New Faculty, Fall 2012

Faculty who joined the Wright State faculty since the fall 2011 faculty retreat.

Christopher Beck—Instructor in History
Christopher BeckChristopher is originally from Salem, IN and now resides in Beavercreek with his spouse Kathryn. He earned his B.A. from Indiana University and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Fordham University.
Shreya Bhandari—Assistant Professor in Social Work
Shreya BhandariShreya is originally from Mumbai, India and now resides in Mason with her spouse, Mayuresh Gaikwad, and daughter Anaisha. She earned her B.A. from Mumbai University, her M.A. from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India, and her Ph.D. from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Betsy Brown—Adjunct Faculty in Management and International Business
Betsy Brown Betsy is from Dayton and now resides in Beavercreek with her spouse, Tim, and son Darren. She earned her B.S. in Rehabilitation Education and her M.S. in Personnel Counseling from Wright State University.
Shengrong Cai—Assistant Professor in English Language and Literatures
Shengrong CaiShengrong is originally from China and now resides in the area with her spouse, Lanxi Song, and son Justin. She earned her B.S. and M.A. from Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China, and her Ph.D. from
the University of South Florida, Tampa, FL.
David Castellano—Assistant Professor in Theatre
David CastellanoDavid is from Parker, CO and now resides in Dayton. He earned his B.F.A. in Theatre Design and Technology from the University of Evansville and his M.F.A. in Theatre Production, Design, and Technology from Ohio University.
Hannah Chai—Assistant Professor in Education and Human Services
Hannah ChaiHannah is from and still resides in Cincinnati with her spouse, Henry, and daughter Becca. She earned her B.A. from the University of Denver, CO, and her M.A. and Ed.D. from the University of Cincinnati.
Carlos Costa—Assistant Professor in Political Science
Carlos CostaCarlos is originally from Sao Paulo, Brazil and now resides in Beavercreek with his spouse Dena. He earned his B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley and his Ph.D. from Washington University in St. Louis.
Miki Crane—Assistant Professor in Internal Medicine
Miki CraneMiki says she has moved around too much to claim an area, but she now resides in Beavercreek with her spouse Brian Parker. She earned her B.A. from the University of Southern California and her M.D. from The Ohio State University.
Susan DeLuca—Adjunct Faculty in Communication
Susan DeLucaSusan is originally from Fairborn, OH and now resides in Troy. She earned her M.Ed. from Wright State University.
Melissa Doran—Instructor in Spanish
Melissa DoranMelissa is from East Palestine, OH and now resides in Beavercreek. She earned her B.A. in Spanish from Wright State University and her M.A. in Hispanic Literatures and Cultures from The Ohio State University. She is currently working on her Ph.D. in Hispanic Literatures and Cultures from The Ohio State University.
Gokce Durmusoglu—Visiting Assistant Professor in the School of Professional Psychology
Gokce DurmusogluGokce is from Istanbul, Turkey and now resides in Centerville with her child Yaprak. She earned her B.A. in Psychology and her M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey. She earned her Ph.D. in School Psychology from Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI.
Arvind Elangovan—Assistant Professor in History
Arvind ElangovanArvind is originally from Bangalore, India and now resides in Beavercreek. He earned his B.A. from St. Joseph’s College of Arts and Sciences, Bangalore University, his M.A. and M.Phil from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, and his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.
Sherif Elbasiouny—Assistant Professor in Neuroscience, Cell Biology, & Physiology (NCBP) and Biomedical, Industrial & Human Factors Engineering (BIE)
Sherif ElbasiounySherif is originally from Cairo, Egypt and now resides in Dayton with his spouse, Nermin, daughter Sarah, and son Mahmoud. He earned his B.S. in Systems & Biomedical Engineering (Honors) and M.S. in Biomedical Engineering (Distinction) from Cairo University, Egypt. He earned his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Alberta, Canada. He completed his Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Department of Physiology at Northwestern University. He also earned his Professional Engineer (PE) from the Board of Professional Engineers in Kentucky and Professional Engineer (PEng) from the Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists in Alberta, Canada.
Vicki Evans—Clinical Instructor in Nursing
Vicki EvansVicki is from and still resides in Middletown with her spouse, E. Lee Evans, and children Jordyn and Lee Michael. She earned her B.S.N. from Miami University and her M.S. from Wright State University.
