Tenure-Track Faculty Members

Justin Clark

Assistant Professor of Philosophy


Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara
Areas of expertise: ethics, ancient philosophy, social and political philosophy

Mackenzie Cooley

Assistant Professor of History


Ph.D., Stanford University
Areas of expertise: history of science; early modern world; Colonial Latin America; environmental history; intellectual history; digital humanities; history of gender and sexuality; animal studies; genetics and history

Rhea Datta

Assistant Professor of Biology


Ph.D., Indiana University, Bloomington
Areas of expertise: gene regulation, patterning and morphogenesis, transcription factors and DNA-binding, regulatory DNA, developmental genetics, molecular biology, embryology, eye development

Susan Jarosi

Associate Professor of Art History


Ph.D., Duke University
Areas of expertise: art and visual culture since 1950; performance art; trauma studies; gender in visual studies; economic histories of the arts

Darren Strash

Assistant Professor of Computer Science


Ph.D., University of California, Irvine
Areas of expertise: algorithms and data structures, computational geometry, graph theory, and discrete mathematics

Aaron Strong

Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies


Ph.D., Stanford University

Jesse Weiner

Assistant Professor of Classics

Ph.D., University of California, Irvine
Areas of expertise: Latin epic poetry, didactic poetry, drama, reception studies
formerly a visiting assistant professor

Visiting Faculty Members

Manuel Barrantes

Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Ph.D., University of Virginia
Area of expertise: philosophy of science

Dylan McCarthy Blackston

Elihu Root Peace Fund Postdoctoral Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies


Ph.D., University of Arizona

James Bloom

Visiting Associate Professor of Art History


Ph.D., Duke University

Chris Burwick

Visiting Assistant Professor of German and Russian Languages and Literatures (German)


Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Todd Carmody

Visiting Assistant Professor of Literature and Creative Writing


Ph.D University of Pennsylvania

Lacey Carpenter

Visiting Instructor of Anthropology


M.A., University of Michigan
Areas of study: household archaeology, Latin America, Mesoamerica, increasing sociopolitical complexity, craft production, and public scholarship

Inés Corujo-Martín

Visiting Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies


Ph.D., Georgetown University
Areas of expertise: 18th-21st century Spanish literature and culture; transatlantic studies; women's and gender studies; visual and material culture studies; fashion studies

Maximiliano Ferro

Visiting Assistant Professor of Art


M.F.A., Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University

Susan Finque

Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre


Ph.D., University of Washington

Philip Friedrich

Visiting Instructor of Religious Studies


M.A., University of Chicago
Areas of expertise: social history of South Asian religions; Medieval and early modern South India and Sri Lanka; Theravada Buddhism; Epigraphy; Religion and trade; Theories of religion and politics

Reza Hadisi

Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy


Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago
Areas of expertise: Kant, epistemology, and ethics

Chris Kern

Visiting Assistant Professor of East Asian Languages and Literatures (Japanese)


Ph.D., Ohio State University
Areas of expertise: Heian-era literature, traditional Japanese poetry, commentary traditions, pop culture adaptations of classical literature

Jinwon Kim

Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology


Ph.D., City University of New York
Areas of expertise: urban sociology, globalization and transnationalism, migration, sociology of consumption, Asian American studies, race and ethnicity, and qualitative research methods

Amy Koenig

Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics


Ph.D., Harvard University
Areas of expertise: Roman imperial literature, the Greek and Roman novel, ancient medicine, Greek papyrology

Wesley Kramer

Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry


Ph.D., University of California, Irvine

Clare Mullaney

Visiting Assistant Professor of Literature and Creative Writing


Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Areas of expertise: nineteenth- and twentieth-century American literature, disability studies, and material text/material culture studies

Kendra Murray

Visiting Assistant Professor of Geosciences


Ph.D., University of Arizona
Areas of expertise: geochronology and geochemistry, sedimentology, tectonics

Roseann Pluretti

Visiting Assistant Professor of Communication


Ph.D., University of Kansas
Areas of expertise: media and society, social media, identity online, gender and media, journalism and credibility, and critical theories

Tyler Saxon

Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics


Ph.D., Colorado State University
Areas of expertise: gender in the economy, political economy of R&D, military spending

Stephen Schillinger

Visiting Assistant Professor of Literature and Creative Writing


Ph.D., University of Washington
Areas of expertise: Renaissance, drama, book history and history of early print and rhetoric

Franziska Schweiger

Visiting Assistant Professor of German and Russian Languages and Literatures (German)


Ph.D., University of Colorado, Boulder

Branden Stone

Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics


Ph.D., University of Kansas

Danan Tsan

Visiting Assistant Professor of Music


M.Mus., Eastman School of Music
Areas of expertise: choral repertoire and conducting, music for women's ensembles, vocal pedagogy and vocal repertoire, solo performance, opera, musical theater, acting, songwriting and arranging

Chialan Sharon Wang

Visiting Assistant Professor of East Asian Languages and Literatures (Chinese)


Ph.D, University of Southern California
Areas of expertise: Chinese-language film and literature, postcolonial theories, and cultural studies

Jonah Yuen

Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics


Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
Areas of expertise: price dispersion, search models

Lecturers & Teaching Fellows

Amy Buchholz

Lecturer in Art


M.F.A., University of New York at Buffalo

William Schmitt-Brasseur

Teaching Fellow in French and Francophone Studies


B.A., University of Nantes

Joseph Stanco

Lecturer in Chemistry


M.S., Northeastern University

Szu-Yun (Tiffany) Wang

Teaching Fellow in Chinese


B.Ed., Education University of Hong Kong

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