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New faculty profiles for 2017-18: Part 3

The third installment in BingUNews' look at new faculty members

Pharmacy students gather in the Lecture Hall for the first day of classes. Pharmacy students gather in the Lecture Hall for the first day of classes.
Pharmacy students gather in the Lecture Hall for the first day of classes. Image Credit: Jonathan Cohen.

Jiaru Bai, assistant professor of business analytics and operations, School of Management

Jiaru Bai, an assistant professor of business analytics and operations, will teach Supply Chain Management at Binghamton University.

Bai, from Bejing, China, received her undergraduate degrees in economics and engineering from Beijing University and Beihang University, respectively. She received her master’s degree in statistics and a doctorate in operations and decision technologies from the University of California-Irvine.

Her research interests include supply-chain management, decision analysis and operations management with marketing and healthcare.

Bai’s work has appeared in publications such as the European Journal of Operational Research and Gynecologic Oncology.

Scott Bentley, assistant professor of strategy, School of Management

Scott Bentley, an assistant professor of strategy, will teach Global Strategic Management and a PhD seminar on econometrics at Binghamton University.

Bentley, from Woolwich, N.J., received his undergraduate degree in economics and his graduate degree in strategic human resource management from Rutgers University.

He specializes in how organizations can achieve a competitive advantage through the acquisition and management of the knowledge, skills and abilities possessed by employees.

Bentley enjoys running and hiking.

Debra Feinberg, clinical associate professor of health outcomes and administrative sciences, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Debra Feinberg, a clinical associate professor of health outcomes and administrative sciences, will teach Pharmacy Law at Binghamton University.

Feinberg, from Chenango Bridge, N.Y., received her bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from the Albany College of Pharmacy and received her JD from Albany Law School.

She is a fellow with the American Society of Health System Pharmacists and specializes in pharmacy law.

Feinberg previously taught at the American College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

She enjoys quilting, reading, traveling and hiking.

Puja Goyal, assistant professor of chemistry, Harpur School of Arts and Sciences

Puja Goyal, an assistant professor of chemistry, will teach Physical Chemistry and Computational Methods in Chemistry at Binghamton University.

Goyal, from Kolkata, India, received her undergraduate degree in chemistry from Presidential College in Kolkata. She received his graduate degrees in chemistry from the Indian Institute of Technology in Kharagpur and in computational/theoretical chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

She previously served as a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Goyal enjoys yoga and meditation.

John Kuhn, assistant professor of English, Harpur College of Arts and Sciences

John Kuhn, an assistant professor of English, writes about the literature of early modern England, with a focus on 17th-century theater and performance.

Kuhn, from Kackley, Kan., received his undergraduate degree in English from the University of Kansas, and his graduate degree in English from Columbia University. He previously served as a visiting assistant professor at Wesleyan University.

At Binghamton University, Kuhn will teach courses on the drama of Shakespeare and his contemporaries; Renaissance poetry; and the history and literature of early European expansion into the Atlantic. This semester, he is teaching a course called Shakespeare and Race, in which students read Renaissance-era writings about race and then think how Shakespeare’s plays and poems draw on and react to them.

Kukn enjoys television and gardening.

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