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Burnie Nelson

Liberal Studies 1700 University Ave
4-502 AB

Birikorang Okraku

Lecturer of Economics Liberal Studies 1700 University Ave
4-318GG AB
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MA from Michigan State University

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ECON 201:  Economic Principles

ECON 348:  History of Economic Thought

ECON 350:  Comparative Economic Systems

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Badrinath Rao

Associate Professor of Sociology and Asian Studies Liberal Studies 1700 University Avenue
4-530 AB
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PhD from University of Alberta, Canada

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SSCI 201:  Introduction to the Social Sciences

LS 489:  Senior Seminar:  Leadership, Ethics and Contemporary Issues

Topics in the areas of globalization and human rights

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Greg Schneider-Bateman

Assistant Professor of Communication Liberal Studies 1700 University Ave
4-536 AB
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PhD from University of Minnesota

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COMM 101:  Written and Oral Communication I

COMM 301:  Written and Oral Communication II

Topics in the area of culture and technology

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Hugh Stilley

Associate Professor of Communication Liberal Studies 1700 University Ave
4-318T AB
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PhD from Michigan State University in Communications

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COMM 101:  Written and Oral Communication I

COMM 301:  Written and Oral Communication II

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Denise Stodola

Associate Professor of Communication/LS, Writing Center Coordinator/ASC Academic Success Center, Liberal Studies 1700 University Ave
4-510 AB
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PhD from University of Missouri-Columbia

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COMM 101:  Written and Oral Communication

COMM 311:  Rhetorical Principles of Persuasion

LS 489:  Senior Seminar:  Leadership, Ethics and Contemporary Issues

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Pavitra Sundar

Assistant Professor of Humanities Liberal Studies 1700 University Avenue
4-530 AB
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PhD from University of Michigan in Women's Studies and English

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HUMN 201:  Introduction to the Humanities

Topics in global film cultures

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Karen Wilkinson

Associate Professor of Social Sciences and Department Head of Liberal Studies Liberal Studies 1700 University Ave
4-502 AB
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PhD from University of Arizona in Sociology

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Benaiah Yongo-Bure

Associate Professor of Social Science Liberal Studies 1700 University Ave
4-318DD AB
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PhD from Dalhousie University, Canada

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ECON 201:  Economic Principles

SSCI 201:  Introduction to the Social Sciences

ECON 352:  International Economics

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Peer Reviewed Publications

"South Sudan Priority Development Programmes, Projects, and Policies.” In Samson S. Wassara, (ed.), THE POST-REFERENDUM SUDAN: National and Regional Questions, (Dakar:  The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA), 2012 - forthcoming)).

“Southern Sudan: Monetary and Financial Policies, and the Case for a Separate Currency.” In Samson S. Wassara, (ed.), THE POST-REFERENDUM SUDAN: National and Regional Questions,( Dakar: CODESRIA, 2012 -forthcoming).

 “A Two-Track Strategy for Viable Development in Africa.” In Bessie House-Soremekun and Toyin Falola, (eds.), Rethinking Economic Development in the Context of Globalization and Sustainable Development in Africa, (Rochester: University of Rochester Press, 2011), pp. 69-87.

 “Marginalization and War: From the South to Darfur”. In Salah M. Hassan and Carina E. Ray (eds.), Darfur and the Crisis of Governance in Sudan: A Critical Reader, (Cornell University Press, 2009), pp. 68-83.

Online Publications

“Developing Southern Sudan”, The New Sudan Vision, Part I: Saturday, July 10, 2010; Part II: Tuesday, July 13, 2010.

Presentations in International Conferences

“South Sudan: Its Neighbors and Development”, The 31th Sudan Studies Annual Conference, Phoenix, May 18-20, 2012.

“Regional Development Poles and Self-Sustaining Development in Africa,” AFRICA AND THE CHALLENGES OF THE TWENTY FIRST CENTURY, 13th CODESRIA GENERAL ASSEMBLY, Rabat, Morocco, December 5-9, 2011.

“The Economics of Intellectual Capital and Development in South Sudan: Pre- and Post- Independence Period”, African Studies Association 54th Annual Conference, Washington, D. C., November 17-20, 2011.

 “Background to Sudan’s Foreign Debt: Who is to pay it?” The 30th Sudan Studies Annual Conference, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, May 13-15, 2011.

South Sudan Priority Development Programs, Projects, and Policies”, Post-Referendum Sudan and the East and Horn of Africa Regions International Workshop Organized by The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA,) United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), &  Africa Research and Resource Forum (ARRF), Nairobi, Kenya, Feb. 28 - March 1, 2011.

“Southern Sudan: Monetary and Financial Policies, and the Case for a Separate Currency.” Post-Referendum Sudan and the East and Horn of Africa Regions International Workshop, CODESRTRIA, UNECA, & ARRF, Nairobi, Kenya, Post-Referendum Sudan and the East and Horn of Africa Regions International Workshop Feb. 28- March 1, 2011.

 “Economic Viability of Southern Sudan as a Separate Country”, African Studies Association 54th Annual Conference, San Francisco, November 18-21, 2010.

 "Immediate Post-Referendum Programs for Southern Sudan", The 29th Sudan Studies Annual Conference, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, May 28 – 30, 2010.

 “The Comprehensive Peace Agreement: From its Conception to the End-game”, 9th International Sudan Studies Conference, University of South Africa, Pretoria, (November 24-29, 2009).

 “Language and Education in Southern Sudan," Sudan Studies Association 28th Annual Conference, East Lansing, Michigan State University, (May, 22-24, 2009).

NB:  Invited and participated in an international conference in Nairobi on Implications of North African Uprisings for Sub-Sahara Africa., April 2-3, 2012, Nairobi, Kenya. Organized by Inter-Africa Group (IGA).

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