INSIDE BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY
New faculty profiles 2009-10
Nicole Cameron, assistant professor, Psychology Department
Nicole Cameron, an assistant professor in the Psychology Department, served as a postdoctoral fellow at McGill University in Montreal.
Cameron, received her undergraduate degree in biology from Universite du Quebec-Montreal. She did her graduate work in neuroscience at Boston University.
Neuroendocrinology, sexual behavior, reproduction and maternal care are among Cameron’s research interests.
Cameron, who is from Montreal and enjoys music, will teach neurochemistry and psychology of sex and reproduction at Binghamton.
Elana Chipman, visiting assistant professor, Anthropology Department
Elana Chipman, a visiting assistant professor in the Anthropology Department, specializes in the society, culture, environment, tourism and religion of China.
She attended Hebrew University in Jerusalem as an undergraduate and Cornell University as a graduate student.
Chipman, from Israel, has served as a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University and Ohio State University.
At Binghamton, Chipman will teach anthropology of tourism, environmental anthropology and transformation in Chinese society.
Shai Cohen, lecturer, Judiac Studies Department
Shai Cohen, a lecturer in the Judiac Studies Department, will teach Hebrew at Binghamton University.
Cohen, from Herzliyya, Israel, received his bachelor’s degree from Tel Aviv University and a doctorate in linguistics from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.
Cohen, who specializes in model-theoretic semantics, has served as a teaching associate at the University of Massachusetts.
Melissa Free, visiting assistant professor, English, General Literature and Rhetoric Department
Melissa Free, a visiting assistant professor in the English, General Literature and Rhetoric Department, will teach postcolonial studies at Binghamton University.
Free did her graduate work at North Carolina State and the University of Illinois and did her undergraduate work at Duke University. She also has taught at the University of Illinois as an instructor.
She specializes in Victorian and early 20th century British literature and culture. Her work has been featured in Joyce Studies Annual and Victorian “Freaks”: The Social Context of Freakery in Britain.
Free enjoys running, walking and playing with her cat, dog and rabbit.
Olivia Holmes, visiting associate professor, Romance Languages
and Literatures Department
Olivia Holmes, a visiting associate professor in the Romance Languages and Literatures Department, has taught at Dartmouth College, Yale University and Colby College.
Originally from Alexandria, Va., Holmes received her bachelor’s in English literature, a master’s from the University of Iowa and her doctorate from Northwestern University.
Holmes specializes in Italian medieval literature, especially Dante, Petrarch and Boccaccio. Her book, Dante’s Two Beloveds: Ethics and Erotics in the Divine Comedy, was published in 2008.
She will teach Sicily in literature; and Dante’s Divine Comedy.
Holmes is the wife of Mario Moroni, who also teaches Italian at Binghamton.
Katja Kleinberg, assistant professor, Political Science Department
Katja Kleinberg, an assistant professor in the Political Science Department, specializes in international conflict processes.
At Binghamton, she will teach courses on international organization and international conflict.
Kleinberg, from Halle an der Saale, Germany, graduated from University Leipzig in Germany and did her graduate work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
She enjoys sports and reading.
Nicholas Nace, visiting assistant professor, English, General Literature and Rhetoric Department
Nicholas Nace, a visiting assistant professor in the English, General Literature and Rhetoric Department, previously served as a lecturer at the University of Massachusetts.
He did his undergraduate work at Kenyon College and received his doctorate in English Literature from the University of California-Berkeley.
Nace’s research interests include 17th- and 18th-century English literature; Baroque art; and bibliography and book history.
At Binghamton, Nace will teach English Literature to 1660; Satire; The Short Novel; The Eighteenth-Century Novel; and Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Verse.
Tomonari Nishikawa, visiting assistant professor, Cinema Department
Tomonari Nishikawa, a visiting assistant professor in the Cinema Department, has had work shown at EXiS: Experimental Film and Video Festival in Seoul, South Korea; the Toronto International Film Festival; and the Ann Arbor Film Festival.
Nishikawa attended Binghamton University as an undergraduate and did his graduate filmmaking at the San Francisco Art Institute.
He specializes in Asian personal cinema, contemporary art, experimental cinema and philosophy of art.
Nishikawa enjoys cooking and oil painting.
Dmytro Savchuk, visiting assistant professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences
Dmytro Savchuk, a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences, will teach ordinary differential equations and linear algebra.
Savchuk, from Kyiv, Ukraine, did his undergraduate work at Kyiv Taras Shevchenko University and did graduate work at Texas A&M University.
He previously served as a teaching assistant at Texas A&M University.
Savchuk, who specializes in algebra and group theory, enjoys hiking and photography.
Sarah Schackert, lecturer, Department of German and Russian Studies
Sarah Schackert, a lecturer in the Department of German and Russian Studies, will teach elementary German and intermediate German at Binghamton.
Schackert, from Marburg, Germany, studied German literature, linguistics, ethics and education science at Philipps University in Marburg, Germany.
She enjoys boxing, kickboxing, swimming and reading.
Sabatino Silveri, assistant professor, School of Management
Sabatino (Dino) Silveri, an assistant professor of finance in the School of Management, specializes in empirical corporate finance.
He will teach an investments course at Binghamton.
Silveri, from Melbourne, Australia, did his undergraduate work at the University of Melbourne, received his master’s in finance from the University of Rochester and his doctorate in finance from Arizona State University.
He has served as a research assistant and instructor at the University of Rochester and Arizona State University.
Silveri enjoys hiking, biking and vegan food.
Roberta Strippoli, assistant professor, Asian and Asian American Studies Department
Roberta Strippoli, assistant professor in the Asian and Asian American Studies Department, has taught at the University of Naples in Italy and Bates College in Maine.
Strippoli’s specialties are medieval Japanese literature and women in premodern Japan. At Binghamton, she will teach courses on premodern Japanese literature; samurai culture; and women in premodern Japan.
She did her undergraduate work at University of Rome-La Sapienza and received a master’s from Gakushuin University in Japan. Strippoli received her doctorate in Japanese language and literature from Stanford University.
Strippoli’s hobbies include swimming and Chinese calligraphy.