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Department News

  • Professor Stanzi Royden was promoted to the rank of Professor in 2015.
  • The 20th Annual Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges Northeast Region Conference (CCSC-NE’15) was held at Holy Cross in April.
  • Professors Cristina Ballantine and Laurie Smith King were promoted to the rank of Professor in 2014.
  • Two tenure-track faculty members, both statisticians, joined the department in fall 2013.
    • Eric Ruggieri earned his Ph.D. and Sc.M at Brown University and his B.A. at Providence College.
    • Shannon Stock earned her Ph.D. at Harvard University. Her interests include biostatistics and computational biology.
  • Professor Catherine Roberts was promoted to the rank of Professor in 2013.
  • Professor Rafe Jones resigned from the faculty after the spring 2012 semester to join the faculty at Carleton College.
  • Professor David Damiano was promoted to the rank of Professor in 2012.
  • Kevin Walsh joined the department as a tenure-track computer scientist in January 2012. He earned his Ph.D. from Cornell University. His interests include security and networks.
  • Professor Steven Levandosky was granted tenure in February 2010.
  • In December 2009, Professor Viraj Kumar resigned from the faculty of Holy Cross.
  • Rafe Jones joined the department as a tenure-track mathematician in fall 2008. He earned his Ph.D. from Brown University. His interests include Galois Theory, dynamics, and algebraic number theory.
  • Professor Gareth Roberts was granted tenure in March 2008.
  • Viraj Kumar joined the department as a tenure-track computer scientist in fall 2007. His Ph.D. is from the University of Illinois Urbanna-Champaign where he also completed his M.S. degree. His interests include design and analysis of algorithms, automata theory, software verification.
  • Professor Cristina Ballantine was granted tenure in February 2007.
  • In May 2006, Professor Joe DeStefano resigned from the faculty of Holy Cross.
  • Professors Sharon Frechette, Andrew Hwang, and Stanzi Royden were all granted tenure in February 2006.
  • Professor Laurie Smith King was granted tenure in January 2005.
  • The department was saddened to learn of the recent passing of Fr. John MacDonnell, S.J. At the time of his death, Fr. MacDonnell was a resident of the Campion Center in Weston. He had taught in the department for over thirty years and retired in 1999. He earned his Ph.D. at Catholic University of America in the area of Complex Analysis.
  • Professor Steven Levandosky joined the department as tenure-track Assistant Professor in fall 2004. He earned his Ph.D. at Brown University, and his A.B. at Holy Cross, graduating in the class of 1992. He taught previously at the University of Texas, Stanford University, and in a temporary position at the College. Prof. Levandosky's interests center on analysis and partial differential equations.
  • A Computer Science Major was approved in March 2004 by the faculty of the college and is available to students who satisfy the course requirements.
  • Professor Catherine Roberts was granted tenure in February 2004.
  • Professor John Little was promoted to the rank of Professor in 2003.
  • Two new tenure-track faculty members joined the department in fall 2002.
    • Cristina Ballantine earned her Ph.D. at University of Toronto and her Diplom (equivalent of bachelor's degree) at the University of Stuttgart in Germany. She taught previously at the University of Wyoming, Bowdoin College, and Dartmouth College. Her mathematical interests center on number theory, automorphic forms and representation theory, and applications to combinatorics
    • Joe DeStefano will be joining the Computer Science section of the department. He earned his Ph.D. at Dartmouth College, and his B.S. at Northeastern Unversity. Prior to joining the faculty at Holy Cross, he was a Vice President at MadeToOrder.com. Earlier, he held a research position at Bolt, Beranek, and Newman. His interests include wavelets, signal processing, and genetic algorithms.
  • Professor Edward Soares was granted tenure and promoted to the rank of Associate Professor in February 2002.
  • In December 2001, Prof. Deirdre Haskell resigned from the faculty of Holy Cross. She is currently a member of the Department of Mathematics of McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario Canada.
  • Two tenure-track faculty members joined the department in fall 2001.
    • Catherine Roberts earned her Ph.D. at Northwestern University and her A.B. at Bowdoin College. She taught previously at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ. Her mathematical interests span several different parts of applied mathematics, from the study of explosion, quenching, and absorption phenomena via integral equations, to the modeling of human interactions with environments
    • Gareth Roberts earned his Ph.D. at Boston University, and his B.A. at Oberlin College. He was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Colorado before coming to Holy Cross. His mathematical work is in the areas of dynamical systems and celestial mechanics.
  • Professor Peter Perkins retired from full-time teaching at the end of the spring 2001 semester. He will continue to teach part-time in the department.
  • Professor John Anderson was promoted to the rank of Professor in 2001.
  • Professor Maria Morrill left the department at the end of the spring 2000 semester to begin a new career as an actuary.
  • Professor Mel Tews retired at the end of the fall 1999 semester.