New faculty members for 2011-12: Part 3
October 5, 2011Tweet
Jeroen Gerrits, visiting assistant professor of comparative literature, will teach Intro to European Cinema and Global Media Narrative in the Digital Age at Binghamton University.
Gerrits receives his undergraduate degree from the Academy of Journalism in Tilburg, Netherlands; his master’s degree in philosophy from the University of Amsterdam; and his doctorate in philosophy, film, literature and new media from Johns Hopkins University Humanities Center.
He enjoys traveling, hiking, exploring and watching films.
Zhanpeng Jin, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, will teach Computer Design, Computer Architecture and Digital Systems Design at Binghamton University.
Jin, from Shijiazhuang, China, received his undergraduate degree in computer science and engineering from Northwestern Polytechnic University in China. He received his master’s degree in computer engineering from Northwestern Polytechnic and his doctorate in electrical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.
He previously served as a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Jin’s research interests include medical cyber physical systems and instrumentation, hardware systems and reconﬁgurable computing, and computer architecture. His work has appeared in publications such as IEEE Micro, IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine, and the Journal of Biomechanics.
Jin enjoys travelling, camping, museums and swimming.
Suk-Young Kang, assistant professor of social work, specializes in gerontology, social justice and Asian immigrant elder caregiving.
Kang, from Seoul, Korea, received his undergraduate degree in social welfare from Seoul National University and his master’s and doctorate from Columbia University.
He previously taught at Arizona State University and the University of Texas at Arlington.
At Binghamton University, Kang will teach Evaluation of Social Work Practice and Human Behavior in the Social Environment I.
Anne Larrivee, subject librarian in the areas of anthropology, social work, human development and Africana studies, previously worked at the Pennsylvania Institute of Technology as an information literacy librarian.
Larrivee, from Dover, Del., did her undergraduate work at the University of Delaware in family and community services, and her graduate work in library and informational sciences at the University of South Florida.
At Binghamton University, she will teach bibliographic instructional classes.
She enjoys exploring, cooking and being exposed to new cultural experiences.
Cynthia Marasigan, assistant professor of history and Asian and Asian American Studies, was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2010-2011.
Marasigan, from Syracuse, graduated from Binghamton University with a degree in history and music. She received her master’s in historical studies and political science from the New School for Social Research and her doctorate in history from the University of Michigan.
Her areas of study and interest include immigration and foreign policy, comparative race relations, U.S. empire and U.S. imperialism in the Pacific.
At Binghamton University, Marasigan will teach Asian American History; U.S. Empire in the Pacific; and U.S. Philippine Relations.
Maoz Rosenthal, visiting assistant professor of political science, specializes in strategic aspects of political systems.
Rosenthal, from Rishon LeZion, Israel, did his undergraduate and graduate work at Tel-Aviv University. He previously taught at the Lauder School of Government in Israel and at Yale University.
At Binghamton University, he will teach Government and Politics in Israel.
Julia Walker, assistant professor of art history, is working on a book about graffiti in Germany.
Walker, from Austin, Texas, received her undergraduate degree in English literature and art history and her master’s and doctorate in art history from the University of Pennsylvania.
She served as a visiting assistant professor at Binghamton University in 2008-2009 and was a professor at Savannah College of Art and Design from 2009-2011.
Walker, who specializes in modern and contemporary architecture and urbanism, will teach Architecture and Corporeality” at Binghamton University.
She enjoys running and cooking Tex-Mex.
Lan Yao, research assistant professor of physics, specializes in developing novel nanotechnology of targeting diseased tissue.
Yao, from Wunhan, China, received her undergraduate degree in mechanical and electrical engineering from Wuhan University of Technology and her graduate degree in biophysics from the University of Rhode Island.
Yao enjoys tennis, zumba and traveling.