New Faculty

Meet the newest members of the New College faculty.

New faculty

Mine Dogucu

MINE DOGUCU

Assistant Professor of Applied Statistics – Data Science Program – Graduate Studies – Natural Sciences

Ph.D., The Ohio State University
M.S., Bogazici University
B.A., Smith College

Interests:
Missing Data, Statistical Consulting, Model Convergence, Count Data Models, Statistics Pedagogy

Elizabeth Leininger

ELIZABETH LEININGER

Assistant Professor of Neurobiology – Biology – Natural Sciences

Ph.D., Columbia University

B.A., Swarthmore College

Academic/Research Interests:
How the nervous system functions, develops, and evolves to generate the varied animal behaviors present in nature.

 Melissa Crow

MELISSA CROW

Instructor of Statistics – Data Science Program – Graduate Studies – Natural Sciences

Ph.D., University of Florida (in progress)
M.A., University of Florida
B.A., Emory University

Research Interests:
Spatial statistics, spatio–‐temporal modeling, Gaussian graphical model selection, epidemiological applications, statistical literacy, statistics education

 

MARIAM MANZUR-LEIVA

Instructor of Spanish Language and Literature – Humanities

M.A., University of South Florida
Graduate Certificate in Latin American Studies, USF

Graduate Certificate in Cuban Studies, USF

Research Interests:
Development and implementation of E-Learning technologies and their impact on teaching methodologies for Second Language Acquisition Higher Education classes.

 Avni Vyas

AVNI VYAS

  Instructor of Writing – Humanities

M.F.A, Ph.D, Florida State University
B.A, M.Ed,  ​University of Florida

Academic/Research Interests
Contemporary poetics, Hindu mythology, and their intersections within popular culture.
Michael Goyette

MICHAEL GOYETTE

Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics – Humanities

M.A, M.Phil, Ph.D., The Graduate Center of The City University of New York
BA, Vassar College

Academic/Research Interests:
Greek and Roman Tragedy
Ancient Medicine and the Medical Humanities
Gender and the Body
Pedagogy

Sarah Osment

SARAH OSMENT

Visiting Assistant Professor of English – Humanities

M.A., Ph.D., Brown University
B.A., University of Arizona


Academic/Research Interests:

20th and 21st century American literature and culture, modern and contemporary poetry and poetics, and environmental literary, material and visual culture.

 Kye Ryung Park

KYE RYUNG PARK

Visiting Assistant Professor of Music – Humanities

Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
M.A., University of California, Los Angeles
B.M, Seoul National University, South Korea

Academic/Research Interests:
Music Composition and Theory