Faculty Spotlight: Blume-Kohout Brings Interdisciplinary Approach to Study of Economics
Oct08

Faculty Spotlight: Blume-Kohout Brings Interdisciplinary Approach to Study of Economics

By Cam D’Amica, Features Editor Dr. Margaret Blume-Kohout, who was a visiting assistant professor at Colgate the last three years, has joined the Economics Department. Originally from Baltimore, she grew up in suburban Philadelphia and earned her bachelor’s degree in economics from Williams College, a master’s degree in environmental health sciences from the University of California at Berkeley, and a PhD in Policy...

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Faculty Spotlight: Once Inspired by an Environmental Studies Professor as a Student at Gettysburg, Gownaris Returns as a Faculty Member
Oct07

Faculty Spotlight: Once Inspired by an Environmental Studies Professor as a Student at Gettysburg, Gownaris Returns as a Faculty Member

By Cam D’Amica, Features Editor Dr. Natasha Gownaris has joined the Environmental Studies Department. Gownaris grew up in Ridgewood, Queens and attended Gettysburg College for her undergraduate degree, graduating in 2009 with a degree in Environmental Studies and Biology. She received her PhD from Stony Brook and completed three-years of post-doctoral research at the University of Washington. Gownaris has a long-standing passion...

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Faculty Spotlight: Leal Finds Rewards Challenging Conservatory Students in Liberal Arts Environment
Oct06

Faculty Spotlight: Leal Finds Rewards Challenging Conservatory Students in Liberal Arts Environment

By Cam D’Amica, Features Editor Dr. César Leal has joined the Sunderman Conservatory of Music as Assistant Professor and Director of Orchestral Activities. Originally from Colombia, he has lived in both the United States and Europe throughout his life, receiving his bachelor’s degree from Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá, his master’s degree from Florida International University, and a PhD in musicology from the University of...

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Faculty Spotlight: Stiegemeier, a Painter, Continues Tenure in Art & Art History Department
Oct05

Faculty Spotlight: Stiegemeier, a Painter, Continues Tenure in Art & Art History Department

By Cam D’Amica, Features Editor Austin Stiegemeier has joined the Art and Art History Department on a permanent basis in his new role as Assistant Professor of Painting. Originally from small town Rathdrum, Idaho, he received a BFA in painting and printmaking from Western Washington University and an MFA from Washington State University. Stiegemeier was always interested in art as a child. As he grew older, he said that art...

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Faculty Spotlight: Ozgur Joins Economics Faculty, Studies Stability and Implications for Political Freedom
Oct04

Faculty Spotlight: Ozgur Joins Economics Faculty, Studies Stability and Implications for Political Freedom

By Cam D’Amica, Features Editor Dr. Gokcer Ozgur has joined the Economics Department as an assistant professor focusing on economic stability and history. He is originally from Ankara, Turkey and has studied and worked in Turkey and Salt Lake City, Utah. He received his BSc in Economics at the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey and his PhD in Economics at the University of Utah. Ozgur always had an interest in...

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