New Faculty Directory 2013

Chris Ahern

Chris Ahern

Assistant Professor
Architecutural Engineering and Construction Science
cahern@k-state.edu
Masters: Architectural Engineering, Kansas State University
Bachelors: Architectural Engineering, Kansas State University
Area of Specialty: Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing systems in buildings and Construction Administration.

 
Placidus Amama

Placidus Amama

Assistant Professor
Chemical Engineering
pamama@k-state.edu
PhD: Environmental Engineering, Yokohama National University
Masters: Environmental Engineering, Yokohama National University
Bachelors: Chemistry, University of Calabar
Area of Specialty: Heterogeneous Catalysis, Controlled Synthesis of Nanomaterials

 
Lori Andersen

Lori Andersen

Assistant Professor
Curriculum and Instruction
landersen@k-state.edu
PhD: Educational Policy, Planning, & Leadership - Gifted Education; The College of William and Mary
Masters: Elementary Education, Old Dominion University
Bachelors: Physics, Long Island University
Area of Specialty: STEM, Motivation, Talent Development, Teacher Development

 
Kathleen Antonioli

Kathleen Antonioli

Assistant Professor
Modern Languages
kantonioli@k-state.edu
PhD: Romance Studies (French), Duke University
Masters: Romance Studies (French), Duke University
Bachelors: French and English, Lewis and Clark College
Area of Specialty: 19th and 20th Century French Literature, Modernism, Women's writing

 
Ryan Armbrust

Ryan Armbrust

Assistant Professor
Kansas Forest Service
rarmbrust@k-state.edu
Masters: Horticulture/Forestry, Kansas State (In Progress)
Bachelors: Horticulture, Nebraska
Area of Specialty: Conservation Forestry, Forest Health, Plant Propagation

 
Rebecca Bahlman

Rebecca Bahlman

Assistant Professor
Art
rebecca212@k-state.edu
PhD: Art, University of the Arts London (pending, 2016)
Masters: (MFA) Studio Art Practice (photography emphasis), Stanford University, CA
Bachelors: Film, Video and Photographic Arts, University of Westminster, London, UK
Area of Specialty: Photography, Critical Theory, Linguistics as Applied in Art, Public Art and Social Practice

 
 
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Heather Bailey

Assistant Professor
Psychological Sciences
hbailey@k-state.edu

 
Genevieve Baudoin

Genevieve Baudoin

Assistant Professor
Architecture
gbaudoin@k-state.edu
Masters: Architecture, Harvard University Graduate School of Design
Bachelors: Cello Performance and Visual Arts, Oberlin College
Area of Specialty: Architecture, the Relationship of Site and Structure, Building Technologies/Tectonics, Representation/Notation

 
 
Kakaii Bhattacharya

Kakaii Bhattacharya

Associate Professor
Educational Leadership
kakalibh@k-state.edu

 
 
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Jeremy Briggs

Instructor
Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work
jsbriggs@k-state.edu

 
Yolanda Broyles

Yolanda Broyles

Distinguished Professor
American Ethnic Studies
ybg@k-state.edu

 
John Buckwalter

John Buckwalter

Dean
College of Human Ecology
jbb3@k-state.edu
PhD: Kinesiology, University of Arkansas
Masters: Kinesiology, University of Arkansas
Bachelors: Physical Education and Health; and Spanish, Centenary College of Louisiana
Area of Specialty: Cardiovascular Physiology, Neural Control of Circulation, Exercise Physiology

 
Shannon Casebeer

Shannon Casebeer

Instructor
Architectural Engineering and Construction Science
scasebeer@k-state.edu
Bachelors: Construction Science and Management, Kansas State University
Area of Specialty: Construction Management, Construction Estimating

 
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Hugh Cassidy

Assistant Professor
Economics
hughcassidy@k-state.edu

 
Brent Chamberlain

Brent Chamberlain

Assistant Professor 
Landscape Architecture and Regional and Community Planning
brentchamberlain@k-state.edu
PhD: Forestry, University of British Columbia
Masters: Forestry, University of British Columbia
Bachelors: Computer Science and Business Administration, Pacific Lutheran University
Area of Specialty: Geographic Information Systems, Environmental Landscape Planning

