GEORGE DE FEIS of Edgewater, N.J., joins the Business Administration Department this year as a visiting assistant professor. He will teach courses this semester on business management, organizational behavior and entrepreneurship. Originally educated as a civil engineer, De Feis earned his MBA in finance from Baruch College and just completed his doctorate in management from Pace University. He taught management last year at Baruch.
ALISON ARANT comes to Wagner College from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, where she completed her doctorate in December. Her dissertation title was, “That Rotten Richness: Old Maids and Reproductive Anxiety in U.S. Southern Fiction, 1923-1946.” She joins the English Department this year as a visiting assistant professor. She will teach courses this semester on Southern women writers, contemporary poetry and world literature. Arant earned her M.A. from Creighton University (Omaha, Neb.) and her B.A. cum laude from John Brown University (Siloam Springs, Ark.).
JONATHAN BLAIZE of Staten Island is taking a full-time position this year as a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, where he taught last year as an adjunct professor. He will be teaching courses this semester in genetics and gene expression and development. Blaize earned his doctorate in neuroscience earlier this year from the CUNY Graduate Center; he previously earned his master’s and bachelor’s degrees in biology from the College of Staten Island.
DANE STALCUP comes to Wagner College from New York University, where he is completing his doctoral dissertation, titled “Fragmented Totalities: The Autobiography of Composer Hector Berlioz.” Previously, he earned his bachelor’s degree in French and anthropology from Tulane University (New Orleans) and completed a master’s degree in French literature at NYU. Stalcup joins the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures this year as a visiting assistant professor of French.
Also joining the full-time faculty this year is MARGARET TERJESEN, a long-time adjunct professor in the Spiro School of Nursing.