School of Humanities: Faculty and Administration

Note: For additional information and updates during 2013–2015, please visit www.purchase.edu/departments/academicprograms/las/humanities/
facultyandstaff.aspx
.

Ross A. Daly, Chair, School of Humanities
and Associate Professor of Journalism
BA, University of Minnesota; MS, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.


Full-Time Faculty | Part-Time Faculty | Contributing Faculty | Faculty Emeriti

Full-Time Faculty

Virginia Breen, Associate Professor of Journalism
BA, Brown University; MS, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

Marc Brudzinski, Assistant Professor of Language and Culture
BA, Williams College; PhD, Duke University.

Laura M. Chmielewski, Associate Professor of History
BA, St. Joseph’s University; MA, Fordham University; MPhil, PhD, City University of New York Graduate Center.

Donna Cornachio, Assistant Professor of Journalism
BA, New York University; MS, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

Anthony Paul Domestico, Assistant Professor of Literature
AB, Harvard University; MA, MPhil, Yale University.

Frank B. Farrell, Professor of Philosophy
BA, MA, Catholic University; PhD, Yale University. SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities.

Monica Ferrell, Associate Professor of Creative Writing
AB, Harvard University; MFA, Columbia University.

Geoffrey Field, Professor of History
BA, MA, St. Catherine’s College, Oxford University; PhD, Columbia University. SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Tracy Schpero Fitzpatrick, Associate Professor of Art History and
Chief Curator, Neuberger Museum of Art
BA, Tufts University; MA, George Washington University; PhD, Rutgers University.

Tara George, Associate Professor of Journalism
BA, Cambridge University; MS, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

Ager Gondra-Astigarraga, Assistant Professor of Language and Culture
BA, MAT, Universidad de Deusto (Spain); MA, PhD, Purdue University.

Elizabeth Guffey, Professor of Art History
BA, University of California, Santa Barbara; MA, PhD, Stanford University.

Rachel Hallote, Professor of History
BA, Bryn Mawr College; MA, PhD, University of Chicago.

Paula Halperin, Assistant Professor of Latin American History
BA, University of Buenos Aires; PhD, University of Maryland.

Casey Haskins, Associate Professor of Philosophy
BA, University of California, Santa Cruz; PhD, University of Pennsylvania.

Genevieve Hyacinthe, Assistant Professor of Art History
BA, University of Pennsylvania; MA, Purchase College; PhD, Harvard University.

Morris B. Kaplan, Professor of Philosophy
BA, Williams College; MA, JD, Yale University. SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities.

Paul Kaplan, Professor of Art History
BA, Hampshire College; MA, PhD, Boston University.

Lisa Keller, Associate Professor of History
BA, Vassar College; PhD, Cambridge University. SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Faculty Service.

Jane Kromm, Professor of Art History
BS, Wheelock College; MDiv, Harvard University; PhD, Emory University.

Gari LaGuardia, Associate Professor of Spanish and Literature
BA, Columbia University; PhD, University of Pennsylvania.

Elise V. Lemire, Professor of Literature
BA, Yale University; MA, PhD, Rutgers University.

Catherine Lewis, Associate Professor of Creative Writing
BA, Fontbonne College; PhD, Florida State University.

Michael Lobel, Associate Professor of Art History
BA, Wesleyan University; MA, MPhil, PhD, Yale University. SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities.

Kathleen McCormick, Professor of Literature and Pedagogy
BA, Boston College; MA, PhD, University of Connecticut.

Gaura Narayan, Assistant Professor of Literature
BA (Honors), Delhi University; MA, MPhil, PhD, Columbia University.

Diana Reinhard, Assistant Professor of History
BA, MA, Loyola College; MA, American University; PhD, Temple University.

Andrew Salomon, Assistant Professor of Journalism
BA, American University; MS, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

Lee Schlesinger, Associate Professor of Literature
BA, Brandeis University; PhD, Yale University. SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Deborah K. Symons, Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish
BA, MA equivalent, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

Aviva Taubenfeld, Associate Professor of Literature and Writing
BA, MA, PhD, Columbia University. SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Wayne te Brake, Professor of History
BA, Calvin College; PhD, University of Michigan. SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities.

Jennifer K. Uleman, Associate Professor of Philosophy
BA, Swarthmore College; PhD, University of Pennsylvania.

