Rollins Welcomes New Faculty Members

New incoming faculty members for undergraduate and graduate programs will join Rollins College this fall.

Undergraduate Faculty

(Top left to right) Kemal Yariz, Wade Arnold, Josephine Balzac (Bottom left to right) Mark Heileman, Edwin Mourino, Stephanie Murphy (Top left to right) Kemal Yariz, Wade Arnold, Josephine Balzac (Bottom left to right) Mark Heileman, Edwin Mourino, Stephanie Murphy

Biology

Kemal Yariz
Visiting Assistant Professor
• PhD, biochemistry and molecular biology, University of Miami
• BS, molecular biology, Bogazici University
• Research: Clinical genetics; micronutrient effects on cell lines

Business

Richard (Wade) Arnold
Visiting Assistant Professor
• PhD, counseling psychology, University of Florida
• MDiv, theology and counseling, Baylor University
• MS, counselor education, Mississippi State University
• BA, liberal arts, Mississippi State University
• Research and specializations: Psychological well-being; positive psychology; life coaching; employee engagement; leadership; workplace sense of community; ethics; management and organizational behavior

Josephine Balzac, Esq., LLM
Visiting Assistant Professor

• LLM, international environmental law, George Washington University Law School
• JD, Florida A&M University College of Law
• Dissertation: “CAFTA-DR’s Citizen Submission Profess: Is it Protecting the Indigenous Peoples Rights and Promoting the Three Pillars of Sustainable Development?”

Mark Heileman
Visiting Assistant Professor

• PhD, industrial engineering and management systems, University of Central Florida
• MS, engineering management, Florida Institute of Technology
• MBA, Florida Institute of Technology
• BS, industrial systems engineering, University of Florida
• Research: Evidence-based management and operations methodologies; technology transition from research and development to commercialization

Edwin Mouriño-Ruiz
Visiting Assistant Professor

• PhD, human resources development, Barry University
• MA, adult education, University of Souther Mississippi
• BA, psychology, Central State University
• Research: Effects of downsizing on organizational effectiveness; employee engagement; the impact of demographical changes in the U.S. on organizations

Stephanie Murphy
Instructor

• MS, foreign service, international finance and commerce, Georgetown University
• BS, economics, international relations, College of William and Mary

(Top left to right) Alessandro Perri, Paul Pronobis, Kelli Kazmier (Bottom left to right) Amanda Norbutus, James Patrone, Joshua Hammonds (Top left to right) Alessandro Perri, Paul Pronobis, Kelli Kazmier (Bottom left to right) Amanda Norbutus, James Patrone, Joshua Hammonds

Alessandro Perri
Visiting Assistant Professor

• PhD candidate, international business, University of South Carolina Moore School of Business
• MS, global management, Thunderbird School of Global Management
• MBA, New York University Stern School of Business
• Research: Distance, trust, and the role of the intermediaries in global value chains

Paul Pronobis
Visiting Assistant Professor

• HHL, Leipzig Graduate School of Management
• Pforzheim University of Applied Sciences (diploma in business administration)
• Research: Financial accounting; corporate governance; auditing

Chemistry

Kelli Kazmier
Visiting Assistant Professor

• PhD, chemical and physical biology, Vanderbilt University
• BS, biochemistry, Beloit College
• Research: Monitoring protein structure and dynamics using spectroscopy and computational simulations

Amanda Norbutus
Visiting Assistant Professor

• PhD, preservations studies, University of Delaware
• MS, chemistry, Villanova University
• BA, history, The College of the Holy Cross
• Research: Preservation of outdoor public murals

James D. Patrone
Assistant Professor

• PhD, medicinal chemistry, University of Michigan
• BS/MS, medicinal and biological chemistry, University of Toledo
• Research: Fragment-based discovery of protein-protein interaction inhibitors of RPA7ON; phosphopantothenolycysteine synthetase as a potential antibacterial target; synthesis of Gonioheptolide A

Communication

Joshua R. Hammonds
Assistant Professor

• PhD, communication studies, University of Nebraska
• MA, communications studies, Ball State University
• BA, communication studies, University of Southern Indiana
• Research: Communicative management of private information within the family and social networks; the communication efficacy and satisfaction within the physician and patient relationship

(Top left to right) David Lynn Painter, Avraham Baranes, Jose Galvez (Middle left to right) Emily Nodine, Leslie Poole, Renee Brent Hotchkiss (Bottom left to right) Nancy Niles, Sarah Slocum (Top left to right) David Lynn Painter, Avraham Baranes, Jose Galvez (Middle left to right) Emily Nodine, Leslie Poole, Renee Brent Hotchkiss (Bottom left to right) Nancy Niles, Sarah Slocum

David Lynn Painter
Lecturer

• PhD, journalism and communications, University of Florida
• MA, communication arts, University of West Florida
• BA, communication arts, University of West Florida
• Research: Two-way communications and the evolving media environment

Economics

Avraham Baranes
Visiting Assistant Professor

• PhD, economics, University of Missouri
• MA, economics, University of Missouri
• BA, economics, Denison University
• Research: Industrial organization; economics of innovation; institutional economics; and heterodox economics

