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Nov 14, 2002, vol. 25, no. 6



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Mark Fettes has been appointed a tenure track assistant professor in the faculty of education. Fettes holds a M.Sc. in biochemistry and molecular biology from UBC and a PhD in educational administration and policy studies from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. His research interests include educational and curriculum theory, educational linguistics and the analysis of the school as a cultural community. He is currently the executive director of the Esperantic Studies foundation and has served as a policy consultant to a variety of organizations including the Languages and Literacy Secretariat of the Assembly of First Nations and the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples.


Christian Guibault has been appointed a tenure track assistant professor in the French department. Guibault recently earned his PhD at the University of Alberta. His research interests include studying how to apply the phonetic analysis of rhythm to the process of learning French as a second language. Guilbault previously taught French at SFU as a limited-term instructor.


Thomas Lawrence will hold the new position of Weyerhauser professor in change management in the faculty of business. He is also appointed as an associate professor without tenure. Lawrence holds a PhD in organizational analysis from the University of Alberta. He was most recently a professor at the University of Victoria, where he received an excellence in teaching award in 2000. In 2001 the Western Academy of Management recognized him with an ascendant scholar award. In his new position as the Weyerhauser professor he will pursue research that will have an impact on corporate change.


Marie Rekkas, who holds a MA in statistics and a PhD in economics, both from the University of Toronto, has been appointed to the tenure track posititon of assistant professor in the department of economics. Her research interests focus on applied econometrics, microeconometrics and industrial organisation. She was most recently a consultant with the Ontario Medical Association's economics department.


Helen Hok Sze Leung, who most recenty held a Killam postdoctoral fellowship in Asian studies at UBC, has been appointed to the tenure track position of assistant professor in the department of women's studies. Leung holds a BA from Oxford University and a MA and PhD in comparative literature from the University of Wisconsin.


David MacAlister, who holds two law degrees, has been appointed to the tenure track position of assistant professor in the school of criminology. MacAllister served as head of the criminology department at Kwantlen University college from 1998-2001 and has 10 years of teaching experience, both at Kwantlen and in SFU's school of criminology. His research interests include the growing field of restorative justice, as well as sentencing philosophy and practice.

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