Published February 11, 2020 by Bowdoin News

Board of Trustees Awards Tenure to Four Faculty Members

The Bowdoin College Board of Trustees granted tenure to four faculty members during a meeting held in January 2020.
Todd Berzon, Jackie Brown, Michèle LaVigne, Peggy Wang
(L. to r.) Todd Berzon, Jackie Brown, Michèle LaVigne, Peggy Wang

Trustees voted to promote Todd S. Berzon, assistant professor of religion, to associate professor, with tenure. Berzon’s scholarship is around theory and method in the study of religion; his courses include Heresy and Orthodoxy, Human Sacrifice, and The Hebrew Bible in its World.

Assistant Professor of Art Jackie Brown was promoted to associate professor, with tenure. Brown’s work in sculpture, ceramics, bio art, and digital video is shared with students in courses including Mold-Making and Installation Art, among others.

The board also voted to promote Assistant Professor of Earth and Oceanographic Science Michèle LaVigne to the rank of associate professor, with tenure. LaVigne’s scholarship around paleoceanography, coral geochemistry, and ocean acidification is shared in courses including Earth Climate History, Equatorial Oceanography, and Marine Biogeochemistry.

Peggy Wang, assistant professor of art history, was promoted, with tenure, to associate professor. Wang’s scholarship in contemporary Chinese art is taught through classes including Imagining East Asian Modernisms, Power and Politics in Premodern Chinese Art, and Culture and Crisis in Modern Japanese Art.

All appointments are effective July 1, 2020.