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October 6, 2008

Newly Tenured Faculty Include Experts on Second-Generation Ethnic Youth and School Bullying

UAlbany has 21 newly tenured faculty, including sociologist Angie Chung.

UAlbany has 21 newly tenured faculty, including sociologist Angie Chung.  

October 6, 2008 - Music, physics, East Asian studies, nanosciences, accounting: these specializations and more are just some of the fields in which the 21 newly tenured faculty of the University at Albany hold expertise.

"As researchers and educators, the 21 faculty members of the University at Albany community have shown exemplary dedication in their respective fields," said University at Albany Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Susan D. Phillips. "It is an honor to announce their appointments, and I look forward to their continued commitment to academic excellence and the students of UAlbany."

Angie Y. Chung, a sociologist with expertise on second-generation ethnic youth, and Amanda B. Nickerson, an expert on bullying in the schools are among the newly appointed associate professors.

Chung is spending the fall semester as a visiting professor in the Department of Sociology at Yonsei and Korea University in Seoul, Korea. She recently published Legacies of Struggle: Conflict and Cooperation in Korean American Politics (Stanford University Press, 2007), which looks at how second-generation community-based organizations in Koreatown, Los Angeles, have cultivated ethnic political solidarity. She has also written articles on second-generation youth, ethnic organizations and politics, coalition-building, and race relations theory.

Nickerson, an associate professor of school psychology in the School of Education, is a nationally certified school psychologist and a licensed psychologist in New York State. In addition to the topic of bullying, she focuses on school crisis prevention and intervention, assessing and treating children with emotional and behavioral disorders, and parent and peer relationships.

Nickerson has published more than 25 journal articles and book chapters, conducted over 50 professional presentations, and serves on the editorial boards of Psychology in the Schools and the Journal of School Violence. She is a recipient of the 2006 National Association of School Psychologists Presidential Award for her work developing a school crisis prevention and intervention training curriculum.  

Newly Tenured Faculty at UAlbany:

Brett C. Bowles; Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Andrew S. Byon; East Asian Studies
Angie Y. Chung; Sociology
Jesse Ernst; Physics
Samantha R. Friedman; Sociology
Robert Gluck; Music
Fernando I. Leiva; Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Walter E. Little; Anthropology
Helene E. Scheck; English
Joette M. Stefl-Mabry; Information Studies
Eric T. Eisenbraun; Nanosciences
Richard J. Matyi; Nanosciences
Ingrid E. Fisher; Business (Accounting)
David N. Miller; Educational and Counseling Psychology
Amanda B. Nickerson; Educational and Counseling Psychology
Bruce T. Saddler; Educational and Counseling Psychology
Margaret Rita Sheehy; Reading
Benjamin A. Shaw; Health Policy, Management and Behavior
Janell Hobson, Women's Studies
Ing-Nang Wang, Biological Sciences
Lani Jones, Social Welfare

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