Rollins College

Rollins Faculty

Dates indicate (1) first appointment at Rollins and (2) year of receiving present rank.

Vidhu Aggarwal
Associate Professor of English (2005;2005); B.A., University of Chicago; M.A., Ph.D., University of Southern California. Specializations: transatlantic modernism, 19th- and 20th-century American and British literature, Asian-American and minority literatures, and composition and rhetoric for native and non-native speakers.

Barry S. Allen
Associate Professor of Environmental Studies (1982;1982); B.A., University of Miami; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania. Specializations: environmental economics, national park policy, and sustainable development.

Joshua Almond
Assistant Professor of Art/Sculpture (2008;2008); B.A., Rhodes College; M.F.A., Arizona State University. Specializations: sculpture (traditional and contemporary), three-dimensional design, studio furniture, boat-building, and contemporary art and theory.

Anna Alon
Assistant Professor of Accounting (2009;2009); B.S, Case Western Reserve University; M.B.A., Rollins College, Crummer Graduate School of Business; Ph.D., University of Central Florida. Specializations: financial and managerial accounting, accounting in transitional economies, adoption and implementation of international financial accounting standards, and transnational accounting regulation.

Ilan Alon
George D. and Harriet W. Cornell Professor of International Business, College of Arts and Sciences and Roy E. Crummer Graduate School of Business (2003;2007); B.A., M.B.A., Fairleigh Dickinson University; M.A., Ph.D., Kent State University. Specializations: international management, global franchising, political and country risks, pedagogy, emerging markets, and markets of East Asia, China, the Middle East, and Russia.

Angelina Altobellis
Digital Archivist, Olin Library (2013;2013); B.A., University of Massachusetts-Amherst; M.A., University of Texas at Austin; M.S., Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science. Specializations: sustainable digital stewardship practices in small- and mid-sized libraries, web archiving, and personal digital archiving.

Mark S. Anderson
Professor of Mathematics (1988;2005); B.A., Houghton College; M.S., Ph.D., University of Virginia. Specializations: algebraic and differential topology, and topological graph theory.

Danny Arnold

Professor of International Business (2012;2012); B.S., M.B.A., D.B.A., Louisiana Tech University.

Benjamin Balak
Associate Professor of Economics (2002;2007); B.A., The American University of Paris (France); Postgraduate Diploma, The University of Kent at Canterbury (United Kingdom); Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Specializations: ethics, history, and philosophy of economics; economics of ethics; economic rhetoric and modernity; comparative economic systems and cultures; and principles of macro and micro economics.

Melissa Barnes
Associate Professor of Theatre Arts & Dance (2013;2013); B.A., Loyola University; M.F.A., Roosevelt University. Specializations: somatic re-patterning through experiential anatomy and developmental movement explorations, physical integration applicable to acting, dance, and singing.

Gabriel I. Barreneche
Associate Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures (2003;2009); B.A., Boston College; M.A., Ph.D., University of California-Los Angeles. Specializations: Hispanic languages and literature including 20th-century Latin American literature, peninsular drama and poetry, and golden age literature.

Pedro J. Bernal
Professor of Chemistry (1986;2006); B.S., Ph.D., University of Tennessee. Specializations: physical and general chemistry, and the philosophy of science.

Gay Biery-Hamilton
Associate Professor of Latin American and Caribbean Affairs (1994;2003); B.S., M.A., Ph.D., University of Florida. Specializations: Brazilian Amazon, economic and ecological anthropology, economic development, culture change, water resources, political ecology, medical anthropology, women and development, and ideology.

Alexander P. Boguslawski
Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures (1983;1992); M.A., University of Warsaw; Ph.D., University of Kansas. Specializations: Old Russian literature and painting, Russian culture and folklore, 19th- and 20th-century Russian literature, and problems of translation.

William C. Boles
Professor of English (1995;2006); B.A., Wake Forest University; M.A., University of Maine; Ph.D., University of Tennessee. Specializations: dramatic literature, contemporary British and American drama.

Richard K. Bommelje
Professor of Organizational Communication (1974;2013); B.S., M.S.M., Rollins College; Ed.D., University of Central Florida. Specializations: leadership, listening, and management.

Dexter S. Boniface
Weddell Chair of the Americas and Associate Professor of Political Science (2003;2008); B.A., Miami University (Ohio); M.A., Ph.D., University of Illinois. Specializations: Latin American and Brazilian politics, politics of market reforms, political economy of development, authoritarianism and democratization, state-society relations, and knowledge accumulation and methodology.

Rita Bornstein
President Emerita and George D. and Harriet W. Cornell Professor of Philanthropy and Leadership Development (1990;2004); B.A., M.A., Florida Atlantic University; Ph.D., University of Miami. Specializations: leadership, governance, and philanthropy.

Michele Boulanger

Assistant Professor of International Business (2011:2012); B.S., M.S., University of Paris, France; Ph.D., University of Rhode Island. Specializations: applied mathematics, statistics.

Wendy W. Brandon
Associate Professor of Education (1987;2004); B.S., University of Georgia; M.S., Central Missouri State University; Ed.D., Teachers College, Columbia University. Specializations: curriculum theory, critical theory, critical pedagogy, and service learning.

Carol Bresnahan
Professor of History (2011;2011); A.B., Smith College; A.M., Ph.D., Brown University. Specializations: Late Renaissance Florence.

Jennifer Caplan
Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion (2013;2013); B.A., Wellesley College; M.T.S., Harvard Divinity School. Specializations: American religious phenomena, American Judaism, American new religions, defined "cults"; Native American religion.

Sharon L. Carnahan
Professor of Psychology (1990;2001); Director, Rollins Child Development Center; B.A., Hope College; M.A., Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Specializations: child development, psychology and religion, and early childhood interventions.

