College of Arts and Sciences


  • Five Scholars Join Arts & Sciences Faculty

    June 28, 2010

    Dean 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.

    Alexandra 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. 

    Michael 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 University.

    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 Lawrencereceived 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 Clara University. 




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