Melinda W. SchlittProfessor of Art History, William W. Edel Professor of Humanities (1990).Weiss Center for the Arts Room firstname.lastname@example.org
Christopher J. BilodeauAssistant Professor of History (2006).Denny Hall Room 302(717) 245-1385 | email@example.com
B.A., University of Vemont, 1991; M.A., Brown University, 1994; M.A., Columbia University, 1998; Ph.D., Cornell University, 2006.He focuses his research on the history of American Indian-European interaction during the American colonial period, paying particular attention to the French, English, and Indian interaction. He teaches courses on Colonial America, the American Revolution, American Indian History, and the roles that violence plays in colonial situations.
Sylvie G. DavidsonProfessor of Romance Languages and Literatures; John J. Curley '60 and Ann Conser Curley '63 Faculty Chair in Global Education (1979).Bosler Hall Room 124(717) 245-1598 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Licence-ès-Lettres, Université de Montpellier, 1967; Maîtrise d'Italien, 1968; Doctorat ès Lettres, 1978.Ganoe Award for Inspirational Teaching, 1995-1996; Dickinson Award for Distinguished Teaching, 2004-2005.Professor Davidson has directed the Toulouse year program and the Bologna Summer Immersion program on several occasions and is engaged in issues related to global education. Her scholarship has concentrated on French and Italian literatures, fine arts, and music of the Renaissance and 17th century. Her current research is centered on Humanism in Southern France.
Alyssa DeBlasioAssistant Professor of Russian (2010).Bosler Hall Room 115(717) 245-1766 | email@example.com
M.A., University of Pittsburgh, 2006; Ph.D., 2010.Her teaching interests include Russian literature of the 19th century, Russian language learning through blogging, Russo-Soviet and Central European cinema, and Russian intellectual history. At the present, her research addresses philosophical schools and traditions in Russia and the Soviet Union in the 1990s and 2000s.
Mara E. DonaldsonProfessor of Religion (1990).East College Room 207(717) 245-1228 | firstname.lastname@example.org
B.A., Wilson College, 1971; M.A., Vanderbilt University, 1974; Ph.D., Emory University, 1984.Dickinson Award for Distinguished Teaching, 1998-1999. Ganoe Award for Inspirational Teaching, 2000-2001.Her teaching focuses on contemporary religious thought, especially feminist and liberation theologies, and religion and art, including contemporary fantasy literature, film, and popular culture.
(on sabbatical 2013-14)
Associate Professor of French (2000; 2002).Bosler Hall Room 111(717) 245-1691 | email@example.com
B.A., Université; Lumière-Lyon, 1988; M.A., 1991; M.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1997; Ph.D., 2003.Her research is in the field of Second Language Acquisition (SLA). It focuses on the psycholinguistic factors involved in language learning, especially how input (the linguistic data that learners receive) shapes second language (L2) learners' evolving grammar. She is currently working on the role of input in the L2 acquisition of tense and aspect in the classroom and the study abroad environments.
Elena DúzsAssociate Professor of Russian (1997).Bosler Hall Room 204(717) 245-1276 | firstname.lastname@example.org
M.A., Moscow State University, 1985; M.A., Ohio State University, 1988; Ph.D., 1996.Her teaching interests include Russian and Hungarian languages and Russian literature and culture of all periods. Her scholarly interests focus on Mikhail Kuzmin, Russian symbolist poet, and the contemporary poet and artist Prygov.
Douglas E. EdlinAssociate Professor of Political Science (2004).Denny Hall Room 305(717) 245-1388 | email@example.com
B.A., Hobart College, 1988; M.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1990; J.D., Cornell Law School, 1993; Ph.D., Oxford University, 2002.Ganoe Award for Inspirational Teaching, 2007-08.His research and teaching interests are in comparative constitutionalism, the judicial process and judicial review, the legal and policy issues raised by developments in assisted reproductive technology, and the politics of race and gender in the United States.