Julie Carrington
Associate Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science (1992;1998); B.S., University of Central Florida; Ph.D., University of Central Florida. Specializations: graph theory, design and analysis of algorithms, and computational theory.

Gregory L. Cavenaugh
Assistant Professor of Communication (2005;2012); B.A., M.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Ph.D., Louisiana State University. Specializations: performance studies, rhetorical and cultural criticism, and communication studies.

Jennifer J. Cavenaugh
Winifred M. Warden Professor of Theatre Arts and Dance (2005;2009); B.A., Dartmouth College; M.F.A., Brooklyn College; Ph.D., University of Washington. Specializations: ancient, medieval, Renaissance, and 19th-century British and American theatre; theatre history; gender and performance; feminist theatre; and American musical theatre.

Julian C. Chambliss
Associate Professor of History (2003;2010); B.S., Jacksonville University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Florida. Specializations: U.S. urban history, race and ethnicity, African-American history, gender, popular culture, and urban politics.

David A. Charles
Associate Professor of Theatre Arts and Dance (2003;2009); B.A., Roosevelt University; M.F.A., Western Illinois University; Ph.D., Louisiana State University. Specializations: global improvisational movements and structures, marginalized traditions (psychodrama and oral poetry), and traditional performance modes (Apidan drama, Japanese renga poetry, and the Maori haka).

Martha S. Cheng
Associate Professor of English (2003;2009); B.A., Christendom College; M.A., Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University. Specializations: contemporary rhetorical theory, argumentation theory, ethos and individual agency, narrative theory, critical reading and writing, and technical writing.

Daniel P.L. Chong
Assistant Professor of Political Science (2008;2008); B.A., Biola University; M.A., University of Notre Dame; Ph.D., American University. Specializations: human rights, global poverty, international ethics, social movements and non-governmental organizations.

Edward H. Cohen
William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of English (1967;1979); B.A., University of Maryland; M.A., University of Iowa; Ph.D., University of New Mexico. Specialization: Victorian studies.

Billy Collins
Senior Distinguished Fellow (2008;2010); B.S., Holy Cross College; Ph.D., University of California at Riverside. Specializations: 19th-century British poetry, modern British and American poetry, Irish literature, contemporary fiction, and exploratory writing.

Gloria Cook
Professor of Music (1998;2006); B.M., M.M., D.M.A., The Cleveland Institute of Music. Specializations: piano performance, piano pedagogy, and keyboard harmony.

J. Thomas Cook
Professor of Philosophy (1982;1993); B.A., Johns Hopkins University; M.A., Ph.D., Vanderbilt University. Specializations: history of philosophy, philosophy of mind, and metaphysical issues such as the nature of self and human freedom.

Daniel G. Crozier
Professor of Music (1998;2012); B.M., Westminster College; M.M., D.M.A., Peabody Conservatory, Johns Hopkins University. Specializations: music composition, theoretical studies, and piano performance.

Denise K. Cummings
Associate Professor of Critical Media and Cultural Studies (2003;2007); B.S., University of New Hampshire; M.A., Salve Regina University; M.A., Carnegie Mellon University; Ph.D., University of Florida. Specializations: film history, theory, and criticism; American Indian literatures, cultures, and film; modernist literature, culture, and film; literature, media, and popular culture; American literature and culture; cultural studies; literary and critical theory.

Nicholas Curtis
Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology (2012; 2012); B.S., University of Miami; M.S., Ph.D., University of South Florida. Specializations: physiology (human and integrative), cell and molecular biology, phylogenetics, kleptoplasty in sacoglossan sea slugs, phycology, and occasional sea monster identification.

Mario D'Amato
Associate Professor of Religion (2005; 2009); B.A., Loyola University of Chicago; M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago. Specializations: Buddhist philosophy, Asian philosophy and religion, philosophy and psychology of religion, semiotics, and textual studies.

Alice J. Davidson
Assistant Professor of Psychology (2008;2009); B.A., Rhodes College; M.S., Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University. Understanding the nature of children's need to belong and relate to others and school, links between peer experiences and children's social and academic adjustment, gender dynamics and acculturation in middle childhood and adolescence, and interventions in human development.

Donald L. Davison
Professor of Politics (1989;1998); B.A., St. Louis University; M.A., University of Notre Dame; Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis. Specializations: American political institutions, public policy, electoral politics and methodology, legislative decision-making, and the effect of race on political behavior.

Joan Davison
Professor of Politics (1986;2009); B.A., Wheeling College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Notre Dame. Specializations: comparative politics and international studies.

Leigh De Armas DeLorenzi
Visiting Assistant Professor of Counseling (2012;2012); B.S., University of Miami; M.S., Ph.D., University of Central Florida. Specializations: counselor education, psychological trauma, child sexual abuse, family violence, eye movement, desensitization reprocessing (EMDR), the treatment of child trauma victims in child advocacy centers.

Philip F. Deaver
Professor of English and Writer-in-Residence (1998;2009); B.A., St. Joseph's College; M.A., Ball State University; Ed.D., University of Virginia. Specializations: creative writing, American short story, and contemporary literary fiction.

Nancy M. Decker
Associate Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures (1986;1989); B.A., College of William and Mary; M.A., Ph.D., Cornell University. Specializations: German language, literature, cultural history, and questions of colonialism.

Kimberly L. Dennis
Associate Professor of Art History (2005;2005); B.A., Wake Forest University; M.A., Vanderbilt University; Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Specializations: art history; history of architecture, urbanism, gender issues in the history of art; Renaissance and Baroque art and architecture; and women's studies.

