Interim President C. Peter Magrath speaks with Jerzy Mazur, a visiting assistant professor of Judaic Studies, during the New Faculty and Staff Reception, held in the President's Reception Room of the Anderson Center for the Performing Arts on Sept. 15. To read about other new faculty members, click here.
Photo by Jonathan Cohen
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Tina Chronopoulos, a visiting assistant professor in the Classical and Near Eastern Studies Department, previously worked as a postdoctoral researcher at King’s College London/University of London.
She received her bachelor’s degree in classics from the University of Durham (UK) and did her graduate work in classics, hagiography, medieval Latin literature and palaeography at King’s College London.
Chronopoulos specializes in medieval Latin literature of the 11th and 12th centuries, palaeography, hagiography and transmission of Latin literature.
She will teach Elementary Latin I and Greek and Roman Biography this semester at Binghamton.
Melissa Gauthier, a visiting assistant professor in the Anthropology Department, specializes in economic anthropology and border studies/Mexico.
Gauthier, from St. Felicien, Quebec, Canada, received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in anthropology from Universite Laval, and her doctorate in anthropology from Concordia University. She also was a postdoc fellow at Binghamton University.
She expects to teach courses including Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, Peoples and Cultures of Mexico; and Economic Underworlds and Globalization.
Gauthier enjoys camping.
Stephen Levy, an assistant professor in the Physics, Applied Physics and Astronomy Department, conducts research that involves building nanofluidic structures for the manipulation of individual DNA molecules.
Levy received his bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of Richmond and a doctorate in physics from the University of California-Santa Barbara. He has worked as a research associate at the University of Chicago and Cornell University and spent the summer of 2009 as a visiting scientist at Juelich Research Center.
Levy, who enjoys tennis, will teach Thermal Physics this semester. His wife, Julia Thom-Levy, is an assistant professor of physics at Cornell University.
Stephen Ortiz, an assistant professor in the History Department, formerly taught at East Stroudsburg University and Bowling Green University.
From Tampa, Fla., Ortiz received his undergraduate degree and doctorate in history from the University of Florida. His research interests include 20th century politics and veteran organizations.
His book, Beyond the Bonus March and GI Bill: How Veteran Politics Shaped the New Deal Era, was published in 2009 by New York University Press. He also has appeared on the PBS program History Detectives.
At Binghamton, Ortiz will teach Latinos in the 20th Century U.S. and U.S. and the World, 1898-1945.
Ortiz enjoys University of Florida football and jazz.
David Werner, an assistant professor in the Psychology Department, was previously a post-doctoral fellow at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine’s Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies.
Werner, from Helena, Mont., received his undergraduate degrees in biology and chemistry from Ashland University (Ohio) and obtained his graduate degree in molecular pharmacology from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
Werner’s research examines the central nervous system, pharmacology and disorders, and alcohol behavior.
At Binghamton, he will teach the Molecular Basis of Drugs of Abuse and Addiction.
Bogum Yoon, an associate professor in the School of Education, specializes in critical literacy, teacher education for English language learners and critical multicultural education.
Yoon, from Seoul, Korea, received a degree in English Education from Hongik University in Seoul. She received her master’s degree in English Education from SUNY Potsdam and doctorate in English Education from SUNY Buffalo.
She has served as assistant professor in the Department of Reading at Texas Woman’s University.
Yoon has had numerous articles focusing on teacher education for English language learners and critical literacy that have been published by journals such as American Educational Research Journal, the Reading Teacher, the Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, and the New Educator.
She enjoys going to concerts and musicals.