Jerald David August
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Business, Organizations and Society (BOS)
B.S. (Wharton) and B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1974.,
J.D. University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 1977.,
LL.M. in Taxation, New York University School of Law, 1980.
Professor August, partner in the Philadelphia office of the law firm Fox Rothschild LLP and Co-Chair of the firm’s International Taxation & Wealth Planning Practice Group, is a nationally recognized tax lawyer. He advises clients with respect to tax planning for mergers and acquisitions involving domestic and foreign companies and individuals, He has frequently represented taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service, the United States Tax Court, federal district courts and the Court of Federal Claims. He is a Life Sustaining member of the prestigious American Law Institute and serves as program chair and speaker at many ALI tax conferences and webcasts. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Corporate Taxation, has published extensively in federal business and international taxation in national publications for tax lawyers, academicians and advisors, and has lectured for many years at national tax conferences. Mr. August has previously taught as an adjunct professor at the University of Florida School of Law and the University of Miami School of Law.
Visiting Assistant Professor of English
B.A. Emory University, 2014; M.F.A./M.A. Indiana University, 2017; Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2021.
Professor Cho is a poet and essayist born in South Korea and raised in Indiana. Her writing focuses on immigration, language, lore, and how stories and phrases passed through immigrant families are not diluted over time but distilled into potency. You can read her work in publications like Poetry, New England Review, Gulf Coast, Orion, Southeast Review, and will be anthologized in The Best American Poetry 2021 and They Rise Like a Wave: An Anthology of Asian American Women Poets. Recently, she was a finalist for the 2020 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Poetry Fellowship awarded by The Poetry Foundation. Her essay "Cleaving Translation" was selected by Kiese Laymon as the winner of Sycamore Review's Nonfiction Prize. Her first piece of cultural criticism "Subtitles Can't Capture the Full Class Critique in Parasite" appears in GEN Medium, a column edited by Hanif Abdurraqib. Since 2014, she has been working on literary journals and has served as the editor-in-chief of Indiana Review and Cream City Review and now serves as guest editor for Poetry magazine. You can find more at www.suchowrites.com.
Adjunct Assistant Professor, History
Sotirios Dimitriadis is a historian of the modern Middle East and will be teaching at the Department of History as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the fall and spring semesters of 2021-2022. He has received his PhD from the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London with research on the process of urban transformation in the final years of the Ottoman Empire. He has published and taught in his native Greece and in the US on the history of the Middle East and the Islamic world, and on urban studies.
Richard Kent Evans
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Richard Kent Evans is a scholar of American Religions. He is the author of MOVE: An American Religion (Oxford University Press, 2020). He also teaches at Haverford College, where he is Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion.
Eva Goedhart (she/her)
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics
Ph.D., Bryn Mawr College; M.A., Wake Forest University; B.S. James Madison University
Dr. Goedhart’s research is mostly within Algebraic Number Theory, in Diophantine Equations. This area has the wonderful advantage that it is grounded in a long history, deep, broad, and yet has problems that can be solved in a few short sentences. Her research is a highlight of her academic career as it allows her to find connections with students as they share the excitement of exploration and discovery in mathematical research. The path into mathematics can often be difficult to navigate but Dr. Goedhart has been working to establish new and more welcoming routes for students.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy
B.A. The New School (2010), M.A. Georgia State University (2013), PhD University of California, Riverside (2021)
Professor Harrison (she/they) received her PhD in Philosophy from the University of California, Riverside in 2021. She was a visiting doctoral researcher at Oxford University in 2019, and has been presenting her work at international conferences since 2014. Her research specializes in mid-20th-Century French phenomenologist Maurice Merleau-Ponty's work on perceptual experience, and the relationship between the experiencing subject and the experienced world. She has a significant secondary research interest in Feminist Philosophy, and a forthcoming article applying Merleau-Ponty's model of perception to problems in feminist standpoint epistemology.
