Posted on Oct 25, 1996

New faculty colleagues welcomed this fall include (others listed previously):

Presha Neidermeyer, instructor of management, is pursuing her Ph.D. from Virginia Commonwealth University. She received a master's degree from Miami University and
a bachelor's degree from West Virginia University. She is a certified public accountant and has a number of publications currently under review.

Bernadette Nye, assistant professor of political science, received her Ph.D. from Emory University and a master's and bachelor's degree from Case Western Reserve
University. She has received several grants and awards, and her professional interests
include voting behaviors of U.S. citizens.

Hyungji Sophia Park, instructor of English, is pursuing her Ph.D. in English
from Princeton University. She has earned a master's degree from Princeton and a
bachelor's degree from Harvard University. She has also published several articles and her
interests include 19th-century British literature, gender studies, and the novel.

Daniel G. Payne, visiting assistant professor of English, received his Ph.D.
from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He also earned a master's degree at SUNY
Buffalo and a bachelor's degree from Union College. He has published several articles,
many concerning naturalist writing, and has presented at professional conferences.

David Shapard, visiting assistant professor of history, earned his Ph.D. from
the University of California at Berkeley and earned a bachelor's degree form Amherst
College. His research includes a dissertation research year in France and throughout

Nadia M. Topor, visiting instructor of physics, is pursuing her Ph.D. from
Rutgers University and received a master's degree from the University of Bucharest. Her
research and teaching interests include field theory and particle physics.

Louis Zulli, visiting professor of mathematics, earned his Ph.D. and master's
degree from Cornell University and also received a bachelor's degree at the State
University of New York at Stony Brook. He has presented at several professional
conferences and his interests lie in knot theory and topology.