Asst. Prof. Davarian Baldwin (History) received his doctorate in American Studies from New York University in 2001, from where he also earned a master's degree. He holds a bachelor's degree in political philosophy and African-American studies from Marquette University.
He has taught a range of courses on the African-American experience and the history of modern thought. His research interests include migration and urban identity; the relationship between intellectual and mass culture; and early African American science fiction.
Baldwin - who in 1990 was honored by President George H.W. Bush's "Points of Light" community service program - has been the recipient of a Faculty and Everett Helm Fellowship at Indiana University and the Erskine Peters Dissertation Fellowship at the University of Notre Dame.
His publications include "Black Empires, White Desires: The Spatial Politics of Identity in the Age of Hip Hop," in Black Renaissance/Renaissance Noir. He also contributed "Chicago Origins: Peter Jones, William Foster and Ebony Pictures" to the forthcoming CD-ROM African-Americans in Cinema: The First Half-Century.
Jeffrey E. Lewin
Asst. Prof. Jeffrey Lewin (CSOM) joins the Marketing faculty after three years as chairman of the Department of Marketing and Professional Selling at Western Carolina University.
Lewin's research interests include relationship marketing, personal selling and sales management, and organizational buying behavior. He has taught in such areas as business-to-business and relationship marketing, marketing management and strategy, personal selling and sales management.
Lewin received his doctorate in marketing from Georgia State University, his MBA from Florida Atlantic University and his bachelor's degree in business administration from Florida State University.
He was a key account representative for Unisys Corp., formerly Burroughs Corp., from 1970-79, and from 1979-86, a managing partner in a mid-sized industrial distribution company that catered to contractors specializing in commercial development.
Katherine Harding Nahum
Assoc. Prof. Katherine Nahum (Fine Arts) joins the faculty full-time after several years of teaching as an adjunct assistant professor. Her specialties include painting and sculpture of the 19th century, psychoanalytic approaches to art, and modern Irish art.
She received her doctorate in art history from Boston University for her dissertation "The Importance of Velazquez to Goya, Manet and Sargent." She also holds a master's degree from BU and a bachelor's degree from Sarah Lawrence College.
Nahum is co-curator of an exhibition, "Eire/Land (Landscape in the West of Ireland)," scheduled to take place at the McMullen Museum of Art in 2003. She served as co-curator of two previous shows at the museum, including last year's "Edvard Munch: Psyche, Symbol and Expression."
Nahum has taught and lectured on architecture, Baroque, 18th-, 19th- and 20th-century art, and Irish art of the 17th- to the 20th century. Last year she served on the digital-imaging committee in the Fine Arts Department.
Asst. Prof. Crystal Feimster (History) is working on a book that examines the roles of black and white women involved in racial violence and lynching in the American South between 1880 and 1930.
A graduate of the University of North Carolina, she added a master's degree and doctorate in American history at Princeton University, where she studied under historian Nell Irvin Painter.
Feimster was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of African-American Studies and the Department of History at Yale during the past academic year after serving as a research fellow at Yale in 1999-2000.
She is teaching courses in Racial Violence in America and Race, Gender and Sexuality in the South.
Asst. Prof. Amitabha Roy (CSOM), an expert in theoretical computer science, joins the computer science faculty after earning a doctorate in computer and information science from the University of Oregon last year.
A native of India, he is a graduate of the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur and added a master's degree in computer science at the University of Oregon.
His interests in the computer field involve computational algebra and combinatorial optimization and applications of theory to search problems in artificial intelligence.
Prof. James Russell (Psychology) taught at the University of California, Los Angeles, University of British Columbia and as a visiting professor at University of California, Berkeley and Autonoma University of Madrid before joining the Boston College faculty last fall.
An expert on the concepts and culture of emotion, he teaches introductory, undergraduate and graduate courses on the psychology of personality, environment and behavior, social psychology and human emotion and preference.
Russell earned his bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees from UCLA, where he began his teaching career in 1974.
Asst. Prof. Carwina Weng (Law) is supervising students in the Law School's civil litigation clinic and teaching a seminar affiliated with the clinic.
She has served as senior attorney for Greater Boston Legal Services, staff attorney for New York's Legal Aid Society and chairwoman of the New York Asian Women's Center Board of Directors.
Weng has also been a faculty member at the Florida Coastal School of Law, where she taught contracts, civil procedure and legal research and writing.
She is a graduate of Yale University and received her law degree from New York University.
-Mark Sullivan and Reid Oslin
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