W&L Announces Promotions and Tenure

Washington and Lee University announced the promotion of six members of its faculty to full professor, while promoting seven faculty members to associate professor and also awarding tenure.

The Board of Trustees approved the promotions and tenures during its meeting in Lexington in May.

Promoted from associate professor to full professor:

  • Johanna Bond, law. She joined the School of Law faculty in 2008. She received a B.A. from Colorado College in political science; an M.A. from the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota with a degree concentration in women and public policy; a J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School; and an LL.M. in advocacy from the Georgetown University Law Center.
  • Christopher Bruner, law. He joined the School of Law faculty in 2009. He received an A.B. in English from the University of Michigan, an M.Phil. in English studies from the University of Oxford, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.
  • Joshua A.T. Fairfield, law. He joined the School of Law faculty in 2007. He received a B.A. in history from Swarthmore College and a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School.
  • Susan D. Franck, law. She joined the School of Law faculty in 2008. She received a B.A. from Macalester College, a J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School, and an LL.M. in commercial law from the University of London.
  • Sascha Goluboff, sociology and anthropology. She joined the faculty in 1999. She received a B.A. in sociology/anthropology and Russian studies from Colgate University and a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Illinois.
  • Bill Hamilton, biology. He joined the faculty in 2001. He received a B.S. in biology from Syracuse University, an M.A. in plant chemical ecology from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and a Ph.D. in ecology and evolutionary biology from Syracuse University.
  • Jeff Kosky, religion. He joined the faculty in 2003. He received a B.A. from Williams College and a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago Divinity School.
  • Deborah Miranda, English. She joined the faculty in 2004. She received a B.A. in teaching moderate-special-needs children from Wheelock College and an M.A. and Ph. D. in English from the University of Washington.
  • Karla Murdock, psychology. She joined the faculty in 2005. She received a B.A. in psychology from Indiana University and an M.S. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Georgia.
  • Angela Smith, philosophy. She joined the faculty in 2008. She received a B.A. in philosophy and political science from Willamette University and a Ph.D. in philosophy from Harvard University.

Promoted to associate professor with tenure:

  • Timothy Diette, economics. He joined the faculty in 2004. He received a B.A. in economics and history from the University of Vermont and an M.S. and Ph.D. in economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
  • Carrie Finch, mathematics. She joined the faculty in 2007. She received a B.A. in French from Messiah College, an M.S. in linguistics from Georgetown University, an M.S. in mathematics from Shippensburg University, and a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of South Carolina.
  • Peter Grajzl, economics. He joined the faculty in 2009. He received a B.A. in economics from the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Maryland.
  • Afshad Irani, accounting. He joined the faculty in 2010. He received a B.A. in business economics from the College of Wooster and a Ph.D. in business administration from Penn State.
  • Harvey Markowitz, sociology and anthropology. He joined the faculty in 2004. He received a B.A. from Knox College with a major in sociology and anthropology, an M.A. in anthropology from Indiana University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.
  • Debra Prager, German and Russian. She joined the faculty in 2006. She received a B.A. in history from Princeton University and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Germanic languages and literatures from Harvard University.
  • Sara Sprenkle, computer science. She joined the faculty in 2007. She received a B.S. in computer science and mathematics from Gettysburg College, an M.S. in computer science from Duke University, and a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Delaware.

Awarded tenure:

  • John D. King, law. He joined the School of Law faculty in 2008. He received a B.A. in history and religious studies from Brown University, a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School, and an LL.M. in advocacy from the Georgetown University Law Center.
  • Timothy C. MacDonnell, law. He joined the School of Law faculty in 2008. He received a B.A. in history from the University of Massachusetts, a J.D. from Suffolk University Law School, an LL.M. from the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's School, and an LL.M. from the University of Virginia School of Law.

Promoted to associate professor:

  • Brooke O'Brien, physical education. She joined the faculty in 2007 as head women's lacrosse coach and assistant professor of physical education. She received a B.A. from Amherst College with a double major in psychology and law, jurisprudence and social thought, and an M.S. in exercise and sports studies from Smith College.

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