School of Humanities: Faculty and Administration

Note: For additional information and updates during 2016–2018, 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

Nicholas Baer, Visiting Assistant Professor of Cinema Studies and Philosophy*
BA, University of Chicago; MA, PhD, University of California, Berkeley.
*dual appointment; also in the School of Film and Media Studies

Christian Bailey, Assistant Professor of History
BA, University of Oxford; MA, University of Sussex; PhD, Yale University.

Leandro Benmergui, Assistant Professor of History
BA, University of Buenos Aires; PhD, University of Maryland, College Park.

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, PhD, Yale University.

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

Tracy Schpero Fitzpatrick, Associate Professor of Art History (on leave) and
Director, Neuberger Museum of Art
BA, Tufts University; MA, George Washington University; PhD, Rutgers University.

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. SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities.

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.

Brian Kates, Visiting Assistant Professor of Journalism
BA, Pennsylvania Military College.

Lisa Keller, 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.

Louis Lazar, Visiting Assistant Professor of Journalism
BA, University of Wisconsin, Madison; MA, New York University.

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.

Elliott Lewis, Assistant Professor of Journalism
BA, University of Maryland-University College; JD, University of Akron School of Law.

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. SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

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

Mehdi Tavana Okasi, Assistant Professor of Creative Writing
BA, Connecticut College; MFA, Purdue University.

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

Mariel Rodney, Assistant Professor of Literature
BA, Queens College, City University of New York; MA, PhD, Columbia University.

Andrew Salomon, Associate 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.

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

Jennifer K. Uleman, Associate Professor of Philosophy
BA, Swarthmore College; PhD, University of Pennsylvania. SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

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

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

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


Part-Time Faculty

Ellen Brooks, Lecturer in Writing
BA, Pennsylvania State University; MFA, Sarah Lawrence College; MEd, Temple University; EdD, University of Pennsylvania.

Deborah Cooper, Lecturer in Writing
BA, Wayne State University; MPS, Manhattanville College.

Peter Dearing, Lecturer in Writing
BA, Hunter College, City University of New York; MFA, Sarah Lawrence College.

Shinelle Espaillat, Lecturer in Writing
BA, Hunter College, City University of New York; MA, Temple University.

Alysa Hantgan, Lecturer in Writing
BA, University of Michigan; MFA, Sarah Lawrence College.

Mara T. Horowitz, Lecturer in History
BA, Sarah Lawrence College; MA, PhD, Columbia University.

Christopher Konzelman, Lecturer in Writing
BA, Occidental College; MA, California State University, Los Angeles; MFA, Sarah Lawrence College.

Mary Ellen Marks, Lecturer in Writing
BA, Pace University; MFA, Sarah Lawrence College.

Rachel McCain, Lecturer in Writing
BA, York College, City University of New York; MFA, Sarah Lawrence College.

Courteney Rae Pali, Lecturer in Writing
BA, New York University; MFA, Sarah Lawrence College.

Peter Polinski, Lecturer in Writing
MusB, MM, Purchase College.

Robert Sabo, Lecturer in Journalism
Graduate of the Naval School of Photography, Defense Information School of Photojournalism, and the U.S. Navy–sponsored military photojournalism program, Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University.

Emily Sausen, Lecturer in Writing
AB, Princeton University; JD, New York University School of Law.

Olga Seham, Lecturer in Writing
BA, Yale University; MPS, Manhattanville College.

Aditi Sriram, Lecturer in Writing
BA, Columbia University; MFA, The New School.

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

Amy Beth Wright, Lecturer in Writing
BA, Oberlin College; MFA, Sarah Lawrence College


Contributing Faculty

Conservatory of Music:
Bradley Brookshire (College Writing)

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.

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.

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

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

Albert Fried, Professor Emeritus of History
BA, Brooklyn College, City University of New York; MA, Columbia 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
BA, University of Southern California; MA, Columbia University; PhD, Michigan State University. President of Purchase College, 1981–93.

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. Dean of the College of Letters and Science, Purchase College, 1989–99.

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; DFA, Yale University.

Carl Resek, Professor Emeritus of History
BA, University of Wisconsin; PhD, University of Rochester. Founding dean of humanities at Purchase College.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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