New faculty

The following new tenure-track faculty began appointments at the college effective July 1, 2020. 

Peter H. Bent, Assistant Professor of Economics

Previous Position: Assistant Professor of Economics, American University of Paris
Ph.D., Economics, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Dissertation: “Three Essays on Governments and Financial Crises in Developing Economies, 1870–1913
M.Sc., Economic History, London School of Economics and Political Science
M.A., Economics, University of New Hampshire
B.A., Liberal Arts, Evergreen State College

Chitra Jogani, Assistant Professor of Economics and International Studies

Previous Position: Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics, Hamilton College
Ph.D., Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Dissertation: “Essays on Development Economics
M.S., Quantitative Economics, Indian Statistical Institute
B.Sc., Economics, Presidency College (India)

 Michael C. Puljung, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience and Chemistry

Previous Position: Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, University of Oxford
Ph.D., Neurobiology, Pharmacology and Physiology, University of Chicago Dissertation: “An Ionic Block Model of Voltage Gating in Gap Junction Hemichannels
B.S., Biochemistry, Benedictine University

Anna Terwiel, Assistant Professor of Political Science

Previous Position: Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science, Trinity College
Ph.D., Political Science, Northwestern University
Dissertation: “Foucault and the Lateral Body Politics of Prison Hunger Strikes
Diplôme, École Normale Supérieure, Paris
M.A., Political Science, New School for Social Research
B.A., History, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne

Benjamin J. Toscano, Assistant Professor of Biology

Previous Position: Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology, Trinity College
Ph.D., Biological Sciences, University of South Carolina
Dissertation: “Effects of Individual Phenotypic Variation on Predator-Prey Relationships of Xanthid Crabs in North Inlet Estuary, South Carolina
B.S., Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Connecticut