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New faculty members for 2011-12: Part 1
September 1, 2011Tweet
Alfonso Flores-Lagunes, associate professor of economics, previously taught at Princeton University, the University of Arizona and the University of Florida.
Flores-Lagunes, from Veracruz, Mexico, specializes in labor economics, public economics and econometrics.
He received his undergraduate degree in economics from Monterrey Institute of Technology and his master’s and doctorate in economics from Ohio State University.
Flores-Lagunes’ work has been published in The Economic Journal, Journal of Applied Econometrics and Journal of Human Resources.
Flores-Lagunes, who will teach Graduate Labor Economics at Binghamton University, enjoys jogging, hiking and watching movies.
Andrey Gogolev, assistant professor of math, previously worked as the R.H. Bing Instructor at the University of Texas at Austin.
Gogolev, from Kiev, Ukraine, received his undergraduate degree in applied mathematics from Kiev Polytechnical Institute and his graduate degree in mathematics from Pennsylvania State University.
Gogolev’s “Smooth conjugacy of Anosov diffeomorphisms on higher dimensional tori” was published in 2008 by the Journal of Modern Dynamics. He also received the Brachman Faculty Fellowship in Mathematics from the University of Texas from 2009-2011.
Gogolev, who enjoys cross-country skiing, will teach Dynamical Systems at Binghamton University.
Hyeyoung Kang, assistant professor of human development, specializes in youth development, immigrant families and youth, and parent-child relationships.
Kang, from Pasadena, Calif., previously served as a visiting teaching associate at the University of Illinois.
She received her bachelor’s degree in sociology and psychological services from the University of San Francisco and her doctorate in human and community development from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Kang’s “Redeeming immigrant parents: How Korean American young adults narrate their childhood” has been featured in the Journal of Adolescent Research.
At Binghamton University, Kang will teach Child Development and Research Methods.
She enjoys cooking, eating out, concerts and movies.
Thomas Kulp, assistant professor of geological sciences, previously served as a research microbiologist for the U.S. Geological Survey in Menlo Park, Calif.
Kulp, from Pottstown, Pa., received his undergraduate degree in geology from Juniata College, his master’s in geology from East Carolina University and his doctorate in geology from Indiana University.
Kulp, whose research interests include environmental chemistry and geomicrobiology, has had his work published in Science.
He will teach Historical Geology and Geomicrobiology at Binghamton University.
Kulp enjoys herpetoculture, hiking and skateboarding.
Sarah Laszlo, assistant professor of psychology, specializes in human electrophysiology, computational modeling and language processing.
Laszlo, from Billings, Mont., received her undergraduate degree in brain and cognitive sciences from MIT and her master’s and doctorate in brain and cognition from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She served as a postdoctoral fellow in computational modeling at Carnegie Mellon University.
Her work has appeared in publications such as the Journal of Memory and Language, Psychological Science and Psychophysiology.
At Binghamton University, she will teach Models of Cognitive Function, Perception Laboratory and Computational Modeling.
Laszlo said she is “a fairly serious chef” and enjoys trying to imitate Southeast Asian flavors.
Gretchen Mahler, assistant professor of bioengineering, served as a postdoctoral associate in Cornell University’s Department of Biomedical Engineering from 2008-2011.
Mahler, from Turners Falls, Mass., received her undergraduate degree in chemical engineering from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and her doctorate in chemical and biomolecular engineering from Cornell University.
Her research interests include heart valve disease, cardiac toxicology and inflammation.
Mahler’s work has been published in Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews, Biotechnology and Bioengineering, and the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry.
Mahler, who enjoys reading, hiking and mountain biking, will teach Biomechanics at Binghamton University.
Anthony Meder, assistant professor of accounting, will teach Intermediate Accounting Theory at Binghamton University.
Meder, from Chesaning, Mich., received his undergraduate degrees in accounting and business administration from the University of Michigan-Flint. He received his master’s degree in accounting from Oakland University and his doctorate in accounting from Ohio State University.
His specialties include accounting information in banking and debt contracting.
Meder enjoys travel and golf.
Michael Rozalski, associate professor in the School of Education, specializes in violence prevention and students with behavior disorders.
Rozalski received his undergraduate degree in psychology from St. Mary’s College of Maryland and his graduate degree in special education and juvenile justice from the University of South Carolina.
Rozalski, from Baltimore, previously taught at SUNY Geneseo.
At Binghamton University, Rozalski will teach Positive Approaches to Behavioral Intervention. He enjoys soccer and reading.