New Faculty 2016-2017

New Appointments

  • MARY BALES, PH.D. | Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology

    MARY BALES, PH.D. | Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology
    • Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies, Purdue University, 2013
    • Professional experience includes Co-PI for the Ford Family Program in International Development, Rebirth of Quality Education in Uganda; Assistant Research Professor, University of Notre Dame; as well as many teaching positions
  • DIONA ESKEW, M.S. | Visiting Lecturer in Communication Studies
    DIONA ESKEW, M.S. | Visiting Lecturer in Communication Studies
    • M.S. in Digital Media, Valparaiso University, 2016
    • Obtained a B.F.A. in Photography and a B.A. in Mass Communications from IU South Bend
    • Served as Managing Editor of Pilot News Group, Plymouth Indiana
  • SUSAN HAITHCOX, R.N., M.S.N. | Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing

    SUSAN HAITHCOX, R.N., M.S.N. | Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing
    • M.S.N., University of Phoenix | 2013
    • Clinical faculty member at Ivy Tech Community College, Bethel College, and Saint Mary's College with expertise teachin oncology, medical surgical, geriatrics, fundamentals, and ortho/neuro cliical
    • 22 years experience in hospital and medical office environments
  • ANDREA MELUCH, PH.D. | Assistant Professor of Communication Studies

    ANDREA MELUCH, PH.D. | Assistant Professor of Communication Studies
    • Ph.D. | Kent State University | May 2016 [Emphasis on Health Communication, Organizational Communication, and Mixed Methods] | Dissertation entitled, "Understanding Origins of Social Support in a Cancer Care Center]
    • M.A. in Communication | The University of Akron, May 2012 [Organizational Communication]
    • University Fellowship, August 15-Present | The Division of Graduate Studies | Kent State University
    • Volunteer, Habitat for Humanity
  • RYAN OLIVIER, D.M.A. | Visiting Assistant Professor of Music

    RYAN OLIVIER, D.M.A. | Visiting Assistant Professor of Music
    • D.M.A. in Music Composition, Boyer College of Music and Dance, Temple University, 2015
    • Dissertation: An Exploration of the Multimedia Experience Through Theory and Practice
    • Teaching experience at St. Joseph's University and Temple University
    • Served as Chorister, Old Saint Joseph's Catholic Church, Philadelphia
    • Affiliated with numerous professional organizations
  • SUNG-JIN PARK, M.S., M.A. | Acting Assistant Professor in Accounting
    SUNG-JIN PARK, M.S., M.A. | Acting Assistant Professor in Accounting
    • Ph.D. Candidate, Accounting, University of Texas, 2016
    • M.S. in Taxation, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, 2011
    • M.S. in Accounting, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, 2008
    • M.A. in Public Administration, Yonsei University, 2000
    • Research interest lies in the effect of financial reporting on capital markets, executive compensation, accounting for income taxes, and auditing
    • Teaching interests in financial accounting, managerial accounting, and taxation
  • RAMA KRISHNA REDDY, M.B.A. | Assistant Professor of Management

    RAMA KRISHNA REDDY, M.B.A. | Assistant Professor of Management
    • Ph.D. Candidate, University of Memphis
    • Research emphasis on strategic management and international business
    • M.B.A., Western Kentucky University, 2009
    • Teaching experience includes the University of Memphis and Western Kentucky University
    • Recently awarded "Best Paper Award" and "Best Review Award" at the Southern Management Association Annual Conference
  • CAREN ROSSOW, D.H.A.| Assistant Professor of Health Sciences

    CAREN ROSSOW, D.H.A.| Assistant Professor of Health Sciences
    • D.H.A., Central Michigan University, 2012
    • M.S. in Administration, University of Notre Dame, 1998
    • Experience in teaching graduate and undergraduate students in management principles, policy, and ethics related to healthcare administration
    • Extensive experience in healthcare management and leadership
  • HUANAN XU, M.A. | Acting Assistant Professor of Economics

    HUANAN XU, M.A. | Acting Assistant Professor of Economics
    • Ph.D. Candidate, University of Connecticut
    • M.A. in Economics, University of Connecticut
    • Research interests include labor and demographic economics, applied microeconomis, programs evaluation, immigration inequality, and public policy
    • Has served as an export business representative, an audit assistant, and bank associate-- all in China

Previously Adjunct

  • JENNIFER DERANEK, PH.D.| Clinical Assistant Professor of Health Sciences

    JENNIFER DERANEK, PH.D.| Clinical Assistant Professor of Health Sciences
    • Ph.D., Western Michigan University, 2015
    • Dissertation, "Influences impacting the development of entry-level master's athletic training programs"
    • M.Ed., University of Virginia, 2009
    • Adjunct instructor at IU South Bend and Southwestern Michigan College; and program director and marketing coordinator for Girls on the Run Michiana
    • Long history of volunteerism in athletics
  • MALLORY EDMONDSON, MSDH | Clinical Assistant Professor of Dental Hygiene

    MALLORY EDMONDSON, MSDH | Clinical Assistant Professor of Dental Hygiene
    • MSDH, Education Track, University of Bridgeport (CT), 2015
    • Served in many positions at IU South Bend, including Second Year Clinical Co-coordinator, adjunct clinical dental hygiene instructor and lecturer
    • PRN Office Manager at Dental Aspen (since 2013)
    • Lengthy experience in community outreach, including Center for the Homeless and Girls on the Run
  • CHRISTINE HAWKINS, M.S.N. | Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing

    CHRISTINE HAWKINS, M.S.N. | Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing
    • M.S.N., Valparaiso University, 1998
    • Family Nurse Practitioner Post Graduate Program, Valparaiso University, 1999
    • RN for 36 years
    • Serves as family nurse practitioner at the IU South Bend Health and Wellness Clinic since 2014
    • Worked as an associate professor at IU South Bend as well as serving as a family nurse practitioner at many local health facilities