Warren Wilson College Catalog 07-08

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Warren Wilson College does not use conventional academic ranks or titles. The following list includes faculty for 2007-2008. (* Indicates part-time teaching assignment)

David Abernathy

Geography/Global Studies

B.A. University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
M.A. University of North Carolina - Charlotte
Ph.D., University of Washington

Luis Arevalo


B.A., Universidad Jose s. Canas
M.A., Kansas State University
Ph.D., University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

*Eric Baden


B.A., State University of New York - Buffalo
M.F.A. - East Tennessee State University

Paul Bartels


B.S., Southern Illinois University
M.Phil., University of the West Indies
Ph.D., University of California - Santa Cruz

*Bette Bates


B.F.A., Stephens College
M.F.A., East Carolina University

Charles Benedict


B.F.A., M.F.A., Art Center College of Design

Amy E. Boyd

Biology/ Environmental Studies

B.A., Earlham College
M.S., Antioch New England Graduate School
Ph.D., University of Arizona

David J. Bradshaw


A.B., Bowdoin College
M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University

Mark V. Brenner

Biology/Environmental Studies

B.S., University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point
Ph.D., University of Washington

John W. Brock

Chemistry/Environmental Studies

B.S., Kentucky Wesleyan College
Ph.D., Emory University

Kathryn Burleson


B.A., Appalachian State University
M.S., Humboldt State University
Ph.D., University of California - Santa Cruz

Christey Carwile


B.A., Appalachian State University
M.A., Ph.D., Southern Illinois University - Carbondale

Alison H. Climo

Social Work

A.B., Smith College
M.A., M.S.W., Ph.D., University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Mark Cobb


A.B., M.A., University of Georgia
Ph.D., University of California - Santa Cruz

Donald F. Collins


B.A., College of Wooster
M.S., Ph.D., Carnegie-Mellon University

Victoria P. Collins


B.A., College of Wooster
M.S., Carnegie-Mellon University
M.S., University of Arizona
Ph.D., University of Kentucky

Antonis Coumoundouros


B.S., Radford University
M.A.,Ph.D., Dusquesne University

*Milton Crotts


B.M., M.M., University of North Carolina - Greensboro
D. M.A., University of South Carolina - Columbia

*Ruth Douglas Currie

History/Political Science

B.A., Agnes Scott College
M.Div., Union Theological Seminary
M.A., Ph.D., Duke University

Gwendolyn Diehn


B.A., Our Lady of the Lake University
B.A., Indiana University
M.A., University of Notre Dame
M.F.A., Vermont College of Norwich University
Advanced graduate study, University of Tennessee

Robert A. Eckstein


B.A., University of Colorado
D.V.M., Colorado State University
M.S., Ph.D., University of California - Davis

David S. Ellum

Forestry/ Environmental Studies

B.S., North Carolina University
M.F., Ph.D., Yale University

Ben Feinberg


B.A., University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
M.A., Ph.D., University of Texas - Austin

Sally A. Fischer


B.A., Goucher College
M.A., Villanova University
Ph.D., Marquette University

Miriam L. Freeman

Social Work

B.A., University of Missouri - Kansas City
M.S.W., University of South Carolina
Ph.D., University of Texas - Austin

Victoria M. Garlock


Sc.B., Brown University
Ph.D., University of Alabama - Birmingham

Warren Gaughan


B.A., Maryville College
M.M., University of North Carolina - Greensboro
D.M.H., Arizona State University

Dongping Han (on Sabbatical 2006-07)

History/Political Science

B.A., Qufu Teaches' University, China
B.A., Hebei University, China
Diploma in Education, National University of Singapore
M.A., University of Vermont
Ph.D., Brandeis University

Gary Hawkins


B.A., University of Redlands
M.F.A., Warren Wilson College
Ph.D., University of Houston

Jeffrey Holmes


B.A., M.A., University of California - Santa Barbara
Ph.D., University of Colorado - Boulder

Carol Howard


B.A., State University of New York - Purchase
M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University

Rodney Jack


Joan Beebe Teaching Fellow (2007-2008)
M.F.A, Warren Wilson College

Janice Jackson

The Claude D. Vannoy '35 Chair Business and Economics

B.A., Beloit College
M.E., Howard University
M.B.A>, Ph.D., University of Memphis

*Philip Jamison


B.A., Hamilton College
M.S., Western Carolina University

*Lorrie Jayne


B.A., Warren Wilson College

Anne L. Jonas


B.S., Guilford College
M.Ed., Harvard University

Dean C. Kahl


B.A., Whittier College
Ph.D., Stanford University

Franklin A. Kalinowski

Environmental Studies/Political Science

B.A., M.A., University of Delaware
Ph.D., Claremont Graduate School

Susan B. Kask


B.A., University of Colorado
Ph.D., University of Wyoming

Martha Knight-Oakley


B.A., Trinity University
M.S., Ph.D., Purdue University

*Louly Konz


B.A., Davidson College
M.A., Ph.D., University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

Siti Kusujiarti


B.A., Gadjah Mada University
M.A., Ph.D., University of Kentucky

Lucy Lawrence

Social Work

B.S., University of North Carolina - Greensboro
M.S.W., Boston University School of Social Work
Ph.D., University of Alabama School of Social Work

Laura L. Lengnick

Sustainable Agriculture

B.A., University of Maryland
M.S., North Carolina State University
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University

