Three Women Appointed to Named Faculty Positions at Bowdoin College in Maine

Bowdoin College, the highly rated liberal arts educational institution in Brunswick, Maine, recently announced the appointment of six faculty members to endowed chairs. Three of the appointments went to women.

Jackie Brown was appointed the Marvin H. Green Jr. Assistant Professor of Art. She joined the faculty at Bowdoin College in 2014 after teaching for five years at Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pennsylvania. Brown is graduate of Hamilton College in Clinton, New York. She earned a master of fine arts degree at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond.

Belinda Kong was named the John F. and Dorothy H. Magee Associate Professor of Asian Studies and English. She is the director of the Asian studies program at the college. Dr. Kong is a graduate of the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, where she majored in English and philosophy. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in English language and literature from the University of Michigan.

Birgit Tautz was appointed the George Taylor Files Professor of Modern Languages. Professor Tautz joined the faculty at Bowdoin College in 2002 after teaching at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. Dr. Tautz is a graduate of the University of Leipzig in Germany. She earned a master’s degree in German from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Ph.D. in German and comparative literature from the University of Minnesota.

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