Faculty

New Faculty 2013-2014

Teaching Faculty

Robert L. Entzminger, 2002-
Provost, Executive Vice President, and Professor of English
B.A., Washington and Lee, '70;
Ph.D., Rice University, '75.

David C. Sutherland, 1992-
Associate Provost and Professor of Mathematics
B.A., Hendrix College, '81;
M.A., North Texas State University, '83;
Ph.D., North Texas State University, '86.

M. Margaret Falls-Corbitt, 1987-
Associate Provost for Engaged Learning and Professor of Philosophy
B.A., Rhodes College, '75;
M.A., Vanderbilt University, '78;
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, '82.


Fred Ablondi, 1998-
Morris and Ann Henry Odyssey Professor of Philosophy
B.A., College of William and Mary, '87;
M.A., Catholic University of America, '89;
Ph.D., Marquette University, '95.
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Amalia Anderson, 2011- 
Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics 
B.A., Luther College, ‘05;
Ph.D., Michigan Technological University, ‘11.

Jon W. Arms, 1971-
Professor of Spanish
A.B., Earlham College, '65;
M.A., Vanderbilt University, '71;
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, '75.

Ze’ev Barel, 1981-
Professor of Mathematics
Diploma, Moscow University, '69;
M.S., Israel Institute of Technology, '75;
Ph.D., Wesleyan University, '81.

Walker Jay Barth, 1994-
M.E. and Ima Graves Peace Professor of Politics
B.A., Hendrix College, '87;
M.A., University of North Carolina, '89;
Ph.D., University of North Carolina, '94.
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Laura Behymer, 2013-
Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics
B.A., University of Missouri, ‘06;
M.A., University of California-Santa Barbara, ‘08;
Ph.D., University of California-Santa Barbara, ‘13.

Stanley Keith Berry, 1977-79, 1989-
Professor of Economics and Business
B.A., Hendrix College, '73;
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, '79.

Todd Berryman, 2006-
Associate Professor of History
B.A., Millsaps College, '97;
M.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, '99;
Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, '04.

Norman C. Boehm, 1985-
Professor of Music
B.M., University of Michigan, '79;
M.M., University of Michigan, '81;
D.M.A., Eastman School of Music, '87.
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Carl Burch, 2004-
Associate Professor of Computer Science and Natural Sciences Area Chair
B.S., University of Oklahoma, '95;
M.S., Carnegie Mellon University, '98;
Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University, '00.

Christopher Camfield, 2010- 
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
B.S., University of Cincinnati, ‘02;

Ph.D., University of Cincinnati, ‘08.  

Constance Campbell, 2007-
Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts
B.A., University of Colorado '76;
M.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill '82;
Ph.D., University of Georgia '00.
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Duff G. Campbell, 2000-
Professor of Mathematics
B.A., Harvard University, '89;
Ph.D., Boston University, '97.
Faculty Faces

Christian K. Campolo, 2002-
Associate Professor of Philosophy
B.A., Bucknell University, '90;
M.A., University of Kansas, '94;
Ph.D., University of California-Riverside, '03.

Stella M. Capek, 1986-
Professor of Sociology
B.A., Boston University, '75;
M.A., University of Texas, '81;
Ph.D., University of Texas, '86.
Faculty Faces

Andres A. Caro, 2007-
Associate Professor of Chemistry
B.S., University of Buenos Aires, '93;
M.S., University of Buenos Aires, '93;
Ph.D., University of Buenos Aires, '99.

John Churchill, 1977-
Professor of Philosophy, on leave
B.A., Rhodes College, '71;
B.A., Oxford University, '73;
M.A., M. Phil., Ph.D., Yale University, '78;
M.A., Oxford University, '80.

J. Timothy Cloyd, 1997-
President (on sabbatical) and Professor of Politics
B.A., Emory and Henry College, '85;
M.A., University of Massachusetts, '90;
Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, '91.

