Trinity Welcomes Newly Hired Faculty and Staff Members

Two Key Officers Among Those Who’ve Arrived Since Commencement

Hartford, Connecticut, September 7, 2016 – Each academic year brings new faces among the student body, and also among the faculty and professional staff. Reporting to President Berger-Sweeney in key leadership roles at the College are Dean of the Faculty and Vice President for Academic Affairs Tim Cresswell and Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer Dan Hitchell, both of whom started in their new positions during July.

The top academic officer at the College, Cresswell came to Trinity from Northeastern University in Boston, where he was associate dean for faculty affairs in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities, professor of history and international affairs, and associate director for public humanities at the Northeastern Humanities Center. Read more about Cresswell here.

Hitchell is responsible for the strategic oversight and management of the College’s financial resources and operations. He came to Trinity from Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio, where he served as vice president for finance and administration and treasurer. Read more about Hitchell here.

Other new faculty and staff members who have joined the College since Commencement span various offices and departments across campus, from Admissions to Urban and Global Studies. Listed below, in alphabetical order by last name, is a list of new staff and faculty members, their departments, and their positions. Also, for a recap of faculty promotions and newly hired tenure-track faculty, please see here.

Lukman Arsalan, Admissions - Senior Associate Director, International Admissions
Azzedine Azzimani, Language & Culture Studies - Visiting Assistant Professor, Language and Culture Studies
Matthew Baltrucki, Music - Visiting Lecturer in Music
Heather Barney, Physical Education - Assistant Professor of Physical Education and Head Coach of Women's Rowing
Stephen Barshay, Chemistry - Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Heather Beck, Studio Arts - Visiting Lecturer in Studio Arts
David Blake, Urban Academic Engagements - Luce Visiting Scholar in Environmental and Urban Studies
Benjamin Bowman, Film Studies - Visiting Assistant Professor of Film Studies
Robert Brady, Athletic Department - Assistant Women's Rowing Coach
Na Chen, Urban Academic Engagements - Visiting Professor of Urban and Global Studies
Kelly Coleman, College Counseling - Post-Doctoral Fellow, Counseling Center-
John Conley, Writing Center - Visiting Lecturer in the Allan K. Smith Center for Writing and Rhetoric
Brandon Couloute, Theater/Dance - Visiting Lecturer in Theater and Dance
Emily Cummins, Urban Academic Engagements - Postdoctoral Fellow in Urban Studies
Amy Cunningham, Aetna Quantitative Center - Visiting Lecturer in the Aetna Quantitative Center and Mathematics Department
Moustapha Alhaj Dibo, Urban Academic Engagements - Resident Scholar
Shawn Doherty, Athletic Department - Assistant Football Coach
David Duncan, Engineering - Visiting Assistant Professor of Engineering
Krista Ehlert, Environmental Science - Thomas McKenna Meredith '48 Postdoctoral Fellow in Environmental Science
Damien Fatongia, Admissions Office - Associate Director, West Coast Admissions
Nicole Flores, Athletic Department - Assistant Women's Lacrosse Coach
Joshua Frank, Development Research - Research Analyst
Emily Garner, Physical Education - Assistant Professor of Physical Education and Head Women's Basketball Coach
Eddi Gionfriddo, Elderhostel-Hartford  - Program Assistant, Cultural Programs in Italy
James Golden, History - Visiting Assistant Professor of History
Elizabeth Gromisch, Psychology - Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology
Michael Grubb, Psychology - Assistant Professor of Psychology
Gabriel Hornung, Religion - Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion
Jade Hoyer, Ann Plato Fellow - Ann Plato Fellow in Studio Arts
Calvin Johnson, Multicultural Affairs - Program Assistant, Multicultural Affairs
Jennifer Joseph, Athletic Department - Assistant Athletic Trainer
Jonathan Judge, Mathematics - Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Kathryn Kloeckener, Athletic Department - Assistant Field Hockey Coach
Mareike Koertner, Religion - Assistant Professor of Religion
Sharon Lee, Psychology - Visiting Lecturer in Psychology
Alexander Lemiszki, College Counseling - Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Counseling Center
Karim Mabrouk, Language & Culture Studies - Graduate Fellow in French Studies
Matisse Madden, Theater and Dance - Visiting Assistant Professor of Theater and Dance
Shannon Malloy, Leadership Giving - Assistant Director, Leadership Giving
Alexander Manevitz, American Studies - Visiting Assistant Professor of American Studies
Keyokah Mars-Garrick, Athletic Department - Assistant Women's Basketball Coach
Luis Martinez, Neuroscience - Assistant Professor of Neuroscience
Ginger Mills, Psychology - Visiting Lecturer in Psychology
Linda Minoff, Gift Planning - Director, Gift Planning
Ryan Ochoa, College Counseling - Post-Doctoral Fellow, Counseling Center
Amber Pitt, Environmental Science - Assistant Professor of Environmental Science and Biology
Sailakshmi Ramgopal, Classics - Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics
Jesse Riley, Austin Arts Center Performing Arts - Director of Production
Courtney Roach, Admissions - Admissions Counselor
Amie Senland, Psychology - Lecturer and Laboratory Coordinator in Psychology
Meaghan Shaw, Institutional Support - Assistant Director, Donor Relations
Kata Sik, Athletic Department - Program Assistant, Physical Education/Recreation
David Souto Alcalde, Language & Culture Studies - Visiting Assistant Professor of Language and Culture Studies
Julie Styles, Library - Librarian, Access Services
Ewa Syta, Computer Science - Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Joelle Thomas, Library - Librarian, User Engagement
Vincent Tomasso, Classics - Assistant Professor of Classics
Anthony Valles, Studio Arts - Fifth Year Fellow, Studio Arts
Kathryn Wojcik, Dean of Students Office - Director, Campus Life Initiatives and Social Houses
Alexis Yusov, Registrar's Office - Associate Registrar
John Zall, Athletic Department - Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach