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September 5, 2012
Marymount Manhattan College Announces New Full-Time Faculty for 2013 Academic Year
NEW YORK, NY, August 6, 2012 – Marymount Manhattan College has added nine full-time assistant professors to its faculty for the 2013 academic year. Their field of expertise range from theater, dance and communications to math, physics and international studies. “We are proud to add these assistant professors to our already stellar array of faculty members. Each will bring an infusion of new energy and a unique perspective that will undoubtedly enrich our students’ academic experience,” expresses Judson R. Shaver, Ph.D., President, Marymount Manhattan College.
ELIZABETH BOURGEOIS, M.F.A.,Assistant Professor, Theatre Arts
Professor Bourgeois comes to MMC after serving as an Assistant Professor of Theatre, and the Head of Design Program at California State Polytechnic University in Pomona. She earned a B.A in Theatrical Design and Performance from Western Michigan University and an M.F.A. from New York University, Tisch School of the Arts. Her professional work includes the position of Associate Costume Designer for the Tony Award winning On- and Off-Broadway play Avenue Q as well as scenery design for Julliard, Lincoln Center, and MTV.
PATIENCE S. KABAMBA, PH.D., Assistant Professor, International Studies
Dr. Kabamba received a B.A. from the Jesuit School of Philosophy in Paris, a Masters in Economic Development from the University of Kwazulu Natal in Durban, a Masters in Philosophy from the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, and a Ph.D. in cultural anthropology from Columbia University. Dr. Kabamba's theoretical interests are the dynamics of conflict, new state formations, transnational trade networks, ethnicity and global political and economic governance.
MARGARET T. KAMOWSKI-SHAKIBAI, PH.D., Assistant Professor, Communication Science and Disorders
Dr. Shakibai earned her Bachelor’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology from Marymount Manhattan College in 2001. She earned an M.F.A. and Ph.D. from the CUNY Graduate Center in the Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences. Dr. Shakibai has worked with children experiencing a range of communication disorders, including those diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders, Down Syndrome, and cerebral palsy. Before joining the faculty at Marymount, she taught courses as an adjunct in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at MMC, Brooklyn College, and William Paterson University of New Jersey. She also served as a research associate and later as a post-doctoral fellow at the Developmental Neurolinguistics Lab at the Graduate Center.
BLAKE CARRINGTON, M.F.A.,Visiting Assistant Professor, Communication Arts
Professor Carrington has been an Adjunct Professor at MMC since 2010, teaching Sense and Medium courses and web design workshops. His professional work operates within the spheres of the visual, sound, and performing arts. He has been artist-in-residence at Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's Swing Space on Governors Island, Haeinsa Temple in South Korea, and received a New York State Council of the Arts grant in support of his debut CD release concert at the Basilica of St. Patrick's Old Cathedral in New York. In 2009, he completed an M.F.A. at Syracuse University. While in Syracuse, Professor Carrington co-founded the platform for outdoor projections called Urban Video Project (UVP), and co-curated a series for UVP.
EILEEN F. DOHERTY, PH.D., Assistant Professor, Communication Arts
Dr. Doherty received her M.A. and Ph.D. from Purdue University in Communication focusing in Health and Interpersonal Communication after earning a B.A. in English from the University of Rochester. Dr. Doherty’s research bridges interpersonal and health communication, with a focus on persuasion, social support, and strategic message design in applied health contexts. Her re-search interests include persuasion and strategic message design in applied health contexts, as well as the communication of social support in the context of health issues such as chronic mental illness. She recently co-authored a chapter on supportive communication in The Positive Side of Interpersonal Communication.
JADE L. MILLER, PH.D., Assistant Professor, Communication Arts
Dr. Miller earned an M.A. and Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication under the advisement of Manuel Castells. Prior to academia, she earned a B.A. magna cum laude in art history from NYU and worked in New York's fashion and advertising photography industry. Dr. Miller comes to MMC after completing a two year Mellon Post-doctoral Fellowship in the Communication Department at Tulane University in New Orleans. Her current work focuses on the political economy of creative production, global media flows, and cultural/media industry development. She is particularly interested in creative industries in the context of urban and regional agglomeration and the development of global cities, including studies of cultural industries policy from the micro to macro level. She is working on a book exploring the development and shifting shape of the robust Nigerian video film industry, known popularly as Nollywood.
CARL PARIS, PH.D., Visiting Assistant Professor, Dance History/Theory
Dr. Paris comes to Marymount from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, where he taught African American History/Culture and Race and Ethnicity at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, which allowed him to integrate his understanding of social theory and social justice with dance and culture. Prior to this he was awarded a Post-Doctoral Visiting Professor Fellowship at M.I.T, where he taught Traditions in American Concert Dance: Gender and Autobiography and Dance Composition. As a professional dancer, he performed major roles with Olatunji African Dance, Eleo Pomare, Martha Graham, and Alvin Ailey. He holds a Ph.D. in Dance Studies with emphasis in Cultural Studies from Temple University and a Master of Arts in Dance Education from New York University.
DAVID PHAM, PH.D., Visiting Assistant Professor, Mathematics
Dr. Pham comes to MMC from Central Connecticut State University, where he was an Assistant Professor in Mathematical Sciences, having taught pre-calculus, calculus I-III, trigonometry, and college algebra. His research interests include Hopf algebras, quantum groups, differential geometry, and topology. Dr. Pham’s past work has focused on algebraic structures called G-Frobenius algebra and their relation to a quasi-triangular Hopf algebra called the Drinfeld double of a finite group. His more recent work has focused on Lorentzian geometry, the geometry one encounters in the general theory of relativity. Dr. Pham earned his Ph.D. from Purdue in Mathematics, an M.S. in Control Systems and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Connecticut.
DEBRA TILLINGER, PH.D., Visiting Assistant Professor, Physics
Dr. Tillinger holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in Ocean and Climate Physics from Columbia University. Her research focuses on the Indonesian Throughflow, a current that carries water from the Pacific Ocean to the India Ocean and is closely linked with El Niño and the Indian monsoon system. She has participated in six scientific research cruises in the Pacific Ocean, Indian Ocean, South China Sea, and Southern Ocean measuring ocean velocity using acoustics and gathering profiles of temperature, salinity, and other ocean processes. For two years, she had a National Science Foundation fellowship called LEEFS, where she conducted research on sea expeditions and blogged with children, answering questions about her experiences in Antarctica and the Philippines.
Marymount Manhattan College (MMC), founded in 1936, is an urban, independent, liberal arts, four-year college. Located on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, the College provides an intimate academic and artistic environment in which intellectual achievement and personal growth are fostered within its student body. MMC enrolls more than 2,000 undergraduate students, from 42 states and 60 countries, and offers a student/faculty ratio of 12-1.
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