Three new tenure-track appointments and 13 visiting professors—specializing in subjects from accounting and astronomy to sociology and sustainable business—have arrived at the University of Redlands to enrich students’ academic experiences.
Valerie Rountree joins the College of Arts and Sciences as a professor of environmental studies. Originally from Portland, Oregon, she studied biology and chemistry at the University of Puget Sound and natural resources and the environment at the University of Arizona. After several years as an outdoor science educator and wildlife researcher, she says, “I am now most interested in how policy and decision-makers use scientific data to make better decisions and how scientists can produce research that is more useful and usable for decision-making.”
Riaz Tejani joins the School of Business as a professor of business ethics. Tejani built a foundation in ethics and law at the University of California, San Diego. He went on to earn a Ph.D. in anthropology at Princeton University and a law degree at the University of Southern California. He will be exploring ethical leadership and culture, as well as morality, law, and social differences with his students.
Kimiya Sohrab Maghzi joins the School of Education as a professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning. Maghzi has an academic background in history, women’s studies, special education, and dis/ability studies, which she developed at University of California, Irvine; Loyola Marymount University; California State University, Fullerton; and Chapman University. Maghzi is looking forward to encouraging students to think critically and form a new understanding of dis/ability.
Visiting professors in the College of Arts and Sciences include Francesca Block (creative writing), Bridgette Callahan (writing), Clarissa Castaneda (English), Brian Dick (sociology and anthropology), Andres Luz (music), Bill Maury-Holmes (religious studies), Charles Mensah (sustainable business), Thomas Olsen (physics and astronomy), Sadie Red Wing (design), and Shellie Zias Roe (environmental studies). Visiting faculty members in the School of Business are Opeyemi Aboagye and Carl Kinnoin. Margo Drallos is a visiting professor in the School of Education.