King's awards tenure to 7 faculty members

King's awards tenure to 7 faculty members

For Immediate Release
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July 26, 2012 – Seven King's College faculty members were recently granted tenure by the College’s Board of Directors.

Promoted to associate professor were Dr. Bridget Costello, sociology; Dr. Robin Field, English; Dr. David Kyle Johnson, philosophy; Dr. Anna Minore, theology; Dr. Jeramia Ory, biology; Dr. Cristofer Scarboro, history; and Dr. Weiwei Zhang, mathematics.

Costello earned her doctorate in sociology from the University of Pennsylvania. She joined the King’s faculty in 2006 and is the program director for the international studies minor. She will lead a group of students to France this summer to study issues of national identity and immigrant relations.

Field is the co-editor of “Transforming Diaspora: Communities beyond National Boundaries” and journal articles on novelists Jhumpa Lahiri, Sandra Cisneros, and Alice Walker.  She was selected to study in India in Summer 2011 as part of the National Endowment of the Humanities Summer Institute.

A member of the faculty since 2006, Johnson’s teaching duties include courses on philosophy and pop culture and liberal arts seminars on Christamas, the brain and the end of the world. He has published articles in journals such as “Religious Studies” and “Philo,” and many articles and books on philosophy and pop culture including, “Inception and Philosophy: Because It’s Never Just a Dream.”

Minore earned her doctorate in systematic theology from The Catholic University of America, with a secondary specialization in Christian spirituality.  She has taught theology at King’s since 2006. Her research on Hildegard of Bingen and creation will appear in the “American Benedictine Review" in spring of 2013.

Ory earned his doctorate in biochemistry from the University of Minnesota. His research interests include the role of metals in infectious disease and evolution of benign environmental microorganisms to pathogens. He recently presented the work of his research students at an international meeting.

Scarboro received his doctorate from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He recently published his first book: “The Late Socialist Good Life in Bulgaria: Meaning and Living in a Permanent Present Tense.“ He is currently working at a Holy Cross College in Agartala, India to help strengthen the connections between the two institutions.

Zhang received her doctorate in applied mathematics from Michigan State University. Her research focuses on numerical analysis, scientific computation, and applications. She has published book chapters, conference papers, and journal articles, including ”IEEE Transactions on Antenna and Propagation.”

Dr. Bridget Costello


Dr. Robin Field


Dr. David Kyle Johnson


Dr. Anna Minore


Dr. Jeramia Ory


Dr. Cristofer Scarboro


Dr. Weiwei Zhang

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