Six educators, researchers join UWS facultySix people — some familiar to campus and some new — join the University of Wisconsin-Superior faculty for the fall 2012 semester.
Six people — some familiar to campus and some new — join the University of Wisconsin-Superior faculty for the fall 2012 semester.
Faith Hensrud, vice chancellor for academic affairs, said new faculty members contribute to the vitality of the university.
“We have an exciting mix of new faculty members this fall,” she said. “Some have taught here for years and are moving into faculty positions while others are new to campus.
They all bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to our students and our community. We look forward to their contributions as we continue to provide engaging educational experiences for our students.”
New faculty members include:
• Kay Biga, assistant professor of business law: Biga has taught business courses at UWS and other local institutions, worked as an attorney and mediator, and run her own businesses. She holds a master’s of management degree from the College of St. Scholastica and a law degree from Hamline University of Law in St. Paul.
• Sakib Mahmud, assistant professor of sustainable management: Mahmud completed his doctorate degree in economics at the University of Wyoming in 2011. His primary fields of research include applied microeconomics, environmental and resource economics, behavior economics, and health economics.
• Mark McCoon, assistant professor of accounting: McCoon holds a doctorate degree in international policy and development with a concentration in economics from the University of Southern Mississippi. He has extensive work and teaching experience in accounting, and is a Certified Public Accountant.
• Amit Mokashi, assistant professor of transportation and logistics management: Mokashi holds a doctorate degree in marine policy from the University of Delaware. He has extensive experience in teaching and research as well as experience in the maritime industry, including work as a shipboard engineer.
• Maureen Rappley Larson, assistant professor of social work: Rappley Larson has taught social work courses at UWS for many years. She also has extensive professional experience as a therapist and as director of advocacy programs in the Twin Ports.
• Yunhong “Tom” Tu, assistant professor of library science: Tu has served as an instructional designer for UWS’ Distance Learning Center since 2006. He has extensive experience as an educator and in developing and teaching others to use online education technology.
UWS engages students for lifelong learning and rewarding careers through more than 26 undergraduate and graduate programs offered on campus along with degrees offered through distance learning. The university is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges and plays a central role in the University of Wisconsin System’s Growth Agenda for Wisconsin.