Colorado State University – Pueblo Welcomes new faculty, staff to Fall 2011 semester



Colorado State University – Pueblo Welcomes new faculty, staff to Fall 2011 semester

PUEBLO—Colorado State University-Pueblo welcomed 18 new faculty members to campus this fall. All new and returning faculty members will begin official duties at CSU-Pueblo on Aug 22, the first day of the fall 2011 semester.

College of Science and Mathematics
Paul Brown is a new lecturer in the Department of Biology. He earned a bachelor’s in biology from Purdue University and a master’s degree in molecular and cell biology from Washington University in St. Louis. He enjoys running, cycling, hiking, camping, and philosophy/bioethics

Shajid Haque is a visiting professor in the Departments of Physics/Math, having come to CSU-Pueblo from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. He earned a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. He research focus is string theory, but he also is interested in string cosmology, which connects cosmological observations to string theory. 

Paul Vorndam returns to the Department of Chemistry as a visiting assistant professor. He earned a PhD in organic chemistry from the University of Colorado-Boulder. He had been teaching at the Air Force Academy and online for the Community College of Denver and after serving on the CSU-Pueblo faculty from 1994-2004.

College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Iver Arnegard, assistant professor of English, earned a B.A. from the University of Montana, an M.F.A. from the University of Alaska and a Ph.D. in literature and creative writing from Ohio University. He will teach a range of English classes from composition and American literature to creative writing. His hobbies span the spectrum of outdoor recreation from backpacking and skiing to hunting and fishing.

Paul Conrad is an assistant professor of history. He earned a bachelor’s degree from SUNY-Stony Brook and a doctoral degree in history from the University of Texas-Austin. His areas of expertise include colonial North American history, American Indian studies, and the history of slavery. He will teach courses in the history of the American Southwest and Mexico as well as survey and special topics courses in American history.

Audrey Dehdoug is a lecturer in the Department of Foreign Languages. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the Universite de Caen Basse-Normandie (France). She will teach courses in French, and possible courses in Spanish, as well as supervise the Language Center. She enjoys teaching, living abroad, traveling, sharing her culture, and learning about other cultures.

Kristen Epps is an assistant professor of history, who earned a bachelor’s degree from William Jewell College, a master’s degree from the College of William and Mary, and her doctoral degree from the University of Kansas. She will teach basic U.S. survey courses as well as classes on women’s history, slavery, reform movements, and the Civil War.

D. Madison Furrh is an assistant professor of English, who earned a bachelor’s degree in anthropology with a minor in history from the University of Texas – Austin, a master’s degree from the University of Nevada-Reno, and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Washington. He has a background in archaeology and is an amateur astronomer. He has performed extensive research into Enlightenment discourse and its impact on socio-political institutions in the 17th-Century Massachusetts Bay Colony.

Scott Gage is an assistant professor of English, who will teach courses in writing, including composition, technical writing, and advanced rhetoric, composition, and grammar. He received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Louisiana State University. He also earned a doctoral degree in rhetoric and composition from Florida State University. His areas of expertise include visual rhetoric, race and rhetoric, rhetorical theory, and media studies.

Katherine Hurley will teach several public speaking classes as a new lecturer in speech. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado – Boulder, a master’s degree from the University of Connecticut, an a Ph.D. from the University of Denver. Her areas of expertise are rhetoric and communication ethics, gender, and a rhetorical approach to health communication.

Nancy Lucero is a new assistant professor of social work, and will teach courses in social science research methodology, social work theory, and human behavior in the social environment as well as social work practice with American Indian families. She earned a bachelor’s in social welfare from Metropolitan State College of Denver and a Master of Social and Ph.D. in social work from the University of Denver. Her areas of expertise are in clinical practice, research, and Indian Child Welfare.


Ellen Mueller is the 2011-12 CSU-Pueblo Artist-in-Residence in the Department of Art. She earned a bachelor’s degree in theatre and art and a second bachelor’s in design technology from Bemidji State University (Minn.) She later received a Master of Fine Art degree in studio art with an emphasis on performance art from the University of South Florida. She will teach special topics courses in performance art as well as drawing and art appreciation.   


Hasan School of Business
Cindy Lin is a visiting assistant professor in Computer Information Systems. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Northern Texas and came to CSU-Pueblo from a position at St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minn.

Jerry Lin is a new professor of accounting. He earned a Ph.D. from the University of Northern Texas and before coming to CSU-pueblo was the acting department chair and assistant professor at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. His areas of expertise include auditing, fraud examination, and forensic accounting.

College of Education, Engineering, and Professional Studies (CEEPS)
Karen Hostetter is an assistant professor in the Department of Exercise Science, Health Promotion, and Recreation. She has more than 11 years of teaching experience in higher education, including University of Southern Mississippi, New Mexico State University, and George Fox University. She earned a Ph.D. in human performance and recreation University of Southern Mississippi. 

Ananda Paudel is a new assistant professor of engineering. He earned a master’s degree in  mechatronics  in South Korea and a Ph.D. in industrial engineering from Western Michigan University.  He previously taught at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.

 Tyrell Smith is a new assistant professor in the Automotive Industry Management program. He received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from CSU-Pueblo and was a visiting professor in 2010-11. He enjoys playing the guitar, singing, and any outdoor activity that includes water.

University Library
Kevin Seeber is an assistant professor of library science and library instruction coordinator. He came to CSU-Pueblo from Tallahassee, Fla., where he earned a bachelor’s degree in history and a master’s degree in library and information science from Florida State University. His research interests include how people gather information and what role physically handling a book has in reading enjoyment and information retention.

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