New Faculty

Jun 26, 2003, vol. 27, no. 5

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Over the summer and into Septermber, SFU will welcome a significant number of new faculty.

Garth Davies
Garth Davies has been appointed a tenure track assistant professor in the school of criminology. Davies, most recently an instructor at the University College of the Fraser Valley, holds a BA and MA from SFU and a PhD from Rutgers University in New Jersey. Davies previously also held a three-year limited term teaching position with the SFU school of criminology in addition to other teaching stints in the U.S. and Canada.

Alexander Dawson
Alexander Dawson has accepted a position as tenure track assistant professor of Latin American history. Dawson returns to Canada from Yale University where he was a visiting fellow. He has also taught at Montana State University, Easten Conneticut State University and the University of Florida. He holds a PhD in history from the State University of New York Stony Brook and a BA and MA from the University of Calgary.

Jeff Derksen
Jeff Derksen has been appointed a tenure track assistant professor in the deparment of English, where he will teach postcolonial literature and globalization theory. He returns to Canada from New York where he held a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) postdoctoral fellowship at City University of New York. He holds a MA and PhD from the University of Calgary. He has authored seven books of poetry.

Funda Ergun
Funda Ergun joins the school of computing science as a tenure track assistant professor. She comes to SFU from Case Western Reserve university in Cleveland, Ohio where she was a Schroeder assistant professor in the department of electrical engineering and computer science. Her research expertise is in the area of computer networks and algorithms. She holds a PhD from Cornell University and a BSc from Bilkent University in Turkey.

Andrew Feenberg
Andrew Feenberg joins the department of communication as a professor with tenure. An internationally recognized authority on the philosophy of technology and the impact of technology on human activity and culture, he will also hold the Canada Research chair in communication. He comes to SFU from San Diego State University where he has taught in the department of philosophy since 1969. He holds a MA and PhD in philosophy from the University of California, San Diego.

Anne-Marie Feenberg-Dibon
Anne-Marie Feenberg-Dibon has accepted a tenured position as an associate professor in the humanities department. She most recently taught at the University of Redlands school of business in California where she was also a tenured associate professor of humanities. She holds a PhD in comparative literature from the University of California, San Diego and a Diplome d'Etudes Superieures d'Anglais from the Sorbonne in Paris, France.

Samir Gandesha
Samir Gandesha joins the department of humanities as a tenure track assistant professor in modern European thought and culture. He comes to SFU from Centennial College in Toronto where he was a professor of academic studies. He has also taught at California State University, Hayward. He holds a MA and PhD in political science from York University and a BA from UBC. He recently held a prestigious Alexander von Humboldt research fellowship for research in Germany.

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