Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014
The Division of Humanities and Social Sciences includes the following departments: Education, English, History, Media Culture, World Languages and Literatures, Performing and Creative Arts, Political Science and Global Affairs, Philosophy, Psychology, and Sociology/Anthropology, and Social Work.
Eleni (Nelly) Tournaki, Chairperson and Associate Professor
Professors: Igor Arievitch, Irina Lyublinskaya, Susan Sullivan. Associate Professors: Margaret Berci, Deborah DeSimone, Eileen Donoghue, Kenneth Gold, Jinyoung Kim, David Kritt, Ruth Powers Silverberg, Helen Mele Robinson, Bethany Rogers, Gregory Seals, Vivian Shulman, Liqing Tao, Nelly Tournaki. Assistant: David Allen, Erica Blatt, Christopher Hale, Elisabeth Johnson, Judit Molnar Kerekes, Edward Lehner. Higher Education Associate: Deirdre Armitage, El Samuels, Kristin Wilson. Higher Education Assistant: Diane Brescia.
The department provides initial preparation and undergraduate programs for teaching at the Early Childhood level and in elementary and secondary schools; graduate programs in Childhood Education, Adolescence Education, Special Education; and a Post-Master’s Advanced Certificate for Leadership in Education.
The undergraduate program coordinators are: Associate Professor Helen Mele Robinson for the Undergraduate Early Childhood Program, Associate Professor Margaret Berci for the Undergraduate Childhood Education Program, and Associate Professor Bethany Rogers for the Undergraduate Adolescence Education Program.
The graduate program coordinators are: Associate Professor Vivian Shulman for the Master’s degree Sequence 1 program in Childhood Education, Associate Professor Vivian Shulman for the Master’s degree Sequence 2 program in Childhood Education, Associate Professor Bethany Rogers for the Master’s degree Sequence 1 program in Secondary Education, Associate Professor Bethany Rogers for the Master’s degree Sequence 2 program in Secondary Education, Associate Professor Nelly Tournaki for the Master’s degree Sequence 1 and 2 programs in Special Education Childhood (1-6) and the Master's degree in Special Education Adolescence Generalist (7-12), Associate Professor Ruth Powers Silverberg for the Post-Master’s Advanced Certificate for Leadership in Education. Professor Susan Sullivan is the director of collaborative projects.
Ashley Dawson, Chairperson and Professor
Distinguished Professor: Sarah Shulman
Professors: Frank Battaglia, Sarah Benesch, Janet Ng Dudley, Maryann Feola, Timothy Gray, Hildegrad, Hoeller, Frederick Kaufman, Catherine Marvin, Ira Shor, Christina Tortora. Associate Professors: Charlotte Alexander, Alyson Bardsley, William Bernhardt, L. Ava Chin, Ellen Goldner, Katharine Goodland, Dalia Kandiyoti, John Miller, Steven Monte, Mary Jeanette Moran, Lee Papa, Mary Reda, Terry Rowden, Patricia Smith. Assistant Professors: Maria Bellamy Rice, Kelly Bradbury, Amber Buck, Matthew Brim, Kathleen Currie Hall, Tyehimba Jess, Peter Keil, Suha Kudsieh, Christopher Miller, James Riddle. Lecturer: Harry Thorne. Higher Education Assistant: Robert Brandt.
The department offers the Bachelor's degree in English, with options in Literature, Writing, and Linguistics; and the Master's degree. The department also offers non-credit courses in reading and writing for both native and non-native speakers of English.
A general course of study provides students in career programs and in baccalaureate programs with essentials in the important areas of writing and literature. A more advanced series of courses is available for students interested in obtaining a deeper and broader understanding of the discipline, including those students who will pursue English as a major. Students with majors in other disciplines may minor in English with a literature, linguistics, or writing option. The department offers a program in Communications jointly with the faculty of the Department of Media Culture and programs in Dramatic Arts and Dramatic Literature jointly with faculty of the Department of Performing and Creative Arts. The Master's degree program is coordinated by Professor Maryann Feola.
