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Bowdoin Awards Tenure to Four Professors

Story posted May 01, 2000

The Trustees of Bowdoin College recently voted to grant tenure to four assistant professors.

They are: Richard D. Broene, Department of Chemistry; Eddie S. Glaude, Jr., Departments of Religion and Africana Studies; Adam B. Levy, Department of Mathematics; and Patricia A. Welsch, Department of Film Studies.

Richard Broene has been at Bowdoin since 1993. He received his bachelorís in Chemistry from Hope College, his doctorate in Organic Chemistry from the University of California at Los Angeles and did postdoctoral work at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Professor Broene founded Bowdoinís Chem Demo project, which brings demonstrations of chemistry experiments to area schools. Broene was awarded the 1998 Sydney B. Karofsky Prize for Junior Faculty. The award is given annually to "an outstanding Bowdoin teacher who best demonstrates the ability to impart knowledge, inspire enthusiasm, and stimulate intellectual curiosity." He teaches introductory and advanced organic chemistry.

Eddie Glaude arrived at Bowdoin in 1996. He earned his doctorate in Religion at Princeton University. He also earned a masterís degree in Religion at Princeton, a masterís in African-American Studies at Temple University and a bachelorís in Political Science at Morehouse College. His book "Exodus! Religion, Race and Nation in Early 19 Century Black America" was published this year. His research interests include Black Nationalism and African-American religious life.

Adam Levy joined the Department of Mathematics in 1994. He received his doctorate from the University of Washington and was an Honors graduate of Williams College. In 1997, the Dean for Academic Affairs awarded him the Sydney B. Karofsky Prize for Junior Faculty. Levyís research interests include theory and techniques in variational analysis and their application to the solution of problems in optimal control, optimal design, management systems, operations research and stochastic optimization.

Patricia Welsch has been assistant professor and chair of the Department of Film Studies since 1993. She earned her doctoral and masterís degrees from the University of Virginia. She graduated magna cum laude from Fordham University. Professor Welsh has received numerous grants, and her work has appeared in Cinema Journal, Genre, Film Criticism and the Journal of Film and Video, among other publications. Her teaching interests include Asian cinema, French New Wave and introductory visual analysis, history and theory.

The four assistant professors will become associate professors effective July 1.

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