Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychological Sciences, PSYC
Elizabeth H. Akey has joined the Department of Psychological Sciences as a Clinical Assistant Professor, after previous stints as a Visiting Assistant Professor with the department. Her primary responsibilities will center on supervising the clinical work of graduate students in the clinical psychology program, as they are trained to provide psychological services through the Purdue Psychology Treatment and Research Clinics (PPTRC). Areas of focus include application of evidence based and empirically supported treatments in the practice of child psychology, ADHD through the lifespan, and disruptive childhood disorders in general. In addition to interim appointments with Purdue, she has over twenty years of experience in clinical and administrative positions in community mental health centers in Indiana and Michigan. She holds a PhD from Purdue University, with additional education and training from Western Michigan University, Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center in Chicago, and the University of Michigan.
Assistant Professor, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, HEAV
Joshua M. Alexander has a broad research background that includes hearing science, speech science, amplification, and sensory physiology. He received his Ph.D. in Audiology and post-graduate training in speech perception at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Most recently, he completed clinical and post-doctoral fellowships at Boys Town National Research Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska. Professor Alexander's research interests focus on auditory processes contributing to speech perception deficits in hearing-impaired listeners and signal processing to overcome them. Ongoing projects include work on frequency-lowering and speech enhancement techniques to improve the quality of hearing aids and an investigation on the feasibility and application of recordings of inner ear activity made in response to speech.
Professor/Department Head, Visual and Performing Arts, VPA/PAO
Harry Bulow was born in Des Moines, Iowa in 1951. He received his B.A. with distinction in music from San Diego State University (1975), and his M.A. and Ph.D. in music theory and composition from UCLA (1978, 1983). He studied composition and orchestration with Aaron Copland, Peter Mennin, Henri Lazarof, Roy Travis, David Ward-Steinman and Henry Mancini. His works have received numerous awards including 1st Prize at the International Composers Competition in Trieste, Italy, the "Oscar Espla" Prize from the city of Alicante, Spain, an NEA Composer Fellowship and 27 consecutive awards from the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers.
His works have been performed by the Omaha Symphony, Honolulu Symphony, San Antonio Symphony, the Eastman Wind Ensemble, Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, North/South Consonance and the New England Conservatory of Music Wind Ensemble. His style reveals a fluency in a wide range of musical idioms including jazz, concert, film and sacred music. The major influences in his work include the music of Witold Lutoslawski, Karel Husa, Peter Mennin, Aaron Copland and Henry Mancini. From 1992 to 2005 he was the Director of the Center for Music Technology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and most recently he served as Chair of the Department of Music, Theatre and Dance at Lamar University in Beaumont, TX.
Associate Professor, History, UNIV
Rainer F. Buschmann studied anthropology at the University of Illinois (AB) and the University of Hawai`i (M.A.) before receiving a doctorate (Hawai`i) in history. He previously taught at the Hawai`i Pacific University and served as a founding faculty member in the History Department at the California State University Channel Islands. He has developed a keen interest in the global historical development of the world's largest oceans. He is currently engaged in the writing process of a monograph entitled The Chimera of the Pacific: Spain and Oceania's Eighteenth-Century Exploration. He is author of Anthropology's Global Histories: The Ethnographic Frontier in German New Guinea, 1870-1935 (Hawai`i) and Oceans in World History (McGraw-Hill) as well as numerous articles and book chapters. Professor Buschmann will arrive on the Purdue campus in January of 2010.
Assistant Professor, Health and Kinesiology/Women's Studies, LAMB
Cheryl Cooky is a joint appointed faculty in Health & Kinesiology and Women's Studies. Before joining Purdue University, Cheryl was an assistant professor at California State University, Fullerton (2006-2009). Cheryl received a Ph. D. and Masters in sociology from the University of Southern California (2006), a Masters in Sport Studies from Miami University of Ohio, and a bachelors of science in kinesiology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Cheryl's research interests center on two areas: 1) girls' participation and experiences in sport and, 2) gendered media representations of sport and athletes. Her research has been published in Sociological Perspectives, Sociology of Sport Journal, the Journal of Sport and Social Issues as well as edited anthologies. She is currently working with her colleague, Michael A. Messner, Ph. D., on a longitudinal study of gender stereotypes in the news media. This study has examined the news media's coverage of men's and women's sports over a 20 year time frame. With her colleague Don Sabo, Ph. D., she has applied for a Women's Sport Foundation grant to conduct an in-depth qualitative study on urban girls' participation in sport and physical activity. This study will examine the role of parents and communities in facilitating or hindering girls' access to sport and physical activity.
