CLAS welcomes new faculty for fall 2023
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) welcomes more than two dozen new faculty from across the globe this fall. With expertise ranging from aging workers to science communication, their portfolios promise to usher in a new academic era at WSU. Join us as we introduce a few of the brilliant minds poised to reshape the CLAS landscape this coming semester.
Department of Psychology
"I am very excited to join the faculty in the Department of Psychology. There are a number of things I look forward to. This role offers exciting avenues for intellectual exchange, educational innovation, research advancement, community involvement and personal development. I'm thrilled about the journey ahead, poised to shape both students' lives and the field of psychology itself."
Department of Classical and Modern, Languages, Literatures and Cultures
The location of this large research university, the incredible professors, the dynamic student body and the compelling courses offered every semester makes this institution one of the indisputable best! I look forward to offering students new opportunities to engage the Spanish language here at home and encourage them to go abroad!"
Department of Anthropology and Public Health
Patrick is a biocultural anthropologist whose work lies at the intersection of culture, biology and the environment. In his long-standing commitment to collaborative and community-based participatory research, Patrick has been involved in numerous public health interventions to address global health issues, including health disparities in contemporary marginalized populations.
Department of Political Science
"I'm excited about the opportunity to engage in groundbreaking research and contribute to the academic community at WSU."
Department of Psychology
Department of History
"I am excited to be in the classroom with Wayne State students, developing historical skills that open up our understandings of the past, our present, and possible futures."
Department of Sociology
Department of Chemistry
Department of Anthropology
Jaymelee is a four-field, applied anthropologist who earned her Ph.D. and graduate certificates in linguistics and disasters, displacement and human rights at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. Her diverse research agenda includes mixed methods approaches that focus on forensic and justice-based survivor interventions and care for the dead in the aftermath of human rights violations.