New faculty members for 2010-11: Part 3Tweet
Thomas Goodheart, a visiting assistant professor of music, has been a performer/teaching artist with the education departments of the New York Philharmonic, Lincoln Center Institute and the New York Festival of Song.
Goodheart, who received his bachelor’s and master’s in music from the Manhattan School of Music, has performed more than 40 leading roles in opera with companies such as The Opera Theatre of St. Louis; Chautauqua Opera, New York City Opera National Company and Tri-Cities Opera. Recent performances include the American stage premiere of the role of Bruno in James MacMillan’s opera La Traviata.
He has received awards from the Metropolitan Opera National Opera, the New York State Council on the Arts, the Ezio Pinza Council for American Singers and Tri-Cities Opera.
Joon Jang, an assistant professor of physics, specializes in condensed matter physics and nonlinear optics.
From Seoul, South Korea, Jang received his undergraduate degree in physics from Yonsei University and a doctorate in physics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He previously served as a postdoctoral fellow at Northwestern University.
Jang, who will teach Coherent Optics at Binghamton, has had his work published in Physics Today.
He enjoys music and movies.
Molly Jones-Lewis, a visiting assistant professor of classics in the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Studies, has taught at Ohio State University and Wittenberg University.
Jones-Lewis, of Slanesville, W. Va., received her undergraduate degree from Swarthmore College and her master’s and doctorate from Ohio State University.
Her research interests include Greek and Roman historians, Roman law and Greco-Roman medicine. At Binghamton, Jones-Lewis will teach courses such as Intermediate Latin; Advanced Greek; and Medicine and Society in Modern Greece.
She enjoys knitting, weaving and baroque recorder playing.
Michael Lawson, an assistant professor in the Department of Human Development, will teach Children, Families and Educational Policy at Binghamton.
Lawson, from Seattle, received his undergraduate degree in history from Washington State University. He received his master’s degree in family studies from Miami University (Ohio) and a doctorate in education from the University of California-Davis.
He has served as a graduate instructor, associate instructor and graduate student researcher at the University of California-Davis.
Lawson’s research interests include student, family and community engagement; social, human and educational service integration; and quantitative and qualitative methods in applied field settings. His work has been featured in Children & Schools and Urban Education.
Lawson, who enjoys songwriting and recording, is married to Tania Alameda-Lawson of the Department of Social Work.
Jilla Sabeti, an assistant professor in the Psychology Department, studies the behavior of neuronal networks at multiple levels of brain organization to understand the basis of alcohol and drug addiction.
Sabeti, of Boulder, Colo., will teach Alcohol, Drugs and Addiction at Binghamton.
She received her undergraduate degrees in biochemistry and molecular cellular developmental biology from the University of Colorado-Boulder and did her graduate work in pharmacology at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver.
Sabeti, who enjoys travel, nature hikes and dancing, formerly worked at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, Calif.
Fidaa Shehada, a visiting assistant professor in the College of Community and Public Affairs, has taught at Rutgers University and provided recommendations on how to improve the Newark (N.J.) School District.
Shehada received her biology and general science degrees from Hebron University in Palestine, a master’s from Bizreit University and a doctorate in public affairs and administration from Rutgers.
She specializes in non-government organizations, particularly their crisis management and behavior.
Shehada expects to teach Evaluation; Organizational Behavior; Nongovernmental Organization; and Foundations of Public Service.
Sang Won Yoon
Sang Won Yoon, an assistant professor in the Systems Science and Industrial Engineering Department, was formerly a research scientist at the Watson Institute for Systems Excellence.
Yoon, from South Korea, received his industrial engineering degree from Chonbuk National University. He earned his master’s in perations management from Korea University and a doctorate in industrial engineering from Purdue University.
His research interests include healthcare systems engineering; integrated production and service systems; and collaborative control theory.
Yoon enjoys photography.