March 5, 1999
Geneva, NY — During its winter meeting in February, the Board of Trustees of Hobart and William Smith Colleges approved three tenure appointments, with promotion to associate professor, effective July 1, 1999.
Michael Armstrong, who was promoted to associate professor of classics, joined the faculty at HWS in 1993. Armstrong received the B.A. from Pacific Lutheran University and the M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois, and served as assistant professor of classics at Kalamazoo College from 1991-1993. A former Fulbright scholar, his special interests include Latin poetry and textual criticism. His latest book, Hope the Deceiver, offers commentary of a first-century AD Latin poem that describes Hope as delusion and a cheat.
Jodi Dean, who received the B.A. from Princeton University and the M.A. and Ph.D. from Columbia University, was promoted to associate professor of political science. Dean, who recently received the faculty prize for scholarship, has written three books, published several articles, and appeared at numerous scholarly conventions in the five years she's been on the faculty at HWS. Her first book, Solidarity of Strangers: Feminism After Identity Politics, draws insight on politics from popular discourse and from personal experience. Her newest book, Aliens in America, explores the politics of the discourse about alien abduction.
Cheryl Forbes, who also joined the HWS faculty in 1993, was promoted to associate professor of writing and rhetoric. Forbes received the B.A. and M.A. from the University of Maryland and the Ph.D. from Michigan State University. She previously taught English at Grand Valley State University and at Calvin College, and has experience in book and magazine publishing. Forbes has published numerous articles, has given a number of conference presentations, and is currently completing a book that studies late 19th- and early 20th-century women who wrote and compiled devotional books. She received the faculty prize for community service in 1996 for “her innovative ideas and extraordinary devotion of time and energy to the improvement of the culture of writing on the HWS campus.”
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