Garietta Falls—Clinical Professor in Surgery
Garietta FallsGarietta is from Boston, MA and now resides in Dayton. She earned her B.A. in English and her B.S. in Biology from the University of Southern California, and her M.D. from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine.
Mary Fendley—Assistant Professor in Biomedical, Industrial & Human Factors Engineering
Mary FendleyMary is originally from Indiana and now lives in Beavercreek with her spouse, Ryan, and children Timothy, William, and Lillian. She earned her B.A. from Indiana University, and her M.S. and Ph.D. from Wright State University.
Edward L. Fieg—Assistant Professor and Associate Program Director, Integrated Residency in Emergency Medicine in the Boonshoft School of Medicine
Edward L. FiegEdward is originally from Oneonta, NY and currently lives in Yellow Springs with his spouse Barbara. He earned his B.S. from the State University of New York, College at Cortland, Cortland, NY; his B.H.S. from Duke University, Durham, NC; and his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine at Des Moines University, Des Moines, IA. Edward completed his Residence in Family Medicine at the University of Nebraska, Omaha, and completed his Residency in Emergency Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis, MO.
Michelle Fleming—Assistant Professor in Teacher Education
Michelle FlemingMichelle is from Green Bay, WI and now resides in Dayton with her spouse, Scott, and sons William and Nathan. She earned her B.S., M.Ed., and Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota.
Brandy Foster—Lecturer and Associate Director of Technical Communications in the College of Engineering and Computer Science
Brandy FosterBrandy is originally from DeGraff, OH and now resides in Beavercreek with her spouse Bill. They have a daughter, Elizabeth, who is a Freshman at Wright State and a son, William, who is a Freshman at Bluffton University. Brandy earned her A.A. at Edison Community College; her B.A. in English and her M.A. in English Literature from Wright State University. She is currently working on her B.S. in Industrial Systems Engineering at Wright State.
M. Belén Freire— Instructor in Economics
M. Belen FreireBelén is from Quito, Ecuador and now resides in Cincinnati with her spouse, C. Andrés Proano. She earned her B.A. from Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Ecuador, and her M.S. and Ph.D. from
the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA).
Natallie Gentles-Gibbs—Field Education Coordinator in Social Work
Natallie Gentles-GibbsNatallie is originally from Wakefield, Trelawny, Jamaica. She now lives in West Carrollton with her spouse Lance. She earned her B.S.C. and M.S.W. from the University of the West Indies, Jamaica, and she is currently working on her Ph.D. at Boston University, MA.
Jayaprakash Gosalakkal—Professor in Pediatrics and Neurology
Jayaprakash GosalakkalJayaprakash was born in Calicut, India but has his citizenship in Leicester, United Kingdom. He now resides in the Dayton area with his spouse, Vijaya, and daughters Namita and Kavitha. He earned his MBBS/MD/DCH from Mysore University; FRCPCH - Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health, London, UK, and DABP, DABP&N (Child Neuro) from New York University.
Ryan Hamilton—Instructor in Electrical Engineering
Ryan HamiltonRyan lives in the Dayton area. He earned his M.S. from Miami University.
Meagan Harless—Instructor in Biology, Lake Campus
Meagan HarlessMeagan is originally from Avon, OH and now lives in Celina. She earned her B.A. from Hiram College, M.S. from Loma Linda University, and her Ph.D. from Michigan Technological University.
Thomas Hazelbaker—Visiting Instructor in Accountancy
Thomas HazelbakerTom was born in West Union, OH and now resides in Middletown with his spouse, Deborah, and children Dana, Alan, Wendy and Lindsey. Tom also has ten grandchildren. He earned his B.S. in Business Administration with a major in Accounting from The Ohio State University and is also a CPA.
Sharon Heilmann—Associate Professor in Leadership Studies in Education
Sharon HeilmannSharon was born in Edgerton, OH and now resides in Springfield with her spouse, Chris, and children Veronica and Kyle. She earned her B.S. in Organizational Communication from Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI; her M.A. in Organizational Communication from Ohio University, Athens, OH; her M.S. in Logistics Management from the Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB; her M.B. (Master of Business) and her Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior & Human Resource Management from Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.
Carol Herrick—Instructor in Economics
Carol HerrickCarol is originally from Louisville, KY and now resides in Centerville with her spouse, William, and her dog Sebastian. She earned her B.A. from Northwestern University, Evanston, IL and her M.S. from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh PA.