Gary Waller, Professor of Literature and Cultural Studies
BA, MA, University of Auckland; PhD, University of Cambridge.

Sarah Warren, Assistant Professor of Art History
BA, Oberlin College; MA, University of Iowa; PhD, University of Southern California.

Mary Alice Williams, Assistant Professor of Journalism
BA, Creighton University.

Louise Yelin, Professor of Literature
AB, Bryn Mawr College; MA, PhD, Columbia University. SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Renqiu Yu, Professor of History
BA, Sun Yat-sen University, China; MA, University of California, Los Angeles; PhD, New York University.


Part-Time Faculty

Jared Russell, Lecturer in Philosophy
BA, American University of Paris; MS, New School University; MA, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York.

Kalin Wang, Lecturer in Chinese
BA, People’s University of Beijing.


Contributing Faculty

Neuberger Museum of Art:
Patrice Giasson (Art History)
MA, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México; BA, MA, PhD, University of Montreal.

School of Art+Design:
Julian Kreimer (Art History)


Faculty Emeriti

Naomi Block, Associate Professor Emerita of Language Arts (Philosophy)
BA, Bucknell University; MA, Manhattanville College. SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Shirley Blum, Professor Emerita of Art History
AA, Stockton College; MA, University of Chicago; PhD, University of California, Los Angeles.

Kay Capo Refer to Theatre and Performance: Faculty Emeriti (Conservatory of Theatre Arts)

Eric Carlson, Associate Professor Emeritus of Art History
BA, MA, PhD, Yale University.

Marcia Cavell, Associate Professor Emerita of Philosophy
[Degree information unavailable.]

Bell Chevigny, Professor Emerita of Literature
BA, Wellesley College; MA, PhD, Yale University.

James Cookman, Associate Professor Emeritus of Language and Culture (French)
BA, Iona College; MA, New York University.

Kenley R. Dove, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy
BA, St. Olaf College; MA, PhD, Yale University.

Maria Gagliardo, Associate Professor Emerita of Spanish
Maestra Normal Nacional (Argentina); BA, MA, Hunter College, City University of New York.

Sheldon Grebstein, University Professor Emeritus of Literature
President of Purchase College, 1981–93

BA, University of Southern California; MA, Columbia University; PhD, Michigan State University.

Jean Herskovits, Research Professor of History
BA, Swarthmore College; D.Phil., Oxford University.

Naomi Holoch, Associate Professor Emerita of French and Literature
BA, Oberlin College; Licence-ès-Lettres, University of Aix-en-Provence; PhD, Columbia University.

Thomasenia M. Hutchins, Associate Professor Emerita of Literature
BA, MS, Fordham University. SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Alfred Hunt, Professor Emeritus of History
BA, St. Edwards University; MA, PhD, University of Texas, Austin. SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Marjorie Miller, Professor Emerita of Philosophy
BA, Jackson College; MA, Tufts University; PhD, SUNY Stony Brook. SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Julius Novick, Professor Emeritus of Literature and Drama Studies
BA, Harvard College; D.F.A., Yale University.

Carl Resek, Professor Emeritus of History
BA, University of Wisconsin; PhD, University of Rochester.

Gregorio Rosenblum, Associate Professor Emeritus of Spanish and Drama Studies
BA, University of Chile; MFA, Karlova University of Prague.

Ronnie Scharfman, Professor Emerita of French and Literature
BA, Bryn Mawr College; Licence-ès-Lettres, Maitrise-ès-Lettres, University of Aix-en-Provence; MPhil, PhD, Yale University. SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Renneth Sorhaindo, Associate Professor Emeritus of Language and Culture (Spanish)
BA, Iona College; MA, Hunter College, City University of New York; MSc, Lehman College, City University of New York; PhD, Pennsylvania State University. SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service.

Richard Stack, Associate Professor Emeritus of Literature
BA, Trinity College (Dublin); PhD, Stanford University.

Robert Stein, Professor Emeritus of Literature
BA, Hofstra University; MA, PhD, Columbia University. SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Nina Pelikan Straus, Professor Emerita of Literature
BA, Bennington College; PhD, New York University.

David Villecco, Associate Professor Emeritus of Language Arts
BA, Iona College; MA, St. Johns University; PhD, Universidad Inter-Americana (Mexico).

Philippa Wehle, Professor Emerita of French, Drama Studies, and Literature
BA, Bucknell University; MA, Middlebury College; PhD, Columbia University. SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

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