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Hendrix Welcomes New Faculty and Staff

CONWAY, Ark. (August 13, 2013) – Hendrix welcomes seven new faculty members for the 2013-2014 academic year. Classes begin Tuesday, August 27.

New faculty members and their departments are:

  • Dr. Laura Behymer, visiting assistant professor of classics
  • Dr. Jonathan Hancock, assistant professor of history
  • Dr. Pat Hoy, visiting professor of English
  • Dr. Dana Leighton, visiting professor of psychology
  • Dr. Katherine Marvin, assistant professor of chemistry
  • Dr. Giffen Maupin, assistant professor of English
  • Dr. Garbine Vidal-Torreira, assistant professor of Spanish

Politics professor Dr. Peter Gess is now the director of Your Hendrix Odyssey: Engaging in Active Learning and will continue to direct international programs.

Dr. Eva Windsor is the new director of integrated advising, and alumna and former admission counselor Hilary Keahey will be the new office manager for the Hendrix-Miller Center for Vocation, Ethics, and Calling and assist with the College’s new freshmen course The Engaged Citizen.

Founded in 1876, Hendrix College is a national leader in engaged liberal arts and sciences education. For the fifth consecutive year, Hendrix was named one of the country’s “Up and Coming” liberal arts colleges by U.S. News and World Report. Hendrix is featured in the 2012 edition of the Princeton Review as one of the country’s best 377 colleges, the latest edition of Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think about Colleges,Forbes magazine's annual list of America's Top 650 Colleges, and the 2013 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges. Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. For more information, visit