College of Liberal Arts

University of Mississippi

New Faculty 2013-2014

FINE AND PERFORMING ARTS
KRIS BELDEN-ADAMS
Assistant Professor of Art History
City University of New York Graduate Center, Ph.D.
Modern art and architecture, history of photography

ADAM ESTES
Assistant Professor of Music
University of South Carolina, D.M.A.
Woodwind instruction, including saxophone, bassoon and clarinet, and oboe

MICHAEL GARDINER
Assistant Professor of Music
New England Conservatory of Music, D.M.A.
Music theory and composition

THE HUMANITIES
JAMES BOS
Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Religion
University of Michigan, Ph.D.
Biblical studies and Judaism

LINDY BRADY
Assistant Professor of English
University of Connecticut, Ph.D.
Anglo-Saxon languages and cultures, and Middle English verse

ERIN DREW
Assistant Professor of English
Notre Dame University, Ph.D.
18th century British literature, poetics, nature writing, and ecocriticism

CHIYUMA ELLIOTT
Assistant Professor in English and African American Studies
University of Texas, Ph.D.
African American literature, the Harlem Renaissance/New Negro Movement, 20th century American literature, poetry and poetics, modernism, and American intellectual history

SHENNETTE GARRETT-SCOTT
Assistant Professor of History and African American Studies
University of Texas, Ph.D.
African American political and cultural history, African Diaspora, women and gender, U.S. South, and entrepreneurship and business

JONATHAN GIENAPP
Assistant Professor of History
Johns Hopkins University, Ph.D.
Early American history

STEVEN JUSTICE
Professor of English
Princeton University, Ph.D.
Medieval European literary and intellectual history

JAROD ROLL
Associate Professor of History
Northwestern University, Ph.D.
Labor and religion in the U.S. South

DAVE SMITH
Writer-in-Residence
Ohio University, Ph.D.
Contemporary poetry and free-verse poems that deal with history and regional identity, American literature, and modern literature

IAN WHITTINGTON
Assistant Professor of English
McGill University, Ph.D.
20th century British literature, Irish literature, post-colonial literature and theory, radio, and cinema

CAROLINE WIGGINTON
Assistant Professor of English
University of Texas, Ph.D.
Early American literature, transatlantic literature, Native American studies, women and gender studies, poetry and poetics, religion and culture, and African American literature

HENRIETTA YANG
Croft Associate Professor of Modern Languages and Co-Director of the Chinese Language Flagship Program
University of Texas, Ph.D.
Chinese linguistics and culture, language teacher education, and instructional technology

MATHEMATICS, PHYSICAL, AND NATURAL SCIENCES
JARED DELCAMP
Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Ph.D.
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, completed postdoctoral studies
Synthetic organic chemistry as related to dye-sensitized solar cells for solar energy conversion
MARTIAL LONGLA
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
University of Cincinnati, Ph.D.
Probability theory and statistics

SOCIAL SCIENCES
MARK CHEN
Chair and Professor of Public Policy Leadership
Northern Illinois University, Ph.D.
Public policy, international relations, and Chinese politics

SIMONE DELERME
Assistant Professor of Anthropology and McMullan Assistant Professor of Southern Studies
Rutgers, Ph.D. pending
Latin American and Caribbean migration, critical race theory, language identity, and inequality

CAROLYN FREIWALD
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
University of Wisconsin, Ph.D.
Mayan and Mesoamerican archaeology

BENJAMIN JONES
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Ohio State University, Ph.D.
International security, civil and regional conflict, military intervention, and political methodology

MARCOS MENDOZA
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
University of Chicago, Ph.D.
Latin American environmental, economic, and political anthropology

MAUREEN MEYERS
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
University of Kentucky, Ph.D.
Archaeology of the southeastern U.S.

DOUGLAS RICE
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Pennsylvania State University, Ph.D.
American politics, judicial politics, political institutions, public policy, and organized interests

YAEL ZEIRA
Croft Assistant Professor of Political Science
New York University, Ph.D.
Comparative politics, Middle East politics, intra-state conflict, and ethnic politics