David Powers, College of Arts and Sciences, announced that five scholars are joining
the Arts and Sciences faculty. Coming to Seattle University are Alexandra Adame and Michael Spinetta, Psychology Department;
Therese Cory, Philosophy Department; and Beatrice Lawrence and Matthew
Whitlock, Department of Theology and Religious Studies.
“With these additions to our faculty, we strengthen
our academic offerings and provide more opportunities for our students to work
directly with outstanding professors,” Powers said.
Adame receives her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Miami University in August.
Her scholarship interests include the psychiatric survivor movement, Martin
Buber and dialogical approaches to psychotherapy, qualitative inquiry and
first-person madness narratives.
Spinetta received his Ph.D. in behavioral neuroscience from the University of
Texas at Austin. His research areas include learning, memory and
psychopharmacology and he is interested in the effects of drugs (both
therapeutic and illicit) on the formation, storage and retrieval of
memories. He is currently NIAAA
Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Behavioral Teratology at San Diego State
Therese Cory earned her Ph.D.
from Catholic University of America and is currently a Postdoctoral Research
Associate and Lecturer at Georgetown University. She focuses her scholarship on
ethics, logic, and the philosophy of Thomas Aquinas.
Beatrice Lawrence received her Ph.D. in Hebrew
Bible and Jewish Hermeneutics from Emory University. Her theoretical expertise
is in gender studies, literary criticism, and the hermeneutics of
interpretation. She is in her fourth year as Assistant Professor of Hebrew
Bible at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.
Matthew Whitlock received his Ph.D. in Biblical Studies from
the Catholic University of America. His training and experience in teaching
include literature and literary theory as well as New Testament studies. He
brings not only the mastery of Biblical Greek expected of a New Testament
scholar but also mastery of ancient Hebrew. He currently teaches at Santa
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