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1 W ashington and Lee University New Faculty

2 T he College

3 Caesar Andrews Reynolds Distinguished Visiting Professor of Journalism Education/Experience 2009 Pulitzer Prize winner Executive Editor, Detroit Free Press Editor, Gannett News Service 30 years as editor and manager of a variety of newsrooms across the U.S. Research/Teaching Interests Editing for Print Media and Classic Journalism

4 Nadia Ayoub Assistant Professor of Biology Education/Experience PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville University of California, Riverside NRSA Postdoctoral Fellow Research/Teaching Interests Using spiders as her model system, integrates natural history, molecular evolution, and genomics to study the evolution and diversification of phenotypes.

5 Binh Danh Glynn Family Visiting Professor of Art Education/Experience MFA in Studio Art, Stanford University Visiting artist at Hollins University and other institutions Research/Teaching Interests Developed technique of chlorophyll printing to impose images on living leaves, other alternative photographic processes

6 Jasmin Darznik Assistant Professor of English Education/Experience PhD in English Literature, Princeton University Steinbeck Fellow in Creative Writing Research/Teaching Interests Ethnic American autobiography and fiction, Iranian and Arab-American literature and postcolonial literatures in English. Author of a forthcoming memoir.

7 Jon Erickson Assistant Professor of Engineering Education/Experience PhD in Bioengineering, California Institute of Technology Vanderbilt University Post-Doctoral Research Fellow Instructor of Physics Research/Teaching Interests The connectivity of organic, cultured neurons and computers

8 Monica Gonzalez Assistant Professor of Spanish Education/Experience PhD, University of California, Berkeley Research/Teaching Interests Focuses on the early literature of globalization in the Americas, with a special focus on 19th and 20th century wars between the United States and Latin American nations

9 Dan Johnson Assistant Professor of Psychology Education PhD in Social and Personality Psychology, University of Oklahoma Research/Teaching Interests The intersection of emotion and cognition. Courses on cognition, emotion, and methods

10 Shane Lynch Director of Choral Activities Education/Experience PhD of Musical Arts in Choral Conducting, University of Washington Director of choral programs at various universities and colleges Research/Teaching Interests Will direct both the University Chorus and Chamber Singers, and will teach applied voice as well as other courses in the Music Department.

11 Hossein Sheiban STINT Visiting Assistant Professor of History, Stockholm University Education/Experience PhD in History, Stockholm University Research/Teaching Interests History of the Middle East, emigration and identity

12 Angela Smith Associate Professor of Philosophy Education/Experience PhD in Philosophy, Harvard University Associate Professor of Philosophy, the University of Washington Visiting Associate Professor of Philosophy and Fellow in Society and the Professions at W&L, Fall 2008 Research/Interests Moral and political philosophy, moral psychology, & the history of modern moral philosophy

13 Joshua Stough Assistant Professor of Computer Science Education/Experience PhD in Computer Science, UNC Chapel Hill Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Claremont McKenna College Research/Interests Focuses on computational pattern recognition in medical imaging

14 Yanhong Zhu Assistant Professor of Chinese Education/Experience PhD, University of Southern California Adjunct Professor, Occidental College Research/Interests Will teach Chinese language and modern Chinese literature and culture

15 Dan Baczkowski Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education/Experience PhD in Mathematics, University of South Carolina Research/Teaching Interests Number Theory and Approximation Theory, applications to problems involving gaps in numbers theory

16 Joyce Blandino Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology Education/Experience PhD in Biomedical Engineering, University of Virginia Taught at JMU & VMI Research/Teaching Interests Bioelectric properties in autoantibodies and cancer cells

17 Christian Haskett Visiting Instructor of Religion Education/Experience Completing PhD at University of Wisconsin-Madison Fulbright-Hays Fellowship for Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (India) Research/Teaching Interests The history of Buddhism in India and the Himalayan region, as well as in Tibetan and Indic philology

18 Mary Knighton Visiting Assistant Professor of Japanese Education/Experience PhD in English, M.A. in Japanese, UC Berkeley Came from teaching at the University of Tokyo Research/Teaching Interests American literature, Japanese literature and culture

19 Stephen Kuehn Visiting Assistant Professor of Geology Education/Experience PhD in Geology, Washington State University Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Alberta Taught at Cal State Stanislaus Research/Teaching Interests Stratigraphy, volcanology, and petrology; research on volcanic ash beds

20 Paul Low Visiting Assistant Professor of Geology Education/Experience Completing PhD in Geosciences at the University of Massachusetts Coming from Norwich University Research/Teaching Interests Study of crystallization, melting, and metamorphism in slowly cooled magma systems

21 Beth Mechlin Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology Education/Experience PhD, UNC, Chapel Hill Research/Teaching Interests Ethnicity and gender differences in pain sensitivity

22 Arum Park Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics Education/Experience PhD, UNC, Chapel Hill Taught at University of Oklahoma and was a Five College Fellow at Amherst Research/Teaching Interests Pindar’s odes, truthtelling, and the relationship to the patron; Latin Republican and Augustan literature

23 Abigail Perdue Adjunct Instructor, Society and the Professions Special Consultant to Pre-Law Programs and Advising Education/Experience JD, University of Virginia School of Law BA, Biology & English, W&L Research/Teaching Interests Legal issues in discrimination and diversity; health policy, reform, and ethics; employment law

24 Jenny Ramirez Visiting Assistant Professor of Art Education/Experience PhD in Art History, Virginia Commonwealth University Research/Teaching Interests 19 th Century art, photography, Asian art, contemporary Japanese art

