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18 Tenured, Tenure-Track Professors Join LMU


stewartLoyola Marymount University has deepened its commitment to academic excellence by adding 18 tenured and tenure-track faculty members at the beginning of this semester.

President’s Professor of Marketing David Stewart joins the College of Business Administration’s Department of Marketing and Law from UC Riverside. Stewart, a veteran professor and academic administrator, brings a wealth of business consulting experience to LMU. He is author or co-author of more than 225 publications, including eight books on marketing strategy, consumer information and decision making.

The other new tenured and tenure-track faculty members are:

College of Business Administration: Susan Gyeszly, assistant professor of accounting; Mitchell Hamilton, assistant professor of marketing and business law; Irfan Safdar, assistant professor of accounting; Julie Suh, assistant professor of accounting;

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts: Andrew Devereaux, assistant professor of history; Kevin McDonald, assistant professor of history; Jade Sasser, assistant professor of women’s studies; Traci Brynne Voyles, assistant professor of women’s studies; Thomas Ward, assistant professor of philosophy; J. Chris Zepeda-Millán, assistant professor of political science;

College of Communication and Fine Arts: Christopher Finlay, assistant professor of communication studies; Rosalynde LeBlanc Loo, assistant professor of dance; Leon Wiebers, assistant professor of theatre arts;

School of Education: Fernando Estrada, assistant professor of educational support services;

Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering: Pezhman Hassanpour, assistant professor of mechanical engineering; Heather Tarleton, assistant professor in the Department of Health and Human Sciences.

Also new to LMU is Dean Bryant Keith Alexander of the College of Communication and Fine Arts and professor of communication and performance studies. He comes to LMU from CSU Los Angeles, where he held a number of leadership positions. Alexander is the author of several books on pedagogy, race and culture.