New Faculty

Welcome New Faculty 2016-17!

April BiceApril A. Bice, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing


BSN: University of Central Florida
MSN: University of Tennessee Knoxville
Ph.D.: University of Tennessee Knoxville

Fun fact:
We have a house full of individuals to love: One mom (me!), one dad, one daughter, twin boys, three dogs, three ferrets and 10 fish!

Shannon BourneShannon Rayle Bourne, Lecturer, Department of Art and Art History

B.A.: Marine Biology and Studio Art
MFA: Academy of Art University

Fun fact:
I enjoy working as a graphic designer in the film and television industry when I'm not teaching classes at UNCW.

Jeeyae ChoiJeeyae Choi, Associate Professor, School of Nursing

BSN: Seoul National University
B.S.: University of Illinois at Chicago
M.S.: Boston University
Ph.D.: Columbia University

Fun fact:
I love traveling.

Francisco BrignoleKevin L. Connolley, Lecturer, School of Social Work

B.A.: Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
A.A.: Indiana University of Pennsylvania
MSW: Marywood University

Fun fact:
I love to fly my drone at the beach and around Wilmington.

Stephanie CroweStephanie Crowe, Social Sciences Librarian, Randall Library

B.A.: University of Maryland
M.A.: North Carolina State University
M.S.: University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Fun fact:
I'm a huge Maryland Terrapins and Baltimore Orioles fan. When I was in graduate school, I did an internship at the Baseball Hall of Fame.

No Photo AvailableLori Dugan, Lecturer and Assistant Coordinator of Field Education, School of Social Work

B.A.: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
M.S.W.: University of Maryland, Baltimore

Fun fact:
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in North Carolina and enjoy sports/yoga, hanging out with my family and watching “Carpool Karaoke.”

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Kelly Ellington, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing

B.S.N.: Winston Salem State University
M.S.N.: University of South Alabama
DNP: University of South Alabama

Fun fact:
I'm a busy mom with five sons!

 

Hannah FrankHannah Frank, Assistant Professor, Department of Film Studies

B.A.: Yale University
M.A.: University of Iowa
Ph.D.: University of Chicago

Fun fact:
My research focuses on the history of popular American animated cartoons, but I have never been to Disneyland or Disney World!

No Photo AvailableKellie Griggs, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing

A.D.: Forsyth Technical Community College
B.S.N.: Gardner-Webb University
M.S.N.: Gardner-Webb University
D.N.P.: Gardner-Webb University

Fun fact:
I love everything about coastal living and enjoy spending time at the beach, stand up paddle boarding, surfing, reading and painting. I have met three sitting presidents of the United States.

Huili HaoHuili Hao, Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Studies

B.S.: Hebei University
MPA: University of North Carolina Charlotte
Ph.D.: University of North Carolina Charlotte

Fun fact:
I enjoy Chinese folk dancing, traveling and spending time with my husband, friends and family.

Michael HeijnenMichel Heijnen, Assistant Professor, School of Health and Applied Human Sciences

B.A.S.: Zuyd University
Ph.D.: Purdue University

Fun fact:
I love to swim and competed at an international level for the Dutch national team.

David Houpt

David Houpt, Lecturer, Department of History

B.A.: George Washington University
M.A.: George Mason University
Ph.D.: Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY)

Fun fact:
I was once deputized in Franklin County, Kentucky. In my spare time I wonder why I don't have more spare time.


Amelia Huelskamp

Amelia Huelskamp, Physical Education and Health, School of Health and Applied Human Sciences

B.S.: Ohio University
M.A.: Ohio University
Ph.D.: The University of Toledo

Fun fact:
I love hiking, kayaking and yoga.

Hammad HussainHammad A. Hussain, Visiting Lecturer, Department of Philosophy and Religion

B.S.: Rutgers University 
M.A.: University of Houston
Ph.D.: University of Oklahoma 

Fun fact:
I'm a coffee addict.

Denise IsibelDenise Borinski Isibel, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing

B.S.N.: Villanova University
M.S.N.: University of Texas Health Science Center - San Antonio
D.N.P.: Vanderbilt University


Fun fact:
I am a huge New York Giants fan.

