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Spotlight on Faculty Series

October 12, 2018

Spotlight on Faculty: Sarah Budischak, Assistant Professor of Biology

This fall, Sarah Budischak joined the faculty of the W.M. Keck Science Department as an assistant professor of biology. She is an ecologist who studies infectious disease—specifically, how different environmental contexts affect organisms’ responses to parasitic infection. This exploration has brought her into close contact with worms, mice, and free-ranging African buffalo. We spoke with her about the origins of infectious disease, how parasites compete for resources, and a club called the Parasite Ladies.

September 24, 2018

Spotlight on Faculty: Stacey Wood, Molly Mason Jones Chair in Psychology

Professor Stacey Wood was recently named the Molly Mason Jones Chair in Psychology, which was designed to support the teaching and research activities of a senior member of the psychology faculty. Wood has taught at Scripps since 1998 and is a dynamic researcher and clinician who focuses on information processing and decision-making among the elderly. As the number of older adults in the U.S. continues to grow, research and advocacy around their health and wellbeing has become critical. The Scripps Office of Marketing and Communications sat down with Professor Wood to talk teaching, avoiding scams, and staying fit.

September 20, 2018

Spotlight on Faculty: Professor of Art Nancy Macko Appointed to Mary W. Johnson Professorship in Teaching

Professor of Art Nancy Macko was recently appointed to the Mary W. Johnson Professorship in Teaching, which was established to honor a member of the faculty who exemplifies, by his or her teaching and involvement in the affairs of the College, commitment to the welfare of students and to Scripps.

August 24, 2018

Spotlight on Faculty: The Metropolitan Museum of Art Acquires Works by Professor of Art Nancy Macko

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York recently acquired two suites of prints by Scripps Professor of Art Nancy Macko. The First Ten Prime Numbers, Suite 1 and 2 explore the concept of prime numbers—positive natural numbers greater than one and divisible only by one and themselves.

August 17, 2018

Spotlight on Faculty: Professor of Biology Jennifer Armstrong Begins Appointment as Associate Dean of Faculty

Professor of Biology Jennifer Armstrong commenced her new role as associate dean of faculty this summer.

June 12, 2018

Spotlight on the Faculty: Stacey Wood Leads New Research on Consumer Fraud

Scripps College Professor of Psychology Stacey Wood, a leading scholar on elder abuse, is  expanding her examination of why older adults may be more vulnerable to certain types of consumer fraud.

March 1, 2018

Spotlight on the Faculty: Professor of Economics Roberto Pedace Research Examines Gender and Racial Biases and Film Revenue

Why are female and non-white actors underrepresented in Hollywood films? Scripps Economics Professor Roberto Pedace has authored a study, “Homogeneity in Hollywood: Discrimination in Motion Pictures,” that attempts to answer this question. The study, which was aided by Scripps alumna Guadalupe De La Cruz  ’11 and Zoe Pinczower (CMC ’17), considers the role of the film […]

February 9, 2018

Spotlight on Faculty: Scripps Welcomes Novelist Rachel Kushner as Mary Routt Chair in Writing

What’s the secret to becoming a great writer? According to Rachel Kushner, a two-time finalist for the National Book Award, one of the most critical, yet commonly overlooked aspects of the writing process begins even before putting pen to paper—it starts with becoming a keen observer. As Scripps’ Mary Routt Writing Chair, Kushner is teaching a course titled Looking and Listening, which will invite students to take a closer look at the spaces around them.

February 1, 2018

Spotlight on Faculty: Gabriela Morales, Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Professor Gabriela Morales works at the intersections of medical anthropology and indigenous studies. Her current book project is an ethnography of care practices in the context of Bolivian state-led efforts to decolonize healthcare services. She earned her BA in anthropology and English from the University of Arizona and her MPhil and PhD in anthropology from Yale University.

December 15, 2017

Spotlight on Faculty: Leila Mansouri, Assistant Professor of English

This fall, four new tenure-track faculty members joined Scripps College, including two at the W.M. Keck Science Department. The Claremont Colleges also welcome one visiting assistant professor. As part of our ongoing series on Scripps’ faculty, the Office of Marketing and Communications recently sat down with Leila Mansouri, who joins the College as assistant professor of English.