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September 3, 2011

19 join Pitt-Johnstown faculty

JOHNSTOWN — Pitt-Johnstown has added 19 full-time faculty members to its staff.

They are:

• Halvor Aakhus, visiting instructor of English writing, holds a master’s degree from the University of Florida and a bachelor’s from the University of Southern Indiana.

• Daniel Broyld, visiting instructor of history, is in the doctoral program at Howard University, holds a master’s degree from SUNY Brockport, a bachelor’s from Hofstra University and an associate from Sage Junior College.

• Christopher  Cook, assistant professor of political science, holds a doctorate and master’s degree from the University of California, a master’s from California State University and a bachelor’s from Fitchburg State College.

• Victoria Czarnek, instructor of mathematics, holds a master’s degree from Virginia Tech and a bachelor’s from the College of William and Mary.

• Christine Dahlin, assistant professor of biology, holds a doctorate from New Mexico State University, a master’s degree from Northern Arizona University and a bachelor’s from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry.

• Jacob Easley, chairman of the Education Division and associate professor of education, holds a doctorate from Penn State, completed graduate studies at Georgia State University, and holds a master’s degree from IUP and a bachelor’s from Morehouse College.

• Nickole George, assistant professor of nursing, holds a doctorate and a master’s degree from Pitt and a bachelor’s from Penn State.

• Shailesh Kadakia, visiting instructor of electrical engineering technology, holds an master’s degree from the University of Texas, Austin, and a bachelor’s from the University of Bombay, Mumbai, India.

• Charles Kanyi, visiting assistant professor of chemistry, holds a doctorate from Binghamton University and master’s and bachelor’s degrees from MOI University, Kenya.

• Ross Kleinstuber, assistant professor of justice administration and criminology, holds a doctorate and master’s degree from the University of Delaware and a bachelor’s from Rowan University.

• Ahmad Massasati, instructor of cartography/geographic information systems, holds a doctorate and master’s degree from the University of Utah, a master’s from the University of Missouri-Rolla and a bachelor’s from the University of Aleppo, Syria.

• Bethany McConnell, instructor of special education, holds a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University and a bachelor’s from St. Francis University.

• Brian E. Moyer, assistant professor of mechanical engineering technology, holds a doctorate and master’s degree from Pitt and a bachelor’s from Carnegie Mellon University.

• Manisha Nigam, instructor of chemistry, holds a doctorate and master’s degree from Ohio State University, a master’s from the Indian Institute of Technology, India, and a bachelor’s from Kanpur University, India.

• Frank Pietryga, instructor of electrical engineering technology, holds a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Pitt and a bachelor’s in electrical engineering technology from Pitt-Johnstown.

• Raghvendra Sengar, assistant professor of chemistry, holds a doctorate from Duquesne University, a master’s degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, and a bachelor’s from Christ Church College, Kanpur University, India.

• John Teacher, instructor of theater arts, holds a master’s degree from Virginia Tech and a bachelor’s from Lock Haven University.

• Scott Tracy, assistant professor of secondary education science, holds a doctorate from Duquesne University and master’s and bachelor’s degrees from California University of Pennsylvania.

• Paul Washington, assistant professor of natural sciences/geology, holds a doctorate from the University of Connecticut, a master’s degree from SUNY Albany and a bachelor’s from Allegheny College.

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