Recently Promoted & Tenured Faculty Members

Promotion to the Rank of Full Professor

Erica HoelscherErica Hoelscher
Department of Theatre
College of Arts & Sciences

Erica Hoelscher earned her Master of Fine Arts degree in stage design from Northwestern University, and her bachelor’s degree in theatre from Simpson College.  Hoelscher has designed over eighty theatrical productions at Lehigh and nationally since joining the Lehigh faculty in 1995.  Hoelscher established the costume shop in the Zoellner Arts Center upon its opening.  Her research is primarily in costume design with a secondary specialty in scenic design.  Hoelscher’s portfolio includes many productions of African-American theatre, musical theatre, and absurdism and her research interests lie in historical reproduction and a dramaturgical approach to design.  She has presented at the Costume Society of America Symposium. 

Zicheng YuZicheng Yu
Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences
College of Arts & Sciences

 Zicheng Yu earned his doctorate and master’s degrees from the University of Toronto (Canada) and his bachelor’s and a master’s degree from Peking University (China).  Before coming to Lehigh, he served as a research scientist at the Canadian Forest Service (Canada), and a post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Alberta (Canada) and the University of Minnesota.  His research revolves around climate change and ecological responses, in particular peatland carbon dynamics in warm climates.  He has received funding from NSF and other organizations.  He has published in Science, Geophysical Research Letters, PNAS and Geology. 

Arpana InmanArpana G. Inman
Department of Education & Human Services    
College of Education

Arpana G. Inman earned her doctorate in counseling psychology from Temple University, a master’s degree in guidance and counseling from University of Wisconsin, a master’s degree in entire psychology from University of Pune (India), and her bachelor’s degree from Ferguson College (India).  Before joining the Lehigh faculty, Inman was an assistant professor at Seton Hall University. Inman is a Fulbright recipient, and her research interests include South Asian immigrant psychology, multicultural competencies and international issues in counseling.  She is a fellow of the Society of Counseling Psychology, and has published in the Counseling Psychologist, Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, and the International Journal for the Advancement of Counseling.

Alparslan Oztekin Alparslan Oztekin
Department of Mechanical Engineering & Mechanics
P.C. Rossin College of Engineering & Applied Science

Alparslan Oztekin earned his doctorate in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, his master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Arizona, and his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Technical University of Istanbul (Turkey).  Before joining the Lehigh faculty, he served as a postdoctoral research associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.   His research interests include thermal storage and solar power generation.  He has received numerous grants, has presented nationally and internationally, and published in the Journal of Applied Physics, Applied Thermal Engineering, and the Journal of Solar Engineering.

Tenure at the Rank of Full Professor

Panos DiplasPanayiotis (Panos) Diplas
Department of Civil Engineering
P.C Rossin College of Engineering & Applied Science

Panayiotis Diplas earned his doctorate and master’s degrees in civil engineering from the University of Minnesota and his bachelor’s degree from the National Technical University of Athens.  Before joining Lehigh’s faculty, he taught at Virginia Tech where he founded and directed the Baker Environmental Hydraulics Laboratory.  Diplas’ research interests include environmental, fluvial and infrastructure hydraulics.  He has published in journals such as Science, Water Resources Research, Physics of Fluids, Geophysical Research, Hydraulic Engineering, contributed to books and has given invited presentations at U.S. and international conferences. A former NSF National Young Investigator Award recipient, in 2012 he received the H.A. Einstein Award from ASCE for his significant contributions in the understanding of river mechanics, erosional processes, and sediment transport.

David GriffithDavid A. Griffith
Department of Marketing
College of Business & Economics

David Griffith earned his doctorate in marketing with a concentration in international business from Kent State University.  Prior to joining Lehigh, he was the John William Byington Endowed Chair in global marketing, and professor of marketing at Michigan State University. Griffith’s research focuses on business-to-business governance, firm-customer linkage, and international marketing strategy. He has published over 100 refereed articles, with his work appearing in the Journal of Marketing Research, theJournal of Marketing, and the Journal of International Business Studies. He serves as the editor-in-chief (2008-2013) of the American Marketing Association’s Journal of International Marketing, and has received numerous awards for research and teaching excellence, most recently the 2011 John and Dortha Withrow Teacher-Scholar Award.

