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Nan Ma
Assistant Professor of East Asian Studies (2015).
Stern Center for Global Educ Room 008
B.A., Peking University, 2004; M.A., Tsinghua University, 2007; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2015.

Professor Ma joined Dickinson College in 2015. Her doctoral dissertation was entitled "Dancing into Modernity and Socialism: Kinesthesia, Narrative, and Revolutions in China (1900-1978)." Her teaching and research fields include modern Chinese literature, visual culture, and dance and performance studies. Her article, "Transmediating Kinesthesia: Wu Xiaobang and Modern Dance in China, 1929-1939" is forthcoming in Modern Chinese Literature and Culture. Before joining Dickinson she taught at Swarthmore College (2013-15). There her courses included all levels of Chinese language, advanced courses on "Transnational and Transmedia Studies of Modern Chinese Dance and Performances" and "Politics of Space in Contemporary Chinese Documentary Films."
John P. MacCormick
Associate Professor of Computer Science (2007).
Tome Scientific Building Room 242
(717) 245-1626 |
B.A., University of Cambridge, 1993; M.S., University of Auckland, 1996; Ph.D., University of Oxford, 2000.

John MacCormick has degrees in mathematics from the University of Cambridge and the University of Auckland, and a doctorate in computer vision from the University of Oxford. He was a research fellow at Linacre College, Oxford from 1999-2000, a research scientist at HP Labs from 2000-2003, and a computer scientist with Microsoft Research from 2003-2007. Professor MacCormick joined the faculty of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Dickinson College in Fall 2007. He is the author of two books (Stochastic Algorithms for Visual Tracking, and Nine Algorithms That Changed the Future: The Ingenious Ideas That Drive Today's Computers), has filed over a dozen US patents on novel computer technologies, and is the author of numerous peer-reviewed academic conference and journal papers. His work spans several sub-fields of computer science, including computer vision, large-scale distributed systems, computer science education, and the public understanding of computer science.
Christofilis Maggidis
Associate Professor of Archaeology; Christopher Roberts Chair in Archaeology (2001).
(717) 245-1014 |
B.A., University of Athens, 1988; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1994.

Maggidis is currently Director of Glas, Assistant to the Director of Mycenae, and President of the Mycenaean Foundation with nearly three decades of field experience at major archaeological sites, including Mycenae, Glas, Crete (Archanes, Idaion Cave), and Akrotiri (Thera). Since receiving his post-doctorate from Brown University and a research fellowship from Harvard, his research and teaching interests focus primarily on Minoan and Mycenaean art and archaeology, but they also include topics in Greek sculpture and architecture. Maggidis is the author of many articles, international conference papers, and three forthcoming books.
Chauncey Maher
Associate Professor of Philosophy (2008).
East College Room 202
(717) 245-1791 |
B.A., University of Maryland, 2001; M.A., University of Chicago, 2002; Ph.D., Georgetown University, 2008.

Are there essentially social or normative aspects to cognition, knowledge, language or action? How so? Those are the sorts of big question that have interested me in my research and teaching. In the summer of 2012, I published a short book on "the Pittsburgh School", a group of contemporary philosophers focused on trying to understand how humans uniquely occupy a “logical space of reasons” .
Kathleen Marchetti
Assistant Professor of Political Science (2015).
Denny Hall Room 12
B.A., Gettysburg College, 2007; M.A., Pennsylvania State University, 2009; Ph. D., 2013.

Professor Marchetti's research and teaching interests focus on gender and politics, interest groups, intersectionality, state politics, public policy, and political methodology. Her research on these topics has been published in State and Local Government Review, Interest Groups & Advocacy; Gender, Place & Culture; and Politics, Groups and Identities. At Dickinson she will offer courses on identity politics (e.g., gender and politics, race and politics), American government, and interest groups and advocacy.
Nicoletta Marini-Maio
Associate Professor of Italian and Film Studies (2007).
Bosler Hall Room 219
(717) 245-1592 |
B.A., University of Perugia, Italy, 1986; M.A., University of Rome, 1998; M.A., University of Pennsylvania, 2001; Ph.D., 2006.

Professor Marini-Maio completed her Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania, specializing in Italian cinema. She is the Editor of the international online journal gender/sexuality/italy. Her main fields of research are film studies, Italian cinema, and theater, particularly the intersections between politics, gender, cultural representations, popular culture, the narrative mode, and collective memory. Her monograph on the representation of left-wing terrorism in Italian film and theatre is near to completion. She is currently working on a book on Silvio Berlusconi in the cinema and doing research on the "decamerotici," a series of movies inspired by Boccaccio's Decameron produced in Italy in the 1970s. She has published articles on Italian cinema and theatre, Italian teaching pedagogy, and technology-enhanced language learning. In this areas, she has also co-edited the scholarly volumes "Set the Stage! Teaching Italian through Theater" (Yale University Press, 2009) and "Dramatic Interactions" (Cambridge Scholars, 2011). At Dickinson, she is sharing with her students her passion for film and theater.
Emily C. Marshall
Assistant Professor of Economics (2015).
Althouse Hall Room G19
B.A., Denison University, 2010; M.S., University of Kentucky, 2011; Ph.D., University of Kentucky, 2015.

