Faculty from Ripon College and Monmouth College will offer their expertise to students on off-campus study programs in Italy and Tanzania during the 2012-13 academic year.
The appointments to the semester-length positions were announced by Carol Dickerman, ACM’s Director of International Study Programs, who noted the key roles that visiting professors take in maintaining the academic strength of the programs.
The Visiting Faculty/Program Director in Tanzania teaches a course on research methods and guides students as they design and complete their field practicum projects. In Florence, the Affiliated Scholars with the fall and spring programs interact with the on-site Director and staff, who teach interdisciplinary courses that take full advantage of the historic city’s rich artistic heritage.
“Our visiting faculty are the main link between the ACM colleges and the programs they collectively sponsor around the world through the consortium,” said Dickerman. “They help ensure that the students’ learning off campus complements and enhances the learning on campus.”
“The professors are also great colleagues for our on-site teachers,” she added, “by sharing perspectives, disciplinary knowledge, and pedagogical techniques.”
Faculty at ACM colleges are eligible to serve in visiting positions on consortial international programs in Botswana, India, Italy, Tanzania, and the U.K., and on the Newberry Seminar in Chicago. Positions are also available on ACM-affiliated programs in Japan and at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee. Visiting faculty position announcements are typically posted on the ACM website in January.
- Sarah Kraaz, Ripon College
Affiliated Scholar in Florence for Fall 2012
Professor of Music and Organist of the College, Sarah Kraaz has taught at Ripon for more than 20 years, offering lessons in piano, organ, and harpsichord, and courses on music history, counterpoint, women in music, and American music.
An active recitalist, Kraaz has appeared in Italy, Scotland, and Germany, as well as across the U.S., including a program at Ripon last fall of Italian music for the organ and the harpsichord from the 17th and 18th centuries.
Her research interests in French Baroque organ music, women in music, and historical keyboard repertoire and performance have taken her to Germany and Scotland to examine and play historic church organs. Kraaz also directs Ripon’s Collegium Musicum, composes for organ and choir, and performs collaboratively in recitals with singers on piano and harpsichord.
Later this fall, Kraaz will be one of six faculty participating in the first ACM Faculty Site Visit to Florence.
- Brian Baugh, Monmouth College
Affiliated Scholar in Florence for Spring 2013
Assistant Professor of Art Brian Baugh, who holds an MFA from the University of Florida, has taught studio art courses in drawing, painting, and design at Monmouth since 2005.
According to Baugh, he is interested in the art of the past, and has said that “I draw and paint in a traditional style based on a study of the old masters’ techniques.”
During his time with the London and Florence: Arts in Context program, Baugh plans to explore the connections between the two cities, focusing on the experiences of Britons in Florence during the Victorian era in the late 1800s.
- Emily (Molly) Margaretten, Ripon College
Visiting Faculty/Program Director in Tanzania for Fall 2012
During the past decade, anthropologist Molly Margaretten has been conducting research in South Africa. She focused primarily on urban street youth in Durban, but has also done fieldwork outside of the city in examining the home life of street youth from rural areas of KwaZulu-Natal.
Margaretten has participated in an archaeological dig on Pemba Island off the coast of Tanzania, lived in Johannesburg during an Andrew Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Witwatersrand, and has received a Fulbright-Hays grant, a National Science Foundation grant, and other awards in support of her scholarly work.
As an Assistant Professor at Ripon College, she has taught a course on Societies in Africa and is currently leading a First-Year Seminar with an African theme.
- Florence: Arts, Humanities, & Culture
- London & Florence: Arts in Context
- Tanzania: Ecology & Human Origins