New faculty enrich the Hendrix experience

As the fall semester began, Hendrix welcomed 15 new faculty members, including two visiting faculty members from China and five Hendrix alumni. Returning to Hendrix are Carmen L. Hardin '96, who was director of multicultural and international student affairs from 2000 to 2006 and Dionne Bennett Jackson '96, who served the College as coordinator of Academic Support Services from 2000 to 2007. Other Hendrix graduates joining the faculty this year include Cheri Prough DeVol '90 in Theatre Arts and Dance and Cory Ledoux '00 in English, along with Alan Eastham '73, former U.S. Ambassador, in Politics and International Relations (Related story, Coming Full Circle).

In addition to the new faculty, Hendrix is also pleased to welcome the new associate director for the Hendrix-Murphy Foundation Programs in Literature and Language. Shin Yu Pai, who began work in early August, was most recently assistant curator for acquisitions for the Wittliff Collections at Texas State University-San Marcos.

New Tenure-Track Faculty

Christopher Camfield
Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science
Ph.D., University of Cincinnati, 2008
B.S., University of Cincinnati, 2002

Victoria Evans
Instructor of Kinesiology
D.P.H., Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health, UAMS, 2011 (anticipated)
M.P.H., Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health, UAMS, 2005
B.S., University of Central Arkansas, 2002

Carmen L. Hardin
Instructor of Politics
Ph.D., University of Arkansas, 2011 (anticipated)
J.D., William H. Bowen School of Law, UALR, 1999
B.A., Hendrix College, 1996

Dionne Bennett Jackson
Assistant Professor of Education
Ed.D., Baylor University, 2010
M.S., University of Central Arkansas, 1999
B.A., Hendrix College, 1996

Christopher Marvin
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin—Madison, 2008
B.S., Ball State University, 2002

Sabbatical Replacements

Cheri Prough DeVol
Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts and Dance
M.F.A., University of Texas at Austin, 1993
B.A., Hendrix College, 1990

Mark DeVol
Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts and Dance
B.F.A., Theatre, Kent State University, 1996

Other New Faculty:

Alan Eastham
Senior Fellow in International Relations and International Programs
J.D., Georgetown University School of Law, 1982
B.A., Hendrix College, 1973

Diane Henson
Visiting Instructor of Kinesiology
M.S.E., University of Central Arkansas, 1978
B.S., University of Central Arksansas, 1977

Lingchen Kong
Visiting Scholar from East China University of Science and Technology in Shanghai
Department of Economics and Business
Ph.D., Remin University of China, 2003
M.S., Tianjin University, 1995
B.S., Beijing Wuzi University, 1987

James Lang
Visiting Assistant Professor of Kinesiology
Ph.D., Penn State University, 2010
M.S., University of Iowa, 2002
B.S., University of Iowa, 1999

Cory Ledoux
Visiting Instructor of English
ABD, Rice University
M.A., University of Tulsa, 2003
B.A., Hendrix College, 2000

Amrita Puri
Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology
Ph.D., University of California, Davis, 2008
B.S., B.A., University of New Orleans, 1993

Songhe Wang
Visiting Exchange Faculty from Heilongjiang University in Harbin, China
Ph.D., Shanghai International Studies University, 2008
M.A., Heilongjiang University, 1998
B.A., Heilongjiang University, 1988

Ann York
Visiting Instructor of Education M.S.E, University of Central Arkansas, 1986
B.S.E, University of Central Arkansas, 1971