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BYU welcomes new faculty to campus for 2015-16 academic year

BYU recently welcomed a host of new faculty to campus for the 2015-16 academic year. Hailing from across the country ? and globe ? these new employees represent a range of academic fields and a powerful force of expertise.

  • ATHLETICS

Chad Basinger, Visiting Athletic Training Fellow, Athletics

Heather Black, Visiting Athletic Training Fellow, Athletics

MacKenzie Booth, Visiting Athletic Training Fellow, Athletics, former Student Athletic Trainer at Maple Mountain High School

Natalie Broekman, Athletic Coaching Professional, Assistant Women's Gymnastics Coach, former Junior Olympic Team Coach

Elizabeth Darger, Athletic Professional, Associate Athletic Director, former Assistant Women's Basketball Coach Utah Valley University

Kevin Heiberger, Athletic Coaching Professional, Strength & Conditioning, former IMG Academy - Performance Coach

Quincy Lewis, Athletic Coaching Professional, former Assistant Men's Basketball Head Coach - Lone Peak Boys Basketball

Turreal Moore, Athletic Coaching Professional, Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach, former Strength & Conditioning Administrative Intern - University of Mississippi

Andrew Nielsen, Visiting Athletic Training Fellow, Athletics, former Clinic Manager - BYU Athletics 

Chelsea Nitta, Visitng Athletic Professional, Athletics, former Director of Operations - BYU Women's Volleyball

Jaylen Reyes, Athletic Coaching Professional, Athletics, former BYU Men's Volleyball Player Leadership Committee

Tyce Routson, Athletic Coaching Professional, Assistant Swim/Head Dive Coach, former National & International Team Director - Mission Viejo Nadadores Diving Team

Luka Slabe, Athletic Coaching Professional, Assistant Men's Volleyball Coach, former Head Coach - Slovenia Men's National Team

Thomas Van Vliet, Visiting Athletic Training Fellow, Athletics

Charlene Whitted, Visiting Coaching Professional, Assistant Women's Volleyball Coach, former Director of Volleyball at the American College Connection

Guard Young, Athletic Coaching Professional, Head Women's Gymnastics Coach, former Men's Assistant Gymnastics Coach - University of Oklahoma

  • MCKAY SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

Donald Baum, Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership & Foundations, former Research Associate, Education Policy Program at University of Minnesota

Eric Bybee, Assistant Professor, Teacher Education, former Founding Editor - Texas Education Review

Cade Charlton, Visiting Instructor, Counseling Psychology & Special Ed, former Instructor - Utah State University 2014

Alaska Black Hults, Assistant Professor, Teacher Education, former Instructor of SPLED/EDPSY at Pennsylvania State

Royce Kimmons, Assistant Professor, Instructional Psychology & Tech., former Director at Doceo Center for Innovation + Learning - University of Idaho - Moscow

Kathryn MacKay, Assistant Teaching Professors, Teacher Education, former Adjunct Faculty

Jodi Mantilla, Teacher Education

Ryan Nixon, Assistant Professor, Teacher Education, former Student Teaching Supervisor - University of Georgia

Paul Ricks, Visiting Instructor, Teacher Education, former 6th Grade Teacher - Emerson Elementary School - Salt Lake City

Christian Sabey, Instructor, Counseling Psychology & Special Ed, former Coaching and systems change - Utah State University

  • IRA A. FULTON COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY

Bradley R. Adams, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, former President of Reaction Engineering International 

Michael Bown, Associate Teaching Professor, School of Technology, former Regional Account Director-Asia/Ociania Shell Account

Oliver Johnson, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, former Research Assistant - MIT

  • COLLEGE OF FAMILY, HOME, AND LIFE SCIENCES

Kaeli AndersenAssistant Professor, Political Science, former Adjunct Faculty - BYU

Shayne Anderson, Associate Professor, Family Life, former Acting Program Director - Marriage & Family Therapy Program - University of Connecticut

Brett Campbell, Visiting Assistant Professor, Psychology, former Adjunct Faculty-University of Nevada and Research Coordinator - Clark County School District

Zachary Chase, Visiting Instructor, Anthropology, former Director of Proyecto Arqueologico Huarochiri - Lurin Alto, Peru

Michael Cope, Assistant Professor, Sociology, former Research Associate of the Dept. of Sociology Louisiana State University

Brandon Dabling, Visiting Assistant Professor, Political Science, former Research Assistant - Claremont Graduate University and Instructor - California State - Fullerton

Jeffrey Denning, Assistant Professor, Economics, former Editorial Graduate Research Assistantship - Journal of Human Resources

Cory Dennis, Assistant Professor, Social Work, former Assistant Professor at the School of Social Work California State University

Adam Dynes, Assistant Professor, Political Science, former Fellow at the Yale Teaching Center

Cameron Hopkin, Visiting Assistant Professor, Psychology, former Adjunct Instructor - Utah Valley University

