Faculty Laurel

Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty
Calvert Hall, Room 104
Organization Description
The St. Mary’s faculty foster intellectual, social and ethical development, within a community dedicated to diversity and accessibility. We provide students with opportunities to understand and serve local, national and global communities, and to accomplish social change.
July 4, 2022
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry Shanen M. Sherrer participated in the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC) Summer Institute June 9-11, 2022 at the University of North Carolina Asheville. This year’s summer institute focused on women faculty in STEM and Sherrer made notable… Find Out More
February 26, 2024
Alumni April Fraser '23 and Sonder Van Wert '23 and Assistant Professor of Psychology Kristina Howansky presented research at the 25th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) conference held in in San Diego, California in mid-February. 
April Fraser '23 presented… Find Out More
February 21, 2024
Professor of History Betül Başaran attended the conference "Perceptions de la guerre et de la sortie de guerre au Moyen-Orient (1918-1923): Expériences, narrations, re-construction des identités et perspectives" in Paris, where she gave a talk entitled "Niloufer Hanım Sultan: An Exiled Ottoman… Find Out More
February 13, 2024
Professor of History Christine Adams was a guest on “The Royal Studies Podcast” on Feb. 9 in a roundtable discussion on royal mistresses and the important part they played in the French and English monarchies. Adams was joined by Tracy Adams, professor in European Languages and Literatures at the… Find Out More
February 8, 2024
Julia King, professor of anthropology, was named to the George B. and Willma Reeves Endowed Chair in the Liberal Arts in recognition of her numerous accomplishments as a full-time professor at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. King’s term took effect at the start of the spring 2024 semester and runs… Find Out More
February 6, 2024
Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Chemistry Kelly Neiles and Associate Professor of Chemistry Daniel Chase were recently awarded a collaborative grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE) titled “Broadening Instructional Innovation in the… Find Out More
January 31, 2024
Poet and Professor of English Karen Leona Anderson has two poems published in the January/February 2024 issue of Poetry magazine. Anderson's poems are "Ant Ode" and "Charm."

According to its website, Poetry magazine, founded in 1912, is the oldest monthly devoted to verse in the English-speaking… Find Out More
January 30, 2024
Visiting Instructor of Psychology Maria Kalantzis was recently selected as a 2024 summer research fellow at the Center of Excellence in Eating Disorders at UNC-Chapel Hill. She will be investigating genetic risk factors of anorexia nervosa. Learn more about the program here.
January 30, 2024
Argelia González Hurtado, associate professor of Spanish, is co-editor of a dossier for the online academic journal Cuadernos del CILHA of the Interdisciplinary Center for Hispanic America Literature of the National University of Cuyo in Argentina. The dossier, titled "Redescubriendo el paisaje en… Find Out More
January 29, 2024
Following a rigorous application process led by a search committee comprised of faculty and staff, Professor Jennifer Cognard-Black has been appointed as the College's inaugural director of student fellowships and awards.

As outlined in Pillar I of The Rising Tide Strategic Plan, this will be a… Find Out More