Whitman adds 11 new tenure-track faculty members

Whitman College has announced the addition of 11 new tenure-track faculty members, effective for the 2014-2015 academic year.

“This is an extraordinarily talented group of faculty members,” said Timothy Kaufman-Osborn, provost and dean of the faculty.

“I am confident that each and every one will make a significant contribution to the Whitman academic program.”

The additions to the faculty reflect the “Now Is the Time” campaign goals, which include expanding the depth and breadth of the curriculum by strengthening the faculty.

“In virtually every case, we were able to hire our first choice candidates, which speaks very well of Whitman College and its reputation,” said Kaufman-Osborn.

The following new faculty members will join the Whitman community this year:

Division I: Social Sciences

Thomas R. Armstrong, Instructor of Psychology. B.A., Lewis and Clark College; M.A., ABD., Vanderbilt University (2014).

Joshua R. Foster, Instructor of Economics. B.S., Bentley University. ABD., University of Arkansas (2014)

Division II: Humanities and Arts

Jakobina K. Arch, Instructor of History. B.A., Wellesley College; M.Sc., Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia; A.M., Harvard University.

Tarik A. Elseewi, Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies. B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz; M. A., Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin.

Ian MacMillen, Assistant Professor of Music. B.A., Pomona College; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania.

Lauren E. Osborne, Instructor of Religion. B.A., B.Mus., Lawrence University; A.M., ABD.,University of Chicago (2014).

Mary L. Raschko, Assistant Professor of English. B.A., Georgetown University; M.A., Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Kisha L. Schlegel, Assistant Professor of English. B.S., Texas Christian University; M.S., University of Montana; M.F.A., University of Iowa.

Carlos Vargas-Salgado, Assistant Professor of Spanish. B.A., National University San Agustin, Arequipa, Peru; M.A., Catholic University Santa Maria, Peru; M.A., Ph.D., University of Minnesota.

Krista H. Gulbransen, Assistant Professor of Art History and Visual Culture Studies. B.A., University of California, Los Angeles; M.A., Ph.D., University of Virginia.

Division III: Basic Sciences and Mathematics

Gregory H. Ogin, Assistant Professor of Physics. B.A., B.S., B.S.E.E., University of St. Thomas; Ph.D., California Institute of Technology.