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Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Theatre and Dance
B.A., UNC-Chapel Hill, 2002
M.A., NYU, 2010
MFA, Brooklyn College, 2012
Prof. harvey received his MFA in Acting from Brooklyn College. His scholarship has concentrated in the areas of black theatre, equity diversity inclusion and belonging & the black body in white spaces. As an actor, he has performed around the USA and in the UK and on the big and small screen. As a director, he has directed plays written by award-winning writers Chisa Hutchinson, Nikkole Salter and August Wilson. As a writer, he has written three solo performances centered around black male identity. He is currently his first commission, a full-length documentary-theatre play centered around mental health, suicide and depression in the Black and Latin communities in Trenton, NJ. He is a member of Actors Equity, SAG-AFTRA, and Stage Directors & Choreographers Society.
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Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology
2015 – Ph.D. in Psychology, Cornell University
2003-2007 – Studies in Linguistics, City University of New York, The Graduate Center, New York
1997 – MA in Iberian Cultural Studies, Bucharest University, Romania
1996 – BA in Spanish and English Linguistics and Literatures, Bucharest University, Romania
Professor Iricinschi received her Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from Cornell University for research on narrative cognition. Her research focused on narrative discourse processes as modulated by the medium of presentation (film or text narrative), structural complexity, and cultural connotations. Professor Iricinschi is currently applying the narrative research to the study of the psychology of belonging. Narratives mimic or reflect life and therefore can be used to reveal beliefs about belonging in our diverse and complex world. Her current research proposes an empirical investigation of people’s perceived belongingness as impacted by socio-demographic changes due to immigration, mobility, and current re-conceptualizations of self, diversity, and inclusion.
Hagar Mahmoud Mohamed Abd-El-Fattah Kenawy
Egyptian Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant
B.A., Alexandria University, Faculty of Education- English Department, 2018
Hagar received her B.A. in Literature and Education from Alexandria University in 2018. She has been teaching English for 3 years. She taught English to Egyptian students using games and different activities to help the students in acquiring the language and improving their proficiency level. She likes integrating between different languages and several cultural aspects. She helped in adapting the curriculum to be taught in an online setting in both teens’ and adults’ classes. She got her CELTA certificate from the British Council in 2021. Her Fulbright scholarship concentrates in the area of teaching Arabic to non-native students. Hagar is interested in studying American History and Literature. She is planning to pursue an M.A. in American studies.
Adjunct Instructor, English
B.A. Kenyon College, 1996
M.F.A. Boise State University, 2002
Meghan Kenny received her BA in English from Kenyon College and her MFA in Fiction from Boise State University, and teaches Introduction to Creative Writing at F&M. She is the author of the novel The Driest Season (W.W. Norton & Company), an honorable mention for the 2019 PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Novel, and the short story collection Love Is No Small Thing (LSU Press). Her stories have been published in journals such as The Kenyon Review, The Iowa Review, The Gettysburg Review, Cincinnati Review, Hobart, and Pleiades.
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Judaic Studies & History
Ph.D., the Russian State University of Humanities, Moscow, 1996.
Ph.D., Brandeis University, 2008
Professor Victoria Khiterer received a Ph.D. in Modern Jewish History from Brandeis University (2008), and a Ph.D. in Russian Jewish History from the Russian State University of Humanities, Moscow (1996). Dr. Khiterer is an Associate Professor of History at Millersville University, Pennsylvania. She is a founding member of the Academic Council of the Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center in Kiev, Ukraine. Dr. Khiterer is author and editor of seven books and over a hundred articles on Russian, Ukrainian and Eastern European Jewish History and the Holocaust. She is currently working on her new monograph “Echo of Babi Yar: Commemoration and Memorialization of the Holocaust in Kiev.”
Adjunct Instructor, Department of Theatre and Dance
BA, Emory University, 2014; MFA New York University, 2021
Michael Lewis is a scenic designer for theatre, dance, and opera. He received his BA in English Literature and Theater Studies from Emory University, where he was the recipient of the Alice N. Benston Award in Theater Studies. Most recently he earned his MFA from the Department of Design for Stage and Film at NYU/Tisch School of the Arts. His work as a set designer has included productions in New York and Chicago. Michael is excited by the possibility of creating new worlds through stage design, and he is thrilled to be teaching at Franklin and Marshall College. To see his work, visit: michaelbennettlewis.com
Chinese Language Teaching Assistant
B.A., National Taipei University of Education, 2019; M.A., Indiana University, 2021.
