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New Faculty Ready to Teach

August 26, 2014

Laurie Morrissey
Communications and Marketing
(603) 641-7240

New faculty join Interim Dean of the College, Mark Cronin for a photo

L to R: Chih-Chien Huang, Aubrey Scheopner Torres, Joanne Welch, Mark Cronin (interim dean of the college), Carmen McClish, William Ryerson, Sarah Hardin, Thomas Shell, Elizabeth Rickenbach.

Seven assistant professors join the college's distinguished faculty this fall, bringing teaching and research experience in areas such as Alzheimer's Disease, African history, and the reason why snakes flick their tongues.

Sarah Hardin (history) holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of Wisconsin Madison and most recently taught at Allegheny College.

Chih-Chien Huang (sociology) holds a Ph.D. in sociology (specializing in medical sociology and population health) from Arizona State University, where she was a graduate teaching associate and advised the Taiwanese Student Association.

Carmen McClish (English) holds a Ph.D. in communication from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was a postdoctoral teaching fellow at Northeastern University. Most recently, she was a lecturer at the University of the West Indies.

Elizabeth Rickenbach (psychology) holds a Ph.D. in aging studies from the University of South Florida and most recently taught at Emmanuel College.

William Ryerson (biology) holds a Ph.D. in ecology and evolutionary biology from the University of Connecticut.

Aubrey Scheopner Torres (education) holds a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction from Boston College.

Thomas Shell (chemistry) holds a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Emory University, and recently taught at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Joanne Welch (nursing) began teaching last semester. She has more than 26 years of leadership experience in acute care nursing and earned a doctorate in nursing practice at Walden University.