Promotion to Full Professor with Tenure

David Vicic David Vicic
Department of Chemistry
College of Arts & Sciences

David Vicic earned his doctorate in Chemistry from the University of Rochester, and his bachelor’s degree from Johns Hopkins University.  He joins Lehigh after serving as an associate professor at the University of Hawaii and the University of Arkansas.  He has received a number of awards, including a postdoctoral fellowship with the American Cancer Society, and participated in a NATO Advanced Study Institute in Budapest, Hungary.  His research focus is on organic, inorganic, organometallic, and fluorine chemistry, for which he has secured numerous research grants.  His many works have been published in journals such as the Journal of the American Chemical Society, Inorganic Chemistry, and Organometallics.  Vicic has presented invited lectures at universities, companies, and conferences throughout the U.S. and around the globe.

Tenure at the Rank of Associate Professor

robin hojnoski David Michael Kramp
English Department
College of Arts & Sciences

Michael completed his graduate work in English at Washington State University after earning his bachelor’s degree from Marquette University.  Prior to joining Lehigh, Michael was an associate professor at the University of Northern Colorado.  His research interests include nineteenth-century British literature, critical theory and photography.  He is the author of Disciplining Love: Austen and the Modern Man (The Ohio State University Press, 2007), and editor of a special issue of Rhizomes on Deleuze and Photography.  He has also published articles in journals such as Nineteenth-Century Contexts, Victorians Institute Journal and College Literature.

Katya Scheinberg Katya Scheinberg
Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering
P.C. Rossin College of Engineering & Applied Science

Katya Scheinberg earned her doctorate and master’s degrees in operations research from Columbia University and her bachelor’s degree from Lomonosov Moscow State University.  Before joining the Lehigh faculty, she served for over a decade as a research staff member at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center.  She also served as an adjunct faculty member at New York University, and a research scientist at Columbia.  Her research interests revolve around continuous optimization theory, and she has published a book titled "Introduction Derivative Free Optimization," as well as articles in Mathematical Programming, SIAM Journal on Optimization, and multiple other journals and conferences.

Promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure

Michael Burger R. Michael Burger, Jr. 
Biological Sciences Department
College of Arts & Sciences

R. Michael Burger, Jr. earned his doctorate in zoology from the University of Texas at Austin, and his bachelor’s degree in psychology and anthropology from Ithaca College.  Before joining the Lehigh faculty, Burger served as an Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Fellow at the University of Munich.  The recipient of two NIH grants, his research centers on how cellular, synaptic, and systems level properties are integrated to allow sensory neurons to extract and represent features of the acoustic environment, and the contributions made by inhibition in neural circuits that compute the location of sound stimuli. He has presented his works throughout the U.S., and has published in journals such as the Journal of Neurophysiology, the Journal of Comparative Neurology, and the Journal of Neuroscience.

Kerney GloverKerney Glover
Department of Chemistry
College of Arts & Sciences

Kerney Glover earned his doctorate and master’s degrees in chemistry from the University of California, San Diego and his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Williams College.   Before coming to Lehigh, he served as a postdoctoral fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  He has received a grant from the NIH to study caveolin structure, topology and oligomerization, and has published in numerous journals including Biochemistry, Analytical Biochemistry, and Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences.

Kai LandskronKai Landskron
Department of Chemistry
College of Arts & Sciences

Kai Landskron was awarded a doctorate in chemistry from the Ludwig Maximillians University Munich (Germany), and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Bayreuth (Germany).  Prior to coming to Lehigh, Landskron served as a postdoctoral research assistant at the University of Toronto.  His research is focused on nanoporous inorganic and organic-inorganic hybrid solid state materials.  Landskron’s works have been published in Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Chemical Communications, the Journal of Physical Chemistry C, and the New Journal of Chemistry.  He is the recipient of several research grants, the owner of a patent and has presented his works across North America. 

Virginia McSwain M. Virginia (Ginny) McSwain
Department of Physics
College of Arts & Sciences

Ginny McSwain earned her doctorate in astronomy and master’s degree in physics from Georgia State University, and her bachelor’s degree in physics from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Before coming to Lehigh, she was an NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics postdoctoral fellow at Yale University.  Her research interests include massive binary stars, stellar interactions and evolution, and the formation of circumstellar disks.  McSwain has received funding from the NSF and NASA, and has published in numerous high impact journals, including The Astrophysical Journal and The Astronomical Journal.

Dimitri Vezenov Dmitri Vezenov
Department of Chemistry
College of Arts & Sciences

Dmitri Vezenov received his doctorate in chemistry from Harvard University and undergraduate degree in chemistry from Moscow State University.  Before joining Lehigh’s faculty, he served as a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University and worked at technology start-ups in Massachusetts.  Vezenov’s research interests involve chemical force microscopy, development of new single-molecule techniques, and next-generation genome sequencing technology.  His works have been published in Nano Letters, Langmuir, the Journal of Physical Chemistry, Nanoscale, Analytical Chemistry, and Lab-on-a-Chip.  The recipient of several research and training grants, Vezenov has presented at conferences and universities throughout North America. 

