Kim and Majidul Islam
Bodur, Jordan Le Bel and Chair of Marketing Zeki Gidengil
Fayerman, Director of the Diploma in Accountancy program, and Dominic
Last issue, we published
the first instalment of a series of short biographies of new tenure-track
faculty. Here, we continue the introductions.
Arshad Ahmad (Finance) joined the Department in 1982. He holds
an MBA degree from McGill University (doctorate expected in November),
as well as a CGA designation. He has been recognized for his teaching,
including a 3M fellowship (1992). He has written several textbooks on
corporate and personal finance, and does research on instructional design
and the role of computers in education. He is the founding director of
the Finance co-op program.
Kristina Huneault (Art History) came to Concordia last year from
McGill. She has an MA in Canadian art history from Concordia (1994) and
a PhD from the University of Manchester, where she was a Commonwealth
Scholar (1998). She specializes in 19th- and early-20th-century British
and Canadian art, as well as art-historical methodology. She is particularly
interested in the representation of women at work.
Majidul Islam (Accountancy) has a BComm in business and a Masters
in accounting from Dhaka University, and a PhD from the Moscow Institute
of National Economy. He is also a CGA candidate (Quebec). Before he started
teaching at Concordia in 1993, he taught at the Universities of Chittagong
(Bangladesh) and Nigeria. He also worked for the government of Fujairah,
U.A.E., and for US AID in Dhaka, and as a consultant in Nigeria.
Joung Kim (Accountancy) received his PhD from the University of South
Carolina and taught several accounting classes there last year. He did
his Masters degree at the University of Illinois and his undergraduate
degree in business administration at Korea University. He is a certified
public tax accountant.
Nawwaf Kharma (Electrical/ Computer Engineering) teaches software
engineering. He does research in character/pattern recognition and artificial
intelligence. He has lectured at the University of Paisley, near Glasgow,
Scotland, and is currently an adjunct professor at the University of British
Columbia. He received his PhD from Imperial College, University of London,
and a BEng from City University, London.
Kevin Laframboise (DS/MIS) returned to university following a career
as a teacher/administrator to pursue MSc and PhD (imminent) degrees in
administration. His research interests include the management and control
of quality, both in manufacturing and the service industries. He has researched
and supervised research in policing in Canada. He is also about to embark
on work related to e-commerce.
Jordan Le Bel (Marketing) is about to complete his PhD from McGill
University. He holds a BSc and MSc from Cornell University. Among his
varied work experiences, he has been an executive chef and was a visiting
lecturer at the Norwegian Institute of Hotel Management.
Karen Li (Psychology) is a specialist in cognition and aging. She
completed her doctoral studies at the University of Toronto, focusing
on the role of inhibition in working memory. She was a post-doctoral fellow
at Duke University and at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development
in Berlin. She continues to study the role of inhibition in the co-ordination
of concurrent and sequential task performance.
Michel Magnan (Accountancy) has been named as a full, tenured professor
to the Lawrence Bloomberg Endowed Chair in Accountancy. He earned a PhD
in business administration from the University of Washington (Seattle),
and in recent years has been a full professor at the HEC here in Montreal.
He is a chartered accountant, and was made a Fellow (FCA) by the Order
José Antonio Giménez-Micó (CMLL) has a PhD
in general and comparative literature from the Université de Montréal
(1996). Thanks to a SSHRC fellowship, he conducted postdoctoral research
at the Northrop Frye Centre and the Centre for Comparative Literature
at the University of Toronto (1996-97). He is currently pursuing a study
supported by SSHRC on Utopia and Deterritorialization in the New World:
A Comparative Study of Utopian Projects by Exiles, focusing on the
writings of Louis Riel in Canada and José Vasconcelos in Mexico.
Heidi Muchall (Chemistry) earned her Diploma in Chemistry (1992)
and her PhD (1996) from at the University of Essen (Germany). She did
postdoctoral work at McMaster University, and spent last year as an assistant
professor at SUNY Potsdam (NY). She is a physical organic chemist, with
expertise in mechanism and reactive intermediates, computational chemistry,
and photoelectron spectroscopy.
Françoise Naudillon (Études françaises) comes
from Karukéra (Guadeloupe), but lived most of her life in France,
where she taught the Studies Abroad program for students from the University
of California at the Universities of Bordeaux and Toulouse. She will teach
French literature and that of the Caribbean and Africa. She is particularly
interested in such forms as thrillers and romances, and the spread of
literature via new technology.
Mohammad Nekili (Electrical and Computer Engineering) joined the
department last January. He has a Masters from an institute in Algeria,
and a PhD from the École Polytechnique. He lectured in Algeria
and at Dalhousie University, and has collaborated with Nortel on chip-manufacturing
Bradley J. Nelson (CMLL) obtained his PhD in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian
literatures and linguistics from the University of Minnesota in 1999.
He specializes in Peninsular literature, particularly that of the Spanish
Golden Age, for which he received a grant from a Spanish-U.S. cultural
program, and a University of Minnesota Graduate School doctoral dissertation
Helena Osana (Education) has a BSc in mathematics from McGill University,
an MA in math education from UBC, and PhD in educational psychology from
the University of Wisconsin - Madison. She held a faculty position for
four years in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology
at the University of Missouri - Columbia. She has been doing research
on the relationship between conceptual understanding and moral reasoning.
Dominic Peltier-Rivest (Accountancy) earned his PhD in accounting
and finance from Florida State University. Before joining Concordia, he
taught at the Université du Québec à Montréal,
where he was also director of the Bachelors degree program in Management
new tenure-track faculty in the next issue of CTR, October 12