Roanoke College Welcomes New Faculty

SALEM, Va. - Nineteen professors have joined Roanoke College for the 2009-10 academic year. The new faculty members include: Dr. Kelly Anderson, assistant professor of chemistry; Dr. Shannon Anderson, visiting assistant professor of sociology; Linda Bernick, visiting instructor of Spanish; Dr. Durell Bouchard, assistant professor of computer science; Danny Chen, Fulbright Program - foreign language teaching assistant; Dr. Adam Childers, assistant professor of mathematics and statistics; Dr. Kirsten DeVries, visiting assistant professor of history; Dr. Pamela S. Galluch, assistant professor of business administration; Dr. James Hargrove, assistant professor of art history; Dr. Claudia Leeb, assistant professor of political science; Dr. Stephanie Livingston, visiting assistant professor of chemistry; Dr. Srikanth Mallavarapu, assistant professor of English; Dr. Kenneth W. McGraw, assistant professor of English; Dr. Chad Morris, assistant professor of anthropology; Phil Nelson, visiting assistant professor of physics; Dr. David Nichols, assistant professor of psychology; Dr. Eric Rothgery, assistant professor of religion; Dr. Karin Saoub, visiting assistant professor of mathematics; and Dr. Edward Whitson, associate professor of psychology.

Kelly Anderson earned her B.A. from the University of Puget Sound and her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. Anderson specializes in computational chemistry and teaches physical and general chemistry at Roanoke.

Shannon Anderson received a B.A. from Tulane University and both her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Virginia.

Bernick earned her B.A. from The College of William and Mary and her M.A. from the University of Virginia. She teaches Spanish at Roanoke.

Bouchard received his B.A. from Haverford College and both his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. Bouchard is interested in researching and teaching human simulation and animation.

Chen earned his B.A. and M.A. from the Northeast Normal University (China). Chen is participating in the Fulbright Program and is a foreign language teaching assistant at Roanoke.

Childers received his B.S. from James Madison University and his M.S. and Ph.D. from Virginia Tech. His research interests include sensitivity analysis and experimental design.

DeVries earned her B.A. from the College of St. Benedict. She received two M.A. degrees from Kent State University and her Ph.D. from Loyola University of Chicago. DeVries' interests include technostress and attention and cognition.

Galluch received her B.A. from the University of Kentucky, her M.S. from Middle Tennessee State University and her Ph.D. from Clemson University.

Hargrove earned his B.A. from New York University, his M.A. from the University of Leeds (England) and his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. He specializes in art history.

Leeb received her B.S. and M.S. from the University of Vienna (Austria) and her M.A. from The New School for Social Research, both institutions where she received a Ph.D. She specializes in 19th and 20th century European political thought and feminist political theory.

Livingston earned her B.S. from George Fox University and Ph.D. from the University of Vermont.

Srikanth received his B.S. and M.A. from India's St. Joseph's College and University of Hyderabad, respectively and his Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. His research and teaching interests include the negotiation of modernity in the postcolonial context and contemporary South Asian literature and film.

McGraw earned his B.A. from Bowling Green State University, his M.A. from New Mexico State University and his Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University.

Morris received his B.S. from Centre College, his M.A. from the University of Memphis and his Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky. He is an applied medical anthropologist and will teach courses in the health care delivery concentration and on applied anthropology.

Nelson earned his B.S. from James Madison University and his M.S. from Virginia Tech, where he is currently a Ph.D. candidate. His research interests include studying the interstellar medium via optical and IR wavelengths and collaborating with other universities and observatories in the study of interstellar medium at other wavelengths.

Nichols received three degrees, a B.S., M.S. and Ph.D., from Florida Atlantic University.

Rothgery earned his B.A. from Colorado State University and both his M.A. and M.Th. from Luther Seminary. He earned a Ph.D. from The University of Iowa. His educational, teaching and research interests include Islamic and Hindu cultural identity and religion and postmodern methods.

Saoub received her B.A. from Wellesley College and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Arizona State University.

Whitson earned his M.A. and Ph.D. from the State University of New York after receiving two B.S. degrees from Pennsylvania State University and a M.Ed. from Antioch Graduate School. Whitson became the associate dean for academic affairs at the College in 1994, but returned to the faculty this fall.

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: October 26, 2009
Contact Name: Public Relations
Contact Phone: (540) 375-2282
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