New Faculty Members
New Faculty Members
New full-time faculty added to the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Education, and School of Music
REDLANDS, CA (September 20, 2012) — The University of Redlands recently announced the hiring of eight new members for its College of Arts and Sciences, School of Education, and School of Music faculties with the start of the 2012-13 academic year.
Their expertise includes a wide range of areas such as writing, macroeconomics, biology, library science, traveling art exhibits, foster youth education, and the music of Leonard Bernstein.
“This group of educators contributes wonderfully to the excellence in teaching and depth of scholarship that Redlands is known for in Southern California,” said David Fite, vice president for academic affairs. “We are pleased to welcome them to the University of Redlands family.”
The newest members of the University of Redlands faculty are:
College of Arts and Sciences
- Nathaniel Kline – Assistant Professor of Economics
Kline received his Ph.D. from the University of Utah and his B.A. from Earlham College. He is an open economy macroeconomist with a focus on economic history and history of economic thought. Dr. Kline will be teaching macroeconomics courses this fall and an international finance course next spring.
- Eleanore Hempsey – Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology
After graduating from the University of Redlands in 2001, Hempsey pursued her master’s degree in Biological Anthropology from the University of Cambridge, where she studied the genetics of humans from Oman and Saudi Arabia to look for evidence of an early coastal migration out of Africa along the Arabian Peninsula. She continued studying human genetics at the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland where she concentrated on the male-specific Y chromosome, looking for Viking and Scottish genetic input to Northern Ireland.
- Gene Jimenez – Visiting Professor of Art
Jimenez graduated from the University of Redlands in 1993 with a BA in Fine Arts. He received his MFA degree in Media Design from Full Sail University in Florida. He returned to Redlands in 2008 as an adjunct faculty. As a professional graphic artist, he is former creative director for FOX Sports and his client list includes Mt. Dew, FUEL TV, and Eminem among others. A current project, ‘24 Peaces’, is a traveling art exhibit which includes large scale energetic paintings of 24 peacemakers from around the globe.
- Sally Romero – Visiting Assistant Librarian
Romero joins the University of Redlands after nine years in public libraries. Her previous positions were with the County of Los Angeles Public Library and Chaffey College. Romero graduated from California State University, Fullerton earning a bachelor’s degree in Communications with an emphasis in Advertising. She graduated with her master’s in Library and Information Science from San Jose State University.
School of Education
- Greg Hamilton – Clinical Professor
Hamilton completed his Bachelor of Arts degree at Lewis & Clark College, his master’s degree, teaching certification and doctoral degree at Teachers College at Columbia University. Since returning to California he has lectured in the School of Education at the University of California, Davis, led workshops for Bay Area teachers at the University of California, Berkeley and taught 6th grade math and science at the New Los Angeles Charter School. Hamilton will split his time between the Redlands campus and the Lewis Center in Apple Valley.
- Angela Macias – Visiting Assistant Professor
Macias obtained her bachelor’s degree in English, a teaching credential and a master’s degree in education from California Baptist University. She also has an administrative credential and a doctorate in leadership for educational justice from the University of Redlands. She has been in the field of education for more than ten years teaching at the middle school and high school level as well as intervention and extracurricular programs, including the Student Success Partnership for Foster Youth.
School of Music
- Katherine Baber – Assistant Professor of Music
Baber earned a Bachelor of Music in clarinet performance and a Ph.D. in musicology from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. Her research interests include the music of Leonard Bernstein, jazz historiography and reception, topical theory and musical narrative, and American musical modernism. She was awarded a Fulbright grant for spring 2013. This grant will fund research for a monograph on the politicized relationship between Leonard Bernstein’s work as a conductor and his compositional aesthetic.