Eight new faculty members join IU East

Indiana University East is pleased to welcome new faculty members to campus.

School of Business and Economics
Sanga Song
, assistant professor of marketing, received her Ph.D. in Retail Merchandising and Consumer Studies from the University of Minnesota. She received her Master of Science in Clothing and Textiles with a concentration in Fashion Marketing and her Bachelor of Arts in Human Environment and Design with a minor in Political Diplomacy from Yonsei University, in Seoul, Korea.

Sanga Song

Previously Song was a graduate instructor at the University of Minnesota (U of M). She has also been a teaching assistant and research assistant at U of M and Yonsei University. Prior to that, she worked in advertising, marketing, and public relations with various fashion brands, including Nina Ricci (menswear), 7 For All Mankind, and Tory Burch in Korea.

She has published her work in the International Journal of Consumer Studies and the Journal of Global Scholars of Marketing Science.

Her areas of research include online consumer behavior and social media marketing.

Song is a member of the American Marketing Association, American Collegiate Retailing Association and the International Apparel and Textile Association.

School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Alyssa Brown
, visiting assistant professor of psychology, received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology and her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Ball State University (BSU). She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Minors in Women’s Studies and Art and Design from Purdue University.

Alyssa Brown

Previously Brown was an instructor and graduate assistant at BSU, and she was a research assistant at BSU and Purdue. She has outreach experience on a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, stress management, eating disorders, and many other areas. Her area of specialization of counseling psychology is in couples and family counseling.

Brown has presented at the Great Lakes Conference and the Association for Women in Psychology Conference.

Kelly Blewett, visiting assistant professor of English, received her Ph.D. in English and Comparative Literature from the University of Cincinnati. She received her Master of Arts in English from the University of Louisville and her Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Miami University of Ohio.

Kelly Blewett

Previously Blewett was a graduate assistant and workshop leader at the Academic Writing Center at the University of Cincinnati. She has been a lecturer at Dartmouth College, a teaching assistant at the University of Louisville, and a consultant of writing pedagogy to faculty in the University of Cincinnati’s College of Allied Health Sciences.

Her work has been published in CEA Critic, The Journal of Teaching Writing, Peitho, The Lion and the Unicorn, and College English. Her research interests include composition pedagogy, feminist rhetorical theory, and self-sponsored literacy practices.

Blewett is a member of the Conference on College Composition and Communication, College English Association, Children’s Literature Association, Coalition of Women Scholars in Rhetoric and Composition, and the National Council of Teachers of English.

Felix Burgos, visiting assistant professor of Spanish, received his Ph.D. in Language, Literacy and Culture and his Master of Arts in Intercultural Communication from the University of Maryland. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Philology and Languages, English Teaching from the National University of Colombia in Bogotá D.C., Colombia.


Felix Burgos

Previously he has been an instructor and a graduate teaching assistant at the University of Maryland.

His work has been published in Textshop Experiments, 3, Hyperrhiz, and Exquisite Corpse: Art-Based Writing Practices in the Academy. He has presented at conferences for the Association of Critical Heritage Studies, Latin American Studies Association, and the 41st Annual Puerto Rico TESOL Convention as well as many others.

His research interests include contemporary Latin American studies, public memory, critical heritage studies, Spanish pedagogy and translation, film and media studies and multimodal composition.

Burgos is a member of Latin American Studies Association, Association of Critical Heritage Studies and the Modern Language Association.

Molly Foland, visiting lecturer in communication studies, received her Master of Arts in English Composition and Master of Science in Information and Communication Science from Ball State University. She received her Bachelor of Arts in English with areas of concentration in Writing, Literature and Theory from IU Kokomo.

Previously Foland was an adjunct instructor of English and communications at IU East. She has been an instructor and teaching assistant at BSU, and an adjunct instructor at Ivy Tech Community College in Richmond. She was a communications specialist with Progress Rail Services in Muncie. Formerly she worked with the Miami Correctional Facility in Bunker Hill, Indiana, as a secretary and corrections officer.

Jason Jedlicka

Jason Jedlicka, visiting lecturer in music and pep band director, received his Master of Music in Music Theory from Indiana University. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Music in Music Theory and Composition with a minor in Linguistics from Ohio State University in Ohio.  He is finishing his Ph.D. in Music Theory at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington. As a doctorate student, he received the Jacobs School of Music Ph.D. Fellowship at IU Bloomington.

Previously he was an adjunct lecturer in the Music and General Studies Department and an associate instructor in the Music Theory Department at IU. He has also been an adjunct instructor at Ben Davis University High School in Indianapolis.

Jedlicka has served as piano accompanist for the choral and theater departments at IU and musical director for various community theater organizations in Ohio. He has also composed music in a variety of styles and has studied computer music in Paris.

Active as a researcher, Jedlicka has presented papers on the American composer Steve Reich throughout the United States and Europe. He also has interests in sound studies, the analysis of popular music, and public musical scholarship.

Jedlicka is a member of the Society for Minimalist Music, Society for Music Theory, Music Theory Midwest, Indiana University Bloomington Graduate Theory Association and the American Society of Authors, Composers, and Publishers.

Danielle Dues

School of Nursing and Health Sciences
Danielle Dues, clinical assistant professor of nursing, received her Master of Science in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner from the University of Cincinnati. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from IU East.

Previously Dues was a family nurse practitioner with Family Practice of Jay County in Portland, Indiana. She has been an intermediate care unit staff nurse at Dayton Children’s Hospital, an emergency room charge and resource nurse at Franklin/Springboro Freestanding Emergency Department, a private duty nurse, and an emergency room nurse for Miami Valley Hospital.

She is a member of the Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

Dues is certified in pediatric advanced life support, advanced cardiac life support and basic life support and cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

Kristen Laswell

Kristen Laswell, assistant professor of nursing, received her Doctorate of Nursing Practice and her Post-Master’s Certificate in Nursing Education from the University of Cincinnati. She received her M.S.N. in Pediatric Nursing Practice from Northern Kentucky University. Laswell received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and associate degree in nursing from Miami University.

Previously Laswell was the manager of Patient Services for Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center at the Liberty campus. Formerly at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, she was a registered nurse with the post anesthesia care unit. She has also been an adjunct faculty member at the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing and a nursing instructor in pediatrics at The Christ Hospital.

Laswell is certified as a pediatric nurse practitioner, pediatric nurse and holistic nurse. She is also certified in pediatric advanced life support, advanced cardiac life support and CPR.