Master of Arts in Liberal Studies
The Committee on Graduate Studies
Faculty members of the Committee on Graduate Studies serve as advisers to MALS students, attend degree paper orals boards, assist with the evaluation of initial and candidacy applications, and set policies and curriculum for the program. Membership in the committee varies from year to year. Members for the 2011–12 academic year include:
Omar and Althea Hoskins Professor of Classical Studies and Humanities
BA 1974 St. Mary's College. MA 1976 University of California, Santa Barbara. PhD 1981 Stanford University. Reed College 1981–.
Academic interests: Greek and Latin literature, ancient philosophy.
Associate Professor of History and Humanities
BA 1989 University of Chicago. AM 1990, PhD 2000 Brown University. Reed College 2000–.
Academic interests: Old Regime France; early modern European legal, social, and cultural history; Renaissance Italy.
Professor of German and Humanities
BA 1970, MA 1976 University of Istanbul. PhD 1986 University of Washington. Reed College 1986–.
Academic interests: 19th- and 20th-century literature, the novel, Thomas Mann, literary and cultural theory, the German phiiosophical tradition.
Joshua C. Taylor Associate Professor of Art History and Humanities
BA 1991 University of Michigan. MA 1997 University of Illinois. PhD 2003 University of Chicago. Reed College 2005–.
Academic interests: Renaissance, baroque, and colonial Latin American art and architecture; Jews and the visual arts, methodologies of art history.
Professor of English and Humanities
BA 1978 University of Massachusetts, Amhert. PhD 1992 New York University. Reed College 1987–.
Academic interests: rhetorical and narrative theory, the novel, autobiography, gender studies, creative writing.
Moe and Izetta Tonkon Professor of Judaic Studies and Humanities
BA 1978 Ohio State University. MA 1980, PhD 1985 University of Toronto. Reed College 1987–.
Academic interests: Judaism.
Professor of Mathematics
BS 1960 Washington and Lee University. PhD 1973 Harvard University. Reed College 1965-.
Academic interests: differential geometry and ergodic theory.