Swarthmore College Promotes Seven Women Faculty

swarthmore_logoSwarthmore College in Pennsylvania recently announced the promotion of five faculty members to full professor and six faculty members were promoted from assistant professor to associate professor. Seven of the 11 promotions went to women.

farhaGhannamFarha Ghannam was promoted to full professor of anthropology. She is the author of Live and Die Like a Man: Gender Dynamics in Urban Egypt (Stanford University Press, 2013). Professor Ghannam is a graduate of Yarmouk University in Jordan, where she majored in journalism and mass communication. She also earned a master’s degree in social anthropology at Yarmouk University and a Ph.D. in social anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin.

cheryl_groodCheryl Grood was named full professor of mathematics. Professor Grood says that she has wanted to teach mathematics since she was 10 years old. She joined the faculty at Swarthmore in 1998. Her current research focuses on graph theory and linear algebra. Professor Grood is a graduate of the University of Michigan. She earned a Ph.D. in mathematics at the University of Wisconsin.

ross_ellenEllen Ross is a new professor of religion who specializes in Christian traditions and Quaker studies. She is the author of The Grief of God: Images of the Suffering Jesus in Late Medieval England (Oxford University Press, 1997). Professor Ross is a graduate of Princeton University. She earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.

erin_todd_bronchettiErin Todd Bronchetti was named associate professor of economics. She joined the faculty at Swarthmore in 2007 and is spending the current academic year as a visiting scholar at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Bronchetti is a graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in economics from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

gueydan_alexandraAlexander Gueydan-Turek was promoted to associate professor of French and Francophone studies. Her research focuses on North African literature and cultural productions with a particular focus on Algerian artists and filmmakers. Dr. Gueydan-Turek holds a master’s degree from Georgetown University and a Ph.D. from Yale University.

Jones WalkerCheryl Jones-Walker was promoted to associate professor of educational studies and associate professor of Black studies. She was also granted tenure. Her current research is focused on understanding the perspectives of various shareholders (superintendent, school board, and teacher union representatives) in the re-design of mid-sized urban districts. Dr. Jones-Walker is a graduate of Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. She holds a Ph.D. in educational studies from the University of Pennsylvania.

lynne_steuerle_schofieldLynne Steuerle Schofield was named associate professor of statistics. Her current research involves psychometrics and latent variable analysis. She is also interested in educational policy issues such as teacher pay incentives and citizen input for high-stake testing policies. Dr. Schofield is a graduate of Swarthmore College and earned a Ph.D. in statistics and public policy at Carnegie Mellon University.

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