Goucher welcomed 10 full-time and part-time instructors last fall. They are:

Emily Billo

Emily Billo
assistant professor, environmental studies

Billo holds a doctoral degree in geography from Syracuse University. She is an
environmental geographer, and her research interests lie at the nexus of relationships between humans and nature. Her current project focuses on oil extraction and corporate programs for local development, or corporate social responsibility programs, in indigenous communities in the northern Amazon region of Ecuador.

Jason Cherubini

Jason Cherubini
assistant professor, business management (accounting)

Cherubini, a certified public accountant, has taught graduate, undergraduate, and continuing professional education-level finance and accounting courses at multiple institutions both in the United States and abroad. As an entrepreneur, consultant, and educator with experience in the international development, strategic planning, and reorganization of start-up to mid-stage companies, he specializes in determining how changes in accounting policy and its application can affect the valuation of businesses. Cherubini is also an active researcher in the field of accounting education innovation and its application in the classroom.

Evan Dawley

Evan Dawley
assistant professor, history (East Asia)

Dawley received his doctoral degree in history from Harvard University and has taught at Reed College, Georgetown University, and the George Washington University. His primary research has been on the history of Taiwan and Taiwanese identity in the 20th century. He also teaches the history of China and Japan, focusing on colonialism, identity, and nationalism. He spent several years working at the U.S. Department of State’s Office of the Historian, providing historical background on U.S.-East Asian relations and intra-Asian territorial disputes.

Jenny Lenkowski

Jenny Lenkowski
assistant professor, biological sciences

Lenkowski holds a doctoral degree from Tufts University. As a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Michigan, she studied retinal cells and regeneration in zebrafish, research that can be applied to human eye diseases. Lenkowski also has studied the effects of pesticides on tadpole development and of Bisphenol A(BPA), a man-made compound found in plastics, on mammary gland and brain development. To read more about her, check out The Download feature in the winter 2013 Quarterly.

Jeanne-Rachel Leroux

Jeanne-Rachel Leroux
visiting instructor, French

Leroux holds a master’s degree in teaching French as a foreign language from the University of Paris III: Sorbonne Nouvelle. She studied English and Japanese as an undergraduate and has taught French in Japan and Paris. Her research interests include French as a foreign language, acquisition and pedagogy, and the application of theater techniques to language teaching.

Nicolas Médevielle

Nicolas Médevielle
visiting assistant professor, French

Médevielle holds a master of political science from the University of Rennes 1 in France and a doctoral degree in French studies from the Ohio State University. He has held positions as visiting assistant professor at Kenyon College and assistant professor at the College of William & Mary. His research interests focus on French colonial history (especially during the early modern period), renaissance cartography, the history of racial construction, and the history of the French slave trade. He teaches language classes at Goucher and will offer a spring seminar on French colonial endeavors in the Americas from 1504 to 1804.

Scott Moerschbacher
visiting assistant professor, physics and astronomy (high-energy nuclear physics)

Moerschbacher holds a doctoral degree from the George Washington University. His scholarly expertise and interests include high energy and nuclear theory and lattice gauge computations.

Carolyn Schwarz

Carolyn Schwarz
visiting assistant professor, sociology and anthropology

Schwarz holds a doctoral degree in anthropology from the University of Connecticut at Storrs. She has taught at the State University of New York at Potsdam and has research interests in global Christianity, health and well-being, indigenous rights, media, and aboriginal Australia.

Selin Gursozlu

Selin Gursozlu
half-time instructor,  philosophy

Gursozlu received a doctoral degree in philosophy at the State University of New York at Binghamton. She held a postdoctoral teaching position for three years at Villanova University’s Ethics Program. Her research interests include ethics, social and political philosophy, and feminist philosophy.

Huicong Zhang

Huicong Zhang
half-time instructor, Chinese

Dr. Huicong Zhang received her Ph.D. from Harvard University in East Asian Languages and Civilizations in 2009. Her research focuses on classical Chinese poetry and Buddhism. She has taught Chinese language and literature at Middlebury College and Fordham University. She has also served as academic director of Middlebury College’s study abroad program in Beijing. Dr. Zhang is excited in joining the Modern Languages and Literatures department and contributing to the Chinese program at Goucher College.