Meet CU Denver’s New Faculty Members
New members of CU Denver's Association of Lecturers and Instructors get to know each other at the New Faculty Orientation.

Meet CU Denver’s New Faculty Members

August 30, 2023

The start of a new semester means that we have an opportunity to welcome learners—new and continuing—back to our classrooms on campus or online. It also gives us the opportunity to acknowledge the incredible faculty members that help support these students from their first day to the day they earn their degree. 

This month, CU welcomed new faculty members for the 2023–24 academic year with a variety of events, including a day-long orientation event (pictured). Scroll down for a complete list of new faculty members and join us in saying hello to the newest members of our Lynx community! 


Welcoming CU Denver’s New Faculty

Tenure/Tenure-Track and IRC Faculty

Deborah Bumbie-Chi
Andrew Bateman
Gerald Blackler
Felipe Blanco Sanchez
Nam Bui
Alyssa Daily
Sarah Erickson
Kalyani Fernando
Tulay Flamand
Lior Galili
Elizabeth Huntley
Veronica Jayne
Michael Kocet
Stephanie Kornick
Leyuan Li
Yueyan (Alex) Li
Kristyn Masters
David Mays
Teresa McGinley
Salah McKloskey
Alejandra Medina Carrillo
Jacyn Meyer
Andrey Mikhailitchenko
Ibrahim Ali Mohamed 
Matthew O’Brien
Alfred Ortiz
Mi Youn Paek
Javier Pastorino Gonzalez
John Purfield
Robert (Scott) Roswell
Eric Roth
Mohammad Saleh
José Sánchez
Melissa Simone
Hengqi Tian
Taner Turan
Charles Valsechi
Helen Wang
Falene Young
Florence Young
Ling Zhang

Lecturers

Susan Abbott
Abeer Abdel Khaleq
Wayne Ackerman
Chris Adams
Nam Aerang
Kyle Allen
Calvin Anderson
Vivek Arora
Robert Barrick
Lisa Blackman
Nathan Boyless
Adam Brock
Kaylee Browning
Caleb Cage
Alexandra Carbajal
Anthony Casadonte
Marcelino Casias
Raya Castronovo
Gary Chandler
Walter Chaw
Margaret (Marni) Choice-Hermosillo
Brianna Christensen
Holly Church
Erin Dvorak Clark
Lynn Coit
Christopher Coleman
Rachelle  Davis
Yecenia Delgado
John Desmond
Josh DeTillio
Lynn Diaz
Sharon Diedrichs
Leonard Dixon
Brian Doherty
Erin Donnelly
Sebrina Doyle Fosco
Hani El Hajj   
Thomas Eppel
Diane Erickson
Lauren Falcon
Amanda Fenn
Karrie Filios
Dalia Flores
Heidi Floyd
Chris Franks
Allegra Fullerton
Guillermo Garcia
Allyson (Ally) Garcia
Christine Geddes
Timothy Gelston
Nathan Graber
Carmen Gray
Beverly Grindstaff
Jane Hansberry
Jason Hansen
Shannon Harper
Matt Hayes
Jason Hayes
Edgil (Sean) Hector
Joshua Heinsz
Jenny Heit
Mike Herold
Jay Homstad  
Adil Ibrahim
Wouter Jacobs
Lara Jakubowski
Gretchen Jefferson
Jami Jhabvala
Amador Jimenez-Garrido
Helen Jones
Anthonya Kahrs
Cary Kennedy
Kyle Knuppel
Cheng-Chih Ko
Vandana Koelsch
Katie Kruger
Rachael Kuroiwa
Ronald Lavater
Jennifer Leitsch
Maxwell Lewis
Francois Long
David Lukens
Tracey Mahoney
Nikolas Makela
Susan Massey
Elizabeth Mauler
Laura McAllister
Matthew McCarville
Karr McCurdy
Tom Meardon
Kristin Memmott
Blair Miller
Rodney Milton
Kyle Mize
Angelica Montoya
Monica Moreno-Martinez
Melinda Moustakis
Anjum Mujeeb
Laurence Gabriel Nelson
Dzung Nguyen
Mario Nicolais
Hawkar Oagaz
Heather Oglesby
Stacy Olson
Elmahdi Omar
Naz Onel
Benjamin Ototivo
John Pace
Kelly Page
Tara Pena
Frank Pendrell
Kelsey Petersen-Hardie
Marina Popova
Juanita Puga
Edward Reedy
Sarah Reichel
Arianne Rivera
Jesus Rodriguez-Leon
Alex Roestenburg
Maria Ruiz-Martinez
Cory Rutz  
Deborah Ryan
Nancy Satterfield
Jana Schwartz
Arianna Shami
Brie Shoemaker
Maria Simon
Amy D.  Smith
Silvana Souza
Gregg Stouffer
Dennis Strachota
William Stump
Amanda Thompson
Heather Tobin
Kellee Trautmann
Joanna Tsyitee
Jace Valcore
Sara Valencich
Todd Vandenburg   
Sarah Vanderpool
Arthur Vaughn
Prathyusha Viddam
Jack (John) Walmer
Kate Watkins
Andrew Webb
David Weiss
John Wethey
JC Whorton
Jacob Wilhelm
Laura Wilhelm
Kathryn Yazgulian
Megan Yonke
Megan Yonke
Sylvia Young
Elliott Zettas
Michelle Zetwo