W. Dwayne Collins, 1982-
Professor of Mathematics
B.S., University of Houston, '76;
M.S., University of Houston, '78;
Ph.D., University of Houston, '81;
M.S., University of Central Arkansas, '05.

Lilian Albertina Contreras-Silva, 2000-
Associate Professor of Spanish
B.S., Louisiana State University, '94;
M.A., Louisiana State University, '97;
Ph.D., Louisiana State University, '00.

Jennifer L. Dearolf, 2002-
Associate Professor of Biology
B.A., St. Mary’s College of Maryland, '96;
M.S., University of North Carolina, '98;
Ph.D., Cornell University, '02.
Faculty Faces

Cheri Prough DeVol, 2010- 
Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts
B.A., Hendrix College, ‘90;
M.F.A., University of Texas at Austin, ‘93.

James M. Dow, 2011-
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
B.A., University of Massachusetts-Boston, ‘02;
Ph.D., City University of New York, ‘10.

Andrea A. Duina, 2004-
Associate Professor of Biology
B.S., University of Illinois-Champaign, '92;
Ph.D., Northwestern University, '98.
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Robert W. Dunn, 1988-
Professor and Senior Research Fellow of Physics
B.S., University of Texas, '65;
M.S., Air Force Institute of Technology, '76;
Ph.D., University of New Mexico, '83.

Alan Eastham, 2010-
Senior Fellow in International Relations and International Programs
B.A., Hendrix College, ‘73;

J.D., Georgetown University, ‘82. 
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Victoria Evans, 2010-
Assistant Professor of Kinesiology and Health Sciences

B.S., University of Central Arkansas, ‘02;
M.P.H., University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, ‘05;
D.P.H., University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, ‘12.

Irmina Fabricio, 2005-
Instructor of Spanish
B.A., University of Havana, '83;
M.A., University of Central Arkansas, '05.

Karen M. Fannin, 2005-
Associate Professor of Music
B.M.E. University of Northern Iowa, '96;
M.M., Northwestern University, '01;
D.M.A., University of Colorado, '05.
Faculty Faces

Gabriel J. Ferrer, 2002-
Associate Professor of Computer Science
B.A., Rice University, '94;
M.S., University of Virginia, '96;
Ph.D., University of Virginia, '02.
Faculty Faces

Nancy P. Fleming, 1986-
Professor of Music
B.A., Mount Holyoke College, '72;
M.M., Westminster Choir College, '74;
D.M.A., University of Illinois, '86.

Cori French, 2011- 
Instructor of Spanish 
B.A., University of Central Arkansas, ‘08;
M.A., University of Central Arkansas, ‘10.

Peter Gess, 2007-
Assistant Professor of Politics
B.C.E., Georgia Institute of Technology, ‘91;

M.S., Georgia Institute of Technology, ‘94;
Ph.D., University of Georgia, ‘06. 
Faculty Faces

Melissa Gill, 2008-
Assistant Professor of Art
B.F.A., University of Arizona, '94;
M.A., Purdue University, '97;
M.F.A., Indiana University, '00.

Anne J. Goldberg, 2005-
Cynthia Cook Sandefur Odyssey Associate Professor of Anthropology
B.A., College of William and Mary, '91;
M.A., Arizona State University, '99;
Ph.D., Arizona State University, '05.
Faculty Faces

Thomas E. Goodwin, 1978-
Elbert L. Fausett Distinguished Professor of Chemistry
B.S., Ouachita Baptist University, '69;
Ph.D., University of Arkansas, '74.
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William Gorvine, 2006-
Associate Professor of Religious Studies
B.A., Connecticut College, '91;
M.A., University of Virginia, '97;
Ph.D., University of Virginia, '06.

Daniel Grace, 1985-
Professor of Theatre Arts
B.A., Hendrix College, '77;
M.F.A., Case Western Reserve University, '80.
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Karen Griebling, 1987 
Professor of Music
B.M., Eastman School of Music, '80; 
M.M., University of Houston, '82;
D.M.A. University of Texas, '86,
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Liz U. Gron, 1994-
Professor of Chemistry
B.A., Colgate University, '82;
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, '87.
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David A. Hales, 1992-
Professor of Chemistry
B.A., Pomona College, '84;
Ph.D., University of California-Berkeley, '90.

