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2008-09 new faculty members

Sebahattin Demirkan,
assistant professor,
School of Management

Sebahattin Demirkan, an assistant professor in the School of Management, was previously a visiting assistant professor at Northeastern University in Boston.
Demirkan, of Boston, received his master’s and doctorate in accounting from the University of Texas-Dallas.
He did his undergraduate work at Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey.
Demirkan’s research interest is in empirical and analytical financial accounting research.
He will teach managerial and financial accounting classes.

Siobhan Hart,
visiting lecturer,
Anthropology Department

Siobhan Hart, a visiting lecturer in the Anthropology Department, received her master’s from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and has a bachelor’s degree from Colgate University.
At Binghamton, she will be teaching Introduction to Prehistoric Archaeology, along with Lithics Practicum.
Hart’s research interests include archaeology of northeastern North America, Native American history, cultural property, repatriation and colonialism.
Hart, of Douglaston, N.Y., enjoys knitting.

Kai Huang,
assistant professor,
School of Management

Kai Huang, an assistant professor in the School of Management, specializes in supply chain management and stochastic optimization.
Huang, of Wuhan, China, will teach introduction to Supply Chain Management, and Supply Chain Management and E-business at Binghamton.
He received his doctorate in industrial and systems engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a master’s in automatic control engineering from Tsinghua University in China.
Huang did undergraduate work at Huazhong University of Science and Technology in China.
He previously worked as an assistant professor at the Technology University of Eindhoven in the Netherlands.
He enjoys hiking, swimming and movies.

Pong-Yu Huang,
assistant professor,
Mechanical Engineering
Department

Pong-Yu (Peter) Huang, an assistant professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department, will be teaching Introduction to Fluid Mechanics.
Huang, of Taipei, Taiwan, has a master’s and doctorate in engineering from Brown University and did his undergraduate work at Cornell University. He previously served as a postdoctoral research associate at Tufts University.
His specialties and research interests include microfluidics and optical diagnostic techniques.

Denise Huebner,
visiting professor/lecturer,
Department of German
and Russian Studies

Denise Huebner, a visiting professor and lecturer in the Department of German and Russian Studies, will be teaching Intermediate German and German for the Professions.
Huebner, of Dresden, Germany, has studied linguistics, literature, pedagogy, and English and German Studies at the Technical University of Dresden, Queen Mary and Westfield College in London and the University of Leeds.
She enjoys films, theater and literature.

Mario Pastore, lecturer,
Economics Department

Mario Pastore, a lecturer in the Economics Department, will teach Macroeconomic Theory and International Monetary Economics at Binghamton.
He received his doctorate from American University and has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington.
Pastore previously was a visiting fellow at Cornell University and has taught at Tulane University, Miami University of Ohio and Washington University.
Pastore also served as a member of the Central Bank of Paraguay’s board of directors from 1999-2004.

Chenqing Song,
assistant professor,
Asian and Asian American
Studies Department

Chenqing Song, an assistant professor in the Asian and Asian American Studies Department, will teach Chinese 101 at Binghamton.
Song, from Suzhou, China, is a graduate of Beijing Foreign Studies University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She was previously a lecturer at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Song has received the Young Scholar Award 2007 and the Hashimoto Historical Linguistics Award 2007 from the International Association of Chinese Linguistics.
She enjoys writing and translating poems and lyrics.

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Last Updated: 10/14/08