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News Marlboro College Announces New Faculty Hires

MARLBORO, VT -- (July 8, 2009) -- Marlboro College is pleased to announce the appointment of three new, full-time, tenure track faculty for the start of the Fall 2009 semester.

Jaime B. Tanner has been hired for a tenure-track position in Biology. Jaime completed a B.S. in Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and a joint Ph.D. in Zoology and Ecology as well as Evolutionary Biology and Behavior. She has taught science courses at the University of Hawaii and the University of Massachusetts. Jaime also ran an undergraduate study abroad course in Kenya where she has extensive experience studying and observing spotted hyenas.

Adam Franklin-Lyons has been hired for a tenure-track position in History. Adam completed a B.A. in Philosophy at Oberlin College, a B.M. in Musicology at Oberlin Conservatory with high honors, a M.A. in Religion, Liturgy and the Arts at Yale Institute of Sacred Music, and both a M.A. and Ph.D. in History at Yale University. He is a specialist on the environmental, economic and social history of the Mediterranean world, especially medieval Catalonia, which was the subject of his dissertation. He is fluent in Castilian Spanish and has working knowledge of Catalan, Latin, Arabic, French and German.

Rosario M. de Swanson has been hired for a tenure-track position in Spanish. Rosario earned her B.A. in Latin American Literature and Latin American History from Smith College, her M.A. in Contemporary Hispanic American Literature from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and her Ph.D. in both Contemporary Hispanic American Literature and Contemporary Literary Theory also from the University of Massachusetts. She has taught as a visiting assistant professor at the College of the Holy Cross, as a lecturer at Mount Holyoke College, as a teaching assistant at Amherst College and as a teaching associate at the University of Massachusetts. Rosario's mother tongue is Spanish, she has native fluency in English and working proficiency in Portuguese.

For more information, please contact the Marlboro College Public Relations office at 802-251-7644 or

For more than 60 years, Marlboro College has offered undergraduate education in the liberal arts. Its 330 undergraduate students enjoy an 8:1 student-faculty ratio, a voice in governing the community and individualized courses of study on a 300-acre campus in the hills of southern Vermont. Marlboro College also offers graduate degrees and certificate programs for working adults at the Marlboro College Graduate School, located in downtown Brattleboro, Vermont.



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