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New Hendrix Faculty, Staff Announced

CONWAY, Ark. (August 23, 2017) – Hendrix College has announced new teaching faculty, faculty with new staff assignments, faculty with new or changed status, and Academic Affairs staff with new or changed status for the 2017-2018 academic year.

New faculty in 2017-2018 include:

  • Heidi Dahlmann, Assistant Professor of Chemistry
  • Carol Ann Downes, Assistant Professor of Mathematics
  • Sarah Hall, Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology
  • Laura Hanlon ’01, Assistant Professor of Economics and Business
  • David Higgins, Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology
  • William Haden Chomphosy ’13, Visiting Instructor of Economics
  • Janice Weddle, Assistant Librarian

Faculty with new staff assignments for the 2017-2018 academic year include:

Faculty with new or changed status for the 2017-2018 academic year include:

  • Stella Čapek, appointed as Elbert L. Fausett Distinguished Professor of Sociology
  • Lilian Contreras-Silva, promoted to Professor of Spanish
  • Jenn Dearolf and Laura MacDonald ’09, awarded Morris and Ann Henry Odyssey Professorship
  • James Dow, awarded tenure and promoted to Associate Professor of Philosophy
  • Anne Goldberg, promoted to Professor of Anthropology
  • Toni Jaudon, awarded tenure and promoted to Associate Professor of English
  • Lindsay Kennedy, awarded tenure, promoted to Associate Professor of Psychology, and awarded Nancy and Craig Wood Odyssey Professorship
  • Kiril Kolev, awarded tenure and promoted to Associate Professor of Politics & International Relations
  • Maureen McClung ’01, awarded Judy and Randy Wilbourn Odyssey Professorship
  • Matt Moran, awarded Bill and Connie Bowen Odyssey Professorship
  • Jenn Penner, promoted to Professor of Psychology
  • Andrew Schurko, awarded tenure and promoted to Associate Professor of Biology
  • Stacey Schwartzkopf, awarded tenure, promoted to Associate Professor of Anthropology, and awarded Charles S. and Lucile Esmon Shivley Odyssey Professorship
  • Michael Sprunger, awarded tenure and promoted to Associate Professor of History
  • Alex Vernon and Gabby Vidal-Torreira, awarded Julia Mobley Odyssey Professorship

Academic Affairs Staff with new or changed status for the 2017-2018 academic year include:

  • Susan Ablondi, appointed Natural Science Area Administrative Assistant
  • Aeden Custer, appointed Biology Laboratory Manager 
  • Sarah Donaghy, appointed Community Partnerships Coordinator 
  • Amy DeVooght '10, appointed Library Circulation Manager 
  • Leonie Rieken, appointed German House coordinator
  • Nora Simmons, appointed D.W. Reynolds Building Administrative Assistant

Fall faculty conference began Monday, August 14. Classes began Tuesday, August 22.

About Hendrix College

A private liberal arts college in Conway, Arkansas, Hendrix College consistently earns recognition as one of the country’s leading liberal arts institutions, and is featured in Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges. Its academic quality and rigor, innovation, and value have established Hendrix as a fixture in numerous college guides, lists, and rankings. Founded in 1876, Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. To learn more, visit www.hendrix.edu.