New faculty members join WFU

For the 1999-2000 academic year, 45 new faculty members joined Wake Forest University to teach on the Reynolda Campus.

Forty faculty members will teach in the university’s College of Arts and Sciences, two in the Calloway School of Business and Accountancy and one each in the Wake Forest School of Law, the Babcock Graduate School of Management and the Wake Forest Divinity School.

The faculty members are:


  • Elizabeth Barron, Romance languages (French)
  • Barbara Bennett, English
  • Ulrich Bierbach, chemistry
  • Eric Brandon, philosophy
  • Jacqueline Carrasco, music
  • David Coates, politics
  • Gregory Cook, physics
  • Ann Cunningham, education
  • Lisa Eargle, sociology
  • Elisabeth d’Empaire, Romance languages (Spanish)
  • Olgierda Furmanek, Romance languages (Spanish)
  • Allesandro Garganigo, English
  • Michele Gillespie, history
  • Loren Glass, English
  • Michael Griffin, philosophy
  • Jutta Hagedorn, German (appointment for fall semester only)
  • Dorothy Hall, education
  • Tina Heafner, education
  • Patricia Heid, Romance languages (Spanish)
  • Winifred Legerton, Interdisciplinary appointment
  • David Lubin, art
  • Allen Michie, English
  • Shannon Mihalko, health and exercise science
  • Madhuparna Mitra, English
  • Christopher Neumann, English
  • Debbie Newsome, education
  • Patricia Nixon, health and exercise science
  • Edward Opoku-Dapaah, sociology
  • Andrew Oyalana, religion (appointment for fall semester only)
  • Jes™s Pico-Argel, Romance languages (Spanish)
  • Andrew Rich, politics
  • Karen Roper, psychology
  • Dennis Sampson, English (appointment for spring semester only)
  • Jeanne Simonelli, anthropology
  • Nanette Stevens, chemistry
  • Michael Strysick, English
  • Elaine Swartzentruber, religion
  • Carlos Valencia, Romance languages (Spanish)
  • Pia Wood, Politics and International Studies
  • Taner Yigit, economics (appointment for fall semester only)

The Calloway School:

  • Amy Randel, business
  • Annette Ranft, business


  • Stephen Bryan, accounting

Divinity School:

  • Samuel Weber, early Christianity and spiritual formation

Law School:

  • Marian Parker, Worrell Professional Center library and law faculty

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