Centre announces tenure, promotions
RELEASED: April 17, 2008
Anderson came to Centre in 1992 and was named the Blazer Associate Professor of Economics in 2001. Anderson's expertise lies in the economics of law, crime and the environment. He also has published scholarly articles on futures markets, ARCH models, marriage, social insurance, classroom technology, instructional evaluation, childbirth and dispute resolution, among other topics. His five books cover the topics of dispute resolution, environmental economics, active learning and introductory economics. He holds a B.A. degree from the University of Michigan and M.A. and Ph.D. from Duke University.
Dunn has been on the faculty at Centre since 1990 and currently serves as chair of the Division of Science and Mathematics. Dunn's research focuses on the photo-induced energy transfer between salt substrates and absorbed molecules. He has received several grants, including a 1994 Cottrell College Science Award. Dunn spent the spring of 2001 on sabbatical at University College London, England, where he studied the formation of H2 on cosmic dust grains and the dissociation dynamics of multi-charged molecular cations. Dunn holds a B.S. from Erskine College and a Ph.D. from Indiana University.
Emmitt joined Centre in August of 2002. She earned a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley and did her undergraduate work at Bryn Mawr College. In 2001 she was published in "Rhyming Hope and History: Medbh McGuckian's Recent Poetry." "Forgotten Memories and Unheard Rhythms: H.D.'s Poetics as a Response to Male Modernism," is her most recent publication in a special issue of "Paideuma," devoted to H.D. and Marianne Moore.
Muzyka has taught at Centre since 1994. An organic chemist, Muzyka is committed to working with her Centre students in collaborative research. She has helped a number of students arrange internships with Kentucky's Central Forensic Laboratory in Frankfort. She assists student interested in attending pharmacy school and supervises internships at pharmacies and hospitals. She also serves on the Health Professions Advisory Committee. She also has given presentations and organized symposia at the Biennial Conference on Chemical Education about the tutorials on her organic chemistry web site, and conducts workshops to assist other chemistry faculty members to develop their own interactive chemistry web sites. Muzyka received her B.S. from the University of Dallas and her Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of Texas at Austin.
Workman is chair of the chemistry program at Centre, where he has taught since 1993. He currently is pursuing research in green chemistry. He has projects in two areas: green oxidative desulfurization of petroleum and environmentally benign synthetic oxidation chemistry. Workman is committed to involving students in research and has collaborated with students in research teams each summer since coming to Centre. During the 2001-02 academic year, Workman was a visiting research professor at the University of Auckland, New Zealand where he did work in organometallic chemistry. Workman also serves as academic advisor to students interested in pre-medical studies, and he has assisted students with MCAT study sessions and field trips to major medical schools. He holds a B.S. from Santa Clara University, and he earned a Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University.
Fieberg joined Centre's faculty in 2005. His academic interests focus on photochemistry. He has been published in such journals as "The Journal of Chemical Physics" and "The Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology." Fieberg received his B.S. in Chemical Physics from Centre College, his M.S. in Chemistry from the University of Illinois, and his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Texas.
Joseph Oldham (computer science) received tenure.
Oldham joined Centre in 2003 as an assistant professor of computer science. His interests include software development, curricular issues in computing, and the interactions between software and society, especially video games. Oldham received his B.A. and Ph.D in computer science at the University of Kentucky in 2000.
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