Featured Faculty Profiles

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Rexford Ahene

“I like the small class size—the ability to get to know your students and to be able to customize instruction to fit the needs of individual students…That to me is a unique opportunity that I wouldn’t trade.”

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Elizabeth McMahon

“I have lots of interests, and I love teaching at a place where both students and faculty often have, and thus value, diverse interests. I’m lucky that I’ve been able to explore some of my interests here—and to get paid for it!”

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Lee Upton

“In writing it take years to come into one’s own, and it’s really nice to have the flames lit here for so many writers.”
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Polly Piergiovanni

“Lafayette’s the perfect size because I know every student by name. I know their hobbies and their outside activities.”
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Ed Kerns

“That’s what thrills me—to work in front of students, to collaborate with students, and to have them be a part of the whole process.”
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Mark Crain

“I love that students begin to discover things about themselves, to develop that self confidence.”

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    Prof. James Dearworth Instills Research Confidence in Students

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  • 16 September 2014, 5:28 pm

    Meet the New Faculty

    This fall, Lafayette welcomes nine new professors, bringing the College’s total to 212 full-time, tenure-track faculty members. This year’s new professors: Trent Gaugler, Jeremy Zallen, Amir Sadovnik, Jessica Carr, Melissa Galloway, Susan Wenze, Roxy Swails, and Tamara Carley. Over the past[...]
  • 12 September 2014, 7:11 pm

    Prof. Andrea Smith’s Research Uncovers Lost Easton Neighborhood

    Like the best discoveries, this one happened by chance. While conducting other research, Andrea Smith became curious about an old Easton community known locally as “Syrian Town.” Seven years later, her look into Easton’s past continues to gain momentum. Professor Andrea Smith and Walter[...]
  • 12 August 2014, 6:08 pm

    Neha Vora Explores Educational Paradox in Qatar

    At the edge of Doha, Qatar’s capital city, lies a sprawling campus known as Education City. There you will find branch campuses of six American universities, one British university and one French university, as well as other Qatari and international educational institutions. Neha Vora,[...]
  • 25 July 2014, 6:48 pm

    A Fulbright for Combining Fact and Fiction

    Art professor Karina Skvirsky will teach and create a film in Ecuador placing her great-grandmother in a historical narrative. Professor Karina Skvirsky In 1906, Karina Skvirsky’s great-grandmother, Maria Palacios, traveled from Choata, in Ecuador’s highlands, to coastal Guayaquil to work[...]
  • 25 July 2014, 6:48 pm

    Prof. Kristen Sanford Bernhardt Receives National Engineering Honor

    Kristen Sanford Bernhardt is this year’s recipient of the George K. Wadlin Distinguished Service Award given by the Civil Engineering Division of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). Sanford Bernhardt, who accepted the award at the ASEE annual conference held this June in[...]
  • 8 July 2014, 7:36 pm

    Prof. Lindsay Soh Receives NSF Grant for Biodiesel Research

    The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Lindsay Soh a three-year, $100,710 grant as part of a collaboration with Yale University and University of Pittsburgh. It will support her research on processing oils, such as those extracted from corn or algae, into biodiesel using compressed[...]
  • 18 June 2014, 1:36 pm

    Vivid Memories Aren’t Necessarily Reliable

    Professor Jennifer Talarico disproves misconceptions about “flashbulb” recollections Where were you on Sept. 11, 2001? Chances are your memories are extremely detailed. But are they accurate? That is the kind of question Jennifer Talarico poses in her research. Professor Jennifer[...]
  • 18 June 2014, 12:55 pm

    Supreme City, Supreme History: Donald L. Miller’s Monumental Book about Manhattan in the ’20s

    By Geoff Gehman ’80 Donald L. Miller believes that cities can be read like books. The historian thinks that histories of cities should read like novels. His latest history of a city reads like an epic novel. Donald L. Miller Supreme City: How Jazz Age Manhattan Gave Birth to Modern America[...]
  • 22 May 2014, 4:55 pm

    Retiring Faculty Elected To Emeritus Status

    Retiring faculty members Robert Cohn, Philip and Muriel Berman Professor of Jewish Studies in the Department of Religious Studies and chair of the Jewish Studies program; John Greco, professor of electrical and computer engineering; David Johnson, professor of English; and Julio Piazza,[...]
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