Holy Cross Welcomes Six Women to Its Faculty

There are 14 new faculty members at the highly ranked College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. Six of the new faculty members are women.

Stephenie R. Chaudoir was appointed an assistant professor of psychology. She has been teaching at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois, and also was an assistant clinical professor at the University of Illinois School of Medicine.

Dr. Chaudoir is a graduate of Bradley University and holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut.

Patricia Johnston was named to the Rev. J. Gerard Mears Chair in Fine Arts. She was a professor of art history at Salem State University in Massachusetts. She is the author of Real Fantasies: Edward Steichen’s Advertising Photography (University of California Press, 1997) and the forthcoming Art and Global Knowledge in the Early American Republic (University Press of New England).

Professor Johnston holds a Ph.D. in art history from Boston University.

Elizabeth C. Landis was hired as an assistant professor of chemistry. She has been serving as the Henson Postdoctoral Fellow at the Harvard University Center for the Environment.

Dr. Landis is a graduate of Williams College and holds a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Olga Partan was appointed an assistant professor of modern languages and literatures. She has been at Holy Cross since 2005 as a visiting assistant professor and lecturer.

Partan is a graduate of the Moscow Shchukin Theater School in Russia. She holds a master’s degree from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in Slavic languages from Brown University.

Julia Paxson is a new assistant professor of biology. She has been serving as a research assistant professor and clinical instructor at the School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, where she earned a doctorate in veterinary medicine.

Dr. Paxson is a graduate of Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania and holds a Ph.D. from Yale University.

Alison Smith Mangiero was named an instructor of political science. She was the director of the Center for the American University at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research.

Mangiero is a graduate of the University of Richmond. She holds a master’s degree and is a Ph.D. candidate at Boston College.

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