July 27, 2000 Vol . 18, No. 7
A political scientist with a variety of research interests including the politics of health in Canada, Daniel Cohn will join the department of political science as a tenure-track assistant professor on Sept. 1. Cohn, who is a skilled teacher, holds degrees from Carleton University in Ottawa and Stockholm University in Sweden. He comes to SFU from the University of Alberta where he was a post-doctoral fellow and sessional lecturer in the department of political science and the Parkland Institute.
A scholar with research interests that include John Milton and his work, James Fleming will join the department of English as an instructor on Sept. 1. Fleming holds degrees from the University of British Columbia, the University of Toronto, and Columbia University. He expects to complete his PhD from Columbia during this year.
Language teaching methodologies, with a particular focus on the acquisition of a second language are the research interests of Dean Mellow. Mellow joins the department of linguistics as a tenure-track assistant professor on Sept. 1. Mellow holds degrees from the University of Calgary, McGill University and UBC. He comes to SFU from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Ariz.
A specialist in special education, literacy and learning disabilities, Paul Neufeld will join the faculty of education as a tenure-track assistant professor. Neufeld who is currently an assistant professor in the College of Education at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana begins his appointment with SFU on Sept. 1. He holds degrees from UBC and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
A geographer with a specialty in hydrology, William Quinton will join the geography department as a tenure-track assistant professor on Sept. 1. Quinton holds degrees from the University of Saskatchewan, York University and the University of Western Ontario. He is currently a research scientist with the National Water Research Institute with Environment Canada.
An award-winning teacher and world renowned geoscientist, Doug Stead will join the department of earth sciences as the Forest Renewal B.C. Chair in Terrain Analysis and Forest Geoscience on Sept. 1. Stead, who holds degrees from the University of Exeter, the University of Leeds and the University of Nottingham in England will be a tenured professor. He comes to SFU from the University of Exeter in England where he was professor and chair of geotechnical engineering in the Camborne School of Mines. He was also the leader of the geomechanics research group at Exeter.
An up-and-coming expert in the analysis of ancient DNA, Dongya Yang will join the archeology department Sept. 1 as a tenure-track assistant professor. Yang comes to SFU from McMaster University where he held a limited term assistant professorship in anthropology. He holds degrees from McMaster University, the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Lanzhou University in Lanzhou, China.
A graduate of SFU who holds both MA and Ph.D. degrees from the school of communication, Yuezhi Zhao will join her former department as a tenure-track assistant professor on Sept. 1. Zhao, who is currently an assistant professor at the University of California, San Diego will contribute to a renewal of strength in the area of political economy and international communication. She is the author of a number of articles as well as two books, Media, Market, and Democracy in China: Between the Party Line and the Bottom Line and Sustaining Democracy? Journalism and the Politics of Objectivity, co-authored with Robert Hackett.
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