Schwartz, Research Assistant Professor
Maryellen McClain Verdoes, Assistant Professor

Special Education and Rehabilitation

Kaitlin Bundock, Assistant Professor
Melanie Dawson, Clinical Assistant Professor
Summer Gunn, Clinical Instructor
Karen Hager, Assistant Professor
Trenton J. Landon, Assistant Professor
Anne L. Larson, Assistant Professor
Sarah E. Pinkelman, Assistant Professor

Teacher Education and Leadership

Eric R. Carlson, Lecturer
Amy Piotrowski, Assistant Professor
Marla K. Robertson, Assistant Professor
Jessica Shumway, Assistant Professor

Biological Engineering

Yu Huang, Assistant Professor

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Andrew D. Sorenson, Assistant Professor

Computer Science

J. Dean Mathias, Lecturer

Engineering Education

Angela Minichiello, Assistant Professor

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Calvin Coopmans, Temporary Assistant Professor

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Geordie Richards, Assistant Professor

Aerospace Studies

Steven J. Smith, Head and Professor

English

Mattie Burkert, Assistant Professor
Avery Edenfield, Assistant Professor
Lynne S. McNeill, Assistant Professor
Jessica Rivera-Mueller, Assistant Professor

History

Thomas Arnold, Temporary Assistant Professor
Susan Cogan, Assistant Professor
Julia Gossard, Assistant Professor
Dominic Sur, Temporary Assistant Professor
Joseph P. Ward, Dean and Professor

Journalism and Communcation

T. Kim Hixson, Head and Professor

Languages, Philosophy, and Communication Studies

Clinton K. Behunin, Lecturer
Justin C. Clark, Lecturer
Harrison Kleiner, Assistant Professor
Lisa L. Waite, Lecturer

Political Science

Laura Gamboa Gutierrez, Assistant Professor
Anna O. Pechenkina, Assistant Professor

Sociology, Social Work, and Anthropology

Maureen Boyle, Lecturer
Molly B. Cannon, Research Assistant Professor
Gabrielle Ciciurkaite, Assistant Professor
Jennifer Givens, Assistant Professor
Michelle Grocke, Temporary Instructor
Vonda Jump Norman, Assistant Professor
Emily "Beth" A. Wilson, Temporary Instructor

Watershed Sciences

Janice Brahney, Assistant Professor

Wildland Resources

Julia I. Burton, Research Assistant Professor
David K. Dahlgren, Assistant Professor

Biology

William D. Pearse, Assistant Professor
David D. Wahl, Research Professor
Bonnie Waring, Assistant Professor

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Ryan Neal Jackson, Assistant Professor
Shawn Miller, Lecturer

Geology

Kelly K. Bradbury, Reserach Assistant Professor

Dylan Burns, Assistant Librarian
Teagan Eastman, Assistant Librarian
Rachel Wishkoski, Assistant Librarian

Animal, Dairy and Veterinary Sciences

Matthew D. Garcia, Extension Assistant Professor

Northern Region

Jaqueline Neid-Avila, Extension Assistant Professor

Southern Region

Karah Nay, Extension Assistant Professor