Margaret Betz

Margaret Betz

Title/Rank: Assistant Teaching Professor
Department: Philosophy and Religion
Email address: margbetz@camden.rutgers.edu  

Formerly a part-time lecturer for the Department of Philosophy and Religion, Dr. Margaret Betz now joins the faculty as an assistant teaching professor. She earned her doctorate in philosophy from Temple University in 2001. Her areas of concentration include applied ethics; social and political philosophy; history of philosophy; and feminist theory; areas of specialty include Hannah Arendt, animal ethics, and environmental ethics. In 2002, she published The Hidden Philosophy of Hannah Arendt.        

 

Selim Cakmakli

Selim Cakmakli

Title/Rank: Assistant Teaching Professor
Department: Economics
Email address: selim.cakmakli@rutgers.edu  

A native of Turkey, Dr. Selim Cakmakli joined the Department of Economics in 2017 as a visiting assistant professor. He graduated with PhD in economics from Cukurova University in 2011.  His graduate research was to understand the spatial reflection of the integration process occurring in the world economy and the role of multinational companies in the context of economic geography. His research interests include macroeconomic theory and history; business cycle; and economic geography. His primary research focus is to understand the capital flows, economic fluctuations and business cycles synchronization. He was awarded “Open and Affordable Textbooks (OAT) Program Award” in 2018 and 2019 for providing lecture materials for students.

 

Jiantao Kong

Jiantao Kong

Title/Rank: Assistant Teaching Professor
Department: Physics 
Email address: jiantao.kong@rutgers.edu 

Dr. Jiantao Kong earned his doctorate in physics from Boston College in 2018. His research is in theoretical and computational condensed matter physics, especially focusing on plasmonics, metamaterials and electron-phonon interaction. Dr. Kong joins us from Bard College at Simon’s Rock where he served as Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics.

 

Sara Leshen

Sara Leshen

Title/Rank: Assistant Teaching Professor
Department: Mathematical Sciences  
Email address: sara.leshen@rutgers.edu

Dr. Sara Leshen earned her doctorate in mathematics from Vanderbilt University in 2019. Her research interests include pure and applied harmonic analysis and time-frequency analysis. 

 

Xingyun Qi

Xingyun Qi

Title/Rank: Assistant Professor
Department: Biology 
Email address: xingyun.qi@rutgers.edu

Dr. Xingyun Qi joins us from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at the University of Washington, where she served as a postdoctoral fellow studying the development of stomata, the mouths on plant epidermis. She earned her Ph.D. in cell biology from McGill University in 2012. Dr. Qi’s research interest is to understand the molecular mechanism how stomatal development is regulated by abiotic stresses, such as salinity.

 

Erin M. Robinson

Erin M. Robinson

Title/Rank: Assistant Professor
Department: Public Policy and Administration
Email address: erinm.robinson@rutgers.edu

Dr. Erin M. Robinson joined the Department of Public Policy and Administration in 2018 as a visiting assistant professor.  Dr. Robinson earned a Ph.D. in Political Science from Texas A&M University where her dissertation titled, “The Politics of Public Management: Exploring the Importance of Environmental Support” investigated the intersections of political environments and the performance of public schools.  Dr. Robinson’s research and teaching interests include public administration and management; race, representation, and social equity; and program development and evaluation.  She has both a personal passion and substantive interest in education policy.  Prior to joining the faculty at Rutgers–Camden, Dr. Robinson was an assistant professor in the Department of Public Policy at the University of Connecticut.  

 

Mary Rosemiller

Mary Rosemiller

Title/Rank: Assistant Teaching Professor
Department: Chemistry               
Email address: mary.rosemiller@rutgers.edu 

A graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, where she earned her master’s degree in biochemistry and molecular pharmacology, Mary Rosemiller has served as a part-time lecturer for the Department of Chemistry at Rutgers–Camden, teaching courses such as Organic and Biochemistry I and II, along with their lab components. Ms. Rosemiller also worked as a research scientist at the WuXi AppTec Laboratory Services, Inc., and as an adjunct professor at Thomas Jefferson University.  

 

María E. Solesio

Maria Solesio

Title/Rank: Assistant Professor
Department: Biology 
Email address: m.solesio@rutgers.edu

Dr. María E. Solesio joins us from New York University, where she was a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Basic Science since she earned her doctorate in Neuropharmacology from Castilla-La Mancha University (Spain) in 2013. Dr. Solesio, who also got her a Pharm.D. in Spain, studies mitochondrial functioning under physiological conditions, as well as the mechanisms driving the organelle to dysfunction and failure in neurodegeneration and aging. Since 2018, Dr. Solesio has received research support from the National Institutes of Health/National Institute on Aging to support her project, “Inorganic polyphosphate as a chaperone in aging and in neurodegenerative diseases.” Recently she has also been granted with two Pilot Awards from two different Nathan Shock Centers of Excellence, which are funded by National Institutes of Health/National Institute on Aging.

 

Sarah Tosh

Sarah Tosh

Title/Rank: Assistant Professor
Department: Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice  
Email address: sarah.tosh@rutgers.edu

Dr. Sarah Tosh earned her doctorate in sociology from The Graduate Center, City University of New York, in 2019. Her concentration was on criminology, law, and deviance, and her dissertation title was, “Defending the ‘Bad Immigrant:’ Aggravated Felonies, Deportation, and Legal Resistance at the Crimmigration Nexus.”  Her research centers on growing intersections between systems of immigration and criminal justice in the United States.

 

Anthony Wright

Anthony Wright

Title/Rank: Assistant Professor
Department/Program: Childhood Studies and Digital Studies   
Email address: anthony.wright@rutgers.edu

Dr. Anthony Wright will join both the Department of Childhood Studies and the Digital Studies Program this fall, after earning his doctorate from the joint program in medical anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley, and University of California, San Francisco in 2019. His dissertation title was, “The Promise of Poison: Life in the Field of Pediatric Cancer Treatment.” This work explores how biomedical and psychosocial technologies shape the construction of care and communication among professionals, patients, and families at a children’s hospital in California, where Dr. Wright spent 18 months conducting ethnographic fieldwork. In addition to his work in the context of pediatric cancer, Dr. Wright is also developing a second ethnographic project that explores how young indigenous people in Michoacán, México are using digital technologies to facilitate activism against forms of violence, political corruption, and environmental exploitation that are threatening the viability of their communities. Dr. Wright’s research has been published in Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry and The Journal of Urban Health. He was also invited to contribute two chapters to Pioneros de antropología en Michoacán (Universidad Michoacana, 2019), a Spanish-language edited volume on the history of anthropological research among indigenous and agricultural communities in Michoacán, México.