New Faculty Roster 2017-2018

We are pleased to present our newest cohort of RIT faculty! Click on the photos to learn more about their research and teaching interests, and use this information to connect and collaborate across disciplines at RIT!

View the 2016-2017 new faculty roster here.

College of Applied Science and Technology (CAST)

Jackie Anderson
Lecturer
Manufacturing & Mechanical Eng Tech

Teaching & Research Interests:  Not yet available

Anthony Chirico
Lecturer
Manufacturing & Mechanical Eng Tech

Teaching & Research Interests:  Not yet available

Gary DeAngelis
Visiting Lecturer
Manufacturing & Mechanical Eng Tech

Teaching & Research Interests:  Not yet available

Alexis Rich
Lecturer
Packaging Science

Teaching & Research Interests:  Not yet available

Writing Commons

Lisa Metzger
Visiting Lecturer
Writing Commons

Teaching & Research Interests:  Not yet available

David Yockel
Lecturer
Writing Commons

Teaching & Research Interests:  Not yet available

College of Health Sciences and Technology (HST)

Melodie Kolmetz
Assistant Professor
Physician Assistant Program

Research Areas: Interdisciplinary Education, Emergency Medical Services 

Teaching Interests: Medical Education

College of Imaging Arts & Sciences

Irma Abu-Jumah
Visiting Lecturer
School of Media Sciences

Teaching & Research Interests:  Not yet available

Rebecca (Becca) Aloisio
Lecturer
School of Design

Teaching & Research Interests:  Not yet available

Kevin Bauer
Visiting Lecturer
School of Film & Animation

Teaching & Research Interests:  Not yet available

Karen Cetinkaya
Visiting Assistant Professor
School of Photographic Arts & Sciences

Teaching & Research Interests:  Not yet available

Brian Coughlin
Visiting Lecturer
School of Film & Animation

Teaching & Research Interests:  Not yet available

Hector "Alex"ander Montoya Melendrez
Lecturer
School of Film & Animation

Teaching & Research Interests:  Not yet available

Joel Rosen
Visiting Lecturer
School of Design

Teaching & Research Interests:  Not yet available

Alicia Ross
Visiting Lecturer
School of Design

Teaching & Research Interests:  Not yet available

College of Liberal Arts (CLA)

Jacqueline Ebner
Visiting Assistant Professor
Public Policy

Teaching & Research Interests:  Not yet available

Andrew Head
Visiting Lecturer
Performing Arts and Visual Culture

Teaching & Research Interests:  Not yet available

Jlateh Jappah
Assistant Professor
Sociology/Anthropology

Teaching & Research Interests:  Not yet available

Irina Mikhalevich
Assistant Professor
Philosophy

Teaching & Research Interests:  Not yet available

Julie Napieralski
Visiting Lecturer
Prof & Tech Communication

Teaching & Research Interests:  Not yet available

Anne Royston
Visiting Assistant Professor
English

Teaching & Research Interests:  Not yet available

Stephen Sims
Assistant Professor
Political Science

Teaching & Research Interests:  Not yet available

Kaitlin Whitney
Visiting Assistant Professor
STS

Research Areas: science studies, environmental studies, environmental humanities, ecology, novel ecsosystems, landscapes, climate change

Teaching Interests: conservation biology, environmental policy, experiential learning, inclusive and accessible pedagogy

College of Science (COS)

Yeliz Celik
Visiting Lecturer
School of Physics and Astronomy

Teaching & Research Interests:  Not yet available

Pratik Dholabhai
Assistant Professor
School of Physics and Astronomy

Teaching & Research Interests:  Not yet available

Chad Gratton
Visiting Lecturer
School of Mathematical Sciences

Teaching & Research Interests:  Not yet available

Petko Kitanov
Visiting Lecturer
School of Mathematical Sciences

Teaching & Research Interests:  Not yet available

Louis McLane
Lecturer
Physics & Astronomy

Teaching & Research Interests:  Not yet available

Denitza Straub
Visiting Lecturer
School of Mathematical Sciences

Teaching & Research Interests:  Not yet available

Golisano College of Computing & Information Sciences (GCCIS)

