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2010-2011 New Faculty Profiles (A-G)

T. Michael Anderson

T. Michael Anderson

T. Michael Anderson

Assistant Professor

Department of Biology

T. Michael Anderson received his B.S. in Zoology from Oregon State University and his Ph.D. in Biology from Syracuse University. He served as a Post-doctoral Research Associate at Syracuse University and the National Wetland Research Center in Lafayette, Louisiana before becoming a Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Groningen in The Netherlands. His research has focused on the ecology of African savannas and the effects of ungulate herbivores on grassland plant communities, primarily in the Serengeti ecosystem of East Africa. He has been the recipient of a Barry Goldwater scholarship and has received funding from the National Science Foundation, the British Ecological Society, and the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research.

Andrew Alwine

Andrew Alwine

Andrew Alwine

Teacher-Scholar Postdoctoral Fellow

Department of Classical Languages

Andrew received his B.A. in Classics and History from Baylor University and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Florida. While completing his Ph.D., Andrew had two articles accepted for publication, including “The Non-Homeric Cyclops in the Homeric Odyssey,” which appeared in Greek, Roman and Byzantine Studies. He is the recipient of many distinguished awards, including the Presidential Award for Outstanding Graduate Paper and the Rothman Scholar Award in Classical Studies.

Robert Jarrod Atchison

Robert Jarrod Atchison

Robert Jarrod Atchison

Assistant Professor and Director of Debate

Department of Communication

Jarrod returns to his alma mater after receiving his Ph.D. at the University of Georgia in 2007 from the Department of Speech Communication. During his studies at Georgia, Jarrod also served as Assistant Debate Coach. He has published many journal articles and book reviews, including “Intercollegiate Debate and Speech Communication: Issues for the Future,” and in 2005 he received an Outstanding Teacher Award from the University of Georgia.

Elizabeth White Baker

Elizabeth White Baker

Elizabeth White Baker

Visiting Assistant Professor

School of Business

Elizabeth has a B.A. from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, a M.B.A. from the University of Arizona, and completed her Ph.D. in Business with a concentration in Information Systems from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has published and contributed to numerous journals and books, including, “The Acceptance and Adoption of Information Technology in a Developing Country through a Cultural Lens.” Elizabeth comes to Wake Forest from the Virginia Military Institute, where she taught advanced business classes.

Michelle Balaev

Assistant Professor

Department of English

Michelle obtained her Ph.D. in Literature from the University of Oregon and her M.A. in Literature and Environment from the University of Nevada, Reno. She received her B.A. in Modern Literature from the University of California, Santa Cruz, during which time she studied at the Universite de Strasbourg. Michelle has published critical essays, interviews, and poetry in peer-reviewed journals.

Paul Bogard

Paul Bogard

Paul Bogard

Lecturer

Department of English

Paul received his B.A. in Religion from Carleton College, a M.A. in English from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque and his Ph.D. from the University of Nevada, Reno, in English, Literature and Environment. Paul has years of experience teaching English and Creative Writing at the undergraduate level and has also published many journal articles, books and book reviews, including his edited anthology, Let There Be Night: Testimony on Behalf of the Dark (U of Nevada 2008).

Tina M. Boyer

Tina Boyer

Tina Boyer

Assistant Professor

Department of German

Tina graduated magna cum laude from the University of New Mexico with a B.A. in Foreign Languages, received her M.A. from the University of New Mexico and her Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis in Medieval German Epics. Tina’s academic focus is on Medieval German Literature and she has published journal articles in both the United States and Germany. In 2009, she spoke in Leeds, England at the International Medieval Congress.

Cheryl Burrell

Cheryl Burrell

Cheryl Burrell

Teacher-Scholar Postdoctoral Fellow

Department of Biology

Cheryl received her A.S. in Biological Sciences and her B.S. in Medical Technology from Northern Caribbean University in Jamaica and completed her Ph.D. in Microbiology at Loma Linda University in California. While completing her Ph.D., Cheryl served as a Immunology Lecturer and Microbiology Lab Facilitator. She has won numerous grants and travel awards, including the Radiation Research Society Student Travel Award to attend the Radiation Research Society Meeting in 2009. Her research interests include cell to cell communication, DNA damage and repair and mechanisms of programmed cell death.

Jonathan Cardi

Professor of Law

School of Law

Jonathan received his A.B. from Harvard University in 1991, was a student of fiction writing at Columbia University and then completed his J.D from the University of Iowa College of Law. While at Iowa, Jonathan received the Hancher-Finkbine Medallion, an award given to the most outstanding University of Iowa graduate student. Jonathan has published two books including Race, Psychology and the Law and is currently working on a survey-based empirical study of whether the background threat of tort liability deters risky behavior in individuals.

Samuel S. Cho

Samuel Cho

Samuel Cho

Assistant Professor

Department of Physics and Computer Science

Samuel graduated from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County with B.S. degrees in Biochemistry and Computer Science. He went on to receive a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry at the University of California, San Diego. Since then, he performed post-doctoral research at the University of Maryland, College Park, where he was awarded the NIH (NRSA) Post-doctoral Fellowship. He has published his interdisciplinary computational biophysics research in protein and RNA dynamics, folding and assembly in over 15 papers in peer-reveiwed journals, including four as first author in the high impact factor journal, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Anna M. Cianci

Anna Cianci

Anna Cianci

Assistant Professor of Accounting

School of Business

Anna graduated with a B.S. in Accounting from Villanova University, a M.A. in Pastoral Theology at St. Joseph’s College, a M.S. in Psychology from Wake Forest University and a Ph.D. in Accounting from Duke University. A Certified Public Accountant, Anna’s academic research primarily focuses on judgement and decision making behavior in financial accounting and auditing settings. She is published in numerous journals, including, Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, Accouting, Organizations and Society and the Journal of Applied Psychology. Anna’s teaching interests include financial accounting, managerial accounting and auditing.

