Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, Adds Four Women to Its Faculty

Trinity College, the highly rated liberal arts educational institution in Hartford, Connecticut, has announced the hiring of six tenure or tenure-track faculty members. Four of the six new hires are women.

Susan M. Bush was named an assistant professor of biology. She has spent the last three years as a visiting professor at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. Dr. Bush is a graduate of Macalester College. She earned a Ph.D. in plant breeding and plant genetics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Lindsey A. Hanson is a new assistant professor of chemistry. She was conducting postdoctoral research at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Dr. Hanson is a graduate of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, where she majored in chemistry. She earned a Ph.D. in chemistry at Stanford University.

Alyson K. Spurgas was hired as an assistant professor of sociology. She is completing work on a book on gender differences in sexual desire. Dr. Spurgas earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in sociology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She holds a Ph.D. in sociology from The Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

Hilary E. Wyss was appointed the Allan K. Smith and Gwendolyn Miles Smith Professor of English. For the past 20 years, she has taught at Auburn University in Alabama. She is the author of three books including English Letters and Indian Literacies: Reading, Writing, and New England Missionary Schools, 1750-1830 (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012). Dr. Wyss is a graduate of Hamilton College in Clinton, New York. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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