Three Hamilton College faculty members will be promoted to the rank of professor, effective July 1. Associate professors Gordon Jones, physics; Craig Latrell, theatre; and Ann Owen, economics, will receive the title of professor.
Gordon Jones earned his master's and doctorate in nuclear physics from Princeton University. His research interests include using neutrons to study fundamental symmetries and polarizing neutrons for use in materials science. On the fundamental side, Jones studies time reversal symmetry and weak interactions in nuclei. On the applied side, Jones builds devices used to understand magnetic materials such as the read heads in computer hard drives. His published papers appear in a range of journals including Physical Review C, Journal of Applied Crystalography, and Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. Prior to coming to Hamilton in 1999, Jones worked as a NRC Post-Doc, NIST, and a visiting scientist at Indiana University.
Craig Latrell, who came to Hamilton in 2000, previously taught at the National University of Singapore, University of Denver, and Cornish College of the Arts. A former Fulbright Senior Lecturer in Indonesia, he holds a DFA from the Yale School of Drama. Latrell has published articles in TDR: The Drama Review, Asian Theatre Journal and Converging Interests: Traders, Travelers and Tourists in Southeast Asia, edited by J. Forshee (University of California, Berkeley, 1999). His most recent, "Exotic Dancing: Performing Tribal and Regional Identities in East Malaysia's Cultural Villages," in TDR, resulted from his research supported by the Mellon Foundation and the Christian Johnson Foundation. Latrell also served on the Advisory Board and contributed entries to the Encyclopedia of Asian Theatre (Greenwood Press, 2007). He has worked as a director in the Pacific Northwest and in Southeast Asia.