SCMNS Welcomes Eight New Faculty

New Faculty

The School of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences is proud to welcome eight new tenure-track faculty members to the SCMNS family! They are (left-to-right, top-to-bottom):

Dr. Douglas Dluzen

  • Department appointed to: Biology
  • Degree: Ph.D. in Genetics, Pennsylvania State University, College of Medicine
  • Research topic: RNA regulators in the context of aging and age-related diseases

Dr. Yuejin Li

  • Department appointed to: Biology
  • Degree: Ph.D. in Integrative Biology, Florida Atlantic University
  • Research topic: Post-translational modifications in congenital heart diseases, heart failure, and cardiotoxicity

Dr. Alexander Samokhvalov

  • Department appointed to: Chemistry
  • Degree: Ph.D. in Chemistry, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
  • Research topic: Adsorption on metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) in solution. Development of spectroscopic Operando and in-situ methods of analysis in heterogeneous media. Photocatalysis for hydrogen generation.

Dr. Edward Dillon

  • Department appointed to: Computer Science
  • Degree: Ph.D. in Computer Science, University of Alabama
  • Research topic: Social computing, Human-Centered computing, and Computer Science Education.

Dr. Iman (Abdollah) Dehzangi

  • Department appointed to: Computer Science
  • Degree: Ph.D. in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Griffith University, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • Research topic: Genome research and protein structure prediction in Bioinformatics and computational biology, pattern recognition in machine learning

Dr. Monir Sharker

  • Department appointed to: Computer Science
  • Degree: Ph.D. in Information Science and Technology, University of Pittsburgh
  • Research topic: Big Data Analytics, data mining, and machine learning

Dr. Thomas Hulse

  • Department appointed to: Mathematics
  • Degree: Ph.D. in mathematics, Brown University
  • Research topic: Analytic number theory pertaining to classical automorphic forms and L-functions

Dr. Kendra Pleasant

  • Department appointed to: Mathematics
  • Degree: Ph.D. in Mathematics, Howard University
  • Research topic: Combinatorics, topological algebra, number theory, and Ramsey theory