 
Ignacio Ciampitti

Ignacio Ciampitti

Assistant Professor
Agronomy
ciampitti@k-state.edu
PhD: Crop Physiology and Ecology, Purdue University
Masters: Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition, University of Buenos Aires
Bachelors: Agronomy, Soil Science, University of Buenos Aires
Area of Specialty: Crop Production, Genotype x Evironment x Management practices interactions, Yield Gaps and Potential Yield levels, Sustainable Cropping systems

 
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Jennifer Davis

Assistant Professor
Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work
jenkdavis@k-state.edu

 
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Melanie Derby

Assistant Professor
Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering
derbym@k-state.edu
PhD: Mechanical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Masters: Mechanical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Bachelors: Mechanical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Area of Specialty: Heat Transfer

 
Ying Fang

Ying Fang

Associate Professor
Diagnostic Medicine and Pathobiology
yfang@k-state.edu
PhD: Microbiology, South Dakota State University
Masters: Biology, Iowa State University
Bachelors: Biology, Southwestern Forest College
Area of Specialty: Molecular Virology

 
Chanran Ganta

Chanran Ganta

Assistant Professor
Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
ckganta@vet.k-state.edu
PhD: Kansas State University 
Bachelors: BVSc & AH 2001, ANGR Agricultural University, India
Area of Specialty: Veterinary Anatomic Pathology

 
Erika Geisbrecht

Erika Geisbrecht

Associate Professor
Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics
geisbrechte@k-state.edu
PhD: Biological Sciences, The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Bachelors: Genetics and Microbiology, University of Wisconsin
Area of Specialty: Developmental Biology, Muscle Formation and Maintenance, Cell Signaling

 
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Brian Geisbrecht

Professor
Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics
geisbrechtb@k-state.edu

 
Lori Goodson

Lori Goodson

Assistant Professor
Curriculum and Instruction
lag8669@k-state.edu
PhD: Curriculum and Instruction, Kansas State University
Masters: English Ed., University of Kansas
Bachelors: English/Journalism, Northwest Missouri State University
Area of Specialty: Literacy in the content areas, Middle Level, general teaching skills

 
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Judy Gordon

Assistant Professor
Architecture
judygordon@k-state.edu

 
Sara Gragg

Sara Gragg 

Assistant Professor
Animal Sciences and Industry
saragragg@k-state.edu
PhD: Animal Science, Texas Tech University
Masters: Food Science, Texas Tech University
Bachelors: Food Science & Technology, University of Nebraska
Area of Specialty: Food Safety & Food Microbiology

 
Tom Hallaq

Tom Hallaq

Assistant Professor
Journalism and Mass Communications
thallaq@k-state.edu
PhD: Educational Leadership (Instructional Design), Idaho State University
Masters: Instructional Media and Technology, Eastern Washington University
Bachelors: Broadcast Communications, Brigham Young University
Area of Specialty: Video Production, Live television broadcasting, media literacy

 
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Dustin Headley

Assistant Professor
Landscape Architecture, Planning and Design
dh1@k-state.edu

 
Jared Hoyle

Jared Hoyle

Assistant Professor
Horticulture, Forestry and Recreation Resources
jahoyle@k-state.edu
PhD: Agronomy and Soil, Auburn University
Masters: Crop Science, North Carolina State University
Bachelors: Horticulture Science, North Carolina State University
Area of Specialty: Turfgrass Science

 
Wei-Wen Hsu

Wei-Wen Hsu

Assistant Professor
Statistics
wwhus@k-state.edu
PhD: Statistics, Michigan State University
Masters: Statistics, National Taipei University
Bachelors: Statistics, Tamkang University
Area of Specialty: Two-component mixture models, Hypothesis testing, and Longitudinal data analysis

