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New Faculty Introductions

New Full-Time Faculty Joining Fordham in 2022-2023

Endowed Chairs | Arts and Sciences | Gabelli | GSE | Law | GSS | Non-Tenure Track

Endowed Chairs

CHAPUT, CATHERINE Professor, Thomas J. Kavanagh Chair in Rhetoric, English
B.A., Creighton University; M.A., SUNY Binghamton; Ph.D., University of Arizona

Arts and Sciences

ALVAREZ, CATALINA J. Assistant Professor, Theatre and Visual Arts
B.F.A., New York University; M.F.A., Temple University

EDWARD, JANE Associate Professor, African and African American Studies
B.A., Juba University; M.A., American University (Cairo); Ph.D., University of Toronto

JANG, KI-EUN Assistant Professor, Theology
B.A., Korea University; M.A., Hebrew University; M.Phil., Ph.D., New York University

JEFFERSON, STEVEN T. Assistant Professor, Sociology and Anthropology
B.A., Boston College; M.A., Ph.D., Duke University

JIANG, DONGXIAN Assistant Professor, Modern Languages & Literatures
B.A., Peking University; M.A., Duke University; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University

KHATAMI, NOJANG Assistant Professor, Political Science
B.A., University of Toronto; M.A., Ph.D., University of British Columbia

KREBS, EMILY Instructor, Communication and Media Studies
B.A., M.A., University of Denver; Ph.D., exp. 2022, University of Utah

LI, WEN Assistant Professor, Mathematics
B.S., M.S., Taiyuan University of Technology; Ph.D., Clarkson University

MUKHERJEE, UPONITA Instructor, History
B.A., Presidency College; M.Phil., Jawaharlal Nehru University; M.A., Ph.D., exp. 2022,
Columbia University

ROSENKRANZ, DAVID A. Instructor, Economics
B.A., Vassar College; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University

SOMMA, BLIGH Assistant Professor, Philosophy
B.A., Belmont University; M.A., Duquesne University; Ph.D., Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat
Munchen DE and Duquesne University

Instructor, Computer and Information Sciences
B.S., Huazhong University; Ph.D., exp. 2022, Georgia Institute of Technology

WORCESTER, S.J., THOMAS Professor, History
B.A., Columbia University; M.T.S., Harvard University; LicPhil, Centre Sevres; S.T.L., Weston
School of Theology; Ph.D., Cambridge University

Gabelli School of Business

DENG, JIAYING Instructor, Information Technology and Operations
B.A., B.E., Shanghai University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Washington

GUO, MICHAEL ZHE Instructor, Accounting and Taxation
B.S., Tsinghua University; M.B.A., University of Virginia; Ph.D., Boston University

KIM, SEOYOUNG Instructor, Marketing
B.A., B.B.A., M.S., Korea University; Ph.D., University of Georgia

YEMISCIGIL, AYSE Assistant Professor, Leading People and Organizations
B.A., Koc University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Warwick

Graduate School of Education

JOHNSON, COURTENEY A. Assistant Professor, Psychological and Educational Services
B.A., Johns Hopkins University; M.S., CUNY Hunter College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Massachusetts-Amherst

SMITH, PHILLIP A. Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership, Administration and Policy
M.B.A, Warwick Business School; M.Phil., Columbia University; M.A., University College London; Ph.D., Columbia University

SPINALE, S.J., KEVIN C. Assistant Professor, Curriculum and Teaching
B.A., College of the Holy Cross; M.A., Columbia University; M.A., University of Chicago; M.A., M.Div., Boston College; Ph.D., exp. 2022, Columbia University

School of Law

BROWN HYATT, NORRINDA Associate Professor
A.B., Dartmouth College; J.D., University of Virginia

Graduate School of Social Service

AGUILAR, JEMEL Associate Professor
B.A., Empire State College; M.S.W., Ph.D., University of Minnesota Twin Cities; M.P.H., Southern Connecticut State University

Non-Tenure Track Faculty

Arts and Science

CALAMARI, MICHAEL Lecturer, Economics
B.A., Fordham University; M.B.A., Pace University, Ph.D., Fordham University

Campbell, Kyle Lecturer, English
B.A., St. Michael’s College; Ph.D., Fordham University

Dahn, Meghan M. Lecturer, English
B.A., M.A., University of Connecticut; M.F.A., Columbia University

Denzer, Jessica Lecturer, English
B.A., Fordham University; M.F.A., Sarah Lawrence College

D’Onofrio, Jessica Lecturer, English
B.A., St. John’s University; M.A., CUNY Hunter College; Ph.D., Fordham University

GEORGE, DIANE Lecturer, Sociology and Anthropology
B.A., Grove City College; J.D., University of Pittsburgh; M.A., CUNY Hunter College; Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center

GILLESPIE, STEPHANIE Lecturer, Biological Sciences
B.S., University of Florida; Ph.D., Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