Jou Li received her M.A. in Chinese Language Pedagogy from Indiana University. Her scholarship concentrated in the area of teaching Chinese as a foreign language. Her current research focuses on the use of student-created podcasts in a CFL classroom.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Ph.D. University of Colorado Boulder (2021)
M.A. University of Colorado Boulder (2018)
B.S. Lebanon Valley College (2015)
Professor Lu's Ph.D. work at the University of Colorado Boulder is in the general areas of operator algebras and noncommutative geometry. He investigated equivalence bimodules over noncommutative solenoids and their connections to p-adic numbers. Currently, he is working on furthering his existing research and incorporating quantum information theory into his scholarship. He is also interested in inclusive and critical pedagogies and best practices that lead to equitable achievement outcomes. In his free time, he enjoys running, hiking, and other outdoor activities.
Tod S. Porter
Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics
A.B., Monroe Community College,1976; B.A., Syracuse University, 1978; Ph.D., Economics, Syracuse University, 1984.
Dr. Porter taught at Youngstown State University for 35 years and was awarded the title of Professor Emeritus at his retirement. During his time at YSU he served as department chair for 22 years and as the university's General Education Coordinator for two years. He most frequently taught principles of microeconomics and courses in applied microeconomics, including public finance, labor economics, and health economics. His primary areas of research included education finance (he was an expert witness in the DeRolph court case that challenged Ohio's system for financing primary and secondary education) and the teaching of economics (he was the primary investigator for a National Science Foundation grant for the development of a simulated economy for teaching principles of microeconomics). Most recently he taught as a visiting lecturer for the economics department at the University of Pittsburgh.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.A., University of Maryland College Park, 1997; M.A., New York University, 2007; Ph.D., University of Maryland College Park, 2014
Hyeyoung Shin received her Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of Maryland College Park. Her scholarship has focused on intergroup prejudice. She has been interested in understanding negative attitudes toward socially marginalized or stigmatized groups. Currently, she investigates how social and cultural norms, values, and orientations that are reflected in systems and policies of a group or society shape attitudes toward ingroups and outgroups with differing social statuses. She also compares these dynamics across countries and cultures to understand intergroup prejudice more comprehensively. She teaches social psychology, social inequality, cross-cultural psychology, research methods, and statistics.
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
B.A, BSc. University of Texas at Austin 2009, M.A. University of Texas at Austin, 2011, Ph.D. Emory University, 2019.
Professor Suhail received his Ph.D. in Anthropology from Emory University in 2019 and subsequently held postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Southern California and Yale University. His work addresses issues in the anthropology of violence, social theory, and urban studies. His current book project, Machines of Violent Desire addresses the role played by non-state violence and transnational kinship networks in achieving order in urban South Asia. He is concurrently working on a second, co-authored book project titled Sacropolitics, that addresses the rearrangement of human communities amid multiple, diverse, and recurrent ecological and political crises across the globe.
Adjunct Faculty of Computer Science
B.S., Rochester Institute of Technology, 1989; M.S., New York University, 1992
Thomas Rogers received a M.S. in Computer Science from New York University and a B.S. in Computer Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology. Thomas is an industry professional with over thirty years of hands-on technical experience and has been a part-time Computer Science instructor since 2016. Thomas holds four U.S. Patents in streaming video technology. He is married to his wife Michelle where they reside in Lancaster, PA with their dog and two cats.
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Government
B.A., Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1992; M.A., Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1993; Ph.D., Penn State University, 2020.
Professor Weller received his Ph.D. in Public Administration from Penn State University. His scholarship has concentrated in the area of organizational logics and their role in organizations' structure and functions. His current research focuses on social entrepreneurship; the role of paradoxes, dilemmas, contradictions, and conflicts in collaborative governance; and continued research into organizational logics and institutional logics. He has also taught graduate and undergraduate public policy, political science, health policy and administration, and public administration courses at Penn State Harrisburg. Previously, he was Director of Clinical Services for the partial hospitalization program at a nonprofit residential facility for delinquent and dependent youth.