Romena Holbert—Assistant Professor in Teacher Education
Romena HolbertRomena is originally from Queens, NY, then Xenia, OH and now resides in Fairborn with her spouse, Brandon Sr., and children Kareem, Mariana, and Brandon Jr. She earned her B.S. in Biological Sciences and M.Ed. in Secondary Education from Wright State. She earned her Ph.D. in Educational Policy and Philosophy from
The Ohio State University.
Suzanne Homer—Student Success Program Director in Nursing and Health
Suzanne HomerSuzanne was born in New York State but because her dad was in the US Navy, they traveled many, many places. She says she grew up in the military. She currently lives in Kettering and has a daughter, Emily, who also earned her Master’s at Wright State. Suzanne earned her A.S. in Nursing from Berkshire Community College, MA; her B.S. in Nursing at the University of Lowell (now University of Massachusetts at Lowell); and her M.S in Nursing from Wright State University.
Joseph Houpt—Assistant Professor in Psychology
Joseph HouptJoseph is from Salt Lake City, UT and now resides in Kettering with his spouse, Angela, and children Xander and Isaak. He earned his B.S. from the University of Utah, his M.S. from the University of Edinburgh, and his Ph.D. from Indiana University.
Amelia Hubbard—Assistant Professor in Anthropology
Amelia HubbardAmelia is from Christiansted, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands and now lives in Yellow Springs with her spouse Jason Von Ville. She earned her B.A. in Anthropology at Beloit College, WI, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Anthropology from The Ohio State University.
Matthew Ingram—Lecturer in Finance and Financial Services
Matthew IngramMatthew is from Tallahassee, FL and now resides in Dayton with his spouse, Rebecca, and children Emma, Miranda, and Sabrina. Matthew earned his B.A. from the University of Florida and his M.A. from the University of South Florida.
Adrianne Johnson—Assistant Professor in Clinical Mental Health in Counseling in Education and Human Services
Adrianne JohnsonAdrianne is from Monroe, WI and now resides in Beavercreek with her spouse, Kory, her dog, Bowser, and cats Wicket and Flower. She earned her B.S. in Psychology; her B.S. in English, and M.S. in Community Counseling at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. She earned her Ph.D. in Counselor Education from the University of Arkansas.
Ion Juvina—Assistant Professor in Psychology
Ion JuvinaIon is originally from Giurgiu, Romania and now lives in Kettering with his spouse Shahla. Ion earned his M.S. from the University of Bucharest, Romania, his Ph.D. from Utrecht University, Netherlands, and completed his Postdoctoral Fellowship at Carnegie Mellon University, PA.
Tammy Kahrig—Director of Assessment and Accreditation, College of Education and Human Services
Tammy KahrigTammy is originally from Woodsfield, OH and now resides in Oxford with her spouse, Timothy Kresse, and daughters Hannah and Hiley. She earned her B.S.Ed. in Secondary English Education, her M.Ed. in College Student Personnel, and Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from Ohio University.
Phani Kidambi—Director of International Programs, College of Engineering and Computer Science and Lecturer in Biomedical, Industrial and Human Factors Engineering
Phani KidambiPhani is originally from Hyderabad, India and now lives in Beavercreek with his spouse Swapna. He earned his B.S. (B. Tech) from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad, India, and his M.S. and Ph.D. from Wright State University.
Smita Krishnamurthy—Assistant Professor in Pathology and Dermatology, Boonshoft School of Medicine
Smita KrishnamurthySmita is from and still resides in Beavercreek, OH. She earned her B.S. from the University of Akron; M.D. from Northeast Ohio Medical University; and Residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at Washington University in St. Louis; She completed a Fellowship in Bone & Soft Tissue Pathology at the Mayo Clinic and a Fellowship in Dermatopathology at the University of Washington.
John Kurokawa—Instructor in Music
John KurokawaJohn is originally from Westlake, OH and now resides in Dayton. He earned his B.M. in Woodwind Performance from Bowling Green State University and his M.M. in Clarinet Performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.
Gengxin Li—Assistant Professor in Mathematics and Statistics
Gengxin LiGengxin is originally from Beijing, China and now resides in Fairborn with her spouse Shengqi Yao. She earned her B.S. from Capital University, and her M.S. and Ph.D. from Michigan State University.
