Haverford Welcomes New Staff Members
The Dean’s Office, the Libarires, the Office of Academic Resources, and many other departments across campus have brought in new employees for the new semester.
There are many new faces on campus this fall. In addition to the members of the Class of 2019, there are also new staffers in many College offices. Join us in welcoming the following new members to the Haverford community:
Chemistry Assistant Philip Adler received his masters in chemistry with second-class honours from Southampton University in the U.K. He went on to complete a postgraduate research program at his alma mater on Crystallographic Cheminformatics, which he is currently writing up as a Ph. D. thesis. Adler is presently working as a postdoctoral research fellow as a part of the Dark Reactions Project grant alongside Assistant Professor Joshua Schrier, Assistant Professor Sorelle Friedler, and Associate Professor Alex Norquist. His primary role is to bridge the gap between the project's key disciplines: computer science, statistics, and chemistry.
Qui Alexander is the new interim program coordinator for the Dean's Office and the Women's Center. Alexander is a queer, trans*, Black Latinx facilitator/trainer, consultant, organizer, and yoga teacher based in Philadelphia. He started his organizing work during his undergraduate studies at Bryn Mawr College and has worked both locally and nationally as a community educator for young people at various colleges, universities, conferences, and community centers. He previously worked at Haverford, consulting with the office of Multicultural Affairs.
Tess Amram is a recent graduate of Swarthmore College with specialization in circulation and meeting library patrons’ needs. While we search for a new Science Librarian, Tess will serve in the Science Library supervising student workers and troubleshooting faculty and student needs. She will coordinate with other librarians, both with Haverford and with our partners at Bryn Mawr and Swarthmore in meeting needs. She will be here throughout the Fall 2015 term.
Office Manager of Health Services Karen Becker comes to the College from Haverford Township School District, where she was an administrative assistant, servicing administrators, staff, students, and parents in the high school. She coordinated the Facilities Calendar, oversaw clubs, activities and special events and grade-level responsibilities. Prior to that position, she worked in customer service, banking, insurance, medical office, and sales positions.
Sherrie Borowsky joins us as the new coordinator for the Office of Access and Disability Services (ADS). Prior to coming to Haverford, she worked for six years as a learning specialist in the Disability Resource Center at Cabrini College, where she coordinated accommodations and support services for students. She has also worked as a guidance counselor focusing on students who receive special education services and those in emotional support classes. She holds a B.A. in psychology from Syracuse University and completed her master's in psychological services and secondary guidance certification at the University of Pennsylvania.
Julia Cain, a Dean's Office graduate assistant in campus life, is a graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania in the Higher Education Department, focusing on student activities and community building. She comes to Haverford from Walt Disney World, where she worked in costuming. Her undergraduate work at Harvard was in folklore, and her thesis focused on the intersection of fairy tales and myths and textile practices. At Haverford, she will be working with Student Activities, Residential Life, and a host of student committees and organizations.
Curator of Quaker Collections Mary Crauderueff returns to Haverford, having previously coordinated a project for Ancestry.com, digitizing portions of Quaker Collections from Haverford and other Quaker colleges. She earned her MLS with a specialization in archives, records, and information management from the University of Maryland in 2009, and a B. A. from Earlham College in 2007, with a theatre arts major, and creative writing and religion minors. Mary, who serves on several Quaker organizational boards and committees, most recently worked in collections management for a pharmaceuticals company in Boston.
Brian Cuzzolina, the new assistant director of the Office of Academic Resources, comes to Haverford from Thomas Jefferson University, where he served students in the academic health sciences, including medical students, and facilitated the student writing center and the strategic academic support consultation program. He was previously a learning instructor for four years working with students at the University of Pennsylvania. While at Penn he also assisted with the undergraduate learning consultation program at the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning at Princeton University. Cuzzolina started in higher education by teaching for two years in the English department at the Community College of Philadelphia. He holds an M.S.ED. and MLA from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. in English and creative writing from Colorado State University.
