Date: November 14, 2008
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Governors State University
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For Immediate Release
University Park, IL, November 14, 2008– New faculty members recently joined the College of Arts and Sciences at Governors State University.
Dr. Patricia Fu-Giles returned to GSU, her alma mater, as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry. She earned her master’s degree from GSU and her doctorate from Ohio State University. “I am very happy to be back here, it's like coming home,” said Fu-Giles, who now lives in Palos Park. “My teaching interests are photochemistry and bioinorganic chemistry.”
Dr. Will Kelley joins the CAS faculty as an Assistant Professor of Sociology. Originally from San Antonio, Texas, he spent much of his youth living abroad and currently lives on Chicago’s south side. His academic interests include how the cultural construction of identity affects gender segregation at work.
Originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota, by way of Poughkeepsie, New York, Dr. Elizabeth Johnson has taken the position of Assistant Professor of History. She now lives in Richton Park.
Dr. Andrius Tamulis was raised in Marquette Park in Chicago, and earned his doctorate from Indiana University in Bloomington. He is now an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at GSU and lives in Berwyn. “I find that learning about the long history of mathematics results in students understanding that it is not a cold subject that exists only in textbooks, but a living subject that is part of the human experience.”
Assistant Professor of Communications, Dr. David Rhea, is originally from Kansas City, Missouri. He earned his doctorate from the University of Missouri and currently lives in Chicago. “I strive to explore this world and try to understand better how we interact within it. I am particularly intrigued by how politicians use entertainment media and venues to attract attention, persuade voters, and ultimately get elected.”
Dr. Jason Zingsheim joins the GSU faculty as Assistant Professor in Communication. He earned both his master’s degree and doctorate from Arizona State University. His teaching interests include communication theory, intercultural communication, and the impact of race, gender, sexuality on communication.
Governors State University is located at 1 University Parkway, University Park, Illinois. For more information about the College of Arts and sciences, visit www.govst.edu/cas.