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Antioch College Announces First Faculty Appointments

YELLOW SPRINGS, Ohio – March 28, 2011 – Following national searches, President Mark Roosevelt has appointed three scholars to tenure-track faculty positions at Antioch College. Appointments are effective Monday, July 18.

Antioch faculty will teach, serve as academic advisors, and provide departmental leadership as the College grows to accommodate a growing student body.

Roosevelt accepted the recommendations of search committees comprised of former and emeriti faculty as well as alumni and friends of the college who are subject-matter experts or serve as members of faculty at other liberal arts colleges.

Candidates were assessed on their subject-matter expertise; ability to teach their subjects; ability to interact with students, faculty colleagues and community members; ability to collaborate effectively; knowledge of and comfort with the three C's of classroom, co-op and community; and their interpersonal style and ability to engage in effective discussion.

The first three professors at the independent Antioch College are:

Chemistry

David C. Kammler, Associate Professor of Chemistry
Ph.D., Organic Chemistry, Indiana University, Bloomington
A.B., Chemistry, Cum Laude, Harvard University
Dr. Kammler was an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Antioch College from 2003-2008. When the College closed, he accepted a professorship at Wilberforce University, where he taught chemistry and biochemistry. His recent publications and presentations include an article in Ceramics Technical and a presentation at the Biennial Conference on Chemical Education. He has received several teaching awards, including the Award for Faculty Excellence in Teaching from the Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education (SOCHE). Kammler also consults regularly for private individuals and firms in the medical and biotechnology fields.

Cultural Anthropology

Kristen Adler, Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology
Ph.D. Candidate, University of New Mexico
M.A., Anthropology, University of Denver
B.A., Anthropology; Certificate in Latin American Studies, Cum Laude, Colorado State University Adler completed her doctoral coursework at the University of New Mexico, where she has defended a dissertation titled “Making Modernity: Ideological Pluralism and Political Process in Zinacantán.” She has worked in indigenous communities in Chiapas, Mexico since 1998 and focuses on issues of globalization, neoliberalism and the politics of ethnicity. She has presented on her research and field work at the national conferences of the American Anthropological Association and the American Society of Ethnohistory. Adler is currently a teaching associate at the University of New Mexico and previously served as an assistant editor at the University of New Mexico Press. Since 2004, she’s taught anthropology at John Wood Community College and University of New Mexico.

Philosophy

Lewis Trelawny-Cassity, Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Ph.D. Candidate, Philosophy, Binghamton University
M.A., Philosophy, Binghamton University
M.A., Political Science, Boston College
B.A., Environmental Policy, Warren Wilson College
Trelawny-Cassity’s areas of philosophic interest are the history of philosophy, political philosophy, and environmental ethics. He was appointed a Bradley Fellow at Boston College and received university-wide awards for excellence in both teaching and research at Binghamton. Trelawny-Cassity’s dissertation research focused on Plato's last work, the Laws, and he has published peer-reviewed essays in Polis and The Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy Newsletter and written book reviews for The Bryn Mawr Classical Review and The Classical Bulletin. At Binghamton, he participated in on-campus and community efforts to protect local parks and to increase public awareness of the risks that unregulated drilling for natural gas poses to the environment and citizens of upstate New York.

About Antioch College
A private, independent nonprofit liberal arts college in Yellow Springs, Ohio, Antioch College will offer a four-year, undergraduate residential experience to a new class of students beginning in the fall of 2011. The College curriculum puts equal emphasis on rigorous liberal arts learning, work (cooperative education), and community engagement. Students will complete individualized majors based on one of 11 concentrations, a language minor, and six full-time work experiences. The institution, originally founded in 1850, is now completely independent of Antioch University, the multi-campus system it founded.

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