Introducing New Full-Time Faculty
September 24, 2010
Assistant Professor of Biology
Education: B.S., Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona; Ph.D., Biology (program in Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior), Indiana University.
Experience: Bleakley comes to Stonehill from Smith College where she served as a lecturer in genetics (2009-10). Prior to that, she was a National Science Foundation (NSF) international research fellow based jointly at the Centre for Ecology and Conservation at University of Exeter, Cornwall and Northern Arizona University.
Her teaching appointments have included stints at the University of Virginia, Indiana University, and the University of Arizona. In 2007, Bleakley received the William J. Rowland Mentor of the Year and Outstanding Associate Instructor of the Year Awards at Indiana University.
Bleakley’s research focuses on the evolutionary genetics of social behavior. She uses inbred and wild lines of guppies to explore how the genetic component of the social environment influences antipredator behavior and cooperation. She also uses invertebrates to understand the genetics of cannibalism and how social selection acts on cannibalism.
She is planning projects exploring how genetic variation interacts with social organization to influence behavior. These projects were supported by the National Science Foundation and Animal Behavior Society.
Visiting Assistant Professor of English
Education: B.A., English, Bowdoin College; M.A. & Ph.D., English, Tufts University.
Experience: Bowen comes to Stonehill from Bates College, where she served as a visiting instructor of medieval and renaissance literature from 2008-10. Her research and teaching interests include Chaucer, Shakespeare, medieval and early modern visual culture, and nineteenth-century medievalism.
Bowen recently completed her Ph.D. at Tufts University, where she served as a graduate lecturer, teaching fellow, teaching assistant, and writing fellow. In the spring of 2006, she earned a teaching award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education.
This past spring, she received the Outstanding Academic Performance Award for her dissertation entitled Narrative Image: The Poetics of Patience from Dante to Shakespeare.
Assistant Professor of Communication
Education: B.S., Journalism, University of Bridgeport; M.A., Criminal Justice, Anna Maria College.
Experience: Boyle, who first joined Stonehill College as an adjunct professor of communication at the College in 2004, is an award-winning journalist with more than 25 years of daily news reporting experience in New England.
She was named Journalist of the Year three times from the New England Press Association, twice given the Community Reporter Award for excellent in local reporting by the New England Society of Newspaper Editors and has received a number of national and regional writing awards for public service for her in-depth reporting on heroin addiction, domestic violence, criminal justice and the code of silence on city streets.
She has worked at The Enterprise in Brockton, The Standard-Times in New Bedford, and the Union-Leader in Manchester, NH as well as daily newspapers in Connecticut.
Boyle's research interests include criminal justice reporting, and computer assisted reporting. This year she will serve as the faculty advisor to The Summit, the College's student newspaper.
Assistant Professor of Business and Accounting
Education: B.A., Business Administration; M.A., Teaching; Ph.D., Accounting and Information Systems, University of Huelva (Spain).
Experience: Cortijo brings a wealth of research experience to the Business Administration Department at Stonehill, having served as a research fellow at Rutgers University and the Polytechnic Institute of Setubal in Portugal.
Since 2002, Cortijo has also worked as both a research and teaching assistant at the Department of Accounting and Information Systems at the University of Huelva. Her research focused on information technologies, business reporting and international financial reporting standards. She has published in a number of journals including the Journal of Emerging Technologies in Accounting, the International Journal of Accounting Information Systems, and the International Journal of Disclosure & Governance.
Cortijo co-authored the book Analisis de Estados Financieros (Financial Statement Analysis), published by Pearson in 2009. Since 2008, she has worked as an assistant editor and ad hoc referee for the International Journal of Digital Accounting Research. Cortijo has also served as an Erasmus coordinator at several universities in the UK, Netherlands and Portugal.
Assistant Professor of Foreign Language
Education: D.E.U.G., German, French and English; License, German and French; Maîtrise, German, University de Nantes (France); M.A. and Ph.D., French Literature, University of Texas at Austin.
Experience: de Mattos comes to Stonehill after a five-year appointment at Louisiana Tech University where he served as an assistant professor of French and literature. During the summers of 2008 and 2009, he taught at the Universite Sainte Anne in Nova Scotia as part of its Immersion Program.
From 2000-05, de Mattos taught at the University of Texas at Austin, first as a teaching assistant before becoming an assistant instructor in French language. For the 2002-03 academic year, he received the Outstanding Teaching Award.
de Mattos spent one year teaching French at Pacelli High School in Columbus, GA following a six-year stint at Lycée Kastler, La Roche sur Yon, a public boarding school in France, where he was a supervisor and also taught German.
He is the founder and editor-in-chief of Francophilia: Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, a peer-reviewed journal on French and Francophone studies. He is also author of the forthcoming book Gender and Sexual Deviance at the End of the Long Eighteenth-century France.
Assistant Professor of Visual and Performing Arts
Education: B.F.A., Painting, Ringling College of Art and Design (Florida); M.F.A., Painting and Printmaking, Yale University.