Jonathan Hancock, 2013-
Assistant Professor of History
B.A., Dartmouth College, '06;
Ph.D., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, '13.

Carmen L. Hardin, 2010-
Assistant Professor of Politics
B.A., Hendrix College, ‘96;
J.D., University of Arkansas at Little Rock, ‘99;
Ph.D., University of Arkansas, ant. ‘13.

Joyce M. Hardin, 1989-
Professor of Biology
B.S., College of Charleston, '75;
M.S., University of Arkansas, '79;
Ph.D., University of Arkansas, '81.
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George Harper, 2007-
Nancy and Craig Wood Odyssey Associate Professor of Biology
B.S., State University of New York-Fredonia, '99;
Ph.D., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, '06.
Faculty Faces

Marjorie Jane Harris, 1990-
Professor of Religious Studies
B.A., Meredith College, '74;
M.Div., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, '81;
M.A., University of North Carolina, '88;
Ph.D., University of North Carolina, '94.
Faculty Faces

Courtney Hatch, 2008-
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
B.A., Hendrix College '00;
Ph.D., University of Colorado '06.
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Daniel R. Henderson, 2011-
Assistant Professor of Kinesiology and Health Sciences
B.A., Wheaton College, ‘80;
M.S., Indiana University, ‘88;
Ph.D., Indiana University, ‘95.
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J. Brett Hill, 2005-
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
B.A. University of Colorado, '84;
M.A., Arizona State University, '95;
Ph.D., Arizona State University, '02.
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Alice M. Hines, 1981-
C. Louis and Charlotte Cabe Distinguished Professor of English
B.A., Spelman College, '67;
M.A., University of Arkansas, '77;
Ph.D., Texas Woman’s University, '90.

Pat Hoy, 2013-
Visiting Professor of English
B.S., United States Military Academy, ‘61;
M.A., University of Pennsylvania, ‘68;
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, ‘79.

Dionne B. Jackson, 2010-
Assistant Professor of Education
B.A., Hendrix College, ‘96;

M.S.E., University of Central Arkansas, ‘99;
Ed.D., Baylor University, 10.
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Tyrone Jaeger, 2008-
Assistant Professor of English/ Creative Writing 
B.A., Rollins College '90;
M.A., University of Nebraska-Lincoln '04;
Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln '08.
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Toni W. Jaudon, 2011-
Assistant Professor of English
B.A., Amherst College, ‘01;
M.A., Cornell University, ‘05;
Ph.D., Cornell University, ‘09.
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Cathy Jellenik, 2012 -
Assistant Professor of French
B.A., University of Delaware, '91;
M.A., University of Delaware, '97;
Ph.D., University of Colorado - Boulder, '05.  

James M. Jennings, 1992-
Professor of Education and History
B.S.E., Northwestern University, '77;
M.E., University of Arkansas, '83;
Ed.D., Vanderbilt University, '92
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Lindsay A. Kennedy, 2011-
Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.A., University of North Carolina, ‘06;
M.A., University of North Carolina, ‘08;
Ph.D., University of North Carolina, ‘11.

Stephen W. Kerr, 1979-
Virginia A. MCormick Pittman Distinguished Professor of Economics and Business
B.A., Hendrix College, '76;
M.B.A., Southern Methodist University, '77;
C.P.A., Arkansas, '78.
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Kiril Kolev, 2011-
Assistant Professor of Politics and International Relations
B.A., Whittier College, ‘04;
M.S, Duke University, ‘ 08;
Ph.D., Duke University, ‘11

Randall A. Kopper, 1983-
Nancy and Craig Wood Odyssey Professor of Chemistry
B.A., Monmouth College, '74;
Ph.D., University of Kansas, '80.

