USF Announces Faculty Promotions and Tenure Awards

By Zoe Binder ’23, USF News Posted Thu, 04/21/2022 - 08:21

Forty-one USF professors and librarians have been recognized for academic advancement, including 19 who have been awarded tenure.

Noopur AgarwalNoopur Agarwal of the Department of Art + Architecture in the College of Arts and Sciences received tenure and was promoted to associate professor. She supports cultural organizations with their public programming, and her digital graphics explore identity and privilege.

 

Inna ArzumanovaInna Arzumanova, who teaches media studies in the College of Arts and Sciences, received tenure and was promoted to associate professor. She researches race and gender in pop culture, performance, and global media.

 

Majid Dadgar, USF Faculty Management Information SystemsKourosh Majid Dadgar, who teaches business analytics in the School of Management, received tenure and was promoted to associate professor. He studies the importance of core values for patients with chronic illness, and designs systems to support them.

 

Lisa de la RueLisa De La Rue, who teaches counseling psychology in the School of Education, received tenure and was promoted to associate professor. She focuses on creating access to trauma-responsive services, particularly for women who are affected by violence or mass incarceration.

 

Prof. Nathan DennisNathan Dennis of the Department of Art + Architecture  in the College of Arts and Sciences received tenure and was promoted to associate professor. He researches the art of Western Christian, Byzantine, Jewish, and Islamic cultures.

 

Nora Fisher OnarNora Fisher-Onar of the International Studies program in the College of Arts and Sciences received tenure and was promoted to associate professor. She researches international relations theory and seeks ways to live together in diversity.

 

Amalia KokkinakiAmalia Kokkinaki, who teaches environmental science in the College of Arts and Sciences, received tenure and was promoted to associate professor. She works to create mathematical and statistical models of physical, chemical, and biological processes in the environment.

 

Ryan Langan HeadshotRyan Langan, who teaches marketing in the School of Management, received tenure and was promoted to associate professor. He researches corporate responsibility to consumers and how corporate philanthropy is evolving.

 

Courtney MastersonCourtney Masterson, who teaches organization, leadership, and communication in the School of Management, received tenure and was promoted to associate professor. She examines employee well-being with an emphasis on women and the intersection of work and family.

 

Dr. Omar F. MirandaOmar F. Miranda of the English department in the College of Arts and Sciences received tenure and was promoted to associate professor. He studies literature of the 18th and 19th centuries and is interested in the rise of global celebrity culture in the Romantic Period.

 

Bhavya Mohan, who teaches marketing in the School of Management, received tenure and was promoted to associate professor. She investigates how consumer behavior changes when corporations reveal wage inequities.

 

Diane WoodbridgeDiane Woodbridge of the Data Science program in the College of Arts and Sciences received tenure and was promoted to associate professor. She researches database management systems, data fusion, and data mining.

 

Janet YangJanet Yang, who teaches chemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences, received tenure and was promoted to associate professor. She focuses on ATP binding, the regulation of individual ABC transporters, and the interconnection between transporter systems within one cell.

 

Beste YukselBeste Yuksel of the Computer Science program in the College of Arts and Sciences received tenure and was promoted to associate professor. She researches computer-human interaction and advises the Women in Tech student organization.

 

Naupaka ZimmermanNaupaka Zimmerman, who teaches biology in the College of Arts and Sciences, received tenure and was promoted to associate professor. He studies the ecology of plant-microbe interactions, with a particular focus on asymptomatic foliar fungi.

 

Cheryl Jones-WalkerCheryl Jones-Walker of the Teacher Education program in the School of Education received tenure and was promoted to full professor. She works to create successful learning environments in urban schools.

 

Jim WilliamsJim Williams, who teaches energy systems management in the College of Arts and Sciences, received tenure and was promoted to full professor. He researches low-carbon energy systems and works to decarbonize high-carbon-emitting countries.

 

Professor Peter LorentzenPeter Lorentzen, who teaches 经济学 in the College of Arts and Sciences, received tenure. He focuses on environmental transparency, long-run economic growth, and governance and social control in China.

 

Michelle Montagno, Associate Professor, Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (PsyD), School of Nursing and Health Professions, University of San FranciscoMichelle Montagno of the Health Professions program in the School of Nursing and Health Professions received tenure. She researches culturally responsive therapy, interpersonal and brief psychotherapy, and racial and sexual identity development.

 

Michael JonasMichael Jonas, who teaches 经济学 in the College of Arts and Sciences, was promoted to associate professor. He researches monetary 经济学.