 
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 Lindsey Hulbert

Assistant Professor
Animal Sciences and Industry
lhulbert@k-state.edu

 
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Gregory Ibendahl

Associate Professor
Agricultural Economics
ibendahl@k-state.edu

 
Mark Jackson

Mark Jackson

Professor
Salina Engineering Technology
mjjackson@k-state.edu
PhD: Mechanical Engineering, Liverpool UK
Masters: M. Eng. Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Liverpool UK
Bachelors: Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Liverpool UK
Area of Specialty: Mechanical Engineering

 
Jichul Jang

Jichul Jang

Assistant Professor
Hospitality Management and Dietetics
Jichul@k-state.edu
PhD:Hospitality Management, The Ohio State University
Masters: Hospitality and Tourism, University of North Texas
Area of Specialty: Lodging management, service management, human resource management, and organizational behavior

 
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Benjamin Johnson

Assistant Professor
Finance
bhjohnson@k-state.edu

 
Gabriel Kerr

Gabriel Kerr

Assistant Professor
Mathematics
gdkerr@k-state.edu
PhD: Mathematics, University of Chicago
Masters: Mathematics, University of Chicago
Bachelors: Mathematics and Physics, University of Michigan
Area of Specialty: Homological Algebra, Algebraic Geometry and Sympletic Geometry

 
Myung Kyo Kim

Myung Kyo Kim

Assistant Professor
Management
myungkyo@k-state.edu
PhD: Operations and Sourcing Management, Michigan State University
Masters: Operations Management, Seoul National University
Bachelors: Business Administration, Hanyang University
Area of Specialty: Operations and Supply Chain Management

 
Jinsoo Kim

Jinsoo Kim

Assistant Professor
Journalism and Mass Communications
jinsookim@k-state.edu
PhD: Mass Communication, University of Florida
Masters: Mass Communication, University of Missouri
Bachelors: Russian Language and Literature, Korea University
Area of Specialty: Strategic Communication, Emotional response modeling, Interpersonal communication

 
Matthew Kirk

Matthew Kirk

Assistant Professor
Geology
mfkirk@k-state.edu
PhD: Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of New Mexico
Masters: Geology, University of Illinois
Bachelors: Geology, Bradley University
Area of Specialty: Geomicrobiology, biogeochemistry

 
Isaya Kisekka

Isaya Kisekka

Assistant Professor
Biological and Agricultural Engineering
ikisekka@k-state.edu
PhD: Agricultural and Biological Engineering, University of Florida
Masters: Agricultural and Biological Engineering, University of Florida
Bachelors: Agricultural Engineering, Makerere University Kampala
Area of Specialty: Irrigation and Water Resources Engineering

 
Mary Kohn

Mary Kohn

Assistant Professor
English
kohn@k-state.edu
PhD: Linguistics, UNC Chapel Hill
Masters: English with a concentration in sociolinguistics, North Carolina State University
Bachelors: English and Spanish, Appalachian State University
Area of Specialty: Sociolinguistics

 
Katie Kramer

Katie Kramer

Instructor
Center for Intercultural and Multilingual Advocacy 
kramerkm@k-state.edu
Masters: Curriculum and Instruction, Kansas State University
Bachelors: Elementary Education, Kansas State University & English, Westminster College
Area of Specialty: English as a Second Language

 
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Andrea Law-Carey

Instructor
English Language Program
andi@k-state.edu
PhD:
Masters: English as a Second Language Education, Texas Wesleyan University; Business Administration, Kansas State University
Bachelors: Elementary Education, Kansas State University
Area of Specialty: English as a Second Language

 
Graham Leach-Krouse

Graham Leach-Krouse

Assistant Professor
Philosophy
gleachkr@k-state.edu
PhD: Logic and the Foundations of Mathematics, University of Notre Dame
Masters: Philosophy, University of Notre Dame
Bachelors: Philosophy, Amherst College
Area of Specialty: Logic and the Foundations of Mathematics, Philosophy of Mathematics

 
Jumyong Lee

Jumyong Lee

Assistant Professor
Hospitality Management and Dietetics
stephenjmlee@ksu.edu
PhD: Hospitality Management, University of Central Florida
Masters: Hotel Administration, University of Nevada Las Vegas
Area of Specialty: Marketing in convention, event, and destination management