Rosana Díaz Zambrana
Associate Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures (2003;2009); B.S., University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez; M.A., Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Specializations: modern and contemporary Spanish-American literature, 19th- and 20th-century Brazilian literature, and 19th- and 20th-century French literature.

Lewis M. Duncan
President and George D. and Harriet W. Cornell Professor of Distinguished Presidential Leadership (2004; 2004); B.A., M.S., Ph.D., Rice University. Specializations: experimental space plasma physics, radiophysics, and technology and public policy.

Sue Easton
Professor of Communication (2001;2012); B.A., State University of New York at Oswego; M.S., Syracuse University; Ph.D., Florida State University. Specializations: organizational communication, virtual communication, small group behavior, and work teams.

Hoyt L. Edge
Hugh F. and Jeannette G. McKean Professor of Philosophy (1970;1981); B.A., Stetson University; M.A., Ph.D., Vanderbilt University. Specializations: philosophy of psychology, American philosophy, parapsychology, and cognitive anthropology.

Eric M. Engstrom
Visiting Assistant Professor, Biology (2013;2013); B.A., Reed College, Ph.D., Stanford University. Specializations: plant development and evolution.

Margot B. Fadool
Assistant Professor, Education (2007;2013); B.S., Pennsylvania State University; M.ED., Cabrini College; Ed.D., University of Cincinnati.

Marc Fetscherin
Associate Professor of International Business (2005;2005); M.S.M., University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland; M.B.S., London School of Economics, London, UK; Doctorate in Economics and Social Science, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland. Specializations: international marketing, branding, consumer brand relationships, corporate branding, place branding, and human branding.

Patrick Fleming
Visiting Assistant Professor of English (2012; 2012); B.A., Pomona College; M.S., Ph.D., University of Virginia. Specializations: nineteenth century British Literature, the novel, Romanticism, the Victorian Period, and children's literature.

Richard E. Foglesong
George D. and Harriet W. Cornell Professor of Politics (1984;1992); B.A., Drury College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago. Specializations: American politics, political leadership, urban politics and policy, and urban planning history.

H. Bobby Fokidis
Assistant Professor of Biology (2013;2013); B.S., University of Toronto; M.S., Arkansas State University; Ph.D., Arizona State University. Specializations: food intake influence on how hormones act on the brain to alter behaviors, such as aggression, working with mammals, birds, and reptile models to build a comprehensive understanding of the mechanisms that link perceptions of food security, physiological stress, energy balance, and behavior.

Julia K. Foster
Assistant Professor of Music (2009;2009); B.M., University of Wisconsin-Madison; M.M., Eastman School of Music; D.M.A. Vocal Performance, University of Houston. Specializations: anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the vocal mechanism; historically-informed performance of early music; suppressed German and Austrian Lieder of World War II; and American song and opera.

Todd French
Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion (2013;2013); B.A., Lipscomb University; M.A., Union Theological Seminary; M.A., Princeton Theological Seminary; M.A., Ph.D., Columbia University. Specializations: early Christian narrative and its impact on late antique history, how hagiographical narratives come to be the primary avenue in early Byzantium for education, commemoration, and theological debate, historical roots of contemporary issues in religion such as poverty, sexuality, and sacred ritual.

Carol Frost
Theodore Bruce and Barbara Lawrence Alfond Professor of English (2008;2008); B.A., State University of New York College at Oneonta; M.A., Syracuse University. Specializations: poetry, poetry workshop, contemporary American poetry, and American poets including Wallace Stevens, Robert Frost, Elizabeth Bishop, John Berryman, and others.

Christopher R. Fuse
Assistant Professor of Physics (2008;2008); B.S., St. Bonaventure University; M.S., Miami University (Ohio); Ph.D., Texas Christian University. Specializations: astronomy and astrophysics, planet and moon formation, isolated galaxies, high-energy astrophysics, galaxy formation, and evolution.

Greg H. Gardner
Professor of Speech (1985;1990); B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Bowling Green University. Specializations: legal rhetoric, campaign rhetoric, interpersonal communication, and computer-mediated communication.

Lynda M. Glennon
Professor of Sociology (1980;1986); B.A., Albertus Magnus College; M.A., Fordham University; Ph.D., Rutgers University. Specializations: theoretical paradigms, phenomenology and critical theory, cultural studies, animals and society, media, popular culture, and women's studies.

Laurel A. Goj Habgood
Associate Professor of Chemistry (2006;2012); B.A., Smith College; Ph.D., Duke University. Specializations: transition metal-mediated reactivity with an emphasis in synthetic organic methodology and mechanistic studies.

Theodore P. Gournelos
Assistant Professor of Critical Media and Cultural Studies (2010;2010); B.A., University of Maryland; M.F.A., Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Specializations: alternative and oppositional cultures, television and film studies, Internet and digital culture policy, political theory and culture, advertising, cultural and media studies, and U.S., European Union and East Asian politics.

Yudit K. Greenberg
George D. and Harriet W. Cornell Professor of Religion (1986;1996); B.A., California State University at Hayward; M.A., San Francisco State University; Ph.D., Graduate Theological Union. Specializations: Jewish studies, women and religion, and religion and the body.

Richard Gregor
Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry (2010;2012); B.A., DePauw University; Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh.

Eileen Gregory
Professor of Biology (1979;1992); B.S., Michigan State University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Washington. Specializations: microbiology, immunology, and biochemistry.

Kevin Griffin
Assistant Professor, Theatre Arts (2001;2012); B.F.A., Rutgers University; M.F.A., Pennsylvania State University.

Michael M. Gunter, Jr.
Professor of Political Science (2000;2013); B.A., Vanderbilt University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Kentucky. Specializations: international relations, environmental politics and policy, non-governmental organizations, sustainable development, and international security.

