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New Faculty on Campus

Please welcome the new faculty for school year 2008-09:

Karen Anderson, assistant professor of English, received her Ph.D. and M.A. from Cornell University. She has an M.A. in creative writing from Victoria University at Wellington, New Zealand, an M.F.A. in poetry from the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop, and a B.A. from McGill University, Canada.

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Katy Arnett, assistant professor of educational studies, received her Ph.D. and M.A. in second language education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto. She received her B.A. in foreign language and teaching certificate in secondary French language instruction at St. Mary's College of Maryland. Katy continues her association with us in a new role as tenure-track faculty.

Michael Baltzley, visiting assistant professor of biology, has a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He received his B.S. in biology from the Pennsylvania State University where he minored in marine scienc

Klara Bilgin, visiting assistant professor of political science, received her Ph.D. in political science from Johns Hopkins University. She has an M.A. in international relations from the University of Delaware and a B.S. in political science and business administration from the American University in Bulgaria.

Fevzi Bilgin, assistant professor of political science, received his Ph.D. and M.A. in political science from the University of Pittsburgh. He has an M.A. in Middle Eastern studies from Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey, and a B.A. in public administration from Ankara University, Turkey.

Kenneth Cohen, assistant professor of history, received his Ph.D. and M.A. in history and a certificate in museum studies from the University of Delaware. He has an M.A. from the Winterthur Program in Early American Culture and a B.A. in history and communication arts from Allegheny College.

Patrick Corn, visiting assistant professor of mathematics, received his Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of California, Berkeley. He has an A.B. in mathematics from Harvard University.

Jessica Crowe, visiting assistant professor of sociology, received her Ph.D. and M.A. in sociology from Washington State University. She has a B.A. in psychology form North Central College, Illinois.

Erin De Pree, assistant professor of physics, received her Ph.D. and M.S. in physics from The College of William and Mary. She has a B.S. in mathematics and physics from Hillsdale College, Michigan.

Renée Dennison, instructor of psychology, is a Ph.D. candidate in family studies and human development, University of Arizona (dissertation: "The Impact of Family Origin on Current Marital Outcomes: A Mixed-methods Approach"). She has an M.S. in family studies and human development from the University of Arizona and a B.A. in psychology from Kenyon College.

William Friebele, visiting assistant professor of art, has an M.F.A. in fine arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art and a B.A. in philosophy from St. Mary's College of Maryland.

Hellen Fu is this year's visiting Fudan scholar. She received two degrees in English Language and Literature (M.A. from Shanghai International Studies University and B.A. from Shichuan International Studies University.)

Gerald Gabriel, visiting assistant professor of English, received his M.F.A. in creative writing from the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop. He has an M.A. in English from Northern Arizona University and a B.A. in English from The Ohio State University.

Haomin Gong, assistant professor of international languages and cultures/Chinese and Asian studies, received his Ph.D. in modern and contemporary Chinese literature and film from the University of California, Davis. He has an M.A. and B.A. in English language literature from Beijing Foreign Studies University.

Conrad Helms, patron services librarian, received his M.A. in library & information science from the University of South Florida and a B.A. in technical writing from the same institution.

Roberto Ifill, visiting assistant professor of economics, received his Ph.D., M. Phil., and M.A. from Yale University. He has an A.B. from Dartmouth College.

Scott Leary, visiting instructor of psychology, is a Ph.D. candidate in social psychology, University of Maryland, College Park (dissertation: "Affect and Cognition as Antecedents of Intergroup Attitudes: The Role of Applicability and Judged Usability"). He has an M.A. in social psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a B.A. in psychology from St. Mary's College of Maryland.

Christy Wolovich, visiting assistant professor of biology, received her Ph.D. in biology from the University of Miami. She did a biology field course in Latin American Primate Conservation Biology Field Course in Formosa, Argentina, and has a B.S. in biology from the University of North Florida.

Guy Ziv, visiting assistant professor of political science, received his Ph.D. and M.A. in government and politics from the University of Maryland, College Park. He has an M.S. in international relations from the University of Southern California and a B.A. in political science from the University of California, Irvine.