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Matthew Bolton, PhDAssistant ProfessorPolitical ScienceResearch: Humanitarianism, international development, contemporary armed conflict, landmines, cluster munitions, small arms and light weapons, global politics, community organizing, and Haiti.Courses: Introduction to International Relations, International Political Economy, Model UNWhat attracted Bolton to Pace: "I am excited about the opportunities to teach international politics in a global city like New York, making connections between local issues and what happens within the transnational arena."Stephanie Hsu, PhDAssistant Professor EnglishArea of concentration: 20th Century American literature and cultural studies, with an emphasis in Asian American studies and queer studies. Courses: Asian-American diasporic literature, queer theory, and 20th Century American literatureWhat attracted Hsu to Pace: "The student body is exceptionally diverse and cosmopolitan, and I believe that Pace is both literally and figuratively at the heart of New York City's future."Gian Marco Lo Forte, MFALecturerPerforming ArtsResearch, Scholarship, Creative Works: Awards: Opera America-The Robert L.B. Tobin Director-Designer Showcase (2010); Graduate Assistantship-New York University (2007 and 2008). Creative Works: Artistic Director, Pioneers go East Company in residence at La MaMa Experiential Theater Company since 2005. Courses: Production Scenery I, Drafting I, Stagecraft New Faculty at DysonHillary Knepper, PhDAssistant ProfessorPublic AdministrationResearch: Principal investigator for a national study of 123 county-based health care networks, principal investigator for foster care study, and principal investigator for a community access to health care study. Has also made extensive service contributions including as the vice president for programs of the Central Florida ASPA, and board member and evaluation chair for the Lake County Kid Care Coalition. Courses: Public administration, nonprofit management, health care, and governmentRita Upmacis, PhDAssociate ProfessorChemistry and Physical ScienceResearch: Factors that lead to increased oxidative stress under conditions of inflammation or during disease states, such as atherosclerosis and understanding nitric oxide-related chemistry that may occur under normal versus pathophysiological conditions.What attracted Upmacis to Pace: "Its reputation and the accomplishments of its faculty." 12 | Dyson College of Arts and SciencesFaculty

Excellence in ScholarshipDyson Excellence in Scholarship Awards are given as part of its continuing effort to promote research, scholarship, and creative activities of the highest quality. The awards are presented to faculty showing exemplary performance in research, scholarship, and creative works by producing scholarly or artistic work of high merit during the prior academic year in natural sciences, mathematics, and social sciences and the humanities and arts. This year's winners are:Barbara A. Mowder, PhD, director of Graduate Psychology Programs at the New York City Campus received the award for her continued research in Child Psychology and Parenting. Mowder has written numerous books and articles on early childhood and infant psychology.Distinguished Professor Janetta R. Benton, PhD, director of Honors College and member of the Department of Media, Communications, and Visual Arts in Pleasantville, specializes in Medieval and Renaissance art history, iconography, and fantastic fauna. Benton is an award-winning lecturer and will present at the Schimmel Theatre in the fall on Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance, Rembrandt and the Baroque, Vincent van Gogh and Post-Impressionism, and Picasso and Cubism.Emily Welty, PhDFaculty Lecturer, Director of Peace and Justice Studies on the NYC CampusPolitical ScienceResearch: Faith-based approaches to peace building and development work, East and Southern Africa, ethics and best practices of international aid work, interfaith dialogue, religious non-governmental organizationsCourses: Introduction to Peace and Justice Studies, Reconciliation and Transitional Justice in Post-Conflict Societies, African Politics, Nonviolence: Theory and Practice, Humanitarianism and International AidWhat attracted Welty to Pace: "I am excited to work in a place where students and faculty are intellectually curious and passionate about ideas. While I have lived all over the world, I had never lived in New York City and I am enthusiastic about seeing the way in which Pace students think about themselves, the city, and the world."David Zuzga, PhDAssistant ProfessorBiology and Health SciencesResearch: Cell biology, particularly cytoskeletal dynamics and cell migrationCourses: General biology, genetics, biology and contemporary society, and advanced cell biologyWhat attracted Zuzga to Pace: "The opportunity to collaborate with a number of faculty on interdisciplinary research projects. Working on projects outside of your primary field stretches the boundaries of what questions you typically ask and results in new growth and learning." Andrés Villagrá, PhD has been named Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. He joins Dean Nira Herrmann and Associate Deans Adelia Williams and Richard Schlesinger in the Dean's Office, sharing oversight of the Dyson academic departments.www.pace.edu/dyson/facultySciencesYear in Review 2010-2011 | 13