Sandra Martin
Adjunct Faculty in Education.

(717) 245-1203 |
B.A., Bloomsburg University, 1976; M.Ed., Shippensburg University, 1979.

Research/teaching interests include the development and teaching of reading, mathematics, and special needs programs that maximize the potential of all learners. Author of three word fluency/reading texts, Breaking the "Sound" Barrier to Fluent Reading, Levels 1, 2, and 3, and two mathematics texts, Mathopedia, Levels 1 and 2. Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year 2004 Finalist, Hanover Area 2003 Exemplary Educator's Award, Shippensburg University Study Council's 2002 Exemplary Program Award
Leonora Masini
Visiting International Scholar in Italian (2014-16).
Stern Center for Global Educ Room 002
(717) 254-8039 |

Marc Mastrangelo
Professor of Classical Studies (1997).
East College Room 101
(717) 245-1387 |
B.A., Amherst College, 1985; M.A., Wadham College, Oxford University, 1988; M.A., Brown University, 1995; Ph.D., 1996.

Prof. Mastrangelo's publications have focused on Early Christian Latin poetry, Greek tragedy, and Greco-Roman intellectual history. He is a co-editor of The Unknown Socrates (Bolchazy-Carducci, 2002) and the author of The Roman Self in Late Antiquity (Johns Hopkins, 2008). His most recent publications include two forthcoming articles: "Towards a Poetics of Late Latin Reuse," in Tradition and Innovation in the Latin Poetry of Late Antiquity (WinterVerlag); and "The Early Christian Response to Platonist Poetics: Boethius, Prudentius, and the Poeta Theologus," in The Poetics of Late Latin Literature (Oxford). Prof. Mastrangelo teaches courses at all levels of Classical language and civilization. He is co-founder of The Humanities Collective at Dickinson and is currently Visiting Professor in Anglophone Studies at the Université Jean Jaurès, Toulouse.
Jeffrey McCausland
Visiting Professor of International Security Studies (2010).
61 North West St.
(717) 245-1059 |

Dr. McCausland serves as a national security consultant for CBS radio and television. He routinely does analysis for CBS on issues such as Iraq, European security, arms control, or related questions of national security policy. He is currently involved in a project for the National Nuclear Security Administration focused on nuclear weapons in South Asia and proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. Dr. McCausland is also the founder and CEO of Diamond6 Leadership and Strategy, LLC. Diamond6 conducts executive leadership workshops for corporate, public, and non-profit leadership teams across the United States.
Sarah McGaughey
Associate Professor of German (2007).
Bosler Hall Room 114
(717) 245-1279 |
B.A., Smith College, 1997; M.A., Washington University-St. Louis, 1999; Ph.D., 2005.

Her scholarship concentrates on architecture and literature in Central Europe of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. She has published on the work of Viennese author Hermann Broch as well as on topics such as fashion and interior design. Her current courses are on topics such as contemporary literature and popular culture, Germany and the environment, and the German language.
J. Sherwood McGinnis
Adjunct Faculty in Russian (2016).
Stern Center for Global Educ Room 002

Tracy J. McKay
Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics (2012).
Tome Scientific Building Room 240
(717) 245-1048 |
B.A., Bowdoin College, 2006; Ph.D., Iowa State University, 2012.

James F. McMenamin
Assistant Professor of Italian (2009).
Bosler Hall Room 116
(717) 254-8444 |
B.A., Middlebury College, 1996; M.A., 1997; Laurea, Università degli Studi di Firenze, 2001; Ph.D., Harvard University, 2008.

Prof. McMenamin specializes in medieval and renaissance Italian literature. He has published articles on Dante, Petrarch and Italian lyric poetry and is particularly interested in questions concerning medieval philosophy. In the fall, Prof. McMenamin will be teaching a medieval/renaissance survey of Italian literature (IT301: The Discourse of Love) and an intermediate Italian language course (IT116). In the spring, he will teach a topics course on the History of Italian Food (IT321) and an advanced Italian writing course (IT231). Prof. McMenamin has participated in the LGBTQQIA Pride@Dickinson Safe Zone Training.
Erin McNulty
(on sabbatical 2015-16)
Assistant Professor of Spanish (2009).
249 W Louther St Room 3
(717) 245-1739 |
B.A., Hillsdale College, 1990; M.A., Indiana University, 2005; Ph.D., 2011.

