Meet the First-Year Preceptorial Faculty
The members of the Knox faculty bring a wide variety of training and experience. Their research and performance interests are listed below, with additional information and e-mail contacts on each person's linked profile page.
Jennifer Templeton, Program Director
Associate Professor of Biology
Ph.D., Concordia University, 1993"The focus of my studies is on learning, memory, and foraging behavior, and involves experimental work in the field and lab."
Instructor of Journalism
and Anthropology and Sociology
M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1986"I am interested in the complex interplay among journalists and other media producers, the organizations they work for, larger social and political institutions, and the imaginative and material lives of the ordinary people who work, play, think and dream in a world saturated by the mass media."
Assistant Professor of Asian Studies
Ph.D., Chinese, University of Minnesota, 2009"Currently I am researching cross-cultural interactions between China and the West during the 1930s."
Associate Professor of Modern Languages-Spanish
Ph.D., Columbia University, 1994"Questions of the power to speak, on a variety of levels, greatly interest me."
Professor of Chemistry
Ph.D., University of Maryland, 1990"My laboratory is interested in studying the structure of proteins-more specifically, how the structure of a protein is related to its function, its stability, and how it folds into its final 3-D shape."
Philip Sidney Post Professor of English
M.F.A., University of Iowa, 1967"Young writers in my classes are continually encouraged to explore the artistic and natural world around them as a way of discovering and articulating the intricacies of selfhood."
Professor of Physics
Ph.D., University of California-Berkeley, 1993"With the help of Knox students, I am using a variety of techniques-evanescent-wave ellipsometry, magnetic and electric field-induced birefringence, and light scattering-to probe the molecular ordering near surfaces and fluctuations in bulk samples."
Associate Professor of Political Science
Ph.D., University of California-Berkeley, 1992 "I am currently working on a book [which] analyzes the ways in which social movements of the Left and the Right make sense of, politicize, and form alliances to deal with the processes frequently labeled with the term 'globalization.'"
Associate Professor of Gender and Women's Studies
Ph.D., Stanford University, 1993 "My book reviews selected texts of the Generacion del Treinta suggesting that cultural institutions, publications, and literary works provided the means through which class, racial, and gender alliances were played out in the context of U.S. political and economic hegemony over the island."
Instructor in Psychology and Gender and Women's Studies
Ph.D. candidate, Purdue University
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Ph.D., University of Maryland, 2006"I am interested in collecting and analyzing data to better understand how people build good software, from the process and techniques used to build large systems down to the short but often intense experiences novices have while learning to program."