Thiel College announces today that Director of Athletics Jack Leipheimer ’74 will retire in December 2015. Leipheimer is a member of the President’s Cabinet and responsible for day-to-day operations of the athletics department, including oversight of the College’s 23 NCAA Division III varsity sports, competitive cheer and dance teams, intramurals, and other athletic initiatives.
Thiel College Professor of English Mary Theresa Hall, Ph.D., had her book review of “Early Modern Writing and the Privatisation of Experience” by Nick Davis published in a leading journal on 16th-century literary issues.
Dane S. Claussen, Ph.D., has been named the new Professor of Communication and Pedas Endowed Chair in Communication, effective July 15. He will also be the executive director of the James Pedas Communication Center.
Thiel College Assistant Professor of Biology Delbert Abi Abdallah, Ph.D., and student apprentice researcher Beverley Kozuch are cloning genes of a parasite that puts more than 200 million people globally at risk for the potentially fatal disease Leishmaniasis.
Thiel College announces the addition of Kelly Sanzari ’13 to the Career Development Center staff as a career counselor. She joined the staff July 1 and will work with Associate Dean of Career Development Martin Black on strengthening the Career Center’s programs, growing internship opportunities for students and increasing post-graduation career placement for alumni.
Thiel College Assistant Professor of English Jared Johnson, Ph.D., is traveling to Washington, D.C. to do research at the Folger Shakespeare Library as part of his project for the Greenville Neuromodulation Center (GNC) Faculty/Student Research Institute this summer.
Thiel College Assistant Professor of Performing Arts Pete Rydberg, Ph.D., and rising junior Austin Hall are collaborating on a research-based literary project. It will ultimately yield a historical stage drama exploring the events that led to the Nazi Party’s rise to power in post-World War I Germany.
Thiel College Assistant Professor of Chemistry Chris Stanisky, Ph.D., and student apprentice researcher Amber Martin are building a device to measure chemical reactions that take place in a microsecond. Once built, they will conduct experiments with the new equipment this summer.
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