New Faculty 2018-19

New Faculty (last name A-Mc)

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Dhanamalee Bandara, Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics
B.S.: University of Peradeniya (Sri Lanka)
M.S.: Texas Tech University
Ph.D.: Texas Tech University
Fun fact:
I enjoy cooking, music and spending time with my family.


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Rebecca Baugnon, Special Collections Librarian, Randall Library
B.A.: University of North Carolina Wilmington
M.L.I.S.: Pratt Institute
Fun fact:
I love to collect sea glass on Masonboro Island, cook, bake and create new things (embroidery, crochet, paints).


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Elisabeth K. Baynard, Lecturer, School of Health and Applied Human Sciences
B.A.: West Virginia University
M.S.: West Virginia University
Fun fact:
I'm a firm believer that any day you can see, hear or touch the ocean is a pretty good day. I'm a big college football fan, enjoy going to concerts with my family and being a swim-team parent.


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Joseph Betts, Lecturer, Department of Accountancy and Business Law, Cameron School of Business
B.A.: University of North Carolina Wilmington
M.S.: University of North Carolina Wilmington
J.D.: University of North Carolina School of Law
Fun fact:
I have been known to play beach volleyball and am the owner of a boat that doesn't currently run.


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Shawn Chandler Bingham, Director of the Honors College, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Associate Professor of Sociology
B.A.: Flagler College
M.Ed.: University of Maryland at College Park
Ph.D.: American University
Fun fact:
I co-authored a book on stand-up comedy as social activism. My family could not believe that interviewing professional comedians could be considered "research."


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Lisa Anne Bove, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing
B.S.N.: Widener University
M.S.N.: University of Pennsylvania
D.N.P.: Duke University
Fun fact:
The beach is my favorite place.


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Brandon D. Brice, Lecturer, Department of Economics and Finance, Cameron School of Business
B.A.: West Virginia University
M.S.: Florida State University
Ph.D.: Florida State University
Fun fact:
I was a boxer before attending graduate school, am a huge hockey fan and enjoy producing research that focuses on war and institutions.


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Jamie L. Brummitt, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy and Religion
B.A.: University of North Carolina Wilmington
M.A.: Duke University
Ph.D.: Duke University
Fun fact:
I enjoy reading Anne Rice novels on rainy days and shopping for antiques with my husband.


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Julia Buck, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology and Marine Biology
B.S.: Washington University in St. Louis
B.A.: Washington University in St. Louis
Ph.D.: Oregon State University
Fun fact:
I enjoy rock climbing, gardening and knitting.


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Rachel Carroll, Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics
B.S.: Charleston Southern University
Ph.D.: Medical University of South Carolina
Research Fellow: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Fun fact:
I enjoy many activities in my spare time including choral singing, triathlon, surfing, Ultimate Frisbee, hiking and traveling, especially when these involve friends and family.


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Gretchen Irwin Casterella, Associate Professor, Department of Accountancy and Business Law, Cameron School of Business
B.S.: University of Florida
M.S.: University of Colorado
Ph.D.: University of Colorado
Fun fact:
I have a wonderful husband and two amazing sons. In our free time, we enjoy lots of walks on the beach.


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Nancy Cerezo, Lecturer, Department of Early Childhood, Elementary, Literacy, Middle and Special Education, Watson College of Education
B.A.: University of Florida
M.A.: North Carolina A & T State University
M.A.: North Carolina A & T State University
Ph.D: University of North Carolina Greensboro
Fun fact:
I love to meet for coffee with friends to chat and discuss our latest adventures, enjoy the fresh air and travel, travel, travel.


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Addie L. Sayers China, Assistant Professor of Linguistics, Department of English
B.A.: University of Florida
M.A.: University of Florida
Ph.D.: University of South Florida
Fun fact:
I love music and try to attend at least one live concert each month to re-energize.


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Carolyn Craddock, Lecturer, School of Social Work
B.S.: Virginia Tech
M.S.W.: Boston College
Fun fact:
I learned to ride a bike in Saudi Arabia and drive a car in Belgium. Most travel now is around my son's baseball schedule.


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Sayantani Dasgupta, Assistant Professor, Department of Creative Writing
B.A.: St. Stephen’s College, Delhi
M.A.: Jawaharlal Nehru University
M.F.A.: University of Idaho
Fun fact:
I have watched far too many reruns of “The Office” than I should admit.


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Summer D. DeBastiani, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing
B.S.N.: West Virginia University
M.P.H.: Johns Hopkins University
Ph.D.:  University of Miami
Fun fact:
I love the wilderness, backpacking and yoga.


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Elham "Ellie" Ebrahimi, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science
B.S.: Shahrood University of Technology
M.S.: K. N. Toosi University of Technology
Ph.D.: Clemson University
Fun fact:
I like playing volleyball and soccer. I enjoy cooking and getting together with friends and family. I really enjoyed shopping but after my little one was born, fun and shopping vanished.


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Christopher S. Elliott, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Criminology
B.A.: University of Mississippi
M.A.: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Ph.D.: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Fun fact:
I enjoy filling out surveys, hiking, biking or anything outside-related.


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Hayley Henrikson Estrem, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing
B.S.N.: Truman State University
M.S.N.: Duke University
Ph.D.: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Fun fact:
I love to travel and spend time with my family (and friends who are like family).


