Sarah Bond Mellon Junior Faculty Fellow in Ancient History Professor Bond earned her PhD in Ancient History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research focuses on the social impact and evolution of Roman law, material culture, Greek and Latin epigraphyand Late Antiquity. Her research takes advantage of new techniques in the "digital humanities."
Katie Chenoweth Assistant Professor of French Professor Chenoweth completed her PhD in French Studies at Brown University in 2009. She joins us from the University of Chicago where she was a Collegiate Assistant Professor in the Humanities. Her research focuses on the history of writing and the French language, with specific attention to the Renaissance and contemporary critical theory. Professor Chenoweth will also teach film courses, both in French and English.
Melissa Kerin Assistant Professor of Art History Professor Kerin earned her PhD in the History of Art from the University of Pennsylvania. She joins us from The College of William and Mary where she was a Visiting Scholar and Assistant Professor in the Department of Art and Art History. Her research project focuses on contemporary religious art in South India.
Antonio Reyes Assistant Professor of Spanish Professor Reyes earned his PhD in Hispanic Linguistics with an advanced certificate in Second Language Acquisition and Teacher Education (SLATE) from the University of Illinois. He joins us from the University of Mississippi where he was an Assistant Professor. Professor Reyes' research focuses on discourse analysis, sociolinguistics, applied linguistics and pragmatics.
Nicolaas Rupke Johnson Professor of History Nicolaas A. Rupke, currently of the University of Göttingen, Germany, has been appointed the Johnson Professorship in the College. A native of Rotterdam, the Netherlands, Rupke was trained in earth sciences in Groningen (B.S.) and in marine geology at Princeton University (Ph.D.). After establishing an impressive research record in marine geology, Rupke turned his interests to the history of science, particularly to late-modern biological and physical sciences as they developed in Germany and Great Britain.
Rachel Schnepper Mellon Junior Faculty Fellow in History Professor Schnepper earned her PhD in History from Rutgers University. She joins us from DePaul University. Her research focuses on religion, empire, and print culture during the English Revolution of the mid-seventeenth century.
Gregg Whitworth Assistant Professor of Biology Professor Whitworth earned his PhD in Biological Sciences from University of California, San Francisco. He joins us from Grinnell College where he was an Visiting Assistant Professor in Biology. His research focuses on understanding the ways in which gene expression in eukaryotes can be regulated.