New faculty members for 2012-13: Part 5Tweet
Anli Ataov, research professor, sociology
Anli Ataov, research professor in the Sociology Department, previously served as an associate professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning at Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey.
Ataov received her bachelor’s degree in urban design from Middle East Technical University, a master’s degree in city and regional planning from Ohio State University, and doctorates in city and regional planning from Ohio State University and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
She also has worked as vice president of the METU Wind Energy Center in Ankara; visiting researcher at the Work Research Institute in Oslo, Norway; and as a project consultant for UNICEF in Ankara.
Ataov’s work has appeared in publications such as European Planning Studies, Urban Affairs Review, Journal of Action Research and Habitat International.
At Binghamton University, she will teach Urban Sociology and Democratizing Societies.
Ataov enjoys swimming, bicycling, drawing, reading, playing piano, meditation, bio-energy practice/therapy and playing/cooking with his daughter.
Chesla Bohinski, visiting assistant professor, Spanish, romance languages and literatures
Chesla Bohinski, a visiting assistant professor of Spanish, previously served as a teaching assistant at Temple University.
Bohinski, from Wilkes-Barre, Pa., received her bachelor’s degree in finance from Marywood University, a master’s degree in Spanish from Millersville University, and a doctorate in Spanish from Temple University.
At Binghamton University, she will teach Elementary Spanish I and II, Intermediate Spanish I and II, as well as the Graduate School of Education’s Philosophical and Theoretical Foundations in the Pedagogy of Romance Languages and Curriculum and Teaching in French or Spanish.
Bohinski enjoys singing, dancing, reading and taking spinning classes.
Seokheun Choi, assistant professor, electrical and computer engineering
Seokheun Choi, an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, specializes in micro/mano electro-mechanical systems, biosensors and biofuel cells.
Choi, from South Korea, received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from Sungkyunkwan University in Korea, and his doctorate in electrical engineering from Arizona State University.
He previously served as a research assistant professor at the University of Cincinnati.
Choi will teach Semiconductor Devices and Electromagnetics at Binghamton University.
His hobbies includes playing the bass and acoustic guitar, and soccer.
Immanuel Kim, assistant professor, Asian and Asian American Studies
Immanuel Kim, an assistant professor in the Department of Asian and Asian American Studies, specializes in North Korean literature and film, and Korean modern literature and film.
Kim, from Los Angeles, received his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Irvine, and his graduate degree from the University of California, Riverside.
His awards include the Korean Foundation and Academy of Korean Studies Fellowships.
At Binghamton University, Kim will teach Modern Korean Literature in Translation, and North Korean Literature.
Titilayo Okoror, associate professor, Africana studies
Titilayo Okoror, an associate professor in the Africana Studies Department, is a native of Nigeria, West Africa, who received her bachelor’s degree in English Studies and doctorate in biobehavioral health from Pennsylvania State University.
Her research explores the role of context and culture on disease expression, health behaviors and decisions with the goal of implementing and evaluating culturally appropriate prevention and intervention programs. Her research interests include HIV/AIDS, sexual health, chronic diseases and health disparities. She is involved in international research on HIV/AIDS, and was the lead data analyst on a five-year NIH funded research on Capacity Building for HIV/AIDS Stigma Research in South Africa.
She is now teaching a course titled Issues in African American Health, and will teach Refugee and Immigrant Health and Diversity and Health in the spring.
Okoror enjoys reading.
Myra Sabir, assistant professor, human development
Myra Sabir, an assistant professor in the Department of Human Development, will teach Adult Development and Aging, Narrative Psychology, and Social Justice at Binghamton University.
Sabir, from Abbeville, Ala., received her undergraduate degree in philosophy from Georgia State University, a master’s on theology and human development from Emory University, and a master’s and doctorate in human development from Cornell University.
Her research interests include generativity in the second of life, intrinsic self-expression, and community-based participatory research.
Sabir enjoys running and completed her first half-marathon in Rochester in September. She also likes biking, hiking, vegetarian cooking and book clubs.
Jesslynn Shafer, resource sharing and document delivery coordinator, University Libraries
Jesslynn Shafer, resource sharing and document delivery coordinator for the University Libraries, enjoys yoga, watching football and baseball, and traveling to visit family and friends.
Shafer, from Rochester, received her bachelor’s degree in English from Binghamton University and her MSLIS from Syracuse University.
She specializes in resource sharing.