Welcome New Faculty!

Dr. Andrew K. Assadollahi joins the School of Engineering as a full-time Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Dr. Assadollahi is an alumnus of CBU (Civil Engineering and Mathematics ’09) and the University of Memphis (PhD). He has been an Adjunct Professor at CBU for the past year.

Dr. Leigh M. Johnson joins the School of Arts as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion and Philosophy. Dr. Johnson comes to CBU from Rhodes College. A native Memphian, she attended the University of Memphis (BA), Villanova University (MA), and Pennsylvania State University (PhD). She is the author of a well-read blog entitled ”Read More Write More Think More Be More” and creator of the American Values Project.

Dr. Alison A. Lukowski joins the School of Arts as an Assistant Professor of Literature and Languages. Dr. Lukowski comes to CBU from Northern Illinois University, where she also recently received her PhD. She also holds degrees from Alma College and Loyola University of Chicago.

Dr. Kristian O’Hare joins the School of Arts as an Assistant Professor of Literature and Languages. Dr. O’Hare comes to CBU from Las Positas College (CA), and holds degrees from Boston University (MA) and Western Michigan University (PhD). His plays have been developed or produced by the Whole Art Theatre (Kalamazoo, MI), Ringwald Theatre (Detroit), The Dramatists Guild Footlights Series (San Francisco), Great Plains Theatre Conference (Omaha), Ruckus Theatre (Chicago), Headlands Center for the Arts (Sausalito, CA), Sanguine Theatre Company (NYC), Ivy Theatre Company (NYC), and Boston Playwrights’ Theatre. In August 2013, his full-length play Like Poetry had a successful run at FringeNYC (New York International Fringe Festival).

Dr. Christophe D. Ringer joins the School of Arts as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion and Philosophy. Dr. Ringer comes to CBU from Nashville, where he serves as Pastor of Howard Congregational United Church of Christ. He holds degrees from University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana (BA), Vanderbilt University Divinity School (Mdiv), and Vanderbilt University (PhD).

Mr. Anthony P. Schnuerer joins the MPAS Program as an Instructor of Physician Assistant Studies. Mr. Schnuerer comes to CBU after retirement from Medtronic Sofamor Danek, where he was the primary author of the text, Basic Anatomy and Pathology of the Spine. He received several awards while at Medtronic Sofamor Danek, including the Eagle Award for field sales support and the International Division’s “Simply the Best” award. He completed the Primary Care Physician Assistant program at the Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation after serving three years as a corpsman in the United States Navy and holds a BA from Cleveland State University.