Jose Galvez
Visiting Assistant Professor

• PhD, economics, Colorado State University
• MA, economics, Colorado State University
• BA, economics, Rollins College
• Research: Political economy and development economics

Environmental Studies

Emily Nodine
Visiting Assistant Professor

• PhD, biology, Florida International University
• MS, environmental sciences and policy, Johns Hopkins University
• BA, humanities, New College of Florida
• Research: Impacts of story disturbances on phytoplankton community dynamics; links between climate and the biosphere; the temporal and spatial scales of change in aquatic and coastal ecosystems

Leslie Poole ’91MLS
Visiting Assistant Professor

• PhD, American history, University of Florida
• MLS, liberal studies, Rollins College
• BS, journalism, University of Florida

Health Management

Renee Brent Hotchkiss
Associate Professor

• PhD, philosophy in public affairs, University of Central Florida
• MS, health services administration, University of Central Florida
• BS, health services, University of Central Florida
• Research: Vulnerable populations; intervention strategies; unique human resource structures and developments; economic viability of healthcare and public health programs

Nancy Niles
Associate Professor

• PhD, health philosophy, University of Illinois
• MBA and MS, management, University of Maryland
• MPH, public health, Tulane University
• Research: Ethics; health policy; human resource management

Sarah Solcum
Teaching Fellow

• PhD candidate, psychology, University of Florida
• MS, psychology, University of Florida
• BS, psychology, Louisiana State University
• Research: Behavior analysis and the assessment and treatment of sever behavior disorders among individuals with intellectual disabilities and autism

(Top left to right) Michele Williams, Darin Hughes, Brad Williams (Middle left to right) John Grau, Rachel Walton, Whitney Coyle (Bottom left to right) Marianne DiQuattro, Hilary Cooperman (Top left to right) Michele Williams, Darin Hughes, Brad Williams (Middle left to right) John Grau, Rachel Walton, Whitney Coyle (Bottom left to right) Marianne DiQuattro, Hilary Cooperman

Michele Williams, PhD
Associate Professor

• PhD, psychology, West Virginia University
• MA, psychology, West Virginia University
• BA, psychology, Drury University
• Research: Verbal behavior

Mathematics and Computer Science

Darin Hughes, PhD
Visiting Assistant Professor

• PhD, modeling and simulation, University of Central Florida
• MS, modeling and simulation, English, University of Central Florida
• BS, information technology, University of Central Florida
• Research: Human-computer interaction; social simulation; educational gaming; interactive art; sound design; auditory perception

Modern Languages

Brad Williams
Lecturer

• PhD, history and European civilizations, Universite de Sciences Humaines de Strasbourg
• MA, historisches seminary, Universitat zu Basel
• BA, French, German, Vassar College
• Research: Courtly love and homosexual experience in the 12th century

Music

John Grau
Lecturer

• DMA, vocal performance, University of Minnesota
• MM, vocal performance, Northern Arizona University
• BA, biology, music, St. Olaf College
• Research: Development of tenor voices utilizing excerpts from Handel’s oratorio arias to serve as vocal exercise; the benefits of wellness training for musicians

Olin Library

Rachel Walton
Digital Archivist

• MS, information and library science, University of North Carolina
• MA, Latin American history, University of Florida
• BA, history, University of Florida
• Research: User-centric programming; community archives; digital forensics; and website usability

Physics

Whitney Coyle
Visiting Assistant Professor

• PhD candidate, acoustics, Pennsylvania State University
• MS, acoustics, Pennsylvania State University
• BS, mathematics, Murray State University
• Research: Computational; experimental; analytical methods to determining playing frequency and variations due to change in playing parameters

Theatre and Dance

Marianne DiQuattro
Assistant Professor

• PhD, literature, University of Notre Dame
• BA, English, Grove city College
• Research: The intersection of Irish and French literature; literary modernism and magic; theatre and phenomenology; translation and adaption

Hilary Cooperman
Visiting Artist-in-Residence/Lecturer

• PhD, performance studies, Northwestern University
• MA, Middle East studies, Ben Gurion University of the Negev
• BS, theatre, Northwestern University
• Research: Performance, performativity, embodiment, border studies, affect studies, space theory, performance ethnography, theater for social justice, political economy, peace and conflict studies, Israeli and Palestinian conflict, and the Middle East

Crummer Graduate School of Business Faculty

(Left to right) Robert Ford, Greg Turkanik, Keenan Yoho (Left to right) Robert Ford, Greg Turkanik, Keenan Yoho

Robert C. Ford
Visiting Professor of Management

• PhD, Arizona State University
• MBA, Arizona State University
• BA, University of Massachusetts
• Expertise: Employee behavior in organizations; managing hospitality, health care, and service organizations; creating customer service cultures

Greg Turkanik ’06MBA
Executive in Residence, International Business

• MBA, Rollins College
• MA, ChAT, Poland
• Expertise: International business; cross-cultural management; sales and marketing; strategic management; entrepreneurship

Keenan D. Yoho
Associate Professor of Operations Management

• PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison
• MBA, University of Wisconsin-Madison
• MS, University of Wisconsin-Madison
• BA, Temple University
• Expertise: Supply chain management; operations management; supply chain and logistics strategy; global operations; continuous improvement and breakthrough transformation