New faculty members infuse college with diverse expertise.
Human ecology (Study and teaching)
|Publication:||Name: Human Ecology Publisher: Cornell University, Human Ecology Audience: Academic Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health; Science and technology; Social sciences Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2011 Cornell University, Human Ecology ISSN: 1530-7069|
|Issue:||Date: Fall, 2011 Source Volume: 39 Source Issue: 2|
|Topic:||Event Code: 280 Personnel administration; 530 Labor force information Computer Subject: Industry hiring|
|Organization:||Organization: Cornell College|
|Geographic:||Geographic Scope: United States Geographic Code: 1USA United States|
Cornell is hiring new faculty members at an unprecedented
rate--with the goal of hiring up to 100 professors by the
university's sesquicentennial in 2015.
The College of Human Ecology is already a key contributor to this university-wide effort, particularly in attracting new faculty to work on such major cross-college collaborations as neuroscience and human development; and health behaviors, health economics, and disparities. Ten new scholars are committed to join the college in the 2011-2012 academic year.
"We are pleased to have such a talented, diverse group of scholars joining our faculty. They have very impressive credentials and will strengthen the college's teaching, research, and outreach in key multidisciplinary areas. I expect this group to have a profound impact on the future of the college," said Alan Mathios, the Rebecca Q. and James C. Morgan Dean.
Meet five of the newest Human Ecology professors:
Anthony Burrow, assistant professor, human development
Academic focus: the influence of racial identity on psychosocial adjustment, purpose in life among youth
Previous positions: assistant professor, Department of Psychology, Loyola University of Chicago, 2007-2011; postdoctoral research fellow, Multicultural Research Institute, University of Notre Dame, 2005-2007
Academic background: B.A., psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1998; M.S., developmental psychology, Florida International University, 2002; Ph.D., developmental psychology, Florida International University, 2005
I chose Human Ecology: because of its conceptually diverse and interdisciplinary departments, and because the many scholars (past and present) in human development, in particular, who have influenced how I think about and approach my own work.
Jintu Fan, professor and chair, fiber science & apparel design (starting January 1, 2012)
Academic focus: interaction between the human body, clothing, and environment, and on that basis, the development of apparel with enhanced comfort and I aesthetic appeal
Previous positions: associate head and professor, Institute of Textiles and Clothing, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 2005-2011; associate professor, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 2001-2005; assistant professor, Hong Kong Polytechnic University 1996-2001
Academic background: B.S., textile engineering, China Textile University, 1985; Ph.D., clothing science, University of Leeds, 1989; D.Sc, clothing science, University of Leeds, 2011
I chose Human Ecology: because of its excellent scholarly environment and potential of trans-disciplinary research.
Jane Mendle, assistant professor, human development
Academic focus: adolescent psychopathology and risk-taking, psychological changes over the course of puberty
Previous positions: assistant professor, Department of Psychology, University of Oregon, 2008-2011; predoctoral clinical psychology internship, Weill Cornell Medical College, 2007-2008
Academic background: B.A., psychology, Amherst College, 1998; M.A., clinical psychology, University of Virginia, 2004; Ph.D., clinical psychology, University of Virginia, 2008
I chose Human Ecology: because of the caliber of the students at Cornell and the inspiring research of the other human development faculty members. I feel very lucky to be here.
Huiju Park, assistant professor, fiber science & apparel design
Academic focus: smart clothing, functional apparel, sportswear design, mobility ' and thermal comfort of clothing
Previous positions: research associate, Institute for Protective Apparel Research and Technology, Oklahoma State University, 2007-2011; instructor, Department of Design, Housing, and Merchandising, Oklahoma State University, 2010-2011
Academic background: B.S., clothing and textiles, Yonsei University, South Korea, 1997; M.S., clothing and textiles, Yonsei University, 2002; Ph.D., design, housing, and merchandising, Oklahoma State University, 2011
I chose Human Ecology: because I was inspired by the vision of the department and college, as well as impressed with the collaborative research environment, enthusiastic faculty, and hard-working students.
Nicolas Ziebarth, assistant professor, policy analysis and management
Academic focus: health economics, labor economics, microeconometrics
Previous positions: research associate and chair for applied empirical economic research, Berlin University of Technology, Germany, 2010-2011; research associate, Socioeconomic Panel Study Department, German Institute for Economic Research, 2010-2011
Academic background: B.S., economics, Humboldt-University Berlin, 2003; M.S., economics, Berlin University of Technology, 2006; Ph.D., economics, Berlin University of Technology/German Institute for Economic Research, 2011
I chose Human Ecology: because it is a vibrant, outstanding place to conduct research and for my fields of specialization, one of the best places worldwide; the faculty members are extremely kind and helpful; and it has a great personal atmosphere.
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