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New faculty 2007

Yulong Chen,
assistant professor, Department of Biological Sciences
Yulong Chen Yulong Chen, an assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, is teaching Current Topics in Neuroscience this semester.
Chen holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Fuzhou University as well as a doctorate in biochemistry/bioorganic chemistry from Johns Hopkins University. He previously served as a research fellow at Harvard Medical School and as a research assistant professor and research associate at the University of Minnesota.

Chen’s research interests include molecular neuroscience and chemical biology of cancer cells, intracellular signal transduction and epigenetic regulation of gene expression associated with cancer and neuronal cell survival, differentiation, drug addiction and neurodegenerative disorders.

He enjoys reading, listening to music, jogging and hiking.


Sameer Hasija,
assistant professor, School of Management
Sameer Hasija, an assistant professor in the School of Management, focuses on supply chain management. Sameer Hasija
Hasija, who’s from New Delhi, India, majored in naval architecture and ocean engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology at Madras. He holds master’s and doctoral degrees in operations management from the University of Rochester.

Hasija, 27, enjoys squash, golf and salsa dancing. He’s teaching Business Processes and Outsourcing.


Scott Henkel,
visiting assistant professor, English Department
Scott Henkel Scott Henkel, a visiting assistant professor in the Department of English, is from Michigan.

Henkel, who holds a bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan University and a master’s degree from Ohio University, expects to receive his doctorate from Michigan State University this fall.
His dissertation is titled “Leaves of Grassroots Politics: Democracy, the Swarm and the Literatures of the Americas.”

Henkel, who previously taught at the University of Notre Dame, Michigan State and Ohio University, is teaching Banned Books and Stories Not Told and Democracy in the Literatures of the Americas at Binghamton.


Mary Muscari,
associate professor, Decker School of Nursing
Mary Muscari, an associate professor in the Decker School of Nursing, is from the Poconos.

The Pace University graduate holds a master’s degree in pediatric nursing from Columbia University and a doctorate in nursing from Adelphi University.
Mary Muscari
Muscari has post-master’s certificates in psychiatric nursing from Adelphi and in forensic nursing from Duquesne University. She also has a graduate certificate in screenwriting from UCLA.

Muscari, who previously taught at the University of Scranton and Luzerne Community College, counts delinquency/youth violence, child abuse/filicide and sexual offending among her research interests.
Muscari, author of numerous books, articles and screenplays, has written about topics ranging from raising a nonviolent child to anorexia and bulimia.

You can view the new faculty listing from last weeks paper here.

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Last Updated: 10/14/08