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The College of Arts and Humanities is pleased to announce the appointment of three new faculty:
Dr. Andrew Fenton,
Department of Philosophy
Andrew is an ethicist with a special interest in Bioethics, Animal Ethics, and Buddhism. He is a member of CSU Fresno's Physical, Mental, and Environmental Health Cohort. He holds a B.A. in Philosophy and Comparative Religion from Acadia University in Nova Scotia, an M.A. in Philosophy from Dlahousie University also in Nova Scotia, and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Calgary, in Alberta, Canada. Prior to joining our faculty, Andrew held a postdoctoral research fellowship with the faculty of medicine at Dalhousie University. He specializes in Epistemology, Neuroethics, and the Philosophy of Mind (emphasis on animal minds). Andrew’s most recent publication was a co-authored article “On the Use of Animals in Emergent Embryonic Stem Cell Research for Spinal Cord Injuries in the Journal of Animal Ethics." He has contributed book chapters to upcoming publications titled “The Philosophy of Autism” and the “Philosophy of Behavioral Biology.”
Dr. Limor Toren-Immerman,
Department of Music
Limor, an extraordinary violinist, began formal music education at the Moscow Gnessins College of Music, after which she earned her Bachelor of Music and Artist Diploma from Jerusalem Rubin Academy of Music and Dance in Isreal and completed her Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from USC’s Thornton School of Music. She has won numerous regional and national competitions and has appeared as soloist with orchestras throughout Russia, Israel, and the U.S. She has also performed extensively throughout Europe, in Egypt, Japan, and Canada. She serves as Concertmaster for the Mozart Classical Orchestra and Opera in the Park, as Asst. Concertmaster for the Chamber Orchestra of South Bay, as Assistant Principal for the New West Symphony Orchestra and performs regularly with the Pacific Symphony, the Long Beach Symphony, and the California Philharmonic.
Dr. Kevin Kuswa,
Department of Communication
Kevin is the new Director of Forensics. He brings outstanding experience as a debater and coach, having himself won the National Debate Tournament (NDT) for Georgetown University in 1992, assistant coached Dartmouth to win the NDT in 1993, assistant coached the University of Texas to 3rd place at the NDT in 1995 and 2000, and most recently directed the debate team at the University of Richmond to qualify for the NDT seven times. His debate experience stretches beyond competitive debate, as he founded an urban high school debate league while completing his Ph.D. at the University of Texas, and his debaters at Richmond have a history of success in public debate as well.
Professor Corrine Clegg Hales (English) is named the James and Coke Hallowell Professor of Creative Writing for 2011-2014
The James and Coke Hallowell Endowed Professorship was established in 2001 to attract and retain exceptionally talented faculty for the MFA in Creative Writing Program. An award winning poet, Professor Hales succeeds award winning fiction writer Steve Yarborough who was the first recipient of this honor. Professor. Hales is one of the founding members of the MFA in Creative Writing Program established in 1995. As its coordinator for many years, she has been instrumental in developing the Creative Writing Program into one of the top ranking MFA programs in the nation. Professor Hales is the author of five poetry collections and is the recipient of two NEA fellowships and numerous awards including the 2010 Autumn House Poetry Prize, the Richard Snyder Poetry Prize, the Chapbook Prize and the River Styx Poetry Prize.