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CHASS welcomes new tenure-track faculty

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Dr. Hyunhoe Bae
School of Public and International Affairs, Department of Public Administration

Dr. Hyunhoe Bae has recently been named Assistant Professor of Public Administration in the School of Public and International Affairs.

Bae’s research interests include environmental policy and public finance. In particular, her research is focusing on information disclosure policy as an environmental regulatory tool. Her work on information disclosure policy has been published in the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. Before coming to N.C. State, Bae was a research associate with the Center for Environmental Policy and Administration at Syracuse University. She was also a researcher in the Korean Environment Institute, a part of Korea’s Office of Prime Minister.

Ph.D. (Public Administration), Syracuse University, 2010
M.P.P. (Public Policy), University of California at Berkeley, 2005
M.S. (Urban Planning, Environmental Planning), Seoul National University, Korea, 2002
B.S . (Urban Planning and Engineering), Yonsei University, Korea, 2000

Dr. RaJade M. Berry-James
School of Public and International Affairs, Department of Public Administration

Dr. RaJade M. Berry-James, “Jade,” has been named Associate Professor in the Department of Public Administration, within the college’s School of Public and International Affairs. Berry-James is also the Director of Graduate Programs for Public Administration.

Berry-James’ teaching and research interests revolve around social equity, program evaluation and research methods. Her work has been published in Public Performance and Management Review, International Journal of Public Administration, Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting and Financial Management, and Journal of Public Management and Social Policy. She is a past recipient of The Donald S. Stone Service Award from the American Society for Public Administration and she received a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition for Outstanding Public Service to the Community from The Honorable Betty Sutton, U.S. House of Representatives (OH).

Ph.D. (Public Administration), Rutgers University-Newark, 1999
M.P.A. (Public Administration), Kean University, 1993
B.S. (Business Administration), Rider University, 1987

Dr. Andrew R. Binder
Department of Communication

Dr. Andrew R. Binder has been named Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication and Associate Director of the Public Communication of Science and Technology (PCOST) Project.

His teaching and research interests focus on mass and interpersonal communication effects on individual cognitions and attitudes, primarily in the context of politics, science and risk. His work has been published in Communication Research, Science Communication, Mass Communication and Society, and Risk Analysis. He has won research awards from the Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research and the Society for Risk Analysis. He is completing work on an NSF-funded project that looks at public opinion dynamics and media coverage surrounding the establishment of the National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Prior to enrolling in graduate school, Binder served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Cameroon. Living in an area with no mass communication inspired his interest in the role it plays in everyday life throughout levels of society.

Ph.D. (Mass Communications), University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2010
M.S. (Life Sciences Communication), University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2007
B.A. (French), University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2001

Dr. Karen Bullock
Department of Social Work

Dr. Karen Bullock will become Associate Professor in the Department of Social Work beginning January 2011. Currently, Bullock is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Connecticut.

Bullock has been a leading force in advancing social work practice, education and training in the care of the dying. Her research focuses on comparing racial differences in end-of-life care for patient populations. She has had work published on end-of-life care in numerous journals and authored a chapter entitled “Advance Directives from a Social Work Perspective” in the upcoming (2010) Oxford University Press publication, “A Textbook on Palliative and End-of-life Care for Social Workers: Influence of Culture and Family Dynamics.” She is currently working on a book that offers practical insight on race, culture and end-of-life decision-making, which will be published by Lyceum Books.

Ph.D. (Sociology and Social Work), Boston University, 2000
M.S.W. (Social Work), Columbia University, 1992
B.S.W. (Social Work), N.C. State University, 1990

Dr. Kimberly Ebert
Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Dr. Kim Ebert has joined the Department of Sociology and Anthropology as an Assistant Professor.

Ebert’s research and teaching interests include race and ethnicity, inequality, collective action, immigration and social movements. She is currently writing several articles exploring these issues. Her article, “Beyond the Ballot: Immigrant Collective Action in Gateways and New Destinations,” will be published in an upcoming Social Problems issue. Earlier this year, Ebert presented information on the changing politics of immigration legislation at the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting.

Ph.D. (Sociology), University of California, Davis, 2009
M.A. (Sociology), Loyola University Chicago, 2001
B.A. (Sociology-Anthropology), Loyola University Chicago, 1999

Dr. Mark Nance
School of Public and International Affairs, Department of Political Science

Dr. Mark Nance is a new Assistant Professor of Political Science in the School of Public and International Affairs. He is currently teaching International Political Economy and European politics.

Nance’s research generally focuses on the impact of non-binding international institutions. His current work includes projects on the development of international anti-money laundering standards, the prediction of state-based nuclear proliferation through financial patterns and explanations of patterns of international cooperation in the prevention of maritime piracy. In his research, Nance has conducted fieldwork in six countries and two international organizations. He has also led study abroad trips to Monterrey, Mexico and Segovia, Spain.

Ph.D. (Political Science), University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2009
M.A. (Political Science), University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2004
B.A. (Political Science), Murray State University, 2000

Dr. Julia Rudolph
Department of History

Dr. Julia Rudolph will be joining the History Department as an Associate Professor in January 2011. She is currently teaching at the University of Pennsylvania.

Rudolph specializes in the intellectual history of early modern Britain and Europe, with a particular focus on legal history and gender history in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century England. She is the author of “Revolution by Degrees: James Tyrrell and Whig Political Thought in the Late Seventeenth Century” (Palgrave, 2002), and of various articles on gender, crime, and the history of the book in early modern England. Rudolph is currently working on “Common Law and Enlightenment in England 1689 – c.1750,” a history of common law that explores the origins of a jurisprudence of precedent, and the intersections between legal ideas, practices and publications and other eighteenth-century ‘enlightened’ trends in moral philosophy, science, commerce, gender and print.

Ph.D. (History), Columbia University, 1995
M.Phil. (History), Columbia University, 1990
M.A. (History), Columbia University, 1988
B.A. (Classics and Renaissance Studies), Brown University, 1984