News of the College 2001
 

Arnold and Nicholson receive tenure

 

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The recommendations for appointment with indefinite tenure of Nigel Nicholson and Laura Arnold, effective in September, were approved at the February meeting of the board of trustees.

Laura Arnold will become associate professor of English. Arnold has been teaching at Reed since 1995. She received her Ph.D. and M.A. from the University of California­Los Angeles, and her B.A. from the University of California­Davis. She was a Fulbright lecturer at the University of Panama in 1998. As the current chair of the American studies program, her professional interests lie in American literature and culture to 1900, the literature of colonization, poetry, and American Indian studies. She has begun placing an emphasis on web-based resources, working to incorporate those materials into her classes and teaching style. Arnold is active in writing programs at Reed as a trainer for writing center tutors and author of materials for the faculty on writing in Humanities 110; she has also taught writing classes for Paideia. She was on the staff of Alumni College,"Defining Culture," in 1996.

Nigel Nicholson will become associate professor of classics and humanities. Nicholson has been teaching at Reed since 1995. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, and his M.A. and B.A. from Oxford University, where he won the Sunderland Prize for Greek literature. Nicholson's research focuses primarily on Greek lyric poetry and archaic Greek culture more generally. Recently he has been researching the commemoration of athletic victories in the late archaic period and the often problematic representation of marginal figures crucial to these victories. Nicholson has taught classes on Greek and Roman culture for local high school students and has participated in Reed's Latin Day and symposia for middle school students. He has also been active with alumni, having lectured several times to Reed alumni groups around the country.

 

 

Reed College, May

2001

 
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