NEW FACULTY

June 24, 2004, vol. 30, no. 5



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With so many retirements, nearly one-third of SFU's faculty has joined the university in the past four years. Below are some of the latest faculty to join SFU throughout the spring and summer months.



John Alderete
John Alderete joins the linguistics department as a tenure track assistant professor. Alderete holds a PhD in linguistics from the University of Massachusetts and was most recently an assistant professor of linguistics at the University of South Carolina. His research focuses on theoretical phonology and morphology - the study of the most basic sounds and sound groups that express meaning in language.



Elise Chenier
Elise Chenier is a new tenure track assistant professor in the department of history. Most recently an instructor of women's studies at McGill University, Chenier, a former Fulbright scholar, holds a PhD from Queen's University and specializes in the history of women, gender and sexuality in Canadian history.



Rebecca Cobb
Rebecca Cobb joins the psychology department as a tenure track assistant professor from the University of California, Los Angeles where she was a postdoctoral fellow. Cobb holds a PhD in clinical psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles and focuses her research on the development of marriage and the role of attachment and social support processes.



Kevin Douglas
Kevin Douglas, who holds a PhD in psychology from SFU and a LLB from the University of B.C., is now a tenure track assistant professor in clinical (forensic) psychology. Most recently, he was an assistant professor in the department of mental health law and policy in the Florida Mental Health Institute at the University of South Florida. Douglas' research is centered on assessing the risk for violence and its management and prevention among people with mental or personality disorders.



Ramazan Gencay
Ramazan Gencay joins the economics department as a professor with tenure. Gencay, who holds a PhD in economics from the University of Houston, was most recently a professor of economics at Carleton University. His research specialties include time series econometrics and financial economics.



Nicholas Guyatt
Nicholas Guyatt is a new tenure track assistant professor in the department of history. He holds a PhD in history from Princeton University where he was most recently a history lecturer. His primary research interest is the history of the early American republic.



Michael Hart
Michael Hart joins the biology department as an associate professor in marine invertebrate biology. Most recently an assistant professor of biology at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Hart holds a PhD in zoology from the University of Washington and was a post-doctoral fellow in molecular biology and biochemistry at SFU in the mid 1990s. Hart's research focuses on the molecular phylogeny, or evolution, of marine invertebrates.



Nicholas Hedley
Nicholas Hedley is a new tenure track assistant professor in the department of geography, where he will teach in his area of specialization - cartography and geovisualization. He holds a PhD from the University of Washington where he was most recently a lecturer.

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