Assistant Professor of English
Gill-Sadler earned a Ph.D. in English from University of Florida, where she studied representations of U.S. imperialism and
black women from the U.S. and Caribbean in literature. “Literature becomes a way to get to the underbelly of imperialism,” she says. Gill-Sadler is revising her dissertation into a book about black feminist intellectuals who traveled in the 1980s.
Assistant Professor of Government and Law
Clarke focuses on American politics, particularly Congress and the party system. He wrote his dissertation on factions within parties. “A lot of what political scientists do is try to distill the enduring components of the American political system—so moving beyond the really entertaining but ultimately soap-opera style of politics,” says Clarke, who earned his Ph.D. in government from University of Virginia.
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Koh studies sustainability in mechanical engineering. Her research focuses on discovering new ways to use biomaterials that are renewable and can be harvested in Pennsylvania, such as wood, kelp, and flax. In her first-year class, Koh talks about what’s happening in the news and how it relates to engineering. She has a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Grizzard’s research is on number theory, the study of whole numbers. He’s also interested in arithmetic statistics, counting certain objects that people might care about in number theory and modeling those statistics. He has a Ph.D. in mathematics
from University of Texas-Austin.