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Mustafa Ciftci, assistant professor,
School of Management
Mustafa Ciftci Mustafa Ciftci, an assistant professor in the School of Management, teaches accounting courses.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Istanbul University and a Ph.D. in management science from University of Texas at Dallas.
His research interest is primarily in financial accounting. He worked in the area of valuation and accounting treatment of research and development expenditures. He also worked in cost behavior and managerial decision-making.

Danielle D. Dunne, assistant professor,
School of Management
Danielle D. Dunne, an assistant professor of strategy in the School of Management, lists learning and innovation in science-based industries; learning and alliances; and innovation management among her research interests.

Dunne, who majored in economics and English at Johns Hopkins University, earned a doctorate in management from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.
Danielle D. Dunne
She previously taught and was a graduate assistant at Rutgers Business School. At Binghamton, she’s teaching Global Strategic Management.

Dunne, who’s from Washington Crossing, Pa., likes to travel, golf, ski and spend time with friends and family.

Anna Gotlib, assistant professor,
Department of Philosophy
Anna Gotlib Anna Gotlib, an assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy, counts medical ethics, normative ethics and moral psychology, philosophy of law and social and political philosophy among her research interests.
Gotlib, who was born in St. Petersburg, Russia, graduated from Whitman College before earning a law degree at Cornell University and master’s and doctoral degrees in philosophy from Michigan State University.

Her hobbies include poetry, travel, piano and, among other things, ham radio.

Andy Helms, visiting assistant professor,
Department of Economics
Andy Helms, a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Economics, graduated from Binghamton in 1995 with a bachelor’s in economics. He earned a doctorate in economics from the University of Illinois. Andy Helms
Helms, whose research interests include urban and housing economics, is teaching Intermediate Microeconomic Theory and Principles of Microeconomics. He previously taught at the University of Georgia.

Helms has received several teaching awards, including the highest awarded at the university level at the University of Illinois.

The 34-year-old Baltimore native has a retriever. He enjoys cooking and eating good food, playing jazz bass and road-tripping on the old “blue highways.”

Gregory Robinson, assistant professor,
Department of Political Science
Gregory Robinson, an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science, is a native of Cadillac, Mich.

Robinson holds a bachelor’s degree from Grand Valley State University and master’s and doctoral degrees from Michigan State University, all in political science.

His research interests include American political institutions; comparative politics of advanced industrial countries; quantitative methods; legislative organization; ambition theory; positive political theory; parties and elections; political corruption; election timing in parliamentary systems; and ideology in mass political behavior.

This semester, he’s teaching Elite Politics and The Legislative Process.

Robinson, 27, lives in Johnson City.

Vilem Vychodil, assistant professor,
Department of Systems Science and Industrial Engineering
Vilem Vychodil, an assistant professor in the Department of Systems Science and Industrial Engineering, is from the Czech Republic.

Vychodil holds master’s and doctoral degrees from Palacky University, Olomouc, Czech Republic. He counts fuzzy logic, fuzzy relational systems, relational data analysis, uncertainty in data, mathematical logic and logical foundations of knowledge engineering among his research interests.

He’s teaching Applied Probability and Statistics this semester and Computational Tools in the spring.

Vychodil, 28, enjoys running.

Andreas Pape, assistant professor,
Department of Economics
Andreas Pape Andreas Pape, an assistant professor in the Department of Economics, double majored in economics and mathematics at Oberlin College. He also received a doctorate in economics from the University of Michigan, where he received the Fred M. Taylor Fellowship in Microeconomic Theory as well as an award as the best teaching assistant for graduate students.
Pape’s research interests include microeconomic theory, decision theory, game theory, complex systems, understanding ambiguity and model making.

Pape, who was previously a visiting professor at Oberlin, is teaching intermediate microeconomics and graduate microeconomics.

Pape, 32, plays the harmonica and guitar. He enjoys attending concerts, cooking, traveling and dining out. He’s married to Emily Pape.

You can view the new faculty listing from last weeks paper here.

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Last Updated: 10/14/08