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Eleven new scholars join R-MWC faculty

9/4/2002 12:16:00 PM

    LYNCHBURG, Va. ó The Office of the Dean of the College has announced that eleven scholars Ė with areas of expertise ranging from mathematics to art Ė have joined the ranks of Randolph-Macon Womanís Collegeís faculty at the beginning of the 2002-2003 academic year. Tenure track appointments are as follows:

*William D. Bare has joined the chemistry department as an assistant professor, where he taught last semester as an acting assistant professor. Bare earned his bachelorís degree at Florida State University and his doctorate at the University of Virginia.

*Emily Yap Chua is the new assistant professor of music, replacing Ray Luck. She earned her bachelorís degree at Florida State University, and her masterís degree and doctorate at the College-Conservatory of Music of the University of Cincinnati.

*Constance A. Clark is filling a new position as assistant professor of American culture. She received her bachelorís degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and earned her masterís degree and doctorate at the University of Colorado.

*Mari Ishibashi has been appointed as an assistant professor of political science, where she will be contributing to the Asian studies, international studies, and the political science departments. She received her bachelorís degree from Sophia University in Japan, and her masterís degree and doctorate from the University of Notre Dame.

*Karin P. Warren will act as assistant professor and chair of environmental studies, where she will be working to develop the new R-MWC major. She earned her bachelorís degree at Cornell University and her masterís degree and doctorate at the University of California at Berkeley.

The Deanís Office also announced the appointment of Kirtida Oza as this yearís William F. Quillian, Jr., Visiting International Professor. Oza holds a bachelorís degree in biochemistry and a masterís in life sciences from Gujarat University in Ahmedabad, India. Ms. Oza has worked for eleven years with the Centre for Environment Education coordinating and conducting training programs on Environment and Development.

Other new faculty include assistant professor of psychology Michael T. Dreznick, instructor in mathematics D. Bradley Edge, assistant professor of mathematics Marc S. Ordower, instructor in education Consuella K. Woods, and instructor in art Christine Zitrides-Hamza.

Founded in 1891, RandolphĖMacon Woman's College is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college of 780 women with a distinguished history of establishing global connections through international education. The College is a member of the International 50, a group of national liberal arts colleges recognized for their internationally oriented programs and has been recognized by U. S. News & World Report as one of the top 20 national liberal arts colleges for our percentage of international students.

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CONTACT: Brenda Edson, Director of College Relations