 

 
Wendong Li

Wendong Li

Assistant Professor
Psychological Sciences
wendong@k-state.edu
PhD: Management, National University of Singapore
Masters: Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Bachelors: Psychology, Beijing Norman University
Area of Specialty: Industrial and Organizational Psychology

 
Xiaomao Li

Xiaomao Li

Assistant Professor
Agronomy
xlin@k-state.edu

 
Sanzchen Liu

Sanzchen Liu

Assistant Professor
Plant Pathology
liu3zhen@k-state.edu
PhD: Plant Genetics and Genomics, Iowa State University
Masters: Microbiology, Xiamen University
Bachelors: Microbiology, Xiamen University
Area of Specialty: Genomics

 
Bin Liu

Bin Liu

Assistant Professor
Chemical Engineering
binliu@k-state.edu
PhD: Chemical Engineering, Colorado School of Mines
Bachelors: Chemical Engineering, Dalian University of Technology
Area of Specialty: Molecular simulations, first-principles methods, heterogeneous catalysis, computational materials science, renewable energy

 
Mickey Losinski

Mickey Losinski

Assistant Professor
Special Education
mlosins@k-state.edu
PhD: Curriculum and Instruction, Clemson University
Masters: Sculpture, Washington State University
Bachelors: Art, Southern Oregon University
Area of Specialty: Legal and Policy Issues in Special Education; Preventative Interventions for Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders; Mental Health Services in the Schools

 
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Katie Loughmiller

Instructor
Architectural Engineering and Construction Science
loughmil@k-state.edu
Bachelors: Construction Science, Kansas State University, 2001
Area of Specialty: LEED, construction scheduling, cost control.

 
Janice McGregor

Janice McGregor

Assistant Professor
Modern Languages
jmcgregor@k-state.edu
PhD: German Applied Linguistics, Pennsylvania State University
Masters: German, University of Waterloo
Bachelors: German, Wilfrid Laurier University
Area of Specialty: Second Language Learning, Identity, and Study Abroad

 
Emily McLaurin

Emily McLaurin

Assistant Professor
Chemistry
mclaurin@k-state.edu

 
Luis Mendonca

Luis Mendonca

Assistant Professor
Animal Sciences and Industry
mendonca@k-state.edu
Residency: Dairy Production Medicine, University of Minnesota
DVM: Universidade Estadual de Maringa
Masters: Science, University of Minnesota
Area of Specialty: Bovine Theriogenology and Dairy Herd Management

 
Doohong Min

Doohong Min

Assistant Professor
Southwest Area Extension Office, Garden City
dmin@k-state.edu
PhD: Agronomy, University of Maryland
Masters: Animal Science, Seoul National University; and Plant Science, University of Alberta
Bachelors: Dairy Science at Sungkyunkwan University
Area of Specialty: Forages and Field Crops Production and Management

 
Christopher Mullinix

Christopher Mullinix

Instructor
Animal Sciences and Industry
cmullinix@k-state.edu
Bachelors: Animal Sciences & Industry, Kansas State University
Area of Specialty: Animal Science/Livestock Evaluation

 
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Augustine Obour

Assistant Professor
Agronomy
aobour@k-state.edu
PhD: Soil and Water Science, University of Florida
Masters: Agronomy, University of Florida
Bachelors: Crop Science, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology
Area of Specialty: Soil and Nutrient Management in Dryland Cropping Systems

 
Andrew Orr

Andrew Orr

Assistant Professor
History
aorr1@k-state.edu
PhD: Modern European History, University of Notre Dame
Masters: Modern European History, University of Notre Dame
Bachelors: History and Government, Claremont McKenna College
Area of Specialty: Modern European Military History, Modern France, Modern Africa

 
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Greg Paul

Assistant Professor
Communication Studies
gregpaul@k-state.edu
PhD: Communication, Texas A&M University
Masters: Communication, Texas A&M University
Bachelors: Speech Communication, Texas A&M University
Area of Specialty: Restorative Justice, Conflict Management, Organizational Communication, Deliberation & Dialogue, Forgiveness

