The following new tenure-track faculty began appointments at the College effective July 1, 2016.

Michael A. Grubb, Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.A., Psychology, The University of Oklahoma
M.A., Global Studies, Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan
M.A., Experimental Psychology, New York University
Ph.D., Experimental Psychology, New York University
Dissertation: Spatial Attention in Autism Spectrum Disorder
Postdoctoral Associate, Center for Neural Science, New York University

Mareike Koertner, Assistant Professor of Religion
B.A., Arabic Studies and Political Science, University of Leipzig, Germany
M.Phil., Arabic and Islamic Studies, Yale University
Ph.D., Arabic and Islamic Studies, Yale University
Dissertation: We Have Made Clear the Signs – Dalā’il al-Nubūwa: Proofs of Prophecy in Early Ḥadīth Literature
Koertner has been a visiting assistant professor of religion at Trinity for the last two years.

Luis A. Martinez, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience
B.S., Psychology, University at Buffalo
M.S., Neuroscience, Georgia State University
Ph.D., Neuroscience, Georgia State University
Dissertation: Neural Regulation of Sexual Solicitation in Female Syrian Hamsters: Role of Oxytocin
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Neuroscience, University of Minnesota

Amber L. Pitt, Assistant Professor of Environmental Science and Biology
B.A., Zoology, University of Vermont
M.S., Interdisciplinary Ecology, University of Florida
Ph.D., Interdisciplinary Ecology, University of Florida
Dissertation: Freshwater River Turtle Populations Influenced by a Naturally Generated Thermal Gradient
Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Wetlands Project Manager, School of Agricultural, Forest, and Environmental Sciences, Clemson University

Ewa Syta, Assistant Professor of Computer Science
B.S., Computer Engineering, Military University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland
M.S., Computer Engineering, Military University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland
M.S., Computer Information Technology, Central Connecticut State University
M.Phil., Computer Science, Yale University
Ph.D., Computer Science, Yale University
Dissertation: Identity Management through Privacy-Preserving Authentication

Vincent Tomasso, Assistant Professor of Classics
B.A., Classics, University of Washington
Ph.D., Classics, Stanford University
Dissertation: “Cast in Later Grecian Mould”: Quintus of Smyrna’s Reception of Homer