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Welcome to more of our new tenure-track faculty

Juergen Rilling (Computer Science)

Sourav Ray (Marketing) and his wife, Monolina Ray

Martha Nandorfy (Classics, Modern Languages and Linguistics) and her husband Daniel Fishlin, with daughters Zoe, Esme and Hannah.

Every year, the Centre for Teaching and Learning Services organizes a day of orientation for new faculty members, and winds it up with a family barbecue on the Loyola Campus. This year, the sixth, was the biggest so far, with 49 new faculty members attending. We introduced about half in the last issue. Here, we present the rest:

Benoit Léger (Études françaises) is an experienced translator who has worked for the governments of Canada and New Brunswick. A McGill graduate, he spent the past year teaching French language, literature and phonetics at the University of Oklahoma.

Alain Leroux (Exercise Science) comes to Concordia from the Jewish Rehabilitation Hospital in Laval, where he worked in the Posture and Gait Laboratory. He is also pursuing his PhD in rehabilitation science at McGill University and is particularly interested in kinesiology.

Andra McCartney (Communication Studies) comes from York University, where she has just completed a PhD in music. A multimedia composer, her area of specialty is sound in media.

Michael Montanaro (Contemporary Dance) is a graduate of the Hartford Conservatory’s ballet program. From 1980-85, he was assistant artistic director of Le Groupe de la Place Royale, then founded his own company, Montanaro Dance. A composer, musician, actor and theatre technician, he has taught at Concordia and UQAM.

Rosemary Mountain (Music) received her PhD from the University of Victoria in 1993. Active in conference presentations, she is a composer, theorist and performer and has been an associate editor for ex tempore: A Journal of Compositional and Theoretical Research in Music. She is currently investigating transdisciplinary issues in music, including other art forms and psychology.

Catherine Mulligan (Civil Engineering) joined the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science on April 1, bringing diverse and extensive research experience in environmental engineering to Concordia. Mulligan received her BEng and MEng in chemical Engineering and her PhD in civil engineering from McGill University, and has spent the past 10 years with SNC-Lavalin Research.

Martha Nandorfy (Classics, Modern Languages and Linguistics) has degrees from the University of Ottawa and the University of Toronto (PhD in contemporary Spanish literature). She held a tenure-track appointment at the University of Calgary and taught at Wilfrid Laurier University. Her main interests lie in the works of Federico Garcia Lorca.

Christine Novy (Creative Arts Therapies) has an MA in English literature from Oxford and graduate certificates in play therapy and drama therapy. She worked in England before coming to Concordia in 1997. She is currently working with the Park Extension Youth Organization in a trans-cultural project in francophone schools in Montreal, Familles et enfants sans violence.

Joey Paquet (Computer Science) received his PhD from Université Laval. His expertise is in intentional scientific programming.

Andrey D. Pavlov (Finance) has a PhD in management from the Anderson Graduate School of Management, University of California, where he also took an MA in mathematics. He has taught at UC Berkeley and Sonoma State University, and he does real estate research and econometric modeling.

Martin D. Pugh (Mechanical Engineering) joined us last winter from the University of Canterbury, Christ-Church, N.Z. He has had a long affiliation with McGill University, first as a post-doctoral fellow and research assistant, and in 1990 as a professor in the Metallurgical Engineering Department.

Norman Ravvin (Religion) taught in the English Department at the University of New Brunswick before being appointed to the first Chair in Quebec and Canadian Jewish Studies at Concordia. He is a native of Calgary.

Sourav Ray (Marketing) is about to get his PhD from the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota, and earned degrees in aerospace engineering from Texas A&M University and the Indian Institute of Technology. His dissertation is on the role of hybrid systems in marketing channels.

Juergen Rilling (Computer Science) is a 1998 PhD from the Illinois Institute of Technology, and he has taught at Clarkson University, in Potsdam, N.Y. His previous degrees are from the University of East Anglia (U.K.) and the College of Technology and Economics in Germany.

Cilia Sawadogo (Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema) graduated from Concordia with a BA in Communication Studies and a Minor in Film Animation. She has directed animated films for the National Film Board of Canada, Planet Films, CBC and Art Grant. Her films have been shown in many international festivals.

Steven Si (Management) was a visiting professor last year. His research interests lie in the management of international joint ventures, strategic alliances, international business issues and international HR management at the firm level.

Cameron Skinner (Chemistry and Biochemistry) is a graduate of McGill University, where he completed a PhD in analytical chemistry. He pursued post-doctoral research at the University of Alberta, focusing on the trace analysis of water. His interests include the detection and identification of biological warfare agents.

Khaled Soufani (Finance) joined the Finance Department in 1998. He holds a Master’s degree in economics, and a PhD in financial and business economics from the University of Nottingham (U.K.). He has worked for the investment arm of a major Canadian bank, and as a corporate consultant.

Denis Saint-Martin (Political Science) comes to Concordia from Harvard University, where he was a visiting scholar at the Center for European Studies. An expert in public administration and policy, he has also been assistant professor of Public Policy and Public Administration at Carleton University’s School of Public Administration and a policy analyst for the Privy Council Office.

Don Terry (Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema) graduated with an MFA from Concordia in 1991. Among other grants and awards, he also won the Mel Hoppenheim Award in Film Production while an undergraduate. He has worked as an independent producer, writer and director (Woman with a Flag, An Accidental Life, Ruins for the Future, Fun and Games).

Janet Werner (Studio Arts) graduated with an MFA in Painting from Yale, School of Art and Architecture in 1987. Since then, she has been an Associate Professor of Painting and Drawing at the University of Saskatchewan. She has participated in many group and solo exhibitions across Canada.

El Sayed Abou-Zeid (Decision Sciences/MIS) spent 12 years as a project manager for information systems projects in Egypt. His latest work, Towards an Autopoietic Approach for Information Systems Development, will appear as a chapter in a forthcoming book.

Shahin Hashtrudi Zad (Electrical and Computer Engineering) has just finished his PhD at the University of Toronto, where he was a teaching assistant. He was also a lab instructor at the Sharif University of Technology in Tehran, Iran.


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