Todd Franklin, Ph.D., Professor of Philosophy

Franklin’s research focuses on the existential, social, and political implications of various critical and transformative discourses aimed at cultivating individual and collective self-realization. The author of several scholarly works on the social and political import of various forms of existential enlightenment, Franklin is also the co-editor of a volume titled Critical Affinities: Reflections on the Convergence between Nietzsche and African American Thought.

Tim Kelly, Associate Professor of Mathematics

Kelly came to Hamilton in 1985 from the University of New Hampshire, where he also earned his Ph.D. in mathematical education. Areas of expertise include: mathematical education, probability, statistics, stochastic processes, and pre-calculus; and probabilistic and statistical reasoning.

Bob Kazin, Director of Counseling and Psychological Services
Bob's areas of interest: men's issues, alcohol and other drug prevention and education, 'typical' situational and developmental challenges of college students, sexual identity concerns, family issues.
Jeff Landry, Associate Dean of Students for Health and Safety
Jeff Landry is responsible for determining the appropriate mechanism for dealing with alleged violations of the Student Code of Conduct, serves as judicial coordinator, and chairs the Bias Incident Response Team (BIRT). Jeff provides oversight and direction for Campus Safety, Counseling and Psychological Services and Student Health Services.
Karen Brewer, Professor of Chemistry
Karen Brewer earned a Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She came to Hamilton College in 1989 and teaches undergraduate courses in advanced and intermediate inorganic chemistry and general chemistry. Brewer's main research project is in collaboration with Ann Silversmith (Hamilton, physics) and Professor Dan Boye (Davidson College, physics). In Brewer's chemistry lab, students create glass that contains rare earth ions that have interesting spectroscopic properties. The glass is then probed in the laser spectroscopy labs in physics. Her research has been funded by the Research Corporation and the Petroleum Research Fund of the American Chemical Society.
William Pfitsch, Associate Professor of Biology
In recent years, Pfitsch has focused his research on the limitations of different plants in their natural habitats, specifically examining physiological and morphological differences of asters in the forest and open fields. Currently, Pfitsch focuses on plant interactions with other organisms (specifically symbiotic fungi and bacteria) that help them meet those challenges. His research has been supported by funds such as the Emerson Grant for Collaborative Research, and Howard Hughes Research. Currently, Pfitsch is working on a collaborative project with the Hamilton College Leonard C. Ferguson Professor of Biology Ernest Williams, The Nature Conservancy, and the NY State Department of Environmental Conservation on a project which has received funding from the National Wildlife Federation and The Nature Conservancy.
Cynthia Domack, Professor of Geosciences
A member of the Hamilton College faculty since 1985, Cindy Domack earned her Ph.D. in geology from Rice University. Domack specializes in paleontology, oceanography, and coastal geology. She is also interested in meteorology. Domack's research has centered on micropaleontology, and she has published papers for Paleobiology and the Journal of Geoscience Education. She received the Excellence in Teaching Award for her work at Hamilton.
Phil Klinkner, Professor of Government
Philip Klinkner received his Ph.D. from Yale University and is an expert on American politics, including parties and elections, race relations, Congress and the Presidency. He has been a professor at Hamilton since 1995 and is the former director of the Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center. Klinkner has written extensively on a variety of topics related to American politics. His books include The Losing Parties: Out-Party National Committees, 1956-1993 (Yale University Press, 1994) and Midterm: The 1994 Elections in Perspective (Westview Press, 1996). Most recently, he co-authored The Unsteady March: The Rise and Decline of America's Commitment to Racial Equality (University of Chicago Press, 1999), which received the 2000 Horace Mann Bond Book Award from Harvard University’s Afro-American Studies Department and W.E.B DuBois Institute.
Jim Helmer, Coordinator, Oral Comminication Center
Rebecca Tally, Visiting Assistant Professor of History
Jon Hind, Athletic Director and Professor of Physical Education


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