Tenure awards and promotions for 2000-01 announced
At their meeting of April 28, the College's trustees approved tenure, promotion, and second reappointment recommendations for several faculty members.
William R. Melick, who joined the faculty in 1998 as an associate professor, was awarded tenure. A former staff member at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, D.C., and at the Bank for International Settlements in Basel, Switzerland, he is a specialist in macroeconomics and international and domestic financial markets. Melick holds a bachelor's degree from Indiana University and a doctorate from Ohio State University. He recently announced that he will be taking a leave from the faculty next year to serve as one of six senior economists at the Council of Economic Advisors.
Six faculty members were promoted to the rank of full professor. They are:
Camilla Cai of music. A member of the faculty since 1986, she is an expert in musical history of the nineteenth century, especially the work of German and Scandinavian composers. She holds a bachelor's degree from Oberlin College, a master's degree from Harvard University, and a doctorate from Boston University.
Clifton C. Crais of history. A specialist in African history, especially that of southern Africa, he joined the faculty in 1987. He earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland and his doctorate from Johns Hopkins University.
Melissa Dabakis of art history. A member of the faculty since 1985, she is an expert in American art history, with interests in sculpture and gender and labor studies. She holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Connecticut and a doctorate from Boston University.
William F. Klein of English. A specialist in the self in English literature from Beowulf to the works of William Gass, he joined the faculty in 1968. He earned his bachelor's degree from Butler University and his doctorate from the University of Chicago.
Vernon J. Schubel of religious studies. A member of the faculty since 1988, he is an expert in Asian and Islamic studies with a special interest Sufism, a sect of Islamic mysticism. He holds a bachelor's degree from Oklahoma State University and a doctorate from the University of Virginia.
David N. Suggs of anthropology. An Africanist whose research has focused on alcohol consumption, labor migration, and women's roles in society, he joined the faculty in 1987. He earned his bachelor's degree from Texas Christian University and his doctorate from the University of Florida.
Second reappointments to the faculty were awarded to five assistant professors. They are:
M. Siobhan Fennessy of biology, an expert in environmental biology who joined the faculty in 1998.
Carolin Hahnemann of classics, a specialist in Greek tragedy and textual criticism and a faculty member since 1998. Hahnemann was presented with the Trustee Award for Teaching Excellence for 1999-2000.
Judy A. Holdener of mathematics, an expert in algebraic K-theory who joined the faculty in 1998.
Hewlett G. McFarlane of psychology, a specialist in neurobiology and neuropsychology and a faculty member since 1998.
Natalia Olshanskaya of modern languages and literatures, an expert in Russian linguistics and literature who joined the faculty in 1997.
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