Learn about our faculty

The Johnston Center includes three core faculty members and many affiliated faculty from across the College of Arts and Sciences.


Julie Townsend

Director of the Johnston Center and Professor of Interdisciplinary Humanities

909/748-8616
Julie_Townsend@redlands.edu

Julie's interests include: 19th and 20th century European and American literature; critical theory; interdisciplinary approaches to literature and the visual and performing arts; modern dance history and theory; and the use of movement as a pedagogical strategy with non-dancers.  As director of Johnston, Julie encourages Johnston's spirit of innovation and its dynamic learning environment by working collaboratively with students, faculty,  and staff. 

 

Kelly Hankin

KellyHankinProfessor of Film Studies

909/748-8614 kelly_hankin@redlands.edu

Film and Media Studies (Feminism and Film, Women Filmmakers, Analyses of Production); Lesbian, Gay, Queer Studies; Food Studies; Pedagogy; Newly, the study of travel and its participants.

 

Tim Seiber

Tim Seiber

Assistant Professor of  Science and Media Studies

909/748-8610
tim_seiber@redlands.edu

Tim's primary interests are in the history of media and visualization, especially as it pertains to scientific and medical image-making from the 17th century to the present.  He teaches courses on the history of science, media history and theory, feminist and queer science studies, and digital culture. He often co-teaches courses with colleagues and students in the sciences and humanities, and encourages integrative learning inside and outside the classroom through events planning, independent studies, and media production.

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Ben Aronson

Professor of Biology

909/748-8734 Ben_Aronson@redlands.edu

My research interests focus on the study of Wolbachia, a bacterium that infects numerous insect species and causes a variety of reproductive disturbances. Other areas of interest and expertise include immunology, genetics and molecular biology.

 

Leslie Brody

Professor of Creative Writing

 909/748-8574 Leslie_Brody@redlands.edu

 I teach introductory, intermediate and advanced workshops in the Creative Writing Department. I also teach seminars on a variety of topics. Some of these include: documentary film, monologue writing for the stage, literary journalism and nontraditional biography

 

Karen Derris

Professor of Religious Studies and Virginia C. Hunsaker Distinguished Teaching Chair

 909/748-8680 Karen_Derris@redlands.edu

Karen’s interests include: literature, ethics and history in pre-modern Buddhist tradition in South and Southeast Asia; gender and sexuality in pre-modern Buddhist literary sources; course-cultural learning and the privilege of mobility in global learning.   

 

Pat Geary

Professor of Creative Writing

909/748-8577 patricia_geary@redlands.edu

I teach fiction writing workshops through the Creative Writing Department and yoga classes through Johnston

 

 

 

Lorenzo Garbo

Professor of Economics

909/748-8738 lorenzo_garbo@redlands.edu

Lorenzo's interests include: traditions of wisdom in early modern political economy, the Scottish enlightenment, and Zen philosophy and practice. He teaches courses in international trade and history of economic thought in the department of economics; classes and courses in Zen meditation in the department of Religious Studies/Meditation Room; and has offered a variety of Johnston seminars such as International Humanitarian Aid, Early political economy and the enlightenment, Utopian Economics, and Fearlessness (with Prof. Schoonmaker). Lorenzo has been a member of the Johnston's Academic Policy Committee for several years, and is deeply passionate about the negotiating process of Johnston contracts.

 

Daniel Kiefer

Professor of English

909/748-8580           daniel_kiefer@redlands.edu

Daniel Kiefer offers courses in English and American literature, poetry, and critical theory, including seminars in Romantic poetry, Shakespeare, and Milton.  He has taught Johnston seminars in queer culture and theory, Freud’s rhetoric, Dante’s Inferno, and Romantic poetry and painting.  He has published essays on W. B. Yeats and Tony Kushner, and he contributed to the Johnston project on J. M. Coetzee, Encountering “Disgrace.”  Daniel is working on a book about the figural body in the poetry of Walt Whitman called Whitman's Darkest Leaves.

 

Fred Rabinowitz

Professor of Psychology

909/748-8359  fredric_rabinowitz@redlands.edu

Fred's interests include: Counseling and psychotherapy; gender issues in counseling; the impact of the masculine role in men¹s lives; the expression of depression in men; group dynamics, and interpersonal relationships.  Outside the classroom, Fred paints, golfs, skis, swims, reads, and is an avid poker player.

Sara Schoonmaker

Professor of Sociology and Anthropology

909/748-8712 sara_schoonmaker@redlands.edu

Sara Schoonmaker has been engaged in the Johnston community since coming to Redlands in 1995. She has taught courses on Revolution; Globalization and the Fate of the Third World; Norms, Liberation and Danger; Fearlessness; and Consume the Local/Hack the Global. She is a development sociologist interested in alternatives to the dominant form of neoliberal globalization and consumer culture. She is currently writing a book, Free Software, the Digital Commons and Globalization from Below: Hacking the Global, where she explores software's pivotal role as the code that powers computers, mobile devices, the Internet, and social media. Drawing upon key cases and interviews with free software proponents based in Europe, Brazil and the U.S., the book explores how free software communities are contributing to the creation of the digital commons. It examines contemporary political struggles over free software, privacy and civil rights on the Internet that are vital for the commons' continued development.

Alisa Slaughter

Professor of Creative Writing

909/748-8587 alisa_slaughter@redlands.edu

I have published essays and stories in several literary journals, including "Santa Monica Review," "The Missouri Review," "Natural Bridge" and "Maisonneuve."

 

Pat Wasielewski

Professor of Anthropology and Sociology

909/748-8714    patricia_wasielewski@redlands.edu

http://web.me.com/wasmend/Patricia_Wasielewski/Welcome.html

She is looking at how the development of a sustainable, eco-tourism project has transformed the way the workers and tourist view gender and ethnic identities by bringing global models and understandings to communities previously operating on Zapotec tradition. Pat also is pursuing work on gender, risk taking and emotion among adventure tourists and expatriates.

Greg Bills

Professor of Creative Writing

909/748-8572     greg_bills@redlands.edu

http://www.gregbillsbooks.com

Greg Bills is a fiction writer and teacher. Originally from Midvale, Utah (ten miles south of Salt Lake City), he graduated with a B.A. in English from the University of Utah and received an M.F.A. in fiction writing from UC Irvine.