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New faculty members for 2015-16: Part 2
September 7, 2015Tweet
David Bisaha, assistant professor of theatre, Harpur College
David Bisaha, an assistant professor of theatre history and theory, specializes in design history and the intersection of cognitive sciences and performance.
Bisaha, from Hockessin, Del., received his bachelor’s degree in English and theatre from the College of William and Mary and his master’s degree and doctorate in theatre arts and performance studies from the University of Pittsburgh.
He was a Mellon Predoctoral Fellow in 2014-15 at the University of Pittsburgh.
At Binghamton University, Bisaha will teach History of Theatre, Performance and Modern Culture, Theories of Acting and Directing, and Seminar in Theatre History.
He enjoys hiking, traveling and cooking.
Jessica Hua, assistant professor of biological studies, Harpur College
Jessica Hua, an assistant professor in the Biological Sciences Department, specializes in ecotoxicology, ecology and evolution.
Hua, from Austin, Texas, received her undergraduate degree in biology and kinesiology from Southwestern University and her graduate degree in ecology and evolution from the University of Pittsburgh.
She previously served as a postdoctoral fellow at Purdue University.
Hua’s research has appeared in publications such as Evolutionary Applications, Ecohealth, Freshwater Science and Conservation Biology.
At Binghamton University, she will teach Topics in Ecotoxicology and Ecology.
Hua enjoys playing sports (especially basketball), being outdoors (hiking/disc golf), and reading.
Ramanan Natarajan, assistant professor, School of Management
Ramanan Natarajan, an assistant professor in the School of Management, will teach Intermediate Accounting at Binghamton University.
Natarajan, from Chennai, India, received his undergraduate degree in mathematics from the University of Madras, a master’s degree in accounting from the Indian Institute of Management and a doctorate in accounting from Northwestern University.
He previously taught at the University of California-Davis and specializes in accounting.
Natarajan’s work has appeared in publications such as The Review of Accounting Studies and The Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance.
Jeanette Patterson, assistant professor of French and medieval studies, Harpur College
Jeanette Patterson, an assistant professor of French and medieval studies, will teach Intermediate French and Languages in Conflict at Binghamton University.
Patterson, from Indianapolis, Ind., received her undergraduate degree in French from Tulane University and her graduate degree in French from Johns Hopkins University.
Patterson, whose research interests include medieval French literature and Bible translation, previously served as a postdoctoral fellow at Princeton University and as a lecturer at Virginia University.
Her work has appeared in publications such as French Forum, Modern Language Notes and Digital Philology.
She enjoys running, cooking and juggling.
Jessie Reeder, assistant professor of English, Harpur College
Jessie Reeder, an assistant professor of English, specializes in 19th century British literature, imperialism and Latin American history and literature.
Reeder, from Bel Air, Md., received her undergraduate degree in English from the University of Delaware and her master’s degree and doctorate in English from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
She previously served as a postdoctoral fellow at Rice University.
Reeder’s work has appeared in publications such as Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies and Studies in Romanticism.
At Binghamton, she will teach Victorian Freaks, British Literature II and The British in the New World.
Reeder enjoys photography, yoga and traveling.
Manuel Smeu, assistant professor of physics, Harpur College
Manuel Smeu, an assistant professor in the Physics Department, served as a postdoctoral fellow at the Hydro-Quebec Research Institute.
Smeu, from Ottawa, Canada, received his undergraduate degree in computational chemistry from Carelton University in Ottawa. He received his master’s degree in physics from the University of Alberta in Edmonton and a doctorate in physics from McGill University in Montreal.
He specializes in computational physics, nanoelectronics, molecular electronics and batteries.
Smeu’s research has appeared in publications such as Nano Letters and Nature Communications.
He will teach General Physics at Binghamton University.