CHESS welcomes new faculty

August 23, 2019

Backpack hanging on a chair

Eight new colleagues joined the CHESS faculty with the start of the 2019-2020 academic year and were recognized at a reception at the Purdue University Northwest-CHESS Art Gallery on Monday, August 12.

Dean Elaine Carey welcomed the new colleagues and expressed best wishes for their success at PNW.

“We are thrilled to welcome new faculty members who have already distinguished themselves in research, engagement, and teaching,” she said. “They will enhance the educational experiences of our students with new ideas and approaches.”
The new faculty members include:

Soroosh Azizi, clinical assistant professor of economics, Department of Political Science, Economics, and World Languages and Cultures. Dr. Azizi earned his Ph.D. at Northern Illinois University.

Jennifer Call, assistant professor of special education (early childhood/early intervention), School of Education and Counseling. Dr. Call earned her Ph.D. the University of Utah.

Hyungjo Hur, assistant professor of politics and public policy, Department of Political Science, Economics, and World Languages and Cultures. Dr. Hur earned his Ph.D. from The Ohio State University.

Kevin Charles Hynes, assistant professor of marriage and family therapy, Department of Behavioral Sciences. Dr. Hynes earned his Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut.

Patrick Keegan, assistant professor of education with expertise in social studies and multicultural education, School of Education and Counseling. Dr. Keegan earned his Ph.D. from Columbia University.

Injung Lee, assistant professor of education with a primary focus in school counseling, School of Education and Counseling. Dr. Lee earned her Ph.D. from the University of Iowa.

Vincent Marasco, assistant professor of counselor education, School of Education and Counseling, Dr. Marasco earned his Ph.D. from Idaho State University.

Mike Johnson, department chair and professor of sociology, Behavioral Sciences. Dr. Johnson earned his Ph.D. from Iowa State University.