This fall, Lafayette welcomes eight new professors, bringing the College’s total to 215 full-time, tenure-track faculty members. Over the past several years, the College has been working toward increasing the size of the permanent faculty by 20 percent and decreasing the student-to-faculty ratio from 11:1 to 10:1, one of the initiatives in its strategic plan.
Andrea Armstrong, assistant professor of environmental studies and sciences; Ph.D., sociology, Utah State University; M.S., natural resources, Cornell University.
Jonathan Bloom, assistant professor of mathematics; Ph.D. and M.A., mathematics, Dartmouth College; M.S., financial engineering, U.C. Berkeley; M.S., pure mathematics, U.C. San Diego.
Alexander Brown, assistant professor of mechanical engineering; Ph.D. and M.S., mechanical engineering, Penn State University.
Megan Fernandes, assistant professor of English; Ph.D. and M.A., English, U.C. Santa Barbara; M.F.A., poetry, Boston University.
Matthew Larsen, assistant professor of economics; Ph.D. and M.A., economics, U.C. Davis.
Michelle Tomaszycki, assistant professor of psychology; Ph.D. and M.A., psychology, Emory University.
Brent Utter, assistant professor of mechanical engineering; Ph.D. and M.S., mechanical engineering, University of Michigan.
Matthew Watkins, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering; Ph.D. and M.S., electrical and computer engineering, Cornell University.