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Gene A. Felice II, Assistant Professor, Department of Art and Art History
M.F.A.: The University of California Santa Cruz
B.F.A.: The Ohio State University
Fun fact:
An eclectic range of music both recorded and live inspires my work and motivates me to create. I also love to kayak and commute by bike!


PhotoTroy Frensley, Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Sciences
B.S.: Coastal Carolina University
M.S.: Nova Southeastern University
Ph.D.: Virginia Tech
Fun fact: 
I have been surfing for nearly 20 years and enjoy sailing and spending time at the beach with friends and family.


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Artel Great, Assistant Professor, Department of Film Studies
B.A.: University of California, Los Angeles
M.A.: University of California, Los Angeles
Ph.D.: New York University
Fun fact:
I have traveled to at least two countries on every continent of planet Earth, minus Antarctica.


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Conor M. Haney, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
B.S.: University of Pittsburgh
Ph.D.: University of Pittsburgh
Postdoctoral scholarship: University of Pennsylvania
Fun fact:
I enjoy traveling; I've been to or lived in 15 states and two other countries. One of those involved driving almost a thousand kilometers on the wrong side of the road.


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Peter Haproff, Assistant Professor of Geology, Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences
B.S.: University of California, Santa Barbara
Ph.D.: University of California, Los Angeles
Fun fact:
I enjoy anything outside, including hiking, surfing and rugby.


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Ethan Higgins, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Criminology
B.S.: Eastern Kentucky University
M.A.: Eastern Kentucky University
Ph.D.: University of Louisville
Fun fact:
I enjoy watching collegiate and professional sports as well as spending time with family and friends.


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Kris L. Hohn, Assistant Professor, School of Social Work
B.A.: Guilford College
M.S.S.W.: The University of Texas at Arlington
Ph.D.: The University of Texas at Arlington
Fun fact:
I love growing bonsai trees, painting and writing novels in my "spare time."


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William "Hunter" Holland, Lecturer, School of Health and Applied Human Sciences
B.S.: Appalachian State University
M.S.: Ohio University
Ph.D. (candidate): Clemson University
Fun fact:
I am an avid outdoorsman. I love mountaineering, shark fishing, rock-climbing, kayaking and other outdoor recreational activities.


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Lucy Holman, University Librarian, Randall Library
B.A.: University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
M.H.D.L.: University of North Carolina Charlotte
M.S.L.S.: University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
D.C.D.: University of Baltimore
Fun fact:
I love to travel. I've been to every continent except Antarctica and try to go somewhere new every year. Next year, Croatia!


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David W. Houpt, Assistant Professor, Department of History
B.A.: The George Washington University
M.A.: George Mason University
Ph.D.: The Graduate Center of the City University of New York
Fun fact:
I might have a tattoo of Thomas Jefferson's signature.


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Md Miran Hossain, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics and Finance, Cameron School of Business
B.B.A.: North South University (Bangladesh)
M.S.B.A.: Colorado State University
Ph.D.: Florida Atlantic University
Fun fact:
I am an avid nature photographer. I like travelling, hiking, snorkeling and playing cricket, table tennis and soccer.


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Josalin Hunter-Jones, Assistant Professor, School of Social Work
B.S.: Xavier University of Louisiana
M.S.W.: University of Missouri-St. Louis
M.P.H.: Emory University
Ph.D.: University of Georgia
Fun fact:
I enjoy making memories with my family and friends, music, traveling and the beach. I also love watching YouTube tutorials on crafting and natural hairstyling.


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Lindsey Paige Jones, Lecturer, School of Nursing
B.S.N.: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
M.S.N.: East Carolina University
Fun fact:
I love my cat, playing soccer, lifting and any activities outdoors. My husband and I are expecting our first baby this fall.


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Carolyn Kleman, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing
B.S.N.: University of Maryland
M.H.A.: University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Ph.D.: Kent State University
Fun fact:
I enjoy hiking with my goldendoodle, Rosie.


PhotoLawone J. Lane, Lecturer, School of Nursing
B.S.N.: University of North Carolina at Charlotte
M.S.N.: East Carolina University
Fun fact:
I enjoy being with family and friends, the beach, boating, reading, playing the piano and spending time with my 12-year-old Yorkie.


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Soon Goo Lee, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
B.S.: Sogang University (South Korea)
Ph.D.: Washington University in St. Louis
Fun fact: 
I like to spend time with my boys.


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Meen Hye Lee, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing
B.S.N.: Yonsei University (South Korea)
M.S.N.: Yonsei University
Ph.D.: University of Illinois at Chicago
Fun fact:
I enjoy anything outdoors, especially hiking and walking.


 PhotoJoseph Long, Assistant Professor, Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences
B.S.: Clarkson University
M.S.: Oregon State University
Ph.D.: Oregon State University
Fun fact:
I had to change two flat tires during the move from Florida (where I spent nine years as a federal scientist) to UNCW. I think the universe is preparing me to moonlight on a pit crew.


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David MacQueen, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology
B.S.: University of North Carolina Wilmington
M.A.: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Ph.D.: University of South Florida
Fun fact:
I maintain a collection of sand from beaches and deserts across the globe.


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Alexander McDaniel, Lecturer, Exercise Science
B.A.: University of North Carolina Wilmington
M.H.Sc.: Nova Southeastern University
D.H.Sc.: Nova Southeastern University
Fun fact:
I enjoy surfing and boating during my spare time.

 

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