|Centre starts school year with 10 new professors
RELEASED: Oct. 10, 2002
DANVILLE, KYTen new professors have joined the full-time faculty at Centre College this fall.
Fidelis Achenjang is visiting assistant professor of biology. He has a Ph.D. from the University of Wyoming, a master's from the University of London and degrees from the University of Yaounde in Cameroon. Achenjang was previously assistant professor of chemistry at Minnesota State University.
Amy Beilstein is visiting assistant professor of chemistry. She has a Ph.D. from Duke University and a bachelor's degree from the College of Wooster in Ohio. Beilstein's research interests include using transition metal complexes as labels for the detection of binding events in DNA and antibodies.
Mohua Das is assistant professor of economics. She has a Ph.D. and master's from Syracuse University and bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Delhi in India. Das has an interest in international economics and was honored as Syracuse's Outstanding Teaching Assistant in 2001.
Ruben Rene Dupertuis is visiting instructor of religion. His research interests are in the relationship between early Christian narrative and Greco-Roman literary and religious traditions. Dupertuis has a master's from Claremont School of Theology and a bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan.
Helen Emmitt is associate professor of English. She served as professor of English at Virginia Military Institute for four years. From 1995 to 1998 she was a visiting assistant professor of English at Centre College. Emmitt has a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley and did her undergraduate work at Bryn Mawr College. Emmitt is co-editor of the upcoming publication "Everything Bears a New Light: Critical Essays on Multi-Cultural Ecological Poetry." Last year she was published in Rhyming Hope and History: Medbh McGuckian's Recent Poetry.
W. David Hall is assistant professor of religion. He received a Ph.D. and master's from the University of Chicago and a bachelor's degree from California State University. Hall's primary research interest is 19th and 20th century European thought. Prior to coming to Centre, he was a visiting assistant professor of religious studies at DePaul University.
James Hoover is visiting assistant professor of history. He taught Asian and Indian history at Santa Clara University last year. Hoover has a Ph.D. and master's from the University of Wisconsin and a bachelor's degree from the University of California at Berkeley.
Mark Jackson is visiting assistant professor of psychology. Before joining Centre's faculty, he was assistant professor of psychology at Rockford College. Jackson received a Ph.D., and a master's from the University of Kentucky and a bachelor's degree from the University of Memphis.
Sarah Stoycos is visiting assistant professor of music. She has a Ph.D. from Washington University and a bachelor's degree from Bowdoin College. Prior to coming to Centre, Stoycos was a visiting instructor of music at Bowdoin College. Her primary interests are music of the Renaissance, the interaction of music and politics in the 20th century, and American musical theater.
Jan Wertz is assistant professor of psychology. Her primary interest is in how stress and coping are related to burnout. Prior to coming to Centre, she was assistant professor of psychology at Kentucky Wesleyan College. Wertz has a Ph.D. and master's from the University of Kentucky. She holds bachelor's degrees from Montana State University and the Montana College of Mineral Science and Technology. She had a pre-doctoral internship at a VA hospital in Tacoma, Wash., performing neuropsychological evaluations, working with Alzheimer's patients, and assisting homeless veterans gain housing and employment.
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