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Six educators and researchers join UW-Superior faculty

Posted on Aug 23, 2012
UW-Superior students will work with six new faculty members this fall.

Six people – some familiar to campus and some new – join the University of Wisconsin-Superior faculty for the Fall 2012 semester.

Dr. Faith Hensrud, vice chancellor for academic affairs, said new faculty members contribute to the vitality of the university.

"We have an exciting mix of new faculty members this fall," she said. "Some have taught here for years and are moving into faculty positions while others are new to campus. They all bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to our students and our community. We look forward to their contributions as we continue to provide engaging educational experiences for our students."

New faculty members include:

Kay Biga -- assistant professor of business law

Kay Biga has taught business courses at UW-Superior and other local institutions, worked as an attorney and mediator, and run her own businesses. She holds a masters of management degree from the College of St. Scholastica and a law degree from Hamline University of Law in St. Paul.

Dr. Sakib Mahmud -- assistant professor of sustainable management

Dr. Sakib Mahmud completed his doctorate degree in economics at the University of Wyoming in 2011. His primary fields of research include applied microeconomics, environmental and resource economics, behavior economics, and health economics.

Dr. Mark McCoon -- assistant professor of accounting

Dr. Mark McCoon holds a doctorate degree in international policy and development with a concentration in economics from the University of Southern Mississippi. He has extensive work and teaching experience in accounting, and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Dr. Amit Mokashi -- assistant professor of transportation and logistics management

Dr. Amit Mokashi holds a doctorate degree in marine policy from the University of Delaware. He has extensive experience in teaching and research as well as experience in the maritime industry, including work as a shipboard engineer.

Maureen Rappley Larson -- assistant professor of social work

Mimi Rappley Larson has taught social work courses at UW-Superior for many years. She also has extensive professional experience as a therapist and as director of advocacy programs in the Twin Ports.

Yunhong "Tom" Tu -- assistant professor of library science

Tom Tu has served as an instructional designer for UW-Superior's Distance Learning Center since 2006. He has extensive experience as an educator and in developing and teaching others to use online education technology.

News Contact: Al Miller | 715-394-8260 | amiller{atuws}
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