 
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Kristin Pelczarski

Assistant Professor
Family Studies and Human Services
kpelczar@k-state.edu
PhD: Speech-Language Pathology, University of Pittsburgh
Masters: Speech-Language Pathology, University of Pittsburgh
Bachelors: Speech and Hearing Science, George Washington University
Area of Specialty: Stuttering

 
Charles Pickens

Charles Pickens

Assistant Professor
Psychological Sciences
pickens@k-state.edu
PhD: Psychological and Brain Sciences, Johns Hopkins University
Masters: Psychological and Brain Sciences, Johns Hopkins University
Bachelors: Biology, York College of Pennsylvania
Area of Specialty: Animal Learning & Behavioral Neuroscience

 
Sarah Pilgrim

Sarah Pilgrim

Assistant Professor
Social Work
spilgrim@k-state.edu
PhD: Social Welfare, University of Kansas
Masters: Social Welfare, University of Kansas
Bachelors: Social Work, Washburn University
Area of Specialty: Veterans, Adolescent Sexual Health, Health Policy

 
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Eleni Pliakoni

Assistant Professor
Horticulture Forestry and Recreation Resources
epliakoni@k-state.edu

 
Melissa Prescott

Melissa Prescott

Instructor
Curriculum and Instruction
melpres@k-state.edu

 
Jason Reed

Jason Reed

Assistant Professor
Hale Library
jbreed@k-state.edu
Masters: Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Bachelors: Management, University of North Carolina at Asheville
Area of Specialty: Public Services, Faculty and Graduate Services

 
Roberta Riportella

Roberta Riportella

Professor
Family Studies and Human Services
rriporte@k-state.edu
PhD: Sociology, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Masters: Sociology, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Bachelors: Sociology, State University of New York at Binghamton
Area of Specialty: Community Health, Health Policy

 
Jeremy Roberts

Jeremy Roberts

Assistant Professor
Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering
jaroberts@k-state.edu
PhD: Nuclear Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Masters: Nuclear Engineering, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Bachelors: Nuclear Engineering and Applied Mathematics, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Area of Specialty: Nuclear reactor physics and high performance computing

 
Dwanna Robertson

Dwanna Robertson

Assistant Professor
American Ethnic Studies
dwanna@k-state.edu
PhD: Sociology, University of Massachussetts
Masters: Sociology, Oklahoma State University; Business Administration (Management), East Tennessee State University
Bachelors: Political Science, University of Central Oklahoma
Area of Specialty: Social Inequality, American Indian Studies, and Race, Gender, Class

 
Joshua Rowe

Joshua Rowe

Clinical Assistant Professor
Anatomy and Physiology
jrowe5@k-state.edu

 
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Leah Rutledge

Assistant Professor
Kansas Forest Service
lrutledge@k-state.edu

 
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Sabuhi Sardarli

Assistant Professor
Finance
ssardarli@k-state.edu
PhD: Finance, University of Florida
Masters: Business Administration, University of Missouri
Bachelors: Economics and Management, Pittsburg State University
Area of Specialty: Empirical corporate finance, retirement plans, mutual funds, investments

 
Nora Schrag

Nora Schrag

Assistant Professor
Clinical Sciences
nschrag@k-state.edu

 
Scott Schreiner

Scott Schreiner

Instructor
Curriculum and Instructor
sas4949@k-state.edu

 
Charles Stark

Charles Stark

Associate Professor
Grain Science and Industry
crstark@k-state.edu
PhD: Grain Science, Kansas State University
Masters: Grain Science, Kansas State University
Bachelors: Animal Science-Dairy Science, Kansas State University
Area of Specialty: Feed Manufacturing Technology

 
Gregory Steuve

Gregory Steuve

Instructor
Architectural Engineering and Construction Science
gestueve@k-state.edu
Bachelors: Construction Science, Kansaas State University
Area of Specialty: Construction Management, Construction Cost Estimating, Building materials and Selection, Quality Control, CM@ Risk Project Delivery

