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​Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Ian Levy, associate professor of theology, wrote Holy Scripture and the Quest for Authority at the End of the Middle Ages (Notre Dame Press, 2012). The book reconsiders the idea of heresy and orthodoxy and offers an adjustment to the view of Church authority at the close of the Medieval period.

1cornelyfront.jpgDr. Kathleen Cornely, professor of chemistry, has received funding from the National Science Foundations’ ADVANCE project [Advancing the Careers of Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics at Predominantly Undergraduate Institutions (PUIs) through Professional Networks]. She will participate in a professional network of participants from PUIs across the nation to attend an annual meeting where a variety of professional activities will be offered.

​Faculty & Staff Experts Guide 




The following list of achievements is intended to convey the accomplishments and activities of Providence College faculty and staff members in endeavors outside the classroom. We invite you to discover their scholarship. This page is dedicated to them.


Dr. Angela Dills, assistant professor of economics, co-wrote a paper with Rey Hernández-Julián, associate professor of economics at Metropolitan State College of Denver, entitled “Negative Publicity and Catholic Schools.” The article appeared in the January edition of Economic Inquiry.


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Paper Presentations

Dr. Mark Hyde, professor of political science, presented “Perceptions of Men and Women Candidates: Physical Attractiveness and Subject Self-Esteem” at the New England Political Science Association annual meeting held in Portsmouth, N.H., in April.

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Poster Presentations

1-overlyfront.jpgDr. Kenneth Overly, associate professor of chemistry, presented “Investigation of Camphor Derived Ketone and Iminium Salt Catalysts for Asymmetric Epoxidation of Olefins” at the American Chemical Society annual meeting held in San Diego, Calif., in May.

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1-McCarthy-front.jpgDr. Susan McCarthy, professor of political science, served as chair of a session entitled “Challenges of Inter-Cultural Interpretation: Cutting through the Hermeneutic” at the Western Political Science Association annual meeting held in Portland, Ore., in March.

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 Honors & Appointments

1oliver-front.jpgDr. Wendy Oliver, professor of dance, served as senior editor of Choreographers, Choreography, and Writing for Dance (National Dance Association, 2011). Oliver also was appointed editor-in-chief of the Journal of Dance Education for a term beginning in October 2012.


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Catholic and Dominican

What does it mean to be a Catholic and Dominican college? We invite you to explore this question and the distinctive mission of Providence College.
About Providence College's Catholic and Dominican Identity