Faculty & Staff

Contemporary Challenges

Jorge Santos

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Cluster Director
Associate Professor, English
Ph.D., University of Connecticut
Fields: Ethnic American Literature; Immigrant/Migrant Literature; Ethnic Studies; American Cultural Studies; Graphic Narrative; Asian American Literature
Email: jsantos@holycross.edu  
Office:  Fenwick 225   Phone: 508-793-3460
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Lindsey Caola

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Visiting Assistant Professor, Psychology
Ph.D., Boston College
Fields: Developmental psychology; adolescent development, college student motivation and well-being, educational psychology; math learning
Office : Beaven Hall 334


Hayley Stefan

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Lecturer, Montserrat Program
Visiting Assistant Professor, English
Ph.D., University of Connecticut
Fields: Multi-ethnic Literature of the United States; Digital Humanities; Disability/Mad Studies; Young Adult Literature
Email:  hstefan@holycross.edu
Office: Fenwick 214  Phone: 508-793-3331
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Melissa Geisler Trafton

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Visiting Assistant Professor, Visual Arts
P.h.D, University of California, Berkeley
Fields: 19th and 20th Century art history; American art and print culture
Office: Fenwick 445   Phone: 508-793-3480
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Schuyler Wheldan

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Visiting Assistant Professor, Music 
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
Fields: Ethnomusicology, Latin American Music, Global Popular Music, Music and Politics
Email: swhelden@holycross.edu
Office: Brooks 460   Phone: 508-793-2297



Core Human Questions

Shawn Lisa Maurer

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Cluster Director

Professor, English 
Ph.D., University of Michigan
Fields: 18th Century British literature and Culture; History and Theory of the Novel; Satire; Feminist and Critical Theory; Women's and Gender Studies; Women Writers; Female Modernism, esp. Dorothy Richardson; 19th and 20th Century Anglo-American Women's Poetry
Email: smaurer@holycross.edu 
Office: Fenwick 229   Phone: 508-793-3444
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Natasha Binek

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Visiting Assistant Professor, Classics
Ph.D., Cornell University
Fields: Greek and Latin poetry; Vergil; Aphrodite/Venus and literary treatments of erotic passion
Email: nbinek@holycross.edu
Office:  Fenwick 410   Phone:  508-793-3070



Julie Camarda

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Visiting Assistant Professor, English
Ph.D., Rutgers University
Fields:  Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century British Literature, Global Romanticism(s), Poetry and Poetics, Gender and Sexuality, Media Theory, Genre Theory
Email: jcamarda@holycross.edu
Office: Fenwick 227B
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Kyle R. Woolley

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Director of Mission Initiatives
Ph.D. Loyola University Chicago
Email: kwoolley@holycross.edu
Office: O'Kane Hall 154  Phone: 508-793-2568
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Susan Crawford Sullivan


Cluster Director

Professor, Sociology and Anthropology
Ph.D., Harvard University
Fields: religion, poverty and public policy, family,community-based learning, and Catholic social teaching
Office: Beaven 225 Phone: (508) 793-2531
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William A. Clark, S.J.

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S.T.D., Weston Jesuit School of Theolog
Fields: ecclesiology (authority in the Church, Theology of parish, local community); practical and contextual theology; Christian prayer
Email: wclark@holycross.edu  
Office: Smith 433 Phone: 508-793-2717
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Isabelle Jenkins,'10

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Director, Donelan Office of Community-Based Learning
Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Boston
Email: ijenkins@holycross.edu
Office: Smith 323 Phone: 508-793-3007



Matthew B. Koss


Professor, Physics
Ph.D., Tufts University
Fields: Experimental condensed matter and materials physics — dendritic growth; kinetics and morphology of solidification; experimentation in "microgravity".
Email: mkoss@holycross.edu
Office: Haberlin 014A  Phone: (508) 793-2406
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Amanda Luyster

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Assistant Professor, Visual Arts
Ph.D., Harvard University
Fields: Medieval and cross-cultural art history
Email: aluyster@holycross.edu  
Office:  Fenwick 439   Phone:  508-793-2782
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Frances Maughan-Brown


Lecturer, Montserrat Program
Visiting Assistant Professor, Philosophy
Ph.D., Boston College
Fields: Aesthetics, 19th and 20th Century Continental Philosophy, Kierkegaard, Feminism
Email: fmaughan@holycross.edu
Office: Smith 519    Phone: (508) 793 3453
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Virginia Ryan


Visiting Lecturer, Montserrat
Ph.D., Boston College
Email: vryan@holycross.edu




Richard Schmidt


Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts
Ph.D., University of Connecticut
Fields: Cognitive Science, interpersonal coordination, interlimb coordination, dynamical theories of behavior, ecological psychology
Office: Beaven 330  Phone: (508) 793-2244
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Global Society

Gwenn Miller

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Cluster Director

Associate Professor, History
Advisor, Department of History Honors
Ph.D., Duke University
Fields: Colonial and Revolutionary Era America, Native America, Comparative Empire and the Global Connections of Early America
Office: O'Kane 385 Phone: (508) 793-3449
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Giusy Di Filippo

