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Seven Faculty Awarded Tenure

This year during the January meeting of the HWS Board of Trustees, the Colleges conferred tenure and the rank of associate professor to seven faculty members.

Effective July 1, 2015, the Board of Trustees granted tenure and the rank of associate professor to Jamie Bodenlos of the Psychology Department, James Capreedy of the Classics Department, Anthony Cerulli of the Religious Studies Department, Christine Chin of the Art and Architecture Department, Karen Frost-Arnold of the Philosophy Department, Elizabeth Ramey of the Economics Department and Lisa Yoshikawa of the History Department.

“Together, these seven members of the faculty exemplify what we value as a community,” says Provost and Dean of Faculty Titilayo Ufomata. “As we confer their tenure, we congratulate them on their outstanding teaching, research and creativity, as well as for their exemplary commitment to our students, to the liberal arts, and to Hobart and William Smith.”

Jamie Bodenlos earned her B.S. from the University of Pittsburgh, M.A. from Western Carolina University, and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Louisiana State University. Before joining the HWS faculty in 2009, she completed a post-doctoral research fellowship and then served as an instructor at the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Department of Medicine, in the Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine. A licensed New York State psychologist, Bodenlos’s teaching interests include psychopathology, health psychology, and psychotherapy, encompassing topics like stress and illness, substance use disorders, mindfulness, eating behaviors, and evidence based treatment, and more. Her research has focused on obesity, obesity-related behaviors and diseases, receiving grants and awards from a variety of sources for her research. She has presented her work at national and international conferences and has published more than 30 articles in peer-reviewed journals, including the International Journal of Behavioral MedicineAppetite, Obesity, and the Journal of American College Health.

James Capreedy earned his B.A. from Hamilton College, M.A. from Tufts University, and Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia. He previously taught at Ball State University, Sage Ridge School in Nevada, Santa Clara University and Colby College, before joining the HWS faculty in 2009. His teaching interests span from Greek history and the Greek language, to Latin and the fall of the Roman Empire, to ancient comedies. His scholarship has appeared in Classical World and Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Studies. He is a co-designer of the web-based mapping application The Nearchus Project, which was supported by a grant from the Center for Teaching and Learning. He has also received a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, in collaboration with the Office of the Provost and the Digital Learning Team.

Anthony Cerulli earned his B.A. from Loyola University Chicago, M.A. from Yale University and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. His book, “Somatic Lessons: Narrating Parenthood and Illness in Indian Medical Literature,” was published in 2012 by the State University of New York Press. He co-edited a second book, “Medical Texts and Manuscripts in Indian Cultural History,” published in 2013, and has published widely in journals, anthologies, and reference volumes. His courses concern, among other subjects, Buddhism and Hinduism, the postcolonialism and anthropology of South Asian religions, and the history of medicine in India. Cerulli, who joined the faculty in 2008, has previously taught at the Loyola University Chicago, Transylvania University and École de hautes etudes end sciences sociales in Paris, and has twice been a scholar-in-residence at the Rochester Zen Center. He has earned fellowships and grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, European Institutes for Advanced Studies, and the American Council of Learned Societies, among other organizations. He has given dozens of conference presentations and invited lectures nationally and internationally, and is the co-founder and co-organizer of the South Asia Speaker Series on campus.

Christine Chin earned her B.A. from Princeton University, M.A. from Purdue University, and M.F.A. from the University of New Mexico. She has shown her work in galleries and museums across the country, including solo exhibitions at Gallery 621 in Tallahasee, Fla. and the Llewellyn Gallery at Alfred State College in Alfred, N.Y., and group exhibitions at Art Rage Gallery in Syracuse, N.Y., VISIVA in Rome, Italy, and the Rochester Contemporary in Rochester, N.Y.. Chin, who joined the faculty in 2008, has been a Fisher Center Research Fellow and was awarded a Digital Pedagogies Grant and a Faculty Innovation Teaching Grant from the Center for Teaching and Learning.

Karen Frost-Arnold earned her B.A. from Wellesley College and Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh. Before joining the HWS faculty in 2009, she taught at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Her courses focus on ethics, trust, knowledge, power and privilege. Service-Learning and Civic Engagement: A Sourcebook, which contains Frost-Arnold’s chapter concerning ignorance and service-learning, will be published in 2015; her research on trust, and its implications regarding the Internet and scientific collaboration, has recently appeared in the journals Synthese, Hypatia, Episteme and Studies in History and Philosophy of Science. Frost-Arnold is a Fisher Center Research Fellow for the 2014-15 year and the organizer for the Ann Palmeri Lecture in Feminist Philosophy.

Elizabeth Ramey earned her B.A. from The George Washington University, M.A. from the University of Denver, and Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts. Her book, “Class, Gender and the American Family Farm in the 20th Century,” was published in 2014 by Routledge. She joined the faculty in 2009, having previously taught at Mount Holyoke College, Wellesley College, University of Massachusetts, and the Metropolitan Community College of Kansas City. She has given more than a dozen conference presentations across the U.S. and U.K., on topics such as farm subsidies, family farm feudalism, global commodities, and the roles of technology and class in U.S. corn production. She has also owned and managed a family farm and worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a data consultant and economic information specialist. Her research has been published recently in Rethinking Marxism, International Review of Economics Education, and The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Business, Labor, and Economic History.

Lisa Yoshikawa earned her B.A. from Wellesley College and M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. from Yale University. Her teaching interests span from the medieval Mongols to contemporary Asia-Pacific relations, and from national histories to transnational memory wars. Yoshikawa, who joined the HWS faculty in 2006, has received grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Henry Luce Foundation, and Freeman-ASIA, among other organizations.  Her recent paper presentations — delivered in Slovenia, Estonia, the U.K., Japan, and the U.S. — have covered the intersection of history and the environment, historical science and empire building, and more.  Yoshikawa’s forthcoming book from Harvard University Press Asia Center examines the making of the modern historical profession in Japan.  Her current book projects include a cultural history of the Japanese giant salamander, and a look at repatriate scholars in postwar Japan.