Arvanitogiannis (Psychology) with his wife, Cecilia Flores, who also
recently earned her PhD from Concordia.
Daniel Dagenais and Valérie de Courville Nicol, both new hires
Isabelle Dostaler (Management)
Martin Martens (Management)
Hans Georg Schreckenback (Chemistry/Biochemistry) with his son Max
by Christian Fleury
Seoungpil Ahn (Finance)
Seoungpil Ahn joined the John Molson School of Business in August 2001,
when he received PhD in finance from Purdue University, where he taught
corporate finance. His dissertation is on internal capital market and
corporate spinoff decisions.
Andreas Arvanitogiannis (Psychology)
Andreas Arvanitogiannis has a BSc in biology from Concordia as well as
an MA and a PhD in psychology (CSBN). On a two-year postdoctoral fellowship
from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), he went to Harvard
Medical Schools Department of Psychiatry, where he used molecular
genetics to study the relationship between behaviour and patterns of gene
expression. In 1999, he was awarded the Prix dexcellence from the
Académie des Grands Montréalais for the best doctoral thesis
in science and engineering at the four Montreal universities.
Grant Brown (Biology)
Grant Brown is a specialist in the biology of fish, having studied the
social and defence behaviours of salmon and other fish. He has a PhD in
Biopsychology from Memorial University of Newfoundland and has spent the
past four years as an assistant professor of biology at Union College
in Schenectady, N.Y.
Laura Collins (Education)
Laura Collins is an applied linguist who joins the Department of Educations
Centre for Teaching English as a Second Language. She taught in Concordias
TESL Centre (1994 1998) and completed her PhD in humanities here
a year ago. She has a bachelors in history from York University,
a bachelors in education from the University of Toronto and a masters
in education from the University of Ottawa. Prior to her appointment at
Concordia, she taught at the University of Victoria.
Daniel Dagenais (Sociology)
Daniel Dagenais is a family man, at least when it comes to his research,
which focuses primarily on the social foundations of the modern family
and its transformation in our time. He obtained his MA in sociology from
Université du Québec a Montréal and his PhD in sociology
from Université de Paris X-Nanterre. He has taught sociology at
several CEGEPs, and at the Universities of Alberta and the University
Valérie de Courville
Valérie de Courville Nicol comes to Concordia from Carleton University,
where she completed her PhD in sociology in 1999. Last year, she was nominated
for the Distinguished Dissertation Award from the Canadian Association
for Graduate Studies. She has previous degrees from the University of
Ottawa. Her areas of interest include classical and contemporary sociological
theory, sociology of culture and feminist theory.
Christine Dewolf (Chemistry/Biochemistry)
Christine Dewolf is a specialist in thermodynamics and other forms of
physical chemistry. A native of Canada, she has spent the past several
years teaching in Europe, most recently as a lecturer in Chemical Engineering
at UMIST in Manchester, England. She has a BSc in chemistry from St. Marys
University in Nova Scotia and a PhD in chemical engineering from the University
of Londons Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine.
Isabelle Dostaler (Management)
Isabelle Dostaler comes to us from Université Laval. A graduate
of the École des Hautes Études Commerciales, she has a PhD
in management studies from Cambridge. Her current research focuses on
new product development performance and practice in the aerospace industry.
Mary Esteve (English)
Mary Esteve comes to Concordia from the University of Maryland, where
she taught in the English department. She started out studying economics
at the undergraduate level before changing gears and pursuing MA and PhD
in comparative literature at the University of Washington. She also spent
two years as a postdoctoral fellow at Johns Hopkins Center for Research
on Culture and Literature and brings with her extensive teaching experience
in English, German and the humanities.
Marylene Gagné (Management)
Marylene Gagné has a recent PhD from the University of Rochester.
She does research on how the climate affects performance and well-being
at work. Lately, she has been examining applications to volunteerism and
citizenship behaviour, and testing the effects of climate in laboratory
Yves Gélinas (Chemistry/Biochemistry)
Yves Gélinas comes to Concordia from the University of Washington
in Seattle, where he completed a postdoctoral fellowship in oceanography.
A graduate of Université du Québec à Montréal,
he has spent a great deal of time in Senegal and Guinea, where he worked
as a consultant studying the quality of drinking water. He also taught
courses in environmental chemistry at Senegals Université
Chiek Anta Diop.
Pierre Gauthier (Geography)
Pierre Gauthier is an architect who specializes in urban renewal projects.
