Denison announces newly tenured faculty
Date of Event: March 11, 2011
Posted: March 11, 2011
Denison University’s Board of Trustees has awarded tenure to four members of the faculty. Those who have been granted tenure and will be promoted to associate professor in the fall are Quentin Duroy, Isis Nusair, Margot Singer, and Marc Wiskemann.
Duroy, who joined Denison’s Department of Economics faculty in 2004, holds a Ph.D. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and teaches courses in microeconomics, macroeconomics, economic development, and economic growth and environmental sustainability. His research interests include culture, development and economic growth; the determinants of environmental sustainability; and evolutionary economics.
Nusair, holds a Ph.D. from Clark University and joined the Denison faculty in 2005. She teaches in the Departments of International Studies and Women’s Studies. Nusair teaches courses on transnational feminism; feminism in the Middle East and North Africa; and gender, war and conflict. Her current research focuses on the impact of war and displacement on Iraqi women refugees in Jordan.
Singer has taught in the Department of English since 2005, and her Ph.D. is from the University of Utah. A celebrated writer, she is the author of “The Pale of Settlement,” winner of the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction, and her short stories and essays have appeared in a number of prominent publications. In addition, Singer is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and the Thomas H. Carter Award for the Essay. She teaches courses in creative writing, fiction writing, creative non-fiction, narrative writing, studies in short story, and a first-year seminar titled “Words and Ideas.”
Wiskemann joined the cinema department in 2003 and earned his M.F.A. from Florida State University’s Graduate Film Conservatory. He teaches cinema production, video theory and screenwriting, and offers production seminars in cinematography and advanced production techniques. A noted filmmaker, Wiskemann has worked professionally in film production since 1991 and has served as director of photography on nine feature films and more than 40 short-format pieces. His recent short films, “My Dearest Love” and “Waiting for the Sky to Fall,” continue to screen in festivals around the world, and his award-winning feature film, “Minus One,” premiered to critical acclaim in 2010.
“Professors at Denison are expected to demonstrate accomplishment in teaching, scholarship, and service to the college and to their profession,” said Denison President Dale Knobel. “Tenure and promotion from assistant to associate professor are big steps in a faculty member's career. The women and men who have earned these distinctions have acquired the respect of colleagues and students on our campus and have passed a rigorous review that includes input from teacher-scholars at colleges and universities around the country. We welcome our newest associate professors into the tenured ranks of the Denison faculty.”
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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