New Faculty

University of Redlands

The University of Redlands announces the addition of eight new faculty members for its College of Arts and Sciences and School of Education with the start of the 2013-14 academic year. Their expertise includes a wide range of areas such as communicative disorders, biology, arts computation, business administration, environmental sciences, high school education and GIS.

“This select group of professors contributes perfectly to the quality of teaching and depth of scholarship that Redlands is known for in California,” said David Fite, interim provost and chief academic officer. “We are pleased to welcome them to the University of Redlands family.”

The newest members of the University of Redlands faculty are:

College of Arts and Sciences

  • Solaman Cooperson – Assistant Professor, Communicative Disorders
    Cooperson received his M.S. from Penn State University and his B.A. from University of Pennsylvania. He will receive his Ph.D. from University of Texas at Austin in December 2013. Most recently, Cooperson was a trainee at the Academic Clinical Researcher Training Project at the University of Texas at Austin.
  • Walter Hutchens – Senior Lecturer, Business Administration
    Hutchens received his J.D. and M.A. from Washington University and his B.A. from Samford University. He was a former lecturer at the School of Business at the University of Washington, Bothell campus.
  • Miguel Karian, Visiting Associate Professor, Environmental Studies
    The founding executive director of Earth Education International in Costa Rica, Karian received his Ed.D. from Arizona State University and his M.A. and B.A. from California State University, Long Beach.
  • Christopher Olivera – Visiting Assistant Professor, Biology
    Currently, Olivera is an adjunct professor at the University of California, Riverside; Los Angeles Mission College and Riverside City College. Olivera received his Ph.D, M.S and B.A. from the University of California, Riverside.
  • Joy Walden – Visiting Assistant Professor, Business Administration
    Walden is an adjunct faculty member at Alliant International University where she also received her Ph.D. She received her M.B.A. from the United States International University and her B.A. from the University of Thai Chamber of Commerce.
  • Russell Weaver – Visiting Assistant Professor, MS GIS
    Weaver has served as a Lecturer in Geography at the State University of New York at Buffalo and Instructor of Economics at Niagara County Community College. He received his Ph.D. and M.A. from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
  • Angela Wilcocks – Visiting Assistant Professor, Art Studio
    Wilcocks has 15 years of experience as adjunct faculty teaching painting, graphic design, figure drawing and sculpture. She received an M.F.A. degree in Arts Computation and Engineering from the University of California, Irvine and an M.F.A. in Drawing and Painting from Georgia State University.

School of Education

  • Gary Scott – Visiting Assistant Professor, School of Education
    Scott received his Ed.D., M.A. and B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles. He has extensive experience as a mathematics and science teacher at the high school level. Previously, he was the Assistant/Associate Professor at the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California.

Posted: Aug. 26, 2013

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