By Zoe Lance

CSUCI has welcomed 19 new tenure track faculty members to its University community this year. This year’s class includes faculty joining us from Hawaii to New York, as well as those with strong connections to Southern California, Ventura County and the CSU system.

We welcome new faculty with teaching experience at CSUCI and around the world, as well as those just beginning their academic careers. Their expertise and teaching interests range from disability policy design to emerging communication technologies within women’s entrepreneurship; from humanoid robots to California ocean and coastal management; from Latin American art to contemporary African science fiction. They are:

Theresa Avila
Assistant Professor of Art History
Ph.D., University of New Mexico

Dana Baker
Associate Professor of Political Science
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Raquel Baker
Assistant Professor of English
Ph.D., The University of Iowa

Maria Ballesteros-Sola
Assistant Professor of Management
Ph.D., IE Business School

Nicholas Centino
Assistant Professor of Chicana/o Studies
Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara

Nina Clements
Information Literacy Coordinator – Sr. Assistant Librarian
MLIS, University of Pittsburgh

Houman Dallali
Assistant Professor of Mechatronics Engineering
Ph.D., The University of Manchester

Talya Drescher
Assistant Professor of Education
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

Gareth Harris
Assistant Professor of Biology
Ph.D., University of Toledo

Lynette Landry
Chair and Professor of Nursing
Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco

HyeSun Lee
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Parul Malik
Assistant Professor of Communication
Ph.D., Purdue University

Marianne McGrath
Assistant Professor of Art
MFA., University of Texas at Austin

Kara Naidoo
Assistant Professor of Education
Ph.D., New York University

Lance Nolde
Assistant Professor of History
Ph.D., University of Hawaii at Manoa

Daniel Reineman
Assistant Professor of Environmental Science & Resource Management
Ph.D., Stanford University

Jacqueline Reynoso
Assistant Professor of History
Ph.D., Cornell University

Cynthia Sherman
Assistant Professor of Management
Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University

Taylan Yalcin
Assistant Professor of Marketing
DBA, Harvard Business School

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