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Our Faculty Have Done Amazing Things This Year.

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Give Now To Help Sustain Their Important Work.

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Our faculty know that in order to fulfill the WC mission and move the world, they must experience the world beyond cozy Chestertown. We’re proud of their multidisciplinary travels where they lead students in transformative learningpursue revolutionary research and serve as global citizens addressing the world’s shared concerns. CLICK HERE to read about all faculty accomplishments. The maps above illustrate just a few of these trips from the past year.

  • Kevin Brien

    imageProfessor of Philosophy Dr. Kevin Brien presented his paper “Confucian versus Kantian Ethics” at an International and Interdisciplinary Congress of the Society for Indian Philosophy and Religion held in January 2012 at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, India.

  • Rich Gillin, English

    imageEnglish professor Richard Gillin and his wife, Barbara, have led WC’s Kiplin Hall Program for 15 years. On the trip, students visit sites of significant historic, literary, landscape, and architectural interest where Wordsworth, Coleridge, Shelley, and other influential literary figures found their inspiration. 

  • Terry Scout, Business Management

    imageGlobal business…is redundant,” says Professor Scout. Today just about every business is global, in its reach, its competition, and its opportunities. It’s why Professor Scout takes students abroad every summer (2013 destination: Germany!).

  • Tahir Shad

    imageOnce WC’s director of international programs and founding director of the International Studies Program, Dr. Tahir Shad has developed and implemented 40 international programs in 25 countries. Among them, a three-week summer seminar in Tanzania focused on the politics, culture, economy and sustainable development of the African nation. Students’ itinerary includes travel to one of Tanzania’s national parks, traditional Maasai communities, coffee co-ops, government agencies, and health care centers.

  • George Spilich, Psychology

    imageDr. Spilich and his fellow Psychology professors accompanied 60 undergraduate co-authors, a total unheard of at any research conference, to the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association in NYC. 

  • Aileen Tsui, Art

    imageProfessor Tsui served as a guest lecturer at two prestigious universities in Asia, Sophia University in Tokyo and Peking University’s School of Art in Beijing, sharing her expertise on the works of American artist James McNeill Whistler.

  • Lisa Daniels, Economics

    imageThis year, Professor Daniels returned to the College following a two-year sabbatical in Uganda where she conducted research on poverty trends. Her research was selected for presentation at the fourth Wye Global Conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2011 and is now under consideration for publication. 

  • Julie Markin

    imageLast July, Dr. Julie Markin and Dr. Aaron Lampman traveled with a group of Washington College students to the Four Corners region of the United States in WC’s first Southwest Seminar. During their trip, students explored the cultures and environment from an anthropological perspective.

  • John Seidel, Anthropology

    imageDirector of the Center for Environment and SocietyDr. Seidel helped design and implement WC’s Chesapeake Semester, a four-course program that combines intensive study, field work, and outdoor adventure in an interdisciplinary study of the Chesapeake Bay. Students finish the semester with a trip to Peru for a comparative exploration of culture, economics, politics, law, and ethics.

  • Janet Sorrentino

    imageAs part of her sabbatical study, History Professor Janet Sorrentino spent time in Turkey and Spain this spring, following the footsteps of Muslim scholar-travelers of the late medieval and early modern period. Her trip followed a month-long Dumbarton Oaks fellowship in Washington, DC, where the archive of Byzantine and Mediterranean materials helped provide primary research for her project.

  • Shawn Stein

    imageProfessor Shawn Stein, whose research interests include satire, film, sports literature and gender studies in the Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking world, delivered his paper entitled “La presencia de la sátira en la ficción futbolística contemporánea: el legado de Bustos Domecq” at the 10th Jornadas Andinas de Literatura Latinoamericana at the Universidad del Valle in Cali, Colombia, August 2012. 

    

More Faculty Projects

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    New books published this spring by history professor Rick Striner probe the wartime failures of Woodrow Wilson and celebrate Art Deco architecture in Baltimore and Washington.
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    2013 was a busy year at the Chester River Field Research Station
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    Jon McCollum, assistant professor of music, is creating and teaching a Japanese music ensemble for the first time this semester. In this video, he talks about his study of the shakuhachi and koto, and how Washington College students are learning to play these traditional Japanese instruments.
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