Department Chair
Marie Helweg-Larsen
Professor of Psychology (2002).
Kaufman Building Room 168
helwegm@dickinson.edu
(717) 245-1562
Contributing Faculty
Suman Ambwani
Assistant Professor of Psychology (2008).
Kaufman Building Room 164
(717) 245-1022 | ambwanis@dickinson.edu
B.A., Macalester College, 2003; M.S., Texas A&M University, 2005; Ph.D., 2008.

Suman Ambwani received her Ph.D. in Psychology (Clinical) from Texas A&M University and completed her clinical internship at the Medical University of South Carolina. Her scholarship has concentrated in the areas of eating disorders and obesity, borderline personality disorder, and cross-cultural considerations in psychological assessment. Her current research focuses on 1) the development and evaluation of guided self-help interventions for people with Anorexia Nervosa, and 2) understanding etiological and maintenance factors for eating-related psychopathology.
Amy E. Farrell
(on sabbatical 2014-15)
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 (1991).

farrell@dickinson.edu
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
(on sabbatical Spring 2015)
Professor of Philosophy (1980).
East College Room 211
(717) 245-1226 | feldmans@dickinson.edu
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."
Marie Helweg-Larsen
Professor of Psychology (2002).
Kaufman Building Room 168
(717) 245-1562 | helwegm@dickinson.edu
B.A., California State University - Northridge, 1989; M.A., University of California - Los Angeles, 1990; Ph.D., 1994.

Her research is in the areas of cross-cultural psychology, health psychology, and social psychology -- specifically why people do risky things that they should not. She is currently studying moralization and risk perception in smokers and non-smokers around the world.
John H. Henson
Charles A. Dana Professor of Biology (1989).
James Hall - Rector Complex Room 1227
(717) 245-1434 | henson@dickinson.edu
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
Professor of Political Science (1989).
Denny Hall Room 206
(717) 245-1311 | hoefler@dickinson.edu
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
Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies (2009).
Kaufman Building Room 131
(717) 245-1527 | howardg@dickinson.edu
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.
Sharon Kingston
Assistant Professor of Psychology (2009).
Kaufman Building Room 170
(717) 245-1076 | kingstos@dickinson.edu
B.A., State University of New York at Purchase, 1989; M.A., University of Rhode Island, 1996; Ph.D., 2001.

Ebru Kongar
Associate Professor of Economics (2003).
Althouse Hall Room 210
(717) 245-1529 | kongare@dickinson.edu
B.S., Bogazici University-Turkey, 1996; Ph.D., University of Utah, 2003.

Sharon J. O'Brien
Professor of English and American Studies, James Hope Caldwell Professor of American Cultures (1975).
Denny Hall Room 316
(717) 245-1497 | obrien@dickinson.edu
B.A., Radcliffe College, 1967; M.A., Harvard University, 1969; Ph.D., 1975.
Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching, 1985-1986.

Sharon O'Brien teaches interdisciplinary courses in the American Studies and English Departments, looking at the multiplicity of American cultures through the lenses of race, class, gender, and ethnicity. The author of a biography of Willa Cather and of a family memoir, she is now teaching and writing memoir and personal essay. Teaching and research interests include the politics of memory; illness and narrative; and lifewriting.
Susan D. Rose
Charles A. Dana Professor of Sociology, Director of the Community Studies Center (1984).
239 W Louther St
(717) 245-1244 | rose@dickinson.edu
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 | sarconed@dickinson.edu
B.S., Pennsylvania State University, 1975; M.B.A., University of Pittsburgh, 1978; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 2008.

Dan Schubert
Associate Professor of Sociology (1996).
Denny Hall Room 314
(717) 245-1227 | schubert@dickinson.edu
B.A., Towson State University, 1983; M.A., University of Maryland, 1989; Ph.D., 1995.

He is interested in social theory, cultural studies, gender, health and illness, and the sociology of knowledge. Publications have focused on the ethics of academic practice and poststructuralist thought. Current research focuses on the lives of adults with long-term chronic illness.
J. A. Skelton
Associate Professor of Psychology (1981).
Kaufman Building Room 160
(717) 245-1309 | skelton@dickinson.edu
B.A., Washington & Lee University, 1976; Ph.D., University of Virginia, 1981.

His teaching interests are in social psychology and in the philosophy and design of psychological research. His research interests include self-perception of bodily states, interpersonal issues in health care, and psychology applied to social problems.
Karen J. Weinstein
Associate Professor of Anthropology (2001).
Denny Hall Room 215
(717) 245-1281 | weinstek@dickinson.edu
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 | zwemer@dickinson.edu
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.