Experience: Kinsey brings an extensive background in painting and drawing to Stonehill's Visual and Performing Arts Department. Since 1999, he has taught a variety of painting and drawings courses at Ringling College of Art and Design and the State College of Florida as an adjunct faculty member.
Kinsey received the Hermitage Artist Residency Fellowship in 2008 from the Arts Council of Sarasota. In 2005, he was awarded The George and Helen Segal Foundation Grant for Painters. His other awards include a Yale Norfolk Teaching Assistant Fellowship.
His work has been shown in numerous exhibitions in New York, Connecticut, Missouri and Florida, including three solo exhibitions.
Assistant Professor of Biology
Education: B.S., Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, State University of New York at Albany; Ph.D., Immunology & Virology, University of Massachusetts Medical School.
Experience: Medin becomes an Assistant Professor for the Biology Department after spending the last two years as an instructor at the College. Her previous teaching appointments have included Becker College, Fitchburg State College and Bellingham High School. In 2005, Medin was a post-doctoral fellow at UMass Medical School working on the innate immune response to viral infections.
Since her time at Stonehill, Medin has worked with students on research projects through the S.U.R.E. and STEP programs each summer. She also teaches virology and has designed a sophomore-level cell biology and genetics laboratory course that teaches current techniques used by scientists.
Visiting Instructor of Visual and Performing Arts
Education: B.S., Music Education, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania; M.A., Musicology, Boston University; M.L.S., Simmons College; D.M.A. Candidate, Music Education, Boston University.
Experience: Redpath has become a full-time instructor in the Visual and Performing Arts Department. The director of the instrumental music program, she has taught at the College since 2007. Her experiences as a performer, educator and researcher come together in the ensembles, instrumental methods class, and world music classes.
Redpath specializes in guiding instrumentalists of all ages and experience levels. As a French horn performer, she has participated in orchestra, concert band and chamber ensemble performances across the United States. Redpath also has conducted local orchestral and chamber ensembles.
She has presented workshops and papers at the Massachusetts Music Educators All-State Conference, the Music Library Association National Conference as part of the MLA Education Committee, and at the MENC Music and Lifelong Learning Conference.
Her areas of expertise include historical musical instruments, orchestral, concert band, wind ensemble and chamber ensemble performance, community music and lifelong learning.
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Education: B.A., Political Science, Wellesley College; M.A. & Ph.D., Political Science; Harvard University.
Experience: Scholz joins the Political Science Department as a political theorist whose main area of research is in contemporary theories of global justice. She received her doctorate from Harvard this past spring. During the 2009-10 academic year, she served as the lead teaching fellow for the Government Department at Harvard's Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning.
In the spring of 2008 Scholz taught the seminar course Citizens of the World: Cosmopolitanism at Harvard after spending the previous two years as a head teaching fellow for the University. She also taught an online course for Harvard alumni and served as a research assistant to two Harvard professors.
Scholz's grants and awards include Harvard's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Dissertation Completion Fellowship, three Certificates of Distinction in Teaching from Harvard, and Wellesley College's Trustee Scholarship.
Assistant Professor of Business/Management
Education: B.S. & M.S.T., Bentley College; J.D., Suffolk University.
Experience: Spencer is an attorney and certified public accountant. He was admitted to the U.S. Tax Court in 1982.
Spencer began his career as a tax consultant with Ernst and Young where he represented public and private companies, partnerships, professional sports clubs, exempt organizations and individuals in all aspects of tax compliance and planning.
Spencer was a founder, treasurer, chief financial officer, and director of AdvantageHealth Corporation, a NASDAQ listed 6,500 employee health care company that was the largest provider of medical rehabilitation services in New England. Spencer engineered AdvantageHealth's leveraged buyout, initial public offering and eventual sale by merger.
Since 1998 he has provided consulting services to various small businesses. Spencer has served on several private boards of directors, including chair of the Old Colony YMCA. He currently serves on the board of directors of various committees such as Investment, Audit and Executive committees.
Assistant Professor of History
Education: B.A., History, Yale University; A.M., History, Harvard University; Ph.D., History, Harvard University.
Experience: An expert in Modern Chinese and Southeast Asian history, Teoh joins Stonehill's History Department after having taught at Bowdoin College, Northeastern University and Harvard University.
Her research focuses on Chinese global migration and Diaspora from the late imperial era to the present, and examines how notions of gender, ethnicity and cultural hybridity have shaped the identities of groups and individuals. She is currently working on a book manuscript titled Learning Her Way Into the World, about the reach and influence of women's transnational networks through Chinese and English girls' schools in colonial Southeast Asia.
Teoh has received a number of Harvard grants and awards, including two Certificates of Distinction in Teaching and a Graduate Society Dissertation Completion Grant from Harvard. Most recently, she held a Post-Doctoral Fellowship from the Consortium for Faculty Diversity at Liberal Arts Colleges.
Visiting Instructor of Sociology and Criminology
Education: B.A., Sociology, Stonehill College; US MSW, State University of New York at Albany.
