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.
Khristina Haddad will become the
political theory pillar of the Political Science Department,
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
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
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.
succeed Tom Parkinson, who will retire
at the end of the academic year, the Department of Economics
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
He also spent several years as a marketing manager for
Susan Schneider, whose specialization
is philosophy of the mind and of cognition (including pyschology),
Department of Philosophy as an instructor. She holds
a B.S. from the University of California at Berkeley
her Ph.D. from Rutgers University this spring.
also awaits the return of Carol Moeller,
assistant professor, from a two-year fellowship at
Koffi Maglo, visiting assistant
professor of philosopy, will join the faculty of two
he leaves Moravian
at the end of the academic year. The University
of Cincinnati and Massachusetts Institute of Technology
a compromise whereby Koffi will spend next year
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
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
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,
been a visiting assistant professor of sociology
for the spring semester, will move with her.
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
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 Fool's Day Issue of InCommon:
to Cross the Street:
A map of campus for these times of toil, trouble,
and street repair.
of the Hour:
Mike Seidl thinks he can get away with not telling
people how old he is. Ha.
New faculty coming in, others going out.
Seifert '97 is early casualty of Iraq conflict.
film about the civil war in the Democratic
Republic of Congo.