Dana Hargrove
Associate Professor of Art (2003;2009); B.F.A., University of Dundee (Scotland); M.F.A., Southern Illinois University. Specializations: painting and drawing, computer graphics, and two-dimensional design.

Fiona M. Harper
Associate Professor of Biology (2005;2005); B.Sc., University of Guelph; M.Sc., Memorial University of Newfoundland; Ph.D., Dalhousie University. Specializations: ecology and evolution of benthic marine invertebrates from a multidisciplinary approach.

Paul B. Harris
Professor of Psychology (2000;2006); B.A., Knox College; M.S., Texas Christian University; M.S., University of Arizona; Ph.D., University of Utah. Specializations: social, environmental, health, organizational, and industrial psychology.

Jonathan Harwell
Head of Collections in Olin Library (2012; 2012); B.A., University of Southern Mississippi; M.I., The University of Alabama; M.S., Georgia Southern University.

Karen L. Hater
Dean of Student Affairs and Visiting Associate Professor of Education (2007;2007); B.S.Ed., M.A., Ohio State University; Ed.D., University of Cincinnati. Specializations: learning disabilities and attention deficit disorder, issues related to transition to college, and academic success strategies.

Jennifer Henton
Visiting Assistant Professor of Critical Media and Cultural Studies (2013;2013); B.A., Bloomsburg University; M.A., West Chester University; Ph.D., University of Delaware. Specializations: 20th-century African American culture, literature and pschoanalysis, how black aesthetics are informative to psychoanalytical theory and philosophy--especially with respect to the introspective workings of subjectivity, theoretical frameworks of Sigmund Freud and Jacques Lacan, the synchronic nature of black novels and psychoanalysis.

J. Scott Hewit
Associate Professor of Education (1994;1994); B.S., State University of New York; M.S., Indiana University; Ed.D., Ball State University. Specializations: role of families and the community in the effective school effort, the collaborative adaptation of curriculum and instruction to meet diverse student needs in an inclusive setting, and the emergence of the reflective educator and learner as a fundamental leader in the educative process.

Alicia M. Homrich
Professor of Counseling (1998;2004); B.S., M.S., Florida International University; M.A., Rollins College; Ph.D., University of Georgia. Specializations: family psychology, group work, learning disorders assessment, and counselor training.

John M. Houston
Professor of Psychology (1989;2003); B.S., Georgetown University; M.A., Ph.D., New York University. Specializations: industrial/organizational psychology, group dynamics, experimental and statistical analysis, and social psychology.

James P. Johnson
Associate Professor of International Business, College of Arts and Sciences and Roy E. Crummer Graduate School of Business (2003;2007); B.A., University of London; M.A., University of Reading; M.B.A., San Diego State University; Ph.D. University of South Carolina. Specializations: cross cultural management, managing international joint ventures, strategic decision-making processes in multinational corporations, and strategic change in companies in emerging economies.

Jill C. Jones
Professor of English (1996;2012); B.A., M.A., University of New Hampshire; Ph.D., Tufts University. Specializations: 19th- and early 20th-century American literature, African-American literature, women writers, autobiography, narrative theory, feminist theory, composition, and the mystery novel.

Erik Kenyon
Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Classical Studies (2012; 2013); B.A., M.A., University of Vermont, M.A., Cornell University; Ph.D., Cornell University.

Sarah A. (Ashley) Kistler
Assistant Professor of Anthropology (2008;2008); B.A., Muhlenberg College; M.A., Ph.D., Florida State University. Specializations: Mesoamerica; Mayan women, language, and hieroglyphic writing; kinship; gender; economic anthropology; ethnography; linguistic anthropology; cultural continuity; and discourse analysis.

Stephen W. Klemann
Professor of Biology (1982;1993); B.A., Hanover College; M.S., Ph.D., Miami University (Ohio). Specializations: cellular and developmental biology, emphasis on the cloning, characterization, and engineering of genes expressed by peri-implantation stage embryos of cattle and sheep.

James Klepek
Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies (2011;2013); B.A., Marietta College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Arizona.

Emmanuel Kodzi
Assistant Professor of International Business (2012; 2012); B.S., M.S.,  Kwame Nkrumah University; M.B.A., University of Ghana; Ph.D., Purdue University; Postdoctorate, University of Florida. Specializations: Operations and Supply Chain Management; International Business; Africa.

Philip Kozel
Associate Professor of Economics (2006;2012); B.A. (History), B.A. (International Studies), Ohio State University; M.A., University of Denver; Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Amherst. Specializations: political economy, pirating, rhetoric of economics, and philosophy and methodology of economics.

Harry N. Kypraios
Associate Professor of Economics (1983;1989); B.A., M.A., University of Delaware; Ph.D., University of Virginia. Specializations: international economics, money, and finance.

Susan Cohn Lackman
Professor of Music Theory and Composition (1981;1996); B.Mus.Ed., Temple University; M.A., American University; Ph.D., Rutgers University. Specializations: musical composition, criticism, and broadcasting.

Thomas D. Lairson
Ronald G. and N. Jayne Gelbman Professor of International Business and Professor of Political Science (1976;1994); B.S., M.A., Ph.D., University of Kentucky. Specializations: international relations, political economy, e-commerce, and Asian politics.

Carol Lauer
Professor of Anthropology, (1977;1989); B.A., Brandeis University; M.A., Ph.D.; University of Michigan. Specializations: physical anthropology, primate behavior, and aggressive behavior in children.

Tamra Legron-Rodriguez
Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry (2013;2013); B.S., Ph.D., University of Central Florida. Specializations: chemistry with an emphasis on chemistry education, inquiry learning, and interdisciplinary science writing.