Christopher A. Francese
(on leave Fall 2012)
Professor of Classical Languages (1996).East College Room 110(717) 245-1202 | firstname.lastname@example.org
| Visit Web SiteB.A., Oberlin College, 1987; M.A., University of Texas at Austin, 1989; Ph.D., 1993.He specializes in Roman literature and culture, and Greek mythography. He is the author of Ancient Rome in So Many Words (Hippocrene, 2007), Parthenius of Nicaea and Roman Poetry (Peter Lang, 2001), and The Civilization of Ancient Rome: An Anthology of Sources (Hackett, forthcoming 2012). He also produces the Latin Poetry Podcast, and directs a series of professional development workshops for Latin teachers, the Dickinson Latin Workshop.
(on sabbatical 2013-14)
Assistant Professor of German (2008).Bosler Hall Room 6M(717) 245-1283 | email@example.com
B.A., Drew University, 1997; M.A., Washington University in St. Louis, 2000; Ph.D., 2006.His research interests include German film, Middle Eastern influences on German literature and the works of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832). He has published on the role of space in Goethe's poetry. Forthcoming publications are on the German mountain film, the philosopher Hamann's relationship to Goethe and Muslim minorities in Germany today. In addition to courses at all levels of German language and culture, he has taught recent courses such as The Mountain in the German Cultural Imagination, Minority Cultures in the German Context and Modern German Film.
Carol Ann JohnstonProfessor of English, Martha Porter Sellers Chair of Rhetoric and the English Language (1990).East College Room 410(717) 245-1268 | firstname.lastname@example.org
| Visit Web SiteB.A., Baylor University, 1978; M.A., 1980; M.A., Harvard University, 1983; Ph.D., 1992.Her teaching interests include literature of the Early Modern period, poetry workshop, and Southern Women Writers. Her current research investigates subjectivity and agency in seventeenth-century English poetry. She has written a book on Eudora Welty and is working on a manuscript placing poet Thomas Traherne in the context of seventeenth-century visual traditions.
Nitsa KannAssociate Professor of Judaic Studies (2005).East College Room 208(717) 254-8977 | email@example.com
B.A., Hebrew University, 1982; M.A., University of California at Berkeley, 1984; Ph.D., 2005.Her teaching interests include Hebrew language, Hebrew Literature, Kabbalah, and Middle Eastern Cinema. She is the author of two Hebrew books of poems, 'Black Soul Singer' (1989), and 'A Woman With Child' (1992), and the author of two Hebrew novels, 'Gazelle of Love' (1995), and 'Herotica' (1998).
Andrea B. LieberAssociate Professor of Religion, Sophia Ava Asbell Chair in Judaic Studies (1998).East College Room 106(717) 245-1482 | firstname.lastname@example.org
B.A., Vassar College, 1989; M.A., Columbia University, 1993; M.Phil., 1995; Ph.D., 1998.Her courses explore the transformations of Judaism as a living religion and evolving culture from its origins in antiquity through its varied manifestations in the 20th century. Special interests include: Judaism and early Christianity, Jewish mysticism (kabbalah), women and gender in Jewish tradition.
Nicoletta Marini-MaioAssociate Professor of Italian (2007).Bosler Hall Room 219(717) 245-1592 | email@example.com
| Visit Web SiteB.A., University of Perugia, Italy, 1986; M.A., University of Rome, 1998; M.A., University of Pennsylvania, 2001; Ph.D., 2006.Professor Marini-Maio completed her Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania, specializing in Italian cinema. She is the Co-Editor of the international journal Quaderni del '900. She is interested in 20th and 21st century Italian literature, theater, and film, particularly in the intersections between politics, the narrative mode, and collective memory. Her monograph on the representation of left-wing terrorism in Italian film and theatre is near to completion and she is currently working on on a manuscript project on the hyper-sexualization of women in italian film. She has published articles on Italian cinema and theatre, Italian teaching pedagogy, and technology-enhanced language learning. In this areas, she has also co-edited the scholarly volumes "Set the Stage! Teaching Italian through Theater" (Yale University Press, 2009) and "Dramatic Interactions" (Cambridge Scholars, 2011). At Dickinson, she is sharing with her students her passion for Italian cinema, theater, and music.
(on sabbatical Spring 2014)
Professor of Classical Studies (1997).East College Room 101(717) 245-1387 | firstname.lastname@example.org
B.A., Amherst College, 1985; M.A., Wadham College, Oxford University, 1988; M.A., Brown University, 1995; Ph.D., 1996.His special interests include fourth century Christian Latin poetry, Latin philosophical prose, Greek tragedy and ancient philosophy. His specialty is the poet Prudentius.
