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 2012-2013
Director, New Faculty Program
Office Location: Dickson Hall 256
Personal Link: http://coverpage.montclair.edu/home.php?username=fuentesm
Milton A. Fuentes received his MA in Psychology with a concentration in Latino Mental Health from Montclair State University and his Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University. He completed a pre-doctoral fellowship in clinical and community psychology at Yale University and directed a one-year epidemiological study at Columbia University. He is currently an Associate Professor and Deputy Chair of Psychology, a licensed psychologist in New Jersey and New York as well as the Director of the Clinical and Community Studies laboratory. He is one of the founding members of the Latino Psychological Association of New Jersey and President of the National Latino Psychological Association. Dr. Fuentes' interests are in the areas of Latino and multicultural psychology, child psychology and family psychology. He serves as a consultant to several schools and community-based programs, including the Puerto Rican Family Institute.
Classics and General Humanities Department
Office Location: Dickson Hall 148
Mary C. English is an Associate Professor in the Department of Classics and General Humanities. Her research interests include modern and ancient performances of the Greek comic playwright Aristophanes and, more broadly, the role of the contemporary American playwright in social and political criticism. She is currently at work on a book that explores how American authors such as E.E. Cummings, John Dos Passos, and Elmer Rice used Aristophanic techniques to critique American life in the 1920s. In addition, Dr. English edits The Classical Outlook, one of the leading peer-reviewed journals in her field.
Biology and Molecular Biology Department
Office Location: Science Hall 122
Personal Link: http://pages.csam.montclair.edu/biology/bioweb/scott_kight_phd_associate_p.html
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.
Communication Studies Department
Office Location: Life Hall 055B
Christine A. Lemesianou is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Studies. Since joining Montclair State University in 2000, she has also served as the Coordinator for the Fundamentals of Speech Program. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in communication studies, persuasion, research methods and globalization and has a strong interest in creating innovative pedagogical practices. Her research interests include communication and identity, globalization and borders, critical pedagogy, and new media and interactive technologies. She is currently working on a manuscript that investigates global literacies.
LUIS SAN VICENTE PORTES
Economics and Finance Department
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.
Early Childhood, Elementary Education and Literacy Education Department
Office Location: University Hall
Monica Taylor is an associate professor in the department of Curriculum and Teaching in the College of Education and Human Services. Before receiving her Ph.D. from the University of Arizona in Language, Reading, and Culture, she was an urban teacher who taught Spanish and French at an alternative middle school in New York City. Her teaching and scholarship focus on middle school education, inquiry, co/autoethnography, self-study, and action research, progressive schooling, and most recently teacher leadership. For the past eight years, she has served as the liaison to Grover Cleveland Middle School in Caldwell, NJ. Each semester, she offers teacher education courses on-site at there. She is the Graduate Program Coordinator of the new Masters in Teacher Leadership and she is the faculty adviser to school teams engaged in Dodge Action Research Projects.