Transylvania welcomes four new faculty members
Four professors joined the Transylvania faculty for the 2009-10 academic year.
|Carole A. Barnsley, assistant professor of religion, most recently taught at Miami University. She earned her B.A. in religion from Middlebury College, her M.A. in religion from Miami University, and is a Ph.D. candidate in religious studies at Indiana University. Her areas of specialization include Nizari Isma’ilism, Islam in South Asia, and comparative work on Islam, Hinduism, Christianity, and Judaism.|
Jared Cole, assistant professor of drama, most recently taught at Wayne State University. He earned his B.A. in music and communications/theater at Greenville College and his M.F.A. in scenic design from Wayne State University. He was set designer for the Hilberry Repertory Theater’s production of All my Sons in 2009 and The Compleat Female Stage Beauty, among others, in 2008.
|Iva Katzarska-Miller, assistant professor of psychology, most recently taught at the University of Kansas. She earned her B.A. in psychology, M.A. in social psychology, and Ph.D. in social psychology with a minor in statistics from the University of Kansas. An experimental social psychologist with emphasis on cognitive and
cultural learning, her primary research interests lie in the domain of stereotyping and prejudice.
|Timothy Polashek, assistant professor of music, was most recently chair of the audio engineering program at Gibbs College. He earned his B.A. in music from Grinnell College, his M.A. in electro-acoustic music from Dartmouth College, and his doctor of musical arts degree in composition from Columbia University. His dissertation was titled, Speakings IV: Composition for 16 Voices.|