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ESF Welcomes New Faculty, Staff

Tenure-track positions recognized
10/23/2018

This past spring and summer, ESF conducted a number of searches for faculty positions, both new ones and some that were vacant.

The following individuals were hired as assistant professors or professor:

Aiden Ackerman, assistant professor, Department of Landscape Architecture (LA); Jerrold Belant, Campfire Professor of Wildlife Conservation, Department of Environmental and Forest Biology (EFB); Silje Kristiansen, assistant professor, Department of Environmental Studies (ES); Gyu Leem, assistant professor, Department of Chemistry; Rachel Leibowtiz, assistant professor, LA; Christina Limpert, assistant professor, ES - Division of Gen Ed; Nehan Naim, assistant professor, Department of Forest and Natural Resources Management (FNRM); Vanessa Rojas, assistant professor, FNRM; Bahram Salehi, assistant professor, Department of Environmental Resources Engineering; Jill Weiss, assistant professor, ES; and Chang Geun Yoo, assistant professor, Department of Paper and Bioprocess Engineering.

In addition, a number of visiting assistant professors and instructors were hired for tenure- track positions. They are Karen Conahan, instructor, ES-Division of Gen Ed; Diane Kiernan, instructor, FNRM; Thomas McGrath, instructor, ES-Division of Gen Ed; Kurt Stavenhagan, instructor, ES-Division of Gen Ed.

New staff appointments include Kate Bailie, instructional support technician, Department of Chemistry; Monica Blaisdell, senior staff assistant ES -Division of Gen Ed; Kevin Gilmour, office assistant 1, Department of Facilities Planning, Design and Construction; Andrew Saunders, SUNY campus worker 1, Sustainability Division; Ashley Gouger, instructional designer, Open Academy: and Ernest Nkansah-Dwamena, visiting assistant professor, Open Academy.

The Research Foundation also made a number of staff appointments including Carolyn Chee, research support specialist, EFB; Lauren Zeffer, research support specialist, EFB; Mariela Gantchoff, postdoctoral associate, EFB; Melissa Deyo, administrative staff assistant 1, Academic Finance; Carli Fraccarolli, senior research analyst, Natural Heritage Program; Jacob Hill, postdoctoral associate, EFB; Jack Magee, research support specialist, EFB; and Tyler Petroelji, research scientist; EFB.

Please welcome the new members of our ESF community and congratulate our colleagues who moved into tenure-track positions.