Stonehill Welcomes New Full-Time Faculty For 2015-16 Academic Year

September 9, 2015

Michael Carr, Ph.D.Michael Carr
Visiting Assistant Professor, Mathematics

Education: B.S., M.S., Mathematics, Emory University; Ph.D., Mathematics, Brandeis University.

Experience: Carr comes to Stonehill after completing his Ph.D. at Brandeis this past spring where he also served as a teaching fellow, teaching pre-calculus and calculus courses, for five years. In 2012, he received the Brandeis Mathematics Department Teaching Award. Prior to that, he was a mathematics instructor at Fort Valley State University in Georgia for one year.

Carr also taught mathematics at the high school level for three years, from 2005 to 2008, working at Coffee County High School and Alcovy High School in Georgia.

His areas of interest include geometric group therapy, topology, and combinational geometry.

Ruby GuGuiru (Ruby) Gu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Physics

Education: B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Hebei University of Technology (China); M.S., Applied Physics, University of Massachusetts at Boston; Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Massachusetts at Lowell.

Experience: Gu joins the Physics Department at Stonehill from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell where she served as an instructor, teaching both graduate and undergraduate electrical engineering courses, after earning her doctorate in 2013.

She also served as a graduate research assistant in the Electrical Engineering Department at UMASS-Lowell for four years. While working towards her master’s degree at UMASS-Boston, she served as a graduate teaching assistant in the Applied Physics Department.

Her current research interests focus on Optoelectronics field specialized in quantum dots detector, plasmonics, optical antennas, and nano-scale devices. She currently holds seven patents.

Jane Hyo Jin LeeJane Hyo Jin Lee, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Mathematics

Education: B.S., Applied Mathematics and Physics, University of Auckland (New Zealand); M.S., Applied Mathematics, University of Auckland (New Zealand); Ph.D., Applied Mathematics, University of California, Merced.

Experience: Lee joins the Mathematics faculty at Stonehill after earning her doctorate from the University of California at Merced in the spring. While there, she served as a teaching fellow and teaching assistant, instructing courses in numerical analysis, linear algebra, and calculus among others. She was the recipient of the 2013-2014 Outstanding Teaching Award.

As an undergrad at the University of Auckland in New Zealand, Lee worked as a high school mathematics and science tutor and also taught kindergarten at the New Zealand School of Korea as well as a high school mathematics class for four years.

Her research is focused on understanding the behavior of nanoscale water structures in external electric fields as a key to understanding the mechanism of initiation of electroporation of cell membranes.

Katherine MarinKatherine Marin, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Education

Education: B.A., Elementary Education and Human Development, Boston College; M.Ed., Elementary Education, Framingham State College; Ph.D., Curriculum & Instruction, Boston College.

Experience: Marin joins the Education Department at Stonehill after serving as the middle school mathematics coordinator for the Westwood Public School System last year. Prior to that, she served for three years as the K-8 mathematics coordinator for Westwood.

Marin also has an extensive teaching background which started at the elementary level when she taught at the Saint William School in Boston after receiving her undergraduate degree. She went on to teach grade six mathematics at Seven Hills Public Charter School in Worcester while working towards her master’s degree.

While studying at Boston College’s Lynch School of Education, she served as a graduate assistant and teaching fellow, receiving the Donald J. White Teaching Excellence Award in 2009-2010.

Russell WolfRussell Wolff,             
Fellow, Sociology and Criminology

Education: B.A., Psychology, Rutgers University; M.S., Justice, Law, & Society, American University; Ph.D. (Expected), Criminology and Justice Policy, Northeastern University.

Experience: Wolff joins the Sociology and Criminology Department at Stonehill as a fellow this year after receiving his doctorate from Northeastern University in July. His dissertation examined the meaning and practice of partnership in the Cambridge Police Department.

Wolff was a senior research associate at the Center for Criminal Justice Policy Research at Northeastern, and was also a research associate at the Institute for Race and Justice in Alexandria, Va.

His research interests include police organizations and management, interorganizational partnerships, youth and gang violence prevention, and criminological and criminal justice theory.