Indiana University East welcomed seven new faculty members to campus this fall.
School of Business and Economics
Mark Sanders, assistant professor of accounting, is currently completing his dissertation as a D.B.A. candidate pursuing his Doctor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Missouri St. Louis. He earned his Master of Business Administration from Indiana University Southeast and his Bachelor of Business Administration in Management from Kentucky Wesleyan College.
Mark was the founder of WaterSaver Technologies and inventor of the AQUS, a water conservation system. He retired as associate director at Humana to teach full-time. Mark was previously an adjunct instructor for IU Southeast School of Business and the Business, Law and Technology Department at the University of Cincinnati, Clermont College.
Sanders has delivered conference presentations for the American Accounting Association in San Antonio, Texas and San Diego, California and for FALCON 2022 in Indianapolis, Indiana. He has just published his first journal article about the negative effects of pay secrecy in the workplace with a second article on reading and interpreting negative student evaluations to be published in the coming months. His research interests focus on teaching excellence and improving student performance.
He is a member of the Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants.
School of Education
Amanda Shufflebarger, assistant professor of education, received her Ph.D. in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching at the University of Arizona. She earned her Master of Arts in English from IUPUI and her Bachelor of Arts in both English Language and Literature and Spanish Language and Literature from Purdue University.
Shufflebarger previously taught as a certified English teacher and was department chair at Catalina High School in Tucson, Arizona. She has published several peer-reviewed articles. Her most recently published articles were for the L2 Journal and TESOL Journal.
Shufflebarger is the recipient of several academic awards including the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 Russell J. and Dorothy S. Bilinski Fellowship for Graduate Research. She is also a 2014-2015 Fulbright English Teaching Assistant grantee to Germany. Her research interests include multiliteracies, critical social semiotics, and community-based adult language learning. She teaches methods for teaching English as a Second Language, English Language Arts methods, and writing courses.
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Molly Foland, visiting lecturer in communication studies, received her Master of Science in Information and Communication Science and her Master of Arts in English at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. She received her Bachelor of English with Honors at Indiana University Kokomo.
Foland previously taught as an instructor of writing proficiency at Ball State and was a visiting lecturer in communications at IU East during the 2018-2019 academic year. She was as an adjunct instructor in English and communications at IU East before the start of the fall semester.
She is a member of National Communication Association the National Association for Beginning Teachers, National Council of Teachers of English, and the Indiana Teachers of Writing.
Justina Licata, assistant professor of history, received her Ph.D. in United States History and her Master of Arts in American History at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. Also from the university, along with her doctorate she earned minors in world history and public history and a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies. Licata received her Bachelor of Arts from Wagner College. She teaches courses focused on U.S., women’s, African American, and reproductive health history.
Licata’s research, which examines the first subdermal implantable contraceptive device, Norplant, explores the history of population control, reproductive justice, and social policies in the 1990s. This research has been supported by Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, Smith College, and the Rockefeller Archive Center.
Previously, as Randolph College’s Ainsworth Visiting Scholar at Randolph College, she created a unique program for a small group of American Culture students focused on reproductive justice. Licata has also been an instructor at the University of North Carolina Greensboro.
She has most recently published articles for Nursing Clio and conference papers for the 94th Virginia Social Science Association conference.
Licata has participated in public history projects including The Magnolia House Exhibit and The Underground Tree Exhibit in Greensboro, North Carolina, and she has created several podcast series, including “Choice or Coercion: A Biography of Norplant” and “A Step Toward Justice.”
School of Nursing and Health Sciences
Tina Chavis, visiting clinical assistant professor, received her Master of Nursing and her Bachelor of Science at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, Indiana. She received her Associate of Science in Nursing and her Licensed Practical Nursing Certificate from Ivy Tech Community College.
She previously worked as a psychiatric nurse practitioner at Richmond State Hospital and Fayette Regional Care Pavilion/Osman Clinic and Associates. Additionally, she worked as a family nurse practitioner at Meridian Health Services, and as a visiting professor for mental health nursing at IU East.
Chavis is a member of the Ivy Tech Nursing Advisory Board and IU East’s Testing Committee and Student Affairs Committee.
She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society, Eta Chi Chapter.
Kira Haubach, clinical assistant professor of nursing, received her Master of Science in Nursing and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the Indiana University East School of Nursing and Health Sciences.
Haubach previously worked as an RN at Reid Health and currently works as a nurse practitioner with Reid Physician Associates in the Cardiology Department. She is a licensed Family Nurse Practitioner and Registered Nurse in Indiana and Ohio. She has previously worked at Reid Health in the Cath Lab/Electrophysiology Lab as an RN. Additionally, she has worked with Zoll Medical Corporation as a patient service representative and Miami Valley Hospital as a cardiovascular RN.
She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society, Alpha Chapter.
School of Natural Science and Mathematics
Pepe Gimenez, visiting assistant professor of mathematics, received his Ph.D. in Mathematics from Temple University in Philadelphia, and his Bachelor of Science in Business at Universitat Internacional de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain.
Previously, he was an associate professor of instruction at Temple University and as an adjunct associate professor.
Gimenez has published academic articles most recently in the Ramanujan Journal and the International Journal of Number Theory.