Hamilton welcomes 48 new faculty members, including nine tenure-track positions, in addition to visiting professors, lecturers, and teaching fellows for the 2022-23 academic year. 

Saber Ahmed

Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Statistics


B.S., University of Texas at Austin; Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington
Areas of expertise: noncommutative algebras, Lie (super)algebras, quantum (super) groups, and representation theory

Peter Arsenault

Men’s Tennis Head Coach and Assistant Professor of Physical Education


B.S., Merrimack College; Ph.D., State University of New York at Albany
Areas of expertise: organizational behavior; public and nonprofit management; sport management; paradoxical leadership; organizational identification, commitment and ideologies

Alex Bádue

Assistant Professor of Music


B.M., Federal University of Paraná; M.M., Ph.D., University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music
Areas of expertise: musical theater, popular music, Latin American music, 20th- and 21st-century music, and popular-classical crossovers

Eliane Barker

Assistant Professor of Economics


B.A., Concordia University; M.A., Ph.D., Queen’s University
Areas of expertise: industrial organization, health economics, economics of non-profits, applied econometrics.

Philip Bean

Lecturer in History

B.A., Union College; B.A., M.A., Oxford University; M.A. and Ph.D., University of Rochester
Areas of expertise European (principally Italian) immigration, urban politics, post-1870 U.S. history, and New York State history

Jess Buttery

Assistant Professor of Instruction in Theatre


B.A., University of Colorado Boulder; M.F.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City; M.Ed., Concordia University
Areas of expertise: technical theatre education, lighting design, stage management, production management

Arthur Carlyle

Lecturer in Philosophy

B.A., Hartwick College; M.A., University of Kansas; Ph.D., University of Leeds
areas of expertise: philosophy of science (esp. biology), metaphysics (esp. personal identity), death

Rebeca Castaneda

Visiting Instructor in Government

B.A., California State University, Los Angeles; M.A.,Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University
areas of expertise: rhetoric and statesmanship, classical political thought, executive power, American political thought

Taylor Clock

Lecturer in Art


B.F.A., State University of New York, Oswego; M.F.A., Syracuse University
Areas of expertise: analog and digital photography workflows, studio lighting, image and society

Federica Di Blasio

Visiting Assistant Professor of Italian Studies

Laurea & Licence, University of Bologna & University of Haute-Alsace; Laurea Magistrale, University of Bologna; M.A., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles 
Areas of expertise: Italian literature, Italian cinema, migration studies, translation studies

Gwen Dordick

Distinguished Lecturer in American Public Policy and Practice

B.A., University of California at Los Angeles; M.A., Ph.D., Columbia University
Areas of expertise: urban sociology with a focus urban poverty; homelessness and social policy; neighborhood collective efficacy; the intersection of housing, addiction and recovery

Giulia Dossi

Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian Studies

B.A., University of Bologna; M.A., Humboldt University of Berlin; Ph.D., Harvard University
Areas of expertise: Russian language, 19th century Russian literature, history of medicine, affect theory, hysteria

Laura Eannace

Lecturer in Government

M.S., American University

Beth Eischen

Visiting Assistant Professor of Instruction in Biology


B.S., Dickinson College; M.S., Georgia State University

Wendy Felese

Visiting Assistant Professor of Religious Studies

B.A., Regis University; M.A., Iliff School of Theology; Ph.D., University of Denver/Iliff School of Theology
Areas of expertise: cultural theory, comparative religion, Indigeneity, American Indian cultural traditions, federal Indian law, and environmental justice

Jeff Feng

Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies


B.A., Duke University; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara
Areas of expertise: environmental and climate Justice, LGBTQ politics, and social movements

Rebecca Gruskin

Visiting Assistant Professor of History

B.A., Harvard University; M.A., Ph.D., Stanford University
Areas of expertise: environmental history, social history, political economy, modern North Africa, modern Middle East, global history

Emily K. Harrison

Assistant Professor of Theatre

B.A., Emerson College; M.F.A., Savannah College of Art & Design; Ph.D., University of Colorado Boulder
Areas of expertise: acting, directing, devising, playwriting, feminist theatre and performance, queer theatre and performance, performance theory, American theatre and performance, experimental theatre and performance

Mason Hurley

Lecturer in Art

B.A., Plattsburgh State University; M.F.A., University of Maryland
Areas of expertise: sculpture, metal fabrication, wood working, drawing, painting, and 3D modeling

Carolyn Hutchinson

Assistant Professor of Chemistry


B.A., Christopher Newport University; Ph.D., Iowa State University
Areas of expertise: analytical chemistry; environmental chemistry; mass spectrometry

Sarah Jacobs

Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance and Movement Studies

B.A., Carleton College; M.F.A., University of California, Los Angeles

Erik Jacobson

Lecturer in Psychology

B.S., Carnegie Mellon University; Ph.D., University of South Carolina
Areas of expertise: intellectual and developmental disabilities, assessment and treatment of challenging behavior, organizational change management

Ariel Kahrl

Assistant Professor of Biology

B.A., Oberlin College; Ph.D., University of Virginia
Areas of expertise: evolutionary biology, physiology, herpetology, comparative analyses

Miriam Kamil

Postdoctoral Fellow and Visiting Instructor of Classics


B.A., University of Michigan; M.S., Oxford University; Ph.D., Harvard University
Areas of expertise: Latin poetry, emotion studies, textual transmission, Ovid, Sappho, classical reception

