Jul 11, 2011 - Claremont, Calif. - Harvey Mudd College has added five tenure-track faculty members to its academic team. All five individuals come to HMC from distinguished backgrounds and schools. Two will join the faculty on campus this fall, while three will arrive in 2012.
Chris Clark joins the Department of Engineering as an associate
professor of engineering. He earned his Ph.D. in aeronautics and
astronautics from Stanford University in 2004, and comes to HMC from a
tenured position at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Clark studies underwater
robotics, often performing his research in locations such as the
Mediterranean Sea and the fjords of Norway. Clark will spend a year as a
visiting faculty member at Princeton University, then join the HMC
faculty in the fall of 2012.
Sharon Gerbode joins the Department of Physics as an assistant
professor of physics. She earned her Ph.D. in physics from Cornell
University in 2010 and is currently serving as a postdoctoral fellow at
Harvard University. Gerbode is an experimental physicist who studies
soft-matter physics. Gerbode will start in January 2012.
Elizabeth Glater joins the Department of Biology as an assistant
professor of biology. She earned her Ph.D. in neuroscience from Harvard
University in 2007 and served as a postdoctoral research fellow at
Rockefeller University in New York. Glater will arrive in January 2012.
Vivien Hamilton joins the Department of Humanities, Social
Sciences and the Arts as an assistant professor of history of science.
She earned her Ph.D. in history and philosophy of science and technology
from the University of Toronto in 2011. Hamilton’s research includes
exploring the interaction between physics and the 19th century medical
community. Hamilton will start in the fall.
Lelia Hawkins joins the Department of Chemistry as an assistant
professor of chemistry. She earned her Ph.D. from the Scripps
Institution of Oceanography in 2010, and most recently served as a
teaching and research postdoctoral associate in the Chemistry and
Biochemistry Department at the University of San Diego. Hawkins is an
analytical chemist who studies the organic component of atmospheric
particles as they relate to climate. Hawkins will start in the fall.
Harvey Mudd College has added five tenure-track faculty members to its academic team.
All five individuals come to HMC from distinguished backgrounds and schools. Two will join the faculty on campus this fall, while three will arrive in 2012.
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