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Anne C. Bailey, associate professor of history and Africana studies, holds doctoral and master’s degrees in African and African American history from the University of Pennsylvania.

She received a bachelor’s in English and French literature from Harvard University.

Bailey received Spelman College’s Presidential Award for Excellence in Scholarship in 2005 and spent 2003 in Africa on a Fulbright Research Award researching oral histories of the Atlantic slave trade in Ghana. She is the author of African Voices of the Atlantic Slave Trade: Beyond the Silence and Shame, published last year by Beacon Press.

Bailey has also created two works of historical fiction for children: You Can Make A Difference: The Story of Martin Luther King Jr. and Return to the Cave of Time (co-authored with Edward Packard).

Bailey’s interests include human rights and racial reconciliation issues worldwide, as well as slavery and the Atlantic slave trade. She is teaching The Making of an African Diaspora and African American History to 1865.

Bailey, a native of Jamaica who has lived in Paris, London and West Africa, now lives in Vestal with her son.


Kalpesh Desai, assistant professor of marketing, holds a doctorate in marketing from the University of Texas at Austin, an MBA with marketing concentration from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, India, and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Bombay University, India.

He specializes in research that applies the principles of context effects, categorization, variety seeking, culture and memory to managerial problems in branding, product-level competition, retail judgments, money spending and food consumption habits of consumers.

Recently, he has initiated projects in his areas of interests with choice modelers using the scanner data available in the marketing department at the University at Buffalo. His research has been published in top-tier marketing journals such as Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Marketing and Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science. Desai serves on the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science and has been an ad-hoc reviewer at the above journals for years.

Desai previously taught at the University at Buffalo. At Binghamton, he’s teaching Consumer Behavior and Strategic Brand Management.


Nergis Ertürk, assistant professor of comparative literature, received her doctorate in English and comparative literature this year from Columbia University.

She holds a master’s degree from Columbia as well as a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University.

Ertürk’s research interests include transnational modernism, theories of modernity, postcolonial studies, deconstruction and 20th-century Ottoman/Turkish literature and culture.

This semester, she’s teaching Postcolonial Encounters and Modernity, Modernism and Internationalism.

She works in Turkish, German, French, Ottoman Turkish and Serbo-Croatian.


Robert Guay, assistant professor of philosophy, received his doctorate in 2000 from the University of Chicago and holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Columbia University.

His research interests include continental philosophy, moral and political philosophy and the philosophy of art. His work has appeared in European Journal of Philosophy, Inquiry, Ethics, Metaphilosophy, and the Journal of Nietzsche Studies.

Guay previously taught at Barnard College and Temple University. At Binghamton, he’s teaching Introduction to Philosophy.

He and his wife, Anna, have two sons, Otto and Gus.


Malgosia E. Krasuska, an associate professor in the Decker School of Nursing, grew up in Lublin, Poland.

She holds a master’s degree in nursing from the Medical Academy there as well as a doctorate in cancer care from the Medical University of Lublin.

Krasuska received a fellowship at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Md., in 1996 and worked at the School of Public Health in Maastricht, The Netherlands in 1994. She previously was associate professor, oncology and end-of-life care, and head of the World Health Organization collaborative center at Medical University of Lublin. She also is the Poland co-founder and first president of the Polish Oncology Nursing Society.

Krasuska’s research interests include cancer care, oncology nursing, end-of-life care, complementary and alternative medicine, integrative oncology, philosophy of medicine and medical care, Ken Wilber’s integral theory and shifting the medical paradigm toward an integral model of care.

Krasuska, the author of three books and several scientific publications, will teach Advanced Nursing Practicum (research methodology) at Binghamton.

She enjoys reading, writing poetry, listening to music and walking. She and her husband, Will J. Eryk Webster, have a cat named Universe.


Paul Schleuse, an assistant professor in the Music Department, holds a bachelor’s degree from Rice University, a master’s from the Manhattan School of Music and a doctorate in musicology from City University of New York.

Schleuse’s interests include Italian secular music of the 16th and 17th centuries, especially the works of Orazio Vecchi and Claudio Monteverdi; expression and representation in the Italian madrigal; the organization of music books; text-music relations; 20th-century opera and minimalism and post-minimalism.

Schleuse, who grew up in Houston, has taught at New York University, Hunter College and the City College of New York.

At Binghamton, he’s teaching the three-semester undergraduate Music History survey, a graduate seminar in music bibliography and research techniques and additional musicology electives.

Schleuse enjoys cycling, skiing, sailing, singing early music and attending concerts and operas. His partner lives and works in New York City.


Patricia Ingraham, new dean of the College of Community and Public Affairs, was welcomed during a Sept. 20 reception held by Provost Mary Ann Swain. Faculty, staff and students attended the event, held in the Chenango Room.
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Last Updated: 10/14/08