At Purdue, she is a member of the multi-disciplinary Breast Cancer Discovery Group and plans to team up with her Purdue colleagues to begin a line of research focusing on young women breast cancer survivors.
In her spare time, Cheryl runs marathons and is training for her 6th marathon, the Chicago Marathon on October 11. While in California, Cheryl served on the Board of Directors and Community Grants Chair for the Orange County affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
Clinical Professor, Communication, BRNG
Assistant Professor, English/Women's Studies, HEAV
Marlo D. David is an assistant professor of English and Women's Studies and does research in 20th-century African-American literature and culture, African diaspora literatures, and gender and sexuality studies. Her current project - Mama's Gun: Transgressive Narratives of Race, Gender, and Nation - is a study of post Civil Rights era representations of black mothers and motherhood in literature and film. Marlo earned her doctorate in English from the University of Florida. Her master's degree is in Liberal Studies from Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, where she concentrated on folklore and oral culture in black women's fiction. She received her bachelor's degree in newspaper journalism from Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida. After nine years as a reporter and editor for a number of newspapers, including The New York Times Company, the San Jose Mercury News and the Orlando Sentinel, she enrolled in graduate school at the University of Florida. Her academic research concentrates on the rich lives and literature of contemporary black women, but she also frequently writes about intersections between popular culture and politics. Her essays have appeared in The African American Review, Home Girls Make Some Noise: A Hip Hop Feminist Anthology, and Black Woman & Child. She is also a contributor to The Griot, a multimedia online news site. She lives in Lafayette with her two sons.
Jennifer Freeman Marshall
Assistant Professor, English/Women's Studies, HEAV
Instructor, Sociology, STON
Jacob Hibel joins the Department of Sociology as Assistant Professor after completing graduate work in Sociology and Demography at Pennsylvania State University and undergraduate work in Sociology at Johns Hopkins University. His research interests include the sociology of education, social stratification, social demography, and quantitative research methods. He is currently investigating the sources of variation in early educational outcomes among the children of immigrants.
Assistant Professor, Foreign Languages and Literatures, SC
Colleen Neary-Sundquist joins the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures as an Assistant Professor in the area of Second Language Acquisition. During the previous year, she was a lecturer in German in the department. She completed her Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics at Purdue in 2008. Prior to joining Purdue, Colleen received an M.T.S. from Harvard University and a B.A. from Indiana University Bloomington. She also studied abroad in Germany with a Fulbright Scholarship.
Colleen's research interests in the area of second language acquisition include task-based language learning and teaching, corpus linguistics, and the relationship between second language acquisition research and classroom pedagogy. Her doctoral dissertation examined the use of discourse markers by learners of English and German on different language tasks, and how this related to the fluency of their language production.
Janis Teruggi Page
Clinical Assistant Professor, Communication, BRNG
Missouri School of Journalism, Columbia, MO
Ph.D., Journalism, 2005
National College of Education, Evanston, IL
M.A., Teaching, 2001
University of California, Berkeley, CA
B.A., English, 1977
Prior to joining academia, Professor Page had a 20-year career in strategic communications as director of in-house agencies for magazine publishing companies and then as co-founder/partner in the Chicago-based public relations firm, MediaWerks, Inc. Her research focuses broadly on the visual rhetoric of advertisements and political communication. She has published in Media Report to Women, Journalism Practice, Visual Communication Quarterly, and Communication, Culture and Critique.
Since 2005 she has worked as an assistant professor in the Public Relations Department, College of Journalism and Communications, University of Florida, teaching courses in management, strategic campaigns, crisis communication, visual communication, and writing. She has also taught issues management, advanced writing, and PR principles and practices in George Washington University's online master's program in strategic public relations; public speaking at DePaul University; and magazine publishing at Northwestern University/Medill School of Journalism's graduate magazine project.
Assistant Professor, Communication, BRNG
Torsten Reimer joins Purdue's Communication Department after three years as assistant professor at the University of Maryland, College Park. Prior to his work at Maryland, he was a research scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin (Germany), an interdisciplinary center of excellence devoted to the study of human cognition. Torsten received his Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the Free University of Berlin and a Habilitation degree in Cognitive Psychology from the University of Basle in Switzerland. Torsten's research interests focus on the question how individuals and groups form decisions in organizational and applied contexts. His research program has the overarching goal to explore how communication principles can facilitate decision making by guiding information processing and reducing information overload. In 2008, Torsten received the Golden Anniversary Monograph Award from the National Communication Association and an Outstanding Reviewer Award from the Organizational Behavior Division of the Academy of Management.
