Lawrence announces ten new tenure-track faculty

Rebecca Dempsey

Last spring Lawrence announced the 10 new tenure-track faculty members. It is exciting to finally learn about those professors who are on their way to becoming permanent members of our community.These professors have studied at institutions all over the country, including the University of Chicago, Harvard University, and the University of Pennsylvania. Together at Lawrence, they represent many different departments and special interests.

Garth Bond, Assistant Professor of English, previously taught at the University of Chicago, where he received his Ph.D., and Temple University in Philadelphia. At Lawrence, his interests within English lay primarily in Renaissance literature, Shakespeare, and film.

Before joining the Lawrence faculty, Dominica Chang attended UW-Madison and Middlebury College. She earned her Ph.D. in Romance languages and literatures from the University of Michigan, where she was also a lecturer before coming to Lawrence. As an Assistant Professor of French, she likes to teach revolutionary studies and 19th century French studies.

Scott Corry received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in mathematics after earning his B.A. from Reed College. He stayed to work at the University of Pennsylvania for several years before coming to Lawrence. While he teaches as an assistant professor of mathematics, he is also involved with number theory and algebraic geometry.

With an interest in chemistry, Stefan Debbert graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and Cornell University, where he received his Ph.D. He now specializes in teaching organic chemistry.

Before coming to Lawrence as assistant professor of chemistry, Kimberly Dickson attended Smith College, Johns Hopkins University, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she received her Ph.D. in biochemistry. She will teach courses in both biology and chemistry at Lawrence, drawing upon her teaching experiences from Macalester College.

Adam Galambos, assistant professor of economics, attended the University of Northern Iowa — where he not only studied economics but also German — and the University of Minnesota. He taught economics at the University of Minnesota and the Kellogg School for Management before continuing on to Lawrence. Some of his specializations include microeconomic theory and game theory.

Assistant professor of classics, Benjamin Haller, attended the College of William and Mary to receive his B.A. and then the University of Pittsburgh for both his M.A. and Ph.D. Now at Lawrence, he has special interests in Greek and Latin languages, literature, and classical civilizations.

After studying at Pomona College, Douglas Martin attended and received his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. As an Assistant Professor of Physics, he is interested in experimental biophysics.

Yudru Tsomu, Assistant Professor of History, attended the Central University for Nationalities, Beijing College of Education, and Harvard University. Her concentration on Asia allows her to teach courses on Chinese and other Asian civilizations and cultures.

After attending Tsuda College in Tokyo, Hiroko Yamakido went to Stony Brook University to complete her Ph.D. She taught at the International Christian University in Japan and the University of Arizona before becoming an Assistant Professor of Chinese and Japanese at Lawrence.