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2017-2018 Academic Catalogue
Cornell College
   
 
  Dec 12, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Academic Catalogue

Additional College Information


 

College Personnel

President: Jonathan Brand*

Executive Assistant to the President/Secretary to the Board of Trustees: RuthAnn Scheer

Vice President for Student Affairs: John Harp

Vice President for Enrollment and Dean of Admission: Colleen Murphy

Vice President and Treasurer: Kay Langseth

Vice President for Alumni and College Advancement: Pam Gerard

Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College: Joe Dieker*

Associate Dean of the College: Erin Davis*

Assistant Dean of the College: Anissa Wolfe

Registrar: Megan Hicks

Assistant Registrar: Nikki Thompson

College Librarian: Gregory Cotton*

Technical Services Librarian: Gregory Cotton*

Consulting Librarian for the Performing Arts, Humanities, & Education: Jennifer Rouse*

Consulting Librarian for the Social Sciences: Meghan Yamanishi*

Consulting Librarian for the Natural Sciences and Technology: Amy Gullen*

*Also members of the Faculty

Members of the Faculty

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Suzette L. Astley (1982)
Professor of Psychology. B.S., The University of Iowa; M.S., Ph.D., Kansas State University.

Tori Barnes-Brus (2007)
Associate Professor of Sociology. B.A., Cornell College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Kansas at Lawrence.

Devan Baty (2007)
Associate Professor of French. B.A., M.A., The University of Iowa; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin.

Stephen P. Bean (2001)
Associate Professor of Mathematics. B.S., M.A., Bowling Green State University; Ph.D., The University of Iowa.

Kara M. Beauchamp (2001)
W.F. Johnston Professor of Physics and Engineering. B.A., Carleton College; Ph.D., University of Minnesota.

Susannah Biondo-Gemmell (2010)
Associate Professor of Art. B.F.A, School of Art at Washington University; M.F.A, New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University.

Kerry Bostwick (1998)
T. Herbert and Clara B. Kelley Professor of Education. B.A., The University of Iowa; M.Ed., National-Louis University; Ph.D., The Union Institute.

Cynthia Bradley (2017)
Lecturer in Business Analytics. B.A., University of Northern Iowa; M.S., St. Joseph’s University.

Jonathan Brand (2011)
President of the College, Lecturer of Politics. B.A., University of Wisconsin; M.A., University of Michigan; J.D., Cornell Law School.

Ann Cannon (1993)
Watson M. Davis Professor of Mathematics and Statistics. B.A., Grinnell College; M.S., Ph.D., Iowa State University.

Jeffrey Cardon (1982)
Sherman and Vera Shaffer Professor of Biology and Chemistry. B.S., University of Utah; Ph.D., University of California at Los Angeles.

Barbara Christie-Pope (1995)
Professor of Biology. A.S., Oscar Rose Junior College; B.S., University of Oklahoma; B.S., Ph.D., University of Southern Alabama.

Martha A. Condon (1996)
Professor of Biology. B.S., University of Michigan; Ph.D., University of Texas.

Gregory Cotton (1988)
Director of the Russell D. Cole Library and College Librarian with the rank of Professor. B.S., Northern State College; M.A.L.S., The University of Iowa.

Erin Calhoun Davis (2005)
Associate Dean of the College. B.A., New College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Virginia.

Tony deLaubenfels (1983)
Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics. B.A., Simpson College; M.S., The University of Iowa; M.S., The University of Iowa.

Rhawn Denniston (2000)
William Harmon Professor of Geology. B.A., Hamilton College; M.S., University of New Mexico; Ph.D., The University of Iowa.

Steven Nelson DeVries (1982)
Professor of Kinesiology. B.A., The University of Iowa; M.A., Mankato State University; Ph.D., The University of Iowa.

R. Joseph Dieker (2010)
Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College, Professor of Music. B.A., Warner Pacific College; M.M., University of Oregon; D.M.A., Arizona State University.

William Dragon (1987)
Professor of Psychology. B.A., Cleveland State University; M.A., Ph.D., Bowling Green State University.

Carolyn Zerbe Enns (1987)
Professor of Psychology. B.A., Tabor College; M.A., California State University at Fresno; Ph.D., University of California at Santa Barbara.

