NEW FACULTY WELCOME

About New Faculty Welcome

The Office of the Provost and the P3 Collaboratory invite new faculty members to attend the New Faculty Welcome. The goal for this event is to network with colleagues across disciplinary ranks, provide an overview of the culture and strategic initiatives, and share available resources to help new faculty members begin to form the relationships and partnerships that will support their success at Rutgers-Newark.

Our faculty are accomplished teachers, researchers and scholars who think beyond disciplinary boundaries and care deeply about the students they teach, mentor and advise.

Meet some of the new members who joined the Rutgers-Newark community bringing diversity, vision, extensive scholarship and wide-ranging real-world experience to the classroom.

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Meet Rutgers-Newark Newest Faculty 2020-21

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Peter Hepburn

Assistant Professor , Sociology

Peter Hepburn is a Sociologist and Demographer. His research examines how changes to three core social institutions—work, criminal justice, and housing—serve to produce and perpetuate inequality. He uses a variety of quantitative methods and data sources to demonstrate and analyze disparities in exposure to precarious work, the criminal justice system, and housing instability.

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Naomi Jackson

Assistant Professor, English

Naomi Jackson is the author of a critically acclaimed novel, The Star Side of Bird Hill. Jackson studied fiction at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She traveled to South Africa on a Fulbright scholarship, where she received an M.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Cape Town. A graduate of Williams College, Jackson’s writings have appeared in Harper’s, The Washington Post, Virginia Quarterly Review, Poets & Writers, and The Caribbean Writer. 

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Lynnette Mawhinney

Chair & Associate Professor, Urban Education

Lynnette Mawhinney, Ph.D. is Chair of the Department of Urban Education and Associate Professor of Urban Education. She is also affiliated faculty in the African American and African Studies Department. She is a veteran educator and award-winning scholar and author of six books and over 20 articles.

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Diane Wong

Assistant Professor, Political Science 

Diane Wong works at the intersections of American politics, Asian American activism, gender and sexuality, comparative immigration, race and ethnicity, cultural and media studies, and community rooted research. She holds a Ph.D. in American Politics and M.A. in Comparative Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration from the Department of Government at Cornell University. Her research has appeared in Women's Studies Quarterly, Urban Affairs Review, Amerasia Journal, and a variety of book volumes, journals, anthologies, podcasts, and exhibitions.

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Xuejian Wu

Assistant Professor 

Xuejian Wu is an experimental atomic physicist. His research focuses on advancing quantum sensing techniques for metrology, navigation, and geophysics applications.

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