The beginning of the new semester includes a number of administrative and faculty transitions:
- Dr. Marguerite Rippy will take over as Chair of the department. Dr. Fay is stepping down after completing her 3-year rotation as chair.
- Dr. Sean Hoare is the new Director of the Graduate Program. Dr. Lillian Bisson, who has served as director for the last three years, will be on leave this fall and return to the faculty in the spring semester.
- Dr. Laura Valdez-Pagliaro is on leave of absence for the ’09-10 academic year. She and her family are spending the year in Kuwait.
- Professor Judith Tabler joins the faculty on full-time temporary appointment this year.