Richard Lewin
Assistant Professor of International Finance (2011:2011); B.S., Kings College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Cambridge. Specializations: strategies for emerging from the economic crisis, liquidity management, and the low cost airline industry.

Susan H. Libby
Professor of Art History (1998;2004); B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Maryland. Specializations: European and American art and theory from the 18th to 20th centuries.

Richard A. Lima
Associate Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures (1981;1985); B.S.Ed., Bridgewater State College; M.A., Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley. Specializations: French language and literature; Francophone studies.

Lee G. Lines
Diane and Michael Maher Chair of Distinguished Teaching and Professor of Environmental Studies (1996;2002); B.A., M.A., University of Florida; Ph.D., Arizona State University. Specializations: physical geography; conservation of biodiversity; and ecosystems of Florida, Latin America, and western North America.

Andrew Luchner
Assistant Professor of Psychology (2013;2013); B.A., Tufts University; M.A., Ph.D., Georgia School of Professor Psychology. Specializations: vulnerable (covert, hypersensitive) narcissism, pathological narcissism, the role of narcissism in development of the self, manifestations of the self (e.g., self-regard, self-worth, self-esteem), the impact of narcissism on the theorapeutic process and relationship, personality and psychopathology, psychodynamic theory and therapy, the role of the therapeutic relationship on therapeutic change.

Julia Maskivker
Assistant Professor of Political Science (2009;2009); B.A., Universidad Torcuato Di Tella (Buenos Aires); M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University. Specializations: analytic ethical and political theory and philosophy, theories of justice, theories of social citizenship, welfare state philosophy, and modern political thought.

Jana E. Mathews

Assistant Professor of English (2010;2010); B.A., Brigham Young University; M.A., University of Colorado-Boulder; Ph.D., Duke University. Specializations: medieval British literature and culture, law and literature, medieval manuscript studies, middle Scots literature, early modern British literature, and theories of subjectivity, kingship, authorship, and authority.

Dorothy Mays
Associate Professor and Head of Public Services, Olin Library (2001;2005); B.A., Trinity University; M.A., University of Virginia; M.L.S., Indiana University. Specializations: early modern history, history of censorship, and library reference services.

Amy McClure
Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology (2011:2011); B.A., Florida Atlantic University; M.S., Ph.D., North Carolina State University. Specializations: gender inequality, families, racial and ethnic inequality, social class inequality, scholarship of teaching and learning, adolescent sexualities, sociological social psychology, and qualitative methodologies.

Cecilia V. McInnis-Bowers
Professor of International Business (2003;2004); B.S., Florida State University; M.S., University of Florida; Ph.D., Southern Illinois University. Specializations: marketing (principles and services), consumer behavior, leadership and decision making, personal selling and sales management, and strategic management.

Margaret McLaren
George D. and Harriet W. Cornell Professor of Philosophy (1992;2004); B.Phil., Miami University (Ohio); M.A., Ph.D., Northwestern University. Specializations: 20th-century European philosophy, ethics, and feminist theory.

James McLaughlin
Richard James Mertz Professor of Education (2012; 2012); B.S., University of Kansas; Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Specializations: social curriculum in classrooms in the USA and rural Mexico, education of Latino immigrant students, history of immigrant education in the USA, and teacher action research.

R. Matilde Mésavage
Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures (1981;1990); B.S., The Juilliard School; M.A., Hunter College; M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University. Specializations: 18th-century French literature, Quebec literature and civilization, Francophone literature of the Maghreb.

Hesham Mesbah
Associate Professor of Communication (2012; 2013); B.A., M.A., University of Cairo; Ph.D., Cari University.

Jonathan Miller
Director, Olin Libary; B.A., University of Sheffield (England); M.L.S., State University of New York at Buffalo; Ph.D. (candidate), University of Pittsburgh.

Jennifer Scott Mobley
Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts and Dance (2012; 2012); B.A., College of William and Mary; M.F.A., Brooklyn College; Ph.D., City University of New York. Specializations: dramaturgy, women in American theatre, fat studies, Shakespeare for performance, the female body and fat in performance.

Susan E. Montgomery
Assistant Professor and Public Services Librarian, Olin Library, (2010;2010); B.A., Knox College; M.A., University of New Mexico; M.S., Florida State University. Specializations: Latin American history and politics, U.S. immigration policy, information literacy, and library outreach.

Robert L. Moore
Professor of Anthropology, (1988;1998); B.A., Tulane University; Ph.D., University of California at Riverside. Specializations: psychological and linguistic anthropology, youth cultures, and the cultures of East Asia.

Thomas R. Moore
Archibald Granville Bush Professor of Physics (1999;2005); B.S., Stetson University; M.S., U.S. Naval Postgraduate School; Ph.D., Institute of Optics, University of Rochester. Specializations: optics, lasers, and musical acoustics.

Anne Murdaugh
Visiting Associate Professor of Physics (2011:2011); B.A., Georgia Institute of Technology; M.A., Ph.D., University of Arizona. Specializations: bacteria immobilization, principles of liquid phase epitaxy of aqueous ionic solutions onto naturally formed minerals, and biological materials imaging.

L. Ryan Musgrave
Associate Professor of Philosophy (2002;2005); B.A., Mary Washington College; M.A., Ph.D., Purdue University. Specializations: American philosophy; sociopolitical philosophy; philosophy of law; feminist philosophy; ethics; aesthetics.

Rachel Newcomb
Associate Professor of Anthropology (2004; 2004); B.A., Davidson College; M.A., Johns Hopkins University; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University. Specializations: social history and culture of the Middle East and Northern Africa, gender and Islam, political and social movements in the Middle East, history of anthropology, and ethnography of the Middle East.

