Faculty & Staff

Core Faculty

Patricio Boyer

Patricio Boyer
Ph.D. Yale University

I specialize in colonial Latin American literary and intellectual culture, as well as comparative early American studies.

Vivien Dietz

Vivien Dietz
Ph.D. Princeton University

I teach British history, from Boadicea to Margaret Thatcher, and I also participate in Davidson's Humanities Program. My research interests focus on the politics and culture of late eighteenth-century Britain.

Irina Erman

Irina Erman
Ph.D. Stanford University

My teaching focuses on literary theory, Dostoevsky, modernism, autobiography, Russian theater and performance studies, Bakhtin, gender and sexuality studies, and 20th century Russian literature.

Maria Fackler

Maria Fackler (Acting Chair)
Ph.D. Yale University

I specialize in 20th and 21st-century British literature.

Melissa Gonzalez

Melissa González (Sabbatical, Fall 2014)
Ph.D. Columbia University

I specialize in U.S. Latina/o and 20th century Latin American literature and culture, gender studies, and queer theory.

Jessica Good

Jessica Good
Ph.D. Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

I specialize in social psychology, and my current research investigates perceptions of women who are the targets of benevolent sexism, and factors that increase recognition and confrontation of sexism.

Katie Horowitz

Katie Horowitz
Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley

My teaching and research areas are situated in rhetoric, gender and sexuality studies, performance studies, and American studies.

Gayle Kaufmann

Gayle Kaufman
Ph.D. Brown University

My research examines aspects of modern marriage, parenting, and family. I love teaching at Davidson because the college encourages professors to work with students on their research projects.

Amanda Martinez

Amanda Martinez
Ph.D. Texas A&M

I teach a variety of courses for Communication Studies, Education, and Sociology, including intercultural communication, media effects, women/men/communication, nonverbal communication, rhetorical criticism, public speaking, and argumentation and debate.

Sally McMillen

Sally McMillen
Ph.D. Duke University

I teach 19th -century U.S. history, with an emphasis on the American South, the Civil War and Reconstruction, and American women's history.

Elizabeth Mills

Elizabeth Mills
Ph.D. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

I specialize in American literature, with a particular focus on poetry and literature of the American South. I also teach multiple courses on literature by women.

Susan Roberts

Susan Roberts
Ph.D. University of Notre Dame

I teach courses on the presidency, Congress, parties, campaigns, and interest groups.

Patricia Tilburg

Patricia Tilburg (Chair, Sabbatical 2014-15 Academic Year)

Ph.D. University of California at Los Angeles

My research and teaching explore questions around gender, culture, and history in modern Europe and especially France from the late eighteenth century through the mid-twentieth century.

Harlan Weaver

Harlan Weaver
Ph.D. University of California, Santa Cruz

My research and teaching are focused in Queer Studies, Trans* and Transgender Studies, Science & Technology Studies, Affect Theories, Critical Race Theories, and Animal Studies.

Anne-Marie Craig
Administrative Assistant

Affiliated Faculty

Nichol Bauer, Political Science
Alison Bory
, Assistant Professor of Dance
Basma Botros, Adjunct Lecturer in Arab Studies
Laurian Bowles, Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Shireen Campbell, Professor of English
Suzanne Churchill, Professor of English
Caroline Beschea-Fache, Associate Professor of French
Ross Fenimore, Visiting Assistant Professor of Music
Ann Fox, Professor of English
Sharon Green, Associate Professor of Theater
Van Hillard, Associate Professor of Rhetoric, Writing
Rebecca Joubin, Assistant Professor of Arab Studies
Kyra Kietrys, Hispanic Studies, Associate Professor of Spanish
Liss LaFleur, Visiting Assistant Professor of Art
Hilton Kelly, Associate Professor of Education
Kyra Kietrys, Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies
Carole Kruger, Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies
Jane Mangan, Associate Professor of History
Maggie McCarthy, Associate Professor of German
Saeyoung Park, Assistant Professor of History
Thomas Pegelow Kaplan, Associate Professor of History
Magadelena Maiz-Peña, Professor of Spanish
Rebecca Ruhlen
, Adjunct Lecturer in Anthropology
Mark Sample, Digital Studies
Brian Shaw, Professor of Political Science
Catherine Slawy-Sutton, Professor of French and Francophone Studies
Mark Stanback, Professor of Biology
Juan Rios-Vega, Educational Studies
Anne Wills, Associate Professor of Religion