New Faculty

Sep 18, 2002, vol. 25, no. 2



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A selection of new faculty who joined SFU over the summer months.

Charles Bingham
Charles Bingham has been appointed to the tenure track position of assistant professor in the faculty of education. Bingham, who holds a PhD from Washington University, comes to SFU from DePaul University where he was also an assistant professor. A young scholar with expertise in curriculum theory, Bingham has already authored a book, Schools of Recognition: Identity Politics and Classroom Practices, published in 2001, as well as seven refereed journal articles.

Peter Dickinson
Peter Dickinson has been appointed to the tenure track position of assistant professor in the department of English. Dickinson, who earned his PhD at UBC, was most recently a sessional lecturer there and received an award in 2001 for outstanding contribution to arts undergraduate teaching. Author of the book Here is Queer: Nationalisms, Sexualities and the literatures of Canada, Dickinson holds a $134,000, three-year Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council grant to write another book, Screening Gender, Framing Genre: Canadian and Quebecois Literature into Film.

Sandra Maclean
Sandra Maclean has been appointed to the tenure track position of assistant professor in the department of political science. Most recently an assistant professor of comparative politics and development at Dalhousie University, Maclean was also an assistant professor of community health and epidemiology at Dalhousie's medical school.

Michael Parent
Michael Parent has been appointed to the tenure track position of associate professor in the faculty of business administration. Parent, who spent more than 10 years in the high technology industry before earning his PhD from Queen's University, is an expert in management information systems.Parent was most recently an assistant professor at the Richard Ivey school of business at the University of Western Ontario, where he received an award for teaching excellence.

John Read
John Read has been appointed a professor with tenure in the the psychology department. Most recently an adjunct professor with the University of Victoria, Read was formerly a tenured professor at the University of Lethbridge, where he served for a time as chair of the department. Read, whose expertise lies in the field of psychology and law, is internationally recognized for his expertise in eyewitness memory. Read is the editor of one of the leading journals in his field, the Journal of Applied Cognitive Psychology. Read will become the director of SFU's law and forensic psychology program.

Daniel Smith
Daniel Smith has been appointed to the tenure track position of assistant professor in the faculty of business administration. Smith, who holds a Master's degree from Queensland University of Technology in Australia, was most recently a lecturer at UBC. He will teach investment and econometrics courses for SFU business, as well as develop a course in financial econometrics.

Thomas Spalek
Thomas Spalek has been appointed to the tenure track position of instructor in the department of psychology. Most recently a tutorial assistant at the University of Toronto at Scarborough, Spalek holds a MA from this university. A promising scholar with research interests in memory and attention, Spalek is the author of several peer-reviewed articles.

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