George KamberelisGeorge Kamberelis, Associate Professor, Department of Early, Elementary, Middle, Literacy and Special Education, Watson College of Education

B.A.: Bates College
M.A.: University of Chicago
M.A.: University of Michigan
Ph.D.: University of Michigan

Fun fact:
My wife Annika and I enjoy hearing live music, theater, hiking, bicycling, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding and being with our children and grandchildren.
Julie Lane

Julie D. Lane, Lecturer, Department of Public and International Affairs

B.A.: University of Wyoming
M.A.: University of Wyoming
Ph.D.: University of Texas at Austin

Fun fact:
I enjoy watching and discussing the "Game of Thrones."

Steven McMurray

Steven McMurray, Post-doctoral Researcher, Department of Biology and Marine Biology

B.A.: Hiram College
M.S.: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Ph.D.: University of North Carolina Wilmington

Fun fact:
I enjoy spending time on and under the water.

Andy MillerAndy Miller, Lab Coordinator/Lecturer, Department of Biology and Marine Biology

B.S.: University of North Carolina Wilmington
M.S: University of North Carolina Wilmington

Fun fact:
I enjoy playing at the beach with my two sons.

Brittany MoragoBrittany Morago, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science

B.S.: University of Florida
Ph.D.: University of Missouri


Fun fact:
My favorite hobbies are ballet and yoga.

Saba PourrezaSaba Pourreza, Assistant Professor, Department of Information System and Operations Management, Cameron School of Business

B.S.: Azad University
M.S.: University of North Texas
Ph.D.: University of North Texas

Fun fact:
I like hiking, biking and kayaking. I am a movie lover who loves to travel.

Lindsey SchroederLindsey Schroeder, Clinical Coordinator/Lecturer, School of Health and Applied Human Sciences

B.S.: Appalachian State University
M.S.: Oakland University
Doctoral Candidate - United States Sports Academy

Fun fact:
I love to spend time with my two-year-old daughter. Everything is different when you experience it through her eyes.

Micah ScottMicah Alderman Scott, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing

BSN: Old Dominion University
MS: Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University
Ph.D.: Hampton University

Fun fact:
I love playing golf, but I’m not good at it. My husband and I enjoy ODU/Georgia Tech/Redskins football, our two loyal yellow labs, spending time with our two daughters that attend colleges in NC, and traveling.

Alana SeamanAlana Seaman, Assistant Professor, Recreation, Sport Leadership and Tourism Management

B.A.: College of Saint Mary 
M.S.: University of Illinois 
Ph.D.: Clemson University

Fun fact:

I love going on long runs with my three rescue dogs.
Amy SentaAmy Senta, Assistant Professor, Department of Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle, Literacy and Special Education, Watson College of Education

A.B.: Dartmouth College
M.A.: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Ph.D.: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Fun fact:
I enjoy playing ice hockey, salmon fishing, and building bonfires with my husband and two sons.



Christopher SibonaChristopher Sibona, Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems, Cameron School of Business

B.S.: Virginia Tech
MBA: University of Colorado Denver
Ph.D.: University of Colorado Denver

Fun fact:
Bakes bread, plays the ukulele, completed a half Ironman.
Dana M. Stachowiak

Dana M. Stachowiak, Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction, Watson College of Education

B.S.: Western Michigan University
M.Ed.: Winthrop University
Post-grad: University of North Carolina Greensboro

Fun fact:
One of my favorite things to do is kayak down Louisiana bayous at night -- headlamp secured and searching for red alligator eyes lurking in the water.

Ben Taylor

Ben Taylor, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Department of Public and International Affairs

A.B.: Georgia State University
M.A.: Georgia State University
Ph.D.: Georgia State University

Fun fact:
In my spare time, I enjoy heading to the nearby beaches with my wife and our two dogs. We also like to binge watch “30 Rock,” “The Office,” and “Gilmore Girls” -- and quote the shows.

Dambar UpretyDambar Uprety, Lecturer, Department of Economics and Finance, Cameron School of Business

Ph.D.: Southern Illinois University

Fun fact:

I enjoy volleyball and biking.
Zhuang

Zhuan (John) Ye, Professor and Chair, Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Ph.D.: Purdue University

Fun fact:
I enjoy playing tennis and volleyball as well as watching swimming and basketball.