Eight Women Promoted and Granted Tenure at the College of the Holy Cross


(L to R) Debra Gettelman, Jumi Hayaki, Cynthia V. Hooper, Sara Gran Mitchell, Jennie Germann Molz,
Stephanie J. Reents, Bianca R. Sculimbrene, and Susan Crawford Sullivan

The College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, has announced the promotion of 13 faculty members to the rank of associate professor. All 13 faculty members were awarded tenure. Of the 13 promotions and tenure awards, eight went to women.

Debra Gettelman was promoted to associate professor of English. She serves as director of the English honors program at the college. Dr. Gettelman holds a bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree in education and a Ph.D., all from Harvard University.

Jumi Hayaki was appointed an associate professor of psychology. Before joining the faculty at Holy Cross, she taught at Macalester College and St. Olaf College. She is a graduate of Yale University and holds a Ph.D. in psychology from Rutgers University.

Cynthia V. Hooper was promoted to associate professor of history. She joined the faculty at the college in 2005. She is the author of a forthcoming book on Russia under the Stalin regime. Dr. Hooper is a graduate of Harvard University and holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in history from Princeton University.

Sara Gran Mitchell was awarded tenure and promoted to associate professor of biology. She is a graduate of Carleton College in Minnesota and holds a master’s degree from the University of Vermont and a Ph.D. in geology from the University of Washington.

Jennie Germann Molz is an associate professor in the department of sociology and anthropology. She is the author of Travel Connections: Tourism, Technology and Togetherness in a Mobile World (Routledge, 2012). Dr. Molz is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin. She earned a master’s degree at Bowling Green State University and a Ph.D. from the Lancaster University in England.

Stephanie J. Reents was promoted to associate professor of English. Her novel, The Kissing List (Hogarth/Crown, 2012), was nominated for the prestigious Story Prize. A graduate of Amherst College, she earned a second bachelor’s degree at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar. She holds a master of fine arts degree in creative writing from the University of Arizona.

Bianca R. Sculimbrene was appointed associate professor of chemistry. A graduate of Xavier University, she earned a Ph.D. in chemistry at Boston College and received a postdoctoral fellowship from the National Institutes of Health to conduct research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Susan Crawford Sullivan was named associate professor of sociology and anthropology. Her book Living Faith: Everyday Religion and Mothers in Poverty (University of Chicago Press, 2011), received the Distinguished Book Award from the American Sociology Association. Dr. Sullivan is a graduate of Duke University. She earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in sociology at Harvard University and a master of public administration degree from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University.

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