First-Year Studies faculty serve a critical role at the College, advising new students as they transition to college life.

  • Benjamin Goluboff
    Associate Professor and Chair of English, Chair of Print and Digital Media

    Areas of Study: American literature, nineteenth-century literature, literature and the environment

  • James Marquardt
    Associate Professor and Chair of Politics, Chair of International Relations

    Areas of Study:  American politics, international relations

  • Robert Holliday
    Professor and Chair of Mathematics and Computer Science

    Areas of Study:  computer science, combinatorics

  • Cynthia T. Hahn
    Professor of French

    Areas of Study:   French language; Francophone literature of Quebec, Africa, and Lebanon; French literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries; translation; business French; French film

  • Janet McCracken
    Professor of Philosophy, Chair of Self-Designed Major

    Areas of Study:  aesthetics, history of philosophy, gender studies, film

  • Louis G. Lombardi
    Professor and Chair of Philosophy, Chair of Social Justice Studies, Director of the Ethics Center

    Areas of Study:  ethics, political philosophy, Greek thought

  • Dawn Abt-Perkins
    Director of Writing Programs and Professor of Education

    Areas of Study: secondary and multicultural education

  • Les R. Dlabay
    Professor of Economics and Business, Chair of Area Studies

    Areas of Study:  mass media/marketing research, Latin American global business, Asian business culture and trade relations, financial accounting

  • Shubhik DebBurman
    Professor of Biology, Chair of Neuroscience

    Areas of Study: cell biology, molecular biology, neurobiology, biochemistry, pharmacology, biology of human disease

  • Carla Arnell
    Associate Professor of English

    Areas of Study: ancient and medieval literature, history of the English novel

  • Anna Trumbore Jones
    Associate Professor and Chair of History

    Areas of Study: ancient and medieval history

  • Catherine Benton
    Associate Professor and Chair of Religion

    Areas of Study: history of religions, Asian religions, cross-cultural studies

  • Desmond Odugu
    Assistant Professor of Education

    Areas of Study: International and Comparative Education

  • Scott N. Edgar
    Assistant Professor of Music, Chair of Music Education

    Areas of Study: music education, band

  • Benjamin Zeller
    Assistant Professor of Religion

    Areas of Study: North American religions, Christianity,
    religion & culture

  • Daniel Hanna
    Assistant Professor of French and Spanish, Chair of Latin American Studies

    Areas of Study: French literature, literature in translation

  • Evan Oxman
    Uihlein Assistant Professor of American Politics

    Areas of Study: political philosophy, democratic theory, American politics

  • Elizabeth Benacka
    Assistant Professor of Communication

    Areas of Study:  rhetoric of humor, rhetorical theory and criticism, feminist rhetoric

  • Miguel de Baca
    Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Assistant Professor in the Humanities, Assistant Professor of Art, Chair of American Studies

    Areas of Study: America, modern, and contemporary art history

  • Dustin Mengelkoch
    Assistant Professor of English, Chair of Medieval and Renaissance Studies

    Areas of Study: Ancient and Early Modern Literature, Neo-Latin, History of the Book, Literary Criticism

  • Enrique Treviño
    Assistant Professor of Mathematics

    Areas of Study:  number theory, analytical and computational number theory

  • Jacob Knabb
    Visiting Assistant Professor of English

    Areas of Study: Publishing, Creative Writing, American literature, Chicago literature and history

  • Elizabeth W. Fischer
    Senior Lecturer in Chemistry

    Areas of Study:  natural science, organic chemistry, biochemistry

  • Amy Abe
    Senior Lecturer in Chemistry and Physics

    NMR Consultant

  • Lia Alexopoulos
    Lecturer in Art

    Areas of Study: 


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