Rebecca Entel (2007)
Associate Professor of English. B.A., University of Pennsylvania; M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin at Madison.

A’amer Farooqi (1987)
Professor of Economics and Business. B.A., Denison University; M.A., Ohio State University; Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh.

Glenn Freeman (2004)
Professor of English. B.A., Goddard College; M.F.A., Vermont College; Ph.D., University of Florida.

James H. Freeman (1985)
Professor of Mathematics. B.A., Grinnell College; M.S., Ph.D., University of Notre Dame.

Alice Ganzel (1999)
Associate Professor of Psychology. B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Robert D. Givens (1979)
Professor of History. B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley.

Paul Gray (1969)
Professor of Philosophy. B.A., Youngstown State University; Ph.D., Ohio State University.

Melinda Green (2007)
Professor of Psychology. B.A., The University of Iowa; M.S., Ph.D., Iowa State University; Ringer Distinguished Professorship.

John C. Gruber-Miller (1987)
Professor of Classics and Edwin R. and Mary E. Mason Professor of Languages. B.A., Xavier University; M.A., Ph.D., Ohio State University.

Amy Gullen (2014)
Consulting Librarian for the Natural Sciences and Technology with the rank of assistant professor. B.A., Ohio Wesleyan University; M.S. in Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Justus Hallam (2016)
Assistant Professor of Kinesiology. B.S., Ph.D., Iowa State University

Leslie Hankins (1992)
Professor of English. B.A., Duke University; M.A., Ph.D., University of North Carolina.

Hans Hassell (2012)
Assistant Professor of Politics. B.A., Pomona College; M.A., Ph.D., University of California at San Diego.

Lisa Hearne (1998)
Professor of Music. B.M., Eastern Illinois University; M.M., Arizona State University; D.M.A., The University of Iowa.

Martin Hearne (1992)
Professor of Music. B.M.Ed., Northeast Louisiana State University; M.M.Ed., Ph.D., Louisiana State University.

Jill A. Heinrich (2003)
Professor of Education. B.A., Northern Illinois University; M.S., Illinois State University; Ph.D., The University of Iowa.

Santhi Hejeebu (2004)
Professor of Economics and Business. B.A., University of Maryland Baltimore County; M.A., Ph.D., The University of Iowa.

Michelle Herder (2009)
Associate Professor of History. B.A., Carleton College; M.Phil, Ph.D., Yale University.

Chris Hoklotubbe (2017)
Associate Professor of Religion. B.A., Univerisity of California, Los Angeles; M.Div., Th.D., Harvard University.

Lynne Ikach (1992)
Professor of Russian. B.A., Grand Valley State University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Illinois.

Brian Johns (2015)
Assistant Professor of Engineering. B.S., M.S., Ph.D., The University of Iowa.

Christina Johnson (2016) Assistant Professor of Kinesiology. B.A. B.S., M.A., Ph.D., The University of Iowa

Niloofar Kamran (2017)
Associate Professor of Engineering. B.S., Gyilan University; M.S., Shahid Beheshi University; Ph.D., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

Kate Kauper (2010)
Associate Professor of Education. B.A., M.A., The University of Colorado; Ph.D., The University of Iowa.

Todd Knoop (1998)
David Joyce Professor of Economics and Business. B.A., M.A., Miami University; Ph.D., Purdue University.

Charles Liberko (1997)
Professor of Chemistry. B.A., College of St. Thomas; Ph.D., University of Minnesota.

Lyle R Lichty (1989)
Professor of Physics and Engineering. B.A., Oberlin College; Ph.D., Iowa State University.

M. Philip Lucas (1984)
Edgar Truman Brackett. Jr. Professor of History. B.A., University of Virginia; M.A., Ph.D., Cornell University.

James L. Martin (1981)
L.L. Hamline Professor of Liberal Arts. Professor of Music. B.Mus., Butler University; M.Mus., University of Illinois; D.Mus., Northwestern University.

S. Andy McCollum (1998)
Professor of Biology. B.S., North Carolina State University; Ph.D., Duke University.

Kristin Meyer (2014)
Assistant Professor of Kinesiology. B.A., Cornell College; D.P.T., University of Minnesota.