John Krebs, 1992-
Professor of Music
B.M., Northwestern University, '78;
M.M., University of Illinois-Urbana, '80;
D.M.A., University of Maryland, '91.
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Dana C. Leighton, 2013-
Visiting Assitant Professor of Psychology
B.A., Whitman College, ‘01;
M.A., University of British Columbia, ‘04;
Ph.D., University of Arkansas, ‘12.

Lisa Leitz, 2009- 
Assistant Professor of Sociology/Anthropology
B.A., Albion College, '99;
M.A., Ohio State University, '01;
Ph.D., University of California-Santa Barbara, '09.
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Megan Leonard, 2008- 
Assistant Professor of Economics and Business
B.A., Hendrix College, '02;
Ph.D., Texas A&M University, '07.

Wenjia Liu, 2012 - 
Visiting Assistant Professor of Chinese 
B.A., Fudan University, '03; 
M.A., University of Oregon, '06;
Ph.D., University of Oregon, '10.  

Joseph R. Lombardi, 1980-
Professor of Biology
B.S., Bowling Green State University, '70;
M.S., Bowling Green State University, '72;
Ph.D., North Carolina State University, '76.

Matthew Lopas, 2000-
Associate Professor of Art
B.A., University of Michigan, '83;
B.F.A., School of the Art Institute of Chicago, '91;
M.F.A., Yale School of Art, '95. 
Faculty Faces

Erik Maakestad, 1998-
Associate Professor of Art
B.A., Central Washington University, '78;
M.A., Central Washington University, '81;
M.F.A., University of Illinois-Urbana, '83.

Christopher C. Marvin, 2010-
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
B.S., Ball State University, ‘02;

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, ‘08.
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Katherine Marvin, 2013-
Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry
B.S., Ball State University, 01;
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, ‘07.

Kimberly Maslin 1997-
Professor of Politics
B.A., Wells College, '89;
Ph.D., Binghamton University, '97.

Giffen Maupin, 2013-
Assistant Professor of English
B.A., Wellesley College, ‘04;
M.A., Cornell University, ‘09;
Ph.D., Cornell University, ‘13.

Timothy D. Maxwell, 1989-
Professor of Psychology
B.A., Hendrix College, '78;
M.T.S., Perkins School of Theology, Southern
Methodist University, '83;
Ph.D., University of Texas Southwestern Medical
Center at Dallas, '90.

Maureen McClung, 2011-
Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology
B.A., Hendrix College, ‘01;
M.S., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, ‘06;
Ph.D., University of Arkansas, ‘13. 

John B. (Jay) McDaniel, 1979-
Willis T. Holmes Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies
B.A., Vanderbilt University, '72;
Ph.D., Claremont, '78.
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Kristi McKim, 2008-
Charles S. and Lucile Esmon Shively Odyssey Associate Professor of English/ Film Studies
B.A., Pennsylvania State University '99;
Ph.D., Emory University '05.
Faculty Faces

Rod Miller, 1998-
Bill And Connie Bowen Odyssey Professor of Art
B.F.A., Stephen F. Austin State University, '85;
M.A., Stephen F. Austin State University, '87;
M.A., University of Iowa, '94;
Ph.D., University of Louisville, '98.
Faculty Faces

Matthew D. Moran, 1996-
Professor of Biology
B.A., University of Delaware, '91;
Ph.D., University of Delaware, '96.

Richard C. Murray, 2003-
Judy and Randy Wilbourn Odyssey Associate Professor of Biology
B.Sc., University of Western Ontario, '90;
Ph.D., University of Western Ontario, '97.
Faculty Faces

Ann Muse, 2002-
Associate Professor of Theatre Arts
B.A., Hendrix College, '83;
M.F.A., University of Memphis, '97.

Wayne D. Oudekerk, 1989-
Professor of German
B.A., Princeton University, '73;
M.A., University of Washington, '78;
M.A., Middlebury College, '79;
D.A., Syracuse University, '84.

