Muhlenberg College welcomes new faculty for the 2017-18 academic year

From top left: Andrew Ardizzoia, Mary Brown, Gilles Colin, Giancarlo Cuadra, Matthieu de Wit, Tineke D’Haeseleer, Katie Fitzpatrick, Donna Genay, Christopher Jackson, Casey James Miller, Purvi Parikh, Leticia Robles-Moreno, Lufei Teng, Vincent Trovato

Diverse group of 14 new faculty members represents a variety of backgrounds and areas of expertise.


Alessandra Halperin ’18 and Nikki Gum ’08  

Thursday, September 14, 2017 02:55 PM

Muhlenberg College has welcomed 14 new faculty hires for the 2017-18 school year. The individuals that joined the faculty come from a wide variety of backgrounds and areas of expertise, ranging from the anthropology of gender and Chinese history, to international economics and finance.

“This distinguished group of faculty brings energy and new perspectives to our community through their teaching and scholarship. They enrich our community in multiple ways that support our mission and the practice of the liberal arts,” said Provost Kathleen Harring.

Find out more about the new hires below:

Andrew Ardizzoia, assistant professor of music and director of composition and instrumental studies
Andrew Ardizzoia previously served as assistant professor of music at Naugatuck Valley Community College. He earned a D.M.A in composition with a cognate in music theory from the Hartt School at the University of Harford, and holds a M.M. in composition from Arizona State University and a B.M. in composition from the Conservatory of Music at the University of the Pacific. Ardizzoia’s music has been performed on four continents and has received numerous awards and commissions including a Zoni nomination, as well as the Hartt School’s Diemente Award in composition

Mary Brown, visiting assistant professor of art
Mary Brown is a specialist in Pre-Columbian art and architecture. This fall, she is teaching the Art…

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