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New Faculty & Faculty Administrators 2012:College of Science

Dr. Andrey N. Chernikov

Assistant Professor of Computer Science, received a Ph.D. in Computer Science in 2007 from the College of William and Mary and a Master of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science and a Bachelor of Mathematics, in 2001 and 1999 respectively, from Kabardino-Balkar State University, Russia. Previously he was a Research Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Old Dominion University.

Dr. Elena Craig

Lecturer of Mathematics and Statistics, received a Ph.D. and an M.S. in Computational and Applied Mathematics and a B.S. in Mathematics, in 2011, 2007 and 2005 respectively, from Old Dominion University. She has been a Research Assistant in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics and an adjunct faculty member at Old Dominion University.

Dr. Dayle A. Daines

Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, received a Ph.D. and an M.S., in 1999 and 1998 respectively, from the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Rochester and a B.Sc. in Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology in 1995 from the University of Calgary. Previously he was an Assistant Professor of Microbiology at Mercer University School of Medicine.

Dr. Michael Dulick

Research Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, received a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry in 1982 from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a B.Sc. in Chemistry in 1976 from Carnegie-Mellon University. Previously he was FTS Instrument Scientist at the National Solar Observatory, Aura, Inc. in Arizona.

Ms. Tammy L. Hanna

Sophomore Success Advisor, received a Master's in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration in 2008 from the University of South Carolina and a B.A. in English in 2001 from Lehigh University. Previously she was an Academic Advisor/Student Services Coordinator for Corinthian Colleges.

Dr. Xiaoxiao Hu

Assistant Professor of Psychology, received a Ph.D. and an M.A. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, in 2012 and 2009 respectively, from George Mason University and a B.S. in Psychology in 2007 from Peking University, China. Previously she was an Instructor for Statistics in Psychology at George Mason University.

Dr. Girish Neelakanta

Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, received a Ph.D. in Microbial Genetics and Genomics in 2005 from the University of Cologne, Germany and an M.Sc.in Microbiology and Biotechnology and a B.Sc. in Microbiology, Zoology, Chemistry, in 1999 and 1997 respectively, from Bangalore University, India. Previously he was an Associate Research Scientist at Yale University School of Medicine.

Dr. Komala Ponniah

Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Chemistry and Biochemistry, received a Ph.D. in Plant Biotechnology in 2003 from University Putra Malaysia, and an M.Sc. and B.Sc. in Microbiology, in 1994 and 1990 respectively, from University Malaya. Previously she was a Research Officer in the Institute of Molecular BioSciences at Massey University in New Zealand.

Dr. Steven Pascal

Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, received a Ph.D. in Molecular Biophysics in 1993 from Florida State University, an M.A. in Physics in 1987 from Kent State University and a B.S. in Physics in 1985 from Nebraska Wesleyan University. Previously he was an Associate Professor in the Institute of Fundamental Sciences at Massey University, New Zealand.

Dr. Yelena A. Prok

Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics, received a Ph.D. in Nuclear Physics and a B.A. in Astrophysics, in 2004 and 1997 respectively, from the University of Virginia. Previously she was Assistant Professor of Physics at Christopher Newport University and a Staff Scientist at the Jefferson Lab.

Dr. Hameed Sultana

Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, received a Ph.D. in Medical Biochemistry in 2004 from the University of Cologne, Germany and an M.Sc. in Applied Genetics and B.Sc. in Biology, Zoology, Chemistry, in 1999 and 1997 respectively, from Bangalore University, India. Previously she was an Associate Research Scientist at the Yale University of Medicine.

Dr. Guijun Wang

Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, received a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry in 1999 from Michigan State University and an M.S. in Structural Chemistry and B.S. in Chemistry, in 1993 and 1990 respectively, from Tsinghua University. Previously he was an Associate Professor of Chemistry at the University of New Orleans.