Karen Oxner, 1997-
Associate Professor of Economics and Business
B.S., University of Arkansas at Little Rock, '83;
M.B.A., University of Arkansas at Little Rock, '85;
D.B.A., Southern Illinois University, '94.

Maxine Payne, 2002-
Associate Professor of Art
B.S.E., University of Central Arkansas, '93;
M.A., University of Iowa, '96;
M.F.A., University of Iowa, '97.

Jennifer Penner, 2005-
Julia Mobley Odyssey Associate Professor of Psychology
A.A., Hesston College, '94;
B.A., University of Oklahoma, '99;
M.S., University of Oklahoma, 01;
Ph.D., University of Oklahoma, '05.

Jennifer J. Peszka, 1999-
Julia Mobley Odyssey Associate Professor of Psychology
B.S., Washington and Lee, '94;
M.A., University of Southern Mississippi, '98;
Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi, '99.
Faculty Faces

Aleksandra Pfau, 2008- 
Assistant Professor of History
B.A., Wellesley College '99;
M.A., University of York '00;
Ph.D., University of Michigan, '08.

Stanly H. Rauh, 2012 - 
Assistant Professor of Classics 
B.A., University of Washington, '01;
B.A., University of Washington (Post-Baccalaureate), '05;
M.A., University of California-Santa Barbara, '07; 
Ph.D., University of California- Santa Barbara, '12.

Rebecca Resinski, 2000-
Associate Professor of Classics
B.A., Bucknell University, '90;
M.A., University of California at Los Angeles, '93;
Ph.D., University of California at Los Angeles, '98.|
Faculty Faces

Mary Richardson, 1979-
Instructor of Speech
B.A., University of Arkansas, '76
M.A., University of Arkansas, '78

Brigitte Rogers, 2006-
Associate Professor of Dance
B.A., Henderson State University, '95;
M.F.A., University of Southern Mississippi, '98.
Faculty Faces

Lyle M. Rupert, 1987-
Professor of Economics and Business 
B.A., Hendrix College, '82;
M.B.A., University of Chicago, '85;
C.P.A., Illinois, '85.
Faculty Faces

John Sanders, 2006-
Professor of Religious Studies
B.A., Trinity College, '79;
M.A., Wartburg Theological Seminary, '87;
Th.D., University of South Africa, '96.

Lawrence K. Schmidt, 1984-
Harold and Lucy Cabe Distinguished Professor of Philosophy
B.A., Reed College, '72;
M.A., University of New Mexico, '78;
Ph.D., University of Duisburg, '83.
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Andrew M. Schurko, 2011- 
Assistant Professor of Biology 
B.Sc., University of Manitoba, ‘97;
Ph.D., University of Manitoba, ‘03.

Stacey A. Schwartzkopf, 2011- 
Assistant Professor of Anthropology 
B.A., Arizona State University, ‘94;
M.A., Tulane University, ‘01;
Ph.D., Tulane University, ‘08. 

Ralph D. Scott, 1979-
Professor of Economics and Business
B.A., Hendrix College, '73;
Ph.D., Tulane University, '83.

Lars Seme, 1997- 2001, 2008-
Instructor of Mathematics
B.A. Hendrix College, '95;
M.S., Applied Mathematics, U of Missouri—Rolla, '97

Allison K. Shutt, 1997-
Professor of History
B.A., William Smith College, '83;
M.A., University of California at Los Angeles, '86;
Ph.D., University of California at Los Angeles, '95
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Faculty Faces

Deborah Skok, 2001-
Associate Professor of History
B.A., Bryn Mawr College, '89;
M.A., University of Chicago, '92;
Ph.D., University of Chicago, '01.
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Damon Spayde, 2007-
Dr. Brad P. Baltz and Rev. William B. Smith Odyssey Associate Professor of Physics
B.A., Grinnell College, '95;
M.S., University of Maryland, '00;
Ph.D., University of Maryland, '01.
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Michael Sprunger, 2011-
Assistant Professor of History
B.A., Brigham Young University, ‘00;
M.A., University of Hawaii, ‘02;
Ph.D., University of Hawaii, ant.‘11.