Genevieve Migely (2006)
Associate Professor of Philosophy. B.A., Northwestern University, M.A., Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University.

Tammy Mildenstein (2014)
Assistant Professor of Biology. B.S., Iowa State University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Montana.

Michael Mosier (2014)
Assistant Professor of Spanish. B.A., University of Wisconsin; M.A., Ph.D., Indiana University.

Michelle Mouton (2000)
Professor of English. B.A., Tulane University; M.A., Ph.D., University of North Carolina.

Steven Neese (2016)
Assistant Professor of Psychology. A.D., B.A., The University of Wisconsin. M.S., New Mexico Highlands University. Ph.D. Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.

Elmira Shekari Namin (2017)
Visiting Assistant Professor of Finance. M.S., Islamic Azad University; Ph.D., University of Rhode Island.

Brian Nowak-Thompson (2008)
Associate Professor of Biology and Chemistry. B.S., Northland College; M.S. and Ph.D., Oregon State University.

Marcela Ochoa-Shivapour (1999)
Professor of Spanish. Profesora de Estado en Castellano, Universidad Metropolitana de Ciencias de la Educación; M.A., Ph.D., The University of Iowa.

Scott Olinger (2000)
Professor of Theatre. B.A., University of Northern Iowa; M.F.A., Penn State University.

Mary B. Olson (1990)
Professor of Sociology. B.A., University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh; M.S., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin.

Christina Morris Penn-Goetsch (1999)
Professor of Art History. B.A., University of Virginia; M.A., Ph.D., The University of Iowa.

Aaron Perrine (2014)
Composer in Residence and Lecturer. B.A., University of Minnesota-Morris; M.Ed., University of Minnesota-Minneapolis; Ph.D., The University of Iowa.

Anthony Plaut (1992)
Professor of Art. B.S.S., Cornell College; M.F.A., University of Chicago.

Caroline Price (2016)
Assistant Professor of Theatre. B. A., Keene State College. M.F.A., Wayne State University

Misha Quill (2015)
Assistant Professor of Anthropology. B.A., College of St. Catherine, M.A., Ph.D., The University of Iowa.

Alvon Reed (2016) Lecturer, Artist in Residence in Dance. B.A., Coe College; M.F.A., The University of Iowa

Jennifer Rouse (2007)
Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning and Consulting Librarian for the Humanities, Education, and Performing Arts with rank of associate professor. B.A., Iowa State University; M.A., Iowa State University; M.F.A.; American University, M.L.S., The University of Iowa.

Steven D. Sacks (2006)
Associate Professor of Religion. B.A., Grinnell College, M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago Divinity School.

Alyssa Selmer (2016)
Assistant Professor of Spanish. B.A., Lawrence University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Minnesota.

Jai Shanata (2014)
Assistant Professor of Chemistry. B.A., Cornell College; Ph.D., California Institute of Technology.

Jerome J. Savitsky (1989)
Professor of Economics and Business. B.A., Mercer University; M.A., Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Derin Sherman (2000)
Professor of Physics and Engineering. B.S., Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Ross Sowell (2011)
Associate Professor of Computer Science. B.S., The University of the South; Ph.D., Washington University.

Kirilka S. Stavreva (2001)
Professor of English and Small Distinguished Professor. Specialist Degree, English Literature, Sofia University, Bulgaria; Ph.D., The University of Iowa.

Catherine Stewart (1999)
Professor of History. B.A., Lawrence University; M.A., Ph.D., State University of New York at Stony Brook; Richard and Norma Small Distinguished Professorship.

Jama L. Stilwell (2001)
Professor of Music. B.M., The University of Iowa; M.M., Northwestern University; Ph.D., The University of Iowa.

Cynthia Strong (1989)
William Deskin Professor of Chemistry. B.A., Whitman College; Ph.D., California Institute of Technology.

Leon Tabak (1989)
Professor of Computer Science. B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; M.S., Boston University; Ph.D., Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Craig M. Teague (2003)
Professor of Chemistry. B.S., Southwest Missouri State University; Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Craig Tepper (1989)
Professor of Biology. B.A., University of California at Santa Barbara; M.S., San Diego State University; M.A., Indiana University; Ph.D., Utah State University.