Hun Y. Lye

Religious Studies

B.A., Allegheny College
M.A., Ph.D., University of Virginia

Paul J. Magnarella

Peace Studies

B.A., University of Connecticut
M.S., Fairfield University
A.M., Ph.D., Harvard University
J.D., University of Florida College of Law

A. Michael Matin


B.A., Vassar College
M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University

Mallory McDuff

Outdoor Leadership/Environmental Studies

B.A., Vanderbilt University
M.S., University of South Alabama
Ph.D., University of Florida

David G. Moore


B.A., University of California at Berkeley
M.A., Ph.D., University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

*Joan Moser


B.M., University of North Carolina - Greensboro
Fulbright Scholar, Oslo University
M.A., University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Ph.D., Candidate, University of Michigan

David A. Mycoff


B.A., Washington and Lee University
M.A., Ph.D., University of Rochester

Lyn O'Hare


Warren Wilson College and Lee University
M.A., Banks Street College of Education

Marty O'Keefe

Outdoor Leadership

B.S., M.Ed., St. Lawrence University
Ed.D., Boston University

*Michael Oliphant

Business Administration

B.S., Georgia Institute of Technology
M.S., M.B.A., Georgia State University

Philip L. Otterness

History/Political Science

B.A., M.S., University of Pennsylvania
M.A., Cambridge University
M.A., Johns Hopkins University
Ph.D., University of Iowa

Graham Paul


B.A., Antioch College
M.F.A., Tulane University

Angela Marie Phillips


A.B., Georgetown University
M.A., Ph.D., University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

Karen Powell


M.F.A., University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Edward O. Raiola

Carol Grotnes Belk Chair

B.A., California State University - Chico Outdoor Leadership
M.A., University of Northern Colorado
Ph.D., Union Graduate School

Catherine Reid


B.A., Goddard College
M.A., University of Maine
Ph.D., Florida State University

Holly J. Rosson


B.S., Saint Michael's College
M.S., The University of Vermont
Ph.D., Dartmouth College

Samuel Scoville


B.A., Yale University
M.A.T., Ph.D., Duke University

J. Thomas Showalter


B.A., Maryville College
M.A.C.T., University of Tennessee

Jeanne Matthews Sommer

Religious Studies

B.A., Wake Forest University
M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary
Ph.D., Northwestern University

*Christine L. Swoap


B.A., Binghamton University
M.A., University of Delaware

Robert A. Swoap


B.A., Duke University
M.S., Ph.D., University of Florida

Sarah Thuesen

History/Political Science

B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

Michael A. Torres


B.S., Angelo State University
Ph.D., Texas A and M University

Laura B. Turchi


B.A., St. Olaf College
M.A., National College of Education
Ed.D., Appalachian State University

Laura Vance


B.A., M.A., Western Washington University
Ph.D., Simon Fraser University

Evan Wantland

Mathematics and Computer Science

B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Auburn University

Louise M. Weber

Biology/Environmental Studies

B.S., St. Mary's College
M.S., University of Notre Dame
Ph.D., Clemson University

Gretchen Wilke Whipple


B.A., Manhattanville College
M.S., Virginia Commonwealth University
M.S., Ph.D., Louisiana State University

Steven Williams

Music, College Organist

B.M., Mars Hill College
M.M., University of Illinois
Prix d'excellence, Conservatoire Nationale de Musique, France
D.M.A., University of Illinois

The following individuals are full-time College staff members and occasionally teach specific courses.

Donald E. Baker


B.F.A., Wright State University
M.F.A., Case Western Reserve University

John Bowers


B.A., B.S., Lander University
M.A., Western Carolina University

Beverly Ohler


B.A., Newark School of Fine Art

Herbert A. Summers

Intercultural Studies

A.A., Young Harris College
B.A., Southern Methodist University
M.Div., Emory University
Ph.D., California School of Professional Psychology

The following individuals are College faculty and are Honorably Retired.

Douglas Bartlett (emeritus)

Peace Studies

B.A., Bloomfield College
M.Div., Th.M., Princeton Theological Seminary

Edward G. Bierhaus, Jr. (emeritus)


B.A., University of the South
M.Div., General Theological Seminary
D.F.A., Yale University
Postdoctoral Study, Oxford University

Tommy Eller (emeritus)

Math/Computer Science

B.A., Berea College
M.S., University of Tennessee and University of Evansville

Hugh Himan (emeritus)


B.A., M.A., Miami University
Ph.D., University of Illinois

Willis M. Hubbard (emeritus)

B.A., Monmouth College
M.S. University of Illinois
M.A., Southern Illinois University - Carbondale

Jean Hutton (emerita)

A.A., Stephens College
M.S.L.S. East Texas University
M.A., New School for Social Research

Robert Keener (emeritus)


B.Mus. Ed., Mullikin University
M.S., University of Illinois
D.M.A., University of Colorado
Post-doctoral study, Westminster Choir College

Virginia McKinley (emeritus)

Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College

Universite de Bordeaux B.A., University of California - Santa Cruz
M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University

Sheldon Neuringer (emeritus)


B.A., Brooklyn College
M.S., Columbia University
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin

Douglas M. Orr, Jr. (emeritus)


B.A., Davidson College
M.A., Ph.D., University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

*Betty Siviter (emerita)

Early Childhood Education

A.A., Stratford College
B.A., St. Andrews Presbyterian College
M.A., Western Carolina University

George M. Spencer (emeritus)

Business Administration

B.S., Rollins College
M.S., Ph.D., Florida State University

Ron Wilson (emeritus)


B.A., Georgetown College
M.A., South Dakota State University