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W&L’s New and Visiting Faculty for 2014-2015

The teaching interests of the new and visiting faculty at Washington and Lee University range from directing Shakespeare to Scottish history, from real estate finance to Middle East studies.

The new faculty members include Michelle Brock, assistant professor of history, who has already written an op-ed for the Richmond Times-Dispatch about the Scottish vote for independence. She received her Ph.D. in history from the University of Texas and previously taught at Bridgewater College.

Jemma Levy is assistant professor of theater and the head of acting and directing. She has directed various plays off-off-Broadway, in regional theater and with middle school students. She received her M.F.A. from Mary Baldwin College in association with the American Shakespeare Center.

Sid Rosenberg is a visiting associate professor in finance who has written books and articles on international real estate finance. A 1968 graduate of Washington and Lee, he then earned his M.B.A. and Ph.D. from Georgia State University.

Seth Cantey, assistant professor of politics, earned his Ph.D. from Duke University. In his last teaching assistantship at Duke, he taught The Politics of Iran, Israel and Turkey. Fluent in Arabic, he teaches global politics at W&L.

The rest of the new and visiting faculty:

Jeff Barry, associate University Librarian, M.S., University of Tennessee; Nayana Bose, visiting assistant professor of economics, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University; Mackenzie Brooks, assistant professor and metadata librarian, Masters in Library Science, Dominican University; Kelly Brotzman, W&L Class of 1995, visiting assistant professor in the Shepherd Poverty Program, Ph.D., University of Chicago; Phil Byers, visiting assistant professor of organic chemistry, Ph.D., Florida State University; David Carson, W&L Law Class of 1988, law professor of practice, J.D., W&L Law School; Aly Colón, Knight Professor of Journalism and Media Ethics, M.A., Stanford University;

Michael Dager, associate professor of PEAR (physical education, athletics, recreation) and women’s cross country couch, M.S., Wilkes University; and Caleb Dance, assistant professor of classics, Ph.D., Columbia University; Lara Di Luo, visiting instructor of history, M.A., Beijing Normal University; Charles Dorsey, W&L Law Class of 1979, law professor of practice, J.D., W&L Law School; Michael Duncan, visiting assistant professor of biology, Ph.D., Montana State University; Matthew Engle, interim director of W&L Law School’s Virginia Capital Case Clearinghouse, J.D., W&L Law Class of 2001;

Kevin Finch, assistant professor of journalism, M.A., University of Illinois-Springfield; Gavin Fox, assistant professor of business administration, Ph.D., Florida State University; Kyle Friend, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, Ph.D., Yale University; Diane Fruchtman, visiting assistant professor of religion, Ph.D., Indiana University; Chris Gavaler, assistant professor of English, M.F.A., University of Virginia; Andrew Hess, W&L Class of 1997, associate professor of business administration, Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology;

Megan Hess, assistant professor of accounting, W&L Class of 1997, Ph.D., University of Virginia; Julie Jenkins, visiting assistant professor of sociology/anthropology, Ph.D., University of Sussex; Jess Keiser, assistant professor of English, Ph.D., Cornell University; Eric Koch, W&L Class of 2005, assistant professor of PEAR and assistant men’s lacrosse coach, M.S., Stevens University; Logan LaBerge, assistant coach of men’s and women’s swimming, M.S., Miami University (Ohio); Bradley Lamphere, visiting professor of biology, Ph.D., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill; Jill Leonard-Pingel, visiting assistant professor of geology, Ph.D., Scripps Institute of Oceanography, University of California San Diego;

Elizabeth LeRose, W&L Class of 2003, associate athletic director and assistant professor of PEAR, M.Ed., Virginia Commonwealth University; Kristen Luery, visiting assistant professor of mathematics, Ph.D., University of Florida; Suzette Malveaux, visiting professor of law, J.D., New York University School of Law; Stephen McCormick, assistant professor of French, Ph.D., University of Oregon; Seth Michelson, assistant professor of Spanish, Ph.D., University of Southern California; Rocky Parker, visiting assistant professor of biology, Ph.D., Oregon State University;

Trevor Richards, visiting assistant professor of mathematics, Ph.D., University of Florida; Michael Singleton, head men’s soccer coach and associate professor of PEAR, M.S., Purdue University; Donna Smith, instructor in chemistry, M.S., University of Virginia; Stephanie Stillo, Mellon Junior Faculty doing a post-doc in history and digital humanities, Ph.D., University of Kansas; and T.J. Tallie, assistant professor of African history, Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.