Giovani Abuaitah
Visiting Lecturer
Computing Security

Teaching & Research Interests:  Not yet available

Donald Chisholm
Visiting Lecturer
Information Sciences & Technologies

Teaching & Research Interests:  Not yet available

Hussam Ghunaim
Visiting Lecturer
Computer Science

Teaching & Research Interests:  Not yet available

Jim Habermas
Visiting Lecturer
Information Sciences & Technologies

Teaching & Research Interests:  Not yet available

Hadi Hosseini
Assistant Professor
Computer Science

Research Interests: Multiagent Systems, Game Theory, Social Choice Theory, Algorithmic Economics, Matching Theory

Teaching Interests: Artificial Intelligence, Algorithm Design, MultiAgent Systems

Christian Newman
Assistant Professor
Software Engineering

Teaching & Research Interests:  Not yet available

Jansen Orfan
Visiting Lecturer
Computer Science

Teaching & Research Interests:  Not yet available

Jerry Powell
Visiting Assistant Professor
Information Sciences & Technologies

Teaching & Research Interests:  Not yet available

Kristen Shinohara
Assistant Professor
Information Sciences & Technologies

Research Areas: HCI, Accessibility, Design

Teaching Interests: HCI, User-Centered Design

Yi Wang
Assistant Professor
Software Engineering

Teaching & Research Interests:  Not yet available

Eustrat Zhupa
Visiting Lecturer
Computer Science

Research Areas: Graph Theory, Computer Science Theory, Operating Systems

Teaching Interests: Programming, Algorithms and Data Structures, Operating Systems

Kate Gleason College of Engineering (KGCOE)

Vinay Abhyankar
Assistant Professor
Biomedical Engineering

Teaching & Research Interests:  Not yet available

John Bonzo
Lecturer
Industrial & Systems Engineering

Teaching & Research Interests:  Not yet available

Patti Cyr
Lecturer
Industrial & Systems Engineering

Teaching & Research Interests:  Not yet available

Mark Indovina
Lecturer
Electrical Engineering

Research Areas: digital and computer systems, network on chip (NoC), neuromorphic architectures, machine learning

Teaching Interests: mixed-signal and digital circuit design, VLSI design, low power systems, embedded systems, systems engineering

Madhu Nair
Visiting Lecturer
Industrial & Systems Engineering

Teaching & Research Interests:  Not yet available

Ahmet Okutan
Research Assistant Professor
Computer Engineering

Teaching & Research Interests:  Not yet available

Poornima Padmanabhan
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering

Research Areas: Computational Material Science, Polymer Engineering, Physics at interfaces, Statistical Mechanics, Phase Diagrams, Rheology

Teaching Interests: Reaction Engineering, Thermodynamics, Molecular Simulation

National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID)

Jodie Ackerman
Lecturer
ASL & Interpreting Education

Teaching & Research Interests:  Not yet available

Ritchie Bryant
Lecturer
ASL & Interpreting Education

Teaching & Research Interests:  Not yet available

Janine Butler
Assistant Professor
Liberal Studies

Teaching & Research Interests:  Not yet available

Barry Haywood
Lecturer
ASL & Interpreting Education

Teaching & Research Interests:  Not yet available

Edmund Lucas
Lecturer
Information and Computing Studies

Teaching Interests: PC Hardware, Networking, System Administration 

Brian Nadworny
Lecturer
Information and Computing Studies

Teaching & Research Interests:  Not yet available

Octavian Robinson
Senior Lecturer
Cultural & Creative Studies

Teaching & Research Interests:  Not yet available

Adrianna Smart
Visiting Lecturer
Business Studies

Teaching & Research Interests:  Not yet available

Donna Tuffner
Lecturer
Business Studies

Teaching & Research Interests: Not yet available 

Saunders College of Business (SBC)

Saiwu Lin
Lecturer
Management Information Systems

Teaching & Research Interests: Not yet available 

Emi Moriuchi-Chiu
Assistant Professor
MIS, Marketing & Digital Business

Teaching & Research Interests: Not yet available 

Konstantin Sokolov
Assistant Professor
Finance and Accounting

Teaching & Research Interests: Not yet available 

Ettore Spadafora
Lecturer
Management, IB & Entrepreneurship

Teaching & Research Interests: Not yet available