Assistant Professor, Sociology, STON
Kevin Stainback earned his Ph.D. from North Carolina State University in 2005 and joins Purdue University after holding prior academic appointments at the University of Massachusetts and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
Stainback studies organizations, race and gender discrimination, and labor market inequality. His research examines inequalities (e.g., employment, health, education) across a variety of social contexts (workplaces, colleges) and at multiple levels of analysis (individuals, organizations, communities). His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the Russell Sage Foundation and published in journals such as the American Sociological Review, American Journal of Public Health, Social Forces, American Behavioral Scientist and the Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences.
Assistant Professor, Foreign Languages and Literatures, SC
Jessica Sturm joins the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures as Assistant Professor of French after serving as Visiting Assistant Professor of French at Purdue during the 2008-2009 academic year. A native of Coldwater, Michigan, she earned her BA in French and English at Western Michigan University and her MA in French at Michigan State University before completing her Ph.D. in French and Second Language Acquisition/Teacher Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research is primarily focused on classroom language acquisition, technology in language learning, and the role of working memory in second/foreign language acquisition.
Assistant Professor, Psychological Sciences, PSYC
Sang Eun Woo joins the department of Psychological Sciences as an Assistant Professor after receiving her Ph.D. from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2009. She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology at Ewha Women's University in Seoul, Korea.
Dr. Woo's research focuses on how people's personality and motivation can help explain various organizational outcomes such as performance, job attitudes, and withdrawal behaviors. Her dissertation explores dispositional differences in frequencies of and reasons for voluntary turnover. She also has interest in constructs related to how motivated and open a person is to gain new experiences, such as taking an overseas assignment, changing jobs, working with people of different cultures, acquiring new knowledge, and developing one's managerial/leadership potential.
Assistant Professor, Visual and Performing Arts, PAO
Clinical Associate Professor, Health and Kinesiology, LAMB
Lane attended the University of Illinois at Chicago where he received a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. After receiving his Masters of Science degree in Exercise Physiology from George Williams College, he became the Coordinator of the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center in Chicago. In addition to the cardiac rehab program at Rush, Lane directed the preventive Heartsavers program and the Diabetes and Exercise program. He also designed and implemented an exercise program for patients with peripheral arterial disease.
The past 17.5 years Lane has continued to help patients recover from heart events and make healthy lifestyle changes as a team member of Greater Lafayette's heart program with Greater Lafayette Health Services. He has worked as an exercise physiologist for the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program serving both St. Elizabeth Medical Center and Home Hospital.
Lane's primary interest is to reestablish and shape the A.H. Ismail Center into a center of excellence for health, exercise and nutrition research. He will be working closely with the Health & Kinesiology and Food & Nutrition faculty facilitating research within the Ismail Center and the Greater Lafayette community. Lane will also direct the Health & Fitness and Health Promotion students as they develop their clinical skills working at the Ismail Center and a multitude of community settings. A few programs Lane is planning to implement are low back, cardiovascular risk reduction, and breast cancer survivor.
Assistant Professor, Philosophy, BRNG 7137
Christopher Yeomans is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Purdue University. He received his Ph.D. in philosophy at the University of California, Riverside, and has also taught at Kenyon College. He works on Hegel and German philosophy, and in the contemporary philosophy of action. He is currently at work on a book that investigates the way in which resources from Hegel's Science of Logic can be used to develop, structure and defend Hegel's radical conception of free will against the background of traditional forms of skepticism about free will in modern philosophy.
Assistant Professor, Anthropology, STON
Laura Zanotti is a sociocultural anthropologist at the Department of Anthropology. She comes from the University of Washington, Seattle, where she earned her Master's and Doctoral degree in Sociocultural Anthropology. Laura received her B.A. in Anthropology, Sociology, and English Literature at Colgate University.
Laura specializes in environmental anthropology, political ecology, ethnoecology and the anthropology of space and place. Her research is broadly focused on natural resource management policies, conservation and community interactions, mixed market economies, and indigenous livelihoods. Zanotti presently works with the Kayapó, a Brazilian indigenous group, on issues of conservation, gendered uses of the landscape, and resistance strategies. Zanotti is also developing projects with Inupiaq women exploring changing subsistence practices in the Alaskan arctic.
Assistant Professor, Communication, BRNG
Xiumei Zhu received her Ph. D. in Business Administration from Duke University in August 2009. She has an MA in Sociology from Johns Hopkins and a MIS from the University of Arizona. She completed her undergraduate degree in English from Beijing University in 1999. Her major areas of interest are knowledge work and expertise, groups, social networks, and culture. Xiumei’s dissertation examined how expertise configuration and task processes influence the translation of group expertise to effective group performance. Her research has appeared in Academy of Management Review and Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings.