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

Stephen Engel Therí Pickens Mara Tieken

Bates College’s 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.

They are (follow the links to learn more):
Stephen M. Engel, assistant professor of politics, who comes to Bates from Marquette University;
Therí Pickens, assistant professor of English, who has taught English and world literature at Pitzer College;
and Mara Tieken, assistant professor of education, a former public school teacher who just earned her doctorate from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.