Faculty: Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences

Full-Time Faculty

Ethan Andersen – Music Theatre Music Director/Conductor

• B.F.A., Elon University
• Ethan will serve as our musical director/conductor.  He has worked as a Music Director/Conductor/Keys 1 with National Tour, with New York Theater he has worked as Composer/Lyricist, Arranger, and Musical Director.  He also has worked in Regional Theatre.
• Scholarly Interest: Expertise in composing, directing and piano

Jessica Carew – Assistant Professor of Political Sciences and Policy Studies

• B.A., Yale University; M.A. and Ph.D., Duke University
• Joins us from having been a Post-Doctoral Fellow here at Elon and a Visiting Assistant Professor at Duke
• Scholarly Interest: American Government and political engagement

Justin Clar – Assistant Professor of Chemistry

• B.S., University of Richmond; M.S. and Ph.D., University of Florida, Gainesville
• Joins us from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency National Risk Management Research Laboratory
• Scholarly Interest: Carbon Nanotubes

Jennifer Dabrowski  - Assistant Professor of Chemistry

• B.S., Le Moyne College; Ph.D., Boston College
• Joins us from teaching at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
• Scholarly Interests: Organic Chemistry and Mentoring Undergraduates in research

 

Julia Delacroix – Assistant Professor of English

• B.A., Louisiana State University; M.F.A., Johns Hopkins University;  M.A., and  Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
• Joins us from Davis and Eskins College
• Scholarly Interests: Gender and Genre in Early American elegy, faculty development

Rajesh Ghoshal – Assistant Professor of Sociology

• B.A., New College; M.A., University of Florida; Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
• Joins us from teaching at Goucher College
• Scholarly Interests: Political Sociology and Social Movements, Social Justice, Race and Ethnicity

Charles Johnson – Assistant Professor of Performing Arts

• B.A., University of North Carolina at Wilmington; M.F.A, University of North Carolina School of the Arts
• Joins us from Albemarle High School and private scenic design practice
• Scholarly Interest: Designing scenery and scenic painting for new and established works, in all styles from metaphoric to realistic.

Frederick Johnson – Lecturer in Music

• B.S., and M.S., University of Colorado, Denver
• Joins us from teaching at University of Colorado and Like Skills International
• Scholarly Interest: Audio Engineering and Technology, acoustics and recording

Baris Kesgin – Assistant Professor of Political Science

• B.S., Orta Dogu Teknik Üniversitesi; M.A., University of Memphis; Ph.D., University of Kansas
• Joins us from teaching at Susquehanna University
• Scholarly Interests: Comparative foreign policy analysis, and politics and international relations of the Middle East

 

Brian Kremer – Assistant Professor of Performing Arts

• B.F.A., Carnegie Mellon University; M.M., Manhattan School of Music
• Joins us from teaching at Ira Brind School of Theater Arts at the University of Arts
• Scholarly Interest: Vocal Technique in Musical Theater, and voice design

Khristin Landry-Montes – Instructor in Art and Art History

• B.A., University of Northern Colorado;  M.A., from Northern Illinois University; Ph.D. (ABD), University of Illinois at Chicago
• Joins us from University of Colorado, Boulder
• Scholarly Interests: Art history and world art, more specifically Mayan and other South American 

 

Mary McManamy – Lecturer in Chemistry

• B.S., Mount Vernon Nazarene University; M.A. and Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University
• Joins us from teaching at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Lippincott Williams and Wilkins Journals
• Scholarly Interest: AIDS Research, Biochemistry, mentoring undergraduates

Lauren Nossett – Assistant Professor of World Languages and Cultures

• B.A., and M.A., from University of Georgia; Ph.D., University of California, Davis
• Joins us from University of California, Davis
• Scholarly Interests: German literature, gender, identity and maternity

Cora Palfy – Assistant Professor of Music

• B.A., University of Georgia, Athens; Ph.D., Northwestern University
• Joins us from teaching at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
• Scholarly Interests: Music Theory, Sound as Subjectivity, Music education

Rebecca Scott – Instructor in Philosophy

• B.A., Swarthmore College;  M.A., and Ph.D. (ABD), Loyola University,
• Joins us from Loyola University
• Scholarly interests: Ethics, student development, education

Joel Shelton – Assistant Professor of Political Science

• B.A., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; M.A., Johns Hopkins University; Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
• Joins us from Lafayette College
• Scholarly Interests: International Affairs, International Law, Political Economy and modern political theory

Kim Shively – Assistant Professor of Performing Arts

• B.F.A., Chapman University; M.F.A., Asolo Conservatory
• Joins us from private teaching and coaching at Kim Shively Studio, and University of Findlay
• Scholarly Interests: Meisner technique, preparation for on-camera/theatrical/voiceover, script analysis

Alfred Simkin  - Assistant Professor of Biology

• B.A., Earlham College; Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Medical School
• Joins us from postdoctoral researcher at Cornell University
• Scholarly Interests: Molecular Biology and molecular evolution

Andrea Sinn – Assistant Professor of History

• M.A. and Ph.D., Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich
• Joins us from teaching at University of California, Berkeley
• Scholarly Interests: Jewish Politics and Press, German Jewish Exile and Return, displacement in postwar Europe

Kaye Usry – Instructor in Political Science and Interim Assistant Director of the Elon Poll

• B.A., North Carolina State University; M.A., and Ph.D., (ABD), University of Illinois
• Joins us from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
• Scholarly Interests: Legislative activity and constituency perceptions, diversity, citizen competence

Ryne VanKrevelen – Lecturer in Statistics

• B.S., University of Wisconsin; M.S., and Ph.D., University of Iowa:
• Has been teaching at Elon since 2015
• Scholarly Interests: Statistics and analysis, student learning

Amanda Warriner - Technical Director in Performing Arts

• B.A., Lynchburg College; M.F.A., University of North Carolina at Greensboro
• Amanda will serve as our technical director.  She is a scenic designer and technical director that has worked for Clinton Area Showboat Theatre and Triad Stage.
• Scholarly Interest: Expertise in Scenic Design, carpentry, and scenography

Amanda Watson – Instructor in Chemistry

• B.A.,  Boston University; Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Greensboro
• Joins us from University of North Carolina at Greensboro
• Scholarly Interests: Genetics, analytical chemistry, and teaching

Adjunct Faculty