James Krippner, Professor of History/CPGC Academic Director - James Krippner is Professor and Chair, Department of History and Director of Latin American and Iberian Studies at Haverford College. His first book, Rereading the Conquest: Power, Politics and the History of Early Colonial Michoacán, Mexico, 1521-1565, was published in 2001 by the Pennsylvania State University Press. His second book, Paul Strand in Mexico, was published by Aperture in 2010. He has also authored articles on sixteenth, eighteenth and twentieth century Mexican history and currently sits on the editorial board of the cultural history journal The Americas. Krippner teaches widely on Latin American and global historical topics. At present he is beginning research on the Latin American Baroque for a planned multi-volume study that will examine this idiosyncratic art form in Brazil and Cuba, the Andean World, and Mesoamerica.
John Mosteller, Assistant Vice President for Academic Resources - John is the assistant vice president for academic resources in the Office of Institutional Advancement. He is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University, holds an M.A. in oriental studies and a Ph.D. in art history, both from the University of Pennsylvania. At Haverford, John serves as the college-wide point person for institutional grants and oversees faculty grants and grant stewardship. John stewards the external investments made by alumni and foundations in Haverford's three academic centers and serves as a permanent member (ex officio) of the CPGC Steering Committee.
Zachary Oberfield, Assistant Professor of Political Science - Zachary Oberfield received his B.A. in Political Science from Hobart and William Smith Colleges and his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Professor Oberfield teaches courses on American politics, public policy, bureaucracy, the presidency, and Congress. Previously he taught at Temple University and at the City College of New York. Professor Oberfield’s research focuses on poverty, organization socialization, and street-level bureaucracy. He has published in the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory and his dissertation won the American Political Science Association’s Leonard D. White Award for the best dissertation in the field of public administration. He is currently working on a project that examines the effects of leadership diversity on organization functioning and a book based on his dissertation research.
Parker Snowe, Executive Director - Parker Snowe serves as executive director of the CPGC. Prior to his appointment, he spent 15 years as director of international programs at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. During this time he oversaw the development of the Global Immersion Program, a comprehensive study tour program for MBA students, as well as Wharton 's international exchange programs. Parker received his B.A. in Russian language & literature from Haverford College and a M.A. in Soviet and East European studies from the George Washington University. An avid bicyclist, Parker is a past board president of the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley Council of Hostelling International. He currently serves on the board of Media-Providence Friends School and as assistant clerk of Providence Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in Media, PA.
Beth Willman, Assistant Professor of Astronomy - Beth Willman is an American astronomer and is an assistant professor at Haverford College. Working with Sloan Digital Sky Survey data, she and her team have discovered two Milky Way satellites so far, SDSSJ1049+5103 (known commonly as "Willman 1") and UMa I dSph. Willman earned her PhD at the University of Washington in 2003. She earned her undergraduate degree in Astrophysics at Columbia University. Following her PhD, she was a James Arthur Postdoc at the Center for Cosmology and Particle Physics (CCPP) at New York University. She was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Travis Zadeh, Assistant Professor of Religion - Travis Zadeh earned his B.A. from Middlebury College and his A.M. and Ph.D. from Harvard University. His research has taken him on various journeys across Spain, Morocco, Egypt, Syria, Turkey, Iran, and India. His research focuses on the role of translation in the formative stages of Islamic intellectual and cultural history, particularly in the areas of geographical writings on the wonders of the world and scriptural hermeneutics concerning the transcendental nature of the Qur’ān.