This fall, the College welcomed 18 new faculty members.
Continued from last week's issue, they are:
Rebecca Koopmann, visiting assistant professor of
physics, earned her Ph.D. and master's degrees in astronomy from Yale University, and
her bachelor's degree from Union College. She was a Fulbright Scholar in astronomy
after graduating from Union in 1989. Her interests include galaxy morphology, galaxy
evolution, galaxies in clusters and star formation.
Lydia Martinez, visiting assistant professor of chemistry,
earned her Ph.D. and bachelor's degrees from the University of Puerto Rico. Her
interests include DNA photochemistry, environmental photochemistry, bioinorganic
photochemistry, free-radical reactions in biological systems and photophysics.
Carolyn Mitchell, professor of English and director of
women's studies, earned her Ph.D. from Boston College, her master's from
Michigan State University and her bachelor's from Hunter College. The author of a
number of books and articles, her interests include 19th- and 20th-century American
literature, African American literature, women's literature and Victorian fiction.
Daniel Mosquera, visiting assistant professor of Spanish,
earned his Ph.D. and master's degrees from Washington University, and master's
and bachelor's degrees in English from Cleveland State University. His interests
include Spanish literature and culture.
Zoe Oxley, assistant professor of political science,
earned her Ph.D. and master's from Ohio State University, and her bachelor's
from Bowdoin College. She earned a general course certificate from the London School of
Economics. Her interests include public opinion, political psychology, gender and
politics, and participation and voting behavior.
Matthew Rafferty, visiting assistant professor of
economics, earned his Ph.D. and master's degrees from the University of California at
Davis, and his bachelor's degree from College of William and Mary. He specializes in
macroeconomic and monetary theory, economic history, and econometrics.
Steven Rice, assistant professor of biology, earned his
master's and Ph.D. from Duke University, and his bachelor's degree from Yale
University. He did a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of North Carolina, Chapel
Rebecca Surman, visiting assistant professor of physics,
earned her Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina, her master's from Michigan
State University, and her bachelor's degree from State University of New York at
Marc Toniljanovich, visiting assistant professor of
economics, earned his master's and Ph.D. degrees from Cornell University, and two
bachelor's degrees from Northwestern University. His interests include
macroeconomics, monetary economics, applied time series and international economics.
Susan Van Deventer, visiting assistant professor of
French, earned her master's and Ph.D. in French literature from Cornell University,
and bachelor's degrees from McGill University and the University of Washington. Her
areas of specialization include modern French studies, 19th-century French literature, and
francophone literature and theory.
Michael Young, visiting assistant professor of visual
arts, earned his Ph.D., master's and bachelor's degrees from Columbia
University. His areas of specialization include Renaissance and Baroque art and
architecture and Italy and Central Europe, and the work of Italian architects in the
Central European Diaspora.