New faculty for 2004-05 are coming in:
Francis Ryan, assistant professor of history. B.A., LaSalle
University; M.A., Villanova University; Ph.D., University
of Pennsylvania, where he is currently a lecturer. Also a
faculty member of the Comey Institute of Industrial Relations,
Philadelphia. Another historian named Francis Ryan, on the
faculty at LaSalle Univerity, is his father. Fran says: “We
worked out a deal that I would be the labor historian in
the family, provided that I cut the lawn.” His dissertation
is a history of the Philadelphia Municipal Workers Union,
the largest and most powerful labor organization in the city.
Black, instructor of English.
B.A. (biology), M.A. (English), finishing Ph.D. in medieval
studies at the University of North Carolina. His dissertation
is on the medieval English saints Mary of Egypt, Cuthbert,
and Guthlac. In addition to college-level teaching, he has
taught in Shijiazhuang, China, and on the Hopi reservation
in Arizona. He and his wife, Heather Darden Black, are native
Shalahudin Kafrawi, instructor of Islamic
studies (split appointment between philosophy and religion).
of Indonesia, Shalahudin is a scholar of the Qur’an
and Islamic thought. He is currently a graduate research
assistant with the Institute for Global Cultural Studies
at Binghamton University (formerly SUNY-Binghamton) as
he works on his Ph.D. He is the author
of Fakhr Al-Din Al-Razi’s Methodology in Interpreting
the Qur’an (2002), a reworking of his master’s
thesis at McGill University. His undergraduate degree is
in Arabic from the State Institute for Islamic Studies
in Bandung, Indonesia.
• Lisa Cave, instructor of economics,
is a native of Barbados. She has a B.S. from Florida
Southern College and is finishing
a doctorate at the University of Kentucky. Her field
is environmental economics, including work in such current
topics as the effect
of economic development on greenhouse gas production.
As an undergraduate, she was the two-time NCAA Division
champion in golf.
Dan Jasper, visiting professor of sociology, takes “visiting” off
his title next year. B.A., Macalester College; M.A., Ph.D.,
New School University.
• Hilde Binford, visiting assistant professor of music, ditto.
B.A., M.Mus., Shepherd School of Music, Rice University;
Ph.D., Stanford University.
• Neil Wetzel, director of jazz studies,
becomes full-time. B.A., M.A.T., University of the Arts.
Neil is working on
a doctorate in education at Columbia University.
John Byrne '82 wins his 300th game
and Moravian's softball team is named
first in the nation.
group of new faculty for 2004-05
gets $10,000 grant to co-sponsor Black
Women's Health Initiative.
Bernstein "Mass" is
big event of spring concert season.