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Assistant Professor, Italian Studies
Email: gdifilip@holycross.edu
Office: Stein 453   Phone: 508-793-3438




Diana Dukhanova

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Visiting Assistant Professor, Russian Studies
Email: ddukhano@holycross.edu
Office: Stein 453  



Katherine Lu Hsu


Assistant Professor, Classics
Ph.D., University of Michigan
Fields: Greek literature, mythology, violence and heroism, reception, migration in ancient myth
Email: kluhsu@holycross.edu
Office:  Fenwick 426   Phone:  508-793-3959  
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Yu-Jung Lin


Assistant Professor, Chinese Studies
Ph.D., Indiana University Bloomington
Fields: Phonology and phonetics (syllable structure, tones, rhythm), Psycholinguistics (the influence of orthography on sound processing), Second language acquisition
(tense and lax vowel distinction by L1 and L2 learners, diphthong production and perception by L1 and L2 learners)
Email: yjlin@holycross.edu  Office: Stein 426     
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Ellen Lokos


Lecturer, Montserrat Program
Visiting Assistant Professor, Spanish
Ph.D., Harvard University
Fields: Golden Age Spanish Literature; Women's Writing; Literature & Performance 
Email: elokos@holycross.edu 
Office: Stein 441


Morgan Rocks

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Visiting Assistant Professor, History
Email: mrocks@holycross.edu



Alberto Castillo Ventura

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Visiting Assistant Professor, Spanish
Ph.D. Harvard University
Fields: Twentieth-Century and Contemporary Latin American Literature and Culture, Modernism and Politics in Central America and Mexico, Critical Theory, Central American Studies, Migration and U.S.-Latin America Relations.
Email: acastill@holycross.edu   
Office: Stein 409A


Natural World

Madigan Haley


Cluster Director

Associate Professor, English
Ph.D. University of Virginia 
Fields: 20th- and 21st-Century British Literature; Comparative World Literatures; Transnational Modernism; History and Theory of the Novel; Postcolonial and Global Studies
Email: mhaley@holycross.edu 
Office: Fenwick 223   Phone: 508-793-2523
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Stephanie Crofts


Assistant Professor, Biology
Ph.D., University of Washington, Seattle
Fields: Biomechanics, Functional Morphology, Comparative Anatomy
Email: scrofts@holycross.edu
Office: O'Neil 315  Phone: (508) 793-2594
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Jacob Damm

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Visiting Assistant Professor, Classics
Email: jdamm@holycross.edu





Ann Glennie

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Visiting Assistant Professor, Classics
Ph.D., The Florida State University
Fields: archaeology, art, and architecture of the ancient Mediterranean; ecology, hydraulic engineering, and water management
Office: Fenwick 408  Phone: 508-793-3494



Catherine Roberts

Visiting Assistant Professor 
Email: croberts@holycross.edu


Christopher Staysniak


Lecturer, Montserrat Program 
Visiting Assistant Professor, History
Ph.D., Boston College
Fields: U.S. environmental history; American food and food systems; American religion; American social and protest movement
Email: cstaysni@holycross.edu
Office: O'Kane 384  Phone: 508-793-3451




Denise Schaeffer

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Cluster Director

Professor, Political Science
Ph.D., Fordham University
Fields: History of political philosophy; philosophy and literature; feminist theory
Email: dschaeff@holycross.edu 
Office: Fenwick 307  Phone: 508-793-3403
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Morris Collins

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Lecturer, Montserrat Program 
Visiting Assistant Professor, English
MFA, Pennsylvania State University
Email: mcollins@holycross.edu
Office: Fenwick 218  Phone:  508-793-2333
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Colleen Fitzgerald

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Visiting Assistant Professor of Visual Art
M.F.A. Parsons School of Design
B.A. Boston College
Fields:  Photography & Related Media
Email: cfitzger@holycross.edu
Studio: Millard Media Lab, Photography Studio  Office: Fenwick 431  
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Neal E. Lipsitz


Lecturer, Psychology
Ph.D., Boston College
Fields: Counseling
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CJ Martin

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Visiting Lecturer, Center for Interdisciplinary Studies
Email: cjmartin@holycross.edu




Mary Doyle Roche

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Associate Professor, Religious Studies
Ph.D., Boston College
Fields: Catholic moral theology and social teaching, Christian ethics, virtue ethics, bioethics, feminist ethics 
Email: mroche@holycross.edu  
Office: Smith 428 Phone: 508-793-2585
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Ana Ugarte



Assistant Professor, Spanish
Fields: Contemporary Hispanic Caribbean literature, health humanities, disability studies, indigenous languages and cultures, science fiction, 20th and 21st century Latin American fiction, and contemporary Yucatec Maya literature
Email:  augarte@holycross.edu
Office: Stein 402   Phone: 508-793-3309 
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