New Faculty 2016-2017

New Appointments

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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