2013 Tenured Faculty Announced

News Story: May 16, 2013

Sacred Heart University is committed to providing its students with top-tier faculty members. The University reaffirmed its commitment to academic excellence when the Board of Trustees awarded tenure to six faculty members in 2013. Congratulations to:

Joseph Audie, assistant professor of biochemistry. Audie graduated with a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Hofstra University, a master’s in biomedical engineering from the University of Connecticut and a doctorate in biophysics from SUNY at Stony Brook. Audie’s area of specialization is protein biophysics and the relationship between protein-protein and protein-peptide. His interests are reflected in his publications that focus on rationalizing, calculating and predicting protein-protein bonding affinities.

Nathan Lewis, assistant professor of art. Lewis received his M.F.A. in painting from Tufts University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and his BFA in drawing and painting from Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts in Old Lyme. Lewis has also studied at the Florence Academy of Art in Italy and independently in St. Petersburg, Russia. Lewis has been exhibited both nationally and internationally. Several newspapers and magazines have also reviewed his work.

Enda McGovern, associate professor of marketing. McGovern holds a civil engineering degree and a master’s in business administration and obtained his doctorate from Brunel University in London. McGovern regularly teaches principles of marketing and international marketing. His research includes commuter behavior and its role in travel demand management and engaging a greater role for social marketing in persuading commuters to consider alternative modes of transport. He recently published an article on social marketing strategy for a U.S.-based non-profit in the Journal of Case Studies.

Nicole Marie Roy, associate professor of biology and the co-adviser of the pre-health program. Roy completed her bachelor’s degree in chemistry at Assumption College, earned a doctorate in pharmacology and molecular toxicology at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, completed her post-doctoral work at Phylonix Pharmaceuticals in Boston and her post-doctoral fellowship at Duke University Medical Center. Roy studies the effects of environmental toxins or pharmaceuticals on the developing fetal nervous system, and her studies have resulted in a long list of nationwide presentations and publications.

Jing’an Tang, assistant professor of management. Tang received a bachelor’s degree in economics from Renmin (People’s) University of China, a master’s in business administration from the University of Maryland and a doctorate in business administration from the University of Western Ontario. Tang teaches a variety of upper level business classes to both undergraduate and graduate students. In 2008, he received the Faculty Excellence Award, University College, here at Sacred Heart University. His research is focused on international strategy, foreign peer networks and MNE performance, which has been published in national and international scholarly journals.

Gregory Francis Viggiano, associate professor of history. Viggiano holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and economics from the University of Montana at Missoula; a master’s in classics from the University of Texas at Austin; and a doctorate in classical philology from Yale University. His research interests include Greek and Roman history and historiography, Greek law, and classical Greek and Latin literature. His latest publication focused on ancient Greek warfare, Men of Bronze: Hoplite Warfare in Ancient Greece (Princeton, 2013).