SIX NEW TENURE-TRACK PROFESSORS JOIN HAVERFORD’S FACULTY
Indradeep Ghosh joins the department of economics as assistant professor. Ghosh holds a bachelor’s degree from St. Stephen’s College in New Delhi, India; a master’s from Girton College at the United Kingdom’s University of Cambridge (where he received the Adam Smith Prize as top graduating student); and most recently, a Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Ghosh, a former business analyst at the investment bank McKinsey and Company, is an expert in open economy macroeconomics as well as international and financial economics, and is currently researching the relationship between trade and FDI (foreign direct investment) on developing countries and optimal monetary policy in a small open developing economy.
Casey Londergan, assistant professor of chemistry, holds a bachelor’s degree from Williams College and a master’s and doctorate from the University of California, San Diego, where he won an Excellence in Teaching Award. He comes to Haverford from the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a National Institutes of Health postdoctoral fellow working on two-dimensional infrared spectroscopy of backbone molecular vibrations in peptides and proteins. Londergan’s main research focuses on the development of new physical techniques for understanding conformational flexibility and structural switching in proteins at the atomic level. A former research assistant at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, Londergan will teach courses in physical chemistry and advanced general chemistry.
Ana Lopez-Sanchez joins the Spanish department as assistant professor. Lopez-Sanchez has a bachelor’s degree and a Ph.D. in applied linguistics from the Universidad de Santiago de Compostela in Spain, as well as a master’s degree from the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom. She has also received an Erasmus Scholarship from the Université Rennes Il Haute in Bretagne, France. Her areas of concentration include second language pedagogy and acquisition, pragmatics and linguistic anthropology. She comes to Haverford from Smith College, where she taught in the department of Spanish and Portuguese.
Assistant Professor of Physics Peter Love earned a master’s degree and Ph.D. from Oxford University, where his work in three-dimensional lattice gas models for amphiphilic fluids was supported by a CASE Award from Schlumberger Cambridge Research. Most recently a visiting research scientist at Tufts University, he is a former intern with Joint European Torus (JET) in Oxfordshire and Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland. Love was a co-recipient of the HPC (High Performance Computing) Challenge Award for Most Innovative Data-Intensive Computation, Supercomputing 2003, sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery.
Bret Mulligan, who served as a visiting assistant professor in the classics department this past year, begins a tenure-track appointment as assistant professor. Mulligan received his bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University and his Ph.D. in classical philology from Brown University. He is a specialist in classical Greek and Latin literature (especially epic and epistolography), Latin and Greek literature of Late Antiquity, and classical tradition. At Haverford, Mulligan has taught courses in elementary and intermediate latin, intermediate greek, introduction to latin literature, fifth century athenian culture and society, and roman comedy.
The psychology department welcomes Assistant Professor Jennifer Pals, whose research covers lifespan development with an emphasis on self and identity processes, personality change and growth in adulthood, narrative construction of self and identity, and self-theories of intellectual ability and personality. Pals has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. She comes to Haverford from Northwestern University, where she was a research assistant professor at the Foley Center for the Study of Lives and an adjunct instructor in the psychology department.