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Four professors join Transylvania faculty

 Transylvania welcomed four new professors to the faculty for the 2012-13 academic year.

Bethany Packard

Bethany Packard, assistant professor of English, earned bachelor’s degrees in political science and English from Washington University in Saint Louis and an M.A. in English and Ph.D. in English literature, both from Vanderbilt University. She most recently taught at Henderson State University in Arkansas. Her research interests include sixteenth- and seventeenth-century English literature, particularly representations of children in drama and poetry.

Michael DixonMichael Dixon, assistant professor of theater, earned an A.B. in theater arts from Brown University and an M.F.A. and L.D.A. in playwriting and dramatic art from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. He comes to Transylvania from Goucher College in Baltimore. He is an active director of plays and is interested in playwrights creating new forms of theater.
Geoffrey WilliamsAssistant professor of economics Geoffrey Williams comes to Transylvania from Rutgers University, where he taught and earned a Ph.D. in economics. He also holds an M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a B.F.A. in acting from New York University. His research interest is crime and social policy.
Amanda BowmanAssistant professor of chemistry Amanda Bowman earned a B.S. in chemistry from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and a Ph.D. in chemistry (inorganic) from Cornell University. She most recently taught at Colorado College. Her research interest is in bioinorganic chemistry, specifically transitional metal compounds.

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