He has worked on several urban renewal and suburban development projects
in Quebec, including the redevelopment of Frontenac St. in Sherbrooke,
and in Val-Bélair, a new suburb of Quebec City. He has a masters
degree in architecture from Université Laval and is completing
a PhD in urban planning at McGill.
Philip Harland (Religion)
Philip Harland studies the religious and social life of the Greco-Roman
world. He has a PhD in religious studies from the University of Toronto,
where his thesis explored the significance of imperial cults among associations,
synagogues and Christian groups in Roman Asia. He is also interested in
the social and cultural history of Christianity, as well as comparative
and social scientific approaches to the study of religion.
Pursey Heugens (Management)
Pursey Heugens earned his PhD in strategic management from Erasmus University,
in the Netherlands. His research focuses on the management and governance
of inter-organizational relationships. His latest book (with Hans van
Oosterhout and Jack Vromen), Institutionalized Sociality, will be published
Henry Hornstein (Applied
Henry Hornstein comes to Concordia with more than 20 years of experience
as a consultant providing expertise and support to companies in the areas
of organizational effectiveness and team building. Among the corporations
he has worked for are Levi Strauss, Merck Frosst and Oracle. He has MSc
and PhD degrees in Psychology from the University of Calgary.
Marlise Horst (Education)
Marlise Horst is an English-second-language specialist who joins the Department
of Educations Centre for Teaching English as a Second Language.
In her current research, she is exploring vocabulary acquisition and is
testing claims about the volume of new words learners can achieve in instructed
settings. She has an MA in applied linguistics from Concordia and a PhD
from the University of Wales, Swansea.
Christine Jamieson (Theological
Christine Jamieson is an ethicist and theologian who has been teaching
at Concordia as an LTA since 1998. Previously, she worked at the Ottawa-based
Canadian Bureau for International Education. She is preparing a report
for Health Canada on the social, medical, ethical, political and psychological
implications of genetic testing. She has undergraduate and graduate degrees,
including a PhD in ethics, from Saint Paul University in Ottawa.
Yasmin Jiwani (Communication
Yasmin Jiwani has managed the womens program for the National Film
Board, Pacific Region and worked at the Centre for Research on Violence
Against Women and Children. She was an adjunct professor at Simon Fraser
Universitys School of Criminology and a research scholar at the
Centre for Research in Womens Studies and Gender Relations at UBC.
She just received a large federal grant to study media coverage of violence
against women. She has an MA in sociology and a PhD in communication studies
from Simon Fraser.
Linda Kay (Journalism)
Linda Kay has been a fixture in Concordias Department of Journalism
since 1990, teaching several courses a year and directing the graduate
program. She spent five years as a reporter at the San Diego Evening Tribune,
where she won a Pulitzer Prize for spot news reporting, and nine years
as a sportswriter at the Chicago Tribune. She continues to freelance to
a variety of publications, including Newsweek. Linda has a journalism
degree from Syracuse University and a graduate degree in media studies
Rhona Richman Kenneally (Design
Rhona Richman Kenneally has been teaching material culture and design
history and theory in the Department of Design Art since 1999 and the
School of Architecture at McGill since 1996. She is currently finishing
her PhD from the McGill School of Architecture.
Sun-Bin Kim (Economics)
Sun-Bin Kim is an expert in labour trends. His latest research examines
how participation in the labour market is affected by variables such as
unemployment insurance policies, minimum wage regulations, unions and
welfare systems. A native of South Korea, Kim has BA and MA degrees in
economics from Korea University in Seoul, and a PhD from the University
Gary Kynoch (History)
Gary Kynoch is an expert in African studies. His research has focused
on the history of gang warfare and urban violence in South Africa. He
spent the past year in South Africa documenting the relationship between
police and residents in Soweto. While he was abroad, he also lectured
at Johannesburgs University of Witwatersrand. Canadian-born, Kynoch
has a BA from Queens University and MA and PhD degrees from Dalhousie.
André Lecours (Political
André Lecours is a specialist in comparative politics and international
relations, focused on the nationalist movements of Western Europe. He
has BA and MA degrees in from Université Laval and has just completed
his PhD at Carleton University. His thesis was entitled Political Institutions,
Elites and Ethnonationalism in Western Societies: Belgium, Spain and Canada
in Comparative Perspective.
Martin L. Martens (Management)
Martin L. Martens is a doctoral candidate at the University of British
Columbia. His primary research interests combine neo-institutional theory
and initial public offerings, and also include organizational responses
to the natural environment and activist groups. He worked as a newspaper
production manager in Honolulu, Hawaii, where he earned his MBA.
