The College welcomes five new faculty members

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Find out about the newest faculty members joining the College of Health & Social Sciences in Fall 2017:

Amy Dorie Amy Dorie, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Family Interiors Nutrition & Apparel

Amy Dorie is an SF State alumna, having graduated with a B.S. in apparel design and merchandising and an M.A. in family and consumer sciences. She earned her Ph.D. in apparel merchandising and design from Iowa State University. Her academic interests are applications of technology in apparel design and merchandising (e.g., wearable technology, 3D printed textiles, mass customization) and consumer behavior related to apparel. She will be teaching Apparel Construction and Fashion, Clothing, & Society in the fall.

Dorie says she is looking forward to teaching “the wonderfully diverse and incredibly talented students of SF State.”

Carole KulikCarole Kulik, DNP

Assistant Professor, School of Nursing

Carole Kulik has more than 25 years of clinical experience as an advanced practice nurse and clinical leader in addition to executive leadership. She earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree at the University of San Francisco; and her MSN, Acute Care Nurse Practitioner education and BSN at the University of Pittsburgh. She completed a Leadership Fellowship and Certificate at Stanford University.

Kulik has experience in critical care, surgery, cardiology and transplant, and has a special interest in wound care and safe patient handling. Her research interests include interprofessional teams in patient safety, leadership competencies and international collaboration in establishing professional clinical standards. She will be teaching Nursing Care of Adults: Theory Advanced Health Assessment and Health Promotion.

Kulik says, “I have had the opportunity to guest lecture and precept student here at SF State and now I am looking forward to serving as a professor and growing as a person by being equal partners in the learning process.”

Casey NesbitgCasey Nesbit, D.Sc.

Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy

Casey Nesbit earned her Doctor of Science degree in rehabilitation sciences from the University of Oklahoma with a concentration in pediatrics, as well as a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Marymount University in Virginia. She is an American Physical Therapy Association board-certified pediatric clinical specialist. Her research interests are in the areas of adolescent obesity, narrative reasoning, international physical therapy and cultural aspects of perceptions of disability. She is interested in further developing her background in statistics. Her clinical practice is at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in Mission Bay and a rural hospital in Malawi, Africa. In the fall, she will be teaching pediatric neurorehabilitation and mentoring a Global Health Clinical Scholar.

“I look forward to collaborating with the talented faculty in the Graduate Program in Physical Therapy and supporting the University efforts to promote student success,” she says. “I am excited about the challenge of preparing physical therapy students to be future leaders in our profession.”

Molly Shea, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Child & Adolescent Development

Molly Shea graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder with a Ph.D. in Learning Sciences and Human Development. Her work is focused at the nexus of research and practice in the study of human-centered design interventions created to interrupt social and environmental injustice. Specifically, she studies community or youth-centered designs that are intended to better understand how learning takes place across settings as people actively design for systemic change.

Shea says, “I am looking forward to working with colleagues across campus and learning from the rich history of social justice on this campus.”

Emil TakagiEmiko Takagi, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, School of Public Affairs & Civic Engagement (Gerontology)

Emiko Takagi came from Towson University in Maryland, where she was an associate professor in gerontology. Takagi received her M.S. in gerontology from the University of Arizona in 2001 and her Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Southern California in 2007. Her research interests focus on older adults’ social support and well-being, examining issues such as intergenerational family relationships, informal and formal caregiving, and loneliness and social isolation in later life. She has explored these issues both within the U.S. and in global contexts, particularly in Japan — the country with the highest life expectancy in the world. She is very excited to join the faculty of SF State and continue promoting gerontology education and conducting research to improve the lives of older adults. This coming fall, she will be teaching GRN715: Age and Social Policy Analysis and GRN760: Research Methods in Gerontology.

“I am looking forward to enjoying the ocean, parks and trails, great weather, and rich and diverse cultures in San Francisco, all of which I believe are all essential for positive aging experience!” Takagi says.