Aubrey DeLone is the College's inaugural farm fellow. She is tasked with developing a robust farm at Haverford, mentoring students working on the farm, and strengthening connections between academic and outreach activities both on and off campus as part of the Agricultural Center for Environmental Studies (ACES). DeLone graduated from Warren Wilson College in 2010 with a degree in environmental education. She has worked as a farm intern on farms in Maine, Montana, and Vermont, and taught science and started a school garden at Solebury School in New Hope, Pa. In spring 2014, she biked solo across the country and donated seeds to schools to promote school gardening.
Christine Dickerson is the new post-baccalaureate fellow with the Hurford Center for the Arts and Humanities. She attended Bryn Mawr College, majoring in the history of art with an emphasis in film theory and production. With the Hurford Center, Dickerson will collaborate with students, faculty, and artists to help further the interdisciplinary engagements with the arts on campus. She brings with her a deep commitment to making space for critical practices, as well as a cultivated familiarity with the three Colleges.
Liz Evans is the first director of the Liberal Arts Consortium for Online Learning (LACOL). She will be based at Haverford while supporting all eight member institutions (Haverford as well as Amherst, Carelton, Claremont McKenna, Pomona, Swarthmore, Vassar, and Williams). LACOL was established to share ideas and resources to help improve teaching and learning across member campuses through collaboration using a range of online technologies. Evans' academic background is in molecular biology. She moved into educational technology about 15 years ago and has served as a learning program director in small liberal arts college, university, and industry settings.
Raquel Estevez-Joyce, who has been working as a faculty affiliate in the Writing Center, has joined the Office of Academic Resources in an additional role as a part-time learning consultant. She has a B.A. in English and sociology and Ed.D., both from the University of Pennsylvania. She also has a master's in multicultural education from Eastern University's Campolo School for Social Change, which she earned while working as a bilingual middle school teacher in North Philadelphia. Estevez-Joyce is a member of the Philadelphia Writing Project and also works as an education consultant.
Special Collections Project Cataloger Kara Flynn graduated in May from the University of Puget Sound, in Tacoma, Wash., with a B.A. in English literature. While at the University of Puget Sound, she completed a summer fellowship in archives and special collections and worked as an archives and special collections assistant during her senior year. As project cataloger, a one-year position funded by a Hidden Collections grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), she cataloging and creating finding aids for Haverford's Quaker Collection.
In her new position as Humanities Research & Instruction Librarian Anna-Alexandra Fodde-Reguer supports the departments of East Asian Languages & Cultures, Fine Arts, Philosophy, and Religion. She received her Ph.D. in Asian languages and cultures from the University of Michigan, an M.A. in Chinese history from the University of Hawai'i, and is working toward an M.L.I.S. from the University of Pittsburgh. She was most recently a visiting professor at Saint Joseph's University.
Brie Gettleson will join us on Oct. 1, as the social sciences librarian, serving anthropology, sociology, education and those courses in environmental studies, linguistics, and health studies that include a social science component. She comes to Haverford from the New School for Social Research. This fall she will defend her dissertation on post-conflict gender violence and legal regimes in Guatemala: From Genocide to Femicide: Neomilitarismo in Guatemala. She received her undergraduate degree, also in anthropology, from Portland State University, and is scheduled to begin her M.L.S. work in the coming year.
Office of Academic Resources Program Coordinator Candace Jordan previously worked as a graduate assistant in the OAR upon graduation from Haverford in 2012. She then moved to the United Arab Emirates to be a writing fellow at New York University, Abu Dhabi. In that capacity she supported first-year writing seminars and seniors completing capstones in the arts and humanities, teaching and tutoring writing among a diverse group of students, many of whom were not native speakers of English. She now returns to Haverford to support student success, in all its guises.