HABERMAN, ROBB Lecturer, History
B.A., University of Alabama; M.A., Georgia State University; Ph.D., University of Connecticut

HERRANZ-BROOKS, JACQUELINE E. Lecturer, Modern Languages and Literatures
B.A., York College; M.A., City College of NY; Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center

HUSSAIN, SANA Lecturer, Economics
B.S., Lahore University of Management Sciences; M.S., University of Oxford; Ph.D., Queen Mary University of London

KIM, SWAN Visiting Assistant Professor, English
B.A., Ewha Womans University; Ph.D., University of Virginia

Lecturer, Mathematics
B.A., Baylor University; Ph.D., Texas A&M University

Lockard, Meghan A. Lecturer, Natural Sciences
B.A., St. John’s College; Ph.D., Rockefeller University

LOBO, YADEED Lecturer, Economics
B.S., Manipal Institute of Technology; M.S., M.B.A., University of Auckland; M.S., CUNY; Ph.D., Fordham University

MENESES, RAUL A. Visiting Assistant Professor, Theatre and Visual Arts
B.A., University of Texas at Austin; M.F.A., University of Iowa; Dipl., Julliard

PADRO-MARTINEZ, LUZ Advanced Lecturer, Chemistry
B.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology

PALEY, MIGUEL J. Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellow, Philosophy
B.A., University of British Columbia; M.A., M.Phil., Katholieke Universiteit Leuven; Ph.D., New School

PEDERSON, NATHAN D. Lecturer, Theology
B.A., Crown College; M.Div., Trinity Evangelical Divinity; M.A., University of Chicago; Ph.D., Loyola University Chicago

RIBEIRO-HURLEY, EUGENIA Senior Lecturer, Biological Sciences
B.A., WCSU; M.S., Ph.D., Fordham University

RUBIO, VICENTE Lecturer, Modern Languages and Literatures
B.A., Universidad de Zaragoza; Ph.D., SUNY Stony Brook

SHEPARDSON, DOUGLAS Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellow, Philosophy
B.A., Long Island University; M.A., Union Theological Seminary; M.A., Ph.D., Fordham University

SMITH, MARGARET MARY S. Lecturer, Theology
B.A., Boston College; M.A.R., Yale University; Ph.D., Fordham University

VITTOR MEDINA, CAROLINA P. Lecturer, Modern Languages and Literatures
B.A., University of Buenos Aires; Ph.D. (cand), SUNY Stony Brook

WENDLAND, MARK C. Visiting Assistant Professor, Theatre and Visual Arts
B.F.A., Carnegie-Mellon University

WESSON, STEPHANIE Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellow, Philosophy
B.A., Bates College; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

YAMANAKA, S.J., TAIJU Campion Fellow, Theology
B.A., S.T.L., M.S., Sophia University; S.S.L., S.S.D., Pontifical Biblical Institute

Gabelli School of Business

DELANEY, ANIKO N. Lecturer, Marketing
B.A., Middlebury College; M.B.A., New York University

GJESDAL, ADAM Visiting Assistant Professor, Law and Ethics
B.A., University of Chicago; Ph.D., University of Arizona

HAN, ZHE Assistant Clinical Professor, Marketing
B.S., Beijing Language and Culture University; M.S., Georgia Institute of Technology; Ph.D.,Emory University

HANNO, DENNIS M. Associate Professor, Leading People and Organizations
B.B.A., University of Notre Dame; M.S., Western New England University; Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Amherst

KING, ZACHARY Visiting Assistant Professor, Accounting and Taxation
B.S., Rutgers University; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

KISSELL, ROBERT Assistant Clinical Professor, Finance and Business Economics
B.S., M.S., SUNY Stony Brook; M.S., Hofstra University; Ph.D., Fordham University

LI, KAI Visiting Professor, Finance and Business Economics
B.S., Jiaotong University; M.A., Concordia University; Ph.D., University of Toronto

MANFREDONIA, STEFANO Visiting Assistant Professor, Finance and Business Economics
B.A., M.S., Ph.D., University of Tor Vergata

PYUN, EUGENE C. Visiting Assistant Professor, Strategy and Statistics
A.B., University of Chicago; M.S., Seoul National University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Texas Austin

SICKLES, WILLIAM Senior Lecturer, Marketing
B.S., Fordham University; M.B.A., Northwestern University


GEORGIADES, ISMINI Assistant Clinical Professor, Psychological and Educational Services
B.A., New York University; M.A., Columbia University; Ph.D., Fordham University

NIEWIADOMSKI, ROBERT Assistant Clinical Professor, Curriculum and Teaching
B.A., Columbia University; M.S.T., Fordham University; Ed.D (ABD), CUNY Hunter College; Ph.D. (cand), Fordham University

Religion and Religious Education

DE LA GANDARA, CHRISTIE B. Visiting Associate Professor
B.A., University of Florida; M.A., Columbia University; Ph.D., Boston College