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Park Faculty Scholar Profile: Lianne Cartee

posted 2011.12.13 This past summer, Dr. Lianne Cartee and Dr. Barry Croom began their roles as Park Faculty Scholars with the Class of 2015.   Cartee was born in Gulfport, Mississippi and received her bachelor’s degree in biological engineering from Mississippi State University. She pursued her graduate work in the area of electrophysiology at Duke University, where she was awarded a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering. Park Faculty Scholar Lianne Cartee. She later joined the Center for Auditory Prosthesis Research at
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Park Faculty Scholar Profile: John Griggs

posted 2011.08.16 John Griggs has been a faculty member at NC State University for over two decades and currently serves as a teaching assistant professor and coordinator of classroom instruction in the Department of Mathematics. Along with Juliana Nfah-Abbenyi, a professor in the Department of English, Griggs serves as a Park Faculty Scholar for the Class of 2013.   Park Faculty Scholar John Griggs. Griggs completed his undergraduate education at Indiana State University, where he played on the football and basketball teams.
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Park Faculty Scholar Profile: Dr. Steve Barr

posted 2011.05.27 Steve Barr is a professor in the Department of Management, Innovation and Entrepreneurship within the Poole College of Management. He has served on theNC State faculty since 1995.   Barr was awarded his Ph.D. in organization behavior from the University of Iowa. His research interests include individual and group decision making, new business startups, and the commercialization of technology. Barr is a member of the Academy of Management, Southern Management Association, Decision Sciences Institute, and American Psychological Association. Along
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Park Faculty Scholar Profile: Dr. Gerry Elkan

posted 2011.04.08 Gerry Elkan received his Ph.D. in microbiology from Virginia Tech and joined the NC State University faculty in 1958. While he technically retired from NC State in 1994, Elkan has remained extremely active in the areas of teaching, research, and mentoring. Over the course of his career, Elkan has taught over 3,000 students, directed 30 master’s degree students and 28 doctoral students, and published 125 refereed articles and 3 monographs. He has been a visiting professor at universities in Malaysia and
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Garik Sadovy ’12 Named Udall Scholar

posted 2011.04.04 The Udall Foundation is pleased to announce that 80 students from 61 colleges and universities have been selected as 2011 Udall Scholars. Among them is Garik Sadovy ‘12 from Wake Forest, North Carolina. Sadovy is working towards a major in materials science and engineering and a minor in environmental science. He is a Park Scholar and a member of the University Honors Program. Sadovy serves as president of Tau Beta Pi, a national professional engineering society.   Garik
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Park Faculty Scholar Profile: Dr. Jocelyn DeVance Taliaferro

Jocelyn DeVance Taliaferro is one of two Park Faculty Scholars for the Class of 2014. She provides guidance for the class along with her colleague Jim Martin, a professor in the Department of Chemistry. The faculty members were selected by the chancellor to work with the class during their four years at NC State University. Park Faculty Scholar Dr. Jocelyn DeVance Taliaferro. Taliaferro is an associate professor of social work. Her research interests include nonprofit advocacy and lobbying, as well
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Park Faculty Scholar Profile: Dr. Bob Grossfeld

Bob Grossfeld is one of two faculty members appointed by the chancellor to serve as a Park Faculty Scholar for the Class of 2012. He works with Dr. Steve Barr, a professor in the Department of Management, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship, to provide guidance for class enrichment activities and advise individual students on academic matters. Grossfeld is a professor in the Department of Biology, a member of the Physiology Graduate Program and the W.M. Keck Center for Behavioral Biology, as well
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Park Faculty Scholar Profile: Dr. Juliana Nfah-Abbenyi

Juliana Nfah-Abbenyi and John Griggs were appointed by the chancellor to serve as Park Faculty Scholars for the Class of 2013. In this role, the faculty oversee enrichment activities for the class and provide academic guidance for individual students. Nfah-Abbenyi is a professor in the Department of English. She received her doctorates from McGill University in Canada and the University of Yaounde in Cameroon. Nfah-Abbenyi teaches courses on postcolonial and world literatures, literary theory, and gender and women’s studies. “Professors
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Park Faculty Scholar Profile: Dr. Clifford Griffin

Clifford Griffin, a University of Rochester Ph.D. and a former National Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace, is an associate professor of political science in the School of Public and International Affairs and a Park Faculty Scholar for the Class of 2011. Griffin specializes in political, economic, cultural, and security relations in the Caribbean and Latin America. His most recent book is The Race for Fisheries and Hydrocarbons in the Caribbean Basin. Griffin is also
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