Academic promotions across faculties 

I am thrilled to congratulate Concordia faculty members who have recently been promoted to Professor, our highest academic rank, in recognition of their significant achievements. Their dedication to teaching, their talent in their fields and their contribution to the university make us proud. If you don't already know them, please let me introduce you to our newest professors.

David Graham
Provost and Vice-President, Academic Affairs

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Patrick Gulick (Biology) is an expert in plant stress response mechanisms, and his publications have appeared in Genome, Plant Molecular Biology, and BMC Genomics.

Gilles Peslherbe (Chemistry and Biochemistry) joined Concordia in 1998 and has primarily taught courses in quantum theory and computational chemistry.

Mojtaba Kahrizi (Electrical and Computer Engineering) received his PhD and MSc in physics from Concordia, and began teaching here in 1990. He has taught courses in semiconductor materials and device fabrication.

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Catherine Mulligan (Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering) worked for 14 years in industry in research before joining Concordia in 1999. She was awarded the Concordia Research Chair (Tier II) in Environmental Engineering in 2002 for a five-year term. In 2007, she was awarded the Concordia University Research Chair Tier I in Geo-Environmental Sustainability for a seven-year term.

Yousef R. Shayan (Electrical and Computer Engineering) has worked in industry. His research focus has been in coding, the modern, reliable and efficient deployment of wireless systems, and multiple-input, multiple-output systems.

Martin Pugh (Mechanical and Industrial Engineering) has been the recipient of many teaching awards, and has published in Composites Science and Technology, Journal of Materials Processing Technology and Journal of Material Science.

Raymonde April (Studio Arts) has received the Paul-Émile Borduas Prix du Québec and the Paul de Hoeck and Norman Walford Career Achievement Award for Art Photography from the Ontario Arts Foundation. Her work has been collected and exhibited widely.

Kevin Austin (Music) began his career at Sir George Williams University in 1970 as a part-time instructor. He is largely responsible for establishing the Electro-acoustics Studies program in the Music Department and is internationally recognized in the field.

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Christopher Jackson (Music) joined Concordia in 1977, and has taught aural perception, early music ensembles, choral training and performance practice and documentation. He has served as an administrator, notably as Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts. He performs as conductor, organist or harpsichord continuo player, and is artistic director of the Studio de Musique Ancienne de Montréal.

Silvy Panet-Raymond (Contemporary Dance) joined Concordia in 1986 and has served a total of 10 years as chair or acting chair of the department introducing a range of new practices in technical training. Her research activities in choreography and performance have received external funding, and she has conducted master dance classes and workshops, most recently in Croatia.

Abraham Brodt (Finance) is director of the Kenneth Woods Portfolio Management Program. Prior to joining Concordia in 1983, he was a faculty member at New York University’s Graduate School of Business Administra-tion and University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Administration. He has taught portfolio management, investments, and corporate finance, and was honoured for his teaching.


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