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Eric Ivison, Chairperson and Associate Professor
Professors: Sandi Cooper, Samira Haj, Calvin B. Holder, Richard G. Powers, David Traboulay. Associate Professors: Sandra Gambetti, Eric Ivison, Catherine Lavender, Richard Lufrano, Jonathan Sassi, Susan Smith-Peter, Howard Weiner. Assistant Professors: Zara Anishanslin, John Dixon, Marcela Echeverri, Mark Lewis, Emmanuel M. Mbah, Ben Mercer, John Wing.
The department offers a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in History. Its courses combine the traditional function of the scholarly examination of the past for its value in general education with the utilitarian concern for preparing students with the basic skills to enable them to live more meaningfully. It seeks to train future historians, to update the teaching of history by secondary school teachers, and to provide opportunities for lifelong education. History may also be taken as a minor. Associate Professor Sandra Gambetti coordinates the Master’s degree program in History and Professor David Traboulay coordinates the interdisciplinary Master’s degree program in Liberal Studies.
The directors of two interdisciplinary Bachelor's degree programs reside in the History Department. They are Assistant.Professor Emmanuel.Mbah – African American Studies; and Associate Professor Catherine Lavender – American Studies.
Center for the Arts 1P
Ying Zhu, Chairperson and Professor
Professors: David Gerstner, Sherry Millner, Ying Zhu. Associate Professors: Cynthia Chris, Michael Mandiberg, Edward Miller, Jason Simon, Valerie Tevere. Cindy Wong. Assistant Professors: Christopher Anderson, Jillian Baez, Racquel Gates, Tara Matiek, Bilge Yesil.
The department offers Bachelor’s degrees in Cinema Studies and in Communications, and a Master’s degree in Cinema and Media Studies. Programs in this department focus on the principles of media, interactions with the media, and the cultures dependent upon communications technologies. The department serves students interested in the history and theory of film and various electronic and computer-related media, and in producing works with these media. The program in Communications is offered in collaboration with the Department of English. A minor is also awarded in the Baccalaureate programs. The Master’s degree program in Cinema and Media Studies is coordinated by Associate Professor Edward Miller.
Center for the Arts 1P
George Emilio Sanchez, Chairperson and Professor
Professors: Sylvia Kahan, Nanette Salomon, George Emilio Sanchez, Maurya Wickstrom. Associate Professors: Frank Galati, Tracey Jones, Beatrix Reinhardt, Charles Thomas. Assistant Professors: William Bauer, Kevin Judge, David Keberle, Marianne Weil, Siona Wilson. Lecturer: Michael Morreale. Higher Education Assistants: Craig Manister, Jennifer Straniere.
The department offers Bachelor’s degrees in Art, with a concentration in Photography; Dramatic Arts; and Music; with concentrations in Classical Performance, Theory and Literature, Music Technology, and Jazz Studies and Performance with the BS in Music; and a Dramatic Literature concentration jointly with the Department of English. Students may minor in Art, Dance, Dramatic Arts, Music and Photography; a program for Psychology majors interested in dance therapy provides for a minor in Dance.
The department serves the needs of students who wish to pursue both the practice and the theory of the arts. In addition to preparing students majoring in the arts and those planning to continue in graduate school, the department’s courses meet the needs and interests of students in the liberal arts and sciences and in career programs, and foster the role of the arts within the framework of a liberal education.
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Mark D. White, Chairperson and Professor
Professors: Peter Simpson, Mark White. Associate Professors: Robert Lovering, Barbara Montero. Assistant Professors: Stephen Morris.
The department offers a Bachelor's degree and a Minor Philosophy; and it offers a dual major jointly with the Department of Political Science and Global Affairs in Philosophy and Political Science. Courses meet the needs of students in a variety of programs in the liberal arts and sciences, and the department’s programs provide a solid background for a number of careers as well as for graduate or professional school.
