The College this fall welcomes 25 new members to the faculty. Others were
introduced in previous issues. The remainder are:
Bernhard Kuhn, visiting instructor of English, earned his Ph.D. in
comparative literature from Princeton University. His teaching and research
interests include enlightenment and romanticism in Europe and England, realism
through expressionism, and autobiographical writing.
Brian Ladd, visiting assistant professor of history, holds a Ph.D.
from Yale University. He has taught history courses at Siena College, Rensselaer
Polytechnic Institute and the University at Albany. His research focuses on
urban decline, historic preservation and citizens' movements in the German
Michael Langham, visiting assistant professor of physics, earned his
Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he has held
teaching appointments. His Ph.D. thesis was on “Strings, Gauged
Supergravities and Vertex Operators.”
Melinda Lawson, visiting assistant professor of history, earned her
Ph.D. from Columbia University with a thesis on “Loyalty and National
Identity in the Civil War North.” She teaches courses including U.S.
history survey; 19th-century political, social or cultural history;
African-American history; Jacksonian America and the Gilded Age.
Judith Lewin, instructor of English, holds a Ph.D. in comparative
literature from Princeton University. Her interests include 18th- and
19th-century French, German and English literatures; 20th-century world
literature; the Bible in western literature; genre studies; and autobiography.
Kara Doyle, assistant professor of English, holds a Ph.D. in medieval
studies from Cornell University. Her research interests include fictional and
historical female readers of medieval literature; Chaucer; Old French romance;
feminism and medieval studies; medieval English and French history; Dante; World
Wide Web, electronic text and medieval studies.
Michael Mathias, visiting assistant professor of philosophy, holds a
Ph.D. from the University of Rochester. His teaching and research is in the
fields of ethical theory, history of ethics, moral psychology and history of
Thomas Michl, visiting associate professor of economics, has Ph.D. and
master's degrees from the New School for Social Research. He has held teaching
appointments at Colgate University. His teaching fields include macroeconomics,
labor economics and Marxian political economy. His research interests cover
income distribution and economic growth, productivity and technical change,
minimum wages and social security and economic growth.
Cheikh Ndiaye, visiting instructor of modern languages, holds a Ph.D.
from the University of Connecticut. He has been teaching courses in French and
West African oral literature at Trinity College.
Joan Ramage, visiting assistant professor of geology, earned her Ph.D.
from Cornell University, where she was also a NASA graduate fellow. Among her
interests is satellite remote sensing of glaciers, tectonics and erosion.
Martin Schaden, visiting assistant professor of physics, holds a Ph.D.
from the University of Vienna, Austria. He has taught courses at New York
University and the Cooper Union in general physics, quantum field theory, modern
physics and electromagnetism.
Junko Ueno, instructor of modern languages (Japanese), earned master's
and Ph.D. degrees from Indiana University's School of Education, where she
also has held teaching appointments. She has been involved with
computer-assisted foreign language training, preparing second and foreign
language teachers, and teaching Japanese as a foreign language.
Wilfried Wilms, visiting instructor of modern languages (German),
earned his master's and Ph.D. degrees from Indiana University. His interests
include German intellectual history, enlightenment philosophy, political
philosophy and contemporary debates on modernity and postmodernity.
Joann Yarrow, visiting assistant professor of performing arts
(theatre), has been artistic director at the American Laboratory for Actor
Training. She received her master of fine arts degree in directing and
choreography at the University of California at Irvine. She has previously
taught theater courses at Union and Skidmore College.
John Zumbrunnen, visiting assistant professor of political science,
earned his Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota. His fields of interest include
political theory, history of political thought, democratic theory and American