Tom D. Stanley, 1986-
Professor of Economics and Business
B.S.I.M., University of Akron, '72;
M.A., Kent State University, '73;
M.S., Purdue University, '80;
Ph.D., Purdue University, '82.
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Dorian Stuber, 2007-
Associate Professor of English
B.A., University of King’s College, '97;
M.A., University of Western Ontario, '99;
M.A., Cornell University, '02;
Ph.D., Cornell University, '06.

Mark Sutherland, 1990-
Judy and Randy Wilbourn Odyssey Professor of Biology
B.S., Kansas State University, '75;
M.S., Old Dominion University, '84;
Ph.D., University of Kansas, '90.
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Leslie Templeton, 1998-
Professor of Psychology and Social Sciences Area Chair
B.A., Hendrix College, '91;
M.A., University of Arkansas-Fayetteville, '95;
Ph.D., University of Arkansas-Fayetteville, '98.

Ruthann Thomas, 2012 -  
Assistant Professor of Psychology 
B.A., Furman University, '03; 
M.A., University of Toronto, '04;
Ph.D., University of Toronto, '09. 

Todd M. Tinsley, 2007-
Associate Professor of Physics
B.A., Hendrix College, '98;
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, '05.
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Alex Vernon, 2001-
James and Emily Bost Odyssey Professor of English and Humanities Area Chair
B.S., United States Military Academy, '89;
M.A., University of North Carolina, '94;
Ph.D., University of North Carolina, '01.
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Garbine Vidal-Torreira, 2013-
Assistant Professor of Spanish
B.A., University of Deusto-Bilbao, ‘07;
M.A., University of Nebraska-Lincoln, ‘09;
Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln, ‘13.

Jose Ramon Vilahomat, 2002-
Associate Professor of Spanish
B.A., Universidad de la Habana, '92;
M.A., Florida International University, '97;
Ph.D., Florida International University, '03.

Carol L. West, 1977-
Isabelle Peregrin Odyssey Professor of English
B.A., Franconia College, '72;
M.A., Yale University, '74;
M.Phil., Yale University, '76;
Ph.D., Yale University, '80.

Daniel J. Whelan, 2006-
Charles Prentiss Hough Odyssey Associate Professor of Politics and International Relations
B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, '88;
M.A., American University, '93;
Ph.D., University of Denver, '06.
Faculty Faces

Robert Williamson
Margaret Berry Hutton Odyssey Assistant Professor of Religious Studies
B.S., Clemson University '95;
M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary '01;
M.St., Oxford University '02;
Ph.D., Emory University '11

Ann Willyard, 2009-
Professor of Biology
B.A., University of California, '74;
M.S., California State University, '01;
Ph.D., Oregon State University, '07.

Ann Wright, 1998-
Associate Professor of Physics
B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, '91;
Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, '96.
Faculty Faces

Leslie Zorwick, 2007-
Associate Professor of Psychology
B.A., Emory University, '00;
M.A., The Ohio State University, '03;
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, '07.
Faculty Faces


Library Faculty

Britt Anne Murphy, 1998- 
Director of Bailey Library
B.A., Kenyon College, '94;
M.L.I.S., University of Texas-Austin, '98. 

Margaret Lucille Morrison, 2002-
Associate Librarian
B.A., Grinnell College, '70;
M.A., University of Kansas-Lawrence, '71;
A.M.L.S., University of Michigan, '79.

Christina Thompson, 2011-
Assistant Librarian
B.A., Central Methodist University, '08;
M.L.I.S, Simmons College, '10;
M.A., Simmons College, '11.

Matthew Windsor, 2012-
Assistant Librarian
B.A., University of Central Arkansas, ‘04;
M.S.I.L.S, Drexel University, ‘12.


Adjunct faculty can be found using the faculty and staff directory.