Resource Faculty

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 2014-2015


Interim Director, New Faculty Program
Biology and Molecular Biology Department
ext. 5426
Office Location: Science Hall 122
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Scott Kight is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biology and Molecular Biology. His Ph.D. from Indiana University is in Biology, concentrating in Ecology, Evolution and Behavior. Scott teaches courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels and is a member of the doctoral faculty. He has been a member of the faculty at Montclair State University since 1997.

Scott's teaching interests include evolutionary biology, ecology and animal behavior. His research involves the ways that animals make decisions about reproduction, particularly decisions about the termination of parental care.

Modern Languages and Literatures Department
ext.  4452
Office Location: Schmitt Hall 241J


Counseling and Educational Leadership Department
ext.  7186
Office Location: University Hall 3152


School of Communication and Media
ext.  4200
Office Location: Moorehead Hall 131


Biology and Molecular Biology Department
ext.  2027
Office Location: Science Hall 110


Economics and Finance Department
ext. 2126
Office Location: Partridge Hall 438

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.