New faculty members for 2012-13: Part 1Tweet
Yulia Bosworth, visiting assistant professor, romance languages
Yulia Bosworth, visiting assistant professor of romance languages, will teach French language, grammar and composition courses at Binghamton University.
Bosworth, from Volgograd, Russia, received bachelor’s degrees in French and political science, as well as a master’s degree in French, from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. She received a doctorate in French linguistics from the University of Texas-Austin.
Bosworth has worked as an adjunct instructor at Mansfield University, teaching French and Russian courses and serving as advisor to the French and Russian clubs. She also served as a graduate instructor at the University of Texas-Austin.
Her research interests include prosodic morphology (phonology), Quebec French, Quebec studies and French-Canadian literature.
Bosworth’s hobbies are running, gardening and traveling.
Marcus Burger, assistant professor, accounting
Marcus Burger, assistant professor of accounting, will teach cost accounting at Binghamton University.
Burger, from Harrisville, Utah, a suburb of Ogden, received his bachelor’s degree in information systems and technologies from Weber State University, and his doctorate in business administration (accounting) from the University of Utah.
He previously worked as a research assistant at the University of Utah and as a senior application analyst at J.C. Penney & Co., Inc. He received the David Eccles School of Accounting’s PhD Student Teaching Award in 2011.
Burger’s research interests are in the archival financial accounting area. He is interested in studying how accounting information informs valuation, market efficiency and sophisticated financial analysts.
Burger enjoys hiking, the outdoors and playing with his children.
Aaron Carpenter, assistant professor, electrical and computer engineering
Aaron Carpenter, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, specializes in computer architecture.
Carpenter, from Schenectady, N.Y., received his undergraduate degree in electrical and computer engineering and his graduate degree in computer engineering from the University of Rochester.
His work has been featured at the IEEE International Symposium on Computer Architecture; in the 2012 Journal on Emerging and Selected Topics in Circuits and Systems.
At Binghamton, Carpenter will teach Digital System Design II, Computer Design, and EECE Seminar I.
Carpenter enjoys baseball, TV, movies and playing soccer.
Siobhan Hart, assistant professor, anthropology
Siobhan Hart, assistant professor of anthropology, will teach Introduction to Anthropology, and Heritage and Communities at Binghamton University.
Hart, from Douglaston, N.Y., received her bachelor’s degree in sociology and anthropology from Colgate University and her master’s degree and doctorate in anthropology from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.
She previously served as a visiting assistant professor at Binghamton University.
Hart’s research interests are archaeology, indigenous archaeology and community-based archaeology. She co-edited a book, Decolonizing Indigenous Histories at the ‘Prehistoric/Colonial’ Intersection in Archeology, that is scheduled for release this fall.
She enjoys knitting, crocheting and tennis.
Chang Hee Park, assistant professor, School of Management
Chang Hee Park, assistant professor in the School of Management, specializes in quantitative models in marketing and customer relationship management.
Park, from South Korea, received his bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, and a master’s degree in management science and engineering from Stanford University. He also received a master’s degree and doctorate in marketing from Cornell University.
He previously served as a lecturer at Cornell University and will teach Marketing Research, Marketing Management, Data-driven Marketing at Binghamton University.
Park, a 2011 finalist for the Mary Kay Doctoral Dissertation Award from the Academy of Marketing Science, enjoys playing tennis.
Aleksey Polunchenko, assistant professor, mathematical sciences
Aleksey Polunchenko, assistant professor of mathematical sciences, previously served as a research associate at the University of Southern California.
Polunchenko, from Moscow, received his bachelor’s and master’s degree in applied physics and mathematics from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. He also received a master’s degree in mathematical finance and a doctorate in applied mathematics from the University of Southern California.
He specializes in sequential analysis and mathematical statistics.
Polunchenko will teach courses on linear algebra and financial mathematics at Binghamton University.
Polunchenko, who received the 2011 Laha Travel Award from the Institute of Mathematics, enjoys jogging.
Quang Su, assistant professor, mechanical engineering
Quang Su, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, will teach Mechanical Vibrations at Binghamton University.
Su, from Poughkeepsie, received his undergraduate and graduate degrees in mechanical engineering from Binghamton University.
His research interests include acoustic and vibration testing, such as the mechanical characterization of insect acoustic and vibration sensing systems and the vibration reliability of electronic components.
Su enjoys fishing, skateboarding and playing chess.
Leslie Vega, visual arts librarian, University Libraries
Leslie Vega, visual arts librarian for University Libraries, previously served in collections management at Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh.
Vega, from Cherry Hill, N.J., received her bachelor’s degree in fine arts from Carnegie Mellon University and a master’s degree in art history and her MLIS from Pratt Institute.
She specializes in contemporary art, medieval and early modern manuscripts, and book arts.
At Binghamton, she will provide instructional library services for the art and art history departments.