Faculty & Staff

Patricio Boyer

Patricio Boyer
Ph.D. Yale University

I specialize in colonial Latin American literary and intellectual culture, as well as comparative early American studies.

Vivien Dietz

Vivien Dietz
Ph.D. Princeton University

I teach British history, from Boadicea to Margaret Thatcher, and I also participate in Davidson's Humanities Program. My research interests focus on the politics and culture of late eighteenth-century Britain.

Maria Fackler

Maria Fackler
Ph.D. Yale University

I specialize in 20th and 21st-century British literature.

Melissa Gonzalez

Melissa González
Ph.D. Columbia University

I specialize in U.S. Latina/o and 20th century Latin American literature and culture, gender studies, and queer theory.

Jessica Good

Jessica Good
Ph.D. Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

I specialize in social psychology, and my current research investigates perceptions of women who are the targets of benevolent sexism, and factors that increase recognition and confrontation of sexism.

Katie Horowitz

Katie Horowitz
Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley

My teaching and research areas are situated in rhetoric, gender and sexuality studies, performance studies, and American studies.

Gayle Kaufmann

Gayle Kaufman
Ph.D. Brown University

My research examines aspects of modern marriage, parenting, and family. I love teaching at Davidson because the college encourages professors to work with students on their research projects.

Amanda Martinez

Amanda Martinez
Ph.D. Texas A&M

I teach a variety of courses for Communication Studies, Education, and Sociology, including intercultural communication, media effects, women/men/communication, nonverbal communication, rhetorical criticism, public speaking, and argumentation and debate.

Sally McMillen

Sally McMillen
Ph.D. Duke University

I teach 19th -century U.S. history, with an emphasis on the American South, the Civil War and Reconstruction, and American women's history.

Susan Roberts

Susan Roberts
Ph.D. University of Notre Dame

I teach courses on the presidency, Congress, parties, campaigns, and interest groups.

Patricia Tilburg

Patricia Tilburg (Chair)
Ph.D. University of California at Los Angeles

My research and teaching explore questions around gender, culture, and history in modern Europe and especially France from the late eighteenth century through the mid-twentieth century.


color photo of Anne-Marie Craig

Anne-Marie Craig
Administrative Assistant
M.B.A. Florida Atlantic University

I provide administrative support to the Communication Studies, Dance, Environmental Studies, and Gender and Sexuality Studies departments.

Affiliated Faculty

Alison Bory, Assistant Professor of Dance
Basma Botros, Adjunct Lecturer in Arab Studies
Laurian Bowles, Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Shireen Campbell, Professor of English
Suzanne Churchill, Professor of English
Caroline Beschea-Fache, Associate Professor of French
Ann Fox, Professor of English
Sharon Green, Associate Professor of Theater
Van Hillard, Associate Professor of Rhetoric, Writing
Rebecca Joubin, Assistant Professor of Arab Studies
Kyra Kietrys, Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies
Hilton Kelly, Associate Professor of Education
Carole Kruger, Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies
Jane Mangan, Associate Professor of History
Maggie McCarthy, Associate Professor of German
Magdalena Maiz-Peña, Professor of Spanish
Rebecca Ruhlen
, Adjunct Lecturer in Anthropology
Mark Sample, Digital Studies
Nina Serebrennikov, Professor of Art History
Brian Shaw, Professor of Political Science
Catherine Slawy-Sutton, Professor of French and Francophone Studies
Laura Sockol, Assistant Professor of Psychology
Mark Stanback, Professor of Biology
Anne Wills, Associate Professor of Religion