September 8, 1995: Volume 35, Number 1
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Faculty welcome 16 new colleagues
The faculty welcomed 16 new colleagues to the College at its opening meeting on Wednesday. Some of them are:
David A. Cotter, visiting instructor of sociology, is pursuing his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, College Park. He earned his master's degree from the University of Maryland, and his bachelor's degree from The College of Wooster. He has co-authored several articles and presentations. His interests include gender and labor issues.
Kristin Morris Fox, assistant professor of chemistry, earned her Ph.D. in biochemistry, molecular and cell biology from Cornell University. She received her bachelor's degree in chemistry from Lafayette College. She is the recipient of several honors and awards, including the PEW Teacher-in-Training Fellowship.
Theodore J. Gilman, instructor of political science, earned his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. He received his bachelor's degree in history and Asian studies from Tufts University. His research and teaching interests are in Japanese, world and comparative politics.
Paul D. Halliday, assistant professor of history, earned his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, and was an exchange scholar with Harvard University. He received his masters degree in early modern British and American history from the University of Chicago and graduated from the College of Social Studies at Wesleyan University. He has done archival work in England and was a member of the Institute of Historical Research.
Mikhail Iossel, visiting assistant professor of English, received his Master of Arts degree in Creative Writing from the University of New Hampshire at Durham and served as the Wallace Stegner Fellow in fiction writing at Stanford University. He received his bachelor's degree and his master's in engineering degree from Leningrad Institute of Shipbuilding. He also received a Certificate of Journalism, Writing, Theory and Translation from Leningrad State University. He has been the recipient of an NEA fellowship and was included in The Best American Short Stories anthology in 1991.
Joseph Kapp, visiting associate professor of mechanical engineering, received his Ph.D. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He received his master's and bachelor's degrees in mechanical engineering from Union College. He has been an adjunct professor at Union since 1982, and is also vice-president of Elmhurst Research Inc. in Rensselaer. Kapp has published over forty articles, two theses and has made several presentations at professional conferences. (Others to be introduced next issue.)
Siu-Kit Claudian Kwok, visiting assistant professor of economics, earned his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Minnesota. He earned his master's degree in economics from Queen's University and his bachelor's degree in finance from the University of Alberta. His interests include monetary economics, macroeconomics, and industrial organization.
Sharon Locke, visiting instructor of geology, earned her Ph.D. in geology from the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis. She earned her master's degree from the University of South Carolina at Columbia and her bachelor's degree in geoscience from Pennsylvania State University. Her areas of research interest include paleohydrology, global change and surface-groundwater interactions.
William Loomis, visiting assistant professor of classics, received his Ph.D. in classical philology from Harvard University, where he also earned his undergraduate degree in classics and a law degree. He has served as a junior fellow at the center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, D.C. His interests include Greek and Roman history, Greek literature and Latin prose.
Sarah T. Mace, visiting assistant professor of classics, earned her Ph.D. from Yale University. She received her master's degree in English literature from the University of Pennsylvania and her bachelor's degree in English literature from Colby College. Her areas of interests include Homer, Hesiod and the Greek hexameter tradition, archaic Greek lyric and Greek and Graeco-Roman myth.
Joyce A. Madancy, instructor of history, is pursuing her Ph.D. in modern Chinese history from the University of Michigan. She received her master's degree in East Asian Studies from Cornell University and her bachelor's degree in history from the College of William and Mary.
Jonathan M. Marr, visiting assistant professor of physics, earned his master's degree and Ph.D. in astronomy from the University of California at Berkeley. He received his bachelor's degree in physics and astronomy from the University of Rochester. He has published several articles and his current research includes "The Effectiveness of Question-Oriented Physics Classes."
Tom McGovern, visiting assistant professor of visual arts (photography), received his bachelor's degree in photography from Empire State College. He has had several solo and group exhibits and has served as the photo editor of the Village Voice.
Peter V. Minorsky, visiting assistant professor of biology, earned his Ph.D. in plant physiology from Cornell University. He received his bachelor's degree in biology from Vassar College. His research interests include signal transduction, electrophysiology and biological rhythms.
Maritza M. Osuna, visiting instructor in modern languages (Spanish), is pursuing her Ed.D. degree in Curriculum Instruction-Language in Education from the State University of New York at Albany. She received her master's degree in Spanish from the University of Michigan and her bachelor's degree in music from the University of Puerto Rico.
Linda Relyea, visiting instructor of sociology, received her bachelor's degree and Master of Social Work degree from the State University of New York at Albany.
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