FACULTY & STAFF NEWS
New Assistant Professor of Political Science Craig Thomas Borowiak specializes in issues of transnational and global democracy, social movements, and democracy in sub-national domestic and postcolonial contexts. Borowiak examines the nature and practices of ethical and political accountability against the background of globalization. He is co-author of a publication on the discursive use of gender in eco-feminist and agrarian nationalist movements in postcolonial India. Borowiak has a bachelor’s degree in history from Carleton College and is a doctoral candidate in political theory at Duke University. He recently served as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science at Reed College.
Current Professor of Mathematics Lynne Butler is our new Associate Provost. Butler joined the College as an associate professor in 1991 and has served Haverford in several capacities: She has chaired the mathematics department, been a member of Academic Council, served as a representative to the Board of Managers, been a member of ad hoc search and grant-writing committees, and helped launch the concentration in Mathematical Economics. Butler received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago and her Ph.D. in mathematics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and held a postdoctoral appointment at the Institute for Mathematics and Its Applications.
Faye Sandra Halpern, our new Associate Director of College Writing and Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Composition, comes to us from Harvard University, where she served as Preceptor in the Expository Writing Department. She received a Letter of Commendation for Distinguished Teaching and a Certificate of Distinction in Teaching from Harvard in 2002-03. At Haverford, Halpern will assist with the administration of the Writing Program and the Writing Center, and will teach courses in “Family Matters,” “Satire and Irony,” and “The Rhetoric of Slavery, Then and Now.” She has a bachelor’s degree in English and American language and literature from Harvard and an M.A. and Ph.D. in English from Brown University. Her research interests include 19th-century fiction and letters and the relationship between rhetoric and literature.
Erin Johansen joins the College as a Major Gifts Officer. Prior to joining Haverford, Erin was Assistant Director of Development at Moore College of Art and Design, where she coordinated all aspects of annual giving, developed donor strategies, organized special events, provided stewardship for scholarships and prizes, and wrote grant proposals. Prior to Moore College, Erin worked as an accounting associate and payroll systems consultant at the Pennsylvania Ballet. She holds a B.A. in art history, with a minor in management, from Kent State University and an M.S. in arts administration from Drexel University. Her thesis was on adult education programs in a museum setting.
John Lombardi, Senior Writer in Marketing & Communications, comes to Haverford with extensive experience as a writer and editor. He has written for New York magazine, GQ, Spy, Vogue, and The New York Times Magazine, among many other magazines and newspapers. He edited the Chestnut Hill Local, the Miami New Times, and Rolling Stone. He also edited for the arts department of the International Herald Tribune.
As Marketing & Communications Associate, Amy Steinberg will have a variety of responsibilities and duties, including managing copy flow through the production cycle, research, tracking budgets and production schedules, writing for various publications and for the Web, copy editing, and proofreading. In addition she will have the opportunity to help develop media pitches.
Amy comes to Haverford from Meyer-Chatfield, a financial services company based in Jenkintown, where she was assistant to the president and sales associates. Her duties included creating business presentations, coordinating travel and meeting arrangements, and correspondence.
A graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park, Amy holds a bachelor of arts degree in journalism. She participated in the College Park Scholars Program and received the Citation and Academic Achievement Award. She was also involved with The Diamondback, the University of Maryland's daily newspaper.
Also joining the community will be Ron Tola, Director of Facilities Management as of July 1. Ron will have oversight of the operation of all buildings, grounds, utilities, and other physical facilities of the College. He brings extensive experience of leadership in the construction, operation, and maintenance of complex campus facilities, with five years of service at Old Dominion University and 20 years at the College of New Jersey. His education includes an undergraduate degree from Villanova University and a master’s degree from the College of New Jersey.
James Zoshak '01, is our new Marketing & Communications Assistant. Prior to Haverford, James worked as a research biologist at Centocor, Inc., in Malvern, where he produced assays and support for staff biologists. James graduated from Haverford with a degree in biology and a minor in creative writing from Bryn Mawr. He continues to pursue creative writing.