The University of Oklahoma College of Arts and Sciences welcomed 50 new faculty members who will join the university in the fall semester.

“We are thrilled to have these new faculty members joining us,” said Kelly Damphousse, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. “Each of these academics adds skills and expertise that elevate the college’s strengths across many disciplines. They will help us continue to build a culture of excellence by enhancing the student experience through engaging curriculum and increasing the impact and spirit of our research.”

In alphabetical order by department they are:

Karlos Hill, Ph.D. (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)
associate professor, African and African-American Studies

Courtney Hofman, Ph.D. (University Maryland)
assistant professor, Anthropology

Brian Kemp, Ph.D. (UC-Davis)
associate professor, Anthropology

Matthew Pailes, Ph.D. (University of Arizona)
assistant professor, Anthropology

Debra Green, Ph.D. (University of Illinois, Chicago)
assistant state archaeologist, Oklahoma Archaeological Survey

Kary Stackelbeck, Ph. D. (University of Kentucky)
state archaeologist, Archaeological Survey

Daniel Allen, Ph.D. (University of Oklahoma)
assistant professor, Biology

Jess Eberle, M.S. (University of Oklahoma)
instructor, Biology

Katie Marshall, Ph.D. (University of Western Ontario)
assistant professor, Biology

Katharine Marske, Ph.D. (University of Auckland, New Zealand)
assistant professor, Biology

Matthew Miller, Ph.D. (University of Alaska, Fairbanks)
assistant professor, Biology, assistant curator, SNOMNH

Tarren Shaw, Ph.D. (Oklahoma State)
lecturer, Biology

Bayrammurad Saparov, Ph.D. (Oklahoma State University)
assistant professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry

Yihan Shao, Ph.D. (UC- Berkley)
assistant professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry

Darin Davis, M.A. (Tulane University)
instructor, Classics & Letters

Chunbei Wang, Ph.D. (UT-Dallas)
assistant professor, Economics

Le Wang, Ph.D. (Southern Methodist University)
associate professor & Endowed Liew Chair, Economics

Melissa Antonucci, Ph.D. (University of Tulsa)
lecturer, English (First Year Composition)

Jennifer Chancellor, M.A. (University of New York)
instructor, English (First Year Composition)

Karen Feiner, Ph.D. (Purdue University)
lecturer, English (First Year Composition)

Modu Fofana-Kamara, Ph.D. (Mich. State)
lecturer, English (First Year Composition)

Molly Lehman, M.A. (Pennsylvania State University)
instructor, English (First Year Composition)

Jason Lubinski, M.A. (University of Toledo)
instructor, English (First Year Composition)

Gabriela Raquel Rios, Ph.D. (Texas A&M)
assistant professor, English

Katie Shearer, M.A. (University of Oklahoma)
instructor, English (First Year Composition)

Stephanie Weaver, M.A. (Miami University)
instructor, English (First Year Composition)

Eric Sourie, M.A. (University of Oklahoma)
instructor, Human Relations

Candace Andrews, M.S. (University of Oklahoma)
instructor, Mathematics

Gary Barksdale, B.S. (University of Oklahoma)
instructor, Mathematics

Roi Docampo Alvarez, Ph.D. (University of Illinois, Chicago)
assistant professor, Mathematics

Laniel Gibson, M.S. (University of Oklahoma)
instructor, Mathematics

Jonathan Lee, M.A. (University of Oklahoma)
instructor, Mathematics

Christine Tinsley, M.S. (University of Oklahoma)
instructor, Mathematics; director, Mathematics Center

Tetsuya Yamamoto, Ph.D. (University of Oklahoma)
lecturer, Mathematics

Krithivasan Sankaranarayanan, Ph.D. (Binghamton University)
assistant professor, Microbiology & Plant Biology

Abigail Moore, Ph.D. (UC- Berkley)
assistant professor, Biological Survey

Sabrina Bacher, M.A. (University of Salzburg)
instructor, Modern Languages, Literatures and Linguistics

Rebecca Borden, M.A. (University of Oklahoma)
instructor, Modern Languages, Literatures and Linguistics

Joshua Frydman, Ph.D. (Yale university)
assistant professor, Modern Languages, Literatures and Linguistics

Paulo Moreira, Ph.D. (UC-Santa Barbara)
associate professor, Modern Languages, Literatures and Linguistics

Waleed Mahdi, Ph.D. (University of Minnesota)
assistant professor, Modern Languages, Literatures and Linguistics /International and Area Studies

Yael Lavender-Smith, M.Phil. (CUNY)
lecturer, Modern Languages, Literatures and Linguistics

John Stupak, Ph.D. (Stony Brook University)
assistant professor, Physics & Astronomy

John Tobin, Ph.D. (University of Michigan)
Homer L. Dodge Chair of Physics & Astronomy

Joseph T. Ripberger, Ph.D. (University of Oklahoma)
assistant professor, Political Science

Geoffrey Goble, Ph.D. (Indiana University)
assistant professor, Religious Studies

Rachel McBride, M.SW. (University of Missouri-Columbia)
instructor, Social Work (Tulsa)

Tiffany Adamson, M.SW. (University of Oklahoma)
clinical assistant professor, Social Work (Tulsa)

Jennie Hill, M.SW. (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)
instructor, Social Work
director, Nonprofit Leadership Program

Hollie Mackey, Ph.D. (Pennsylvania State University)
associate professor, Women's and Gender Studies