Christine Isom-Verhaaren, Assistant Professor, History-Jerusalem Center, former History Instructor - Benedictine University, Lisle, IL 

Elizabeta Jevtic-Somlai, Visiting Assistant Professor, Political Science, former Project Liasion Officer - CTBTO - Nuclear Test-Ban Treat Organization

Kristin Lambert, Visiting Instructor, Social Work, former Residential Director at La Europa Academy (treatment for adolescent girls)

Xiangmei (Amanda) Li, Visiting Assistant Professor, Geography, former Visiting Scholar - BYU and Professor - Nanjing Agricultural University

Ian Lowman, Visiting Assistant Professor, History, former Visiting Assistant Professor - Kenyon College

Loren Marks, Professor, Family Life, former Professor - Louisiana State University

Mark A. North, Visiting Assistant Professor, Psychology, former Adjunct Professor - Psychology - Seattle Pacific University

Brenden Rensink, Assistant Research Professor, Charles Redd Center, former Historian/Editor, Joseph Smith Papers, LDS Church History Department

Olga Stoddard, Assistant Professor, Economics, former Visiting Assistant Professor - BYU 

John E. Stovall, Assistant Professor, Economics, former Assistant Professor - University of Warwick 

  • COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS AND COMMUNICATION

Collin BradfordAssistant Professor, Art, former Assistant Professor - Grand Valley State University 

Tara Carpenter, Assistant Teaching Professor, Art, former Visiting Assistant Professor - BYU 

Scott Christopherson, Assistant Professor, Theatre and Media Arts, former Assistant Professor - St. Edward's University 

Scott Church, Assistant Professor, Communications, former Assistant Professor - University of Utah School of Business

Maddison Colvin, Visual Arts

R. Andrew Crane, Associate Professor, Music, former Director of Choral Activities - East Carolina University 

Jerryl Garns, Associate Teaching Professor, Design, former Professional Photographer - Jerry Garns Studio - Commercial Clients

Robert M. Graham, Associate Professor, Design, former Lecturer - California State, and several film screenings and exhibitions  

Amy Jex, Dance

Kevin John, Assistant Professor, Communications, former Teaching Assistant - University of Utah Department of Communication 

Michelle Kesler, Assistant Professor, Music, former Visiting Assistant Professor

Christopher Lynn, Associate Professor, Art, former UX/UI Designer - American Greeting, Cleveland, OH 

Fred McInnis, Music

Aaron Merrill, Assistant Teaching Professor, Music, former Independent Producer, Composer & Audio Engineer

Anna Kathleen Monson, Assistant Professor, Dance, former Visiting Assistant Professor - BYU 

Ashley Ivory Parov, Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor, Dance, former Adjunct Faculty

Jennifer WatsonVisiting Assistant Professor, Art, former Visual Manager - Blickenstaff's

Brent Yorgason, Associate Professor, Music, former Associate Professor - Marietta College

  • HAROLD B. LEE LIBRARY

Quinn Galbraith, Associate Librarian, Harold B. Lee Library, former HR Training & Development Manager - HBLL

Trevan Hatch, Assistant Librarian, Harold B. Lee Library, former Adjunct Faculty - Louisiana State University

Jeffrey Lyon, Assistant Librarian, Harold B. Lee Library, former Media Digitization and Preservation Initiative - Indiana University

Gregory Seppi, Assistant Librarian, Special Collections Division, formerly of the Church History Department

Elise Silva, Assistant Librarian, Harold B. Lee Library, former Visiting Instructor - BYU

  • COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES

Jason Andrus, Visiting Assistant Professor, Asian & Near Eastern Languages, former Adjunct Faculty

Juno Baik, Asian and Near Eastern Languages

Gregory Baum, Visiting Assistant Professor, Comparative Arts & Letters, former Lecturer - Indiana University

David Dalton, Spanish and Portuguese

Grant Eckstein, Assistant Professor, Linguistics and English Language, former Faculty Lecturer - Utah Valley University

Jesse Egbert, Assistant Professor, Linguistics and English Language, former Visiting Assistant Professor - BYU

Nathan Gordon, Visiting Instructor, Spanish & Portuguese Languages, former Graduate Instructor - University of Colorado

Katya Jordan, Assistant Professor, German & Russian Languages, former Instructor of Russian - Virginia Polytechnic Institute

Jason A. Kerr, Assistant Professor, English, former Visiting Assistant Professor

Michael Lavers, Assistant Professor, English, former Graduate Teaching Fellow - University of Utah

Rui Ma, Visiting Instructor, English Language Center, former Instructor - English Language Center 

Stephen Moody, Assistant Professor, Asian and Near Eastern Languages

Katharina Paxman, Assistant Professor, Philosophy, former Postdoctoral Researcher - University of Antwerp

Sara Phenix, Assistant Professor, French and Italian, former Visiting Assistant Professor

Jacob Rawlins, Assistant Professor, Linguistics and English Language, formerly of the University of Louisville

