November 26, 2018
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Four members of the Kenyon faculty were awarded tenure, or appointment without limit, by action of the Kenyon College Board of Trustees on April 25. These members of the faculty are promoted to associate professor from assistant professor, effective on July 1, and they include:
B.S. Harvey Mudd College, M.S. and Ph.D. University of Michigan
Marie Snipes joined the College in 2009. Her research interests lie in the field of geometric measure theory. Prior to her doctoral studies at the University of Michigan, Snipes spent four years in the Air Force conducting statistical analyses and developing mathematical models of personnel data.
A.B. Nanjing University, Ph.D. Harvard University
A student of Chinese literature, Chengjuan Sun focused on 10th-century Southern Tang culture in her dissertation. She has published two articles on the subject since joining the College in 2009, and she currently is planning a book on gentry women’s poetry of the 18th century.
B.A. Siena Heights University, M.A. Marquette University, Ph.D. Purdue University
Rebecca Waller joined the College in 2009. She recently published her revised dissertation on Descartes’ account of time, and she also has published papers on Leibniz's account of time, Spinoza's account of time and McTaggart's famous refutation of time. Her primary research interests are in the history of philosophy and in metaphysics. She has particular interest in the topics of time and free will.
B.S. Rhodes College, and M.F.A. Tulane University
Prior to joining the College in 2009, Rebecca Wolf taught at Texas A&M University and Rhodes College. She has worked professionally in scenic and lighting design in Memphis and New Orleans. Her lighting design for the play Ojen Kaleidoscope was chosen for the 2009 World Stage Design Exhibition in Seoul, South Korea. Her design for Kindertransport was published as a featured design in Theatre Design and Technology.