B. Ashton NicholsProfessor of English Language and Literature; Walter E. Beach '56 Distinguished Chair in Sustainability Studies (1988).Kaufman Building-192 East College-305(717) 245-1359 | email@example.com
| Visit Web SiteB.A., University of Virginia, 1975; M.A., 1979; Ph.D., 1984.Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching, 1992-1993. Ganoe Award for Inspirational Teaching, 1993-1994.His fields include 19th- and 20th-century British literature and contemporary ecocriticism, with emphasis on Romantic poetry and American nature writing. He also teaches courses in nature writing. His current research focuses on Romantic natural history, 1750-1850 and urbanatural roosting.
Antje PfannkuchenAssistant Professor of German (2009).Bosler Hall Room 11M(717) 254-8151 | firstname.lastname@example.org
M.A., FU Berlin, 2000; M.P.S., New York University, 2002; Ph.D., 2010.The mutual influences between media-technology, science, literature and art are at the focus of her work. She has published on German Enlightenment poet and scientist Georg Christoph Lichtenberg as well as on Ezra Pound's interests in 19th century German science. Her current research concerns the conditions of the invention of photography around 1800. Courses she has been and will be teaching include the culture of the two Germanies, German Romanticism, German-Jewish relations and all levels of German language.
Robert W. PoundAssociate Professor of Music (1998).Weiss Center for the Arts Room 206(717) 245-1332 | email@example.com
| Visit Web SiteB.M., University of North Texas, 1992; M.M., The Juilliard School, 1994; D.M.A., 1998.Composer and conductor Robert Pound teaches courses in theory, composition, and conducting. He is Director of the Dickinson Orchestra. Pound's numerous compositions include orchestral works for the Atlanta Symphony and the Columbus (GA) Symphony, the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra, and the Youth Orchestra of Greater Columbus. He has received commissions from such distinguished ensembles as the Corigliano Quartet, the Timaeus Ensemble, Alarm Will Sound, and the Florestan Recital Project.
Pound has also written music for professional stage productions, including Eurydice, Moby Dick Rehearsed, Oedipus at Colonus, André Gregory's Bone Songs and Strindberg's The Dance of Death.
In March 2002, Pound was Composer in Residence at Columbus State University. He was guest composer and lecturer at the University of North Texas in April 2010.
Pound has guest conducted with Verge (the performing ensemble of the Contemporary Music Forum, Washington, DC) with whom he performed at the June in Buffalo Festival in 2009. He was Music Director of the West Shore Symphony Orchestra (New Cumberland, PA) from 2000 to 2002.
As a Fellow at Tanglewood Music Center in the summer of 2003, he participated in master classes with Robert Spano, Christoph von Dohnányi and Kurt Masur and conducted Peter Lieberson's Razing the Gaze in Seiji Ozawa Hall as part of the Festival of Contemporary Music.
(on partial sabbatical 2013-14)
Thomas Bowman Professor of Religion and Philosophy (1995).East College Room 203A(717) 245-1208 | firstname.lastname@example.org
B.A., Harvard College, 1976; M.A., University of Notre Dame, 1979; Th.M., Harvard Divinity School, 1982; Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 1994.Ganoe Award for Inspirational Teaching, 1998-1999; Dickinson Award for Distinguished Teaching, 2002-03.His teaching responsibilities focus on exploring the Biblical texts in their historical, social, and comparative contexts. He also specializes in Islam, early Christianity, and Eastern Orthodox Christianity. Research interests include relations between Islam and Christianity, both past and present.
Karl D. QuallsAssociate Professor of History (2000).Denny Hall Room 201(717) 245-1774 | email@example.com
| Visit Web SiteB.A., University of Missouri at Columbia, 1993; Ph.D., Georgetown University, 1998.Ganoe Award for Inspirational Teaching, 2003-04.His teaching interests include Russian and German history, comparative revolutions (political, social, and cultural), dictators, urban history, and more. His book "From Ruins to Reconstruction: Urban Identity in Soviet Sevastopol after World War II" (Cornell, 2009) challenges notions of totalitarianism, investigates the creation of historical myths, and outlines the role of monuments and urban space in identity formation in a city torn between Ukraine and Russia. He is currently working on a new book about children who fled the Spanish Civil War and were raised in the Soviet Union.
