Turnover Time

It’s that season of the year again when departments close their faculty searches and select, sometimes with great difficulty, those who will join their ranks. Here are the first to be confirmed, as well as some other faculty comings and goings.

Moving In

Khristina Haddad will become the political theory pillar of the Political Science Department, succeeding Hwa Jol Yung, who retired last year. She holds a B.A. from Reed College and an M.A. from McGill University in Québec, and she has just received her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. Khristina was raised bilingually in Germany and also has earned a certificate in Russian language studies from the Alexander Herzen Institute in St. Petersburg.

The History Department has picked Sandy Bardsley for its medievalist, succeeding Janet Loengard, who retires at the end of the academic year. (Janet will continue to teach courses such as “Victorian Women” as a professor emerita.) A native of New Zealand, Sandy has been teaching at Emory and Henry College in Virginia and has a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her accent is an interesting mixture of the Antipodean and the Appalachian.

James E. Johnson will be a visiting assistant professor of African-American history next year while Ros Remer is on sabbatical. He holds a B.A. from Rowan University and an M.A. and a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.

To succeed Tom Parkinson, who will retire at the end of the academic year, the Department of Economics and Business has chosen Gary Kaskowitz, who holds a B.S. in computer science from the University of Illinois, an M.B.A. from Averett College, and an M.A. and a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland. He also spent several years as a marketing manager for Verizon.

Susan Schneider, whose specialization is philosophy of the mind and of cognition (including pyschology), will join the Department of Philosophy as an instructor. She holds a B.S. from the University of California at Berkeley and expects her Ph.D. from Rutgers University this spring.

Philosophy also awaits the return of Carol Moeller, assistant professor, from a two-year fellowship at Johns Hopkins University.

Moving On

Koffi Maglo, visiting assistant professor of philosopy, will join the faculty of two institutions when he leaves Moravian at the end of the academic year. The University of Cincinnati and Massachusetts Institute of Technology worked out a compromise whereby Koffi will spend next year as a visiting assistant professor at MIT, offering courses co-listed in the linguistics and philosophy department; the Program in Science, Technology, and Society; and the Dibner Institute for the history of science. In 2004-05, he will become an assistant professor teaching philosophy of science and bioethics at Cincinnati. He also will maintain a consulting relationship with the National Human Genome Center at Howard University.
We also will bid farewell to Jean Halley, assistant professor of sociology, at the end of the academic year. Jean will be joining the sociology and anthropology department at Wagner College on Staten Island. Her partner, Jacob Segal, who has been a visiting assistant professor of sociology for the spring semester, will move with her.

Linda Heindel, assistant professor of English and dean of the Division of Continuing and Graduate Studies, will retire at the end of the academic year—her 26th at Moravian. Her farewell letter in the spring issue of The Lamplighter, the DCGS newsletter, is a lovely one, and we will try to reprint it in InCommon as space allows.

Absent with Leave

Sylvia Forman, assistant professor of mathematics, will take a leave of absence next year to teach at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, where her husband, Sean, also teaches.

April 1, 2003

April Fool's Day Issue of InCommon:
Where to Cross the Street:
A map of campus for these times of toil, trouble, and street repair.
Man of the Hour:
Mike Seidl thinks he can get away with not telling people how old he is. Ha.
But seriously, folks:
Turnover Time:
New faculty coming in, others going out.
In Memoriam:
Chris Seifert '97 is early casualty of Iraq conflict.
Campus events.
Out of Africa:
A film about the civil war in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Faculty/staff/student achievements.