Faculty Awarded New Appointments

Posted 04/04/08
The Wesleyan University Board of Trustees awarded tenure to five members of the faculty in March. These appointments do not conclude tenure announcements for the 2007-2008 academic year, and more will be forthcoming.

The faculty members who were awarded tenure in March by the Board are:

Christiaan Hogendorn, associate professor of economics. Hogendorn’s scholarship concentrates on applied microeconomic theory in the field of industrial organization. His course offerings include Microeconomics, Introduction to Economic Theory, Economics of Technology, Regulation and Anti-trust and Industrial Technology.

Allan Isaac, associate professor of English. Isaac’s area of specialization is Asian American literature and culture. At Wesleyan, among the courses he has taught are: Asian Diaspora in the Americas, Asian American Literature and Its Discontent, Reading Race and Representation, and American Tropics: Imperial Desires and Postcolonial Realities.

Andrea Patalano, associate professor of psychology. Patalano’s teaching and research interests lie in the psychology of reasoning and decision making. Courses she has presented include an Introduction to Cognitive Psychology, Psychology of Decision Making, Quantitative Methods in Psychology, and Seminars in Thinking and in Reasoning.

Aradhana (Anu) Sharma, associate professor of anthropology and feminist, gender and sexuality studies. Sharma’s work has focused on ethnographic studies in rural India. Sharma has led courses on Gender and Political Economy in the Developing World, Gender in a Transnational Perspective, Anthropology of Globalization, and Critical Perspectives on the State.

Gina Ulysse, associate professor of anthropology and African American studies. Ulysse’s research and teaching focus on gender, transnational feminism, political economy, representation, race and class performance, migration, spirituality, and spoken word in the Caribbean, the United States and South Africa. Her course offerings have included: Black Feminist Thoughts and Practices, Contemporary Anthropological Theory, Blurred Genres: Feminist Ethnographic Writing, Color in the Caribbean, and Rereading Gendered Agency: Black Women’s Experience of Slavery.

These promotions conferring tenure are effective as of July 1. In addition:

Doug Foyle will serve as the Douglas J. and Midge Bowen Bennet Associate Professor of Government from Jan. 1 through June 30, 2013.

Don Moon became the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Chair in the College of Social Studies from January 1 through June 30, 2013.

Peter Rutland will become the Colin and Nancy Campbell Professor in Global Issues and Democratic Thought on July 1 and will serve through June 30, 2013.

“Please join us in congratulating these wonderfully productive scholars and teachers whom we are fortunate to have in the Wesleyan community,” says Wesleyan President Michael Roth. “Their commitment to assuring the finest liberal arts education to all Wesleyan students is to be applauded.”

Additional information on the faculty members above whose tenure was affirmed by the Board of Trustees above can be found at: http://www.wesleyan.edu/newsrel/announcements/tenured_faculty_08.html.