Matthew Nichter
Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology (2012; 2012); B.A., Brown University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Alan Nordstrom
Professor of English (1970;1986); A.B., Yale University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Michigan. Specializations: English Renaissance, Shakespearean, and Renaissance literature; major English writings; personal essay writing; human frontier studies.

Jim Norris
Visiting Assistant Professor of History (2010;2011); B.A., University of Texas, M.A., Western Washington University, Ph.D., Tulane University.

Kathryn L. Norsworthy
Professor of Counseling (1992;2005); B.S., Georgia Southwestern College; Ph.D., University of Minnesota; Postdoctoral Respecialization in Counseling Psychology, University of Georgia. Specializations: multicultural feminist applications in clinical supervision and family, group, and individual counseling, clinical hypnosis, Buddhist psychology, women and trauma across cultures, international human rights, and non-violent social change.

Maurice J. O'Sullivan
Kenneth Curry Professor of Literature (1975;1980); B.A., Fairfield University; M.A., Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University. Specializations: 18th-century English literature, minority literature, popular culture, and Florida studies.

Thomas J. Ouellette
Director, Annie Russell Theatre and Professor of Theatre Arts (1996;2007); B.A., College of the Holy Cross; M.F.A., The Catholic University of America. Specializations: acting and directing.

Rhonda L. Ovist
Associate Professor of Sociology (1999;2005); B.A., University of Connecticut, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts. Specializations: family, childhood, gender, and social psychology, with a focus on symbolic interactionism, sociology of sport, and feminist theory.

Derrick A. Paladino
Associate Professor of Counseling (2007;2007); B.S., M.Ed., Ed.S., University of Florida; Ph.D., University of Arkansas. Specializations: multiracial college student adjustment and counseling needs; counseling individuals, couples, and families with multiple heritages, date violence and self-injury among undergraduate college students, racial identity and diversity in student populations, and crisis theory and intervention.

Twila Yates Papay
Professor of English and Writing (1985;1991); B.A., Clarion University of Pennsylvania; M.A., Ph.D., Purdue University. Specializations: composition and rhetorical analysis, writing center theory, personal writing, journal studies, science fiction, travel writing, and romantic literature.

Stacey Passalacqua
Assistant Professor of Communications (2012; 2012); B.S., University of California, Santa Barbara; M.A., Purdue University; Ph.D., University of Arizona.

Zhaochang Peng
Assistant Professor of Economics (2010;2013); B.A., Fudan University, China; Ph.D. (candidate), University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Specializations: political economy, comparative economic systems, development economics, Chinese political economy, economic cycles and crises.

Kenneth A. Pestka, II
Assistant Professor of Physics (2008;2008); B.S., M.S., University of South Carolina; Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University. Specializations: physical acoustics, measurement of crystalline thin films, resonant ultrasound spectroscopy, acoustic properties of novel materials, wave phenomena, foundations of quantum theory, and cosmological astrophysics.


Carolyn R. Planck
Visiting Assistant Professor of Communication (2008;2008); B.A., M.A., Purdue University. Specializations: presentations in varied forms and levels; interpersonal communication; nonverbal communication; group process and leadership; and rhetorical theory/persuasion. Special interests in application of communication principles for students involved with international/cross-cultural opportunities, interviewing for post-graduate study/careers, and community engagement.

Alberto Prieto-Calixto
Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures (1999;2005); B.A., University of Valladolid (Spain); M.A., Arizona State University; Ph.D., Vanderbilt University. Specializations: 16th- and 17th-century Hispanic literature, civilization and cultures of Hispanic countries, and Spanish film.

Jennifer S. Queen
Associate Professor of Psychology (2003;2009); B.A., Washington and Lee University; M.A., Ph.D., Emory University. Specializations: cognitive and developmental psychology, research methodology, speech perception and language development, cognitive neuropsychology, psychological approaches to artificial intelligence, brain and language, and learning and memory.

Roger D. Ray
Professor of Psychology (1969;1978); B.A., Rollins College; Ph.D., University of Tennessee. Specializations: learning, motivation, experimental-statistical analysis, and computers in education and psychology.

Paul D. Reich
Assistant Professor of English (2005;2009); B.A., Rollins College; M.A., Ph.D., Purdue University. Specializations: African-American literature of the American west, 19th- and 20th-century American literature, composition, and business and technical writing.

David, C.S. Richard
Professor of Psychology (2005;2008); B.A., University of California, San Diego; M.Ed., Harvard University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Hawaii. Specializations: behavioral assessment and computer applications in behavioral assessment, higher educational values in college students, posttraumatic stress disorder, and interrupted time series measurement of anxiety symptoms.

Charles Patrick Rock
Professor of Economics (1984;1993); B.A., Williams College; M.A., Ohio University; Ph.D., Cornell University. Specializations: labor economics, comparative economics, non-profit economics, alternative economics, and global economics.

Dawn Roe
Assistant Professor of Photography (2008;2008); B.F.A., Marylhurst University; M.F.A., Illinois State University. Specializations: traditional and digital photography and digital video, interdisciplinary teaching, history of photography, personal and experimental cinema and video art, and themes of perception and temporality within the still and moving image.

Donald P. Rogers
Professor of International Business (1987;1987); B.B.A., University of Arizona; M.B.A., Ph.D., The Ohio University. Specializations: human resource strategies, global business strategies, performance management, and organizational change management.

Edward C. Royce
Professor of Sociology (1990;2009); B.A., University of Nevada at Reno; M.A., Arizona State University; Ph.D., State University of New York at Stony Brook. Specializations: poverty, social inequality, and race and ethnic relations.

