New MCLA faculty


NORTH ADAMS- The Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts has nine new faculty members this fall se-mester: Katelyn Born, Mar-garet Clark, Alyssa Dufresne, Linda Lippacher, Michaela Petrovich, Clio Stearns, Xin Shen, Joshua Uhalt and Julie Walsh.

Born is concerned with how stress impacts physical activity behaviors. She will be joining the biology depart-ment.

Clark’s work focuses on the social and emotional development of children and teaches courses in the ethics and foundations of school-ing, program development for early childhood educa-tion, and leads the student teaching seminars for early childhood students.

Stearns has taught in the education departments at Smith College, UNH and Westfield State University. Prior to that, Stearns taught elementary school for over a decade in the U.S. and in eastern Russia. She is the au-thor of “Social and Emotion-al Learning: Psychodynamic and Cultural Perspectives.”

Uhalt is a visiting assistant professor in the psychology department. His research focuses on religiosity and spirituality, platonic friend-ships, and tolerance and acceptance.

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Dufresne comes to MCLA from Southern Vermont Col-lege as an assistant professor in radiologic sciences. Her teaching interests are in pa-tient care and radiographic positioning.

Lippacher began the ra-diologic technology program at SVC. After the closure of SVC, the radiologic sciences program was transferred to MCLA.

Walsh is the clinical coordinator for the radiol-ogy program at MCLA and was an assistant professor at Southern Vermont College for 11 years. She has taught radiographic positioning, advanced imaging and com-puted tomography.

Shen has joined MCLA as an assistant professor of electrical engineering. His teaching experience focuses on electrical circuits, signals and systems, digital imaging processing, and optics.

Petrovich teaches costume and scenic design. Prior to entering academia, she was the staff costume design as-sociate at Seattle Repertory Theatre.


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