UNCG welcomes 97 new faculty members


Send this article by email What is your name? Please indicate below the emails to which you want to send this article: UNCG welcomes 97 new faculty members Enter one email per line. No more than 5 emails. Send Close As UNC Greensboro continues to grow, so does its faculty.
The University has welcomed 97 new faculty members across six colleges and schools for the 2018-19 academic year.
The model for UNCG faculty is the teacher-scholar. UNCG professors intentionally integrate their scholarship into the classroom and provide opportunities for students – even undergraduates in their first year – to work alongside of them.
UNCG’s newest faculty span a range of backgrounds, academic disciplines and research interests. To see the full list of new faculty, visit the Provost’s website here.
Among the new group are:
Dr. Zhiyong Yang, professor and head of the Department of Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Hospitality and Tourism
Yang comes to UNCG after spending 11 years at the University of Texas at Arlington. His research focuses on family decision-making and cultural consumer psychology and has been published in leading scholarly journals, including the Journal of Marketing, the Journal of Consumer Research and the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, among others. Before entering academia, Yang spent over 10 years in industry.
Dr. Alicia N. Aarnio, assistant professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy
Aarnio spent two years at the University of Colorado Boulder before arriving in Greensboro this fall. She is interested in how magnetic fields mediate the flux of mass and energy within a star-disk system and is working on several projects related to this overarching theme.
Dr. Sandra E. Echeverría, associate professor in the Department of Public Health Education
Echeverría worked for many years in global health care before returning to Columbia University to complete her PhD. She now joins UNCG by way of City University of New York. As a social …

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