Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty
Calvert Hall, Room 104
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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
September 18, 2023
Books edited by Professor of History Adriana M. Brodsky and Professor of English Jennifer Cognard-Black are both featured in the fall 2023 catalog of publications by the New York University Press.

Brodsky’s co-edited collection with Laura Arnold Leibman, “Jews Across the Americas: A Sourcebook,… Find Out More
September 11, 2023
Professor of History Christine Adams provides the introduction to Madame de Maintenon and her political and cultural influence during the late reign of King Louis XIV as part of Opera Lafayette's Salon Series on September 20 in Washington, D.C.  Adams' talk, "The Secret Wife," is followed by a… Find Out More
September 6, 2023
Associate Professor of Theater Amy Steiger wrote a chapter published in a newly released book, “Stanislavsky and Race” (Routledge, 2023). Edited by Siiri Scott and Jay Paul Skelton, the book explores Stanislavsky’s approach through the lens of race, place and identity through a collection of essays… Find Out More
September 5, 2023
Philosophy Professor Barrett Emerick published an article with coauthors Katie Stockdale and Audrey Yap in Feminist Philosophy Quarterly. The paper is titled "Weapon and Shield: Apologies and the Duty to be Vulnerable" and explores some of the ways in which apologies can be used against people. It… Find Out More
August 28, 2023
Professor of History Charles Holden co-authored with Zach Messitte and Jerald Podair, an article that appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books on August 27. "Oh, We Knew Agnew: On Spiro Agnew's Lasting Legacy" looks at political buffoonery as part of Agnew's legacy and how it remains relevant… Find Out More
August 17, 2023
Pamela Mertz, professor of biochemistry, and Kristin Procko, associate professor of instruction at the University of Texas at Austin, published an article in the August 2023 issue of ASBMB Today, “Ten Years in the Making: How a community of teachers developed a visual literacy repository.” The… Find Out More
August 14, 2023
Daniel Tobiansky (assistant professor of neurobiology) and colleagues recently published an article titled, "Neurosteroids and the mesocorticolimbic system" in the high-impact journal Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews. 
The paper reviews the most recent and cutting-edge research on how… Find Out More
August 2, 2023
Assistant Professor of Biology and Neuroscience Sarah Latchney recently published an article in the journal Genes, Brain and Behavior. The article's title is “Maternal upbringing and selective breeding for voluntary exercise behavior modify patterns of DNA methylation and expression of genes in the… Find Out More
July 31, 2023
Vice President for Academic Affairs Katie Gantz served as a senior co-facilitator at the 2023 Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC) Beard Leadership Circle at Sonoma State University in California. Now in its third year, the Beard Leadership Circle focuses on building professional skills… Find Out More