 
Rosa Terlazzo

Rosa Terlazzo

Assistant Professor
Philosophy
rterlazzo@k-state.edu
PhD: Philosophy, The Australian National University
Masters: Philosophy, Rhodes University
Bachelors: Philosophy and Religious Studies, Bucknell University
Area of Specialty: Social Political, and Moral Philosophy

 
Justin Thomason

Justin Thomason

Assistant Professor
Clinical Sciences
jthomason11@vet.k-state.edu
Residency: University of Georgia
Internship: University of Missouri
DVM: Oklahoma State University
Area of Specialty: Small Animal Internal Medicine and Cardiology

 
Sasha Thomason

Sasha Thomason

Clinical Instructor
Clinical Sciences
sthomason@vet.ksu.edu

 
Stacey Tucker

Stacey Tucker

Assistant Professor
Civil Engineering
setucker@k-state.edu
PhD: Civil Engineering: Geotechnical Engineering, Texas A&M University
Masters: Civil Engineering: Geotechnical Engineering, Texas A&M University
Bachelors: Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University
Area of Specialty: Nondestructive testing of infrastructure, geophysical testing, and soil erosion potential.

 
Dana Vanlandingham

Dana Vanlandingham

Assistant Professor
Diagnostic Medicine and Pathobiology
dlvanlan@k-state.edu
PhD: Tropical Medicine. Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine UK.
Masters: Microbiology. Colorado State University
Bachelors: Microbiology. Colorado State University
Area of Specialty: Arbovirology

 
Daniel Von Holten

Daniel Von Holten

Instructor
English
dxvonhol@k-state.edu
Masters: English Composition and Rhetoric, University of Akron
Bachelors: Psychology & Communications, Trine University
Area of Specialty: Professional Writing, TESL

 
Elliott Wagner

Elliott Wagner

Assistant Professor
Philosophy
eowagner@k-state.edu
PhD: Philosophy, University of California
Masters: Mathematical Behavioral Science, University of California
Bachelors: Computer Science, Columbia University
Area of Specialty: Philosophy of Science and Decision Theory

 
Birgit Wassmuth

Birgit Wassmuth

Professor
Journalism and Mass Communicaton
wassmuth@k-state.edu

 
Bradford Wiles

Bradford Wiles

Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist
School of Family Studies and Human Ecology
bwiles@k-state.edu
PhD: Human Development - Child and Adolescent Development, Virginia Tech
Masters: Human Development - Child and Adolescent Development, Virginia Tech
Bachelors: Psychology - Indiana University, Bloomington
Area of Specialty: Child and Adolescent Development, Emergent Literacy, Low-income Family Resilience, Military Families, Life-span Human Development

 
Kelly Winfrey

Kelly Winfrey

Instructor
Communication Studies
kwinfrey@k-state.edu
Masters: Communication Studies, Missouri State University
Bachelors: Communication Studies, Emporia State University
Area of Specialty: Communication Studies, University of Kansas

 
Julie Wright

Julie Wright

Assistant Professor
Hale Library
jkwright@k-state.edu

 
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Li Yang

Assistant Professor
Modern Languages
lyang1@k-state.edu
PhD: Second Language Acquisition, University of Iowa
Masters: Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, Beijing Language and Culture University
Bachelors: Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages, Beijing Language and Culture University
Area of Specialty: Second Language Acquisition of Chinese

 
Anna Zemlyanova

Anna Zemlyanova

Assistant Professor
Mathematics
azem@k-state.edu
PhD: Mathematics, Louisiana State University
Masters: Mathematics, Louisiana State University
Bachelors: Mathematics, Chuvash State University
Area of Specialty: Applied Mathematics

 
Sarah Zukoff

Sarah Zukoff

Assistant Professor
Southwest Area Extension Office, Garden City
snzukoff@k-state.edu
PhD: Plant, Insect & Microbial Science, University of Missouri
Area of Specialty: Agricultural Entomology