"I could immediately see the vision they had"
New faculty cite their reasons for choosing St. Lawrence
By Bryce K. Hinchman
A selective admissions process at St. Lawrence brings in some excellent
students--the kind of students who attract faculty from across the
globe, including some alumni. What drew them to the University?
Jeff Chiarenzelli ’81,
associate professor of geology: “It's internationally
known because of the diversity of the rocks and minerals.”
Paul Graham ’99,
assistant professor of English: “After spending
four years here as a student, I began to feel that this was my home--I
have very warm feelings toward the campus and the community both.” St.
Lawrence's strong creative writing program initially attracted Graham,
while the tight-knit body of scholars in the English department and elsewhere
helped lure him back to his alma mater to teach writing.
visiting assistant professor of anthropology: “The department
and the people in the department felt like a family.”
assistant professor of religious studies: “The students
are really on the ball, engaged with the material and enthusiastic
Samantha Glazier, assistant professor of chemistry: “St. Lawrence
seemed committed to providing the funds for research (via construction of
the $36.9 million Johnson Hall of Science, which opened in fall 2007).”
Assistant Professor of Biology Aswini Pai: “I could immediately see the
vision they had; I saw people who cared a lot about their teaching and research,
and who had a positive attitude.”