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Frederick Arnold, a new assistant professor of chemistry, is teaching in-organic core, bioinorganic and physical inorganic classes. His primary research interest is com-putational inorganic chemistry. That’s basically the modeling of reaction mech-anisms in bioinorganic systems using quantum mechanical methods. Arnold holds a bachelor’s degree from Drew University and a doctorate from the University of Delaware. He did post-doctoral work at the University of Chicago and then worked there and at Northwestern University as a computational chemist. Arnold, who grew up in Towanda, Pa., enjoys photog-raphy and gardening.

Douglas Bradburn specializes in the history of early America, early modern Britain and comparative

Fred Arnold
slavery in the Atlantic world. His current research explores the legal, political and cultural meaning of citizenship in the era of the American Revolution. His book, The Citizenship Revolution: Politics and the Making of America 1787-1804, is forthcoming from the University of Virginia press.

Bradburn received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia, and his master’s and doctoral degrees in history from the University of Chicago. He is teaching Colonial American history to 1763 and a senior seminar on Revolutionary America. A native of Virginia, Doug lives with his wife, Nadene, and two sons, 2-year-old Charles and 6-month-old Samuel. He enjoys golf, squash, basketball and cooking.


Douglas Bradburn
id Campbell comes to Binghamton after a 15-year career with nonprofit organizations in Boston, Cleveland and New York City. Campbell, who holds a doctorate from Case Western Reserve University and a master’s degree from Yale Univer-sity, did his undergraduate work at Bates College. He has taught at Columbia University and The New School. Campbell is interested in how nonprofit organizations affect social change, how they are accountable to the community at large and how they can make effective use of resources. An assistant professor, he’s teaching Introduction to Public Administration and Management as well as Policy Analysis. Campbell, an avid runner, lives near Ithaca in Newfield.

Elena Dal Forno will be teachi

David Campbell
ng Italian language, culture and literature. She’s a cinema journalist with an interest in politics and human rights as well as a Web designer. Dal Forno, 34, holds a degree in political science from Padova University and is finishing a master’s degree at La Sapienza in Rome. She enjoys watching movies, relaxing at home, traveling, learning about languages and cultures and reading. The native of Treviso, Italy, has also lived in London, Milan and Rome.

Shannon King is teaching African-American Migra-tions and African-American History Since 1865. King, whose research interests include the African diaspora and black radical intellectual history, holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from North Carolina C

Elena Dal Forno
entral University and is working to complete a doctorate at Binghamton. King, a 30-something from Harlem, lives in Binghamton and enjoys reading literature and fiction.

Timothy LeFebvre, a lecturer in music, recently joined the full-time faculty after serving as an adjunct for a number of years. He will be teaching voice, opera and German diction. He’s also the undergraduate director for the Music Department. LeFebvre holds a bachelor’s in fine arts from Carnegie Mellon as well as a master’s degree in opera from Binghamton University. He came to Binghamton in 1990 to pursue the master’s degree in cooperation with Tri-Cities Opera and decided to make Binghamton his home. LeFebvre performs with oper

Timothy LeFebvre
a companies and orchestras throughout the country. Recent performances include appearances with Syracuse Opera, Syracuse Symphony, Berkshire Choral Festival, Chattanooga Symphony and Opera, Pensacola Symphony, Vermont Symphony and locally with Tri-Cities Opera and the Binghamton Phil-harmonic. Future performances include Jacksonville Symphony, West Virginia Symphony and Central City Opera. LeFebvre, who is also the music director for St. Anthony of Padua Church in Endicott, lives in Endicott with his wife and two children.

Mathematics Professor Pedro Ontaneda earned his doctorate from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Ontaneda, who is teaching Calculus III this semester, lists topology and differential geology

Daniela Volpe
among his re-search interests.

Monica Straniero holds a degree in economics and business from the University of Bari as well as a master’s degree in human rights, international cooperation and European Union policy from the University of Rome. A native of Naples, she will be teaching Italian literature. She is a member of a steering and monitoring com-mittee for a program that develops projects to reduce disparities among places within the European Union.

Daniela Volpe is teaching both basic and advanced Italian courses. A native of southern Italy, she holds a degree in sociology and a master’s degree in international cooperation from La Sapienza in Rome. She has been teaching Italian since 2000 to

Lei Yu
foreign people, asylum seekers and immigrants at Upter University and other institutions.

Lei Yu received his doctorate in computer science from Arizona State University this year. He also holds a bachelor’s degree from Dalian University of Technology. Yu, an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science, teaches a graduate course, Introduction to Data Mining. His research interests are in the area of artificial intelligence. His current research is focused on scalable data analysis techniques for mining large and complex data from emerging real-world domains with application in bioinformatics and computer security. Yu grew up in Dalian, a coastal city in Northeast China. He enjoys volleyball, tennis and swimming.
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Last Updated: 10/14/08