Ryan Mast—Assistant Professor in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Assistant Program Director for the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship
Ryan MastRyan lives in the Dayton area. He earned his B.S. in Biology and his M.B.A. at the University of Cincinnati. He earned his D.O. at the Ohio University of Osteopathic Medicine, and completed his General Psychiatry Residence and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at Wright State University.
Teresa McCalister—Hybrid Educator in Teacher Education
Teresa McCalisterTeresa is originally from Louisville, KY and now resides in Dayton with her spouse, Cleveland, and son Kaiden, and stepchildren Christopher, Camille and Collin. She earned her B.S. from Oakwood University, Huntsville, AL and her Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) from Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI.
R. Veronica Papio—Adjunct Instructor in Nursing and Health
R. Veronica PapioVeronica is from the Philippines and now lives in Beavercreek with her spouse, Michael, and children, Joseph, Anthony, Angelina, Daniel and Giovanni. She earned her B.S. in Nursing from the University of Toledo and her M.S. from Wright State University.
Carol Patitu—Professor in Leadership Studies in Education
Carol PatituCarol is originally from Marion, OH and now lives in Beavercreek with her spouse, Tony, and children Anthony II and Madiba. Carol earned her B.A. in Secondary Education, Major in Spanish and Minor in English from the Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, OH; her M.Ed. and Ed.S. in Student Personnel Services in Higher Education, Department of Counselor Education from the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL; and her Ph.D. in Educational Administration and Supervision (emphasis on Higher Education) from Bowling Green State University,
Bowling Green, OH.
Nikki Rogers—Assistant Professor and Director of the Culminating Experience, Center for Global Health
Nikki RogersNikki is originally from Oak Hill, WV and Kissimmee, FL. She currently resides in Dayton with her spouse John Garwood. She received her B.A. in Anthropology from Florida State University, Tallahassee, and M.A. and Ph.D. in Biological Anthropology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She has also been a researcher
at Wright State University for twelve years.
Sheri Stover—Assistant Professor in Leadership Studies in Education
Sheri StoverSheri was born and still resides in Kettering, OH with her spouse Rick. They have two children Ally and Kyle. Sheri earned her B.S. in Social Studies from Miami University; M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction and M.Ed. in Computer Education from Wright State University; and her Ph.D. from Capella University.
Valerie Stueland—Director, Masters in Logistics and Supply Chain Management and Adjunct Faculty for Information Systems and Operations Management
Valerie StuelandValerie grew up in Southern California and spent thirteen years in Phoenix, AZ. She now resides in Dayton with her spouse Robert Schwinn. She earned her B.S. in Supply Chain Management and her M.B.A. from Arizona State University. She has certifications as a Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) and Certified Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO).
Teresa Thorpe—Clinical Instructor in Nursing and Health
Teresa ThorpeTeresa is originally from Ripley, WV and now resides in Beavercreek with her spouse, Duane, daughter Sarah, and son Brian. She earned her B.S. from the School of Nursing at West Virginia University and her M.S. from the College of Nursing and Health at Wright State University.
Melanie Woods—Assistant Professor in Teacher Education
Melanie WoodsMelanie is from Baton Rouge, LA and now resides in Fairborn. She earned her B.S. from Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge, and her Ph.D. from Texas A&M University, College Station, TX.
Brenda Young—Clinical Assistant Professor in Nursing and Health
Brenda YoungBrenda was born and still lives in Cincinnati with her spouse, Jeffrey, and children David, Anna, and Andrew. She earned her B.S. and B.S.N. from DePauw University; her M.S. and M.S.N. from the University of Cincinnati; and her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) from the University of Kentucky. She also has her Post Master’s
Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate.
Mark Zeller—Adjunct Professor in Communication
Mark ZellerMark is originally from Defiance, OH and now lives in Bowling Green with his spouse, Deborah, and sons Matthew, David, and Andrew. He earned his B.A. in Economics from Denison University, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Communication Studies from Bowling Green State University.
Junjie Zhang—Assistant Professor in Computer Science and Engineering
Junjie ZhangJunjie is originally from China and now lives in Fairborn with his spouse Rui Dai. He earned his B.S. in Computer Science and his M.S. in Systems Engineering from Xi’an Jiaotong University, China, and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Georgia Institute of Technology.