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Moravian College Announces Faculty Appointments

Bethlehem, Pa., August 10, 2007—Moravian College welcomes 7 new faculty members for the 2007-2008 academic year beginning with Freshmen Orientation on August 24-26, 2007.

The new instructors are:

Hunter Bivens – Visiting Assistant Professor German; B.A., Bard College; M.A. and Ph.D., University of Chicago. Bivens’ primary teaching and research interests are literature and culture in the German Democratic Republic (GDR); culture and politics in the Weimar Republic; German working class culture and history; Twentieth century German literature; Marxism and critical theory; Socialism realism; theories of literary realism; and the novel.                                                                                      

Jason Hockenberry – Visiting Instructor of Economics; B.S. Kutztown University; M.A., Temple University; Ph.D. candidate in Economics at Lehigh University. Hockenberry’s research interests are Health Economics; the Economics of Technology; and Applied Microeconomics. His teaching interests are the Principles of Economics; Statistics; Intermediate Microeconomics; Money and Banking; Game Theory; Industrial Organization; Econometrics; and Managerial Economics.

Sylvia Adriana Yusem Mandler – Visiting Instructor of Spanish; B.S. and M.Ed., Kutztown University; M.A. Temple University.  Mandler’s book “El Neptuno alegórico” Sur Juana Inés de la Cruz: en el aula: by Alberto Chiri, was accepted for publication in 2007.  Her program concentration is 19th and 20th century Latin American Literature, Colonial, 18th and 19th century Spanish Pennisular Literature, Dialectology, Sociolinguistics and the History of the Spanish Language.

Jonathan Munemo – Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics; B.S. and M.S., University of Zimbabwe; M.A. and Ph.D., West Virginia University.  Professor Munemo’s primary fields are international trade and international finance; and his secondary fields are financial economics and economic development. His research interests are preferential trade agreements, WTO and developing countries, foreign aid, and applied general equilibrium modeling.

Elizabeth Zipf Ruccius – Visiting Assistant Professor of Music; B.S., West Chester University; M.Mus.Ed. and D.M.A., Temple University. Ruccius’ professional life as a music educator continues with scholarly growth through advanced piano study, private organ study, and the ongoing study of current music education methods, and attendance and participation at conferences.  She continues to arrange music for choirs and hand-bell choirs and among her publications is a manuscript, Reflection and the Teaching/Learning Process, based on 7 years of accumulated research.

Catherine Schmutz Sutton – Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy; B.A. Asbury College; M.A., Texas A&M University; Ph.D., University of Virginia. Sutton’s area of specialization is metaphysics, and areas of competence are History of Modern Philosophy, Epistemology, Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy.

Barbara M. Vinciguerra – Assistant Professor of Accounting; B.S., The Pennsylvania State University; M.B.A., Temple University; Ph.D., Drexel University.  Teaching interests include Financial Accounting, Cost Accounting, and Auditing. Research interests include judgment and decision making behavior in accounting and auditing contexts and factors influencing auditor independence. Dr. Vinciguerra worked as a finance manager in the pharmaceutical industry and as a certified public accountant to clients in the financial services and healthcare industries. She is active in professional associations, including the American Accounting Association and the Institute of Management Accountants.