Experience: Walsh becomes a full-time instructor in the Sociology and Criminology Department after spending nearly ten years as an adjunct professor at the College.
Her interests include domestic and global social problems, social policy and human services. Since 1999, she has also taught at Dean College as an adjunct professor.
Walsh has an extensive professional background in clinical social work, spanning over 12 years. She continues to carry a small caseload at a local counseling agency. She has worked predominantly in the area of adolescent mental health.
From 1993 to 98, she was a senior clinician at Bay Cove High School in Brookline. Prior to that, she worked as a clinician and clinical intern at Hillcrest Educational Centers and Parsons Child and Family Center, respectively.
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies
Education: B.A., Government; M.A., Divinity; University of Notre Dame; Licentiate and Doctorate of Sacred Theology, The Catholic University of America..
Experience: Nearing the competition of his doctorate at Catholic University, Fr. Wilbricht joined Stonehill's Campus Ministry team last year and will now join the Religious Studies Department as an assistant professor.
His other teaching appointments include the School of Theology and Religious Studies at Catholic University, where he was a teaching assistant. Fr. Wilbricht also served as a teaching fellow at the Wabash Teaching and Learning Program.
He is the author of several articles and publications which have appeared in Worship, The Living Light, Assembly, Catechumenate, Pastoral Liturgy and EnVisionChurch, The Georgetown Center for Liturgy's online community. His dissertation is entitled Mark Searle's Vision for 'Pastoral Liturgical Studies': Liturgy as 'Rehearsal of Christian Attitudes.
Fellow in English
Education: B.A. & B.S., English Literature and Microbiology, Kansas State University; M.A., English Literature, Tufts University; Ph.D. Candidate, English Literature, Tufts University.
Experience: King will serve as a fellow in English at Stonehill this year. At Tufts, she has been a teaching assistant since the fall of 2007. She has also served as a first-year writing instructor at the University since 2006.
King's other roles at Tufts included co-president of the Tufts English Graduate Organization and Department Representative for the Tufts Graduate Student Council. She also was a member of the English Department Faculty Graduate Committee and the Tuft's Hiring Committee.
Her publications include articles in Pacific Coast Philology and Studies in American Jewish Literature. She has completed an essay on Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus for a forthcoming anthology (Cambridge Scholars Publishing). Her dissertation is entitled Reconsidering the Good: English Revenge Tragedies, Ethics, and Jouissance.
Fellow in Economics
Education: B.A., English and Economics; M.A., Economics, Boston College; Ph.D., Law, Policy and Society, Northeastern University.
Experience: Pritchard brings an extensive academic and professional background to Stonehill as he returns as a fellow in Economics. Most recently, he has taught economics at Northeastern University while also serving as a transportation industry analyst for the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Pritchard has also taught economics at Wheaton College and Bryant University, as well as at Stonehill from the fall of 2002 to the spring of 2006.
Pritchard began his career as the director of research for the Economic Development and Industrial Corporation of Boston in 1983. He then became the executive director of the Northeast Transportation Institute and director of Regional Economic Analysis for the American Trucking Associations Foundation until 1998.
From 1998-2006, he worked as a business development and operational analysis consultant. His clients included technology firms and trade associations, notably the Longwood Medical and Academic Area as well as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Pritchard's research interests include public policy, transportation safety, applied microeconomics, and law and economics.
Fellow in Chemistry
Education: B.S., Chemistry, Union College; Ph.D. Candidate, Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Rutgers
Experience: Sparks will serve as a fellow in Chemistry after serving as the Schering-Plough Graduate Fellow at Rutgers last year. Also working as a teaching assistant at Rutgers, she helped teach the course "Nano- and Micro-engineered Biointerfaces" in the spring 2010 semester.
Sparks received the 2009 Reid Award for Excellence in Graduate Research in addition to the 2008-09 Excellence in Leadership Award from the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Rutgers.
The vice-president of Rutgers' Chemistry Graduate Student Association, Sparks co-directed the LEEDAR (Learning Enhanced through Experimental Design and Analysis with Rutgers) Program, which mentored and taught high school students throughout the Rutgers area about global warming.
Sparks' latest research focuses on the design, synthesis and utility of functionalized nanscale amphiphilic macromolecules for biomedical applications.
Fellow in Neuroscience
Education: B.S., Biology, University of Massachusetts-Amherst; Ph.D., Biology, Boston University.
Experience: Yu joins the Neuroscience program at Stonehill as a fellow this year after recently earning her doctorate from Boston University. As a teaching fellow at BU, Yu taught Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy, Principles of Neuroscience, Systems Physiology and more.
In 2008, Yu was an outreach volunteer for the BioBugs High School Cooperative with BU's LEARNet, educating youth on blood-typing, forensic analysis and DNA technology & equipment.
Yu's past research projects have included serotonin activation of motor behavior, developing monoclonal antibodies to the SARS virus, and investigating the role of sex steroid hormones in the developing mouse brain.
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