The faculty welcomed 16 new colleagues to the College at its opening meeting.
Some of them are:
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
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 interest 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. (Other new faculty will be profiled in the next Chronicle.)
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.