David Paris, acting dean of the faculty at Hamilton College, recently announced the appointment of 24 new and visiting faculty members, and 19 special appointments for the 1997-1998 academic year.

"We are extremely pleased with the potential that these new colleagues bring to our community," Paris said. "Their commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship will greatly enhance the intellectual and personal development of our students."

New tenure-track appointments include:

Diego Alonso--Instructor of Romance Languages--B.A. in 1981 and M.A. in 1986 from Université de Paris VII; M.A. in 1993 from Princeton University. Specializing in Latin American literature and culture, Alonso has participated in many Hispanic language conferences and recently published an article in Revista La Torre.

Mark Bailey--Instructor of Computer Science--B.S., University of Massachusetts; M.S. in 1990 from the University of Virginia. With comprehensive expertise in compilers, computer networks, organization and architecture, Bailey received a medal of excellence for outstanding teaching performance from the Department of Computer Science at the University of Virginia. He has authored several conference articles and technical reports.

Todd Franklin--Assistant Professor of Philosophy--B.A., University of Chicago; Ph.D., Stanford University. Franklin specializes in the history of modern philosophy and 19th-century continental philosophy, and served as an acting assistant professor of philosophy at Stanford. He is a past co-president of the Stanford Philosophy Graduate Student Society and is a member of the American Philosophical Association.

Ann Owen--Assistant Professor of Economics--B.A., Boston University; M.B.A., Babson College; A.M. in 1991 and Ph.D in 1995 from Brown University. Owen was an economist for the Federal Reserve Board of Governors and a visiting professor at the New Economic School in Moscow, Russia. Proficient in macroeconomics, growth and monetary economics, she has written many articles and conference papers.

Julie Diehl and Susan Viscomi have also joined the faculty in the athletic department. Diehl, a Hamilton alum, earned her M.S. in kinesiology/sports management in 1995 from Indiana University and will serve as an assistant professor in physical education. A former head coach at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), she most recently was an assistant coach at the United States Military Academy at West Point.

Viscomi, who received her M.A. in counseling from Colgate University in 1990, has been appointed associate director of athletics, senior women's administrator, and women's soccer coach. She has served as a soccer coach and lecturer at SUNY Oswego and SUNY Plattsburgh.. New visiting faculty members for the 1997-1998 academic year include: Anita Bhat, computer science; Megan Deeney, mathematics; Paul Feng, physics; Lisa Ferrari, government; Kevin Gilmartin, physical education; Kevin Grant, history; Paul Joireman, chemistry; Chisato Koike, East Asian languages; Craig Latrell, theatre; Cynthia Marker, romance languages; Robert Martin, government; Kerry Mullins, sociology; David Nielson, romance languages; George O'Connell, creative writing; Kirk Pillow, philosophy; Ann Reichlin, art; Steven Rivers, physics; Marcy Sacks, history; and Melissa Wyman, psychology.

A number of new lecturers have also been named. For the fall semester they include: Richard Greenwald, history; James Helmer, rhetoric and communications; Sharon Humphries-Brooks, classics; Linn Underhill, art; Sharon Williams, English; and John Zogby, government and sociology. Louise Charbonneau, a lecturer in romance languages, will teach in both the fall and spring semesters. Four new teaching fellows have also joined the foreign language departments: Isabelle Fisching, German and Russian; Ying Liu, Chinese; Carole Salmon, French; and Kaoru Satsutani, Japanese.

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