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06-09-1997

Five Clarkson University Faculty Promoted

Clarkson University President Denny Brown has promoted five faculty members. Daniel A. Bradburd, Stephen Doheny-Farina, Gabor Forgacs, Charles T. Mosier and Pragasen Pillay, all of Potsdam, will be promoted fromassociate professor to full professor, effective July 1.

Daniel A. Bradburd has been at Clarkson University since 1984.He hasserved as assistant professor and is currently an associate professor ofanthropology in the School of Liberal Arts. Bradburd's professional interest focuses on the meaning, value and the nature of commodities, particularly drug foods and handcrafted original goods, and the ways in which they are distributed worldwide. In his current research he also explores the ways in which long-term field work shapes and creates anthropological understanding. He has published two books, Being There:Field Work and Anthropological Understanding and Ambiguous Relations(forthcoming), Kin Class and Conflict Among Komachi Pastoralists, and articles in many journals, including American Ethnologist, Nomadic Peoplesand Current Anthropology.

Among other honors, Bradburd has received several grants from theNational Endowment for the Humanities. He received his bachelor's degreefrom Columbia University, and his doctoral degree from the City Universityof New York.

Stephen Doheny-Farina has been at Clarkson University since1988. He has served as assistant professor and is currently an associate professor of technical communications in the School of Liberal Arts. Doheny-Farina'sprofessional interests are in critical studies of virtual communities, telemedicine in rural communities, online education, mass media and newmedia, and rhetorical theory. He has published the books The Wired Neighborhood, Rhetoric, Innovation, Technology: Case Studies of Technical Communication in Technology Transfers, and Effective Documentation: What We Have Learned From Research, and in many other areas, including articles in Rhetoric Review, Technical Communication and Written Communication.

Among other honors, Doheny-Farina has received Clarkson's John W.Graham Jr. Faculty Research Award, two National Council for Teachers of English (NCTE) Best Collection of Essays awards and the NCTE Best Article Reporting Formal Research Award. He received his doctoral degree in communication and rhetoric from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Gabor Forgacs has been at Clarkson University since 1986. He iscurrently an associate professor of physics and adjunct professor ofbiology in the School of Science. Forgacs' professional interest is instatistical mechanics, condensed matter physics, developmental biology andbiophysics. He has coedited the books Interplay of Genetic and PhysicalMechanisms in the Development of Biological Form and Dynamical Phenomenaat Interfaces, Surfaces and Membranes, and published in many other areas.

Among other honors, Forgacs is a Doctor Member of the HungarianNational Academy of Sciences (HNAS), a recipient of the Janossy Medal anda recipient of the HNAS Young Scientist of the Year Award. He receivedboth his master of science and doctoral degrees from Eötvös RolandUniversity.

Charles T. Mosier has been at Clarkson since 1981. He has served as instructor and assistant professor and is currently an associate professor of management in the School of Business. Mosier's professional interest is in innovative production techniques, automated manufacturing systems, CAD/CAM- CIM, robotics, applied statistics and group technology. He has published in many areas, including articles in the International Journalof Production Research, OMEGA, Management Science and the International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing.

Among other honors, Mosier is a Alpha Iota Delta National DecisionSciences Honorary, a finalist in the Decision Sciences InstituteInnovative Teaching Competition, and a finalist in the Exxon EducationGrant Foundation Curriculum Development Grant Competition. He has receivedresearch grants from IBM, Xerox, and Gleason Corporation. He received hisbachelor of science degree in industrial distribution from ClarksonUniversity, his master of arts degree in mathematics from SUNY Potsdam andhis doctoral degree in business administration from the University ofNorth Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Mosier has roots in the region, receiving his high school education at Brushton-Moira Central School. His parents, David and Gloria Mosier, currently reside in Henderson, N.Y.

Pragasen Pillay has been at Clarkson University since 1995. He is currently an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering and the Jean Newell Distinguished Professor in Engineering. Pillay's research interests are in modeling, analysis, design and control of electric machines, electric motor drive systems, power electronic systems, power system dynamics and power quality. He has edited the book Performance and Design of Permanent Magnet AC Motor Drives, and haspublished in many areas, including articles in Electric Machines and Power Systems, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, IEEE Transactions on Energy, and IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications.

Among other honors, Pillay is listed in the 1997 Who's Who in Distinguished Leadership, is a recipient of an IEEE Prize Paper Award, is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi honorary society and holds several leadership positions in the Institute of Electrical and ElectronicEngineering. He has done research with organizations like the Oak Ridge National Laboratories and the Electrical Power Research Institute. He received his bachelor of engineering degree from the University of Durban-Westville, South Africa, his master of science degree in engineering from the University of Natal, South Africa, and his doctoral degree in engineering from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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