New faculty appointed at Hamilton College


CLINTON — Hamilton College welcomes 51 new faculty members, including 11 new tenure-track faculty, in addition to visiting professors, lecturers, and teaching fellows for the 2021-22 academic year.

Dean of Faculty Suzanne Keen said Hamilton is delighted to return to full in-person teaching, and added that the new cohort joins a remarkable group of scholars in current faculty.

“We are fortunate to have been able to run searches in 2020-21, adding a dynamite group of top-notch scholars and teachers to our ranks,” said Keen.

“Finding the best faculty to teach Hamilton students now
and in the future is always our goal. I’m looking forward to
seeing our new colleagues demonstrate their expertise and ingenuity in the classrooms and labs across campus,” the Hamilton College dean of faculty added.

New tenure track faculty include: Rama Alhabian, Arabic; Siyu (Cecily) Kai, Italian studies;  Cody Couture, Jeffrey Cross, and Evelyn Skoy, economics; Luis Miguel dos Santos Vicente, Hispanic studies; Ashley Gorham, government; Peter Guiden, biology; Amy Koenig, classics; Ryan Martinie,  chemistry; and Laura Tillery, art history.

Other new faculty include:

Edward (Halley) Barnet, history; Shiblee Barua and Michael Ihde, chemistry; Serena Bassi, Italian; David Bird and Tonia Passwater, music; Christopher Bousquet, Will Kidder, and Alessandro Moscaritolo Palacio, Philosophy; Hai Bui and Priyangika Wickramarachchi, physics;

Todd Carmody and Misha Rai, literature and creative writing; Ziqiao Chen, Heather Conley, Pedram Maghsoud-Nia, and William (Billy) Mea, government; Natasha Colon Hernandez, Ignacio Huerta Bravo, Mariel Martinez Alvarez, and Brisa Nunez Garcia, Hispanic studies.

Also, Sabrina Datoo and Christopher Elford, Asian studies; Santiago Forero, Art; Maria Gamarra, French and Francophone studies; Yu-Ping Huang and Woei Wei Koay, Chinese; Fathima (Shaznene) Hussain, Preity Kumar, and Mariah Stember, women’s and gender studies; Hannah Lau, anthropology; Michael Lipkin, German; Alicia Luhrssen-Zombek, environmental studies; Abigail Myers and Justine Weber, biology; Seth Reiser, theatre; Martin Shedd, classics; Julia Shove, dance and movement studies; Haruka Snyder and Emi Tasho, Japanese.


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