Goucher welcomed 12 new faculty members at the start of the Fall 2012 semester. They are:

Barbara Amann
post-doctoral teaching fellow, chemistry

Amann earned a doctoral degree in chemistry at Pennsylvania State University. For more than 20 years, she ran the operations of the Jeremy Berg laboratories at the Johns Hopkins University and the National Institutes of Health. She teaches biochemistry and general chemistry lab.

Justin Brody

Justin Brody
assistant professor, mathematics and computer science

Brody received a doctoral degree in mathematics at the University of Maryland, College Park. He spent time as a Buddhist monk at Gampo Abbey in Nova Scotia. His research interests include model theory and the computational explorations of cognition.

Justin Brody

Yi-Chen Chiang
visiting lecturer, Chinese

Chiang holds a master’s degree in applied linguistics from Teachers College, Columbia University. She has taught at the University of Rhode Island and assisted with the development of its Chinese Language Flagship Partner Program. Her research interests include Chinese as a foreign or second language, acquisition and pedagogy, and the application of computer-assisted technology in language teaching.

 

John Corcoran

John Corcoran
visiting assistant professor, history

Corcoran received his doctoral degree in history from Georgetown University. He has taught at Georgetown, George Mason University, and the University of Maryland. His teaching interests include modern European and world history.

James Dator

James Dator
assistant professor, history

Dator received his doctoral degree in history from the University of Michigan. His research interests include the plantation culture of the Leeward Islands in the Eastern Caribbean.

 

Alvin Eng

Alvin Eng
assistant professor, theater

Eng received a master of fine arts degree in playwriting and song lyrics from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. As a 2011 Fulbright Specialist Scholar in U.S. studies/theater, he was an artist in residence at the City University of Hong Kong. He has taught play writing, dramatic arts, and creative writing at Fordham University and at the City University of New York.

 

Jeremy Israel

Jeffrey Israel
visiting professor, Judaic studies

Israel holds a doctoral degree in religious ethics from the Divinity School at the University of Chicago. He has been an instructor at Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts.

Genevieve Kehoe

Genevieve Kehoe
visiting professor, political science and international relations

Kehoe received her doctoral degree in political science from the University of South Carolina. She is the recipient of theDACOR Bacon House Foundation Fellowship for the advanced study of international relations and the University of South Carolina’s fellowship in international relations.

 

Mileah Kromer

Mileah Kromer
assistant professor, political science and international studies

Kromer is the director of the Sarah T. Hughes Field Politics Center. She received her doctoral degree in political science from Louisiana State University. In addition to teaching, Mileah in October directed the inaugural Goucher Poll, a survey of Maryland citizens on contemporary issues facing the state and nation.

Justin Brody

Mel Michelle Lewis ’02
assistant professor, women’s studies

Lewis earned her doctoral degree in women’s studies at the University of Maryland, College Park. Now serving as the lesbian caucus chair for the National Women’s Studies Association, Lewis focuses on black queer feminist pedagogies; teaching as performance; and embodied text at the intersections of race, gender, and sexuality. (Lewis previously was a full-time visiting instructor for Goucher’s Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program.)

Laura-Anne Minkoff-Zern

Laura-Anne Minkoff-Zern
post-doctoral fellow, environmental studies

Minkoff-Zern received her doctoral degree in geography from the University of California, Berkeley. In her research and teaching, Minkoff-Zern explores the interactions between food and racial justice, rural development, and transnational environmental and agricultural policy.

Juliette Wells

Juliette Wells
associate professor, English

Wells received a doctoral degree in English literature from Yale University. In March, her book Everybody’s Jane: Austen in the Popular Imagination (Continuum) was published.