Nine Pomona College faculty members have been promoted for their teaching, research and service. The Board of Trustees approved these promotions, effective July 1.
Lisa Anne Auerbach has been promoted to professor of art. Her knitted work, publications and photographs have been exhibited at museums and galleries, including a recent exhibition, “Sweater Parade,” at Bennington College’s Usdan Gallery. She teaches courses on photography and the junior/senior art major seminar, among others.
Christopher M. Chinn has been promoted to professor of classics. Chinn is a scholar of Ancient Greek and Roman literature, focusing primarily on Roman poetry of the first century CE. He teaches courses in both Greek and Latin, as well as courses in translation, among others.
Pierangelo De Pace has been promoted to professor of economics. His research interests are in the fields of empirical macroeconomics and finance, econometrics, and time series econometrics. Among the courses he teaches are Economic Statistics, Macroeconomics: Principles, and Econometrics.
David Divita has been promoted to professor of Romance languages and literatures. He is a sociocultural linguist and linguistic anthropologist specializing in Spanish- and French-speaking people and places.
Amanda L. Hollis-Brusky has been promoted to professor of politics. She teaches courses in American politics, constitutional law, and legal institutions and is a go-to expert on the Supreme Court. Her latest book is Separate but Faithful: The Christian Right’s Radical Struggle to Transform Law and Legal Culture.
Emiliano Huet-Vaughn has been promoted to associate professor of economics. His research interests include public economics, behavioral economics, political economy and labor economics. This past semester he taught Microeconomic Theory and Behavioral Economics.
April J. Mayes has been promoted to professor of history. She focuses her research on the Dominican Republic and is an active leader in Dominican studies. She teaches courses in Colonial Latin American history, Afro-Latin American history, women’s and gender studies, and Africana studies.
Carolyn Ratteray has been promoted to associate professor of theatre and dance. She is an Emmy-nominated actor and director and has appeared in off-Broadway and regional theatres as well as on television and film.
Kyla Wazana Tompkins has been promoted to professor of English and gender and women’s studies. As a scholar of 19th-century U.S. literature with an interest in the relationship between food and culture, she writes about the connections between literature and a wide range of topics: food, eating, sexuality, race, culture, film and dance.