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January 22, 2024

Brett Mallon and Will Hageman recognized as Professors of the Week

Submitted by Candace LaBerge

Mallon and Hageman

Brett Mallon, teaching assistant professor of applied human sciences, and William Hageman, teaching professor of electrical and computer engineering, were recognized as Professors of the Week at the Jan. 20 men's home basketball game. Faculty Senate, the Office of the President, K-State Athletics and the Division of Communications and Marketing wish to recognize their contributions to K-State.

Mallon currently serves as the director for the conflict resolution program in the applied human sciences department. He teaches courses on culture and conflict, organizational conflict and introductory conflict resolution skills. Mallon has been teaching with the Conflict Resolution Program since 2018 and was honored in 2023 with the Myers-Alford Teaching Award for outstanding instruction and student development.

Mallon's research on divided societies has taken him to both South Africa and Northern Ireland for extensive field work and research. His current research interests include peacebuilding, divided societies, post-conflict reconstruction and reconciliation, and the role of civil society in developing peace agreements and contributing to peacebuilding processes.

Hageman instructs courses in the Mike Wiegers Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and holds the position of Daniel and Judi Burk Cornerstone Teaching Scholar. Since 2010, Hageman has been a faculty member at K-State, initially contributing to both the physics and electrical engineering departments. 

Throughout his tenure as a teaching professor at K-State, Hageman has delivered a diverse range of courses. His instruction spans from Introduction to Electrical Engineering, aimed at first-semester freshmen, to Optoelectronics, tailored for senior-level and graduate students. He has garnered extensive recognition for his excellence in teaching in electrical engineering, earning praise from both colleagues and various student organizations.

Hageman boasts a wide-ranging publication record, encompassing fields such as physics, optics, electrical engineering, chemical engineering, and education research. Furthermore, he holds a patent for a fiber laser pump technique.