Sara Leader, a Dean's Office graduate assistant in campus life, is pursuing a M.S. in Higher Education Counseling/Student Affairs at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. She previously served as the graduate associate for leadership development in the Office of Student Engagement at Philadelphia University. Leader graduated from The Pennsylvania State University in 2011 with a B.A. in film/video and a minor in Spanish. At Haverford, she will be working with Student Activities, Residential Life, and a host of student committees and organizations.
Senior Staff Psychological Counselor Pamela Lehman earned her Ph.D. in counseling psychology from The University of Albany, State University of New York (SUNY) in 2007. As part of her graduate training, she completed psychology externships at a number of locations, including Williams College and the Dutchess County Department of Mental Hygiene. She completed her both her psychology internship and postdoctoral training here at Haverford College from 2005 to 2010. Since then, Lehman been in private practice nearby in Rosemont, Pa., and has also worked as a psychological consultant to CAPS during busy times of the year.
Audio Visual Support Specialist Robert Lukasik is a graduate of Temple University and has worked professionally in the A/V industry for the last 10 years. Most recently, he was the audio visual technician at The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential, a small global nonprofit organization.
Susan McCabe began working in the Athletics Department as an administrative assistant in July. Previously, she worked for Gap International, a consulting company in Springfield. She graduated from Temple University.
Randall Perez, a new part-time graduate assistant in the OAR, graduated from the University of Hawai'i with a B.A. in sociology in 2012. This past June, he earned his M.A. in sociology from the University of California, Irvine, with a focus on international development, critical political economy, and agrarian questions. While at UC-Irvine, Randall coordinated the graduate reading group on global inequality and worked as a peer mentor to support the needs of incoming students. Perez is currently working on his M.S.ED. in higher education at the University of Pennsylvania.
Psychiatric Consultant Neal Shore graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1977, and completed his psychiatric residency training at the Institute of Pennsylvania Hospital in 1981. He received psychoanalytic training at the Philadelphia Psychoanalytic Institute as well. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (1984) and also has ABPN subspecialty certification in addiction psychiatry (1993, 2003, 2013). Neal has held a number of clinical, academic, and administrative positions within the Philadelphia area. Most recently, he worked as a psychiatric consultant at Cabrini College and before that was interim chair and director of inpatient services in the Department of Psychiatry at Christiana Care Health Services. He is currently on the active medical staff at Bryn Mawr Hospital. Throughout his professional life, Neal has maintained an active private practice, located in Bryn Mawr.
Metadata Librarian Emily Thaisrivongs creates and maintains bibliographic records in Tripod and produces metadata for the Libraries' digital repositories. In collaboration with the Digital Scholarship staff, she also consults with faculty and other campus constituents on incorporating metadata into research projects to facilitate access and discovery. Thaisrivongs comes to Haverford from the Boston Athenaeum. She holds a B.A. in Latin language and literature from Oberlin College and an M.L.S. from Simmons College.
Karina Wiener '15, who recently graduated from Haverford with a chemistry major, is the new program and communications fellow in the Center for Career and Professional Advising. Wiener held numerous significant leadership positions at Haverford, including co-chair of Honor Council, Honor Code Orienteer, theater director for a student-run production of Spring Awakenings, and Quaker Bouncer Board Member. She has also been a volunteer and research assistant for a variety of health care and education organizations.
Raisa Williams is rejoining the Haverford community as the interim program coordinator for 8th Dimension. She previously served as the College's first-year dean from 2001 to 2013. That work afforded Williams the opportunity to blend her early training in social work with her commitment to equity in education for under-represented students. She previously guided the Philadelphia Futures Class of 2001 through the college application process and beyond. Before completing a graduate degree in education, she spent 25 years working in the health field and initiated programs to address the needs of undeserved populations. She developed and led an award-winning teen peer education program and founded the Latino Task Force for Community Education, which develops and promotes culturally appropriate health education materials for the Latino community in Philadelphia.
Leslie Wood is the new administrative assistant for health professions advising, replacing Cheryl Mathes, who was promoted to work full time for the Dean's Office. Wood held a similar role at Bryn Mawr College for 10 years.