Scott M. Rubarth
George D. and Harriet W. Cornell Scholar in Classical Studies and Associate Professor of Classical Philosophy (1997;2005); B.A., Los Angeles Baptist College; B.A., M.A., San Diego State University; Ph.D., University of Toronto. Specializations: ancient Greek philosophy, stoicism, perception, and gender in antiquity.

Maria R. Ruiz
Professor of Psychology (1982;1995); B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Florida. Specializations: clinical applications of behavior analysis to special populations, autistic children, and the developmentally delayed.

Emily Russell
Associate Professor of English (2007;2013); B.A., Cornell University; M.A., Ph.D., University of California-Los Angeles. Specializations: twentieth-century American literature, disability studies and theories of embodiment, and intersecting theories of race, gender, class, sexuality and ability.

MacKenzie Moon Ryan
Assistant Professor of Art & Art History (2013;2013); B.A., Hamline University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Florida. Specializations: African art, the influences of colonialism and world religions on the visual culture of Africa, modernisms and contemporary art across Africa and the diaspora, especially textiles, dress, fashion, and photography, also surveys of Western and non-Western art.

Samuel Sanabria
Assistant Professor of Graduate Studies in Counseling (2010;2010); B.S., M.Ed., Ph.D., University of Florida. Specializations: ethical practices in counseling, the development of prejudicial attitudes and beliefs, human sexuality, surrogacy and same sex parenting, and Latino concerns.

Marc Sardy
Associate Professor of International Business (2001;2008); B.A., University of Chicago; M.S., City University of New York; Ph.D., Cambridge University (UK). Specializations: market abnormalities and systematic predictability, benchmarks, share price reversals, and portfolio stratification.

Judy Schmalstig
Professor of Biology (1991;2005); B.S., The Pennsylvania State University; M.S., Ohio State University; Ph.D., University of Dayton. Specializations: plant physiology, development, and movement in response to light.

Jennifer Seitzer
Visiting Associate Professor of Computer Science (2013;2013); B.M., West Chester State College; B.S., Arizona State University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Cincinnati. Specializations: teaching and studying artificial intelligence (AI), computer networking, and system design and simulation, knowledge representation schemes including hypergraph and parallel hypergraph construction and maintenance, guiding student research projects in the classroom and in undergraduate research capacities.

Somnath Sen
Visiting Professor of Economics (2013;2013); B.A., M.A., Presidency College; M.S.S., University of Birmingham; PhD., University of Warwick. Specializations: macroeconomic policy, development economics, and defense economics.

W. Robert Sherry
Professor of Theatre Arts and Dance (1984;1993); B.S., Indiana University; M.F.A., Southern Methodist University. Specializations: dance technique, notation, history, movement for actors, theatre, and musical theatre.

Rachel M. Simmons
Professor of Art (2000;2013); A.B., Rollins College; M.F.A., Louisiana State University. Specializations: painting, printmaking, drawing, and book art.

John V. Sinclair
John M. Tiedtke Professor of Music (1985;1993); Conductor and Music Director of Bach Festival Society; B.S., William Jewell College; M.M.E., D.M.A., University of Missouri Kansas City Conservatory of Music. Specializations: conducting, orchestral and choral ensembles, American music, and editing early music.

Joseph V. Siry
Associate Professor of Environmental Studies (1984;1988); B.A., Emory University; M.A., Ph.D., University of California at Santa Barbara. Specializations: conservation history, the history of science and technology, energy conservation and resource use, international environmental politics, global ecology, wilderness field studies, and service learning.

A. Chris Skelley
Associate Professor of Economics (1987;1990); B.A., M.A., Miami University (Ohio); Ph.D., Brown University. Specializations: applied microeconomics, urban economics, public economics, and uncertainty and information.

Eric D. Smaw
Associate Professor of Philosophy (2005;2012); B.A., Pennsylvania State University; M.A., Ohio University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Kentucky. Specializations: philosophy of law, political philosophy, ethics, and human rights.

Robert D. Smither
Professor of Psychology (1986;1992); B.A., Indiana University; M.A., California State University at San Francisco; Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins University. Specializations: industrial and organizational psychology, leadership, organization development, and personality.

Michelle Stecker
Visiting Assistant Professor of Business and Social Entrepreneurship (2011:2011); B.A., George Fox College; M.Div., Fuller Theological Seminary; Ph.D., J.D., University of Toledo. Specializations: innovative approaches to bullying prevention, preventing peer and teacher harassment of gay and GLBT students.

Steven J. St. John
Professor of Psychology (2006;2006); B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Florida. Specializations: neurobiology and psychobiology, particularly the linkage of animal psychophysics to neural recordings in the gustatory system.

Paul T. Stephenson
Associate Professor of Biology (1998; 2007); B.A., Hartwick College; M.S., Johns Hopkins University; Ph.D., University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Specializations: all aspects of plant development, particularly plant senescence, molecular and biochemical processes leading to the programmed cell death (PCD) of floral organs, vegetative cell death leading to the formation of new vascular tissues, and characterization of proteases involved in PCD.

R. Bruce Stephenson
Professor of Environmental Studies (1988;2000); B.A., Florida Southern College; Master of City and Regional Planning, Ohio State University; Ph.D., Emory University. Specializations: environmental planning and community development.

Anne Stone
Assistant Professor of Communication (2012; 2012); B.A., University of San Francisco; M.A., Ph.D., University of Illinois. Specializations: interpersonal health communication.

Claire M. Strom
Rapetti-Trunzo Professor of History (2008;2012); B.A., M.A., University of Oxford (UK); Ph.D., Iowa State University. Specializations: Southern, rural, and agricultural history.