Meghan Newell ReedyAssistant Professor of Classical Studies (2007).255 W Louther St (717) 245-1380 | firstname.lastname@example.org
B.A., Whitman College, 1996; M.A., University of Durham, England, 2000; D.Phil., University of Oxford, England, 2007.Since arriving at Dickinson, she has expanded her teaching interests to include Roman history alongside Greek and Latin language. Her current research is on emotional display in Roman poetry, particularly in the moody love poems of Propertius.
Crispin SartwellAssociate Professor of Art and Art History (2004).Weiss Center for the Arts Room 203(717) 245-1474 | email@example.com
| Visit Web SiteB.A., University of Maryland, 1980; M.A., Johns Hopkins University, 1985; Ph.D., University of Virginia, 1989.Author of "Political Aesthetics" (Cornell University Press, 2010), "Six Names of Beauty" (Routledge 2004), and many other books. Interests include hip hop and other popular musics, anarchist political theory, epistemology, Asian philosophy.
Melinda W. SchlittProfessor of Art History, William W. Edel Professor of Humanities (1990).Weiss Center for the Arts Room 227(717) 245-1245 | firstname.lastname@example.org
B.A., State University of New York at Purchase, 1981; M.A., Johns Hopkins University, 1983; Ph.D., 1991.Professor Schlitt teaches courses in art and architecture of the Italian Renaissance, Mannerism, and ancient Greek and Roman art and architecture. Her current research focuses on 16th-century Italian painting. She has published several articles on Francesco Salviati, Giorgio Vasari, and Michelangelo, and recently co-edited an important collection of new essays, "Perspectives on Early Modern and Modern Intellectual History," (Univ. of Rochester Press, 2001). Prof. Schlitt is currently completing a monograph on Francesco Salviati, an annotated edition of a 16th-century Florentine manuscript, and is editing a collection of essays in Renaissance and Baroque art.
Cotten SeilerAssociate Professor of American Studies (2002).email@example.com
B.A., Northwestern University, 1990; M.A, University of Kansas, 1998; Ph.D., 2002.Cotten Seiler's teaching and research interests include United States cultural and intellectual history, popular culture, and social theory. The author of Republic of Drivers: A Cultural History of Automobility in America (Chicago, 2008), he is currently writing on expressions of "sameness" across a range of political and racial thought in the late twentieth century.
Blake M. WilsonProfessor of Music (1993).Weiss Center for the Arts Room 210(717) 245-1297 | firstname.lastname@example.org
B.A., University of California at Berkeley, 1978; M.M., Indiana University, 1982; Ph.D., 1987.Blake Wilson teaches courses in music history, film music, and directs the Dickinson Collegium. Both as performer and scholar, he specializes in music of the late Middle Ages and Renaissance, and his research interests include the music of renaissance Italy (especially Florence), performance practice, compositional process, and the relationship between music and other disciplines (rhetoric, poetry, visual art). His current work concerns the interaction of oral and written musical traditions in the culture of Renaissance Florence, the early madrigal, and the works of Heinrich Isaac (the primary recipient of Medici musical patronage).
Amy L. WlodarskiAssociate Professor of Music (2005).Weiss Center for the Arts Room 215(717) 245-1333 | email@example.com
B.A., Middlebury College, 1997; M.A., Eastman School of Music, 2001; Ph.D., 2006.Dickinson Award for Distinguished Teaching, 2010-11.Her current research explores the relationship between music, trauma, memory, and politics, especially with regard to the music of European totalitarian regimes. Current publications focus on the manner in which composers have imagined the Holocaust in musical works ranging from Arnold Schoenberg to Steve Reich. In addition to written scholarship, she has given pre-performance lectures with musical institutions such as the Los Angeles Opera, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra. At Dickinson, Professor Wlodarski teaches music history courses and conducts the Dickinson College Choir. Recently, She was named a 2010 co-recipient of the Oral History Association's Pedagogy and Teaching Award.
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