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Welcome New Faculty

Tenure-Track Professor Trio Hired This Spring

March 3, 2009


Assistant professor of biological science

Ph.D. zoology, Oregon State University

B.A. biology, Dartmouth College

Research Interests: Marine community ecology — species interactions in the intertidal zone on rocky and sandy shores


Assistant professor of human communication studies

Ph.D. and M.A. communication, USC

M.A. humanities and social thought, New York University

B.A. communication, Villanova University

Research Interests: Rhetoric and public policy, specifically, the natures of identity and argumentation as they pertain to mediated representation as well as to personal and public values. Her book manuscript, Things Said in Passing, is a critical analysis of real and imagined instances of “passing” in the United States from the late 19th through early 21st centuries. She also is interested in the connections among identity, music, television studies and faith

Language Spoken Other Than English: Spanish

Favorite Book: "The Alchemist" by Paolo Coelho


Assistant professor of educational leadership

Ph.D. higher, adult and lifelong education, Michigan State University

M.S. counseling, Cal State Long Beach

B.A. psychology, Creighton University in Omaha, Neb.

Research Interests: Student affairs administration in South African higher education, student leadership development, higher education policy

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