Faculty and staff changes for the 2020 fall semester

Read about promotions, new chairs, professors, directors and instructors, those not returning or on leave/sabbatical, and new staff hires

September 10, 2020
Faculty/staff report

smc shieldHere is the list of faculty changes as of July 1 reported from the College’s Academic Affairs Office, followed by a list of new staff who have joined us in recent months:

Promotion: Ruth Fabian-Fine, Tenure and Associate Professor; Michael Bosia, Full Professor; Robert Brenneman, Full Professor (though leaving the College); David Heroux, Full Professor; Jon Hyde, Full Professor; Jennifer Purcell, Full Professor.

New Chairs: Amy Saks Pavese, Graduate Education; Adrie Kusserow, Sociology/Anthropology; Kathryn Dungy, History; Patrick Walsh, Economics; Jeffrey Ayres, Political Science.

New Instructors: Wayne Edwards (part-time), Economics; Amy Saks-Pavese*, Education            (*formerly employed most recently as staff); Ben Davidson, Henry G. Fairbanks Visiting Humanities Scholar-in-Residence.

New Assistant Professors (tenure track): Krista Billingsley, Anthropology/Criminology; Daniel Simmons, Political Science; Becca Gurney, Graphic Design/Fine Arts; Nicole Podnecky, Biology; Clayton Williams, Environmental Studies and Sciences.

Not Returning FA 2020: Allison Luedtke, Economics; Roger Ramirez-Barrios, Biology; Roberto Saba, Henry G. Fairbanks Visiting Humanities Scholar-in-Residence; Robert Brenneman, Sociology; America Brenneman      , Spanish; Christine Bauer-Ramazani , Applied Linguistics Department (ALD); Christina Mager, ALD; Sean Dailey, ALD; Jonah Moos, ALD; Laurence Clerfeuille, Modern Languages and Literature (French); Patricia Delaney, Sociology/Anthropology; Michael Battig, Computer Science.

On Leave: Traci Griffith, Media Studies, Journalism and Digital Arts (MJD); Allison Kuklok, Philosophy.

Retiring faculty (Emeritus): Karen Talentino*, Biology (*remaining as employee); Donna Bozzone, Biology; Michael Battig, Computer Science; Joanna Ellis-Monaghan, Mathematics.

Change in Rank: Andrew Korich, Associate Professor (without Tenure).

New Directors: Krista Billingsley, Criminology; Adam Weaver, Health Sciences; Patricia Siplon, Public Health.

Sabbaticals: Claudine Bedell (Fall Semester 2020) Education


Recent new staff hires (with title, department and hire date): Jonah Fanelli, Farm & Food Assistant Manager (Sustainability) 03-16-2020; Ryan  Garrow, Strength and Conditioning Coach (Athletic Training) 03-23-2020; Kendra Smith, Director of Human Resources (Human Resources) 03-30-2020; Carl Berridge, Dispatcher (Switchboard) 04-06-2020; Samuel Boyer, Senior Budget & Financial Analyst (Finance) 05-18-2020; Tevin Baskin, Assistant Coach: Men’s Basketball (Athletics) 07-05-2020; Christina Blakslee, Cashier (Finance), 07-19-2020; Sarah Childs, Director of Center for Multicultural Affairs & Services, (Multicultural Affairs) 7-27-2020; Sullivan Miele, Admissions Counselor (Admission) 08-03-2020; Cassandra Bushey, Athletic Trainer (Athletics) 08-03-2020; Paulina Geoffroy, Public Safety Officer (Public Safety) 08-17-2020; Allysha Devoid, Dispatcher (Switchboard) 08-17-2020; Nathan Barbieri, Public Safety Officer (Public Safety) 08-24-2020.

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