Contributing Faculty
Shamma Adeeb Alam
Assistant Professor of International Studies (2014).
Althouse Hall Room 115
(717) 254-8167 |
B.A., Franklin & Marshall College, 2009; M.A., University of Washington-Seattle, 2011; Ph.D., 2014.

Shamma Alam received his Ph.D. in Economics in June 2014 from University of Washington – Seattle. He received his B.A in Economics from Franklin & Marshall College, and M.A. in Economics from University of Washington. His research interests are in Development, Health, and Population Economics with focuses on Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. In the past, he has worked for the development organizations Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the World Bank.
Amy E. Farrell
Professor of American Studies and Women's and Gender Studies; John J. Curley '60 and Ann Conser Curley '63 Faculty Chair in the Liberal Arts; Executive Director of the Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues (1991).
255 W Louther St
(717) 245-1869 |
B.A., Ohio University, 1985; M.A., University of Minnesota, 1988; Ph.D., 1991.
Dickinson Award for Distinguished Teaching, 2005-06

Amy E. Farrell is the Ann and John Curley Chair of Liberal Arts and Professor of American Studies and Women's and Gender Studies at Dickinson College. Her research focuses on the history of second wave feminism, representations of gender and feminism in popular culture, and the history and representation of the body and fatness. She is the author of two books: Yours in Sisterhood: Ms. Magazine and the Promise of Popular Feminism (University of North Carolina Press, 1998) and Fat Shame: Stigma and the fat Body in American Culture (New York University Press, 2011).
Susan M. Feldman
Professor of Philosophy (1980).
East College Room 211
(717) 245-1226 |
B.A., Case Western Reserve University, 1974; M.A., 1976; M.A., University of Rochester, 1978; Ph.D., 1980.

Her interests include the history of modern philosophy, the problem of knowledge and skepticism, philosophy of science and ethics, both pure" and "applied" to such areas as the environment, the status of women, medicine and public policy."
John H. Henson
Charles A. Dana Professor of Biology (1989).
James Hall - Rector Complex Room 1227
(717) 245-1434 |
B.A., University of Virginia, 1979; M.S., Florida State University, 1983; Ph.D., Harvard University, 1989.

He teaches courses in cell biology, immunology, animal development, marine science, and health studies. His research program utilizes marine orgnisms as model experimental systems for studying basic aspects of cell structure and function, particularly how cells move, change shape, and divide.
James M. Hoefler
(on sabbatical Spring 2016)
Professor of Political Science (1989).
Denny Hall Room 206
(717) 245-1311 |
B.S., Syracuse University, 1977; M.A., State University of New York at Buffalo, 1987; Ph.D., 1988.
Dickinson Award for Distinguished Teaching, 2003-04

Professor Hoefler specializes in American politics and public policy. His research areas are end-of-life decision making and the right to die, in both the U.S. and western Europe.
Gregory J. Howard
(on sabbatical Fall 2015)
Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies (2009).
Kaufman Building Room 131
(717) 245-1527 |
B.S., Yale University, 1992; M.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1994; MPH, Boston University School of Public Health, 2005; D.Sc., 2008.

Greg Howard comes to Dickinson's Environmental Studies Department from the Boston University School of Public Health, where he earned his DSc and MPH degrees in environmental health. Previously, he studied astronomy and physics at Yale and at the University of Wisconsin--Madison. With training in both epidemiology and toxicology, Greg's primary research focus is on understanding how exposures to multiple toxic hazards can act together to cause adverse health effects -- a key concern for communities impacted by pollution. In addition, he has a longstanding interest in the relationship between urban design, transportation, and health, a focus driven in part by decades as a bike commuter. At Dickinson, Greg plans to continue teaching and research in both areas, drawing connections between public health concerns, equity, sustainability, and the environment.
Ebru Kongar
Associate Professor of Economics (2003).
Althouse Hall Room 210
(717) 245-1529 |
B.S., Bogazici University-Turkey, 1996; Ph.D., University of Utah, 2003.

Susan D. Rose
Charles A. Dana Professor of Sociology, Director of the Community Studies Center (1984).
239 W Louther St Room 301
(717) 245-1244 |
B.A., Dickinson College, 1977; M.A., Cornell University, 1982; Ph.D., 1984.
Dickinson Award for Distinguished Teaching, 2000-2001.

Susan Rose is interested in life course studies and systems of socialization (family, education, and religion), with a particular emphasis on comparative family systems and the interaction of gender, class, and race. Her research has focused on cross-cultural studies of the political economy of religious fundamentalisms, gender violence, sexuality education, and immigration. Other areas of interest include: stratification, social policy, and qualitative research methods..
David M. Sarcone
Associate Professor of International Business and Management (2001).
Althouse Hall Room 218
(717) 245-1261 |
B.S., Pennsylvania State University, 1975; M.B.A., University of Pittsburgh, 1978; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 2008.

Karen J. Weinstein
Associate Professor of Anthropology (2001).
Denny Hall Room 215
(717) 245-1281 |
B.A., Washington University, 1991; M.A., University of Illinois at Chicago, 1994; Ph.D., University of Florida, 2001.

Human variation and adaptation, human osteology, human evolution with an emphasis on the evolution of body size and shape and postcranial anatomy in genus Homo, comparative primate skeletal biology, nutritional anthropology
Charles F. Zwemer
Associate Professor of Biology (1995).
James Hall - Rector Complex Room 1217
(717) 245-1293 |
B.A., Hope College, 1987; Ph.D., Indiana University Medical Sciences Program, 1993; Post-Doctoral Fellowship, University of Michigan Medical School, 1995.
Ganoe Award for Inspirational Teaching, 1999-2000.

He teaches courses in physiology, microanatomy, and vertebrate biology. His research addresses issues of cardiovascular, respiratory, and renal function in normal and diseased states.