Archives for "Faculty and staff"


August 31, 2011 10:48 am

Stephen Engel, assistant professor of politics

Stephen Engel’s research interests include American political development, constitutional development, relations among the branches of government, and social movements, particularly gay and lesbian mobilization for social change.


August 31, 2011 10:40 am

Mara Tieken, assistant professor of education

Tieken researches how rural public schools shape their communities and, in particular, those schools’ influence on racial dynamics. A former public schoolteacher in rural Tennessee, Tieken says she is “continually stunned by how overlooked rural schools are in educational policymaking.”


August 31, 2011 10:19 am

Bates appoints tenure-track faculty in politics, English, education

Bates’ commitment to social justice, its stated values of diversity and equity, and its innovative teaching were all factors that drew three scholars to join the faculty for the 2011-12 academic year. These potentially tenured faculty members have added to our knowledge about political antagonism toward federal courts, the role of the body in Arab American and African American literature, and the cultural and community functions of rural schools.


August 31, 2011 10:09 am

TherĂ­ Pickens, assistant professor of English

Pickens investigates African American and Arab American literature, literary theory and disability issues. She bases her research on the exploration of the nature of awareness itself — a branch of philosophy called phenomenology.


August 25, 2011 3:12 pm

Services for David Aschauer, revered researcher and colleague, on Sept. 17

David Aschauer, a Bates economics professor known nationally for research illustrating the economic stimulus provided by government spending on public infrastructure, died Monday, Aug. 22.


August 15, 2011 9:35 am

Dean Emeritus James Carignan '61, man of 'high energy, principled action and unwavering commitment,' dies at 72

Click on thumbnails, above, to view the slide show. Dean Emeritus of the College James W. Carignan ’61, praised as…


June 8, 2011 2:56 pm

For your perusal, the bookstore’s 2011 ‘Non-required Reading List’

Each year, as a gift to the graduating class, the staff of the College Store solicits suggestions from the Bates…


May 26, 2011 2:58 pm

Video: Looking back, Emily Howe '11 reflects on meeting Bates coaches

Through Commencement, we’ll offer brief videos of Bates seniors reflecting on their Bates experience. Here, Emily Howe ’11 of Carlisle,…


May 23, 2011 2:10 pm

Website supports students affected by acts contrary to Bates values

New to the Bates website is a collection of pages designed to serve as a sort of first-aid kit for students and other members of the campus community victimized by, or witness to, a sexual assault, hate crime or other act of violence or prejudice.


May 20, 2011 10:14 am

Faculty members Duina, Fra-Molinero, Read, Vecsey promoted

At its May 14 meeting, the Bates College Board of Trustees voted to promote three faculty members from associate professor to full professor, and one lecturer to senior lecturer. The promotions take effect in August, at the start of the college’s academic year. The faculty members are Francesco Duina, sociology (promoted to professor), Baltasar Fra-Molinero, romance languages and literatures (professor), Kirk Read, romance languages and literatures (professor) and Katalin Vecsey, theater and rhetoric (senior lecturer).