Edward A. McPhail
Associate Professor of Economics (1998).
Althouse Hall Room 209
(717) 245-1264 |
B.A., Washington University, 1986; M.A., University of Virginia, 1989; Ph.D., University of Massachusetts-Amherst, 2001.

Akiko Meguro
Senior Lecturer of Japanese Language (2003).
Stern Center for Global Educ Room 105F
(717) 245-1437 |
B.A., Tohuku University, 1994; M.A., 1996.

Professor Meguro specializes in Japanese language pedagogy and Japanese Applied Linguistics. Her research interest is Interlanguage pragmatics, specially on Japanese refusal. She is interested in applying cutting edge technology into Japanese language education. In her courses, she incorporates language exchange using Skype and mixi and have students communicate native speaker of Japanese on regular basis. She is also the coordinator for the study abroad programs in Japan. Prof. Meguro's multimedia Japanese learning website:
David Mertens
Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics (2013).
Tome Scientific Building Room 209
(717) 245-1443 |
B.S., University of Missouri, 2003; M.A., 2005; Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2011.

Edward P. Merwin
Part-time Associate Professor of Religion; Director of The Milton B. Asbell Center for Jewish Life(2001).
Asbell Center
(717) 245-1636 |
B.A., Amherst College, 1990; M.A., Hunter College of the City University of New York, 1998; Ph.D., 2002.

His teaching interests are in American Jewish history and popular culture, with a particular focus on the Lower East Side and Yiddish culture. His current research centers on Jewish-themed Broadway plays, and on the history of the Jewish deli in America.
Joy Middaugh
Visiting Instructor in International Business & Management.
Althouse Hall Room G12
(717) 254-8057 |
B.A., Shippensburg University, 1991; M.B.A., Kutztown University, 1999,

Joy Middaugh received her M.B.A. from Kutztown University in 1999. She holds a B.S.B.A. in Accounting and Finance from Shippensburg University. In addition, she has been a licensed C.P.A. in the state of Pennsylvania since 1994 and has extensive experience teaching all levels of financial and managerial accounting at Penn State University. After several years in public accounting, she transitioned to the roles of Controller and then Chief Financial Officer in the technology industry. She also has significant experience in the areas of integrated accounting systems, entrepreneurship and equity financing.
Michael Miller
Adjunct Faculty in Theatre and Dance (2015).

Kristine Mitchell
Associate Professor of Political Science and International Studies (2006).
Denny Hall Room 7
(717) 245-1220 |
B.A., Oberlin College, 1997; M.A., Princeton University, 2003; Ph.D., 2006.

Professor Mitchell's teaching and research interests include European and EU politics, political identities, and labor politics. She has conducted field research across Western Europe and has held visiting and short-term appointments at the Institute for European Studies at UC Berkeley, the Center for European Studies at New York University, the Institut d'Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po) in Paris, and the Department of Political Science at Northwestern University.
Wendy Moffat
(on leave of absence 2015-16)
Professor of English (1984).
East College Room 408
(717) 245-1499 |
B.A., Yale University, 1977; M.A., 1979; M.Phil., 1981, Ph.D., 1986.
Ganoe Award for Inspirational Teaching, 1994-1995.

Her teaching interests include modernism, literature and sexuality, biography, and literary theory. Her biography, A Great Unrecorded History: A New Life of E. M. Forster, received the Biographer’s Club Prize in 2010 and was runner-up for the PEN Biography Prize in 2011.
Windsor A. Morgan, Jr.
Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy (1994).
Tome Scientific Building Room 220
(717) 245-1386 |
A.B., Harvard College, 1986; Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, 1995.

His major area of research is the spectral evolution of X-ray-emitting active galactic nuclei. He also studies new statistical methods of studying astronomical surveys, the formation of hydrocarbons in the early solar system, and the nature of x-ray binary star systems. He is also interested in astronomy education research.
Crystal M. Moten
Assistant Professor of History (2013).
239 W Louther St Room 202
(717) 245-1913 |
B.A., Washington University (MO), 2004; M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2006; Ph.D., 2013.

Dr. Moten focuses on 20th Century United States with specializations in Women's/Gender History and African American History. Her research examines black women's struggles for economic justice in the 20th century urban north. Dr. Moten teaches classes related to United States History, Urban History, African American History, and Women's and Gender History.
Peter J. Muller
Adjunct Faculty In Environmental Studies (2016).

(717) 254-8700 |

Erin Myers
Adjunct Faculty in French (2015).