Collin Craig

Lecturer

Department of English

Collin received his B.A. from Stephen F. Austin University, a M.A. from Ohio University and a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Writing from Michigan State University. While completing his Ph.D., Collin received the Graduate School Competitive Doctoral Enrichment Fellowship Award. His article, “Breaking Out: Teaching First Year Writers to Make Transitions from the Five-Paragraph Essay in the College Writing Course,” was selected as a book chapter in Writing Spaces: Readings on Writing. Collin has co-edited Reading and Writing Literacies, a first year Reader textbook by Pearson-Longham Publishers. Collin’s teaching and research interests include Masculinity, Literacy and African American popular culture.

John Dalton

John Dalton

John Dalton

Assistant Professor

Department of Economics

John graduated from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill with a B.A. in International Studies and German Studies and then accepted a Fulbright Scholarship to Austria to study economics and European Integration. He then completed his M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Minnesota and has been honored as both a Distinguished Teaching Assistant and Instructor for three consecutive years. John also worked as a research analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. His areas of expertise include international trade, growth and development, and macroeconomics.

Rachael Deagman

Rachael Deagman

Rachael Deagman

Visiting Assistant Professor

Department of English

Rachael received a B.A. in English from the University of Virginia, a M.A. from the University of Colorado, Boulder and her Ph.D. in English from Duke University. With fellowship support from the Duke Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Rachael published an article called, “The Formation of Forgiveness in Piers Plowman,” in the Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies. While completing her Ph.D., she taught interdisciplinary upper division English courses that explored medieval literature, architecture and sacramental culture.

Jack Dostal

Jack Dostal

Jack Dostal

Lecturer

Department of Physics

Jack received his B.S. from the University of Northern Iowa, his M.S. from Iowa State University and his Ph.D. in Physics from Montana State University. Jack served as both an Adjunct Instructor and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Montana and taught introductory upper division courses in Astronomy and Physics. Jack is published in The Astronomy Education Review and Lecture Tutorials in Introductory Astronomy and contributes to many conferences focusing on student understanding of introductory astronomy and physics.

Kevin Eubanks

Visiting Assistant Instructor

Department of English

Kevin graduated from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln with his B.A. and M.A. in English, participated in Graduate Program studies in German, Critical Theory and Philosophy at Duke University and completed his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. While completing his Ph.D., Kevin was awarded the Senior Teaching Fellowship and in 2009 he was awarded the Earl Hartsell Award for Excellence in Teaching Composition. Most recently, Kevin presented his reseach titled, “Between Ontology and History: Thomas Mann and the Adorno-Heidegger Debate” at the Interdisciplinary German Studies Conference at the University of California, Berekley. His teaching and research interests include British Literature from 1750-1950, Continental Philosophy and Film Theory and Analysis.

Thomas Frank

Tom Frank

Tom Frank

University Professor

Department of Religion

Tom received his B.A. from Harvard University, his M. Div from Emory University at the Candler School of Theology and his Ph.D. in American Religious History from Emory University. In 2006, he completed his Master of Heritage Preservation at Georgia State University. Before coming to Wake Forest, Tom was both an Assistant and Associate Professor of Church Administration and Congregational Life and Professor of Religious Leadership and Administration at the Candler School of Theology. In 2009, Tom received a grant to research religious buildings at three sites in the United States. He is published in many theological journals and has lectured across the world.

Katherine Gill

Katherine Gill

Katherine Gill

Director of Special Collections and University Archivist

Z. Smith Reynolds Library

Katherine graduated magna cum laude from Mount Holyoke College with a M.A. and an A.B., has a Masters of Theological Studies from Harvard University, a Diploma Latterarum Latinarum from Gregorian University in Rome, Italy and a Ph.D. in Medieval and Early Modern History from Princeton University. Before embarking on her Ph.D., Katherine studied Latin Paleography, Diplomatics and Codicology and Archival Studies in Rome, Italy, achieving the equivalent of a M.L.S. Katherine is the recipient of numerous fellowships including the Rome Prize, the Fulbright Fellowship and the Andrew M. Mellon Fellowship for Italian Studies at Princeton University. She is conversant in French, Italian, Spanish, German, Latin and Greek.

Juan-Pedro Garces

Visiting Assistant Professor

Department of Economics

Juan-Pedro graduated from Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile with a B.A. in Economics, and went on to complete a DEA at EHESS in Paris, France, a M.A. at Boston University and a Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Connecticut. Juan-Pedro received the Whetten Fellowship from UConn which recognizes the most outstanding doctoral students in any discipline with a concentration in Latin American Studies. Most recently, Juan-Pedro’s article “On the Quality of Private and Public Education: The Case of Chile,” was published in the Journal of Knowledge Globalization.