The College of Arts and Sciences has multiple searches in progress for full time faculty positions and we are pleased to announce the addition of these two new faculty members with more to come. Carolyn Lagoe will join the department of Communication, Film, and Media Studies, and Chris Haynes will be a member of the Political Science program.
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The Department of Communication, Film, and Media Studies is pleased to announce the hiring of Carolyn A. Lagoe as an AssistantProfessor, effective Fall, 2013. Carolyn has completed her studies in the Department of Communication Sciences at UCONN, has submitted her dissertation and will be defending in April. Her major interest areas are Interpersonal Communication, Health Communication and Quantitative Research Methods. Her advisors are all very enthusiastic about her as a teacher, researcher, and as a colleague.
Carolyn comes from the Buffalo NY area, and received her B.A. and M.A. in Communication at SUNY Buffalo, prior to entering the UCONNprogram. She is an accomplished researcher, and for more than one year, served as a Research Assistant II, implementing and managing a variety of research projects, including several grant based projects dealing with the promotion of healthy living and the reduction of gender based violence among HIV positive individuals in Ethiopia and Mozambique. She has published in Communication Research Reports; Electronic Journal of Communication; Journal of Communication in Healthcare, and has pending publications in several other leading communication and Health Communication journals.
The American Politics Search Committee, is pleased to announce the hiring of Chris Haynes as an Assistant Professor of Political Science, effective Fall 2013. Chris Haynes is a Visiting Fellow, at the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies, UC-San Diego and will be completing his PhD in Political Science from the University of California, Riverside this spring. His NSF funded dissertation examines the effects of empathy in the context of immigration policy preferences. Also, he is actively involved in several research projects exploring the implications of ethnic/minority identity on political behavior. His faculty from his MA/PhD program at University of California, Riverside view his research as groundbreaking and having important implications regarding public opinion change on political issues related to race, immigration, and ethnicity. In addition to his research, Chris teaches a variety of political science courses and serves as the primary faculty advisor to an award winning model United Nations Club at the University of California, Riverside. His teaching interests include Race, Immigration & Ethnicity, American Government & Politics and Modern Political Analysis. Chris grew up in Hawaii then moved to Texas and earned his BS in Political Science and MBA from Texas Christian University.
The Department of Education at UNH would also like to welcome Cindy Kern. Ms. Kern is a former high school science teacher and recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. She is currently an assistant professor of science education in the Department of Education where she teaches Secondary Science Strategies and Elementary Science Strategies. She has a passion for translating teaching and learning theory to the practices for the diverse learning environments of the K-12 science classrooms. Her research interests involve the use of technology to facilitate and maximize learning and emanate from a design-based research theoretical framework and a socio-cognitive conceptual framework. Cindy believes knowledge is the great equalizer in our diverse world and through the development of self-regulated learners we empower our society with life-long learners. Current research projects include the research and development of the 5-featured Dynamic Inquiry Enterprise (5-DIE) design framework for online, blended, and face-to-face learning environments. 5-DIE research and development is meant to address the need for inquiry-based cyberlearning environments, which promotes critical thinking, problem-solving, and the development of science literacy in science education, while acting as a design framework that supports the existing practices of teachers in secondary schools (Kern, et al., accepted).