Man Kaplan

Visiting Assistant Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies


B.A., Vassar College; M.A., New York University; M.A., Ph.D., Rutgers University
Areas of expertise: decolonial feminism, feminist epistemologies and pedagogies, geopolitics of knowledge

Stephanie Kowell

Assistant Athletics Director for Fitness and Recreation; Assistant Professor of Physical Education


B.S., SUNY Brockport; M.S., Old Dominion University

Chia-Hua Lee

Teaching Fellow in Chinese

B.S., Chung Shan Medical University

Kenneth Leonardo

Visiting Assistant Professor of Government

B.A., Bucknell University; M.A., Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University
Areas of expertise: History of political thought (Western and non-Western), American political thought and development, Native and Indigenous thought

Yawei Li

Teaching Fellow in Chinese


B.A., Southwest Petroleum University; M.A., Sichuan University; M.A., Ph.D., The Ohio State University

Kyle Martin

Assistant Professor of Instruction Biology


B.S., Drexel University; Ph.D., University of Virginia
Areas of expertise: biomedical engineering, exercise physiology, computational modeling

Jack Martínez Arias

Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies


B.A., Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos; Ph.D., Northwestern University
Areas of expertise: Latin American literatures, Andean literatures and cultures, 19th-century and contemporary narratives, literature and economics

Adil Mawani

Visiting Assistant Professor of Asian Studies


B.A., University of Toronto; M.A., King’s College, University of London; M.Phil., Birkbeck College, University of London; M.A. and Ph.D., University of Toronto
Areas of expertise: South Asian religion and literature; Islamic studies; and religion, culture, and modern thought

Nicole McDaniels

Visiting Assistant Professor of Instruction in Biology


B.S., SUNY University at Buffalo; Ph.D., Syracuse University

Jacob Moose

Visiting Instructor in Chemistry


B.S., Nazareth College; M.Phil
Areas of expertise: chemical biology, medicinal chemistry, and organic chemistry

Kerem Morgül

Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology

B.A., Marmara University; M.A., Bogaziçi University; Ph.D., University Madison-Wisconsin
Areas of expertise: political sociology, international migration, race and ethnicity, populism, social movements, research methods, cultural theory

Sarah Morrison-Smith

Assistant Professor of Computer Science


B.S., Montana State University; M.S., Colorado State University; Ph.D., University of Florida
Areas of expertise: computer science; human-computer interaction; accessibility; computer-supported cooperative work; gestural interactions; human subjects research.

Josephine Orio

Teaching Fellow in French and Francophone Studies

I3, Master Recherche; Sorbonne Nouvelle
Area of expertise: French studies

Tobin Ost

Assistant Professor of Theatre


B.F.A., University of Michigan; M.F.A., Yale University
Areas of expertise: scenic design, costume design, period costume, architecture and décor, hand drafting and rendering, and scenic model construction

Andrea Peña-Vasquez

Visiting Assistant Professor of Government


B.A., University of Florida; M.A., Ph.D., University of Notre Dame
Areas of expertise: migration, citizenship, race and ethnic politics (REP), Black European studies, Iberia, Sub-Saharan Africa and the African Diaspora

Juan Poveda Romero

Teaching Fellow in Hispanic Studies


B.A., Universidad de Los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia; M.A, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia
Areas of expertise: humor in language class, Spanish as a foreign language, second language acquisition, linguistic pragmatism

Jeffrey Procopio

Lecturer in Physics

B.A., Syracuse University; M.A., SUNY Albany

Deina Rabie

Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology


B.A., M.A., University of Chicago; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
Areas of expertise: language and gender, semiotics, feminist anthropology, anthropology of infrastructure, media, digital ethnography, globalization, and neoliberalism in the Arabian Gulf, the Middle East at large, and Middle Eastern diasporas in the United States

Nicolas Roberts

Assistant Professor of Geosciences


B.A., Carleton College; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

María Sánchez-Reyes

Visiting Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies


B.A., National Autonomous University of Mexico; M.A., University of Connecticut; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., New York University
Areas of expertise: Medieval French and Occitan lyric, medieval and modern philosophy, Opera and Performance Studies, manuscript studies, and sound studies

Yelena Severina

Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian Studies


B.S., M.A., San José State University; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
Areas of expertise: 20th-century Russian literature and culture; modernism; theater and performance; tableaux vivants; silent film; literary theory; Russian-Ukrainian literary relations

Nick Tackes

Visiting Assistant Professor of Asian Studies


B.A., Carthage College; M.A., M.Phil, and Ph.D., Columbia University
Areas of expertise: South Asian religions; anthropology of religion, medicine, and the environment; North Indian guru movements

Stephen Tomasetti

Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies


B.S., University of Central Florida; M.A., City University of New York—Hunter College; Ph.D., Stony Brook University
Areas of expertise: climate change, coastal ecology, environmental sensors, coastal and marine systems

Brian Wolfel

Visiting Assistant Professor of Government


M.A., Ph.D., Syracuse University, Maxwell School
Areas of expertise: contemporary political philosophy, history of political thought, political economy, theories of social justice, American Transcendentalism, American political thought and development, American political institutions

Ngonidzashe Munemo

Munemo Named VP for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty

Reporting directly to the president, Ngonidzashe Munemo will serve as the chief academic officer and the primary voice of the faculty. He joins Hamilton from Williams College where he was professor of political science, chair of the Global Studies Program, and recently served as the interim vice president for institutional diversity, equity & inclusion.

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