Ping-Shi Wu Ping-Shi Wu
Department of Mathematics

College of Arts & Sciences

Ping-Shi Wu earned his doctorate and master’s degrees in statistics from the University of California, Davis and his master’s and bachelor’s degrees in mathematics from Tamkang University (Taiwan).  Before joining Lehigh’s faculty, Wu was an instructor at the University of California, Davis.   He has published in the Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics, Bioinformatics, and Environmental Science Technology.  His research interests are in applied statistics and devising new approaches to analyzing data. 

Reetika Gupta Reetika Gupta
Department of Marketing
College of Business & Economics

Reetika Gupta earned her doctorate in marketing from Baruch College/CUNY, her master’s degree in marketing communications from Mudra Institute of Communications (India), and her bachelor’s degree in economics from St. Stephens College of Delhi University (India). Her research interests include consumer behavior in interactive consumption environments, consumer learning for new products, and corporate social responsibility.  Her research has been published in journals such as the Management Information Systems Quarterly, the Journal of Advertising Research, and the Journal of Consumer Psychology.   She has presented at several national and international conferences, and is the recipient of several awards, including the 2012 Alfred Noble Robinson Faculty Award for Distinguished Service, and the 2007 Lehigh University Junior Award for Distinguished Teaching.

Corinne Post Corinne Post
Department of Management
College of Business & Economics

Corinne Post earned her doctorate in organization management from Rutgers Business School, her master’s degree in international management from HEC-University of Lausanne (Switzerland), and her bachelor’s degree in organization management from HEC-University of Geneva (Switzerland).  Before coming to Lehigh, Post was an assistant professor of management and management science at Pace University.  Her research interests center around diversity management, as it relates to career, team and organizational outcomes.  She has presented her work nationally and internationally and has published her research in Administrative Science Quarterly, the Journal of Applied Psychology, Group and Organization Management, and theJournal of Business Ethics among other leading peer-reviewed journals.

Zach Zacharia Zach Zacharia
Department of Management
College of Business & Economics

Zach Zacharia earned his doctorate in logistics from the University of Tennessee, his master of business administration from the University of Alberta, and his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Calgary.  Before joining the Lehigh faculty, Zacharia was assistant professor at Texas Christian University.  Dr. Zacharia has presented nationally and internationally and has published his work in the Journal of Operations Management, theJournal of Business Logistics, Decision Sciences Journal, theJournal of Supply Chain Management, theJournal of Business and Industrial Marketing, theJournal of Retailing, Marketing Management, and the ICFAI Journal of Supply Chain Management.

Xiaolei Huang Xiaolei Huang
Department of Computer Science & Engineering
P.C. Rossin College of Engineering & Applied Science

Xiaolei Huang earned her doctorate and master’s degrees in computer science from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, and her bachelor’s degree in computer science from Tsinghua University (China).  Before coming to Lehigh she served as a staff scientist at Siemens Medical Solutions USA.  Her research involves the interfaces among medical imaging processing, computer vision, and machine learning.  She has received funding from NIH and NSF, and has presented nationally and internationally. In addition to numerous conference proceeding articles and several book chapters, she has published in journals such as the IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, Cytoskeleton, and Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research.

Yaling Liu Yaling Liu
Department of Mechanical Engineering & Mechanics
P.C. Rossin College of Engineering & Applied Science

Yaling Liu earned his doctorate and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from Northwestern University, and his bachelor’s degree in engineering mechanics from Tsinghua University (China).   Before coming to Lehigh, Liu served as an assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington.   His research interests include micro- and nano-engineering, with applications to biology and medicine.  His research group’s primary interest is multiphase and particulate flow.  Liu was the recipient of the National Science Foundation CAREER Award. He has published his work in Soft Matter, theJournal of Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, Lab on a Chip, and the Journal of Physical Chemistry B.

Steven McIntosh Steven McIntosh
Department of Chemical Engineering
P.C. Rossin College of Engineering & Applied Science

Steven McIntosh earned his doctorate and master’s degrees in chemical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, and his bachelor’s from the University of Edinburgh (United Kingdom).  His research revolves around solid state ionics, with applications in solid oxide fuel cells.  He has presented nationally and internationally, and has published in Chemistry of Materials, Journal of Materials Chemistry, and theJournal of the Electrochemical Society.

 

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