25 Brian Sowers Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion Education/Experience PhD in Classics, University of Cincinnati Research/Teaching Interests Early Christianity, late Antiquity, Christian women writers

26 Jennifer Stempien Visiting Assistant Professor of Geology Education/Experience PhD in Geology/Geobiology, Virginia Tech Coming from University of Colorado, Boulder Research/Teaching Interests Paleobiology, statistical applications to geology, Appalachian geology

27 Charles Winder Visiting Laboratory Instructor for Biology Education/Experience M.S. in Botany, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Research/Teaching Interests Conservation genetics and genetic diversity

28 T he Williams School

29 Martin Davies Assistant Professor of Economics Education/Experience PhD candidate in Economics, Oxford University Master of Philosophy in Economics, Oxford University Lecturer in Economics, St. John’s College, Oxford University Research/Teaching Interests International economics specializing in issues of globalization, including off- shoring, technology transfer, and North- South trade

30 Peter Grajzl Assistant Professor of Economics Education/Experience PhD in Economics, University of Maryland Taught at the Central European University for the past 4 years Research/Teaching Interests Comparative institutional economics, law & economics, and political economy

31 Yumiko Mikanagi Robert S. Griffith, Jr. ‘52 Visiting International Scholar in Politics Education/Experience PhD in Politics, Princeton University Bachelor & Masters in law from Sophia University, Tokyo Senior Research Scholar, Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University Research/Teaching Interests Women in Japanese politics, international trade, feminist international relations theory

32 Jeffrey P. Shay Johnson Professor of Entrepreneurship & Leadership Education/Experience PhD in International Management and Strategic Management, Cornell University Chair, Department of Management and Marketing, University of Montana Poe Family Professor of Entrepreneurship, University of Montana Visiting Professor: London School of Economics & Beijing University Research/Teaching Interests Entrepreneurship, Strategic Management and International Business.

33 David Touve Assistant Professor of Business Administration Education/Experience PhD candidate in Management- Organization Studies, Vanderbilt University MBA, the Australian Graduate School of Management Former member of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Founded and/or worked for a series of technology-based startups leading to acquisitions by AOL, Lycos, Sony, & Microsoft Research/Teaching Interests The link between automation & innovation; strategy & entrepreneurship

34 Jeff Buetow Visiting Professor of Business Administration Education/Experience PhD in Finance and Econometrics, Lehigh University Is a Chartered Financial Analyst Research/Teaching Interests Investments and quantitative applications within financial economics.

35 Laura Henry-Stone Post-Doctoral Fellow in Environmental Studies Education/Experience PhD in Sustainability Education, University of Alaska, Fairbanks Taught for 1 year at the UAF School of Education Research/Teaching Interests Uses a participatory action research approach in diverse educational settings to investigate and develop sustainability pedagogy

36 Greg Holyk Visiting Assistant Professor of Politics Education/Experience PhD in Political Science, the University of Illinois, Chicago Survey & Research Consultant for the Chicago Council on Global Affairs Research/Teaching Interests Public opinion, U.S. foreign policy, and political communication

37 Brandi Jane Wedgeworth Visiting Instructor of Accounting Education/Experience W&L alumna Capital markets division of PricewaterhouseCoopers specializing in valuations Served as Chief Financial Officer for an event driven hedge fund in New York Research/Teaching Interests Will teach three sections of Intro to Financial Accounting

38 T he Law School

39 J. Holmes Armstead, Jr. Visiting Professor Of Law Education/Experience J.D., DePaul University PhD, Pacific Western University LL.D., New Port University D.Litt, Newport International University Served as Visiting Scholar at the Environmental Protection Agency Research/Teaching Interests Wide ranging interests in International and Criminal Law

40 Christopher Bruner Associate Professor of Law Education/Experience M. Phil, Oxford University J.D., Harvard University Visiting Professor, Cambridge University Assistant Professor of Law, Texas Tech Visiting Assistant Professor of Law, Boston University Research/Teaching Interests Will teach courses in securities regulation, business entities, and business ethics, among others.

41 Michelle Drumbl Assistant Clinical Professor of Law Education/Experience J.D., The George Washington University LL.M., New York University Has served as a Visiting Professor of Law and an Adjunct Professor of Law at W&L for several years Attorney in the Office of the Associate Chief Counsel (International) of the IRS Associate, Coy Law Firm Research/Teaching Interests Will serve as director of the Tax Clinic.

42 Jeffrey Kahn Professor of Law Education/Experience J.D., University of Michigan Professor of Law, The Dickinson School of Law, Penn State Research/Teaching Interests Courses on federal taxation, personal income tax, corporate, partnership and international taxation. Publications on tax policy and horizontal equity, the taxation of gifts, the charitable contribution deduction, and the tax consequences to a reality television contestant.

43 Erik Luna Professor of Law Education/Experience J.D., Stanford University Hugh B. Brown Professor of Law & Co- director, the Utah Criminal Justice Center at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah Visiting Scholar, the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law Research/Teaching Interests The U.S. criminal justice system and comparative criminal justice.

44 James E. Moliterno Vincent Bradford Professor of Law Education/Experience J.D., University of Akron Architect of William and Mary Law School's Ethics, Skills, and Professionalism program, which won the 1991 American Bar Association Gambrell Professionalism Award Research/Teaching Interests Legal education and professional responsibility. Will teach all sections of Professional Responsibility and a third- year practicum course


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