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Richard Flanagan, Chairperson and Associate Professor
Professors: Deborah Popper, Ming Xia. Associate Professors: Richard Flanagan, Jane Marcus Delgado, Peter Kabachnik, Michael Paris, Assistant Professors: Aaron Gilbreath, Cary Karacas, Roshen Hendrickson, Anat Niv-Solomon. Lecturer: James Falkin.
The department offers a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. A dual major is offered jointly with the Department of Philosophy in Philosophy and Political Science. Minors are offered in Political Science, Public Administration and Geography. Courses meet the needs of students in a variety of programs in the liberal arts and sciences, and the department’s programs provide a solid background for a number of careers as well as for graduate or professional school. Associate Professor Michael Paris is the adviser to students planning to apply to law school.
John Lawrence, Chairperson and Professor
Professors: Patricia Brooks, Benjamin Kest, John Lawrence, Edward Meehan, Nan Sussman, Bertram Ploog . Associate Professors: Sarah Berger, Florette Cohen, Kathleen (Katie) Cumiskey, Joel Erblich, Darryl Hill, Judith Kuppersmith, Irina Sekerina. Assistant Professors: Comfort Asanbe, Rima Blair, Kristen Gillespie-Lynch, Sandra Hunt, Lana Karasik, Dan McCloskey, Lauren Rogers-Sirin, Jennifer Wagner. Lecturer: Peter Costa and Frances Melendez. Senior College Laboratory Technician: Joanne Camhi. Higher Education Assistant: Victoria Baker.
The department offers both Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees. Students can also earn a minor in psychology which can be combined with many other majors. In addtion, the department offers the Master of Arts degree in Mental Health Counseling. The department participates in the Master’s program in Neuroscience, Mental Retardation, and Developmental Disabilities.
Arthur (Leigh) Binford, Chairperson and Professor
Professors: Roslyn Bologh, Kate Crehan, Christine, Flynn Saulnier, David Goode. Associate Professors: Sondra Brandler, Jeffrey Bussolini, Rafael De La Dehesa, Ismael Garcia-Colon, Jean Halley Grace Mitchell-Cho, Anaya Mukherjea, Phil Sigler, Lacey Sloan, Saadia Toor. Assistant Professors: John Arena, Vandana Chaudhry, Francesca Degiuli, Ozlem Goner, Hosu Kim, Don Selby,Thomas Volscho. Lecturer: Patti Gross, Kari Meyer
The department offers a combined Bachelor’s degree in Sociology/Anthropology, and the Bachelor’s degree in Social Work. A minor is offered in Sociology. The department also participates in interdisciplinary major/minors in Disability Studies; Liberal Studies (MA); Science, Letters, and Society; and Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies. The Co-Coordinator of Latin American, Caribbean, and Latina/o Studies is Associate Ismael Garcia-Colon.
Gerry Milligan, Chairperson and Associate Professor
Professors: Giancarlo Lombardi, Francisco Soto, Kathryn Talarico. Associate Professors: Gerry Milligan, Jane Marcus-Delgado, Nuria Morgado. Assistant Professors: Jill Jegerski, Chao Li, Lucas Marchante-Aragon, Felipe Martinez-Pinzon, Sarah Pollack, Noelle Rouxel-Cubberly, Paola Ureni, Oswaldo Zavala. Lecturers: Dorey Houle, Alberto Zambenedetti. Director, Modern Languages Media Center: Valeria Belmonti.
The department offers programs of study leading to Bachelor of Arts degrees in Italian Studies and Spanish; minior in Chinese, French, and Spanish. Courses are also offered in American Sign Language and Arabic. The programs are designed to give students knowledge about the literature and culture of the language studied, in addition to linguistic competence.
The director of the International Studies program is Associate Professor Jane Marcus-Delgado. This interdisciplinary program offers the option of a major or minor course of study. The director of the Science Letters and Society program is Professor Francisco Soto. The Co-Coordinator of the Certificate Latin American, Caribbean, and Latina/o Studies Program is Assistant Professor Sarah Pollack.