Faculty Profiles

Award-winning composer and pianist Gabriela Lena Frank, photo © Sabina Frank

February 12, 2013

Mellon Grant Supports Yearlong Arts Series with Composer Gabriela Lena Frank

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Continuing the College’s vision of infusing the arts throughout the curriculum, Jennifer Kelly, assistant professor of music and director of choral activities, is leading a yearlong series of arts-related events and activities beginning next fall. The programming is supported in large part by a portion of the grant the College received in 2011 from The [...]

Professor Wendy Wilson-Fall

February 8, 2013

Professor Wendy Wilson-Fall Stimulates Curiosity in the Classroom

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To say that Wendy Wilson-Fall is enthusiastic is an understatement. As Lafayette’s first professor hired specifically for the interdisciplinary Africana Studies Program, she is excited about its growth and future. She is equally enthusiastic about communicating her passion for Africana studies to her students as well as the upcoming publication of her new book. Inspired [...]

Professor Kirk O'€™Riordan conducts the Lafayette Concert Choir.

February 8, 2013

Prof. Kirk O’Riordan Joins Students on Two-Way Street of Music Study

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The stakes are high for the arts. In an era where anything can be enhanced or corrected in a studio, live musicianship is valued less and less. And Kirk O’Riordan, assistant professor of music and director of the Lafayette College Concert Band, isn’t a naïve romanticist when it comes to his craft. Most of his students [...]

Professor Qin Lu works with Linh Nguyen '14 on finance research.

January 8, 2013

Professor Qin Lu Fascinated by Beauty and Usefulness of Mathematics

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Helping students appreciate her field’s beauty and practical applications is one of the most rewarding aspects of teaching at Lafayette for Qin Lu, associate professor of mathematics. She often includes students in her research. Mentoring them outside the classroom not only enhances their skills, she says, it keeps her on her toes as an educator. [...]

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December 21, 2012

Prof. Christopher Phillips Breaks New Ground with Book on the Epic’s Influence on American Culture

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A “stupid” mistake turned into one of Christopher Phillips’ smartest discoveries during the research process for his new book, Epic in American Culture, Settlement to Reconstruction (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012). Phillips first visited the U.S. Supreme Court building on a Saturday, only to find the building, of course, closed. But serendipity was on his [...]

Pan (Myotopia) Exhibit

December 11, 2012

Photos and Video: Art Professor Nestor Gil Presents Pan (Myotopia)

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Nestor Armando Gil, assistant professor of art, presented the multimedia installation Pan (Myotopia) this fall in the Williams Visual Arts Building’s Grossman Gallery. The exhibit consisted of hundreds of cement boats with sails of homemade bread arranged across the floor on beds of granulated salt. All the boats were oriented toward a barren land mass [...]

Professor Robert Mattison speaks with guests during a reception for Franz Kline: Coal and Steel at the Allentown Art Museum.

December 7, 2012

Media Features Franz Kline Exhibit Curated by Professor Robert Mattison

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Franz Kline: Coal and Steel, a major exhibit at the Allentown Art Museum curated by Robert S. Mattison, Marshall R. Metzgar Professor of Art History, has received significant coverage in the media. Reviews and interviews have appeared in ArtDaily, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Morning Call, WFMZ TV Channel 69 (Lehigh Valley), and WVIA-FM radio (Wilkes-Barre, [...]

Professor Mary Armstrong and Lauren White ’13

November 30, 2012

Professor Mary Armstrong Receives NSF Grant to Study Underrepresented Minority Women in STEM Fields

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a $100,000 grant to Mary Armstrong, associate professor of English and chair of women’s and gender studies, and Jasna Jovanovic, professor of psychology and child development at California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo, for their study of how colleges and universities can more effectively support the success of underrepresented [...]

Front row, l-r, Conner Woods ’11, Dana Pardini ’12, and Brandi Porter ’13 were part of the first public reading of Professor Michael O’Neill’s (back row) play “Seven Around the Square” this summer at the Royal Theater in New York City.

November 30, 2012

Lafayette Community Helps Theater Director Michael O’Neill Prepare New Play

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In the world of theater, growth equals success, says Michael O’Neill, associate professor of English and director of theater. That’s why he is always looking for new ways to stretch his boundaries as a playwright and director. O’Neill’s newest play, “Seven Around the Square,” got its start in 2005, when he discovered a number of [...]

Anthony Post ’14, l-r, Professor David Nice, and Joseph Tumulty ’14 in Hugel Science Center

November 30, 2012

Student-Faculty Team Researches Effects of Gravitational Waves on Pulsars

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David Nice, associate professor of physics, and a team of students are bringing the role of gravitational waves—ripples in space-time generated by very distant massive black hole binary systems—into perspective through their research on pulsar timing. Nice is part of an international group of physicists that received a $6.5 million, multi-institution grant from the National [...]