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Smith Welcomes New Faculty Members

Five new tenure-track faculty members will teach at Smith in subject areas ranging from data science to East Asian languages and literature. Four other faculty members hired last year begin work on campus this fall. Read more about their scholarship and teaching.

Faculty News

Shannon Audley, assistant professor of education and child study, published an essay, “Partners as Scaffolds: Teaching in the Zone of Proximal Development,” in a recent special issue of Teaching and Learning Together in Higher Education.

Velma García-Gorena '79, professor of government explores [video] the history of the existing U.S. southern border wall. 

Laura Kalba, associate professor of art, has been awarded a $95,000 Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies for a research project, “Currencies: Symbolism and Signification in the Golden Age of Finance Capital.

Mehammed Mack, associate professor of French studies, recently published Sexagon: Muslims, France and the Sexualization of National Culture (Fordham University Press). 

Sara Pruss, associate professor of geosciences, has been awarded a $70,000 grant from the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund for “Testing Links Between Marine Anoxia and Mercury Environments During the Late Cambrian SPICE Event.” 


New Members of the Smith Teaching Community

The following individuals joined the Smith College community in 2018.