Aparna Thomas (2004)
Professor of Politics and Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies. B.A., Hope College; M.A., Ph.D., Western Michigan University.

Philip Venticinque (2009)
Associate Professor of Classics. B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago.

Emily Walsh (2005)
Associate Professor of Geology. B.A., Middlebury College; Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara.

Janeve West (2012)
Associate Professor of Theatre. B.A., Southwestern College; M.F.A, Texas Tech University.

Ellen Whale (1978)
Professor of Physical Education. B.S., Illinois State University; M.S., Eastern Illinois University.

James White (1987)
Professor of Philosophy. B.A., Ph.D., University of Virginia.

Rebecca Wines (2010)
Associate Professor of French. B.A., Whitman College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Michigan.

David Yamanishi (2007)
Associate Professor of Politics. B.A., Michigan State University (James Madison College); M.A., C.Phil., Ph.D., University of California at Los Angeles.

Meghan Yamanishi (2013)
Consulting Librarian for Social Sciences with the rank of Assistant Professor. B.A., Michigan State University; J.D., University of California, Los Angeles School of Law.

Emeriti Faculty

Craig Allin (1972-2017) Professor of Politics Emeritus
Addison Ault (1962-2012) Professor of Chemistry Emeritus
Christopher Dean Carlson (1980-2007) Professor of Sociology Emeritus
Charles R. Connell (1968-2012) Edwin R. and Mary E. Mason Professor of Languages and Professor of German Emeritus
Diane Crowder (1977-2012) Professor of French and Women’s Studies Emerita
Cecil F. Dam (1958-84) Barton S. Pauley Distinguished Emeritus Professor of Physics
William A. Deskin (1956-89) Professor of Chemistry Emeritus
Sally Farrington-Clute (1973-2014) Professor of Spanish Emerita
Leslie H. Garner, Jr. (1994-2010) President of the College Emeritus
Paul L. Garvin (1969-2005) Professor of Geology Emeritus
Harlan D. Graber (1962-2000) William F. Johnson Professor of Physics Emeritus
Douglas Hanson (1971-2012) Professor of Art Emeritus
Vivian Heywood (1963-88) Professor of Art Emerita
Edward T. Hill (1969-2000) Watson M. Davis Professor of Mathematics Emeritus
Gene Hinman (1956-58; 1960-95) William Harmon Norton Professor of Geology Emeritus
Richard L. Jacob (1968-2001) Professor of Physics and Computer Science Emeritus
Truman H. Jordan (1966-2002) Professor of Chemistry Emeritus
Carol Lacy-Salazar (1984-2015) Professor of Spanish Emerita
Marcella Lee (1968-91) Professor of Music Emerita
Lyle R Lichty (1989-2017) Professor of Physics and Engineering Emeritus
Hugh Lifson (1963-99) Professor of Art Emeritus
David W. Loebsack (1982-2006) Professor of Politics Emeritus
S. Gayle Luck (1988-2013) Professor of Education Emerita
Richard A. Martin (1970-2006) Professor of English Emeritus
Charles J. Milhauser (1964-93) Registrar and Professor of Classics Emeritus
Joseph Molleur (2001-2016) Professor of Religion Emeritus
Alfrieta Monagan (2000-2015) Professor of Anthropology
Emerita Dennis Damon Moore (1987-2005) Dean of the College Emeritus
T. Hardie Park (1963-91) Professor of Economics and Business Emeritus
Richard Peters (1988-2004) Professor of Education Emeritus
Richard Peterson (1970-2007) Professor of Sociology Emeritus
Thomas Shaw (1982-99) College Librarian with the rank of Professor Emeritus
Robert W. Sutherland, Jr. (1968-2017) Professor of Politics Emeritus
Richard H. Thomas (1967-96) Chaplain of the College and Professor of History Emeritus
Gordon A. Urquhart (1984-2004) Professor of Economics and Business Emeritus
Charlotte A. Vaughan (1972-90) Professor of Sociology Emerita