Roanoke welcomes new faculty

SALEM, Va. - Nineteen professors have joined the Roanoke College faculty for the 2008-09 academic year. The new faculty members include: Dr. Sebastian Berger, assistant professor of economics; Dr. Durell Bouchard, visiting assistant professor of computer science; Paula Brown, visiting instructor of French; Dr. Patricio Carrasco, assistant professor of Spanish; Dr. James Hargrove, visiting assistant professor of art history; Torrie Hester, visiting assistant professor of history; Cheryl Hopson, visiting assistant professor of English; Dr. Timothy Johann, assistant professor of chemistry; Dr. Janice Kaufman, visiting assistant of French; Angela Liu, foreign language teaching assistant; John Long, visiting instructor of history; Marisa O'Connor, visiting assistant professor of English; Katherine O' Neill, visiting assistant professor of biology; Dr. Aaron Poochigian, Jordan Endowment visiting assistant professor of English; Dr. Steven Powers, assistant professor of biology; Bryan Snare, visiting instructor of mathematics; Dr. Maria Stallions, associate professor in education, Christine Stanley, visiting instructor of Spanish; and Dr. Monica Vilhauer, assistant professor of philosophy.

Berger earned his M.A. from the University of Technology and his Ph.D. from Bremen University.

Bouchard received a B.A from Haverford College and both his M.S.E. and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.

Brown earned her M.A. from Middlebury College after receiving her B.A. from Virginia Tech, where she is currently a Ph.D. candidate.

Carrasco earned a B.A. from Texas Tech as well as a B.S. from the University of Texas at Austin. He also has received the M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Hargrove received his B.A. from New York University, a M.A. from the University of Leeds and a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.

Hester earned her M.A. from California State University in Los Angeles after receiving her B.A. from the University of Victoria, where she is also a Ph.D. candidate.

Hopson received her B.A. from Roanoke College and her M.A. from Radford University. She is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Kentucky.

Johann earned his B.A. from Hamlin University and his Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology.

Kaufman earned her B.A. from Duke University, her M.A. from Hollins University and her Ph.D. from the University of Virginia.

Liu received her B.A. from Liaoning Normal University (China) and her M.A. from Dalian University of Foreign Language (China). Liu is participating in the Fulbright Program.

Long earned his B.A. from Roanoke College and received the M.A. from the University of Virginia.

O'Connor earned a B.A. from Lehigh University and both her J.D. and M.A. from the University of Chicago.

O'Neill received a B.S. from the College of William & Mary and her Ph.D. from Duke University.

Poochigian earned his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota after receiving a B.A. from Moorhead State University.

Powers received his B.S. from Georgetown College, a M.S. from Eastern Kentucky University and his Ph.D. from the University of Alabama.

Snare earned his B.S. from the University of Virginia in Wise and his M.A. from Appalachian State University.

Stallions earned three degrees, a B.S., M.S. and Ph.D., from Barry University.

Stanley received a B.A. and M.A. from Virginia Tech.

Vilhauer earned her B.A. from Lewis & Clark College and both her M.A. and Ph.D. from the New School for Social Research.

Roanoke College, an independent, co-educational, four-year liberal arts college in Salem, Virginia, combines firsthand learning with valuable personal connections in a classic, undergraduate setting. Roanoke prepares students for their futures through its commitment to providing a true classic college experience. Roanoke is one of just 276 colleges nationwide with a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest and most prestigious honor society. The Princeton Review names Roanoke as one of the "best in the Southeast."

For additional information, call the Roanoke College Public Relations Office at (540) 375-2282.

Released: September 17, 2008
Contact Name: Public Relations
Contact Phone: (540) 375-2282
Contact Email: gereaux@roanoke.edu