New faculty members joining Adelphi this year were welcomed during an orientation event in late August.

This fall, Adelphi University welcomed a new set of dedicated, diverse and distinguished faculty members.

“I am thrilled to welcome our new faculty members to Adelphi this year,” said Christopher Storm, PhD, provost and executive vice president. “They come from a variety of backgrounds and have exceptional promise, experience and credentials. We are looking forward to their contributions in the classroom and to the new research directions that they will bring to the University. As faculty, they will have a primary role in shaping the research, teaching and learning here for years to come.”

The faculty joining Adelphi this year include:

College of Arts and Sciences

  • Gwendolyn Kelso, Assistant Professor, Theatre
  • Arellano-Torres Ignacio, PhD, Assistant Professor, Language, Literatures and Cultures
  • Kaiya Provost, PhD, Assistant Professor, Biology
  • Abraham Ustoyev, PhD, Visiting Assistant Professor, Chemistry
  • Isabella Vitale, Visiting Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Computer Science

Gordon F. Derner School of Psychology

  • Jennifer Chmielewski, PhD, Assistant Professor, Psychology

College of Education and Health Sciences

  • Won Seok Chey, PhD, Assistant Professor, Physical Education
  • Juntack Oh, PhD, Assistant Professor, Physical Education
  • Hariklia Proios, PhD, Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Alyssa Soohoo, PhD, Assistant Professor, Early Childhood Education

College of Nursing and Public Health

  • Lincy Jojan, PhD, Assistant Professor
  • Lisa Persad, Assistant Professor
  • Joy Scharfman ’78, PhD ’23, Assistant Professor

Robert B. Willumstad School of Business

  • Yue Han, PhD, Associate Professor, Decision Sciences and Marketing
  • Karen Wallace, Assistant Professor, Accounting

School of Social Work

  • LaTasha Smith, PhD, Assistant Professor

Honors College

  • Benjamin Serby, PhD, Assistant Professor


  • Dana Sinclair, Assistant Professor, Library
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