Chris Rogers, Visiting Assistant Professor, Linguistics and English Language, former Adjunct Faculty at BYU

Mark Thorne, Visiting Assistant Professor, Comparative Arts & Letters, former Assistant Professor of Classical Languages and director of Latin Program-Wheaton College

Jeffrey Tucker, Vising Instructor, English, former Assistant Professor-Hampton University

Justin White, Visiting Instructor, Philosophy, former Instructor-University of California, Riverside

Elliott Wise, Instructor, Comparative Arts & Letters, former Teaching Associate - Emory University - Art History

Laura Zientek, Visiting Assistant Professor, Comparative Arts & Letters, former Lecturer/Instructor - University of Washington and University of Puget Sound

Emilie Zuniga, Visiting Assistant Professor, Asian & Near Eastern Languages, former Director of University of Maryland's Arabic Summer Institute

  • JERUSALEM CENTER

Philip Allred, Professor, Jerusalem Center, former Professor - Religious Studies - BYU-Idaho

  • J. REUBEN CLARK LAW SCHOOL

Curtis Anderson, Associate Teaching Professor, Law School, former General Counsel for IAC

Stephanie Bair, Associate Professor, Law School, former Law Clerk - Cour of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Washington D.C.

William Gaskill, Associate Librarian, Law Library

Felicity Murphy, Assistant Law Librarian, Law Library, former Assistant Law Librarian - University of Utah

James Phillips, Law

Maybell Romero, Visiting Assistant Professor, Law School, formerly an attorney at Harris, Preston & Chambers

  • COLLEGE OF LIFE SCIENCES

Dustin Bruening, Assistant Professor, Exercise Sciences, former Director at the 3D Human Biosignatures Laboratory - Air Force Research Laboratory, Dayton, OH

AliceAnn Crandall, Assistant Professor, Health Science, former Post-doctoral fellow - Emory University

Jonathon T. Hill, Assistant Professor, Physiology and Development Biology, Member of the Society of Developmental Biology Southwest Meeting Organizing Committee

Matthew Madsen, Assistant Professor, Plant and Wildlife Sciences, former Research Ecologist-USDA

  • MARRIOTT SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT

Robert K. Christensen, Associate Professor, Romney Institute of Public Management, former Director of PhD program in Public Administration - University of Georgia

Benjamin Galvin, Assistant Professor, Organizational Leadership & Strategy, former Assistant Professor Business Administration - San Diego State University

Aaron Miller, Assistant Professor, Romney Institute of Public Management, former Assistant Teaching Professor at BYU

James Odroyd, Associate Professor, Organizational Leadership & Strategy, former Assistant Professor of International Business - Ohio State University

Cody Reeves, Assistant Professor, Organizational Leadership & Strategy, former Staffing and Talent Management - Primary Instructor - University of Iowa

Brian Reschke, Assistant Professor, Organizational Leadership & Strategy, former Graduate Student Instructor - University of California-Berkeley 2011- Present

Timothy Seidel, Assistant Professor, Accountancy, former Instructor - Utah State University 2014

  • COLLEGE OF PHYSICAL AND MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

Mark Abramson, Visiting Associate Professor, Mathematics, former Senior Mathematician - Boeing Company, Seattle Washington

Brian Eric Anderson, Assistant Professor, Physics & Astronomy, former Research Scientist - Los Alamos National Laboratory

Blake Barker, Assistant Professor, Mathematics, former Postdoctoral Fellow - Brown University

Kenneth A. Christensen, Associate Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry, former Director of the PhD Program in Public Administration and Policy

Brian M. Hartman, Assistant Professor, Statistics, former Assistant Professor of Actuarial Science - University of Connecticut

Wolfgang Herfort, Mathematics

Curtis Kent, Assistant Professor, Mathematics, former Instructor - New York University

Martha Kilpack, Visiting Assistant Professor, Mathematics, former Lecturer at SUNY Oneonta

Garritt Leland Page, Assistant Professor, Statistics, former Assistant Professor - Catholic University of Chile; Santiago, Chile

Nathan Powers, Assistant Teaching Professor, Physics & Astronomy, former Field Applications Engineer at KLA-Tencor - Albany NY

Nathan Priddis, Assistant Professor, Mathematics, former Postdoc/Instructor at Leibniz University - Hannover

Robert Richardson, Assistant Professor, Statistics, former Graduate Student Instructor - University of California - Santa Cruz

Brian Rushton, Visiting Assistant Professor, Mathematics, former Assistant Research Professor - Temple University

Skyler Simmons, Visiting Assistant Professor, Mathematics, former Graduate Instructor - BYU

David Wingate, Assistant Professor, Computer Science, former Director - Lyric Labs and Analog Devices, Inc.

  • RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

Robert F. Elzey, Visiting Instructor, Church History & Doctrine

Andrew Reed, Assistant Professor, Church History & Doctrine, formerly at Visiting Professor at BYU

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