Four Women Who Were Named to the Faculty at the University of Vermont

There are 30 new faculty members at University of Vermont this fall. Here are brief profiles of four women named to the faculty.

Youngok Jung is an assistant professor of early childhood education. She was a research fellow at the Center for Improving Child Care Quality at California State University, Northridge. Dr. Jung holds a master’s degree in early childhood special education from the University of Virginia and a Ph.D. in education psychology from the University of California at Los Angeles.

Priyantha Wijesinghe is a lecturer in civil engineering and environmental science. She has been a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Oklahoma where she earned a Ph.D. in structural engineering. She holds master’s degrees from the University of Oklahoma and the University of Moratuwa in Sri Lanka.

Professor Sharma

Pramodita Sharma is the Sanders Professor of Business. She was the CIBC Distinguished Professor of Family Business at Concordia University. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Punjab Agricultural University in India and a Ph.D. from the University of Calgary.

Teresa Mares is an assistant professor of anthropology. She was a postdoctoral fellow in social and behavioral sciences at Ohio State University. She holds master’s and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Washington.

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