Faculty promoted and granted tenure

June 29, 2010

Thomas Falkner, provost and dean of the faculty, announced promotions and tenure appointments for Peter Bradley, Peter Craig, Lauren Dundes and Robert Kachur.

Dr. Peter BradleyBradley, a member of the Philosophy Department, was promoted to associate professor and granted tenure. Bradley, who teaches Critical Thinking as well as Logic, specializes in the philosophy of mind, philosophy of perception, and metaphysics. He is the administrator and primary author of the Inquiry Project, an open-source, modular, interactive web-based textbook for Critical Thinking and Basic Scientific Reasoning courses in use on at least four campuses nationwide. Bradley earned a Ph.D. from Temple University and a B.A. from Antioch College.

Craig, a member of the Chemistry Department, was promoted to associate professor with tenure. He teaches Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry and Chemical Literature. An expert in organic, inorganic and physical chemistry, Craig has performed extensive research on chemical synthesis with applications of both environmental and biological significance. He has lectured and presented posters at conferences across the country and as far away as Japan. Craig, who comes from Albertson College of Idaho where he was assistant professor of Chemistry, earned his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Dundes, a member of the Sociology Department, was promoted to professor. Dundes teaches the introductory Sociology course, Criminology and Criminal Justice, and Medical Sociology. Her research interests include the analysis of Disney films and crime. She earned a Ph.D. and an M.S. in Maternal and Child Health at the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health. She earned a B.A. in Human Biology with an emphasis on child development from Stanford University.

Kachur, a member of the English Department, was promoted to professor. He teaches British Enlightenment and Romantic Literature. He also teaches courses on literary giants ranging from Wordsworth to Keats to Coleridge and Blake, as well as a course on Major Figures focusing on Edgar Allan Poe’s fiction, poetry and non-fiction prose. His areas of interest include 18th- and 19th-century British Literature, the Gothic Tradition, Horror Fiction, and the Romantics. Kachur earned a Ph.D. in Late Eighteenth-Century and Nineteenth- Century British literature with minor in Composition Studies and an M.A. in English literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He earned a B.A. in English literature from the University of Virginia.