Kathryn P. Sutherland
Associate Professor of Biology (2005;2005); B.A., Wellesley College; M.S., Ph.D., University of Georgia. Specializations: biology and ecology of coral reef ecosystems, micro- and molecular biological bases of coral disease etiology, and histopathology of corals and other marine invertebrates.

William L. Svitavsky
Head of Digital Services and Systems, Associate Professor and Reference Librarian, Olin Library (2000;2006); B.A., University of Dallas; M.A., Syracuse University; M.L.S., State University of New York at Buffalo. Specializations: 18th-century English literature, satire, science fiction, and library technology.

Eren Tatari
Assistant Professor of Political Science (2010;2010); B.A., Franklin and Marshall College; M.A., Purdue University; Ph.D. (candidate), Indiana University. Specializations: minority politics, Middle Eastern politics, politics of gender, Muslims in the west, political representation, and politics and religion.

Kenna C. Taylor
Professor of Economics and International Business (1974;1998); B.A., M.A., Ohio State University; Ph.D., University of Florida. Specializations: history of economic thought, alternative economic theories, environmental economics, and behavioral economics.

Zeynep Teymuroglu
Assistant Professor of Mathematical Sciences (2010;2010); B.S. Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey; M.S., Oregon State University; Ph.D., University of Cincinnati. Specializations: mathematical biology, integral and partial differential equations, and network models.

Lisa M. Tillmann
Professor of Critical Media and Cultural Studies (1999;2007); B.A., Marquette University; Ph.D., University of South Florida. Specializations: interpersonal and family communication, small group communication, gender, identity, and media studies.

Patricia Tome
Associate Professor of Spanish (2007;2013); B.A., Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey; M.A., Ph.D., University of Kansas. Specializations: twentieth and 21st-century Latin American literature, Cuban and Cuban-American literature and film, and modern Latin American and Peninsular drama.

Giovanni J. Valiante
Professor of Education (2001; 2013); B.A., M.A., University of Florida; Ph.D., Emory University. Specializations: educational psychology, academic motivation, child and adolescent development, self-beliefs, and self-efficacy.

Robert E. Vander Poppen
Assistant Professor of Art History and Classical Studies (2008;2010); B.A., University of Michigan; M.A., Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Specializations: archaeology of Etruscan Italy and early Rome, rural social structure and settlement history, state formation and urbanization, field survey methodology and archaeological theory, and the intersection of archaeology and text.

Martina Vidovic
Assistant Professor of Economics (2008;2010); B.S., The Pennsylvania State University; M.A., Ph.D., State University of New York at Binghamton. Specializations: applied microeconomics, econometrics, public economics, and environmental economics.

Richard P. Vitray
Archibald Granville Bush Professor of Mathematics (1990;2000); B.S., Antioch College, M.S., Ph.D., Ohio State University. Specializations: graph theory and graphs embedded in non-planar surfaces.

Anca M. Voicu
Associate Professor of Economics (2000;2012); B.A., Academy of Economic Studies (Bucharest); Ph.D., University of Birmingham (U.K.). Specializations: international economics with particular emphasis on international trade.

Susan J. Walsh
Assistant Professor of Biology (2009;2009); B.S., Cedar Crest College; Ph.D., Duke University Medical Center. Specializations: molecular, cell, and developmental biology; focusing on mitochondrial transport and signaling during zebrafish development.

Jonathan R. Walz
Assistant Professor of Anthropology (2010;2010); B.A. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; M.A., Ph.D., University of Florida. Specializations: African archaeology, East African and Indian Ocean social histories, heritage and representation, landscapes and memory, socio-technology, miniatures, and time.

Tonia L. Warnecke
Associate Professor of International Business (2008;2013); B.A., Rollins College; M.P.I.A., University of Pittsburgh; M.A., Ph.D., University of Notre Dame. Specializations: gender and economics, social welfare regimes, labor economics, economic development, and international finance.

Debra K. Wellman
Professor of Education (2000;2013); B.S., Illinois College; M.S., Eastern Illinois University; Ph.D., University of Toledo. Specializations: emergent literacy, preservice and inservice teacher education, teacher change, literacy circles, and multicultural education.

Suzanne L. Woodward
Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology (2002;2009); B.A., University of North Florida; Ph.D., City University of New York. Specializations: behavioral neuropsychology, sleep and sleep-wake disorders, applied psychophysiology and biofeedback, and women's sleep.

Yusheng Yao
Associate Professor of History (1999;2005); B.A., M.A., Peking University (China), M.A., Ph.D. University of Minnesota. Specializations: Chinese history, East Asian history, and modern Russian history.

Jay E. Yellen
Archibald Granville Bush Professor of Mathematics (2001; 2004); B.S., M.S., Polytechnic Institute of New York; Ph. D., Colorado State University. Specializations: graph theory, optimization, algorithms, scheduling, vehicle routing, timetabling, and combinatorics.

Jie Yu
Assistant Professor of Education (2012; 2012); B.S., M.A., East China Normal University; Ph.d., Louisiana State University.Specializations: curriculum studies, multicultural education, narrative inquiry, phenomenology.

Wenxian Zhang
Professor and Head of Archives and Special Collections, Olin Library (1995; 2008); B.A., Beijing University; M.L.S., M.S., Southern Connecticut State University. Specializations: library reference and user services, and electronic database management.

James Zimmerman
Associate Professor of Chemistry (2012;2012); B.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Ph.D., University of Michigan.

Eric Zivot
Associate Professor of Theatre Arts and Dance (2004;2007); B.F.A., Southern Methodist University; M.F.A., American Conservatory Theatre. Specializations: acting, from introductory to professional levels; directing; voice/speech; and movement.  

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