 

Dr. Mahmoud Kaddoura, Assistant Professor, ME-MSN, School of Nursing and Health Professions, University of San FranciscoMahmoud Kaddoura of the Graduate Nursing program in the School of Nursing and Health Professions was promoted to associate professor. He creates strategies to adapt to student learning styles and improve students’ critical thinking and learning outcomes.

 

Susan MortellSusan Mortell of the Graduate Nursing program in the School of Nursing and Health Professions was promoted to associate professor. She teaches Ethics and Health Care Policy, Community Health Nursing, and Transitions to Graduate Education and Scholarly Writing, among other classes.

 

Prabjot (Jodie) SanduPrabjot Sandhu of the Graduate Nursing program in the School of Nursing and Health Professions was promoted to associate professor. She teaches didactic and clinical preparation of FNP (family nurse practitioner) students, and project courses related to DNP (doctor of nursing practice) scholarly candidate preparation.

 

Professor Brian YoungBrian Young, who teaches biology and biotechnology in the College of Arts and Sciences, was promoted to associate professor. He studies the mechanism of macromolecular machines and how to use them to develop more effective protein drugs.

 

Colette CannColette Cann of the International and Multicultural Education program in the School of Education was promoted to full professor. Her works appears in journals such as Race, Ethnicity and Education; Whiteness and Education; Urban Education; and Journal of Peace Education.

 

Dr. Michael GoldmanMichael Goldman of the Sport Management program in the College of Arts and Sciences was promoted to full professor. He has worked on retaining baseball season ticket holders of the San Francisco Giants, advising the MTN Group on leveraging their FIFA World Cup sponsorship, and developing sales skills workshops with the Los Angeles Clippers.

 

Kevin Lo USF University of San Francisco School of ManagementKevin Lo, who teaches organization, leadership, and communication in the School of Management, was promoted to full professor. He focuses on emotional and cultural intelligence in management.

 

Catherine LusheckCatherine Lusheck of the Department of Art + Architecture in the College of Arts and Sciences was promoted to full professor. She researches Renaissance drawings culture, early modern visual rhetoric, and self-representation in the art of Peter Paul Rubens.

 

Michelle Millar, who teaches hospitality in the School of Management, was promoted to full professor. She researches sustainability and corporate social responsibility in the lodging, meeting, and event management industries.

 

Katrina OldsKatrina Olds of the history department in the College of Arts and Sciences was promoted to full professor. She focuses on the religious and intellectual exchange in Spain and the Americas and the history of popular culture and religion in Spain.

 

USF faculty sun-young parkSun-Young Park, who teaches entrepreneurship, innovation, strategy, and international business in the School of Management, was promoted to full professor. She examines the impact of disruptive innovation on community, strategic bridging as a viable collaboration model, and the role and mechanism of corporate social responsibility activities within firms.

 Shannon Siegel of the kinesiology department in the College of Arts and Sciences was promoted to full professor. She researches methods to get and keep youth physically active.

 

Cornelia Van CottCornelia Van Cott, who teaches mathematics and statistics in the College of Arts and Sciences, was promoted to full professor. She studies knots, surfaces, and the interplay between three- and four-dimensional topology.

 

Seth WachtelSeth Wachtel of the Department of Art + Architecture in the College of Arts and Sciences was promoted to full professor. He produces shelter communities and food security gardens in urban areas and works on regenerative processes in rural and peri-urban regions.

 

Photo of Taymiya R. ZamanTaymiya Zaman, who teaches history in the College of Arts and Sciences, was promoted to full professor. She examines historical memory in South Asia, the interconnectedness of life writing and history, and the transition from subjects to citizens in the Islamicate world.

 

Hana Mori BöttgerHana Böttger of the Engineering program in the College of Arts and Sciences was promoted to full professor. She studies the intersection of structural materials engineering and architecture and focuses on sustainable design.

 

John LendvayJohn Lendvay, who teaches environmental science in the College of Arts and Sciences, was promoted to full professor. He researches relationships between land use and water quality in coastal streams in California.

 

Photo of Professor John ZarobellJohn Zarobell of the International Studies program in the College of Arts and Sciences was promoted to full professor. He examines how globalization affects the domain of the visual arts in the twenty-first century, and currently researches emerging Asian megacities.

 

claire sharifiClaire Sharifi, who works in reference and research services in Gleeson Library, was promoted to librarian. She researches health sciences and health as a human rights issue.

 

Nicola Andrews, who works in instruction and outreach in Gleeson Library, was promoted to associate librarian. She studies Indigenous information practices such as data sovereignty.

Justine Withers, who works in metadata and collection management in Gleeson Library, was promoted to associate librarian. She works to improve access to electronic resources, and researches international librarianship and linked data.