Faculty & Staff

As South Asia is the most rapidly growing and dynamic region in the world today, we believe in insuring our students are proficient in the languages and knowledgeable in the histories, politics and cultures of the region.

Jonathan Berkey

Jonathan Berkey
Ph.D. Princeton University

I teach the full range of Middle Eastern history since the rise of Islam, and I participate in Davidson's Humanities Program. My research and writing focus on Islamic religious culture and medieval Egypt and Syria.

Peter Hess

Peter Hess
Ph.D. UNC Chapel Hill

I teach economic principles, intermediate macroeconomic theory, mathematical economics, economic development, and economic growth and sustainable development.

Bill Mahoney

Bill Mahony
Ph.D. University of Chicago

I teach courses on Hinduism, Buddhism, and topics in the comparative study of religion. My special research interests lie in the contemplative and devotional dimensions of religions originating in India.

Dave Martin

Dave Martin
Ph.D. University of Illinois

I teach courses in environmental and natural resource economics, statistics, finance, econometrics, and environmental studies.

Jennifer Stasack

Jennifer Stasack
D.M.A. University of Cincinnati

Composition. Specialties include chamber, percussion, and choral composition, and world music.

Sarah Waheed

Sarah Waheed
Ph.D. Tufts University

I am a historian of modern South Asia, specializing in Islam in South Asia, nationalist politics in colonial India and post-colonial India and Pakistan. I also am the Director of the Davidson in India Program.

Staff

Lee Veltri

Lee Veltri
Administrative Assistant
B.A. Carnegie-Mellon University

I support the History, Latin American Studies and South Asian Studies Departments with their daily operations and logistics, office management, and general administration. I also serve as coordinator for the Advanced Placement Summer Institute.