Rosanna Maule (Cinema)
Rosanna Maule has a doctorate from the University of Iowa. Her work has
centred on critical theory, cultural studies, film theory and history
and feminist criticism. It examined contemporary Italian and French literature
and culture and their relation with contemporary authorial cinema, especially
from independent and women filmmakers.
Stacy McManus (Management)
Stacy McManus is a doctoral candidate at the University of Tennessee,
and is a research associate at the Harvard Business School. Her research
on organizational mentoring relationships has been published in the Journal
of Vocational Behavior.
Csaba Nikolenyi (Political
Csaba Nikolenyi is a specialist in comparative politics and political
economy, with a focus on non-Western democracies. He has a BA from Memorial
University of Newfoundland and MA and PhD degrees from the University
of British Columbia. He spent last year at Concordia as an LTA, teaching
introductory courses in International Relations, International Political
Economy and American Foreign Policy.
Adam Radomsky (Psychology)
Adam Radomsky studies behavioural disorders such as obsessive-compulsive
disorder, panic disorder, impulse control disorders and phobias. A native
of Toronto, Radomsky is currently completing a PhD in clinical psychology
from the University of British Columbia. He spent the past year at Harvard
Medical School, where he completed a predoctoral internship in clinical
Karen Ruckman (Management)
Karen Ruckman has an MA from Queens and a PhD from UBC. Her research
focuses on strategic international business issues, technology spillovers,
multinational location choice and mode of entry into a foreign market.
Francesca Scala (Political
Francesca Scala returns to Concordia eight years after completing an MA
in public policy and public administration. She recently completed a PhD
Carleton University and has vast experience working in governmental organizations,
including Environment Canada, the National Agriculture Environment Committee
and the Canadian Labour Force Development Board. She has taught also political
science at Carleton and the University of Ottawa.
Georg Schreckenbach (Chemistry/Biochemistry)
Georg Schreckenbach is an expert in computer chemistry and computer physics.
He studied at technical universities in Berlin and Dresden, and completed
postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Calgary and the Los Alamos
National Laboratory in New Mexico. He arrives at Concordia from the Daresbury
Laboratory in Wales, U.K., where he was employed as a computational chemist.
Bart Simon (Sociology)
Bart Simon taught in at Queens University. He specializes in social
theory, sociology of knowledge and sociology of science, technology and
communication. He has a BA in cultural studies from Trent University,
an MSc in sociology of scientific knowledge from the University of Edinburgh,
and a PhD from the University of California at San Diego. He is currently
a co-investigator on a major research project exploring surveillance,
risk and social order in a global information society.
Katharine Streip (Liberal
Katharine Streip comes to Concordia from the Honors Program at the University
of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, where she spent three years teaching comparative
literature. Her research examines the relationship between laughter, comedy
and literature. She has published articles in Representations and Paragraph.
She has MA and PhD degrees from the University of California at Berkeley
and taught at Stanford.
Thomas Walker (Decision Systems/MIS)
Thomas Walker is a native of Germany and a graduate of the Technical University
of Darmstadt, Germany. His research interests are in IPO underpricing,
securities regulation and litigation, and ARCH/GARCH modelling.
Carsten Wrosch (Psychology)
Carsten Wrosch comes to Concordia from the Carnegie Mellon University
in Pittsburgh, where he spent the past two years on a postdoctoral research
fellowship. Previously, he received an MA and a PhD from the Free University
of Berlin and was a postdoctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute
for Human Development, both in his native Germany. His main research interests
include life-span psychology, motivation, personality, health and adaptation
to societal change.
Gerald Zavorsky (Exercise Science)
Gerald Zavorsky is a former national track athlete in the 800 and 1000-metre
events whose teaching and research are in fitness assessment and exercise
interventions. He has an MA in exercise physiology from McGill University
and a PhD in experimental medicine from the University of British Columbia.
Xiaowen Zhou (Mathematics/Statistics)
Xiaowen Zhou focuses on the study of measure-valued stochastic processes,
including super Brownian motion and stepping-stone models, which are used
to trace a populations genetic composition. Zhou has BSc and MSc
degrees from Zhongshan University and a PhD in statistics from the University
of California at Berkeley. He spent the past two years at the University
of British Columbias Department of Mathematics, where he was a postdoctoral
fellow and lecturer.
Next issue: New tenure-track faculty in the Faculty of Engineering
and Computer Science.