Resource Faculty from each College or School are assigned to the New Faculty and provide informal guidance and support. The Resource Faculty also help facilitate the weekly orientation sessions.
Resource Faculty 2015-2016
Director, New Faculty Program
Department of Biology
Office Location: Science Hall 122
Personal Link: http://www.montclair.edu/profilepages/view_profile.php?username=kights
Scott has been a member of the New Faculty Program for many years, serving in the past as a Resource Faculty Member for the College of Science and Mathematics. This year marks his second as director of the program.
Hugh Curnutt is an Associate Professor of Communication Studies in the School of Communication and Media where he specializes in media history and cultural theory. He came to Montclair State University in 2008 after receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Curnutt’s research is broadly concerned with evolving communication technologies and the shifting intersection of media producers and consumers. His teaching has included courses on critical theory, postmodernism, media ecology, and television studies.
Elizabeth Emery is a Professor of French in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures where she teaches a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate courses related to French language, literature, and culture. She received her M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. in French from New York University. Professor Emery has published widely on the reception of medieval art, architecture, and literature in nineteenth and twentieth-century Europe and America. She serves as Joint Editor of the journal Romance Studies, Book Review Coeditor of Nineteenth-Century French Studies, and as a board member of the Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies Association. Current research interests include early photojournalism, celebrity interviews, European and American writer house museums, the history of collecting, the nineteenth-century French interest in Chinese, Indian, and Japanese art, and global food politics and sustainability studies.
Dr. Priya Lalvani is an Associate Professor in the department of Early Childhood, Elementary, and Literacy Education. She teaches courses in the graduate programs in Inclusive Education. She has a Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from the City University of New York. Her scholarship is focused on examining the sociopolitical contexts which frame the lived experiences of individuals with disabilities and their families. Through her research she seeks to confront ableism in schools and society, and to problematize the practice of ability-based segregation for many students with disabilities in schools. She was the recipient of the Irving Zola Disability Studies Scholar Award in 2015.
Dr. Petroff received her PhD from the University of York, UK, and her postdoctoral training at Cambridge University, UK. Prior to joining MSU she was a Research Scientist at the University of Iowa studying molecular and cellular neuroscience. Dr. Petroff’s NIH funded research is focused on how brain cells function and how this activity is regulated in physiological and pathophysiological conditions including brain tumors. Dr. Petroff is teaching Neurobiology, Advanced Neuroscience, Advanced Cell Physiology, and other coursed in the Department of Biology and Molecular Biology.
LUIS SAN VICENTE PORTES
Economics, Finance and Real Estate Department
Office Location: The Feliciano School of Business
Luis San Vicente Portes is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics and Finance. He joined MSU in 2005 after the completion of his doctoral degree at Georgetown University. He earned his bachelor's degree at the Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM), holds diplomas in Business Development and Administration from ITAM, and on the Economics of the European Union from the London School of Economics. Dr. San Vicente Portes has worked for the Inter-American Development Bank for the World Bank in Washington, DC., and for the Ministry of Finance and Petroleos Mexicanos in Mexico.
Dr. San Vicente Portes' research focuses on macroeconomics and international economics. Using computational techniques he takes a theoretical approach in the study of business cycles, international trade and inequality. In particular, his research analyzes the macroeconomics effects of greater economic integration on business cycles and the distribution of income and wealth and has been published in journals such as Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, The Berkeley Journal of Macroeconomics, The Global Economy Journal, and the Journal of Development Economics, among others.