New full-time faculty

Michael Bowen
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of History
Author of the monograph The Roots of Modern Conservatism: Dewey, Taft, and the Battle for the Soul of the Republican Party, Dr. Bowen earned his Ph.D. at the University of Florida and taught there and subsequently at Westminster College in Pennsylvania.

Alison Dachner
Assistant Professor, Department of Management, Marketing and Logistics
Dr. Dachner received her Ph.D. in Labor and Human Resources from The Ohio State University where she taught courses in Human Resources Management and Organizational Behavior. Dr. Dachner has published on learner engagement and on needs assessment for training for uncertain environments.

Jean Feerick
Assistant Professor, Department of English
Author of Strangers in Blood: Relocating Race in the Renaissance, Dr. Feerick received her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and subsequently taught at Brown University where she offered courses on Shakespeare in a global context, on utopian literature and on ecological readings of Shakespeare.

Jaume Franquesa
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Management, Marketing, and Logistics
Dr. Franquesa served as the Director of the MBA Program at Kent State University where he also taught courses in business strategy and management. He earned his Ph.D. in Strategic Management at Purdue University and his publications involve entrepreneurial behavior and technology innovation.

Luke Reader
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of History
Dr. Reader specializes in British socialized imperialism and has published on Leonard Woolf’s writings in that area. His teaching expertise includes the British Empire and World History, as well as writing courses. Dr. Reader earned his Ph.D. at the University of California-Irvine.

Mary-Michelle Coleman-Walsh
Visiting Assistant Professor, Tim Russert Department of Communication and Theatre Arts
A John Carroll alum with degrees in Psychology and Non-Profit Administration, Ms. Coleman-Walsh is also the recipient of a J.D. from Case Western Reserve University. She has taught part-time at JCU since 2006, including courses in Interpersonal Communication and Media Law.

Patrick Hicks
Visiting Assistant Professor, Military Science
Captain Hicks received his M.A. in International Relations with a specialization in Economic Development from Seton Hall University. At John Carroll, he is teaching introductory and advanced leadership courses for the ROTC program.

Bingjie Huang
Confucius Classroom Instructor, Department of Classical & Modern Languages and Cultures
Ms. Huang received her training in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language at Central China Normal University and completed a major in English Translation at Huazhong University. She continues her postgraduate study at Wuhan University teaching for the Confucius Classroom, a program affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh and the Chinese Ministry of Education.

Keiko Nakano
Assistant Professor, Department of Classical & Modern Languages and Cultures
Ms. Nakano received her M.A. from John Carroll and has taught Japanese and Japanese Popular Culture at JCU for the past twenty years. This year, Ms. Nakano was granted tenure and appointed Director of the East Asian Studies Program.

Sokchea Lim
Visiting Assistant Professor, Economics and Finance
Dr. Lim received his Ph.D. in Economics at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. His research and publications deal with monetary economics and development economics and teaches the Principles of Economics sequence as well as higher level courses in macroeconomics.

Jayme Stayer, S.J.
Assistant Professor, Department of English
Dr. Stayer returns to John Carroll (where he previously held a visiting assistant professorship) after gaining an M.Div. at Boston College School of Theology and Ministry in addition to his Ph.D. from Toledo University. A T.S. Eliot scholar, Dr. Stayer teaches early 20th-century poetry and 19th- and 20th-century American and British literature.

Haiwei Chen
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Economics and Finance
With more than fifteen years of finance teaching experience including courses in corporate finance and investment, Dr. Chen earned his Ph.D. in Economics at Emory University. His research and publications deal with investment strategies and market regulation.

Huiyuan Mei
Confucius Classroom Instructor, Classical & Modern Languages and Cultures
With a bachelor’s degree in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language from Wuhan University in China, Ms. Mei continues her postgraduate studies in that field as she teaches for the Confucius Classroom program at John Carroll, in affiliation with the University of Pittsburgh’s Confucius Institute, supported by the Chinese Ministry of Education.

Pamela Vanderzalm
Assistant Professor, Department of Biology
With a Ph.D. University of California Berkeley, Dr. Vanderzalm has held postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Chicago. A developmental geneticist, her work investigates growth control in cells comprising a tissue. At John Carroll, she teaches in the Principles of Biology sequence, as well as advanced courses in development, genetics, and cell biology.


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